Monday Style Quote

“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.” -Lloyd Alexander

I took an awesome continuing ed. Creative Writing class at NYU this weekend, so I wanted to start the week off with a great writing quote. This quote is from Lloyd Alexander – a writer known for his fantasy novels, from my hometown in Philadelphia.

Author Lloyd Alexander, Photo Credit: www.culture.com

Author Lloyd Alexander, Photo Credit: www.culture.com

Friday’s Most Wanted

I have two words for these pants…yes puh-lease! I’m a big fan of the patterned-pants trend this season. I’d probably pair these with a basic white tee and a nice statement necklace, or a really colorful tee for a more “summery” look. I’m so excited for this weekend! My best friend is visiting (friends since 6 years old), and I’m taking a continuing education writing course at NYU (education ain’t no joke!). Hope everybody has a great weekend.

Palm Tree Trousers by Jaeger, Photo Credit: TheFancy.com

Palm Tree Trousers by Jaeger, Photo Credit: TheFancy.com

Monday Style Quote

“There’s this idea that everybody has to have everything right away. But you have to let the slow burn happen. I wasn’t the superstar. I had to work for it. Really long hours.” -Jenna Lyons, President and Executive Creative Director of J. Crew, quote from Marie Claire @ Work, May 2013

I love this quote, because it is something that I so often seem to forget – success takes time (especially in the fashion industry). I really admire Jenna Lyons, and all she has done for J. Crew. I was never a “Crew” kinda girl, but within the past few years, have really grown to love the brand. I love looking through the J. Crew style guide – the styling is always so well done!

Jenna Lyons, Photo Credit: www.ohhappyday.com

Jenna Lyons, Photo Credit: www.ohhappyday.com

Monday Style Quote

“I learned early on that you can’t please everyone all the time. In order to keep your sights set, you have to say no to a lot of things.” - Candace Nelson, L.A. based cofounder of Sprinkles Cupcakes

She’s got that right!!

There is also a Sprinkles Cupcakes location in NYC, at 780 Lexington Ave., between 60th and 61st.

I haven’t been there yet, but am definitely going to give it a try (I have a huge cupcake obsession that I’m not ashamed of).

Candace Nelson of Sprinkles Cupcakes, Photo Credit: www.thebusinessmaker.com

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Monday Style Quote

“Boots are very seductive in a stronger way than stilettos or satin shoes, which are more fragile. Boots take out anything that is fragile about a woman.” -Anh Duong, artist

I couldn’t agree more about this statement, since boots are my absolute favorite shoes to wear!

Artist Anh Duong, Photo Credit: www.artnet.com