Why my quarter life crisis, AKA hitting the big 2-5 is not making me swoon in the month of June. (Please save all grunts and moans about my over emphasis on 25.)
1. I no longer have my birthday planned out months prior. I remember a time when I put more preparation in my birthday dress then some brides do in a wedding gown. Sad? I think not, I would rather label myself as being very prepared for any possible outcome. The outcome of course is not having a “fugly” dress at my once a year celebration.
2. My only child syndrome now just looks like I’m being antisocial. There was a point in my life where hanging out with my dog and a box of skinny cow ice cream was just me unwinding and being an only child. I mean since every girl has been quoting Marilyn Monroe since age 12, let’s be real remember when she said, “when I’m alone I restore myself.” Or how about Hepburn saying, “I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone.” Pretty sure that describes me to a T.
3. Netflix seems more fun then nightclubs. Is it just me or does the sound of going out make anyone else actually tired sometimes? I would rather binge on Orange is the New Black season two. Sorry not sorry…
4. Getting your nails done is now a chore. Recently brought to my attention by one of my best babes, was the impeccable hearing of those nail artists-they are ALWAYS listening.
So fellow fashionistas and babes in a quarter life crisis hang on tight, but if something happens just blame it on your quarter life chaos. FYI some people who hit a midlife crisis are known to buy cars and go on shopping sprees. I may or may not be considering adding this to my to do list but until then check out this sundress from Aritzia that comes in multiple colors it is AMAZING!
Pictured in an Aritzia Talula Sundress in “precious”
This past Wednesday I had the opportunity of being a guest at the Future Fashionistas fashion show held at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, New Jersey. Thanks to MTL Communications I was able to witness firsthand all the talent and hard work behind this program. I could not have been more impressed at what a fantastic job the 6– 18 year old girls accomplished. Gazing in awe as I watched them show off their creations they personally sewed during their time with the program.
I had the chance to speak with Future Fashionistas owner Hallie Dennis who pleasantly showed me around as the girls anxiously prepared for their fashion show. Ms. Dennis’ daughter Dylan showed off her New York City inspired dress proudly. It came as no surprise that the program is extremely positive for young girls in helping with self-confidence and delivering a powerful message of girl power. The energy was contagious in the room that night and the girls were just as proud of themselves and each other as the parents, guardians, and their role models were of them.
The girls not only showed off one outfit or collection for the night but rather several pieces each including a line with Zara Tarez in which contestant Emily Chaleff won the opportunity of having her skirt design in Zara’s upcoming fall collection this year.
Reversible ponchos with hobo bags, one shoulder dresses and shirts, butterfly tops and Zara print bottoms, contrast sleeves on a-symmetric tops, pajama bottoms and matching bags, rocker tees, 14 panel leather zipper back dresses, infinity scarves and matching crop tops, tear and skater dresses, and pieces to even dress their dolls the girls so incredibly showed off their originality and creativity. Each piece had its own uniqueness from the rest of the group.
The future of fashion is looking very bright keep up the great work girls!
Looking for the perfect material that can be easily dressed up or down? Add some lace to your wardrobe! Lace can easily look luxurious when worn for a special occasion however; the fabric can still be dressed down to make a more casual look. Maxi dresses in lace are some of my favorite pieces for the summer! My Mavatar lace collection features some of my favored variations of this fabric for the season!
I am wearing a Reiss lace gown purchased at Bloomingdales, a Chanel blue patent leather classic, and YSL pumps in blue.
Meet my goddaughter Emily Lauren. Her hobbies include: dancing, singing, dressing up, and most importantly watching Frozen as many times as the day allows. We put a collage of Polaroids together today to show a couple of her favorite bite-sized purses (that look so much better on her.)
The Diva In Training is wearing: A Chanel Camellia Wallet On Chain and a Prada Saffiano Lux Small Tote. It isn’t easy to be this trendy at three!
My graphic tee sparked raised a legitimate question I have for all you “bad girlfriends” out there. So badass babes were you in fact “bad” girls or rather girls that were left dealing with poor excuses of men that couldn’t handle just how amazing you were? No this isn’t something off my Pinterest inspirational quote board I am being for real!
Ask yourself the following questions:
1) Does your “man” still live at home with mom?
2) Does he have an undesirable whine that seems to be never ending? (Give him cheese this pairs great with wine.)
3) Does homeboy have his own checks?!?
4) Does he use social media as a way to vent out his problems? (Suggest him looking into zocdoc.com for a therapist that may accept his insurance because chances are your FB friends don’t care if it’s complicated bro.)
5) Has he surprised you or made you laugh in the last couple months? (Not shocked that he still can’t put the toilet seat down or laugh at the fact that he is much more of a tool then anything Sears has to offer.)
6) Does he pick up weights at the gym more frequently then bills at dinner? (If he can afford to have huge jugs of protein around the house he can afford a dinner tab trust me.)
7) Does he talk to Siri more? (Guys that constantly are on their phone are just not cute and I highly doubt he’s trying to find how many florists are in the area to make up that dinner he didn’t pay for.)
Ladies, if 1-7 applies chances are you are only a bad girlfriend cause hombre is a little insecure to match what you have to offer. Kick him to the curb with the suggestion of downloading Tinder the app is free just sayin’ …
I’m wearing another one of my favorites from Chi Flo again in this Bad Girlfriend crop!
My shoes are the circus collection by Sam Edleman.
Shorts are Furst of a kind
Are you one of the many believers that you can and should only wear white between the times of Memorial Day and Labor Day? Have you heard the whispers of others or have whispered to your friends yourself? “Why the HELL would they be caught dead wearing white before Memorial Day are they for real #Icanteven.”
As the white pants and shorts started flooding the racks at my favorite places to shop the gears started to turn. Who ACTUALLY told me I couldn’t wear white until this day? As a June baby I am easily attracted to white clothing (my birth stone is a pearl) and I am a cancer so I am pretty emotional. This explains why I seem to be almost bipolar about my white clothing purchases. So I can buy it and have to wait to wear it? So I am supposed to hang these perfectly wearable white skinny jeans in my closet and look at them until MDW strikes 12am? Should I purchase the countdown for an event app on my iPhone not for MDW activities rather just how many days, hours, and minutes I have left until Simon says I can wear white?
I began to do my research on what member of the fashion police actually said this. Turns out, no one seems to really know the true culprit of who made this ever lasting rule. There are many different theories of where the rule actually came from. Some believe it started in the early 20th century. Some believe it began in the 1950s and the standards of more people coming into the middle class and trying to fit in. When the upper classes vacationed they were often seen in white attire. I mean I guess I understand that they didn’t exactly wear their crop tops and high waisted ripped shorts in the early 20th century. White seemed to be associated with lighter clothing. So those trying to blend in to society tried to follow these trends as well.
So to all you fashion forward folks breaking the old society norms and wearing your whites before told more power to you. For those of you like myself that still have a hard time breaking the habit petrified that Kathleen Turner from Serial Mom will come out of your closet and take your life for not abiding by the fashion rule it will be ok. Perhaps just take a selfie in your whites alone somewhere behind closed doors. However, POST AT YOUR OWN RISK.
For this creepy but yet humorous picture I am wearing Prada wedges scissors like Serial Mom sold separately
Here I am finally back in the big apple and I couldn’t be more happy. My two roommates and great friends of mine inspired me to get to work with tapping into my creative side and composing this post. It started off as a gloomy day and to no surprise my blankets seemed to be calling my name to stay wrapped up in them watching Netflix all day. However, the love for this blog, the motivation from my true blue babes, and the sun coming out (Vitamin D does wonders) had me up in the streets of SoHo getting a little salty. Climbing on scaffolds (yes I googled the correct name for those things they put up when they are working on parts of the street) was pretty fun. I mean I had tourists snapping pictures of me like I was a real celeb/model/crazy person.
So here are more details of my rainy day that turned rad:
Romper: LF specifically from LF SoHo check that place out bloggers the staff is amazing and they have items worth making the trip for from wherever you might be coming from.
Confession: I hate rompers! I think everyone has a type of clothing they feel they can’t wear because it doesn’t flatter them. My fear of fabric consists of rompers. I love the way they look on everyone else but myself. However, remember how I said the staff at LF SoHo was fabulous. They encouraged me to give this romper a chance because it actually looks like a dress on and to my surprise I loved it!
Jean Jacket: I packed a light jean jacked to throw over the romper incase it got a little chilly later on. Mine was from the clothing company Blank which can be purchased in many different stores and online.
I had the opportunity to write a column on dating for CityElla.com. A great website that you should all check out! They cover some great articles on just about every topic you would want to read about living in the city life. I chose to take a humorous approach at the dating scene of NYC and the nightlife. Please let me know what you think bloggers!
Happy Mother’s Day! Today I chose to wear a two-piece outfit from my new obsession Clover Canyon. Matching pencil skirt & crop top were so comfortable! I wore my orange YSL bag and matching YSL orange pumps and Sunnies!