Who's idea was this anyway? This was the first time I ever did something like this and although I was pretty convinced that a train was going to run me over I ended up having a lot of fun. The BFF and DH also had fun making fun of me for being scared. I swear they gang up on me anytime they get together. Good thing we live in different states. :)
I am not even going to try to pretend that I am not guilty of wearing leggings as pants. I have worn them a few times. I know they are comfy and easy but things are getting out of hand. At least once a day I will see a girl walking down 5th avenue with no pants on AKA see through leggings. Sooo not cool. The least you can do is throw on a tunic or something. In any event this fall colored cords, pattern denim and leather is the way to go. Here are some options that should take the place of those leggings and make it easy for you to say NO to wearing leggings as pants.
(1) Skinny Cords-These can be found in almost every color and price point. They are also much warmer than leggings.
(2) Printed Denim- I own 1 pair of printed denim that I have yet to wear. (Might take the plunge this weekend). This is a big trend this fall and there are many options. The key is to pair them with a solid color top or you can give the mixed print trend a try if you dare. :)
(3) Leather/Coated Denim- Leather pants can get a bit expensive but you can get a pair of coated denim that give you the same look. I love the way these look paired with a chunky sweater and suede booties.
Over drinks a few weeks ago with a few friends we got into a pretty intense conversation about wearing white after Labor Day. I was a bit shocked to hear that there are actually a lot of people that strictly follow this "rule". Well I am definitely not one of them. While there are some things that I do not wear after Labor Day (seersucker anything) the idea of waiting 9 months to wear white again is just about dreadful. If done properly white after labor is definitely a "DO" in my book. Especially if you toughen it up with a little bit of leather (huge trend this season). Do you wear white after labor day?
The common theme this past week has been food. Almost all my Instagram pictures are food. It is my third love after shoes and shopping. In any event the week started out with sightseeing and a trip to Coney Island for Nathan's Hot Dogs. I ate a lot of BAD BAD BAD food on Monday. The week ended with hysteria in the Old Navy fitting room while trying on about 85 pairs of skinny cords with my girl Michelle. (Check out her site and blog here). I have to say it amazing week.
One of my favorite things to do is look for outfit inspiration from magazines as well as my fellow bloggers. They always have great ideas on how to put together pieces and usually at a budget friendly price point. Because I refuse to pay full price for anything including "budget friendly" options I usually end up with a very looong wish list of things that I want.
Well this weekend I was lucky enough to find some great deals on two items that I have been lusting after. The first are these from Nine West.
I first saw these shoes on the blog Saucy Glossie and fell in love. Check out how she styled them here and here. Now when I first saw these shoes they were priced at 89.99 which was a bit above my Nine West budget. (I don't think I have ever paid more than $50 bucks for a pair of their shoes). So while I was online window shopping this morning and discovered that they were on clearance and an additional 40% off I couldn't resist. I went ahead and bought two pairs. I just love the colors. It will be a bit of challenge to come up with some weather appropriate outfits for these in the next few weeks but lucky for me I have a few warm weather trips planned in a my future. I am also pretty sure I will find a way to fit them into my Spring/Summer 2013 looks.
The second pair is from Crocs. YES!! I wear crocs. Not sure why everyone is soo surprised by this.
Both The Stylish Housewife and Love Maegan have featured these on their blog. Check out how they styled them here and here. Crocs is offering 25% off site wide (use code 25FAMILY) so I was able to get these for under 40 bucks. These will definitely get a lot of use especially around the holiday season when wearing comfy shoes is a must.
I am soo excited about my purchases and am excited to put together outfits to share with everyone.
So last night while killing time waiting for DH to meet me for dinner I did a little shopping in SoHo which resulted in the purchase of a pair of RED suede shoes. Not exactly the blue suede shoes I have been lusting after (and will also be purchasing) but I really couldn't resist. DH was not thrilled but I blame it on his late arrival. Hehe. That will show him to be on time in the future. In order to justify the purchase and limited real estate in my closet I put together 4 looks that would go great with my new babies.
I have developed a bit of an obsession over blue suede shoes. It doesn't help that everyone in New York City seems to own a pair. I see them in every shape and style walking down fifth avenue and all I can think of is why I haven't added a pair to my closet. Here are some budget friendly options I have my eye on. Just cannot figure out which pair I want.
Although I didn't have the opportunity to attend any New York Fashion Week events I did follow the shows on both Twitter and Instagram. To my surprise a lot of what I saw on the runway was very similar to pieces I already own in my closet or have recently purchased. One of these trends is lace. It appears this trend is not going anywhere and will be back for Spring 2013. Fortunately there are a bunch of options out there that are currently on sale and would be great for Spring 2013. Here is what I found. BONUS: Some of these dresses are under $25.
I am not a huge fan of flats but somedays I need to put away the six inch heels for something a bit more "reasonable". Now that the fall is here I know I will spend more time walking around the city therefore here are some stylish options that are all budget friend. I tried to stay under $50 for most of my picks. Which ones would you wear?