Nº53: Plaid and Simple

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{ Theysken’s Theory oversized wool coat // Free Endearment oversized plaid scarf c/o Free Endearment // Theory cashmere deep v sweater // rag & bone cuffed/destroyed white denim // 3.1 Phillip Lim patent loafers with stingray back // Marie Turnor lunch bag c/o Marie Turnor // Bluefly cuff c/o Bluefly // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch }

There is something about the New York Public Library that is just so enchanting – it brings me right back to my favorite childhood memories of me running (well, walking) amok in the libraries in Hong Kong, eager to find new stories to get lost in for the weekend. Curling up in an oversized scarf that doubles as a shawl is my grown-up version of getting cozy on a beanbag chair in the kids’ section back in the day – and Free Endearment just made it look so much chicer paired against winter white.

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Photo Credit: Natalie Alvarado of Style N Fuse

23. January 2015 by jax
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Nº52: Marble

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Kenzo sunglasses // Alexander Wang oversized knit sweater // Helmut Lang printed skirt with high slit // COS ankle boots // Chanel vintage flap bag // Jeweliq, Jewelmint rings }

’tis the season, and New York City has truly embraced what is going to be another stunning Christmas around these parts. Seeing the gorgeous lights strung up on trees and the windows unveiled on Fifth Avenue never gets old: It’s like I’m living in the movies, in people’s dreams come true. We had an unusually warm weekend recently, so it was prime opportunity to style this Helmut Lang skirt I copped recently from Saks. Love the print, love the silhouette. Going with an oversized knit and chunky ankle boots was a natural choice to let the print truly stand out. And in a little narcissistic moment, can we discuss my ombré hair situation? So glad my roots are coming in relatively naturally.

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Photo Credit: Krysta Michaelides 

08. December 2014 by jax
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Nº51: Greyscale

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Kenzo sunglasses // Theory wool peacoat // Design’s Collective sweater with side zip // Vince leather sweatpants // Stuart Weitzman ankle boots // rag & bone for Intermix Pilot backpack // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch // Jeweliq rings }

Sweater plus sweatpants – the classic “it’s way too cold to do anything” collegiate combo, (PS look at that alliteration!) elevated for New York City. A simple grey sweater gets the edgy treatment with unexpected zipper placement, while my leather joggers really have become a mainstay in my wardrobe this season. It’s getting to the point where I wear them a little too much, to be honest. Nala, who is cozied up in a cute knit sweater in white, is all set to be my sartorial (and life) sidekick from here on out. Winter is coming, and we sure are bracing ourselves…

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Photo Credit: Krysta Michaelides

17. November 2014 by jax
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Nº50: Oversized

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Kenzo sunglasses // Rebecca Minkoff oversized cocoon coat // Helmut Lang blazer with leather lapel // Alexander Wang velvet camisole // Adriano Goldschmied boyfriend jeans // Stuart Weitzman ankle boots // Chanel classic 2.55 flap bag // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch // Vintage cage bangle }

So excited to officially welcome fall and every fashion thing that comes with it: fuzzy sweaters, ankle boots, oversized silhouettes. I’ve been living in these boyfriend jeans way more than usual recently – a surprise, given how much I love my skinnies – so it’s most definitely a sign that I’ve drunk the normcore Kool-Aid. Two coats can be better than one, especially if they’re in such contrasting silhouettes: Love the Helmut for the classic boyish shape, and the RM is my go-to for a statement topper. And finally, a cameo from Nala the superstar and diva-in-training – bring forth your puppy date invitations, everyone, and follow along her pretty camera antics on Instagram.

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Photo Credit: Natalie Alvarado

29. October 2014 by jax
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Nº49: Bare

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Kenzo sunglasses // Vintage asymmetrical hem dress // Alexander Wang Freja lace-up booties // Zimmermann structured clutch // Vintage choker // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch // Marlyn Schiff bangle c/o Marlyn Schiff }

Talk about a belated post…! Here’s a throwback to warmer scorchingly hot days and New York Fashion Week (remember that?). Lounging around the Empire Hotel rooftop for the RewardStyle party to the tunes of Miss DJ Harley V in 7584284-degree weather called for something that was barely there – and this was the best I could do short of showing up in my birthday suit. I typically wear this dress layered as a skirt since it’s just a wee skimpier than I’m normally used to, so my beloved Wangs once again bring on some toughness. On second thought, I don’t really miss the summer humidity. Bring on the leather and sweater weather, NYC!

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Photo Credit: Jason of OOTD Magazine

14. October 2014 by jax
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