Matt and I had a lovely weekend in Boston. We went to the aquarium, ate lots of lobstah and chowdah and drank beer and relaxed — even though it was freezing. But I suppose it is freezing everywhere in the Northeast these days.
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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)
In the wise words of Tobias Fünke, “I’m afraid I just blue myself.”
Sometimes, a girl just has to own wearing blue from head to toe.
I was having a bit of a “bad face/hair day” when these photos were taken. For some reason, the weather was crazy humid and it made my skin so darn greasy, and my hair even more frizzy. So I have a bit of a sad face in some of these photos because I was feeling sorry for myself.
Also, it may look like I am standing in the middle of a busy intersection, risking my life for the perfect photo — but I am not! I am actually standing on a crosswalk in front a closed road that leads into Central Park. So fancy.
Shoes: J.Crew Factory| Jeggings: J. Brand | Shirt: J. Crew | Blazer: J. Crew | Necklace: J. Crew
Earlier this week, I spoke about my wedding dressing policy aka the idea that you should only buy one dress for wedding season and wear that dress to every wedding.
This is a policy women either love or hate. I am here to tell you why should always love it — and adopt it. There is absolutely no reason for any women to ever feel obligated to buy a new dress for every wedding. If you are between the ages of 25 and 35 you are going to many weddings a year, and that starts to add up.
If you are worried about adopting this policy, I am here to debunk a few myths and give you a few reasons why this is the best idea ever.
You care what “people will say”: In my experience, people hardly notice if you wear the same thing twice — or five times. But, I understand that you are going to weddings with many of the same people and you want to impress them. That is neither here nor there. If your friends are judging you because you chose not to spend $500 on dresses you will only wear once, you should probably sit down with these friends and explain to them how shopping works. The idea of shopping is that you buy something you want to wear or think is “cute”. So why would you restrict yourself to wearing that item only once? Or only twice? You wouldn’t buy a set of bowls and then throw them out after a dinner party because *gasp* people saw them! Why is a dress any different?
You might be photographed wearing the same thing twice: When people say this sentence to me with a straight face, I have to laugh. It’s like, are you serious? Who are you, Jennifer Aniston? Let down your imaginary paparazzi and wear the dress again. It’s a wedding, not a red carpet event, doll.
Think of the money you’ll save! Special occasion dresses are some of the most over-bought and under-worn items, like, ever. Special occasion dresses are also pretty expensive. If you only buy one dress, you can save the remaining money for
a nice gift for the couple a new Fall jacket, a fancy dinner, those shoes you wanted, or about 30 burrito bowls from Chipotle
Get your accessories right: Never underestimate the transformative power of a woman who is smart enough to realize that she only needs one special occasion dress per year. Do something special with your hair, wear a statement necklace, wear your dress as a skirt or a top, wear different shoes. You don’t need to buy something new to make a new outfit.
Okay ladies, next wedding season — One. Dress. Only.
These photos were taken on sunny Lake George. I was there last weekend, and the weather was just gorgeous. Old Georgie really came through for me this weekend, as it is common knowledge that winter (my least favorite season) in upstate New York lasts from September to June.
♥ Charging clothes to your credit card: If you are using your credit card to buy clothing, you should stop — immediately. Use your credit card to fund that trip to Europe you’ve wanted to take since you were five, or to buy that new laptop to jump start your small business. Don’t use your credit card to buy an overpriced jacket. Just go to H&M if it’s that serious.
♥ Making reckless ”on sale” purchases: Everyone loves a sale. No seriously, everyone really does. But the point of a sale is to buy something you want at a discounted price. Do not go into a store and buy some ugly sundress at an end of season sale because “Omg, it’s 75% off! I can totally get this tailored so it fits”. You will never get the dress tailored (and even if you did, it would still be ugly). Save your money and walk away.
♥ Holding on to clothes that are out of style: Now, every woman holds on to clothes that don’t fit. I mean, you have to. It’s motivation to work out one day in the future sometime. But, those low rise, light wash, flared jeans that landed you your first boyfriend in the sixth grade have got to go, honey. Take them to the trash, drop them in, and forget.
♥ Neglecting to buying your size: Fact — you look skinnier wearing clothes that fit.
♥ Not educating your man: Now, you ladies always look good. I am serious. Some of you follow me on various social platforms and I see your avatars! You go, ladies. But behind every well-dressed woman is a lovable man in a sweatshirt. Ladies, educate your men folk. Introduce him to a tailor (suits are not meant to be worn off the rack — I am talking to you, Mr. Baggy Suit Pants). Teach him about the power of dark wash jeans. Warn him of the dangers of cargo pants after age 12. Ladies, it is your right to go to dinner with a man who knows how to properly button a suit jacket! Go forth and educate.
Do you have any accidental fashion mistakes to warn us about?