Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Blogger Inspired...

Have you seen Kimberly's blog Eat Sleep Wear? I just discovered it a couple weeks ago and am now a follower. She is so adorable and makes glasses look really really chic. I loved one of her Fashion Week looks so much I had to put pencil to paper!

There are so many personal style blogs out there, it's sometimes hard invest in any particular one. But how inspiring to see someone who stays true to her own aesthetic! While I'm still working on my 'perfect' wardrobe, reading blogs like these makes me want to care more about what I put on in the morning =)

I hope you have a happy week!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wednesday Wishlist...

I'll be honest, this post isn't entirely a wish list... I bought these red pants this past weekend...my first official fall purchase! Now I just need the top and bag to go with =) I've been thinking about red pants ever since I saw this chic look in Elle. Luckily I found this more affordable version at Express. They fit great and I can't wait to complete the outfit.

This weekend my Dad is coming to visit and I'm looking forward to some quality family time. The BF is going to cook a special vegan dinner and hopefully the weather will be perfect so we can spend the day out and about experiencing the city.

I hope you have a lovely rest of your week, Friday's almost here!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Confident Red...

Do you wear lipstick? I'm more of a lip gloss person but there's something so confident about a woman with red lipstick. This past weekend I finally went through my makeup cases and threw out half of what I owned. Some of it was so old, I have a tendency to keep things forever!

It's nice to see what I have now, the BF put up an extra shelf in the bathroom for all my 'stuff'. It's a bit girly but I like being able to see my nail polish all lined up and sorted by color. Such a silly thing, but it helps me maintain a sense of order. When I don't know where my life is going or what I want to do with myself, those little things do make a difference. I hope everyone has a productive week! It's only Monday and I'm ready for the weekend...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Loafer Love...

They're popping up everywhere and it's kind of making me want a pair. These fabulous loafers are glitzy but there are so many different patterns and textures out there I don't know if I could choose! I'll make this post short and sweet as it's late on a Sunday night and I really should get some sleep. We spent the majority of our day cleaning the apartment so I'm spent. I did however, make my first wardrobe purchase of the fall season this weekend... I love them so much I might just have to draw them! Have a good week everyone =)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Happy Fall Fashion Week...

Happy fall fashion week everyone! Is it too early for booties and tights? I can't wait until the cool weather sets in and I can start wearing sweaters =) It's been awhile since my last post, I had an exhausting but exciting week. I was able to attend some amazing events to kick off the new fashion season. Thursday September 8th was Fashion's Night Out. It's always fun to be out and about in New York City on FNO. After work I headed over to Lord & Taylor to see the lovely Meagan of Travel Write Draw sketch fashion portraits for a crowd of onlookers. She was busy drawing but I was able to steal her away to snap a quick pic of us both.

Then on Friday, I attended the first ever Blogger's Night Out hosted by these lovely ladies at Pranna on Madison Avenue. I had no idea what to expect and was so impressed: free drinks, giveaways, swag bags, and an infinite number of fabulously dressed fashion bloggers! The pictures I took didn't turn out so great, but I think Meagan was able to capture the moment. Look out for more pictures on her blog!

Anyways, I had a great time and am so glad I went. Thanks so much, Meagan for going with me. I feel very fortunate to have met someone so kind, inspiring, and talented! I hope everyone has a relaxing weekend =)

*Edit* Just found a video of Blogger's Night Out! Check it out here!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Southern Belle...

I have been meaning to go see The Help since it came out. Yesterday was the last summer friday of the year so the BF and I left work and walked to Kips Bay to see a matinée. What a touching, beautiful, and charmingly funny film! After a little research this morning, I learned the costumes were designed by Sharen Davis, you can read more about her here.

I love the silhouettes of the 1960's era so much, one of my favorite dresses has a full skirt and nipped in waist. The beautiful frocks pictured above are available at Modcloth. The designer of the first two dresses, Eva Franco, happens to have a beautiful blog as well! I love learning more about up and coming designers and seeing what makes them tick.

To find the dresses that inspired the sketches:
1. Pop Goes the Easel Dress by Eva Franco
2. Dice as Nice Dress by Eva Franco
3. Frock Band Dress by BB Dakota

I hope everyone has a nice Labor Day weekend... time to soak up some of those last summer rays!