Old Sport

Old Sport || Dressed-up with a touch of sporty @runwaychef Old sport. I always love when Gatsby says that line in “The Great Gatsby”. Side note- do you know that it’s said 40 times (yes, 40) in the movie?! That’s one way to make sport old real fast! Anyways, since I seem to be on a role with finding outfit inspiration from movie quotes, I figured why not keep it going? I still haven’t had time to do much fall clothes shopping (Oh the horror!) so the closet creativity skills are being put to the test. While the blouse and Theory pants are reminiscent of the attire of my office days (something I like to forget), the leather jacket and baseball hat add enough sportiness to the outfit to keep my cubicle nightmares away. Old clothes + sporty touch = old sport. Or something like that…..

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As If….

Paris Schoolgirl || Gingham shirt, Chanel-like jacket, black skirt  and knee-high socks @runwaychef All’s I could think when I put on this outfit was how Parisian it made me feel. However, those pleasant Parisian thoughts were immediately interrupted with an “As if!”, because knee-high socks, total “Clueless” move. While this isn’t the outfit you’ll see me reaching for on the regular (this outfit is more my daily speed), that doesn’t mean I don’t like to have fun with my style. I’ve been lusting after Paris something fierce so clearly those dreams manifested in the form of this outfit. I’m not sure how the gingham print ended up in there, but there it is. And the knee-high sock trend everyone is rocking as of late? Puhhhh-lease. I’ve got those knee-highs on lockdown. I’ve been rocking them since camp in the 5th grade (I think I even got a few of the boys to pull their soccer socks up to their knees….I’m just such a trendsetter, what can I say?!). In the words of Mr. RC, I look like a “Clueless Parisian schoolgirl.” As if…..

P.S. You can see how else I styled knee-highs, as well as 2 other ways to wear tights, here.

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Morning Skin Care Boost

Olay Fresh Effects {Soak Up The Sun Protection} || Runway Chef #beauty #skincare #FreshToSchool For me, my morning routine starts with getting a full 8 hours of sleep, or at least in my dream world it does. Unfortunately, the reality is that I have a wandering mind, noisy neighbors, and a New York City apartment, so I consider myself lucky when I get 6-7 hours of sleep. To make up for my lack of sleep, I try to live a very healthy lifestyle. I take vitamins, drink lots of water, workout every day, start my day with fresh fruit and hot tea, and fill my plate with as many organic, whole foods as I can. But sometimes, even that isn’t enough. To get an extra boost I rely on skin care products. I’m sure you all remember me talking about my crazy skin allergies, so the search to find products that are both safe for my skin AND beneficial isn’t always easy. However, I was recently introduced to a product that does not upset my skin, but it is also perfect for rejuvenating after nights with little sleep. Olay Fresh Effects {Soak Up The Sun Protection!} Lightweight Moisturizing Sunscreen is beauty sleep in a bottle (minus the sleep part). It’s infused with the essence of honeysuckle and white tea, which helps your skin to look refreshed and ready to face the day. It also has SPF 15 in it. I feel good using this product knowing that I am nourishing my skin and helping it to stay beautifully protected.

What is your morning routine like and how do you make up for a lack of sleep? Do you use the Olay Fresh Effects products?

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Casual Weekend Wear

Casual Weekend Attire // Burgundy Hat, Gold Scarf and Distressed Denim @runwaychef #denim #casual Casual wear is my thaaang. Don’t get me wrong, I love dresses and skirts and I absolutely adore getting all fancied up, but given a choice, I’ll probably choose a cool and casual denim look 9 times out of 10. Blame it on my childhood tomboy days spent climbing trees and playing in the mud, blame it on the fact that sometimes I’m just too lazy to shave my legs (sorry…TMI?!), blame it on the fact that I work from home, blame it on the change in seasons….blame all you want, just don’t blame me for having this casual thing down to a ‘T’.

Which do you prefer- casual denim looks or dresses/skirts?

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3×3 Style- Crossroads Trading

3x3 Style- Red Plaid Scarf, Dark Denim + SOREL Boots || Runway Chef I have a confession to make: I am the biggest bargain shopper you might ever meet (ok, besides my Mom). I am constantly on the hunt for the latest and greatest deal, I refuse to pay full price for basically anything (there’s always a discount code or coupon somewhere), I may or may not have a panic attack anytime I have to spend more than $20 on an item, and I am probably the only girl who freaks out when her husband buys her nice things (and just so we’re clear, by freak out, I mean “Why did you spend so much money?” freak out, not “I’m so excited!” freak out). All that being said, I love nice things, whether it be designer bags, good denim or a well-made shoe. To find these items at lower price points (because you know I’m not paying full price!), I’ve always been a big consignment store shopper. But trust me when I say, not all consignment stores are created equal (some should probably consider a name change to “Junk Store”). Suffice to say, when I find a good secondhand shop, I quickly become a loyal customer. Crossroads Trading Company is one such shop. I may or may not frequent both (yes, both) NYC locations on a regular (read: weekly) basis. I love the deals I can find on designer shoes, high-end denim, and other brand name items, and I also love that I can sell back some of my clothes that I no longer use (hello more money to shop with!). If you’ve been reading RC for any amount of time I’m sure you’ve even seen some of the fabulous items I’ve picked up for amazing prices. Another reason I love Crossroads? They have locations all over the country. Translation: When you and your two blogging besties live nowhere near each other, you can still go shopping “together” at the same store. Grace, Luci and I all had so much fun shopping at our different Crossroads stores, texting each other pictures of what we got, discussing all the good deals we found, and planning how we would style the pieces for this month’s 3×3 style post. Until we can shop together in person (really soon!!), this is the perfect solution. Hop on over to Grace’s blog and Luci’s blog to see what pieces they scored and how they styled them and keep scrolling to see how I styled the Current/Elliott jeans and plaid scarf that I picked up.

3x3 Style- Red Plaid Scarf, Dark Denim + SOREL Boots || Runway Chef 3x3 Style- Red Plaid Scarf, Dark Denim + SOREL Boots || Runway Chef 3x3 Style- Red Plaid Scarf, Dark Denim + SOREL Boots || Runway Chef 3x3 Style- Red Plaid Scarf, Dark Denim + SOREL Boots || Runway Chef 3x3 Style- Red Plaid Scarf, Dark Denim + SOREL Boots || Runway Chef Forever 21 Jacket // American Apparel Shirt // Current/Elliott Jeans via Crossroads Trading Co. c/o // SOREL Boots c/o // Louis Vuitton Bag // Plaid Scarf c/o Crossroads Trading Co.

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