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What I Wore / IFBCon

11 Sep

IFBCon September 2012
{What I’m Wearing: Tunic: Modcloth; Jeans: Rebecca Minkoff (similar); Shoes:Target; Bag: Cornelia Guest}

Here’s what I wore to IFBCon.  I somehow managed to combine cobalt, leopard and neon yellow all into one outfit. 

All in all I’m really happy with the combo, but I wish I tucked the front half of the tunic into my jeans to give myself more of a waist.  To me in these photos I think my upper half looks like a giant box.  In reality I have a decently small waist but it’s totally lost in that tunic.  It’s funny how seeing yourself in a photo gives you a different perspective than how you actually thought you looked in the mirror.

A special thanks to Alicia for helping me grab these shots during a quick break during the event.

IFBCon September 2012

IFBCon September 2012

Cobalt Cravings

28 Aug

Cobalt{What I’m Wearing: Blazer: Ark & Co.; Dress: BCBG; Heels: Zara (via eBay); Bag: Cornelia Guest}

While in Boston over the July 4th holiday, Jim and I stopped in an adorable boutique in the North End. This blazer was the very first thing you saw while walking in. Initially I walked right past it, being blue isn’t a color I usually wear.  Actually, until this blazer I didn’t own a single blue item in all my wardrobe.

Long story short, I tried the jacket on and loved it so much Jim got it for me as a gift. It’s very flattering on, and wrinkle resistant which is perfect for when I travel for work. It also goes with way more in my wardrobe than I thought it would.

In particular, I’m recently really loving neon yellow and cobalt. But that’s material for a future post.

Cobalt

Cobalt

Cobalt

Cobalt

By the way, apologies for the giant pile of trash behind me in this post. There was no escaping it this day, it was in front of every house on the block.  Yuck.  I’ve made a mental note not to take outfit photos on trash days. Not so much for you than for me. It smelled worse than it looks.

Urban Patriotic

14 Aug

Urban Patriotic
{Shirt: Old Navy; Faux Leather Shorts: Free People; Wedges: Target; Cuff: H&M; Sunglasses: Canal Street Vendor; Bag: Cornelia Guest}

There’s something about a chambray shirt that just screams All-American to me. I usually associate it with even more denim and images of red, white and blue. I’ve about worn my chambray into the ground but still refuse to retire it. I love how versatile it is, and how easily it can easily be toughened up with some faux leather.

Urban Patriotic

Urban Patriotic

Urban Patriotic

Urban Patriotic

Summer Days

5 Aug

Summer Days
{Maxi Dress: H&M (old); Sandals: Melissa; Bag: Cornelia Guest (Bloomingdales); Sunglasses: Vintage (found at Brooklyn Flea); Adorable Yorkiepoo: Adopted!}

This heat and humidity here in NYC this summer has been absolutely brutal. I feel like I’ve been wearing my hair up like this all the time because otherwise I’m sporting a giant frizzy fro. Poor Portia is dying on walks lately between the extreme heat on the sidewalks and her black fur retaining all the heat.

Regardless, I think we both still look pretty fab, despite melting!

On a quick shopping note, I very recently invested in this Cornelia Guest handbag and I’m so glad I did! It’s perfect for my every day bag. It’s just the right size, and looks great with both professional attire as well as on weekends. It’s also really, really well made. It should last me a while. I’m now a huge fan of the brand and can’t wait to see what new designs she comes up with.

Summer Days

Summer Days

Spots and Dots

30 May

Dots and Spots
{Blouse: Old Navy; Shorts: Market Publique; Wedges: Target; Bag: Nine West (old)}

On Sunday during Memorial Day weekend Jim and I decided to head to the city and view the Whitney Biennial. It was pretty hot and sticky out, so I wanted to wear something that would be cool outside while be air conditioner friendly inside the gallery as well. I also wanted to be on the dressier side because galleries are always more fun when you’re a bit dressed up. My vintage polka dot shorts paired with my cheetah spot bag proved to suit my needs perfectly.

Dots and Spots

Dots and Spots

Dots and Spots

Dots and Spots

Yet Another Bag

8 Nov

While running all over the city with my husband during our Anniversary “Staycation”, my Alloy satchel I mentioned in this post decided to quit on me in the middle of the cross walk on 8th Avenue.  The strap just completely disintegrated, and my bag and a bunch of my stuff in it tumbled onto the street just as the warning sign on the cross walk begin to flash.  Not a fun experience. 

I had purchased the bag the beginning of the season to function as my main bag to take to work as well as to use on weekends.  Now that I was down a work bag and had sold all my old leather (yuck) ones, I suddenly found myself in the market for yet another bag.

I didn’t want to make the mistake to buy another flimsy, plastic looking faux leather bag.  That stupid black bag was still around $40, which isn’t super cheap.  I decided my next one would be more of an investment so it lasts longer.  So instead of purchasing one right away, I decided to wait a bit and keep an eye out.  I’m glad I did, because I eventually received an eNewsletter from Delight.com that featured the Almira bag,  a beautiful bag that just so happened to be vegan.

It was similar to the bag I just broke in that it’s a satchel, but it also includes a strap so you can also wear it cross body.  I also liked that the bag was designed to expand, which makes it super versatile.  The bag wasn’t cheap though.  It’s $96.50 before shipping.  The email had featured a promo code which would bring the bag down to around $80 or so.  Reminding myself I was going to quality this time around, I bit the bullet and purchased it in gray.

When the bag arrived I initially panicked I chose the wrong color.  I mean, gray?  What was I thinking?  I don’t wear anything that’s gray!  I didn’t choose black because all I wear is black and brown just isn’t my thing.  Did I make the wrong decision?  I only wear black should I have just gotten the black bag?  And not only that, if I did make the wrong decision it would be an expensive one to boot!

Ultimately the color is absolutely perfect and looks great with everything in my wardrobe.  Gray is a neutral after all.  Looks great with black or brown.  The bag is really solidly well made, professional looking, and can easily be dressed up or down. 

Hopefully I won’t need to buy another bag for a while now.

Shlubby

29 Aug

I was feeling pretty ” shlubby” Saturday when I woke up. I had a long week at work and was absolutely exhausted with no motivation to get out of my pajamas.

Being it’s not socially acceptable to roam the streets of Williamsburg in my jammies, this is what I came up with. A simple chambray button down shirt, black leggings and houndstooth flats. As simple as that. All of which are just as comfy as said jammies and at least looked nice enough I could take a walk with the hubby and Portia to the farmer’s market and dog run and for them not to be embarrassed to be seen in my presence.

What I’m Wearing:
Shirt: Old Navy
Leggings: Forever 21
Flats: Stoop Sale Find
Necklace: Simply Vera for Kohl’s
Bag on My Shoulder: Forever 21
Andy Warhol Tote: Find that day at a stoop sale