pick up the pace

Photos by Angel 
Zara dress  |  Zara crop top (similar)  |  Converses  |  Katherine Kwei crossbody

If you guys follow me on Instagram @kristengracelam - you probably have already seen my early morning shoot with Angel (and the best prop guy, Alvin) last weekend when New York blessed us with 50 degree weather, a tiny glimpse of spring to come. This weekend will probably be filled with family dinners and so be it. The snow's coming and all I'm gonna wanna do is sit indoors with Netflix and Dexter.

Have the best Friday, everyone!


introduction | mia+moss

I'm all about understated style, and when it comes to denim, I only have a few favorites. Recent came across MIA+MOSS and after receiving a pair of their slim boyfriend jeans in a subtle pinstripe (in my camouflage flurries post), I had to check out what they have lined up in the next few months. At Coterie, I was able to feel the other textures and fall in love with the other silhouettes that MIA+MOSS offered and let me tell you, their upcoming collection will blow your mind - I mean...quilted pockets, people! 


the girl in the red coat

Photos by Alvin

Spent a day this past Valentine's Day weekend in subzero temperatures in Central Park and took refuge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which - if you haven't visited - is obviously a must-see for any tourist. For a native New Yorker, it's the best place to lose yourself for a few hours.


camouflage flurries

Photos by Alvin (duh)

An escape to Williamsburg for last weekend ended in white flurries, and our second choice brunch plans ended up being an incredibly sweet little French spot called Pate et TraditionsI also picked up this pair of Warby Parker Reilly sunglasses in the best updated wayfarer silhouette in the coolest tortoise print (marzipan tortoise to be exact) just in time for the weekend. 

And I've been looking for this Club Monaco number for pretty much forever, twinning with my Canadian boos Bianca and Dani I finally found it inconspicuously hunted it down - in the corner of the new Club Monaco Soho - just waiting to be worn as much as possible for the duration of this neverending winter. 


quick snaps

Photos by Sara
Zara sweatshirt  |  VeryHoney skirt  |  vintage shearling jacket  |  Katherine Kwei crossbody  |  Steve Madden ponyhair booties (similar)

Just a few quick photos snapped after a coffee date with the lovely Sara who was in town for NYFW - fuss free with a chunky heeled boot and the easiest paint-splattered Katherine Kwei crossbody that fits my phone and a few cards. Into it.


nyfw | clover canyon fall '14

Clover Canyon's Fall '14 presentation was nothing short of a wonderland inspired by the beautiful rolling green hills of Ireland. The intricate layering is what really got me. Sheer delicate pieces over florals, plaids and stripes. There were so many favorites that I just couldn't stop snapping away. I mean those tailored dark plaid pants, the lace trimmed...well everything and the very lounge-y pieces that are so reminiscent of comfortable, luxury pajamas that I'd wear all day long. Clover Canyon's play with lengths also has me thinking that I need to experiment more with the pieces that I actually own in my wardrobe. 


schoolgirl crush

Photos by Paulina

The thing that I'm always most excited for when New York Fashion Week rolls around is when everyone comes in from out of town - never mind that New York is 0 degrees and freezing - people venture out anyway! I applaud all of you coming in from California by the way, and I love when all y'all visit. I've literally been telling everyone to come visit when it's not hectic and chaotic during MBFW. 

So now onto the outfit - wore this on just a regular day of work, headed to a nice sweet lunch with Claire and Jenn because by now, both of them are (hopefully) back on the West Coast, nice and warm. Really into into the navy pleats and the immense opportunity to layer with this piece - and pockets. Pockets were really the deal-breaker for me. 

Hope everyone's staying warm out there! 


nyfw | jcrew fall winter '14

So much for trying to opt out of the New York Fashion Week craziness. Headed to the J.Crew Fall / Winter '14 presentation at the Pavilion this morning and man, oh man - the florals, prints, textures were everywhere. The silhouettes were surprisingly appropriate for the current weather, especially with all of the layering and I can definitely see myself in so many of these outfits. Plus, I just realized that I might need a pair of oversized sequin bermuda shorts.

Favorites? The casual grey sweaters / T's, the textured floral brocade and those puffer jackets. Hello winter, I welcome you.


new in | senso from coggles

I've been in love with the Australian shoe brand, Senso for quite some time now - obsessively so, in fact. If you haven't heard of them, better late than never! Coggles sent over the coolest Senso leather booties with rose gold zipper hardware and basically, they're everything that I could ever want in a pair of shoes. 


kate says

Eleven Paris Kate Moss tank  |  vintage shearling jacket  |  Levi's jeans  |  Converses  |  Etienne Aigner satchel  |  Long Lost Jewelry shark tooth necklace

This gem of a jacket was pretty much waiting for me at the Brooklyn Flea on Saturday, and after making the best decision of my life, I bought it and haven't stopped wearing it ever since. It's very reminiscent of the Acne Velocite jacket that I could never justify paying upwards of $2,500 for. That's the beauty of scouring flea markets and vintage stores for the perfect alternative, I guess. And this Kate Moss Intermix exclusive for Eleven Paris tank is just the perfect tank to throw on any day - dressed up or down - with a great life motto, to take with a grain of salt, etched underneath mustached Kate. Life's a joke



There's nothing quite like a pretty lace-y underthing to make you get into the Valentine's Day spirit, ladies (and gentlemen), I present to you the Eberjey Beatrix racerback bralet for every occasion, whether it's Valentine's Day or not. 


introduction | handvaerk

Photos by Paulina

This long coat - obviously a big favorite of mine - makes it so easy for me to put outfits together when the day's weather just doesn't call for anything fancy. Not sure if you guys have heard of handvaerk but damn, this is my absolute favorite grey crew neck, it's just so soft and fits perfectly around my shoulders. Check out the other styles that they have on their site. My eyes are own their perfect crew neck sweatshirt or a grey henley that I surprisingly don't own in my closet. 

And drum roll please...congratulations Mariah Bowen, you're the winner of the AdoreMe giveaway! I'll be shooting you an email soon so keep a lookout. Thanks everyone for participating and there'll be more where that came from ;)