Friday, October 24, 2014

Autumn Outwear: the Parka

The parka is one of my favorite jackets for fall because of its versatility (outfit post here). The army green color is the perfect neutral that seems to match everything, especially the navy striped dress, cognac boots, and cream cable knit. It's casual to throw on for all sorts of fall activities Instagrammed millions of times a day, such as drinking a pumpkin spiced latte, finding an endearingly lopsided pumpkin, or running through a maze of corn. Do you like the left or the right outfit styling more with the parka?

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014


COS stripe tee (similar here and here)
Christian Louboutin leopard loafers
Chanel wallet on chain

Wearing all of my reliable fall pieces in this Parisian-influenced uniform. (If you got the punny title, tell me your favorite pun in the comments. :))

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Faux Fur for Fall

Kenneth Cole faux fur coat (on sale!)
Rag & Bone denim shirt (similar - on sale!)
Loeffler Randall boots
Marc Jacobs bag

Spent the weekend in the woods at a gorgeous cabin in Leavenworth, a Bavarian town a couple hours away from Seattle. We intended on stopping by Oktoberfest, but ended up spending more time napping by the fire and moping around after two losses by both of Seattle's football teams. The change of pace from the busy city life was welcomed -- sleeping to the sound of complete silence and waking up to the fog sitting over multi-colored trees...

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Friday, October 17, 2014

POP! Departures @ Seattle Art Museum

We went to view the POP! Departures exhibit during opening weekend (outfit post here) at the Seattle Art Museum. If you're in Seattle, I totally recommend going to see the works of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jeff Koon, and more. I'm currently teaching my seniors about Mass Society Theory, the idea that modern culture is standardized, uniform, and commodified due to media, technology, and consumerism. It was fascinating to view the art through that critical lens!

Beyond Warhol's "Marilyn" and Lichtenstein's "Kiss", here are some of my favorites from the exhibit:

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Not Cruel Enough). She layers provocative words over photos of famous people, in this case, Andy Warhol himself. In Kruger's words, "Give your brain as much attention as you do your hair and you'll be a thousand times better off."  (Photo credit: LA MOCA)

Lynn Hershman Leeson, TV Legs. Her work references the invasive nature of mass media, particularly with the commodification and fabrication of femininity in media. (Photo credit: SAM)

Josephine Meckseper, American Mall. She notes that shopping malls are becoming obsolete as consumers are shopping online. Even so, the concept of "the mall" is still so American, with commodities, entertainment, and exploitation of work force all on display. (Photo credit: Andrea Rosen)

Additionally, the City Dwellers exhibit is also currently at the SAM, which shows the contemporary Western influences on modern India:

Debanjan Roy, Gandhi with iPod. This glossy red fiberglass sculpture perhaps best shows the jarring image of Eastern asceticism colliding with Western technocracy.

Then, just because this is one of my favorite permanent pieces at the SAM:

Arshile Gorky, How My Mother's Embroidered Apron Unfolds in My Life. Gorky, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, painted this as he remembers the many stories his mother would tell him as a child as he'd press his face into her apron. Gorky's mother starved to death during the persecution, while he was able to escape to America.

Thank you Seattle Art Museum for the press passes!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Belted Blazer + Shopbop Sale

Tart wool blazer (similar here and here)
J Brand "Maria" jeans (25% off - code: FAMILY25)
Vince "Claire" pumps (25% off - code: FAMILY25)
ASOS beanie (similar)
Everlane "High-Low" belt

I'm loving the cinched waist look for fall, especially with outwear. As with these colors, I've been obsessed with the combination of black and camel... actually, and black and navy, black and gray, black and black...

Anyway, have you taken advantage of Shopbop's site-wide 25% off sale? Use the code: FAMILY25.

Below are my picks, along with some winter basics that I purchased (like these Plush fleece-lined tights that I stock up on before winter every year).

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