rewardStyle NYFW Party (Video)

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I’ve still got a lot to learn on the video front, but I’ll never get there if I don’t practice, right? I took my camera along with me to the rewardStyle party last weekend and filmed a few clips throughout the afternoon. I’ve put them together in a little vlog and aside from some pretty shaky camera-work, I think it turned out ok. You can watch it below and I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below! If you’re into the YouTube scene, I’d love for you to subscribe to my channel, as I plan to make more video content. Oh, and if you want to see what I wore that day, head back to Monday’s outfit post.

Thank you to rewardStyle for the invitation and the goodies! 

Summer’s Comeback

h&m peplum top, target quilted skirt, pink peplum top, black quilted mini skirt, nyfw outfit Just when we thought summer was gone, it made a surprise comeback this weekend in NYC. On Saturday I was headed to the rewardStyle party at the Empire Hotel and my goal was not to show up looking like a hot and sweaty mess. After the train stalled at Times Square for nearly 20 minutes, I knew I was losing the battle. When big, fat raindrops starting falling right as I got out of the subway, I conceded defeat. At least I could blame my mussed-up appearance on the rain?

statement necklace, everyday necklace, forever 21 necklace, gold necklace I really wasn’t sure what to wear, but I decided to go for loose and easy. Nothing too clingy because that’s not a good feeling when the sweat starts trickling down your back (gross, I know, but true). I was very comfortable in this peplum top that I wore over my mini skirt and my Sole Society sandals were a good choice for adding a little height.

Naomi Double Ring in Platinum Drusy, Kendra scott, kendra scott jewelry, double ring, drusy ring This gorgeous ring was a gift that I received at the party and I put it on immediately. Who can resist a little bit of sparkle? The peachy color on my nails is another one of the Rimmel Salon pro nail polishes that I love so much. I can’t get enough of them.

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I filmed a few little clips on Saturday and I’m going to attempt to put them into a vlog, so stay tuned for that!

Outfit Details: H&M peplum top, Target quilted skirt, Sole Society Christine sandals, Kendra Scott Naomi Double Ring in Platinum Drusy (c/o), H&M rings, Lips- Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick- Kate Moss Collection in 01, Nails- Rimmel Salon Pro in Reggae Splash | photos- Lydia

Friday Link Love 07.

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We can all agree that the week after Labor Day is no fun, right? Even when you’re looking forward to fall, you have to acknowledge that summer is winding down and summer Fridays are over. However, there are some exciting things on the horizon to distract from the end-of-summer blues, including NYFW (which started yesterday) and my sister’s visit in a few weeks (tickets are finally booked- hooray!).

I think I’ll be having a pretty low-key fashion week, which sounds good to me. At the moment, I just have a couple parties I’m planning to attend and I’m hoping to catch up with a few friends who are in town. I’ll definitely be refreshing my favorite fashion sites for pictures from the runway and sharing looks I like on twitter. In honor of NYFW, I’ll leave you with today’s links:

– Racked absolutely nailed it with this post: What Your Twitter Feed Looks Like Because #FashionWeek.

Bill Cunningham gave a talk at the 92nd Street Y earlier in the week and he continues to be a delight. I kind of want to rewatch his documentary now.

– The Cut does this every season and I love it: 190 Designers Reveal Their Spring 2015 Inspirations.

Fashionista editors discuss their fashion week essentials.

– The Fug Girls are my fave and I always look forward to their fashion week recaps.

– The New York Times has an awesome new interactive page with live updates from fashion week.


Fall Capsule Wardrobe: The Inspiration

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Over the year, I’ve been slowly culling my wardrobe- getting rid of things I never wear and adding in more versatile pieces. I’ve been following the blog Into Mind for a little while now and I find her posts really helpful if you’re looking to streamline your closet. A few months ago, she mentioned the blog Un-Fancy, which I now read on a daily basis. Caroline creates a capsule wardrobe for each season with 37 items and shares daily outfits that she’s put together using these items. Her style is chic and achievable, which is what I love the most.

I’ve been thinking about doing my own capsule wardrobe and I’ve finally decided to put one together for fall. It’s my first time doing this and I’m not sure how it’s going to work out. My plan is to do a series of posts on this so later I can look back and see what worked and what didn’t. I often look into my closet and feel like I have nothing to wear, which is simply not true. On top of that, I know that I don’t really need as many clothes as I have because I end up wearing the items I really like over and over again.

I’m hoping this will be a good exercise for me. It might be hard for me to pick 37 items (or whatever number I decide on) and wear only those items, and it may be difficult to completely resist shopping during that period, or maybe it won’t be. I guess these are things that I’ll find out along the way!

My first task was to pull inspiration for this capsule wardrobe, so of course I turned to Pinterest. I noticed that the images that I was pinning featured a lot of black, leather, and knits and the vibe was simple and easygoing. I think that fits my style and my personality. As I get older, I’m drawn to classic pieces with a twist, clean lines and less fuss. Most of all, I want to be completely comfortable and still look polished.

Tell me: Have you ever tried creating a capsule wardrobe?

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