Blue

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5th and Mercer skirtAcne Studios tank, Jimmy Choo pump, Equipment blazer.

Shot by Traci Ling

Since suits these days come in more than black and grey, why not celebrate with some blue separates to match these blue sunny skies? I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, blue is now a neutral. I blame it on denim. We’ve worn our denim with everything – black, white, brown, tan, creme, with even more denim. It’s a color no-brainer, so come be blue with me!

Top 5 curvy role models

I was such a scrawny kid. I couldn’t wait to grow up and out of my Olive Oyl physique, but once puberty and pizzas got me there, I felt out of place.

There weren’t a lot of figures in fashion spreads that were thicker than a matchstick, for example the Olsens were still the same weight as they were in Full House. Me and my new hips were left with out a lot to look up to. Thankfully I survived the heroin chicness of the nineties and the aughts to have made it to the fitness era of today. I work out three times a week, walk an average of 6 miles a day, carry heavy grocery bags of wine and kitty litter, so I have to stay strongIt’s my lifestyle.

Thus I’ve compiled a list of ladies to look up to when I’m feeling down in the dumps:

1. Beyonce. Because BEYONCE.

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2. Hannah Bronfman. Dj and model AND fitness guru that looks good in everything.

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3. Kourtney Kardashian. All the K sisters are curvy but I’m giving props to this one.

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4. Miss Piggy, inventor of snackcersize and let’s not forget her In Style fashion spread.

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5. Iggy Azalea. She’s so fancy – even in denim jumpsuits.

Australian singer Iggy Azalea and her boyfriend Nick Young dines out at Mastro's steakhouse in Beverly Hills, CA

a tale of one jacket two ways

One jacket TWO ways; one had jeans WITH holes, another without. One with a tee shirt, one with a button down. Not rocket science some would say, but none the less, it can seem that way when you have to be on the other side of town in minutes and you’re still standing around in one sock wondering how you’re going to wear your new cool jacket. In the store you swore you could wear it with everything, but at crunch time, you come up with nothing. In this two part study, fellow blogger, project partner and comrade Lyndsey of L. Avenue and I emerged ourselves in a scramble to come up with two totally different looks for this one House of Holland jacket, thanks to our budding relationship with awesome (and patient AND really really fun) photographer Traci, we got to document it. I hope you guys like it, because we had so much fun on this, that we’ll be doing it again soon.

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Stay tuned to our next wild adventure! Until next time – Peace out and Mauh -Tams, Lynds, Traci


an ode to a-line

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Top by Acne Studios, skirt by Carven courtesy of Tootsies.

Shot by Traci Ling


Oh a-line, I’ve forgotten about you. I have mostly worn mini skirts since in my preteen years, or an occasional maxi to try to carry off the boho trend. You have been tucked away in my childhood, to the days even before my bat mitzvah to when my mother still dressed me. But even then I think we only met during my brief job as a flower girl at a family friend’s wedding.

I plan on getting to know very well during f/w 14/15 and keep you around – a meaningful relationship that will last. If not now then when?

The Strong Shoulder – Gym Free Ed.

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Carven top, courtesy of Tootsies. Paige Novick cuff, American Apparel jeans. Shot by Traci Ling In the animal kingdom, enlarging shoulders most likely occurs as an intimidation tactic to avoid an upcoming altercation. In the fashion world, it’s used to balance the proportions of a curvatious boo-tay. Either way, I’ve gathered some strong shoulder tops to enhance your top half: