One of the most precious and important things to me is being involved in organizations I care truly about. I have had the honor of leading team “Deb’s Dreamers” to another 2nd place victory (second year in a row) for the Lung Cancer Research Foundation! Through this amazing organization I was able to volunteer for a collaboration shopping for a cause event the Lung Cancer Research foundation and Alice and Olivia had planned!
So I splurge on a Celine bag a few years ago and tell myself “well it was WAY cheaper than the rest of the leather bags so it’s almost a deal right?” (heh)
Canvas can be stained unlike leather and although that satisfying original price tag seemed like a steal, I was in for a rude awakening. After I was told by the leather repair extraoudinare that my precious canvas Celine just was stuck with it’s stains forever I was devastated. Relax, I am not really that dramatic but I was a little upset. I mean come on was I supposed to throw it away? GET REAL.
Then murika an idea came to me patches are all the rage right now. Gucci (one of my favorites) lives off patches so…. could I possibly save my precious bag by customizing it with patches? Searching Etsy and Amazon I found tons of awesome patches could this work? I tried a pack of removable patches and hey the stains were covered and I got questioned on the street about who does custom Celines? “Do they have an Instagram account” a random lady int he elevator asked me. Well well well… Looks like I might be patching up my Celine for good.
This October 1st will be 6 years of participating with Free to Breathe – a nonprofit organization with a mission to double lung cancer survival by 2022. I have fundraised and been the captain to team Deb’s Dreamers in memory of my aunt that I lost to Lung Cancer. I am currently fundraising and would love any support Deb’s Dreamers. The organization has been an amazing experience to help with the loss of a loved one and to gather family and friends in hope of making a difference. Each year and I design team shirts (tying my love for fashion together with a great cause).
Living in a NYC apartment makes holiday decorating not always a walk in the park (more like a walk in Central Park after 10pm). If I could have it my way like Frank Sinatra, I would be the comparison to a 2nd grade teacher updating the bulletin board with every holiday they could think of. Man, I really did not fully appreciate all those clever and colorful ways they made a board not be so BORED. The Bar Cart is my version of a teacher’s bulletin board or stringing 100,000 lights around a home. Every holiday I can think up leaves me crafting the cart and getting our spirits into holiday the holiday spirit. I once had a mover try to eat a valentine’s Day themed coaster thinking it was candy. Try coming up with a polite way to say “Sorry sir, that porcelain round object is not edible.” It can be a simple decorating habit buying a festive pack of napkins or candy for the holiday of your choice. I just need to know where all these #Nationalonlychildday, #Nationalcoffeeday, and #Nationalpetdays are coming from because when you turn into a bar cart bedazzler like myself you want to be prepared with all required items. P.S. My apologies if you do not get the bedazzler reference #STAYYOUNGWILDANDFREE, but if you do I would love some tips on where to purchase one. Pictured below is just some of the St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Easter, and Valentine’s Day decor. Believe me there will be so much more
Truth is historians are not even sure where this day of pranks actually came from. However, every April 1st we find ourselves pondering what pranks and jokes we can play on people. I learned my lesson a long time ago that pranks with my grandma and grandpa “ARE NOT FUNNY.” “No Rachel it’s not a funny joke that you got hitched in Vegas last night.” Also, Ketchup doesn’t even look like real blood (I mean a friend told me) and they also said you end up smelling like tomato sauce, which just makes me want to go to Carbone and eat spicy rig.
- Theory 1- “The Canterbury Tale’s” “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale”, a story you probably read in high school, or used spark notes on. The tale is based on foolishness and the main characters are rooster and a fox. Yep, It’s a possibility we have a tradition to play jokes on others because of fictional animals. It is also set on March 32nd maybe proofreading just was not a major priority back then. That or, Geoffrey Chaucer decided to play a joke on us since 1932. If so, someone should call Ripley’s Believe it or Not because that might be the most epic joke of all time.
- Theory 2: 1564 – France changed its calendar to the modern Gregorian version. So they moved the New Year celebration from the last week of March to January 1st. In this story those who still celebrated the end of the year on April 1st were laughed at for looking idiotic. I mean it’s not like they went on Evite, or bought NYE party tickets where the date was CLEARLY displayed. I bet those folks all had the same New Year’s resolution – Get a new calendar this year.
Back from HIATUS: We all get a little busy and take some time off…
Here it goes: “Wait another fashion blogger?” (insert eye roll here.) Yes, I have heard it all “Wait people make money off taking pictures of themselves????”
However, to all you creative fashionistas hats off to you! It is because of you, Pinterest Ideas on what to wear on a date to meet a boyfriend’s parents, a wedding guest outfit etc. There are some style inspirations for our generation!
I do not need Couture or hardly ever buy high end RTW. However, my appreciation and obsession with Alessandro Michele’s designs and transformation of Gucci as a brand has me falling faster than the leaves outside (white girl pumpkin spice latte joke can be definitely inserted here.) I seriously am in love with all the designs and the meaning behind his brilliant ART. I had the privilege of getting this jean jacket but you do not need to get the Gucci RTW to help your individuality come alive. Fashion forward millennials!
You can get a jean jacket just about anywhere and as for patches even Michael’s Craft Store sells them. So this fall let your freestyle flow! Collect patches and add them on to your jacket anything that you feel relates to you. Before you know it you created a capsule piece to a wardrobe.
Get in the Jean Feign #BlindforLove