Yes, You Can Wear An Off The Shoulder Top

Off Shoulder Top Cat Eye Glasse

Off the shoulder tops have long been a boho style staple, but did you know they can be chic and sophisticated as well?

First of all, the style is flattering on any body type.

It may seem completely counterintuitive that the off shoulder tops that are so popular this season (you know, the billowy ones that have elastic around the shoulder/bust area, and then hang loosely?) would look good on a curvy figure.  However, with a few styling tricks you can make the shirt’s shape complement your shape.

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Help! I Want Everything From Anthropologie

Anthropolgie Fall Collection

Nothing says “fall” quite like Anthropologie. 

Maybe I’m biased because I worked there all through college, but there’s something about the scent of their Mulled Wine candles, oversized wool sweaters, and indie soundtrack that’s just so comforting on a crisp, gray fall day.

Even though I try to avoid temptation by not looking at their emails, I couldn’t help but take a look at the new fall line that launched yesterday….

Oh.  My.  God.  I want everything.

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Doc Martens “Spirit of Buffalo” Party

Dr. Martens FW15 Collection

I bought my first, pair of Dr. Martens when I was 21.  I was a fashion intern at Marie Claire and it was the early months of 2011.

If you were in NY, you’ll recall that it was dumping snow that year.  Growing up in Southern California and attending college in rainy Seattle, I never really had to deal with the slippery complications of snow and its slushy aftermath. Yes, I had leather boots, but they had no traction and left my feet freezing!

Since I wasn’t about to get a pair of full blown snow boots, and I was too badass for Uggs or anything of that sort, I decided on Docs.

So, I went down to the Dr. Martens store in Soho and picked up my first and only pair–a classic 1460 8-eye in Cherry Red. I say “and only” pair not because I outgrew the style, but rather because all you really need is one pair to last you through the end of time.  I wear mine all the time in the fall/winter and they just get better with age.

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Ostrichgram Lately

madame ostrich instagram

I’ve had the opportunity to do some pretty cool stuff lately!

Since things have been so fast paced, I haven’t been able to write about all of the things I’ve done in depth, but I’ve been documenting them on my Instagram.

If you follow me, (which you totally should…) this will be a bit of a recap.  However, if you’re new to MO, or not about that Insta life, here’s a glimpse of what I’ve been up to…

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Culture On the Fringe

Fringe Dress Strappy HeelsDress,  Asos.   Shoes,  Prabal Gurung x Target.  (Similar here & here.)

It may seem like a bit of a random jump, but when someone brought up the other day Heraclitus’ quote, “You cannot step twice into the same river,” it made me think of our culture’s relationship with fashion.

Time changes our perception of meaning.  Regardless of whether an item has changed physically or not, we can never experience it the exact same way because each second, we are changing.

On a smaller, less metaphysical scale, the same goes for trends.

Take, for instance, our current fascination with fringe.

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Behind The Scenes: My Redbook Cover

mksportsanista instagram 2 copyImage via Marija’s Instagram.  Outfit Details:  Top, Merona.  (Only $17!)   Skirt, Topshop.  (Similar here.)   Boots,  Dolce Vita.  (Similar here.)

Now that news of the cover has broken, I wanted to share with you some of the behind the scenes details from my Redbook cover shoot!

We shot the cover, our individual profiles, and inside group shot (which you’ll get to see when you pick up a copy of the magazine tomorrow!) in one day.  That may not seem like a lot, but think about the fact that there were six of us doing 3 different looks— I’ve assisted editorials where only shooting 6 looks took 15+ hours!

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I’m On The Cover of Redbook’s September Issue!

Redbook Magazine September IssueMy Cover Look:  Top, Ava & Viv.  Skirt, Oasis.  Earrings, Miranda Frye.  Bracelets, (top to bottom) RJ Graziano,  Sorrelli,  & Mad Jewels.  Necklace, Target.  Booties, Joe’s Jeans.

Wow!  I can’t believe today is finally here!

Do you know how hard keeping this a secret was? We shot the cover beginning of June–it’s been two whole months.

I was selected along with 5 other amazing women as a winner of Redbook’s Real Women Style Awards.  To learn more about the contest, and to meet my friends Jeniese, Cassie, Psyche, Marija, & Nikki click here.

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Takin’ Care of Business

ss15 Bandana TrendJacket,  New York & Co (c/o).  Dress,  H&M.  (Similar here & here.)  Bandana,  Social Distortion.  Necklace,  Eye Candy LA.  (Similar here & here.)  Bag,  Saint Laurent.  Shoes,  Asos.  Sunglasses,  Urban Outfitters.

As I write this, I’m right now sitting smack-dab in the eye of a proverbial storm.

Last week was so hectic working on projects for my “real” job, and I have a *very* exciting announcement to make on Tuesday, so I’m using this weekend’s downtime to get everything in order before Monday hits.

I wore this outfit running errands yesterday.  When I handed my boyfriend the camera (because, I mean, who doesn’t do outfit photos before heading to Trader Joes?) his response was, “WHAT are you wearing?!?!”

I’m assuming it was my bandana that illicit that response, considering that my outfit is rather boring without it.

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