the style hive: January 2017

see good, do good

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Happy Tuesday, everyone! It's a very happy Tuesday for me because I've gotten the chance to work with a brand I absolutely love, Warby Parker. I bought my first pair of Warbys, the Percey, a few years ago and I still love to see what's new with this amazing eyewear brand.

 My Own Pair of Warbys: The Percey

I'm so excited to help celebrate the launch of Warby Parker's new collaboration with photographer and artist Amanda de Cadenet. The collection is all about the #girlgaze. Amanda's hefty and creative resume (she was the youngest person to shoot a Vogue cover!) has led her to create the #girlgaze movement, which celebrates the way in which women see the world. What better way to start getting your girl gaze out there than with Amanda's fresh new eyewear collection? I'm in love with that dreamy pink ("peony") but the boldness of the black frames is enticing as well. Their home try-on service is invaluable, but I have a feeling I won't be needing it for the new collection - I'll take them all, please! With Warby Parker's frames starting at less than $100, start putting them on your Valentine's list now...I know I will! And I'll feel good doing it too, knowing that every time one of their frames is purchased, Warby Parker gives a pair of glasses to someone in need. 
See good in the world, do good in the world.

Jacket: Topshop / Top: Madewell / Skirt: H&M / Earrings: Vanessa Mooney / Boots: Topshop

Because I know you'll be snatching these frames and then snapping them (share your photos with #girlgaze!), or at least I will, here's what I'm hoping to wear with them.

Glasses: Amanda de Cadenet x Warby Parker "Ella" in Jet Black
Top: Topshop / Scarf: Halogen / Jeans: Topshop / Mules: Louise et Cie / Bag: & Other Stories

Happy shopping!

Images provided by Warby Parker.

art is everywhere

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Coat: Topshop / Top: Topshop / Velvet Leggings: Target / Shoes: Louise et Cie /
Necklace: old, love this one and this one / Bag: vintage Dooney & Bourke

Happy Wednesday! Halfway through the week, and I'm already battling a cold and a mountain of work to be done. I'm pitching my mind backwards to when I was in Toronto over the holidays! We stayed in a part of Toronto we'd never been before and boy was it hip. From our art boutique hotel, The Gladstone, to cinema cafes and murals like this one! I tried my best to look Toronto cool in my new Topshop coat and sparkly loafers, but the only kind of cool I ended up actually feeling was freezing. As much as I couldn't wait to wear my new bell-sleeved blouse and velvet leggings (um thank you Target), I really should have just worn five layers of longjohns. Really.

Also, as I mentioned in my last post about The Gladstone, the hotel also functioned as an art gallery. Even outside of the actual exhibitions, each room is designed by an artist! I absolutely loved mine, which had the perfect vintage traveler feel to go with my new purse, a lovely gift from my brother. Listen, the suitcases even opened up into the minibar! What! Basically, if you're looking for a place to stay in Toronto, go to the Gladstone. You won't be disappointed.

Hope everyone has a great one! Thanks for stopping by xx

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wishlist: the future is female

Sunday, January 22, 2017

1: / 2: femininitees / 3: look human / 4: feminist apparel / 5: look human / 

Sometimes trying to explain/protect/defend your feminist views can be exhausting/frustrating/time-consuming. Take a short-cut with statement-making feminist tees and help support some great gender equality organizations while you're at it.

hard twist

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dress: ASOS (sold out, similar here or here) / Boots: rag & bone
Purse: Pop & Suki / Earrings: J.Crew (love these)

Hi all! A bit of a throwback to when I was in Toronto over the holidays. We stayed at this ultra-cool hotel, The Gladstone, which also functions as an art gallery. Because of course. The exhibition on our floor, "Hard Twist," was all about sewing and embroidery - which is definitely making a comeback from a feminized laborer's chore to an unexpected way of making social, cultural, gender, and political statements. Or just things that look cool. Or maybe a combo of both - just look at those two embroidered Justins up there!

Anyway, hope you all are having an easy start to the week. I'm crazy busy but somehow managing to keep calm...we'll see how long that lasts!

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weekly notes, vol. 11

Friday, January 13, 2017

  • Look of the Week: How ridiculously happy yet totally simple is Natalie's outfit? Those bright red pants are giving me cheery inspiration for the new year!
  • What I'm Reading: My mom picked our next book club read, Hillbilly Elegy. I haven't gotten into it yet, but I've heard great things and it seems like it would pair well with our previous book that dealt with rural poverty, My Name is Lucy Barton.
  • What I'm Watching: I just finished the Netflix series, The OA. It was mind-boggling and trippy, fascinating and bizarre, and I'm not sure how I feel about the ending...

  • What I'm Wishlisting: My best friend is getting married soon, so I have myself a bridal shower to throw! It'll definitely be a more formal event, so I've been looking at some pretty party dresses for the occasion:
Hope you all have a great weekend!

home for the holidays

Monday, January 9, 2017

Coat: Zara (similar) / Sweater: Halogen (also love this one!) / Pants: LOFT
Boots: BeauCoop (similar) / Hat: Janessa Leone / Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Hi all! Is it post-holidays yet? I'm still on break for another week, so it's all holidays for me still!

If you remember, holiday time last year for me took place in London and Paris, and while that was fabulous, it's also always nice to be home for the holidays. Of course I couldn't pass up this Halogen sweater that reminds me of my home away from home.

Hope you all are staying warm! Thanks for stopping by.

blog birthday

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Hi everyone! As you can see, today is this little ole blog's third birthday! I'm happy to say that I no longer think of this blog as something I'm scrambling to make time for, but as something that's fit naturally into my life. Again, I can never let this little post of anniversary awareness go by without thanking my parents, friends, and family for enabling my photography and shopping addition. Oh and for all their help and patience, those too. Thank you of course to all of you who manage to take a minute to read my blog posts or like my Instagrams, or all the other little ways that we rely on social media for validation ;)

The past three years have definitely been a ride, and I'm so happy I was able to capture most of them through travel and style posts. So without further ado, here's a bit of a 3-year round-up:

Thanks again for all your support. Here's to (at least) three more years!