5 inch and up x Nelly: The Steffi blazer

5 INCH AND UP x NELLY blazer
NELLY necklace
ZARA coat
NIKE top
ZARA bag

It’s been quite a lot about my Nelly collection lately.. launch parties and presentations, but I wanted to get a chance to show you few of the items in real life and tell you the story behind the pieces. So this is the Steffi blazer that we made in black and dark grey. It’s named after my dearest younger sister Stefanie.

Living in another country, away from her and the rest of my family is probably the hardest thing with living abroad, so I convinced Steffi to start a blog (here)! Her style is quite androgynous and sporty. Hence a straight cut blazer, with a masculine influence and a little bit of padding on the shoulders for a slightly boxy shape and so my ideal blazer was born.

No Sleep in Paris

 (Vintage cargo jacket, Free People tunic, Dylana's scarf, J Brand jeans, "Natalie + Dylana Suarez x Modern Vice" JETT boots)

Dylana and I definitely made the most of our days in Paris. We woke up extra early to coffee and croissants before jumping on the Metro to explore the beautiful city. Just the night before we were up in Bastille, making friends with the locals and playing the tambourine with a French band. I don't know how we managed to get up this morning, but we did, even getting a glimpse of the Seine river sparkle so early in the day. Compared to NYC, Paris has a calmness to it. People can sit for hours facing the street just to people watch and everyone rents bikes to get around. There are just too many little things about the French that I love...including their simplicity. Therefore, I kept my wardrobe very minimal. Our JETTS fit right in! Right now, they're still covered in dust from the Luxembourg gardens, and I don't dare clean them. It seems weird, but I just want to keep just a tiny bit of Paris with me everywhere I go! Paired with my favorite pair of skinnies, and a mix of printed layers on top, it really is my favorite travel look. Thank goodness for Dylana's scarf, which helped shield me from the Paris rain. We were shivering by the time we ended up at the Louvre Palace, but the trek was worth it. Louvre is stunning. Everything just seemed to glow more when it was wet. The open space, the incredible architecture, and not to mention, everyone running and ducking for cover in the rain, made the moment even more amazing. There are still many stories I want to share...I'm getting there, I'm getting there.

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Designing with Math

Around the time fashion week was kicking off, I was offered a small collaboration that I could not pass up on. My-wardrobe gave me the chance to design a dress together with Shaz, who is that mastermind behind the brand Math, that I wrote about here.

So we spent a day in his studio, sipping coffee and sketching. With his vision and my ideal dress in mind it wasn’t long until we had a draft of a perfectly balanced sporty design, that reflected the aesthetics of Math to a T and stood for all the things I love.

Mesh, leather and neon details - my ideal combination as well as the materials Shaz throughout his SS13 collection that he showed on LFW.

I loved the simple T-shirt sleeves and wrap-skirt effect that was created through the leather panels. Unbelievably the dress was delivered to me only 2 days after my studio visit and I proudly wore it to the SS13 Math show last Saturday.

Can’t wait to show you the dress and best of all.. I will be giving one of my readers the opportunity to collaborate with Math on a design just like this. More on that soon, in the meantime you can shop Math over at My-wardrobe.

neutral mix

atlantic pacific fall skirt kaelen leather moto tibi neutral mix
atlantic pacific fall skirt kaelen leather moto tibi neutral mix
Jacket: Club Monaco. Skirt: Kaelen. Shoes: Free People X JC. Top: Tibi c/o. Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Super Duper'.Ring: Thanks to Plukka.

White Jeans for Fall

Although white jeans are typically for summer, I'm all about transitioning my summer wardrobe into fall. Pairing my white jeans with my oxblood suede jacket and the Givenchy-esque boots that I scored from Zara makes it appropriate for Fall no?

Joie Jacket (also here, and here. Thanks Michelle)
American Apparel Striped Shirt
J Brand Zoey Jeans (also here, here, and here)
Zara Boots (the originals)
Givenchy Antigona Bag (also here, here, and here)
Karen Walker Sunglasses (similar here and here)