Thursday, January 29, 2015

Leather, Sweats & Sambas

Photo credit: Marcel of One Dapper Street
JacketH&M | Sweater- John Elliott + Co.
  SunglassesRay-Ban | Kicks- Adidas

I'm really excited to share this outfit. Yes, it is old, about three months, but I held on to this until Details Magazine, yup, that's right DETAILS published this look in their current February Issue, with 50 Shades of Gray star Jamie Dornan. The concept was "How to do Leather," and of course I chose my favorite leather jacket, which I got, surprisingly, from H&M. If I got a dollar for every time someone asked me if my jacket was by a really expensive french label (i.e. Balenciaga, Saint Laurent), I would probably have enough money to go to the movies, buy two tickets, a jumbo popcorn and a diet coke (about $35). The point is you don't need to buy a french label or spend 5 grand for a GREAT jacket. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Staying Warm in Black (& Leather)

Photo by @JaniceThiTran
Jacket- The Kooples Turtleneck- Alexander Wang | JeansPaige 
 Sunglasses- Persol | Shoes-TS + PF

I clearly can't ever hang up my leather jacket, despite the freezing weather, it's like my second skin.
But, two tips, wearing all black (on a sunny day), and a super warm turtleneck (i.e. this graphic Alexander Wang option) allows you to wear the leather jacker even on a frigid day, or it makes it slightly okay to wear. Although, I wouldn't suggest wearing a leather jacket [in NYC] during the next few days as we are anticipating quite the snow storm. Now would be the perfect time to jet set someplace tropical that demands short-shorts and flip-flops. Any suggestions? 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Moti Off Duty: Express Joggers

Photos by Liat Ankari
Joggers, Sweater, Trench- Express | Sneakers- Nike | Scarf- Calvin Klein

So excited to be continuing this series, Moti Off Duty. I launched it about a week ago featuring a super graphic and laid back look, which my sartorial self is not use to. Today, I'm test-driving these woven black joggers from Express. There are people out there that think sweatpants are only appropriate in the comfort of your home, which I don't agree with at all, clearly. The market is filled with super-lux-looking sweats, and regardless the price tag, are appropriate to wear in a public domain. My favorite part about these bad boys is that they can be worn everywhere- to the office, the club and even on a frigid day where you find yourself on your couch-watching [insert favorite TV show] marathon. Seen here: paired with a waffle crew neck, a trench coat, and an oversized scarf.