10/30/14

Be Free

Yesterday, my dear friend Amber and I did some exploring up in Bucks County. It was raining but the earth was vibrant nonetheless. The park was almost completely silent except for a few diehard runners and some deer, which we came to befriend. (The deer kind of terrified us at first, that is, until we realized what they were.) Amber is an incredibly talented photographer-- she somehow managed to get a smile out of me. (Sneaky.) Seriously though, check out her work

xo,
e.m.

10/28/14

Autumn Sunset

There is nothing more beautiful than an autumn sunset. Living slightly north and the teensiest bit east of Center City makes for some spectacular views of the sun floating and descending over the Philadelphia skyline. It was a bit distracting while we were taking these photos but isn't that rosy tint the loveliest?

xo,
e.m.

coat/ F21, jeans/ H&M, bodysuit/ American Apparel, bag/ vintage, shoes/ Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn, hat/ Cov-ver, necklace/ 14th & Union, watch/ Michael Kors, sunglasses/ Prada

*photos by Danielle Conyers

10/24/14

Dark Blue

It's been rainy, windy, and wonderful. I've been enjoying the weather, spending a lot of time outside, and inadvertently dressing like my surroundings. It's not a terrible thing. I can say that this outfit sums autumn in Philadelphia up pretty well-- predictably composed with just a hint of somberness and a little unexpected twist.

xo,
e.m.

dress/ GAP (it's on sale now!), shoes/ Jeffrey Campbell, necklace/ 14th & Union (via Nordstrom Rack), bag/ vintage, watch/ Michael Kors, bracelets/ Urban Outfitters, vintage (similar, similar.) 


*photos by Chaucee of Streets & Stripes

10/23/14

Halloween...ish.

Halloween. I've never been into it. I think it's a cool holiday and I can dig the vibes but the general shenanigans associated with dressing up and going out, I just can't get on board with. You know how I feel about social situations and as far as the costumes are concerned, I've always been a bit of a Jim Halpert. If I was to go out, however, I'd probably wear one of these little numbers. If you need a good last-minute costume, look no further. 

1. Mermaid: A plain green skirt will do just fine here, extra points for sequins or a little peplum detail. Pair it with a regular tee or a crop top, which you can embellish with this simple DIY. Add some nautical touches such as a shell purse, starfish earrings, or a rope bracelet, some matching green pumps, and you'll be looking' fine strolling along down a-- what's that word again-- oh, street. BONUS: Carry a fork around to fix your hair just like Ariel with her dingle hopper.

2. Cat: I know, I know. This is the most predictable one of all but it's a classic and there's a reason it's been repeated for (probably) centuries. Leather or faux-leather leggings are very on trend right now so if you don't already own a pair, you should have (relatively) no problem finding a pair. Add a biker jacket, some sexy boots, and some DIY ears. BONUS: Cats are always sitting in the corner judging everyone so why not capture that same snark in the form of a graphic tee?

3. Tina Belcher: How could you not love this one? Find a simple navy blue skirt and a baby blue tee. Pair with some tube socks, Chucks, and thick black glasses. BONUS: An affinity for backsides.

What will you be dressing up as this Halloween? 

xo,
e.m.

10/22/14

Night on the Town

I would be delusive to not confess my ongoing obsession admiration of Kim Kardashian's sense of style. Forget what you think about her as a person, the way she dresses is on point. (I also think she's very beautiful and has a fantastic set of eyebrows.) I tried out that aesthetic for a night on the town. To be honest though, I was a little self-conscious in this figure-hugging skirt/top combo. It was great for one adventurous evening but until I'm a little more comfortable with my bod, I think I'll stick with how I usually dress. Still, it's fun to try a little something different every once in a while, no?

xo,
e.m.

skirt/ Helmut Lang (similar), shirt/ American Apparel, shoes/ Vince Camuto (no longer available, similar),  bag/ vintage, watch/ Michael Kors