September 24, 2012

Sleeve Season

From clockwise top left: Mango Lace Dress, Altuzarra Draped Dress, Carven Dress, Sheer Peplum Dress,
Kotur Espey Miniaudiere, Mesh Necklace, Espy Miniaudiere, Talullah Statement Necklace

As someone who needs a sweater in the middle of July, wearing a short sleeved or strapless dress for a fall occasion never works out well for me.  Since I have two fall weddings this year (one of which has an outdoor ceremony), I am only considering long sleeve dresses.  The beauty of this style is that it is very elegant on its own since the lines tend to be minimal and clean.  This means only one or two accessories are necessary (including a clutch) to make it wedding appropriate.  I have put together 4 of my favorite looks for this season.  Which one do you like best?  xx

September 20, 2012

An ES Moment

Last week ended on a high note for me.  My favorite blogger (and one of my inspirations for starting ES), Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere was in town for NY Fashion Week.  To wrap up her week, she hosted her first book signing at Bloomingdales.  I was determined to go to the event since I already had the book (thanks Britty!) and I of course wanted to see just how lovely Emily was in person.  I arrived at Bloomingdales later than anticipated and was initially told that the line was already too long and they were no longer letting people in.  Since I had already made the trek uptown, I wasn't going to give up that easily.  The event was hosted by Estee Lauder so I decided to take hang around and take advantage of the free makeovers (and cupcakes).  With a fresh face of makeup on, I wanted to take one more shot at sweet talking my way in (I guess that's why I am in sales!).  My plan worked and I was quietly let in at the end of the line, where I met two other girls who also had the same idea.  Seeing the amazing turn out and the entire Estee Lauder section featuring "Emily's Picks" reminded me of how successful Emily has become.  It is so inspiring to watch other bloggers turn into business moguls and really make a name for themselves.  Meeting the face behind my favorite blog and having a reminder every time I look at her book was truly a NY moment for me.  Who inspires you?  xx

September 9, 2012

Inspirations Collide

Piperlime store opening + Rachel Zoe appearance = ES heaven.  I have been ordering from (and loving) Piperlime since the site launched in 2006, so I was thrilled to find out their first brick and mortar store was opening in Soho this year.  Piperlime has not only led me to some of the best pieces in my closet, but it also introduced me to Rachel Zoe.  She was brought on board as their first celebrity style consultant and blew up the site with her stylish eye (I still get excited when something I like is a Rachel Zoe "pick").  When I found out that Piperlime and Rachel Zoe were both on the itinerary at this year's Fashion Night Out, it was the only place I needed to be.  My girlfriends and I were lucky enough to be standing near the front of the line when Rachel showed up and one friend snapped the picture above.  Needless to say, Rachel Zoe and Piperlime exceeded all my expectations for this year's FNO.  Did you do anything special in your city?  xx

September 5, 2012

Fall Finds

Clockwise Bottom Right: Topshop Army Jacket, Alexander McQueen Scarf, Band Collar Army Jacket, Baukjen Cardigan, Bottega Veneta Bag, Theory Maxi Shirt Dress, Pyrus Maxi Dress, Gap Cardigan, Stuart Weitzman Boots

Tonight is Fashion's Night Out here in NYC, which means it is the official kick off to New York Fashion Week!  While the designers will all be showcasing their Spring collections, us non-models/designers/Vogue editors will be gearing up for a change in wardrobe for fall.  As I mentioned in my last post, I am very welcoming of the change in seasons this year and have put together a collage of my personal fall must haves.  Some I have already purchased (i.e. the cardigans pictured above), while others are still sitting on my wish list.  I wanted to keep it as simple as possible so I limited my choices to 6 key items below(in no particular order):

1. Leopard scarf (because leopard is actually a neutral in my book)
2. Army Jacket
3. Comfy cardigan with contrasting elbow patches
4. Short boots with an edge (i.e. gold tips on the front AND back)
5. Fall print maxi dresses with and without sleeves
6. Maroon accesory

What is on your fall finds list?  xx