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Met Gala 2016: Favorite Looks

My 12 favorite looks from the 2016 Met Gala exude not only sheer fashion genius but also so brilliantly portray this year’s theme: “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” From sleek cut-outs paralleling technological minimalism to shimmery metallics echoing the “Silicon” in Silicon Valley, these red carpet dresses are totally machine couture. PicMonkey Collage

brie, x, kate hud

ciara, karlie, michelle

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Photos from Elle.com and Vogue.com

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Climate Change

 

I’m one of those people who turns the dial to 90 degrees and calls it comfortably warm. I dream of mild California weather and cashmere sweaters that don’t need to be layered over a long-sleeve tee and under a heavy duty winter coat. But alas, I chose to live in the city that never sleeps, where blizzards shut down subways and evacuate streets, but also let me work from home for a day :)

Residing in a cold climate doesn’t mean sacrificing on color, comfort, and all those other things that come with the nice weather territory though. My bold red corduroys, which have faded to a raspberry tone, make the dreary winter months feel a little more cheerful. I wrapped a fuchsia and crimson infinity scarf several times around my neck, keeping my hair tucked in for extra warmth, while a stone colored wool Burberry coat, layered atop a turtleneck added even more insulation.

I’ll admit I underestimated how cold my feet would get in my black loafers, so I was lucky that this was more of a cab-to-door kind of day. Otherwise, I would’ve worn over-the-knee boots to protect my soles.

How do you guys keep warm in the blistering wintertime? Do you still wear bright colors even during these very grey and gruesome days?

P.S. Another way to keep your hair tucked in

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Piperlime Fame

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Piperlime is featuring my birthday dress outfit on their website right now! This has been by far the biggest milestone since I began Sustenace & Style just a short couple of months ago. See it on Piperlime’s style feed and on my instagram :)

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Playing with Fashion

     

It’s common to rely on the same little black dress to get you through life. I, myself, can often be found donning the same uniform (black jeans and a plain knit sweater accessorized with a necklace) weekend after weekend. It’s like your favorite blankie when you were a kid or a mug of hot chocolate on a cold winter day: your go-to outfit just feels so comfortable and easy.

But 2015 is a new year, which means new habits and new goals. I’m making a resolution to stop putting on the same old tried-and-true outfit and start having more fun with my fashion choices. This doesn’t mean you have to throw away your favorite pieces altogether. In this look, I’m still wearing my favorite J. Brand high waisted black skinny jeans, but I also incorporate several different prints that make the outfit more interesting.

The tweed and leather mixed media coat (Milly) and the snakeskin loafers (Steve Madden) have completely contrasting textures but pair perfectly in their shared color palette. My favorite part of the outfit has to be the “Evil Eye” silver crossbody bag from Diane Von Furstenburg. It’s the perfect example of playful fashion and ups the coolness factor in any look.

P.S. I’m so lucky to have the cutest guy in the world take my pictures. Only he could get a smile as genuine as the one in the last photo :)

Where to wear? Shopping in Soho (always always always wear flats when shopping!); brunch at Sarabeth’s,

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