Sunday, October 19, 2014

I Believe I Can Fly











Pants: Zara via Crossroads Thriftshop NYC, Top: Lauren Conrad via Kohl's, Sweater: The Gap, Oxfords: Restricted via DSW, Handbag: Forever 21, Necklace: Vera Wang via Kohl's

Yesterday, I took a day trip to Soho with two of my friends.  I was dying to go to the Central Perk pop up shop, and being that yesterday was the last day that it was open, there was nothing stopping me from getting there.  In order to get into the store, we first had to wait on a line to get a 'Perk Pass' which gave us a specific time to come back later on during the day.  I will elaborate on my wonderful Central Perk experience within a few short days.  Until then, I will continue to ramble on about the rest of my day, and discuss my outfit details.  While trying to kill time until we were able to get into the cafe, my friends and I decided to take a stroll around Soho. Thanks to my friends Ally and Maegan, we were able to take some really cool pictures! We discovered some really beautiful areas, including this intricately designed black gated building.  After walking around for a little while longer, we stumbled upon some really interesting and impressive wall art.  One of my favorites was this Kelsey Montague art piece.  If you closely examine the artwork, you will see very detailed images within the wings.  The saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words" holds true for this work of art.  To me, it seems to be saying that since there is so much going on in this picture, it signifies that even though the world can be full of chaos and can sometimes drag you down, you always have to stay true to yourself and find things that make you happy.  By doing so, you can lift yourself off of the ground and your worries will soon fly away, hence the phrase #whatliftsyou. 

About my outfit: Ever since I started college in NYC, I cam came across a few really great thrift shops just down the street from me. After shopping at one in particular, Crossroads, I do not know how I lived life without it.  They have such a great selection of  designer clothing for affordable prices.  So, if you are looking for a thrift shop to go to, I suggest Crossroads.  I bought these pants from there for only $16, and they were orignially from Zara.  The pockets have gold zippers on both sides, which contributes to its simple but elegant style.  I purchased this eyelit sleeveless top from Kohl's for $10.   This sweater also contains the same gold zipper detailing.  I purchased it from the Gap for about $20, after several discounts.  This cute crossbody was given to me as gift from one of my cousins.  To complete the outfit, I paired it with these oxfords, which I purchased from DSW, for only $13! 
Happy Bargain Shopping, xoxo

Saturday, September 20, 2014

NYFW








Well New York Fashion Week has been over for more than a week now, and I am happy to say that I was given the chance to be involved in it.  Through my school, The Fashion Institute of Technology, the students were given the opportunity to sign up to volunteer at shows that were being showcased at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.  I, along with a few of my friends, waited on a huge line for several hours overnight, in order to guarantee that we would be given a volunteer slot. Luckily, after approximately 15 hours of suspense, I found out that I was going to be volunteering for Malan Breton's show, who was previously a contestant on Project Runway.  My task durng the show was to help out backstage, which involved setting up the models' garments, dressing the models, and putting the finishing touches on the looks that were to be presented at the show.  After all of the models were ready to walk, I was able to stand on the side of the stage and watch the show.  Malan Breton's collection was incredible and it was so cool to be able to see all of the details up close.   From being backstage, I was in the midst of all of the action, and it was really exciting to see what actually happens before a show is presented on the runway.  It was such an incredible experience and I am still in shock that I actually got the chance to be part of something so amazing as it.  

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Pastel Palette








Top: Marshall's, Skirt: Marshall's, Shoes: Steve Madden via DSW, Necklace: The Loft
There is not a more liberating feeling than wearing pastels in the summertime.  Pastels are the go-to color palette for summer clothing.  The breeziness and delicateness of the skirt coordinates perfectly with its light pink, blush color.  Paired with these Steve Madden block heels, I believed that the cutouts in the shoe went perfectly with the slit in the skirt.  Another way to go for that ultimate pastel look is with choosing your nail color and design.  My friend is amazing at doing nails and she did this floral design for me which I love!  It took me a very long time to decide what color I wanted to, but finally I decided on this light blue color because it went well with a lot of pieces in my closet, and you can never go wrong with a floral print in the summertime.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Polka Dot Favorite







Dress: The Loft, Shoes: DSW, Bracelet Set: Charlotte Russe, Earrings: Target

For me, having a classic polka dotted dress is an essential for the wardrobe.  A few years ago, I bought a yellow and black polka dotted dress from TJ Maxx that I loved so much and eventually completely wore it out.  After many years of wearing it, it soon got too small for me and it was no longer in great shape.  So, a few months ago when I saw this dress at the Loft, I knew that it was a purchase I had to make, and my mom agreed.  I am so glad that I ended up buying it because it is great quality and I can tell that it will last for a while.  

Sunday, July 13, 2014

My Huntington Photoshoot






Dress: Marshall's, Watch: Anne Klein (Via Macy's), Shoes: Franco Sarto (via DSW), Ring: Forever 21
One of my good friends is a very talented photographer, who is majoring in photography.  We went to Huntington together the other day, and he took some great pictures, that I wanted to share on my blog.  When I saw this dress in Marshall's, I immediately fell in love with the delicate details and spots of lace.  It is such an effortless chic look that is perfect for a day in the city or get together with friends.   I bought these Franco Sarto wedges from DSW for less than half of the price listed, thanks to a great sale and coupons!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Dream Come True

          On July 8th, Express in Times Square held an event, which was celebrating the launch of their new denim collection, feauturing Kate Upton.  Saucy Glossie (Lindsey Calla) was also at this event and held a contest for one person to meet her and Kate Upton.  Unfortunately, I was not the winner.  However, my sister and I visited Soho for the day and since we were nearby, we figured we would stop at the event to see if we could get in.  Luckily, the security guards let me in, which I couldn't have been happier about.  So, I went up the escalator and to my left was a roomful of fashion bloggers, and Kate Upton.  I waited on a line to get into the event for a little while, but someone told us that in order to meet Kate, you had to have made a $200 purchase, which I didnt really want to do.  So I go off of the line and waited at the door.  Luckily, my favorite fashion blogger, Lindsey Calla, came out of the room and I got to meet her for the second time.  The first time I met her was at fashion week (below).  She is so incredibily amazing and kind, and I was so lucky to have had a long conversation with her.  She gave me a lot of good advice and it was an experience I could never forget!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

My Senior Prom Dress




Dress: Adrianna Papell
Well I am now officially done with high school and am about to start college in a little more than a month, which is such a weird thing to think about! Just a few weeks ago, I went to my senior prom and had a great time.  One of the most exciting parts about the prom was looking for a dress to wear. From the beginning of the search, I knew that I wanted to have something different: elegant, beaded and not necessarily a prom dress. I first saw this Adrianna Papell dress at Bloomingdale's, and it was the only dress that I actually liked even a little bit and was in my price range.  However, the store did not have the correct size and color that I was interested in.  10 stores later, I went to Estelle's Dressy Dresses and did not like a single dress out of the thousands of dresses there.  While my mom and I were about to walk out of the store, my mom suggested looking in the women's section, which did not have nearly as many choices as the main section of dresses in the store.    After a few minutes of looking in this section, I found the same exact dress, in the correct size and color, that I had seen in Bloomingdale's and knew that it was mine.  To top it off, I wore my grandmother's earrings and bracelet, which were given to my mom a long time e ago. It made the night even more special that I was able to wear her jewelry.