Cigarette Pants.

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Most days when I wake up, my thoughts go as follows:

  • Is it really time to get up?
  • Did I have any homework due today?
  • I wonder if my hair is going to cooperate with me today . . .
  • What should I wear today?
  • Wait . . . what is the weather like?
  • Do I have to dress up for anything?
  • Wait . . . who am I kidding . . . I dress up even if I don’t have to.
  • I don’t want to get out of bed . . . it’s cold out there . . .
  • Don’t make me leave the warmth of my blankets!

Once I finally get up, I stumble over to my closet. Stare at it blankly then shuffle over to my dresser. Eventually I find something to put on my body. Being tired and indecisive does not make getting dressed in the morning an easy task, but it usually turns out all right.

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Pants: Ann Taylor, Jacket: Topshop (Similar here),  Watch: Fossil

Photos by Mel Kerigan

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Business Casual.

I was walking to class the other morning when I ran into another friend of mine who was in the same class. She was wearing a dress and I was wearing tapered trousers and heels. We had presented a case study the week before, but we were still “dressed up.”

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The day before, I was wearing this outfit, which included a skirt and heels. Some weeks, I want to feel like I’m out of university and in the working world . . . just a few more months.

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Photos by Mel Kerigan

Shirt: Thrifted, Necklace: Etsy, Watch: Fossil, Jacket: Thrifted, Shoes: Nine West, Skirt: Forever 21

TGIF . . . but too bad I can’t afford these things.

Happy Friday! Yesterday I found out my university has blocked Vogue.co.uk, so I am currently trying to figure out the next best way to get my pictures from various shows from LFW, Milan, and then Paris. (Any suggestions would be much appreciated, or I may be even more behind on posting and I may be making quite a few trips to Starbucks within the next couple of weeks.
Here are just a few of my favourite things currently. I can’t get away from black and grey . . . still. I’m addicted to neutrals and I have no shame.
Anyone have any weekend plans? Who is loving Milan Fashion Week?
TGIF . . . but too bad I can't afford these things.

Coat
oasap.com

Topshop pants
topshop.com

Alexander Wang backpack
forwardforward.com

Madewell clutch
madewell.com

Rest of NYFW. [10.9.2013-12.9.2013]

And here are the rest of my favourites from New York Fashion Week.

And now I shall jet over to London (unfortunately, just metaphorically) to cover the rest of LFW. I have to catch up before PFW . . .

Badgley Mischka

Badgley Mischka

J.Crew

J.Crew

Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler

Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler

Rachel Zoe & Ralph Lauren

Rachel Zoe & Ralph Lauren

Sachin Babi

Sachin Babi

Tory Burch

Tory Burch

Whirlwind Fashion Week [Through 9.9.2013].

While browsing through the collections from NYFW, I have realised how much I have to catch up on. Below are some of my favourite pieces from collections through September 9.

3.1 Phillip Lim, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Alice + Olivia

3.1 Phillip Lim, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Alice + Olivia

All Saints & Christian Siriano

All Saints & Christian Siriano

DKNY feat. Rita Ora & Derek Lam

DKNY feat. Rita Ora & Derek Lam

Jen Kao & Olmes and Yang

Jen Kao & Olmes and Yang

Karen Walker & Jeremy Laing

Karen Walker & Jeremy Laing

Lacoste & Jill Stuart

Lacoste & Jill Stuart

Marissa Webb, Marissa Webb, Nicole Miller & Opening Ceremony

Marissa Webb, Marissa Webb, Nicole Miller & Opening Ceremony

Rebecca Minkoff & Ruffian

Rebecca Minkoff & Ruffian

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor

Vivienne Tam, Victoria Beckham, Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy Hilfiger

Vivienne Tam, Victoria Beckham, Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy Hilfiger

Vivienne Tam

Vivienne Tam

Zimmermann

Zimmermann

Stay tuned for the rest of NYFW and LFW. I will catch up. I promise! I am currently drooling over the Topshop Unique show.

Honor [NYFW].

I am slowly catching up on my Fashion Week posts. If I didn’t have classes for the next few weeks, my time would be completely devoted to following every single show I could get my hands on (since I can’t transport myself to NYC . . .or London . . . or Paris) and the occasional break to make some food.

Since I do have classes and [unfortunately] I am not able to do that.

Anyways, here are a few pieces from the Honor S/S 14 collection.

Giovanna Randall said, “This season was about developing my dark edge.” Dark patterns mixed with vibrant ones, as well as some sheer fabric and lace with embellishments and sequins to add femininity and depth to her pieces.

NYFW BCBG Style.

I am quite sad I am not in New York currently for Fashion Week. Because I am stuck in the middle of cornfields in Indiana instead, I have been drooling over the various shows I have been watching in the student union between classes this week. Here are just a few of the pieces from the S/S 14 BCBG collection.

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Summer Celeb Looks.

Whether it be premiers, tv appearances, or seen out in public doing their own thing, celebrities have the opportunity to make a statement with their wardrobe. Whether or not they should be made into fashion icons is not the question here. These people have been given the spotlight so why not use it to make a name for yourself through fashion as well as whatever else you are known for. 

Models, singers, actresses . . . There are a few that have been recently popping up on my fashion radar (some always do . . . *cough, cough* Cara and Rita).

Cara Delevingne at Glastonbury 2013

 

Rita Ora at Glastonbury 2013

 

Lily Collins at GMA August

 

Alexa Chung at JFK on her way to London to promote her new book “It”

 

Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough at the Los Angeles premier of Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

(Brother) Boyfriend Jeans.

Before coming back to school this semester I inherited a pair of my brother’s old jeans. They were a size too small for him, and since he is a beanpole, they fit me perfectly. I told him I’d wear them. I think he was shocked when I sent him a picture of me wearing his jeans cuffed with my black pumps the other day.

So, for me, the boyfriend jean is literally the brother jean. Works for me. :]

(Brother) Boyfriend Jeans.

Want It Wishlist.

Every fall I make a list of things I want for the new season. This list, unfortunately, is very much a wishlist. If I could have every item on this list I wouldn’t have words for how excited I’d be. Maybe someday…
Want It Wishlist

Topshop studded top
topshop.com

Burberry camel coat
net-a-porter.com

Theory black blazer
thecorner.com

Zara jeans
zara.com

Nixon black jewelry
urbanoutfitters.com
(Taken from http://meetme-atharrods.blogspot.com from late summer).