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Pink shorts

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)

 

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Wear to the Office – Color block

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

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Wear to the Office – Florals

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

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Striped shorts

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

 

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Pink, blue and yellow

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

 

 

 

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Ikat skirt

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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Casual Pastels

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

 

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Mint, pink and leopard

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

 

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Sunny Yellow

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

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Wear to the office – Monochromatic look

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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