I’ve been on a Minnie Mouse kick recently, and when I saw this on the Shop Navette Instagram page, I knew I had to have it. I longingly commented on their post that I wished they could ship to me in Brooklyn (they are located in Annapolis, MD), and low and behold, they could! I jumped for joy, and have been rocking this sweatshirt ever since. I love how it looks a little more put together when layered with a blouse for fall.
We had friends in town this weekend, and we took them upstate to hike Bear Mountain. Little did we know, they were also having an Oktoberfest extravaganza. We walked right into a party, and at the end of our hike, I decided it was only fair that I partake in the festivities after working so hard on the hike 😉 We also went on a walk around the neighborhood to grab breakfast at Cafe Madeline, and had to take some photos with the fall foliage.
Back to Disney…I’m on such a Disney kick that Nico is even going to be Mickey Mouse this year for Halloween. I’m so excited that he will be more aware of the holiday this year. I have already tested out his fear factor to prep him for the big night by trying on silly and scary masks at the stores, and so far he seems completely interested and not at all scared. That’s my boy. Can’t wait to see him in his little costume. What is everyone (and their littles) going to be for Halloween? Would love to hear in the comments below!
Red Cable Knit Sweater: Gap – similar here / Oxford Blouse: Express / Bow Tie: ASOS – similar with studs / Black Skinnies: ZARA / Black Suede Pumps: Cynthia Rowley / Watch: Coach / Bracelet: Bridesmaid Gift / Ring: Forever 21 / Pearl Earrings: Birthday Gift / Lip: MAC Venomous Villains Cruella de Vil Heartless
Photos by: Zack Notes
With the celebration of Chanukah last week, and Christmas only 8 days away, I am really starting to feel the holiday spirit! (if you couldn’t already tell by the red sweater and the bow) My holiday shopping is almost complete, and this week will be dedicated to wrapping and packing. I am currently trying to decide which Christmas movie favorite I am going to watch while doing so. Some contenders on the list are Love Actually and Elf, but I am open to suggestions, so fire away! Christmas tunes are blasting at the office, and we have our office luncheon scheduled for this Thursday. What are you doing to celebrate the season?
I’ve been scouring the world wide web for a yellow blazer, and I finally found the perfect one at Piperlime! As much as I love going shopping, I rarely get out to the stores as much as I used to because of my busy travel schedule. So lately, I have resorted to internet shopping. I know that can usually be hit or miss, but recently, I have managed to get a lot more hits! I have found that the more reviews on the product the better, so you can see beforehand if it’s worth the buy. I hit gold at Piperlime with both this blazer and the blouse underneath. And to top off the look, I recently purchased this Chevron Stack ring from BaubleBar. They did a collection with blogger Blaire Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific, and there are tons of amazing pieces I suggest you check out. I liked this one in particular, because it comes with 5 colors of stackable rings which you can mix and match according to your outfit or preference that day.
A lot of people have been asking how they can help with the Hurricane Sandy relief. I have listed a bunch of websites with tons of information on how you can participate.
I have decided to add a little featurette to the blog called “Style Envy” in which every so often, I will feature the style of others I admire. While their styles may be very similar or completely different from my own, they will all be something that I adore, appreciate, and believe worthy of sharing. The first up on my “Style Envy” segment is my cousin, Marisa of Misa*Me Photography. You have seen her before, but mostly on the other side of the lens! This time, I got behind the lens instead and had her show off her fashionista side. Marisa is always on the prowl for a good bargain buy, and that is part of what helps in her ability to almost never repeat an outfit! She always has the most spectacular finds! We were roommates for a year in college at the University of Maryland, and I used to constantly go across the hall to her room to hunt for fun accessories, and it was always a fun day when she decided to clean out her closet!
I just love the vibrant color of this flowy tie blouse, and it pairs nicely with these black skinny jeans. This outfit is perfect for a warmer fall day. I am also obsessed with this gold vintage purse! If I’m lucky, maybe she will let me borrow it sometime. Hint Hint. Nudge Nudge. 😉
Still no power at the office and subways still not running from Brooklyn, so I am hunkered down working from home probably for the rest of the week. Last night, the hubs and I went to a shelter at the Park Slope Armory to help some older folks who were evacuated from their homes in Rockaway. I feel so bad for all the people out there who have had it much worse than we have. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you, and if there is anything I can do, please let me know.