Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere is not a...– Gail Rubin Bereny
Closet Confection: Prom Night Remix
When: Friday, May 28th, 2010 Where: Bridgewaters at Southstreet Seaport What: Gown ($69.99 Zac Posen for Target), velvet blazer (Banana Republic), shoes ($10 Steve Madden outlet store), clutch (Forever 21) Yep, that’s right folks: My husband and I went to prom this weekend. AND WE HAD SO MUCH FUN! My hubby teaches high school here in the city, so we both went to chaperone...
I base my fashion sense on what doesn’t itch.– Gilda Radner
I Know What I'm Doing This Weekend...
In addition to catching some much-needed Z’s and eating massive amounts of BBQ, I’ll be attending the Score! Pop-Up Swap at the Brooklyn Yard. Yeah, I know I still have 3 more days to go until my shopping hiatus is over. But as we (I) decided in my previous post, this doesn’t count since it’s technically not shopping and more like an exchange. At least that’s my...
Closet Confection: Naughty Secretary
When: Monday, May 24th, 2010 Where: Work + Dinner & drinks What: Vintage 80s secretary dress ($20 eBay), black patent leather belt (Calvin Klein via Filene’s Basement), bronze peep-toe sandals ($15 Nine West store closing sale) This dress was a result of my Murder, She Wrote Netflix marathon finally catching up with me. Seeing all of that 80s fashion day-after-day caused me to...
Closet Confection: White Tee & Khakis
When: Friday, May 21st, 2010 Where: Work + Cirque du Soleil’s Banana Schpeel* What: Embellished Tee (J. Crew), khaki skirt (Banana Republic), belt (H&M), shoes (Nicole Miller via Filene’s Basement) Fridays are fairly laid back in my office, and I didn’t feel like putting on anything too fancy today. You’ll probably never catch me wearing an actual pair of...
Closet Raid: Halter Ego
Even though the weather’s been up and down, I’ve drawn a line in the sand and officially made the wardrobe switch (leaving out a few cardigans and light jackets, just in case). It felt so good to see my cute sandals, springy tops, and especially my beloved halter dresses again. I can feel the sun on my shoulders already. I love weather dressing because it’s so...
Closet Confection: Change of Plans
When: Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 Where: Hangin’ out in Brooklyn (again) What: Dress (Forever21), jacket (H&M), shoes (Strawberry) Originally I had the day all planned out. I was going to wake up, make some breakfast (pancakes and bacon, YUM!), head to the Hester Street Fair, and later on use my free tickets for the Beast Speedboat Thrill Ride. Unfortunately, I didn’t wake...
What We Wore: Sweet and Rough →
Check me out on What I Wore (that’s me in the 2nd picture on the top row)! I had such a good time on Breton Stripes Day, that I decided to participate in this challenge as well. This time around was a little tough for me as I quickly realized that I don’t have many “edgy” pieces in my wardrobe. I guess I’ll just have to fix that once my shopping hiatus is over. ...
Closet Confection: Ahoy Matey!
When: Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 Where: BAM Rose Cinema + hangin’ out in Brooklyn What: Dress ($25 Forever21), Cardigan (Gap), Shoes ($34 Dollhouse) Because I live on the riverfront, I sometimes like to dress the part. I was trying to hold off on wearing this outfit until Fleet Week, but I just couldn’t help myself. I think the nautical print on this dress is adorable,...
Walk On The Wild Side
Hi Guys, I’m super-excited to enter my first ever contest on Weardrobe! This one’s called Hiking in Heels, and it’s all about putting your best foot forward. Check it out and wish me luck!
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.– Mark Twain
The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is...– Paris Hilton
Closet Confection: Citrusy
When: Thursday, May 20th, 2010 Where: Work What: Dress ($28 Forever21), pumps ($40 Guess via Filiene’s Basement), ring (Forever21), watch (Vernier via Loehmann’s), shades ($37 Moschino via Loehmann’s) I think every woman should own a pair of bright yellow pumps. I mean, who doesn’t want to feel like they’re walking on sunshine?
Closet Confection: Ruffles & Bows
When: Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 Where: Work What: Tee ($15 Gap), skirt ($20 Express), shoes (Navid O. Nadia via Shoesgasm), handbag ($99 Cole Haan via RueLaLa) So, I really felt like being girly today. Wait… what am I saying? I feel like being girly just about everyday. Even when I’m sick with the flu, I like to lounge around the house in my favorite velvet robe with...
Closet Confection: The Coolest Jacket
When: Monday, May 17th, 2010 Where: Work What: Dress (Banana Republic), jacket (French Connection), necklace (Forever21), shoes (Faryl Robin) Is it just me, or is this jacket the coolest? I thought it added just the right amount of chic to Monday’s work ensemble.
I don’t see how an article of clothing can be indecent. A person, yes.– Robert A. Heinlein
Closet Obsession: I Need These Shoes in My Life →
Ever since I saw these gorgeous wedge sandals on WhatIWore this morning, I’ve been dying to grab a pair for myself. If you’ve been keeping up with my posts, you’ll know that I have a soft spot (and plenty of room in my closet) for wedge sandals. Unfortunately, I’m still on shopping hiatus. Which means that I will NOT be popping over to the Gap after work to scoop up...
This doesn’t count as shopping does it? I mean, no money is actually going to exchange hands. So I should be good, right? Great! Now that we’re in agreement, lemme tell you all about Score! in case you haven’t heard of it… Attendees bring their old clothes, music, books, etc, to the event and drop them at the door. Volunteers sort and distribute these items to themed...
Closet Confection: Ode to Dress
When: Saturday, May 15th, 2010 Where: Movie Night: IronMan 2 in IMAX What: Dress ($50 Walter via Century21), peep-toe booties ($45 Vince Camuto via Loehmann’s) Oh beautiful dress… How do I love thee, let me count the ways: 1. With an original price of $268, you were more than 80% off 2. You were created by the beloved Walter Baker, one of my favorite designers 3....
High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.– Christopher Morley
Closet Confection: Eye of the Tiger
When: Friday, May 14th Where: An Off-Broadway show + Ethiopian food What: Dress ($40 Zac Posen for Target), belt (H&M), ankle boots ($40 Vince Camuto via Century21) Ever since I braved the Zac Posen for Target Party I couldn’t wait to unleash this dress. I usually consider myself more of a lioness, but I thought this pink tiger print was way too cute to pass up. I originally...
Shopping Hiatus Update: 14 Down... 17 To Go
It’s payday y’all! Now usually that would mean a new dress or a pair of shoes to reward myself for making it through another two weeks on the job. Unfortunately, my self-imposed 1- month shopping hiatus has put the kibosh! on that plan. Man, this is tougher than I thought it was going to be! In order to curb my shopping appetite, I’ve been staying away from sites like...
Fashion Law: If the shoe fits, it’s ugly.– Unknown
Closet Confection: How Could I Forget (1)
When: Sunday, May 2nd Where: Window-shopping in Soho + dinner at Balthazar What: Dress ($20 H&M), sandals ($20 Michael Kors via eBay), glasses ($40 Dolce & Gabana via Loehmann’s) Yeah, so I’m posting this outfit way late. The funny thing is, I love this dress and was so excited when it finally got warm enough to wear it. So excited in fact, that I forgot to post...
Closet Confection: Back to Basics
When: Tuesday, May 11th Where: Work What: Cashmere t-shirt (Express), skirt (Banana Republic), necklace (Forever21), tights (Urban Outfitters), trench (Square One), shoes (Nine West) Today’s outfit started off pretty basic: black skirt, grey sweater, black trench. But somehow, I just couldn’t leave the house without giving it a little more oomph. Enter kooky tights and an...
…great personal style is made up of a certain percentage of...– The Sartorialist Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Closet Confection: Orange Crush
When: Monday, May 10th Where: Work What: Dress (Banana Republic), trench (H&M), shoes (Michael Kors), scarf (street vendor in Times Square) I love so many things about this outfit, I’m not sure where to begin… I was sort of on the fence about buying these shoes last year (couldn’t really justify the need for orange shoes), but I’m sooooo glad I did. They...
Closet Confection: In the Limelight (Marketplace)
When: Sunday, May 9th Where: A trip to Limelight Marketplace + BLT Burger What: Dress (Forever21), black cardigan (Gap), ankle boots (Vince Camuto), handbag (Elliott Lucca), jewelry (various) So, it happened again… A major shopping outlet opens up in the city, and I had no clue about it. I need to re-examine my Google Alerts! At least I was only 3 days late to the party this...
Closet Confection: Sweet Tooth
When: Saturday, May 8th Where: A Day in Times Square: Ripley’s Believe It or Not, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Masquerade Costume Shop, and dinner at PioPio What: Dress & necklace (Forever21), navy blue cardigan ($15 Gap clearance sale), boots (Steve Madden), belt (my mom’s from the 80s), handbag (DKNY via Loehmann’s) Today, we decided to do the...
Closet Confection: Tour de Force
When: Friday, May 7th Where: Work and a night at the ballet What: Dress ($35 H&M), black velvet blazer ($50 Banana Republic on sale), zebra print scarf ($10 street vendor), tights (Wolford), shoes (Via Spiga via Filene’s Basement) This dress was a recent (pre-shopping hiatus) purchase, and I thought it would be perfect for a night at the ballet. The pale pink color and...
Closet Confection: True Blue
When: Saturday, May 1st Where: “Window”-shopping on 5th Avenue + Japanese BBQ What: Dress ($20 H&M), wedge sandals ($30 Cynthia Vincent for Target) This weekend got off to a GORGEOUS start with a high of 81 degrees. Very exciting! It actually felt a little cooler than that since it was so breezy outside. And the flutter sleeves on this dress made me feel like a...
Recession Helps Usher in the Rise of Pajama Chic
Just learned something really interesting the other day… As the global recession continues to rear its ugly head, many Japanese are catching what’s known as Sugomori Syndrome. Translated at “nesting”, the sugomori lifestyle revolves around staying at home rather than going out and spending money. On a typical Friday night, practitioners forgo a night on the town in favor...