Dressing Up to Stay In During COVID-19 Quarantine

Dressing Up to Stay In During COVID-19 Quarantine

If you’ve been a part of this community for sometime, you know even when we’re not in COVID-19 quarantine I work for myself from home on the daily. And most of the time, I LOVE it! Though I’m an extrovert, I find I am more productive and less distracted working on my own. I know if the work is not finished or to my standard, it is the fault of only ONE person….

But as much as I enjoy working on my own, I typically pack my weeks with meetings, lunches, and brainstorm sessions OUTSIDE of my home office with people who empower me and creatively inspire my work! I truly look forward to these in-person interactions, treating them as an opportunity to connect, share, and support businesses, friends, and my community!

Though interfacing with friends and brands is HUGE for me, it’s not the ONLY reason I look forward to leaving the house…

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How to Accessorize on a Budget

How to Accessorize on a Budget

Recently I shared on the gram that I’m honestly OVER buying everything brand new. For the longest time I associated the concept of “new” with being THE BEST but I’ve realized that’s just not true and quite frankly unrealistic! Life as an adult, running my own business, adventuring around NYC and managing expenses requires prioritized spending—and if I’m REALLY real, shopping weekly for the latest fast fashion piece I’ll style once or twice just doesn’t cut it.

Don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE mixing up my wardrobe with new-to-me, standout items. But instead of budget breaking spending, I’ve transitioned into a more sustainable mentality; I’m now taking advantage of shopping pre-loved items through wardrobe rental! Not only does this add “new” back into my wardrobe but it also allows me budget-friendly access to brands my favorite celebs and style crushes wear daily!

But with the wardrobe rental business growing, where do you start?

WELL…

Having consolidated my closet to a capsule wardrobe of key items and statement pieces, I’ve found accessorizing allows me to make outfits new, different, and interchangeable. And the key accessory here for me is jewelry! Statement jewelry is the perfect way to mix up a look while adding an expression of unique taste and personality! SOOOO that makes my go-to for rentals an EASY choice…

RED CARPET ROCKS!

Red Carpet Rocks is a subscription-free, demi-fine (meaning a combination of fine and costume jewelry) 4 day rental service providing hand-made jewels, precious stones, and other red carpet level jewels for $39! Yes. You read that price correctly! Just as the name would lead you to believe, these pieces are high-end, yet still interchangeable between special events, a day at the office or a night out with friends! Though I’ve sported the UNBELIEVABLE Rihanna Crystal Choker and absolutely ROCKED the Cindy Tassel Earrings, my favorite Red Carpet Rocks rental so far is the Bianca Bib Necklace! This statement necklace is not only the perfect beaded compliment to a cocktail dress but also adds a bit of high-end glam to a denim and Tshirt combo! And if that isn’t cool enough, the Red Carpet Rocks owner Urvi and her team are there for you every step of the rental process, adding a personalized touch to your new favorite statement piece!

So if you’re like me and in search of a budget-friendly way to add celeb level glam to an everyday look, OR you have an endless list of upcoming events this sunny season, check out Red Carpet Rocks! Remember, no single item is over $39! With both FREE shipping AND returns, rent one fabulous jewel for $39, 2 pieces for $59 or 3 for $79! AND right now when you join the Red Carpet Rocks email list, you earn 10% off your first order!

Rent. Rock. Return.

Check out some other Red Carpet Rocks accessories I’ve sported with dressy casual looks on Instagram!

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*All photos courtesy of Victoria Saperstein Photography.

What it’s Like to Attend NYFW

What it’s Like to Attend NYFW

A recap of exactly what shows I attended this season and what I wore to NYFW AW19.

If you know me (or read my February post) you know I LIVE for fashion week! And maybe you’re like…um, what’s the big deal? Well LET ME TELL YOU…

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Finding a Bra for ALL Shapes & Sizes

Finding a Bra for ALL Shapes & Sizes

True or false: At one point in time your go-to intimates retailer said “sorry we don’t carry your size here,” or even better “we only carry your size in neutral shades.”

Whether you’re a HH or an A cup size, you want a bra that not only supports your body but looks cute, right? Because let’s be honest, regardless of who is seeing you in your undies, YOU deserve to feel confident from the inside out, on every layer!

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4 Fab Ways to Spend a NYC Winter Day

4 Fab Ways to Spend a NYC Winter Day

Chatting over dinner last evening, my fiancé mentioned how depressing daily life can seem post holiday season, especially in these short daylight days. Getting back into a routine post holiday excitement (while knowing your next 4 day weekend likely will not happen until Memorial Day) can be brutal and feel stale. And I think most of us can agree, he is not wrong

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