Friday, October 31, 2014

Fashion: Astoria Reppin'

LoveDay 31 Vintage Anne Klein Cardigan (similar here & here), Lockwood Style Tiger Print Top, Lockwood Style Vegan Leather Skirt (similar here, here & here), Modern Vice Oxblood Jett Booties, Susanna Galanis Necklace, Jenny Bird RiRi & Gypset Bracelets
F21 Envelope Satchel, Christy's Crown Hat (similar here & here

Nothing says fall is in full swing like pairing two of my favorite autumnal colors-- oxblood red & mustard yellow! These warm & gorgeous shades are reminiscent of the stunning hues of gold, burnt orange and deep reds of the ever changing leaves during this time of year. When I think of autumn, I think of being cozied up at home in my favorite cardi, sipping on a hot cup of coffee, cuddling up on the coach watching my favorite shows while burning a yummy fall scented candle! There's something so comforting about the thought of my favorite season. I personally love layering up in my favorite wears as the temperatures begin to cool down!

Throughout my lifetime I've moved from the Bronx, to Connecticut, to Manhattan, to Brooklyn, back to the Bronx and now Queens. Before moving to Astoria, I was devastated at the fact that I would not be moving back to Brooklyn. For whatever reason, I wasn't thrilled about the idea of moving to Queens. Because I was so consumed with work and commuting to the city 5-6 days a week my first two years here, I hadn't grown to really appreciate my neighborhood until earlier this summer. I've fallen completely in love with Astoria & I can't imagine being anywhere else at this point in my life. I'm happy to say that after nearly 3 years in Astoria, I finally feel like I'm home and that thought warms my heart :)

Astoria is currently on the rise and I sense so many amazing things in the works, which has left me inspired! I'm proud to be a part of this community so, of course, I've got to rep my latest hood! My super warm, oversized cardigan is from my most favorite vintage shop, right here in Queens called LoveDay31 (check out my previous blog posts about LoveDay here & here) & my stinkin' cute tiger print blouse & vegan leather skirt is from a new women's boutique called Lockwood Style, sister store to the fab lifestyle shop, Lockwood, which I will be featuring on the blog soon! I can't even begin to express to you how excited I am to have Lockwood Style in my area! Even more amazing-- Lockwood Style stocks sizes 2-20!! Goodbye dinky shops! Hello hip, quality boutiques! 

With that said, Lockwood Style is having their Grand Opening Party next Friday November 7th from 6-9pm! If you're in the hood, be sure to stop by for killer fashion finds, discounts, goodie bags, drinks & more!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Fashion: eShakti Makes Your Tailoring Dreams Come True!

 Zara Coat with Zips (super similar here), Orla Kiely Angora Sweater (similar here), Stripe Tulle Skirt c/p eShakti (similar dress here, similar skirt here), Steve Madden Black Patent Pumps (similar here), Fig Normandy Duxbury Clutch c/o Brahmin, Lisa Rosado x Armed & Readi Tortoise Glam Studs

I can't even begin to tell you all how long I have lusted after the perfect tulle skirt! I'd have to say I've desperately wanted one since High School, but never quite found the right one. eShakti, an amazing online clothing shop that specializes in customization, reached out to me a few weeks ago about collaborating with one another. I ran over to their site to see what they were all about and after searching through mounds upon mounds of goodness, I stumbled upon this beautifully sophisticated, on trend striped tulle midi skirt and knew this was the piece I needed to call my own! And, the amazingness doesn't stop quite there!

eShakti is an incredible company that focuses on tailoring each piece to your wants and needs. Every single item on the site is cut to order! This enables you to create and customize a piece of your very own to fit your frame perfectly! Not only are the customization options seemingly endless, but they also carry sizes 0-36! Even more awesomely surprising is the fact that the prices for offering such services is affordable and they ship worldwide! I highly recommend you check out their site ASAP! I'm completely satisfied with the outcome of my customized skirt and it's even more gorgeous in person!

I decided to keep the look refined and classic by pairing it with my favorite Orla Kiely angora sweater and Steve Madden pumps. To stray away from "all-back-everything", I paired this ensemble with my stunning blue Zara coat and, for added fun, I finished the look off with my Brahmin Duxbury Clutch in Fig Normandy. I love the play on colors from this look, but could absolutely see myself switching up this skirt by pairing it with my favorite band tee & throwing on my leather moto jacket! You know how I love me a little rock & roll edge ;)


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fashion Diaries: Back on the Road!

Hey guys, my name's Danielle and I sing for a band called Oh Honey. We just joined the Honda Civic Tour three nights ago with our friends in American Authors and The Mowglis, and we couldn't be more excited. Lisa has been kind enough to let me use her blog for the next few weeks so I can share my favorite outfits from the shows and some hair & beauty tips that keep me going on the road. Hope you enjoy!

Something you should know: I am completely obsessed with dresses and own way too many. Seriously. I have a problem.

The tour kicked off at The Moon in Tallahassee. Florida is still hot this time of year, so I went for something lighter & feminine that made me feel confident in spite of those first-show-of-tour nerves.

Dress: BCBGeneration // Photo by Jesse DeFlorio

From that show we drove through the night to Orlando and went straight to the tv studio (on no sleep!) to film some interviews and performances for two different morning shows. I got the opportunity to rock something I love but can't wear onstage because it would fall off: a head chain. This is one of my favorites:

Head chain: Manda Unchained Dress: Free People Booties: Modern Vice // Photos by Jesse DeFlorio

The second show was in Orlando, which has always been one of our favorite cities to play. I decided to channel my idol Stevie Nicks so I wore my flowiest, witchiest dress (something else you should know: I have an unhealthy obsession with Free People). I paired it with my usual thigh highs and pointy black booties. The "dress" itself is technically a tunic, so I threw on a black skater skirt underneath, so as not to flash the crowd.

Dress: Free People Thigh highs: American Apparel Shoes: LF // Photos by Jesse DeFlorio

Hair/beauty on the go: if you're like me and are constantly applying heat to your hair (and yes, blow drying counts), it's crucial to use heat protectant spray! My pick: Tresemme Heat Tamer Leave-In Spray. It sprays on easily and doesn't weigh my hair down or leave a weird sticky residue. I'm also a big fan of Tresemme because they don't test their products on animals! I spray it all over my hair & comb through before I blow dry, and on individual sections before I curl it for the shows.