Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Spring Stripes






Shirt: Zara (sold out, similar here) | Top: Free People (sold out, similar here) | Jeans: Brandy Melville (sold out, similar here) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (sold out, similar here) | Sneakers: Adidas | Earrings: Nordstrom Rack (sold out, similar here) | Bracelet: Tiffany & Co.

Stripes? For spring? Groundbreaking. In all seriousness, I am a big fan of stripes for spring. I don't care if it's cliché. Some patterns are classic in all their seasonal glory. For this look, I paired my favorite striped Zara shirt with an off-white, floral embossed off the shoulder top, mom jeans, and white Adidas kicks. To balance the boho and '90s vibes going on, I accessorized with silver hoop earrings and a delicate Tiffany bracelet, and carried my Rebecca Minkoff mini bag. This look is springtime ready.

~Bitsy

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Midi




Jacket: Zara (sold out, similar here) | Top: Nordstrom (sold out, similar here) | Skirt: Aritzia | Shoes: ASOS (sold out, similar here) | Bag: Kate Spade (sold out, similar here) | Choker: H&M (sold out, similar here) | Earrings: Nordstrom Rack

We are right in the "midi" of spring! Summer is right around the corner and I cannot wait! Boston has been on the cooler side lately, so outfits like this one are perfect for the crisp temps. I am obsessed with this knit midi skirt I got at the Aritiza sale back in February. Aritzia's sales are amazing! You can find some incredibly stunning items. I styled the midi with all black pieces, (no surprise), as its sleek silhouette suits the classic, stark shade. An off the shoulder crop top compliments the high waist and block heeled sandals literally tie the look together. My signature faux leather Zara jacket is the finishing touch. 

~Bitsy

Sunday, May 7, 2017

I Come in Peace




Top: Zara (sold out, similar here) | Jeans: Zara | Shoes: Vans | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (sold out, similar here) | Choker: LF (sold out, similar here) | Earrings: Nordstrom Rack | Glasses: Warby Parker

Greetings, earthlings! I come in peace. It is the year 2017 in the month of May. I have a newfound love for space buns. These past few months, I have been marching for women's rights, immigration, and science. Planet earth is out of this world right now. It's like an alternate universe. The '60s and '70s had their fair share of protests and bohemian flair. Perhaps the late-'10s will be marked by the resistance and an individualistic approach to fashion; a culture that is more collective in ideology than clothing. As for me, I'll be wearing my space buns and dressing across decades. 🌎✨🌙

~Bitsy

Friday, April 21, 2017

Dream Jeans






Top: Zara (sold out, similar here) | Jeans: LF (sold out, similar here) | Shoes: Vans | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (sold out) | Choker: Forever 21 (sold out, similar hereEarrings: Nordstrom Rack |

Hey now! Hey now! This is what jeansssss are made of! Seriously. Lizzie McGuire is singing about them right now. These jeans are the jeans of my D R E A M S!!! They're one of my favorite pairs I have ever owned. I'm in love with the vintage vibe. I got them at LF during their end of the season sale for almost 90% off. If you're going to shop LF, shop their sales. Trust me. I paired my dream jeans with an off the shoulder top from Zara, my well-loved slip-on Vans, Rebecca Minkoff mini bag, big silver hoops, and a velvet rhinestone chocker. I dream of jeans and beautiful spring weather. 

~Bitsy

Friday, April 14, 2017

Dark Spring




Top: Nordstrom (sold out, similar here) | Skirt: Topshop (sold out, similar here) | Shoes: Dr. Martens | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (sold out) | Choker: Forever 21 (sold out, similar here) | Tights: ASOS (sold out, similar here

Just because it's springtime doesn't mean I won't stop wearing all black. The sun is shining, clouds are in the big blue sky, but I prefer to be cloaked in darkness. (A bit dramatic, I know.) I don't care what season it is; I will wear black.

For this dark look, I wore a black denim skirt with an off the shoulder crop top, a favorite of mine. Fishnets and Dr. Martens make the look extra edgy. A velvet rhinestone choker and black mini bag accessorize the outfit. Dark spring is my thing.

~Bitsy

Friday, April 7, 2017

Emoji Meets Carrie



Dress: thrifted (similar here) | Shoes: Marc Fisher (sold out, similar here) | Bag: Kate Spade (sold out, similar here) | Earrings: Nadri (sold out, similar here)

I call this look my "dancing girl emoji meets Carrie Bradshaw" moment. I wore this ensemble to my school's student recognition and achievement awards show. I felt like getting dressed up for the occasion, so I chose a red beaded slip dress that looks exactly like the one the emoji girl wears. Leopard heels, sparkly gold hoops, a black mini bag, a sleek pony and red lipstick elevate the outfit to a Carrie Bradshaw level. If Carrie had emojis, you know her favorite would be the dancing one. Here's to being inspired by icons.

~Bitsy

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Deport Me, I'm Irish




T-shirt: Teespring | Jacket: Topshop (sold out, similar here) | Jeans: Brandy Melville (sold out, similar here) | Sneakers: Adidas | Bag: Kate Spade | Earrings: Nordstrom Rack (sold out, similar here) | Choker: Forever 21 (sold out, similar here) | Glasses: Warby Parker (sold out)

"Deport Me, I'm Irish." St. Patrick's Day is over, but the threat to 50,000 Irish immigrants living in the U.S. is not. My great grandparents immigrated to America from Ireland. As the saying goes, we are all immigrants. President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration put many people in this country at risk of deportation. The President's intolerance towards those who are seeking a new life in the United States is incredibly disheartening and unconstitutional. That's why when you purchase any of the "Deport Me, I'm Irish" merch I designed, a portion of the proceeds benefits the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU has been working tirelessly to ensure the rights of all human beings are protected. Organizations like them need our support now more than ever. Get your "Deport Me, I'm Irish" merch today.  

~Bitsy

Friday, March 24, 2017

Grunge Girl





Top: Nordstrom (sold out, similar here) | Jeans: Brandy Melville (sold out, similar here) | Flannel: Target (sold out, similar here) | Shoes: Dr. Martens | Fishnets: ASOS (sold out, similar here) | Choker: Forever 21 (sold out, similar here) | Earrings: Nordstrom Rack (sold out, similar here)

I've been digging grunge looks lately. They are effortless and make me feel powerful; like I can conquer the busy day ahead. The key to putting a grunge outfit together is layering. I wore fishnets under my distressed mom jeans to create a unique mix of texture. I tied my favorite monochrome flannel around my waist and went for an off the shoulder crop top. I accessorized with a blingy velvet choker and oversized silver hoops. Dr. Martens, a grunge icon, complete the look. 

~Bitsy

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Statement Coat






Coat: thrifted | Top: ASOS (sold out, similar here) | Jeans: H&M (sold out, similar here) | Shoes: Topshop (sold out, similar here) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (sold out) | Belt: ASOSEarrings: Nordstrom Rack (sold out, similar here)

I've said it before and I'll say it again; thrifted finds are the best finds. My love for this vintage camel coat with a faux fur collar is everlasting. I found it at Urban Renewals in Allston, MA this past fall. It makes an outfit. There's just no way around it. This coat is a look in itself. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen would totally rock it. This coat is shamelessly extra. I can't get enough.

To play off the '70s vibes of the dramatic piece, I paired it with my favorite flare jeans and a basic black turtleneck. For accessories, I chose silver oversized hoop earrings and a western belt. Simple black boots and a mini bag complete the outfit.

~Bitsy 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Blue Print






Dress: Topshop (sold out) | Top: ASOS (sold out, similar here) | Shoes: Dr. Martens | Bag: Kate Spade | Watch: Michael Kors | Glasses: Warby Parker

The alternate title to this post is "Grunge Librarian." (Fun fact: I worked in my hometown library throughout high school.) Honestly, the Docs are really the only element of this look that makes it grunge. I suppose the layering is a little rebellious though (at least I like to think it is). This blue, printed Topshop dress is one of my favorites. I love the fit and flare silhouette and geometric pattern. The yellow thread in it matches the stitching on my Docs, which I dig. Details are the cornerstone of my style blueprint. 

~Bitsy

Friday, March 3, 2017

French Stripes





Top: Brandy Melville (sold out, similar here) | Skirt: Topshop (sold out, similar here) | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (sold out) | Tights: ASOS (sold out, similar here) | Watch: Daniel Wellington 

The brick-paved streets of Boston's historic Beacon Hill are perfect for wandering down when you want to escape reality for a moment and pretend you're in a Parisian village far far away from the land of "the president who shall not be named." It's been very warm lately, and by very warm I mean in the 60s and 70s, which is both lovely and disturbing. As I mentioned in my last post, we can thank global warming for that. Fishnets and skirts have been my weird weather go-tos. For this look, I paired them with a black and white stripe mock neck top, loafers, and mini bag for French-inspired flair. 

~Bitsy

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Angst






Dress: Tularosa | Top: ASOS (sold out, similar here) | Jacket: Zara (sold out, similar here) | Tights: ASOS (sold out, similar here) | Shoes: Topshop (sold out, similar hereBag: Rebecca Minkoff (sold out) | Earrings: Nordstrom Rack

Boston is melting! It's bizarre that it has been in the high 50s and 60s lately, especially since we had a blizzard about two weeks ago and over a foot of snow. It's only February! Global warming is not being subtle. I figured I might as well take advantage of the angsty weather by wearing an angsty outfit. I haven't worn my denim dress since October so it was nice being able to wake it up from wardrobe hibernation. I paired the frock with fishnets and layered a simple black turtleneck underneath since it's certainly not sleeveless weather quite yet. My trusty faux leather jacket is the perfect topper piece. Ankle boots, a mini bag, and oversized silver hoops complete the edgy look. 

~Bitsy 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Love is Better in Stormy Weather

Hatred and lies ran rampant in the Trump White House during this week of love. You could say it was, unfortunately, business as usual. I came across this lovely handmade valentine of resistance by artist Kate Madeira the other day while scrolling through my Facebook feed. It embodies the mantra "love trumps hate." I am on board with destroying white supremacy and leaving nothing but compassion in its place. Honestly, it's about time.


If Donald Trump by some odd chance stumbled upon this blog post, he'd call it "fake news." He calls any media that speaks truth to the power of the position he abuses "fake news." The way in which he talks about and treats the media is belittling and demeaning. He refers to The New York Times as "the failing New York Times," and lumps the platform along with CNN, NBC News, CBS, and ABC into the category of, you guessed it, "fake news." Meanwhile, he sings his praises of Fox & Friends and syndicated talk show host Rush Limbaugh on Twitter like a narcissistic songbird who never gets tired of the sound of his own voice. 

My jaw dropped as I listened to what he said at his first solo news conference on Thursday. It was a 77 minute rant about the media in the presence of the media, no less. He painted himself as the victim and the press as the villain. Here are some of his statements I found the most shocking:

"The press has become so dishonest that if we don't talk about it, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people."
 "Russia is fake news. This is fake news put out by the media." 
"I've never seen more dishonest media than, frankly, the political media." 
"The leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake, because so much of the news is fake."

And then there was this portion of the rant that he doesn't want you to call a rant, directed at CNN press:

"I'm involved. I've been involved with this stuff all my life, but I'm involved, so I know when you're telling the truth or when you're not. I just see many, many untruthful things. And I'll tell you what else I see; I see tone. You know? The word tone? The tone is such hatred. I'm really not a bad person, by the way. No, but the tone is such - I do get good ratings, you have to admit that. The tone is such hatred! I watched this morning a couple of the networks and I have to say Fox & Friends in the morning, they're very honorable people, not because they're good, because they hit me also when I do something wrong, but they have the most honest morning show. That's all I can say; it's the most honest.... The public gets it, you know. Look, when I go to rallies they turn around and start screaming at CNN. They want to throw their placards at CNN. I think you would do much better by being different.... Tomorrow they will say 'Donald Trump rants and raves at the press.' I'm not ranting and raving! I'm just telling ya, you're dishonest people. But, but, I'm not ranting and raving. I love this. I'm having a good time doing it. But, tomorrow, the headlines are going to be 'Donald Trump rants and raves.' I'm not ranting and raving." 

Ah, yes. Donald Trump: the decipherer of truth and supreme lie detector. NO! He cannot discern fact from fiction just as he has proven himself unable to know right from wrong. Donald Trump's facts are falsehoods and his falsehoods are facts. This is the stuff I've read in dystopian novels (1984, anyone?) I never imagined a person elected to hold the highest, most esteemed office in the world could be this backwards and delusional. 

I'm frightened by the man whose campaign was in contact with Russia throughout the election process. Who has whitewashed the White House by appointing individuals to positions of power whose only concern is coddling their white fragility and oppressing those they believe somehow threaten their porcelain privilege. I'm frighted by the man who has no filter and speaks nonsense in 140 characters or less. Who thinks he has the right to grope women. Who mocks the disabled. Who dehumanizes immigrants and refugees. Who believes black lives don't matter. Whose own agenda takes unprecedented precedence over the needs of the American people. 

Donald Trump surpassed being out of touch with reality a long time ago. Right now he's in Mar-a-Lago, "the winter White House," as he likes to call it. I don't watch Game of Thrones, but I am familiar with the phrase "winter is coming." Winter has come and it's not going anywhere. There is a storm of resistance churning around the world that grows stronger each day. It's in every small town and big city. The political climate will be stormy the next four years (or as long as he lasts in office.) The people will keep protesting. The people will keep contacting their representatives. The people will continue to rise up. The people will embrace love, conquer hate, and make every voice heard. That's a forecast Donald Trump should be frightened by. 

~Bitsy 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

City Shadows






Sweater: c/o Tobi (sold out, similar here) | Skirt: Free People | Boots: Topshop (sold out, similar here) | Earrings: Nordstrom Rack | Necklace: BCBGeneration (sold out, similar here) | Glasses: Warby Parker

Ah..shadows and the city. I'm a fan of playing with light and dark in both my photography and fashion choices. Although this look is very dark since it's all black with the exception of the navy blue corduroy mini, the gold accessories add a bit of light. I'm  really into oversized hoops right now and these catch the sun's rays nicely and frame my face. I added a long gold bolo necklace to the look, which is something different for me. I haven't worn a long necklace in a very long time. Honestly, I dig it.

~Bitsy