Correspondence Club: February 2013

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Participants: AlexAlex B., Aly, Anastasia, Antonia, AshleyAshley W., Ashlie C.Ashlie B.Bethsaida, Blair, CarmilaCarrieChiaraChrisChristineDebbieDreaElizabeth, Emily C., EmilyFelicia,
HannahHeraJessicaJoKaitlyn H.Kaitlyn O.Kaitlyn P.KateKatKirstinLauraLindsay, Lisa, LysaMarianMonika, me, Polly, Rehana, Sauni-RaeTaMyraTracy

I almost cannot believe it- this month marks the one-year anniversary of the Correspondence Club! I’m so thrilled by how the club has grown from less than 10 members to over 40 and I’m thankful for all of you that participate in the club and make this experience so fun for everyone!

With Valentine’s Day in the middle of the month, it was only natural that February’s theme was Loved Ones. I asked the CClub members to describe someone in their life that they love- a family member, friend, significant other, etc- and write about the things about them that they love. Also, you should definitely take a look at the posts that Kaitlyn, Kat and Anastasia wrote recently about the Correspondence Club!

Do you want to join the Correspondence Club in March? We’d love to have you! If you would like to participate in March, please use the link above to sign up by midnight on Friday (March 1st at 11:59pm EST).

Kensie Jewelry Preview

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Kensie Jewelry Preview 1

I was so excited to have the opportunity to attend a preview event for the Kensie Jewelry 2013 collection last Friday! I headed straight from work to the event and when I arrived I was immediately delighted by the decor in their showroom. The decorations were pretty and whimsical and in the center of the room there was a huge table full of sweet treats, including my fave mini cupcakes from Baked by Melissa and macarons.

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On top of the lovely decorations, the jewelry on display all around the room was so pretty! There are so many pieces that I would happily wear.  It was hard to pick favorites, but if I had to I would choose the fantastic black fringe necklace (first picture) or the necklace with spikes and chevron cutouts (below).

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Before we headed home, we were allowed to choose one piece of Kensie clothing and also grab a gift bag with several Kensie jewelry pieces. As if things weren’t already good enough, I won one of the door prizes and received even more jewelry to take home! I had a great time hanging with The NY Collective and I’m not going to tell you how many cupcakes I devoured at the event (it was more than five :O). Thanks so much to Kensie for hosting such a fun preview!

Venexiana Fall/Winter 2013



This season I had the opportunity to attend the Venexiana show again! To find out what I though about the collection, pop on over to War Worn Fashion to read my guest post. You can also view the entire runway show hereThank you to Diana for allowing me to cover this show for her!






Sweater- Thrifted // Scarf- Old // Pants- Old Navy // Boots- TJ Maxx via Lydia
(all photos above taken by Alex– thanks lady!)

I think I’ve figured out another reason why I love colored pants so much: when your winter wardrobe consists of some combination of warm sweater + pants + boots like mine does, colored pants are a good way to complete that formula while still mixing it up a bit! It was freezing outside when we took these pictures, but I grudgingly gamely took off my coat so that Alex could quickly capture my outfit. I was frozen and shivering, but Alex is weather-immune and posed without her coat for much longer than I could handle!

How was your weekend? On Friday after work, I went to a preview event for Kensie Jewelry– can’t wait to share my pictures later this week! Then on Saturday, I met up with some members of the Collective for a farewell brunch for Miss Lindsay at Punch. Sadly- she’s moving out of NYC this week, but she promised that she’d come back to visit often! Yesterday, I spent some time working on the blog, including tweaking a few things in the design- what do you think? Also, I love award shows, so of course I was watching/tweeting the Oscars last night too.

Tell me: Did you watch the Oscars? Who were your best-dressed and worst-dressed picks?