Well-Read Women

Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby Emma Woodhouse, Emma Nancy Drew, Nancy Drew Mysteries

When you’re reading a book, do you try to picture what the characters would look like? If so, then you’ll probably love this book that just came out: Well-Read Women. I think that Chronicle Books publishes some of the prettiest books and this one is no exception. It contains illustrations of 50 famous heroines from literature, including Anna Karenina, Daisy Buchanan and Nancy Drew, to name a few. All of the portraits were created by Samantha Hahn, a painter based here in NYC. This book combines two things I love, literature and art, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

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NYFW Outfit Inspiration

NYFW Outfit Inspiration 1

I’m having a hard time believing that summer is winding down and that New York Fashion Week is already around the corner. September is looking like a busy month for me with NYFW and family/friends visiting at various times next month. I have a couple outfit ideas in mind for NYFW, but they’re not complete yet, so I thought I would turn to Pinterest again for outfit inspiration. Take a look at some pictures that are inspiring me below!

NYFW Outfit Inspiration 1

I love that this first look is made up of two closet staples- the little white dress and a black leather jacket. I happen to have both of these items, so all I would need to recreate that look is a killer pair of shoes. Hello lady in red on the right! The skirt makes a statement all on its own, but I’m also loving those burgundy lace-up shoes that’s she added to finish off the look.

NYFW Outfit Inspiration 2

I’m in love with that pink skirt- it’s the stuff of girly dreams. Also, Taylor Tomasi Hill can do no wrong, am I right? That floral dress she’s wearing is simply gorgeous and then she tops it off with a cropped leather jacket to add some edge.

NYFW Outfit Inspiration 3

Ahhh burgundy- probably my favorite color for fall. The look on the left is simple and classic. On the right, I’m loving her polka dot skirt and we know that polka dots are always a yes. Both of these girls look put-together yet totally comfortable- definitely one of the vibes I’m going for.

NYFW Outfit Inspiration 4

Umm, this girl on the left is the coolest with her leather jacket, leather crop top, bright red skirt and pointed flats. Will someone teach me how to look as cool as she does? On the right, I’m loving this all-white and anything-but-boring outfit. The pattern and the shape of the skirt is so pretty and and I’m loving her lace-up heels too!

Tell me: Which outfit is your favorite?

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 (check out my Pinterest board to see the looks individually!)