Working around Penn Station in NYC I see the craziest things. People talking to people that aren’t’ really there, a mom changing a kid’s diaper as he stand at the bus stop (yes, that really happened!). It’s a very diverse place, to say the least. I’ve become immune to it, so not much surprises me anymore. Plus, there’s always so much going on that the memory of what I’ve seen or heard lasts for about 30 seconds and I’m quickly distracted by something else. Today was not much different, except that I was on the PATH with nowhere to go until I arrived to my stop. I was standing next to a man listening to his ipod, he was listening to Jay Z’s “Paris”. I knew that because it was so loud I could clearly hear the lyrics…it’s actually a favorite of mine (I know, I’m a hip-hop junkie). Anyway, he was holding onto the top railing moving, shaking and mouthing the lyrics as if he was at the club. I immediately thought “this guy is crazy” and proceeded to step a few steps away (as much as I could in a crowded subway cart). As I’m staring at him, he looks at me, smiles and keeps on dancing. I laughed and realized, this guy is not crazy, he’s just happy. It is 7am in the morning and everyone is miserable, including me. He’s dancing and enjoying life at 7am and he wants the world to know. I wanted to join in his dance party, but that was a bit too much for me. All I know is that he made me smile for the rest of the morning. Thank you happy PATH guy!
Now onto today’s outfit. As I near my mid-30’s (crap!), I’ve learned a lot about how to dress for my body, size and about my style. I try to buy things that I can wear both to the office and on the weekends. When I saw this top it had “work and play” written all over it. Here’s how I wore it to the office and out to brunch to celebrate my dear friend’s birthday. Happy Birthday Mari!
Top: Banana Republic; Skirt: Elie Tahari; Shoes: Jessica Simpson; Watch: LaMer
Blazer: LC for Kohls
I really love Blogger’s Challenges. They give me the opporutnity join my fellow bloggers on a creative journey and showcase of personal style. Today I’m joining Kristina from Pretty Shiny Sparkly (one of my favorites!) on her Bloggers Do It Better Challenge to wear RED. I went all out, even painted my walls red…just kidding.
Here’s my contribution.
Top: Elie Tahari, Pants: Express, Shoes: Cole Haan
Top: Banana RepublicSkirt: Elie Tahari (similar)
Shoes: Banana Republic (similar)
I was trying to recreate this look from the BR site, however I didn’t like the way my stockings looked against such a light pair of shoes. I decided to throw these on instead.
As you can tell, I’m in desperate need of a new camera. New camera and some announcements coming soon ….stay tuned!!!
Dress: Elie Tarahi (similar)
Sweater: Banana RepublicShoes: Cole Haan (similar)
I fell in love with this sweater as soon as I saw it. You see, being top heavy, I often have to create an illusion of a bigger bottom in order to create balance. This sweater does just that! The ruffles are perfectly positioned on my mid-section, not too high and not too low.
Top: Banana Republic (same but darker)
Necklace: Saks (similar)
Skirt: Elie Tahari (similar)
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (similar)
My apologies for the lack of posts….work has be HECTIC!!! The good news is that I have a bunch of great outfit shots to share with you. Stay tuned. Oh by the way, how much do you love these stockings 🙂
Top: Elie Tahari (similar)
Sweater: Banana Republic (similar)
Pants: Express (similar)
Shoes: Cole Hahn (similar)
I love the look of winter white pants with black velvet shoes. Not only does it look sharp but the shoes give the entire look additional texture.
Dress: Elie Tahari (similar)Belt: Banana Republic (similar)
Shoes: Cole Hahn
Top: Loft (similar)
Skirt: Elie Tahari (similar)
Shoes: Banana RepublicNecklace: JCrew
Sorry that the picture is a bit dark. I was up and ready to go out the door at 6:45…and it’s still dark outside!
Where: Blogger’s Night Out
Skirt: Victoria’s Secret
Top: Shell from a Elie Tahari top
Blazer: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Kelsie Dagger
I had the pleasure to attend Blogger’s Night Out last night with my Sees Catalina from Project Housewife. It was such an amazing event, the venue was perfect, the sponsors were great and the hostess were so sweet. Overall, a great event! I will be posting about my favorite vendors and the bag I won from Lulu’s 🙂
Dress: Elie Tahari
Sweater: Banana Republic
Shoes: Kate Spade
I love how you can just throw on a bright sweater over anything and create a whole new look. My personal favorite, a yellow cardigan or yellow shoes 🙂