Active Fashion: The Editorial – Part I

Today’s trends are yielding an element of carefully calculated casual, and it’s opened a new (couture) door that has been seized by athletic brands and sport-inspired styles. When the luxury activewear trend started to materialize a few years ago, I was thrilled! It was what moved me to bring Haute Sweat to life.

I dislike the stigma that activewear and sport-inspired trends sometimes receive and that it’s often a dismissive afterthought in the world of fashion. Just like formal and style fashion, activewear is worthy of its own realm of beauty and relevance. If you think about it: what truly defines each tier of dress? Is it design, textile type, or simply how the wearer carries themselves? I personally believe it’s the latter.

This editorial is designed to explore the many shapes and influences activewear can span, and how you can appreciate them in your own right. I’ve decided to begin right in the middle, and move laterally across the dress codes, showing that lines can be blurred forward and backward, making it relatable to nearly every person’s style of choice.

First up: the world’s middle ground, business casual. Defined, business casual is “relating to or denoting a style of clothing that is less formal than traditional business wear, but is still intended to give a professional and businesslike impression.” It’s one of the most “up to interpretation” styles in the world, and trust me I’ve seen it all first hand, especially here in the Bay Area. Ensembles of my fellow co-workers at Google range from collared shirts all the way to sweats. Seriously. Sweats. Not even the fashionable kind.

I personally love this realm of fashion styling. You can truly be fluid, taking inspiration from every level of dress. Working concurrently in technology and fitness, it’s important for my outfits to be transitional, yet polished. I love to pair polished, comfortable shoes with richer fabrics, playing with different textures. Adding a softer and more elegant piece like this light and airy dress from H&M to my favorite rose gold Superstars allows me to be comfortable yet pulled together in an office setting while being able to effortlessly transition to training my personal training clients without the added bulk in my bag.

If you’re looking for a way to incorporate a splash of active fashion into your work wardrobe, try some of these simple tricks:

  1. Choose one or two pieces maximum. Sporty shoes add a playful element to business casual and pair well with skinny slacks and blazers. My go-to work shoes consist of sleek wedges for an extra element of glamour, like the Aldo Bladow High Top Wedge, Wanted Stowe Wedge Sneaker. If you’re a flat lover, my go-to’s are the Adidas Superstar and the Steve Madden Bryanne Puffball Platform Sneaker.
  2. If you’re a legging lover like myself, play with your technical fabric textures for a more polished look. My personal faves and weekly go-to’s are my Alo Moto Leggings, High Waisted Moto Leggings, and Aday Brakes On Leggings. I usually pair longer silk blouses or sweaters with them so they have a more office and happy hour friendly look.

 

Outfit Details

Dress: Satin Dress With Ruffles, H&M

Shoes: Superstar Rose Gold, Adidas

Rings: Ice Lateral Ring, Baublebar

Makeup Details

Foundation: Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint, Dark

Primer: Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer, in Luminous Light

Blush: Marc Jacobs Air Blush, in Lines and Last Night

Highlighter: Glossier Haloscope, in Quartz

Brows: Glossier Boy Brow, in Brown

Eyes: Pastel Goth Palette, Kat Von D

Lashes: Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, in Black

Lips: Le Marc Lip Creme, in Slow Burn

Photo by Christine of Christine Hanks Photography

This Is When You Need To Toss Your Workout Gear

My limited edition Carbon38 leggings and sports bras always seem to find themselves at the top of my workout drawer, and I’m willing to bet your A-game pieces do too. However, how many times is too many, and does the limit actually exist?

Yup, it sure does.

Just like anything else, our favorite activewear has an expiration date, and it’s a lot sooner than you think. Why? Two major things: performance, and your health.

Performance

Today’s expertly designed activewear does provide a little pushback to performance lifespan, but not much. Technical fabric with sweat-wicking and/or compressive features fade as time passes, making them ineffective, and your exercise uncomfortable. Not to mention, you also run the risk of getting injured as a result.

Health Reasons

If you’re not sold yet with deteriorating performance, the detrimental effects that holding onto your gear has on your health will seal the deal. Fabric- regardless of type- holds onto bacteria more than any other type of surface, and it can cause some serious damage to your body. Fabrics with a higher nylon or spandex release your sweat more efficiently, keeping it slightly more sanitary for a longer period of time.

I’ve rounded up each individual expiration date for every type of piece, and care tips to keep them up to speed, and why it’s so important to retire them.

Sports Bras

The longest you should ever keep your sports bras around is a year and even less if you’re a lover of high impact workouts. The easiest ways to spot your bra’s demise are: chafing, riding up, and overall ease of getting it on (if it used to be super difficult).

Ways to tell it’s time: If the cups start to loosen up and you’re getting that bunchy look around the edges and on the straps, it’s time to say goodbye!

Ways to help lengthen their life: If it’s an adjustable bra, try to use the loosest settings first. Try to avoid drying them, and keep them free from fabric softeners and other add-ins.

Leggings

It’s even less! Especially if your leggings have compressive features and fabrics, their lifespan ranges from six months to a year depending on how well you care for them, and how often they’re worn.

Ways to tell it’s time: They start feeling awful: itchy and super pilly, or you find yourself feeling soaked for longer periods of time. If you’re constantly adjusting them, it’s also a safe bet they need to go.

Ways to help lengthen their life: It’s all about how you wash them! Use mild detergent, avoid drying, and avoid wearing your highly technical ones out on the town, or for extended periods of time. If you have super pricey activewear (think Michi/Lucas Hughes/etc), I HIGHLY suggest this detergent for those few items, and to hand wash them.

Sneakers

Your beloved sneaks have a functional life of three to six months depending on mileage/intensity of your workouts. Seriously. This is my own personal hell. As a self-proclaimed shoe freak, my closet is a museum of some of the most iconic heels and sneaks out there, and I feel like a piece of my soul dies every time I have to decommission a pair. However, it can be a big deal to your health if you don’t, making injuries/infections a more likely story.

Ways to tell it’s time: The cushioning along the heels and arches are wrinkling, shoes tilt inward when looking at them from behind, and if they’ve become easy to slip on.

Ways to help lengthen their life: #1: WEAR SOCKS. Next, make a rotation for your workout sneaks, it will allow them to get worn in equally and push out their lifespan a little longer than if you wear them every time you workout. Don’t mix work and leisure: save your workout shoes for the studio! I also SWEAR BY these cedar inserts that help dry out my shoes and keep odors at bay.

Photo by Christine of Christine Hanks Photography

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The Bright Line: The 3 Secrets to Finding Your Positive Again

This week, I’m getting real personal, and opening up about something I’ve been keeping below the surface for a while. It’s the stuff no one talks about: negativity.

However, it hasn’t been staying below the surface recently, and the reason why was because it didn’t belong there. Life isn’t always up. There are downs. That’s completely normal, and it’s healthy to acknowledge those feelings without having them define you. To say I have had a challenging few months emotionally is an understatement. After hitting speed bumps this year, I struggled with the positive thinking factor and it often made me feel worse about myself. The more I tried to force the feelings shut with a happy face, the worse the anxiety got, especially as a blogger, constantly being in the public eye. However, the truth is, I’m a real person, with real feelings. It’s okay to experience hardship and feel all the feels that go with it.

As a trainer and sales exec, it’s in my blood to help understand and empower others to realize their potential and find that the solution lies inside them, especially when it becomes almost impossible for them to see. I’ll start off by calling myself out on it, as for a while recently, I stopped taking my own advice. I felt ashamed for feeling upset and felt so much pressure to just roll over and jump back into positivity. I found myself self-sabotaging instead. It was toxic.

The bright line: a clearly defined standard, or state of mind. It establishes a clear marker for what is, and what is not. It’s not a mantra. It’s easy to make fuzzy statements and lie to yourself, however, these light and warm promises make it easier to not hold yourself accountable, as they’re impossible to measure.

The real solution to finding your true positive nature again are these three steps; it’s how I’m returning to the person I am deep in my heart: loving, honest, and passionately happy.

1. Feel the negative feels.

Negative thoughts are the yang to the positive yin. Life is a balance of the two, and it’s healthy to voice both them. Not all day all the time, but just that: balance. That’s always bothered me about the power of positive thinking movement. I felt so ashamed for my feelings; that approach didn’t solve it, it just buried deep down where it grew even bigger. It wasn’t healthy. When you’re in pain physically from an injury, it’s not irrelevant, and it’s a feeling that reflects your current reality.

When you experience emotions as a result of a traumatic event, it’s a rational and completely normal reaction. They are feelings that should never be ignored, but rather accepted, and heard. Why? Without those feelings, you cannot truly listen to yourself, and find out that they may be telling you something really important. Once you have acknowledged and let those feelings take their course, you’ll be able to let it go and find your heart again.

2. Establish YOUR bright lines.

Words matter. What bright lines are not:

“I want to eat healthier.”

“I want to lose 10 pounds.”

“I want to have more work-life balance.”

“I should be happy and secure with what I’ve accomplished in life so far, and where I’m going.” -me

Think about what these statements mean. They’re wishes, not action steps. Write down small steps you can take toward your goal, and make it a rule.

“I eat veggies with every meal.”

“I workout 3 times a week.”

“I only answer emails at work, and take time for myself once I leave the office.”

“I am grateful for everything in my life, and I show that to those around me by telling them I value them.” -me

3. Conserve your willpower for what matters.

By establishing clear lines for navigating your life, you save energy for what matters: changing your perspective. Dwelling around aimlessly on a wish, and trying to fix every perspective that’s relatable in your head is toxic, and dangerous. I learned that when you experience intense pain or hardship, it’s a challenging road back to who you are. When you take a huge blow and begin to rebuild, you are going to have good days, and you’re also going to have bad ones. Really bad ones. Trust me, I’ve been there. What’s important to remember, is that THAT is okay.

The most important step is acknowledging the negative, and accepting it. It’s okay to have negative thoughts every now and then, and they do not define you. You are defined by how you grow from setbacks, not by the negative thoughts you have in your darkest days. When you accept that there will be small failures along the way, you grow back in a healthy way. Holding yourself to this unrealistic constant state of positivity is detrimental in a crisis, and can sometimes be exactly what’s holding you back from finding your original happiness. Doing that is to live in self-denial, and that’s not healthy.

Take small steps with multiple bright lines, and focus on the positive of achieving the small things first. The rest will follow.

Active Fashion: Why It’s A Worthy Sector Of Style Now

It’s no secret that active fashion has slowly started to infiltrate the world of fashion and everyday street style. It even has its own terminology nowadays, confirmed by Merriam-Webster: athleisure. It’s a thing, and it’s is having more than just a moment. It’s no longer an afterthought on the runway or seen as a sloppy alternative to business casual.

We have seen all levels of fashion accept the movement: Alexander Wang’s nylon and mesh details, the collaboration of Stella McCartney and Adidas, Versace’s spandex details, and of course, my personal fave, Rihanna’s collaboration with Puma, Fenty.

As the first fashion blogger in this niche of fashion, it’s a topic that is near and dear to me. Mixing sporty notes into my daily style was the inspiration for this blog, and I’m proud to see the efforts of my fellow sportswear enthusiasts, from designers to friends, finally getting their voice heard.

I was inspired by the visions of designers I witnessed at New York Fashion Week this February, and want to further that voice. This month, I am working on a project to celebrate brands and trends that share this voice in a robust style edit, taking active fashion from the studio, street, and into the space of formal and couture eveningwear.

This photoshoot was one of my favorites of the trip, blurring the lines of evening wear and athleisure. The best part of blending these styles? The diverse textures. There’s something refreshing about pairing tulle or silk with scuba or spandex. As a rebel, it’s kind of exhilarating. This Lululemon top is one of my favorite transitional pieces this season, especially being a crop. It’s fun to pair with high waisted jeans, skirts, and of all my loose tanks which add an extra level of dimension to the look. Nab one while you can, they’re on MEGA sale right now and almost gone!

Lululemon, please make more crop tops like this.

Additionally, experimenting with colorful makeup is another way to dress up your street style. I had so much fun playing with different shades from my Pastel Goth Pallette by Kat Von D. It looks super bright and pigmented, and it is, however it can be downplayed for a soft wash of color as well if you’re not ready to be super bold just yet! It’s easy to use and adds a new dimension to your look.

Outfit Details

Top: Hill and Valley Mock Neck Crop, Lululemon

Pants: Ripped Warrior Legging, Alo Yoga

Skirt: Asymmetrical Mesh Layer Skirt, Forever 21

Sunglasses: Aviator, Ray-Ban, Black

Scarf: Urban Code Faux Fur Lepel Detail Scarf (SOLD OUT), ASOS, similar here

Shoes: Superstar Original, Adidas

Earrings: Pave Crystal Line Earring, Bauble Bar

Makeup Details

Foundation: Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint, Dark

Primer: Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer, in Luminous Light

Blush: Marc Jacobs Air Blush, in Lines and Last Night

Brows: Glossier Boy Brow, in Brown

Eyes: Pastel Goth Palette, Kat Von D

Lashes: Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, in Black

Lips: Le Marc Lip Creme, in Slow Burn

Photo by Lauren from Lauren Bloom Photography

My Winter Beauty Routine

Between my trip to freezing New York City, to the crazy rainy winter we’ve had here in San Francisco this season, my skin has been struggling! I’ve had to up my moisturizer game heavily these past few months, and I’ve found a pretty great lineup of amazing products that keep my skin hydrated, and blemish-free with the ups and downs. It’s important to keep up a consistent routine in these cases, as well as amp up the masking and prep part of skincare, to make sure I look and feel my best every day. If you’re not sure how to stack your products, here’s what I do to keep my skin in great shape.

Cleansers

Since I love to experiment with new makeup products and styles, it’s imperative that I wash my skin day and night, once with a makeup removing cleanser, and one with clarifying ingredients like Glycolic Acid, Vitamin A, and/or Salicylic Acid. I start with my fave cleanser of all time, Glossier’s Milky Jelly cleanser, to remove buildup and makeup from the day, or to remove my sleeping masks in the morning. I follow immediately with a clarifying cleanser, my current fave is Serious Skincare’s Glycolic Cleanser.

Serums

Layering serums is super important when the weather changes. Making sure you have several avenues of attack during winter is key: hydration and clarification are at the forefront of my concerns, and I layer my serums this way, morning and night.

Step 1: Serums (Clarification)

I have problem skin, and often get blemishes due to stress or my winter dry skin patches. I take two steps to mitigate this, first, being serum, and the last being a mask two times a week. I like to use serums that contain Glycolic Acid, Vitamin A, and/or Salicylic Acid. My current go-to is Sunday Riley’s U.F.O. Oil. It also adds a little hydration which helps in the winter.

Step 2: Serums (Anti-Aging/Moisture)

My second layer of serum is something moisturizing and/or anti-aging, and is another one of my daily winter go-to’s, Glossier’s Super Bounce. I slathered this on pre-flight to New York, and on the way home too to help with the dry aircraft cabin air.

I also use an anti-aging eye serum/cream day and night and LOVE the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence for eyes.

Moisturizer

I usually don’t wear richer moisturizers or oils since I have super oily skin, but during the winter, I always add a light layer to my skin before sunscreen and makeup. Since I am on the oily side, I stick to Glossier’s Priming Moisturizer, instead of their Rich version. It also adds a second element of priming, so my makeup sits better.

When my skin is in serious SOS mode, I opt for the holy grail of moisturizers (works on lips too!!), the La Mer Crème de la Mer. It’s now available at Sephora (OMGGG) which means I earn my VIB Rouge points for it now. I always opt for the .5oz jar, and that lasts me over a year. It’s the best $85 I spend on skincare because it actually works for severely dry skin. If you have long flights ahead this winter, layer the Super Bounce and Crème de la Mer to fight against the dryness and irritation of the elements.

Winter Friendly Makeup

I start with a primer that’s going to help my skin look more radiant, and exclusively stick to Hourglass’ Ambient Light Correcting Primer. It gives my skin that spring and summertime glow even in the winter and is mineral based, which is great for my skin. During the winter I try to not wear much foundation, and I cannot live without Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint! It’s so hydrating, and I feel good about it sinking into my skin because of its skincare focused ingredients. If you haven’t tried foundation before, start with this. It makes you look camera ready without all the extra layers, and is actually good for your skin.

Masks

It’s super important you take time to tend your skin during the winter, and just in general. I use my masks 2-3 times a week between the clarifying ones and the moisturizing/sleeping ones. I never sleep without an overnight mask of some sort, specific to my needs each month. My faves for winter are Glossier’s Moisturizing Moon Mask, and Sephora’s Sleeping Masks for Anti-Aging or Perfecting. If you need blemish control, use Glossier’s Mega Green Galaxy Pack, and double with the Sephora Detoxifying Sleeping Mask.

Here’s the final roundup of every product discussed above. Treat your skin right this winter, and always! It’s the only one we get, so taking care of it early on is a must, and is well worth the investment.

Milky Jelly Cleanser, Glossier

Glycolic Cleanser, Serious Skincare

U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil, Sunday Riley

Super Bounce, Glossier

Facial Treatment Essence – Eye, SK-II

Priming Moisturizer, Glossier

Crème de la Mer, La Mer

Light Correcting Primer, Hourglass

Perfecting Skin Tint, Glossier

Moon Mask, Glossier

Sleeping Mask – Orchid Anti-Aging, Sephora

Sleeping Mask – Rose Moisturizing/Brightening Mask, Sephora

Sleeping Mask – Algae Detoxifying Mask, Sephora

Mega Greens Galaxy Pack Mask, Glossier

My New York City Travel Diary

It goes without saying that I had the absolute time of my life this past month traveling to New York for Fashion Week. So much so, it was difficult to leave, as I felt very much at home amid the fast-paced pulse of the city. I’ll definitely be back soon, and maybe permanently. Stay tuned…

I got many great recommendations for places to eat, drink, and simply explore, and found some of my own along the way, and am excited to share them with you!

Eats & Drinks

The Anthony (Greenwich Village): FAVE of the trip, hands down. This spot is elegantly old-world New York, and is a newcomer on the dining/drinks/lounge scene, opening this past fall. In one word? Phenomenal. It was a recommendation by a friend, whose hometown friend was one of their creators, and it turned out to be my favorite of the trip, and one of my top five dining spots EVER. Yeah, it’s THAT good. They have fusions ranging from French Onion Fondue to the best chicken you’ll ever eat. Seriously. Plus, a bar that has a flawless Manhattan ON TAP? Sold. Cool story: Real Housewives of NYC was filming an upcoming episode while I was there, so the secret’s about to be out! Go out of your way to check this spot out before it’s booked up months out.

4 Charles Prime Rib (West Village): BEST PIE OF YOUR LIFE. If you’re a dessert addict like me, it’s the best I’ve ever had. Plus, it’s a late night spot, which is amazing, if you’re tied up for dinner elsewhere. I hear the food is equally amazing too. Check it out.

Russ and Daughters Cafe (Lower East Side): BAGELS. Because NYC. Their bagels and bialys are amazing, and they even have options for caviar and champagne. It was an obvious yes for brunch.

Joe’s Pizza (Greenwich Village): It came to me recommended as the best pizza in New York, and it did not disappoint. I grabbed some slices for dinner on my last night there, and cannot wait to go back for more.

BlackTail (Battery Park): From the creators of Dead Rabbit comes a new Havana style bar, with a cocktail book full of amazing libations. As a crafted cocktail aficionado, I was hooked after my first drink. If you don’t want to deal with the drama of wait times at Dead Rabbit, this place is just as good and just as cool.

Maison Premiere (Williamsburg): I agreed to go to Brooklyn to check it out, and that should say it all: Oysters and crafted cocktails, two of my favorite things. This place is DEF worth the trip out of Manhattan.

Fashion

Rent the Runway Flagship: How much does it suck to travel with a million outfits or several winter coats? No response needed. I rented several coats for this trip and didn’t have to pack a damn thing. They even offer Uber rushing, so if you’re too busy to jet over to Midtown, you can have them Uber over your rentals to your hotel or event. Lifechanging.

Glossier Showroom (SoHo): Try your Glossier faves out in person, and chat with their reps about why it’s seriously the best makeup on the planet. The showroom is just as adorable as their website and makes you want to go home with literally everything. Shop my fave picks here.

The Reformation Showroom (SoHo): Try on your fave Reformation dresses in person! I love their designs, but sometimes have qualms purchasing before trying them on. There are so many different designs, and you can get a great idea of how styles fit, so in the future, it’s less confusing when hitting purchase online!

Fitness

Physique57 (Spring Street – SoHo): I had been told by a client to try this barre class, and holy crap it was every bit as challenging as she made it out to be! I’m a total believer. If you’re looking for something more than a traditional barre class, this is it. High intensity, and hard as hell.

Barry’s Bootcamp (TriBeCa): New York’s studios are renowned for a reason. I took four classes while I was there with some of my favorite trainers, and loved the energy. High energy, no nonsense, and a kick ass runner’s high!

Accommodations

The Cosmopolitan TriBeCa Hotel: This hotel was SO central to every show I attended, as well as super convenient with transit for anywhere I wanted to go for the week. With a subway stop right outside the door, I was able to navigate the city without freezing! Second, the accommodations were gorgeous, and totally affordable. This will be my new home base when I travel to New York.

Outfit Details

My most worn items were my fave leggings and pullover from Carbon38. If you’ve never tried ordering from there, do it! The lines they carry are top notch, and customer service is truly unmatched.

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Top: Fuller Top, Jonathan Simkhai x Carbon38

Pants: Ripped Warrior Legging, Alo Yoga

Beanie: Faux Fur Pom Pom Beanie, Forever21

Sunglasses: So Real 48mm Sunglasses, Dior, in Palladium/Crystal

Jacket: Zara Down Coat (OLD), similar ON SALE here

Makeup Details

Foundation: Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint, Dark

Primer: Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer, in Luminous Light

Blush: Marc Jacobs Air Blush, in Lines and Last Night

Brows: Glossier Boy Brow, in Brown

Eyes: Pastel Goth Palette, Kat Von D

Lashes: Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, in Black

Lips: Lips: ROUGE PUR COUTURE Lipstick, Yves Saint Laurent in Fuchsia Fétiche

Photo by Lauren from Lauren Bloom Photography

NYFW Day 3: Gypsy Sport

I’ll start off by saying that Gypsy Sport has been a long time favorite of mine.

Unapologetically bold and genderless, it speaks to my eclectic sense of style that shifts between polished and feminine to boyish and sporty. I was honored to attend the show this season. It was by far the most moving show of the week, taking a beautifully unconventional approach to presenting fashion, and it was breathtaking.

The show was dedicated to people of all walks of life, and in particular, those who do not have access to editorial fashion, or really any level of it. The auditorium was dark, and bare, albeit a few large camping tents, and several buckets. Rio Uribe, the creative force behind the label, did not shame politics, but rather, called us to uplift the people of our cities towards unity and respect in response to the country’s current turmoil. He urged us really look at and take action to the injustices some face in today’s society.

Gypsy Sport’s show was recently ranked by Vogue as one of the top eight of the season, here. It is also the subject of my very first “vlog” on YouTube as well, check it out for a quick synopsis of the show below.

The clothes were a tribute to raw, real street style, and it was moving. I expect to see lots of avant-garde sweats, sport inspired velvet designs and more in the ready to wear this fall, and couldn’t be more excited.

The footwear for the show was provided by NEKEDI, another moving label that is pioneering the fashion world out of the limits of formal labeling, and acknowledging sporty street style as a worthy sector of beauty and luxury:

“For too long ‘high fashion’ has been defined by formal attire, with its casual counterparts being hailed as nothing more than an afterthought… NEKEDI has a plan to disrupt the saturated market with a range that speaks to the innovative dressers that are transforming the face of fashion as we know it.” -Yannick Brown, Creative Director

I adore the concept completely. The footwear couldn’t have been more of a perfect fit for Gypsy Sport, while also being a fit for my own personal aesthetic and spirit behind this blog.

I chose my outfit in a very similar take to Gypsy Sport’s aesthetic, sporty notes blended with ragged and softer pieces, and also incorporated my new Pastel Goth Palette by Kat Von D into my makeup for the day.

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This dress is quite literally one of the most versatile pieces I own, and one of my favorite. I wore it styled this way, as well as with my Michi bodysuit under it for a night out on the town later in the week. You can pair it with a concert tee and a pair of cutoff jeans too!

Outfit Details

Dress: Mesh Dress With Frill Hem, The Ragged Priest via ASOS

Top: Crossback Bra in Liquid Silver (SOLD OUT), Alala (different color here)

Pants: Ripped Warrior Legging, Alo Yoga

Shoes: Nike Sky Hi Wedge (Special Edition Nike Women’s Marathon – OLD), similar ON SALE here

Jacket: Down Jacket, Zara (OLD) similar here

Sunglasses: So Real 48mm Sunglasses, Dior, in Palladium/Crystal

Makeup Details

Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way, Natural Beige

Primer: Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer, in Luminous Light

Blush: Marc Jacobs Air Blush, in Lines and Last Night

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade, in Granite

Eyes: Pastel Goth Palette, Kat Von D

Lashes: Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, in Black

Lips: Lips: ROUGE PUR COUTURE Lipstick, Yves Saint Laurent in Fuchsia Fétiche

Photos by my boyfriend, Emil Eklund