November 30, 2016

Outfit Post: A Little Bit of Paris in New York

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Jacket: DKNY | Shirt: H&M | Pants: Promod | Shoes: 3.1 Phillip Lim (sample sale find!) | Bag: Marina Galanti | Sunglasses: NYC Street Vendor |  Necklaces: c/o Capwell + Co 

Of course while in Paris I did little bit of shopping. I wish there was Promod shops in the states, not only cause of the European chicness but because these pants fit me perfectly! Finding a pair of pants that fit my thighs and the same time is nearly impossible. Hence why I either live in dresses, skirts or Madewell jeans. I wish I had bought these pants in every color.

Have you ever bought multiple pairs of an item?

November 28, 2016

Holiday Gift of Giveaways: A New Year, A New Scent with Phlur Fragences

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c/o of Phlur 

When I go shopping I like to be left alone, I don't need someone constantly asking me "Do you need help with any?" Especially when it comes to fragrances. I hate being harassed or sprayed or pressured. I like to take my time to test and smell different products. Well thanks to Phlur you get to skip all of the pain of shopping for a new fragrance. As we all know, fragrances smell different on skin then on paper and Phlur gets it. With Phlur you get to test the product on yourself at home. For $10 you get to test two products of your choice. Once you picked the scent that you like, you get the $10 credit towards your purchase. Plus, the sample size is worth a week of wear.

Not only will you smell good, but you'll feel good too. Phlur has made conscious decision to use eco friendly scents as well as bottles. Their products are free of known skin irritants, parabens, phthalates, unnecessary stabilizers and animal products. Since studies have shown that 1 in every 5 species of plants are threatened with extinction, they require that all of their fragrances adhere to IUCN's Red List of threatened plants. Also by purchasing a bottle of Phlur you are giving back, with every bottle Olmsted & Vaux, they donate $5 to the Central Park Conservancy.

Lucky for you we have team up with Phlur for ONE LUCKY WINNER to win their own bottle of Phlur Fragrances.  SEE BELOW FOR ENTRY AND CONTEST RULES. 

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Phlur fragrances are unisex fragrances which is one of my favorite parts about them. Since I'm not super into floral perfume smell, I'm more into the musky scents, Olmstead & Vaux is hands down my favorite. Phlur doesn't tell you want their scents of made of but instead give you an imagery of the type of person who would wear their scents. "Olmsted & Vaux, then, is your statement, strong enough for an impression but charming enough to intrigue. With its deceptive lightness, this has the strength to uplift at any point in your day." I mean who doesn't want to smell like that person? Plus they give you a soundtrack to the fragrances. Olmstead & Vaux included My Morning Jacket, Alabama Shakes, and Mumfords and Sons. Meanwhile, Hanami sounded just like me: "Hanami is bold without being loud, weightless but grounded."

Phlur makes the perfect gift for him or her this holiday season! Order them a Phlur sample, stuff it in their stocking, and let them pick their new scent. 

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One lucky read will a bottle of their choice of Phlur fragrances. Contest ends Sunday Dec. 4, 2016 at midnight. 

November 24, 2016

Outfit Post: Thankful

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Sweater: H&M | Jeans: LF Store | Shoes: & Other Stores | Bag: Marina Galanti | Scarf: Aerie
Sunglasses: Call It Spring 

GOBBLE GOBBLE! Happy Thanksgiving! 

I'm thankful for everyone's continuous support here on FNYG. I'm thankful for another happy and healthy year. I hope everyone has a happy and safe Holiday!!

What are you thankful for this year?

November 21, 2016

Inspirational Monday: Velvet Crush

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I'm so happy that velvet has made a comeback this fall/winter season. And no I'm not talking about the velvet Juicy Couture track suits (somethings should just stay in the 90s). There is nothing like the feeling a smooth velvet. Velvet is perfect for the Holiday seasons. Velvet slip dress for a Holiday date night or velvet pants for a Holiday dinner with the family. I'm currently craving a pair of velvet booties or flats. I'm also happy that during my purge I didn't get rid of my velvet American Apparel leggings. I will be breaking those suckers out for Thanksgiving, especially since it's suppose to be in the 40s...and well leggings and Thanksgiving go hand and hand.

Shop some of my favorite velvet looks:

November 16, 2016

How to Wear the Kenzo for H&M Collection

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The Kenzo H&M collection was filled with wild colors, crazy prints, and interesting textures. This collection wasn't for everyone, it definitely appeals to a certain type of taste. Some of the pieces were a little too out there even for me. There were a few key pieces that I loved like the ruffle sweatshirts, the simple graphic tees, pile lined leather jacket and off the shoulder top. Some of which I thought were to expensive for H&M. So I ended up with just the ruffle sweater and graphic tee.

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Jacket: William Rast | Shirt: Kenzo x H&M | Jeans: Madewell | Sneakers: Zara | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Sunglasses: Call It Spring

The ruffle sweater is bold, but I just love the ruffles along the collar line plus the graphic logo. It's a fun take on a casual sweater. I loved the tucked-in sweater in the high waisted jeans look. Paired with sneakers, makes a perfect Saturday outfit.

Did you buy anything from the Kenzo x H&M collection?

November 14, 2016

Inspirational Monday: The Wild Wild West

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Jacket: H&M | Sweater: Forever21 | Jeans: Madewell | Boots: Urban Outfitters | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Sunglasses: Warby Parker 

Cowboy boots are back this fall, so I broke out my old favorites that I scored at Urban Outfitters a couple of years ago. This trend is perfect to pair with the lace up sweater. Go sexy with a deep v and play with a cozy oversized jacket.

Shop my favorite boots:

November 7, 2016

Weekend Wear: All Black...Almost Everything

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Sweater: LF Store | Pants: LF Store | Sneakers: Zara | Bag: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: NYC Street Vendor

I'm such a New Yorker, most of my clothes are in dark shades or neutrals. I do have pops of colors that are perfect way to break up solid colored clothes...esp. in an all black outfit. Adding a bag like my Kate Spade gives it that little pop that the look needs. Plus, with leather joggers it keeps the look edgy and cool even against a super feminine color.

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This sweater from the LF Store is by far one of my favorite new sweaters. I picked it up on sale from their only sale of the season. I'm obsessed with the zipper sleeves that gives it that bad ass edgy vibe.

November 2, 2016

Fall Layers: Adding Pops of Prints

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Jacket: Zara | Sweater: Urban Outfitters | Shirt: H&M | Jeans: Madewell | Shoes: And Other Stories | Bag: Furla | 
Hat: Urban Outfitters | Sunglasses: Call It Spring 

I think I went a little crazy last fall/winter with the turtlenecks...since I've noticed most of my sweaters are turtlenecks.  I mean, I love a cozy turtleneck but sometimes there's just too much coverage. That's why I'm a fan of the split side sweaters. With the split sides you can layer underneath with pops of prints. I added my H&M leopard print tunic top to add a pop of print underneath. Add a leather jacket and a hat to pull the whole look together.

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How do you layer your sweaters for the fall?
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