it is now q&a tuesday.

here we are again! you may/not know it but q&a tuesday is back. it’ll never leave you again — unless life takes over for one reason or another, of course. with that in mind, feel free to submit all of your burning/itching/invasive questions or check past ones.

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no lug-soled booties were harmed in the making of this production.

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remember tahari? i do. it was and still is one of my mother’s favorite brands, one that i long ago relegated to the “when mom wants to dress up” section of a department store along with eileen fisher. but like fisher, i will absolutely eat my words when i’ve been proven wrong and elie tahari has offish stepped up his game for spring 2015. it is impressive. the color palette is a pale one that alternates between hues of white and gray with a splash of coral but i’m pretty sure it’s speaking to me on an emotional level. tahari described the muse of this collection as “a shipwrecked high-tech bohemian.” like, that could be me if i ever went on a cruise, you guys!

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by far, the most-worn item in my closet recently has been this vest (c/o). can we get a round of applause for ann taylor’s outerwear? amen. i predict long structured vests will be a must-have for fall as an alternative to a light jacket — i’ve found them to be particularly helpful when working backstage because pockets + being able to move around without overheating is imperative. it also made me look très put-together.

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because of course a girl who works at a beauty brand needs a crop top covered in nail polishes. it is only the most appropriate item in her closet, obviously.

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some months back, i received an email from nordstrom inviting me (along with a select group of other talented folks) to partake in an “instashoot” on a tribeca rooftop in celebration of the retailer’s fall catalog. obv, i agreed to do so. the result of our efforts — an autumnal focus on the new stock coming into stores in the coming weeks — can be found throughout the pages of the catalog. these are some of the images that weren’t used during my time on said rooftop, but you can expect to see the items highlighted in them in nordstrom stores soon if not already.

i would highly recommend (for the sake of my ego) that you stop into your nearest nordstrom, pick up the catalog, and point at its pages shouting "i know her! i know her!" to nearest friends and family. also, feel free to follow me on instagram.

disclosure: all pics were taken via iphone. i was compensated for my participation.

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critics keep writing that michael kors' spring 2015 collection was “preppy.”

this felt slightly disconcerting at first as a girl who used to dye the underpart of her head black and wear converse and studded belts to sticky-floored bars at uconn way back when (#rebel), but i got over all those feelings real quick because these clothes are goo-oo-oodin particular, looks 45 to 53. legendary catwalker maggie rizer also opened the show, which was a real treat as she hasn’t done so in quite some time.

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the accessory every bad girl’s gonna wanna want for fall? eyebrow piercings. lol.

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but really, there aren’t enough fanny packs in this world. thank you, rachel comey

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carrie hammer is awesome. in addition to creating clothing for real women, the designer began casting real women for her runway shows; fall 2014 featured danielle sheypuk, winner of ms. wheelchair new york 2012, who became the very first wheelchair-bound model to grace the runway. to say that danielle looked absolutely stunning would be an understatement. this season, hammer did it again by inviting karen g. crespo, a nurse practitioner and bacterial meningitis survivor (she lost all four of her limbs to the disease), to do the samecrespo felt inspired to contact the designer after seeing last season’s show. then, having a delivery of $100k worth of prosthetic limbs stolen from her doorstep, she contacted the designer, who worked with a manufacturer to create a new set of prosthetics. some people suck but others are awesome and this involvement of women of all types is incredibly inspiring.

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