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Hello everyone! Happy Easter! Easter Sunday is one of the most fashionable dates out of the year because women all over the country are dawning their favourite spring church outfits. Finding the right thing to wear can be quite daunting and for me, it can be especially tricky!  View Full Post

Fall has officially defended on us here in New York, New York. And while the anticipation of fall was rather large, it came rather shockingly fast. On the first day of autumn…a single leaf fell on the pavement in front of me, and immediately afterwards, I shivered.

It can be a little tricky dressing for fall here because the mornings and early afternoons can be freezing. Then, the late afternoons are sweltering. What are you to do? I like to keep a t-shirt or blouse on with short sleeves, or totally made of cotton, with a jacket that’s easy to remove. 

There’s a beautiful little story behind this clutch. I first saw this in an advertistment in Cosmopolitan. I knew that one day in the future I would move to Manhattan. I remember telling my mother about it and showing her the photo. We looked high and low for the clutch and then one day… as I was walking out of a store in the mall. I saw it. I pressed my face a little too eagerly against the glass in Kate Spade and about five seconds later it was in my hands. A gift from my mom, I treasure this piece particularly. It was one I acquired from my hometown and I realized how monumental it was that I actually moved and could wear this piece. I get asked about it very often.  

Outfit Details: 

Shirt: Vintage 70′s 

Pants: AG

Jacket: Zara leather 

Shoes: 60′s smoking slippers (resoled to wear out!)

Clutch: Kate Spade

All photos by Sue Rissberger

Hair and MUA Amber Wallace

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We got all our engagement photos back and I love all of them. I opted to do a full engagement photo session. A lot of people find this to be a strange thing to do, but in my opinion you only get married once, make the most of it!

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Of course I never go small, I went huge! With a gorgeous Monique Lhuillier dress I got from renttherunway.com, this gown was beautiful and so full. I had a blast twirling around in it. Bren chose his sapphire blue Zara suit. It was actually not on purpose that I matched my shoes with his suit. In fact, I didn’t even notice until much later. <3

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Fact: your high heels will in fact get stuck in between planks of wood in a bridge and cause you to be completely immobile while dozens of runners and bikers appear out of nowhere. Hilarity after your escape will ensue. 

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I found that the less I thought about the camera being there, the more comfortable I felt. Bren and I normally don’t show any PDA in public, besides the occasional peck on the cheek when leaving and holding hands. It was a little hard to warm up- going zero to sixty.

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If you go on the bridge to take pictures, the wonderful people of NYC will cheer you on and shout many beautiful congratulations your way, making you feel like a total glamours celebrity. We both loved the good attention. <3

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At the very end of the day, it’s not about how big your dress was or how beautiful the pictures came out (but they were both magnificent), it’s being able to look back and remember how elated you both felt. I’m beyond thrilled to be getting married and I know that no matter where I go, if I have Bren, I have everything.

xx

B

Outift Details:

Her

Dress: Monique Lhuillier (www.renttherunway.com)

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Him

Suit: Zara

Shirt: Prada

Tie: Chanel

Shoes: John Lobb

Today as part of Women’s Equality Day Keds gave away one free pair of shoes! While I was in line, the Keds crew asked the girls if they felt that they were equal to men. Not surprisingly, they all said no. 

Women still get paid significantly less all over the world as opposed to men. Not to mention, in government, women are still in the minority.  

If you still need a little more information why Women’s Equality Day is important, check out this article by Time. http://time.com/4010645/womens-equality-day/

I hit Goodwill today!
And I goofed around just a little bit. I was headed to an antique mall and saw a goodwill and proceeded to spend three hours there. Oops!!

Today I wore my favourite red hats, giant men’s cashmere, leggings and Aldo rain boots from circa 2008! Oh I wore my “go topless” Wildfox Couture sweater. Love it.

I found this beautiful vintage blazer with velvet and beading! It’s a little big at a size 8 but it was so beautiful I had to have it. I know I can take it to a tailor and have it adjusted in all the right spots.

One thing I’ve learned about thrifting is if you love something and you’re not sure if you want to buy it, grab it. Because if someone else grabs it, and leaves with it, you might regret it! Many a one-of-a-kind items I wasn’t sure of left with someone else!