HOW TO STYLE: JUMPSUITS

Reserved mainly for maintenance workers or Ghostbusters, jumpsuits can be a challenge to style. Don’t stress about who you’re gonna call (you might be surprised I managed to fit not one but two Ghostbusters references into the past two sentences, I know I was amazed), I have the solution. I am going to show you how to get the full utility out of your look. Let’s get started…

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I had purchased this jumpsuit after trying it on and falling in love. It is unbelievably comfortable, but unfortunately, the mechanic on a coffee break look wasn’t working for me. When attempting to style your jumpsuit keep these few simple rules in mind.

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Feminize that sucker

In order to tone down the overtly masculine look, the key is to opt for feminine touches. I paired mine with delicate gold bracelets I found (surprisingly) at Old Navy. I then went with a long dangle necklace I wrapped around once to achieve a mock choker look. I also made sure to choose gold jewelry as it complimented the earth tone color of the jumpsuit.

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Accessories are your friend

To hammer in the casual and relaxed look, I went with the caramel bowler handbag. If you don’t currently have a purse like this in your wardrobe, you need to get one stat.  Virtually everything fits inside with room to spare. I managed to fit my camera, change of shoes, small notebook, wallet and half of my extended family. Who knew? I finished my look with some reflective gold wayfarer style sunglasses.

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 If you are looking to buy a one but have been holding off, I hope you take these tips to heart next time your out shopping! I put together some looks below with different ways to style the jumpsuit for inspiration! 

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Sand Tropez Outfit Details: Forever21 Contemporary Jumpsuit | Target Crossbody BagSam Edelman Perforated Sneaker | Leonard and Church West Watch

Jean Jett Outfit Details: Asos Denim Jumpsuit | Topshop Snake Patterned Neckerchief | Missguided Block Heel Sandals | Forever21 Studded Crossbody Bag

Let me know what you think below! 

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MUST SEE:THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY

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Last night I had the fantastic opportunity to see The First Monday in May, the documentary showcasing the production of the China: Through the Looking Glass exhibit at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition to creating the exhibit, the film offers a behind the scenes look into the preparation for the highly publicized Met Gala.

Showcasing the meticulous attention to detail from the Met’s chief curator Andrew Bolton as well as the often blunt comments courtesy of Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour, the film offers exclusive insight into one of the most prolific events in fashion. From securing costumes for the exhibit to designing the installations, every last detail was taken into account.

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I also loved seeing the preparation for the met ball. Anna and her team tirelessly went over seating charts taking into consideration every single person and where they would situate them into the scenario. Overall it was fascinating seeing how much work goes into creating the exhibit and really how much pressure it entails.

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Photo credit: Music Box Theatre

While the documentary may have more lighthearted moments, where I found myself laughing allowed with the audience, it also tackles an important issue many were probably not aware existed in the production of the exhibit. The committee faced the challenge of combating orientalism, the critical study on the inauthentic portrayal of Eastern cultures by Western culture. The documentary made sure to address the opposition, but it was fascinating seeing the valid concerns that were brought up.

After viewing the film I have a new found appreciation for not only the exhibit but also the Costume Institute itself. The met gala is not just some fancy party, it truly is a pivotal pillar in the fashion industry.


On a more personal note, it was exciting to see the numerous celebrities ascending the iconic red stairs. I had been interning that day in a showroom a few blocks away and sprinted after my day ended to join the crowd of longing onlookers. If you squint hard enough, you just might see me as a blurry spectator in the back. I even had a chance the next day to see the exhibit myself. You can see a few of the photos I took below. Did you get a chance to visit the exhibit? Let me know what you thought below!


The First Monday In May is only running in select theaters until April 21 so make sure you get your tickets today!

THERE’S A SNAKE ON MY BOOT

8I have been obsessed lately with my snake/ suede patch booties. The chunky heel makes them unbelievably comfortable. Seriously, I didn’t hold out hope they be considerably pleasant  but I can walk all day in NYC without a single complaint… it’s amazing. With the spring weather approaching I only have a short amount of time left to wear them this season, so I thought I would post an OOTD with my styling take. If you like this look check out my other posts on affordable over the knee and patent leather ankle boots.

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Jacket: Forever21, Turtleneck: Forever21, Pants: H&M, Shoes: Public Desire Sloan Ankle Boots.

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Since arriving back at school my life has been nothing but a blur of classes, club meetings, internships and homework. So, whenever I end up having some free time I love to get out and explore the city and experience different aspects of NY life. A few weeks back I came across a newspaper article about an exhibit, “Pixar: The Design of Story” highlighting the works of Pixar that sounded really interesting.

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THE FIRST OF MANY

This past Thursday I had the amazing opportunity of attending my first Vogue fashion event. My roommate had received an invitation and extended one to me. After RSVP’ing we scrambled to put together our best cocktail chic outfits.  Hosted at the Morgan Library and Museum, was a screening for the third season premiere of  Amazon’s unscripted CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund series followed by a Q/A portion. Purchased from Condé Nast Entertainment last year by Amazon, this season features the unique opportunity to shop the finalists collection, beginning on February 25th.

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CHANEL NO.5 FLOWER VASE DIY

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Since I had recently redone my closet this break, it was in desperate need of some decorations. I had put together a tall bookshelf to display and store my shoes -with my dad’s help of course- that was perfect for some decor. It also offered me the excuse to DIY which I looove to do. A few months back I remembered seeing a similar DIY in a magazine and finally had the opportunity to create my own. At this you point you’re probably thinking, why doesn’t she just get to the tutorial already and to that I say, let’s begin. Continue reading