Entries from March 2014

{ DS Loves Free People }

March 18, 2014

Last week, we got one random day when it hit 60 degrees and I took full advantage. When it comes to a dress with long sleeves, and a high neckline I like the hem to be short. Reeeally short b/c I’m petite and don’t want to walk the street channeling a porcelain doll.
I love this dress –the Victor Victorian Dress– by Free People , here I belted it but it falls straight for a completely different look (will be equally perfect unbelted, over black tights, and under a coat when the weather turns back to freezing next week)
I piled on jewelry by Samantha Wills and Kate Lawson, and lace up these bad boys – the Landmark Lace up boot- also from free people. I’ll be wearing them to the city next week over my black denim. The color I chose is black/brown.
Dals tips: Don’t shy away from high boots little ladies,
worn correctly they’ll somehow make you feel taller.
Check out the rest of  Free People’s dresses and shoes.
What I wore it with :

{ bangs, liner, & lips }

March 17, 2014

Ok, SO I don’t have bangs, whatever.
But is a look fun to try and if you have bangs, then, bonus points for you. A heavy liner is key here. Use a liquid instead of a gel or pencil for this. I like maybelline’s master precise liner. I’ve tried countless ink liners and this is a favorite because it stays put all day. Go with black and skip the liner on the bottom, an ash brown shadow to bottom lids will be just fine. You’ll want your skin to be matte so bare minerals ready foundation will work nicely.  Swipe on your favorite mascara, a dusting of beige blush for depth and warmth if needed and then a brilliant red to your lips (marc jacobs’ classic red is perfection).  The piecey ponytail here is key to making this look feel modern. Add a bit of texturizing spray ( holly at salon 828 just introduced me to kerastatse powder bluff so I’m trying that out this week) and give it a good mess before pulling it back.
tips: You can pair this look with lace and pastels just as long as you keep your hair a bit on the edgy side. Ringlets in that ponytail won’t be a good match.
Want to try the full look? Links below. Happy shopping.

{ #ThingsWeNeed: All Black Everything }

March 14, 2014

In this week’s #ThingsWeNeed, we’re feeling the need for all black. Do you need these Ozzie Caged Platform Sandle Bootie? Without question, yes. What about these Julia cropped mid-rise leather pants? Of course you do. All black, so chic.

{ Hot Pink }

March 13, 2014

Because it’s finally almost Spring and no color says warm weather appropriate quite like hot pink. Am I right?
{ Dallas Shaw Pinterest }


{ new dkny avatar }

March 12, 2014

I just wrapped the new dkny avatar. Here are some snaps of her in progress.
Yes, I take her hair very seriously.
Hope you enjoy! Keep up with a new avatar monthly at @dkny on twitter.

{ concrete details }

March 11, 2014

I know that you’re thinking that cement feels cold and dark, but just look at how incredibly cool it can be when added into your home decor.

You can go big and do cement floors (love.) or even just adding in cement details like a lamp base or coasters. However you do it, you have my huge stamp of approval on this very modern and chic design.

{ golden / sleek }

March 10, 2014

Want to do a more dramatic eye look during the day? Do a sleek ponytail, a light lip and a perfectly highlighted bone to set off a bold look and you are golden.

{ nyfw part 2/2 }

March 7, 2014

Got mobbed by a pack of photographers. Because my friends are pretty.
Took a billion blurry iphone photos of models on parade.
Still can’t believe this is my job and will not apologize.
Spent my days with my two fashion week rocks. Swear I’d quit without Courtney and Julia.
(and our personal photog Thomas. Thanks, buddy. )
Definitely wore a rap battle tee shirt to a show or two. #sorrynotsorry
Swung by Coach presentation and added 100 things to my shopping list.

I hope you followed along in real time on Instagram? Yes?

{ masculine meets feminine }

March 6, 2014

Hard lines juxtaposed with soft color palettes and feminine details? Yah, masculine meets feminine makes for a very pretty design aesthetic.
Here are some other favorites:

{ color pops }

March 5, 2014

a little emerald under the eye and a bright orange lip? yup, we’re so into all of this. don’t be afraid, it’s just a few color pops, darling.

Here’s how you can get this look:

Design by Ana Degenaar + Development by Brandi Bernoskie