Some Missions Accomplished
To say I was obsessed with finding the perfect plaid shirt in time for my upstate weekend was a bit of an understatement. I think the internet was taunting me with plaid awesomeness everywhere…and after strikeouts at H&M, Old Navy, and several thrift stores, I bit the bullet and went to Urban. Within minutes I snapped up the softest flannel orangey delight of a plaid shirt. I am...
Tuesday, September 29 Work and lunch with my favorite dandy. There was also a bit of shopping, but more on that later :) The Outfit… Dark Turquoise Satin Blouse - BCBG, gift Gray Eyelet Sundress (worn as skirt) - J Crew (previously worn here) Orangey Stone Costume Ring - found on my driveway at home Blue Button Earrings - Target Saffron Yellow Knit Belt - stolen from old sweater ...
Feel for Teal
Monday, September 28 Worn to work The Outfit… Teal Button Down - Express Design Studio Pearl Necklace - gift from parents Blue Graphic Full Skirt - Express Design Studio, thrifted (previously worn here) Turquoise Belt - thrifted Teal Platform Pumps - Payless (previously worn here) Black Ruched Leather Hobo Bag - Bally Paisley Silk Scarf - Vera, thrifted This outfit is another...
Saturday, September 26 Housewarming party at Adam’s new place! The Outfit… Graphic Print LS Mini Dress - Tibi via Buffalo Exchange Black Patent Pumps - Bally I’ve been waiting for an occasion to bust out this dress, originally bought to be worn for a fashion week party that I skipped in favor of sleeping. Now apparently long sleeved mini dresses are something of a trend?
Friday, September 25 Worn to work The Outfit… Paint Splatter Poet Sleeved Blouse - T Tahari, thrifted Dangly Shell Earrings - Charlotte Russe Straight Leg Jeans - Earnest Sewn, sample sale Brown Tall Boots - J Crew This outfit was a bit of a change-up for me, since I barely wear jeans anymore (I feel much more put together and comfortable in a skirt or dress). I’ve really...
Thrift Find: Carolina Herrera: Portrait of a...
Above picture via Yesterday while thrifting with Becky I made an incredible discovery. I love coffee table books about art and fashion and spotted Carolina Herrera: Portrait of a Fashion Icon on the shelf amongst all the chick lit and old textbooks. Score! I haven’t gotten a chance to read all the text yet since it’s rather large (doesn’t even fit on my scanner!) but I...
Fall Wish List
I’m going thrifting with the lovely Becky of Gilding the Frilly today so it was high time for me to gather my thoughts about what I will be adding to my wardrobe this fall. Collage created on Polyvore and further edited by me. For details on the specific items pictured, go here. I don’t know if I’ll be getting both a winter coat AND a leather jacket…but if the...
Thursday, September 24 Work…and a little walk around my neighborhood where I stumbled upon this awesome kelly green staircase with matching green garage doors! I immediately wanted to take my pictures there since the color matched my skirt almost exactly…until the person who lived in the house came home mid photo shoot! Thankfully I just got a weird look from the burly guy, and no...
Out The Window
Wednesday, September 23 Worn to work (I took these photos in our showroom…teehee) and a date with my boyfriend. The Outfit… Red Chiffon Blouse - Express Design Studio Black Sheath Dress - NY & Company, thrifted Red White and Blue Scarf - thrifted (previously worn here) Blue & Silver Multistrand Necklace - F21 Black Patent Pumps - Bally This dress is a true LBD,...
Remember that fashion and clothes are not the same thing: Clothes keep you from...– Josh Patner, Slate.
He Said, She Said
After yesterday’s post about how we describe our individual style (I’d still love to hear your thoughts!) my curiosity about personal style and how others’ perceive it is still going. You Look Fab and Oh Honey No both recently wrote about significant others’ assesments of style…so I took the plunge. I asked my boyfriend to describe my own fashion sense in just...
Tuesday, September 22 Worn to work The Outfit… Plaid Button Down - GAP, thrifted (previously worn here) Denim Pencil Skirt - J Crew (previously worn here) Brown Braided Leather Belt - used to be mom’s Pendant Necklace - gift Brown Gladiator Heels - Urban Outfitters (previously worn here and here) I was inspired by Sara Zucker’s plaid-centric, laid back style. Ever...
Monday, September 21 Work, nothing special. The Outfit… Graphic Blouse - H&M, thrifted Orange Silk Pencil Skirt - J Crew (previously worn here) Grey Cardi - H&M Grey Mary Janes - Nine West via TJ Maxx I’ve been looking for other ways to wear this orange skirt. I love its bold color but it’s pretty memorable! I really liked how it looked with this blouse...
What's In Store: Woodbury Commons Outlets
photo via Sunday I ventured up to Woodbury Commons, the famous outlet mall about an hour north of New York City, which boasts Saks Off Fifth, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Chanel, YSL, Chloe, Balenciaga, and many other designer off price, as well as the usual outlet fare of Banana Republic, GAP, J Crew, and the like. As Britt from Fashionista said, the upscale outlets are pure eye candy. I love...
Closet Remix : Sarah
My lovely roommate Sarah started her job as an accountant last week! She enlisted my help to figure out her work wardrobe, but since she is on a limited budget (like most of us are) I first helped her to comb her closet and come up with a plan of action. I would recommend these steps to anyone who is looking for something of a makeover! First, we took every single garment out of her closet,...
New York Cares
Saturday, September 19 The boyfriend and I spent the day volunteering in Harlem as part of New York Cares. We were working with Creative Arts Workshops, hanging out with a group of elementary school kids, reading a story called “Grumpy Bird” and building birds nests to go along with the story. This was my first project with NY Cares and I had a total blast! If you’re...
Boot Scoot Boogie
Friday, September 18 Work (TGIF. Seriously.) The Outfit… Brown Plaid Dress - Free People, hand-me-down from old roommate Claire Beige Cami - ? Brown Tights - Target Taupe Booties - Bally This is my official Beginning of Fall outfit. I guess I still felt bad about being all spring-timey yesterday. These boots caused a bit of a commotion at the office. Several of my...
Thursday, September 17 Worn to work. The Outfit… Mustard Cardigan - J Crew Leopard Silk Blouse - Banana Republic (previously seen here) Gold Statement Necklace - junk jewelry shop near Herald Square Gold Satin Pleated Skirt - Ports 1961, sample sale (the subject of Skirt Crisis 2K9) Yellow Suede Flats - J Crew Fox’s new show Glee is pretty hilarious. I’m not sure how...
I Know, I Know
Wednesday, September 16 Worn to work. The Outfit… Coral and Gold Blazer - MICHAEL Michael Kors via Syms Navy Tee - Target Ivory Silk Skirt - Banana Republic via Deja Vu Boutique (Tampa, FL) Gold Belt - J Crew Peach Satin Pumps - Nina Ricci, free from internship I know! This is a totally springtime look, and fall is peeking around the corner. I can’t even use the...
IFB Dress Up Soiree
Monday night was the much anticipated IFB Fashion Blogger Panel and Dress Up Soiree! I know the event has been gushed over and documented by so many other awesome bloggers, so I’ll try to stick to the photos… The room where the panel discussion was held was so packed that we were stuck behind the lovely bloggers who were speaking in the Evolving Influences panel. This is like a...
Monday, September 14 Work and IFB Panel and Dress up Soiree!!! I met so many lovely ladies (and some gentlemen, too!) and a full recap is on the way. The Outfit… Electric Blue Dress - Katy Rodriguez via Buffalo Exchange Gold Belt - J Crew Gold Statement Necklace - junk jewelry shop near Herald Square Camel Faux Ostrich Pumps - Kate Spade Today was my day on Kimberly’s...
You know an event is good when it gets me out of bed early early on Saturday morning. Fashion Camp is one of the best ideas I’ve heard of in awhile— based on techy barcamps, Fashion Camp is an “un-conference” in which all attendees present a topic, lead a brainstorming session, or contribute in some way to the event. Our first session was a lecture on using social...
Saturday, September 12 Fashion camp! I had such an amazing time meeting people from all aspects of the fashion industry— from mainstream fashion to indie fashion, production, PR, and technology at this conference. Full recap coming soon! The Outfit… Bronze Dress (Worn as top) - New York & Company (previously worn here) Gray Pencil Skirt - J Crew Gold Belt - J Crew Gold...
Friday, September 11 Work and (finally) going to see 500 Days of Summer with my boyfriend. It mostly enjoyed the movie…but was anyone else thrown off by how incredibly sad it was? The Outfit… Green Poet Sleeve Dress - thrifted Assorted necklaces - used to belong to my grandmothers Brown Leather Flat Boots - J Crew Metallic Leather Bag - Bally Today was the first day it...
Fashion's Night Out!
New York City threw one fabulous party last night. Honestly, when I first heard about the Fashion’s Night Out idea, I was skeptical. I was worried that it wouldn’t be widely attended by people outside of the fashion industry and that all of the simultaneous events with celebrity appearances and freebies would be too distracting for a visitor to actually shop, the entire reason for...
Take Me Out Tonight
Thursday, September 10 Work and Fashion’s Night Out!!! I had a really great time bouncing around to several stores last night for the city-wide shopping event—full recap to follow! The Outfit… Black Silk Seersucker Blouse - Bally Black and Brown Shift Dress (Worn as skirt) - Taylor via Marshalls Gold Belt - J Crew Metallic Leather Bag - Bally, borrowed Black Blazer (in...
Tuesday, September 9 First day back at work after my vacation :( The Outfit… Red-orange Cardi - J Crew Rust Bangle - gift Black Tank - Men’s undershirt Black and White Full Skirt - Ann Taylor Loft, thrifted Abalone Shell Flower Necklace - Handmade by my awesome friend Linds Black Suede Strappy Peeptoes - Bally I wore white the day after Labor Day in protest. Forget the...
Monday, September 7 After boating and swimming all morning, we were starving come lunch time. I wore this to the Melville Grill where you can park your car OR YOUR BOAT if you choose to visit by water. I love New England. The Outfit… Lime Cutout Sundress - London Times via TJ Maxx (previously worn here) Magenta Cardi - J Crew Purple Striped Scarf - Oscar de la Renta, thrifted Off...
Sunday, September 6 Bumming around Newport, RI with my boyfriend and his sister. We all picked up some great vintage finds and had a blast exploring antique and thrift shops along the way. The Outfit… Flower Tank - Self made (make your own!) and layered with plain tank Magenta Cardi - J Crew Jean Cutoffs - Citizens of Humanity, hand me downs, shortened by me (worn previously...
In This Issue: Lucky
Click here to see some of my favorite things from September’s Lucky Magazine.
Friday, September 4 The very last Summer Friday (half days every week) of the year :( and then running errands and packing for my trip! The Outfit… Electric Blue Tee - J Crew White Blazer - The Limited, thrifted Striped Bermuda Shorts - American Eagle Red Bead Necklace - costume shop castoff Red Leather & Cork Wedges - Dolce Vita, thrifted I’m really looking forward to...
DIY: Flower Tank
I made this super cute tank top in a couple of hours with $2 worth of supplies. Here’s how to make your own!
Pick a Color, Any Color
Thursday, September 3 Work work work. The Outfit… White Ruffle Blouse - INC via Macy’s Pink and Cream Dress (worn as skirt) - vintage (worn as a dress here) Turquoise Belt - thrifted Starfish Necklace - ? I think the charm is from Aldo Brown Kitten Heels - ? I think Famous Footwear or some other random shoe store. This blouse is getting tired. I love its ruffle and...
Watch What Happens
Wednesday, September 2 Worn to work and a Top Chef viewing party! Jim lives with two chefs, who just happen to know Ash, one of this season’s cheftestants. The three of them whipped up an amazing dinner and we all sat down to watch the new episode— complete with commentary and behind the scenes info from Ash! Except whenever we’d ask about something in the future (i.e. “WHO WINS??”) he would...
Tuesday, September 1 Worn to work and date with the boyfriend. The Outfit… Purple Cardigan - thrifted Black Cami - F21 Purple Bangle - gift Black Tuxedo Bermuda Shorts - Behnaz Sarafpour for Target Purple Pumps - Kate Spade I found this sweater while thrifting with my mom, who immediately turned up her nose. She thought it was too ‘old lady’ but I loved the details,...
Guest Post: How to Be a Dandy
Monday, August 31 The first male guest star! This is Jim, whose blog How to Be a Dandy never ceases to make me laugh (although I do wish he would post more often :) His dapper, modern prep look a la Band of Outsiders will never go out of style. The Outfit… Glasses - Anglo-American via Linda Derector Vest - Rag & Bone Tie - Topman Shirt - Land’s End Jeans - CH Carolina...
As Seen In: Cafemom Beauty & Style Buzz
While I am still ages away from motherhood myself, the awesome advice site for moms and mothers-to-be, Cafemom, recently featured me in their Beauty & Style section. The article shows 15 different ways to wear a belt this fall. Thanks, Sheri, for including me! Check out the full article here.
Guest Post: Channeling Zoe Kravitz
Monday, August 31 As promised, I’m showing off my friends’ outfits from Monday’s dinner. This is Liz. As a fashion student, she really knows how to scour the shops for on-trend bargains. I thought she resembled Zoe Kravitz with this effortless hippie/rocker look. The Outfit… Leather Jacket - Blumarine, found! White Tank - H&M Bermuda Shorts - GAP Shoes - Nina...
Paris, Je T'Aime
Tuesday, August 31 Work and dinner at Five Points Restaurant with Jim and Liz, fellow former interns. Our dinner was full of fashion gab and gossip and I seriously can’t believe we didn’t do this sooner. Stay tuned, because their fab outfits from last night will be making a guest appearance soon! The Outfit… Blue Floral and Striped Dress - Naf Naf, a French Zara type...
On My Radar: DKNY's AW09 Ad Campaign
I wanted to put stars and glittery hearts and rainbows and happy faces around the lone pink outfit here, but I didn’t want to cover up the almost-as-amazing looks that flank it (Mixing stripes, houndstooth, and leopard on the left? Yes! Perfect fit emerald jersey dress? Don’t mind if I do!). Seriously Donna K, you’ve outdone yourself. These past few weeks I’ve let...
It's All Greek to Me
Sunday, August 30 Brunch with some of my favorite people at Ovelia, pretty much our favorite neighborhood brunch place. My neighborhood, Astoria, has one of the largest Greek populations outside of the motherland, and this Socrates sculpture (in the middle of Athens Square Park) is just one of the random tributes to Greece. Gotta love it. The Outfit… Navy Tee - Target Pink Jersey...