Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Belted Flannel

I am such a huge fan of this look and of Rupal's overall style.  Who doesn't want to slip into a heavenly soft outfit that looks chic but is cotton from head to toe, well maybe not the shoes but you know what I'm saying.  I Love the punch of red that this flannel gives while looking fab paired with mainly black accessories. I think the belt just pulls it all together making this ensemble office appropriate.  I must also mention that I LOVE that necklace!
This particular day spent with Rup in NYC wasn't too chilly so she was able to rock her skirt and open-toed booties without tights.  If you like this look you will most likely need to add the tights now that the Fall weather is here to stay with the winter chill on the horizon.

Rupal says "I love that this outfit mixes different styles yet is all cotton.  At first I never would have thought to wear a flannel shirt to the office, but once I paired it with a pencil skirt, belt and heels it looked so polished.  This shirt is so super soft and warm".

Plaid flannel - South Moon Under
Necklace - Gorjana
Skirt - Velvet - find similar
Belt - H&M - find similar
Shoes - Isola find similar via Nordstrom 
Bag - Prada
Readers - Carolee
Leather bracelet - Chie Mihara
Gold Bracelet - Vintage
Watch  - Michael Kors

Monday, October 28, 2013

Lucky FABB Event 2013

I wanted to share my amazing experience at the Lucky FABB Event this past October 24th and 25th. This was the first FABB event I have attended.  I am sure some of you have been to one of Lucky's Fabb events in the past or perhaps you were there this year. Either way I am sure you would agree that it is definitely worth your time if you are someone who is passionate and takes blogging seriously.  If you have never been to this event I would highly recommend you apply for a ticket for next year.  First you must become a member of the Lucky Community.  Once you are an active member and participant in the community you will be given the opportunity to apply for an invite to Lucky FABB.  

What is Lucky FABB all about?  First, I would say that it is the most fabulous opportunity to meet, mingle and network with several other bloggers and brand reps in the fashion and beauty industry.  I am so thankful for being able to meet so many amazing women who are also fellow bloggers.  DON'T forget those business cards!  Most excitingly, there is an unbelievable amount of helpful information given and personal stories shared by many recognizable names in the fashion, beauty and blogging world.  Find out how they became successful.  Just to name a few speakers from this year, Katia Beauchamp founder of  Birchbox,  Jess Lee, founder of Polyvore, Emily Weiss from Into the Gloss and Leandra Medine from ManRepeller.  There were also photography info sessions with Adam Katz Sindig, founder and photographer of Le 21√®me.  Below I am sharing with you just some of my photos from the 2 days of FABB.  You will see many more familiar faces I'm sure.  I used my phone for most pictures, hence the lack of clarity in most of them.  I soon learned after day 1 that I was indeed allowed to bring my actual camera into all sessions and interviews.  If you scroll through these photos you will see captions with the names of each speaker/special guest.  You will recognize many of these people and if not their face, then definitely their very successful blogs or businesses.  Hope you Enjoy :)  

Eva Chen interviewing the lovely Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes shows us how to wrap an audience member's scarf around her head for a cute and easy statement.
Eva Chen interviewing the very sweet Kate Bosworth about her new line at TopShop

Guest speakers (from left to right) Erika Domesek from P.S. -  I Made This, Gabi Gregg from Gabifresh, and Alisa Gould-Simon, Co-founder, Pose
Bag giveaway from Galian NY
Jewelry giveaway from Julie Vos
Interview with Bryanboy
Guest speakers (from left to right) Lindsey Calla from Saucy Glossie, Amber Venz, President of Rewards Style and Mattias Swenson, CEO Bloglovin
Guest speakers (from left to right) Aliza Licht, from Donna Karan int'l, Suzanne Schloot, from Kate Spade NY, Stephanie Horton from FarFetch and Amy Cole from Instagram
Beauty and makeup tutorial with celebrity makeup artist, Jake Bailey

Friday, October 4, 2013

Budget, Bold and Ballin Buys

Bold - Zara
Ballin - Phillip Lim 

Happy Friday Everyone! For a few weeks now I have been trying to scout out the perfect black satchel for my my Fall wardrobe.  I have been quite indecisive about the whole ordeal but the one thing I know is that I really like the styles shown above.  They are all very similar in shape.  I love how spacious each bag is while still remaining very structured and chic. The zipper details are what really caught my eye on all of these bags.  I prefer subtle amounts of hardware and that's exactly what these satchels serve up.  I have been seeing this Phillip Lim by Target bag all over the place, including the arms of many New Yorkers, fellow bloggers and several online shopping sites.  Which one do you like best?  
Budget - Madewell
Bold - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Ballin - Rag & Bone

Tis the season to cozy up in a warm chunky oversized sweater. Well, maybe not just yet with this current heatwave we are experiencing here in the NorthEast, but soon enough.  Kelly and I have been drooling over countless boyfriend sweaters in every color imaginable. My biggest love affair is with mustard yellow sweaters but I will save that for another day.  I love the grey color because it can be paired with just about anything.  Although the budget priced sweater shown here is not super wallet friendly, I always say that spending a little more cash on a great sweater is worth it.  The material will be of higher quality that will give you many more years of wear. I think I'm stuck right in the middle with my fave sweater. This luxurious Marc Jacobs cable knit even comes with a warm and fuzzy scarf. Can't beat that!  MJ may have won me over with this sweater :) 
Have a lovely and safe weekend!