THE FASHION DISH

Category: weekend

weekend layers

Ah New York I love you! Today was one of those absolutely perfect Sunday’s that make living anywhere else increasingly difficult – it’s a double edged sword, distance makes the heart grow fonder, but distance also leads to homesickness at times. However, coming home to friends and family and getting to spend a relaxing long weekend, with some work mixed in-between, leads to an ideal break. Though the sweater look is getting increasingly exhausting, I’m craving resort, and while the weather this weekend seemed to at least semi agree (temps fell short of the 50’s), it’s still bundle up season. I’m a devote adorer of Isabel Marant shoes, I tend to wear the sneakers over the weekends, cute, yet casual footwear for a lot of time devoted to errands, coffees, etc.

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BASIC HELMUT LANG TEE

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CURRENT ELLIOT BATTALION JACKET

This weekend I fashioned them a bit differently, I always love taking favorite looks and adding or retracting accessories, coats, or shoes to change it up. I’m obsessed with R13 denim, as in I wear it basically every other day, and it’s the ideal weekend wear, comfortable and worn in, but appropriate enough to wear to a nice lunch with a chic sweater. I decided to start basic, a Helmut Lang tee (favorite basic tee ever), and add a black and white IRO sweater for warmth, in addition I layered with a army green Current Elliot jacket, and the best winter coat – a Canada Goose. Though the weather wasn’t too cold at all I didn’t feel like dealing with my hair so I added a Blue & Cream cashmere beanie – so weekend luxe! It never hurts to change it up for the weekend, being causal and looking cute is a balance, but worth it.

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BLUE & CREAM CASHMERE BEANIE 

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Haley’s Saturday

I couldn’t wait for the weekend to start. Now that it has I’m full force taking free time and relaxing to a new level. I decided to set the weekend with an early morning Soul Cycle class and a fresh blowout from Valery Joseph. Though I wanted lots of downtime this weekend, nothing is more relaxing the dedicating a morning to makeup. I hit Barney’s counters for some new NARS eyeshadows and some other must haves I’ll share this week.

 

I knew I would be out, but not until later, so I decided to take a walk, running small errands, doing some window shopping, and stopping for some coffee. I’ve been lusting over the orange Manolo’s so I went to purchase a pair to add to the summer shoe collection. No day would be complete without some one on one time with a close girlfriend, so tonight’s girls night out.

I purchased a fun pair of coral J.Brand’s last weekend, but I can’t decide wether to wear those with a tank, sweater, and sandals, or instead dress up a bit with a white jean and blazer look. Whatever I decide I know it’ll be a delicious dinner with fun conversation, xo.

weekend finds

It’s time for the weekend and that means another edition of weekend finds. It’s been another insane week, so this weekend is what the doctor ordered. I cannot wait to rest, have dinner with some close friends, and take a break from it all, xo.

We’ve discussed in detail, but these MANOLO’s add so much excitement

These slim fit pants from THEORY are an ideal work solution

The limited edition NARS trio screams the ultimate all in one tool for success

Peonies are the ultimate summer flower, love them on the desk for added color and delicious scent

the comfiest of weekend wear

I’m a fan of comfortable weekend wear that almost always makes it way into weekday, errand, don’t have ten minutes to think wear. I never think much of it, however I do make sure to look presentable especially over the weekend, when weekend can be code for lax, I don’t care, reminiscent of bedtime wear. It should be comfortable, but not slept in.

PureFlow from Brooks

I spent yesterday busy with community service work and than a full day of errands, with stops at Jennifer Miller, Bloomies, LPQ for lunch with Mom, Stubbs & Wootton, and a few other fashionable stores. I purchased a new pair of sneakers from Jack Rabbit that I love, red, white, and blue, a total American dream moment and broke them in with a walk around the UES. I had tons of compliments on the new Brooks sneakers, and their the ideal mix of comfortable and cool.

Splendid cropped sweatshirt

Nation Ltd. Malibu Sweatshirt

I also mixed and matched with a layered tee look. The base layer was white, on top a Nation tee, and than a cute pink cropped sweatshirt from Splendid I picked up at Equinox. Equinox has the best everyday clothes that I love and their selection of Splendid and Nation is fantastic. Today I’ll spend the earlier portion of the day at brunch, a Sunday tradition, in a fun coral J.Brand’s and a tank from Zoe Kassen and than this afternoon it’ll be back to work, work, work. Work to live, not the other way around, xo.

The brunch look

a fashionable anecdote featuring Demi Moore

As I was reading Demi Moore’s interview in this months Harper’s Bazaar, (which you all should really read), I came to a sudden realization that if I could have just one wish it would be for everyone, all my friends, family, people I see on the subway, to experience at least one happy moment everyday. The word happy is a little overrated at this point in time, but to experience moments of pure joy on a daily basis, even if their small, better if their small after all, isn’t just healthy, but extremely essential to our sense of selves.

When asked by her friend what her idea of freedom is Moore responded, “Letting go of the outcome. Truly being in the moment. Not reflecting on the past. Not projecting into the future. That’s freedom. Not caring more about what other people think than what you think. That’s freedom.” Some very powerful words to live by from an iconic actress, mother, and woman. I felt an immediate mutual understanding. So much of life can be burdensome and difficult, filling it with materialistic things can be lovely because in a lot of way fashion and our “looks” define who we are as people, we have the opportunity to express who we are, all our eccentricities, by way of an accessory, a shoe, or a color.

It’s very cool when you think about it. However, what we have to understand is that no number of shoes can allow us to feel at peace with the world, to allow us to feel stable and comfortable in our skin. I think we have to be able to step away from all of this stuff, not let our burdens define who we are as women, and that’s truly when we succeed. Style should be projected from the inside out not the other way around. The most fashionable woman in the room isn’t the one with the most labels, she’s the one who smiles, who embraces every moment, who lives her life, that’s the most fashionable woman.

It’s important to take the time to mull over your values, your joys, and to allow yourself time to live, because it’s only too easy to not do so. I had a lovely day. Slept in late, went out for coffee, had a mani and pedi, and fulfilled a list of errands. It felt fantastic, even after a chaotic week and a busy afternoon, to change into a dress, tights, and booties for a dinner at Buvette in the village with friends. Their food is delicious and their atmosphere is just the perfect end to my week! I’m obsessed with Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close so I’ve vowed to see it later with a friend. No big plans, so no big outfit, just comfortable at its best.

Cheers to the weekend, we deserve it, xo

a fashion dish update

these Williamsburg flowers I fell in love with this Summer. So lux!

Hello lovelies! It’s SO cold in NY. This morning I was awake around seven am in order to talk business and catch up with a fantastic friend, Summer, in Williamsburg. It’s super nice for me to see her since she’s a fashion mentor, a brilliant woman, and an all around cool chick to know. I noticed how lazy Sundays really are lazy as almost the entire car back to Manhattan was full of people yawning and clutching their coffees. It makes a difference being up earlier, I think, because I’ve dressed, eaten, and seen some of the world all before noon.

these over the knee Stuart Weitzman boots are more than a weekend obsession. I want!

However, this post wasn’t meant to be a rehash of my morning activities, but rather an update on some new fashion dish activities. I have a few exciting new features in the works, one that will spotlight my fashion forward friends and one that’ll be co-written with the help of a talented friend. In other exciting news, fashion dish is getting a face lift! In a few weeks I’ll be debuting a new header. I’m mum on the design, but word has it it’s going to rock! Sam,  a kick ass friend, with a love for clothes and shoes I can appreciate, has agreed to do it too. It means a ton that she’s willing to lend her hand and creative wisdom to fashion dish. I’m so thankful!

I have a ton of reading to do this morning before I head to Park Slope to climb with my friend Chris! I’m thinking of purchasing a pair of climbing shoes – I seem to make any trip into a shopping trip.

I’ve been bundled in layers non stop this weekend, keep warm, xo 

Haley goes to the West Village

Saturday was a winter day for the books. It felt like summer outside and everyone was taking full advantage of the warmer weather. I had planned on visiting the West Village this weekend to do some shopping. My friend lives in the heart of the village and I’ve become very familiar with the great stores, coffee places, and restaurants, so I was especially excited to go. I decided to fashion my American Apparel leggings, a white tee, and my vest and light Vince jacket, but I ended up not even needing my jacket.

the owners, in their new restaurant, also own 11th street cafe

I started the morning off getting a cappuccino and almond croissant and my new favorite restaurant.  The Bakehouse just opened up on 113 Horatio Street and it’s fantastic. From the adorable interior, beautiful view of the river, and delicious baked treats I can’t think of a better start to the weekend.

I love a great pair of jeans, but I find a that for me it’s very difficult to find a pair I like enough to wear often. I just seem to collect them more than actually wear them. However, things changed for me when I stopped into Earnest Sewn after breakfast. I’ve never seen so many jean options in my life. The store is almost entirely dedicated to the variety of jeans. I ended up selecting to pairs, one a dark wash and the other a classic blue wash, that I know I’ll wear all the time.

The Wild Things Jacket I decided on. So perfect.

I was most excited about visiting LimoLand which was the next stop I made. I had past it numerous times on my way to my friend’s house, but never had a stopped in. I was definitely missing out. The company, which is very popular in Europe, started when its owner made his fortune from his limo company – hence LimoLand.

The icon for LimoLand was actually inspired from a popular painting

Though the line tends to have more of a selection for men I actually purchased a men’s shell, one of the most popular items sold. Since they use the same material to make jackets for the Navy Seals the material promises to be both very durable and water proof as well as quite chic.

Liv Tyler models for LimoLand

I decided on a reversible shell jacket, blue on the outside purple on the inside or vice verse. I love love it! It’s a complete score especially for the (usually) brusk winter months.

Mary Kate keeps it chic in the Cazabet open toe bootie

With three down I had two more places I really wanted to go. I wandered over to Bleeker street to find the shoe store Jean Michel Cazabat. We’ve discussed my adoration for booties, well I decided to add one more adorable pair to the collection. I settled on a greyish blackish ankle boot with a small heel and two buckles on the side. I wore them last night to dinner and I think their super cool and chic.

the interior of Le Labo NY

My final stop was Le Labo in Tribeca. I decided to walk because I was a mere thirty minutes away and I wanted to enjoy the sunshine. Lalabo is a one stop make your own perfume wonder. You walk in to a small room full to the brim with delicious smells and bottles with intricate labels. Upon smelling several different scents the perfume is mixed for you on the spot and your customized label adhered. Yes, fashion dish has a bottle of its own perfume!

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I decided on a yummy jasmine scent which I can’t wait to wear!

How was your weekend? xo

a bright fall afternoon

I woke up nice and late this morning because it was just too difficult to tear myself away from my cashmere blanket that I picked up at Barneys yesterday. I did go for a run this morning in Central Park and between the orange and red hued leaves and the laughter the park was looking very stylish this morning.

My new Armand Diradourian Chevron Throw

There’s something so magical about the holidays in New York. On Park Avenue the lights are being strung on the Christmas trees and soon this week the Rockefeller tree will come to life. It’s a very serene time to be a New Yorker and I’m finding that I enjoy celebrating all the things the city has to offer.

Today I was thinking about going to the farmer’s market in Union Square. I love all the fresh foods they have and the beautiful flowers. It’s the perfect spot to go even if your just looking to take a walk and immerse yourself in one of the special things this city has to offer. Make sure to check out the pretzels and the fresh baked bread their the best! (That is if you have any room left over after your Thanksgiving feast!)

I say today is a perfect day to be comfortable so forget your skinny jeans and put on a pair of cute yoga pants from Lulu Lemon or a pair of leggings.

have fun on this beautiful afternoon fashion dish readers xx

what a climb

I was so excited to tell you about my day yesterday, but I was (fashionably) exhausted. I started my Sunday morning with a soy latte from Starbucks and some work. For lunch I joined a few friends in the West Village for a delicious meat, cheese, and salad spread. Afterwards I headed to Park Slope to climb! This was by far the best part of my weekend.

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One of my worst fears is rock climbing, but one of my friend just loves it, so I was finally convinced to try it out. It was amazing! What a workout. My arms hurt so much this morning, but I’m already excited to do it again next weekend. Since getting more active this week I’ve written about active wear, but today I wanted to concentrate on personal style. I saw some great outfits yesterday which just goes to prove nothing can stop your style.


Such a cute and comfortable tee from ONLY NY!

I fashioned a pair of American Apparel leggings, an ONLY NY tee, a Patagonia long sleeve shift, and my pink and black Nike sneakers (which I changed to rock climbing shoes as soon as I arrived). I saw lots of leggings and tees, but everyone looked very stylish and ready to climb.

Today is full of meetings, more coffees (double-shot please), and tonight a skating party! I’ll share all the deets tomorrow.

have a stylish Monday xx fashion dish

Siken and Gallagher

I’m exhausted, so I just wanted to share a poem and a piece that a friend of mine shared with me. Tomorrow I’ll share lots about my very busy Sunday and keep your eyes open for a very special interview this week.

a poem:

Richard Siken, “Scheherazade”

Tell me about the dream where we pull the bodies out of the lake
and dress them in warm clothes again.
How it was late, and no one could sleep, the horses running
until they forget that they are horses.
It’s not like a tree where the roots have to end somewhere,
it’s more like a song on a policeman’s radio,
how we rolled up the carpet so we could dance, and the days
were bright red, and every time we kissed there was another apple
to slice into pieces.
Look at the light through the windowpane. That means it’s noon, that means
we’re inconsolable.
Tell me how all this, and love too, will ruin us.
These, our bodies, possessed by light.
Tell me we’ll never get used to it.

a NYU application response from Hugh Gallagher:

3A. ESSAY: IN ORDER FOR THE ADMISSIONS STAFF OF OUR COLLEGE TO GET TO KNOW YOU, THE APPLICANT, BETTER, WE ASK THAT YOU ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: ARE THERE ANY SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCES YOU HAVE HAD, OR ACCOMPLISHMENTS YOU HAVE REALIZED, THAT HAVE HELPED TO DEFINE YOU AS A PERSON?

I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row.

I woo women with my sensuous and godlike trombone playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.

Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello, I was scouted by the Mets, I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I’m bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.

I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear.

I don’t perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. I have been caller number nine and have won the weekend passes. Last summer I toured New Jersey with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat .400. My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me.

I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy.

I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I have performed several covert operations for the CIA. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. The laws of physics do not apply to me. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down.

I have made extraordinary four course meals using only a mouli and a toaster oven. I breed prizewinning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis.

But I have not yet gone to college.

sleep well ladies xx h