Nothing to Wear

Sterotypical shirt for me right? Nothing to wear. I knew I had to pair this shirt with a really awesome look, the problem is I thought of 100’s of them! Settling on these velvet wide leg pants I picked up in La Jolla, I realized I went back to my typical color combo: black, white and hints of gold. These pants are extremely comfortable and comes in a “one size fits all” notion. Even when purchasing these I was slightly hesitant but they fit perfectly! Since the waist band is stretchy I was able to wear them as high waisted, well I really had no other choice since I am short.

Of course you wouldn’t see me in anything else but converse sneakers. They really are my go to daily sneakers. I work in NYC and everybody is walking everywhere, you have to be comfortable. These sneakers go with just about everything, as you’ve seen over the past year I tend to pair them with almost everything.
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My accessories is what ties in the hints of gold, I tend to be very minimal or repetitive with my accessories. So finding the best black and gold accessories isn’t really that hard if you know where to look. I knew I wanted an every day watch that was all black. Scrolling through instagram I stumbled upon these gorgeous and AFFORDABLE watches that fashion bloggers were promoting. (This was way before I decided to start blogging myself) Once I was able to get that watch for myself, I wear it with just about everything. This dainty bracelet was from the Create & Cultivate Event I attended in the spring. I was a small reminder of what I learned that day, all of the positive advice I was given and to dismiss all negativity. Together they are my best paired accessories!

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XX Sarah

Soho Stars


I am from New York, more specifically from Brooklyn (proud) and currently residing in the forgotten borough (embarrassed). What may surprise you is that although I have done a majority of the tourist attractions throughout all of my life, there are certain parts of New York City that I have yet to fully explore and appreciate. Soho being one of them. When Rowell suggested that we shoot in Soho I was so excited, so many bloggers shoot there and I love the cobble stone streets and graffiti walls. I some what felt like a tourist walking around in awe looking at everything. It really is like a movie set walking around, these are the iconic places that you see so much. Mostly over the gram but you see my point…

After walking around a bit I decided that I must shoot here forever and always. Not only did it make my commute a little lighter being closer to downtown already but I loved walking around the area. The Soho and Noho area is so beautiful. The small streets and shops are so inspiring and I really need to make an effort to explore the area more. With the summer ending and the fall weather in the far distance I can only imagine how perfect it would be to adventure there… while dodging all the tourists of course.

Since I work in the heaviest of tourist areas, dodging tourist isn’t a problem for me any more. Constantly reminding myself that when I am in a rush that the streets are not a hockey rink. Pushing through the crowds as if I am trying to get to the puck along the boards or in the corners isn’t the nicest thing. Now I get why some people say New Yorkers are rude. I digress….


Rowell suggested that I take a few photos pretending to hold the balloons here. As the cheese ball that I am I went for it. He understands my humor in the sense that behind the resting bitch face I am giggling and laughing the whole way through. Let’s talk about this outfit though… it is a fashion blog and not a full time comedy act ya know…


I found this top that I wanted to wear to my trip to California. As much as I wanted to wait to share this look with you all while I was away, I couldn’t hold back any more. I have this terrible habit of holding onto an outfit for the perfect shot or the perfect day. Star print is my favorite, I hope to incorporate more star printed looks into my wardrobe for the fall. I love everything about the stars and planets… scientifically and even horoscopes. If you didn’t know that Mercury was in retrograde now you do..


So wearing white pants is risky for me to begin with. Not only do I take public transportation every day but I often spill things on my shirt and pants… part of any meal that I am eating, ink from my pen, Cheeto dust, you get the point. Prior to leaving for the shoot I got the tiniest crumb of chocolate on my pants. FREAK OUT MOMENT. TIDE TO GO PEN. OH MY GAWD!! I knew it was the end from there… one stain and the others will follow. I still had to take the train down to Soho after work, paying for a cab to sit in traffic near me is just plain stupid. Trains are the way to go. I prayed to the fashion gods to let me get to the location and get some great shots without another disaster stain happening. My prayers were answered.. This look is my absolutely favorite. Black and white is my favorite combination! I am loving these white pants despite the anxiety it gives me to wear them….  changing in the bathroom with these on the other hand….

If Lysol happens to stumble upon this post please know that I would be a great brand partner. Not only do I hate germs but I would be an amazing customer as I would  go through lysol disinfectant sprays and wipes… spraying every object in my path to avoid germs. Changing white pants in a bathroom was my first blogger experience of “the floor is full of germs and you cannot touch it with your bare feet or get your pants on it” game. So many paper towels covering everything and a intense balancing act. I didn’t want to take the outfit off because I did love the way it looked. But I also wanted to utilize my time by getting more than one look.

The lesson here is simple: Look at the stars, look how they shine for you… and everything that you do…. yeah they were all called bathroom germs.


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xx Sarah

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Stripes, Ruffles & the Concrete Jungle

 

It is seemingly taking me forever to shoot these gorgeous dresses that I purchased with Serina (my personal shopper)! This was a dress that I actually picked out on my own and I really couldn’t be happier. I love the very different styles of stripes with the contrast stripe along the edges of the dress. Granted I love anything black and white with grey in between, this dress really is just absolutely beautiful. However, being honest wearing this dress at work was perfect for sitting at my desk but.. walking from the bus stop was another story. I definitely didn’t need a size up in this dress because it would’ve been too big on me but I constantly had to pull it down due to the cut of the dress. As much as I love it this isn’t something that looks stunning walking warp speed around Manhattan. This could be the universe trying to tell me to stop and smell the roses but I can’t help my fast paced New York self either. So by the end of the day when it was time to meet up with Rowell for our photoshoot I wanted to take notice of what this dress was trying to make me do.. SLOW DOWN.

We met at Columbus Circle near Central Park to take photos, it had been awhile since I’ve been to that part of town and I was happy to walk around there once again. That is what I love about taking pictures with Rowell, we never stay in one spot and he is constantly having me move around from place to place while we chat in between. I really love Central Park, just walking around the trails you forget that your in the middle of Manhattan. I plan to go there again in the fall just to walk around, it is so inspiring! Luckily I wore my go to converse sneakers for this shoot. I’m not the type to wear heels every single day because “bambi walking” isn’t cute. I feel most comfortable in sneakers or flat boots for the fall. This is where my style shined in this outfit.. pairing this dress with my go to sneakers and my go to favorite sunnies, it definitely made it more of my look.


With the summer coming to an end I hope to slow down and take a look around to where I am daily. I forget that most people dream of being in the city that I call home and it is a nice reminder that I am where I am suppose to be.

 

xx Sarah

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STRIPED FOR SUMMER


This print is super popular and very much in trend this summer. I love it! While on my lunch break shopping trying to find some inspiration at H&M I found this simple little dress. Preferably I love anything more form fitting, since my body shape is curve/pear shaped I like to wear things that will show off my shape…. and that I can wear with sneakers 😉

This was a great cheap find that I absolutely love. Ironically I have been wearing it all summer long but I kept forgetting to snap some photos of it since it was always in the hamper on my weekend photoshoots!

xx Sarah

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Black & White: Summer Look


My 2 favorite colors, can you tell? I still feel very daring wearing white pants, as a clumsy person can you blame me? I am waiting for the moment where I sit in something and walk 5 blocks before someone says something. A fear any one would have wearing white pants but never the less I still love them dearly. Previously I mentioned this top in another post where I had it in white… honestly I am glad I purchased both. I can mix and match these looks as much as I want. These jeans are mid rise, normally I prefer a high rise jean with this type of top but I am glad I went outside of my comfort zone. Pairing it with my favorite accessories – the Celine sunglasses and my new Rebecca Minkoff bag. Wearing these items as much as I can for 2 reasons: I love them both and I want to get my moneys worth.

As much I try to add my color to my wardrobe I can’t help but going back to these 2 colors.. what are you favorites for the summer?


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xx Sarah

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OOTD Photoshoot

When it comes to fashion and style, the photo has to tell a story. Without a story, nothing will draw you in – where is she going? what is she doing? where can I wear this? oh and where can I get it? I have written this before, whether any one reads this or not is still unknown, but I take my own photos. Yes I am my own photographer – with the help of a tripod and a self timer, all previous photos were taken by me, myself and I. The sucky part about this is it takes me a lot longer to achieve the story I am trying to create – being in 2 places at once is rather difficult & they have yet to perfect cloning. What I learned from the Create & Cultivate Mentor Power hour? OUTSOURCING!

From my research and asking other bloggers, photographers can be rather pricey. I want to be able to still afford these photos since this is mostly a hobby right now, I do not make any money from blogging. Although it would be nice to make a profit & work with other brands – I am not there yet. Plus any money that I did make would go directly back towards everything for my blog, such as a photographer.

When Rowell reached out to me I was excited and nervous – I didn’t want to be disappointed by how much it would possibly cost. Luckily the pricing was within my budget and I was super excited to experience a photoshoot in NYC. All of my favorite bloggers take photos on the streets and in the cross walks, to be one of them for a minute was magical! Rowell was super awesome and helped me feel comfortable taking photos in public, its not that easy when people are all around sometimes looking at you giving you the feeling they are thinking “what is she doing, who does she think she is” or my favorite “CAN YOU GET OUT OF MY WAY I HAVE SOME PLACE TO BE” Often I am one of the later because I am running for my bus on the way out of the office. I did my best to put my focus directly on the camera and think happy thoughts – which resulted in RBF (Resting Bitch Face) haha!

I really enjoyed walking around and chatting while stopping and taking pictures. It felt more natural rather than a strict photoshoot. As I said photos are meant to tell a story… so here is what this photo series is about. We met up by Bryant Park and walked along the streets of the exact outfit I wore to work. Although a majority of my pictures are in front of my garage, house or in my yard I really do wear these outfits out and about! Showcasing my outfit on the streets feels more relatable, at least to me. This is exactly where I would have walked on my lunch hour. Working in Manhattan is a dream, and I am working on the dream of actually living in Manhattan. Simply walking a few blocks I can get some inspiration – whether it be a place I want to go, an outfit I want to wear, some food I want to try or a piece of art I want to create. Its endless. Everyone is constantly moving at a rapid pace, in New York its the constant go go go go GOOOO. Often I find myself moving so fast that I walk 5 blocks out of my way because I stop thinking and I am too busy observing my surroundings – from the comfort of my oversized sunglasses of course.

I can’t wait to put more looks together and take more photos of my life on the go!

 

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xx Sarah

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Celfish Purchase


Before you judge me, which I’m sure just by the title of this post you already have, maybe you want to continue to read about how I scored these ridiculous sunnies. I have mentioned a million times over how I am a budget shopper, the ballin on a budget lifestyle is my thing. It doesn’t mean that I don’t desire the nicer things in life either. I fully believe that if you work hard and you can spend you money however you please to. You earned it, you spend it how you’d like. Everyone has different preferences on how they spend their money. Some get the thrill by gambling their money, I get a thrill when I buy an item that was insanely marked down. Its all about happiness and damnit this purchase made me happy!

Yes it was CELFISH of me. Once … ok more than once a year I will purchase something from me and to me. I don’t have a boyfriend, nor did I ever experience what it was like to have a boyfriend buy me nice things that I didn’t pick out either. So I do it myself. I don’t like waiting around on things or people if I can do it myself. So for Valentine’s day aka singles awareness day, I like to buy myself something nice. It was between these sunglasses or another watch/sun glasses from another company. And of course the ones I wanted were sold out.. so designer sunglasses here I come! As I have previously written, I was preparing to transition into a new job. Being smart I decided to hold off on this wild purchase since I needed to save my money in case of a long period of time (possibly 3 weeks) without pay.  See, I can be sensible…. sometimes….

Once I landed the job I tried to sit tight… truly I did. Then there was a sale… and I shopped. Ok I still have enough wiggle room. Browsing through Amazon, yes you read that right.. Amazon. As I was browsing their designer sunglasses (and reviews of sellers) I stumbled upon these bad boys. They were different. Not the typical Celines that every single girl seemed to have. Or at least that I had seen. Hmm.. more than half the original selling price? ADD TO CART.

Yes, I ordered these beautiful sunnies off of AMAZON. And they are authentic thank you very much. I trust Amazon enough to know that I won’t be getting a crappy knock off either. I highly recommend looking at Amazon for any discounted designer items. You’ll never know what you may find….

Celine 807 Black Andrea Sunglasses

xx Sarah

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