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OUTIFT//LAB COAT STYLEE

It is 106 degrees outside. I accept heat over cold. I find it therapeutic, but something has got to give - meaning the fewer clothes the better.

Short shorts, duh. Gauzy top, duh. Open toe sandal, no-duh. Mini dress used as "lab coat-esque" cover up? Not so duh. But Duh.  (The heat has also melted my brain) 

Behold, the elements...

Ye' old gauzy top sloppy tucked into ye ole' denim short. 

SHOP THE SHORTS!

SHOP MUSCLE TEES

This is an old Alexander Wang dress bought on super sale, that I keep using as a layering piece. Check the sheer paneling and architectural sleeve. 

Worn all the way open like a lab coat. Some coverage, yes! Flowing in the wind when I walk, yes! 

GET A SHIRT DRESS!

Isabel Marant heels also on sale - I'm already wearing these into the ground. Check the POM POMS! A million yesssssssss

SO MANY SEXY TASSEL HEELS ON THE MARKET!

SHOPPING//THE SICKEST MILITARY JACKETS ON THE MARKET

Probably one of my favorite pieces to have in the Fall - a good ole' military/field jacket/bomber. Now listen, there are a million versions of these jackets. 

Here are some inspiring standouts available now and a few safer choices in the widget below! 

SHOP THE JACKETS, BOO!

Need inspiration on how to wear it? BEHOLD! 

Here they are again - some affordable options sprinkled in!

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6 PIECES I WEAR TO DEATH THAT YOU CAN GET FOR LESS

Baby, here it is! In the left column are 6 pieces I wear to death! Want similar pieces for coins on the dollar? Click the pic on the right. Nothing is over $120 and almost everything UNDER $100. What? Could it be true? Yes, sister, it is. 

Happy shopping!

SHOPPING GUIDE :: DOWNTOWN GIRL aka GOOD DIRECTIONAL BASICS

I've done some scouring to bring you a collection of directional basics you can shop now!  The budget is mixed here: Zara, American Apparel and Alexander Wang. Imagine if your closet was decked out with all of these pieces? YES!

WEAR YOUR FAVORITE THINGS

Guys! I just had (what I think) is the best idea, piggy-backing on the "new year new mantra" post. How about wearing our favorite things? In every day, normal life. I'm not talking about your favorite jeans or t-shirt. I'm talking about your precious things.

If you already do this, bless your heart!

If you're like most people who "save things for another occasion" or "don't want to ruin your precious item, so you pack it away for another day that never comes" I'm talking to you.

It's time to wear your stuff. WEAR IT. Enjoy it. Today. While you can. Made the decision for myself when I took my favorite coat of all time to NYC.

What you see here is a tweed jacket, with a phenomenal mix of grey, black and green fibers AND matte grey and gold sequins. WHAT. IN. THE. WORLD. Is going on?! Really?

Really?

It is both masculine and feminine. Picks up light without being "sparkly" Intricate and sporty, daytime and nighttime, tough and celebratory. It is for me, E-VE-RY-THING.

My internal voice said, "Nessa, hang this piece of art in your closet and make sure nothing ever happens to it"  Then another part of me said "Hell to the nah! Enjoy that piece of art you call a jacket. Wear it as much as you can and don't worry for a second about it"

So, which voice are you going to listen to?

Wearing RTA jeans | Alexander Wang boots | Isabel Marant jacket and sweater