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Jacket: Zara. Dress: Thrift. Hat: Trash & Vaudeville. Shades: Ray Ban. Boots: All Saints. Bag: Balenciaga. Cardi: Forever21. Lipstick: Show Orchid by MAC
This was me last week. If you bumped into me in the streets there’s a 50/50 chance I’m wearing some variation of the above.
It’s my easy dress, the go to, it’s the WTF I’ll wear it again – it’s comfortable.
It’s shitty out in NY so I’m not doing any rain shots till it clears up and I get to try this Morrocan Hair Oil that I bought. Friends/hair stylists/reviews whisper that it’s the best thing ever to stop frizz.
It better be the dog’s bollocks…


  1. Wanderlusting says:

    Uber jealous over your Balenciaga (and such a beautiful neutral shade as well) but glad to see I’m not the only one who love a maxi (I think it’s timeless).

    That said, I usually stick to them in Summer…perhaps I should pop ’em out with boots for Spring?

  2. fadetoblack says:


  3. Deconstruction says:

    I know, the rain is driving me nuts. I’ve been wearing black dresses to match my mood.

    Be careful with the Moroccan Oil. I had some sort of reaction to it.

  4. Nikki Ashley says:

    I your ensembles never fail to inspire me and this times no different. Love the bag!

  5. The Sound of Lace says:

    you always layer things perfectly!
    i LOVE moroccan oil…couldnt live with out it…the deep conditioner in the tub is out of control…i sleep in it once a week and its crazy good!

  6. Nichelle says:

    I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it so much!

  7. Anushka says:

    Nobody rocks that lipstick like you do!! it looks so fab on you! <3 ur blog! πŸ™‚

  8. Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels says:

    Oh, absolutely – Moroccan Oil is great! I wish I could find it in Switzerland *sigh*

    Love maxi dresses, they are just so easy and comfortable. And of course I love love love your Balenciaga!!

  9. JT says:

    gorgeous as always.

    digging the shade of pink on your lips!


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  11. Caroline, No. says:

    Hm, I wonder where I can get it in teh Englandz…

  12. Princess of many sorts says:

    Hi Karen:)
    Love all the hats you use…i am sooo a hat girl myself:)

    Keep up the good work—SP

  13. playwithfashion says:

    Your bag is a killer. But is this outfit also shoes and dress amaze me:)

  14. Sjaar says:

    like the balenciaga bag.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Oh my god, you are soooooooo amazing

  16. Luzhilda says:

    the lipstick color looks so different, good choice

  17. Katie says:

    aah it’s shitty here in the UK too, gale force winds, snow and urgh, awfulness.

    These pictures are lovely. Looks like they were shot quite early in the day.

    I love the lipstick and I love how you rock hats.

  18. Terri says:

    Love the bag!!!!!!

  19. Fashion-Vanity says:

    Love your outfit.
    And you should know that lipstick looks gorgeous on you!

  20. Behind the Wardrobe says:

    Love the ring and the leather jacket. and so glad to find another blogger of color!

  21. Contempo Ingenue says:

    love the fuchsia lipstick, it looks great on you!

    Can’t wait to hear your review on the Morrocan hair oil, I’ve been hearing a buzz on it but haven’t known anyone who actually has used it!

    the contemporary ingenue

    xoxo E&L

  22. Karoline says:

    That dress is so gorgeous, seems comfy too:)
    I am so in love with the Balenciaga bag too, nice color.

  23. Amber says:

    Nice girl!
    the lipstick looks good!
    x amber

  24. Blicious says:

    LOVE your dress and shades! great pics!


  25. Samida says:

    I’ve been wanting to try some Moroccan Oil for a minute now.

    Also, every girl needs “WTF” dress!lol

  26. Daria says:

    Moroccan Oil rules.
    I love your long dresses. You always send me off searching the Interwebz in search of new ways to spend my money πŸ™‚

  27. Stefanie says:

    The bag goes so well with the outfits I’ve seen you wear it with. What Bal color is it?

  28. Brigadeiro says:

    LOVE your thrift dress, and that B bag is GORGE!