Showing posts with label Spring. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spring. Show all posts

Thursday, April 25, 2013

outfit of the day - new skirt for spring

Today is one of those days where the weather is a little bit iffy, and it begs the question about whether or not a skirt is appropriate.

Now that we're well into April, I've sworn off tights until the fall, so I need to be really careful selecting days on which I wear a skirt or dress.

Today was a questionable day, but it didn't matter.

As I noted in my last Wednesday Wants, I was craving this teal lace skirt from Loft.

Lo and behold, my grandmother sent it to me out of nowhere.

EPIC. And very thoughtful.

And of course I had to try it out as soon as possible!

So overall, it goes without saying that I love the spring.

Jacket: American Eagle//Tee: Gap//Skirt: Loft

And how do YOU feel about this unpredictable weather?

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

outfit of the day - new pants for spring

Last week during a lunch break, I took a MUCH needed shopping trip to the Gap and got some new goodies for Bryan and I.

There are fewer things that make me happier than wearing new clothes for the first time.

Today, I'm sporting my new Gap tee and lilac cropped pants. A fun look for spring that I was so excited to rock.

For this first time, and mostly due to the still very chilly weather, I'm trying it out with a black cropped blazer and nude pumps. A fun look, for sure!

I have a lot of blazers, 3 black and 2 others, but this one is my favorite. I feel like it's an easy piece to turn a relaxed outfit into a more classic look.

I'm loving these pants and I am excited to wear them throughout the spring!

Blazer: Urban Outfitters//Tee: Gap//Pants: Gap (Different Color)

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

warmer weather loving

Hi everyone!

So I'm sorry that I've fallen off of the blogosphere for the past few days. With the combination of allergy season getting the best of me (who else is a victim?!) and work piling up, it had gotten slightly difficult to keep up the momentum that I had worked so hard to build up.

But now I'm back! and now I'm ready to EMBRACE, rather than dread, the warm and wonderful weather that has finally come upon us, because of the sniffles it gave me.

Last Tuesday was beautiful here in New York City, and I was more than ready to celebrate!

This outfit made me really excited for a couple of reasons.

One, it has three of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe - my chambray shirt, my leopard belt, and my nude pumps!
Two, it's the first time of 2013 that I've been able to sport a skirt with no tights! Sure my legs could have used some color (I personally LOVE Nivea Sun-Kissed Beautiful Legs) but besides that, I'd call the outfit a great success!

Shirt: Madewell//Skirt: Express//Belt: Express//Shoes: Jessica Simpson

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And how did YOU enjoy the sudden burst of warm weather?

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

trends to try - floral prints

Floral prints are always a staple for spring, and this year is no exception. And here in New York, the weather is FINALLY beginning to warm up, and spring finally seems to have sprung.

And I don't know about you, but it's putting me in the mood to finally break out some floral in my wardrobe!

Here is how this classic style has been making a splash on the runways:

{Ralph Lauren}
{Zac Posen}

As many of us spend a large majority of time in an office, it's nice to be able to find a fun way to work this light and romantic trend into a professional setting:

1. Modcloth
2. H&M
3. Jimmy Choo
4. Tory Burch

I also can't wait to rock this trend over a seasonable spring weekend. This outfit makes me think of an afternoon stroll in the park with Bryan!

1. American Apparel
2. Rag & Bone
3. Tilly's
4. Bauble Bar
5. Jimmy Choo

And how do YOU plan to rock floral prints as spring progresses?

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Friday, April 5, 2013

trends to try - black + white

There are so many great trends that are being displayed everywhere this season.

One of the biggest ones is black and white!

Now these colors have been neutral staples for any girl's wardrobe since the beginning of time, but now they're hot in a big way and have been all over the runways since a few weeks ago during Fashion Week.

{Marc Jacobs}

{3.1 Phillip Lim}

Of course, there are few things I find more fun then taking the chic looks of the runway and transcribing them to work for every day wear.

Since I spend much of my time at work, I'm always trying to find fun ways to be fashionable and office appropriate.

Here's a great way to rock this trend in the office:

1. Rag & Bone
2. J. Crew
3. Steve Madden
4. Cole Haan
5. Kate Spade

The look below can work for a more casual feel with flats, or even a night out with heels or wedges:

1. Zara
2. Ralph Lauren Blue
3. Bauble Bar
4. Tory Burch
5. Kate Spade
6. Betsey Johnson

I can't wait to try out this awesome trend as spring rolls on.

Now how are you feeling about this hot trend?

Happy Friday!


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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

outfit of the day - grey and purple love

While Spring has already sprung, it is still a bit little chilly here in New York.

While I'm excited to finally start wearing dresses and skirts without tights, today did not get to be one of those days!

For this cool early Spring day, I chose a basic white top with a lilac scarf, a perfect spring color.

I paired that with a indigo sweater/blazer combination which is very comfortable AND cute!

Most importantly, I especially love the way it goes with the scarf.

On my bottom half, I'm rocking a fun patterned skirt from Target, black tights and silver sparkly flats.

I was thinking about heels but sometimes you just can't beat comfort!

I'm also sporting my favorite accessory today - my silver Michael Kors watch!

Sweater: Urban Outfitters (my color no longer available)//Tee: Old Navy//Scarf: Peach Couture
Skirt: Target//Tights: H&M//Flats: LOFT//Watch: Michael Kors

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This was a fun choice for a cool spring day in the office. I've been wearing jeans and sweaters for so long that I was excited to change it up!

And what are YOU wearing today?

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

outfit of the day - transitioning into spring

One of the fun things about working in the exciting world of media is that I have the opportunity to get creative with my outfits!

We have a business casual dress code that also allows jeans, so I'm not confined to the boring structure of wearing a suit every day.

Most people, including myself, dress more on the side of "business trendy". So I get really excited about planning my outfits for the day and showing them off in the office.

Since it's starting to get warmer, I was excited to cuff the bottom of my jeans up a bit. Not that there's anything crazy about showing a little bit of ankle on a late March day, but it's the small victories that
make me smile.

I love these teal jeans for spring, and paired with my nude/gold t-shirt shirt length sweater, and nude pumps, I think it makes for a great "transitioning to spring" work outfit.

And while gold jewelry isn't usually my first choice, but it definitely pairs perfectly with this ensemble.

Unfortunately, I am the last person to leave the house for work in the morning so mirror pictures will have to do!

Top: Frock Candy, Tank Top: VS Pink, Pants: (They're teal I promise! Bad lighting!) LOFT
Bracelets: Kate Spade, Necklace: Frock Candy, Shoes: Jessica Simpson

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

wednesday wants - dresses

In honor of the first day of spring, I want to celebrate an item that

I am so excited to bring back "sans tights" - dresses!

Of course it goes without saying that a dress is such a versatile item to have in your closet.

It can be worn with a pair of Toms and a denim jacket for a casual look.

Or maybe a blazer and heels for a work-appropriate look.

Or even with a sweater, tights, and boots to bring a summer look into one for winter.

So without further ado, these are five dresses that I really want at the moment:

Has anyone else been hypnotized by those Old Navy commercials for their new eyelet dresses?

Well I have.

They are just so cute AND only $25 each!

{Old Navy}

 And with Easter just around the corner, I think that it's appropriate to mention that I think that the yellow one needs to hop into my closet as soon as possible.

{Urban Outfitters}
I love everything about this dress. From the bold pattern to the exposed back, there is simply nothing that I think looks better.

I could easily see transitioning this piece from day to night once the weather gets warmer!


And speaking of the change in seasons, this dress might be the perfect combination of fun and color that I need to jump start me into warmer days.

I love the shade of green in this dress, and you can never argue with H&M's low prices.

Just like i mentioned yesterday, big and bold stripes are HOT right now! And on top of that, these colors would brighten any day!

And while I'm always looking to add more dresses to my closet, the real question is what dresses are YOU currently craving this Wednesday?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

spring nail trends 2013

When it comes to following trends, I definitely like to take whats hot at the moment and mix it in with my usual style. I don't like to follow things blindly (For instance, apparently short suits are in this season? Thanks but no thanks.) However, when it comes to the hot nail colors, while I definitely have my staples (Just like every other girl on Long Island) I'm always willing to at least give the new trends a try! Here's what's looking hot this season that I'm most excited about:

 Pastels {Zoya, Butter, Essie}

Pastels are ALWAYS a staple of the spring, and that goes even more so this season! Besides adding little additions into my wardrobe, I'm so excited to rock some of these colors on my hands!

Nudes are always a staple but with the apparent death of nail art they are back this season in a big way, but with some twists with some tans, cocoas, and metallic finishes. 

To help ease everyone in from winter to spring, instead of breaking out the bright red start with a coral!

I'm really excited to try out all of these colors in the next few months! What spring nail colors are you most excited about?