Half way through August, as a last minute attempt to try and find love before the end of summer, I made a JSwipe account (the Jewish version of Tinder). I'd be lying if I said it was my first time on the app because I've had at least four or five previous unsuccessful goes at it, but I promised myself that this time would play out differently - it did.
Sweater - Zara / Skirt - Urban Outfitters / Boots - Sam Edelman
Despite the fact that it's already fall, the weather seems to be telling us otherwise. So what do I do when it's too hot for sweaters? Evidently, expose my legs, wear suede booties, and layer two tops like a laid back university professor.
A few nights ago I found myself lying in bed finishing up homework with my eyes barely open. That's when I got texts from two of my best friends saying that they'd just met each other's significant others. Naturally, I asked for their opinions on the encounter, but I couldn't help but wonder - was I not invited because I'm single?
Outfit 1: Shirt - Harley Davidson / Denim Shirt - Levi's
Outfit 2: Blue Sweater - Marciano / Leather Skirt - Express / Sneakers - Puma
Leather weather is around the corner, so I think it's time to embrace your inner Hell's Angel and start incorporating the moto trend into your wardrobe. I've still yet to find a good leather jacket, but whether you have one or not, you can still look like the baddest bitch in town.
I've been trying to get rid of a lot of bad habits lately. Pimple popping and late night ice cream are just two of them. But, just because I haven't been able to cut some things out my life doesn't mean I can't get rid of others. So, today I present you with a cold shoulder ruffle top that satisfies my deepest of fashion cravings, and leaves me feeling like a fall ready flamenco dancer from the waist up.
Pink - the color that covers every inch of my childhood bedroom is now one of fall's most fashionable hues. So, get ready to live la vie en rose, and indulge in my grandmother's favorite color (side note: the fact that a 75 year old woman wears pink proves that it's not only for seven year olds).
Anyway, the outfit I created above has a lot of neutral pink tones because no one wants to look like a go-go dancer. Most importantly, remember that pink can be worn at anytime of any day, and is no longer only reserved for Wednesdays.
Everyday I ask myself; why am I not a stylish Parisian princess? And then I remember. I remember that I'm just a hairy Jewish girl, who spends way too much time shaving to ever be considered 'chic sans effort'. But today, in true wannabe fashion I tied a silk scarf around my neck, and tried out the classic French girl staple. The only problem - I wore really obnoxious heels. That, according to every WhoWhatWear article ever, is a big mistake if you're trying to emulate French girl style. Oh well...
Dress: Ted Baker
Today I decided to release my inner Blair Waldorf and wear a dress covered in cherries. However, unlike Blair I spent my high school days deep in math textbooks, and speed walking home from school. That's why I found it only logical to pair the dress wtih Puma sneakers.
Last week I decided to test one of fashion's most pressing questions: can we wear our pajamas all day? We all know that we can, but can this be done without looking like a middle aged dad on a Sunday afternoon?
Honestly, I sleep in sloppiest clothes that Costco has to offer, so obviously I'd never be able to conveniently shift my outfit from pillow to armchair. But, that doesn't mean that the finer night garments can't be. So, I stole my mom's tux looking pajama shirt, and tucked it into my favourite pair of Levi's jeans.
I'd have to say that I was pretty pleased with the result of my fashion experiment. The whole outfit looks put together, while the shirt adds the effortless feel of pajamas. This may leave you with one question: can I not wear my loose shmatas from Costco all day? Realistically, you can, but why would you when you can wear the fanciest silks that Guess has to offer, and get people to think that THOSE are your pajamas.
I'm going to be honest, I can't remember the last time I was at the gym. I cancelled my membership after I realized that I was simply lying to myself - I'm never going to have the Candice Swanepoel booty. Instead I've opted for long walks with friends, because shit talking and walking just makes moving so much more fun.
I don't blame myself for my lack of motivation to go to the gym, and you shouldn't either.