Saturday in Harlem

casual outfit with oxfords, how to wear oxfords, weekend outfit, oxfords style, trench coat On Saturday morning, Kiet and I woke up bright and early and took the train up to Harlem to meet my godsister Sarah. Sarah is the coolest- she’s a producer for a major TV network, she’s filmed her own documentaries, and now she’s starting a new show which she invited us to be a part of. The show is called Sunday Brunch and features a small panel of guests discussing a different topic over brunch each episode.

This is not normally the kind of thing I’d sign up to do- I can be shy sometimes when meeting new groups of people and discussing my thoughts in front of a bunch of strangers sounds intimidating to me. However, Sarah is family and I knew Kiet would also be there, so I decided to just give it a try. I’m not going to lie- brunch food was also a big incentive! The segment is still being edited, but I’ll make sure to share it once it’s ready (providing that I don’t sound like a total idiot).

statement necklace, black spiky necklace, aeropostale necklace, pretty little liars necklace oxfords, patent leather oxfords, affordable oxfords, womens oxfords, black oxfords I like to keep it easy and casual on the weekends, so I went for a simple jeans + tee shirt combo and also slipped on my new oxfords. I’ve worn them twice now and I continue to be very happy with my decision to purchase these. I thought they’d be really stiff at first, but they’re surprisingly comfortable and I like the pizzaz they add to this simple outfit.

Since I knew we’d be on camera from the chest up, I accessorized my outfit with this new statement necklace. I like that the stones are black and that it’s thankfully much lighter than it looks. The spiky studs are a nice touch too- I like the hint of edginess.

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Outfit Details: Trench Coat and Jeans- Target // Tee- Forever 21 // Oxfords– Joe Fresh // Purse- Erin Satchel via Macy’s // Necklace c/o Aeropostale // Lips- NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl // photos of me- my roomie Kiet


    adorable dots, nnenna!

  • Hope Shores

    Love the casual look. Also, Harlem, heeeey! :)

    • Thank you Hope! I thought about texting you but it would have been such short notice! We should get together soon though- maybe next weekend?

  • love your jeans!

  • Jenmarie

    I can’t wait to see the segment – I’m sure you did great! You look cute without bangs, are you growing them out? I love the necklace too, it’s gorg!

    • Thanks Jenmarie! These are extensions, so last time I had a hair appointment I decided to try a different style. I kinda miss my bangs though, I might go back to them!

  • Cute outfit! I’m loving your necklace!! Historical Harlem has the prettiest buildings!

    • Thank you Sara! I don’t get around in Harlem enough!

  • That sounds like a fun experience! Those oxfords look cute with your trench and polka dot jeans.

    • Thank you Shenneth! I did end up having fun, even though I was nervous at first :)

  • That sounds like a lot of fun, and I’m sure you wont regret having done it! The new oxfords are so shiny! Looking forward to future stylings, and also seeing your segment!

    • Haha, yes, my roommate said they look like tap shoes! Thanks Lydia- I’m curious to see how the segment turned out too! :)

  • Awesome! Can’t wait to see the episode!

    P.S. I don’t think I’ve ever seen you without bangs lol Loving those Joe Fresh oxfords :)

    • Thanks Kim! Haha, yep, this is the first time I’ve not had bangs since April 2012, I think. I kind of miss my bangs though!