GETTING DRESSED WITH VB// A NEW SERIES

A couple interesting things have been happening lately: 

#1 People have been asking if I'm a wardrobe stylist and although that's flattering, the answer is no.

#2 People have been asking for a closer look at my outfits. What the Instagram mirror selfie ain't enough? Kidding!

As long as there is time (yes, I have day job) and as long as you keep asking - I'd like to introduce a new video series called GETTING DRESSED! In each video I'll showcase a look, give a little strategy behind it and make some shopping recommendations for you to look into.

It's basically the answer to "V, what zeee hell are you thinking with that lewk?" 

Still in development, but here's the first installment. 

Basic strategy - mix both masculine (shopped in the men's section) and feminine pieces for a balance #lewk. What say you?

SHOP STRIPED HEELS

SHOP MEN'S TOPS

SHOP BOYFRIEND JEANS

6 OUTFITS FROM THE 'GRAM

Friends! Times are crazy both professionally and in the world. It's difficult to find the time to take outfit photos and honestly fashion seems like the LEAST important thing on the planet. Like some of you mentioned on the 'gram, a little distraction is NOT a bad thing. With that in mind, a quick and dirty look at some #LEWKS from the 'gram.

LEWK #1 - vintage Gucci sweatshirt and the One Teaspoon shorts that have served me so well this Summer. A Summer which has extended all the way into November -_-

SHOP LOGO SWEATSHIRTS!

LEWK #2 - What? The weather dropped below 75 degrees, so I broke out the Jonathan Simkhai super textured sweater. Worn here with Rag and Bone sweat pants. 

Vintage chunky rings on heavy rotation. 

LEWK #3 - This is an off-beat moment. What you see here is an Alexander Wang body suit, worn with a silk Suno button up and silk drop crotch pants by Phillip Lim. 

Isabel Marant wedge sneaks. PS - these are a basic/staple not a trend. No comments! 

SHOP BODY SUITS!

LEWK #4 - Hot again you say? An OOOOLLLLD Vena Cava jumper worn with a men's white tee. 

LEWK #5 - This is punching up basics with pattern on opposite ends of the body. An APC men's camo shirt and Celine cheetah print espadrilles. 

Necklaces both by Isabel Marant, although I altered them both from their original form. 

SHOP CAMO BUTTON UPS!

LEWK #6 - Business on top, party on the bottom. This is a Bridge & Burn Indigo top with the One Teaspoon jump offs again. 

FEDORA SHMEDORA//HAT GAME INSPO

Listen man, I don't want to sound like a hater. This IS however a PSA that it may be time to put the classic fedora down and try some new shapes. I get it, your fedora gives your look an instant "cool factor" boost, but really? Is she a crutch? OR is your ball cap your crutch?

Here's a gallery of chic hats to inspire you:

WHO CAN ID THIS HAT FOR ME? I'll be your friend fo' life. 

Think fedoras are cool honey... look at this piece:

In beret land there are the usual suspects and then some fresh NEW takes on them: 

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This one from Clyde keeps it's shape. No futzing around with it!

Classic Kate Moss/French hat inspo: 

You already know Isabel Marant is ON IT: 

Infinitely cooler because of this hat!

Do you dare? This one takes guts! 

SHOP THE HATS!

SHOP BOWLERS & BERETS!

TREND TO WATCH//MINI BAGS

Praise baby Jeebus (not a typo) finally a bag trend I can get behind. The truth is - I'm not a bag girl. Not even two percent. I'm the girl who carries a money clip and all her stuff in her pockets, like the original Yves Saint Laurent vision of a modern woman. 

I can appreciate the beauty of a good bag, but baby, that's about it. 

But NOW with the mini bag trend, PERHAPS there is hope to give my pockets a break. 

Here's a look at some styles I'm scoping and before you ask, YES these are expensive, so please take it as the inspiration it is and if you can afford the investment, good for you boo! 

Behold: 

A big ol' YES goes to Simon Miller and this lovely mini baby bag. FRESH! 

SHOP SIMON MILLER

And now to 3.1 Phillip Lim with a belted mini. Too much like a fanny pack? Perfect I say! 

shop 3.1 Belt bags

She's cute on the body right? OH YEAH, OH YEAH! 

Charlotte Olympia giving it a go... PS - this is just squeezing into the mini bag category as far as I'm concerned. 

Jerome Dreyfuss with the boho vibes. 

Please ignore this lack luster outfit... -_- 

Mark Cross reminding us not to take things too seriously with this one: 

Olympia Le Tan with a sense of humor. LOVE.

Shop these cuties 

Manu Atelier bringing some structure to the mini bag scene: 

shop manu atelier

MINI BAGS UNDER $200

BRAND TO WATCH// SANAYI 313

ABSOLUTELY right. Moroccan inspired, textures for days, edge, edge edge! 

The brand was created by Serena Uziyel, a Parsons School of Design graduate, who worked as a designer at Zara before moving back to Istanbul and starting a concept store/brand. 

Yum yum yum. Take a look AT SANAYI 313! 

 

 

SHOP SANAYI 313 HERE!