I turned 36 yesterday, yes 36! Happy Birthday to me! Frank surprised me by taking me shopping in Soho on Saturday. Believe it or not, I had a hard time picking out items as I’m a little over Summer and looking forward to Fall items. I ended up picking up a super soft leather jacket from Bloomies, love!
I decided I needed to be comfortable to walk around, this is what I wore.
PS. I know, there’s that Rebecca Minkoff bag again. I know you all must be tired of it, but I just LOVE it 🙂
Top: H&M; Shorts: J Crew; Shoes: Zara; Bag: Rebecca Minkoff; Necklace: Banana Republic (old)
I decided to be a bit daring this morning and put on a lot of color. I did get a few weird looks, but I’m just hoping it was because I was having a great hair day rather than just a really loud outfit.
Is this too much for the office, or would you wear it?
Top: Banana Republic (similar) ; Skirt: J Crew; Shoes: Steve Madden
I scored this beauty during J Crew’s latest sale. I’ve never bought a J Crew No. 2 Pencil skirt so I was a bit nervous about ordering it online. As you can see, it’s a perfect fit. Now I know what all the hoopla is about. These skirts are perfection! I should point out that I’m 5’2″ and this is a Petite.
Top: Zara; Skirt: J Crew; Shoes: Calvin Klein; Necklace: Banana Republic
I was at the mall with Frank in search for a pair of red pants…for him. Yes, he’s not only amazing, but stylish too 🙂 As soon as we walked into J Crew, I spotted these beauties. Frank’s pants took a back seat for a second. As much as I swore I wouldn’t buy anything full price anymore, I just couldn’t resist taking these striped beauties home. To “even” things out, I bought a few other items on sale…that counts, right?
I LOVE anything in stripes. Tell me, is there any specific pattern that makes you break your shopping rules?
Top: Banana Republic (old); Shorts: J Crew; Shoes: Ivanka Trump; Necklace: Ebay; Bag: Jason Wu for Target; Bracelets: F21
It has been a rainy, dark week here in NYC. So I thought I’d brighten up my mood by brightening up my outfit. I just pulled all the bright things that caught my eye and put them on. Kidding, but I did have a mission to dress bright. Mission accomplished!
On another note, you may have noticed that Cat has not posted at all this week. Well, she’s celebrating her one year anniversary with M in the Bahamas. Happy Anniversary Sees and Bro! Lucky for me, I’m also heading out to the tropics. A wedding in Mexico for a dear friend’s wedding. I’m so excited! My flight is tomorrow morning, and for some crazy reason I decided to check my passport on Tuesday night around 10pm. I usually just grab it and go, but not this time. Guess what, I realized that it expired on August of 2011!!! I freaked out, started crying and called my mom. Mom fixes everything. She told me that I would be able to go to a regional office and get express service and a passport the same day. The closest available appointment was Wednesday morning in Connecticut! I had to bring a bunch of documents and 2 passport pictures. Well, I have a lot of outfit shots but no passport pictures handy. I got all dolled up and headed to my local Walgreens, thank goodness for 24 hour service! I woke up bright and early, gave myself 3 hours for a 50 mile drive and made it with 30 minutes to spare (thank you GW traffic!) I’m so excited to tell you that I got a new passport and now I’m heading to Mexico tomorrow! Yay!
Cant’ wait to share wedding pictures, guest outfits and vacation outfit shots!
Have a great weekend!
Top: Joe Fresh; Skirt: Banana Republic; Shoes: Gucci
I’ve worn this skirt, both with white and black tops. Safe, I know. This time, I decided to throw in a little more color. I’ve learned a few things about mixing colors by following some bloggers like Tara from Mix and Match Fashion. You guys, shes’ a genius at this stuff. Her outfits are always so bright, colorful and stylish. I picture her closet full of color like a Crayola box. I want. Anyway, one of the tips I picked up while mixing color, specifically with pattern, is to make sure all the individual colors match with each other so you have a smooth flow, and a matching outfit 🙂
Here’s what I came up with. How do you mix and match with patterns?
Top: Banana Republic, Skirt: Myne Ashley Ann (local boutique); Shoes: Seychelles
Wow…long hair. Going for a haircut today
Do you love? A street vendor made it for me on the spot….love NYC!
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This past weekend was absolutely perfect in NYC. The BF and I decided to spend the day shopping in Soho. He was feeling generous so he bought me a super cute top at Topshop. Gosh, I love my boyfriend. Sorry, mushy moment.
Onto the outfit, I bought this skirt at a DFV sample sale a few years ago. While it’s such a cute skirt, I’ve only worn it a couple of times because I categorized it as one of my “dressy” skirts. Here’s how I wore it in the past (1 and 2 ) In an effort to wear this awesome piece more than twice a year, I decided to take it out for a casual spin. Well, somewhat casual, Frank thought I was super dressed up. Here’s what I came up with. I threw on a cotton tank with a linen blazer and put on my cute Zara flats. I added on a few light accessories. What do you think?
How do you create a casual look with a dressy piece?
Tank: H&M; Skirt: DVF; Blazer: UO; Shoes: Zara; Bracelet: F21; Necklace: Banana Republic
I decided to give the balcony another try. There has been some construction work going on, so I kept looking up hoping nothing would fall on me. Nothing did. Pheeewwww!
I love these jeans I picked up from Asos. I love their site because they have petite sizing perfect for my short stems. I don’t have to cuff these under so the skinny part of the jeans fall perfectly on my skinny ankles. I was initially going to throw on tan pumps, but I saw these and thought what the heck, go for it! I decided to keep the rest of my accessories light.
How do you feel about mint and leopard? Something you will try?
Top: Zara; Jeans: Asos; Blazer: Tobi; Necklace: Banana Republic
I generally don’t like to wear sleeveles dresses to the office. I usually cover them up with a blazer or in this case a light cardigan. I’m top heavy so I usually like to tone down what’s going on up there.
Do you wear sleeveless to the office?
Dress: Banana Republic; Cardigan: Limited; Shoes: Nine West; Necklace: Jcrew outlet
I was inspired by this post from Marion from Marionberry Style. You guys, she has such great style and her Friday posts are hysterical recaps of her life as a school psychologist. She recently posted this outfit and I immediately started thinking about how I can take this trend to the office. I decided this look would be office appropriate by using an article of clothing and an accessory. Here’s what I came up with.
On a side note, I decided to try taking pictures out in my balcony. I thought it would be a small step towards venturing outside in the real world. It had just rained the night before and I guess some water accumulated on my neighbor’s balcony upstairs….this is what happened.
Plop! Water drop on my head! I went back inside.
Top: Joe Fresh; Necklace: Kohls old (similar) Skirt: Banana Republic; Shoes: Target surprisingly comfortable! (similar)
Ha ha! Little UPS post it I forgot to grab
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