Mini haul (h&m, Marshall’s, tj maxx, sephora, Duane reade)

Hey guys!

 

So this is the first time I do one of these blog posts, so hopefully this goes smoothly!

On Instagram, I get asked a lot where I find little pieces that I’m wearing, so today on my day off, I went to do a little shopping on 125th, and then ended up in Ridge Hill for lunch and some more shopping! I was so excited about each little thing I found, so I figured I would do a mini haul (just not in video form)!

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These are the little things I picked up here and there. It literally ranges from cosmetics, to random things for my room, shoes, and even a tweezer!

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After having lunch in Yonkers, JP & I decided to walk off our food with a little bit of shopping. The plaza was filled with stores like h&m, VS, and express. At the end of the strip, we found a TJ Maxx, and decided to go in. I’ve been on the hunt for flat shoes. Ever since moving to NYC, I have been realizing how much flats are a necessity. All the walking you have to do everywhere you go is impossible in any other shoe! Every shoe I found, I hated. I was finally ready to give up and go look at the “Home” dept, when on a little clearance rack I saw these cute little ankle strap flats. As soon as I saw that they were my size, I grabbed them and flew to show JP. They are beyond comfy, and Steve Madden, AND a steal for only $20. While I was in line to check out, they had small bottles of perfumes. Just the classics: Juicy Couture, curve, etc. I saw a small bottle of curve crush and only for $6.99 and decided it would be a good perfume to throw into my purse. It’s a plus that I love the scent!

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Drug store make up! Everyone can agree drug store make up is so fun. Especially finding things you end up loving! Like this new loreal true match lumi foundation. I cannot describe how light weight this foundation feels. It’s not even close to cakey, and it matched my skin color perfect! ($13.99) revlon’s “Toast of New York”. How festive am I!? Loved the burnt orange look of this Lippie, along with the catchy name. (I can’t remember the price! Sorryyyyyy!” Decided to pick up a tweezer, because well….why not ? I wish I knew what brand this was, but it works so well!

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I literally have no clothes, especially winter clothes! I’ve started over since moving and hit up h&m for some basics! I’ve been loving the color grey or the fall, along with pastel blue. Something About it just pops to me. While shopping, I had in mind all of my shoes I could possibly wear with my t shirts and sweaters. (Which I’ll post the examples as well). I’m so excited for fall this year because I’ve never really had the chance to enjoy the fall. I found this cute little head band that has a twisted detail in the front and I’m in love with it!

 

 

 

 

 

When I go shopping for tee shirts, tops or bottoms, I always already have a mental note of what I have at home to pair it with. While in h&m, I found these tee shirts and instantly thought of any shoes I could throw together with them to compliment them! Each of these shoes I've already owned. The baby blue pair are from "call it spring" and I got them on sale for $40! The black and white (one of my favorite shoe!)are from DSW, by Enzo angiolini ($120). And the pewter color were one of my favorite steals last winter! Target's Sam & Libby on sale for $19!

When I go shopping for tee shirts, tops or bottoms, I always already have a mental note of what I have at home to pair it with. While in h&m, I found these tee shirts and instantly thought of any shoes I could throw together with them to compliment them! Each of these shoes I’ve already owned. The baby blue pair are from “call it spring” and I got them on sale for $40! The black and white (one of my favorite shoe!)are from DSW, by Enzo angiolini ($120). And the pewter color were one of my favorite steals last winter! Target’s Sam & Libby on sale for $19!

a love affair with sweat pants

There isn’t much to say about this post, besides these tapered sweat pants are just everything!

This isn’t the first time they’re on trend, and every year, i love them even more! This is probably my 4th pair, and I’m pretty sure ill keep on purchasing these bad boys!

They look so cute with pointy pumps, strapped heeled sandals, converse, or even running sneakers for a comfy sporty look. My favorite way to wear them is OBVIOUSLY with my favorite shoe of all time. That would be the pointy pump.

The black details on the pants automatically made me pair all black pieces with these bad boys.

Grabbing a plain up-to-the-neck, sleeveless crop top and one of my favorite black pointy pumps, i left this look very comfy and effortless.

 

Enjoy guys!!!

XO, Ivana CO

 

 

Photography: @JPlazaNYC

 

 

BTW, how cute is the stoop of the Brownstone right next door ?!

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Red lip, Red shoes

 

Its funny actually, because for the first time ever, i didn’t know what the inspiration for my outfit was going to be. I knew I wanted to wear this turtle neck-ish, long sleeve crop top i got a few weeks back from f21 (while shopping for just basic tees). But, because it was white, i literally could’ve done anything with it. I scrambled through my shoes (which almost all of them are still in boxes from moving) i tried on about 6 pairs, throwing them all over the place. Threw on my favorite diesel boyfriend jeans, took them off. threw on a pair of printed harem pants, took those off too. I was beginning to feel so boring, and plain ! :(

I then remembered my favorite light washed destroyed skinnies, and grabbed those form my pile. Asking JP’s opinion, I knew he would decide on a pair of red cut out ankle strap pumps.

Since those were the winners, i grabbed my favorite red lipstick of all time, Ruby Woo, fixed up my make up and hair and double cuffed my jeans, and although i felt more casual than usual, it was very much realistic for where i was going!!!

 

Here are my favorites from our little shoot at Battery Park!

Enjoy!!

 

Xo, Ivana Co.

 

T shirt: Forever 21

Jeans: C Wonder

Shoes: GoJane.com

Accessories- Ring : Aldo Bracelets: Alex and Ani, C Wonder, H&M Cuff: H&M Watch: Michael Kors

 

 

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New York Living!

I haven’t been able to post in a while, due to my recent move to the big apple, but now that I’ve been here a few days, i wanted to show some of the exciting, (and yummy) things I’ve explored! This won’t exactly be a “fashion post” but after looking at all of the pictures I’ve taken in the last 4 days, i couldn’t help but sharing!!!!!

 

 

 

In case anyone wants to know, Im wearing a leotard and little floral shorts from F21, & OPI’s Funky Dunky on my nails (from the Shrek collection)

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Since my boyfriend does photography, he is constantly shooting pictures of me doing the most random, (sometimes crazy things. We were headed to HighLine Park and pulled out our cameras just in case we ran into some awesome photo ops.

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Here he went, snapping pictures again of one thing that i always do, Mess with my hair!!

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Cruising down Bleeker St in Greenwich Village. Being here gave me one of the biggest culture shocks I’ve had so far being here. So many people, so many DIFFERENT people. All colors, shapes, sizes, races. NYC really is the melting pot of the world!

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Almost every time i see a pizza shop, i have to go in and get a slice! We passed probably 10 on each block, until this little shop called “Bleeker St Pizza” I grabbed the camera from JP and took such a quick shot, but you can literally taste the pizza just from looking at this picture! lol

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In Bleeker St Pizza testing out the lighting with nothing better than a SELFIE!

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In Washington Square Park. Literally, i was almost overwhelmed by everything. In one corner, a younger guy banging on his drum set. In another corner, a magician. Violinists, double dutchers, and “bubble love” (a creative guy used to sticks and some rope, dipped in a soapy water, and created some of the biggest bubbles I’ve ever seen!)

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OH MAN, Magnolia Bakery. YUMMMM!!!! I always crave “Baked by Melissa” when I’m in the city, but this little shop won my heart over! I got a Red Velvet, and JP got a vanilla with chocolate frosting (boring lol). Both, beyond delicious!!

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JP took this picture because of my hair lol. We were in his best friends apartment, getting ready to head to the Metropolitan Museum of Art! (NYC water by the way, the BESTTTTT for your hair and skin! my hair and skin have ever felt better!)

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My little beauty corner, as he calls it. I didn’t see this picture until uploading these so i decided to throw it in. Im not sure why my toes are all scrunched up lol.

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Walking through the Chelsea Market. Such a cute indoor shopping/food mall

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*CANDID*

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I have no idea where this was, nor did i know this was taken until now lol. As you can see, i completely take over his camera as if it were mine! (my friends Crystal and Josh in the background)

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walking through the village I saw the smallest boutiques of my favorite stores! One including this cute little Jimmy Choo Boutique!

THE white skirt!

I can’t explain how excited I am for this outfit post. For once, my outfit wasn’t based off of shoes, although my shoes are life within themselves!
I had seen on a few of my own favorite blog sites, this perfect little a line skirt, with mesh paneling. It was my mission to find this skirt and create a look for myself! I searched everywhere, literally. All different websites. Known sites, sites that I had never heard of. Until I came across a site that I normally use to find trendy footwear. I found the skirt I had been hunting for! I sent the link to my boyfriend, showing him how excited I was, and he went ahead and ordered it for me!
Now, I had this perfect skirt with no where to wear it! Work has been consuming my life lately, as well as packing my life to move to the big apple! There was no way I would have somewhere to wear this before I left. :(

My best friend text me about having a little farewell dinner, and immediately, I remembered my skirt!
I went a few different times to a few stores in my mall to find the perfect white crop top or plunge v cut top to pair with my skirt, and I bought every shirt I found just to have options. I came home and realized not even ONE shirt went with it. Apparently, the color of my skirt compared to the shirts was not close at all.
I was stuck because I had already packed and got rid of so much! And them, I remembered this little gem I purchased over 6 months ago, but never wore. This cute little Aztec printed crop top! It wasn’t white, but it worked!
Paired it with my new favorite shoes, these beautiful blush tone lace ups, and I couldn’t have been more happy with the way my last minute wardrobe malfunction turned out!!!

Crop top: forever 21
Skirt: goJane.com
Shoes: ninewest

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Change of heart

image image image image image image image image imageWhen I tol myself I wanted to blog today, I grabbed a pair of harem pants I snatched up at h&m and threw a little outfit together. I don’t know if my style is shifting and changing but I just wasn’t satisfied. I ripped my clothes off and grabbed my favorite pair of diesel black gold boyfriend jeans and a pair of my most adored strappy sandals.

ive blogged these jeans before, and I can’t explain the love I have not only for boyfriend jeans, but for this specific pair. The wash, the fit, the cut, the taper, all of it is just perfect!

Im not sure if anyone was as obsessed with this style shoe as I was, but all I could remember was seeing a picture on Pinterest with them, and they wouldn’t leVe my mind. I googled, searched, did everything I could to try finding them. After months, I sadly gave up. I think the shoe gods heard my cry, because about a week later, I found them! Just some casual shopping on justfab.com (I have a subscription!) I found them and did not even hesitate! *Add to shopping bag*

everytjing about the versatility in this shoe speaks to me. The double strap, the chunky heel, the color combination. I’ve worn them with dresses, shorts, boyfriend jeans, regular skinnies and with trousers! These had to be one of the best investments I made this year!

I also have an intense love for shirts that grip the neck. Something about it just looks so elegant and classy, with a sexy feminine touch. I have a problem with buying excessive amounts of black and white clothing but this was not staying at the store. The zipper detail all the way down the front is the one detail that really caught my mind.

 

Enjoy all!

Xo, Ivana Co.

 

top: Bebe

jeans: Diesel Black Gold

shoes: justfab.com

tote: h&m

Street style

Since I usually always base my blog posts being very feminine and girly, I decided to take a different approach on my blog post! 

I have this little jersey tee from h&m that I bught for my recent trip to New York City. I never ended up wearing it, since I brought my entire closet on my trip! I loved the lightweight material along with the boy-ish look it gave. 

I felt like like it was the perfect “street style” shirt to begin with.

bdcause the details on the sleeves and neck are black, I decided to pair it with a pair of black skinnies that I must say, are the perfect type of skinny! Nice and slim all the way down to the ankle! :) 

these Zara sandals have been everything to me lately! I got them for Christmas by one of my best friends  and have just been waiting for the right time to wear them. Since I have so many shoes, I constantly forget I have half the shoes I have! These shoes I felt were the ONLY shoes I felt gave the look I was imagining. The best thing about these sandals is the fact that they have the pointed toe rather than typical round toe. I feel like the edge, and sexiness to this shoe is magnified just from that perfect point. 

 

Threw on candy yum him by Mac for a feminine twist, with this cute snake embossed clutch & it was the perfect mix of pretty and “street”! 

Havent posted in a while so I hope it was something fun and refreshing to see! 

 

top: h&m 

jeans: h&m 

heels: Zara 

Arm candy: C Wonder, Kate Spade, pandora. 

Lipstick : candy yum yum by Mac. 

 

 

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