Hana Tajima x Uniqlo: The Flared Dress Two Ways // Part One

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I love a caftan for so many reasons. The number one being that it perfectly conceals my ‘winter body’ without making me look like I threw on a mumu. The flared full-length design of this dress makes for the perfect light, feminine frock. Throw in a bell sleeve for a subtle feminine touch, an under $40 price tag and I was sold.

I am always attracted to mindless fashion. No fancy underwear (insert the oh-so-awful spanx biker shorts moment…you know what I’m talking about) and a regular everyday normal bra make the recipe for the perfect dress. I love this dress so much that this is actually part 1 of 2 ways I styled it. For this look, I took the belt off and tied it around my neck as a ‘Pussy Bow.’ Paired with a simple mule and cat eye sunglasses this look was easy + effortless. I could go anywhere from a lunch with the girls to a work meeting to happy hour.

This dress is also a part of Uniqlo’s popular series from Muslim fashion designer Hana Tajima. In 2015, the Japanese retailer Uniqlo decided to team with British-Japanese Muslim fashion designer Hana Tajima on a collection of essential items inspired by Tajima’s personal style. The line debuted in Southeast Asia and was filled with Tajima’s streamlined dresses, breezy culottes, and light tunics. Now the collection is in the US and I could not be a bigger fan. Stay tuned for Part 2 of this look and more from here inspiring collection.

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What I Wore:

Dress: Uniqlo, Flare Long-Sleeve Long Dress

Sunglasses: Stella MacCartney, Cat-eye leopard-print acetate sunglasses

Shoes: Miss Selfridge, LUCIE Pointed Backless Court Shoes

Lips: Givenchy Beauty, Rouge Interdit

Friday Forecast: The Most Flattering Pant from Everlane

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YOU NEED THESE PANTS!

Why?

They look good on everyone. The high rise, wide leg and short length make them a wardrobe staple. They give you a waist-nipping effect that you can only achieve from sober January…trust me. The high-rise holds you in with JUST the right amount of stretch and you are going to want to flaunt that booty. The booty boosting cut on this pant will make you do you a double take in the mirror.

Dress them up or dress them down – these pants are a year-round wardrobe staple.

You need them!

Shop the pants here:

Spring BREAK: Spring Style with Anthropologie

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I think we can all agree that we need a little BREAK from the winter weather. After just a couple days in the snow and freezing rain in NYC, I know that I am California dreaming and oh-so-ready to pack up the furs and break out my spring wardrobe.

Even though we are not quite ready for spring fashion, I partnered with my local Anthropologie store in San Francisco to style some spring looks and give us a little something to look forward to. Of all the looks I styled this one is by far my favorite – I even snagged the pants on my own. The pull on styling and front slits make them the perfect pant for lounging around the house, a beach day or a casual brunch with my girls. Off-the-shoulder tops are making an appearance for spring again and I am not mad at it. No matter how much my weight fluctuates I somehow always manage to keep it off my shoulders, making off-the-shoulder tops a staple in my wardrobe.

Off-the-shoulder tops are making an appearance for spring again and I am not mad at it. No matter how much my weight fluctuates I somehow always manage to keep it off my shoulders, making off-the-shoulder tops a staple in my wardrobe.

Who agrees?

And this entire look (minus the hat) is from Anthropologie + they are offering FREE SHIPPING for 48 hours.

And we all know that they NEVER do that!

So SHOP away!

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What I Wore:

Top: Anthropologie, Bambarra Off-The-Shoulder Top

Pants: AnthropologieMikayla Striped Pants

Necklace: Anthropologie, El Raval Necklace

Hat: Goorin Bros., Queen of Knives

Shoes: Kelsi Dagger via Anthropologie, Brooklyn Fillmore Platform Mules

Bag: Anthropologie, Delphi Crossbody

 

NYFW: Twiirly + Amour Vert Brunch at While We Were Young

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New York fashion week can be quite the intimidating experience, so seeing some familiar faces in a not so familiar place was just was I needed.

So I took a break between shows and dancing on rooftop bars (whoops!) to brunch with some of my favorite ladies in New York’s west village. Twiirly (the amazing new app that I have been working on) and San Francisco brand, Amour Vert hosted one of the most beautiful brunches that I have ever attended.

Beautiful people (inside + out).

Beautiful decor.

Beautiful clothes.

Beautiful eats.

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The spread at While We Were Young was magical and the space could not be more instagramable (<- is that a word?)

Stay tuned for the brunch recap on Wednesday!

It is a MUST for your next dining outing in NYC.

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I had to be up very early the morning of the brunch so this look had to be quick and comfortable, yet NYFW appropriate. An Amour Vert skirt was a MUST mixed with this Page Thirty leather jacket.

Why does a leather jacket always make me feel cool?

And this leather jacket from Page Thirty REALLY made me feel cool. Page Thirty was started in 2015 to create contemporary style leather apparel using premium materials, all manufactured in sunny California. They design stylish leather apparel without sacrificing a sophisticated silhouette. They are inspired by timeless chic looks with a minimalist edge. The Harper Bolero that I am sporting was the perfect piece to pair with my Amour Vert skirt. Although let’s be real here it was not the only piece of outerwear I was wearing in New York in February.

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“We were together. I forget the rest.”

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What I Wore:

Jacket: Page Thirty (c/o), Harper (marbled)

Tank: Gap, Modern Cami

Skirt: Amour Vert (c/o), Silk Maxi Skirt

Bracelet: Miansai, Gold Screw Cuff

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (c/o Ditto), RB 3025 Aviator Large Metal

Bag: Furla (c/o), Metropolis Mini Crossbody

Boots: Saint Laurent, ‘Rock 40’ Chelsea Boot

 

Ruti at The Roxy: Another Look From #NYFW

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I spent a night (or two) at The Roxybury  during New York Fashion Week… see what I did there. The Roxy Hotel could not have been a better hotel for Fashion Week. The Roxy was once The Tribeca Grand and the first major hotel in the area. It has been home to celebrities and a dynamic mix of restaurants, shops, financial institutions and thriving independent film companies. The lobby and public areas are fabulous…but the late night jazz is NOT for anyone who wants to catch some early shut-eye…which is not necessarily me, but a good fact to know if you are planning to book a stay at the hotel.

The Roxy is located in a perfect location on a prime cobblestone corner on the border of SoHo and TriBeCa. It was a short walk to shopping and cafes (when it wasn’t snowing) and a quick uber to the shows and presentations.

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Now let’s take a minute to talk about this Ruti dress. Fresh from her Spring collection, The Painted Ramona Dress is everything I needed for a crazy day running around Manhattan in the winter. This sleek collared blouse dress is exactly what I wanted to throw on halfway through the trip. The eye-catching paint print made just the statement that I needed for Fashion Week, but the simple and flattering silhouette left me comfortable for a very long day. I paired it with my go-to Stella McCartney boots and my chunky Kenzo x H&M jackets and called it a day! My boots suffered a bit of damage due to the snow and salt on the ground. Quickly forcing me to learn to always wipe off my boots when I got in to prevent the salt from destroying them!

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What I Wore:

Jacket: Kenzo x H&M, Pile Lined Leather Jacket. Adore this option that I spotted on the streets of New York.

Dress: Ruti (c/o), Printed Ramona Dress

Tights: ITEM m6, 60 Denier Anti-Cellulite Beauty Tights

Boots: Stella McCartney via Poshmark. Love this new option here from Stella.

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, ‘Original Aviator’

Lips: KEVYN AUCOINThe Matte Lip Color (bloodroses)