The New Girl(s)

I know. It’s been a while. Sorry about that. I had to take some time to recover from my most recent surgery. After almost a year since my breast cancer diagnosis I’m ready to introduce you to the new girls. I finally have my permanent implants and after seeing 27 doctors (OK, slight exaggeration) this week, it looks as if I’m healthy! It’s also so much easier to get dressed! While I’m not completely done, I’m hoping the worst is behind me and I can start to get my life back.

This outfit has a couple trends encompassed within. A crop top and boyfriend jeans. I have to admit that the crop top trend sent shivers down my spine. Really? I’m not one to walk around half naked! Done properly, or at least what I deem to be appropriately, I’ve found that it can actually be cute. This top, for example sticks with my whole “flowy” personality and barely shows any midriff unless you catch a breeze. Even then, only the slightest sliver of skin pops out. Perfect! I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect loose, comfy boyfriend jeans for a while. Believe it or not — Gap! Haven’t been in there in ages, but I’m so in love with these. The looseness and the shredding is also a much cooler (literally, as in temperature) option for summer. Buy them a size too big for extra effect.

Zara Crop Top

 

Gap Boyfriend Jeans

Outfit Back

Black Crop Top

Carrera by Jimmy Choo Sunglasses

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Vince Camuto Studded Wedge

Black Top – Zara
Boyfriend Jeans – Gap (On Sale!)
Studded Wedges – Vince Camuto (Last Year – Available Here)
Watch – Michele Watches
Bracelet – From France
Sunglasses – Carrera by Jimmy Choo

Cheers!

Here We Go Again

It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve actually just had another surgery. It’s hopefully the last major surgery in the breast cancer battle that’s been controlling my life for almost a year now. I finally had my permanent implants put in! Not that I want to say I was excited about this one — one shouldn’t use the words excited and surgery in the same sentence, but it does mean that this saga is hopefully heading toward the end.

These photos were taken a few days prior to my surgery. I’ve been dying to wear something as classy as a pair of Louboutin pumps with something as casual as a pair of ripped up skinny jeans. I love to mix styles and take my favourite pieces and put them together in unexpected ways. It’s one of those things that mum probably wouldn’t get, you know. Make a statement. Throw on amazing jewellery and amazing shoes and the rest of the outfit will speak for itself.

Zara Skinny Jeans

Rachel Roy Top

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Christian Louboutin Pumps

Ombre Hair

Metallic Bely

Swatch Bracelet

 

Distressed Jeans – Zara (Similar)
Multi Layer Top – Rachel, Rachel Roy (Macy’s)
Patent Pumps – Christian Louboutin (Barneys)
Bracelet – Swatch
Watch – Michele Watches
Necklace – XC38 Pure Steel

Cheers!

Show Me Your Baby Blues

My outfit was inspired by these amazing baby blue ankle boots I found at DSW. The colour screamed “boots you can wear in spring!” They’re Crown Vintage which is a brand exclusive to DSW, as far as I can tell, and I’ve found it to be both very comfortable and well made. The tank I got last year right before my surgery. I didn’t realize at the time that my post mastectomy self would not lend well to tank tops. I held it up next to my new boots and voila — a match made in heaven. The weather was incredibly blustery so layering was essential. Jean jackets seem to have made their way back into the fashion world as of late and this one is actually kind of special. It’s an old Levi’s jacket that was my brother’s in high school. I stole it and kept it. Sorry dude! There’s even a little “signature” rip by the cuff that always told us it was ours.

Layers

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Levis Jacket

Italia Independent Sunglasses

Abercrombie Sweater

Windblown Hair

Leith Hi Lo Tank

Crown Vintage Boots

 

Jean Jacket – Levi’s (Vintage?)
Cardigan – Abercrombie & Fitch (Last Year)
Tank – Leith (Last Year, Nordstrom)
Blue Pants – 7 For All Mankind (Neiman Marcus)
Ankle Boots – Crown Vintage (DSW)
Sunglasses – Italia Independent

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