December 31, 2013

Outfit Preview: New Years Eve

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Top: Social Apparel | Skirt: Alice + Olivia (sample sale) | Shoes: Shoemint | Tights: H&M | Bag: c/o Rebecca Minkoff | Necklace: c/o Ann Taylor

I love playing dress up and figuring out what I'm going to wear before an event or party. This year just like last year we are keeping it "low key." We are getting together with some close friends, having our traditional Holiday dinner and staying in for a little NYE party. Since it's casual I figured I'd wear my new favorite Alice + Olivia skirt that I picked up at AO sample sale for $49! I will be spinning around all night in this skirt for sure! I added a little bit of glam with a crop top that I picked up from Social Apparel. I first was looking for a black turtle neck top but I couldn't find one that I liked so I went for some sparkle. What would NYE be without being a little bit of sparkle? Plus I figured I def. wear this top again...especially when I go down to Miami with my gals.

Sparkle, champagne, and alluring lip color is always on my must have list for NYE. What's on yours?

December 30, 2013

A Look Back at 2013

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Here we are again on a cusp of another New Year. To say that 2013 flew by would be a total understatement. I seriously don't know where this year went...

I am sad to bid adieu to 2013 but I'm so ready to ring in 2014. So many exciting plans for 2014, including my wedding! I'm looking forward to seeing what 2014 will not only bring for me but for my blog as well. I def. will be working hard in 2014 to really make this blog bloom!

Are you guys ready to ring in 2014?

December 27, 2013

Outfit Post: The Hypochondriac

picture from The Man Repeller 

Last week The Man Repeller put up a pretty amusing and quite accurate post on what girls wear when they go out during the winter (read here: Girls Who Go Out). I like to believe I fall somewhere in between The Semi-Repeller and The Hypochondriac. But in reality I am that girl who bundles up to go outside...and then I'm THAT girl that sheds off all the layers once indoors. I love my layers, chunky scarves, and beanies. Over the years I have tried to perfect the winter layers so I'm not totally that girl at the bar with her clothes laying in a huge pile. But I must admit my new favorite layering is a long wool vest over a leather jacket. It's so warm yet so chic.

picture from The Man Repeller 

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Jacket and Vest: Zara | Sweater: Old Navy | Jeans: H&M | Boots: Dolce Vita | Bag: BCBGengeration | 
Hat: Glow Accessories 

photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh

Which girl are you?

December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

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Sweater: c/o T by Alexander Wang (from the Wang event) | Skirt: Joe Fresh |  Boots Urban Outfitters (old) | 
Tights: H&M | Sunglasses: Glow Accessories

photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh

I will be  spending the day with my family and fiance dressed casually but just with a bit of sparkle. Because really who doesn't love to sparkle? Hope your Christmas sparkles bright!

December 23, 2013

DIY: Last Minute Christmas Gifts...S'more Kits

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I love little homemade kits for Christmas presents. Last year for some of my co-workers I made hot chocolate jars, this year I decided to do little S'more kits. These projects are not only fun to make but fun to give. They are also the perfect last minute gift idea or for someone who is really hard to shop for.

What You Need:
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- A Box (i bought my clear plastic boxes from A.C. Moore)
- Hersey Chocolate Bars
- Graham Crackers
- Marshmallows 
- Peppermint marshmallows (mine are from Target)
- Tags (from PaperSource)
- Washi Ribbon Tape (Michael's)
- Sharpie

Step 1. Assemble your boxes.
Step 2. Start layering your ingredients Graham Crackers then Hersey Chocolate, top it off with the marshmallows.
Step 3. Close boxes and secure with tape.
OPTIONAL STEP 4. Decorate your boxes using washi ribbon tape and tags.
Step 5. Give and Enjoy!

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all photos taken by me

Do you have any last minute Christmas gifts? 

December 18, 2013

Holiday Gift of Giveaways: Hugssy Earcuff

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Earcuffs are a fun take on a traditional earring. You can dress them up or dress them down like you would normally do with earrings. If you haven't tried this trend yet this is something new try for the New Year. Thanks to Hugssy one lucky winner an win their Trendy Crystal Ice-Out Flower Ear Cuffs. This is a beautiful little piece that you can dress up for New Years Eve into the new year. 

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Dress: Lulu*s | Earcuff: Hugssy (WIN THIS) | Clutch: Nasty Gal | Bracelet: Herve Van Der Straeten | Shoes: Christian Louboutin 

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Jacket: Aritiza | Sweater: Equipment | Jeans: Zara | Earcuff: Hugssy (WIN THIS) | Bag: ASOS Shoes: Joie 

Enter for a chance to win Hugssy's Trendy Crystal Ice-Out Flower Ear Cuffs. One lucky winner will be chosen at random. Contest will end Dec. 18th at Midnight. 
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How would you wear this earcuff?

December 17, 2013

Outfit Post: Snow Daze

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Jacket: Abercrombie & Finch (super old) | Sweater: c/o Ann Taylor | Shirt: American Eagle (old)
Jeans: Carmar from LF Store | Boots: c/o Cougar Boots | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Gloves: Aeropastle (old) 
| Socks: Urban Outfitters (old)

I've had this jacket for yearrrssss. And when I say years I mean it has to be at least 6 years old. It's one of those pieces that I've held on to, I don't wear it as often as I use to since I'm a fan of long jackets but I do like it break out from time to time, esp when it's snowing. It's amazing how perfect condition it is for being so old. I have often times come close to donating it but I can't seem to part with it.

Do you have any pieces that have lasted through out the years?

December 16, 2013

Holiday Gifts of Giveaways: Your Own Darby Smart DIY Box

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If you've been a reader for awhile on this blog you'll know that I'm a huge fan of DIY projects...or even if you just pursued my blog you'd noticed some DIY projects that I have done. That's why it was instant love when I stumbled upon Darby Smart! A company that sells DIY kits...which means not having to run around to different stores finding what you need?! YES PLEASE! Whether you love DIYing home products or fashion related project Darby Smart has you covered! Here at Fashionista NY Girl we have teamed up with Darby Smart to give ONE lucky reader a chance to win a Darby Smart box of their choice! You can keep your DIY project for yourself or give it a love one.

I got down and crafty with Darby Smart with one of my favorite boxes...the Chain Rhinestone Bracelet.

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Watch: c/o Rakani  | Bracelets: Bauble Bar and c/o Darby Smart 

One lucky winner will win a Darby Smart box of their choice. Pick from any box on the site! To enter you MUST tweet us using the Rafflecopter entry telling us which Darby Smart box Santa can bring you on his sled. Contest end 11:59pm on December 22nd. 

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