Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring Casual: Cropped and Ripped (OOTD)

Sadly, I got completely discouraged this past fall/winter and I apologize for that. What I thought would be an opportunity for me to embrace cold weather just didn't turn out that way. So, now what? Now...I give you spring.

Yesterday I spent the day out east with my fiance and my sister (the photographer). It was too nice out to let the sunshine pass us by, and we've been warm weather deprived for far too. I couldn't just ignore the opportunity to wear a cropped top... 

 ...Or the nude shoes I've been waiting to debut for spring and an all-purpose black, structured bag.

Shoes/ Aldo (on sale!)
Watch/ Michael Kors
Boyfriend Jeans/ Forever 21
Cropped Top (Similar)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Falling for Fall: Beanies and Leather (OOTD)

Anyone who knows me knows that my wardrobe consists primarily of summer and spring clothes. I live in New York and I'm fully aware that the temperature drops at any point without warning, but that doesn't stop me from loading up on cropped tops and skirts even in October. I just live for warmer weather. I can't help that I find myself more attracted to what I see in stores for summer than I do for colder months. Not to mention, now that I don't go "back-to-school" shopping, what am I really getting excited to dress up for?

Just being honest.

This year, however, I'm really trying to turn over a new leaf for fall, no pun intended. I've been buying new boots and dusting off old ones, buying cozy sweaters and scarves and truly trying to embrace the season. I think, when done correctly, colder weather in New York doesn't have to be a miserable fashion experience. You just need to find select pieces you love and feel comfortable in and build off that. See below for Saturday's OOTD:

A knitted hat because I can't get another cold. Precautions must be taken. 

Faux Moto Jacket - another fall essential.

The Isaac Mizrahi boots that you'll be seeing me live in this season. Comfortable black quality boots are a wise investment! "I never wear those black boots I bought that go with everything," said no one, ever.  

Keep a look out for more of my fall fashion attempts, where I focus on getting it right and staying warm at the same time. It won't be easy, but I'm up for the challenge.

Messenger Bag/ Marc by Marc Jacobs
Top (Zipper in the back)/ Zara (Similar)
Moto Jacket/ Forever 21
Knit Hat/ H&M

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fall Update: A much needed break

Have you ever specifically put aside time to do absolutely nothing? No? That's probably because you've never had to.

I think it's very easy to get caught up in your every day life. . .before you know it days, weeks, months, and years have past and you look back with no idea how it all happened so fast. This weekend in particular I decided that I was going to  make myself so busy with doing nothing just to get caught up. Instead of going out or traveling to visit people I spent most of my time indoors with J. . .

Aside from a quick brunch bite outside, we stayed in and that was exactly what I needed. It's cuffing season, after all.

PS - For a picture-by-picture view of what goes on in my life, follow me on Instagram (Carrymel). It's like my 3rd social media love. Pinterest is obviously my first.