Nº38: Second Skin

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Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses // izzue contrast-sleeve coat // Theory oversized tee // rag & bone python print skinny jean // Coco Deal platform ankle boots // Rebecca Minkoff monogrammed pouch, stacked rings // Forever 21 wishbone necklace // Marlyn Schiff bangle // InPink safety pin cuff // JewelMint chain ring // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch }

Back from a bit of a hiatus from taking selfies (and from the city in general), and pleasantly surprised by the super belated warm weather that’s finally sweeping the East Coast upon my return. So glad I finally have the excuse to break out my lighter coats: This one from Hong Kong-based brand, izzue, is back on for some serious double duty during the early spring chills and when it cools down again in the fall. Unexpected color and pattern play is on my radar this season- but I swear I did not mean to match my nail polish to my clutch.

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Photo Credit: Tessa of Anecdoche

23. April 2014 by jax
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Nº37: Paint The Town Red

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Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses // Rebecca Minkoff herringbone jacket, stacked rings // Topshop sheer button down // Theory cashmere sweater // True Religion oxblood skinny jean // Stuart Weitzman ankle boots // Saint Laurent Paris Chyc shoulder bag // Gorjana assorted rings }

While it may be officially spring around these parts now (thank you, spring equinox), it doesn’t quite feel like it – although I’d take this crisp, fall-esque air over the bone-chilling polar vortex winds any day. Menswear is always a weakness of mine, and I definitely hit the jackpot with this gorgeous, slate-grey herringbone jacket that I scooped straight from the fall runway: I’m so in love with the bold yet versatile pattern that’s fall-ready yet spring-appropriate. The oxblood packs a punch against the rest of the black and white palette without veering too far out of my comfort zone. Toss in my new favorite Chyc (the Y clasp is a timeless classic), and I’m all ready to walk all around town.

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Photo Credit: Alex of Delayed Missives

20. March 2014 by jax
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Nº36: Crosshatch

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Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses // Club Monaco crepe blazer // Rebecca Minkoff white tee, stacked rings // Express patent faux leather belt // rag & bone relaxed boyfriend jean // Céline python pumps, luggage tote // Marlyn Schiff bangle c/o Marlyn Schiff // Gorjana statement necklace, rings // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch }

The Bowery Mural is always such a breath of fresh air in the busyness that is downtown Manhattan – it’s always fun to see what’s new on the marquee wall. This vibrant installment by Maya Hayuk is the perfect way to combat the dreary, never-ending cold spell that’s plaguing the city these days. Standing against such a bright, colorful backdrop called for a seriously pared down outfit, which isn’t hard to do, considering my wardrobe. Winter white is always a good idea, topped with a black blazer to prevent any sort of cold shoulder. The statement here is my showstopping pair of python Célines, accented with gold jewelry to keep things interesting. I’m obsessed with this whimsical yet edgy necklace from Gorjana, and I can’t wait for the weather to warm up so I can show off some décolletage – because you’re probably lying if you’re still not sick of scarves by now.

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Photo Credit: Alex of Delayed Missives

07. March 2014 by jax
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Nº35: Magpie

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Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses // Diane von Furstenberg neon silk shell // Topshop sparkly sweater // rag & bone waxed jean // Rebecca Minkoff oversized coat, stacked rings // Hermès vintage clutch // Christian Louboutin Pigalle pumps }

The February NYFW (aka Fall/Winter season) is always a brutal struggle between staying warm and feeling cute. Thankfully, millions of thin layers do the trick just fine without sacrificing form over function too much. Decided I was shipping the combination of sparkle and neon (and decidedly-tousled hair), so I just went for it – after all, what good is NYFW for if not to take fashion risks? Pairing the ensemble with sleek and simple pants and pumps meant that the true star got to shine: How incredible is this coat? I can’t wait to wear it through spring and then bring it back out for fall. And finally, because NYFW calls for only the barest of essentials, I poached this beaut of a clutch from the eco-fashionista Miss Erin. Vintage yet modern. What’s not to love?

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Photo Credit: Alex of Delayed Missives

15. February 2014 by jax
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Nº34: Back to Basics

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Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses //  Theysken’s Theory oversized black coat // Theory cashmere sweater // ASOS lace bralette // J Brand black skinnies // Chanel 2.55 classic flap bag // Coco Deal ankle boots // Rebecca MinkoffJ.CrewAldo assorted rings // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch }

When in doubt, fall back onto wardrobe basics. Black and white are the evergreen color combination, and I’m completely in love with how minimalistic and effortless the palette is. It’s all the familiar pieces – oversized coat, sweater, skinny jeans, ankle boots – but with a twist. A masculine topper, thrown in with boots made for stomping, tempered down with the classic feminine Chanel accessory. You know how everyone talks about their fail-safe outfit, the uniform they go to? I think I’ve found mine for 2014. PS. Can we just talk about how wavy my hair looks? I’m definitely going to miss this fresh brunette.

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Photo Credit: Alex of Delayed Missives

04. February 2014 by jax
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