January 30, 2013

1 Desigual Sweater 3 Ways

Today I'm guest blogging over on Ideeli.com's blog! If you don't know who Ideeli is or what they are then where have you been?! Ideeli is a flash sale site to get great designer deals, it's like Ruelala...You sign up to become a member and they keep you in the loop of their daily deals. Plus, if you invite friends to join and they make purchases you get credited $10. Thanks to Ideeli I was able to buy my something blue, my Badgley Mischka shoes (yes we aren't planning our wedding till 2014...don't judge me)! 

Anyway! Below is a sneak peak of looks that I styled using Desigual's sweater (which is on sale starting today over at Ideeli!) for the everyday woman. One Sweater Three Ways...check out the full blog post on Ideeli.

For Work

What I'm Wearing
Sweater: Desigual c/o Ideeli.com
Pants: H&M
Shoes: Target
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

For the Weekend

What I'm Wearing
Sweater: Desigual c/o Ideeli.com
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Bag: c/o Rebecca Minkoff
Hat: Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses: No Name

For Date Night

What I'm Wearing
Sweater: Desigual c/o Ideeli.com
Skirt: H&M
Tights: Zara
Shoes: Shoemint
Bag: c/o Rebecca Minkoff
Necklace: c/o Bombom Jewelry

Which style is your favorite? How would you wear it?

January 24, 2013

The Art of Winter Layers

The Art of Winter Layers

Here in the North East, in the winter more is warmer. You can never go wrong with layering more layers, except maybe when you are sitting on a hot subway train but you'll be thankfully when you have layered up trying to walk to your next destination. I'm not a fan of winter, but I am a fan of layers...big bulky layers. The trick to the oversized layers is to keep the bottoms slim. Oversized coats, paired with oversized sweaters and shirts can weigh you down so keep your pants line clean and simple with a straight pants cut. Skinny jeans will give you the slimming effect. For girls who aren't model height we might look shorter in layers so for height add on your favorite pump. Motor vest and fur vest are another great under layering tool. I love these pieces because they are perfect to wear once the coat comes off. It's a nice hidden little chic piece. 

Jacket: H&M
Vest: Zara
Sweater: H&M
Shirt: T by Alexander Wang
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Shoemint
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Hat: Topshop

photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh

How do you layer for the winter?

January 22, 2013

#ShowYourHeart Diet Coke and The Heart Truth® Campaign

I'm so excited to announce that I have partnered with Diet Coke and The Heart Truth® Campaign! If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or even Instagram, you know that not only do I love fashion and food, but I'm also passionate about health. So when I was approached about participating in this campaign I couldn't say no. It is important as a young woman to spread the word about being fit and healthy. The Heart Truth® campaign raises awareness and support for women's heart health programs. Diet Coke is in it's sixth year as a supporter of the campaign led by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Not only will I be helping raise awareness for this campaign, but I'll also be reporting from the star studded event that is the Red Dress CollectionSM Fashion Show on February 6th!

Diet Coke and The Heart Truth® Campaign are now giving fans an opportunity to win a trip to New York to attend Red Dress CollectionSM Fashion Show. From January 22-26, fans who upload a heart-inspired picture using #ShowYourHeart on Twitter and Instagram will instantly be entered! 
So #ShowYourHeart! 

*The Heart Truth is a registered trademark of HHS.  Red Dress Collection is  a service mark of HHS.

**This is a sponsored post. Views and opinions are Authors own. 

January 21, 2013

Outfit Post: Nerding Out

Dress: Theory (sample sale)
Shirt: H&M
Tights: Zara
Socks: Urban Outfitters
Boots: Urban Outfitters
Bag: c/o Lodinatt 
Glasses: c/o Firmoo

photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh

Truth time -- I don't wear prescription glasses. I have 20/20 vision but for some reason I always wish I did. I don't know why honestly. I have a small collection of fashion glasses that I'll wear around, especially in my own apartment. I'm a little quirky like that. Even though it drives my fiance crazy because he wears glasses and well I don't need to. Anyway, when Firmoo reached out and asked me if I wanted to do a product review on a pair of glasses I thought why not I need to re-stock my fashion glasses. I'm fan of the nerdy/hipster style glasses, wide thicker frames fit my face better. And these are the nerdy glasses that I love. They are fit my face and feel rather sturdy. I also love that they come with a little eyewear repair kit. 

Whether you are buying perscription or for fashion Firmoo has what you need. I love that you can "try on" glasses on their site by uploading a picture of yourself and seeing what you would look like with them on. It's a rather amusing tool. Also their glasses are super affordable! PLUS, your first pair of glasses are FREE! Check out how you can get your first free pair here

PS Can we talk about this adorable overall dress for a second? So I shouldn't be shopping AT ALL but I saw that the Theory sample sale had slashed prices even lower and knew I had to go check it out. Thank god I did, I bought this adorable overall dress for $33 (it was originally $260)...so basically it was free. O also, yes I dyed my hair...no more red head. I went darker for change. 

Are you a fan of fashion glasses or do you wear glasses?

January 17, 2013

Outfit Post: A Touch of Color

Shirt: H&M
Jeans: Forever21
Shoes: Steve Madden
Hat: Urban Outfitters
Bag: Marc By Marc Jacobs

pictures taken by Brian Cavanaugh

While we are spring ahead this week...I had to take advantage of the warmer weather last week, where taking your jacket off doesn't mean a chance of pneumonia. Yes, 50 degrees in the middle of January is warm for us New Yorkers. Even in the mornings, when these photos were taken, it was much more mild then say a week or two before. I much rather have a cool crisp winter then a freezing cold one. I love wearing hats and layers but I also like having to get away with not having to wear boots and heavy socks all the time. This outfit alone reminds me of Spring with it's brightly contrasting colors. Pink and red is one of my favorite color blocking mixes, maybe because they are in the same color family...I don't know what it is...but I love it.

Do you feel like sprining ahead?

January 14, 2013

Springing Ahead: Modern Vintage

As I sit on the train under my New York City layers, I find myself dreaming about Spring and it's upcoming trends. One of my favorite trends for this Spring season is the modern take on some vintage looks. Designer Stacey Bendet, for Alice + Olivia, did her own remake of the "mod" look using her fun and playful feminine aesthetics. While designer Joy Cioci made a splash with her own take on 1920s and 30s decades.

All photos taken by me (see more on my facebook page)

Reasons to love that the Mod look is making a comeback this Spring: 1. Lots of A-Line and Fit and Flares which look great on anybody type 2. more modest hemlines make outfits chicly appropriate for the office.
Stacy Bendet is no stranger when it comes to beautiful feminine frocks and this season she nailed the mod style perfectly with pastel colors, body flattering dresses, and bold prints. Also her undeniable flare of making clothes look young, new, and playful. This collection has everything a woman needs in her closet-- clothes that take you from day to night, weekend wear, and beautiful evening wear. It's really hard not to love this collection from head to toe to handbag.

all pictures were taken by me (see my facebook page for my more pictures)

Stepping into Joy Cioci's Spring 2013 preview was like stepping back into the 1920s/30s. Cioci gave a huge nod to the synchronized swimmers of this period with her swimmer bonnets. Whether you would personally wear one or not you can't help but appreciate the details in the design. Some adored with pearls and lace others simply made with lace and fabric. Maybe these won't be as a big of a hit with the everyday woman, more like with the Anna Dello Russo crowd, but her Spring 2013 collection is for the woman who isn't afraid of being bold. Contrasting prints are seen throughout the collection along with lace and skin bearing clothing.

What do you think of these collections? Are you ready to mix some old decades in with the new?

January 10, 2013

Hairspiration: Stylenoted's The Braided Rainbow

photo from Stylenoted.com

After I saw this posted on ARROJO's Blog, Stylenoted, I knew I had to try it...or well at least give it my own spin. My bangs have grown out of control and I have been pushing them to the side (the lack of trim isn't because I'm lazy or because I'm growing them out I just been waiting to actually go get a hair cut) so this style gives my long fringe a actual look and not like I'm trying to move them out of my face. Plus, I'm just so happy that my hair is long enough to pull into braids across my head.

Sweater: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Ring: Birdhouse Jewelry
Hair products used: ARROJO Primp 

I tried to do the bun but it wasn't working out for me to well, so I opted to leave it in a ponytail. I was really impressed how well this hair-do held up since I literally spent the whole day out, work and after hour cocktails.

Would you give this hair-do a try?

January 7, 2013

Inspirational Monday: Neon Beanies

Left: Helena of Brooklyn Blonde                                      Right: Krystal of This Time Tomorrow 

I was hoping that Santa would bring me a neon beanie for Christmas. Especially after I saw post from Helena of Brooklyn Blonde and Krystal of This Time Tomorrow rocking their own neon beanies. Thankfully Santa Brian bought me my neon beanie that I had wanted from Topman, which by the way is cheaper then the Topshop beanies...Now I'm slightly obsessed with my beanie want them in more colors. I have a feeling that I'm going to have a collection of beanies soon.

Jacket: Elie Tahari
Hoodie: c/o Boy Meets Girl
Jeans: Zara
Beanie: Topshop
Bag: Uran Expressions c/o Baghaus.com
Shoes: MNTG (from LF Store)

photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh

What do you think of the neon beanie trend?

January 3, 2013

Outfit Post: So this is the New Year

Dress: Jill Stuart

Every New Years I have the Death Cab for Cutie song "The New Year" stuck in my head, hence the title of this post. It's a little emo but I love it.

I had a great New Years Eve at my friend's apartment playing games, cooking food, and of course drinking with some of my best friends. Plus there's nothing like that midnight kiss to kick start a fresh new year.

How was your New Years Eve?
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