A Peek in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

by Christina Charlery

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Over the weekend, I joined the massive crowd of fashion lovers at Lincoln Center for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Despite the storm that almost shut down New  York City, fashionistas, photographers, and celebrities filled fashion show seats. Of course everyone was dressed to kill, with an emphasis on trendy outerwear [you can even catch me featured on a popular blog in a cream coat].

On Sunday, I was able to attend three fashion shows; Lela Rose, Diane Von Furstenberg and Vivienne Tam. Lela Rose’s fashions embodied feminine flirtiness, highlighting bold color such as bright pink.  Diane Von Furstenberg took it back with 1970’s inspired clothing with a modern twist. Shoulder pads and bell bottom jumpers are back ladies! Last but not least, Vivienne Tam celebrated the Chinese New Year with bold, military inspired designs to die for.

Overall, it was a great fashion filled adventure! Check out a few of my pics below.

Lela Rose Fashion Show

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Diane Von Furstenberg Fashion Show

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My cream coat on The Fashion Bomb Daily:

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Leather Skirt Friday!

by Sherria

Good News Friends….It’s ALMOST Friday!!!  I know it’s still Thursday, but you should start thinking good thoughts (i.e., what sort of cute ensemble can I throw together to wear to the office on  Friday?). As stated in previous posts, “Casual Friday” at work is not a time to slack off and show up in your pajama jeans. Use “Casual Friday” as a day to show off your casual sense of style. A few of my co-workers started “jean shirt” Fridays. Almost everyone in our 6-cubicle section wears chambray shirts to work on Fridays. To dress up a chambray shirt, try a floral or leather skirt and heels to match. One of my supervisors has a leather skirt (I have one too!) that she wore to work a few weeks ago. Upon first glance in the store, I wouldn’t dare think about wearing it to work. However, my supervisor’s leather skirt is almost knee length and she wore black tights and a blazer to give the outfit a more polished look. Needless to say, the woman was on fire! She looked so cute, yet still work appropriate. Below is an inspirational board that mix and matches “jean shirt” Friday and a black leather skirt.  What are you wearing this Friday?

Leather Skirt

Full tilt
tillys.com

Tall jacket
topshop.com

River island
$32 – riverisland.com

Belted skirt
$32 – fashionunion.com

Mango embroidered shoes
$145 – mango.com

Kenneth Jay Lane chain jewelry
bagborroworsteal.com

Miso peace sign jewelry
$8.04 – republic.co.uk

Army Jackets

by Sherria

It has been a bit hard for me to accept that the weather is cooling down and I now have to wear a jacket when I go outside. Most of the outerwear I own are winter coats. Since it’s not full blown winter yet, I was thinking about getting either a leather jacket or an army inspired jacket. I’ve been finding a lot of jackets that combine leather and army green. Below are a few light jackets that may be able to hold me over until November/December rolls around. Let me know what you think about the options below. Comments Welcomed!

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Staring at Stars Faux Leather Sleeve Surplus Jacket, $89

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UNIF Faux Fur Collar Aviator Jacket, $189

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Top Shop Faux Leather Sleeve Army Jacket, $130

Alicia Keys pictured with a jacket with leather sleeves