Monday, October 31, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up

 Happy Halloween! Even though I'm not the biggest fan of Halloween I decided to get into the spirit of the strange holiday anyway. I carved pumpkins and snacked on candy corn. In college, I vowed that I would never dress up again once I graduated, and on Friday I went out to a local bar – surrounded by slutty nurse and devil costumes (how cliche)  and was one of the few people not wearing a costume, which I was completely fine with it. Here are a few snapshots from my weekend. Do you still dress up for halloween? If so, what were you this year

Friday, October 28, 2011

A Taste Of Tribal

Madewell skirt and Top, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Tory Burch Cuff, House of Harlow 1960 Ring, J.Crew Necklace, Essie Carry On Polish
Tribal and ikat prints are one of my favorite prints to wear in the summer, seen here and here. I love them so much, that it’s hard for me to put my ikat items away for the long months until summer returns. I saw this shirt at Madewell, as one of the third party products they sell in their stores. I needed to have it, because it is tribal-inspired, but the dark colors make it seasonally appropriate.
As a result of my move from the top of the country to the bottom, the weather confuses me. October used to mean the month I started to wear tights, leather jackets, and scarves— in mostly black, of course. While the weather is getting cooler in Florida, it is still nowhere near New England cold. I feel like I have this innate instinct to just wear black during the winter, so this shirt is a good compromise between the urbanite in me, and the warm Florida weather.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Here's To You

Today, on the 4th anniversary of my grandmothers passing, I promise myself I will never forget the impact she had on my life. She taught me, by example, to be a strong, independent woman, to go after anything I want, and to love and embrace my curly hair. Her phone calls of over flowing love, her cards with angel confetti stuffed inside the envelopes, and her love for italian pastries always brought a smile to my face. She was a woman way ahead of her time. I owe my love of fashion to her, and I continue it through Bright and Sassy, which was named after her clothing store.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Obsession Of The Week

Having an assortment of bracelets on my left arm feels natural to me and I love adding to my collection. This Kate Spade bracelet adds a bright pop of color to my wrist, and is fun and chunky. I've worn it every day since the day I got it, and am thinking about going back to the store to get either the black or the white one! What bracelets make up your arm party?

Chambray Three Ways

Casual Chambray
I Got The Blues

Monday, October 24, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up

Wow this weekend flew by- or maybe it's just the month of October flying by? My weekend was dedicated to spending time with my brother, who flew in to sunny Florida on Friday, and my mother. We spent the weekend eating at our favorite restaurants, boating, swimming, and cooking out. It was a beautiful weekend in Florida with breezy mornings but hot days. It's back to reality for me- I have to focus on all of my homework and projects until Thanksgiving break! Did you do anything out of the ordinary this weekend?

Friday, October 21, 2011

I Got The Blues

Madewell Shirt and Skirt, J.Crew Necklace, House Of Harlow 1960 and Calypso Bracelets, BCBG Ring, Essie Carry On Polish
I'm not sure how I feel about a whole outfit being one color, as seen on the runways, (except for black, obviously) but I decided to give it a try. This outfit is an example of a monochromatic look done my way. I love pairing chambray with skirts or dresses when the temperatures are cooler, and I couldn't resist wearing it with this patterned blue skirt. How do you interpret the monochromatic trend?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Obsession Of The Week

Before traveling to NYC last weekend, my friend Macey and I decided that we HAD TO buy the Jeffery Campbell 'Lita' boots. Our search began in Soho, where we checked a few stores but got nothing. We then started calling store after store in NYC- and every store was completely sold out in the basic black leather! The last store we randomly decided to call on a whim, had both of our sizes and put them on hold for us- then we ran there! It was meant to be. They are so comfy, I literally could run in them. Seriously. Even though they are 7 inches, they feel like a 2 inch heel, because of the platform. And they're so light. Macey made fun of me because I took them out of the box and kissed them, I was so happy to finally own them. What can I say, I'm obsessed!

PS. I'm not sure why I look like a GIANT compared to my friend's kitchen.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Black & White

Madewell Skirt and Necklace, Theory Top, House Of Harlow 1960 ring
I picked up this Theory blouse a few years ago and it has been a staple in my closet ever since. I pair it with black jeans and a leather jacket, or with skirt, like this one. When fall starts, I always gravitate towards theblack items in my wardrobe rather than color. It just feels right. However, I did buy a red dress to try andspice things up (but obviously I’ll wind up pairing with black accessories!).

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pattern Perfection

Madewell Skirt, Alexa Chung for Madewell Top, Sam Edelman Sandals

I've been trying to take more fashion risks and thus have been pairing different colors and patterns together. One example is wearing stripes and polka dots together. When I bought this skirt I envisioned it with a oversized black T-shirt, but when I paired the polka dot skirt with a red striped top, I couldn't resist the combination. Who would ever think that stripes and polka dots could look good together? The colors worked together and the contrasting prints made for a great Sunday outfit for strolling around the city.