Monday, October 20, 2014

My Fall Essentials

Black Cotton Knit T: Cushie B 
Navy Blazer: Zara | Leather Skirt: Forever 21 | Shoes: Enzo Angiolini | Jewelry: Freida Rothman

My favorite trend I am bringing to Fall'14 is mixing black and blue. Growing up I always thought that you shouldn't pair the two together and it was kind of taboo. Now,  I think it is extremely chic (your style changes over the years).  A lot of people may not be into it but I never ask for opinions when it comes to my personal sense of style.  I think starting your own trends and staying true to yourself is what it's all about.  Here are my essentials! 

1. Cropped Navy Blazer 
2. Leather/Pleather Skirt 
3. Pointy-toe Kitten Heels 
4. Classic & Comfortable Black T-Shirt 
5. Rose Gold Accessories 

This is going to be my wardrobe staple for the next few weeks! All of these pieces are easily transitional from work to cocktails, weekend to date night.  Bring on the black and blue! 

On another note, I have had quite a few things going on in my personal life over the past few months and I am proud to say that positivity, courage, and determination got me through the hardest times.  Whenever there are rough obstacles in your life you really find out who will truly be on your side.  I've learned that you can not please everyone, and not everyone will understand or like you for the person you are.  (and if they don't, it's their loss) The only BS I'm concerned with is BAGS or Shoes.

"Life is too short to spend in negativity. So I have made a conscious effort to not be where I don't want to be." - Hugh Dillon


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Halloween Couture Costume Inspo!

Ok ladies it's literally crunch time, nothing like a little last minute pressure.  It's Saturday, October 18th and Halloween is right around the corner. You have thought about your costume over and over again, and your just sick of buying something slutty and typical… am I right? You want to be a little more creative without spending a ton of money. Well I will be the 1st to tell you, I NEVER buy my costume from a Halloween store. (for me that would be a total cop out as I'm in fashion and being creative is what I do).  You will be surprised with how much you can work with in your closet, a few accessories and some makeup goes a long way. Don't stress, you still have time to get it together! Here are some great inspirations for you. All of these will take a trip to your local craft store, a hot glue gun, and a little creativity. Feel free to alter some of the ideas and really go for it.

I hope this helps! 

Come on, we all LOVE to hate her. She's amazing and who wouldn't want to be her for a day! 
This is what you will need:
1. Little Black Flare Dress
2. Bib Collar Necklace (tweed blazer if you have) 
3. Large pearl earring studs 
4. Jackie O style round sunnies 
5. A copy of the September issue of Vogue Magazine 
6. The most important… the hair! Pin your hair under to make a bob and get the clip on bangs OR if your really into go for a light brown bob wig

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
Totally re-living our childhood memories! This lady is stylish and totally on trend for fall. duhh
This is what you will need:
1. Red trench coat (rain coat will work too!)
2. Red/Purple/Burgundy color floppy hat
3. Black pants and plain black shirt
4. A mini globe to hold
5. Black gloves
6. Yellow ribbon to go around the hat
*Wanna get really creative? Hot glue pieces of a world map to an old clutch so it's functional throughout the night*

Mail-Order Bride
I think this one is hilarious and will be the hit of a party. If you decide on being a mail order bride then you have to go for it full force with an accent and all HA! I especially love this one for my international friends.
This is what you will need:
1. USPS envelope slips
2. Fedex boxes
3. Bubble Wrap
4. White corset with white shorts or skirt
5. Fake flowers
6. Stamps

Starbucks Latte 
Who doesn't love a good latte? This costume is cute and supper easy to make. 
This is what you will need:
1.  Tan dress 
2. Starbucks logo computer print out 
3. White boa
4. Gold Ribbon 
5. Thick head band 
6. Green felt 

Energizer Bunny 
Can you keep going and going all night? Then this costume is totally for you!
This is what you will need:
1. A pink tank top or short and pink shorts (or a pink dress)
2. Pink *footless* tights OR pink leggings
3. Blue flip flops
4. Black Ray Bands or wayfarer style sunnies
4. A round hat box OR circle box from the dollar store (cover it in white craft paper)
5. Blue masking tape
6. 2 small red plungers
7. Bunny ears

This year me and my man will be dressing up as milk & cookies! (against his will of course haha) But It's going to look really cute and I can't wait to share pics. If you use any of these costume ideas share the pics with me! #BlazersandBellinisHalloween 

Cant wait to see what you all come up with! 


Friday, October 10, 2014

Muted Tones

Sheer Back Top: Umgee USA 
Tribal Leggings: Forever 21 | Cut-out Booties: Forever 21 | Necklace: Eklexic, Crystal Ladder 
Rings/Bracelets: Freida Rothman

There is something to be said about a casual understated daytime look. This light blue sheer back top by UMGEE USA goes with just about anything in my closet.  I also like how it is a little bit longer in the back (for us curvy girls), it accentuates our best features and is a perfect fit. The 3/4 sleeves are a must for fall, and it's light weight enough to layer. The tribal print leggings are from Forever 21, naturally, I love anything tribal print.  I also have to mention this amazing statement "Crystal Ladder" necklace by a fab designer & friend Eklexic. This is such a statement piece and draws attention every time I wear it.

I love finding beauty in odd places, straying away from the typical or ordinary perception.   

"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. -Elisabeth Kulber-Ross


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Uptown Attitude

"Thats So Fetch" Moto Jacket & 199X Tank by Living Doll LA 
Black Bangle: Kara Ross NYC | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Ray Band 
Black Pave Ring:  Exclusively at the Freida Rothman Flagship Boutique, 248 Mott St NYC

I consider this my "business casual" look juggling my life between working in a corporate fashion company and being a blogger. It's my lets meet halfway fusion of fashion and sophistication of course with a little twist. This "that's so fetch" printed blazer is by Living Doll LA, it's comfortable and functional for a board meeting/travel (wrinkle resistant which is a big one for me since I hate ironing) or a casual shopping date with friends.  The 199X Tank brings a little humor and playful fun to my style.  My close friends know I'm completely obsessed with all things 90's related, including my taste of music. I love how it says, "199X KID" because I was born in the 80s but as a kid grew up in the 90s....genius! I paired it with these great plum & leather trim leggings from Forever 21+, it was a purchase I made last year and still love them for fall. I finished it up with these classic black suede pumps, a statement necklace, classic ray band sunnies, this gorg black bangle from Kara Ross NYC and a stunning black stone pave statement ring by Freida Rothman (available in the Freida Rothman Flagship)

Here is a little hump-day inspiration for you! 

"People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you're lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life." - Carre-Anne Moss


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sweater Weather

Knit Tribal Hoodie (Code W2587): UMGEE USA 
Leather Leggings: Forever 21 | Classic Knit Cami: Forever 21 

Wow today really was the PERFECT Fall afternoon, and def what I consider "sweater weather". It was time to take out my jackets and hoodies and put the summer stuff away (it's kind of a bittersweet feeling). This tribal knit hoodie from UMGEE USA is not a stranger to my wardrobe, it's one of my most coveted comfy closet staples. I've worn it many times for travel, and it's a great layering piece. I paired it with leather leggings from Forever 21+, which I just picked up yesterday at the Newport Mall location. I layered a classic knit cami in a warm wine color underneath the hoodie and completed the look with these cool leather lizard print skater slips by Sam Edelman (now on sale at Macy's!!) Today was all about being casual and comfortable, my idea of Sunday style.