Friday, March 22, 2013

Birthday Outfit

one of a kind dress, mixology nyc necklace

Last Friday, I turned 23. To celebrate, I threw my first New York dinner party followed by drinks. Dinner parties are no joke. There's so much planning that goes into it, not to mention cooking in an NYC apartment's kitchen is no joke either. I tried to rush home after work to cook everything, and unfortunately couldn't finish before my guests came. They were all shocked when I ran downstairs to pick them up in a sweater and leggings. I was quite the mess, really. But, after my best friend swooped in to finish all the food and shoed me into my bedroom to get ready, I took a quick 20 minutes to redo makeup and slip into this. This dress instantly stood out in my closet for its bold stripes and unique color. But, what I also love about this dress is that it's one of a kind. Designed for someone I know when she was a young woman, who passed it down to me. It's a few decades old, but has amazing quality and feels new every time I put it on. Perfect for a birthday celebration.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March Inspiration

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March and pre-spring inspiration. Loving structure, minimalism, whites and stripes while I'm transitioning out of winter and before I get into loose summer clothing.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Alexander Wang Nails


Initially, I saw these Alexander Wang inspo nails on pinterest from the blogger Sprinkles in Springs. I thought it was such a cool idea, I wanted to try it for myself. It's incredibly easy to do, and the result was much more than a tribute to Alexander Wang's SS'13 line. It's a completely new way to play with geometrics with many variations. I'm looking forward to playing around with thinner stripes and multiple colors!

Items you need:
nail polish (at least one color)
top coat

-Cut thin pieces of tape before painting your nails
-Apply strips to your nails 
-Paint two coats of nail polish, let dry
-Peel off pieces of tape and finish with a top coat

It might look harder than it actually is, but this is incredibly easy.