statement sleeves with forever21

statement sleeves with forever21

my father recently turned 60, and we threw him a big surprise birthday bash at his favorite local restaurant with 90 of his nearest & dearest. it was dressy, but low-key at the same time… so when it came to choosing a look, i thought i’d make a statement with sleeves – and i got so many compliments that this entry is dedicated entirely to this flirty, frilly blouse that i snagged at forever21, and all the similar styles that spoke to me as i searched for the perfect ‘statement sleeve’!  Continue reading “statement sleeves with forever21”

this is not a drill: holiday glitz for under 11 bucks!!!

this is not a drill: holiday glitz for under 11 bucks!!!

this past weekend i hosted my second (ever) blogger event! it was a winter holiday-themed “jingle & mingle” event where i hung with my favorite blogger pals that i’ve met over the past 11 months…. for an amazing cause! we donated to the ‘fill a purse for a sister’ campaign, which not only was a great way to give back during the holiday season, but was also a fashion-focused excuse to spend the day brunching and catching up with one another. since i was the host, and this was all about the holidays, i knew i had to bust out the glitz! Continue reading “this is not a drill: holiday glitz for under 11 bucks!!!”

new years’ eve inspo for the gals who’d rather not freeze

new years’ eve inspo for the gals who’d rather not freeze

last month i attended the nickelodeon halo awards here in nyc and i needed the perfect (last-minute) outfit to wear that would be fun, comfortable and affordable. i found it in this sheer, glitzy maxi gown from forever21 – and this piece worked so well that i might even wear it again on new years’ eve!  Continue reading “new years’ eve inspo for the gals who’d rather not freeze”

let’s flamingle!

let’s flamingle!

everyone’s excited for fall – autumn hues, jackets, booties and hats – but just because the weather is chilly, doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to get dreary! on my first day in chicago, i wore a bright and bold outfit that was weather-appropriate for the windy city’s fall chill, proving you can extend bright and tropical vibes well beyond august. Continue reading “let’s flamingle!”