One of my favorite shows at New York Fashion Week F/W 2012 was Porter Grey. I had never heard of the label before but immediately fell in love with their modern, wearable looks. Here I am, recreating a look inspired by Porter Grey’s F/W 2012 line using various items that I own. I combined a crisp white shirt, leather tights, menswear inspired loafers, a maroon crossbody bag and an oversized sweater jacket in line with the key points I noted from their show. The result is a look that’s sophisticated but edgy, comfy, and highly wearable. Next step: buy something from Porter Grey!
Photos by my talented friend Moazzam Ali Brohi
Sweater: Twelfth St. By Cynthia Vincent (via Gilt, similar, similar)
Shirt: Gap (similar)
Tights: Aldo (similar)
Bracelet: Forever21 (buy)
Bag: Fossil (similar)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (via Gilt, similar)
Blazer: J.Crew (similar), Jeans: Current/Elliott (buy), Blouse: Dolce Vita Arlene (buy), Shoes: DV Pilar (buy), Bracelet: CC Skye (via Gilt), Lipstick: NARS Valparaiso (buy)
Necklace: Forever21 (similar, similar, similar)
Tote: Roberta Biagi (bought in Positano, Italy), Scarf: J.Crew (buy), Sweater: Gap (similar), Skirt: Victoria’s Secret (buy), Shoes: DV Pilar (buy), Tights: J.Crew (similar)
It turns out that I packed one outfit too many on my weekend trip to Chicago because I only got to wear one of them! The weather wasn’t cooperating but we made the most of it by sticking to indoor activities. Two highlights of my trip were brunch at Lula Cafe (one of the tastiest brunches I’ve ever had – thanks Marian!), and the Jellyfish Exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium.
I picked an outfit combo that would not only work with the awful weather but also look put together. I recently got this leopard print scarf from J.Crew and have wanted to experiment with ways to incorporate it into an outfit. I love how the print looks with maroon and black — the dark tones make the leopard print pop. On a side note, I don’t know what’s going on with my scarf wrapping in the first picture — I clearly need to watch Wendy’s scarf video again! There are many more ways to wear such a classic scarf, including pairing it with the standard denim and white, which always looks nice.
Photos by Jamila Hussain
I’m off to Chicago for a three day weekend! See above for close approximations of what I’m taking with me. I need to construct 3 outfits out of these pieces: comfy travel, chic tourist, and trendy going out.
Also, I’m excited to be taking out my Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac in Dusty Rose for the first time. Sadly, I think this color might be sold out but check out some other fun colors.
[left] Dress: Dolce Vita Emmylou (via Gilt), Tights: J.Crew, Shoes: DV Pilar Booties (buy here), Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff (via Gilt), [right] Necklace: Forever21, T-shirt: Gap, Skirt: Haute Hippie (via Gilt)
New York Fashion Week is in full swing and I was able to catch a few shows during the weekend (look out for upcoming review posts all week!). In the meantime I wanted to share some of the fun styles I saw in the tents.
Free coat check sponsored by Barbie
Funky hat by Philomena Kwok
Big thanks to my friends Nathan and Elizabeth for getting me into shows!