Closet Confection: All the Pretty Flowers
When: Monday, July 26th, 2010 Where: Work + Dinner at Cowgirl Seahorse What: Dress (The Limited), shoes ($40 diBa via Filene’s Basement), handbag ($10 H&M) Nothing cures a case of the Mondays like a fresh bouquet of flowers… And if that doesn’t work out, you can always try wearing a floral print. I bought this dress almost 10 years ago, which I think makes it...
Closet Confection: Clean Getaway
When: Sunday, July 25th, 2010 Where: Norwalk, CT What: Hat (Esprit), dress (Forever 21), shoes ($30 Steve Madden via Loehmann’s), handbag ($50 Cole Haan), necklace (Brooklyn Flea) This past weekend, my husband and I decided to make a quick jaunt to Connecticut. I’ve driven through the state on numerous occasions on my way to other places, but this was my first real visit. ...
Closet Confection: Mon Chapeau
When: Saturday, July 27th, 2010 Where: Central Park + window shopping on 5th Avenue What: Hat (Esprit), dress (Forever 21), shoes (Kenneth Cole), handbag ($10 H&M) I’ve had this hat for a couple of years now but hadn’t worn it recently until I saw Bill Cunningham’s recent On the Street video (btw, if you’ve never seen his videos for the New York Times,...
Closet Confection: Kaleidoscope
When: Friday, July 23rd, 2010 Where: Dinner in Soho What: Dress ($30 Armani Exchange), shoes ($34 Dollhouse), handbag ($50 Cole Haan) As you can tell, I’ve never been one to shy away from color… I’m usually pretty happy on Fridays, and last week was no exception. So I decided to wear a colorful outfit to match my colorful mood! This dress is super comfy and...
6 Items or Less: A New Shopping Diet
I’m not sure if my husband was trying to give me a hint when he sent me a link to this video, but it does look rather interesting. I wonder if I could do it…
A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together.– James H. Boren
You were born an original, don’t die a copy.– John Mason
Closet Confection: Serious Trouble
When: Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 Where: Work What: Dress ($30 Andrew Marc New York via Century 21), belt (H&M), shoes ($10 Steve Madden) Uh oh, guys… I’m in serious trouble! There’s a Century 21 department store just a short walk away from my new office. I just realized this last week, and promptly purchased 4 new dresses on my lunch hour. The good news is that...
Closet Confection: The Cold Shoulder
When: Sunday, July 11th, 2010 Where: Chillin’ in Union Square What: Dress (Forever 21), sandals ($50 Michael Kors via Loehmann’s) This has been one of the hottest summers I’ve spent in the city. I’ve finally given up trying to fight it, and I just roll with whatever temperatures come my way by wearing tons of breezy little dresses like this one. I really love the...
Closet Confection: A Short Story
When: Saturday, July 10th, 2010 Where: On the way to brunch at Community Food & Juice What: Tee (Forever 21), shorts (H&M), sandals (Michael Kors), bracelets (Forever 21) For the second time this season (which is a lot for me), I decided to don a pair of shorts. To jazz things up a bit, I had to add in an embellished tee. Unfortunately I forgot to snap a rear view pic, because...
Closet Confection: Going in Circles
When: Thursday, July 8th, 2010 Where: Work + MAD (Museum of Art & Design) What: Dress ($20 Banana Republic thrifted via Beacon’s Closet), necklace ($8.50 eBay), shoes ($45 Banana Republic) Aaaargh! I’m just about ready to give up on silk skirts and dresses for work. Iron as I may, they always seem to get wrinkled as soon as I sit down. I actually wore this outfit back...
Unmentionables - those articles of ladies’ apparel that are never...– Changing Times
I’m not that interested in fashion… When someone says that...– Bruce Oldfield
Closet Confection: There's No Place Like Home
When: Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 Where: Work What: Dress ($40 Isaac Mizrahi for Target), scarf worn as a belt ($10 vintage), necklace ($8.50 vintage via eBay), shoes ($25 Guess via Filene’s Basement) Man, it is tough going back to work after a long vacation! This was my second day on the job, and I was totally beat. I couldn’t wait to get home, but I did muster up enough...
Closet Confection: Ok, That Was Fun... Now Get...
When: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 Where: First day at work + celebration dinner at South Street Seaport What: Dress (Rabbit|Rabbit via Filene’s Basement), belt (H&M), shoes ($40 Nine West via Shoe Woo), handbag ($10 H&M) Vacation is officially over and has been for over a week now. So it’s back to more work appropriate attire. I started a new job last...
Fashion condemns us to many follies; the greatest is to make ourselves its slave– Napoleon Bonaparte
When you can’t do something truly useful, you tend to vent the pent up...– Lois McMaster Bujold
Closet Confection: The Amazing Technicolor Dream...
When: Monday, July 5th, 2010 Where: Runnin’ around the city and enjoying my last day of vacation before starting my new job What: Dress ($40 vintage via eBay), belt (H&M), shoes ($20 Gap), handbag ($40 Michael Kors thrifted at Beacon’s Closet) It had been almost a year and a half since my last real vacation, so I decided to go out with a bang! This dress was waiting...
More SF Pics + My New Fav Traveling Outfit
Hey Peeps! The weather in San Francisco went from cool and crisp in the morning, to fairly warm in the afternoon, and downright chilly at night. So I made sure to pack lots of jackets and a scarf. Below are some more pics of the outfits I wore while on vacation. Me on Haight Street where they had some serious vintage shopping! Hangin’ out at Fisherman’s Wharf… At the...
People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.– Lee Mildon
If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more...– Albert Einstein
Expert Tips for Looking Good in Photos
I’m still honing my craft (and hopefully improving), so I wanted to share a new video from Daily Candy that teaches you tips on how to look good in photos. You can check it out here: http://www.dailycandy.com/online/video/how-to/84722/Expert-Tips-for-Looking-Good-in-Photos Enjoy!
Closet Confection: Doin' It Up In Cali
My husband and I decided to take advantage of our jetlag during our second day in San Francisco. We woke up bright and early, rented bikes near Fisherman’s Wharf and set off for a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito. Since we were gearing up for a more “rugged” excursion (for me at least), I decided to wear jeans and sneakers instead of my usual dress/sandal...
I wear my sort of clothes to save me the trouble of deciding which clothes to...– Katharine Hepburn
Packing List: San Francisco Edition
I am proud to say that I haven’t checked a bag at the airport in almost 5 years! I try to take at least 2-3 vacations per year, and my travels have included everything from a two-week stint in Europe to a 7-day Caribbean cruise. Every time I get the urge to pack up and go, it’s always with just two trusty carry-ons. I used to be the girl who brought 10 pairs of shoes on a 4-day...
Closet Confection: Independence Day
When: Sunday, July 4th, 2010 Where: The Great Outdoors What: Dress (Forever 21), shoes (Gap) Yesterday was my first day back after an awesome trip to San Francisco (outfit pics, shopping notes, and packing tips to follow shortly). We were pretty tired after catching a red-eye flight that morning, and the three hour time difference didn’t help matters much. Also, facing 95 degree...
When his wife asked him to change clothes to meet the German Ambassador: If they...– Albert Einstein
She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on with a pitchfork.– Jonathan Swift
Closet Confection: Watercolors
When: Monday, June 28th, 2010 Where: Errands and lunch at Bouchon Bakery What: Dress ($35 H&M), shoes ($29 Armani Exchange), silly bandz ($7 Ricky’s) I was out running some last minute errands before my trip, and I wanted to be cute yet comfortable. Enter my new favorite pair of jelly sandals. They’re the greatest and are sure to get some major play this summer. ...
Closet Confection: Little Miss Sunshine
When: Sunday, June 27th, 2010 Where: Madison Square Park What: Dress ($50 Armani Exchange summer sale), shoes ($40 Nine West via Shoe Woo), bangle bracelet and ring (Forever 21), leather bracelets (Afro Punk Festival) Another scorching day where I found myself running from air conditioned building to air conditioned building. But it’s all good since it makes getting dressed a...