STREET STYLE: Who are you wearing?!

Part of being a blogger, a large part, is staying totally nonchalant and vaguely annoyed at the wave of street style paparazzi covering every corner of NYFW. To avoid that, we took the back alleys. It didn’t work.

PAPARAZZI: MOLLY!!! HOITO!!! WHO ARE YOU WEARING???!!!

MOLLY: Veronica Sheaffer for Veronica Sheaffer custom fringe top. (Also H&M skirt, Charlotte Russe Shoes, and black socks I stole from a shoe store. They were the try on socks, so I think I was allowed to?)

PAPARAZZI: DID YOU DRINK ALL THOSE COFFEES?

MOLLY: Yes. I’m a blogger.

molly hoito ny alley fashion week STREET STYLE

PAPARAZZI: VERONICA!!! HOITO!!! WHO ARE YOU WEARING?!?!

VERONICA: Veronica Sheaffer in Veronica Sheaffer for Veronica Sheaffer jumpsuit. (And vintage Levi’s jacket, Forever 21 Scuba Heels.)

PAPARAZZI: Googley Eyes.

VERONICA: Blinky Eyes.

hoito street style veronica scheaffer in vs strong look

They have amazing cameras. Check out the close up of this neck piece.

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EFFORTLESS + PAPERDOLL MASHUP: Simple Made Casual Made Easy

On Veronica: Monse Dress - Gilt; Manolo Blahnik Elia Sandals - Barneys; Jem Clutch - Mooi On Veronica: Monse Dress – Gilt; Manolo Blahnik Elia Sandals – Barneys; Jem Clutch – Mooi

About Monse, Visionary Imagery Magazine says “The brand thrives on sculptural approaches to the classic button-down shirt look and ranges from outfits for the office to evening gowns that ooze coolness in a nonchalant way.” Molly says “Wut.”

M: i have to tell you something

(Note: Five minutes later…)

V : i’m nervous! where did you go???

M: back! plane wifi… anyways.

V: thought maybe you were getting a warm towel or something.

M: no. a small plastic cup of lukewarm diet coke tho. OH and the seat next to me is open!!!

V: so VIP.

M: LIVING.

V: BEST. LIFE.

M: anyways that dress. the one i made you wear. i’m sorry?

V: i love it???

M: YOU DO?

V: HOW CAN’T I???? You know why I love it? First, it’s completely BONKERS. Second, I get to do a leg thing. Third, it’s so great with those nutso shoes. Ugh. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think I look kind of great??

M: you do look so great!

V: I would like to say that I DO NOT consider this ‘effortless’ as it’s been marketed. There’s nothing effortless about taking a button-up shirt, turning it into a dress, and then wearing it super tight across the shoulders with the sleeve cuffs tacked down. It’s, like I said before, legit bonkers. feel kind of great every time i look at it. they totally know how to put the ‘EFFORT’ in effortless, like wow.

M: to be FAIR Monse did not market this dress itself as effortless but their whole collection and brand (which contains sooo many other sleeve tangles) so i imagine they think this is too. what is it with people and button up shirts and effortless!? like, it’s so effortless to just thrown on a button up! we should deconstruct it! then reconstruct it in a MUCH more complicated way!

V: but hey, they did it. all I (you) had to do was throw it on with shoes and a purse (like like every other dress), and then do my hair and makeup for like two hours. DONE!

M: did you do the makeup and hair in this scenario or did you have people to do that? and strap on you shoes?

V: i think *probably* it was done for me. is that what you were imagining as you pasted these shoes onto my feet?

M: i was. so yes, then for YOU – EFFORTLESS.

V: literally NO effort.

Monse: Resort 17, SS 17, SS 16   Monse: Resort 17, SS 17, SS 16

More, from Vogue: “In their first three seasons, they’ve experimented with simple shirting, high-concept gowns, and unusual fabrications, but Spring ’17 was Monse at its most quintessential… less really is more. That didn’t mean the clothes were plain—every look had something special—but where they could have gone overboard, Garcia and Kim exhibited restraint. That’s key when “effortless” is your m.o.” More from Molly: “If you say so.”

EFFORTLESS: My Instagram Husband

When Molly and I discussed becoming advanced-age fashion bloggers, we knew that, first-and-foremost, we’d have to do a ton of research. We pored over the blogs and Instagrams of MUCH younger fashion girls, and learned that behind every successful blogger, is a man taking editorial iPhone pictures. These men are known as Instagram Husbands and Boyfriends, and they are responsible for the images that stir in all of us that perfect combination of envy and confusion.

Bloggers with Instagram Husbands (left to right): Alex of  the frugality, victoria of in the frow, Olivia of What Olivia Did, Erica of The Edited. images by their instagram husbands via Glamour Magazine UK.
Bloggers with Instagram Husbands (left to right): Alex of  the frugality, victoria of in the frow, Olivia of What Olivia Did, Erica of The Edited. images by their instagram husbands via Glamour Magazine UK.

Why can’t my life look like that? How does she look so good? Wait. HOW is there a random picture of this woman looking so good doing, essentially, nothing? WHO TOOK THIS PHOTO?

Obviously, she has one amazing Instagram Husband/Boyfriend, and so I immediately set to work, shaping my own husband into this very hip mold. Recently, we treated ourselves to a staycation at the trendy Hotel Lincoln in Chicago. I knew this was the perfect place for us to begin our new journey as Instagram Husband and Wife, and so I did what I’ve learned every other style blogger would do – grabbed a coffee and pretended to be super casual in front of the attached cafe, while the patrons looked out at me with their own mixture of envy and confusion …

We’re off to a great start.