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Comfort for Travel

This outfit post is about the outfit I wore for my cold travels through the blizzard through central Maine while on my way North for the Thanksgiving holiday, and of course other familial obligations.

Basic leggings, cashmere zipper woven sweater via Eliza, Jessica Simpson moto boots, Grass jacket from Macy’s, and a warm pashmina scarf in red.

Fall Pinks and Browns

It’s finally feeling somewhat like fall…somewhat being it’s mid-October and still comfortable outside in a tee shirt. Okay, it’s hardly fall at all. But each breath has that fall air. The leaves are FINALLY beginning to change their shades and fall to litter our sidewalks. Evenings require a light jacket or sweater. Pumpkins are filling the deli’s. It’s exciting. All I want to do is go on long walks, listening to Death Cab for Cutie and the crunching of leaves.

Top c/o Francesca’s Collection (buy it here !)

Scarf from an NYC Street Vendor

H&M jeans

Forever 21 boots

TopShop and Target bracelets

One of my favorite things about NYC is the street vendor scarves. $5 a pop gets you a pashmina-silk scarf that’s surprisingly warm and durable. OR you can get 5 for $20…I always get one for my friends and family as an extra add on to Christmas gifts!

Also, I know a lot of people are still complimenting my “anti-french” manicure, and I’m still loving it each day. Point in case, the faint purple shade was a perfect match to the tonal stripes of this top!

Leopard and Seashells

Boring little outfit post about this look I wore to work and then to the Vintage Twin Trunk Show and then shopping and then to a bar. Really, this is an all purpose look that works for so many places to go!

Please pay no mind to my unpainted nails…They’ve since been painted.

Vintage/thrifted leopard blouse

Vintage/Thrifted seashell belt

H&M shorts

Aldo wedges

Vintage bag

Forever 21 ring

bracelets from Target and TopShop

** Pictures taken by the fabulous should-be-photographer Monroe of FashionSteeleNYC.

JC+LF+Sushi

Last night I attended the launch of Jeffrey Campbell’s new bag line at a Fourth of July party at LF stores in SoHo.  I walked into free lemonade from girls wearing various pieces of American Flag apparel (totally IN right now, right?) and cupcakes, cake, and everything themed. I immediately found my fellow blogger friends amongst the plethora of associates mixed with the “too cool for school” teenage crowd.

After saying hello and getting accustomed to the situation I took a look around the store. to be honest, I was scared for my life. LF Stores is the epitome of force fed fashion, catering to the personality and personal taste-less followers of the Nylon bible. You’ve got your crop tops, American flag shorts, fringed “vintage” tees, and all-you-can-wear high waisted “vintage” Levi shorts. Oh, and did I mention the Jeffrey Campbell Lita’s?

Amongst the rubble of fashion vomit I managed to find the Sam Edelman heels I’ve been lusting after, as well as this gorgeous kimono.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay, so I don’t completely hate the shop. I think, piece by piece, they are some amazing finds. But for the most part, I’d rather not be force fed my daily dose of Nylon Magazine’s poolings all at once.

Anyway, so after waiting through two bag giveaways (one of which was won by my dear friend Monroe!), 6 of us decided to go for sushi at Noodle Zen on St. Mark’s.

Since I’d already had sushi for lunch, I opted for a vegetable tempura udon, which was quite good, especially alongside my orange chu-hi beverage.

Now for what I wore:

Misfits tee from Hot Topic (DIY/cutout myself)

Forever 21 shorts

Aldo Wedges

Gifted R&Em bag (can be found here)

Peter Grimm hat

TopShop bracelets

And now I leave you with this photobooth strip of Nicole and I making funny faces! ❤

DIY Inspirations

I’ve always been a crafty creative person. I used to make plenty of clothes and accessories in high school and shortly after, for example this dress:

Sadly, with my demanding schedule and social life I rarely find time to sit and have some one-on-one with my sewing machine. The most recent thing I’ve managed to whip up is this slouchy clutch.

 

However, I do have an entire folder on my laptop of ideas and plans brewing for things to be made! I figured I’d share my inspirations with you (after being inspired by this post by Fashion Infusion).

I’ve already started on a fringe-sleeve top and have recently made some purchases from the trimmings stores on 38th street. My sewing machine is finally getting some much deserved love and I can’t wait to go to my parents’ home for a few days where I have a HUGE stash of scrap fabric!

Stay tuned for some great DIY’s, my loyal readers ! ❤

**Disclaimer** I do not own the rights to these images. Most were found on Tumblr, but if I remembered where they were from they have a click through to the source.

DIY Slouchy Clutch

I’ve been feeling creative lately and been dying to create something using this greyscale “fuck” fabric my roommate had lying around. With the laptop clutch craze going around, I decided that’s what I needed.

Next, was the hunt for the perfect sized, shade, and priced zipper. I ended up at B&Q Trimmings on 38th street, which was sooo much cheaper in everything than M&J and also much more helpful! Safe to say I’ll be going back for all my trimmings and non-fabric needs.

Now, for the pictures: I started by cutting the fabric, sewing the bottom and parts of the sides, then sewing the zipper on.

Maven got in the way a little. It came out alright; I forgot I hadn’t sewn anything since I was 18 but it was great to get back on a machine. Then, I modeled it in what I wore for the day!

As you can see I have some BRIGHT new hair, done by my good friend and soon to be recent beauty school graduate, Sarah. She’s amazing and had done my hair before when I had the red with blonde ! 😀

Enjoy, and hopefully there will be more DIY’s to come.

Tumblr/iPhone Outfit Purgings

As previously stated, my full time job and lack of personal photographer have hindered me from consistent posting. I’ve gone through my Tumblr now and saved some notable looks I’ve posted within the last month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obviously, though I don’t take daily better photos, I still manage to hold a fashionable look no matter what. I felt the need to validate that. Please feel free to check out more on my Tumblr here, or follow me on Twitter here!

Leopard Distrust

My bf is visiting for the weekend and we’ve been blessed with mid 50’s weather, thank god! I got my hair done yesterday, 5 hours worth of chemicals and bleach, but I’m loving it! Also did a photoshoot today, pictures will come soon!

So, due to the nice weather and immense sunshine, Cody and I decided to go exploring in my fairly new neighborhood.

We found an awesome new *cheap* liquor store on Lorimer…. $20 for a handle of Bacardi Dragon Berry and we were in! We’ll be having an enjoyable night, that’s for sure!

Aldo wedges

Target tights

Express shorts

Kiss the Concrete shirt

H&M jacket

And I’ll finish with a picture of my new hair. It’s really dead… we’re going to do a deep conditioning treatment and then more bleach this week, and then I’m adding a surprise!

Neon Leopard

I had a dream last night about wearing these neon leopard print tights I’ve had in my closet for awhile now, but don’t wear too often. So, upon waking up I decided today was the day. Even though there was nothing special about today whatsoever, just a generic school day, but I think I looked pretty kick-a$$ 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tights from Wet Seal

Wedges from Aldo

Dress from American Apparel

Vest by Ginger G.

I totally felt amazing in this outfit; so me!

What I Wore: IFB Conference Day 1

Today was the first day of the Independent Fashion Blogger’s Conference. My head is spinning as I write this (though that may be due to the open bar at the after party and then me deciding to pick up a bottle of rose on my way home). The conference was incredible, to describe it in one word. I learned SO much and was able to make new blogger friends and network. I was interviewed three times and many a photo was taken.  I plan to do a full post of both day 1 and day 2 after it is all complete, but I figured I’d do independent “what I wore” posts.

Images taken by the lovely Amy of StylishYear.com

Forever 21 Top

H&M High Waist Pants

Aldo Wedges

TopShop Bracelet

Francesca’s Collection Ring

Leopard tri-finger ring from Canal St.

 

MANY more pictures to come from the IFB Conference and of all my new friends. But for now, I need to finish this bottle and hit the hay for tomorrow. ❤