Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Little Color on a Dreary Day

Tricia Lewis, our Fashion Herald blogger, is out on maternity leave. Following is a post from her co-worker Lindsey who is kindly filling in as guest blogger.

Like most New York women, I have a seemingly endless supply of winter garments in shades of gray and black. But living in a monochromatic world day in and day out can get a little boring. I woke up this morning with the need for a little excitement and adornment in attire. What better way to liven up a dreary day in Manhattan than the richly jeweled hues at Express on 34th Street?

I thought I would start with a more conservative office look with a twist. You can add a bit of glamour to that black pencil skirt with a few top modifications that shine.

Shaker stitch flyaway cardigan, lurex sparkle, $49.50
Sequin tank (comes in a variety of colors), $29.50

Lux stretch sleeveless v-neck top leopard print, $34.50

If you want to go all out (above), you might pair this delightful little sleeveless with one of your black blazers for work and then put on a pair of jeans after work for happy hour. It can be worn a number of ways.

Now onto the fun stuff! This little
cocktail dress put me in a great mood and fit like a glove! I even started to dance a little in the dressing room. If this wasn’t enough, the dress had two very welcomed pockets in front.

Add a little romance to the look with a faux fur pull-through scarf and, voila, you are ready to go!

Satin Tube dress (in a variety of colors and textured plaid for work), $79.50
Faux fur pull-thru scarf, $58

On my way back uptown I took a little detour to Meridian and found this similarly appealing empire-waist dress with a bit of color. $70.

Express, 7 W. 34th btwn 5th & 6th; Manhattan Mall, 33rd & 6th Avenue
Meridian Ladies Clothing, 6th Ave between 35th & 36th


Lizzie said...

oooh cute stuff! I love the first sweater!

Elizabeth said...

You have great arms, and look good in all these skin-baring tops. Also, that flyaway sweater really works on you.

WendyB said...

I love color for evening but in daytime I tend to be lazy and go for black. Recently I won a couple of tops in a contest and I just said, "Send black." LAZY!

39th and Broadway said...

Wow, Lindsey you are adorable! I hope you bought that little green number it looks fantastic on you.

It looks like Express is really trying to step up their game!

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