All posts tagged: zara

say you’ll remember me

Walked into the grocery store this weekend to the welcoming aroma of freshly brewed, pumpkin spice latte, only to discover on my way out that it was actually perfumed pinecones… who came up with this madness?! While usually apprehensive of the changing of the seasons (hey fall fans… did you forget that WINTER comes next??)… this year I actually find myself quite ready for the cool morning air. Feels like a fresh start every day. Plus, I have been eying my growing stack of knit sweaters that I’m dying to get into. So much so, that I would actually feel a bit deceitful if I did not also share with you, that I am currently wearing said sweater – even though outdoors should reach the mid-eighties today. Hey – it’s cool in the air conditioning. #dontjudge White after Labor Day? Bring it on. (I just realized all of my paragraphs begin with “W” today… weird) Wearing a new top from Danice Stores that was a total steal, and layering on the white for fall transition. Fashion rules are made to …

baby blues

Quicky cell-phone post just because. Rarely one for color, but something about these washed out tones I find totally do-able. Showing off one of my favorite timepieces from Fjord. Definitely a musthave for an almost-minimalist wardrobe. photography:THE COLEY COLLECTION | camera:iPHONE6 | skirt:ZARA | kicks:NIKE AIRMAX | timepiece c/o:FJORD TIMEPIECES | cool sketch:BELLALAIKA   Highlight of the week, Instagram friend @bellalaika who happens to be an extremely talented sketch artist – posted a piece of art she created from one of my original posts! How cool is she. Seriously. Check her out. You can see her sketch below in the top right corner… or check her out directly @bellalaika Plus a week in instagram – I love when the whole square just works. Come be friends with me https://instagram.com/dayinmydreams/  

blank slate

Recently returned from a 3 week tour of the far east, and arrived back in the U.S. to find the trees budding, and a warm breath on the air. Ready for a fresh start into the new season, and excited to begin sharing the most recent bout about the globe with you babes. First stop – China. Actually let me take that back… after canceled flights and a number of delays, Chicago ended up being the first night – and just avoided San Fran the night after. American Airlines – you’re currently on my bad side. So with the time cut from the trip – China was barely a whisper on the wind. Wearing a Spring collection Zara one-piece that was easy and office appropriate. New THPSHOP cuff was the butter on the bread. The set was a gift from myself… big girls gotta treat themselves sometimes xoxo photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | dress:ZARA | cuffs:THPSHOP | slides:MADELINE   

darkest night

Just a quicky cell-phone only post from the Atlanta Shoe Market. The weather was beyond frigid, and with all the walking about – I opted for my go-to overcoat and some simple basics beneath. Got the Zara top while I was in Atlanta for the show! (read: addict) Those beautiful black booties being sported… yeah my dog ate them a week later <tears> At least it was on the brink of spring season, so no looking back, and on to pool slides! On another note, I’ll be a bit MIA for the next few weeks, if you keep up with my Instagram you already know! China – here I come. And India, will be there shortly after. And yes… I am already dreaming of the beautiful Instagram backdrops that are going to be pretty much flooding my page – so join me digitally and check it out as they get snapped!  INSTAGRAM photography:THE COLEY COLLECTION | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | overcoat:THRIFTED | top:ZARA | boots:NICOLE

culottes and cake

Accessories are the icing on the cake. And cake without icing is basically just bread… so yeah – it’s a must. Feeling especially chic thanks to net-a-porter and fjord timepieces. If you think you can’t afford quality accessories, put those few shopping dollars in a jar the next few times you’re tempted to shop, and save up for something special that will last years. It’s worth the investment. #qualityoverquantity Oh and remember when only the homeschooled kids were wearing culottes and it was supper weird and awkward when you were playing in the park with all the cool kids wearing jeans? #personallifestory Well they’re back! And I couldn’t be loving it more. They’re a chic minimal piece that also plays off of the normcore trend with the anti-fashion league. Plus, if you get the knit versions like me, it’s basically like sweatpants made socially acceptable. Click the links below to shop (sorry the culottes just sold out, but there are similar!) photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | culottes:ZARA | mules:NICOLE | bag:COLAB | …

white out instagram moment

Enjoying a bit of unseasonably warm weather in VA… and couldn’t resist a quicky of the #ootd. It’s been a crazy week as usually getting ready for shoe show season, and I have two more looks in the queue waiting for verbiage. So in the interim, stay posted with the all-mighty Instagram and it’s mastering of my on-the-spot capturing of moments! These were taken just a few hours ago, welcome to the nitty gritty inside of the corners of my life haha. Instagram: http://instagram.com/dayinmydreams photography:KUNDAN KUMAR  | camera:iPHONE6 | overcoat:FOREVER21 | pleat skirt:ZARA | shoes:NICOLE

man tailored

First of all, don’t mind the same J Brand jeans two post in a row… told you they were a staple! (I did laundry I swear) Second of all, these photos were taken on 11/11, the month and day, not the time – however I am considering them to be lucky all the same. Lastly, I know it’s been a hot spell since my last post, travels have kept me away, but I’ll be sure to fill you in on the posts to come. For now let’s just say the past 10 days I have been in NYC, Wisconsin, Florida, and finally back home to Virginia. So the short of it – I’m going to bed immediately after this post is written, even though it’s currently 7:15PM. What it is (in my best gangster voice): The coat is called Ada by Marc New York, so immediately I thought it would be fabulous. The leather detailing on the sleeves sold me in a heartbeat. Sadly, it collects lint like CRAZY. Had this discussion with a couple …

it started in september

Ever wonder what it would be like if every whimsical notion that popped into your head was not only entertained, but thought through and dissected for the possibility of execution – rather than locked away into your mind’s file cabinet of endless ideas without further engagement? Well, there would probably be a lot of failures, and impossible amounts of wasted time and resources. But a precious few of those ideas would be given the opportunity to escape the mind’s prison and become something beyond it’s otherwise zero potential, opening up a world of unlimited possibilities. All that to say, today I’ve decided to start a journal of a day in my dreams. This particular day was what I like to think of as perfection. Nothing is better than a warm breezy day in September being spent outdoors with nothing in particular pressing to do, other than take the time to enjoy the moment. Stop and get a cup of jo at the local coffee shop, take the pooch for an extended stroll, eat a cucumber wrap with hummus, and take a …