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How Us Stylists Roll

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I’ve been working on styling some fun videos featuring some of my favorite fellow bloggers wearing spring fashion for the past few weeks and I’ve been getting the question quite often of “where do you shop for your own wardrobe?”

The answer: It’s usually just when I’m shopping for a shoot.

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Take this outfit for instance; the top, blazer and pants were all finds that I just stumbled upon while searching for other specific wardrobe. I can’t pass up amazing staples like a good blazer that are easy pieces that make me look both professional and comfortable for when I’m working. A good price tag also doesn’t hurt because I’m pretty rough on my clothing on shoots.

Even my assistant this past week found the perfect cotton summer dress while we were scouring through TJMaxx for the latest spring fashion.

That’s how us stylists roll.

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coat: Paul Smith (sample sale), jacket: L.A.M.B. (via TJMaxx), top: W118 Walter Baker (similar), pants: Theysken’s Theory (via Gretta Luxe), shoes: Miista (similar), bag: Cambridge Satchel Co., necklace: c/o Beth Lauren, bracelets: c/o E.KammeyerBauble Bar, etc… modern vintage

photos by Joshua Boccheciamp

STYLIST TIP: Look for items that are staples and build your wardrobe around that. A classic coat or jacket are worth splurging on because you can wear them often. Spend less on pieces that are considered trendy or you will wear less frequently.


Instastyle: Gangham Style

Last week I made an appearance ON camera once again, instead of my usual position behind-the-scenes. Amore Pacific in SoHo enticed me with a facial that celebs come in for to be on their program in Korea that they described would be kind of like the Today Show over there. I already loved everything about this place already, so I thought, why not!

I didn’t realize I would be interviewed on not only my opinion on skincare, but I was also quizzed on my knowledge on Korean culture (where the products originate from—they even have their own island there to grow their green tea ingredients!).

“Ummm, I know Gangham Style.” The obvious American answer, right?

I also knew that K-Pop and karaoke always make me happy.

I knew that I can’t eat Kimchi because of my shellfish allergy.

I knew that I love going to local Korean spas like Spa Castle and Spa King because they don’t cost much to go to…but I also get embarrassed when the ladies there make remarks and stare at my pale skin because it’s considered ideal in their culture. If only that were true for my own.

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1 – Getting interviewed (or quizzed) on my thoughts on skincare and Korea

2 – All of the fun products I went home with and may go broke after wanting the whole line that is made with natural ingredients (NO PARABENS!) that are gentle enough for my sensitive skin.

3 – My co-host, Lauren Beebe, and I got all bundled up for our outdoor shot.

4 – Hands. Down. My new favorite beauty product is this tinted moisturizer with SPF 15. It’s so light and natural, yet it leaves my skin perfectly hydrated with a light amount of coverage. This will be the perfect product when (if) the temperatures begin to rise.


March in Like A Lion

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I finally booked my first vacay away in nearly two years to New Orleans after recommendations from friends and people I’ve worked with, including Helena of Brooklyn Blonde—all of whom raved about the destination.

It can’t come soon enough, after seeing flowers beginning to bloom in NYC but with temperatures dropping even lower. Not to mention, my spring fashion video shoot this week got postponed thanks to the SNOW arriving.

What gives mother nature??

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Until March goes out like a lamb, I’m breaking out all of my favorite fall and winter items as much as I can.

I’m stretching out the fall color trend of oxblood, but introducing some of my favorite spring trends like lots of chambray and pops of tropical brights like this lip color that I scored from Maybelline’s new ColorSensational Vivids line during fashion week.

I can almost feel the warm weather around the corner!

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jacket: Chaiken / shirt and jeans: Madewell (similar here and here) / scarf: Saks / hat: Gap / necklace: c/o Tulle / bag: c/o Cambridge Satchel Co. / shoes: Schuler & Sons / bracelets: etc…, Bauble Bar / rings & gloves: vintage / lipcolor: c/o Maybelline

art by Susan Gardner in Brooklyn

photos by Joshua Boccheciamp

STYLIST TIP: Chambray and denim act as neutral colors, so don’t be afraid to dress them from head to toe and then add a pop of bright color, whether it’s in a shoe, bag, jewelry or even makeup.


My Date At TJMaxx With Quarterlette

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I’m so excited to share with you this video I worked on with the lovely ladies of Quarterlette to launch their “STYLE STORIES” series featuring professional young ladies that want a little help from a pro in the style department.

When the editors Emily and Rachel (pictured above) approached me to do this video, we discussed that the typical Quarterlette girl—usually around 25-35 years old, going through the “quarter life crisis” thing—doesn’t have the budget to go shopping like other professionals would, but still want to look like they do.

We all agreed that TJMaxx was the best place to do this, as we all love to shop for those special designer pieces there without breaking the bank. Even the cashmere Cynthia Rowley sweater and Elizabeth & James pants I wore in the video were from there!

Watch how I helped these ladies get out of their style rut and get all glammed up for their industry event in their video shot by the talented Joe Pioggia.

You can even write to Quarterlette about your style dilemma and you may appear on their next episode of STYLE STORIES!

Another Day

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There were so many images that I took while interviewing Day Kornbluth for FLAIR Magazine of both her home and her closet—including her collection of Lela Rose frocks—but it was tough to capture it all as she was running after her two year old son (pictured below in her favorite Emerson Fry flats). These are just some of my favorite scenes that didn’t wind up in the magazine.

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Day Kornbluth in Flair

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