Saturday, February 16, 2013

Bundle Up

Winter is in its full bloom here in NYC. While I believe that any season is beautiful in its own way, this is getting a little exhausting. I am sincerely starting to miss the days when we don't have to carry all the heavy armor of coats, thick sweaters, and extra layers just to be able to get from point A to point B. This is especially frustrating because most of the time it's not the way you feel that makes you choose a certain outfit but rather how comfortable you will feel in the cold weather outside. However, I must say that it can still be a lot of fun to dress in winter fashion, as long as it does not fail to keep you warm.  

Sweater: Gap;  Jacket: via TJ Maxx;  Pants: via Bedazzled Boutique; Boots: Nine West;  Scarf: NY & Company

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Speakeasy Dollhouse

It's fascinating how much New York City has to offer. There is always something going on - something new, something exciting... Last night, my friend and I got a chance to attend an amazing event, which made me realize just how much I appreciate and admire the world of art and creativity. Speakeasy Dollhouse… A group of people in attendance were transferred back in time over to the Prohibition Age of late 1920s-early 1930s, when sale, manufacture and transportation of alcohol was strictly forbidden in the United States. However, as we all know historically human nature has never been subject to be easily deterred by a public regulation, and it is at that time that unlicensed establishments, or so-called “speakeasies,” were on its rise. This event transmitted the audience straight into that particular era and offered the real atmosphere of the time. Our mission was to uncover the secret of the Sparo family, with its outlandish affairs, scandals and numerous unexpected homicides. Surrounded by outstanding actors, we were all a part of the play, engaged in the world of burlesque surroundings and enjoying the ambiance of live jazz music, gorgeous interior design, and true 1930s fashions. The best part of it all, of course, was dressing the part…

Dress: via Marshall's;  Shoes: Franco Sarto;  Bracelet and Earrings: NY & Company;  Pearl Necklaces: via Feline's Basement