Sunday, September 30, 2012

In the {nude}

Hello fall, and hello nude! I am big fan of all things nude.

Now for the good stuff (my picks!)

The white peplum from Topshop is one of my all-time favorites; it helps to accentuate the smallest part of your waist and keeps you looking classy while doing so. Pair it with a skinny jean (I always opt for J Brand), stylish boots (you can never go wrong with Madewell's "Old Town Boot"), a statement necklace, over sized glasses such as these Linda Farrow's and a chic clutch, and you will be fall ready in no time! Add a touch of sass to the look by swiping on Tom Ford lipstick in "Spanish Pink" and voilá! Hello fall, hello stylish you!

All for now,
Xx Amanda

Friday, September 28, 2012

Get Inspired

Just a few photos that pack a punch of inspiration {and color), enjoy & happy Friday!

All for now,
Xx Amanda

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Weezy's Poppin' Bottles in {Celebration}

It's been quite the day for Mr.Carter

Not only did Lil Wanye manage to make it to age 30, he also managed to top Elvis Presley's record of 108 hit singles on Billboards Hot 100 singles chart. The song that earned him his bragging {and celebratory} rights is entitled "Celebration"... isn't that fitting!

(Click photo to listen to Celebration - Game ft. Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa & Lil Wayne)

If Weezy can surpass the "King of Rock and Roll" on the Billboard Top 100 list, then he really must be the best rapper alive. Talk about one hell of a birthday! 

All for now,
Xx Amanda

Fearless Fall Finds

Fall, what a magical time of the year; the leaves changing, the air changing, the fashion changing...

Fall is hands down my favorite season to dress for {especially in New York} because it allows me to play around with my wardrobe, mixing all sorts of fun pieces together. These are my go-to accessories for fall.
{Fall Finds}
The classic cargo jacket is not too heavy, yet not too light, so it is perfect for the cool breeze that the crisp fall air provides. My favorite is the Ohara by Rag & Bone. If you are feeling daring, pair your trendy cargo with biker boots, or keep it safe with a classic ballet flat. In my opinion, you can never go wrong with gold. These Anito Ko earrings are the perfect everyday stud, and not to mention they are to die for! Mix up this grunge look with a dainty necklace such as this Jennifer Zeuner swirly initial necklace. What to wear underneath? Who cares! Nobody will be able to look past your killer accessories to find out.

All for now,
Xx Amanda

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

NEWBIE: Rihanna - Diamonds

{Rihanna - Diamonds}

Rihanna was surely shinning bright like a diamond this morning with the release of her latests single, "Diamonds." It's got an upbeat, happy vibe to it that you can't help but bop along to. That Rihanna reign just wont let up! I think I'll add this one to my "hitting the town" playlist. Will you be adding this to your iPod? (Click the photo to listen!)

All for now,
Xx Amanda

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Summertime Sadness

With fall in full swing, I can't seem to shake my summertime blues (or my summertime playlist for that matter). Don't get me wrong, I am ecstatic to be wearing my cargo jacket and ankle booties, but sad to be putting away my high-waisted shorts and sandals. Bittersweet.

One {of the many} things I love about music is that it doesn't fade with seasons. Here are a few "summertime" songs I will be jamming to throughout fall.

Connor Youngblood - A Summer Song

A friend of mine introduced me to Connor Youngblood early last year and I immediately fell in love with his voice and the way he composes his music. This is one of my favorite chill songs, enjoy!

Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness (Remix)

My girl Lana. In my opinion, Lana Del Rey can do no wrong. Her sultry, raspy voice puts me in a daze whether it be during an upbeat, sassy song or a low-key melody, this girl kills it.

Sameblod - Loud Summer Heart (Remix)
This remix to Sameblod's Loud Summer Heart just makes me feel like groovin'. I could listen to it on repeat and hear something new every time.

All for now,
Xx Amanda

Monday, September 24, 2012

{Hi, Bonjour, Hola, Ciao}

inspiration for this here blog.
A big hello, and a big welcome to Harmony&Hem! I am very anxious and excited to get this baby up and running, as it is something I have been contemplating doing for quite some time now.

    It wasn't until my recent move to the City of Lights (yes New York City!) that I really felt the urge to sit down and get the ball  rolling. This city has so much to offer in every aspect. From the        culture, to the fashion, to the food, to the music... the list goes on and       on; it would be shameful not to document and share my experiences and inspiration with those who so seek it. So that is just what I plan on doing! This is your one-stop-shop for all things fashion, all things music, do-it-yourselfers, and so much more

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To start, I'll tell you a bit about myself.

The name is Amanda. I am a recent transplant from Texas, in which I was born and raised (and I have just as much pride as every other Texan, y'all). I recently graduated from The University of Texas at Austin where I got my BS in public relations with a minor in business. I moved to the City that Never Sleeps (yes, it's true - no one ever sleeps here!) in July to pursue a career in the fabulous world of fashion. I am currently working as a freelance fashion assistant at Vanity Fair Magazine, and I am absolutely loving it. I hope you venture back sooner rather than later!

All for now,
Xx Amanda