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
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
So this top made me feel part ballerina, part Madonna circa 1980 something. Either way — so much fun! I styled it with uneven hem, ripped knee jeans. Both are trends that are very on point (pun kind of intended) and somehow work together perfectly. Mixing too many trends in one outfit can completely backfire. You never want to look like you’re trying too hard to accomplish it all at once and trends should only be considered if they actually work for you. Trying to pull off a trend that’s out of your comfort zone will just leave you with buyer’s remorse as you gaze at a closet full of “why did I buy this?” items. It’s better to leave the house feeling confident than in an outfit that makes you self-conscious and fidgety. For me it’s edgy BOHO. (Closet full of Free People anyone?) Skinny bottoms and oversized tops are basics in my world styled in different ways to fit the mood or occasion. People ask me why I don’t show off how small I am with form-fitting clothes. The answer? It’s just not me. What are your go to outfits?
Top – Free People On Sale!
Jeans – Free People
Flatform Sandals – Lockeed (Similar)
Sunglasses – MO Eyewear
Bracelet – Swarovski
Sometimes it’s just too hot to wear clothes. Let the hibernation begin. See ya in October! OK. So I have to leave the house at some point but what to wear? Little dresses that don’t touch me. Being that I’m not a fan of summer heat, in case you couldn’t tell, I’m not into spending tons of money on my hot weather wardrobe. This dress is from Forever 21 and though I don’t shop there often, sometimes for an easy summer number it works. The trick to shopping at inexpensive places like that? No brights or pastels. Black and white and some other dark colours will always look more expensive. Pairing your budget friendly outfit with a nice pair of shoes, some cool jewellery and an awesome pair of sunglasses will elevate the look and make you feel like a million bucks. Give it a shot!
Double Layer Dress – Forever 21 (Similar)
Shoes – Gucci
Sunglasses – Max Mara (Locals can buy them from Park Eye Center!)
Watch – Apple
Necklace and Bracelet – Gifts from Mum and Dad
To blog or not to blog? The answer is…. to blog. I realized during my absence/struggle that it truly is something I enjoy. Not to any particular end, but just to share and hopefully inspire. My obsession for all things fashion and style needs an outlet. I myself love to troll other people’s blogs and read all the fashion sites looking for inspiration and fresh finds. I had it in my head for so long that I had to be “blog worthy” every day. Way too much pressure. Even the most fashionable people out there wear things twice and find themselves in the comfort of sweats. Why can’t I? I can and will. I may even share some of those moments! While my daily life doesn’t allow for a post a day, I’m hoping to post once or twice a week. Sorry for being gone so long! Enjoy!
So this is one of my (hopefully) blog worthy outfits. Figured I should at least come back with one. I was going for an NYC appropriate look for our anniversary dinner. Yes. A dress over pants is a thing. Let me know how I did!
Jacket – Lucky Brand (Similar)
Dress – Who What Wear
Pants – Blank NYC
Shoes – Gucci
Sunglasses – Jimmy Choo
Every once in a blue moon we get a nice cool summer evening. Enter the tunic. Offering versatility in seasonal and styling options it’s a must have in my closet. For summer, I chose to wear it with white distressed jeans and slip on loafers for a laid back, chic vibe. I can see it working for fall with perhaps leggings and an awesome pair of boots. (BTW can’t wait for fall!) Oh.. Don’t forget your accessories! Really. They can make an outfit. That age-old rule of taking off one piece before you leave the house. Forget it! An amazing pair of sunglasses will complete the look. Essential!
Miu Miu 51RS Cat Eye Sunglasses, 52mm • Miu Miu
French Connection Louis Patent Leather Loafers • French Connection
Free People Womens DESTROYED SKINNY ANKLE • Free People
Free People Shake It Printed Mini Dress • Free People
Alex and Ani ‘Charity by Design – Prints of Love’ Expandable Wire Bangle • Alex and Ani