A Small Serving Of Color & Personality
Makes for a recipe of good style!
Today I’m dressing work-appropriate, with a dash of personality and a helping of color. A classic look like this can be pulled off with fun accessories, so today I’m tossing in a statement necklace, hints of gold jewelry, and a splash of grey to compliment the black & white colorblock. And I can’t forget a pop of color with my favorite red lipstick! A gal knows a look is not finished without the final ingredient: lips. When completed, this outfit can take me to the office, to dinner, or even to after work drinks. What’s your go-to corporate look? Make sure your wardrobe includes a pair of good fitting pants (or make that two pairs)!
What I’m Wearing: Lia Sophia Necklace | H&M Coat | Forever 21 Blouse | Zara Pants | DSW Shoes | Forever 21 Bag | Charming Charlie Bracelet
Photo Credit: Gennevieve Nutting
Get Inspired By Inspiring Others
in•spi•ra•tion; stimulation or arousal of the mind & feelings to special or unusual activity/creativity
Over the last year, working in the fashion industry has allowed me to have so many amazing opportunities. Meeting designers, stylists and editors has been the highlight of my year (and life) thus far. These are average folks turned celebrity due to hard work and inspiration. They each have inspired me at some point along the way. Like us, they come from somewhere else with dreams and aspirations, hoping to change the world. Without hesitation, I always ask these “famous” folks I’ve met, “what inspires you?”
That leads me to today’s post. We are all inspired by something or someone. We seek that inspiration to guide us and remind us why we’re at the place we are. So without further adieu, I’d like to share what’s inspiring me right now. And before I sign off, let me ask, what inspires you?
WORDS & THOUGHTS
Nelson Mandela always said it best!
When the city goes dark, it’s even more beautiful!
COLORS & STYLES OF THE STREETS
Street style is always inspiring. Right now I’m drawn to pops of color & handbags!
Work days that involve LORDE’s record are always productive!
CONSTRUCTION OF A GARMENT
Learning how things are made is more important than ever before!
Don’t we all wonder what it’s really like to walk in their shoes?
MAKING THOSE AT HOME, PROUD
It’s the magic touch to every day. The thought of making those at home proud is my “always” inspiration!
Photo Credit: Pinterest
Ladies In Lace + A Giveaway
Take on one of fashion’s most timeless trends with a modern twist, and WIN a pair of earrings!
A gorgeous lace piece is always one of my go-to wardrobe choices. This delicate fabric can be many things at one time: elegant, classic, modern and sleek. As you can see below, the girls and I styled one of our lace garments into our everyday looks. Most of my lace is black or a deep shade of navy/green, because it keeps the shape of your body slim and your look more classic. To style my black lace blouse, I added a mixture of bangles for glitz, my boyfriend jeans for a modern twist, and a pop of color (the heels obviously). I also threw on a gorgeous pair of Lisi Lerch Earrings (Margo Midnight) that complimented my UK blue pumps. All together, I think these ladies in lace look stunning. Make sure you check out how the other gals styled their lace and Lisi Lerch Earrings below.
PS – We’re GIVING AWAY a pair of Lisi Lerch earrings to one of you! You can enter the contest at the bottom of today’s post! You have until 12 am next Friday to ENTER TO WIN!
What I’m wearing: Express Lace Top | H&M Boyfriend Jeans | NY & Co Leather Jacket | Just Fab Heels | Assorted Bracelets | Lisi Lerch Earrings
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Keep Warm This Winter
With the cutest accessories ever!
Mittens and hats and ear muffs, oh my! The winter season is here, so all must prepare. I’m thinking warm, fuzzy, luxe accessories for a girl on a budget. How do we make this happen? I’ve started a list of items for you. From fingerless gloves, to cable knit hats, you’ll be sure to stay warm when winter’s weather takes over. Don’t be shy when it comes to color, texture, and little furry things. We all have to stay cozy, so why not be cute while doing so? Enjoy!
BOW GLOVES | RED CONFETTI GLOVES | GREY GLOVES | FUR GLOVES | LEOPARD HAT | ORANGE HAT | BOW HAT | POLKA DOT HAT | PEARL EAR MUFFS | FUR EAR MUFFS | RED EAR MUFFS
WE’RE MAD FOR PLAID
So let’s tackle the trend for work or play!
Weeks ago I talked about the importance of welcoming plaid into your wardrobe. Today I’m sharing why I think all (both guys & gals) need to invest in a pair of plaid pants. After peeking back at my post featuring Joe Fresh plaid pants, I’ve had tons of questions about how to wear/where to wear this trend. It takes time to realize this, but wearing a trend is not so much about finding the right occasion or venue, it’s more about HOW YOU STYLE IT! Plaid can be a very loud print, especially when worn as a pant. However, you’re going to make a very fashionable statement if you pull off this preppy meets modern look. Don’t go too busy on the top and make sure to pull out the colors of the plaid stripe. Below I’ve shared visual tips for styling plaid pants for work and play. Enjoy!
PANTS | SWEATER | EARRINGS | SUNNIES | NECKLACE | WATCH | HANDBAG | SHOES
PANTS | JACKET | TEE | NECKLACE | BRACELET | NAILS | LIPS | HANDBAG | SHOES
It Looks Like It’s Going To Be A Personal Day
Because everyone needs time to relax & enjoy the day!
Don’t worry, I’ll be back tomorrow y’all. After a hectic week with visitors, a huge Thanksgiving feast, and lots of NYC adventures, I just need a day to recoup and reorganize. I’m sure we’ve all been there, done that. I wish you all a great day and I’ll be chattin’ with ya tomorrow.Enjoy!
Oh The Weather Outside Is CHILLY…
So we’re bundled up for a NYC day of shopping!
After an amazing Thanksgiving weekend with my Mom and friends, a little shopping trip was much needed. A long walk to the Bryant Park Holiday Market was in store to kick our tukey-day food comas right in the rear. Yes, I do consider shopping in this crazy city a workout of sorts (see ya later pumpkin pie calories)! We toured the market scoring a few deals and enjoyed the festive decor. We were soon worn out from all of the week’s activities, but we happened to capture a few photos of my “all bundled up” look. Here’s the thing; for a NYC winter you must know how to layer. A puffy coat and an infinity scarf will in fact be your best friends. It’s a tough lesson to learn, but forget the flattering jacket and flats. You’re going to need a heavy-duty wardrobe this winter. Enjoy!
What I’m Wearing: Kenneth Cole Coat | Michael Kors Scarf | 3.1 Phillip Lim For Target Bag | TJ Maxx Leggings | Forever 21 Boots | Lia Sophia Jewelry
Gather Here With Grateful Hearts
And be THANKFUL, no matter when, where or how you celebrate!
Thanksgiving will always be a special day for celebrating life’s biggest blessings and incredible friends and family. As we toast to another year and another reason to be thankful, I wish each of you the most amazing Thanksgiving yet.
Today I’ll be opening up my door to new NYC friends, and cooking up a traditional feast with the helpful hands of my Mom. I am truly grateful for her love, support and friendship. Most of all, I am thankful she is here. Enjoy y’all, and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Photo Credit: Pinterest
SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP
But shop the smart & easy way y’all!
After years in retail and eCommerce I’d like to think I’m pretty darn knowledgable about the sport of shopping. Plus, you must take into consideration the many years of shopping practice I’ve had.
Recently I’ve decided to check myself into shoppers anonymous, so you won’t see me knocking down helpless customers to get to the very last pair of sequined shoes this year. Nope, I’ll be here (behind the computer) offering up my know-how on STEALS & DEALS to all of you worthy shoppers. So take it from me, the MVP of shopping, to give you a head start on Black Friday & Cyber Monday. Enjoy!
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BRAND OF THE DAY
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Down for a Good Laugh?
Don’t worry, I’ve got just what the doctor ordered!
Every fashion blogger has a blooper every now and then, whether we want to admit it or not. We all have a “stank face” / skirt blow-up / awkward photo that cannot be helped! So, to make the most of them, a few blogger pals of mine have teamed up to create the NEW Blogger Bloopers. You can find several of your favorite fashion bloggers in their finest moments on the Blogger Bloopers Tumblr, Twitter, or Instagram pages.
With today’s launch of the Blogger Bloopers, I ask you to share a few good laughs with all of us. Enjoy!