Thursday, September 26, 2013


I have been having quite a busy month; I so miss be being able to do posts more often like I did in the summer.  Hopefully after school calms down in a few months I will be able to get back to writing more! I have been extremely busy with school and extracurricular activities, but I managed to squeeze in a few minutes to snap these shots after school the other day, mostly because I was having a really good hair day and just could not pass up the opportunity to capture that (as it is so rare these days!).  The other day someone messaged me asking me to actually make a tutorial on how I make my fishtail braids, so maybe I will try to do that soon (though I have never made a video before and I am not sure how I feel about you guys actually hearing my voice!).  I have watched loads of other people make tutorials so I think I will give it a shot. 

Over the weekend, I had about a million hours of work to do, so naturally, I went on a massive shopping spree.  I really liked all of the camouflage on the Michael Kors runway, and so I couldn't pass up these jeans from Madewell.  I tried to continue the military look with the tee, boots, and gold accents, and even the braid reminds me a bit of the army.  I have to get back to writing essays now so I beg you all to pray that I don't drown in textbooks and calculus formulas and stress and that I just make it through the next few months.  Hopefully next week I will have that tutorial for you:) Have a great week!  

Madewell tee, jeans, and bracelet, Marc by Marc Jacobs boots and watch, Anthropologie bangles, Forever 21 necklace, Nasty Gal safety pin necklace, Banana Republic headband, 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target wallet as clutch

I will (hopefully) speak to you soon!

xo, Sophie 


Thursday, September 12, 2013

What I Wore: #NYFW

With fashion month in full swing, it seems appropriate to share with you what I wore to nyfw.  I only went to one event: a makeup press event for Birchbox held in Chelsea Market.  I was pretty disheartened to learn that there would be no Fashion's Night Out this year (I have gone to the last 3), but I am just as happy enjoying the chaos from behind my computer screen via live streams as when I am actually emersed in it (okay that may have been a lie to make myself feel better but can you blame me?).  

With school, I have been having a hard time keeping up with the shows, though twitter and instagram have certainly helped.  I noticed a big trend with black and white (which I am super excited for), colored lips (not really sure I can pull that off), low ponytails (definitely cannot pull that off), and cooky prints (I'll attempt).  One of my favorite shows so far has been Alexander Wang, but it could just be because of his adorable and super chic niece (google her if you haven't already).  Hopefully by next fashion week I will be a little less stressed with school and can go into the city a bit more! 

Anyway, I wore this look to the event, which was awesome by the way.  There was a bunch of makeup, hair, and nail stations set up, as well as candy, a photo booth, and a chance to make my own birch box with sample products.  I spotted some cool people outside of the event, and had a bit of a fangirl moment when I walked past Jenna Lyons.  

It was pretty hot out the day I went in (sunday), so I opted for a loose fitting dress that I impulsively got the day before at Bloomingdales.  These booties are actually two years old (oops) but they are still the most comfortable shoes I own, and comfort is (even if people won't admit it) sort of essential for surviving fashion week.  And no, I did not suddenly become competent at styling my hair and applying makeup; I had a hair cut the day before and I had my makeup done at the Stila counter at the Birchbox event! What is your go-to look for fashion week? 

Free People jacket and dress, Lucky Brand booties, House of Harlow 1960 necklace, Marc by Marc Jacobs watch

Enjoy the rest of fashion month! 

xo, Sophie


Friday, September 6, 2013

Back to School

I am not one to get excited about a new school year, but I feel the need to at least address the topic as this is my final year of high school.  My 12 exhausting years of education are finally coming to an end, and I can start to take classes I am actually interested in at college.  Don't get me wrong-I love learning, but I have never thought of high school as "the best years of my life" and I certainly won't miss it.  I am someone who gets themselves very stressed even over small assignments, and with college applications as well, this year will definitely be tough.  

I am, however, extremely excited for fall fashion.  I have always preferred winter clothes over summer ones, not just becuase I prefer to be cold, but because it is so much more comfortable and more chic to wear jeans, booties, and an oversized sweater than boring shorts and a tee.  I have always found it difficult to remain fashionable over the summer, when even a bathing suit feels like too much clothing in this heat and I can barely be bothered to get out of pajamas.  Autumn is a time for beautiful colors and rich fabrics, and I have been loving some of the looks on the runway for fall.  Even if I am dreading the start of school, I am certainly looking forward to ditching my sandals for some leather boots. 

I wasn't quite sure if I should post my "back to school outfit" because at my school all of the graduating seniors wear our senior shirts on the first day, so there is not much room for a fashionable interpretation.  Most people adorn their looks with whistles, beads, high socks, and face paint, but I have never been one for school spirit, so I just piled on the jewelry and added a touch of school spirit with my red shoes.  What is your go-to back to school look?

Madewell shorts, Ash sneakers, MR Dannijo necklace, Michael Kors watch 

I actually had a great first day of school on tuesday, but I am currently enjoying my long weekend for the Jewish holidays.  L'shana Tova to everyone celebrating! 

xo, Sophie