Sunday, October 19, 2014

Designer Dialogue: Nikki Chasin

Designer Nikki Chasin has been been on my radar ever since she won one of the coveted 15 spots on Racked Young Gun Class of 2014 - an honor that highlights up and coming designers. Then I spotted this matching plaid  set by Nikki on Of-a-Kind and I knew I had to share her amazing designs with you guys. Meet the New York talent below and head over to her website to see more of her statement pieces.

What's the story behind Nikki Chasin? 
I started Nikki Chasin about a year after graduating from Parsons. I had worked for companies big and small, and saw a space in the market for girls who want that "laid-back, dressed-up" look that has become a signature for the brand. 

 Favorite item from the current collection? 
 Floral quilted bomber jacket! 

 Who is the Nikki Chasin girl?
 Nikki Chasin is for the girl who is playful but wise. She's in on the joke and doesn't take herself too seriously. 

What celebrity/model/icon do you see wearing Nikki Chasin? 
Aubrey Plaza, Mindy Kaling, Linda Rodin 

Favorite spots in New York? 
ABC Kitchen for brunch, Toro for dinner. Pies 'n Thighs anytime of day. A run along the Hudson to work it all off.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Girl's Best Friend

Cami NYC Cobalt Tank, Reformation Skirt, Madewell Cardigan, I Adorn U Bar Necklace (via 9thandElm), Cate and Chloe Necklace 

Usually diamonds come to mind, but for me, there's nothing more loyal than a silk lace cami - it's there for me whenever I need to spice up an outfit! I'm loving this gorgeous cobalt one that Cami NYC sent over. Yup, that's right, Cami NYC is a line entirely dedicated to camis. Dream come true.

And I know that it's too early for a holiday wishlist (is it though?) but since we are on the subject of "best friends", I rounded up a few more items that I'm loving and wouldn't mind having around:

Monday, October 13, 2014

Who You Calling Ditsy?

Joe's Jeans Pants (c/o), Everlane Silk Tank, Hardtail Sweatshirt (worn as cardigan), Uniqlo Hat, Madewell Heels

 Do you guys know what a ditsy print is? I wasn't quite sure myself so I looked it up, a ditsy print is "....quite small in scale, and the design motifs are usually scattered or random"I want to give a big high five to whoever came up with this, it's so fitting!

Needless to say these pants are my first intro to the pattern of "ditsy" and one of the few pairs of non denim pants I own. My wardrobe mostly consists of pieces with minimal leg coverage, ie: skirts and shorts, so I love getting to mix things up with these perfect fit pants from Joe's Jeans.

Joe's Jeans' ditsy pieces (hover for info)