Yesterday I was an all day shoot with Keiko, Christina and Jeannine for Ali Ro. We had a blast and I can’t wait to share all the photos, but in the meantime here are a few of my favorites from behind-the-scenes.
Foley + Corinna Mid City Tote in “Poppy” (gift) / H&M Belt / Joie “Dawna” Dress (gift) / Seychelles Shoes (gift) /Coach Watch (gift)
I had a slew of events to go to on Wednesday night, including a wonderful dinner with the Be Classic girls. I wanted to wear something chic and versatile that could transition from event to event to dinner. So, I decided on this silky sheath, which is one of the little striped numbers I picked up at the Joie event I mentioned yesterday. I belted it to give it a bit more shape and opted for these tan Seychelles shoes again versus a basic black heel to lighten up the overall look. Also, I swear this tote goes with everything.
Kelli and I at The Standard for Gucci Fragrances
P.S. I would like to wish my darling boyfriend a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love you “A”! xoxo
Remember last week when I wrote about running late for a breakfast meeting and I dressed up in bright blue palazzo pants and a fancy top to brighten my mood? Well, I thought it would be fun, and funny, to share with you what I actually looked like earlier that morning. It just so happened that the meeting I was at was for Refinery29, and they snapped a street style photograph of me outside as we were all leaving. I was really excited when I saw this article on their website, but sort of annoyed that I didn’t style myself up and look a little more put together. Ah, coulda, shoula, woulda.
Anyway, after I got my photo taken, I thought to myself, it would be sort of fun to show what I actually wore so I made Lindsey take a few snaps on the way home. I guess the point of this post is to show what happens in reality (i.e. me running late and throwing on whatever was lying on the floor) versus taking the time to get ready and really style myself, like I did here. I think it’s important to show that there are times it is impossible to look perfectly put together, especially when life decides to throw you a fast one. *Disclaimer: I actually don’t dislike this outfit or think it’s bad. I think it was just the overall feeling of being rushed, affected my state of mind and how I felt I presented myself. Oh, and not showering and being surrounded by incredibly stylish people at 9am in the morning. Ha.
RayBan Sunglasses /Jack Vartanian Necklace (gifted) / Apart Slate Oversized Sweater and Imagine Parka (gifted) / Jessica Simpson Tuxedo Jeans (gifted) / F21 Moto Boots / R&EM bag (gifted)
I was lucky enough to have an amazing shopping day at The Shops at Columbus Circle and picked out beautiful pieces, but even so, here are a few items I passed up but am still coveting: These Cole Haan sunglasses, this bag and these shoes. Oh, and this J.Crew Sweater and this Eileen Fisher Tank!
If you haven’t even visted Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, I highly recommend you go! Also, don’t forget to watch my fun webisode here, and make sure you enter the giveaway to win this scarf! Good luck! xoxo
H&M Sunglasses, Shirt, Belt / J.Crew Necklace / Zara Skirt / Banana Republic Trench Vest (c/o) / Coach Bag (c/o) / Cole Haan Shoes
Once again, the stylish Krystal and I have teamed up to do a fun remix based around a similar striped top we both own. She bought hers from Zara, I picked mine up at H&M. They are slightly different in the cut and material, but close enough for a remix challenge. She first wore her top here, I wore mine here. Today, we give you two brand new looks based around said (similar) shirt. The best part is that we kept our outfits a secret from each other until today, so I’m can’t wait to head over to her blog and see her final look! xoxo
J.Crew Panama Hat and Necklace / RayBan Aviators / Banana Republic Heritage Sleeveless Trench (c/o) French Connection Denim Shirt / H&M Belt and Bracelet/ Zara Skirt / F21 Shoes / Charlotte Russe Ring
What a whirlwind of a day. It started off by meeting up with Keiko at Banana Republic to review their new Heritage line, where I promptly fell in love with (gasp) a sleeveless trench. Shocking, I know. Next, she and I ran a few errands in Soho before parting ways to freshen up for the evening’s activities. I did some work, ran more errands, then eventually met up with Lindsey on the High Line to snap a few shots before heading to the Blackberry party to celebrate the launch of their new Playbook. Then it was off to New York & Company to preview their new fall line, then finally down to the Soho Grand to meet Keiko for a fundraiser she helped host, supporting all the animals that were left homeless after the devastating earthquake in Japan. Whew! Busy, but fun, productive day spent with some of my favorites. xoxo
These were taken at Milk Studios during the NY&Co preview. I loved how cute and candid they were and just couldn’t resist posting all four of them. I love my blogger girls.
F21 Blouse and Skirt, Lauren by Ralph Lauren Shoes (c/0), Thrifted Belt, Coach Watch
That’s a wrap.
Before the panel began, the four of us and the team at Sparkle Beetle (they are truly amazing) went to this yummy place called Capdeville and munched on fried red rice and beans and ham and cheese fritters. Yum. I don’t generally eat a lot of fried things, but I threw caution to the wind while down in Nola and tried everything. So. Good.
The panel, which took place at the Martine Chaisson Gallery during NOLAFW, was called “Creating a Compelling Voice.” It was absolutely invigorating for me. I’ve never spoken on one before and found myself extremely comfortable speaking to a large group. I think it helps that the questions were organic and natural and the I knew the topics at hand inside and out, but still. I loved every minute of it. The audience was fantastic and the room was filled with this amazing energy.
What I loved, was that we were all there to support and help each other by having this really great, open conversation about a mutual love: blogging. I was able to speak to some of the girls afterwards and they were all lovely and personable. I wish I would have taken more photos of the audience. Everyone was so well dressed and put together! So, thank you to everyone who came out, it was truly an amazing experience for me.
After dinner (I swear all I did was eat my way through this trip) we headed to Ste. Marie for a celebratory cheers and post catch-up session. The food, once again, was outstanding, but the company was even better.
The week recap isn’t over yet, so make sure you keep checking back this week. Lots of fun stuff lined up!
***To read more about behind the scenes at NOLAFW and the wonderful people involved, click here!***