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Closet Confection: Fashion Week w/ RewardStyle + Gerard Yosca

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Fashion Week generally comes and goes without much fanfare at Casa Closet Confections. But this past weekend, I made an exception and ventured to the RewardStyle party at the Empire Hotel. The lovely folks at Model Citizen lent me a few baubles from Gerard Yosca, and off I went to mingle with other bloggers and take in the amazing rooftop views of Midtown Manhattan… there may or may not have been a few spiked lemonades thrown in there as well for good measure.

Figuring out what to wear to these types of events always presents a fun challenge.  And as much as I would’ve loved to break out one of my fancy fall frocks for the festivities (say that 3 times fast!), the temps reached a BLAZING 90 degrees and the humidity was at an all time high. I’m not ashamed to admit that I often choose style over comfort, but this time I decided not to fight against Mother Nature with my outfit or my mane.  So I settled on a tropical print dress and embraced the inevitable frizz with a cotton candy-inspired ‘do.

I’m a natural introvert,  and cocktail parties typically aren’t my thing, but I wound up having a great time at the party and stayed a lot longer than I planned.  After leaving, the earlier threat of storm clouds seemed to lift, so I ventured across the street to Lincoln Center to do a bit of people-watching (one of my favorite pastimes).  I plopped myself on the steps for a good 20 minutes watching the parade of fashionable folks stream by.  And afterwards, I strolled the plaza with my camera in tow to snap a few photos of my favorite peacocks on display that day.  These girls were dressed to the nines and ready to spin and twirl for the camera on command, and I soaked up every minute of it along with all of the other photogs. I have to say it was pretty cool being behind the lens for a change, and I even managed to get snapped myself by a fellow blogger from Germany.

Thank you for reading, and be sure to check out these fabulous jewels from Gerard Yosca!

Everyday Outfits Travel

Closet Confection: Who Says You Can’t Go Home?


It was looooong overdue, but I finally made my way back to Detroit to visit the family. In between stuffing my face with Coneys and hanging out at Hart Plaza, I managed to take a few snaps along the way. I’m still sifting through all of the pics and making edits, but here’s the first batch for your viewing pleasure.



 Gap Dress, Louis Vuitton Bag, Prada Sunglasses, Jennifer Zeuner Necklace, Handmade Espadrilles from Casa Hernanz}

P.S. This post is linked up with the following:
More Pieces of Me | Fizz & Frosting | PinkSole I Would So Rock This | Still Being Molly

Everyday Outfits Travel

Closet Confection: Seaside Escape {Salem, MA}

Embroidered Dress
Salem Fast Ferry
The Lighthouse
House of Seven Gables
Salem Candy Shop
{Anthropologie Embroidered Dress (more sale options here), Oliver Peoples Sunglasses, Lancel Tote, J. Crew Sandals (40% off with code TREAT)}

I’ve been staying on my grind this summer, but I still like to carve out time for a break here and there…

Recently, Eric and I packed our bags and set off for a quick weekend getaway to Massachusetts.  We woke up early Saturday morning, hopped aboard the fast ferry to Salem, and spent the entire day frolicking through this seaside town with a haunted history.   As soon as we disembarked, we made a beeline to Nathaniel’s Restaurant inside the Hawthorne Hotel for delicious stacks of golden pancakes. With our bellies full, we then set out to explore the town by trolley.

Our first stop was the Witch Dungeon Museum where we enjoyed a live reenactment of one of the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Thoroughly spooked, we took a little downtime by ducking in and out of various antique and specialty shops before making our way to the House of Seven Gables for a step back into history.  Visiting old houses and seeing how people lived long ago is one of my favorite pastimes whenever I travel, and the guided tour of this 17th century wooden mansion did not disappoint.

All of our exploring left us with a bit of a sweet tooth, which we satisfied with a little trip to Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie, America’s oldest candy company and maker’s of the once reknowned Salem Gibralters and Black Jacks.  The sugar rush was enough to keep us going as we made our way to the waterfront, where we took in a few more sights including the Friendship of Salem and Derby Wharf Lighthouse before settling in for a relaxing seaside dinner at Finz.