Tag Archives: Heels

Army Business

6 Sep

{Tee: Unknown Costco brand; Skirt: Michael Kors (thrifted); Heels: Mossimo for Target (thrifted); Necklace: Stylemint}

I found this Michael Kors pencil skirt during a thrifting excursion last year and when I spotted it, I knew I had to have it. The thing fits me like a glove, and only cost me $12! Plus I absolutely love how it adds a slight military edge to any work appropriate outfit I put together. I’ve worn this skirt to many a business meeting and conference and it always seems appropriate, yet slightly edgy. It’s one of my favorite pieces and one I don’t see myself letting go of soon.

Skippin’ Like a Record

7 Jul
Day Seventeen 1- Display
{Short Sleeved Cardigan: Dolce and Gabbana (thrifted); Tank: Calvin Klein (Costco); Skirt: Ecoterre (gift from husband); Shoes: Payless; Cuff: H&M}

So I’m skipping  over day sixteen straight to day seventeen. Why? Because I never got any photos of day sixteen. On day sixteen I had the opportunity to check out Comedy Central‘s Comedy in the Park for Summer Stage, and in the time frame I expected to take my pictures, I was instead stuck in traffic for one and a half hours! It usually only takes me about 20 minutes to get home from work. I was PISSED.  Then once I got home I had another 20 minute subway ride to Central Park.  It was a LONG evening.

While I did get lots of pictures at the event (a post is soon to come), I didn’t get any photos of my outfit. So I’ll attempt to recreate and photograph it hopefully sometime this weekend and get a post up.

In the meantime, enjoy my uneventful day seventeen photo. On day seventeen if memory serves me correctly I promptly went home and changed into my neon pink Peta sweatpants after taking these photos.

Day Seventeen 2

Day Seventeen 3

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.

Day Twelve 2

Day Twelve 3

Day Twelve 4

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

Day Twelve 5

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!

Vegan Versions / Jeffrey Campbell Lita Boots

23 Mar

I may be a bit behind the times here, but recently I can not stop thinking about Jeffrey Campbell’s Lita Boots.  I see them everywhere.  All over the style blogs, all over the streets of NYC.  I love everything about them.  They’re chunky, sturdy, combat boot like and just all in all cool looking.

One thing the Lita boots are not is vegan.  So I’ve been looking online everywhere to try to find a similar pair not made of leather.  Today I happened across these beauties and I’m beside myself.

These babies are called the “Lola” boot and they’re made by a company in Indonesia called June and Julia.  They’re handmade to order and look really similar to the Lita boots.  Oh, did I mention they’re only $40 (USD)?

I think I need to place an order.