The holidays are over; however; I’m bringing some sparkle into 2018. After trying on endless party looks during Christmas and New Years, one stands alone as a favorite piece to take away from the season.Read More
"There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been."
Autumn shows us how perfect it can be to let things go. I'm letting go of the long days of summer, the warm and blissful memories and spontaneous relationships that came along with it. I'm welcoming the low and delicate sun, crisp air, and soft neutral colored ensembles.
All I can do right now is crave the countryside where all I hear is the sound of the breeze rustling through the trees and crackling leaves beneath my feet. I also crave the company of close friends and people that truly matter in my life. I feel pleasantly nostalgic in the fall.
Escaping to Europe for about a week, I became homesick of industrial New York City and the perfect energy of fall in this city.
Today, i'm showing off some of my favorite looks of the season with River Island. I'm in love with these cozy staple pieces and cozy neutral palettes.
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not of fighting the old, but on building the new" -SOCRATES
It's safe to say that that fall is upon us. It's about halfway through October and I'm still feeling hints of the mid-day warmth but loving the crisp morning chill. It's also safe to say that this is my favorite weather and time of the year. For this post, I wanted to introduce some of my favorite Fall accessories of the moment. I'm very into bold colors for fall including all of the clichè hues of nudes, reds and burnt oranges, but who says we can't hold on to the green a bit longer as the leaves change? I'm all for emerald this fall and i'm currently dying over these textured velvet heels and structured matching leather bag from Botkier NYC. I'm not sure about you guys, but back in the day I used to rock Botkier on the regular; however, they're having a comeback. Let's just say, i'm excited and obsessed. How about this detachable NEW YORK strap for the bag? I've already put it on some of my other bags as well.
I paired my accessories with a vintage Balenciaga blazer, black hoodie, vintage 550 Levis, and Gentle Monster Sunnies.
A semi gloomy day in Brooklyn needed a little spice. I put on this new River Island matching blazer and shorts featuring this exciting tropical print. Since going blonde, I always look for ways to NOT do my hair on some days so that I can keep it healthy. This headband allowed me to put a healing mask in it all day without notice. I added some large gold hoops also from River Island, some nude sneakers, and lounged around my rooftop to this playlist.
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LET'S BE HONEST. THERE ARE DAYS OF THE WEEK WHERE I REALLY DON'T FEEL LIKE WEARING ONE OUNCE OF TIGHT CLOTHING. NO MATTER WHAT BODY TYPE YOU HAVE...
YOU HAVE THIS ISSUE.
SOME DAYS I JUST WANT TO WEAR A BAG ON MY BODY. HOWEVER, POTATO SACKS ON THE BODY DO NOT GRAB THE ATTENTION IN THE STREET. AS MUCH AS I CRAVE POTATOES 95% OF MY LIFE, NOT THE LOOK I'M GOING FOR. I WENT ON MY WEEKLY VINTAGE HUNT TO MY NEAREST VINTAGE STORE AND STRAIT SHOT MYSELF TO THE MENS XL TSHIRT SECTION. I IMMEDIATELY FOUND THIS OVERSIZED HARLEY DAVIDSON TSHIRT. I WAS LIKE, 'THIS SCREAMS HAILEY BALDWIN OVERSIZED TEE NO PANTS SOCK BOOTIES,' AND I NEED IT. MY MONTHLY RIVER ISLAND BINGE ARRIVED AT MY DOOR THE SAME DAY AND I DECIDED, WHY NOT PAIR THESE AMAZING STRIPED PANTS WITH THE TEE. SOMEHOW IT TOTALLY WORKED AND I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS LOOK. STRIPES ARE SO FLATTERING ON THE LEGS BECAUSE THEY LENGTHEN AND ADD CHARACTER. THE LOOSE CROPPED CUT IS PERFECT TO COMPLIMENT THE SIZE OF THE SHIRT.
In the land of leather all year round, I found the PERFECT color/ silhouette of leather jacket for late Summer, or back to school...this peachy oversized leather jacket from River Island. By now, you guys know that I LOVE River Island and have been wearing their pieces for the past few months. This piece is definitely one of my favorites because it's a classic. I often opt for the trendier items, but I'll for sure have this one for a very long time. I paired it with a white t-shirt dress so that I wouldn't overheat and some black booties to give me some height and professionalism for my meetings that day. Not to mention, the silhouette of this jacket is super long and flattering. I have such an issue with how leather jackets cut off my waist half of the time, but this comes down to about the hips on me and i'm 5'7. The length makes it super versatile for and non-aggressive skinny jean leather jacket look, as well as an ultra cool finish for an overly feminine look.
A L S O. THIS JACKET IS ON S A L E.
I've been kind of obsessing over overalls for awhile now and have had so much trouble finding a pair that actually works and is super flattering. When I'm home in NYC, denim is pretty much my uniform and the bipolar weather conditions of the city sometimes make anything that's denim unbearable to wear in the heat. PROBLEM solved though. Who would have guessed that the perfect denim / overall combination existed at one of my favorite go-to beach stores Pacsun. I mean it, makes perfect sense. Pacsun's clothes are basically built for this type of weather. I frolicked around Nolita in this all white look for a few hours and to be honest, it stood up to the test.
Definitely going to re-wear the overalls over a bikini or bralette. Also if you're heading back to school, this is the perfect outfit for first day.
Ever wondered who you'd want to be stranded on an island with? I have! As part of our Take Me To The Island Holiday series I was invited as a selection of favourite creatives from across the globe to join the RI Island gang on a dream trip to Daios Cove, Crete.
A night out for a special dinner on the water with the #RI team.
Wearing River Island high waisted swim suit bottoms.
Nothing like authentic Greek food. Could have gained 10lbs in fries this week. No shame whatsoever.
Life is about balance...changing up the fries for some fresh fruit.
Exploring our beautiful Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas and stopping every few feet to take it all in.
Popped around Soho on this scorching hot day, but thank god for this super light and airy For Love and Lemons dress. I can't get enough of For Love and Lemons and now that Shop Planet Blue opened in Soho, I may go broke.
My absolute favorite dress of the summer and my new puppy Stella take the Long Island City boardwalk.Read More