Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Suitable Sweats

AWxHM and Uniqlo

Because the urban-sport trend has been going strong for quite some time, it seemed inevitable to fade out sometime soon. But, thanks to two widely acclaimed designers, this trend is clearly not moving anywhere fast. Alexander Plokhov launched a collection for Uniqlo titled "Urban Comfort" this September and as you are probably familiar with-most likely thanks to your Instagram feed-Alexander Wang for H&M will be coming out early November. Plokohv's collection reinvents the concept of loungewear by creating sweatpants with cool cuts and sweatshirts featuring high necks. Socially acceptable sweatshirts? What could be better? While Wang still pays homage to the sport trend through a colorless (color) palette, leggings and shirts plastered with "Wang" on the front and puffer jackets (hey, even a sports bra was thrown into the mix). Congratulations. Your gym attire is now Wang-ified. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Little Black Tee

Wearing: eShakti shirt, Asos pants, Adidas sneakers, Topshop necklace

It is inevitable that every girl needs a little black dress, right? Well, what about the perfect little black tee? Fortunately, I just discovered mine thanks to an amazing website called eShakti. eShakti offers a shocking variety of choices not only in styles but also in sizing. By having the option to input your measurements you'll be sure to receive a dress or shirt tailored just for you... try out eShakti's items for yourself using the coupon code 'bymichaelachristine' to get 10% off! This shirt has the balance I always seek when getting dressed between the edgy mesh and feminine floral detailing. I paired my little black tee with these grid pants from Asos and my Adidas superstars for a sporty vibe. But, to contrast the sporty-ness I made sure to add on my pearl choker from Topshop. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Reaching Brooklyn Heights

Wearing: H&M vest, Mossismo dress, F21 button down, Windsor Smith sandals

Brooklyn, in my opinion, is the younger, budding sibling of Manhattan. Between the city's funky graffiti-lined buildings, impressive boutiques and non-crowded streets, Brooklyn seems like a win-win city to be in. On this particular day I visited the Brooklyn Flea and following that, Smorgasburg. I was not too impressed with the flea, although I did have Fairfax Flea to compare it to... On the other hand, to say I was impressed with Smorgasburg is an understatement. What's better than eating a Ramen Noodle burger while gazing over a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline? I over-dressed for this day, just a teeny bit. It was a scorching hot day so layering was not my wisest decision. I felt like mixing prints today so I paired this knee-length striped dress with a checkered button down in the  same color scheme. To top it all off I added a leather vest. Although I thought Manahttan stole my heart completely, I think Brooklyn has a portion now also.