adidas NEO label | the polyvore looks

Yesterday, Colby, Melanie, Claudia, Rachel and Nicole and I had the honor of sifting through all the Polyvore entries for the adidas NEO label contest. We each chose 15 final looks to pin to our board for the runway show. I'll be joining my fellow bloggers in the front row with Selena Gomez and will also be - drumroll please - giving away 2 tickets (you and a friend!) to the show on Wednesday, February 6th 2013!

Comment below with your full name (and the full name of the person that you want to bring) and tell me why you want to go to the adidas NEO label runway show! I'll be choosing the winner and their friend on Saturday!


50 degree weather celebration

Photos by Landon
gifted Diva NY crop top  |  gifted Sugarlips skirt  |  Club Monaco sleeveless vest  |  gifted ShopKoshka Cheap Monday clutch  |  Zara boots (similar)

Once the temperature hits above 50 degrees, especially after a few days of seemingly negative degree weather, I had to jump at the chance to wear a skirt and a crop top to celebrate. A couple degrees warmer and I would've gone to the beach. Really. 


rainy day default

Photos by Paulina
thrifted puffy moto jacket  |  Hot Topic ombre skinnys  |  ShoeMint boots

It was too warm to snow and too cold to rain - it was that sort of in between sleet that everyone hates. I went with an all black outfit, because that just seems to be everyone's default color. I dedicate this post to Fez, the creator of the term #gorgcouture and dresses everyday like he's going to the chicest funeral ever. 


an intro | friends & associates

Friends & Associates incorporates the best menswear-inspired, minimal and boxy cuts from traditional uniforms and brings it to life with a variety of colors and styles from flimsy silk shorts (one of my personal favorites) to pleated cheerleader skirts to a very Alexa Chung inspired dress. It's obvious that these pieces are going to do quite well remixing with the rest of my wardrobe. 


tancamera 35mm

Shot and styled by TanCamera

There's something humbling about being photographed by someone of such genuine talent. When I met Kimi of Tan Camera in real life, her personality was infectious and being around her was so easy, you'd think I'd known her for a while. You're gonna see her, her fiery hair and her new pup, Agnes around a lot more. But if you're really looking to get to know her, she's got a blog too, and she's got the most insane closet and personal style.  


the leather pants

thrifted jacket  |  thrifted leather pants  |  gifted Lulus Rough Rider Studded Purse

It wasn't too hard to carry myself through the day - sans caffeine - with these buttery leather pants of my dreams - perfectly slouchy, beautifully made and such a good deal that they were practically free. 


adidas NEO label

adidas neo

Join me and enter the adidas NEO label competition on Polyvore. Create your own unique look to submit for a chance to win some NEO goodies and for the chance to have your look chosen by Selena Gomez for the adidas NEO label runway on February 6th right here in New York City! I mixed it up and played on the very street style aspect of a lot of the styles in the collection with a buffalo plaid mens shirt, a pair of neon skinnies and black mid sneakers.


the LWD | 3

The last look is a decidedly simple one; throwing a friend's high school varsity jacket over the MinkPink dress for a lazy sporty look photographed right at the cusp of sunset, the supposed golden hour. 


the LWD | 2

Photos by Paulina
H&M button down  |  gifted ShopKoshka MinkPink Dress  |  thrifted jacket  |  Etienne Aigner satchel  |  Senso shoes

Thinking out of the box meant simply layering a thin chiffon button down underneath the dress and wearing it as a shirt. That kind of double play only works when they're both such easy layering pieces. Complete with an oversized coat, ankle jeans (during the winter, might I add?) and a carry-all satchel by way of Etienne Aigner


the LWD | 1

Photos by Landon
gifted handmade tee by Eli  |  gifted ShopKoshka MinkPink dress  |  thrifted belt  |  Quiksilver Central Jacket  |  UO jacket  |  gifted Soxxy thigh highs  |  Converses (best Christmas present ever?)  |  Alexander Wang bag via ShopAndyHeart

Starting off 2013 with another 1 piece, 3 ways series graciously brought to you by the lovely ladies at ShopKoshka. Instead of the LBD, I bring you the LWD - which I think is just as awesome, if not more. It shows your boldness, your courage to brave the elements of breakfast, lunch and dinner and your triumph when at the end of the day, the dress is just as white and clean as it was when the day started.
I wore the dress as a skirt, it's the perfect flimsy crepe material that just works. Wrinkles? They add character.

For those of you who are as obsessed with the shirt as I am, my friend makes different ones, as seen on our Instagrams. Shoot him an email to purchase one!


lulus.com | all black everything

This break, I've been reverting to the same black waxed jeans and an oversized sweater of some sort, but Lulus.com completely changed the game with these pieces. The Rough Rider Studded Purse has a sort of Alexander Wang feel to it that I've never been able to get over and the Happily Leather After Black Leather Skirt sits perfectly below an old crop top, leaving a peek of skin and room for imagination. 

Fall in love with any of these pieces? Lulus.com is giving you awesome readers an exclusive discount code for 15% your total purchase! It's only valid until January 11, 2013 so get to shopping!