Shoes, shoes, shoes. A blessing and a curse. I can no longer wear heels. Fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis have rendered that impossible so I’ve found myself living in sneakers. Fortunately the athleisure trend is holding strong, but there are times when you have to look like human and need “real” shoes. I’ve termed them fancy flats. Of course being the princess that I am I always want something amazing that never usually goes on sale, but lucky for me (and not so lucky for hubby) the Saks a block from my hotel in NYC was having a 70% off sale. I kinda bought two pairs. Hey… I saved money right? 😉 Here’s the first. Enjoy!
Shoes – Christian Louboutin — Top – Free People — Jeans – Rag & Bone
Sunglasses – Max Mara — Necklace – Anthropologie — Bracelet – Swarovski
Bucket list item… check! I have always wanted to go to New York Fashion week. It was a dream come true when Midori Linea’s PR team contacted me to attend their event. Sakura and I met a while back during a trunk show at Bloomingdale’s and we hit it off right away. She’s not only super talented, she’s super sweet. It all started with her designing a hand chain which you can see in my post here. Since then she has expanded into so many different areas. I’m obsessed with my latest necklace purchase. Stay tuned!
The W Hotel Downtown hosted the event and we were lucky enough to get an upgraded room with an amazing view of the Freedom Tower and the Oculus. The vibe there is very New York swanky chic. I don’t stay in the City so often since it’s only 45 minutes from my house but I wish I did. You can’t beat the energy of the hustle and bustle and everything it has to offer.
Then the panic sets in. Holy crap. What to wear to fashion week? I had gotten this outfit for another event and was supposed to be able to wear it on New Year’s Eve, but a sick hubby transformed my outfit into pyjamas. So not blogworthy. I think I nailed it! My hubby doesn’t usually enter the blog but he finally got to wear his very special Bloomingdale’s Exclusive Robert Graham shirt with crystals so I had to show you! Enjoy!
Oh! Lubi liked the room too!
Jewellery – Midori Linea
Top – Elie Tahari — Pants – BlankNYC — Shoes – Gucci — Bag – Chanel (Similar)
When a mutual friend showed me this jewellery on Facebook I immediately pulled out my phone to follow. The Crafty Optician makes jewellery and accessories revolving around eyewear and the optical profession. Love that it encompasses two of my favourite things — jewellery and eyewear. Coleen was kind enough to send me three pieces to try out and for the post I chose the necklace and the stud earrings. Studs are key when you’re wearing winter attire. They don’t get stuck in your sweater and scarf! I wore these to work and everyone thought they were fabulous. They’re are adorable and well made and I’ve been wearing them non stop ever since I got them!
In this post I paired my new jewels with my favourite new boots and sweater. Go to winter look — jeans, boots, a big cozy sweater and a huge wrap scarf. It’s so warm and soft on those cold New Jersey days. Enjoy!
Jewellery – c/o The Crafty Optician
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Sweater – Free People, Jeans – DL 1961, Scarf – Treasure & Bond (Similar),
Sunglasses – Jimmy Choo (I’ll get them for you), Boots – Dr. Martens
It never fails. Fall comes and I’m so excited about the change in weather and can’t wait to show you my fall outfits and then I remember how early it gets dark! Indoor pictures. So much more difficult! I love being able to wear fall colours and sweaters and boots though and I actually don’t even mind that it gets dark earlier. I like going out for supper after the sun sets. I know I’m weird. I’ve been told so a million times! It’s October so the breast cancer extensions are in — #survivor — and I’ve dyed the rest a deep purple though its hard to see in the pictures. It’s still quite warm here in the Northeast so I haven’t been able to break out the sweaters yet, but at least I’m in long flowing sleeves and long pants. Enjoy!
Shirt — Jeans (Similar) — Guest appearance by Lubi the Chihuahua
Fall is my favourite. Brisk temperatures (hopefully), colourful leaves, and best of all amazing fashion on the way. There’s nothing better than a chunky sweater on a cool fall day layered over anything. We’re not there yet, but as soon as fall hits my colour palette changes back to black and jewel tones. Yeah! Statement jeans are a must these days and these called to me from a sale rack at Anthropologie. The blouse isn’t new (the horror) but it’s one of my favourites from the colours to the sleeves and it goes so perfectly with the Gucci drivers. Can’t wait for the thermometer to tell me to wear a pair of boots! Enjoy!
Jeans – Blouse (Similar Style) – Shoes – Sunglasses
So, I’m really not a beauty blogger but this I have to share. When Maelove asked me to try their new product “The Sun Protector” I was excited and nervous. SPF on the face can be cruel. Breakouts, itchiness, etc. This product is a mineral based sunscreen (18% zinc) SPF 30 (non-nano) and is:
- Infused with antioxidants and doubles as a makeup primer
- Does not leave you greasy, flaky or with a white cast
- Made in America and developed in Silicon Valley
I have to tell you. It’s great. My skin didn’t break out, wasn’t itchy and surprise… my makeup stays so much better when I use it! Plus it’s very reasonably priced for a great skincare product. Use it all year long. I know we don’t think about SPF in the months other than summer but it’s so important!
Try it for yourself and let me know how you like it!
Slip dresses are a thing right now and I love it. They’re so silky and comfy. Like wearing your nightgown out on the town. The shimmery gold was just irresistible as was the strappy back. I’m still such a Free People fanatic! They technically call this a slip but I put a slip underneath so it wasn’t see through and voila — it’s a dress. I know the “naked dress” is all over right now but, um…. TMI. Add some cool shoes and accessories and there ya have it. Fun(ky) dinner outfit. And for someone I know who says cars are fashion, here you go. Enjoy!
Dress — Slip — Shoes — Necklace — Bracelet — Sunglasses