9.16.2014

Must-Do or Taboo? The 'Less is More' Wardrobe Philosophy



Even worse than showing up somewhere wearing the same outfit as someone else? Wearing the same outfit yourself — over and over and over again. It’s a no-brainer that there is a taboo of constantly wearing the same outfit. That is, until you master the art of creating innovative outfits with a combination of closet staples, statement pieces and basics, which are all, repeat-friendly. In this “Must-do or Taboo?” challenge, I bust the myth that more is always better.



If you’re like me, you’ve got a closet brimming with clothes, but when it comes down to choosing an outfit, you feel like you’ve got nothing to wear. I thought I was crazy for thinking this, but it’s quite common amongst people that have just too much clothing with not enough wear time. I realized I had become somewhat of a pack rat, clinging onto every piece of apparel I got and attaching a sentimental reason why I should keep it, even when that sentiment didn’t really exist. For this challenge, I sold five pieces of clothing I THOUGHT I needed, but had only worn once (or never!) in the past year, and splurged on one staple piece. I couldn’t have been more pleased.



I purchased a white top, which is a halter with a high, classic neckline, tie straps and a snap closure at the back. I chose this piece because it has a timeless silhouette and is of great quality. Fast fashion items are inexpensive, but by not wearing them as much as staple pieces, due to either going out of style or poor quality, their cost per wear increases, making the value drop — so you’re not really saving money! I styled the white top four ways, transitioning it from a warm end-of-summer look to early fall. Each look is unique and appropriate for different occasions. Experimenting, layering and accessorizing are key!

So the “less is more” philosophy? Definitely a must-do.



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9.15.2014

NYFW DAY 1: NO SLEEP TIL BROOKLYN

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Vintage Sail On Lacoste Tee, Houndstooth Full Skirt c/o Express, Fried Egg Clutch c/o FrontRowShop, Celine Papillon Sunglasses, Chloe Square Toe Ballet Flats

This fashion week season NY I had the pleasure of staying with my fav. Canadian gals (& Eugenie, who's closer to home) and the trip did not disappoint. Day 1 of shows was actually day 2 in NY, so we were ready to go. Highlight of the day was Chromat's show, followed by a reenactment of the Solange/Jay-Z incident in front of that very same elevator at the Standard (see video diary to come). Two open bars and a Chromat after party later, Eugenie, Coco, and I ended up at The Box. Google it.


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9.11.2014

PHOTO & VIDEO DIARY: SAN FRANCISCO

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Mandatory Military Jacket c/o Clique People, vintage cut-off shorts, Topshop crop tee, boots c/o Missguided, Can U Not vintage backpack

Finally compiled a comprehensive photo, instagram, and video diary of my trip to San Francisco. Having packed outfits that were way too SoCal-friendly, along with spilling coffee all over my tee within the first few hours, shopping in Union Square was a must. The trip provided a ton of hilarious memories for my friends and me, not excluding our hunt for hidden cameras in our airbnb (see video below). Aside from the laughs, the amazing food and "one-hit-wonder" beers (all you need is one beer to do the trick) is something that I'll miss. During the trip I debated my decision to turn down my acceptance to college in San Fran, but that's history now. The only direction is forward!

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Can U Not vintage Wrangler jacket, vintage tie-dye spaghetti strap, Can U Not Walking Into Spiderwebs choker,  Wildfox La Femme Deluxe Sunnies, Brandy Melville Vodi shorts, H&M leggings, boots c/o Missguided

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Free People Matador Hat, Wildfox Eyelash Cowgirl Tee, Brandy Melville Jada Dress, Can U Not vintage denim Wrangler Jacket, For Love & Lemons Love You Knot Bralette, Knit Thigh Highs (purchased on Haight St.), boots c/o Missguided

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Rag & Bone Daytona Top, Mom jeans & boots c/o Missguided

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Until the next!

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