Saturday in Harlem

casual outfit with oxfords, how to wear oxfords, weekend outfit, oxfords style, trench coatOn 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 necklaceoxfords, patent leather oxfords, affordable oxfords, womens oxfords, black oxfordsI 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

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  1. wrote:

    adorable dots, nnenna!

    Posted 3.24.14 Reply
  2. Hope Shores wrote:

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

    Posted 3.24.14 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      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?

      Posted 3.26.14 Reply
  3. Jane wrote:

    love your jeans!

    Posted 3.24.14 Reply
  4. Jenmarie wrote:

    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!

    Posted 3.24.14 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      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!

      Posted 3.26.14 Reply
  5. Cute outfit! I’m loving your necklace!! Historical Harlem has the prettiest buildings!

    Posted 3.24.14 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

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

      Posted 3.26.14 Reply
  6. ShenDove wrote:

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

    Posted 3.25.14 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

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

      Posted 3.26.14 Reply
  7. Lyddiegal wrote:

    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!

    Posted 3.25.14 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

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

      Posted 3.26.14 Reply
  8. Kimberlee wrote:

    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 :)

    Posted 3.27.14 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      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!

      Posted 3.28.14 Reply