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Wear the Pants: Flower Power Edition Part II

Jacket: Kenneth Cole Reaction, Shirt: Joe Fresh, Pants: H&M, Shoes: JS Jessica Simpson, Bag: Vintage Coach, Sunglasses: Target, Necklace: J. Crew

Remember back in August when I ranted about my strange obsession with cropped floral pants? You don’t? Then please refresh your memory. I didn’t exactly style them the way that I outlined in that post, nor did I find street style shutterbugs following my every move, but I did get an unexpected boost of confidence from my latest purchase in the pants department. Not only are these babies inexpensive, but they also fit very well, and have editorial cred: I’ve seen them in Lucky and a couple other publications.  They also contain the colors of practically ever spring/summer top I own so the possibilities are endless.  Well that concludes my little ode to the H&M floral wonders, expect me in some similarly blooming pieces as the season continues. What do you think of the floral trend and how would you wear it? Feel free to discuss in the comments.

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You Can’t Fake Fashion

You can't fake fashion bags

Last night, eBay and The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) previewed their their collection of canvas tote bags, customized by over 75 CFDA designers, to raise awareness about counterfeit products.  This is the second collection of bags produced for this cause, and many of fashion’s elite turned out in support, including Teen Vogue’s Fashion News Director Jane Keltner de Valle, Fashion Designer Charlotte Ronson, and Michael Kors’s Vice President and Global Creative Director Andrea Linett.

Not only were guests able sneak a peek of these fun bags before they go on sale, but they were also able to customize their own standard totes with fun screen prints and monograms while StreetPeeper‘s Phil Oh snapped their photo. Learn more about the cause here and don’t forget to log on to fashionvault.ebay.com starting at 11amEST on March 20th to purchase the totes and support originality.

1. Bags (clockwise from left) by Kenneth Cole, Peter Som, Rachel Roy, & Nanette Lepore, 2. My own customized messenger bag.

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Bond Street Vintage

Photo By: Armah Jones

Coat: Forecaster of Boston (Vintage), Top: Joie, Cardigan: Club Monaco, Jeans: Gap, Shoes: Dolce Vita, Necklace and Ring: c/o: NN BY NIGH

If you’ve been by FIT lately, you would have noticed the issues of W27 with the one and only Man Repeller, Leandra Medine, gracing the cover. That cover image was taken by FIT student and photographer Armah Jones who also shot me on Bond Street in SoHo for the photo above and for W27‘s “Style On 27” page in September.

I’m wearing a herringbone coat that belonged to my mom in the 80s and a new pair of stacked heeled booties I recently snagged at Bloomingdale’s Big Brown Bag Sale. This is one of those simple outfits that incorporates all my old favorite clothes with some new obsessions. What have you been wearing lately, especially with this spring-like weather?

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IFBCon 2012

Though some time has elapsed since the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference took place at Milk Studios on February 8th, the information learned here still applies to those looking to take their blog to the next level. Everything from advertising and sponsored posts, to Twitter and Facebook integration was discussed by a number of successful bloggers. Those looking to turn blogging into a full time career, or just looking to increase followers certainly found some helpful information to keep their blogs fresh and create a blogger “brand.” It was also a great opportunity for bloggers to network and trade some fashion tips before New York Fashion Week kicked off. Though I wore a muted color palate of grey and black, there was not shortage of vibrant color in the outfits of the other bloggers. Their looks certainly brightened up a cloudy day.

Additionally, attendees were treated to an preview of the J Brand Ready-to-Wear Collection. I found more than a few covetable items I would love to add to my wardrobe including the leather Baez Tee, and and thick knit Moyet Sweater. The leather jackets were fabulously soft and the entire collection had a slightly rock and roll, yet sophisticated feel that I loved. Check it out here.  Are there any pieces you are dying to own?

J Brand Preview

J Brand shirts

1. Panelists including Style Musee, Fashionably Marketing, Tom & Lorenzo, Brain Boy, and DKNY PR Girl, 2. The J Brand preview, 3. Tops from the J Brand Ready to Wear Collection, 4. Sweater: Kenar, Skirt: Jennifer Lopez Collection for Kohl’s, Tights: Chinese Laundry, Booties: Steve Madden, Bag: BCBGirls, Sterling Silver and Turquoise Earrings   

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A Look Back and Forward

Jacket: Helmut Lang, Bag: Celine, Sweater: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Boot: Alexander Wang, Necklace: Vera Wang, Skirt: Allsaints

Well guys, 2012 is almost upon us. As I sit here listening to MONA‘s debut album on repeat, I think about not only the things I would love to wear on what could be my last days on Earth according to the Mayans (if you didn’t get me anything for Christmas please refer to photos above), but also of what a busy yet fantastic year this has been.

PHEW. That was a mouthful.

First off, one thing 2011 has taught me is the importance of a defined style and functional clothing. That’s why if I could choose any clothes to magically find in my closet upon my return to NYC, these here choices would be the ones for reasons I hope are self explanatory.

In other more serious matters, this year has certainly been quite a learning experience for me. I did more than I ever could have imagined and I know there are even more responsibilities, assignments, and adventures in store for the future. I’m not really one to make resolutions. I don’t like to see my promises to myself (work out more, blog more, eat fewer cupcakes etc.) get broken time after time, but I would like to apply the lessons I learned in 2011 to help me with all that lies ahead:

1. Just Say No (because it’s impossible to do everything).

2. Just take a break (because it’s impossible to work non-stop).

3. Just take a leap of faith (because the best things in life aren’t usually planned).

Other than that, I’ll just make sure my closet is well stocked for any event that comes up! What are your fashionable resolutions or goals for 2012?

In Rittenhouse Square

In Rittenhouse Square, photo by Trish

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