It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Unfortunately, it is also beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, too. Which means cold, cold, cold! Luckily I have these fancy and festive layering accessories my grandmother-in-law handmade for me! They are so snuggly and warm. I especially love the striped mittens.
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- I am wearing a bodycon dress
- These photos were taken inside
I don’t ever wear bodycon dresses because they are very unforgiving. I still stand by that statement even now, while posting a bunch of pictures of me wearing a bodycon dress. It takes a very specific body type (and a few stiff cocktails for confidence) to pull off such a figure-hugging dress. While I love this dress, and will definitely wear it again — (I mean the ruffles and the color are just too good) I am not sure that I will buy another bodycon dress anytime soon. Especially not for a dinner event, haha.
Also, these photos were shot inside — a Clarabelle first! We were visiting my in-laws in upstate NY and it was snowing! I love you all, but I wasn’t going to stand outside in the snow in this dress. So forgive the slightly yellow hue on the photos.
Shoes: Steve Madden | Dress: Asos
Sunday was the first freezing cold day in NYC. However, I still had every intention of dressing up like a tenured teacher and shooting on the High Line. I think I have the teacher outfit down, but the wind and the weird light made shooting on the High Line not as great as previously imagined. But, fate smiled on us and we found some gorgeous Fall trees that shielded the wind and filtered the light. So yeah, it ended up being a success.
Are colored pants still a thing? I sure hope so because I am not ready to quit them just yet. Soooo, I am just going to go ahead and say they’re still a thing– to make it official.
Colored pants are still a thing, everyone. You’re welcome.
Boots: Zara | Pants: Urban Outfitters | Shirts: J.Crew
Okay, so I am a little bit obsessed with my balcony. Even though it is just a concrete slab with a guard rail and two camping chairs that serve as decor, I happen to think it is very fancy. These lovely Fall days are a perfect time to sit out on the balcony and do some reading and some (responsible — hello! balcony safety, people!) drinking and also some smoking of cigars if you are my husband.
Shoes: J.Crew | Skirt: J.Crew Factory | Blazer: J.Crew | Necklace: J. Crew Factory | Shirt: American Apparel
During the day, it is hard to commit to a full-on sparkly look. But one can’t be expected to omit daytime sparkle all together. Luckily, layering season is upon us, so I layered my beloved “Long Island Housewife” sparkle blazer with a jean jacket for a look that is eye catching without being overpowering.
Boots: Zara | Skirt: Club Monaco (also worn here) | Tank top: J. Crew | Sparkle Blazer: Tobi (old) | Jean Jacket: Tommy Hilfiger (super old)
Some people might try and tell you otherwise, but the best place to go for a boozy Sunday brunch is Dinosaur BBQ right here in sunny Harlem, NYC. Saturday is a good day to get a light, fancy brunch at some rooftop hotel, but Sunday is a whole different ballgame. You probably need something to soak up whatever debauchery occurred on Saturday night — and tiny, banana-infused cinnamon scones probably aren’t going to do it. Ribs, on the other hand? Ribs are the answer.
These photos were captured literally steps away from Dinosaur BBQ. The restaurant opens at 12 noon on Sunday. It is best to get there at 11:55 to ensure you get optimal seating. People are serious about their Sunday BBQ and the mid-afternoon Dino BBQ line is no joke.
I realize I hardly ever do super casual looks on the blog. This might lead you all to believe that I am always dressed up. This is not the case. Every day can’t be princess day. Sometimes, a girl’s gotta put on a t-shirt, jeans, and Keds and enjoy herself!
However, let’s clarify — by casual I do not mean pajamas. Sometimes that is hard for people to grasp (I am talking to you, Americans in airports). To be safe, just know that if you bought it at Victoria’s Secret PINK or if it is a pair of leggings, those things are pajamas, not casual wear.
Shoes: Keds | Jeans: J. Brand | Shirt: c/o Redvanly | Sweater: Sincerely Sweet Boutique | Clutch: Persifor
I have come to think of the top knot as the lazy girl’s hair style. It looks chic, but I can never shake the fact that I always wear a top knot when I can’t be bothered to do anything else with my hair. So whenever I see someone wearing a top knot, I always think they are lazy, like me. Even if they spent a lot of time on their top knot — which is impossible, since it’s a lazy girl’s hair style.
Thus concludes my random stammering for today.