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Fashion Inspiration, Brought to you by the MTA

When Shopstyle interviewed me for their blog a few weeks ago, they asked me “Where does sartorial inspiration for you usually start?" I told them, "The problem with this question is the word usually. I never really know where it’ll come from." Case in point: inspiration for today’s look came from the most unlikely of places.

There I was, sitting at my desk, minding my own business, humming away to Justin Beiber, when I casually glanced at my metro card sitting innocently on my desk… and BAM! Lightning struck, smoke machines filled the room, strobe lights flickered and just like that I turned into Lindsey Lohan circa Freaky Friday I had my color inspiration for the day.  

That rusty yellow background with a bright cobalt blue font and a thick black accent was actually exactly what I was in the mood for. Who knew the MTA could be so chic? I’d been wanting to infuse my look with some color lately, motivated by the overdose of cobalt in the pre-fall collections and obsessed with my new mustard trousers from Owen, it was perfect. 

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"Look ma! No hands!" 

Blazer, Zara. Guy Patterson turtleneck, Theory. Trousers, Rodebjer. Pumps, 3.1 Phillip Lim. All photos by Lydia Hudgens

And in the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, I may as well take this opportunity to resolve to be less of a cab snob and more of a subway lover. With all the money I save from foregoing cabs for the subway in 2013, I can probably buy myself 5 new pairs of shoes. So I calculate money using shoes. So what? Who cares? Live ya life. 

While we’re on the topic, let’s discuss the need to dress like a sparkly disco ball for New Years celebrations. WHY. I was not born a sparkly loving creature and I’m not the only one.  I propose an alternative. Dress to set the tone for the rest of the year. Want to meet a man? Dress like a man. Want to make a lot of money? Wear green. Want a bikini body? Wear a bikini. Just kidding. Please don’t do that. But you catch my drift, eh? Try going against the grain by not dressing like a human disco ball. Unless of course you are a sparkly loving creature and if that’s the case, I salute you. 

Wishing you all a very happy (and sparkly) New Year!

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