STELLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thought I’d pop in real quick and share a post. I wore this outfit a few days ago and its quickly becoming my spring go to look. I like to cover up so don’t expect shorts or even short sleeves. So when I saw this Stella McCartney sweater in the store I knew I needed to add it to my collection. As per usual it put me over the edge and cost a months rent. I paired it with my favorite white blouse, easy jeans, and platforms. I wanted the gems to be the center of attention.

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Sweater: Stella McCartney // Button Up: Urban Outfitters // Jeans: Banana Republic // Shoes: New Kid // Bag: Chloe // Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

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Street Style: 70s Lifestye

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I’ve recently been obsessed with looks from the 70s. Something about the muted color pallets; yellows, oranges, and browns. So when I found this jacket at The White Pepper.com I had to get it. While light, the wool keeps me pretty warm and the detachable fur collar gives that extra 70s flare. I paired this look with a mohair wool sweater that itched like crazy. So I put a long white button up underneeth to help with the wool as well as break up the look. Great brown cotton trousers from H and M finished off the look. For accessories I opted for my fringe Prada bag and New Kid platforms, my number one shoe brand.

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Sweater and Pants: H and M // White Button Up: Urban Outfitters // Jacket: THEWHITEPEPPER // Bag: Prada // Shoes: New Kid

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Fashion Feature

Hey everyone, long time no see. I just wanted to do this quick post and let you all know I was featured on a Denver based fashion blog. I was scouted on the street by Amanda Kister, the founder of 9th and Auraria. I did a mini interview with the team there so I’ll include a sneak peak below. But if you want to read the entire thing you’ll have to head on over to 9th and Auraria. It was a great processes and reminded me of why fashion is such a central part of my life.

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Define fashion to you.
“Fashion is the ability to go between worlds. Stylish individuals are so in tune with how they want to look and present themselves — it’s an immediate transaction. You are able to let people know who you are, and you are able to let others judge you on your own terms. With fashion, you do not have to be the same person — it can change daily based on your outfit.”Tell me about what you are wearing.
“I’m wearing a Balenciaga turtleneck and Helmut Lang relaxed denim pants with black, faux suede YRU platform sneakers, Chloe Baylee bag, gold vintage Gucci watch, two Tiffany sterling silver rings, and David Yurman Wheaton rings.”

How would you describe your style?
“I have two voices in my head — the Parisian, toned down, yet classic individual, and the New Yorker, the one who wears clear, platform sneakers and sequined shirts. It really depends on my mood. Typically, the New Yorker takes priority, though, I regard my style as classic, while still standing out. I like to incorporate drastic pieces. With two different psyches at play, my style is showcased through whatever occurs each day — and I end up being that person. Fashion allows you to be whoever you want, and ultimately, explore different parts of myself.”

Be sure to check out the blog to see the rest! Just click here.

Lazy Sunday

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The weather here in Denver has been oddly warm…not that I’m complaining. However, I’m not ready for winter to be over and could use a few more days of fresh powder asap!

These images were taken on a Sunday so what you’re witnessing is a “lazy day” outfit. It may not seem that lounge like but this is dressed down for me. This outfit was easy and comfy. All I did was throw on this Banana Republic sweater and some joggers I found at Buffalo Exchange, easy as that. I accessorized with my classic two tone 3.1 Phillip Lim bag and some good jewelry. I choose effortless shoes which featured a nice tan detail. I also found these at Buffalo Exchange. This is why I have no pity for those who claim dressing good is hard and uncomfortable. All it takes is 3 good pieces and 10 minutes of your day. PS I’m obsessed over the new Rihanna song, I’ll link it below!

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Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim // Sweater: Banana Republic // Pants and Shoes: Buffalo Exchange Denver

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Vintage Versace

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It was cold today so I busted out the Vintage Versace. This black and white mock turtle neck still has the original “Gianni Versace” tags and was obtained in Italy. I’ve had it for years and was ecstatic when I found it in a small boutique in Bologna. I paired this piece with a thrift store jacket that I relate back to New York street style. The large silhouette is perfect for this winter weather. Black jeans are a must which I paired with these new Valentino Rock Stud Boots. Neiman Marcus is my hotspot for shoes in Denver and the staff is always friendly. My Chloe Baylee bag finished off the outfit, keeping in tone with this gray weather. This was primary a homework day which consisted of writing and reading…super fun I know. However, I was able to visit my favorite coffee shop, Stellas, and get ma shit done!

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Sweater: Vintage Versace //  Jeans: J. Crew // Jacket: Buffalo Exchange Denver // Boots: Valentino // Bag: Chloe

PS, If you’re in the mood for a throw back:

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Phillip Lim Leather Jacket

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Its 2015 and I’m finally posting a street style post. I’ve been having trouble with this idea of being a “fashion blogger.” I just couldn’t wrap my head around it. It seems a bit pretentious and frivolous. I get sick of seeing bloggers post images of bags and shoes with bad Taylor Swift lyrics as a caption.

But this is the age of technology. The minds of our generation focus on likes, double taps, and hashtags. If its not online it never happened. I needed to remove this idea from my thoughts and remind myself why I like to share my street style post. I like to encourage and inspire forms of being. Everyone should be able to wear head to toe sequence or neon yellow anytime, any where. But as a society our suppression of style is overcome by those “frivolous” thoughts. Why is it okay to wear sweat pants to the store but when I throw on a black YSL smoking jacket its over the top?

There no answer simpler then the saying, Haters gonna hate. We have to gain a resistance to not care, not give a fu*k. If you want to humble brag and post pictures of your Gucci shopping spree online then do it! If you want to wear head to toe prints to just run errands, then hell yeah! Fashion and style will act as the force field that is your armor.

The multitude of possibilities your personal style will do for you can only be good. Except for your credit card that is…

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Jacket: 3.1 Phillip Lim // Sweater: Banana Republic // Pants: J Crew // Shoes: YRU // Clutch: Saint Laurent

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New York: The First Days

I’ll be honest with you, my expectations for the big apple were really high…and the city did not meet them. A long time fan of Sex and the City I wanted the New York Carrie had, but maybe that only existed in the 90s.

Day 1

I got to LaGuardia airport around 3pm with my DVF luggage and hailed a cab. It was peak hours which meant more time and more traffic. My (what is usually $30) cab fare turned out to be $60. I was dropped off on the corner of 14th Street and 5th Ave in Greenwich village where I would be staying for the next 7 days. The streets looked exactly like they did in the movies, minus the romance of New York City. Since I arrived at my destination later then I had anticipated all I really did was put away my luggage, walk up and down 5th Ave, and grabbed dinner at a great little sandwich shop called Croque Monsieur…and that was that.

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The New School – <<Home>> for 7 Days

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Day 2

My first official day in New York started with tea and a walk to Washington Square Park. Growing up I always thought that New York would be my home so upon this first visit I wanted something to click, making me yern for the city. That didn’t happen. As I walked the streets that first morning I felt a wave of disappointment. Had my expectations been to high?

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NYU’s private street

At the end of the tour I walked up and down 5th Ave again, taking in the sights. Madison Square park was packed with dogs and business men trying not to get shit on their shoes. It was rather cold so I jumped from store to store to keep warm. This only reminded me of how poor I was. After the park my friend and I attended the Bard Graduate Center’s life drawing session located on the upper west side in which models posed for 2, 5, and 10 minutes. The neighborhood was beautiful! Clean and classy, now this is the New York I could get used to.

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Madison Square Park

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Flatiron Building

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Brooklyn Streets

By the end of the night we were exhausted but went on over to Brooklyn for a house party. I always knew that this area of New York wasn’t the classiest (my experience from Gossip Girl) but now I was able to experience it for myself. We took the Q to Parkview Ave and as soon as I stepped over the subway platform I was greeted by the smell of vomit. Pink chunks of who knows what surrounded the, already dirty, subway tiles. I tried hard to ignore the stench as I made my way up the stairs. The party was located in a nice, renevonated 3 bedroom townhome with roof access. I wont bore you with details about the part since it was just…alright. Very Brooklyn, I guess we could say.

The next morning I found the neighborhood to look a bit more charming (but not by much) as we made our way back to Manhattan. All I could think about was how much this area looked just like the show Girls.

Until my next post, Khoa Sinclair

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A Tribute: Jean Paul Gaultier

This post is dedicated to French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier who, as many of us know, is leaving the world of RTW. In 1976 he released his first personal line and the rest is history. He became famous for the Madonna cone bra, using unconventional models on his runway, and has been an inspiration for many designers.

Inside the show champagne was served alongside popcorn where celebrities like Rick Owens and Jeremy Scott came to pay their respects. The show was titled Élection​ de Miss Jean Paul Gaultier 2015 and was split into looks inspired by Gaultier’s most famous works. The collection started with an assortment of over the top black and white looks accompanied by larger than life hats. Asymmetrical pinstriped jackets and classical overalls that played together well to create some dramatic looks. Some cool street looks came up next in a variety of orange, blues, yellows, and so much more. I am so into the gold bomber jacket and the JPG 2015 labeled dresses. The hair was super cool which matched the overall aesthetic.

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Next came some fun flirty looks featuring a clear glitter top, colorful striped pieces, and leather goddesses. The transition was a bit messy but we then came upon some prints Gaultier is known for in his Fuzzi line. There were extremely fun pieces mixed with very American, denim looks. Then we saw some glam gold and white ensembles, super hot models, and sleek black looks that include suit jackets cut in half. The infamous cone bra was recreated worn by none other than Coco Rocha.

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The show ended with a bang of super colorful hero like mask that embodied the cheerful Gualtier spirit. Iwill always adore and miss Mr. Gualtier’s ready to wear line. I have a few pieces that I will always cherish, and if possible, I’d love to own something from his last collection. Its bitter sweet but we’ll always have JPG’s Couture line.

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