November 30, 2011

the waldorf astoria and a vintage black gown

IT WAS KINDA like a fairy tale... Sneaking away to snap pics at the Waldorf Astoria.

I was attending the *CPJ IPFA Awards, but I couldn't resist using the opportunity for a blog post :-)

The Dress: I walked into the East Village boutique, Rena Reborn, and said, "I need a gown for a black-tie event at the Waldorf Astoria, HELP!" Serendipity (aka Rachael Rush) stepped in and voila! A beautiful vintage beaded black dress appeared. It.Was.Magical. 

And no pumpkin shrinking god mother can take it away from me!

Dress: Vintage from Rena Reborn
Black & Gold Beaded Purse: Vintage from Yumi Kim
JaKenna

*CPJ (Committee to Protect Journalists) International Press Freedom Awards honored those displaying incredible acts of courageous journalism. To learn more, click it baby

November 28, 2011

Latchkeys @ Mercury Lounge

MY NYC MUSICAL debut happened this past weekend at Mercury Lounge. I feel big league.

My very musically gifted brother formed a very musically gifted band, Latchkeys, in which I play keys/synth. Our first show was the bombest.


Top: All Saints (actually, it's a dress hehe)
Skirt: Urban Outfitters (actually, it's also a dress hehe)
Boots: Borrowed from the roomie

JaKenna

November 17, 2011

brights: forever 21 red pea coat + topshop white jeans

IT'S LATER AND I must reiterate: how beautiful and awesome is this coat? I scavenged it from a deep, hidden coat rack in Forever 21 and the color makes me happy. Sublimely happy.

White pants in Autumn? When paired with pops of color & grounded with neutrals, tis acceptable. Give me a navy striped shirt and I'll show you a girl who... how does that saying go?
And we all know how much I love these Michael Kors boots...

Red Pea Coat: Forever 21
White Jeans: TopShop
Navy Striped Shirt: Zara
Boots: Michael Kors
JaKenna

November 15, 2011

where's waldo: zara red striped sweater

LATELY I'VE BEEN choosing one piece to build from. This time, the Zara red striped sweater jumped from my closet and I felt compelled to pair it w/my sheer American Apparel top for a nerdtastic Where's Waldo getup. You love it.

Actually it didn't feel quite Where's Waldo until I added my Barton Perreira specs. And yes, they're prescription. Seriously, I can't see for ish.
Instagram makes everything cooler.

Red Striped Sweater: Zara
Sheer Collared Shirt: American Apparel
Blazer: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind
Boots: Vintage!
JaKenna

November 14, 2011

stylish wants: meg multi plaid cape coat

BECAUSE EVERYONE NEEDS a cape. Plus eggplant skinnies and combat boots? Absolutely. Plus middie dress, sheer navy leggings and oxfords? Definitely. Versatility is key :-)

Multi Plaid Cape Coat: Meg Boutique

JaKenna

November 12, 2011

animal animal: zara animal print tunic + topshop velvet wedges

FIGURING OUT YOUR digs? The best part. When your room resembles a hurricane-tornado-earthquake ripping through your closet and somehow you put together a perfect outfit.

And by perfect, I mean totally inappropriate to be wearing around the East Village on a rando Saturday-day. But this is for SATURDAY-NIGHT!
Let it be noted that this was my first full-scale animal print purchase. Zara. Nice. Also, knee high socks are the perfect solution to the throwing-out-all-of-your-ripped-leggings-and-forgetting-to-buy-more problem. 

Also, you've seen the Topshop velvet wedges from FNO. 

Also, also, meet OWL. She'll be around. 
Dress: Zara
Velvet Wedges: Topshop
Owl Ring: RenaReborn
JaKenna

November 9, 2011

holy jeans! topshop jeans + madewell shirt +urban outfitters leather jacket

FULL DISCLOSURE: THESE jeans did not come with holes, they created themselves. Why? Because I wear stuff. And I wear stuff I like... A LOT. Alas, they now serve 2 purposes:

1) Strategically placed air-conditioning vents now provide much needed circulation. We walk a lot in NYC and it's natural to sweat. IT IS.

B) 90's grunge holy jeans and plaid shirt + 80's hair band rocker curls strangely = 2011 NYC gal. You do the math.

And S/O to the cropped leather jacket! The Urban Outfitters sale rack will forever have a place in my heart for this one. You + Me = Us. 


Leather Jacket: Urban Outfitters
Plaid Shirt: Madewell
Jeans: Topshop
JaKenna

November 7, 2011

seeing red: j brand wide leg jeans + rena reborn top

HOW BEAUTIFUL AND awesome is this coat? More details on that later...

HOW BEAUTIFUL AND awesome is this shirt!? I visited my good friend, Rachael Rush (owner of the fashion boutique Rena Reborn in the East Village), last week and stumbled upon this beautiful printed top. Rachael has an eye for vintage pieces, some would call her an expert :-)

 Remember that obsession with anchors? Yeah, it's alive and kickin'.
Peace baby!
Red Coat: Forever 21
Wide Leg Jeans: J Brand Jeans
Top: Vintage! From Rena Reborn

JaKenna
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