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Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather What I'm Wearing // SWEATER H&M (thrifted, similar here) // TEE Local Dollar Store (similar here) // BOYFRIEND JEANS J Crew (thrifted) // FLATS Wanted (similar here) // BAG Cornelia Guest Fall is my absolute favorite season solely because I get to wear sweaters. Am I the only one who gets excited by this? Sweater Weather

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Neon I’ve Missed You

Neon I've Missed You WHAT I'M WEARING // YASSO Faux Leather Jacket // AMERICAN APPAREL Tee // VICTORIA'S SECRET Jeggings // WANTED Studded Loafers // CORNELIA GUEST Bag The one thing that I didn't like about having bright red hair is that it clashed horribly with neon. Last summer I went on a huge neon kick and picked up tons of pieces in highlighter yellow.  I absolutely love it!  But alas, I couldn't have both the awesome red hair and the neon with it, so I've gone months without wearing one of my favorite colors. Now that my hair is back to my natural color, that means I can wear it again.  Oh neon, I've missed you! On a totally unrelated note, this entire week I've had to wear flats and I'm so not used to it.  I had broken my foot a few years ago and noticed this week after an intense Crossfit session it was starting to bother me in the same exact place.  For fear I may have re-fractured it, I figured it best I stay off of it and stick to flats for the next week or so to allow it to get back to normal.  I miss my heels though! Neon I've Missed You Is there a color you love that you feel forced to stay away from?

Tie Dye

Tie Dye WHAT I'M WEARING // YASSO Faux Leather Jacket // H&M Dress //MIA Boots // CORNELIA GUEST Bag // JUSTFAB Sunglasses So it's warm enough nowadays for dresses but not for sandals just yet.  I couldn't wait to wear this new graphic, black and white tie dye dress I recently picked up at H&M so I threw on some moto style boots and I was ready to go. I have a feeling this outfit will be a uniform for me the next coming weekends.  I LOVE the entire look. I really like wearing maxi dresses on weekends.  They're super comfortable and all you have to do is throw it on over your head and you are dressed and presentable for the day with minimal effort. Notice a trend here on Brooklyn Bliss?  I don't like having to think or put a lot of effort into much of anything.  Everything's got to be easy.  That and comfortable.  I might seem pretty put together but truth is I'm just on auto-pilot and have found systems over the years that work well for me.  In all honesty I'm probably one of the laziest people on the planet.  Truth. Tie Dye Tie Dye Now that it's spring, what's been your weekend uniform?

Little Black Dress / The Lack of Sleep Cure

LBD WHAT IM WEARING // KAREN KANE Wrap Dress (very old via Filene's Basement) // TARGET Vivian Heels // JUSTFAB Cuff // CORNELIA GUEST Nicholas Satchel As you can see, spring is in full bloom here in Brooklyn!   Here's my first post with my new hair.  What do you think? This LBD (little black dress) has been in my wardrobe for probably 8 years now.  Last time it made an appearance on the blog was in 2010 I think!  It's true testimony that every girl's wardrobe needs the perfect LBD.  Actually, multiple LBD's if you ask me.  This is technically my "daytime" LBD.  It works for day or evening, but is a little too casual for cocktail or formal events.  I have a sexier Dolce & Gabbana one that I wear to those. Not only is this wrap version very flattering on, but since it's a jersey knit it's INCREDIBLY comfortable.  Just like jammies.  Any time I roll out of bed, have no idea what to wear and am incredibly cranky I always put this on.  This was the case the day these photos were taken, I had literally gotten only 4 hours sleep due to my cat waking me up multiple times in the middle of the night.  I'm not embarrassed I was so tired I actually cried.  She's such a brat. I also like to wear this dress a lot when I travel for work.  Jersey wrap dresses are just as comfortable to wear on planes for hours at a time as leggings and a sweatshirt. LBD LBD LBD So lesson of the day is, if you've gotten zero to no sleep, try a little black dress.  No one will know the difference. Do you have a go to LBD?

Giveashit

Giveashit WHAT I'M WEARING // A QUESTION OF Tee (bought in Iceland) // ZARA Blazer // H&M Jeans // TARGET Heels // CORNELIA GUEST Handbag // JUSTFAB Sunglasses I'm not usually a fan of graphic tees, but I spotted this one at a boutique while in Iceland and just had to get it.  I absolutely love its Givenchy reference, and at the same time speaks to my values in a weird way.  The fact that it's somewhat profane also sold the deal for me.  Even my mother was like "Oh!  You have to buy that shirt it's soooo you!". So in other news I cut all my hair off last week!  These are actually the last photos I took prior to the big chop.  Now that it's been a week and I'm used to the new 'do, it's actually kind of strange for me looking at my old, long locks.  I must say though, I'm a much bigger fan of short hair on me.  I think it's much more flattering not only for my face and physique, but also for my curls. Since I was going to chop off over 12 inches of my hair, there was no way I wasn't going to get it documented somehow plus I wanted the photos for when I donated my hair to Locks of Love.  So stay tuned later this week for photos of the final result as well as some from my actual appointment. Giveashit Giveashit

Going to a Baby Shower

Baby Shower Outfit WHAT I'M WEARING // VAUTE COUTURE Belden Coat / Vintage Blouse / MAVI Jeans / TARGET Heels / CORNELIA GUEST Bag / SHOP MAMI Necklace (c/o) A few weekends ago, Jim and I took a drive out to New Jersey to attend a close friends' baby shower. This was really our first set of friends in our circle having a baby, so I'm pretty inexperienced as far as showers go.  I've gone to lots and lots of bridal ones but baby ones are total foreign territory to me.  Getting dressed for it was kind of stressful.  Will it be all crazy girlie like a bridal shower so I should wear a dress?  Or is it going to be really casual?  I had no clue.  It was a co-ed shower which made it even more confusing. I ended up deciding on a totally on trend black and white checkered vintage blouse I picked up a while back with a black blazer (which you can't see) my trusty skinny jeans and heels.  Yes, the neon heels are back!  It's been a while since I wore them and they were a big hit, especially with our friend's 6 year old nieces who went crazy over the color.  They were so cute when I walked in, yelling "Mommy!  Her shoes are so bright like highlighters!". The outfit wound up working great because the blouse was formal and dressed up, but the jeans were casual so I would be good to go whatever the situation (which did end up being somewhat casual). Baby Shower Outfit How did I do?  Any advice for me the next baby shower I attend?

Phoning it In

Phoning it In What I'm Wearing // VAUTE COUTURE Coat // HANES Men's Tee // AMERICAN APPAREL Winter Leggings // CORNELIA GUEST Bag // CONVERSE Sneakers // NYC STREET VENDOR Beanie // GIFTED Scarf I'm totally phoning it in on this post.  First off, I was so lazy this weekend this is what I wore out in public when I had to leave the house.  Leggings, tee, sneakers, scarf (thank you Gina!), beanie.  Done.  If I had a choice, I wouldn't have left the house at all.  I'm that lazy lately.  I took a five hour nap on Sunday I was so tired. Second I really wanted to make sure I had a post up today but am having the worst day at work ever.  So therefore I'm not really in a writing, telling mood. But hey, at least there's an outfit post! Phoning it In Phoning it In

Surviving Ikea

Surviving Ikea What I'm Wearing // TOPSHOP Parka // VICTORIA'S SECRET Jeggings // H&M Tee // CORNELIA GUEST Bag // MIA Boots // NYC STREET VENDOR Beanie After the snowstorm this past weekend, Jim and I spent the entire day on Saturday doing nothing and enjoying the snow day. We actually watched around 6 back to back episodes of Shark Tank. OMG I totally love that show now. Sunday we were back to business on operation Clean House, so it meant we had to do a run to IKEA. Each time we go to IKEA, we know our marriage is meant to last forever because we always survive the trip. We have our arguments and spats while there, but we've learned to instantly identify when it's "Ikea Fever" and scale it back a bit. We persevered, and made it home not only with a new cabinet for our kitchen but also a new rug for our living room and a few other items. Bringing our IKEA goods out of our car and up the stairs into our apartment was a good test of my recent Crossfit training. There was several larger items that were over 50 pounds that I carried up the stairs with no issues at all. In the past, it would have been a major ordeal getting all that stuff into the apartment! This time around it was almost easy. Speaking of Crossfit, I wanted to mention really quick how much I totally love these new Victoria's Secret Jeggings. Since I started Crossfit none of my pants fit because although my waist is much smaller, my quads are now huge. After searching high and low on the internet for the best types of jeans for athletic builds, the common answer was anything with stretch, so I invested in a few pairs of these mid-rise jeggings and don't know why I ever wore normal jeans. They are so comfortable and look the same as skinny jeans. This post is getting really random. Let's keep on this roll. I think this is the first debut of my new hair color on the blog. What do you think? Surviving Ikea Surviving Ikea

Leggings and Boots

Lazy Leopard What I'm Wearing / Levi's Jacket (via Crossroads Trading Co) / Alloy Sweater / Tightsplease Leggings (c/o) / JustFab Keira Moto Boots (c/o) / Cornelia Guest Handbag All I've been wearing lately is leggings and boots.  It seems I get lazier and lazier as I get deeper into my 30's.  This morning when I was getting ready for work (yes,  I'm even wearing them to work, super lazy) I near had a panic attack when I saw I was down to my last clean pair of leggings for the week. Tightsplease had contacted me not too long ago and generously offered me my pick of an item from their store to check out. Didn't take long at all for me to find these leopard paneled leggings on their website and before I knew it they we're here for me to try on. Perfect choice for me considering they're leggings plus leopard, which equals awesome. Another new acquisition I've been wearing non-stop are these moto boots from JustFab. I've been wearing heels so often the flat boots are a welcome break. I met the JustFab team at the LuckyFABB event this past September and I was stoked all their products are coincidentally vegan. Not only are they vegan, they're chic and inexpensive too. Since getting these boots they gifted me with I've bought another pair of knee-high wedge boots and a hot leopard and yellow clutch I can't wait to use.  Those boots go perfect with leggings as well, which means no one will see me in normal clothing while in public for quite some time. What are some of your new favorite "lazy day" wear acquisitions? Lazy Leopard Lazy Leopard Lazy Leopard

Keep It Conservative

Keep It Conservative {What I'm Wearing: Sweater: no name brand (thrifted); Skirt: Michael Kors (thrifted, similar one here);  Boots: Aldo; Bag: Cornelia Guest} I learned a few new things this week. First is I should always let Jim take my outfit photos for me. He helped me out twice this week because I was short on time and didn't feel like setting up my tripod. It took way less time, and the photos came out great because he has such a great artistic eye. In fact, in these photos he insisted on using this wall as the backdrop, and I didn't understand why until I saw the images. Rock on Jim, rock on. Second thing I learned is I can't wear what I used to wear to work now with my super red hair. The hair is accessory enough, and if I wear something else really colorful or busy looking it doesn't come across super professional. The hair color is pretty punk rockish. Before the change I would very easily pull off neon heels and bright graphic blouses at work and with the new hair it's almost sensory overload. While I'm lucky my job adheres to a business casual dress code (plus most of my colleagues are men, and know nothing about professional women's attire), it's still extremely important to me that I'm taken seriously. While I don't really talk about it on the blog, I have around 40 people who report to me just within my own company, and scores of colleagues who are vendors or customers. So this week I've learned to lay off the bright accessories and let the hair do the talking. It seems to be working well, since most people noticed the hair but didn't really make a huge deal out of it. That alone helped assure me that I towed the line between conservative and punk to the best of my abilities. Now what I wear on the weekends, that's another story. I'm really excited to experiment with my faves, like leopard. That and I'm excited to do some shopping. For some reason I'm really feeling I need more gray to compliment this red. What additions do you think I should make to my wardrobe that will compliment my new hair color? I'd love some suggestions! Keep It Conservative Keep It Conservative Keep It Conservative Keep It Conservative

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