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style + fashion

the art of getting dressed.

Filtering by Tag: year of the dragon

style file - this week's highlights, what i wore

Caitlin Surakitbanharn

i started to think about spring this week - which..oddly enough..we also had our first significant snow in Manhattan this week also.  regardless, i think of Spring as most people do.  new beginnings.  fresh starts.  some Springs are more needed than others at different times in our lives - and this upcoming Spring is one i actually need.  'Spring Fever'..if you will.  lots to do when you hit the restart button.

i think when you do hit the restart button - you have to dress the part.  hence why i'm pretty 400% positive that those minty green Oscar wedges will prepare me perfectly to handle whatever comes my way.  a well-heeled woman is a well-prepared woman, i always say.  ..uhh..right?  you are your shoes?  whatever, i just really want them.

sticking in this idea of a romanticized Spring, i actually wore an Alexander Wang Resort 2012 dress to work this week with 5.5 inch sandals.  seriously.  i got it for Christmas and could no longer wait for an appropriate "Resort" moment.  25 degrees out? screw it.
dress, T by Alexander Wang. sandals, Vince Camuto.

the back of the dress is obviously the star.  the draped vent in the back shows the sexiest part of the back off.  i found this dress at Barney's while shopping with my mother before the holidays, but didn't buy it.  so her and my grandmother got it for me for Christmas - and apparently getting it in the longer length (it also comes in a shorter, knee length) in a size small proved to be quite the task.  the gals at the Grand St. Alexander Wang store helped her track it down - so bravo to awesome customer service.

the shoes - super tall and super super chic.  just got them.

striped top, J.Crew. poplin skirt, J.Crew. leopard tights, Ann Taylor. glitter oxford flats, J.Crew.

see...they're leopard print tights!!

going to the bookstore in the snow...must wear boots.  jeans, J.Crew. cashmere blend sweater, The Gap. citron tank, J.Crew. boots, Frye.

headed to Soul Cycle for a vicious sweat on a snowy Saturday!  leggings, Lululemon. oversized men's tshirt underneath, Nike. hooded DWTN sweatshirt, SoulCycle. puffer jacket, Banana Republic. hat, REI SoHo. socks, DKNY. boots, Hunter.

out for coffee this morning - i decided to break out my FAVORITE wool coat...this Calvin Klein beauty.  given to me as a birthday gift in college, it's about a size too big now, but actually - the oversized-ness of it all makes it glam.  The pleated hem is great, the wool is beautiful, and the neck can either be left open with lapels and a high collar or buttoned up and folded over in a stiff, military-style collar.  the belt brings it all together - perfect coat to throw on over ANYTHING and instantly look chic.  never underestimate oldies/goodies.  coat, Calvin Klein.  jeans, J.Crew. sneakers, Jack Purcell. sunnies, The Row.

what i listened to this week...
  • Stage Dive - SOL
  • Lights (Bassnectar Remix) - Ellie Goulding
  • Stone Cold Sober - Paloma Faith
  • Paris - Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
  • Watching You - Rogue Traders
  • With a Heavy Heart (I Regret to Inform You) - Does It Offend You, Yeah?
  • She Talks to Angels - The Black Crows
  • Dearest - The Black Keys
New Years Resolution Updates(!!): 1. still working on full camel but making incredible progress.  have to go slow..the back is a delicate thing. 2. booked my slot to take the GRE for end of February.  here we go...eyes open, jump!  3. chrono nutrition is still going great - harder on the weekends than weekdays, admittedly. 4. i bring my lunch to work everyday and i LOVE it!  5. ah Proenza...soon.

February starts next week...this is no joke.  also - The Year of the Dragon starts today.  it's supposed to be the most powerful, lucky year in the Chinese calendar.  just a thought, but you better make the most of it, you know?