Friday, November 21, 2014

A Modern-Day Rock Goddess














Christy's Crown Ella Hat, Schott Perfecto Leather Moto Jacket, Project Social T Line Me Up Tunic Top
Express Leather Moto Leggings (similar here), Zara Track Sole High Heel Ankle Boots
Susanna Galanis Apollo & Daphne Immortal Love Choker c/o


Though there is a part of me that can't pass up an adorable, ultra feminine dress by, let's say, Lauren Moffatt or Orla Kiely, lately I find myself embracing the fact that I've had more of a connection with incorporating a bit of rock 'n' roll edge to my looks. To me, it came as no surprise that when NYC jewelry designer & Greek Goddess in her own right, Susanna Galanis, invited me to her showroom I knew exactly the looks I wanted to create with the walls upon walls filled with some of the most elaborate jewelry designs I'd ever come in contact with. Though her pieces had plenty of feminine elements, as I began layering on the pieces, I began to feel like the Rock Goddess that was begging to come out and play!

Susanna has got some serious talent, handcrafting unique, often one-of-a-kind pieces right in the heart of NYC. Inspired by ancient Greece, Susanna aims to capture "all the glamour, creativity, passion and enlightment that once existed and re-introduce it to today’s contemporary men and women" and she does exactly that in her divine creations! Her designs have been seen on the likes of Blake Lively on Gossip Girl, Rihanna, Nicole Richie, Beyonce and Orlando Bloom. She recently collaborated with New York based designer Jay Godfrey on her most recent collection entitled "SG Americana" influenced by some of the most iconic rock 'n' roll goddesses of the 60s & 70's! Don't you just love that concept!?

The drama of this Immortal Love choker from Susanna's Apollo & Daphne collection completely elevated this simple outfit and made it much more badass and luxurious! The more I wear this choker and the more I examine it's intricacies, the more I fall in love and identify with its green gold cascading leaves & smoky crystals. It's one of the most gorgeous pieces I've ever had the pleasure of wearing and I never want to take it off!

Babes, I know you have fallen just as hard as I have for Susanna Galanis' collection & this is the perfect opportunity to call an SG piece your own! Susanna is currently having a killer holiday sale offering up 50% off select items! Even better, with code "LisaR" you'll score an ADDITIONAL 10% off & free shipping just in time for the holidays!! :)

Special thanks to Susanna Galanis & Christine Sun! <3


xoxo
Lisa

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

STYLE CABLE + UPPER METAL CLASS

















I'm all about supporting indie brands so I was thrilled to learn that STYLECABLE, an online marketplace where shoppers can discover and purchase from some of the raddest up-and-coming designers, was interested in working on a collaboration with me! I scoured through the list of designers they represent and found that I loved something about every single one of them! 

What really sets STYBLECABLE apart from other online retailers is the fact that they work very closely with the designers and carefully select brands that they truly believe in. One feature I absolutely love on the STYLECABLE website is their video interview series with the designers. I found that after viewing each video, I formed a connection with the brands, which lead me to  appreciate the designers and their lines even more so. It's such a brilliant, unique marketable twist & shows that they are really looking out for the designers best interest!

In this post, I styled 4 pieces from Upper Metal Class by T Ngu. What I love about Upper Metal Class is the simplicity and wearability of each and every piece. Wear them alone or stack them on, these are your everyday essential accessories. This mustard, red & black ensemble was the perfect backdrop for these dainty silver jewels! I love how silver truly compliments this color palette, where as gold is more likely to disappear into the yellow tones of my over-sized sweater. UMC's selection of designs, inspired my architecture, math, science & nature, are perfectly suitable for my classic & slightly edgy style! 

Lusting after a few of of Upper Metal Class' little pretties or interested in any other STYLECABLE designers?! You're in luck! Receive 15% off any STYLECABLE.com purchase with promo code "LisaRosado15"!

Special Thanks to STYLECABLE & Upper Metal Class! ;)

xoxo
Lisa

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Little Holiday Sparkle Goes A Long Way








Cloak & Dagger Navy Crop Blazer (similar here & here), Forever 21 Chiffon Blouse (similar here), Express Leather Moto Leggings (similar here), Steven Madden Patent Pumps (similar herehere & here), Sutton Necklace c/o Stella & Dot, Jenny Bird Gypset Wrap Bracelet, Jenny Bird RiRi Bracelet,  Beanie c/o Color Me Courtney (similar here & here)







Fall is my absolute favorite season, but my favorite TIME of the year is definitely the holiday season! The excitement of the first snow fall, yummy pumpkin chai's, family get-togethers & of course, sparkle! To add a little holiday sparkle to your wardrobe, today I'm sharing this super easy, achievable outfit idea that I'm sure you already having lying around in your closet! I'm also teaming up with A New York Love Affair, Color Me Courtney, And Pretty Things & Lexicon of Style, four NYC bloggers, to give away this stunning, versatile Sutton Necklace by Stella & Dot! Details are at the bottom of this post!

When you are in a style rut & don't have much time to come up with the perfect outfit, sticking with basic neutrals for a chic, fuss-free, put together look always works! The trick is to mix different shades of neutrals to break the look up a bit! This simple tip allows for a young & fresh vibe, which could otherwise come off as a drab or serious ensemble if sticking to one color palette. I simply paired a flowy white chiffon blouse, with a classic navy blazer (try a cropped blazer for added flair and for a play on dimensions), slipped on my trusty black faux leather leggings (these babies are perfect for keeping warm & looking hot!), a pair of sleek black patent pumps--and the icing on the cake--the absolute perfect layered statement necklace to add just the right amount of sparkle to this outfit! Don't forget your cute & cozy pom beanie! ;) This outfit screams NYC chic, which is appropriate for a NYC native! 

I've been fortunate enough to grow up in NYC and experience the magic that is in the air from Thanksgiving until New Year's Day! There is absolutely nothing in this world that can match the energy & the holiday spirit of us New York City-goers & tourists alike! Yes, the cold can be brutal when having to walk to nearly every destination in temperatures below 40 degrees, but you just can't pass up the the sights of the extravagant window displays all along 5th Ave filled with the finest garments (such a great way to get holiday outfit inspiration), the most beautiful Christmas decorations hanging from lamp post to lamp post, & of course, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree! It doesn't matter where you are in NYC, its impossible to miss the holiday sparkle that consumes one of the greatest and one of my most favorite cities in the world! 

It truly is "the most wonderful time of the year"!

Looking to amp up your holiday gear with a bit more glam & femininity? Then Daisy is your girl! ;) Be sure to head over to Daisy O's blog, And Pretty Things, for more holiday sparkle style inspiration & to see one of the five ways she styled the Sutton Necklace! She makes her classically cool style look effortless!!! Plus, this gal knows her coffee. A blogger after my own heart!


Holiday Sparkle Giveaway

To add a little sparkle to your holiday season I've teamed up with four of my most favorite NYC bloggers to give away this awesome Stella and Dot  Sutton Necklace that can be worn five different ways! To prove it to you, we are each wearing it a different way on our blogs today. To enter, you just have to follow all of our instagram accounts and record your entries on the raffle copter below.


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Contest ends Sunday at Midnight and the winner will be announced on all of our blogs next Monday.



If you are interested in becoming a Stella & Dot stylist, please email abithos@gmail.com for details.

xoxo
Lisa