About a year ago a friend of mine called me to see if DKNYC wanted to collaborate on a project to benefit women veterans. As a native New Yorker having experienced September 11th first hand, our safety is often something that I think about. But as someone who is lucky enough to go to work…
Venice, Italy for Carnival. I wore this pink wig around the city and I had a BLAST. Everyone thought that we were some famous girls on a water commercial. We went along with it! :)
It’s only here once, yesterday is over and tomorrow is not promised - LIFE. If we only knew back then what we know now… right? I try to look at it this way, I’ll be saying that in 5 years so why not just live today as if I have nothing to fear. I realized something recently that my little sister has been trying to teach me for years, stop taking life so seriously. I’ll admit it, I’m one who is full of the if only I… I wish I woulda… I shoulda… but I can’t! I can’t have those moments back. I wish I woulda danced instead of standing by the wall but I was too scared that I would look silly. I shoulda talked to that person but I was afraid I would be rejected. I coulda laughed more instead of worrying about what others might think or worrying about troubles I had no control over at the moment. At times, ok, most times I take life a little too seriously.
Goofing around while shopping! Fashion should always be fun.
This has been a year of self reflection for me. Looking in the mirror would be a better way to put it. I’ve taken a break from life as I’ve known it. I’ve traveled the world, dove head first into a life long dream, spent some much needed time with my family and old friends, danced like nobody was watching, giggled until my stomach was about to burst, cried until the tears were gone but most important… I’ve let go and laughed. I’m still a little shy, but I’ve learned to embrace silly. Being able to laugh at yourself is a very admirable trait and if you haven’t tried it, I recommend that you do.
Paris, France. The day was amazing but I was stressed from walking so much and carrying that huge board through the entire city! My sister turned around with a camera and yelled… say FROMAGE! I laughed and replied… BONSOIR as loud and high pitched as possible. Goofing around like this is not common in Paris, to say the least. Once we got home she added a few things to the picture and a year ago I would have never shown anyone. Today, I think it’s hilarious and freeing to be able to laugh at myself! :)
Inspiration – Where do you get yours? When it comes to fashion, I get mine from: editors, stylists, bloggers, and the newest thing? PR girls on Twitter. These people are constantly putting out information that intrigues me, styling outfits in ways that are new to my eyes and showing me brands with personality behind them. I’m inspired by all of it. I take it all in and then figure out how to incorporate it into my daily life. Fashion is an inspiration. it’s an art form, a way to express who you are without saying a word.
My posts are here to help inspire you, to figure out what to do when it comes to all of those options. You get the magazines, the emails, the catalogs. Then after all of that, you walk into this giant mall, and you’re supposed to know what to get? Not necessarily. Shoptopia gives me a way to share with you how to get the most out of your shopping experience. Whether it’s letting you know how to wear the latest trend, sharing my shopping lists or just to chat fashion.
Taking fashion and creating personal style isn’t always easy, but I’m strong believer that if you look good, you feel good. And you always look best when your ensemble is an outward reflection of YOU!
Rachel Zoe recently came out with a line of clothing, and the 70’s boho chic that exudes from the line inspires me in every way. The looks are glamorous, sophisticated and so chic. The 70’s are back (well, in terms of fashion trends), and you can find a way to embrace it, a way to wear it where it shows off who you are.
Here are some of my picks for incorporating the trend into your personal style for fall. I’d love to hear what pieces you’re inspired by, can’t wait to wear and how you’ll wear them!
Looks I’m crushing on for fall
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Why live a life you aren’t fully in love with? We don’t choose our circumstances but we choose our emotional state. We wake up each day and have the choice of chasing dreams or to just go through the motions of life. We have one life to make the most of, one chance to be fabulous. So why not? What’s stopping you from squeezing the most out of this opportunity called life?
Stand for what you believe. Help someone else make their dreams come true. Work as hard as you can and play even harder. Smile at the little things and laugh as much as you can. Continue to learn, you will never know it all. Dress up always, when you look good you feel great!
Decide your dream and begin to chase it a little bit each day. Because, happy is a dream chaser. Hey… You never know what could happen. One day you’ll wake up with fabulous life you once believed was only a dream.
“Fashion is supposed to be fun, there’s a lot more to life than clothes, but if you have to live your life in clothes, you might as well make them fabulous! Style is our way of showing the world who we are. It’s expressing yourself without saying a word. When you look good, you feel good and when you feel good, you’re the best version of YOU.”—