Spotted running around 34th street wearing faux fur and drinking a cappuccino (with soy). A very typical Belle sighting. ☕️💋☕️💋

Outfit Details:
Shirt: Zara
Jacket: Zara
Pants: Burberry
Shoes: Givenchy (60’s)
Bag: Givenchy

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Running around during Fashion Week is insane. If you are fortunate enough to be able to show up, be photographed and leave, then I understand how you can wear six inch heels, and a mini skirt. And you go girl!!!

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I, however, find that I need to wear pants when I’m sprinting across several intersections. It’s just the easiest way to get around without flashing anyone. (Yes this is something we should all be concerned with). 

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Fashion Week is also about taking risks with your style, and bringing out those beautiful pieces that don’t normally go out. I paired a simple black dress and Burberry pants with this gorgeous 50′s skirt I received as a gift from my wonderful friend Kimsioux. 

Thank you to my wonderful new friends at fashiondailymag <3 

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Outfit Details:

Dress: Zara

Skirt: Vintage 50′s

Pants: Burberry 

Shoes: Ked’s 

Sunglasses: Dior

Earrings: Clip ons vintage 50′s 

Hair poof: Bergdorf Goodman 

The second outfit I wore to New York Fashion Week was filled with lots of color. It’s a well known fact that most women in NYC wear black. And while I love noir, I love color even more. It can be easy to just want to fit in and shy away from what we love but I decided to be a little daring and wear bubble gum pink.

Love this little pin I found at a costume jewelry store in the meatpacking district. 

Matched my Dior sneakers with this adorable little bow (actually a sash from a cocktail dress) Double duty!

Outfit Details: 

Shirt: Zara

Jacket: Bubble gum pink 50′s vintage

Pants: American Apparel

Purse: Chanel GST

Shoes: Dior Fusion sneakers

Necklace: Betsey Johnson <3 

Huge thank you again to the girl tribe over at fashiondailymag xx

I discovered this past weekend that New Yorkers like brunch. A lot. So much so, that many people that live in New York City take the time to prep where they are going to go, make reservations and go as far as to plan every food they order. Growing up, brunch was more reserved for Easter and Christmas. As I got older and hit the legal age to order alcohol, brunch became a way to have champagne in the afternoon. Here in New York, brunch seems to be a normal part of weekend life, as opposed to just be reserved for very special occasions. 

I knew that I would be going to mass after said brunch but I wanted to keep my outfit from looking overly conservative, I wore my vintage Dior suit jacket over a crop top. This way I could have the best of both worlds, I simply just buttoned the blazer up to go to church!

Here’s a picture of the cathedral where I attend mass. St. Patricks on 5th ave. 

Outfit Details: 
Jacket: vintage Christian Dior 

Crop Top: Necessary Clothing

Handbag: Givenchy 

Shoes: Prada 

Earrings: Vintage 60′s 

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I have been looking and looking for a vintage vanity for a long time now. I got lucky and found this guy at a cute little vintage furniture store in NY. I thought this project would be a huge undertaking but so far I’ve had major progress! 

The vanity is solid wood, and I’m not sure what kind. Many parts were faded from the sun, and had some varnish wear. So, I had it sanded down and painted! 

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I decided to get a vanity because here in NYC bathrooms are very small. I am someone who needs their own space to apply makeup and that can take up a lot of space. Luckily I had a window with the perfect amount of lighting and area for a vanity. Here’s what it looks like now. Another really cool thing about this piece is that it’s on wheels! 

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The molding on this piece is what makes it unique and I didn’t want it entirely covered up so I asked for the company I bought it from it paint it “shabby chic”. If you’re trying to explain the “weathered” and “distressed” look, some won’t understand what you meant, I found that everyone seems to understand “shabby chic”.

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The hardware on this had completely rusted so I replaced all of it with these crystal pulls that I found from H&M home for $7 a pair! I had no idea that H&M even had a home section until about two weeks ago when I moved here! In case you want a pair yourself and you’re not in the NY area… http://www.hm.com/us/product/32318?article=32318-A 

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Having your vanity face a window is crucial for makeup application! The natural light is so awesome for applying anything.

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The fun part came after all the work was done! Getting to make it my own.

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My favorite part of owning a vanity is getting to make it my own. On my personal vanity I have my most worn lipsticks, a vanity tray with pretty bottles of perfume, whatever purse I’m currently wearing, candles and flowers.