Well happy 4/20 peeps! Today’s outfit is brought to you by the crazy weather in NYC. Today is sunny and nice, nice meaning its above 50 which for many NY’ers means shorts and tanks, sadly my blood beez a bit to thin for that madness. So I am currently working at Century 21 Stores (peep it here) and they have inspirational quotes all over the office which is great. So today’s motto is “Follow Your Dreams”. Know what helps with that? A bold red lip. I don’t know about you, but I feel invincible when I put my red lips on. What helps you feel invincible?
I have to say that my recent blogging has been atrocious….and for that I apologize but I’m sure you all can relate that sometimes life hits you like a sledgehammer. So in an effort to get back on the ball I am posting about my past two days of outfits. Now if you follow the fashiondeed you’ll prob notice that a lot of these items are on repeat. Because like 95% of America I cant afford to be buying new ish every posting, nor am I famous enough to get gifted.
So yesterday was the classic all black NY chic ensemble (work appropriate)
Today is about that casual summer vibe, as if you know and live on the east coast you know that its like 70
Both outfits feature chloe+Isabel jewelry (like you need to ask!)
What are your fave pieces? Do you like what I’m posting? Tell a gurl what you’re liking (or disliking) as I’d like to know.
So recently Idiscovered an online auction site called invaluable.com andcame across their fantastic selection of rings. After scrolling for a bit through simple bands to antique art deco statement rings I came across a stunner. You can filter to stone, metal, and style to better determine what you might be looking for. Naturally having expensive taste (but not the $$ to support it), and being a September baby I’m drawn to sapphires and found this awesome geometric one with a diamond as an accent piece. I love the simplicity of the style as well as the fact that the sapphire is a triangle cut. Which is not your average setting.
I envision this ring in a classic edgy style like Olivia Palmero, with belted hi-waisted flannel pants, crisp white button down and a classic jacket. Now it can go either way classy or casual, so I gave you tow options on shoes. And being that I live in NYC you know it goes both ways. Maybe you’re out for an interview or on a girl’s night out. The ring transitions beautifully with either and becomes the focal point of the outfit with the pop of color from the sapphire. The grays are a pseudo neutral and let the ring do all your talking. I also loved the shape as I have a similar setting and love that it’s a conversation starter.
So the next time you’re struggling with where to get that “guuurl, where did you get that ring?” head over to invaluable.com and scoop up a one of a kind item.
Sometimes as a blogger I feel the need to strive to be this ideal that we feel is acceptable, buffed, photoshopped and perfect. But if your anything like me and live in the real world you are not those things. You are imperfect, flawed, lumpy, and use filters to make your images look better. Well sometimes as a blogger, and as a female I feel that I need to let people see what I really look like. No filter, or makeup done (gasp!) and that I am just a regular female in a world bombarded by images of what we perceive as perfection. Honestly, we must come to terms with our bodies and that they are great they way they are. I suffer from insecurties like everyone else (just ask my BF about the verbal diarrhea i had the other night) yet he thinks I am the most gorgeous person he knows. You know why? My intellect and attitude about life. Ask any man and most likely he will tell you that he is attracted to confidence and attitude. It took me about 20 years before I could accept myself and know I will never be what society shows as an ideal female, i’m not skinny, I think my hair sucks most days, my mascara runs, I wear glasses, and I wear sneakers everywhere. But you know what, I’m healthy and happy and regardless the sun will rise and set everyday.
So I wanted to share some untouched photos of myself and show you that its ok to be you. Make sure to check me on the ‘gram at bkblueagave and tell me your story
As any woman who has hit her 30’s will tell you its another time of reinventions. Redefining your adult self. There is an article in ELLE where Meghan O’Rourke speaks about finally becoming an adult and letting go of clothes that didn’t fit with her new grown self. So thanks to the people at Racked.com they put together a list of the top 15 new designers of 2014. From CDFA winners to unknowns, your sure to find a style that matches who you want to be in your 30’s. You can even check out the full list of the top 50 newbies as well. So for those of you who are about to or have hit your 30’s, embrace the change and remember what you wear is an outer calling card. So dress well and let me know who you like best.