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Tie Dye

30 Apr

Tie Dye
WHAT I’M WEARING // YASSO Faux Leather Jacket // H&M Dress //MIA Boots // CORNELIA GUEST Bag // JUSTFAB Sunglasses

So it’s warm enough nowadays for dresses but not for sandals just yet.  I couldn’t wait to wear this new graphic, black and white tie dye dress I recently picked up at H&M so I threw on some moto style boots and I was ready to go. I have a feeling this outfit will be a uniform for me the next coming weekends.  I LOVE the entire look.

I really like wearing maxi dresses on weekends.  They’re super comfortable and all you have to do is throw it on over your head and you are dressed and presentable for the day with minimal effort.

Notice a trend here on Brooklyn Bliss?  I don’t like having to think or put a lot of effort into much of anything.  Everything’s got to be easy.  That and comfortable.  I might seem pretty put together but truth is I’m just on auto-pilot and have found systems over the years that work well for me.  In all honesty I’m probably one of the laziest people on the planet.  Truth.

Tie Dye

Tie Dye

Now that it’s spring, what’s been your weekend uniform?

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Little Black Dress / The Lack of Sleep Cure

25 Apr

LBD
WHAT IM WEARING // KAREN KANE Wrap Dress (very old via Filene’s Basement) // TARGET Vivian Heels // JUSTFAB Cuff // CORNELIA GUEST Nicholas Satchel

As you can see, spring is in full bloom here in Brooklyn!   Here’s my first post with my new hair.  What do you think?

This LBD (little black dress) has been in my wardrobe for probably 8 years now.  Last time it made an appearance on the blog was in 2010 I think!  It’s true testimony that every girl’s wardrobe needs the perfect LBD.  Actually, multiple LBD’s if you ask me.  This is technically my “daytime” LBD.  It works for day or evening, but is a little too casual for cocktail or formal events.  I have a sexier Dolce & Gabbana one that I wear to those.

Not only is this wrap version very flattering on, but since it’s a jersey knit it’s INCREDIBLY comfortable.  Just like jammies.  Any time I roll out of bed, have no idea what to wear and am incredibly cranky I always put this on.  This was the case the day these photos were taken, I had literally gotten only 4 hours sleep due to my cat waking me up multiple times in the middle of the night.  I’m not embarrassed I was so tired I actually cried.  She’s such a brat.

I also like to wear this dress a lot when I travel for work.  Jersey wrap dresses are just as comfortable to wear on planes for hours at a time as leggings and a sweatshirt.

LBD

LBD

LBD

So lesson of the day is, if you’ve gotten zero to no sleep, try a little black dress.  No one will know the difference.

Do you have a go to LBD?

Jill Milan Luxury Vegan Handbags

24 Apr

Jill Milan Art Deco Clutch
Jill Milan Art Deco Clutch $2,500

How sexy is this clutch?  Did I mention it’s vegan?  I wish I was famous and could attend red carpet events just so I could carry it for a few hours.  If my wish came true, I wouldn’t be the only starlet to grace the red carpet with this clutch.  Anne Hathaway (my vegan fashion girl crush BTW) and Kerry Washington have both had this bag on their arm working the carpet, and oh is it fabulous!

Museum Of Moving Image Salute To Hugh Jackman - Arrivals

Django Unchained - UK Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

This particular bag is a Jill Milan Art Deco clutch, and one of many evening, day and business bags the vegan luxury designer makes. They are truly a luxury brand, with all their pieces crafted in Italy. All their pieces feature the highest quality PVC-free and cruelty-free faux leathers and patents, velvets and ultrasuedes.

One reason I’m crushing on Jill Milan’s pieces is not only are they gorgeous and luxurious, but their pieces aren’t accidentally vegan. They are a luxury brand 100% focused on working with vegan materials. In fact, the company supports several organizations furthering the protection of animal welfare. They’ve also been a sponsor of The Genesis Awards, which is an event hosted by The Humane Society of the United States which honors members of the media and entertainment industries for works promoting animal welfare. If that isn’t the most beautiful definition of glamour and philanthropy I don’t know what is.

If money was no object, I’d have all of these in my closet or on my arm. How amazing are these?

Jill Milan Soho Oversized Carry all

Jill Milan Soho Oversized Carryall $1400Jill Milan Hollywood Hills Crossbody

Jill Milan Hollywood Hills Crossbody $650Jill Milan Newbury Street Portfolio

Jill Milan Newbury Street Portfolio $800

So if anyone would like buy me a Jill Milan Art Deco clutch and fly me out to LA for the next Genesis Awards so I have a fancy schmancy event to wear it to, I’d totally be game.  Just sayin’.

Leggings and Boots

1 Nov

Lazy Leopard
What I’m Wearing / Levi’s Jacket (via Crossroads Trading Co) / Alloy Sweater / Tightsplease Leggings (c/o) / JustFab Keira Moto Boots (c/o) / Cornelia Guest Handbag

All I’ve been wearing lately is leggings and boots.  It seems I get lazier and lazier as I get deeper into my 30’s.  This morning when I was getting ready for work (yes,  I’m even wearing them to work, super lazy) I near had a panic attack when I saw I was down to my last clean pair of leggings for the week.

Tightsplease had contacted me not too long ago and generously offered me my pick of an item from their store to check out. Didn’t take long at all for me to find these leopard paneled leggings on their website and before I knew it they we’re here for me to try on. Perfect choice for me considering they’re leggings plus leopard, which equals awesome.

Another new acquisition I’ve been wearing non-stop are these moto boots from JustFab. I’ve been wearing heels so often the flat boots are a welcome break.

I met the JustFab team at the LuckyFABB event this past September and I was stoked all their products are coincidentally vegan. Not only are they vegan, they’re chic and inexpensive too. Since getting these boots they gifted me with I’ve bought another pair of knee-high wedge boots and a hot leopard and yellow clutch I can’t wait to use.  Those boots go perfect with leggings as well, which means no one will see me in normal clothing while in public for quite some time.

What are some of your new favorite “lazy day” wear acquisitions?

Lazy Leopard

Lazy Leopard

Lazy Leopard

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.