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I’m loving skulls

Skulls have been around for a while, but have recently been more prominent thanks to the amazing creations of Alexander McQueen.  They didn’t really call out my name until I came across this beauty during a Birthday Dinner at Beauty and Essex.  The bag retailed for $2000.00, it just was WAY more than I would ever dream about spending on a trendy item like this.  After much research, I found the maker of the bag – Shay Accessories, and found it retailing for $1500.00…still WAY out of my price range.  Needless to say, I walked away disappointed, but with a new found love for skulls!

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While doing some Birthday shopping I came across this top and knew I had to have it.  Not the $2000.00 priced bag (that I STILL dream about) but at a reasonable price that I felt comfortable spending.

Would you have bought the bag? (Confession, I’m still considering it!)

Top: Soho boutique (similar) ; Jeans: Zara: Shoes: LC Lauren Conrad (old); Necklace: Nordstrom (available in stores)

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White, Blue, Yellow and Braids

I love Saturday afternoons in the city and while its always important to look great, trekking through the city demands comfort – especially in 90 degree weather like this past weekend.  So I put together this crisp and clean, white and blue outfit, paired it with some flats, a bold statement necklace and a braided updo.  More about the updo coming up.

blouse : zara (old)(similar) | white skinny jeans : michael kors @ annie sez (old)(similar)(similar and affordable): rose gold sandals | jennifer lopez @ kohls | yellow statement necklace : ebay | glasses : dita svelte | gold leaf earrings : annie sez (old)(similar)

Now about the updo.  From the front it doesn’t look like much but if you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, you saw this picture of the back of my updo that I posted on Saturday:

The french fishtail seashell braid.  I have to admit, this was a feat of engineering that I’m not sure I can replicate.  I saw this pin on Pinterest and was immediately inspired.  After much searching I finally found two YouTube videos whose instructions I was able to combine to create the look you see above.  I essentially replicated this forming technique but with the fishtail braid from this video.  Like I said before, I don’t know if I can recreate this but if I get enough interest, I’ll do a tutorial video for it.

 

In other news, I finally caught the first episode of The Newsroom, and since I’ve mostly been watching ABC Family fodder this summer, this show was definitely a nice change of pace.  I haven’t seen the second episode yet but the first was spectacularly written and acted.  It’s not as gritty as The Wire, nor as remarkably moving and understated as Mad Men (IMO the best shows of all time — the best, not my favorite), the first episode is very promising.  What are you watching this summer?

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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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Fringe Skirt

Hello lovely readers, happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great weekend, I sure did.  Spent time with friends, family and my amazing boyfriend.   This is what I wore for my Saturday night date with Frank.  I have to admit, I really didn’t thing I would jump on the fringe trend until I spotted this awesome skirt at Zara a few weeks ago.  It spent about a week in the original shopping bag by my door ready to be returned, but I changed my mind.   I guess you can say, it kinda grew on me.

What do you think, will you be trying out this trend?

Top: Target (old); skirt: Zara; Shoes: Calvin Klein; clutch: F21; necklace: H&M

I couldn’t help it…just had to 🙂

 

 

 

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Florals and studs

I don’t know if you can tell, but I’m totally sick in these pictures.  I had to peel myself out of bed to get to the doctor, so I decided to put on something nice (I had been in PJs all weekend)  I know, I’m super weird.  Even the people at the doctor’s office were looking at me weird.  I’m not sure if I was just delirious but I really thought these shoes looked great with this outfit.  I like the mix of tough and sweet.  What do you think?  Is it a do or don’t?

I’m also linking up with Flor de Maria Fashion

Top: H&M; Blazer: UO (similar); Jeans: Asos (similar); Shoes: Zara

Linking up with Rolled up Pretty and The Pleated Poppy

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Cancun Attire

I totally forgot I didn’t post my outfits while in Cancun.  We were only there for a short time, so I only have a couple to share with you.   While I love the short-with-heels trend, sometimes I feel like I’m too old to wear them.  (May just be the uber conservative in me, I need to step outside my comfort zone)  I decided to try them out while on vacay.  Afterall, no one really knows me or my age there 🙂

Tell me, how do you feel about shorts with heels?

Top: F21, Shorts: H&M (last year); Shoes: Seychelles; Clutch: Jason Wu; Necklace: DIY

Top and Shorts: Zara; Shoes: LC for Kohls ; Clutch: F21

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Pink and Yellow

This dress is an oldie but goodie.  I purchased it on a whim while having drinks at a W hotel.  I think the drinks helped the decision 🙂  I love it because I can dress it up or down.  I decided to keep it casual to go for ice cream with Frank.

 

Dress: AU (similar) ;  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (sample sale); Shoes: Zara

Bracelets: F21; Watch: Michael Kors

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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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Pink on a Rainy Day

I know I was just badmouthing this skirt from the Jason Wu for Target collection the other day, but let me explain.  It’s not that I don’t like the design, because I do.  I just wish it had been made with a little more integrity — perhaps with a fabric that was less stiff and with a little more than a screen printed design.  That said, I still like it and I will still wear it.  Just as I did below to brighten up this rainy day we’re having here in the northeast.

pink printed skirt : jason wu for target | black tee : zara | pink blazer : forever 21 (similar) | black buckle pumps : calvin klein @ dsw (old)

note: I went for the “muscly” calf look in an effort to emulate my favorite royal at Ascot this weekend! 🙂

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