Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A Day at Star Wars: The Power of Costume Exhibit

The Force Awakens costumes

As a late birthday present I got to go to the Star Wars: The Power of Costume exhibit with some friends. I already knew I was going to love the exhibit (I mean clothes and Star Wars is a clear win-win situation), but it was even better than I imagined. Not only do you get to see the costumes up close, but there is a lot of information about how they were made and the inspiration behind them. There's the simple approach of Han Solo's costume with the inspiration coming from cowboys of the west, to the whole progression of Padme's and Palpatine's style. 

There are many fabric samples to touch, buttons to press, and quizzes to take throughout the exhibit as well. Even my non-Star Wars loving friend enjoyed it. It's self guided so it's up to you whether you want to take your time looking at all the sketches and reading up on everything, or just get excited about all of the droids, weapons, and uniforms you get to see. Either way, if you you're a Star Wars fan try to make it over to the Discovery Times Square, or look out for it when the exhibit goes on tour later this year. In the mean time you can enjoy some of the photos I took below. 

May the Fourth be With You,
x Jasmine

Padama's later costumes

Vadar poster inspired by war propaganda

details of Padme's picnic dress, Han in carbonite and details of Boba's suit

inspiration behind Leia's slave costume

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Stripes and Sun

In my adventures of adding dresses to my closet, this one may just be my favorite. Really, all knit dresses are awesome. The material is always so stretchy making them the most comfortable thing to wear, and with a great print you just need throw it on and go. 

The success of this dress was made sweeter the other week by the sunglasses, also a new love, and a trip to Jack's Wife Freda. It was a long wait, but the food and people working there we're all great. If you have the patience I would head there sometime soon. 

x Jasmine 

Dressed in: Urban outfitters dress (similar here, here and here), Sunglasses 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Spring Wish List 2016

Spring Wish List

We've had maybe two kind of warm days so far, but that hasn't stopped me from lusting after so many spring looks. I can't wait for the days where I don't need a coat to survive outside. While we're waiting, you can take  a look below for all the things I want in my spring wardrobe.  

Boyfriend Tees

I stole some of my brother's old shirts and I've been wearing them all the time. I think I'm a little bit obsessed. They're so soft, and loose fitting and now I want those qualities in all my tees. 

90s Sandals

This is one 90s trend I can get behind. I struggle to find sandals that aren't flimsy but are still cute, and I think these could work. The low heel also easily dress up any simple, spring outfit. 

Blue Dresses

My love for dresses has kept on growing in the past year. Right now it's all about blue dresses. 
Fun Bags

Lately I've been getting a little bored of my black Zara bag. It's a great basic, but I need something to switch things up. Florals, postcards and strawberry milk are just some of the many unique bags out there. Now I just have to find the best one for me. 
Soak up some sun, 
x Jasmine 

Check out previous wish lists - Here 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A bit of Hawaii in the Cold

Compared to last year's Florence escapade, my birthday this year was pretty chill but just as lovely. Come the Saturday after my birthday it was all about two of my favorite things: Brunch and Books. I had never been to Noreetuh, or tried Hawaiian food for that matter, but it's a favorite now. Everything we tried was so delicious and sweet. I had their pork belly hash with a 21st birthday approved Pog Mimosa. I'd love to head back and try out their dinner sometime. 

Next we headed over to Housing Works bookstore. It was a lovely book shop and cafe filled with great, inexpensive books. I didn't pick up anything this time around since I really should start the ones I got in Dublin first. I'll be headed back though once I get those crossed off my TBR list. 

Though I was hoping we'd get some warmer weather, the day actually was about 40 degrees. I figured I'd take out my winter boots for one last outing (hopefully.) I swear it's impossible to have cold feet with them since they are lined with faux fur. It's something I'm not used to as I am pretty much permanently cold. They're a little heavier than any of my other boots, but the quality is too good to pass up really. 

Happy Birthday to all my fellow pisces,
xx Jasmine 

Dressed in: Gap button up, H&M sweater (similar), Levi's jeans, Dr. Marten boots (similar

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

New York Fashion Week FW16

NYFW was cold as ever this February, but still managed to serve up some great inspiration for when fall rolls around once again. Here are some of my favorites: 

Fuzzy: My love for my TopShop coat has extended to everything fuzzy. Sweaters, vest, coats, doesn't matter as long as it's cosy. 
(left to right) Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung, Alturzza 

Winter floral: Winter florals aren't a new idea, but I love how more leaves and vines are being incorporated into these prints. The fact that Jason Wu's blooms also looks like their smeared and dripping is a great twist to a floral print as well. 
Cynthia Rowley, Jason Wu, Alice and Olivia 

Sweaters: Despite how much I wish and hope, I'll always have to deal with a harsh winter so sweaters are a staple. Oversized sweaters seemed to rule the runway this season. I particularly love how Marc Jacobs managed to make dollies sinister looking. 
Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone, Lacoste

Atmosphere: I love a good theme and fashion week always delivers some great ones. Coach delivered on all things school themed. If only I was actually that stylish in high school. Opening Ceremony focused on the future rather than the past. Some of the looks seemed like they came straight out of Zenon, but I love how daring the choices were. Plus, there were some great elements like this oil slick colored utility jacket. Thom Browne opted for victorian central park in the winter and though I'm yearning for spring it looked incredible and quite mysterious. 


The Creatures of Comfort show had a lot of retail appeal and it spoke to me instantly. I love the relaxed approach to typical work wear. The slouchy fit of the velvet suits makes the look more modern than the 70s version. Plus they added a nice 70s twist to some staples I love like button ups and high waisted pants. 

I consistently love the Marissa Webb shows. This one in particular felt like she took everything that was already in my closet and made it better. I genuinely love everything from the utilitarian army jacket to the additions of drawstrings and frayed edges to a suit. The pops of mustard yellow are also a nice touch and a nod to the 70s trend were all still obsessed with. 

You can find my favorites from previous fashion weeks here
x Jasmine 
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