A few of you asked for me to “stand up” so that you could see my whole look when I introduced you all to Falstaff. Well you are in luck! There were a few full body photos. The entire look is below.
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These photos were taken at the now defunct Lenox Lounge in Harlem. Since it was such a major hotspot in the neighborhood, the community was pretty depressed when it shut down. However, there are whispers that it is making its triumphant return down the block at a venue that charges less rent.
It’s cold in NYC — really, really cold. However, there are a few things that warm my spirit even when the weather feels like I am living in the arctic. Those things include this super fun polka dot dress from The Red Dress Boutique and my husband’s grandmother’s coat. When I wear these items together, it is like a happiness explosion.
Shoes: Shabby Apple | Tights: Duane Reade | Dress: c/o Red Dress Boutique | Coat: Vintage | Bag: Target
There was such beautiful light the other day, so me and my dear creative director decided to play around with it. Now I wish I had worn something more ethereal since the light was so warm and lovely– but who doesn’t love a good polka dot sweater? Also, I am obsessed with my leopard print flats. I can’t take them off.
It’s hard to believe that this very spot will be overrun by the best dressed people in the city next month for Fashion Week. Since every blogger in the country will want to shoot their gorgeous duds in this location in a few weeks, I wanted to get my Lincoln Center shoot in early! So, after seeing Zero Dark Thirty (a stellar movie that has my vote for Best Picture — so far.), my husband and I descended upon Lincoln Center and shot a few photos. I am not exactly in my NYFW finery — but this will do.
Shoes: c/o LuLu’s | Jeggings: J. Brand | Cardigan: c/o Sincerely Sweet Boutique
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The number one question I get asked again and again is — “How do you afford all of those clothes?!”
Well, I don’t.
Recycling items is especially important in the winter. When sweaters cost $70+ a pop, you probably aren’t snatching them up like hotcakes the way you do with $30 sundresses in warmer months (I’m definitely not). So I compiled a few of my secrets below to help you double your winter wardrobe without buying a single thing.
♥ Layer: I can’t stress enough how important it is to layer effectively . You can wear the same sweater with different button downs and blazers until the cows come home and no one will be the wiser. My girl Molly over at Still Being Molly put together an amazing post about how to layer. Check it out.
♥ Use your basics: That plain blue blazer and perfect tartan shirt? That white cable knit sweater? Those dark jeans? Keep wearing them. Those four basic pieces can create a ton of cute outfits. Check out the different ways I wore the same J. Crew flannel here, here, and here.
♥ Don’t forget about your jewels: If you’re like me, you have tons of random jewelry lying around. Jewelry can completely change the look of your outfit and breath new life into something you’ve worn before.
♥ Approach your closet with a positive attitude: One lesson I have learned from blogging is to look at my closet like a lovely little (super messy) boutique. If I approach my closet thinking that I have nothing to wear, then I will inevitably get discouraged. I have tons to wear (and so do you!). Sure, I may have worn that purple gingham tons of times and my celebration jacket may not be much of a party anymore. But I can certainly wear it again in a fresh way!
What tips do you have to double the size of your wardrobe without buying a thing?
Hubby and I were over on the east side getting tie hooks from the Container Store because we are adults and purchasing tie hooks is how adults spend their weekends. Since we were so close to the Plaza Hotel, I insisted upon an impromptu outfit shoot that featured one of my favorite sweaters. Then we got froyo from the Plaza Food Hall. It was all very touristy and fabulous.
I rarely wear t-shirts. I think t-shirts are pajamas and shouldn’t see the outside of your house — unless you are in a sorority and it is Rush Week or you are ill and have to make a quick NyQuil run. However, if a t-shirt is witty and makes me smile widely upon seeing it, I will abandon my rules and purchase it. I got this shirt from Fab.com and it is now my favorite thing. Cinderella’s Boxing! I want to join this made up gym. Who’s with me?
Shoes: Asos | Leg Warmers: Target | Jeans: Urban Outfitters | Chambray: J. Crew | T-Shirt: Fab.com and in black here| Jacket: Tommy Hilfiger | Mittens: My husband’s grandmother
Also, you may notice that my new bangs are a bit shorter. They are because I decided to go big or go home. So I had my stylist cut them short and blunt.
However, short, blunt bangs require even more TLC than longer, swoopy bangs. For example, when I washed my hair after my stylist cut them, I didn’t realize that one has to style one’s bangs when they are wet.
Since I failed to do anything to my bangs when they were wet, when they dried they stuck out straight forward. They didn’t stick up or to side, they stuck straight forward and I looked like a full-on crazy person. Instead of simply re-wetting my bangs and starting again, I immediately began panicking and my husband thought my my Alfalfa-inspired bangs were just hilarious. Then, in my hour of need, the blow dryer and flat iron only made the situation worse. So I had to tie a scarf tightly around my head and sort of glue my bangs to my forehead and hope for the best. Luckily, the scarf worked, and in the morning all was well again with my bangs.
But now I know. Always style bangs when they are wet.