Pastels on the Playground

 

Happy Palm Sunday! Yesterday was such a glorious and beautiful day to celebrate my Lord & Personal Savior all while shouting “Hosanna!” We were blessed with 72 degree weather in NYC but I was really uncomfortable and hottttt! I’m thinking I should probably reserve my summer weather excitement…

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I’m actually loving the pastel color trend. It’s fun. It’s chic. It’s sexy. It’s bold. It’s everything a girly girl needs! My favorite part about the trend is finding pastel items in my closet I either, didn’t know I had, or just didn’t think I liked very much. An example is this Banana Republic blouse. It’s been in my closet for many years (don’t know how, actually, as I never purchased it) and never worn! Not only is the pastel blue so flattering but the scalloped edges are so in trend right now! Double win for Auntie Christie!
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I will be traveling this summer so I decided to start stacking on floppy hats. I actually bought this Forever 21 floppy hat to pair with my new pink Zara heels but it actually worked well with this pastel look!
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Meet my girlfriend Isabella! Isabella and I share much more than laughs in common. Not only is she super selfless, but it helps that she’s a fashionista like me! 85% of the time we’re discussing shoes, the other 15% of the time we’re discussing new trends. She is soooo lucky I can’t fit a size 35 shoe! Her shoe collection would’ve been raided by last year. She’s the woman behind the lens many  times. Thank you girl! Love you to pieces!IMG_1865

You’ve seen this Coach bag on Auntie’s blog before. I mentioned how much I used to hate white bags. Clearly not anymore! How cute is the green bow on the handle?
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It’s all about DETAILS! Can you believe my earrings were $1??? I bought them from a jewelry store that was going out of business.

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Isabella is wearing a jacket from Zara’s new collection, a burberry button down, a kente skirt, and Valentino Rockstuds.

My Outfit:

Hat: Forever 21

Blouse: Banana Republic (Old)

Skirt: Thrifted via Salvation Army

Shoes: Zara (Old)

Necklace: Forever 21

Bag: Coach (Old)

Nail Polish: Essie’s ‘Hide and Go Chic’

Isabella’s Outfit:

Jacket: Zara

Blouse: Burberry

Skirt: Custom Made

Shoes: Valentino

-Be Blessed & Enjoy your week ahead!

BREAKING NEWS: Alexander Wang announces H&M Collaboration

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Happy Palm Sunday! It’s 6:30 AM. I missed it. Just like the runway, I missed the breaking news! After what seemed to be such a difficult night, from a pipe bursting in my COOP, to finding out we won’t have water for the next 2 days, I just couldn’t be bothered. I called it a night around 10pm. But thank the Good Lord I am an early riser! How then would I be able to find out about the above!

I nearly fell off my desk chair hearing about this surprising and unexpected news! Alexander Waannnnnngggg, God Bless your heart! Wang, also the creator director for Balenciaga, will be including a collection of men and women clothing, as well as accessories.“Alexander Wang is one of the most important voices in fashion today,” H&M’s creative advisor Margareta van den Bosch said. “He understands exactly what people want to wear and does it with an energy and passion that’s infectious. It feels incredible to be collaborating with him this year.” I agree van den Bosch. I agree!

Here are some of the previous H&M collabs:

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Isabel Marant x H&M

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Versace x H&M

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Lanvin x H&M

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 (I do not own rights to any of these images. Taken from Google.)

 The collaboration will launch November 6, 2014. Mr. Wang, if this post ever get’s to you, pleaseeee include the Tall Aline T-Stap Sandal that I crushed on forever. Be sure to check out Alexander Wang’s Official Instagram for more news! 

-Be blessed and remember why we praise the King today! He is so worthy of our praise!

 

Chic // Chill

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Sweater/Jumper: Urban Outfitters Sale // Skirt: Joe Fresh Store but found here via JC Penny // Heels: Jeffrey Campbell (Similar Here) // Leopard Phone Case: Urban Outfitters Sale // Hat: Forever 21 // Leopard Cuff: BCBG Max Azria, Midi Rings: H&M (Alternative) // Nail Polish: Essie’s New ‘Hide & Go Chic’ // Lippie: MAC Red

How funny is this sweater/jumper? How many of you would actually make that deal with God?  Hehehe. So,today I’m wearing it with my $7 faux fur skirt from Joe Fresh. I’m so glad I was able to find it for you guys online at  JCPenny! (FYI, it has pockets in the front. ) Just to give this really chill look a little sass, I wore my Jeff. Campbell strappy gladiator heels. Soooo comfy!! Now that bags are becoming so last season, I figured I’d just carry my phone in this cute leopard phone holder. After all, you don’t want to carry a big bag when shopping for clients. (FYI, if it’s leopard/cheetah, it’s goes! Thats one print I will never stop buying.) Stay tuned for a haul video!

-I hope those of you in NYC are enjoying this weather. Please don’t forget to like this post, like my FB page, and follow my blog!

-Be blessed.

Sport Luxe

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Okay, so I had a little too much to eat! So what?! LOL

Top & Bottom: H&M (Pants Here)// Shoes: Zara (Similar Here) // Sunglasses: RayBan (Similar New Wayfarers) // Lippie: MAC Red

 

Something about the color navy blue and collared shirts that drive me wild. I’m so in love with classic pieces, and for me, collared button-up shirts will always be classic. Hennes &Mauritz  made me smile when they made this shirt. Adding trend (cropped and stripes) to class (button-up) is the perfect way to balance class and trend. What I love about these jogging pants is the silk material going down the sides. It give it that tuxedo feel! Throw on nude heeled sandals, sunnies, and you’re good to go for a quick frozen yogurt date!

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-Be blessed!

 

Spice UP Your Life

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Who remembers the Spice Girls??? Well, I was such a fan in grade school….from the music, to the movie, to the lolipops with the Spice Girls stickers….ahhhhhhhh good stuff. Well, when I saw these shoes it reminded me of the Spice Girls and a pair of shoes I made my mom buy me from Ravel (shoe boutique in Clapham Junction, London) during the Spice Girls reign.

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Here’s what I wore on an unusually nice Spring night! I don’t always dress down. But when I do, I like to wear loafers! And these funky ones are not excluded 🙂

Leather Jacket: Zara (Old) // Shirt: Joe Fresh (I paid $2) // Lumberjack Sweater: Forever 21 // Jeans: Joe Fresh (I paid $7) // Loafers: Schutz // Bag: Zac Posen