Leather & Lace

Leather & Lace

OK. They’re suede but Suede and Lace didn’t have as nice a ring to it. Close enough! We ventured into New York City for our anniversary on Saturday night. I was hoping to be able to take more pictures when we got there but traffic didn’t allow us to do that. By the time we got into the City we were just in time for our reservation and it was dark. Oh well. I wanted something pretty but not fussy. Have you noticed I’m not much of a dress girl? I got this amazing Free People lace tunic and wore it over my Rag & Bone suede pants. I love how the sleeves gently cascade over my hands. A plus to having short arms? How could I pass up an opportunity to wear the Louboutin? They go with everything!

Free People Dress

Christian Louboutin Pumps

Lace Tunic

Rag and Bone Suede Pants

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Tunic – Free People (Bloomingdale’s, White, Black Here)
Suede Pants – Rag & Bone (The Runway/TJ Maxx, Not Available)
Pumps – Christian Louboutin (Barneys, Available Here)
Sunglasses – Prada (On Sale Here)

Cheers!

Holiday Time

Office holiday parties require a certain amount of etiquette and panache. I actually bought this dress for another event and ended up wearing it to my husband’s holiday party as well. I love it when you get more than one use out of a dress. They cost a lot of money to just hang in a closet forever. Everyone agreed that this dress is just “so me”. Flowy. Of course. I searched and tried on, rinse and repeat. This gem was hunted down at BCBG and much to my surprise when I arrived at the register it was half off. Go me! It is an LBD but in this case the “B” stands for blue. It’s this fabulous steel shade and looks great paired with black tights and shoes and silver jewellery. It could also totally be worn in multiple seasons. In the summer skip the tights and pair with sky high, strappy sandals. Voila.

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BCBG Dress

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Jewellery

Dress – BCBGMAXAZRIA (Steal it here!)
Tights – Donna Karan Blackened Shimmer (Bloomingdale’s, Available Here)
Patent Pumps – Christian Louboutin (Barneys)
Bracelet – Swatch
Ring – Forever 21 (Love this one)
Necklace – Walter Bauman

Cheers!

Fall For It

The second the temperature drops the tiniest little bit I get completely psyched for fall. I feel more like myself in dark colours and boots. I started out getting dressed this evening in much lighter coloured garb. I couldn’t do it. I kept looking in the mirror and wondering who was staring back at me. I’ve realized that you should stay true to who you are — doesn’t only apply to outfits. If you’re not comfortable in an outfit don’t wear it out. More importantly, don’t buy it. Only spend your money on pieces that call to you and make you feel awesome!

ASTR Kimono
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ASTR Top

Sheer Back Top

Kimono Detail

Kimono – ASTR (Nordstrom Savvy, Similar Here)
Faux Leather Tank – ASTR (Nordstrom Savvy, Similar Here)
Boyfriend Jeans – Madewell
Cutout Booties – Jeffrey Campbell (Bloomingdale’s, Available Here)

Cheers!

Weekend At The Waldorf – Night 1

This past weekend I attended Vision Expo East in New York. It’s a huge trade show for everyone in the vision field. I go each year to check out all the new fabulous frames.  I literally had not left the state since last August when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This was my first weekend out of New Jersey in a very long time — and I only live 45 minutes from New York City! As a special treat we stayed at the Waldorf Astoria. The art deco decor is unbelievable. Even the elevator doors are beautiful. We felt so fancy! There was actually a little note in the reservation confirmation asking us to respect the formal dress code in public areas after six o’clock in the evening. Of course not everyone was in formal attire, but there were many people dressed up for some very special events in amazing ball gowns.

The first night of our stay we were invited to attend a dinner with Smoke and Mirrors, the company who provided me with the sunglasses from my previous post. The event was held at Tao Downtown which is a high end Asian restaurant and club with a very cool subterranean, multi level design. It’s funky and loud and bustling so my outfit reflected the vibe with just a little bit of fanciness — my first pair of red bottoms. We were super pressed for time. New York City traffic was not kind to us, nor was the weather, so I don’t have as many pictures as I would like and it’s difficult to tell that my vest is actually navy on an otherwise all black ensemble. I may have to wear this again! In any case, enjoy. Oh, and yes, Lubi got to stay at the Waldorf too!

Savvy Long Vest

Mirror Image Outfit

Mirror Image Red Bottom

Christian Louboutin Red Soles

Mirror Image Hair

Louboutin Simple 100

Lubi at Waldorf

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Navy Drape Front Trench Vest – ASTR (Nordstrom)
Black Tank – Hinge (Nordstrom)
Black Coated Skinny Jeans – J Brand (Saks, Old)
Pumps – Christian Louboutin Simple Pump (Barneys)
Lubi – My Chihuahua
Scenes from The Waldorf Astoria New York, New York