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Jessica Day is My Spirit Animal

Jessica Day is My Spirit Animal

I rock a lot of polka dots. I break for birds. I may have touched glitter in the last 24 hours. -Jessica Day When it comes to playing “What Character Am I?” with New Girl my answer always goes as follows: I’m a Jessica Day/Nick […]

Sentimental Shoes

Sentimental Shoes

I recently brought my wedding shoes home from my parents house and I have been itching for a way to wear them without looking out of place or juvenile.  Re-purposing special event items is a great way to get more value out of items you […]

Asymmetrical Details

Asymmetrical Details

Anyone else ready to retire the off the shoulder and cold shoulder blouses?  I feel like all the tops I purchased in 2017 were either of those two and if we’re being honest here they are not my favorite trend when it comes to fit.  Fortunately, with the new year comes new trends and one that I have been noticing lately is asymmetrical collars. 
I remember back when I was a freshman in high school one shoulder tops and dresses were a thaaaaang.  I will never forget the monogrammed ‘J’ one shoulder dress I wore to homecoming on one of the rare years I attended.  So when I saw the trend was making a comeback I was a little nostalgic and decided to take a dive into the trend end.

Aside from the one shoulder cut, I have been seeing and purchasing a lot of styles with one shoulder off the shoulder cuts.  What I love about this neckline is that you can get away with wearing a regular bra or a strapless bralette and don’t necessarily have to commit to the always uncomfortable strapless bra.

For Easter I paired this JcPenney blouse with a pair of ripped jeans for a look that was ready to indulged in holiday desserts.  Another styling option I want to experiment with is with a midi skirt…hmmmm.

Extra Like The Guac

Extra Like The Guac

The weekends for me and my hub typically consist of long walks around different neighborhoods in the city, and now that the weather is maybe starting to get nicer we have been trying to break out of the apartment more.  I’m often perplexed when trying […]

Temperature Teetering

Temperature Teetering

We have hit a teasingly warm weather streak here in NYC and there are no reports to be made to the complaints department.  The one con that can often happens when the weather gets a little funky in early March is that often you aren’t prepared; your warm weather stuff sits in bins, your dresses for cool weather but not tights are binned, and you’ve searched all winter for the perfect puffy coat just to slip back into your leather jacket.  I know I’m not the only one whose mornings involve these mini millennial crisis’!

I hate to be the bore talking about the weather but the  next couple months are bound to full of these outfit dilemmas.  Today I am sharing my tips for making the transitional period between winter and spring a little bit smoother.

  1. Think of Winter in Two Phases
    Personally, I start swapping my wardrobe out mid-February.  Why?  Because I think of winter in two phases; BC (Before Christmas) and AC (After Christimas).  By late January/early February I’ve already tired out the pieces that I’ve been sporting since October and the holiday-esque styles are no longer in my weekly rotation (looking at you glitter booties).  Before Valentine’s Day even rolls around I’ve stored away those Holiday friendly styles and those that I know I’m bored with and start bringing out lighter pieces in both material and color.
  2. Length Over Layers
    With frequently changing weather, our minds all tend to go the direction of layers. What we forget when we go from winter to spring is that many indoor locations. like the office, still have the heat pumping.  My favorite combo = knee-high boots paired with a midi-length dress.  In the winter I rarely wear my knee-high boots due to the length not working over jeans or with the dress hems in rotation, so transitional weather is the perfect play date for them.  Play with different lengths and enjoy the brisk walk to work in the morning.
  3. Light Denim, Brisk Days
    When the 60 degree days roll around there’s a light and refreshing vibe all around – a feeling that to me is like wearing a light wash pair of jeans.  Pull out your light wash jeans and pair them with your favorite booties and a t-shirt.  For a casual look pair with your favorite cargo jacket (points for oversized!) or for a more office friendly look pair with your favorite blazer which can double as a jacket.
  4. Swap Over Swipe
    There are so many different clothing rental services now and I am here for it.  If you’ve been here for a bit you know that I love my Gwynnie Bee subscription which let’s me rent an unlimited wardrobe on a monthly basis – others I’ve tried are Le Tote and Rent the Runway but neither work with my lifestyle the same way GB does.  I have been a member for quite some time now and not to be a dead horse but it truly has changed the size of my closet and how I shop for clothes.  My membership especially helps me in the transitional months; gone are the days of unloading bin after bin – though I’m down to only two storage bins!! – and instead I have tabs and tabs of styles available to add to my virtual closet.

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Chop, Chop

Chop, Chop

Dress: Johnny Was via Gwynnie Bee (Now sizes 0-32!) | Boots: Macy’s New year, new look!  After one snowstorm, four days stuck in my apartment and three seasons of New Girl consumed I found myself standing in front of my bathroom mirror the first Sunday […]

Why?! #BecauseImALady

Why?! #BecauseImALady

The word lady is often associated with poise, polish and a general positive attitude.  The modern woman however, is nowhere near perfect and constantly hustling either to meet ends meet or chase dreams. When Talbots asked me to join their #BecauseImALady campaign, I of course […]

B*Witched

B*Witched

Though it barely feels like the witching season is upon us I have spent the majority of October taking inspiration from some of pop cultures spellbinding sisters.  Mid-length skirts paired with black basics and booties give an outfit an instant vibe straight from the coven.

Today’s look is a little Louise from Teen Witch meets Tory from Saved by the Bell, which I think may be my new favorite way to twist things up.  I got this silver Philosophy skirt in my latest Gwynnie Bee box and could’ve have gone an entirely different way with this style wise (I’m looking at you ballet flats) but decided it needed to be matched up with my new favorite booties – a steal that I found on Amazon!  I almost walked out of the house sans leather jacket but the sky seemed a bit ominous despite me dreading a sweat session on the subway.

This skirt is a rent and return piece for me but one I will definitely closet again.  I love the way the material falls on me and sways as I walk.  Paired with a sheer blouse and ballet flats I think this skirt could have a totally different appeal.

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Anthropologie Arhcaeologist

Anthropologie Arhcaeologist

While I may be a devout sale and clearance shopper that does not stop me from perusing the racks at luxe boho retailer Anthropologie.  Did you know you can find amazing discounts hidden in the racks of the clearance section both in store and online? […]