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Now’s The Time To Be Alive

So stay awake with me awhile.
Rise and Shine.

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Greetings from Baltimore! This is a casual and cozy outfit I wore to brunch with my MD/VA friends on a rainy day. The iridescent Narciso Rodriguez for Kohl’s sweater was chic and warm, just what I need for a chilly February morning. Coupled with some rolled jeans and my favorite H&M ankle booties, and I had myself a look that wasn’t too over the top, but still stayed true to my fashionable personality.
For brunch we went to Golden West Cafe, in the Hamden-Canton area of Baltimore. I felt at home in it’s hipster vibe, reminding me of my local Providence haunt of Julian’s. The Tex-Mex brunch was deliciously filling, and the salsa was almost too spicy too handle, even for a spice-queen like me.

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Today I’m off to our nation’s capitol, so be sure to follow me for updates!

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Man Repelling as a Ghetto Republican WRapper

**Please note this title is satirical**

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Completely channeling Leandra AKA The Man Repeller with this look; pattern mixing to the extreme. The idea of pattern mixing used to send my OCD into a fit just thinking about it, but the idea has been growing on me and I must say it’s quite invigorating to dress a little “crazy” and make the people around me roll their eyes. In fact, when I came out with this on my photographer friend giggled and mentioned I look like a white ghetto republican rapper (hence the title). I went with it; threw on my favorite rap sing-a-long of Nelly’s Hot in Herre, and had some fun shooting this.

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Vintage elephant necklaces from my Grandmother

Vintage sweater from my Dad

Army/Navy Surplus jacket ($10!)

Printed jeans from TJ Maxx

Fossil belt

BDG Sneaker wedges from Urban Outfitters

TopShop clutch

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Call Me, Maybe?

Jumping on the bandwagon with the printed pants trend! How perfectly do they go with this blazer? Also, cheeky tee. I’m so comfortable and feeling fun in this ensemble!

Sunglasses c/o80sPurple (buy em HERE!)

Tee from a gift shop in Old Orchard, Maine

Material Girl blazer

Tinseltown jeans via TJ Maxx

Calvin Klein flats

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Homesickness

It’s been a long two and a half months away from my New York City; a long tumultuous few months. But pending review from my primary doctor tomorrow, I should be back staring at the skyline from the Brooklyn coast the beginning of August! For now, a few visits and this tee shirt shall suffice.

Thrifted/DIY top

DIY Levi’s shorts

Jessica Simpson boots

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We Built This City on Rock and Roll

I interrupt the postings from Costa Rica to bring you a set from my photoshoot with LCPhotography.

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RockStarrrr and Giveaway Winner!

I wear these pants I studded myself more often than I showcase on this blog…They’re amazing, and so much fun to just sit here and rub my knees with the palms of my hands.

Shirt by UncleDJ

DIY jeans

J. Simpson boots

Bracelets from Bali, Bloomingdale’s, and Target

Not the best photos, but meh. This shirt was a gift from a pretty awesome DJ friend of mine. We actually met as I discussed the irony and “hipster” fad of his logo, but even I came to wear something with a mustache on it, in support of him and his work.

Anyway, onto what you’ve been waiting for….and the winner to my favorite beauty products giveaway is…..

Comment #27: Sarah!

Congratulations! expect an email from me shortly <3

Thanks to everyone who participated! Hopefully I’ll do another giveaway soon!

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We Met at Woodstock and Were Done by the Winter

Winter bohemian chic, the third look styled by my lovely roommate. Flare jeans aren’t really my steez, so putting me in these was definitely going outside my usual style but the outcome was so great!

Mossimo Supply jeans from Target

Vintage/thrifted top

Merona vest from Target

wedges from Target

Rings from Forever 21 and Loehmann’s

H&M hat

Bracelets from Topshop, H&M, and Forever 21

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Hanging on to those last bits of Summer

Happy October First! Thankfully, the last day of September was a gorgeous 75 degree day, here in New York City. I was feeling inspired, and trying my hardest to hang onto those last bits of nice weather before the cold fully envelopes us.

Thrifted hot pink faux leather jacket

Wet Seal tank

Rue 21 yellow denim

Jessica Simpson boots

TopShop cuff

I’m sooo loving this new lipstick as well (woah, yea, I’m wearing lipstick). I had been on the hunt for the perfect pink shade for so long, and found it one day at Sephora; Givenchy #23. But everytime I was there they’d have the sample but never any stock for me to buy! finally, though, in a spontaneous trip into the Times Square location, I found my lipstick. Perfection, isn’t it?

NYFW Day 1, Part 1: IFB Conference

Yes, my first day of NYFW is being broken into separate posts. It was a 20 hour day, beginning bright and early by waking up at 5am to get ready and be at Milk Studios for 7am to volunteer for the Independant Fashion Bloggers Conference. I’d attended last year as a guest and was excited to be a part of the behind the scenes this year.
I arrive, immediately followed by fellow friend’s and NYC Fashion Bloggers Yanil, Monroe, Tessa, and Ashley. There isn’t much for us to do at first so we mingle and chug down our coffees,as we chat about the biggest thing in the room.

That “biggest thing in the room” is Marina, the living doll who texts’ as the woman for Missoni for Target. She’s all over NYFW and totally stylish!

By 8am it’s time to start preparing check in for the arriving guests and as soon as I get the chance I have KMS California do a quick number on my hair. My sweet hairdresser was a tattooed dude in a plaid shirt and yellow bow tie, so obviously we bonded as he put some soft waves into my hair that eventually proved solid as they lasted into the night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the room starting filling up with bloggers, old and new and from all parts of the world, I began seeing old friend’s as well as making new ones. People LOVED my DIY studded jeans! They proved to be a great conversation starter with said new acquaintances. I was also wearing my Jessica Simpson boots, which I now pretty much live in, along with a wet seal tank an Champion sports bra. I also carried my life’s supply in a matching gifted satchel from Francesca’s Collection, which can be found here.

The panels for the conference were alright, in my opinion. I felt the topics were very geared to newer bloggers (reiterating the importance of Twitter and other social media outlets to gain traffic, being yourself, approaching brands) though I can’t say I didn’t learn anything new and worthwhile.
Personally, I especially loved the panel about balancing business and blogging. As many of my followers know, I’m a jack of all trades here in the fashion industry. It was brought up to keep your professional life outside of blogging from being represented too prominently in your blog, even if you work in fashion. I also was inspired by Coco Rocha’s stance on being a good person and role model to help brand herself as an individual.
In the last panel, topicked around the evolution of fashion media, a major point that kept arising was the importance of staying true to yourself as a person more than as a brand. As is human nature, people change and style’s may mature or alter. Mary HK Choi, of MTV Style, noted that that’s okay to represent in your blog, as it is yours. I associated with this point because, readers as you know, I’m a woman of constant change and versatility. One day I’ll be in a floral dress looking wholesome, the next I’m back in my combat boots. I hope you guys enjoy my versatility and ever changing self (and hair).

I was honored to get the opportunity to interview the speakers from this panel for the IFB website. Ari Seth Cohen, though baffled by the questions and being put on the spot, was a wonderful speaker with great experience and words of wisdom to share. My favorite person to interview was Mr Mickey, editor of PaperMag. As a Williamsburg resident I’ve been familiar with the “hipster” popular magazine and all it stands for, but Mickey is a better representation of what the magazine stands for; fierce, fun, outspokenness, and being fearless. I loved that his favorite part about the convention was the diversity, a favorite factor of my own. You meet so many diverse people from, in his own words, “people of color, people with tattoos, and girls with blue hair!”

Moving onto my next point; apparently my spontaneous hair change was spot on with a current trend, or maybe just a coincidence. Nubia of IFB had dip dyed tresses, Hannah of The Fashion Hash had one side/streak of dipped blue, and Kimberly of Can I Get a What What had teal and purple mixed in with her blonde and black layered look. Now, I don’t know about you, but I think we’re onto something here!

Well, this concludes my IFB post. Stay tuned and follow for part 2 and 3 of my NYFW Day 1!

1993

I went home to MA for a few days of relaxation, and relax I did. I lived in my Jesica Simpson combat boots as opposed to heels and jeans instead of dresses and skirts. I was wearing this Wet Seal laced crop top when I put on a flannel (from pacsun) for warmth and realized I looked like I had just walked straight out of 1993…grunge, piercings, colored hair, crop tops….My parents even had some Sunny D for me to drink!