Monday, April 14, 2014

Très Over It...Never!

I'll never be Très Over It when it comes to graphic sweaters ( see me in my Creme de la CremeOoh La LaCelfie, and Holy Chic sweaters)! Looking back at my graphic print tops, I seem to like pairing them with sequins. I guess it's because I find it an easy way to make sequins appropriate for day.... and also, if you haven't noticed, I kind of like sequins. Yeah, I'm kind of hard to read sometimes. :)

For my friends celebrating Passover, have a very happy Passover and go easy on the matzah!
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Photos by Brittanny Taylor and don't forget to check out her FB page here!
Hair by Sorah Yaffa.

Sweater: Design History-Lord & Taylor, sold out (similar Ily CoutureForever 21, Mango, petite Asos)
SkirtRachel Roy, sold out (similar Ann TaylorBanana Republic, and Superdry)
ClutchAsos (similar New Look and Asos)
EarringsAnzie Jewelry
BraceletAnzie Jewelry (save Baublebar and Jeweliq)


Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Jewels Under $40!

Statement necklaces and earrings are such an easy way to make a plain/simple outfit a little more interesting. A colorful piece can make an outfit pop and really change the way the whole outfit looks. There's no reason to have to spend a lot of money when there are so many fun and affordable pieces out there. I personally love Jeweliq (most of their pieces are under $25!) and Accessory Concierge for fun but affordable jewelry and no, this isn't a sponsored post; I genuinely love their jewelry! 

For some strange reason, the background of the collage is a yucky gray and I can't seem to figure out why it isn't white so I apologize!




Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Bold Florals

Yay for the second round of The Beauty Buffs! The theme is royal blue and I may have stretched a bit with this post (this post would've been perfect) but hey, it's all a matter of interpretation! Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see how the rest of the Beauty Buff gals interpreted the royal blue theme as well as links to a few of my favorite royal blue items.

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Photos by Brittanny Taylor and don't forget to check out her FB page here!
Hair by Sorah Yaffa.

DressPlenty by Tracy Reese
BeltBanana Republic
ShoesSam Edelman and more sizes available here (both places have free shipping)
BagTed Baker
WatchMichael Kors

Topshop dress- love the half sleeves and fit and dress shape!
Scallop flats- um.... scalloped cobalt flats. Need I say more?
Essie polish "Bouncer, It's Me"- Essie "Butler Please" is almost the same as well; either way, they're both really fun cobalt/royal blue polishes!

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Monday, April 7, 2014

White Shift Dress

When I saw Maya Hayuk's mural at the Bowery and Houston wall, I knew I needed to do a shoot there. And so did the rest of the world because a half hour after my shoot, I saw Jenna Lyons shooting there and you better believe I stood there and waited until she finished so I could beg her for a photo (she agreed as long as she got to edit and pick the filter which she did and you can see the photo here on my instagram).

Of course I had to plan my outfit to go with the mural (duh, totally normal) and I chose my Cynthia Steffe dress for this shoot. Yes, another Cynthia Steffe dress that I fell in love with (my other favorites I wore on the blog are this aqua lace dress and this peacock print dress)! I adore the turquoise beaded detailing on the all white shift dress although I must admit that I haven't worn this dress out for fear of getting it dirty. Also, it hasn't exactly been feeling like spring yet in New York other than a few beautiful days. But I must admit that white scares me because as you already have heard me say, I'm kind of a slob. But the dress is so pretty so sometimes you have to make sacrifices. Sacrifices such as not moving, breathing, eating, sitting, or going near my little siblings while wearing this dress. :)

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Photos by Brittanny Taylor and don't forget to check out her FB page here!
Hair by Sorah Yaffa 

DressCynthia Steffe sold out (I'm OBSESSED with this jeweled/embellished dress and this is another great option and this)
Clutch: c/o Gigi New York
Shoes: Vince Camuto, on sale-only 1 size left (similar splurge Kate Spade or save Vince Camuto or Asos)
WatchKate Spade on sale
Sunglasses: c/o Sole Society
Bracelet and earrings:  earrings and bracelet, similar save Baublebar and here
Ring: c/o Leopard and Latte

 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Make This Trend Go Away!

I might be alienating a lot of people by writing this post so I apologize in advance but.... #sorrynotsorry (yes, I just hashtagged and yes, it's now a verb). Also, if you're my friend in real life, I will not let you wear these in public.


But seriously, why? I just don't believe you really like these. I'm sure I've worn things that I probably shouldn't have because I was swept up by a trend. Unfortunately, an example doesn't come to mind. Convenient, right? :) Agh, there's so much more I want to say about these but I'm scared my sarcasm may come off as incredibly offensive so I'll stop for now.  And instead, I'll leave you off with some of my favorite sandal picks so we can start the weekend on the right note! :)

(clockwise from top left)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Little Red Work Dress

When I bought this dress, I intended to wear it to work. And while the cut and fit of the dress are work appropriate, I realized that I don't feel comfortable wearing red to work. How do you guys feel about red in the workplace? I work in a very religious neighborhood and would definitely stand out amongst all the dark colors so I have a feeling I won't end up wearing this dress very often. I feel like it's too conservative and not "me" so I wouldn't wear it on my days off, but it's not appropriate to wear in the community I work either. I wear sequins to work (yep, I've worn this outfit) and it's no problem, but I won't wear red because I wouldn't feel like I'm being culturally sensitive.... and as a social worker, I really need to be!

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Photos by Brittanny Taylor and don't forget to check out her FB page here!
Hair by Sorah Yaffa.

Dress: J.Crew (available in 3 other colors here)
BagTed Baker, the camel color is also gorgeous and it comes in mint too here
ShoesShoemint (save Sole Society or splurge Stuart Weitzman, shoes of my dreams Dolce & Gabbana)
WatchMichael Kors
Bracelet: similar Kate Spade or T & J Designs

Monday, March 31, 2014

A Polka Dot Love Affair

Raise your hand if you remember the original name of my blog! Bonus points if you remember that it used to be called Sequins and Polka Dots. ;) Yeah, so polka dots definitely have a special place in my heart, almost as much as sequins. For some affordable and cute polka dot dresses, scroll down to the bottom of this post.

And I'm so excited to be teaming up with the sweet and talented Norelis of Fierce Makeup and Nails to show you how  we wear our bold, black and white polka dots! What better way to start out a Monday, right? To check out Norelis's full post with all the deets of her fabulous polka dot manicure, click here.

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Photos by Brittanny Taylor and don't forget to check out her FB page here!
Hair by Sorah Yaffa.

Dress: Dolce Vita via Nordstrom Rack (great polka dot options via Asos-my favorite, and Asos again, TahariGabby Skye, ModclothModcloth and Adrianna Papell)
Blazer: BCBG, unavailable ( similar Harrison MorganJuicy Couture, and Ella Moss)
Shoes: Ann Taylor, unavailable (similar Ann Taylor)
Clutch: BCBG, very similar on sale at BCBG here
WatchMichael Kors

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