When I was in New York City last September for Fashion Week the most amazing thing happened. The girls and I were spending a day in Bryant Park when two strangers appeared out of no where and began watching our fashion blogger photo shoot. Eventually they started helping set up the photos, offering us a chair, moving things out of the frame. We got to talking and it turns out they were professional photographers! They were visiting the States for the first time from Brazil.. They did not speak very much English and we did not speak Portuguese, but luckily we both speak Spanish. They asks if they could shoot our photos for us and we happily agreed.
It is always a pleasure working with new photographers. You learn things you never knew before and I also love having a different artistic view on the blog. Daniel captured these photos so beautifully and I am happy we ran into each other in New York. He is mainly a wedding photographer so if you are getting married in Brazil definitely check him out at www.danielsiqueirafotografo.com.
Daniel muchas gracias para para todos. Usted tiene un verdadero talento. Fue un placer conocerte y mejor de las suertes con todos!
Wearing: top- H&M (similar)| skirt- Express (similar) | bag- Modalu England | heels- ShoeDazzle c/o | brooch- DIY | sunglasses- Asos (old-similar) | necklace- Express | earrings- H&M (similar) | lip color- NYX “Brazen Berry”
Dressing up for work today in a chic mid-length window pane print pencil skirt and white peplum top. This $28 skirt is yet another great example of why it’s great to shop the clearance rack at Express. How gorgeous are these ShoeDazzle heels? The classic black & white cut-out pump with the little bow remind me of detailing that Prada would use on their shoe designs. Absolutely a win and affordable way to dress up your office look!
Photos by Kier Mellour
Wearing: Jacket- Elizabeth & James (similar faux fur version here)| top- Express (old) | skirt- Express (similar) | hat- Macy’s (similar) | heels- Jessica Simpson | bag- Louis Vuitton (similar here & here)
At a Shop for Success charity fundraiser I attended late last year, designer labels were 70% off and 100% of the proceeds went to charity. Honestly, I was overwhelmed with the amount of items in the store and it only grew more crowded by the minute. I saw a little purple piece out of the corner of my eye, but with my hands already full I let it go and walked away. I mentioned it to Liz as we were standing in line to pay and she asked to see it. So I went back and grabbed it. As soon as I picked it off the rack I fell in love with it. It looked so similar to my little white faux fur jacket that I love so much. Only this piece was a bit out of my price range. I decided to carry it around with me while shopping a bit more before putting it back. I swear while I was holding it, five different people commented on it. Three asked me to hand it to them if I decided to change my mind and one told me I was the “lucky one who grabbed it before she could.” I thought, of all the things in the store, should I splurge on the one everyone wants? Since the event was for charity (100% of the proceeds benefitted Shop For Success) I decided to spurge and take the jacket home with me.
Now I am not normally one to wear real fur, just faux. Everyone has their opinions and that is fine. Before buying it I did a little research online and found out that lambs fur is similar to cow hide in that it is a by product. I’m not going to go around advertising that I bought an actual fur coat, but if you own anything leather you’re in the same boat. I hesitated to write about this jacket- but I’m an honest person, it’s a beautiful coat, and am though I might as well help educate anyone willing to have an open mind.
Photos by: Tony Oberstar