i have NOTHING to wear

For the last year or so, I have had a huge love for the graphic tee. I had been stuck in a stage in my life where i owned not one plain “tee shirt”. All i ever had were blouses, everything a little more dressy. With getting busier, and running around constantly, being dressy at all times was not cutting it at all.

Graphic tees with a fun girly twist have always been my absolute fav.

Im a huge INTEREST fan, and while browsing on their fashion page, I came across a T shirt that had probably my favorite graphic ever. In huge bold letters, “I have  NOTHING to wear”.

Im sure every woman goes through that moment where they stare at their closet filled with clothes, and still can’t find a damn thing to throw on. For me, this would be that tee shirt i could throw on, and it would fit my mood perfectly!

After hunting for months, i could not find a site or store that sold this “perfect” tee shirt.

Until, my best friend was shopping at ZARA and sending me pictures in the fitting room.

And in one of the photos, there it was! The shirt i had been searching for!

Recently, I took a little trip to an outside shopping mall in Yonkers, and searched every tee shirt table until i found it!

Grabbed that bad boy so quickly! Now, with this t shirt being black and white, the colors to pair with it were endless in my mind. Of course, i grabbed red shoes. But, seeing as this combo is BEYOND typical, i wanted to try something else. I grabbed my neon yellow pumps, and still just didn’t feel like it had that punch!

I finally landed on  monochromatic look and grabbed one of my favorite pumps! Since i needed my pop of color, i grabbed one of my favorite red clutches! It all fell together for a very effortless, comfy, but still polished look!

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T Shirt – ZARA

Jeans – C Wonder 

Shoes – Enzo Angiolini

Clutch – Aldo

Cuff – Forever 21

Watch – Michael Kors

Rings – H&M

Boyfriend with a Twist

I have been going through a phase that all I want to wear are JP’s clothes. I think I just want to be comfy and using his shirts give such a cute oversized yet feminine feel. After throwing on one of his Express button up’s the outfit just came to me.

ENJOY!

Top: Express (MEN)

Jeans: C Wonder

Shoes: Zara 

Rings: Aldo & H&M

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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