Posts tagged casual
the discouraging side of having a "small" instagram following

in today’s social media age, people are seemingly defined by their follower count. as of this week, i have around 25k followers and while that may seem like a lot to some people, my following pales in comparison to my peers…especially those in nyc. to be honest, it gets incredibly frustrating and often discouraging regardless of how hard i try not to play the comparison game. the loop giveaways are running rampant and there doesn’t seem to be any slowing down of people trying to take shortcuts. i was even told once that it was “cute” how i’ve kept my small following simply because i didn’t participate in that rubbish (sorry i’ve been watching mary poppins returns and now i think i’m british). i had a “wait, what?!?” moment haha! but what real impact does this have on me? it really comes down to brands and partnerships.

coat: ganni (old, similar here and here)
sweater: & other stories
jeans: madewell
boots: tibi
bag: louis vuitton
earrings: vintage chanel
sunglasses: linda farrow

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denim is the new black

happy wednesday everyone!

with my photography program in full swing and my shooting schedule being so busy, i have basically been living in jeans for the past 3 months with my hair almost always in a bun. although i will say i was in the darkroom last week in this tulle skirt and i had no complaints…but i made sure to wear the largest apron i could find haha it was truly a sight to see! aside from that exception though, comfort has been key for me these days. you will always find me now in comfy slides and oversized shirts!

but don’t worry too much though! with the holidays fast approaching, the cocktail dresses and midi skirts will be back before you know it!

coat: golden goose deluxe brand
top: kate spade (also love the navy)
jeans: madewell
shoes: fendi
bag: fendi
rings: gorjana (#1 and #2), alex and ani
bracelets: carier
necklaces: cariter, shashi
earrings: chanel
sunglasses: illesteva

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my coming to jeans-us moment

i know it probably comes as a shock, but i actually wear jeans allllllll the time, especially when i’m photographing. and as much as i love my luxury and designer pieces, about a year and a half ago, i told myself i was never going to buy a pair of designer jeans again…because no matter how great of quality they were, they inevitably got destroyed. lesson learned!

top: asos
jeans: madewell
shoes: chanel (similar here)
bag: tara zadeh
bracelets: cartier
earrings: katerina makriyianni
necklace: kate spade (old, similar here)
sunglasses: dolce & gabbana

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line it up

as evident from my last post, light linen dresses are my go-to pieces for this season. and when i was packing for my trip to rome, i realized i needed a one more dress that i could just throw on without thinking! i thankfully found this dress that is under $100 that was so comfy i nearly bought it in the other color too! i threw on my favorite prada hat and i was ready to eat all of the pasta my stomach could allow!

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slide by

one of my favorite shoe trends of the fall season was the slide: simple and easy, yet stylish and chic. so i was incredibly happy to see slides were not going anywhere in 2017. the takeover of the gucci slide (and shoutout to those who got them with the fur!) was overwhelming and it seemed like everyone and their mother had a pair...or at least the steve madden lookalikes. this was probably why i was never able to bring myself to purchase a pair. but these "gala" slides from kate spade certainly got my attention. they were everything i wanted and more in a pair of shoes yet somehow i struggled to commit.

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