Around The Corner (from work)

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Sunglasses - Lowin
Sneakers - Adidas Originals
Scrubs - c/o hospital

I'm sitting here laughing at myself a bit, because I had said to myself back in the beginning that I'd never post myself in scrubs on this site.  It was always meant to be an outlet, an escape from the more serious and stressful part of my life.  Yet here I've ended up today. 

I was at the opening of La Esquina's new Upper East Side location the other day.  First of all, it's La Esquina, which is not only one of the best & original taco spots in the city, but a name that is quintessential New York, rich in its own history.  Whenever a cool spot brings its downtown energy near my generally-expensive and once-culinarily-limited workplace neighborhood (it's getting better), I jump for joy.  Certainly...this one is the coolest yet. 
Second, the interior of the place is so non-typical Upper-East-Side that immediately after one walks in, you feel transported and transformed.  
I had to find a way to convey this contrast, and the experience I felt of the establishment's ability to really change your mood, to quickly dissolve thoughts from the 12-hour shift one may have just finished, and kick up your feet with a Jarritos while you anxiously await the tacos being cooked up on the open grill in the back of the resto. 
So- you bet I took on the opportunity to create something new, in order to share this with you all.  And now, coming full circle, the clothes from which I had used this platform to originally escape, made their way back and became a vessel for an even more unique, creative concept on this blog. 

Who woulda thought?
 

Photos by Dennis Christians
Special thanks to La Esquina

Sunny Yellow Sweater

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Sweater - Zara
Leggings (yes I still wear leggings!) - Calvin Klein
Shoes - Valentino
Clutch - Clare Vivier
Sunglasses - Kapten & Son

One of the great things about fashion is how a color can instantly change your mood.  One may be quick to think of fashion as a superficial concept, but there is quite a bit of psychology associated with color and how you dress yourself.  Different colors resonate different types of energy and can truly affect not only the wearer, but the people around them and how they will act around you as a result of this perception.  For example, you may have heard that you should wear neutral colors to an interview.  Aside from avoiding your clothing from coming off as too loud, white is a clean color, and actually represents feelings associated with truth and simplicity.  Blue conveys calm, trust, & confidence.  Red is a strong color and would be something to avoid on an interview day because it is too "dominant".  While one may not realize this, some of the sartorial decisions you make may be subconsciously associated with these feeling.

So, for whatever reason, I've been very into yellow lately, along with many others it seems.  And actually- I don't mind it at all.  It's not usually my choice of color, but I have bit living in this oversized yellow sweater, and it really has lifted my mood whenever I wear it.  Yellow is a "cheer-up" color that also emanates intelligence and inspiration.  I've also noticed that people around me say happy things in association with this bright piece when I'm wearing it as well.   

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A quick bit about how I prepared for this shoot.  I've been trying out La Bella Donna beauty products for the last few weeks and am loving their products.  It's a mineral makeup line formulated by a mother-daughter duo out in LA, and was born out of their own need for sensitive-skin-friendly products.  It's free of all those harsh chemicals we don't want on our skin.  So far my favorites are this eyeshadow palette - great pigmentation and blends smoothly - and this neutral nude lipgloss in "Seduction."  The packaging is sleek and well-made and really user-friendly for a girl-on-the-go.  

I will be sharing more products of theirs as I try them, but for now I'd like to share a code with you, as Mother's Day is approaching and I think it would make a really great gift.  Use the code SPRING20 at checkout for both 20% off AND free shipping.  
It's time to toss the chemical-laden cosmetics that are contributing to aging, guys- and I'm glad everyone is smartening up about it finally.  You can thank me later!
 

As always you can shop my look below.  

xx

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Photos by Dennis Christians