Monday, November 24, 2014

What I Wore: Leather Skirt and Thigh High Socks



              While out trying to take these photos, I turned my new camera on only to find out that my SD card had been destroyed by someone with sharp little teeth.... We had to resort to taking photos with my husband's phone camera. We will definitely have to head back to this bridge on another day because there was so much potential, but the photos did not turn out the best and for that I apologize. You get the jist of the look, though!






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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Holiday Looks; Casual and Elegant


   

       I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend, whether prepping for Thanksgiving or just having a chill relaxing time-out. I wanted to come up with two different outfits (one casual, one elegant) to inspire some holiday looks for myself and potential readers. Here is what I came up with:


Casual Holiday Look


Long length sweater
blackfive.com



Acne Studios genuine leather boots
$630 - nordstrom.com

Leather crossbody
chikoshoes.com

18k gold earrings
mazaldiamond.com

J Crew cap hat
jcrew.com

Denis Colomb scarve
1stdibs.com

MAC Cosmetics lips makeup
bloomingdales.com



Glamorous Holiday Look


Valentino mini dress
$3,285 - farfetch.com


Coast fitted coat
$150 - coast-stores.com


Cotton socks
amazon.com


Rupert Sanderson black shoes
rupertsanderson.com



Forever 21 headband
forever21.com


Burberry lipstick
burberry.com




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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What I Wore: 11-16-14, Sunday Brunch



 

I wore this out for brunch with the family to celebrate my mom's birthday this past Sunday. 
The blouse is nasty gal from last year you can see it here, but it's sold out. The cardigan jacket is from Poland, but similar here for $25.99. 



Also wanted to share a new purchase with you guys! I am so excited to have gotten these boots. I don't usually buy shoes from Forever 21, but these are beautiful and only $32!


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Monday, November 17, 2014

What I Wore: 11-15-14, Wedding Edition and Eshakti Review.


       A little while ago I was asked to do a review for eShakti and I picked out a beautiful dress that I just had the perfect opportunity to wear. This past weekend my husband and I went to a wedding of one of his best friends. I wanted a dress that was classy and a little bit sexy, but still age and wedding appropriate. I decided on the Morgan dress :
Morgan dress

The thing about this company that is different than most online retailers is that you can do some customization with your order.  For example, you could change the sleeve length or the hemline. 

This is how I styled it with dangling earings, a gold belt, and gold strappy heels. I wore my hair in a low ponytail to show off the decorative neckline of the dress. 





         Overall, I would say I was happy with the company. The ordering and shipping process was very easy and I got the dress rather quickly. It fit me perfectly through out and the only thing I would have changed( and ended up doing myself) was the length. I mentioned I wanted it to be 2 inches above the original hem, and I'm not sure if the dress was just very long for my 5'4 frame or if they forgot to hem, but the length was still a centimeter below my knees. I hemmed it to be about an inch shorter in the front than the back and took about 2 inches off the back.

         I would not recommend this dress if you have to drive for a while to where ever you are heading. It wrinkles quickly and the cap sleeves have no stretch to lift up your arms while driving. With that being said, I do like the fact that this dress is cotton and it feels very crisp and fresh and can be great for those with sensitive skin or allergies to synthetic materials.
*edit: POCKETS! One of the best parts of this dress, and it was a total surprise until I went to hem it, you can't really see them because of the fullness.

      The website can be great for people who have a hard time finding clothes to suit their needs; If you are larger on top and small on bottom, if you love a dress, but wish it had sleeves, if you want something a bit longer or shorter due to your height, this company can help you! Check it out, they have plenty of very cute styles and something for everyone.


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Sunday, November 9, 2014

What I Wore: 11-8-14


   
             I hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend! It got very brisk all of a sudden, and I am freezing my butt off over here on the east coast. I am very excited to be heading to California next month to defrost. Just wanted to share what I wore this Saturday for an early dinner date and a walk through the park with my husband and daughter.


The coat(few years old)  and shoes are both Zara. Leather look leggings from Forever 21. 


A very old turtleneck sweater that I made new by cutting it, making it a cropped sweater. And the white shirt is of course my husbands! I love borrowing from his closet, there are some gems in there. 






Visit next week, we are going to our friends wedding and I have a review!


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Monday, November 3, 2014

What I Wore: 11-2-14


                       


          I hope everyone had a really great weekend and a fun and safe Halloween! Halloween night we stayed in our area and took our daughter trick or treating for her first time. She refused to put on her costume at first, but when she saw all the other kids coming to our door, she wanted to go with them, so she agreed.  She was a lady bug!



You may be able to tell that the photos are a bit more high quality(hopefully) and that is because I invested in a DSLR. I am still learning the basics and it's been a fun process so far. Saturday morning we went down to visit family and to attend a friends beer tasting which he hosted in his home. They flew to Washington to purchase many specialty pumpkin beers. My favorite was the Elysian punkoccino which is a pumpkin coffee beer, only sold in NY! I highly recommend it.. 

Sunday, we went out to breakfast with the entire two sets of families and had dinner with my parents and my brother's little family. Here is what I wore Sunday:





These booties are Charlotte Russe but were modified. They were taller and had hideous faux fur on them, I cut them shorter and cut the fur off and folded them over and stitched it down.
 

Turtleneck is Zara (old)   The layered sweater underneath is from Poland.   The trench coat is BCBG and being sold on Ebay Here   and Here in a different color, for a bit more. The fur collar is from my Alica + Olivia sweater. The belt is way back in the day Guess. Jeans Here 


The Glasses are HM 


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Monday, October 20, 2014

What I wore: 10-19-14






We had a really great weekend. Saturday was a 'hang out at home' type of day where we had a nice dinner and watched Frozen for the first time.. I know, CRAZY, right?  Sunday we took our daughter to an Equine rescue center where they were having a bake sale and a tag sale with some great antiques and of course horses. It was her first time seeing horses up front and personal and although she liked it, a part of her was too scared to get close enough to touch them. 








I'm wearing a men's Zara light blue cotton button up shirt under a black v-neck cashmere sweater Similar Here. The vest is a faux shearling collar type from a few years back but sold on poshmark Here, (it also comes in a jacket style)
Skinny jeans and Charlotte Russe booties are both old. 






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