T’was an Afternoon in the East Village…

…and I was roaming around with Ashley after a meeting with a #SparkleandSip sponsor. We decided to take some outfit photos in Tompkins Square Park. Check it out!

What I’m Wearing

Dress: The Webster for Target

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAB satchel

Sandals: Jeffrey Campbell

Jewelry: One of a Kind Masterpiece

Ashley was prepared for the weather while looking equally fabulous! Check out what she wore.

What Ashley Wore

Slipdress (worn as top): Closet Rich

Skirt: American Apparel

Satchel bag: Vintage

You can see more of Ashley’s photos in her feature on Coffee Meets Bagel. Happy browsing!

*All photos by Ashley Rudolph & Andrea K. Castillo

What I’m Wearing: A stroll by the New York Public Library

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the B3 Blogger Workshop presented by Single Edition Media. It was  basically a day of blogger school, led by discussions by various experts in media training, e-book publishing, event planning, PR and more. I was happy to see the majority of my new friends of the Blogger Collective there, and connect with them all for the first time in real life!

After the workshop, I accompanied new friends Naina and Luis to Bryant Park to snap some style photos. We decided on the New York Public Library steps. Take a look!

Blouse: Banana Republic, Scarf: c/o Yoana Baraschi, Tuxedo Pant: Uniqlo +J, Satchel: Rebecca Minkoff, Belt: J.Crew, Watch: Swiss Legend
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1 Shoe, 5 Ways

Guys, I know it’s hard to find a great pair of dress shoes. You may think that you need an array of colors, but I have taken the liberty to help you out. I have chosen a tan, YSL Derby Shoe, which retails for $545 on Mr. Porter. Here I show the shoe’s versatility by providing five looks for different occasions with this one amazing pair of shoes.

What I’m Wearing: Lunch on a Hot Day


What I’m Wearing: Lunch on a Hot Day
  • Ray Ban Tortoiseshell Wayfarer sunglasses
  • Opal earrings purchased from a local artisan in Belize
  • Gant floral print silk voile blouse
  • Swiss Legend ivory ceramic watch
  • Rebecca Minkoff MAB satchel in almond
  • Madewell Rail Straight white denim jeans
  • Gap champagne colored floral t-strap sandals

I tweeted earlier:

Andrea K. Castillo

@andreakcastillo Andrea K. Castillo
Today’s outfit: Gant floral printed blouse, white @madewell1937 jeans, champagne flat Gap sandals and @RebeccaMinkoff MAB satchel in almond
And received this response a little later:
Rebecca Minkoff

@RebeccaMinkoff Rebecca Minkoff
Thank you Rebecca Minkoff for approving my outfit today!

What to Wear: Festivals and Summer Concerts

While browsing my million emails from various retailers this morning, I received one from ASOS highlighting a contest to win a trip and tickets to the Ibiza Rocks festival.  For those of you that are not familiar, ASOS (As Seen on Screen) is a British multi-brand online retailer that sells mens and womens clothing worldwide. They have a sister site, ASOS Fashion Finder, which I like to call a “fashion social network”, similar to Polyvore, in that you can create different themed outfits with items sold on ASOS. The Festival Competition asks users to create their best festival outfit, for a chance of winning the big prize. I entered (of course) styling a mens and womens outfit, and felt that it was the perfect time to showcase a few fun concert/festival outfits for the guys and the ladies! Click on the images to see an enlarged image, and check out my page here.

1 Dress, 4 Ways

The dress that I’ve chosen to illustrate such versatility is the Cotton Tafetta Ashley Dress from J. Crew. It is a beautifully cut, completely versatile, black strapless dress. I’ve created all the outfits on Polyvore.