I'm baaaack! The past week has been a whirlwind - a New York work event, Lucky Fabb, and visiting a girlfriend in Chicago! I'm still recovering from a week of eating pizza on the east coast (hellooo jet lag and tight jeans :/)...
First, I headed to New York to assist in hosting a press preview for the pr company I work for. There we showcased clients' new lines and collections for magazine and online editors. I shouldn't play favorites, but I'm kind of obsessed with the new jewelry line Porter Lyons. The Louisiana based and inspired brand combines natural elements such as alligator bones with luxe metals - resulting in a unique feel. All the editors went crazy for the line - check it out here.
Friday after morning meetings and an hour of power shopping, I flew to Chicago to visit a girlfriend I hadn't seen in way to long. We hit the town, drank wine, gossiped, watched movies, spent hours in the line before getting 20 seconds on a plexiglass overlook 103 floors up at the Willis Tower, and in general had a blast. A girls weekend was exactly what I needed to end a busy and at times discouraging trip.
Style wise I have a bit of a disclaimer: as you can see, I'm pretty into black & white stripes at the moment. My goal for this trip was to only take a carry on and I'm proud to say, I was successful! I managed to accomplish that by keeping a monochrome/neutral palette which I jazzed up with accessories. Key items for me were: silk trousers, striped top, leather sleeve blazer, a statement watch, and slick black pumps.