July 2012

After 2 days of non-stop packing (I’m moving back to Manhattan!), I had to treat myself with a little online shopping.  Zara was having its end of season sale and I had to fill my shopping cart with all the items still on my spring/summer wishlist.  I love Zara!

Below, you’ll find a Zara blazer worn over my Forever 21 yellow dress (also worn here). The accessories are a travel find from my trip to Thailand.

The snakeskin tote was a freebie from NY Fashion Week, and the snakeskin heels, I’ve had forever. This outfit was one of the last outfits that I wore to work at Saks.  I’ve left the company to pursue another great opportunity and also to deal with this move.  Currently, I’m living in work out gear now that all my fashions have been packed away.  I crave the day when I can unpack, organize my new closet and dress up for work again!

 

Guess what ladies, I’m running a Fab Freebie with Sweet Fashion Deals!  All you have to do is share any of my blog posts on FB and tag it with @FabGabBlog so I can track your entry.  Click here for all the details.

 

 

 

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To celebrate FabGabBlog’s 500th Facebook fan milestone, Sweet Fashion Deals has teamed up to giveaway this beautiful graphic earring shown above!

All you have to do is share any FabGabBlog post on your FB page making sure to tag “@fabgabblog” in your comment so I can track you as an official entry!

And if you haven’t already, make sure you like FabGabBlog and Sweet Fashion Deals!  Winner will be announced at the end of August.

 

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Anyone familiar with my blog knows that I’m enthralled with baroque glamour.  I love damask, ornate gold finishings and brocade patterns.

Source: prettycitylife.tumblr.com via Fab Gab Blog on Pinterest

And it seems that the fashion world has latched onto this look.  Runways from Aquilano Rimondi, Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Giles, Mary Katrantzou, and Marchesa all featured embellished and ornate patterns reflecting back to the baroque Italian style.  It’s decadent, dramatic and romantic.  Check out some of the baroque accessories from the fall 2012 runways.

And here are some fashion images from Dolce and Gabbanna!

But if the thought of buying these baroque styles straight off the runway leave you worrying about going b-roke, don’t fret, already the affordable lines are working on supplying us with similar styles.  See here for Asos’s fall 2012 pieces.

Who else here is excited for fall fashions?  What’s your favorite fall 2012 trend?

 

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This is every renter’s dream.  Pick a pattern.  Stick on.  Peel off later.  And never get in trouble!  Here’s to temporary wallpaper! (images below are from Tempaper)

 

If only I knew of this invention earlier, I might have obsessively plastered each room with a shot of wallpaper.  It’s like when I first discovered the glue gun.  All I wanted to do was search for my next glue gun project and like a mad crafter, I glue gunned my way through my home.  When that wasn’t satisfying enough, I asked friends if they needed any DIY help!

Without the messy plaster and paste, and without the commitment needed for regular wallpaper, Tempaper offers, fashionable temporary printed solutions for your home!  For more design options, click here for MuralsYourWay which offers what they call, moveable murals!  Temporary wallpaper is a great option for commitment – phobes who can’t seem to commit to one design or color for very long and also is great for families who are planning to transition rooms from say a guest room to a future nursury.  Think creatively too!  The papers could be used to cover everything from headboards to books, to storage boxes! And with Murals Your Way, you can even use your own image to create customized wallpaper, limited only by your own imagination!

Who here is ready to wallpaper?

 

To view my favorite wallpaper designs, click my pinterest account, here!

 

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Tonight, I’m spending my night dreaming of my impending move back into Manhattan – some say where I belong.

This lapsed photography video from Mindrelic beautifully portrays NYC’s fast-paced, exciting lifestyle.  I heart NY.

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My mom fell in love with this Tracy Reese floral skirt on one of her many NYC visits, bought it for herself then couldn’t figure out what to wear with it.  In desperation and guilt, she gave it up and transferred the challenge over to me.

Here I am wearing it with a chambray, button-down shirt from Ann Taylor.

I thought that the leopard printed purse and shoes added a nice mix of patterns.  And I chose the lucite and silver necklace because I needed something simple and liked that it didn’t add any other color to this clash of patterns and color.  This was my casual work outfit.  What do you think?

For more ideas on what to wear to work, click here!

 

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