Outfit Details

  • Sunglasses - DIY (see below)
  • Button-Up Shirt - $20 from Uniqlo
  • Dress - secondhand from Buffalo Exchange for $10
  • Boots - Urban Outfitters, found on clearance for $20 about 2 and a half years ago

DIY Embellished Sunglasses

Recreate the look with Emmy's super easy embellished sunglasses tutorial:

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How would you describe your style?

I try to be original and quirky, and make my style a representation of myself. I'm pretty easy going and carefree, but I also take my work (my grown-up job and my blog job) very seriously. So I like to contrast preppy button-ups with bold statement necklaces, pleather skirts with soft textures and pastel colors, blazers with funky pants, and my crazy colored hair with a coiffed pixie cut. I'm hope that when I walk down the street, people think "why didn't I think of that?"

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

I have a leopard print, full-length faux fur coat that I'm very sentimental about. When I moved to New York City in January of 2013, I had just bought it. I figured, everyone dresses wild in New York! I'll fit right in! I was very wrong. Everyone wears black in the winter. EVERYONE. But after I started to warm up to the city and feel at home (which took a very long winter) I started wearing it more and more, until it became a part of me. I can't believe that coat didn't fuse into my skin last winter. It sort of represents my post-college, "finding myself in New York" journey, so it's my favorite piece in my wardrobe.

Who are your style icons?

I have no idea. People on Instagram. Miley Cyrus. The people of New York City. The dress up box at my grandma's house circa 1996.

Do you have any favourite designers?

I'm not the best at keeping up with designer clothes since I mostly shop at secondhand stores. I'd do terrible, disgusting things for a Chanel bag. When I feel like crying I go to the Kate Spade store down the street from my office.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes?

There's quite a few secondhand stores that I frequent in New York. Buffalo Exchange, Crossroads Trading Company. There's a vintage store in the East Village called No Relation Vintage that has great prices, and I usually spend about 3 hours there every time I stop in. I find a lot of statement jewelry and fun little pieces like phone cases and printed socks at the Pat Fields store on Bowery. She was the costume designer for Sex and the City.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I'm not too good at DIY projects, but I like to embellish my clothes with buttons (like these banana glasses), iron-on patches, just simple stuff. Crazy colored hair is a customized accessory in itself.

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?

I am always a proponent of contrasting intense pieces with preppy bits or soft textures. You have to make some fashion mistakes to do anything that's awesome, so don't be afraid to stand out.

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

Way too many to count. There are so many bloggers who create gorgeous outfits from secondhand clothes.

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