Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Window Shopping Wednesday: Currently Coveting

Today I wanted to share a few things I've been eyeing around the internets.  I know we're still in the middle of summer but I can't help but start to want to gravitate toward some fall fashion!  Or at least transition pieces, like that camo skirt and that tweed jacket - I'm keeping the rest light and airy for you though!




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Monday, July 21, 2014

The Right... Fancy Maxi


Boy.  Last week was crazy busy.  Good news - it wasn't all work busy, I did fun stuff too!  I had the chance to attend the Edeyo Gives Hope Ball on Wednesday.  I typically only produce fundraising events and rarely have the chance to attend them so it was nice to relax and enjoy myself.  It such an amazing cause too, helping children in Haiti and the video they played (from the children) was definitely a tear jerker.  I'd love for you to check it out!




I seriously debated turning to Rent the Runway for a dress but instead decided to shop my own closet.  I settled on this black and white Parker number (you've seen it before here) and was so happy with  my choice.  It was super comfy and just the right amount of dressy.

Oh and hilarious story, Krista helped me snap these photos in Flatiron over the weekend and as I was changing out of my heels into flat sandals to run to the subway a man started screaming at me to put my heels back on because "they look so  much better."  This man literally quieted down the entire seating area outside the Flatiron building he was so loud.  Oh and he didn't stop either.  Definitely adding that to one of the most awkward moments taking blog pictures! 


Dress: Parker NY (similar here), Shoes: c/o Kohl's, Clutch: C. Wonder (similar here)

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 Outfit photos: Krista Robertson, Gala photo: Wil Pierce
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Sale Find Friday: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Alright ya'll, it's time for the much anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!  Cue the mini happy dance - I love me a good sale (especially Nordstrom) so it's game.on.  I'm sure this is not the first post you've seen about the sale but I'm excited to share my strategy for shopping the sale, including some key fall fashion trends to stock up on now! So grab some iced coffee and let's dive in, shall we?  

First, some key fall trends.  Prints are still huge but think of these in terms of "fall" colors (burgundy, emerald, hunter, red, navy, black, etc.), leather is still going to be a go-to piece, oh and cozy knits - you'll want to get those too.  Don't forget the embellishments and luxe fabrics.  Oh and last but not least the faux fur.

Oh and the shoes.  Boots and booties are still in and now's the time to scoop up those killer heels in a fall color.

Now, the strategy.  Things can get a little overwhelming and wreak havoc on your wallet if you don't strategize a little:
1.  I look at my current shopping list: I keep a running list on my iPhone of items I find myself wishing I had or discover are missing from my closet. 
In this case, I really need to replace my black leather pencil skirt that ripped earlier this year (I can't even talk about what a sad moment that was).
2.  I look check out my favorite designers and see what they have on sale.  Lately I've been really loving Halogen at Nordstrom because it's such a great price point.
3.  Seriously budget.  Figure out what you can definitely spend and then sort the categories from lowest to highest price and don't go over a certain price for that item.

Still with me?  Here's what I'm coveting (oh and most are less than $100!):



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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Window Shopping Wednesday: A Formal Affair

I'm so excited for tonight you guys!  I'm headed to the Edeyo Gives Hope Ball which is an organization devoted to improving the future for children in Haiti through programs focused on education.  In honor of this occasion today I'm talking all about what to wear to a formal occasion.

I think the interpretation of "formal" has gotten a bit loose over the years because I'm sure I'll see people in cocktail attire as well as floor length ballgowns.  I'll be rockin' a fancy maxi and some simple black heels.

In the end I feel like it's all about comfort more than anything.  Because really, if you feel good, you look good.  Check out some of my favs:







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ABOUT EDEYO FOUNDATION Edeyo, derived from a Haitian Creole word meaning "help them", is a NYC based non-profit organization, devoted to improving the future for children in Haiti through programs focused on Education. Supporting the impoverished Bel-Air neighborhood, in Port-au-Prince Haiti, Edeyo’s primary school supplies life-changing opportunities through free education and the provision of desperately needed food, water, health care, and social support to affected children. Since its grassroots beginning in 2007, Edeyo has grown to support a school of over 300 elementary school students annually, providing them with a haven of safety and hope. Edeyo also provides full scholarships to over two dozen high school students, facilitating their path to long-term success.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Right... Western Boots

 
Happy Monday!!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  Mine consisted of a spur of the moment Zac Brown Band concert/beach day in New Jersey followed by brunch with a friend from home on Sunday at Cornelia Street Cafe (I highly recommend it - the food was delish!).  I spent the rest of Sunday prepping for the week ahead (it'll be a busy one with a Cyc fitness rooftop ride tonight, a work event tomorrow and the Edeyo Gives Hope Ball on Wednesday).  Today I'm taking you back to an outfit I wore to the Tough Enough to Wear Pink night at the Reno Rodeo while I was home and showing off the boots I practically lived in while I was there (why did I pack any other shoes??).

 

Speaking of the Edeyo Gives Hope Ball, I am honored to be a guest at the event and encourage you to check out the organization.  They are a non-profit organization based in New York City, that is devoted to providing a high-quality free education, food, water, and social support to the children of the impoverished Bel-Air neighborhood, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. 

Tune in on Wednesday for a special Window Shopping Wednesday post with some tips for dressing for formal occasions - I did I mention this is my first formal gala I've ever attended?  I'm a little nervous!


 

Jacket: Elle, Tank Top: Nordstrom, Skirt: Rhyme Los Angeles from Piperlime (similar here), Boots: Ariat, Necklace: c/o Sole Society

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