My Wall Street Style

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Working on Wall Street but inspired by Main Street

Its amazing how you can find inspiration anywhere and everywhere! I was walking home from work and took a detour to look for inspiration on Fifth Avenue. I was counting on the window displays to do the trick but inspiration struck me in an unusual way. Walking towards me was a woman wearing a long camel wool coat. In her hand, swinging by her side she carried a Sephora bag. The color combination was amazing! It looked something like this (please forgive the amateur photo editing) …

Camel, Black and White is classic and gorgeous but the stripes elements give it something extra. Here are the pieces I would use to pull together an outfit:

If you are heavier on top balance out the top half with camel pants and break up the stripes -which can have a widening effect- with a black blazer.

 

All 3 pieces from Zara

If you are heavier on the bottom keep our pants or skirt black and add the pattern and lighter color to your top half.

Only thing I would change here is make the scarf black and white not gray and white and for work wear a longer skirt…

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Running in heels!

Now that I am done with the MBA I have a little bit more time to play with my outfits but being a financial professional and a student challenged my fashion sense. One thing I wasn’t willing to give up - even in the busiest of days - was heels! Nothing is more slimming for your legs than a heel and on days when your hair is probably standing straight up on your head, at least your legs can look fantastic.

Running in heels is no easy feat (pun intended :) but I discovered that following these 3 simple rules when wearing your heels is truly a life saver.

#1. Be realistic: You can’t spend all day in 5 inch heels. Heck who am I kidding even 3 or 4 inch heels hurt while walking the city streets. Stick to heels that are 1-3 inches high. They still give your legs the extra length but none of the pain. Here are some examples:

 

#2: Show the balls of your feet some love: I discovered these and now I feel like I’m walking on a cloud. 

#3: Don’t be afraid to fall: I can’t help but laugh when I see girls afraid to walk in their heels. Biggest fear? Slipping of course. Solution? Add some traction with these. They stick right on to the bottom of your shoes and you can walk with confidence!

Visually the difference is amazing. Check this out…

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I’m Back! MBA: Missed Blogging Already!

So after a very long break, I’m back and man does it feel good. I have been very busy this past year and a half and yet not blogging deprived me of the creative outlet I so desperately need. What have I been up to, you ask? Oh you know the usual…

Commuting 1.5hrs to works daily…

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Finishing my MBA (Master’s of Business Administration or better yet Miss Blogging Already)

 Training my new puppy 

and of course collecting inspiration for My Wall St Style! Now that I’m back I’m so excited to share them!

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TGIFNO: Can you guess what I mean?

Yep! Thank God it’s Fashion Night Out!!!!

Haven’t made a full list of stores I plan to visit yet but definitely going to visit my fashion staples: **Ann Taylor (last year I met Stacey London there), **DVF, **Chanel (I wish this was a staple!)

Look out for my full report this weekend!

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One Of My Biggest Secrets Is Out

So the NY Times have found out my secret weapon - Linda the Bra Lady!

Now the wait will be twice as long and probably by appointment only but who cares!!! Linda changed my life and I’m hooked!

Warning: while you plan on buying one bra for $30 you will leave Linda’s at least $100 poorer but pricelessly happier and “fitter”.

Check her out and let me know your thoughts.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/02/nyregion/02experience.html?_r=2

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Labor Day Color Story: Natural Inspirations

Unlike many Wall Street girls, I didn’t spend my Labor Day weekend soaking up the sun pool side in the Hampton’s. Instead, I was vacationing in cell-phone free Andes, NY in a tiny little cottage amidst acres of farm land. Nothing distracted me from appreciating the simplicities of the land, well nothing besides the periodic smell of manure! When my friend Anna picked this gorgeous bouquet I couldn’t help but get inspiration for a work outfit. 

Anthropologie Skirt; Victoria Secret Blouse; Emilio Pucci Scarf; Rachel Leigh Earrings

I love the combination of white, green and yellow in the flowers but the surprise of the lavender is what takes this to the next level. Nothing is more classic than a white blouse and a pencil skirt but the drapping and button details on the skirt add so much favor. Also, I love how closely the Pucci scarf reflects my color story, it will pop beautifully against the white silk blouse. I’m looking forward to trying this look at work!