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Lucky Fabb Day 1

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Jacket: Michael Kors | Top: Astr | Skirt: Parker | Boots: Rag & Bone | Bag: Chanel

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I can’t visit New York, without dropping by my favorite blowout spot. Caity also joined me for her first Drybar experience. Blowouts and a Ryan Gosling movie started off the morning (which was so appropriate, since we would be showered with Eva Mendes’s graceful presence later in the day.)

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The day kicked off with an interview with the absolute fabulous Eva Chen. Her down to earth style, and amazing stories about her effortless fashion choices (she paired her mom’s 90s crop top underneath that stunning dress she was wearing), make her up to everything you would imagine an Editor-in-Chief to be.

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Erica Domesek, Gabi Gregg and Alisa Gould gave advice on engaging in the blogging world.

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Eva Mendes looked unbelievably stunning. With her incredibly down to earth demeanor, when asked about her footwear, she simply took off her shoe began searching for the designer’s name. IMG_5272

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She then asked a blogger to borrow her scarf to demonstrate how she styles her signature head wraps.

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Styled in her new line for New York & Co, she explained how heavily involved she is in the process. More excitingly she expressed to us her love for the vintage belt she paired for under $3!
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Then never less than fab, Bryanboy discussed his insanely unique fashion choices when starting his blog.

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Lindsey Calla from Saucy Glossie discussed choosing the right brands and changing up your blogging routine.

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Post-wedding glow and all, Kate Bosworth gushed about her wedding day, Oscar de la Renta, and her new collection for TopShop (that she came decked in, looking so effortlessly edgy-chic) She really emphasized her love for fashion as a reflection of one’s inner self, and I couldn’t agree more.

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I visited Covet to explore their fun new styling app.

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The most fashionable cookies I ever did see.

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Discussing DIYs with Erica Domesk was definitely a highlight.

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Empire State of Mind

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My 7am arrival, left me with an entire day to get lost in the city. There’s an energy in New York City like no other, and I love getting wrapped up in it. The glitter drenched sneaks I bought at Kate Spade this week not only came through with receiving endless compliments, but after about 5 miles of exploring on day 1, my feet were in tip top shape, sans blisters! That is unheard of for roaming the New York streets. I highly recommend them if you’re looking for a fabulous statement shoe, that exudes comfort! I ventured over to Le Pain Quotidien for a tumeric chai latte, followed by a stroll through Central Park, because there’s nothing quite like it during the Fall months.

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After coming across the Jin Soon Spa in numerous glossy reads as being a top nail salon, known for their nail art, I’ve been itching to go (their instagram feed serves for amazing nail inspiration) Upon arrival, I asked for a gold leaf design, tucked in between layers of CND gel manicure. Bimala intricately placed each piece one by one, and I left with the most fabulous manicure I ever did see.

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While in the West Village, I spotted David’s Tea, another spot I’ve been dying to try, because tea obsessed would be an understatement. Overwhelmed upon arrival, (and being the incredibly indecisive person that I am) I didn’t know where to begin, as I smelled and learned about the most popular bunch, my eyes came across the name “Glitter and Gold.” As the employee opened up the canister, I set eyes on the chicest tea I had ever seen, as gold glitter and pearls shimmer throughout the loose tea.  If I could invent a tea, this would surely be my signature. I left with a supply to go, along with the All About Nuts tea, because it literally smelled like a walk in Central Park.

After my glittery tea, a fabulous gold leaf manicure and my sparkly sneaks winning the award for an orthopedic equivalent of comfort, I pretty ecstatic. The little things in life.

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I went back to the hotel, got ready and headed out to fabulous pre-fabb events. At the trendy Refinery Hotel, I caught up with Taylor, Shelby, Jackie and Katie over cocktails and the latest crimson lip hues Jane Iredale has to offer. Afterwards we headed over to the Reiki Salon for a Paul Mitchell styling of loose curls.

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Fashion Bloggers Friday Feature

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I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely, Alyssa from EFG PR at Lucky FABB West. I was really excited when she asked to feature me as this week’s Fashion Blogger in their weekly post, “Fashion Bloggers Friday.” Check out the fun interview here!

Lucky Fabb West Day 2

 
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The day started off with a fabulous breakfast with keynote speaker, Vanessa Flaherty, VP of Brand Devlopment Digital Brand Architects.

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Sarah from Raving Fashionista and I.
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I’m so excited for the new styles debuting this June and July at JustFab.com.

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L’Occitane showcased their lovely new fragrances.

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AG Jeans displayed a colorful array of Spring denim.

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An adorable Dylan’s Candy Bar display was set up for their new collaboration with Lesportsac.

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Rachel Nguyen, from That’s Chic conducted a breakout session.

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Jacket: Loft (similar) | Top: Vince (similar) | Skirt: DVF | Necklace: Anthropologie (similar) |  Shoes: Prada | Bracelet: TJ Maxx (similar) | Watch: Michael Kors | Lips: Sephora Rouge Shine Lipstick#18 | Nails: CND Hot Pop Pink
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How fabulous is Sarah’s statement necklace?

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Lucky Fabb West Day 1


Lucky Fabb West was filled with great advice, amazing new friends, and fabulous ensembles.

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Betsey Johnson, Drew Barrymore and Kelly Osbourne gave amazing advice and shared their experiences.

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-Source: Caity from Moi Contre La Vie

Alex, Donna and I with Betsey Johnson.

I fell in love with the aesthetic of The Bazaar restaurant inside of the SLS.


Dress: DVF | Necklace: Jewelmint | Glasses: Tory Burch (similar) | Bracelet: TJ Maxx (similar) | Lips: Sephora Rouge Shine Lipstick#18 | Nails: CND Hot Pink Pop | Shoes: Sam Edelman


Drew Barrymore looked absolutely flawless at the Fabb Cocktail Event.

Julianne Hough looked stunning in a colorful ensemble.

Cali Bound

En route to la la land for Lucky Magazine’s FABB Conference, I took an early morning flight from Pittsburgh. I was delightfully surprised when I stepped off the plane in San Francisco to see the array of great shopping. I ventured into Mango and spotted a pair of distressed skinny jeans in a light wash, that make a great Spring staple, and a pair of embellished denim shorts.

On the search for healthy options, I came across Fraîche, a homemade, organic yogurt spot, offering fresh pressed juice, and gluten free, vegan yogurts, I was definitely in my glory. San Fran is holding the top spot of favorite airports, thus far.

After a short flight to LA, I headed to my favorite LA spot, The Grove, to meet up with my friend I am staying with for a little shopping.

I was so happy to be in the Cali sun, and inspired, found an bright hued ensemble to wear to Day 1 of the conference.

Heading over to the Farmer’s Market, we had dinner at The Veggie Grill, which has a kale salad that was to die for, (definitely my new favorite spot!)

Stylehaus hosted a pre-fabb soiree, equipped with cocktails, beauty and great gifts. I can’t wait to try out the Aloxxi line of product.

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The one thing I can’t leave the house without is manicured nails. The other night, my nail polish had started to chip. The last thing I wanted to do was paint my nails, and I had an appointment the next morning. I remembered I had gotten an imPRESS Press-On Manicure set from the Lucky FABB conference.

When I think about press-on nails, I’m envisioning something plastic, unnaturally long, with a cheesy design. But something told me, it would be worth a try. In less than five minutes I stuck on 10 adhesive nails in a trendy iridescent hue. They didn’t look as bad as I had imagined, but something still wasn’t right. I grabbed a nail file and went to work.

To my surprise, my nails appeared as if I had gotten a fresh manicure.  Throughout the week, I received numerous compliments about my manicure, asking what color I was wearing. (The color is “So, So Stellar“) No one could believe they were actually press-on.

The result. It’s been one week since applying my press-on manicure, and each of the 10 nails are still perfectly intact. I’m really impressed by the entire product. I’m looking forward to checking out other colors. I will update with how long they last.

*This is not a sponsored post, strictly my opinion

An exciting week to come…

I just got to NYC and have an exciting week planned. Tomorrow, I will be attending the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference, where the roster includes Iman, Coco Rocha, and Derek Blasberg. I will attending the Lucky Fashion & Beauty Bloggers Conference on Wednesday, where the guest panelist list includes Lauren Conrad and Rachel Zoe (dying) Thursday will be Day Two of the Lucky FABB event starting the day with brunch at the Crosby Street Hotel and a shopping trip in Soho, including the opening on the new Piperlime store! (Very excited!)

Following up Thursday night, is Fashion’s Night Out. There are so many fabulous events going on for FNO this year! Aerin Lauder, Rachel Zoe, Naeem Khan, and Thakoon are just few of the A-listers that will be spotted at Bergdorfs. Kim Kardashian, Jill Zarin and Max, Lubov and Joyce Azria will be at Lord & Taylor. Cyndi Lauper will be performing at Manolo Blahnik. Stop by Michael Kors to see the designer in action as he judges a karaoke contest with celeb guests. Scott Disick will be hosting the ultimate Men’s Lounge at Macy’s, along with guests, Rickie De Sole, and Bethany Frankel. Stop by Missoni to meet Margherita Missoni. Alexa Chung will be DJing at Moschino. For the ultimate style duo, visit the grand opening of the Piperlime store to meet Olivia Palermo and Rachel Zoe! Celebs, champagne, and style, what more could you ask for? If you’re in the city, which events you be attending?

Finishing up the week, I’ll be assisting Personal Style Expert & Founder of CheapChicas.com, Lilliana Vazquez, on a fashion segment for Rachel Ray. I’m looking forward to this fashion packed week, and can’t wait to share!

The chic simplicity of this facade caught my eye from afar.

One of my favorite things to do in the city is explore. There’s nothing like stumbling upon hidden gems.

Loving the chic pops of color and contemporary vibe of the hotel.

A new favorite color combo. Maroon & Pink.

In NY, it’s extremely important to have a comfy shoe. I love the trendy metallic hues for Toms this Fall.