Power Trip

Just another day, layering to keep me warm and comfy on cold days.
Shearling Matte Jacket- Similar
Blue Biker Jacket- Similar or (here)
Embroidered Sweater- H&M
Trousers- Zara
It’s funny to think that there are areas of my closet that are actually filled with coloured items which I neglect 95% of the time and then an all black section that is like my baby. However, once in awhile i like to dip into the coloured section and chose one stand out color to vibe with for the day.
If you’ve remembered any of my previous post from last Fall, I was absolutely obsessed with this bright royal blue biker jacket and still can’t quite get over how much I love it.
 I love rich colours that are able to enhance a look completely and this is exactly what I wanted for this look. I wore this ensemble this past weekend and honestly, I just wanted to walk around Brooklyn and get some fresh air. So, I literally just pulled out the quickest thing I could put together without looking crazy and then there was the birth of this look. 
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Loud Pipes

Cant quite stay away from the grey palette.

Fuzzy Sweater- H&M
Sportswear Inspired Coat- Zara

A grey palette always seems to come in handy on days whenever I either have to rush to school or I just want to come up with something that does quite require mixing colors or prints. This look is a primary example of how I dress on days when I need to get dressed quick but still keep warm and cozy. 
My weakest each Fall is wearing very chunky or oversized pieces, mainly because it gives me a sense of comfort which I love. I also went very minimal with my jewelry this time around just so I could enjoy the beauty of the multiple shades of grey.
It’s been so busy these past couple weeks and it’s only going to get worst from here on because the semester is almost over so I had tons of new projects working on but super excited for. If you would like to keep up to speed with “designer” aspect of my life and all the things I’m working on you can follow me on Instagram @marfarlane
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Everything In Its Right Place

Brooklyn days in a cozy sweater and shorts.
Sweater- H&M
Shorts- Similar
Boots- H&M
Hat- Similar
I had so much fun shooting this look because it’s been awhile since I’ve worn shorts for this Fall season, main reason being that I get cold so easily and putting on pants always seems like a major go-to move for me. I went out around Williamsburg here in Brooklyn sporting this comfy emsemble one weekend and didnt realize how much I love these boots until now. I’ve literally had this pair for awhile now and couldn’t quite decide what to style them with but so many ideas are now starting to float through my head and ways I could wear them for this Fall.
For this look, I chose to pair them with this awesome ribbed sweater (that I was scared of looking like a “Christmas sweater”) and light grey pleated shorts for a quick and easy daytime look that you can wear for brunch, shopping or just hanging with friends. 
I hope you like this quick post and be sure to tune in on my blog tomorrow for when I announce the giveaway! Have a great day!!
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Sleepless Gliding

Mixing different textures a lot this Fall.

Black & White Top- H&M
Mulder Platform – Jeffrey Campbell
Lace Cardigan- Forever 21

Since it’s so cold in NY during the Fall/Winter, it’s important to me to get creative if I’m going to be wearing a thousand layers a day. Hence, on any given day…you’ll find me mixing and matching completely different textures as my layers and this way I don’t get bored of wearing the same ol’ look over and over again.
For this post, I went a tad bit crazy and mixed both prints and textures for a fun monochromatic look. The top I’m wearing is one that I absolutely adore because of the cracked effect within the print that slightly reminds me of the Balenciaga AW 13 collection. I’m not sure why I did but, I made the choice of pairing the top with black and white plaid pants which I thought at first would have been too much but experimenting to me is always a good thing, because now I absolutely love the two together.
To finish off the look I threw on my floor length lace cardigan as an addition to introduce a different texture and of course, I had to break in my oversized neoprene jacket that I purchased at the beginning of the Summer and was dying for it to be  old enough so I could start wearing it (ps. I miss the Summer now). Let me know in the comments below what you think of this look!
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Play

Playing with earthiness for a nice comfy Fall look.
TurtleNeck Sweater- Forever 21
Draped Jersey Top- Necessary Clothing (Similiar)
Shearling Vest- Similar
Das Boots- UNIF
Necklace- Handmade in Jamaica

Sharing this quick post of a look I wore some weeks ago that I absolutely loved. I was back to wearing my 6 inch platforms and plying light layers for a cozy look. Earth tones always look so warm and inviting to me so I suppose that’s why I naturally fell in love with this combination.

Since it was a bit chilly outside, I wore my turtle neck sweater and layered it with this beautiful draped tunic top that had a cool knot in the front. I usually always go for structured pieces so this tunic top was a pleasant change for me. Every since I bought it, I’ve been pairing it so many ways…who knew it could be this versatile. To complete the look I threw on some comfy black pants from Zara and the most comfortable vest ever! I chose to style the overall look with complimentary jewelry and my Das Boots from UNIF for a slightly edgy vibe.

Have an awesome weekend!

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Portal Of My Soul

Dark, mysterious and Witchy vibe here on the blog today, just in time for the celebration of Halloween. 

Black and White Sweater- Forever 21
Cape- H&M
Pants- Zara

The cape comes out whenever I want to capture a polished look that has the ability to give any outfit that little extra oomph, which is never a bad thing. I’m not all entirely into this whole halloween craze..in fact, I grew up in a culture that never really celebrated halloween so I guess for me the whole dressing up in costume on the 31st isn’t quite the norm. However, I must say it can be quite fun to get dressed up and be who ever you want for that one night.

Even though this isn’t an actual halloween post, I could definitely see a witchy or vampy inspiration somewhere within this look. I changed things up a bit and wore my cyber Mac lipstick with an all black ensemble, complimented with hints of white. This was actually a look I wore to class that day and it was kind of fun going back to my grunge roots of my early blogging days.
I added the o-ring choker and my draped pyramid necklace for extra effects to drive some interest into the look since,  wearing all black can sometimes come off flat on camera.

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Inside In The Outside

The weather in NYC is finally cold so a lot of my coats are coming out of hiding.

Ribbed Sweater- Zara
Coat- Zara
Velvet Skirt- Chicwish
Rings- Vintage
Waking up in the mornings and trying to decide what to wear when the weather is changing isn’t quite an easy task for me. However, I usually try not to overthink it and simply just combine pieces that are strong enough to make an interesting statement with the aim of looking effortless (even though it may have taken hours to find something to wear). 
Yes, I’m almost always wearing grey and/or black but, that’s mainly because I sometimes get too lazy to think of color especially when I’ve been working in the studio all night. For this look, I wanted to keep it clean and straightforward with this awesome coat in black,white and grey plaid from Zara. I remember purchasing it last last Fall, I wore it so much and never got tired of it so I may just be wearing it a lot this second time around.
For my base look, I wore a cropped grey sweater with my favourite skater skirt in velvet for a quick and easy Fall attire tied in with a simple touch of jewelry. 
Expect a lot of new looks on the blog, a possible face lift on the site and I’ll be hosting an awesome giveaway very soon! I wish you all a wonderful Monday and thanks for visiting 🙂
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Furthest Thing

Wearing Neutrals on a winding day here in New York.

Pin Stripe Blouse- Forever 21
White Sweater Top- H&M
Skater Skirt- Necessary Clothing
Sunglasses-Zero UV

This Fall, most of what I’ve been wearing is neutral colors because of how easy and flexible it can be when it comes to getting dressed in the mornings. It’s gotten so embedded in me that now, its become an instinct for me to just reach for something neutral in my closet and not even give it a second thought.
For this look, I wore a heavy weight skater skirt, which is perfect for the fall because it still keeps you warm since its made out of wool. I decided to pair it with a cotton sweater top, layered with a sheer pinned striped blouse. I styled this sheer blouse as a cardigan by leaving it open as I wanted to not only add that extra layer to the look but also I feel as if the pinned stripes adds an extra bit of interest to an otherwise blank palette of white and grey. 
Anyways, I just got back from a short trip to Las Vegas, and it was incredibly awesome and the best time I ever had in a very long time…I got to be with my sisters and took a small break from my New York lifestyle which was a breath of fresh air for me. To see pictures from that trip you can follow me on Instagram and real time update at @marfarlane
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Forget About Everything & Runway

I totally decided last minute to change my mind and post this look from a shoot I did about a month ago. I was a little hesitant in posting, mainly because there wasn’t much to the overall look and the pictures were shot at a completely spontaneous moment as a slight experimental shoot.

Around 5 hours before class, my friend and I were chilling on the rooftop of my apartment and we thought it would be kind of cool to just fool around with the lighting, angles and just experimenting overall with the camera. Hence, these were the photos that resulted of that. Just me playing around..and the usual indecisiveness when it comes to deciding what to do with my hair especially since it was pretty hot when this look was shot.

I was heading into the city for my afternoon class so, a simple button up white blouse with baggy trousers was my quick go-to instinct. It’s simple and easy for times when it comes to wanting to “dress down”. I went slightly minimalistic when it came on to accessorizing by just where silver accents to compliment to black and white “uniform” attire. I hope you all have a great start to the week and thanks for visiting!

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Blu

Weekends spent strolling around in Williamsburg, Brooklyn calls for the perfect blend between a simplistic hipster and a sporty vibe.
Vest- Nasty Gal
Hat-Zara
Bracelet- Vintage
As I’ve mentioned a few times before here on the blog, my favourite place to hang out on the weekends during my free time is in Williamsburg. Mainly because the vibe there is so chill and there’s always a small interesting new spots to explore. On days like these, I personally like to dress as comfortable as possible…which means, the perfect pair of oxfords and clothing pieces that are slightly loose fitting but gives enough room for comfort while still being clean and polished. 
I chose to wear this vintage inspired lace top that pretty much looked like was specifically dyed to have this very rustic colour to it. However, that’s what I love so much about it plus the addition of the lace gives it such a great detailed touch. I could have thought of so many ways to style this top but, I chose to pair it with an almost plaid abstract looking short and this awesome baby blue vest. I’m so in love with the “biker” quality of this vest, that it has already become a staple piece in my closest for the Fall and could definitely be styled is so many different ways. 
I really wanted to tie in the burgundy color of my oxfords into this look hence, I chose to wear this panama hat that I’ve neglected for so many month. I think it made for a great addition to the look because of the ribbon colours that were wrapped in the silver chain…yea yea I know that seems like a very small detail however, I feel like sometimes its the small details that can certainly help make or break an overall look.
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