burberry. prorsum. // ss15.

Despite my coverage of fashion week being a complete fail so far, I obviously couldn’t NOT blog about Burberry Prorsum.  As per usual, Christopher Bailey (CEO) designed a collection that was a modern take on the brand’s classic British heritage.  Bold surges of colour, tulle, sheer fabrics and denim jackets dominated the SS15 season. And, of course, no Burberry show would be complete without a parade of standout trench coats (take note:  this season’s are no exception!).  Bailey also enlisted Burberry acoustic artist James Bay (#obsessed) to offer his vocals to the already stunning/standout presentation.  Finally, although Miss Cara Delevingne was noticeably missing from the lineup, she was sitting front and center with Kate Moss.  Right along with OP...a few seats down!

If you haven’t checked out the show yet, then, I’ve embedded if for your convenience.  My very brief overview truly doesn’t do the collection any justice watch the video above and then take a look at a few of my favorite looks. Enjoy!

What did you think of Burberry’s SS15 show?  Which looks were your fave?  Leave a comment below!


september. the. list.

Oh summer, could you do me a favor and stay a wee bit longer?  While it seems like everyone is excited for the arrival of fall, I simply cannot bring myself to think about chilly weather attire just yet.  In fact, I’m hoping that the temperatures will remain relatively warm through at least mid-October…wishful thinking?  Perhaps, but I’m still going to keep my fingers crossed!  

For my September installment of “the list,” I’m spotlighting what I consider to be the perfect transitional pieces  nothing that screams “autumn is here” nor anything that is too summery.  From an effortless polka dot blouse to a tried-and-true pair of loafers, these are the wardrobe essentials that I’m currently eyeing!  Enjoy!
september. the. list.

1. Lambswool Shirttail Sweater in Stripe (J.Crew): I have a feeling that faux shirttail hems are going to be having a major moment this season.  If they do, then I’m game!  
2. Hanover Street Charee (Kate Spade): This time last year, I was all about the beau bag (truth be told, it’s still on my wish list!). I currently have my eye on this gem of a bag.  Love the bow, love the classic taupe/black combo and LOVE how undeniably roomy it is.  Score!
3. Bright White-Black Polka Dot Blouse (Equipment): It doesn’t matter what season it is, one can never fail with polka dots.  #truth 
4. Jewel Chanteuse Collar-Opal (Bauble Bar): Every gal should have at least one pretty statement necklace in her collection.  I like this one simply for its vibrant color palette consisting of pastel mint, red and blue.    
5. Hello Shanghai Cruz (Kate Spade): Shanghai is the theme for Kate Spade’s September collection and, naturally, the accessories are as quirky as ever.  Let’s just say that Chinese takeout has never looked so good!  Complementary fortune cookies not included. (Side note:  did you know that yesterday was #nationalfortunecookieday?!)
6. Zip Pocket Mini (J.Crew): Not kidding when I say that I wouldn’t mind having this skirt in every color. One for every (school) day of the week, if you will!  And, did I mention that it’s made from double-serge wool (aka perfect for crisp autumn days)?
7. Printed Calf Hair Belt (J.Crew): Jeans + printed calf hair belt + white tee + black cardi, repeat!
8. The Anouck Loafer (Madewell): These loafers are smart and undeniably chic!  Just as Madewell suggests, you can pair them with jeans or a dress.  In other words, they’re p-e-r-f-e-c-t!
9. Elastic Hair Tie Pack (J.Crew): I know, I know, more hair ties!  Last month, I spotlighted Twistband, this go-around I’m sharing J.Crew’s version.  If you have thick hair, then I’d highly recommend these as they’re super stretchy and hold up really well over time.
10. Condorcet Dress (Aritzia): A delicate floral dress that can be worn as is or paired with a boyfriend cardigan once the temps drop.  Throw in a pair of your trusty loafers or riding boots for maximum perfection!

What are your September must-haves?  Leave a comment below!


ksny. // behind. the. curtain.

For fashion girls everywhere, NYFW is everything!  But, you didn’t need me to tell you that… Between all of the September issues that I’m still trying to get through and the start of the new school year (i.e. readings on readings), I haven’t been able to follow along with fashion week as closely as I would’ve liked.  All I can say is thank goodness for Instagram that’s pretty much been my go-to source for previews of all the collections.  Until I can sit down and watch all the runway videos from start to finish, Instagram’s 15-second snippets of the final runway walk will just have to do.  

One NYFW collection that I always, ALWAYS have time for, however, is Kate Spade.  It doesn’t matter what season it is, KSNY never disappoints.  Besides the ah-mazing clothes and accessories and shoes (!!!), I can’t get over how perfect and spot-on the theme (“Escape the Ordinary") for KSNY’s Spring 2015 show was:

“Fresh starts, taking chances and a feeling that anything is possible is my inspiration for this season.”  
- Deborah Lloyd (Chief Creative Officer)

Utterly perfect, right?!  Since odds are you’ve already seen photos and Insta posts of the greatness known as the KSNY S/S15 collection, I’ll leave it at that...and maybe just post a few of my favorite looks. :)

@katespadeny // Showtime! #behindthecurtain
@carly // Swooning over that scalloped bag!
@mackenziehoran // Quirky accessories + minimalist nails.
@katespadeny // THAT ladybug wallet + b&w stripes.

Besides Kate Spade, what have been your favorite #NYFW collections/trends/looks so far? Leave a comment below!

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