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5 Simple Ways to Help Protect Our Planet (and in some cases out wallets!)

25 Apr

Fashion

Fashion, Polyvore

“The geometry issue” by pensivepeacock on Polyvore

Fashion

Fashion

Tube Top: H&M || Skirt: Gap (this was a dress from a clothing swap, ofcourse ūüėČ || Shoes: Gap Outlet Store

Today’s outfit post was inspired by Earth Day (and this Polyvore set), which just passed a couple of days ago on April 22nd.¬†The¬†pictures were taken at my friend’s building’s green roof. They are growing all sorts of wonderful veggies up there and when they are ready to be picked they will be distributed amongst residents and others interested in taking part¬†in their share program.¬†Pretty cool for a building in the middle of NYC, huh?¬†So how can we do our little parts in helping to protect and preserve this wonderful planet of ours? Some things i already do are:

  • Carry¬†a reusable water bottle instead of buying disposable bottles of water .
  • Bring my lunch to work in reusable tupperware.¬†I save so much money by bringing my lunch and coffee/tea to work, its actually one of the tips i often give my clients that i advice financially.
  • Take part in clothing swaps. My readers will already know that this is one of my favorite ways to save money on clothing, but it’s also good for the environment because it keeps good clothing out of land fills.

But, speaking of clothing and textiles, did you know that those should be recycled too?! For some reason this is one thing i had not thougth to do before. We all know that recycling bottles and news papers is a great way to protect our environment and are pretty familiar with how to do it, but i find that clothing and textiles are not as easy to know what to do with. So for my 5th simple way to help protect our environment, which i will have to start to do too:

  • Find a clothing and textiles recycling program near you. According the non-profit organization GrowNYC  ļNYC residents discard 193,000 tons of textiles every year. ļ And thats only one city! GrowNYC has a clothing and textiles recycling program, and according to them these items are either donated to be reused if it’s in good condition, or it is sold to be reincarnated into a plethora of things, such as rags.

So what are some ways you take care of our lil’ ol space in space?

Yours in Inspiration,

Wendy Coral

P.S. The cute dog, location and pictures were all courtesy of my my friend Josie Bisono, whom took the Shop your Closet Challenge a few posts ago :). Thanks for being such good sports, Rocky and Josie!

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Graphically Contrasted

6 Mar

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One of my favorite Spring trends is using high contrast colors to create a graphically impactful look, and my favorite colors to do this with are black and white. I find that wearing these two colors together looks so chic. I have previously posted an outfit with these two colors and will probably be creating looks using them over and over, so i certainly hope you don’t mind them!

Black and White - front edited

Today’s outfit also has the added trend of graphic prints in the striped Tory Burch blouse that i got at a sample sale long ago. The pants i bought at a discount boutique in Manhattan’s Financial District named Dijon, and the shoes are Rose Gold via Last Call by Neiman Marcus.

Black and White - side editedBlack and White - details edited

If you’re curious about this Spring’s trend, take a look at this article by one of my favorite sources, Harper’s Bazaar.

 

Bacio,

Wendy Coral

Tiers

31 Jan
Tiered Dress

Inspiration Outfit

Hi there!

So a while back as i dug through racks and racks of sale items at H&M i found the prettiest tiered dress, and it was only $5 so you know i had to get it right? Well i did, and i wore it to a friends birthday party….and then it never saw the light of day again. Sad, sad indeed that such a pretty little thang would have to stay hidden in my closet. Well today’s inspiration comes from the blog Girl Necessities and gave me the perfect excuse to bring it out of the dark. As usual, i love the combination of styles. In this case girlie with rugged.

The day of the shoot it was beyond cold in the streets of NYC so i finally caved and decided to do the shoot indoors. I picked a spot as free of clutter and close to a window as possible take advantage of the natural light  and to let the outfit shine. I quite liked how it turned out. What are some of your favorite spots to take pictures?

Tiers full editedTiers close up edited 2

 

Pretty in Purple

23 Jan
Inspiration Outfit

Inspiration Outfit

While browsing through Pinterest this photo popped out at me. I absolutely love the depth that layering gives an outfit. I also love the particularly boho chic-ness of this outfit. Not to mention i had pieces to pull off a similar look. I decided to wear a purple striped Uniqlo button up to reflect the bold and crisp nature of the plaid button up in the photo. Then to emulate the monochromatic aspect of the outfit i decided to wear a grey bowler hat that i got off an NYC street vendor and a long grey pocketed American Rag sweatshirt that i inherited from a friend. Lastly, i finished the outfit with some black tights and black Steve Madden boots. It would’ve been cool to have been able to finish the monochromatic look with grey boots, but black is what i have so black is what i wore! How lucky was i that the sky decided to coordinate colors with me too!

Pretty in Purple - fullPretty in Purple - hat

 

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