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This Calvin Klein sheath bought on sale at Marshall’s, has a conservative, work-friendly cut and a simple color-palette that makes it a modern addition to any wardrobe.   Above, I styled it with a Sinclaire trench, Chanel shoes and Nine West heels (with added bow clips from Aldo).

I paired the dress again with my JLo studded heels and Forever 21 jacket (a Chanel copy) worn 3 ways here.

These days, now that most of my stuff is still in boxes, I feel so uninspired when getting dressed.  It’s so hard to find things!  I can’t wait for California Closets to get here and build me new closets in this new apartment!




Ok so I’m truly a fashion slave.  I’ve got a 6 day work week this week, and I just finished 2 back to back 12-hour days.  Here is what a fashion slave wears to work.

The trench is Sinclaire, the dress Calvin Klein, the shoes 9West with Aldo shoe clips and the purse and watch are Chanel.  TGIF tomorrow!


After a blistering hot week in NY, Sunday was a breath of fresh air!  For our Sunday finest, Juliet and I dressed up in matching mommy and me dresses – coordinated outfits, I should say as these are not exact matches.  If you follow me, you know this is what I usually prefer.

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The bright summery yellow is so cheery that it brightens my mood just wearing it!  My dress was found at TJMaxx and is by Calvin Klein ($34.99).  Hers was from Gymboree last year during their clearance for about $20 I think.

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I accessorized with my Valentino purse (bought with Saks employee discount years ago) and a Rocksbox necklace.  J is wearing a dollar store beaded necklace which perfectly matched her pink bow shoes by QQ Girl.  (We’re now selling this through our Totspot account @fabgabblog!)

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My shoes are Valentino rock stud pastel flats – such a perfect find for a NY mom-on-the-go!

After church we enjoyed the most delicious brunch at Olio e Piu, a trattoria known for their brick oven pizza.


The sauce was AMAZING!  So good it rivaled the best pizza we had in Italy!  I SO recommend this place – especially because the goat cheese mushroom and zucchini frittata that I also ordered was just as dreamy!

frittata It’s a great place to sit and people watch plus you’re surrounded by flowers at this restaurant!  Definitely grab a sidewalk seat and enjoy NY-ers passing you by.  Juliet couldn’t get enough of all the cute dogs she spotted.

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We hope your weekend was fabulous! See our other mommy and me looks here.  And stay tuned for a full recap on that superhero themed prom that we attended – coming soon!


Linking up to Sandy A La Mode and Cute and Little for this week’s linkup!

Mommy + Me Style: Blue Hues + Linkup!



Nothing gets me as excited as Fashion Week in NYC.  Forget my birthday, forget Christmas and the rest of the holidays – it’s Fashion Week that I look forward to.  And as a mom with a 19 month old toddler, Petite Parade and their Kids Fashion Week really speaks to me.  What could be more exciting than babies and minifashionistas showcasing the latest fashions?   It’s like regular fashion week only wayyyyy cuter and without the attitude.


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I like to be cheesy and dress a little matchy matchy with my mini-me sometimes.  Okay so maybe a lot.  Forgive me.  It’s pure girly fun.  For the first day of Petite Parade, I went with little black dresses for the both of us topped off with some fall fur.  My husband was worried that I might get cold without a true coat on but I knew that chasing after a toddler would more likely have me sweating than shivering.  I was right.  My Calvin Klein short sleeved dress was the perfect balance to my new fur and quilted leather vest.  Thanks to Scout in the City, another mommy blogger for shooting the below candid of us.

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Who knew that I’d end up getting GoGo SqueeZ all over my fur before the end of the night.  Thanks a lot for the SqeeZ, baby J.  You left me feeling both fashionable AND fruity.  This is her I’m guilty look.

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As you can see, I’m still smiling ear to ear despite having been squirted with baby food.  And that’s because my minifashionista, Juliet had just walked the runway.  No she wasn’t a hired model.  And no I promise I did not put her up to it.  All I did was let her roam the row knowing that it was best for this social butterfly to walk around saying hi to her fashionable peers than to try and restrain her on the wobbly director’s’ chair for the 30 minutes before the shows began.  Here she is making some fab new friends.

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People always ask me how I get Juliet to keep all her accessories on.  (My girl is always accessorized to the max…just check her out on my Instagram account @FabGabBlog!)  It’s not like I trained her or anything…the 19 month old just loves her purses, jewelry and hair pieces.  The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  Besides.  Would YOU ever let go of such a fab purse???!

Then she gave me this mischievous look.


And she was OFF!  Off to the runway that is! My little diva thought that was where she BELONGED.  And before you know it she was strutting her stuff in front of 100 people, sashaying and shantaying like nobody’s business!

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 My mouth dropped and I stood still – in awe.  I could overhear people in the front row remarking how she is still clutching her Chanel like she was Carrie Bradshaw.  And then she stopped and posed for pictures at the end of the runway like a true model should.  IMG_0834 IMG_0836

At about this point, I had caught up to her and was about to whisk her away but the photographers stopped me and demanded I let her do her thang.  So I did.  And to my utter shock, she modeled her outfit up and down the runway, straight down the middle with a casual, over-the-shoulder look thrown in every once in a while.

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Juliet loved her 15 minutes of fame! But then there did come the time when enough was enough.  (Really? J?  10 x up and down the runway isn’t enough for you??)IMG_3627

And so there goes, Juliet’s first runway debut.  Petite Parade, I’m sure you’ve never had such a petite model but if you ever need one, you know where to find us!

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More reviews and outfit posts from Kids Fashion Week, Petite Parade Spring 2015 coming up soon!  Til then, you can see all my runway videos on Instagram @FabGabBlog.

Thanks for reading!


Click here for my baby Juliet’s first fashion show experience when she was just 7 months old and yes, again wearing fur…






By the time I started showing, I had to wear coats.  And so for months, I rarely succeeded at scoring a subway seat.  Finally though at 31 weeks, I think I’ve learned the trick.  Open coat, stick out belly, stand in front of seated men and look exasperated as possible while holding belly. Usually works!

Here are 3 outfit posts of what I wore to work, all worn with my Ann Taylor leopard coat.

Tahari dress, Express cardigan, Bruno Magli boots, Fur stole from Saks Fifth Avenue, Guess purse

Cynthia Steffe dress bought at TJMaxx, Bruno Magli boots, necklace from Thailand

Calvin Klein dress, necklace bought at TJMaxx, Cynthia Rowley cashmere cardigan

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Hi everyone!  I hope you’re all doing well.  Here in NY, most of us are finally back up and running and it feels great to finally have heat, hot water and tv/internet again.  No more mitten-wearing to bed for me!

Here I’m wearing my Calvin Klein cowl-neck dress worn 4 other ways here and here.  Being that it’s such a basic neutral, I find that I can easily wear it again and again for work each time, creating new looks.

I’ve paired it with a sparkly cardigan from Express, brooches (all gifts from my bridal shower which were used on my floral bouquet), and a fur stole.

The purse is Prada and the leopard coat is from Ann Taylor also worn in this style diary entry.

TGIF, right??

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Ok ladies, I’m cleaning out my closet(s).  And I’m editing down my shoe collection.  Here are some size 7 shoes that you can buy for just $15 each (includes s&h).

Message me here if you want any of these (obviously with a description), making sure to include your email so that I can confirm ship to address.  thanks!


These Anne Klein heels are in need of a little love and care.  But a little repair, to adhere the leather back to the base is all it needs.

These Calvin Klein platform, patent leather heels have a cool studding detail and buckle ankle strap. I only wore these tweed heels once and then quickly realized that they were a bit big for me.

I fell in love with these black and white, floral heels but they’ve sort of just sat in my closet without being worn for the past year, so I’m giving them up.

These dusty pink suede shoes are sexy, soft and comfortable I promise!

How funny that I’m selling these “Gaaye” shoes on the same day that NY just finished its gay pride parade 🙂

These heels are Chanel-inspired with the tweed, floral and pearl details.  I wore these for work.

These heels are conservative, practically new and great for work.

These practical work shoes feel like you’re walking on air when you’re wearing them.

I love the color of these peach metallic heels but I for some reason couldn’t find occasions to wear them enough so now they can be yours.


Please note that the shoes, having been used, will have some scuffs, and signs of wear and that I am in no way presenting these as being new.

Payment can be made through once you confirm your order.

Thanks everyone for reading, and if you haven’t already, don’t forget to enter to win my goody bag giveaway here!  And to see other fashion for sale, click here.





I was never into red.  In fact I used to be baffled at how my mom could wear such a bold, brazen color.  But now that bold pop colors are so in, I’ve grown to like it when paired with a more temperate color like navy.

Blazer Zara, trench coat Sinclaire, pants NY & Co., studded red shoes, Zara.  polka dot shirt NY & Co.

Same NY & Co shirt, Calvin Klein skirt, Cynthia Steffe purse from Marshalls, Vintage earrings.

Calvin Klein skirt, mom’s vintage belt, thrifted cherry blouse, shoes from Shanghai

Now I’m yearning for a pair of cute red shorts!

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It seems every year, I end up buying a new coat.  It’s not like I need another.  It’s just that I’m terrible at resisting the new fashions.  And coats are such easy purchases to rationalize.  After all, I figure that they’re practical AND stylish.  And being that it’s an outerwear piece, it practically ends up paying for itself within just the first season that I wear it. (I’m good, aren’t I?)

This year, there were a couple coats that I found irresistible.  The first one that I fell in love with is this Ann Taylor leopard coat.  I liked the unique color scheme on the leopard print.  It’s a softer, more subdued print, isn’t it?  Plus I got a great deal during their friends and family 40% off sale.   This is how I wore it at the Juicy Couture Spring 2012 Presentation .

Here you see me wearing it with skinny corduroy black jeans, Aldo booties, bling necklace a swingy tee which you can’t see, Chanel purse and the new coat.  More on the Juicy couture presentation later.

This past week I also wore the coat to work with this Tibi dress from Saks.

The Cynthia Rowley fur-trimmed cardigan is from an amazing Marshall’s deal that I found for $35.  The BCBG suede shoes were on sale for $60, the Tibi dress on sale for around $100 and the hello kitty purse a couple hundred.

My 2nd coat purchase is a sale coat from Saks also by Tibi.  I fell in love with this because it was also something completely different from what I already owned and looked so modern and glam.

Guess what!  The Tibi coat is convertible and can be turned into a fur vest for warmer days.  Here, I’ve worn it with a necklace from Off 5th, Calvin Klein dress from Marshall’s, bracelet from Ann Taylor Loft, and suede fringed boots. It was a simple dress with no hanger appeal.  I knew it had great styling potential though.  My favorite part about the dress are its pockets – perfect for hiding a lip gloss or cell phone.

Is anyone else excited to layer and dress for the fall weather?

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I never thought I had all that much in common with Kate Middleton’s style – her regal wedding theme perhaps, but not her personal style.  I’d like to think that my style varies a bit more.  I can be girly, with bows and ruffles one day, and then rock leather and spikes on another day.  I crave preppiness one day and go trendy another day.  Thanks to many bloggers who dedicate themselves to tracking Kate’s style, we see Kate’s every style choice and therefore can compare her every choice to our own.  If you check any of these sites out, you’ll see that she doesn’t take fashion risks.  She stays true to her classic conservative style and is always, well…safe.

I was delighted to see that Kate’s BAFTA outfit looked so similar to my own outfit, worn recently at a friend’s wedding this past May.

While Kate’s Alexander McQueen dress costed thousands, My Calvin Klein dress was bought for about $40 at TJMaxx, a true steal of a deal, I know!

As you can see, both dresses are flowy, pleated, have cap sleeves and a sparkly belt.  I’ve paired my dress with a silver Prada purse, artful heels and a vintage stretch belt.  I’ve never worn this dress or these pieces together until this past Memorial Day weekend, pictured here.  And the stretchy shiny belt just seemed to add the right amount of sparkle and glam for the beach-side wedding.  I thought the blue color and airiness of the dress was also perfect for the venue.  What do you think?




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