Wednesday, 8 September 2010

The lights will inspire you

(photos from GossipCenter)

This morning kicked off in the usual way - oversleeping, coffee, work, emails, bloglovin' etc. I was researching more things in association with my upcoming New York trip (only 2 days to go!!) when I found this pic of Gwen Stefani strolling down a New York sidewalk and I just had to share it with you. Her style epitomises cool - who else can pull off neon yellow nails with such ease? She makes looking stylish so effortless. I aim to channel some of Gwen when I am in New York - wish me luck! Ha ha!

Obviously it will come as no surprise to you all that I have started planning my New York wardrobe in my head, outfit by outfit, occasion by occasion. I am definitely an over packer but given that I already have my eye on so many treats to purchase (and a finite weight limit on my baggage allowance!) I am really going to try and streamline my New York wardrobe. One person who definitely knows how to take clothes from day to night in a very chic manner is Olivia Palmero. Love her or hate her, she can dress! Here's some of my favourite looks of hers, which I will be using as inspiration when trying to downsize my packing:

Isn't she absolutely gorgeous? Love her accessories, never understated, love her Chloe Gemma bag, love her!

So tonight I start on the packing, I like to get a head start, as well as finalising my New York itinerary and Google Map (geek!), not to mention adding to my ever increasing lust list of things I want to buy....bless my bank balance!


Monday, 6 September 2010

Mixed Metals

(t-shirt: ASOS, necklaces, bag and bracelets: Primark, jeans; Sass & Bide; shoes: Zara, rings: Ebay and gifts, watch: Casio)

Isn't it frustrating when despite your best intentions some things just get in the way. For example after my last post, I had a brilliant follow-up post all sketched out in my mind but then Blogger temporarily deleted my blog because they thought I had been spamming! For a moment there I thought I had lost everything but thankfully I had a rare moment of patience and pragmatism whilst going through the reinstatement protocol and after some days and many deep breaths my beloved blog was back!!! But then I jetted to Edinburgh to celebrate my birthday and I just lost track of time....

These are the pictures I wanted to post before my birthday, showing my newly discovered liking for mixing my metals - something which to be honest I have previously avoided like the plague. But after cruising many jewelled websites looking for sparkly treats to ask for for my bday, I became inspired. The outfit is pretty basic as I wanted the jewellery do all the talking. The t-shirt is one of the four that I blogged about here. I love them all - real wardrobe staples.

I had also intended to blog my birthday wish list fuelled by my inner magpie, but obviously that never happened. But in what I like to think is a purposeful twist of fate, whilst I got many beautiful expected and unexpected treats for my birthday that will no doubt be shown here soon, some items remain on my perennial lust list. Ever the optimist, I see this as the perfect shopportunity! And where better to shop than New York city where I will be landing in precisely five days time!

Pending a sudden massive cash injection which I am sure must be imminent any day now (ha ha!), currently top of my wish list is anything from the talented Dannijo:

Beautiful juxtaposition of chunky metals and dazzling crystals. I'm in love...but their heavyweight nature is matched with an equally heavy price tag so it looks like I'll be tracking down suitable substitutes at Banana Republic, J.Crew and Forever 21 in New York.

Anyone got any New York must-sees/things to do/places to eat and drink? All tips gratefully received.

Isn't it an amazing coincidence that my New York trip, which we booked and planned over a year ago, coincides with New York Fashion Week??

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