Urban Schoolgirl


I usually tend to dress more for the weather than for the season, but as soon as the calendar deems it socially acceptable to throw on my leather-anything, I wait for no further approval from Mother Nature.

I also felt a little inclined to offer some back to school inspiration for anyone who cares to listen, since.. ’tis the season! So what’s my advice? Stick to the basics—backpacks and skirts reminiscent of school uniforms—but elevate the look with unexpected, clashing fabrics [note the flowy, sheer blouse draping playfully against the more defined A-line skirt].

And, ideally, ditch your North Face backpack [are those still a thing?] in favor of a leather counterpart. Because leather.




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Photography by Nick Shano

Lush Blouse || Zara Faux Leather Skirt || ASOS Leather Backpack || Dolce & Gabbana Sunnies|| BCBGeneration Booties


Farewell to summer


Summer may be officially over, but the weather gods are still struggling with this realization. I, personally, am slightly struggling with the sudden loss of my social freedom. Unsurprisingly, watching playful rays of sunshine dance on my window, as I am crouched over my law books ready to crash from exhaustion, only aggravates my melancholic disposition.

And so I turned to my faux lab coat [that has successfully misled some to believe I have some sort of healing powers] to kick my spirits up a notch. Perhaps the coat holds the healing powers, not the person wearing it. Or, perhaps, it was the actual frolicking in seas of fresh greenery and in those aforementioned rays of sunshine that really got my euphoric molecules running again.

 I won’t question the catalyst though, I’ll just gladly accept the happiness.


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IMG_9814Photography by Nick Shano

ASOS Coat || American Apparel Shorts || Converse Leather Chucks || Kensie Sunnies

So Cliché


A woman in a floral skirt in the summer—so cliché, I know. But pair it with this Helmut Lang wonder of a vest with white leather piping, and it takes on a whole new life. A much needed new life too, since it has been residing in the dark corners of my closet for over six years now.

But I digress. Surely you can tell that the vest’s asymmetric lapels and unfinished hems take my little monochromatic hip-hugger from ‘soft and feminine’ to ‘unexpectedly chic,’ can you not?

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Helmut Lang ‘Origami’ Jersey Vest || Philosophy Crop Top || Charles by Charles David Flats || Zara Man Sunnies