Dress c/o Eshakti.com | Blazer – Ann Taylor (similar splurge & steal) | Heels – Dior (in nude & black)| Clutch c/o Blair Ritchey | Bracelet – Forever21 | Lip Gloss - Becca, Hotel California
Although I’m thankful to Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez for making big butts stylish, I am still so self-conscious about my own. So when I find an outfit that works for my body, I have to have it. This fit and flare dress from Eshakti is just one example. I love dresses that draw eyes to my narrowest part – my waist. I was instantly attracted to this dress because of its 1950s vibe, bold stripes, and classic design; and I had no fear about ordering it online, since Eshakti customizes the fit. I wore it out to dinner last weekend when visiting my family in New Jersey. We went to my favorite restaurant Taverna Ouzo and despite stuffing myself with hummus and wine (like a lady), I still felt comfortable and put together.
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Blazer c/o Lulus.com (very similar) | Dress – Bebe (other options 1 | 2 | 3 | 4) | Tights – Hue | Booties – Zara (similar on sale) | Necklace – Forever21
There are a combination of things about this outfit that make me feel like I’m the Madhatter in Alice and Wonderland – particularly the illusory pattern on the dress, and the fit and flare shape of it. Still, I saw it in the window on my way home from school and fell for it immediately. There’s just the slightest bit of tulle around the waist that keeps the entire silhouette from falling flat. A week later, I wore this outfit to my last few NYFW events – Prabal Gurung, Carolina Herrera, and Alice & Olivia. I also wore a classic and crisp white blazer to keep me warm, and modern black booties to top off the look. It’s fun to be a little edgy once in a while.
Coat – Vintage | Blazer c/o Lulus.com | Dress c/o Lulus.com | Tights – Hue | Heels – Steven by Steve Madden | Bag – Tory Burch | Lip Gloss – Becca, Flamingo Crush
I made a deal with the paparazzi outside Lincoln Center during NYFW. They could snap my photos, as long as they took some on my camera as well. It totally worked out because Josh was away that weekend. Needless to say, I wore this outfit to a couple of shows on Saturday. It’s funny, the more you stand out in ridiculous ways (like this guy I saw wearing a lace black maxi), the more they want to take your picture. At night, I attended Lulus.com Style Studio where I got my nails done by Jamberry and Lulus.com head stylist Cara (who was so sweet) styled an outfit for me to take home. Such a fun weekend!
Dress – J.crew | Bag – Botkier (similar) | Tights – Hue | Heels – Steven by Steve Madden
I wore this bright printed dress to the first day of IFBcon (Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference) last week. I’m usually scared of prints since they’re often so bold. So to splurge on one means that I really loved it. When I saw this one in J.Crew I had doubts and actually left the store to think about it. But later when I couldn’t get it out of my mind, I took the plunge and never looked back.
Anyway on to IFB… I met a few of the sweetest bloggers including some that I already followed and others that I will definitely be adding to my daily reads. Other favorite moments included: posing for pictures with Tyson Beckford and getting my makeup done at Bare Minerals (always a favorite).