Kendra’s Night Out: Fashions on Ice

A couple days ago I was approached by travel expert Kendra Thornton to help her come up with some outfit ideas for her trip to the Big Apple. Kendra has been featured on shows such as Tyra Banks and Nate Berkus sharing her savvy traveling tips. Here’s what she wrote in:

I am afraid that I need emergency clothes help. I am a mom with 3 kids and have nothing to wear. In the past few years, I have been a little lax about keeping up with the latest fashions and trends. However, in a couple of weeks I am headed to New York City to meet up with a group of friends and all I can think about is clothes. I want to look my best while visiting the fashion capital of the world. I came up with a great idea though. I created the Kendra Fashion Challenge to get some wardrobe help from the industry’s hottest fashionistas.

My friends and I wanted to do something different and exciting while visiting the Big Apple, so we decided to visit Standard Plaza. This cool public area in Lower Manhattan offers an ice-skating rink during the winter months. While I am not an Olympic skater, I can hold my own. After a little skating, my friends and I can grab some cold weather, comfort food from the Alpine Kaffeeklatsch and check out the large-scale art installations that line the plaza. Some of the past exhibits have included work from such artists as Erwin Wurm, KAWS and Kenny Scharf. I know we are going to have a great time!

When planning this trip, I turned to my expert source that everyone should use, gogobot.com. This new travel website features real reviews from other travelers who have recently visited New York City. It made finding a hotel and the best sights to visit a snap. I know that looking my best will make the entire trip so much more fun. Whether we are going to diner, a show or walking through the lobby of the Standard High Line Hotel, one of the best hotels in the city, I know I will be turning heads with my new look.

As always, I’m happy to help. Below are some of the outfits I would suggest for her.

At the Rink: For ice skating I find it is best to stick with skinny jeans. They will give you just enough warmth and fit nicely under your skates. I chose this Pins and Needles Slubby Pointelle Sweater from Urban Outfitters because it isn’t too thick. Since you’re moving around skating you don’t want to be wearing anything so heavy that you’ll end up wanting to take it off. Bring a smaller bag to the rink to carry your essentials in case they have small lockers or none at all. This Bucket bag from Urban Outfitters is on trend and will go with a variety of outfits. Wearing boots to the rink makes it easy to change to your skates. These Chelsea Boots are perfect for everyday and have a little flair with a metallic panel on the heels.

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Grabbing some grub/Observing Art: Trade in those jeans for a midi skirt. This Illustrator Skirt is perfect and gives an artsy touch to your outfit. Pair it with slinky sandals like the Shoe Cult Adore Sandal from Nasty Gal. Add some texture to your outfit with this Lace Crop Top also from Nasty Gal. Wear a simple cami underneath or be daring with a bustier!

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What would you wear to a Night Out in the Big Apple?

Hangover Cure

 

Nasty Gal had an amazing sale going on during Memorial Day weekend. A sale so amazing that I couldn’t pass up the deal steal for 2 Unif Hangover Shorts for the price of 1 that was already on sale. These babies are going to be my go-to’s for the summer. They have the perfect relaxed fit and distressed look.

Color Inspiration

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Lately I’ve been feeling a little uninspired. When that happens I usually spend all day on Pinterest. Making several inspiration boards for anything and everything. I even have a board just for mermaids (because I’m a little obsessed). I find that when you spend all day pinning pictures and then check back at the entire board, you can see the direction of what style you tend to go towards. My color inspiration board is full of iridescent blues and greens. You can view my whole Color Inspiration board here.

Alice + Olivia Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear

There is a change in the air. And that change is my style. I used to think my style was boho/rocker/chic. The fringe, leather, and embroidery is all I can ever think about sometimes. And when I see anything of the sort I’m like a moth to a lamp. But lately I’ve been so drawn to the more minimalistic style with clean lines, stark white, feminine silhouettes, and more stark white. The most recent adoration in particular is the Alice + Olivia Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear collection. I love how chic the crop tops are. A few of my favorite looks…

Threads.Beads.Chains.