Dressing for Spring in the Middle of Winter

  Last winter was one of the coldest New York winters for decades. This winter took a break (Global Warming??) and like the groundhog predicted, spring has sprung. This past weekend, temperatures rose over 60 degrees. The sun beat down on my leather jacket, which made me question my choice of outerwear as I walked to a Sunday brunch stop. If I didn’t leave my favorite black jeans and grey sweater at a friend’s place, I probably would have opted to wear those. Needless to say, I would have cooked into ...

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A New York Winter Day

It has snowed twice in New York City. One day was a blizzard and the other day didn’t even qualify for cancelled classes. I almost feel bad when I am back home and relatives and friends ask how I am surviving an East Coast winter because, well, I’m doing pretty well and some days the temperature here in New York was warmer than in San Francisco (for that, I apologize). That said, my winter coat came in the mail the other day and I have worn it almost exclusively despite ...

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How to Wear Monochrome in the Fall

  It has been five months since my last post—what!? I am now writing to you from the other end of the country—in NEW YORK CITY. I apologize for my (very, very, very) long hiatus, but I finally am settled in here and ready to start this new chapter of my life—AND a new chapter of my blog. Three—Two—One—Take off! Prior to these last few weeks, the idea of leaves changing colors in the fall was mystical. I had only seen pictures, but my generation is pretty crafty with Photoshop, so it took ...

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How to Style a Fanny Pack in 2015

The other day, I went on an adventure and this is what I wore. At first glance, your initial reaction might be in regards to the black leather pouch (ON SALE RIGHT NOW!) strapped around my waist. To that I say: THE FANNY PACK IS BACK! While in search of something that would hold only the necessities in a convenient manner, I stumbled across the American Apparel fanny pack, which succumbed to the aforementioned requirement. After purchasing said fanny pack, my closet experienced a fanny pack cleanse, which—much like a juice cleanse—involves ...

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How to Wear Art to Go Look at Art

People travel worldwide to visit art museums featuring artists from every era. My take was to not capture just the art as the museum has already accomplished, but to fixate on what was admiring the art, and how the two together create their own sort of art. However, due to the incessant narcissism that has penetrated our culture and my Instagram, I’m the feature of the photographs—the one admiring the art. Going in to the museum with this intention, I wanted to compliment details of the pieces with my outfit—my ...

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Punk Rock-ish

    If you’re reading this, I’m back. Blogging hiatuses are what one may call “my thing.” While they are never intentional, sometimes life gets in the way. The lovely people in my life have a funny habit of always making themselves my priority and in the process, Briana Augustina (the blog not the person) gets put on the backburner. In this transitional period of my life, I always fall back on doing what I love and while thoughts of ending my blog have periodically crossed my mind, I always determine the ...

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