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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Spotty Layers

I've been feeling a little under the weather lately and when morning arrives find it really hard to drag myself out of bed. As I laid there yesterday I tried to visualize my closet and what I wanted to wear. I thought of this short, purple skirt with simple soft layers but had no idea what I was going to wear it with. I initially wanted to pair it with a simple, solid tank top, but as I was running late I just grabbed the closest thing that might pull the look together. An unexpected combination had I had more time, but overall satisfied with the look.

Top & Skirt: Zara  Wedges: H&M  Earrings: Vintage  Watch: ToyWatch

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer Signature

If I had a signature summer look for work it would be this. A sleeveless, printed, knee length dress that I can throw a sweater or blazer over in the office and also on the too cold subways. The blazer makes them a little more office appropriate especially if I know I have meetings scheduled. This dress is silk, a natural fiber that's breathable and able to deal with the heat yet polished enough to lend to the overall look. I can wear something like this to work during the day and still run out to happy hour or other networking events at night. 

Dress: Cynthia Steffe  Wedges: H&M  Sunglasses: Michael Kors
If you're a follower you'll know that I am a Gilt Groupe junkie. This dress, like so many others I own, also came from the noon time shopping website. Cynthia Steffe, one of my favorite American designers, always manages to bring a youthful, feminine touch to her dresses. How can you not be a fan?

Monday, July 11, 2011

Bow Detail

Alexander McQueen you are amazing! 
I finally got to see the McQueen exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and it was totally worth the 1 hour in line waiting to view his work. I think everyone would appreciate something from his collections so if you live in NY do visit before the exhibit closes. His intellect, social and political influences as well as pop culture references from 'Friends' and 'Harry Potter' were evident in his work. As a designer he definitely pays attention to a woman's body which was distinct in the narrow waist and curves of many of his pieces. It's apparent why so many celebrities are fans of his work. And so am I.
Clearly I am still on a fashion high off the exhibit so I'll just stop here and tell you to visit the exhibit for yourself. Most importantly, I am happy to cross something else off my Summer 2011 to do list!

Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs  Skirt: Erdem  Shoes: Kathryn Amberleigh  Sunglasses: Michael Kors  Watch: Toywatch  Cuff: F21  Ring: UO
 Top and shoes are from my noon time addiction Gilt Group.

Bow detail in top and dangly earrings. Earrings purchased years ago from F21.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Industrial Use

Although summer is usually reserved for cotton and other light fabrics, denim tops have been making a significant appearance in many wardrobes lately. The trending look has been the denim/chambray button down shirt, which I took a different spin on and wore this structured sleeveless denim top instead. I've had this top for over a decade now so it made my day when I tried it on and it fit! I was too in love with the cutout at the shoulder and the asymmetrical cut at the hem to ever say goodbye to it. It was a great decision to never give it away. What was once old is new again and I can't wait to pair it with so many other things in my closet.

Top: Levis  Shorts: J Crew  Shoes: Sperry Topsiders  Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fierce Shadow

I had such a wonderful holiday weekend and really wish it wasn't ending! Soooo not ready to head back to work. Most importantly who do I speak to in order to get 3 day weekends law?!?!

I wore this outfit to a birthday brunch and then onto a museum with the girlies on Saturday. I picked up these white sailor inspired shorts from Anthropologie last week in hopes of wearing them for the holiday. It took me forever to find a top to pair them with, but once I found this top packed away with my summer clothes from last year the rest of the outfit came together easily. 
My shadow was clearly the scene stealer in the 1st pic. I'd like to think that it is my fierce alter ego coming to light.

Top: Ali & Kris   Shorts: Level 99  Sandals: fr vacay in Madrid in '10  Bag: Louis Vuitton  Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs
 Note: Straps on my bag were just tucked in to get the look/feel of a clutch

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Hope everyone is enjoying their 4th of July Holiday!

Converse store in Soho NYC
Now back to you regularly scheduled program.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Colorful Stripes

About to head out and get my long weekend started, but first a quick post. This colorfully striped dress is what I wore to the Jazz-Age Lawn Party last Saturday on Governor's Island. I love wearing dresses because its the easiest outfit to just throw together effortlessly in the summer time. When it's loose fitting it helps to deal with the overwhelming heat and comfortable enough to wear without having to tug on it all day long. Dress, necklace and bag are all Gilt purchases. That website has become a lunch time addiction everyday at noon.

Dress: Thread Social   Bag: Foley & Corinna   Gold Cuff: F21   Sandals: 3.1 Philip Lim

Hope everyone has a great start to their holiday weekend! Be safe!