What I’m Wearing: Do It Like A Dude

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“Tomboy Chic” is a term I live by at times in regards to my wardrobe. Growing up with three older brothers, I would always find myself secretly borrowing their threads, and/or adopting the boyish aesthetic to fit my own taste. Hence I own a plethora of oxford and rugby shirts, and more sneakers than I can count.

On a breezy spring day, my good friend Cee decided to shoot me in my “tomboy chic” in one of my favorite Brooklyn neighborhoods, Fort Green. The shoot was to be focused on the detail of the product; buttons on the shirt, soles of the kicks, etc, but that went awry, and I ended up with a super cool shoot in the end. Here is Do It Like A Dude.

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What I’m Wearing:

  • Brown Framed Wayfarer Sunglasses: Carrera
  • Red Buffalo Plaid Flannel Shirt: Aritzia
  • Black Denim Leggings: Levi’s
  • SB Dunk Sneakers: NIKE

What I’m Wearing: Turn on The Brights


If you have been following my social media updates, you would have noticed that I’ve updated my imagery across the board. I am in a re-branding stage for my site, and in doing so, it was necessary to a full-on photoshoot. From a reader’s perspective, I know you don’t see me much, which can be a bit confusing given the name of the site, so here I am, showing you a little bit more of me and my personal style.

I did this shoot earlier in the month with my good friends Ernest Estimé (photographer) and Jessica Crocetto (hair & make-up artist) in a little neighborhood in Brooklyn next to DUMBO called Vinegar Hill. I’m taking a more editorial approach with these shoots, making it a step above a normal outfit post. Be on the lookout for more site updates and content. Here is Turn On The Brights.






What I’m Wearing:

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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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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!

Mother’s Day Brunch & Tour at the Brooklyn Museum

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, mothers-to-be, and mother figures out there! Your love and understanding keeps us going. To celebrate my mother on this day, I took her to the Mother’s Day Brunch & Tour at the Brooklyn Museum. Along with my father, she has taught me the importance of culture and art appreciation, so I felt it was a great event for us to enjoy together. Brunch began promptly at 11 AM in the Rubin Pavilion and offered made-to-order omelets, fruits, pastries, salad, coffee, and mimosas. A great way to start the day I must say! We gathered in the Rubin Lobby for our tours at 12:30 PM. I chose Extraordinary Women: Celebrating Mothers and Motherhood in Art through the Ages. We visited works in the European, Egyptian, and American galleries which depicted mothers in different settings, roles, and time periods.  Our guide was wonderful, and offered great insight on the pieces and answered all of our questions. I couldn’t imagine spending this Mother’s Day any other way, especially knowing that my mother was very happy, and truly enjoyed herself. Check out some of our photos below.

Finishing up brunch in the Rubin Pavilion
Mom posing, rocking J.Crew in the Rubin Lobby
What I'm Wearing: Brooks Brothers oxford shirt, Club Monaco skirt, Kenneth Cole New York heels, Aldo handbag
With our guide in Beaux Arts Court, the European Paintings
Exquisite painted ceiling in the Egyptian Gallery
One of my favorite paintings, "Heat" from American Identities
Couldn't ask for a more beautiful day in Brooklyn!