Wardrobe 101: Plaid Outerwear

Living in NYC during the winter its cold. Like really cold. Many times its soo cold New Yorkers tend to just wear black clothing. Every so often you will see someone with a colorful coat. Fashion rules are now being broken and wearing multi colored clothing is now acceptable all year round. For example wearing white jeans after Labor Day or wearing a lime green fur coat on a snow day.

I am a big fan of wearing color!!! Yellow trench coat, multi colored fur …you name it. Not only does it brighten up your entire outfit it can change your current mood to a more happier mood. Our favorite basic brand American Apparel is downsizing and is now having a hugs sale. I received an American Apparel plaid wool top coat as a Christmas gift and it reminded me of a coat I once had and worn all the time as a kid. After trying on this coat I instantly started to put outfits together. When wearing a colorful jacket try to keep your outfit to a minimum of 3 colors that are featured in the coat or wear neutral colors like denim, brown and/or grey. To add an extra touch, add a brooch or two. The brooch featured is actually my mother’s. I’ve been “borrowing it” for years!

Plaid Wool Top Coat (American Apparel sold out online) / Penny Loafers (G.H. Bass) / Leather Tote (Madewell) /  Gold Star Earrings (Zara….sold out online) / Mother’s Vintage Brooch

 

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Photography by Faith Brown

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My Birthday

Over the weekend, Saturday January 14 to be exact I celebrated my 33rd birthday!!! I can’t believe how old I am and how far I have come. I remember being 13 wishing I was 21. I cherish every single birthday even more. I don’t want to be any older or younger. Well I would definitely relive some of my earlier fashion moments.

Every year I usually leave it up to my husband to plan the celebration, but I give hints on what I want to do. I never feel like he EVER listens to me (lol) so while in a mall one day I mentioned I would love to try one of these new paint and sip classes. Much to my surprise not only was he listening , but he surprised me with reservations to Paint and Sip Studio NY . The experience was one to remember !!

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Now I’m sure you are wondering what did I wear? I said whether rain or shine I am wearing a black long slip dress, my favorite jeans and silver booties. Of course it started to snow extremely hard before leaving the house, but I didn’t care because it was my birthday!!! The dress I am wearing is by Cotton Candy LA and its suppose to look like this:

Being the stylist that I am I felt the dress was too simple for the occasion. So I went to M&J Trimming to purchase some ribbon. I then cut the ribbon in 6 pieces and tied it to the left shoulder of the dress. The dress was also too long for flats, I decided to cut the shoulder straps and simply tie them in knots according to the proper length. The straps look unfinished which went along with the theme of the rest of the dress. One of the hottest trends of 2017 will be wearing jeans under dresses which went perfect with my outfit. To pull the whole look together I wore my hair in 3 buns added NYX Cosmic Metals Lip Cream in Electromagnetic and NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Halo .

Dress Cotton Candy LA / Jeans Who What Wear Collection / Booties Topshop / Earrings J.Crew / Denim Jacket Levi’s Authentic Sherpa Trucker Jacket /

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Cheers to a new age!

 

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A Day In The Life of a Wardrobe Stylist

My birthday is this Saturday and to kick off the festivities here is my 1st published editorial  of 2017. As a Wardrobe Stylist I get to style models, celebrities etc. It’s not an easy job, but somebody has to do it. Its not work, for me its actually play. My first words were “shoes” so I was destined to be in the business of fashion.

I had the AMAZING opportunity of being able to style the definition of a #GIRLBoss Karen Civil for Ellements Magazine January 2017 Issue . Karen is a social media and public relations strategist who has been to the White House and is now honoring artist along side Forbes for entrepreneurship and philanthropy. I told you she is a boss!!!

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What did I wear? When on set I always try to dress fashionably, yet comfortable. A lot of times, I have to kneel on the floor, sit on the floor or take my shoes off to not mess up the white flooring on set. The temperature on shoot day was 20 degrees so it was only right to layer and then remove clothing if I get warm. If you don’t know by now I am BIG on wearing denim! I wore a black cutout shoulder shirt and my superstar Adidas. Cute, comfortable and stylish.

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!

It is January 1, 2017. We’ve made it to another year. I am always excited about the new year because my birthday is in 13 days!!! I don’t have any plans yet, but I am going to celebrate every part of that day.

With this new year I am going to focus on the things that make me happy. One of the things that makes me really happy is seeing my name. What do I mean? If I could take this sculpture home I would. I decided to kick off this fashionable new year with my favorite winter coat. Hot pink is my favorite color! Not only is this coat warm, but its one size too big which makes it perfect for layering. I HIGHLY recommend investing in a bright color warm dress coat that will last for years. You will not be sorry. #ThankMeLater

Coat (Paul Smith sample)

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New Year’s Eve

I can’t believe in less than 5 hours the year 2017 will be here. I am excited for the coming year because of the new opportunities, new possibilities and more time to spread Hope. I started this blog this year and I am not looking back. More post, more outfits, more adventures……and possibly some additions to my little family.

Thank you to all my readers. I promise  2017 will be worth liking, commenting, sharing and subscribing. 

Cheers to 2017 

Skirt sold out (H&M) / Shirt sold out (H&M)/ Booties (Steve Madden) / Earrings (J.Crew) / Glitter Eye Shadow (NYX Liquid Crystal Liner)

 

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