The Unofficial Start of Summer 2017

Memorial Day is considered to be the unofficial start of the summer. Cook outs begin, road trips increase and laying in the sun enjoying the warm weather is considering “working”.  Sadly the weather lately says otherwise. Its been dark and cloudy, but that hasn’t stopped me from heading outside and enjoying this beautiful world and one of the best cities…..NYC. For this holiday I decided to stay local and explore SoHo. SoHo stands for South of Houston Street.

Have you ever heard of JGoldCrown ? You may not know his name, but you’ve seen his artwork. #LoveWall My goal was to simply go to his website , find a wall and locate a mural in NYC. Sadly many of his murals have been painted over. After visiting 3 locations on the 4th location I finally found a #LoveWall.  It was everything I expected and more.

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We all have things that we love. One place that I love is Strands Book Store . They have all the latest books, buttons, totes etc. One person that I love is our previous  First Lady Michelle Obama. She exudes class, sophistication and beauty.  While in the book store I came across a t shirt that expresses love for us the female species.

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Jeans ( Dance and Marvel ) / T Shirt ( Michelle Obama ICON ) /                                          Shoes ( Christian Louboutin ) / Bag (Vintage Gucci)

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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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