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Stripes and Pink

Ooh,  I found this skirt way in the back of my closet.  I really need to clean up better.  Check out other ways I’ve styled it (here and here).    I decided to pair it with this pink top,  I was feeling girly this morning.

Happy Monday all!

Top: J Crew; Skirt: The Limited (similar) ; Shoes: Steve Madden;  Necklace: Forever 21

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DVF Dress

I got this dress at the latest DVF Sample sale!  You all know how much I love the DVF sample sales.  I almost didn’t post it because it looks like the camera doesn’t love this pattern too much.  I think it’s fun and unexpected.  I decided to throw on my fave yellow shoes for an additional pop.

What do you think, yellow shoes too much?

Dress: DVF; Shoes: Ivanka Trump

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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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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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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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Pink dress

I picked up this dress during Ann Taylor’s recent F&F sale.  Actually, I picked it up the day before the sale when the lovely sales person talked me into getting a credit card…yikes I know.   I don’t generally like to have store credit cards, but I decided to add this one because they often provide special perks for card holders such as F&F a day early.  Score, I got this gorgeous dress.  I decided to wear it the next day, but struggled with what shoes to wear with it.  I finally decided on the black, I know, very safe of me.  I just thought the dress was so bright that I needed to keep everything else neutral.

What do you think?  Which shoes would you have worn?

Dress: Ann Taylor; Shoes L(Banana Republic) M (Calvin Klein) R (Gucci)

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Wear to the Office – Stripes

In an effort not to look like the flag (except in the 4th of July), I like to add a pop of color to my red, white and blue ensembles.  

Have a great weekend!

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Top: Zara; Skirt: Ann Taylor; Belt: came with a dress; Shoes: Banana Republic

Dress: Loft (no longer avilable online); Shoes: Calvin Klein; Necklace: Old Navy (old)

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Don’t worry, be happy

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

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Age appropriate clothing???

My bf and I have an ongoing bicker about what I should wear.  When we pass by a Bebe store, his eyes light up as he turns to me and says, “you would look hot in that tiny dress”.  I usually laugh and tell him I’m not 21 anymore and walk into the next store, usually Banana Republic or Loft.  I’m a big believer in age-appropriate dressing.  A tight bandage skirt with a flowy top is totally cute on my stylish little cousin who is in her 20s, but not so much on me, I’m 35…and proud.  However, today I was faced with someone that did not share my views on this.  I was in the subway when I saw a woman accompanied by a teen who was probably her grandson…I hope.  She was probably in her 50s wearing a black shorts suit with knee high velvet flat boots (the shorts were really short but she had on sheer tights).  She added an orange bag for a pop of color and her makeup and hair were well done.  She seemed like a very poised lady and she looked GOOD.  I was taken back by this look as I entered the subway in this outfit.  I couldn’t stop thinking about this all day, which begs the question, do you believe in dressing age appropriate or does anything go as long as you look good?   I would love to hear your comments!  

Xoxo,

D

Shirt: Loft, Pants: Express, Blazer: LC for Kohls, Shoes: Nine West

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One skirt – three ways

Before buying an item, I always think about three different ways of wearing with items I already own.  (Not a secret, many off my favorite bloggers follow this rule as well).  Here is one of my favorite purchases from this winter worn three different ways.  Although it was a “winter” purchase, it will defitnitely stay in my closet year round. 

Do you have items that you wear year round?

xoxo,

Di

Skirt: Ann Taylor

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