Sooooo just in case you guys have not noticed, my most favorite fall pieces are the Live a Little military jacket and my Express cheetah print infinity scarf that I have featured a couple of times on Get The Look Thursdays! Not a week goes by were I DO NOT wear these two pieces at least twice…I just love them! But because I wear these pieces pretty often, I am always looking for new ways to style them…that way they look completely different than the last time, which can be tricky. Especially when I am going on day #67 of “NO PERSONAL SHOPPING!” Anywho, I have given myself a new challenge….learning how to make the most of my closet with what I have! Sounds a lot easier said than done, right? However, in actuality, it really is quite easy. It simply takes a bit more creativity on my end.
Bold Lips & the Drew Berrymore Sweater
As most of you guys know, I have a dance background. So naturally, I love anything that is long, has movement and is pleated. In March 2013 I saw pictures of my sister-in-law, Katelyn, wearing a ballet pink, pleated maxi for one of her performances. I immediately texted and said, “I need that skirt! Where did you get it?” To my surprise
but not to my surprise she spilled the beans…”TJ MAXX! Why of course?” lol. Seeing that every TJ Maxx has different inventory, she promised to go and see if they had another one and guess what?!? THEY DID! Before Katelyn even confirmed if they had another or not, I already knew how I wanted to style this skirt. However, it has taken until NOW for me to get it just RIGHT! I had most of the pieces I needed to create this “Military Chic'” look, but it just didn’t feel complete until I received this perfectly cropped military jacket.
Prior to moving to New York City, I would often sing “rain, rain go away come again another day” after taking a peek outside of my window to see a sky that was nothing but gray! However, while living in NYC when it rains you have no choice but to face it, because the fast pace city does not slow down just because Mother Nature shows up with a torrential down pour (in which I cannot decide if that is a good thing or a bad thing…always being on the move that is)! The first couple of times it rained in the city, I found myself amazingly frustrated as it ruined my wardrobe plans and as you probably already guessed…yes, I’m that girl who picks out her outfit the night before. So I learned that I just had to embrace the rain as another opportunity to be more creative in my clothing. I decided to make a few investments… a trench coat (I will show it in a later post), an awesome singing in the rain umbrella and Hunter boots! Seeing that I live in West Virginia now it is important to tone it down just a tad and make it a bit more practical hence the reason why I am not wearing the trench coat! Anyways, this is how I do rainy day fashion in the small town of Parkersburg, WV…
Rainy Day Fashion
Gala time at New York City Ballet is always an exciting time of the year….especially Fall Gala! This year’s event was absolutely spectacular and the fashion was no exception. Here are a few of my favorite looks from the red carpet:
Best Dressed Celebs from NYCB Fall Gala
Sarah Jessica Parker
Doutzen Kroes and Sunnery James
It is at no surprise that attending a high society arts gala comes with a rather expensive admission ticket. So for all of you who are wondering what the event was like inside of the David H. Koch Theater, here is your sneak peek:
NYCB Fall Gala 2013 Images
And last, but not least…what did I wear??
I found this lovely gem at Express! It was absolutely perfect. Gold hardware on the front and leather straps paired with BCBG pumps..yes please!
- Gala Images: Julie Skarratt Photography
- Images of Candace’s Wardrobe: John Calabrese Photography