Wednesday, June 26, 2013

the underneath

Lavender and dried flowers filled little pouches resulting in the best smell ever. A party favor from Free People's Girl's Night In event that took place tonight. I ran straight from work and was greeted by cookies, a dictionary of intimates and pre-styled outfits to check out. Took a pit stop before the party to a dead end sign to celebrate my annual hair cut. A little short for my taste, but give it a month or two. It'll grow back. 

Outfit Details: Top: Gypsy Warrior, Skirt: Topshop, Sandals: BP Nordstrom

yours for three hours,
Keep Calm and Chiffon 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

in the woodlands

Each day is better than the next in the woodlands. Being able to duck out of the sun in the hammock hangout and indulge in italian ices while listening to Kendrick Lamar is the definition of summer bliss. Already counting down the days til next year and taping my wristbands into scrapbooks. 

Outfit Details: Top: Necessary Clothing, Shorts: Necessary Clothing, Hat: Aldo Accessories

unfalteringly yours,
Keep Calm and Chiffon

Saturday, June 22, 2013


The weather forecast called for "abundant sunshine" this weekend at the Firefly Music Festival. Supersomethings like Ellie Goulding and Calvin Harris rocked the stage and had people screaming until they lost their voices. The music, the atmosphere, the fashion. I'm in love. 

Outfit Details: Top: Lily White, Vest, Shorts and Backpack: Forever 21, Jewelry: Free People, Crown: Homemade

festively yours, 
Keep Calm and Chiffon

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

the one year mark

Birthdays for me often recall a 90's esque party where you invite all of the kids in your class, eat ice cream cake from Dairy Queen and turn garbage bags into the most fashionable dress you can think of. At least, that's how it usually went down at my house. And I couldn't help but recall the content, comfort and unparalleled rewards that early birthdays brought. Now that's exactly how I feel on the one year anniversary of the existence of Keep Calm and Chiffon. The past year has been a whirlwind of new experiences and I am so grateful for every day. This blog started out as a way to pass time during the summer and has transformed into something I am so passionate about. If you're reading this right now, I have you to thank because you got me where I am now. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now go eat some cake. 

still yours,
Keep Calm and Chiffon

Friday, June 14, 2013

see you monday

Online shopping is not something I often engage in. But when I stumbled across the same dress I had coveted in stores but not in my size a few weeks before, I really had no choice. I went ahead and punched the numbers into the website and within 3-5 business days I was the proud owner of a See You Monday dress. Ta-da! Summer ease delivered to your doorstep. 

Outfit Details: Dress: See You Monday, Necklace: So Good, Boots: Sam Edelman 

http:// yours.
Keep Calm and Chiffon 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

historic district

For me, one of the things that gives the UWS its character is the architecture. Old, romantic brownstones with staircases that ascend to beckoning wooden doors. It all seems like a place you could stroll around for hours and not get sick of. I love being in the city and exploring the different neighborhoods. Yesterday at work my boss liked my outfit and posted it on her Instagram. I love interning. It's something new every day and it's never boring. 

Outfit Details: Blazer: Gypsy Warrior, Top: TOKO, Skirt: Necessary Clothing

historically yours, 
Keep Calm and Chiffon 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

the uniform

Oftentimes the simplest outfits are the ones we feel most confident in. Here's my take on the classic summer uniform- t-shirt, denim cutoffs and sneakers. Perfect for grabbing coffee and toasted bagels with an old friend and wandering around town as I did today. Brick walls, lush green leaves, and beautiful flowers? Smells like summer to me. 

Outfit Details: T-shirt: Forever 21, Shorts: Free People, Shoes: Charlotte Russe 

uniformly yours,
Keep Calm and Chiffon 

Saturday, June 1, 2013


The beauty of vintage finds is the ability to alter them solely with a pair of scissors. The top I'm wearing started as a maxi dress, turned into a high-low dress, became a shorter dress, then a tank top and ultimately a crop top. Just goes to show you that fashion is constantly changing, and that you have the power to change it. I decided to mix prints today, which is admittedly out of my comfort zone, but something I'm glad I tried. A mostly deserted subway on my way down to Soho presented the perfect opportunity for a shoot. A Keep Calm and Chiffon post from underground has been officially checked off the bucket list.

Outfit Details: Top: Vintage, Skirt: Gypsy Warrior, Bag: Free People, Necklace: TopShop

beneath the surface,
Keep Calm and Chiffon