Fashion Friday (on Monday): #Bossladies

Since I had a major brain fart last Friday and thought it was Thursday when I posted, today we’re starting off our week with a little fashion!  A blog (and Boston) friend Robin Anderson (who you may have seen on the cover of the newest Rue Magazine) has just launched an adorable tote company that celebrates women, or #bossladies to be accurate. :)  Each tote is limited edition and will feature formidable female icons (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Martha Stewart, for example…)  But I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the first one- J.Crew’s First Lady and all around amazing fashionista Jenna Lyons!   After repeatedly joking with friends that when pondering fashion questions, Robin would often ask “What would Jenna Lyons do?”- and the idea for the #bossladies bags was born!

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Fashion Friday: Dreaming of Spring

I am SO SO SICK of my Uggs and sweaters and layers. It’s torture to look at all the fabulous spring clothes that are out now which freezing my butt off, so I decided to indulge myself and create some spring outfits I can’t wait to wear! Spring has some trends already trending strong- chunky heeled leather sandals, leather mules, wedges and Birkenstocks, wide leg and flar jeans and pants, stripes everywhere, leather and suede (which will transition well into fall) and the color blue!

I am totally ordering this floral jacket/robe thingy. Adore!  Pair it with these insane bow heels and boyfriend jeans for a cool day to night look.

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FLORAL JACKET // TANK // JEANS // EARRINGS // SUNGLASSES // HEELS

The Oscars 2015 Red Carpet!

There were a lot of good looks last night, but as it has been with the last few red carpet events, nothing that really made me drop everything and freak out.  A couple close calls, but nothing like Cate Blanchett in 2005, Nicole Kidman in 1997, Mila Kunis in 2011, Kate Hudson in 2003, Charlize Theron in 2000 , Michelle Williams in 2006 or Jennifer Lopez in 2003.

I prefer many of the dresses I picked over what the stars actually wore (not to toot my own horn or anything, I just do.)  But lets review!

THE BEST

I have to admit, the only dress that made me go “OMG, I love that dress!” belonged to a non-celebrity whose name I didn’t even know- Robert Duvall’s wife, Luciana Pedraza!!! During his interview I could not keep my eyes off her coral, sparkly, deep V gown. And then J.Lo showed up and I was all “wait, are they wearing the SAME DRESS?” Upon examination, they are not the exact same dress but they are damn close.  J.Lo’s boobs are a BIT much, but I prefer the sequin placement on hers, but love the slightly more coral shade of Pedraza’s gown.  Do you think J. Lo threw a fit? Methinks so. :)

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Fashion Friday: Buy Now, Wear Next Year!

I’ve been following fashion week closely and have found so many patterns in what designers are showing as the “trends” for fall 2015.  By assessing what’s going to be hot NEXT fall and winter, you can buy some great items NOW that will still be chic in 12 months!  And with all the fall/ winter sales going on you can get some great stuff for low prices too!

FUR, FUR and MORE FUR (Faux, preferably)

Fur was everywhere on the runways.  There was hardly a designer who DIDN’T show fur, especially fur collared coats and blazers.  Now, real fur is not for everyone (I do my best to not buy it personally) but there is such good faux fur now that you can get this look without sacrificing your beliefs.  In my opinion, this was the number one trend of fashion week shows!

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Fashion Friday: A Cold New York Night Out

Last night Andrew and I were in New York for a fun event and with the weather dropping into the single digits figuring out what to wear was tough. I decided that wearing a dress would just be too cold so I opted for a menswear look inspired based on this amazing Veronica Beard blazer. I have always loved a white and black tux jacket, and after owning an affordable version (J.Lo for Kohls, for real) I decided to pony up and get a perfectly tailored one. I was loving the jacket with jeans but was worried it was a smidge too casual…
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tuxedo jacket // heels // jeans (these are awesome) // clutch // earrings (old, similar here)