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!

Highlighting the Past, Dreaming of the Future

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big houseWool Peacoat: LAUREN by Ralph Lauren// Sweater Dress: Zara (Sold out but found on Ebay ) // Leather Pants: H&M (Similar Here) // Heels: Lanvin (New & improved style Here) // Sneakers: New Balance (Check out these Dope Colors) // Messenger Bag: Forever 21

Hi guys! So I took full advantage of my day off from work due to MLK day! I spent the whole day upstate  in Ossining, NY at my photographers’ family home.  I brought my fave sneakers at the moment (my New Balance “highlighters”) as a subsititue for my very comfy Lanvin heels. For some very strange reason, these sneakers go perfectly with every outfit I wear! I seriously recommend these sneakers. As a retired track athlete, with shin splints and inflammation in my calves, it’s really hard to wear flats or shoes without sole support but these extremely affordable new balances make me feel like I’m walking in thin air!

Stay warm & blessed!