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*cues Going Bad – Meek Mill ft Drake*

“You asked to see the boss so they sent me, dog” – Drake.

This lyric is the exact definition of how my 2019 has been so far!

It’s been an extremely long time since you’ve last heard from me, and LOTS have changed… I was working a corporate job in the fashion industry, which was amazing, but I lost my interest in blogging. I had no inspiration, and couldn’t seem to find time to fit it in. This amongst many other issues led me to make the huge decision to leave fashion only after a year. I started my career in education, and now I’m a Kindergarten teacher! It has been the best experience of my life thus far. I enjoy it so much more than I’ve ever imagined. In the short time that I’ve been in education, I’ve definitely gotten my groove back! I’ve been re-inspired to blog, and I even have lots of time to do it. Don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE the fashion industry. Maybe someday I’ll go back…but right now I’m enjoying my scholars!

Now, to this look!

All over social media, girls are wearing neon everything! It’s a bit surprising because neons are usually popular in the summer (everyone’s normally all black everything during the winter). Nonetheless, this is a trend that I wasn’t going to miss out on! I may not be able to get lots of wear out of this outfit, but it’s definitely a statement and looks fabulous on my skin (and almost everyone I’ve seen it on).

Even if neon isn’t your norm, you should definitely give it a try. What’s fashion without risk?

Outfit details:

Matching set: fashionnova.com  (sold out)

Shoes: fashionnova.com

Bag: Zara

xoxo,

A New York Belle

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Canada Meets Brooklyn

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Ever heard of the Canadian Tux? Well, if you haven’t, it’s basically denim on denim. (Such a throwback right? Haha!)

Here’s my rendition of the Canadian Tux in my hometown, Brooklyn. I purchased both the skirt and jacket from FashionNova (links below).  This outfit can easily be taken from daytime to nighttime and doesn’t break the bank! I hope you love this outfit as much as I do!

Outfit Details:

Denim Jacket – FashionNova.com

Denim Skirt – FashionNova.com

Clear Heels – PublicDesire.com

Bag – Gucci (last season)

 

Apologies for the short content, this is another post about the images.

xoxo,

A New York Belle

How to Dress Down without Looking Like You’ve Given Up!

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Ever wanted to dress down without feeling that you’ve completely given up? I have!

We always want to feel our prettiest even when we don’t feel like dressing up, wearing high heels, or a full face of makeup. So, here are 3 easy tips on how you can dress down and still be fabulous!

  • Opt for matching sets. As seen in the photos above, matching sets are super cute and don’t require much thought.
  • Don’t go overboard with the oversized items. If you wear an oversized shirt, pair it with leggings or skinny jeans with cute sneakers.
  • Add some spice by wearing heels. Wearing heels with joggers easily dresses up your outfit.

Outfit Details:

Two piece set – FashionNova.com

(Sidenote: If you’re 5’6 or taller this set will stop a bit short)

Sneakers – Yeezys

 

xoxo,

A New York Belle

 

Button me up

 

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Showing a little leg is always a good idea!

Especially with these side-buttoned/fastener pants that gives you the freedom of having as much or as little leg out as possible; which is necessary in this half summer/half fall weather we’re having in NYC.

These buttoned pants can take your slay from day-to-night, and have you looking extra fierce whether its dressed up or down; hence the reason I couldn’t resist when I saw them on the rapper Fabolous’ daughter, Lataina, whose style is impeccable!

I can’t wait to see what other ways I can dress these pants up (or down)!

Outfit Details:

Bustier Bodysuit – Forever21 (see similar)

Buttoned Pants – FashionNova.com

Boots – PublicDesire.com

Xoxo,

A New York Belle

Let’s Make Up!

One of the most underrated but key components of outfit building is make up.

The fashion and beauty industries are often kept separately. However, make up is the icing on the cake, and what’s cake without icing?

Now that we’re transitioning into fall, make up looks are going from light and natural to bold and deep… One of my favorite looks is a vampy lip and a smoky eye. Which is one of the reasons why fall is my favorite season.

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To create this look, I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette, which is my go-to at the moment. You can create anything from a gorgeous nude look, to beautiful colored looks, to a sultry smoky eye. I used the Cyprus Umber as my crease color and Venetian Red on my lids, and just blended my life away!

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On the lips I used Bite’s “Nori” and the matching lip liner in # 42. Some similar liquid lipsticks that I LIVE for are (from the top) Smashbox’s “Girl Gang,” Stila’s “Ricco,” and Smashbox’s “Bawse.” These colors are amazing on darker skin nor do they show your lip pigment. For liquid lippies, they don’t dry out your lips. Stila’s lippies have vitamin E, which leave your lips hydrated all day.

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Hope you guys love these bold colors as much as I do.

xoxo,

A New York Belle

 

Bad & Bougie

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In the city that never sleeps, there’s an unforgettable vibe that comes alive at night. It brings an unexplainable excitement and is full of endless possibilities. It’s when there are no titles, no labels, and no judgements. All personas and alter egos welcomed! The uptight doctor becomes the carefree woman with tattoos and piercings, the stuck-up business man  becomes a happy go lucky bar hopper, so on and so forth. These are all only possible in the concrete jungle that is New York City.

Daytime outfits tend to be more reserved, as we are all either students or business professionals. However, at night, rules cease to exist. Which is exactly what I did for this outfit. I paired this mesh bodysuit with a leather legging. The saying “Bad & Bougie” has become more popular than ever. So, the bodysuit and leggings were the “Bad” while the “Bougie” was the fur coat, heels and diamond choker I paired with it! This outfit is perfect for a clubbing, date night, or a night out with your favorite gals. You don’t always need a little black dress for a night on the town. You can always tone it down with a bralet or tank top underneath (which is what I normally do).

I hope you guys loved this outfit as much as I do!

Outfit Details:

Mesh Bodysuit – Missguided.com

Leather Leggings – Forever 21 (2014)

Rope Lace Heels – Missguided (see similar)

Faux Fur Coat – Abercrombie & Fitch

Diamond Choker – Aldo (see in store)

xoxo,

A New York Belle

 

No White After Labor Day?

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Contrary to popular belief, wearing white after Labor Day is NOT some kind of fashion faux pas. I’m a firm believer in wearing whatever makes me feel happy and confident, and white is one of my FAV colors. So just because there’s some crazy myth that wearing white after Labor Day is a fashion don’t, doesn’t mean that I’ll stop wearing it!

As you know, I love everything nude. Although in a prior post I said that I’d be incorporating more colors, doesn’t mean that I’ll be giving up my go-to!

So, today I wore a white American Apparel bodysuit with a pair of white high rise Abercrombie & Fitch jeans. You might be wondering if I wasn’t freezing my butt off since it’s the middle of fall in NYC. However, we’ve been experiencing very odd weather with temperatures varying from January to June within a matter of days. So, today’s temperature was definitely on the milder side of the spectrum. But, to keep warm, I wore a chunky Forever 21 sweater. Chunky sweaters are must-haves for fall and winter months. You can spice them up anyway you’d like; with everything from leggings, jeans, skirts/shorts, or to even be worn as dresses!

I hope you guys loved this look as much as I do!

Outfit Details:

Bodysuit – American Apparel

High Rise Jeans – Abercrombie & Fitch 

Sweater – Forever 21 (past season)

Perspex Boots – Missguided  (similar)

Choker – Aldo

xoxo,

A New York Belle

Grey Series

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Cooler weather = cooler colors! Many of you know that I’m a black and nude enthusiast. However, I’ve been adding more colors to my wardrobe; hence the khaki via my last post. I’ve found myself more appreciative of grey tones, especially for the fall season. It’s super easy to match and style items with!

For my first look, I wanted to display a cozy yet stylish outfit for the sassy fashionista. This Missguided sweater dress is extremely warm and comfortable – everything you need in the brisk fall/winter weather. I styled this dress with my clear Perspex boots from Blink Boutique.

I remained cozy – in my second outfit – with an oversized Missguided jersey dress. I paired the dress with my Public Desire thigh high boots, which are my fav because I have skinny leg syndrome! For those of you who don’t know, it’s when boots are WAY TOO BIG for your legs because you have such skinny calves and thighs. However, Public Desire might be the holy grail for us skinny/slim gals! These boots are the best fitting boots I’ve ever had, simply because they don’t have that awkward space in the back!

To add a pop of color to both outfits, I added a yellow satchel! This satchel was actually a gift that I hadn’t worn in over a year, but with efforts to add more variety of color, I pulled it out!

I hope you guys love these looks as much as I do!

Outfit details:

Sweater Dress – Missguided

Perspex Boots – Blink Boutique (in store)

Jersey Dress – Missguided

Thigh High Boots – Public Desire

Satchel – Michael Kors 2015

Photos shot by – Vaughn “Boogie” Brown – www.shotbyboogie.com

xoxo,

A New York Belle

Khaki Vibes

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So, guys, its senior year! It’s extremely bittersweet for me to accept the fact that I’m going to be graduating from college soon.

On one hand, I’m super excited to officially be an adult, to set my own rules 100%, and not having to worry about doing things around my class schedule.

But, on the other hand, this economy is super scary. I’ve known so many well-qualified college graduates that were unemployed for months, and that’s the last thing I want. However, I’m thinking about attending grad school, to set me aside from the crowd. But then again, just the thought of the work load scares me.

Long story short, I am going to be enjoying the heck out of my senior year. I’m definitely going to be a little reckless and enjoying the fact that I won’t have any real responsibilities!

So, for my first day back, I wore a super comfy jumpsuit/bodysuit/leotard/onesie (whatever you call it) with a plaid flannel. But, to dress it up, I wore my clear perspex boots. You can easily dress this jumpsuit and flannel look down with sneakers like I normally do when I want to dress more casually. Or, to keep the dressy look, you can wear any sort of heeled sandals!

I received lots of compliments on this look, so I hope you love it as much as I do!

Outfit details:

Jumpsuit: Necessary Clothing or Fashion Nova

Flannel: Forever 21 (see similar)

Prosper Boots: Blink Boutique (in store) but you can also find at Public Desire or Ego Official 

 

xoxo,

A New York Belle

 

 

 

 

OOTD: Clear Perspex

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Hi, Dolls! I hope you guys are doing well! I’m sorry for the long break, but unfortunately my laptop crashed so I had no way of posting. But, I’m back and I’m better!

In one of my posts a few months back, I posted that these perspex heeled boots were trending now. They’ve actually become a lot popular than I expected! Since I loved my nude pair so much, I had to get another. With these clear boots they can be worn with almost every style and color outfit. So, I decided to show you guys two ways that I style them.

I paired both looks with my perspex boots and high rise shorts. For my first outfit, I wore an off-the-shoulder top (that everyone seems to have this summer) This outfit can be worn for dressy and semi-dressy occasions.

For my second outfit, I paired the boots and high rise shorts with a white bodysuit and blazer. The blazer added a bit more comfort for me because I prefer not to be too exposed. For example, if I’m wearing something short, my top will be covered (and vice versa). This outfit can be worn for dressier occasions.

And, yes. My hair is RED!

Outfit details:

Off-the-shoulder Top – Necessary Clothing

High Rise Shorts – Abercrombie and Fitch

Bodysuit – American Apparel 

Blazer – H&M (past season)

Perspex Boots – Blink Boutique (in store)

I hope you guys enjoy!

xoxo,

A New York Belle