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”
to piggyback on my last blog post, i’m a strong believer in function when it comes to selecting a solid purse, and because of that, i’ve partnered with aimee kestenberg to feature some of my favorite handbags from her newest collection. in my last post i focused on dailywear…. but today i’m moving on an evening style that i’m calling ‘the big-little-bag’! Continue reading “big little bags”
at some point, i think it’s safe to say every girl has struggled with finding the “perfect” bag. i’m not talking aesthetics here…. finding a bag you’re obsessed with for looks is easy – but like finding a life partner, you have to dig deeper than the surface to uncover a bag’s true functionality. read on for my top five bag traits that are must-haves when looking for the perfect everyday shoulder companion! Continue reading “checklist: my top five handbag must-haves”
yesterday, new york was hit with a #BOMBCYCLONE and i braved the thick of it… all “for the gram”. Continue reading “jacket so bomb it belongs in a cyclone”
it seems like every other evening i’ve got some type of holiday soireé happening – and i’m not complaining because i love it!!! but after busting out almost every skirt i own, it was time to kick it down a notch. read on to see how i styled a funky pair of ‘statement jeans’ to be holiday-ready!
after a dramatically positive response from my royal blue “christmas ornament” sweater dress, i was inspired to buy a light blue crushed velvet sweater with frilled shoulder detail from marshall’s. it was a whopping $12, and i was riding the high of hearing “blue is your color!” so many times that i pulled the trigger and figured it would be easy to style…. but boy was i wrong. this little number was a challenge with my current wardrobe – but one i had so much fun overcoming! Continue reading “go busy or go home: an out-of-the-box wardrobe challenge”
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!!!”
you’re probably starting to wonder what on earth you’re going to wear to all the end of year holiday parties you’ve been invited to. between shopping for gifts and trying to stay sane through the holiday season, dress shopping was dead last on my “to-do” list… so i considered myself #blessed when i happened upon a $15 “mock wrap dress” from forever21 that comes in so many gorgeous colors and prints that i HAD to buy three!!! Continue reading “wrap ’em up… i’ll take three! this dress is the best holiday bang for your buck:”