A Post-Thanksgiving Bridal Show

This past week I had the pleasure of participating in a bridal event at a nearby bridal shop named Fiori Bridal. It was very fun and I had the pleasure of meeting many brides to be and live with them the experience of trying on the potential “dress”.  It’s interesting to me the energy that goes behind picking the dress. I remember when I first became engaged I couldn’t wait to go to wedding dress shopping! It was the singular most important experience in the wedding planning process.
I realize why the experience is so important. In a world where ordinary becomes the normal, the idea of wearing a wedding gown is for many the one occasion to act out every fantasy of being as glamorous and sophisticated as one can be. It’s the one opportunity to seize the moment and have “all eyes on you” and of course the whole having your spouse see you in the dress moment..
But let’s rewind for a moment. While the wedding dress should indeed have this effect on future brides, why don’t more of us take an effort to have more of those moments each and every day?
That is why I started my fashion blog. To remind myself that glamour and “wow” moments are not only for special events. It should be for every day.
And here is a snapshot of my Business Lady post- Thanksgiving day! Trying to seize the day.
Outfit Details:

Sweater: Macy’s
Jeans: AE  (Which by the way are ON SALE for $26.97) I’m absolutely buying more today!
One of my favorite stores for jeans, they just always fit me so well!

     My set up at the bridal shop. I’m in love with shimmer.

  Opening up my Kate Spade bride and groom toast glasses that we forgot to use on my wedding night (oops!). I figured post- bridal shop champagne is just as good, right?

The best Cyber Monday deals to splurge on

I realize I neglected to make a post on the best Black Friday fashion deals. I think it’s partially my lack of enthusiasm for Black Friday and the lack of available stores where I live in Vermont.

Now, I will shop on Black Friday and have. I absolutely get how fun it is and how tempting the deals are but the crowds and long lines drive me crazy.

As such, I present you Cyber Monday. If you reading my blog, chances are you love the cyber world.
What can be better than online shopping for discounted fashion deals from the comfort of home?
The answer is nothing 🙂


As such, I present you my favorite Cyber Monday deals! Enjoy and spend away (it’s payday soon, right?)

Nasty Gal – Cyber Monday beings on 11/27 around 3pm PST. Up to 80% OFF all sale. Offer valid 11/27-11/28.

Rent the Runway – Cyber Monday: $40 off of order $100 and more!

J.Crew Factory – 11/28-11/29: 60% off everything + xtra 40% off clearance (w/ code HAPPYSALE) + free shipping

Wanderlust + Co – 40% off storewide with code: CYBER40

ninashoes.com –  Monday, November 28th – Sale: 50% off Site wide – Code at Checkout: SAVEMORE – http://www.ninashoes.com
Yandy.com – Monday, November 28th – Sale: $4 masks. $5 bras, $5 Bodystockings, $6 teddies, $6 bra sets, $7 babydoll, Up to 90% off lingerie, $10 plus size babydoll, Plus size bustiers under $10 – Code at Checkout: no code needed 
NY &Co– Upto 75% off everything. $30 off $100 and $15 off $75. Free shipping and the chance to win $25K! *My favorite sale*
Absolutely purchasing this tonight: 
Express– Upto 50% off and free shipping.
Macys.com- Take an extra 20% off everything including cleareance and other Cyber Monday deals.
Nordstrom Rack- Upto 75% off clearance and free ship!
Happy Monday! This is not like every other Monday 🙂

Pink Friday

                I was never a lover of pink or all things pink. In fact, growing up I hated it. Maybe I hated it because girls are “supposed” to wear pink and I was always somewhat of a rebel. Maybe I hated how bright and bubbly it is. Then again, when I was younger I wasn’t bubbly. It shocks people to hear that because I’m very bubbly today but that wasn’t always the case. Something changed over the last 5 years where I started to tolerate pink, then I started to actually wear more frequently and now I love it.
My bridesmaid’s dresses were blush, my headphones and computer are Rose Gold. I’d say I came to accept pink.

In particular I love subtle, light pinks. I think this color can be difficult to wear based on your complexion. I think it works well for all just as long as it is well combined with other factors such as accessories and other monochrome hues.

Lately I’ve been a fan of pairing light pink hues with grey or white pants. I love this look in particular for Winter time as it is subtle, fashionable and very feminine. I’ve been pairing the look with booties but it works just a well with flats, sneakers (Converses, Adidas).

I’ve been so obsessed with it, I’ve sort of been wearing it non-stop but when you find a look that works, stick with it!

Top: TJ Maxx
Pants: Bloomingdales
Booties: Candies

See you in the weekend!

Beauty is in the Details

New England has been enjoying beautiful, warm weather considering the time of year we are in. I am in love!

I have taken full advantage of this weather to still wear skirts and heels. I found this A line, mid-knee skirt at my new favorite vintage shop near my job.

The skirt has a beautiful lace trim on each side and a velvet bow in the center to complement the straight A line look. I have worn this skirt for professional events and it can easily be mixed and match with a black top, white top, blouses or sweaters.

That is one of the reasons I love a solid black skirt. There is so much flexibility to play around with it! It is a unique starting point that can easily repurposed and used with so many different options for shoes, tops and jewelry.

The lace trimming and bow on this skirt easily takes the place of any other jewelry required.

My shoes are Anne Klein, another simple design that its also timeless.

Skirt: Vintage
Shoes: Anne Klein
Top: H & M
Sweater: Banana Republic 

Birthday Outfit Edition: Thrift Shop Dress Meets Hunter Boots

My birthday was two weeks ago and I turned 32. I almost typed 22 hah! It’s an odd feeling being 32. Being a young mom, part of me feels like I am well passed 32, wise and experienced. The other part of me feels like I am 16, physically speaking, I feel as I did when I was in high school (I’d like to think I look like it too, hehe). I am a firm believer that you will reflect your age on how you feel on the inside. I have hopes, desires, goals and I like to think this helps to keep me feeling young.
I love being 32. While to some 30’s may appear as starting to get old, personally I think it’s still very young. I aways like to think ahead, and I think ahead to the days (G-d willing) I will be in my 80’s and look back and think about how young 32 was. 
May 32 be another year of success, happiness and health.
To celebrate my youth, I decided to go with bold colors on my birthday. I recently discovered that around the block from my job exists three fundamental survival necessities establishments: a thrift shop, a juice company and a locally source doughnut shop. Needless to say I’ve been bouncing off from one to another, in particular, the thrift shop. Lunches are starting to seem like thrift shop, eat doughnut, repeat. In one outing to the shop, I found this beautiful wrap-around number. I absolutely fell in love with it and the price tag was a pleasant $7. That’s right $7!
It hugs my wait and hips perfectly and works for home, work or an outing. 
For my birthday, my husband gifted me a beautiful pair of Hunter red boots. I’ve been eyeing the red ones and I was THRILLED given how great they looked on my dress. I do love Hunter boots because their design is so classic and they feel so comfortable on my feet. I love rain boots and I am certainly the type of person to wear them every day if I can get away with it!
This is only my second pair of Hunter boots and so far I am loving every minute. I can combine them with dresses, leggings, jeans, shorts. Next Hunter boots shop? The pink ones!
So here it is my $7 dollar dress and my Hunter boots. What a mix! 
To get these same boots, visit: Red Hunter Boots in Gloss finish.. They also come available in a matte look which is also just as stunning. I personally love both, I think matte is great for leggings and jeans while the gloss boots are a great show stopper item.
Enjoy your Thursday ladies and gentlemen!
Claudia

Work Style Notes: Navy Blue Pants

 Hello! I’m trying to get back to blogging after a long hiatus. In that time, I decided it would probably be helpful if I buy a camera so I can improve the quality of my pictures, obviously right now I wouldn’t say they are the highest of qualities. Work in progress!

I also did some soul searching around the concept of being a fashion blogger and what exact that entails.
When I look at most blogs, the pictures are flawless, the clothes could be off the runway in terms of high worth and while I love and highly admire the blogs, it’s not a reality for myself and it’s likely not a reality for most!

If I can get to the point in my life where everything I shop for is designer then that would be a great deal but for now it is a mixture of some designer, some vintage and some just every day shops. I hope in many ways the blog an be relatable to many.

While I should say I would never give up vintage. There is nothing more exciting to me than searching for treasures in thrift shops, it goes back to my fashion roots when I lived in New York City.
The smell of the shop, the colors popping of the rack, the textures. No better retail therapy than vintage shop therapy.

For today’s look I am showing a simple yet fun signature statement work style. I got these navy blue pants that have 6 buttons on the waist area and I absolutely love it! I’ve worn them with every color and type of top possible.

As they are high waisted pants, I try to pair them up with heels, typically just black pumps.

The top is a soft cotton maroon top and I complemented that with a maroon pashmina and my favorite necklace: pearls!

I love this outfit because it is comfortable, easy to put together and looks great at work or after hours.
I threw my hair up for this style to more intensity to the look and bring out my neck area since I have the necklace and pearls.

Till next time friends!

Pants: Kohl’s
Top: Macys
Scarf: HM