a day at the high line

It's always an incredible thing to be able to say that you've known someone for almost a decade. With Zach, we went to middle school, high school and prom together. Yeah - this dude took yours truly to senior prom. He's always been a gentleman and over the years, after graduation and a ton of fond memories, I'm so happy that he's found something that he truly loves and has an obviously innate talent in. Enjoy his photos from the chillest day at the High Line and Chelsea Market eating tacos and chasing them down with Mexican coke. It was easily one of my favorite shoots, especially because it was with such a good friend. And the results? Easily one of the best I've seen.


daisy christmas

Another Christmas, another year passed and I don't know about you, but I switch perfumes way too much. One minute I'm into this, the next, I'm into that. But I think I've found one of my favorites, especially for the holidays. Scent is a powerful emotional and mental trigger. The worst is when someone walks by you and you're hit with a wave of smell - which could totally be a good or a bad thing. 

So this holiday, I'll be complimented with Daisy by Marc Jacobs (available here),  this sweet, light, whimsical scent with floral undertones - sipping champagne cider and giving thanks to another good year, but very much looking forward to 2014 as one to remember. 


velvet dream

Lulu's velvet overalls  |  Zara crop top (similar)  |  leatherology tote  |  H&M x Isabel Marant slip-ons 

Missing California and its consistent, beautiful weather. Come on, nice weather just makes you happier, doesn't it? Opted for an easy outfit, fuss-free with overalls, a breezy crop top and comfortable slip-ons for hiking up mountains and doing tourist-y things. 

More photos from LA to come! But really though, Christmas is right around the corner, what's everyone doing for the holidays? 


san diego super chargers

If you haven't followed Instagram in the past week, you missed the California photo spam on my newsfeed (hey, I ain't mad about it). And now that I'm back in wintry New York, I'll be working on getting all of these photos out on the Internet getting back on the work grind. On the bright side? Happy almost Christmas!!

A few snaps of the first few days in San Diego: a trip to the zoo like a bunch of excited little kids to see lions, cheetahs and bears (oh my!), my first ever football game to watch my Giants valiantly lose against the Chargers and a quick outfit snap underneath a blooming tree that probably forgot that it's winter. But then again, the entire state of California can probably conveniently disregard seasons. 


open knit helmut lang perfection

I'm at the end of this incredible trip on the West Coast with some of my friends and hey, I haven't been neglecting guys, no way! Just wanted to share my most recent purchase at Wasteland at their first ever location on Haight - the most perfect open knit Helmut Lang sweater. Ever.

And congratulations @tanfizzle for winning the #LulusSweaterWeather giveaway! I'll be shooting you an email and thanks to everyone who entered - there are more giveaways in the works!


black is the new black

Photos by Paulina
Yeezus T  |  gifted Lulu's blazer  |  Wildfox skinnys  |  gifted Lulu's buckle boots  |  H&M hat (similar in maroon)

I haven't worn all black in too long, dressed dressed down this leather-lapeled blazer with a graphic T and dressed up the graphic T with my new favorite black hat.

And the #LulusSweaterWeather giveaway is ending THIS Friday! Here are the rules just in case you're not sure. The winner will be announced this Friday to pick their favorite sweater from Lulu's.

1. Follow @lulus on Instagram (instagram.com/lulus)
2. Follow me on Instagram (instagram.com/kristengracelam)
3. Let me know you've entered: comment with your name and email OR tweet me @kristengracelam OR leave a comment on my Instagram photo!

**extra entry for following Lulu's on Google+!

I'm in California right now and can't wait to show y'all some photos! In the meantime, follow me on Instagram for all updates. Happy Monday!! 


lulu's sweater weather | marled sequins

Photos by Paulina
gifted Lulu's cropped sweater  |  Line & Dot sequin skirt  |  Rue Gembon necklace  |  Juliet & Co necklace  |  Converses 

It's another Lulu's look with this cropped marled grey sweater that's available online right now. You already know my insane obsession with grey, it's a lot more casual than black or white. I wish I could find more occasions to wear this sequin skirt, it's just too beautiful to be kept in the dark corners of my room.

Also, friendly reminder that the #LulusSweaterWeather giveaway is still going on until next Friday - and the rules? Psh, it's real easy. If you're already following me on Instagram - all you have to do is follow Lulu's on Instagram. Plus, an extra point for Gryffindor following Lulu's on Google+!

Oh, and did I forgot to mention again what you'll be winning? It'll be - not just any sweater - but your favorite sweater from Lulu's! And hey, it could totally be the sweater that I'm wearing now, but the beauty of it is...it's your choice!


lulu's sweater weather | giveaway

Photos by Alvin

Black is always a default and let's be honest - it looks good on nearly everyone. Opted for a different texture with these sequin harem pants from Lulu's and went for comfort over all with a slight heel and an oversized sweater. 

#LulusSweaterWeather Giveaway Rules
1. Follow @lulus on Instagram (instagram.com/lulus)
2. Follow me on Instagram (instagram.com/kristengracelam)
3. Let me know you've entered: comment with your name and email OR tweet me @kristengracelam OR leave a comment on my Instagram photo!

**extra entry for following Lulu's on Google+!

The winner will be announced and notified in two weeks on Friday the 13th (December 13th, 2013) and will get to pick their favorite sweater from Lulu's, and trust me, your options are pretty awesome. 

Good luck and stay tuned for more Lulu's outfits throughout these next few weeks!