OUTFIT | Rolled-up Sleeves

Rolled-up Sleeves
This week started out being a challenging one for me mentally. Ugh! But everyday is another opportunity to turn things around. So I decided why not start over --who cares if it is the middle of the week. There are goals to be accomplished. Armed with "Fearless" on my wrist as a reminder to always be, rolled up sleeves and combat-inspired boots, I think I'm ready for war; well the world again. Sigh.

Minor Details:
Vest - Nanette Lepore
Shirt -Gap
Skirt - H&M
Boots - Dolce Vita
Watch - Anne Klein
Bracelet - BCBGeneration & Gap


FALL BACK | My Fall Closet Requirements

I'm not the biggest fan of the fall/winter season, but when it does come around I must admit that I always look forward to wearing a lot of textures and layers. Oh! And give me a plaid shirt and a pair of rugged boots and I'm good to go! Here are my fall closet requirements. Simple.

fall 2011
What are your fall closet requirements?


CHECK IT OUT | The Hpnotiq Blog - Loafers: Fall Must-Have

Be sure to head over to the Hpnotiq Blog to check out and see how traditional loafers have been updated and become a must-have shoe for us Fab Chicks when we're needing to skip the height while still maintain that chic and cool factor. You can check out the full post here.

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HOW TO | 5 Ways I Wear Summer Dresses In Fall

Although summer has blown by, it does not mean you can't hold on to the season a little while longer. By adding a few fall must-have accessories and basics, wearing your favorite summer dress can still be just as easy breezy when the air becomes brisk and chill.

Here are five ways I transition my summer dresses into my fall wardrobe –which makes taking advantage of those end-of-summer dress deals even more worthwhile!

·Add texture with leggings, tights and/or socks.

·Change the dress’ silhouette by adding a loose pullover for a skirt and top look, or add a contrasting leather belt

·Create layers with a t-shirt, long sleeved Henley, pullover, or cardigan under and/or over in a basic color different than the dress’ color.

·Skip the sandals and opt for chunky booties, or high boots

·Accessorize with fall in mind; scarves, beanies, leather bags

Summer Dresses in the Fall Season

1. Knitted Fluffy Stitch Cardigan - Topshop $140
2. Classic Skinny Leather Belt - Urban Outfitters $20
3. Pleated Georgette Dress - The Outnet $81
4. Medallion Necklace - Madewell $80
5. Watch - Michael Kors $250
6. Platform Suede Boots - DV by Dolce Vita $130
7. Over-the-knee sock - Madewell $19
8. 'Vintage Reissue' Crossbody Bag - Fossil $248


OUT & ABOUT | Nuvo Lemon Sorbet & Lamborghini Launch

Don't I look good next to this Bentley Coupe though? Yes I think so too.

Last night on the rooftop of Manhattan Motorcars, I had the pleasure of joining a few tastemakers and celebrities observed the debut of the Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador while tasting the latest from NUVO; NUVO Lemon Sorbet.
Nuvo Lemon Sorbet & Lamborghini Launch
When it comes to knowing the specifics about exotic and luxury cars, I will be the first to say I'm completely clueless. But I do know what's Fab and I can tell you that the Lamborghini Aventador, with that sleek black matte finish is pretty fab! As for NUVO Lemon Sorbet, if you are a fan of the original NUVO sparkling liquor, you're bound to enjoy the citrus version as well.
Cheesing between two Lambos w/ one of my besties & freelance writer Shydel of The Urbane Urbanite
PS: I think I'm going to put that Bentley Coupe on my vision board.


SPRING AHEAD | 20 Picks from #NYFW SS/12

New York Fashion Week has come and gone. And as I prepare my mind, body and wardrobe for the fall/winter weather, I can't help but wish the spring/summer season lingered around just a little while longer. Since there's no stopping fall, here's 20 of my favorite looks from the runways that will provide inspiration for my Spring 2012.

New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 Runway
New York Fashion Week Spring 2012
Runway Images via Style.com


CHECK IT OUT | The Hpnotiq Blog - Fall Must-Have Trends

the Hpnotiq Blog-Fall Must-Have Trends
Be sure to head over to The Hpnotiq Blog to check out which six trends I've deemed to be must-haves for this season. If you haven't realized the first day of fall is this Friday, September 23rd, and this means it's wardrobe updating time. You're bound to see me out and about sporting all six! For the complete rundown, check it out here.


OUT & ABOUT | Cocktails & Couture...The Daily Style Session

Over the weekend I wasn't in the best of moods. But without diving too much into my personal life, let's just say that I've learned a thing or two about the importance of communication.

While my emotions were swinging in one direction, I managed to pick myself up and swing in the direction of The Bo Concepts Store on 18th street for Cocktails & Couture, a networking event for online media during our favorite time of the year, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. As usual, founder Lianne Farbes did not disappoint in throwing a fab party filled with great people. Cool times!
Me w/ Annika & Melanie

Sunday afternoon I found myself chilling at the Stone Rose Lounge for The Daily Style Session. First let me say that the Stone Rose Lounge is an awesome space with an even more awesome view of the city. It’s guaranteed to make you take a moment and sigh. Sorry I didn't capture the event space.
Sandrine, Annika & Me

As I enjoyed Macallan cocktails, I was able to lounge and catch up with some of my favorite Fab Chicks while listening to the likes of Miguel. I loved his acoustic version of Sure Thing; it definitely gave the song a cooler vibe.
Since it is Fashion Week, writer and friend Annika played correspondent to The Fab Chick and got the low down from Miguel.
Press play to hear what Mr. Sure Thing had to say about what Fashion Week means to him. Oh, and apparently he knows a thing about being fab as he loved Annika's jumper. Don't you?!

"Being yourself should be a personal requirement for living" -Miguel


OUT & ABOUT | UGG Australia FNO Hangover Brunch

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After every big bash, you are bound to be in need of a little R&R. And with Fashion Night Out being one of the biggest parties and busiest nights, UGG Australia hosted a morning after brunch to give fashion goers with jam packed Fashion Week schedules an opportunity to relax, relate and release over mimosas and breakfast. While the food was definitely appetizing, the view above the Crown Building was even more scrumptious. Oh and the weather…AWESOME.
ugg australia fno hangover brunch
Annika-freelance writer & me
And let me just add that I am totally digging the direction that UGG Australia is going in footwear. For someone who vowed never to wear a pair of UGG’s, I have to admit that there are many styles that I LOVED and have now been placed on my radar and wanted list. As for the accessories, let's just say I want them all. Here are a few of my favorite styles I snapped in the showroom.
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MAKE ROOM | Fab Chick Approved Everyday Tote Bags

Sometimes everyday life just doesn't fit in a crossbody bag, much less a clutch. And there are times when your favorite "It" bag just doesn't cut it and your everyday carrying needs require a bit of assistance. You need more room for flats, an extra cardigan, bulky gadgets, all the magazines you need to catch up on while commuting between work, appointments and happy hour with friends. And let's not forget how many of us like to carry the kitchen sink and everything underneath. But not me though, I am exempt from that madness. *winks* But sometimes life requires a simple heavy duty tote where you won't have to sacrafice your fab-ness.

Fab Chick Approved Tote Bag Options
1. Cheap Monday Quara Bag $75
2. Madewell Leather Transport Tote $148
3. Asos Premium Leather Color-Block Shopper $119
4. Topshop Tan Contrast Buckle Tote Bag $72
5. Banana Republic Market Tote $120
6. Antropologie Bright Eyes Tote $198
7. J Crew Newsstand Tote $198
8. Urban Outfitters Cooperative Hardware Tote $69


ON MY RADAR | Rachel Roy & Amar'e Stoudemire Collaboration

When it comes to celebrity and designer collaborations, often times I find myself on the fence with the end results. But I must say that this time around, I actually enjoy Rachel Roy and Amar'e Stoudemire's collaborative efforts. It's causal, simple and sporty without the bells and whistles; perfect for those off-duty days. I love all the jackets! And the hooded leather vest above--let's just say that it needs to be in my closet ASAP

And as a Boston Celtics fan, of course I would gravitate to the Boston themed sweatshirt and rocker tee.

Check out the full collection over at RachelRoy.com and let me know what you think.


HOW TO | 6 Simple Ways To Wear White After Labor Day

No white after Labor Day? Yeah, WHATEVER! Let's all agree that breaking this very rule can create some fab chick approved results. Sometimes traditions need to be broken to make room for new ones.  

Here are 6 simple tips to help you wear your white after Labor Day successfully:

1. Wear white garments that are of a heavier weight; stay away from linen and lightweight fabrics.

2. Keep details on your white garment to a minimum, refrain from eyelet and lace detailing.

3. Incorporate heavy fabrics/textures in your look like leather, suede, wool, etc.

4. Don't be afraid to pair with darker hues and colors; brown, plum, green, shades of gray, etc.

5. Pair with obvious fall-like items; trench coat, utility jacket, cardigans, etc.

6. Put away summer shoes and wear your white with fall/winter-like footwear; leather oxfords and boots.

So when you finally decide to put away your spring/summer garments for your fall/winter wears, keep those whites out a little bit longer. There's still more fab-ness to be had out of them.

Say Yes to White after Labor Day

1. J Crew Belt $34
2. Uniqlo Short Trench Coat $97
3. J Crew Bright Dahlia Cardigan $89
4. Joe's Jeans White Flare Skinny Jeans $158
5. Kors Michael Kors Suede Ankle boots $250
6. .Madewell Mailbag $68


WANTED | Belstaff Triumph Leather jacket

Belstaff Triumph Leather jacket

Who: I, Misha.
What: Belstaff Triumph Leather Jacket, $1525
Where: net-a-porter.com
Why: Just look at it! I love the utility and safari look of this leather jacket. I also love the treatment of the leather, giving it a vintage worn-out appearance.
When: Perfect for the fall season.
How: Judging by the price tag and my bills, I'm currently taking early monetary birthday gifts.