Madalynne Intimates

I'm baaaack!! And I am so excited for this collaboration I get to share with you guys. Some people say talking about underwear is taboo right? Well that's what we're about to discuss. I think it's fair to say that for many of us ladies, the modern day bralette trend is not the most boob friendly option. Well girls, and your girls, Madalynne just changed the game for us. The Nina set is perfect for gals of all shapes and sizes. The bralette is high neck, racerback and long enough to keep everyone secure while still feeling sexy. And the matching undies are high waisted with a high enough cut on your bum that you feel comfortable but still show a little skin. Did I mention you can get this set at Anthropologie now?! I think that makes Maddie one of the coolest panty-making chicks in the city of Brotherly Love. 

Along with the product shots we made for Maddie's website, we did some styled shoots. For the first one, I wore the Nina bralette in white as a crop top. I paired it with my favorite vintage men's Levi's that I added some patches to. I've seen so many girls wearing bralettes as tops but they would just not work for me, and most girls with a larger bra size. But the Nina is not like most bralettes. I can wear it with high waisted jeans and not feel naked, or outright feel like I'm wearing lingerie as my one and only top. 

For the next style, we kept the Nina set simple with a pair of knee high white socks. Maddie had the most beautiful Anthro coverlet and cowhide rug we staged along with a beautiful white Crosley record player. Also, can we just take a quick moment of appreciation for how beautiful this studio space is?! Install this rustic white barn door in my apartment, stat. ;)

This was possibly my favorite look of the day. It's already cold here in Philly, so any chance I get to wear these insanely soft and warm sweatpants, I will take it. I've also been l-o-v-i-n-g the trend of girls showing their fishnet band over the top of their jeans with a crop top. The Nina set adds that cool girl element with a touch of grace. 

I've been so MIA lately partly because of school, but also because I'm an intern with Wolven Threads! The Nina bralette is so insanely comfortable that you could 100% wear it to your yoga class. So naturally I had to combine my two favorite female-founded small businesses together for this shoot! I appreciate a women's hustle and both Maddie and Kiran are serious inspirations to me on the daily. 

The final look included the Nina set in black with this great sheer black maxi dress and some seriously rad natural light. Have I mentioned I love this studio? I'd move in if the heat was just cranked up a littleee warmer. Anyways, I would never consider my style conservative. But the thought of wearing a sheer dress with just my intimates seemed way to out there for me. This intimates set has my mind changed though! The high neck and high waist cover everything you would want to hide and still allows you to play with the new sheer trend.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please, make sure you show Maddie some love and check out her instagram, website, and her intimates on Anthro

Also, I got bangs a few weeks ago. This is my first time showing them on here ;) Cya soooon!

-N

Back To School Lookbook

As much as it pains me to think about going back to school already, the time is near. The best part about looking ahead to another semester is refreshing your fall wardrobe! Booties hold a special place in my heart. A good pair of booties can make my typical jeans and t-shirt outfit look so much more put together. I've been on the hunt for a pair of snakeskin booties that wouldn't break my bank and Free People had just the right pair! A few weeks ago, they did an additional 50% off sale items and I scored these bad boys for under $25! Naturally, I told my fashionista friend Sami (seeitwithsami) about them and she picked up a pair as well. We both also got this amazing embellished western belt for a ridiculous steal. We decided we could use these items to put together a fall-inspired back to school look book!

Look 1:

I am literally the worst person when it comes to getting rid of clothes. No matter how much I buy, I never go through old things and give them away. Certain pieces just carry some sort of nostalgia for me. Such as this vintage Harley Davidson off the shoulder top. My dad used to ride Harley's and I just loved going on rides with him down to the Chesapeake Bay. I got this shirt probably 10 years ago when it was far too big to fit me and had forgotten all about it until now. The off the shoulder trend is huge right now, and if you know me you know I love a good vintage graphic shirt. I paired it with black ripped jeans, the snakeskin booties, western belt and my new favorite FP sunglasses. It's the perfect cool-girl outfit to go right from class to happy hour. Sami also stuck with the neutral color scheme pairing the accessories with black ripped jeans and this amazing lace-up LF inspired top with reflection knock off Dior sunnies. 

This right here proves I am a miserable human before I drink my coffee

This right here proves I am a miserable human before I drink my coffee

Look 2:

Along with my order of the booties and belt, I got this dream-like white maxi dress (also from Free People) that is the softest thing in my closet currently. I paired it with a vintage leather vest that has so many little pockets I could skip a purse if I wanted. 

Look 3:

I stuck to neutrals for this whole look book since the shoes are such a rad statement piece. Back to my ripped jeans, I threw on a sheer victorian blouse with an open back from Urban Outfitters. Sami rocked a laid back tan t-shirt also from Urban. When will URBN just sponsor us to keep doing lookbooks? I meeeeeean..

Am I a country rock star yet? 

Am I a country rock star yet? 

I'm always in full cackle mode when I'm with this chick.

I'm always in full cackle mode when I'm with this chick.

Look 4: The VEST day

For the last look of the day, Sami and I dressed the shoes up a bit. She took the sophisticated route with a rockin' red blazer vest. I wore an Urban Outfitters bodycon taupe dress with my leather vest again. A good vest goes a long way. It's the perfect layer to finish off a look. 

And that's all for now kids. Let's shed a quick tear for the end of summer, but use retail therapy to get over it and add some awesome new pieces to use your back to school wardrobe. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Sami's blog post from this day too!! Also a big thank you to the man behind the camera for this look book, and most of my other blog posts, James Conley (ig @philatawgrapher). Be sure to go follow both these cats and make sure to wish Sami a big happy 21st birthday on Thursday!! 

Off to class now! JK off to the bar of the hotel we snuck into.

Off to class now! JK off to the bar of the hotel we snuck into.

BONUS! In the back to school vibe, I wanted to share some new goodies I got to prepare! The sunglasses are the Free People ones I wore for the look book. The back pack is from Nasty Gal. Pom pom puff is from Free People. And the pretty planner is from Anthropologie!

See ya soon!

-N