Backpackin’ in style!

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Mansur Gavriel

March 19th was the big day for fans of the brand.  The most infamous bag for the season re stocked their online store and introduced new colors for the new collection.  I have been a fan since beginning of last year and to think this brand only started 2013.  Let me tell you a little something about MG.

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CARRIE-d AWAY!!!!

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Ms. Carrie Bradshaw

Who could ever forget Carrie? I never started watching SATC until they started airing it on TBS, so I was pretty much late with all the craze.  But ever since then, I have fallen in love with Carrie and the girls.  The main reason is purely because of the style in the show.  Each character has her own unique style and all very perfect, but my favorite of them is Carrie’s style.  I love that she is not afraid to play around with fashion.  She can literally wear anything and look amazing.  She is the kind of girl that dresses for herself and does not care what anyone will think of her.  But then again, anything you wear with Louboutins will look great.  So for this post I would like to dedicate this to my favorite style guru, Ms Carrie Bradshaw.

**I summed up the top 4 of my favorite outfits from the show and decided to put a spin on it.

” the Fannypack ( gucci ) “

Carrie Bradshaw inspired outfit

I can still remember the episode when she wore the infamous fanny pack.  She visited Aiden at his bar ( that he owned with Steve ) and there she caught him flirting with one of the bartenders.  This was the second time they got together after Carrie cheated on him with Mr. Big.  Aiden was trying to get back at her for what she did.  Anyway, the moment she walked in with the orange striped skirt and the fanny pack, I wanted to buy that bag for myself. I love love that outfit. It was so effortlessly cool.

*For my outfit I used a high waisted pencil skirt from http://www.TopShop.com since I really do not have the abs to match her outfit.  I chose strappy heels from Proenza Schouler that I purchased in ’08 from http://www.Barneys.com to add a bit of sporty twist to it.

top: Topshop

skirt: Topshop

bag: Gucci

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” The Tulle “

Can you recognize this scene?  Carrie in Paris.  Where for the first time in history Mr. Big finally told her she was the ONE. ( also, this was the scene where she realized that she made a mistake with  Alexander Petrovsky and he accidentally slapped her ).

Carrie Bradshaw Paris Ballerina outfit

I loved the Tulle skirt but I do not or would feel too comfortable with the material.  So for this outfit I decided to wear an A line skirt of the same color as hers, except its made out of Cotton.  I also decided to wear a longer style coat, unlike her blazer.

skirt: Anthropologie

tank: Express

coat: Elie
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shoes: Manolo Blahnik

clutch: Louis Vuitton

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” Off the shoulders “

This was the last episode of the 1st season where Carrie and Big supposedly about to go on vacation together.  She had a moment where she asked Big if He could see her as being ” the One. ” Well If you saw this then you would know that this was the 1st breakup they ever had of so many.

Carrie BRadshaw Inspired outfit

The biggest thing that stands out from all of Carrie’s outfits, her shoes.  With this outfit I decided to wear my yellow Louboutins against the black and white.  She always makes sure that her shoes is the center of her outfits.

skirt: Ann Taylor ( actually got this from my mom-in-law’s closet. This was her skirt in the 90s )

top: Topshop

heels: Christian Louboutin

clutch: Vintage Gucci

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” Oscar de la Renta “

This dress was perfection.  If I had couple grand with me when I first saw this episode, I would have bought this dress.  This was the perfect pink dress.  I have to give some points to Mr. Petrovsky for giving her this.

Carrie Bradshaw Sex and the City Pink Dress

I was at Topshop couple nights ago and I actually saw this dress on their prom section.  Its as perfect as hers but with lesser price tag.

dress: http://www.Topshop.com ( $100 )

jacket: Zara

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did making it.  This made me miss Sex and the City more.  Thank you Patricia Field ( Stylist of the show ) for all the amazing and beautiful outfits you have made for Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte.  She truly is the reason why the show got the best style.  So girls, have fun and dress for you.

photo cred: http://www.BeMoreMEdia.com

 

Madewell and TravelAnneStyle.. perfect combo!!!!!

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Chambrays all you need!!!

As you reach a certain age, you tend to only have a few stores in mind when shopping… for clothes ( with shoes it’s another story ). I always seem to gravitate towards Madewell and Jcrew.  It so happens that both are actually sister stores and have the same effortlessly cool style to them.  Before Madewell, I was a Jcrew addict.  I love every single thing in that store ( after Jenna Lyons took over as Creative director ).  A mix of basics and classics which you would find a lot in my wardrobe.  But when Madewell started popping up in Baltimore, I fell in love.  The style is a bit more casual and the prices are definitely lower than Jcrew.  Ever since then I have found myself shopping there almost 90% of the time.  So, for this post, I wanted to share my most favorite piece from Madewell; their Chambray Shirts.  This should be added to the new basics, right next to our white tees.

2 CHAMBRAYS 2 WAYS!!

Lighter Hue…

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Madewell Chambray

For something casual to wear for meetings, brunch with the girls or even a coffee break with your significant other.  Here I paired my chambray with a mini wool skirt, both from Madewell and with a navy oxford by Christian Louboutin ( I purchased during my trip to Paris ). I chose the ” boyish ” style shoes since the skirt is a bit short.  It balances the look so it won’t be too sexy for day to day wear.  You can also pair this with ballet flats or even low top chucks in white, then add a baseball cap.  You can play around with accessories with this look since it’s simple.

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For a easy movie date look: I paired  it with skinny jeans and a jeweled sweatshirt; both from Madewell. This is a more monochromatic look so I decided to pair it with my Missoni colorful pumps.  I chose a bigger style top for this since i’m wearing skinny jeans.  Basic rule: Loose top tighter bottom and vice versa.

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Darker hue…

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Madewell Chambray and lace

Summer ready look:  I paired my darker color chambray with my lace shorts both from Madewell.  The shorts are high waisted so I decided to wear it with my bikini top just to show a little skin.  The chambray acts as a cover up.  You can wear this while walking along the boardwalk or just to chill before dipping in the pool or beach.  I chose the green suede ballet flats to match the bikini and to add a pop of color.  ( ballet flats: Madewell ).

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For the office:  Instead of wearing jeans for ” casual ” Fridays at work, try a chambray instead and pair it with printed pants.  I chose nude heels ( by Christian Louboutin ) for this look to add length to my legs.

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stores:

http://www.Madewell.com

http://www.Jcrew.com

photo cred: http://www.BeMoreMedia.com