September 26, 2012

How to Wear a Camo Jacket Two Ways

Camo Jacket 2 Ways

Cap sleeve dress / T By Alexander Wang jersey t shirt / American Eagle Outfitters / Pointed toe shoes / Zara slingback shoes / Warehouse party bag / Zara zip bag / Geneva wrap around watch / Men's Camouflage Shirt Jackets

If you haven't noticed yet, the military chic look is back for Fall 2012. We are talking camouflage jackets, military greens, and cargo pants. More recently, there has been a rise of style bloggers rocking the camo jackets. I know what some of you are does this fit into a practical woman's closet? The camo jacket is a masculine piece but when dressed accordingly and styled with the right accessories this jacket can take you from work day to weekend.

The Weekender:
The weekend is all about the casual and cozy pieces. And nothing is more casual then pairing up a camo jacket with your basic skinny jeans and a slouchy shirt. Remember when picking out a camo jacket you want to go with something bigger but bigger doesn't mean bulky. Trim down the bulk by going a size up in a woman's jacket, unless you find the camo jacket hangs loose on you. If you are doing a menswear jacket, like this Old Navy Camoflouge Shirt Jacket ($30), try to look for a size that hangs loosely on you without bulk. You want to be able to find yourself in the jacket, you just want to give your look a little hint of masculinity. Pair the rest of your look with feminine pieces like a detailed flat and your favorite hand bag.

Jacket: Old Navy Camoflouge Shirt Jacket (men's section)
Shirt: T by Alexander Wang
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Sunglasses: Brooklyn Flea

The Worker: I'm a huge fan of playing with masculine pieces with feminine details. For the work day pair your favorite little black dress with flirty accessories and top it all off your camo jacket. Be bold in your accessories, choose shoes that have a vibrant color, like the red Zara Basic Sling Back heel ($50). Play with printed small details like a leopard print bracelet, this is a fun way to bring in some print blocking. This will jazz up your simple black dress when you don't have the jacket on, but also add a hint of femininity when paired with the camo jacket. Lastly, keep your hang bag sleek and simple.

Jacket: Old Navy Camoflouge Shirt Jacket (men's section)
Dress: New York and Company (old)
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Bag: c/o R&Em
Watch: American Eagle
Bracelet: c/o Cameo Nouveau

photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh

What do you think of the camouflage jacket? Will you be wearing one this fall?

September 24, 2012

Inspirational Monday: NYFW Spring 2013 in Details

1. Joy Cioci  //  2. Zang Toi
3. Rafael Cennamo // 4. Emerson
5. Alice + Olivia // 6. Reem Acra
7. Katya Leonovich // 8. Falguni and Shane Peacock

all above photos taken by me

Fashion is all about the details. And it's hard to take in all those details sometimes while you are there at the show, whether it's a runway show (it feels like everything happens in a blink of an eye), or a presentation (more often then not there is way to much going on around you). Capturing those smaller details are not only important to show to your readers, but important in the details of the clothing. I love the moments when I look at the pictures I have taken and realize I capture a couple amazing shots or caught something in action that gives the clothing life. It's these moments as a fashion lover and photo enthusiast that are important and inspirational.

September 22, 2012

NYFW: Falling in Love Again with Renzo + Kai by Tamara Walker

Renzo + Kai Spring 2013 Presentation

By Tamara Walker of The Curvy Socialite

First let me start out by saying, I don’t think I will ever get used to New York Fashion Week taking place in the Lincoln Center area. Scratch that. Let me be honest-- I just hate trekking up to West 66th without coffee in my system. But today, Renzo + Kai made it all worth my while (even without my morning cup of java).

Thanks to fellow blog diva, Heather Epstein (aka Fashionista NY Girl); I was on my way to the Empire
Hotel to view the Renzo + Kai Spring Collection. With an early presentation starting at 10, I found myself sprinting (more like speed walking like the nuns in the old Easy Spirit commercials) down Columbus Avenue and rushing through the open doors to the waiting elevator that would whisk me away to the rooftop deck for a morning of fashion.

Entitled Falling in Love Again, Renzo + Kai found inspiration in the “bon vivant” mentality and New
York’s CafĂ© Society generation of the 1930s. Evoking an era characterized by romance, glamour and
Old Hollywood, designer Mrinalini took a cue from vintage screen siren, Marlene Dietrich--whose joi de vivre served as the inspiration for the essence of this season’s Renzo + Kai woman.

all above photos taken by Tamara

Feminine and colorful yet not flashy, Renzo + Kai, is all about the details this spring. This season's line would be perfect for a weekend of events in the Hamptons with its hand beaded cocktail dresses, sequined tops and short sets; flowing silk chiffon gowns and cropped skinny jeans in colors reminiscent of a spring sunset including salmon, beige, tan, sunburst and black. Made with the finest of fabrics, each piece was simple but stunning with luxe silhouettes that compliment and showcase the female form.

Would you wear these clothes on a girls night out?

Note from the editor:
I love the femininity, glitter, and sparkle (from literally sparkle to just the way the clothes make me feel). I'm feeling the sexiness of it all with the mix of innocence. This collection is without a doubt any glam girls dream. Thank you Tamara for covering this collection for your fellow "diva blogger" Fashionista NY Girl!

September 20, 2012

Old Navy Fit for Fall Event Re-Cap

Last Friday I was invited by DailyBuzz Style to hangout and strut my stuff with some fellow bloggers at the Old Navy Fit for Fall event. This event was right up my alley: free colored denim, it's Old Navy so you know the prices are a steal, and the event was open to the public which means they had sizes from 0 to 16. I love that this event used the everyday woman to showcase their jeans. It really showed how these jeans do fit every figure. Plus they picked the perfect host-- Jenny McCarthy. I mean its not everyday you get to walk a runway and high five a celebrity. Also did I mention that the Backstreet Boys performed...okay to be honest I'm not all about BSB, I'm still an NSYNC fan.

Doing what bloggers do instagramming..
Christina from Profresh Style, Megan from TFDiaries, and me (taken by Megan)

We were also caught on camera by StyleCandy! UGH I hate my voice-- plus this was me starting to come off the cold I had....and mostly am a bit camera shy. But really guys I hate the tone of my voice, I always think WOW is that what I sound like!? --With that being said look for me I'm towards the end (1:42)!

As you might have noticed, me being me I couldn't go with the normal colors: black, white, or brown, because my closet doesn't have enough colored denim (sarcasm). So instead I went with the deep purple color. This purple color is not POW in your face, they are dark enough to not feel like you stand out amoungst the black in the winter but still has a pop. For me to really like denim the jeans can't be hard or starchy which these jeans aren't, they actually have a more of a jegging feel to them and are a bit stretchy. I love that these jeans can be taken from weekend to work by just playing with different looks. A casual top for the weekend with a pair of booties and for work a sweater and heels.

Top: H&M
Jeans: c/o Old Navy
Shoes: Dolce Vit
photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh

What do you think of these jeans? Will you be falling into your fit?

***This post is sponsored by Old Navy. Shop online or In Stores and find your perfect-fitting pair of The Rockstar skinny jeans at Old Navy.

September 19, 2012

NYFW: Taking a Mini Trip to Hawaii with Mara Hoffman Spring 2013

I like to believe Mara  Hoffman is like my long lost beachy sister. Her vibe and her clothes are so ultra chill. I just wish I could wear them all the time, even her Fall collection is boho beachy most of which won't hold up if we have a brutal New York winter. After being denied last season to her show this season I was able to attend her Spring 2013 show, well I barely made it in (thankfully I get to where I need to be early especially when I have a standing ticket). Yes that's right they over booked the show and had to turn people away. Anyway, despite the madness that inside, I still managed to squeeze my way in between people to get a couple of shots and to watch the show.

Hoffman's collection was everything I was hoping and expecting: beautiful beachy prints, maxi dresses and skirts, cropped tops, and cutout dresses. She even started and ended the show with girls singing and playing the ukele! How awesome is that? Not only did the clothes and music bring you the feeling of being in Hawaii but so did the leaf head pieces. I mean seriously this whole collection makes me crave my Hawaii trip even more.

all above photos and videos taken by me. (for more photos see my fb page)

Of course, I'm in love with all the colorful bustiers. I still have my H&M knock off that I wish it was a Mara Hoffman bustier. This is without a doubt on the top of my list of my favorite shows that I saw for Spring 2013.

What do you think of this collection?

September 17, 2012

Outfit Post: Life After Fashion Week

Leather Jacket: Michael Kors
Sweater: LF Store
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Bralette: LF Store
Bag: c/o Remi & Emmy
Sunglasses: Brooklyn Flea
Necklace: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Ring: Birdhouse Jewelry from Brooklyn Flea

photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh

This was my third season of New York Fashion Week and like the past two I looked forward to it. Also like the past two, my season was booked (not that I'm complaining!). As much as I love running from show to show and getting all "glammed" up I do look forward to getting back into my life (maybe not so much as getting back to my "paid job") but more so of having some time back. Time to sit back, watch TV, spend time with the boyfriend, actually eat dinner, and yes wearing flats. Life after fashion week consist of my favorite easy basic wear, including flats. After a full week of running around in heels my feet need a much needed break from them, just thinking about putting on another pair of heels makes my feet hurt.

September 15, 2012

NYFW: Ann Yee Spring 2013 by Alexandra Shook

COVERED BY: ALEXANDRA SHOOK (delayed missives)

Themes of rebirth and resurrection inspired designer Ann Yee’s S/S 2013 collection. While spending some time in the Pacific Northwest after a fire destroyed her New York studio, Ann Yee was particularly influenced by the way weather changes the sea. The signature pattern of the S/S 2013 collection is based on a photo of tangled sea ropes found on a pier, and there were clear nautical elements to the collection such as the knotted rope necklaces and emphasis on knitwear. The mix of neutrals and bold colors was striking. 

I was drawn to the structured, yet soft pieces, as well as the flowing silhouettes. My favorite look was a heather grey shorts suit with seafoam accents that had an air of casual refinement.

All photos taken by Alexandra Shook

What do you guys think of this collection?

PS Aren't these photos stunning!?! And the make-up WOW! Wish I could have made this but I'm super glad to have had Alexandra help me out and cover the presentation!
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