Month: November 2013

Thanksgiving Fun: 2 Cute Dinner Outfit Ideas!

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I wanted to give you guys 2 outfits ideas to choose between wearing to your thanksgiving dinner festivities!

Depending on your mood and personal style…I decided to create one look that was more fun and flirty and another look that was more preppy and collegiate. Write in the comment box to tell me which one you like more!

Bow-tiful Love

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If you couldn’t tell before, I am really obsessed with bows this holiday season! I think that bows are a cute and festive way to show your holiday spirit—and they can be accessorized in any way possible, whether it be on your belt, your bag or your shoes! I put down a few different bow options for this outfit just because I simply couldn’t choose!

  1. J.Crew Dotted Ponte Top: $46.50
  2. Dorothy Perkins Black Leather Skater Skirt: $45
  3. Alice + Olivia Nubuck Bow Skinny Belt: $80
  4. Dorothy Perkins Gold Glitter Bow Skinny Belt: $11
  5. Kate Spade Skinny Bow Belt: $78
  6. Dorothy Perkins Black Bow Wide Waist Belt: $17
  7. Miss Selfridge Cream Pearl Collar: $25
  8. Kate Spade Skinny Mini Bow Studs: $48
  9. Kate Spade Catherine Street Pippa: $317.99
  10. Kate Spade Janice Bow Kitten Heel: $328

Collegiate Prep

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With this second look, I decided to go with a preppier theme because I feel like Thanksgiving Dinner is an event to be casually dressed up for. Pieces such as the cable knit sweater and classic jeans will allow you to be comfortable and relaxed around your closest relatives and friends. Meanwhile, the plaid blazer and leather riding boots will give your outfit clean cut lines and a subtle dressed up feeling. Finally, don’t forget to choose your accessories carefully! Depending on if you wanted a more traditional prep versus a classic twist, you could go with a bold red flower statement necklace, or a pearl cluster necklace. Be sure not to forget your arm candy and grab your go-to cross body before you head out the door! 

  1. J.Crew Black Watch Plaid Blazer: $112.50
  2. GAP Cable Knit Pullover: $27.47
  3. Abercrombie & Fitch Mid Rise Premium Stretch Jeggings: $34.99
  4. Bauble Bar Jumbo Bloom Bar: $36 
  5. Miss Selfridge Cream Pearl Collar: $25
  6. J.Crew Classic Pavé Link Bracelet: $125
  7. J.Crew Pearl Twisted Hammock Bracelet: $65
  8. Fossil Rose Glitz Watch: $92
  9. Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag: $195
  10. Michael Kors Stockard Leather Riding Boot: $325

Happy styling for turkey day fashionistas!

-A

Runway Status: H&M Grand Opening!

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Last week, I was given an amazing opportunity to participate in H&M’s new marketing endeavor: a full size runway located right in the store of their new 42nd street Time Square location! 

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For this event, I decided to pair my H&M shift dress with a jeweled collar tunic. Layering these two pieces gave the illusion that the dress was a “one-piece.” However, clever layering means you can dress up any shift dress in your wardrobe—effortlessly at that!

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Adding the jewel collar to the shift dress embellishes the whole outfit and adds subtle details. The difference between just getting dressed in the morning and wearing a completed look comes down to the details. Small accessories make the biggest difference and can turn something that’s ordinary into something unique

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To be completely honest, this is probably one of the most genius marketing ideas that I have seen to date. Of course, everyone wants to feel as though they’re a celeb and walk the runway, so why not put in a full-size runway in the flagship store?

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This way, you draw people into the store to try out the full-size runway and afterwards, they are more likely to stay in the store and shop when they otherwise wouldn’t have. 

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The runway goes through a whole tutorial for the customer’s walk. You first sign up on a little touch screen and give them your email (so they can send you your whole runway walk video). Then, double check your look in the mirror…and off you go! Pose, walk…stop, pose!

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(Of course, these pictures were taken while test runs were going on—don’t worry, H&M cleaned this all up!)

And then voila! Your runway poses are posted throughout changing LED screens all around the store!

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Theses are just one of the many poses that my friend (on left) and I (on right) took as we strolled down the runway! At the end of it all, H&M was kind enough to leave us a gift…good through June 2014!

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So guys, if you haven’t already seen H&M personal runway, I would definitely grab all of your girl friends (and even guy friends!) to go and check it out! The experience is definitely worth your time

Happy strutting fashionistas,

-A

H&M 42nd Street Location: 

505 5th Avenue New York, NY 10017

Phone #: (212) 661-7012

Link to My Catwalk here!

  1. Shift Dress: H&M (Similar here and here)
  2. Jewel Collar Shirt: H&M (also styled here)
  3. Shoes: M.I.A. (Also styled here)