Christian Dior


“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.” -Oriah Mountain Dreamer

[Photos by NR]
Top: Stripe Tank from H&M
Pants: Black Jeggings from DaMasque
Jacket: Faded Denim Biker Jacket from H&M
Purse: Milly Allie Clutch from Bergdorf (on sale)
Shoes: Beverly Feldman
Glasses: Christian Dior


What I fancy about skinny jeans are the skinnies with an extra dose of lycra thrown in…The Jeggings. Also known as the love child of jeans and leggings, these hybrid pants are one of my fave to-go-to item when I’m going out, running errands, or just lounging around on weekends.

However, over the past few seasons, jeggings was tagged with a bad rep due to many unexpected appearances of “the camel toe” and other bodily features that I’m sure you’re all aware of. But just because there are a few bad jeggings out there, it doesn’t mean they all bad.

As a devoted jegging’s owner and in the interest and protection of the jeggings species, I want to share a few reasons why I think they are awesome and should not be banished. Here are my top 10 arguments for jeggings.

10 Reasons why Jeggings are Awesome:

1. They are freakin’ comfortable.

2. Gain weight or eat a huge meal, you can zip up your jeggings and still breathe!

3. Black jeggings can totally be passed for jeans, but comfier.

4. It doesn’t take 10 minutes to squeeze into your skinnies.

5. Tucking your pants into boots is no longer a chore.

6. They are versatile and can be paired with heels, chic top, and blazer for a night out or a tee and ballerina flats for running errands.

7. You can do yoga in them.

8. Unlike “leggings,” you don’t have to wear a long top to cover your butt and can even tuck your shirt in your jeggings.

9. You can do cart wheels in them.

10. They are lightweight and are easily packed. Did I mention they are freakin’ comfortable?

Readers: Do you think jeggings are amazing or awful? Share your opinion below in the comments!


Pink Karma

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”  -Audrey Hepburn

[Photos by NR]
Top: Mesh Crop Top from Tobi
Skirt: Ponte Knit High-Waist Pencil Skirt from Express
Purse: Vintage
Shoes: Ivanka Trump Amoros Leopard Print Pumps
Necklace: from Bloomingdales / Cuffs: from Nordstroms
Glasses: Christian Dior

I have heard that pencil skirts can be boring and are a thing of the past, but it’s actually a very versatile and timeless piece that can be mixed and matched in a variety of ways…with a blouse, a tank, a sweater, a peplum, and many more. Feeling a bit daring, I opted for a crop mesh top from Tobi, paired with leopard print pumps, gold accessories and red lips for a night out last weekend.

This high-waisted “office-worthy meets cotton comfort” Ponte Knit skirt from Express (last seen here in blue) is definitely a favorite in my wardrobe. Unlike most cotton pencil skirts that I have encountered, this curve-skimming material is thick and covers most unflattering areas. I really despise curve-hugging things made with thin materials because they are notorious for showing all flaws and even some you never knew you had.

Below are a few examples of how many different tops a similar pink pencil skirt can be paired with. Check out my Polyvore page to see the deets and where you can find each item. Thanks for stopping by! xoxo


“Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

[Photos by NR]
Top: Boxy Pleat Neck Top from Express
Denim Vest: Dollhouse, similar here
Skirt: Aqua Jacquard Full Skirt from Bloomingdales, last seen here
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Treopli Booties
Purse: Milly Allie Clutch from Bergdorf (on sale)
Glasses: Christian Dior
Necklace: Kenneth Jay Jane Clustered Pendant from Bloomingdales

Happy weekend everyone! I hope you’re enjoying your day today. NR and I enjoyed a nice day together in the city, doing a bit of shopping, browsing, and just hanging out. The sun came back out and the warm weather gave me the desire to wear something fun. This Aqua skirt is perfect because it’s so playful, paired with a loosely-fitted blouse and denim vest made for a casual look. This is my perfect day-out outfit.


“Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.” -Logan Pearsall Smith

[Photos by NR]
Top: Corset from Victoria’s Secret
Pants: High-Waisted Trousers from American Apparel 
Jacket: Cropped Tweed Jacket from Express
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs Over-sized Satchel (smaller size here)
Glasses: Christian Dior
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini Tanen Pumps from Nordstrom
Necklace and Beret: Necklace and Slouchy Beret from Nordstrom
Nail Polish: Urban Outfitters

There’s something about the 1940s and 50s that oozes gorgeous femininity and vintage glamour.  Being obsessed with high-waisted anything, of course the high-waisted tapered trousers are one of my fave. I adore them not only for the look but also for the reason why women started wearing them. Do you know the story?

During the 40’s men wore high-waisted pants. While they were at the battlefronts, women adopted the style to take over their mens’ workplace. Realizing the comfort, the high-waisted pants were stuck and adopted into many shapes and forms.

In the 80s’s the high-waist pants became less form fitting and more voluminous with pleating around the hips. This continued to be popular well into the 90s and the 21st century, but with bolder and brighter hues. I’m so glad that this look has such a special place in fashion culture because I cannot get enough of these feminist pants!

 :: Style Tips ::

I am no expert and for all I know I might be wearing this all bad, but for me when it comes to wearing high-waisted trousers, I have two essential rules: (i) A fitted or cropped top, and (ii) high heels.

Fitted Top: A cropped or form fitting top balances out the extra material in the pants. If you opt for the latter, make sure the shirt is tucked in (don’t cover up the best element of the pants) and does not add too much bulk under the pants.

If it’s chilly out go for a fitted, structured, and cropped jacket. Avoid outerwear that sits passed your hips as it can make you look dowdy and bigger than you really are.

High Heels: High-waisted trousers look their best with high heels (a must if you are very short) or bold flats (only if you’ve got the height).

Happy Monday and Lunar New Year! Thank you for reading!