BEST DRESSED: Golden Globes 2015


Award season is here and this year’s Golden Globes red carpet did not disappoint! Having major heart eyes for these Hollywood A-listers tonight! See my best dressed picks below:

Allison Williams in Armani looked like a classic Hollywood starlet.

Amal Clooney made her red carpet debut looking stunning in Dior Haute Couture and like true royalty — in gloves!
Chrissy Teigen in a beautiful beaded Zuhair Murad gown. Loving the long sleeves and winter white.

Dakota Johnson sparkled in Chanel – as every girl should. Loving this metallic with a strappy Jimmy Choo sandal.

Gina Rodriguez (Golden Globe winner!) looked sleek and sophisticated in Badgley Mischka. The LBD never fails.

Step up! Jenna Dewan-Tatum looked flawless in Carolina Herrera.

Naomi Watts killed it in Gucci – loving this shade of yellow and her pop of red lip.

Emma Stone makes a statement on the red carpet in my favorite silhouette, the jumpsuit, in Lanvin.


Reese Witherspoon looked timeless in Calvin Klein. CK can do no wrong.

Who were your top picks? Share in the comments below!







 50 shades of grey — almost.

I live in grey. From my wardrobe to my bedroom — it is by far my favorite hue. One look I love is wearing this neutral from head to toe.

This coat I first discovered on Instagram and instantly took a screenshot. After dreaming about it for a week, I purchased at Aritzia and was so excited to wear it.

I wanted an alternative to my black coat this winter, and sometimes being in a sea of puffers around the city can get a little boring — having a statement coat to mix in every now and then is a great way to switch up your look.

I layered my coat with this dream of a sweatshirt I found at Forever 21. Under 20 bucks, I regret not buying two!

My jeans are Denim X — the latest fit from American Eagle Outfitters. They feel so soft, almost like a second-skin. The fabric has a ton of stretch and keeps their form. No one likes a saggy skinny jean!

My shoes are All Saints, I scored them last summer — they have become a staple in my closet and are surprisingly comfortable.

You can easily recreate this look with my picks below — who knew one color could be so versatile  – how will you wear it?


Coat: Aritzia (now on sale!)
Sweatshirt: Forever 21
Shoes: All Saints (Similar)
Sunnies: Ray-Ban 

Photos by Allison Schaller


Thank you, 2014. I have learned so much this year, grown professionally and personally and met some of the most amazing people along the way. With the relaunch of this site I have rediscovered a creative outlet for myself that has been an awesome way to share my interests and my passion for writing. I am so excited for what is to come in 2015 — we are just getting started! Thank you for the continued support. Happy New Year!


The New NYE

Ditch the dress. This NYE I am really embracing the jumpsuit trend. It girl and my vote for Model of the Year, Kendall Jenner wore this style numerous times this year and killed it.

Her winter white ensemble at the British Fashion Awards was done beautifully and adds a fresh take on the red carpet.

KJ Jumpsuit


To achieve a similar look you necessarily don’t need a full on onesie. Have a pair of high-waisted white pants in your closet? Add a white tank or tube top and thin belt and bam – you’re on your way to monochromatic amazingness.


If you do want to opt for the jumpsuit trend – here are a few of my faves that are under $60! Total steal.


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H&M, $20 (Seriously!)


H&M, $40

hmprod-2H&M, $20 (You need both colors at that price!)


Kendall adds the perfect statement lip in a signature holiday red. The red lip can be bold for some but the trick is to keep the rest of your make-up simple so you’re not competing. A neutral eyeshadow shade close to your skin-tone and a thin line of eye-liner keeps the look clean. However, I do enjoy a touch of highlighter to highlight your cheekbones and brighten under the eye. My favorite? Marc Jacobs Concealer in Stand Corrected.

Some of my favorite red lipsticks are here below – from a department store splurge to drugstore steal!

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Tom Ford, Cherry Rush, $50

  Stila, Fiery Red, $22

M.A.C., Ruby Woo, $16

Revlon, Couture, $10

Are you ready to rock this look to ring in 2015?

Happy New Year! Thanks for reading – more fun to come!



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Whether you’re last minute shopping for your sister, bff or boyfriend – these Syma Speaks approved gifts are for sure to win their hearts and too good you might have to buy another for yourself :)

Be sure to scroll down to see gifts for the guys certified by the Preston Konrad and John Soper of!

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What gifts are you going to get for your favorites — or for yourself?




Some might say florals are just for spring (Devil Wear’s Prada) but at Syma Speaks we beg to differ and are loving this trend for his and hers style. I enlisted my favorite Fashionisto friend, John to showcase how the floral trend can work not just for the ladies but for the guys in our life as well.

It takes a confident man to rock a trend like this but when pulled off correctly, it can have dramatic results. Though florals are mainly a warm-weather staple, the designs from the spring and summer 2014 collections were dark — thus making them easy to transition to the cooler months. If you’re not afraid to wear a bold color and fun pattern, put on a pair and match it with your key basic pieces in your closet like denim to balance it out.

Denim is your best bet. I wasn’t sure I could wear my favorite summer dress into the cooler months but layered over my favorite pair of destroyed AEO Jeggings and with my Aritzia trench it was a smooth transition. This look can easily take me from shopping in Soho to brunch with the girls. My boots by Rachel Comey are super versatile and not to mention comfortable when I’m running around the city.

John’s keeping it classic with a denim jacket and white button-down that don’t compete with his amazing Kenzo pants. We just so happened to color coordinate — promise we didn’t plan it. :)

Will you wear this trend in time to make Thanksgiving a little more festive? You can do it! Xo, Syma & John





Photos by Allison Schaller




Trench, Aritzia

Dress, American Eagle Outfitters

Jeans, American Eagle Outfitters

Boots, Rachel Comey



Jacket, Gap 

Shirt, Zara

Pants, Kenzo (similar)

Shoes, Keds



My absolute necessity for fall is the blanket scarf. I can’t live without it. I purchased my first one a few years ago from Aritzia and decided I needed a fresh one for the season! At first you might wonder, “How does one wear so much fabric?” or “Does it look like I’m wearing an actual blanket?” Have no fear. Here at Syma Speaks, we’ve made our first .gif (#trendy) to show you a few ways to wear this season’s most versatile item.



1. Easy Breezy – I like this look for a day where I’m not freezing and just want to add some color and texture.


2. The Shawl – This adds drama. Draped as a shawl, this not only keeps you super warm but plays up on the Kimono trend we’ve been seeing this past summer and the heavier fabric works for the cooler months.

_MG_02183. The Classic – Fashion meets function. Your safest bet to stay warm all winter long. Your scarf tied with an easy loop around your neck won’t go anywhere and is best when you’re running  errands around the city.


4. Wrap Star – Wearing your blanket scarf like this lets it double as a coat  and you mean business. Your arms might not be handy but who cares – you’re as warm as can be.


5. Flip It and Reverse It – Take a cue from Missy and wear the reverse side of your blanket scarf  the next time you drape it like a shawl. I’m obsessed with this navy and it gives a whole new feel to this look.

With so many ways to wear it – how will you rock the Blanket Scarf?

Shop some of my favorite options from Aritzia and aerie.

My Look

Hat, American Eagle Outfitters 

Sweatshirt , Forever 21

Scarf, Aritzia

Jeans, American Eagle Outfitters

Boots, Sam Edelman 

Photos by Allison Schaller


Major congrats are in order for model Kendall Jenner on being the newest face of Estée Lauder cosmetics. After gracing countless runways during fashion week (month really) and filling up our Instagram feed — this reality star continues to give the fashion industry something to talk about and I will definitely be keeping up with Kendall Jenner. Killin’ it.

Watch this adorable video below: