Jul 28, 2011

Style Correspondent

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I could not have been more excited about the Nokia and Elle Style Correspondent Competition. I entered without any hesitation and crossed both my fingers and toes as I went through the first and second rounds. As I stand next to these 50 amazing, stylish and talented bloggers, I think to myself...What do I have to bring to the table as a Style Correspondent?

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My Style Philosophy
I truly believe that if you express your personality through what you wear, you can never go wrong. I do not prefer one specific style. If i wake up feeling like conquering the day, I throw on a sleek knee length black dress and black heels. The next day may be a romantic frilly dress with pink heels. A daily change of style can keep your relationship with fashion brand new and it keeps growing year after year. 

New York Fashion Week
The question is.."What makes New York City the fashion capital of the world? 
I believe the question should read..."What doesn't make New York City the fashion capital of the world?" 
I have now had the amazing opportunity to visit NYC for Fashion Week twice. I have never seen a city so bright and so alive. The hustle and bustle as each day begins is more exciting than the last. Thousands of designers and fresh faces pursuing a career in fashion venture in to this city each year hoping to gain more knowledge and insight. One can stare into the city streets of the Garment District for hours, gazing at the style that strolls through there. From setting design trends to boasting a significant number in sales every year, NYC takes the cheese for being the fashion capital of the world. 

Staple Wardrobe and Accessories
Where do I begin? Each time I have packed for New York Fashion Week, I end up sitting in my closet for hours upon hours debating what to bring. Thankfully I have come up with a solution to this. The first step in packing is creating some brief sketches that I work on a week before. I sketch each outfit with the accessories to match. Once I have drawn up about 10 outfits and i feel confident about them all- I throw everything into my suitcase and I'm off! This year my staple wardrobe and accessories will definitely consist of the following:
  • Polka Dots ranging from microscopic to bold 
  • Bell Bottom Pants and Tunics for that quick run to the coffee shop
  • Bold Blocks of Color
  • A Parka for those brisk nights
  • A Super Luxe Tux
  • A slouchy beret and a floppy fedora
  • Neutral oversize clutch
  • Nokia N8 (duh)
I will keep the rest up my sleeve as a surprise ;)

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I definitely couldn't have made this portfolio without the Nokia N8. The video you see below was shot with the Nokia N8 and I was stunned by the results. This 12 megapixel phone has a lot of guts. What blogger wouldn't want to shoot videos, snap pictures, chat and text with this slim little gadget? 
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And now for a silly little video ....

                                                                    
Video shot by my fiance and edited by my good pal, Al - creator of the Creative Strategy Agency

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Thank you!

Jul 26, 2011

Fell in Love on the Seaside

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{Outfit Details} Dress: c/o VJ Style (still available here)//Sandals: Jeffrey Campbell//Hat: American Eagle//Belt: NY & Co.//Earrings: c/o Accessorize//Necklace: Dragonfly Necklace by Emerson Made//Karen Walker Sunnies

So as many of you already know...
This weekend was filled with excitement. We wandered up to a beach near the place we met this weekend and my boyfriend (now fiance) got down on one knee. So surreal. So exciting. This place we stumbled upon for outfit pictures ended up being one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Totally secluded beach with the sound of the waves crashing upon the shore. If you can believe this...there was even the sound of African drums coming from someone's home far away. I couldn't ask for a better proposal or a better man to share the rest of my life with. 
Thank you for dealing with me at my best as well as my worst <3


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Jul 25, 2011

...and then there was....

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a RING.


Jul 21, 2011

Retro Party

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Shirt: H&M//Scarf: Vintage//Shorts: 1980's Vintage via Goldilocksincognito on Etsy (on sale SOON- message her to reserve them)//Boots: Urban Outfitters

I began to giggle at myself in a few of these. The 80's housewife look. Hike your shorts up, tie your shirt up and throw your hair back with a scarf. I just adore the cut of these denim shorts!

Jul 19, 2011

Down By The Sea/The Bigger Picture

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{Outfit Details} Tank Top: Vintage//Skirt c/o Le Lapin D'or//Hat: Forever 21//Shoes: Impo via TJ Maxx//Watch: Michael Kors

A day on the beach is my favorite kind of day. It's a shame that it takes over an hour to get to any one beach around here, otherwise I would be there every day.  Something about sinking my toes in the sand and listening to the ocean waves makes me feel at peace. The ocean makes me feel as though the world is so much bigger than we think and some of our problems (that we think we have) are so trivial and silly. Looking at the bigger picture introduces a new way of thinking. Push aside your petty issues (like the fact that your straightener broke or you forgot your cell phone at home) and look at the bigger picture. We all have to remind ourselves of that from time to time. 
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Jul 18, 2011

Pink Leopard

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{Style Attire} Leopard Cardigan: Ann Taylor (similar style on sale here)//Pants: Zara//Bag: Spotted Moth//Sandals: Zara//Hat: American Eagle//Sunglasses: Karen Walker//Necklace: Vintage//Flower pin: H&M//Belt: Target

This outfit is from a few weeks back when I visited NYC. We were on our way home and stopped for some fro-yo near the Yale campus and stopped for some photos. 
I am so unbelievably exhausted from my whirlwind of a trip to the UK. Between the time change, a red eye flight and lots of travelling - I am tuckered. I had such a wonderful time touring London for the first time and travelling up north for a best friend's wedding. We saw the country side via train and visited a beach town for the wedding. I have to say that everyone over here has been so friendly and courteous to us and we really enjoyed ourselves. I will be sure to share my adventures with you in the upcoming weeks, once I get my life in order!
Oh, and this is my first week of MARATHON training. So between that and my busy life at work I will try my best to get back on the blogging wagon! How was everyone elses' week/weekend?!
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Jul 11, 2011

Train Tracks

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{Outfit Details} Cutout Vintage 1980's Dress soon to be sold in Goldilocksincognitos' ETSY shop//Shoes: Vena Cava via Saks//Hat: Vintage//Rings: Forever 21//Watch: Michael Kors



Helloooo gorgeous. This dress is everything I have ever wanted and more. Lucky for you, it will be available in Goldilockincognito's Etsy Shop VERY SOON- you can go reserve the dress because the listing is up (click here)! It breaks my heart to part with it but I am happy that someone else with have the opportunity to love it as much as I do.
I wore this to a night out for pizza and fro-yo. What is a better combination than pizza, fro-yo and a killer cut-out dress?
Yah, that's what I thought ;)
How was your weekend?!

Jul 7, 2011

Jazz Lawn Party

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I had to capture this gorgeous mother with her baby in the old school baby carriage. How precious.
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The cutest little boy managing his own toy stand. 
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The Jazz Lawn Party on Governor's Island was tons of fun. Although next year, I will be all dolled up myself as well. People watching is sometimes a great way to pass an afternoon. 

Jul 6, 2011

Among the 1920's

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{Outfit Details} Dress: VJ Style//Belt: Vintage//Sunglasses: Karen Walker//Scarf worn as a hair piece: Vintage//Sandals: H&M//Handbag: Spotted Moth

These are the outfit detail photos from our day at the Jazz Festival on Governor's Island (NYC). I have a collection of photographs I took while I was there, that I will be up later this week. It was such a fun event. Everyone dressing up like the 1920's, dancing and mingling. I have never been to this event and didn't realize how dressed up everyone would be. I stuck to this casual outfit, but next time-I'm going ALL out! 

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Jul 1, 2011

Times Square Affair and a Little Red, White and Blue

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Photographs taken by the gorgeous Morgan 
{Outfit Details}Scarf: Vintage//Shirt: VJ Style//Shorts: H&M//Sandals: Dolce Vita//Handbag: Lulus//Necklace: Vintage//Bracelets: H&M/Forever 21

I had a wonderful time meeting Eliot and Christine and seeing Morgan again. Eliot is just as much of a doll in person as she is on twitter, so sweet. Christine had me laughing constantly (especially while taking pictures)-Wish I lived closer to you, Christine! I knew Morgan and I would click the first time I met her during NYFW Sept. of last year. She's totally down to earth and not afraid to always say what's on her mind (love that). It was so good to see you again, Morgan! 
We started our afternoon at 5 Napkin Burger, a delightful little burger joint. I indulged in a delicious veggie burger and tater tots (yup, so good). We chatted about the crazy blogging world and after a few hours, ventured off to Times Square for some photos. In between the millions of people and a gentleman in a fat suit, we managed to get some outfit pictures in the craziness of it all.
I had a great afternoon with you girls and cannot wait to see you all again!!xo
Happy 4th!

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