October 26, 2015

Casual Day in Sneakers!

Astoria in Heels slip on sneakers

I know, I know...I've created a whole blog dedicated to me wearing heels but it was time to give my feet a break.  I have never been a big sneaker person.  I always felt awkward in them, I felt as if my feet were constantly sticking out.  I decided to try slip on sneakers for those days I need to run a lot of errands or will be spending a long time outside.  Also, my commute from the train to my office is longer now so I need to be safe and comfortable.  I found these Aerosoles sneakers and I am in love.  They are extremely comfortable and I can pair them with my casual and work attire.  There have been days that I will put them on to step out for lunch and end up keeping them on for the rest of my work day because they are so comfortable.  

For this past gorgeous fall Saturday, I wore these slip on sneakers with neutral colors.  I wore my cream colored 7 Jeans and a matching sweater I picked up in Shanghai a few years ago.  This BCBG purse was given to me from a good friend of mine.  It is the perfect size for running around town.  Simple gold accents including this necklace from my Rockbox complete my outfit.  

Thank you for reading,

Andrea
Astoria in Heels Autumn in Astoria Aerosoles
Jeans: 7FAM, Purse: BCBG, Sneakers: Aerosoles
slip on sneakers

BCBG Handbags

Astoria In Heels Rocksbox BCBG


October 23, 2015

Jord Watch

Jord Watches wood watches

I am so excited to have received this beautiful Jord Watch.  I am very particular about watches and do not own many at all.  When I find one I like, I will wear it all the time.  Jord Watches have definitely caught my eye.  They are unique in their own right.  They are handcrafted wood watches from sustainable sources around the world.  This creativity and uniqueness are my favorite aspects of their timepieces.  Of course. they are also beautiful.  I chose the Cora Series which has a turquoise toned face and Zebrawood band.   The colors are complimentary to me as well as to the various outfits I plan to pair it with.

For this outstandingly warm day in October, I paired my Jord watch with this ivory French connection sweater and black 7 jeans.  Playing off the gold accents from the watch, I wore a simple gold Alexis Bittar necklace and bangle.  It just so happens that I have this turquoise clutch that matches my new watch perfectly.

Jord Watches are classic timepieces that would be great as a gift for friends, family or even yourself.  Craftsmanship is important to me and it is wonderful knowing that these watches are made with so much thought and care.  You are even able to size your watch before receiving it so you can start wearing it as soon as it arrives  and they now offer free shipping worldwide!  I know who will be receiving this as a gift from me...who is on your gift list?
     

Thank you for reading,

Andrea

Jord watches Astoria in Heels

Astoria In Heels wood watches

Alexis Bittar jewelry

French Connection sweater

French Connections Sweater
Sweater: French Connection, Jeans: 7 For All Mankind, Jewelry: Alexis Bittar, Watch: Jord Watches




Ladies Wood Watch
Ladies Wood Watch

October 15, 2015

Amrita Singh Starfish

Astoria in Heels Zara wide leg pants

My obsession with white clothing may be getting out of hand but these Zara wide leg white pants are my go-to for this season.  They are comfy and perfect to wear during these ridiculous sunny days we are having here in New York.  The weather is so great, all you need is a light sweater like this one from Club Monaco.  I picked this up last fall and and the stripes give off a nautical feel which pairs perfectly with my new Amrita Singh starfish pendant.  Speaking of obsessions...I love her jewelry!!! I have so many pieces including this elephant bangle.  All her pieces pair so well with my outfits and always add a touch of flair.  Look out this November for exciting news with Amrita Singh.  Also, make sure to check out her new fall collections.

Thank you for reading,

Andrea

Starfish jewelry Astoria in Heels

Zara wide leg pants white pants

club monaco sweater

Club Monaco sweater Astoria in heels

New York in Fall
Pants: Zara, Top: Club Monaco (old), shoes: Aerosoles, Jewelry: Amrita Singh

New York in Fall

October 11, 2015

Pretty in BCBG

Pretty in Pink Astoria

Pink is my favorite color, all shades, but especially light pink.  I even used blush as one of my wedding colors.  I was automatically drawn to this dress based on the color but then when I saw the back and the draping, I really loved it.  It is so different from anything else I own and you have the option to tuck the back draping in as well.  The neck tie is also another cute detail.  This is a great day to night dress that I could wear to work and then on to after work cocktails.  These snake skin shoes are easily now my favorite heels.  They are versatile and go well with many colors.  I particularly like how they accompany this dress without being over powering.  Does anyone else like pink as much as I do?

Thank you for reading,

Andrea

Astoria in Heels JustFab heels

Astoria In Heels pretty in pink justfab bcbg
Dress: BCBG, Shoes: JustFAb

bcbg pink dress

JustFab heels BCBG pink dress

Pretty in Pink BCBG Astoria in Heels


October 9, 2015

Closet finds for this Rainy Day

H&M Parka Astoria in Heels

It has been rainy here in New York but I still can't complain because the temperatures have been milder than normal.  Either way, I can't let the rain keep me inside.  This entire outfit are items I've pulled out of my closet from prior seasons.  This H&M parka has been my raincoat for the past two years and this Zara plaid sweater kept me warm last spring.  I decided to mix patterns and put this stripe blouse with this plaid sweater.  I kept the prints in the same color for that monochromatic touch.  These 7 For All Mankind jeans and Tahari ankle boots tied right in for the perfect rainy day outfit.  

These are the days when you can shop your own closet and play around with items you've worn before.  Have fun with it and pair different items together.  You never know how many different outfits you have especially when you can trust blue denim to go with everything!

Thank you for reading,

Andrea

Astoria Heels H&M Parka, Zara sweater


Astoria Heels Parka and rain jacket
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind, Shirt: J Crew, Top: Zara, Parka: H&M, Shoes: Tahari

October 2, 2015

Fall Trend: Poncho

Astoria in Heels Theory white slacks

Summer was amazing and fall ushered in swiftly this last week of September.  The breezy temps has everyone dusting off their coats and pulling down their sweaters from the tops of their closets.  Before I start wearing my sweaters, you will see me around town in this warm poncho I purchased during my trip to Ottawa.  Ponchos are all the rage right now and I can see why.  This one, which is open in the front is lightweight and fun to wear.  I can wear it open or swing one side over my shoulder.  It is great for those chilly mornings and serves as my covering inside my freezing office during the day.  

I made sure to purchase this neutral color so that I will be able to pair it with everything.  To start, I wore my poncho with white Theory pants and a Zara tank.  I find myself leaning towards softer colors this fall.  I purchased this tank on sale last summer from Zara and its embellishments are a welcome offset against the light blue satin material.   I paired them with these sky high snakeskin JustFab heels.  This outfit works well on sunny days and here's hoping we don't have to much rain to look forward to this fall!

Thanks for reading,

Andrea    

gray and white poncho fall trends

Gray and white poncho fall trends

Zara blue top

Zara top and Dynamite poncho

Dynamite clothing poncho
Poncho: Dynamite Clothing, Pants: Theory, Tank: Zara (old), Shoes: JustFab