Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Girls' Brunch

A weekend isn't a weekend unless you've had brunch. Well in this case, a late brunch, which I suppose is a lunch. I got to spend some time with some of my favorite girls I've met through Instagram, and yes, they're my real life friends now. Crazy how social media brings people with common interest together. Anyway, since we do live busy lives, some of us working and others still in school, we try to make time once a month to grab brunch together. And of course, when it's the 4 of us, it's a lot of photo taking, rearranging, editing and of course 'gramming. Thank god we all get each other. 

Prada sunnies // J.Crew navy coat (currently 30% OFF!) // 525 fur vest // Burgundy faux fur scarf // classic Prada Saffiano Medium (#treatyoself) // Zara leather shorts // Rag & Bone ankle boots // Loren Hope bracelets (never taking these off) 

Photos by: Van Le

And of course when you're waiting to be seated for brunch, it's the perfect time to take outfit photos. And spending the day with bloggers/Instagrammers = good pics all day. Not even kidding, you have to check these girls out on Instagram - KeenVan & Casey. PS. those are real candids, other than the detail shots. #baecaughtmegrammin (in case you don't get that, please check our @BrosBeingBasic on IG. It's my new favorite account.)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Happy Cyber Monday!

Happy (Cyber) Monday + December! Can't believe Thanksgiving weekend is already over (see what I did here on Instagram) and it's December #majorWTF anyway, back to the real world and NYC. Being home in Philly this weekend really put a lot of things in perspective for me. And I loved every minute of it. Anyway, if you haven't already shopped till you dropped on Black Friday, here are some amazing deals for Cyber Monday. I personally love Cyber Monday, and am not much of a Black Friday shopper.. I prefer to click that 'add to cart' button in the comfort of my own bed. Also, another outfit post below. Getting the hang of taking photos I suppose.. :)

Prada sunnies // Jarin K. pearl earrings (super affordable option here) // Blush pink turtleneck sweater (now on super sale!!) // Grey pencil skirt (now 50% off) // Clare V clutch (get 25% off!) // Rag & Bone ankle boots

Thanks to my brother for taking these photos for me! The sun is deceiving because it was actually about 35 degrees, and yes, I was freezing. #bloggerprobs This was his first time taking my photos, and these are my first set of pictures with my new lens!

I'm obsessed with this blush turtleneck sweater, and it's slightly cropped- making the perfect length to tuck into a skirt. (and it's on super sale right now at Piperlime!) Everyone always talks about juxtaposition, and I think the best way to wear an oversized knit is paired with a pencil skirt. The pencil skirt shows off your figure and balances out the bulkiness of your top. And of course, paired with your favorite ankle boots, it makes for the perfect fall/winter outfit. I've been wearing my Rag & Bone Stanton Chelsea boots - they were a bit of an investment, but I know I'll be wearing them all season long, and definitely next year as well.

And of course, you wouldn't be a "fashion blogger" without this Clare V. clutch, right? ;) I lovee this one too- might be my next purchase :)

And now for some Cyber Monday deals from my favorites stores:
- Piperlime - 30% off with code: CYBERSALE
- ASOS - 30% off with code: ILOVEMONDAYS
- West Elm - up to 25% off with code: SUPERSALE
- Club Monaco - 30% off with code: CYBERMONDAY
- J. Crew - 30% off with code: MONDAY
- Shopbop - up to 25% off with code: GOBIG14
- Parker - 30% off with code: HOLIDAZE30
- Joie - 25% off with code: THANKS

Happy Shopping! xx

Monday, November 17, 2014

A Little Holiday Sparkle + GIVEAWAY (OVER)

Happy Monday! Look who's back.... (I'm pretty sure I open every post with a "look who's back" statement..) sorry for my hiatus once again... But today I'm super excited to be bringing you my first outfit post on & Pretty Things along with a giveaway with some amazing girls!
Zara Emerald Midi Skirt (love this ASOS version) // Zara Black Basic Long Sleeve // old UO Faux Fur Vest (obsessed with this color & THIS one is on my want list), Schutz Pony Hair Pumps (now on sale!!) // Marc Jacobs x Target Gold Clutch (similar here) // Single Pearl Bracelet (similar here & here) // Stella & Dot necklace (c/o)

First of all, can we talk about how uncomfortable I am in front of the camera? How do all your fashion bloggers do this without feeling awkward? Tips please! Anyway, I digress.. so this weekend myself and 4 blogger friends got together to shoot for this giveaway.. and please don't be fooled by the smiles and bare legs.. it was probably in the 30s and freezing this weekend in NYC... #MAJORbloggerprobs - kudos to everyone and their fab outfit posts during the winter months..

Anyway, as we were planning to get together for this shoot, we were told to dress in holiday attire, incorporating jewel tones and sparkle the night before, but lets be real, I woke up at 9:50 when we had to meet at 11AM, and was in panic mode. I definitely didn't have my outfit planned out, but I'm not too disappointed in what I was able to put together in 5 minutes. When in doubt, black pointy pumps, and a good fur vest will pull your outfit together ;)

Now let's just get to the giveaway.. with the holiday season just around the corner (how the heck is November already coming to an end?! #majorWTF), I partnered with 4 other NYC bloggers to give away this awesome Stella & Dot necklace to one of your lucky readers! The best part? This necklace can be worn 5 different ways! Don't believe me? Check out the other girls' blogs to see all the ways you can wear this gem!
Photography by: Claire Eliza
To enter, you just have to follow all of our Instagram accounts and record your entries in the Rafflecopter below :)
Courtney @ColorMeCourtney
yours truly @DaisyO_

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest ends Sunday at Midnight and the winner will be announced on all of our blogs.
Now head on over to see how my girl, Elena styled his necklace! <3
Special Thanks to…  Stella and Dot, Elena Michelle of a New York love Affair, Courtney Quinn of Color Me CourtneyLex Dieck of Lexicon of Style, and Lisa Rosado of Lisa Rosado dot com for partnering on this post, and big thanks to Claire Eliza of ClaireEliza.com for providing the photography. 

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

Monday, September 8, 2014

White After Labor Day

How is it already September? and halfway through NYFW?! 2014 needs to sloww down. Anyway, look who's blogging again :D I know, I know... Sorry for being the worst blogger, but a huge thank you to those who continue to follow me on IG and visit my page despite the fact that my last post was in May >.< #ipromisetobebetter 

It's crazy how many blogger besties I've made in the last few months. From being internet friends to real life friends, it's been so nice to have a group of girlfriends who understand the need to capture the perfect IG photo before eating or that mutual understanding of the unspoken rule of PC-ing each other, and supporting one another to help grow their following. Anyway, before I get all mushy-gushy, just wanted to say, here's a post for all my blogger besties, (esp you Court) for yelling at me to blog every. single. day. hehe xx

Now onto the post, let's throw the "no white after Labor Day" rule out the window, cause so far this fall, I've been gravitating towards whites & neutrals, and I think this may just go right into winter. Here's a white skirt fit for summer, but 3 ways you can transition it into fall! Hope you enjoy! x

Let me know which outfit is your favorite! And will you be wearing white this fall?! x

Friday, May 2, 2014

{Put A Pearl On It}

When a coworker walked in with her "Mise en Dior" earrings, it was love at first sight. Let a few weeks go by and you're seeing pearls everywhere. From Bauble Bar to Vita Fede, everyone's jumped on the pearl bandwagon, and... I don't hate it.
one // two // three // four // five // six // seven // eight // nine // ten // eleven // twelve 

Tell me I'm not the only one liking that pearls are making a comeback. (Not that this classic gem is ever "out" of style.) Anyway, happy Friday! Cheers to the weekend! x

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