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A Week Of New York Fashion

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Denim Boiler Suit (similar) | Nude Mules | Aviator Sunglasses | Black Choker

Happy Friday. What a week. Can’t say it was my favorite week ever, but we made it through and I have serious quiet family plans this weekend to help recover. When I was in New York recently for that job I had brought my own clothes for wardrobe. I figured it might be fun to see what I wear on camera – some of it is still available, some not 🙂

The above jumper is the controversial one where people who are into fashion love it, people who aren’t don’t. Brian now thinks it’s ‘cool’ but I don’t think this is how he would prefer to show me off. I started watching (then binged) Younger (horrible font/marketing, great show) and decided to shake it up with my hair and guess what – I actually loved it. My hair and makeup artist (Agata Zemrak) did a good job of making it messy and cool, but hopefully not to costume-y. The above shot is the one that is the least ‘timeless’ but I still like it.

So here you go, what I wore ….

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Duster (similar) | Grey Sweater (similar) | Raw Hem Jeans (Similar) | Nude BootiesBlack Choker | Leather Tote

I love this outfit because I felt kinda ‘cool’ in it. Top knot says I’m playful, dark neutrals say I’m sophisticated. I’ve had that duster and sweatshirt for years, and am very sad to report that I left that sweatshirt (no longer available) at the Future Islands concert the other night. IT WAS MY FAVORITE. I rarely get sad when I lose something, but I am very sad. When you find the perfect staple that is a good cut for you and comfortable but still on trend (and yet timeless) you get sad when it’s gone. I’m sad.

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Blouse (similar) | JeansNude Mules

Looking very happy here 🙂 Those are the levi’s that I can’t sit down in (buy bigger) but I love the look of them. I wore them on a shopping segment (because I would be walking, not sitting). That’s not a very high recommendation, but I think if I had bought one size up I would love them. The blouse is from last year and sweet/simple. I like the combo with the distressed jeans.

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Top (similar) | Jeans | Slip-on Sneakers

Now to be fair I didn’t wear these sneakers with socks on camera. There was a real bug issue up there and I was getting EATEN, so anytime I could I put on socks I did. But those are my new Mother jeans that are so comfortable and, I think, flattering (for how comfortable they are). Dr. Scholl’s on my feet, per usual.

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Top (similar) | Necklace (similar) | Jeans | Sandals

This is a new top that I’m not modeling well, but I love it (and has pretty back detail). I like the color for camera. It’s tricky dressing for camera because you aren’t allowed to wear stripes because it does a weird optical illusion on the screen, but simple solids can look so boring. So you want either color, some sort of larger scale pattern, or a detail that is interesting (especially on the top half of your body). Those jeans are actually great, but I’m not really selling them too well there. They are the denim version of the Cali jeans that I love (that I guess are no longer available which is a mistake on Madewell’s part if you ask me).

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Bandana (similar) | Top (similar) | Jeans | Sandals | Leather Tote

Lastly this shirt I bought at Lost and Found LA, but we couldn’t find it online. I 1/2 love it and 1/2 hate it. It’s SO CUTE, but it’s one of those shirts that needs to be ironed or steamed every time. No thank you, sir. See how the sleeves did that? I think they are supposed to but I think it looks a bit messy. That bag is still my favorite and there you can see those jeans a bit better.

That’s it, not particularly great outfits, but they are me and I like them so I thought I’d share in an easy Friday post.

Cheers to a good weekend – I’ll be focusing on family, reconnecting with them and me, and sleeping (last weekend I went to bed at 8:30pm both nights and felt amazing on Monday). I have a decent amount of anxiety right now because of the state of the world and raising kids in it. Natural disaster upon natural disaster, fires, nuclear war threats, terrorism, the impending LA earthquake . . . but my LA “suffering” and this mental distress is nothing compared to all the millions of people actually experiencing the general devastation. I’m worried about my kids getting West Nile Virus (there is an outbreak in my neighborhood) when I know that people worry about so much worse every single day in other countries, their entire lives. We live in a safe bubble and while I want to stay in this safe bubble, sometimes I have this overwhelming fear it’s about to be popped. It’s just gotten to be a lot, no? I’m so sorry for all those who have directly felt the devastation of recent events and I’m grappling with my own guilt about not wanting to leave my family/bubble in order to help – but knowing that is the right thing to do.

I’ve never understood survivalism and fear of the apocalypse, but I’m finding myself purchasing food online to stockpile and making sure that we have batteries and flashlights at the ready. Am I the only one?

I’M SO FUN TODAY!! Seriously, have a good weekend. I will, I promise. Also I think I need to go for a run …. 🙂

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  1. Love it, Emily!

  2. Love the top knot. Love the solid pink/blush blouse. You’re totally rocking out those aviator glasses! So dang cute. Enjoy your family weekend!

  3. Cute outfits!

    You are not crazy. Well, or – if you are, then so am I. We took our boys (2 and 10 months) camping at the Oregon coast last weekend and I had the tsunami evac routs and inundation zones memorized weeks in advance. I slept with my contacts in. I packed a bag with a tarp and water and a knife (A KNIFE) to grab in an emergency and spent the whole weekend wondering if I could run a 15 minute mile, uphill, holding a child. Back home in Portland I stockpile water and sleep with an emergency whistle and flashlight near my bed. I hold my breath every time we drive over the I-5 bridge. I have lived here my whole life and only since having kids have I let it occupy my mind like this. We’re so exposed to the suffering of people around the world, in real time, and it is terrifying. That, combined with climate change and the current political climate, just… it’s a wonder we moms get any sleep at all.

    It has helped me a little to hear about the wonderful people of Mexico, and all the stories of their good hearts and kindness. I try to focus on that. There will always be good people to help in times of trouble. People are mostly very good.

    Love! You are a bright spot in my my days, every day. I hope you have a happy and relaxing weekend.

    1. Your second to last paragraph brings to mind one of my favorite Mr. Rogers quotes: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.””

      If you can’t be a helper, look for the helpers, and it’ll be a little less scary!

      1. I LOVE THIS. Thank you. It’s so true. Go positive, emily. I know you can 🙂

      2. Mr. Rogers was the man.

        1. I don’t know why I just spoke to myself in the comments in the third person. well, i guess I do, its like looking in the mirror and being like – smile, you can do it! you are a positive person! The LA Times called me ‘Preternaturally Perky’ (one of my favorite things ever said about me…. after I looked it up) so I guess i’m just reminding myself I can do it. 🙂

          1. Because you intuitively know that talking to yourself in the third person legitimately reduces stress! I just read this study this week 😄.
            http://www.newsweek.com/stressed-talk-yourself-third-person-643628

  4. Live all these outfits, but my favorite is definitely the last. That top is adorable and I really like that scarf.

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  5. Love reading your posts! I know you spend a lot of time/thought on each of these but they sometimes read like you’re literally just writing down all the thoughts that pop in you’re head and that is what is so real, relatable and genuine. And keeps me coming back for more! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  6. Hi! So cute! Where is the solid pink top from? You have the Target blouse linked twice. Many thanks!

  7. Rockin’ it all!

  8. Cute outfits! Thanks for sharing the details – love your honesty and humor.

    I have a question about the Rachel Comey Mars boot. I’ve lusted after those shoes for a long time (yet to pull the trigger), and was wondering if they are easy to get on and off? It looks like they have no zipper.

    1. Hi hi! I have them and LOVE them. I was told at a ski boot fitting that I have a really high instep, and these are still easy to get on and off. I say, hi buy!

      1. yep, super easy 🙂

  9. Emily, Try using peppermint soap or lotion (Dr. Bronner’s is great) to keep mosquitoes and bugs away. This really works.

    1. Hey Lynne.. I’m reading this in India where we have a lot of mosquitoes right now because of the rains.. am definitely going to try peppermint lotion.. thanks!

  10. Hello Emily,
    I have ready your blog daily for years; first when I lived in Brooklyn, then the country in CT and now we are practically neighbors. (It feels so weird to introduce myself this way.) I have three kids; 9, 3 and 1. I’m trying to say; we’re the same age, i love your work and agree almost completely on big issues.
    I get it. My husband and I spent last weekend taking our emergency water out of the garage (can’t access if there’s no power), and dedicating a whole closet to supplies. I buy extra food every time I go to the grocery store. Joe bought a ton of emergency stuff on Amazon.
    A few weeks ago, while enjoying a calm moment in the pool, I was thinking about Houston and said to myself, “it’s not IF but WHEN” disaster strikes. It feels inevitable which is so scary. But as parents, as informed caring people, we need to be prepared.
    I get it. You’re not crazy. These are such challenging times.
    Have a good weekend recharging.
    Cheers,
    Kat

  11. Go for the run. It’s nice and cool out and you’ll feel better once you get moving. This apocalyptic feeling at least got me to make an emergency kit. After hearing my sister talk about having no power for a week in Florida, I’ve got the canned goods bought and the grill gas tank full.

    That pink blouse is lovely on you.

  12. You aren’t crazy. It really is smart to have some food stored just in case. I live in MN, and hello blizzards that take out your electricity, oh and also the roads are so bad that you can’t get to the store to get food. It just makes sense. I’m not saying go all doomsday on the world, but some things are common sense, and we can definitely see this with all of the hurricane and everything else going on. We moved into our new house in May and a week later lightning hit our neighbors transformer. Not a big deal except we have a shared well with them, so no electricity at their house also meant no water at ours….. we didn’t have water just in case, but you can bet we do now.

  13. I am pleased to hear I’m not the only one sitting with a fairly decent level of anxiety about the state of the world. When I’ve mentioned to friends that I’m thinking of stockpiling some food/water and they ask me what I’m preparing for… I’m like take your pick – natural disaster, nuclear war, terrorism, so many choices right now. This must be what it felt like in the 50’s, only most of us don’t have access to bomb shelters!
    Anyway, it feels like a low grade fever for me. I still go about my daily life, and mostly I’m not thinking about it, but there’s just this hum of anxiety always present in the background. I am 45, and I don’t remember it ever feeling this intense and imminently scary before.
    Sorry because that’s probably not helping to cheer you up. But you are definitely NOT alone.

    1. Ditto upon ditto. We are in the process of buying a house in So Cal and I can’t stop thinking it is the worst idea eve, if it’s not THE earthquake, it will be THE nuke. Tempted to take my down payment and retreat to Montana (too cloase to the Yellowstone super volcano?). I hug my kids tight, savor the beauty of each day and am thankful for the peace that we now enjoy, however fleeting it feels.

  14. Man, I feel ya at the end there! I keep telling my husband, “Being an adult suckkks!” (especially now that we have two little kids that depend on us for everything), because once you’re an adult you become acutely aware of the sorrows of this world. This world can be so cruel and scary and I am in charge of the well being of not just myself, but now two little ones. The anxiety and fear can be overwhelming! Plus, my heart just breaks for moms like me, who on top of the normal day-to-day parenting challenges, are also dealing with natural disasters, war, life as a refugee, extreme poverty, etc. It’s hard to really enjoy anything I have, while thinking of those whose circumstances have not been as fortunate. 🙁

  15. Go for a run.

    Future Islands is awesome!

    Have a great weekend 🙂

  16. That outfit with the bandana is so cute, all of these are such great looks! I personally like the jumper, it really suits you. I hope you have a wonderful weekend xx

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  17. You’re so cute! Keep the fashion coming 🙂

  18. Loved reading this, thank you. Agree with your sentiments and the mixed bad of anxiety, confusion and sadness many people are experiencing at the moment. It takes a brave person to say it out loud to a big audience so well done and just by airing your thoughts and worries you’ve likely lifted a lot of people up (including yourself). Here’s to sticking together through all these challenges and lifting each other up so that we can support those who need it the most. x

  19. I barely recognized you in that pink top! It’s fun to see another side of you 🙂

  20. The blue jumper is cool, but not flattering on you. You have a great figure and it doesn’t show it off.

    Everything else was great.

  21. Emily, I love your fashion posts! I was going to ask if those jeans stretched (I bought them), but you answered my question. Sigh. 🙂

  22. I live in Houston, and I support your sudden inclination to stockpile. Everything I ordered off Amazon before Harvey (and paid extra for 1 day shipping) arrived 5 days after the storm passed. Water, non-perishables, gas, etc. sell out days before a disaster (assuming it’s the kind that comes with a warning), and we STILL have some gas stations that don’t have gas. We made it through the storm with minimal damage, but I’m not putting off being prepared anymore.

    Also, thank you for you wedgie jean comments. I was starting to think it’s just me who can’t move in them. The reviews all said to size down, and well, the ones I ordered are great as long as I’m cool with not eating or sitting. I’ve only had them for two days, and I’ve only had my baby for two months, so in hoping it all works out in the end.

  23. First things first- you look best in scarves. Very comfy chic! But moving on to more important matters, I’m just driving back to sw Florida after Irma and have a friend who lost someone in Mexico…. since only love remains, and there is so much loneliness and anger all around us, we can each bring more happiness while we are here if we look around us a little more and give someone the gift only we can give in that moment- a personal connection. Feed positivity!

  24. These are all so great, but I love #2 and #4. The streamlined pieces/colors in #2 remind me of Copenhagen style (especially the duster) and I know you said you wouldn’t wear the socks usually in #4, but those socks were actually my favorite part of the outfit! I think they add a little pattern and sweetness. But I have a hard time wearing close-toed shoes without socks so maybe I’m partial to that style. 😜

  25. emily, that pink is YOUR COLOR! you look amazing in it…it just really suits your coloring. also, your hair in that outfit looks awesome.

  26. I did one of those maniacal laughs while reading your last paragraphs… like the sort of laugh crazy, tin foil hat people do when they recognize one of their own. We just got the bejeezus scared out of us here in Florida with Hurricane Irma heading straight for us and I lived, died and breathed by the hurricane updates. I still find myself checking the National Hurricane Center and local meteorologist at 5am, 11am, 5pm, and 11pm. Must be some kind of PTSD. Anyway, just wanted you to know you’re not alone in buying non-perishable foods, flashlights, batteries. My husband was ready to call the authorities when I insisted on storing the children’s bicycle helmets in our hallway (safe room)hey live there now.

  27. I’m obsessed with that pink top!!! What’s the source of the one Emily’s wearing in the pic? The similar top was linked twice. 💕

  28. I seriously can’t believe you got the tote in black. Whoa. Now I need to rethink my purchase.

  29. I love your outfits and relate so hard to the “I’ve never been a survivalist type but wtf is going on is this the end of the world?” thing. Glad I’m not the only one.

  30. You look amazing in that pink top. The color suits you so well!

  31. Solid pink I totally would wear that..

  32. Love your blog and the escape from reality but also love you checking in and acknowledging we are all feeling the same things right now. Remember when you were a little kid and you were finding out about American history and all the wars have been fought and you said yourself, “I really grew up in the best time and now the world is always going to be amazing. I’m so glad I missed all of this horrible fighting.”
    Then that silly bubble broke and you realized we live in a world of good and bad, love and hate, fear and peace. Somehow we have to grow up and navigate that scary place. Usually we have a president who is very much a grown-up and good or bad, has felt sort of like a buffer that couldn’t screw things up too too bad. Those days are over, and no wonder we’re all raw!
    Your inner world is one at least you get to choose. Be prepared but focus on the good and being a force of good in this world. Worrying and fearing only will attract that energy to you.
    Love on ya.

  33. I always enjoy your fashion posts. I don’t always “get” the look, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a piece that I would buy, but I find your personal style compelling- you know what you like and you have curated that specific look. And, you always seem very comfortable in your skin (even though I know you’ve said you feel weird “modeling”) While I know what I like in interiors, I have yet to find my personal dress style, so it’s nice to see someone who has really nailed that. This is all a compliment, by the way, in case it’s coming out convoluted 🙂

  34. I am totally digging the casual sneaker look, you look great!

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  35. These outfits are amazing and I want you to know that I pinned almost all of them to my evereve trendsend board (it’s like stichtfix but cooler?) Dressing to be cool and young but not too young and semi-professional/creative is really difficult and you nail it (I LOVE YOUR SHOES!)

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  38. Hi Emily,

    I love your style! You always have the best picks! Can you link to where that pink blouse is from. You have the similar target option linked twice. Thanks!

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