Thursday, April 21, 2011

Green with Stripes











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Hi from the Windy City! D and I are in Chicago for Pesach (Passover) with my in-laws. We've been spending time with family (my nephews, M & A and the cutest little boys ever!!), catching up on sleep and trying to digest all of our matzah (although, I'll be honest...I try to eat as little matzah on Pesach as possible...I eat just enough at the seder to meet the requirement and then thats it for me; bring on the fruits and veggies!).

This outfit is not from Chicago; it's in the 40s here and I had to unpack my tights to come here *not happy*, so here is an outfit from a week or so ago when it was starting to warm up in New Jersey.  I got this cardigan last year and really only paired it with solid colors and a very simple pieces. I wanted to branch out and try pairing the kelly green cardi with other colors and patterns. I decided to layer it over my nautical Breton stripe shirt and wear them both with my denim pencil skirt. I wore leggings for some warmth and broke out my oxfords for the first time this season. I finished off the look with a multicolored silk scarf and my cherry red bag.

Outfit:

White Undershirt: Pink Orchid

Striped Shirt: J.CREW

Cardigan: Banana Republic

Skirt: J.Crew

Leggings: Target

Silk Scarf: Elliot Consignment (Banana Republic)

Shoes: Zappos (Steve Madden)

Bag: Longchamp


What are you wearing as the weather warms up? What are you looking forward to wearing?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

And We're Off Again!




Hi All,

I have to apologize to all my wonderful readers. April is a crazy month for D and me! We just got back from our honeymoon and tonight we are jet setting off again to Chicago and my in-laws for the Jewish holiday of Pesach (Passover).

On Pesach the Jews commemorate the Exodus from Egypt and are commanded to feel as if they themselves left Egypt. We are commanded not to eat chametz (basically everything with leavening: bread, cereal, crackers, pasta...etc.) and we are commanded to eat matzah (unleavened bread resembling a big cracker).

We begin the holiday of Pesach with a seder on each of the first two nights. During the seder we tell the story of the Exodus from Egypt, remember our history and heritage with ritual and symbolic objects, and eat a festive meal. Pesach has special days called yontif days. These days are similar to Shabbos. Therefore on those yontif days, I will not be posting, as I am not allowed to use a computer as one of the restrictions. During the "less special" days of Pesach, called chol ha'moed, I will try to post as normal. Please bear with me and I assure you all, that once April is over, I will go back to posting almost everyday:)

To all of those celebrating Pesach, have a chag kasher v'sameach (A kosher and joyous holiday)!!! To all of my other readers, have a Happy Easter, and a wonderful beginning of Spring!

~Ally

Friday, April 15, 2011

We're back









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Hi All! Did ya miss me?? If you are just joining me over here at "Modestly Fashioned", husband D, and I just got back from our (belated) honeymoon! We spent 11 days in Paris, London, Bruges and Amsterdam and we had such an amazing time! I will be posting pics and outfit photos from the trip soon...so stay tuned:)

Since we are still sorting through hundreds and hundreds of pictures from our trip, here's an outfit I wore before we left and it was still a bit cooler out. I paired this structured chambray shirt with my dark grey full skirt, and added a fun colorful silk scarf and coordinating turquoise belt to accent the ensemble. I wore my gem studded flats and finished off the look with my bright red bag.

Outfit:

Shirt: J.CREW

Skirt: GAP

Silk Scarf: Talbots

Belt: J.CREW

Leggings: Target

Shoes: Banana Republic

Bag: Longchamp


What did I miss while I was gone? Anything exciting happen to anyone? Fill me in on all the details:)