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Giveashit

23 Apr

Giveashit
WHAT I’M WEARING // A QUESTION OF Tee (bought in Iceland) // ZARA Blazer // H&M Jeans // TARGET Heels // CORNELIA GUEST Handbag // JUSTFAB Sunglasses

I’m not usually a fan of graphic tees, but I spotted this one at a boutique while in Iceland and just had to get it.  I absolutely love its Givenchy reference, and at the same time speaks to my values in a weird way.  The fact that it’s somewhat profane also sold the deal for me.  Even my mother was like “Oh!  You have to buy that shirt it’s soooo you!”.

So in other news I cut all my hair off last week!  These are actually the last photos I took prior to the big chop.  Now that it’s been a week and I’m used to the new ‘do, it’s actually kind of strange for me looking at my old, long locks.  I must say though, I’m a much bigger fan of short hair on me.  I think it’s much more flattering not only for my face and physique, but also for my curls.

Since I was going to chop off over 12 inches of my hair, there was no way I wasn’t going to get it documented somehow plus I wanted the photos for when I donated my hair to Locks of Love.  So stay tuned later this week for photos of the final result as well as some from my actual appointment.

Giveashit

Giveashit

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Chicago Style

18 Sep

Chicago Style
{What I’m Wearing: Blazer: Crossroads Trading Co. (similar here); Tank/Dress: H&M (similar here); Jeans: Mavi; Loafers: Target; Bag: Cornelia Guest; Necklace: Love Brigade}

I’m finally back in New York City after a jam-packed week last week. I spent Wednesday through Friday on a business trip in Denver, where I had meetings and played golf (yuck). On Friday, instead of coming straight home I decided to make a stop in Chicago to visit my friends Rebecca (aka Bex) and Vik, who I hadn’t seen in almost four years. We had the best time catching up over cocktails, shopping, and wandering the various neighborhoods of the city.

I have close to 200 photos I’m currently editing from this weekend trip, which I’ll share on Friday. Thanks to Bex for grabbing these quick shots of me, I absolutely loved this mural and it was the perfect place to stop and take a few photos.

Chicago Style

Chicago Style

Chicago Style

Chicago Style

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.

Pinkadots

18 Jul
Day 23 1- Display
{Blazer: Calvin Klein (thrifted); Tee: dollar store find; Shorts: Market Publique; Wedges: Dolce Vita; Cuff: H&M}

I’ve been sitting here for the past five minutes trying to think about what to write for this post.  Even worse the best title I could come up with for the post is Pinkadots.  Hmmmm.

Not much happened on day 23.  It rained.  After taking these pictures I went to the gym and used the stepmill (which by the way totally sucks but does the job).  Thrilling.

Only seven more of these 30 for 30 challenge posts to go!

 

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Time Warp

5 Jul
Day Fourteen 1- Display
{Blazer: Calvin Klein (thrifted); Striped Dress (worn as tank top): H&M; Pants: Elle Tahari; Platforms: Cynthia Rowley (thrifted)}

I actually wore this last Monday. For the life of me I can’t remember what the hell I did last Monday.  Did I have a management meeting that day?  I’m so far behind on my posting it’s not funny.  I’ve gotta get with the times.

Are you participating in the 30 for 30?  If so are you having a tough time getting your photos up in a timely manner as well?

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I Only Dance If There’s a Pole

28 Jun
Day Twelve 1-Display
{Jumpsuit: Target; Blazer: Calvin Klein (thrifted); Heels: Payless; Earrings: Forever21; Cuff: H&M}

This past Saturday, I attended my Uncle’s 65th birthday party all the way out east on Long Island. The event was a surprise party, so my Aunt had instructed everyone to wear “wedding attire” since my Uncle had thought he was attending a friends daughter’s wedding. I’m really glad I had decided to include my convertible 70’s style jumpsuit in my 30 for 30 challenge since it worked perfectly for this event.

The party was one to remember. My family likes to go all out when it comes to parties. There was a DJ, beautiful centerpieces, lots of delicious food and plenty of drinks.

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Oh, and there were cigar rollers! I love me a good cigar, I’m totally weird that way.

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My absolute, favorite part of the evening was getting to see my Great Aunt. She back a few years ago had moved to Arizona, and it’s been really difficult for her to get back to New to visit us or for us to go and visit her. My Dad managed to get her to NY as a surprise for my Uncle. She’s totally one of a kind. She’s in her 80’s, hilarious and has a horrendous potty mouth. To give you an idea, I asked her if she wanted to dance with me and she told me “I only dance if there is a pole involved!”. I was dying! I am beyond happy I got to see her!

Corrie & Aunt Nancy

I love you Auntie!

Fundraiser

27 Jun
Day Ten 1-Display
{Denim Blazer: Thrifted; White Tank: Costco; Vest: H&M (thrifted); Jeans: Mavi; Necklace: Love Brigade; Cuff: H&M; Leopard Booties: Alloy; Camera Bag: THEIT}

This is what I wore Thursday of last week.  My husband and I attended a fundraiser that evening to benefit the Woodstock Animal Sanctuary.  It was held on a rooftop here in Williamsburg, and there was amazing vegan hor d’oeuvres, cocktails and entertainment.  We had heard about the event last-minute the night before, and after hearing it was going to be held so close to home we had to swing by and check it out.  All the proceeds are going to go towards repairs and improvements for the sanctuary’s duck pond and pig barn.  I have yet to actually visit the sanctuary myself, but being it’s only a two-hour drive north of the city I’m making it a goal of mine to get there before the end of the summer.

All in all we had a fantastic time and I had to opportunity to meet and network with more vegans from the area, which is always fun.

I had attempted to take more photos at the event, but again we had gray, crappy weather and none of my images came out well.  Here’s hoping the weather breaks sooner rather than later!

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WTF Weather?

26 Jun
Day Nine 1-Display
{Denim Blazer: Thrifted; Leopard Tee: Forever 21; Jeans: Mavi; Flats: Steve Madden (thrifted); Camera Bag: THEIT}

I noticed when putting this post together that for the vast majority of my photos for this challenge, it’s been all rainy and gray outside. I don’t know what the hell is up with this weather, but by the looks of it we haven’t seen sunshine in ages. That or the sun only comes out when I’m at the office and then disappears on my ride home for the evening.

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Auto-Focus

21 Jun
Day Seven 1- Display
{Blazer: Calvin Klein (thrifted); Tee: dollar store find; Skirt: Ecoture (gift from husband); Platforms: Cynthia Rowley (thrifted); Sunglasses: Husband’s (from a street fair); Cuff: H&M}

I’ve been learning a lot recently about taking my own outfit photos. My hubby will occasionally help out with taking my pictures but I always think I look kind of awkward when he takes them. Strange thing is I feel much more natural posing and taking photos on a tripod with a wireless release, which probably looks weirder to folks passing by in my busy neighborhood than my husband taking photos of me.

I went to art school and photography was one of my favorite classes, and I knew my way around a DSLR pretty well. Now that I finally have a new digital one, it’s kind of like riding a bike. I’m getting used to it again.  Yesterday, I originally was kinda meh about this outfit, but after seeing how my photos were coming out totally fell in love with the outfit.  I thought “Hells yeah!  I have tons of great photos today!” while looking at the screen on my camera reviewing the images I shot while outside during the shoot.  I was way pumped up about it.

Fast forward to editing my photos later on in the evening, and I learn that all of my photos are super blurry.  Only these two were remotely clear.  So much for being a pro photog.  I forgot the most important thing when taking self portraits… set the auto-focus!  That and never trust the viewfinder screen without first zooming in to check that it’s crystal clear.  Dur!  Lesson learned.

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Pink and Red

20 Jun

Day Four Display- 1

{Blazer: Calvin Klein (thrifted); Shirt: H&M (my husband’s); Jeans: Mavi; Flats: Steve Madden (thrifted); Cuff: H&M}

I don’t know why but every time it’s rainy and gray out I want to wear this blazer.  I also was not about wearing heels either, and the only flats I really chose as part of this challenge were my red ones.  Who says pink and red clash?  I think it looks pretty rad.