11.21.2012

Velvet

Hi friends, happy Thanksgiving Eve! Tomorrow my family will be heading to New Jersey for a potluck with some close friends. It's been several years since we've gathered under one roof for Thanksgiving, but I can still remember the childhood games and delicious fusion of American/Chinese food. Looking back, I feel thankful for all I have; looking forward, I am hopeful for what's to comein friendship, love and career. Here's to being positive, confident and (fashionably) fearless in life.


Blazer: Zara
Skirt: American Apparel
Tank: Banana Republic
Bag: Michael Kors
Shoes: Aldo

I'm always looking for new ways to experiment with fashion: whether it was heels & waist belts in high school or liquid leggings in college. For this look, I wore thigh-high boots with a velvet pencil skirt simply because I never tried that combination before. The allover leather exudes more edge than black tights and booties, and deters it from being too prim. I also thought the lush green would contrast nicely with a lighter toned printed blazer and gold accent pieces. 

Corona Park



My boyfriend Doug and I stayed in Queens and explored Flushing Meadows Corona Parkhome of the Unisphere and Men In Black spaceships. The last time we came here was in August for the U.S. Open, but we were rushing to the games and didn't take the time to look around. This time we noticed people skating at the base and newlyweds taking their wedding photos in front of the Unisphere :)

I'd love to hear your thoughts on my outfit! What is your favorite piece and how do you experiment with style? 

And a departing note: our capacity to appreciate shouldn't be limited to Thanksgiving. Let's take strides to be thankful dailyeven if it's getting a seat on the subway or reconnecting with an old friend. Have a great Thanksgiving everyone and see you next week!

52 comments:

  1. What a pretty skirt! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Estonia but I hope yours will be lovely :)
    and I adore your blazer! it's perfect. oh and the royal green shade of your skirt is gorgeous too.

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  3. ladylike gone fashion

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  4. nice outfit!!! love the blazer and that green velvet skirt!!! so glam!

    xoxo jenna
    http://thepetiteblog.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi sweety, you look incredible! This is such an unusual and wonderful combination, adore the skirt and boots!

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  6. Great blog sweetie! I´m your new follower on gfc . Feel free to follow back. Kisses
    http://crazyheelsblog.blogspot.com

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  7. Lovely blog, thank you for your sweet comment. I'd love to follow each other. Following you now :)

    xo Emma

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  8. love your style & your blog!
    what about following each other? visit my blog and let me know, it would be great to keep in touch!
    kisses jess
    http://jessjessde.blogspot.de/

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  9. These pictures are so beautiful. I absolutely love that skirt. The colour is so great. I think it's wonderful that you want to experiment with fashion - it is so much fun! Your blog is lovely - following!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  10. WOW! You're outfit is awesome and you're really beautiful! thanks for following me on my blog, you have a new fan too ;D

    xoxo Julieta
    www.vjuliet.com

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  11. love your blog and style so of course we can follow each other :) just let me know when you follow me and i'll follow you right away :)

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  12. I'm following you now =)
    http://lepetitplastique.blogspot.com/

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  13. Beautiful! I really love that skirt.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  14. Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it! :) <333

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Glad you like it dear :D xo Jess

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  15. Great pictures and your look is lovely.
    I am your newest follower, if you like my blog feel free to follow me as well :).

    http://www.glossylala.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I love how you mixed textures with the blazer and the velvet skirt!
    Also, I love when people say things like "Thanksgiving eve"...haha, I tend to wish my friends a "happy birthday eve"!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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    1. You're so cute! Yes, I tend to apply New Years Eve to other holidays too haha Thanks for reading, Sabrina :) xx

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  17. Lovely! love the velvet skirt!
    we've got the same blazer, it's one of my favorite, looks good on you dear :)
    love your blog, how would you like to follow each other on Bloglovin and GFC?

    http://anmari-ish.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks for following hun! just followed you back :)
      have a lovely weekend and Happy Thanksgiving day!
      xoxo

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  18. Gorgeous skirt!

    Thanks for your comment! Would you like to follow each other?
    www.timolove.com

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  19. Hi, thank you for the lovely comment, of course we can follow each other =)
    I love your blazer!!!! And the pics are amazing!

    I follow you on GFC now =)

    kisses, vogue4breakfast.blogspot.com/

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  20. This green velvet skirt is gorgeous ! And I love the photos !

    Happy Thanksgiving !

    www.universeandyou.com.br

    xoxo from Japan

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  21. You look amazing my dear!

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  22. hello darling :) thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog I've been following you

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  23. Wow stunning look! Absolutely love your post x

    Best,
    Ali
    http://www.shophopeonline.blogspot.com

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  24. the globe looks like the one in belgium (or not?) looks amazing though :D
    your blazer is rad btw <3

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  25. thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment! you have a lovely blog, and your velvet skirt is perfect for this time of year! hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving :)

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  26. nice blog,maybe we can follow each other when you like?:)

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  27. Hello, I found your blog from a friend and I went to visit! I loved your post and I am going to stay on top of all the news!
    I hope my blog:

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    If you want to follow me I'll be very happy! ♥ hugs..
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    1. Thanks so much Pathy! You're a doll!
      xo

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  28. Stunning outfit, i really love your blazer, also all the photos! Great post :D
    Im following you now, mind to follow back? Kisses :*

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  29. amazing look! I love your skirt ♥ XOXO

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  30. Oh wow, nice outfit! I think you did an amazing job styling the velvet skirt with the patterns. Btw I want your blazer!

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    See you soon at backtofive! :D

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  31. nice velvet skirt, but what i love most is your gorgeous blazer! love it!

    anyway, thank you for your comment over my blog, and yes i love to follow each other, so i'm following you now! hope you followed back! thanks!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  32. You are beautiful! I love that velvet skirt so much. What a gorgeous color.

    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Gina! I was definitely drawn to the color too :) xo

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  33. I love the velvet skirt! You look so pretty!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  34. thank you for leaving a comment on my blog and following me!
    i´m your newest follower - i hope we stay in touch!
    kisses jess
    http://jessjessde.blogspot.de/

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  35. I love the color of this velvet skirt, a very chic outfit!

    xxx Anita

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  36. Wow, great outfit!
    Well I wanted to thank you for your cute comment on my blog and of course we can follow each other. I just followed you on GFC and I´m looking forward to hearing from you soon!
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  37. wow wow wow you look absolutely amazing!!!! you look gorgeous! really love your skirt :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  38. Love the green in your outfit! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

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    1. Thanks Andrea! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving too :)

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  39. Hi ladies, thanks again for the lovely comments/feedback. I always appreciate it <3

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