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Crowd Pleaser

Lindsey Calla

bright

Jacket: J Crew, Dress: Zara, Shoes: c/o Solesociety.com, Bag: H&M, Necklace: Banana Republic Photos: Linda Calla

I finally did it.  I gave in to mixing brights and I swear it was like it my brain has been programmed to do it.  I also have to admit that as soon as I put it on, my whole face brightened up and I no longer felt that pale, yucky transition feeling when your skin is too pale to be shown but you have to because it's hot out.

There's a weird feeling you get when you look around on a crowded street and realize that you really stand out.  And I mean really. stand. out.  This mixing brights thing isn't for the wallflower, that's for sure.  There's also a good chance that we all will look back on these bright outfits in a year or 2 and be like, whaaaaat?

Paisley & Polka Dots

Lindsey Calla

boho

Hat: Forever 21, Blouse: Pippa, Ring: H&M, Skirt: Zara, Shoes: c/o Sole Society Photos: Linda Calla

I'm back!  Longer delay than I like but I'd rather wait an extra few days than put filler up.  I thought this blouse would be  a perfect transition piece since the weather is a bit fickle right now and paisley is big for Fall so it will carry over nicely.   I got tons of compliments on these shoes and they are under $50 from the new site, Sole Society.  The shoes are really cute for the price!

This outfit has a bit of a bohemian vibe so I kept it more classic with the Tory tote which has not left my side and continues to carry my whole life in it.   Hope everyone had a great weekend and holiday!

The Thursday Play-by-Play

Lindsey Calla

highline

(Me and a New York & Company model aka: floppy hat soul-sisters) Top: Zara, Hat: Jessica Simpson via TJ Maxx, Shoes: Miu Miu, Skirt: c/o Club Monaco, Jewelry: flea market

I know, I know, this skirt again?  Yes, I love it.  It's really been a great foundational piece for me and I can't get enough of the shape.  Yesterday was a really fun marathon day of events in the beautiful spring weather.  It started off at Banana Republic checking out their amazing dress line and I had the hardest time picking out my favorite.  I managed to narrow it down and will wear it in a post soon so you can see what I chose.  I got a chance to talk to Simon Kneen who gave me the most gracious style compliment that I will treasure forever and we also had a great conversation about hats.  They showed tons of them at their fall show this week and he said he thinks that they are taking over as the new statement accessory.  Hear that, ladies?  Put away your It-bags.  It's all about a chic chapeau.

Then I met up with Christine who took some pics of me on the Highline.  I had just gotten done sitting in the direct sunlight on a rooftop and I forgot what it felt like to be hot and have your face melt off in 5 minutes.. By the end of the day I was totally wilted. We then meandered over to the Blackberry Playbook launch and got to play around with the new gadget that will no doubt be joining my Nook Color in my bag at all times.

Lastly, we met up with Kimberly and Melissa to check out New York & Company Fall which was unbelievably fun partly because I love the whole team there and the looks they showed, and partly because when you put all of us together we can't help but have the best time ever.  Phew, I'm exhausted just explaining that day but it was such good fun!

Highlight It

Lindsey Calla

red door

Hat + Sunnies: BCBG, Top: Anthropologie, Skirt: c/o Club Monaco, Shoes: c/o Nine West, Bag: H&M

Nothing brightens me up more than a punchy color especially when I start to show some more skin and realize that I'm pasty and white.  This highlighter blue color did just that and will be great when paired with other brights.  I thought about doing that for this outfit but then I realized that like everyone is doing that and it starts to lose its appeal when you see everyone doing the same thing.  So, I decided to tone it down with neutrals and add a dash of sleek black.  This is New York afterall.

I stocked up on these cute clutches at H&M.  They had all different prints and I can't wait to mix and match them with different things.  I always need clutches more in the summer because I'm actually out and about more often.  I tend to hibernate big time in the winter.

Reminder: Have you entered the Nine West contest to win shoes and a day of shopping with me?  Head to their Facebook fan page and click on the "sweepstakes" tab on the left column under the profile picture.  Can't wait to see who wins!!

Uptown Girl

Lindsey Calla

stripes

Dress: J. Crew, Jacket: Adam via TJ Maxx, Necklace: c/o Ann Taylor, Shoes: c/o Kenneth Cole, Bracelets: H&M and Target Photos: Linda Calla

Ah yes, back in the New York groove.  Beautiful weather makes taking pictures a whole lot easier.  It also makes looking for apartments easier because every block looks really sunny and inviting.  These pictures were actually taken on the block that I really want to live on and hope that everything works out that I get the apartment that I just looked at.  We'll see!  I'm such an uptown girl.  It's so much quieter and I have to be near nature or I freak out.

I bought this dress with summer in mind and needed a way to spring it up so I could wear it now.  Darker accents and some color seemed like the right way to go until I dare to throw this on over a swim suit and hit the sand!

Red Eye

Lindsey Calla

red

Coat: Cynthia Steffe, Top: Banana Republic, Pants: Poleci via TJ Maxx, Bag: Coach, Sunnies: Michael Kors, Shoes: DSW, Pendant: ny market Photos: Linda Calla

I'm trying desperately hard to work spring color in to my transition wardrobe.  Weather permits me from wearing anything too springy so I still have to reach for my dark winter pieces and they feel so dull and heavy.  A nice pop of red whether it's on the lip or on the hip will definitely do the trick for now.

I went to go look at some apartments on the Upper West Side today and felt it necessary to take pics around there to make sure my potential new 'hood could photograph well!  Here's hoping it all comes together.

Couldn't resist that second picture.  Ahem...my eyes are up here, buddy!!  Typical New York guy.

Off the Wall

Lindsey Calla

Wall

Jacket: Lulus.com, Top: Zara, Pant: Catherine Malandrino via Gilt, Clutch: Vintage, Glasses: NY street vendor Photos: Linda Calla

Random fact: I studied International Affairs in college and all of my classmates went on to work at the UN or the Federal Reserve Bank etc etc and I went into fashion. So I always wonder what life would be like if I took a different path and better yet, what would I have worn if I took a different path?  Think this would fly on the Assembly floor?

I took the wide leg addiction further by getting another pair that was even more exaggerated and of course added a pop of springy yellow to brighten it up.  I always thought red was the power color but I think yellow packs the same punch, no?

Clean Slate

Lindsey Calla

jeans

Sunnies: Michael Kors, Jacket: c/o Ports 1961, Shirt: Zara, Jeans: Citizens of Humanity, Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana, Belt: Zara Photos: Linda Calla

Slipping on a pair of high-rise wide leg jeans is so refreshing.  These puppies have been sitting in my closet since the last time this style was hot and I'm so glad I held onto them.  I love pulling old things out of my closet and making them feel new again.  The slate color keeps them less 70s and more fresh and modern.

When it comes to sunglasses I always come back to a big over-sized pair.  I've dabbled with other shapes and I'm dying to find a great cat-eye pair, but I know these will always be classic.  I also have to confess that they did a great job at covering up my tired eyes since I uncharacteristically stayed out till 4:30am at Le Bain the night before.. Woops.

Are you guys going to the IFB Conference?  I hope to meet some of you if you are!  Don't forget I'm speaking on the "Working with Brands Gracefully" panel which is Feb 10th from 2-3:30pm.  Now if only I can figure out what to wear! Oh how I wish it was warm out for Fashion Week!

Park It

Lindsey Calla

Lim

Sunnies: Michael Kors, Jacket: Adam via TJ Maxx, Blouse: Cynthia Steffe, Pants: 3.1 Phillip Lim via Gilt, Shoes: Forever 21

Hey guys!  I don't know about you but I am really starting to think about spring.  When I start thinking about spring I subconsciously start to dress like spring.. Case in point: Me not dressing appropriately for the weather.  Oh well...I think we all have seen enough winter for now so just pretend the snow isn't there.  This outfit is pure casual throw together-ness.   I left the shirt untucked so you could see the pretty lace detail on the bottom of the top.

I have to say that I was surprised at the fit of these pants.. There is still something weird that I can't put my finger on so I've decided to hem them into pedal pushers once warmer weather gets here.  For some reason I think they would be cuter if they were skimming right below my knee.

Anyway, here's a lesson on shopping patience.  I stalked this leather jacket all fall/winter.. It just kept staring at me at the store and every single time I went back it still hadn't been sold.  The price kept going down and one day I found it on the super sale rack at around 80 % off.  The rest is history.

Subway Series

Lindsey Calla

subway

Dress: Michael Michael Kors, Jacket: Banana Republic, Faux Fur: LOFT, Bag: Michael Michael Kors, Tights: Lauren Ralph Lauren, Shoes: Marni via TJ Maxx, Earrings: Vintage Guatemalan, Bracelet: antique Photos: Altamira

Sorry for the scattered post schedule!  Things have been really crazy lately and the weather is just horrendous!  It's been snowing basically every week and the temps are beyond freezing.  The only real way to deal with it is to go indoors or underground.  The subways in New York are a character all their own and I had a blast just riding the subway for a few hours with no real place to go.   I felt like I wanted an outfit that completely contrasted the gritty, rough feel of the underground and pictured an elegant, polished look with some fur and jewels.

I just love the rich chocolaty color of this dress and decided to run with a palette of muted greys and lots of texture to go with it.  The earrings are a really special find.  I was given some really old Guatemalan silver jewelry that was purchased way back in the 60s and was just totally tarnished but still stunningly beautiful.  A little baking soda and a toothbrush restored them to a wearable shiny silver and I'm completely in love with them.  Here's to bringing back the big earring!

But my favorite part of this look is the hidden buckle detail in the back of the dress.  It brings a ton of meaning to the phrase: Hate to see her go but love to watch her leave.

Hope you all had a great weekend! I just put up a video for Stylesip on some of my top secret hair tricks!  You can check it out HERE