Happy Thanksgiving Eve Lovers! Ok, so yes this outfit wasn’t shot recently…I’m guessing it probably got shot about 2-3 months ago (yes…I have outfits stocked up in my iPhoto library from back then!) But when I discovered it I thought it would be the perfect bar hoping or club look for one of the most popular party nights of the year…Thanksgiving Eve! Ok so I’m not sure if the whole idea of going out for ‘Thanksgiving Eve’ is a Long Island thing or an every place thing but either way I truly believe you can’t go wrong with a simple skater skirt…pumps and a moto jacket. Easy, chic and sexy…just what bar or club hopping calls for! My moto jacket is from Karen Kane and while it’s no longer available, I found a similar one from ShopBop on salehere.My skater skirt and leopard pumps are both Target Style finds…which is always a win/win in my book…what gal doesn’t like affordable fashion Plus a simple black skater skirt and leopard heels are both key pieces for any fashionistas wardrobe.My bag was last year’s Christmas gift to myself…sorry but some of the best gifts are the gifts you give yourself right? I LOVE the Louis Vuitton Neverfull because it’s an all around go to bag…roomy, great quality and always timeless. Now for the bling factor. Both of my necklaces make perfect holidaygifts! The gold horizontal bar necklace has been a hot trend for the past year and it is a great piece for ladies of any age because it can be worn alone or layered on with other pieces to make a statement. I layered it here with my favorite star necklace because what gal doesn’t like to shine like a star? P.S. with Thanksgiving tomorrow not only does it mean a big meal but also the beginning of huge holiday sales! Be sure to check out my gift guides for some of my holiday gift tips:
Happy Tuesday Lovers! As holiday prep continues one thing almost every fashionista is doing this holiday season is commuting or traveling from place to place to be with family and friends! Well, I got a jump start on what I’ll be wearing to commute around this holiday season (and it may or may not be 100% practical but hey…a girl sometimes needs her heels even when traveling if Beyonce can do it so can we!)One of the ways I commute day to day is via the LIRR (Long Island Railroad). As a Long Islander, if you want to get to Manhattan, JFK or anywhere without encountering traffic…you are usually opting for the train so that’t where today’s outfit shoot took place. My number one issue I have while traveling is outerwear. Because I may be cold waiting for a train, plane or bus…but the second I take my seat I begin to get hot and bothered (and not in a good way! haha) So I decided a lightweight canvas jacket is the way to go. I scored this one on sale at Old Navy and in my opinion this would make a great gift for a relative as well! The next piece of business to take care of…the pants. I hate wearing sweat pants and everyone wears leggings and Uggs while traveling, but hey why not snazz things up a bit with a pair of jeggings like these dark olive ones from Hue (on sale at Macy’s here). Now for the accessories…like I said this look is and isn’t practical. I believe every fashionista needs a convenient little bag that makes a statement. A bag that is great quality, moderately sized and can fit the essentials without being a huge tote that becomes home to everything including the kitchen sink…so my solution? The Ralph Lauren ‘Newbury’ mini bag available in multiple colors here.Ok, ok so maybe I wouldn’t wear these shoes while traveling but they just looked so damn cute with this outfit #SorryNotSorry! I love these camo heels and by the looks of it, the camo shoe trend is one that is taking over. I found camo heels from Carlos Santana, Sole Society and Shopbop (click to shop).A travel essential every gal should have? A great pair of sunnies! Planes, trains and automobiles all require a killer pair of sunnies that make a statement and instantly dress up a simple commuter ensemble. For this look I went with tortoise shell sunglasses like these (on sale from Target).And last but not least…a killer manicure and some sparkling bling! Red nails are always a safe bet for the holiday season and rather than wearing a million different pieces of jewelry, all it takes is one great piece like this Kendra Scott druszy ring (a popular pick for the holidays) available here.| Enter My Elizabeth Arden Giveaway HERE |
Happy Monday Lovers! Today I’m kicking off a new ‘Guide’ series on the blog…I’ve already begun posting ‘Holiday Gift Guides’ to help you guys find the perfect gifts for your loved ones this holiday season but now comes the fun part…’How To Dress For The Holidays!’ Dressing for the holidays is always a tricky thing…you never know how fancy / dressed up to be and what should you wear to stand out without over doing it while still being respectful to your family members or friends whom you are spending the holiday season with? Well I’ve come up with a few different solutions starting with this lovely look featuring a statement making sequin skirt from Lord & Taylor available here on sale!To make this sequin skirt a little less dress I styled it with a peach button down blouse from Old Navy (similar one available from Tibi here. The best part? The button down can be worn for work as well so it’s not like your buying a blouse to only be worn once for a holiday dinner! I love any piece that can serve multiple purposes My holiday hair do? Simple yet chic…you can get my look by following my ‘Long Hair Don’t Care’ hair tutorial here! Now to break down my accessories…I love signature pieces of bling for every day life as well as holiday dressing. In this look I’m rocking a rose gold Marc by Marc Jacobs watch (which would make an awesome gift for the fashionista in your life BTW!) + a signature initial bangle (similar versions here + here…both make great gifts as well).My bag is a classic tote style from the Neiman Marcus collection from Last Call Neiman Marcus. It comes in a variety of colors but for this look I decided brown would be perfect (once again Thanksgiving festive but also practical to wear to the office or on the weekend). These heels are an oldie but a goodie…the Coach ‘Lavania’ Heel. They come in two different hues (both perfect for fall) black and taupe…you can shop them here from 6pm. (P.S. I’m selling these beauties on Poshmark here)If you are already beginning your hunt for perfect holiday gifts check out my guides:
Happy Weekend Lovers! Time for another Weekend Wish List / Holiday Gift Guide! Every fashionista loves a little bling at any age and rather than going with the signature birth stone or initial or monogram…why not think a little outside the box and buy something a little spiritual yet personal at the same time…their zodiac sign! Even if someone doesn’t believe in horoscopes, I find it’s always an interesting little treat to see what someones zodiac sign says about them. Whether you check updates about your sign religiously or if you just simply know the basics about your sign, a chic necklace, ring or bracelet is an easy go to for the holiday season when it comes to gift giving. If you are looking to make the gift a little more special, why not find some interesting information about the person who you are gifting’s sign. Most book stores have some facts about every sign or you can even google and type up or hand write on some nice stationary a little about that particular sign. Sky’s the limit
Happy Friday Lovers! Today I’m ‘Back Packing’ and I am not talking about through Europe…I’m referring to this fabulous suede back pack from Last Call Neiman Marcus. After leaving elementary school oh so many years ago, I definitely never planned on rocking the one strap back pack again in this life time…and yes the only wear to rock a back pack is with the one strap…who two straps anymore, for real? Well I fell in love with this little knapsack when I spotted it while shopping for shoes (I always get distracted while shopping…oops…typical girl problem). Back to my first topic…back packing through Europe…while I love to travel and hopefully I will get to do more of it in the years to come (can you say New Years Resolution anyone?) One thing I am truly terrified about is back packing through Europe…I suppose I’ve seen one too many horror flicks and am convinced that I would get into some tragic mess if I actually conquered some courage and went for it…so for now rocking a back pack is the first step haha!My top and skirt are both from BCBG at Lord & Taylor. I love the whole A-Symmetrical skirt trend for fall (even if I will be freezing in it) and why not be matchy matchy with a chic cropped top like this one. I dressed down these pieces in this post but I actually dressed them up a few weeks ago here.My baby blue faux leather moto jacket is actually from Kohls…like I tell everyone, don’t under estimate affordable fashion…anything is possible…like this amazing jacket! So like I mentioned my back pack is from Last Call Neiman Marcus and you can shop it here (on sale now!) Then to make this look real old school…some chuck taylors! I have had these silver converse for years and figured I’d let them see the light of day once again While these ones are no longer available I found similar pairs here + here. This is my version of ‘Casual Friday’ Another way to make the weekend even sweeter? A GIVEAWAY! Be sure to enter below <3
Happy Thursday Lovers! Today’s post has a fun backdrop because I teamed up with Perrier water to promote their new ‘street art’ inspired bottle design! I searched high and low on Long Island to find some funky street art and bam I found it…in the village…Huntington Village that is! When I hear the term ‘street art’ I would naturally gravitate towards NYC, Brooklyn or Queens, but my lovely Long Island surprised me with this awesome artwork painted on the side of a bar a half hour from my house. This is one village that isn’t part of the Manhattan social scene, but it definitely is the party time hot spot on the island!It was freezing when I shot this look…like the first day of winter cold…and this was two weeks ago…do you feel my pain yet? So over the cold and the season just started! While I am not a fan of winter weather, something I am a fan of is faux fur vests like this one from Karen Kane (similar available from Chicwish here). I love adding a faux fur vest to any look…what gal doesn’t want to feel edgy, feisty and fabulous right?I wore a simple white Old Navy sweater under the vest…black and white…you can never go wrong…oh yeah and I added some bling: Elephant Necklace & Initial Triangle Necklace (both of which make amazing gifts btw!) As for my arm party…I always gravitate towards my gold Michael Kors watch and this simple Marc Jacobs disc bangle. These pieces of bling go with any outfit and are perfect for fall layering! So in addition to my white sweater and my black faux fur vest another fall essential that I am all about is vegan leather leggings like these ones I’m wearing from Lysse! They are super comfortable, totally on trend and best of all? They can be dressed up or down something I am always about Once again…mirrored aviators and the new Perrier Street Art water bottles!I bought this Louis Vuitton Neverfull as a Christmas gift to myself last year (hey that’s what happens when you get bad holiday gifts…prevent that by shopping my holiday gift guides here, here & here. And these shoes are definitely a favorite of mine for fall. I have worn them a few times both with skirts and with pants: here, here & here….what can I say when I find a pair of comfortable and stylish shoes, I stick with them!P.S. I have an extra way to keep you warm and fuzzy…a NEW Giveaway started yesterday Check out details and Enter below <3| *Click To Shop My Look* |
Happy Wednesday Lovers! I am officially freezing here on Long Island…the winter weather has arrived and with winter weather comes prepping for the holiday’s and how does Missy do that? By creating custom gift guides for you of course! If you haven’t seen my Tech Guide or my first Gift Guide check them out here + here! Today is time for another gift guide and this one is perfect for the leading lady in your life…whether it’s your boss, your mom, grandma, daughter, sister or friend…every gal loves a great quality fragrance or beauty product and Elizabeth Arden has got you covered…PS So do I because YOU can enter to win Elizabeth Arden’s newest fragrance ‘Untold Absolu’ below…read on for details :*Elizabeth Arden has been a brand and company I have longed to wear since I was a little girl. The fabulous packaging, sophisticated look and killer products made me beg my mom to purchase them so boy was I surprised when I attended the In Style Magazine ‘Celebrate In Style’ event in NYC a few weeks ago and discovered Elizabeth Arden’s newest products…looking stunning as ever.
Elizabeth Arden has two products I am currently obsessed with…1) The brand NEW Elizabeth Arden ‘Untold Absolu’ Fragrance and 2) The NEW Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick…both of which are perfect gifts for the upcoming holiday season. The new ‘Untold Absolu’ fragrance (which you can enter to win below!) has hints of fruity accents mixed with bits of Vanilla Bourbon and Cashmere Woods…all the scents and aromas one lusts after in the fall and winter months. Just imagine this fragrance staying on your nice cable knit sweater from a day at the office to dinner with the girls…long lasting and unique, you will instantly prompt ‘What are you wearing?’ from everyone you pass by! I swear it smells delicious…my kind of fragrance.Ok, so I am really becoming a fan of the ‘Red Lip’ for fall into winter. I was always convinced I couldn’t pull it off but this Elizabeth Arden Lipstick isn’t only adorable in it’s packaging (instagram worthy anyone?) but it is long lasting, not too bright and it doesn’t over power your lips…a concern I often have when wearing a colorful lipstick. The best part? This lipstick also moisturizes your lips…something every gal needs this season…moist, supple, kissable lips! So now is your chance to shop my favorite Elizabeth Arden beauty picks below…the perfect way to get a jump start on your holiday shopping!
Happy Tuesday Lovers! Ok I know it’s fall and that usually means sweaters, scarves, coats and tons of layers but maybe for just this once (or maybe a few times more to come) I want to go against the grain and go back to my old time favs…neon, open toe sandals, graphic tees and light wash jeans! Did I mention how much I dislike the cold weather? Well I must say for being born and raised in New York, it hasn’t made me any better at dealing with the temperature drop, dark skies or bitter cold…and I am truly contemplating a move to a warmer climate (still thinking about whether this is my impulse reaction to the beginning of winter in NYC or if it is a true feeling I should jump on….guess we will have to wait and see).Now to be completely honest this light weight neon moto jacket from Karen Kane (simialr available at Last Call Neiman Marcus here) doesn’t truly keep me warm…but it makes one hell of statement Statement necklace, statement jacket…what more can a gal ask for!This moto jacket was the perfect piece to layer over a basic graphic tee like this ‘Holy Chic‘ one from Old Navy (unfortunately it is no longer available but my love Rebecca Minkoff makes one here).I love a great fitting light wash jean…especially when I cuff them over like I did in this post. I know light wash is traditionally for spring or summer, but I am a firm believer that these jeans can be transitioned into fall with boots or chic pumps for any occasion. I found a great pair of light wash jeans from Nordstrom on SALEhere.Now for the shoes and bag…all that matters right? I love this Rebecca Minkoff ‘Affair Bag’ because it is a unique style that they no longer make. Yes, I have the black one which is pretty common, but when I spotted this tan bag with the neon trim I instantly fell in love…any hint of neon makes me smile My nude ankle strap heels are reminiscent of the Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ Sandal…except the version I am wearing is a quarter of the price Hey I love a great ‘Look For Less’…what fashionista doesn’t!| *Click To Shop This Post* |
Happy Monday Lovers! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend filled with fun, relaxation and maybe like mine…a little shopping (oops…that whole saving thing…kind of a challenge for me…who is with me?). So after rebelling against my mom aka my financial advisor’s wishes of me working on saving money (did I mention I made some stops at Target, Nordstrom & Old Navy?) I figured let the rebellious behavior continue with this ‘Rebel tee‘ from Old Navy! I actually came across this outfit shoot in my iPhoto library from August! My brother and I often shoot a bunch of looks at once since we both have such busy schedules during the week to try and shoot each look daily. So although this was shot in August, this can be the perfect fall ensemble for a night out or a dressed up weekend day look. My rebel tee is from Old Navy here. I paired with with a chic white boyfriend blazer like this one here. Fall is the season of leather, vegan leather and faux leather…so I had to rock my favorite Hue leatherette leggings available here. Now to break down my favorite part of any outfit…the bag and shoes!My bag is by BCBG and it is the ‘Pop’ in the title of this post…always need a great ‘Pop Of Color’ to brighten up any look no matter what the occasion or the season. While this style is no longer available, I found a similar clutch from BCBG at Lord & Taylor on SALE now here.My heels are from the Prabal Gurung for Target collection…a bit of a throwback so since they are no longer able to be purchased, I found a practically identical pair from Nine West here. What I love about this look is that it’s a simple tee that just got dressed up by adding a simple blazer and leather leggings…my two must haves for this fall season.| Click To Shop |
TGIF Lovers! I’m happy to share a new ‘Day To Night’ transition look today because 9 out of 10 times the first thing I’m doing after a long day at work is heading to happy hour or a little dinner with the girls. When rushing around (especially in NYC) or even Long Island for that matter, I sometimes don’t have time to change into something different than what I wore earlier in the day…case and point, this outfit here I love everything about this look head to toe because I feel comfortable, confident and sexy in it all at the same time…something that not every outfit could provide. While everyone typically opts for a traditional black blazer for a day at the office or even a night out, I always love to think outside the box and rock white. This white boyfriend blazer is the perfect fit and can go from day to night…what’s better than that.To add even more color I wore a cropped purple cami like this one. It is a nice silk material and looks like a professional blouse when worn under a blazer so it is office appropriate or happy hour ready. While black distressed skinny jeans are ok for casual Friday in some offices, I know they aren’t widely accepted everywhere so an easy fix is to just rock non-distressed black skinny jeans like these (on sale now at Banana Republic) or black skinny dress pants like these…if you can do distressed I highly suggest these ones from TopShop.My bling is simple and layered…just the way I like it. Not too much for the board room yet trendy enough for an early evening outing. While both pieces are no longer available at their perspective retailers, I found a simple elephant necklace here + horizontal bar necklace here. Midi-Rings are here + here.The Rebecca Minkoff Affair Bag is my go to bag for going out. It’s not too small but not too big…it’s just right My shoes are not Valentino Rockstud Pumps although they look pretty similar! I found Valentino inspired styles here + here.Now if you excuse me, I’m going to begin planning what I’m going to do tonight, which is usually what I am doing right now…blogging! (insert monkey covering it’s eyes emoji) hehe Happy Friday! | Click To Shop Below |