Thursday, January 22, 2015

Valentines Day Lingerie



Valentines day is right around the corner, and although we don't really celebrate it around here (everyday is valentines day for me and not to mention it's a made up Hallmark holiday), I do find it a good excuse to get pretty lingerie(or just look at it). It's no secret wearing pretty undergarments(by themselves or under our clothes) makes every single woman feel more beautiful and we hold our head a little bit higher and walk with more strut, it's amazing the confidence boost you can get! And it doesn't have to be super expensive, either. H&M has 50% off their already marked down sale items, including intimates. They have pretty lace panties for 50 cents! No joke... 

 Many retailers around this time come up with special looks just for this time of year, and more often than not, the styles are gorgeous! My favorites to check out are Nastygal (because what place is more appropriate to shop for lingerie than a place called 'nastygal'?) and Agent Provocateur. Nasty gal is without a doubt more affordable, with a set of pajamas at Agent running you around $800 and bras more in the range of $250. Their items are beautiful for a  special occasion, though, such as a honeymoon or valentines day, if you have the cash to spend. I can not speak on the quality of the nasty gal lingerie, but do have a few clothing pieces from there and they are good quality, contrary to recent discussions about their items being the opposite. I do have the pleasure of owning a pajama set from Agent Provocateur, and I can honestly say it's one of the most beautiful, luxurious things I own! Sadly, the bottoms do not fit me anymore after having a baby(they run very slim in the waist and don't have a stretch waistband but a zipper). The one I own looks like this, but I have the black one: 
I usually wear a camisole or bralette underneath the jacket. 

A few of my favorites:


All Nastygal, with the exception of the tiny red set at the bottom. That one is Agent Provocateur. 
For the gorgeous Valentines Day styles at Nasty Gal you can shop Here


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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Perfect Imperections: Asymmetry, Cut-outs, And Mismatches

Perfect Imperections: Asymmetry, cut-outs, and mismatches






Done are the days of perfectly coiffed hair and matchy-matchy outfits. There are still occasions where polished and neat are appropriate, however, effortlessly chic is more the look nowadays as well as for the upcoming seasons and I think recent fashion has reflected that greatly in these trends.

Asymmetry and cut-outs have been around for a while, so this is not new ground breaking news to most fashion savvy people of today. It is one of my favorite trends that have been around. It's amazing how much more interesting a simple black dress/skirt can be once you make the hem asymmetrical! Something to think about when you want to update an old skirt or dress that you found in the deep dark corners of your closets!

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

What I Wore: Band of Gypsies Dress + Thigh Highs


   
     Sunday evening we were having a hard time trying to figure out where to go to dinner with our good friends and after all signs read Tarry Lodge, we decided to check out the one in Westport.





Dress Here       Coat Here


Check out the menu here
Black Fettucini with shrimp

Pork Osso Bucco

The food was great, I think we made the right choice.


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Monday, January 5, 2015

What I Wore:Sunday Lunch Date


     We are officially back from California and it was hard to leave! Although California had some of the coldest weather in recent history, it was still warmer than the east coast and sunny. My family jokes that it's me who always bring the cold because every time we fly out there, they get a cold front and the east coast becomes warmer! When we were flying back to NY, we even saw snow in the California mountains and some parts of the desert.

     We had lunch at a fairly new spot here in Stamford that came about with the new construction in the area, Harlan Social. Great food and they don't skimp on their drinks! One of the part owners is Polish, and they even have pierogi on the menu.


Coat Here for $35.99   Boots Here (only in gold)    


Checked Blouse under sweater Here





                                            The Harlan Alexander: A delicious martini with kahlua

                            An artichoke, roasted reds, garlic, onions, and mozzarella bread spread.

Baby beets, arugula, pear and goat cheese salad with seared Ahi Tuna.


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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

What I Wore: Beverly Hills



      This is less of a what I wore post and more of just what we've been up to. I have been fighting a nasty cold and was in no mood to get dressed, so I admit, this is not that impressive! Never the less, here is what I wore for our day in Beverly Hills. We took my parents to see the Hollywood sign and to check out Rodeo Drive.


I got this jacket from Jollychic.com and was very pleasantly surprised at the good quality. The detachable faux fur looks luxurious and not at all like most other faux furs I've seen in this price range. It is lined and has pockets as well. I would recommend this jacket for California winters, or a east coast fall. 




We stopped in to the famous Mel's Diner for lunch where i had this delicious turkey and goat cheese slider. 







                 This is my disappointed face (below). I have been wanting the Stuart Weitzman highland boots for a very long time and I finally found them in store and tried them on, only to discover my thighs are too large for them.







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Sunday, December 28, 2014

What I Wore: Solvang CA 12-26-14




     

Hey! I hope everyone had a really wonderful and festive holiday filled with lots of food, family and cheerful memories. I am in California, and loving it! The weather is beautiful and a pleasant change from the east coast. These photos were from the day after Christmas, the family headed out to Solvang to do some exploring, eating, and wine tasting. 






This blouse was purchased from Jollychic.com, but I can not find it anymore. You can also find it Here for $10.00!








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Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Shopping Trip; What I Wore



          This weekend my husband and I finished up some Christmas shopping as well as attended a baby shower for our very close friends. This is what I wore for our shopping trip and lunch:



The sweater is Old Navy, on sale, found here. I layered it with a flouncy Goodnight Macaroon top from This post, and added a leather string tie type of belt to give a bit more shape and interest.



As much as I love exploring little hole in the wall establishments with yummy authentic food, I have a weak spot for this amazing chain restaurant... Cheesecake Factory!! It is SO good!

 
                                                                             YUM



 The baby shower was a jack and jill, and not your typical shower. It was held at a restaurant and had a hollywood theme, since both parents are into theater and acting. I don't have any photos of what I wore to the shower, but the plan was this dress from HM:

I wanted to wear it with a loose fit sweater, black high socks, and black boots. I decided it was a bit risque for a baby shower and threw on some jeans and belted it to make it more of a blouse. It worked, but I am still determined to wear this as a dress, maybe in California.


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