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Spring Fashion Dreams

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Hi Hart Beat. How’s your Tuesday night going? Pedro and I are hanging out with the boys at home and I’m just combing through my recent Instagram pins. I don’t usually do this but I’ve decided to be more thoughtful and purposeful of clothes that I buy for this spring. In that vein, I thought I’d pull together a little bit of an inspiration board. Pretty much what I’m dreaming of is worn in denim, green hues (kind of sick of blush after reading this article in The Cut about the history of “Millennial Pink”), backless tops, and ecru cream shades. What about you, Hart Beat? What does your spring wardrobe look like?

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Photos via this Pinterest board. Top green blouse via Sezane, white dress via Sezane, blue jeans are both vintage Levis, denim skirt is out of stock Topshop, and I have zero clue where the leotard is from :(

Swimsuit Help

Hannah Hart Beat

Help me, Hart Beat! In a little less than a month, my mom and I are going on our annual trip to the sun. The tradition started my first winter in New York when I was having a hard time in the dark city. My doctor recommended some vitamin D so my mom and I hopped on a plane to the Carribean. Four years later we’re continuing the tradition.

Like last year, we’re going down to the Pacific coast of Costa Rica where I can get my surf on and my mom can get her reading on. Last year I invested in a great bathing suit from Hackwith Design House. I love it so much but this year I need something a little more secure in the chest area for my surfing days.

I’ve tried so many suits over the years and as someone with a large chest, there are two things that make or break a bathing suit. One, it has to have an underwire. And two, it’s best if there’s some kind of tie aspect. That way you can make it as tight as you want on the shoulders or on the back. For years I wore a few from Victoria’s Secret that I loved but I’ve noticed in the last few seasons haven’t been as well made.

So I need your help, Hart Beat! Do you busty (or non-busty) ladies out there have any brand recommendations to pass along?

Photo by Steven Meiers.

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Clavicle Sightings

Hi Hart Beat! Did you watch the Golden Globes this year? To be honest, I did not watch it but I 100% watched the recap on Entertainment Tonight at the gym. And what did I learn? Clavicles and sternums are IN people! Hollywood is dressing everyone on the red carpet as if their belly button is suddenly the new starting point of a V-neck. I’m not really confident that I’ll ever be able to find a bra that allows this BUT I think I’m going to try and adapt some of this look into my outfit.

One way I can see this look happening (especially in the dead of winter) is grabbing a few button downs and opening the collar up wide at the top. This way you get some collar bone action with the added bonus of being work appropriate. The chambray shirt in the top photo here would work perfectly and is currently sitting in my cart at Madewell.com. God knows I wish I knew where this shirt at the bottom was from. The internet being the internet I can only find this site as it’s origin.

So what about you, Hart Beat? Have you noticed any trends recently sweeping the nation? Red carpet inspiration or not, I’ll take it.

Hannah Hart Beat

Top photo via @tequila.sunday and bottom via Pinterest.

 

The New Cool Kids from Madewell, December Edition

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Hi Hart Beat! I have something to admit… I have been doing some online shopping. In even more honesty, it’s more than I should be doing because what I should be doing is buying the rest of the Christmas gifts on my list. But I can’t help myself! This season everyone I love is having sales. And this is not excluding Madewell (who at this very minute is having 25% off their entire site as a “thank you to procrastinators” aka “here you go buy everything you’ve wanted all year because it’s Wednesday night and lalala it’s the holidays.” (Code is LATEBIRD.)

Anyway, I made a pretty big order over Cyber Monday and so I thought I’d share some of the things that I honest to god love so much. First up, up top and #3 in the grid below, these plaid pajamas. Madewell calls them “Flannel Bedtime Pajamas” and they are my favorite thing right now. The only two reviews on the site claim that the pants are too wide but WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? The pants are perfect. I’m wearing them right now. And the pajama top! I won’t go on because there are other things I want to talk about but it’s the cutest and most comfortable thing I’ve bought in a while and I get so sad every morning when I take it off before I go to work. I’ll be honest, I’ve definitely considered just wearing it to the office. Now I officially cannot. #whatever

And here’s a rundown of the rest: #1 = THE body suite I’ve been pinning about since the summer. It’s this amazing sweater material that’s not too hot, not too cold. Almost as if goldilocks were a sexy body suit. #2 = the most comfortable beanie in the most flattering color. I feel like a tall Swedish babe when I wear it and I don’t think I ever want to feel anything else ever again. And #4 = Another sweater. Why? Because it’s December and I already hate the winter and my attempt to fix this feeling is by bundling myself up with the softest things ever until April when I remember again when I love this city. Anything you’re loving from Madewell or anywhere else right now?

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Reformation

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Oh Hart Beat. How’s the beginning of your week going? We’re solidly into fall right now and even though it still feels like summer outside in New York I’ve been slowly but surely getting together my fall wardrobe. I feel like 26 year old Hannah officially cannot wear my college clothes anymore. Not only are they horribly out of fashion but they are worn past the point of no return. So, this month I’m starting to pull together some pieces that not only are 26 year old appropriate but material that will last more than a year (looking at you H&M).

Reformation was the first brand on my search for new fall clothes. I’ve been pulling looks I like together on this Pinterest board and Reformation hits all the levels. Not only are the clothes gorgeous but they both fit like a glove AND the company is environmentally friendly. They are transparent that they’re not 100% sustainable quite yet but are working on it and every piece that they make works toward that goal. You can read all about it on their site here.

So all that being said, here are the pieces that I have in my cart right now (other than that Reese Top in the photo above.)

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All that glitters is demin

Hannah Hart Beat

Hey Hart Beat. September is hereeee!! As as much as I want to deny it it means that fall is upon us and we can no long er use the oppressive heat for not dressing up to New York City level. I mean I’ve been getting emails about capital F Fall Fashion for a few months now but it’s only just occurring to me to start looking at what the cool kids are actually wearing. My first report: denim. is. everywhere.

Between creeping/not creeping (depending on your definition) on other women on the subway train, scrolling through Instagram or pinning to my hearts content on Pinterest all I see is a sea (ha) of denim. Even Madewell did 24 days of denim this August to prepare us all for the fall weather. These are the things I’m seeing around and where you can find them too,

  • Embroidery. I don’t know where this started but I like it. Words, flowers, and designs are everywhere on denim pants and jackets right now. Our DIY friends at a pair and a spade show you how to do it here and if you’re interested in buying Asos has some cool things.
  • Cropped and frayed hems. Denim pants are now being cut all kinds of ways to show the frayed hems of the pant. The one detail I’m loving is people are cutting the front part of the hem shorter than the end so that it kind of reveals a box look. It’s kind of sexy, Hart Beat. I did it to one of my older pair of pants and I have to say it’s pretty flattering. If you don’t want to wreck any of your favorite jeans Need Supply Co. is selling jeans with the pre cut look.
  • Denim tops (paired with jeans). Ahh, the old Texas tuxedo has made it’s way to New York and people are liking it. My southern friends should be proud. The tops I’m liking come from Madewell and Asos.

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Top photo via tumblr and I wish I knew where that jacket was from, sorry :( and bottom photo via Madewell.

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Dream Straw Hat

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Morning, Hart Beat! Thankfully for you, me, and all the other hot hot hot New Yorkers out there the weather has broke! That dreaded humidity that was bearing down on us is gone and we can finally leave our apartments and BREATH. To celebrate I wanted to share a summer straw hat from United by Blue that I’ve had my eyes on all season. July is still going strong so I don’t think it’s too late to make the buy. Right, Hart Beat?

Pedro is always poking fun of me for my “silly ass hats” but I don’t care. I love them. Over the years I’ve picked up two or three but have yet to have a straw one. Pinterest over the past for days has been serving me some pretty inspiration/aspirational/pinterestable images to support my want of this hat. (See below for swoon worthy image.) Let me know if you want to join me in this purchase today…

Straw hat in Paris.

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Summer Want List: The Blush Diaries

Hannah Hart Beat

Hiiiiii Hart Beat! It is hot hot hot here in Brooklyn. I mean, of course it is, it’s July. We’re in the weeds of summer and other than escaping to Rockaway or the Berks every weekend I’ve also been day dreaming of a cool, bright and airy apartment. So, in that vain here are a few things that I have on my summer wish list. Oh, and did I mention I’m obsessed with the color blush?

Stonewashed linen sheets from Hawkins New York at Food52

Naked color nail polish from Deborah Lippman.

The bucket bag that has been on my wish list for about six months now. In rosa obviously 💃

My favorite copper and white metallic Berkinstocks. (I have these but they’re worth mentioning because they are honestly SO COMFORTABLE.)

This blush jumpsuit. Too much? Not enough?

Top photo via tumblr.

To bra or not to bra?

Hannah Hart Beat

Oh Hart Beat. It’s May!! We did it! We made it through the cold, dreary winter into my absolute favorite season in Brooklyn. In Spring everything perks up in the city. Flowers come out lining the previously mud slicked streets, dogs finally walk around without those little silly rubber shoes, and we can all shed our heavy winter coats. One thing that this weather does make me think about, weirdly enough, is bra politics.

When Carolyn and I traveled the southern coast of France beach hopping, I was easily converted to the topless beach approach that most French and Spanish women embrace. (Side note, if you haven’t gone to a topless beach I can’t recommend it enough. Swimming without a bathing suite on is THE BEST FEELING. Boobs free in the water = pure bliss.) In the US topless beaches isn’t super common and, for that matter, neither are boobs in the wild.

I’m too well endowed to truly go braless without offending everyone who looks my way. Additionally, I always was under the impression that going braless or without much support ended up being bad for your boobs. It caused sagging, stretch marks, and back pains was always what I told myself. Now, I am not a doctor (lol), and all I have is my internet research but after suffering from horrible back pain the last year I’ve been researching what I can do to help my poor back. Going braless is apparently, one solution. The idea is that women who wear bras forever and ever lose muscle that we normally have in our boobs to support them. By going braless (even for a short amount of time) we can help our breasts gain more muscle. Interesting…

Now, as I said, there is now way that I can actually go to work braless so what I’ve been trying out is any time I’m not doing anything professional, family oriented, or where I anticipate hugging people, I’ve been going sans bra. It’s going pretty well. Still feels strange to have freedom but from what I learned topless bathing in France, it works for some people. Plus, now I can start looking at all these crazy dresses and tops that require braless fashion. I figure with a couple of these pasted on I’ll be good to go.

What do you think, Hart Beat? Dare to go bare with me this summer?

Photo via La Cool & Chic.