the Shira Rose

A NYC Body Positive Fashion Blog

Never Enough Neon!

I’m tired of the hands on hip poses but I’m also completely awkward in front of the camera….
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So we tried a casual walking “pose”… Still awkward?

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And then we tried it again. It got a bit more awkward when a school bus passed and a little boy (about 7 or 8) shouted out, “Pretty outfit! And on a pretty girl!” Sigh; I always get the really young ones or the really old ones. 🙂

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Then we tried a “leaning against a dirty wall” pose. It’s ok but what is up with my hair looking like it’s two different lengths? And about the random wire and garbage; well, welcome to Brooklyn.

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And finally….we have this gem. What’s going on? I have no idea. But I like it. A lot.

Photos by Chani Shmookler Deutsch
Top: Madewell (on sale here, in white here, and also love this) Skirt: Anthropologie (similar and a favorite of mine here) Shoes: H&M (loving these) Necklace:Kate Spade BangleKate Spade

More neon looks from my favorite bloggers here.

Polka Dot Nails!

I won’t even attempt to deny my love (obsession?) with polka dots. Here are my two latest polka dot manicures and the ombre version has a special place in my heart. 🙂

Linking up with Laura and Erin

Print Mixing With Polka Dots

I love a good print mix and this is the first of many to come on my blog. 🙂 Print mixing can look messy and confusing when done wrong but when the prints compliment each other, a good print mix can be fun and interesting! I can’t resist a good polka dot print and this outfit feels fun and cheerful to me. How do you feel about print mixing? A do or don’t?

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Photos by Chani Shmookler Deutch
Top: J.Crew Factory SkirtAnn Taylor Shoes: TJ Maxx (similar herehere, and here) Bracelets: J.Crew and Stella & Dot NecklaceKate Spade RingsKate Spade and Vau.lt WatchMichael Kors

Some more cute looks from my favorite bloggers here.
Linking up with Sharon and Tara

The Perfect Black And White Dress

This was one of those dresses that I tried on and knew I had to have. I felt pretty and confident in it and that’s not something that happens all the time. When I tried it on, it was over $350 and I just couldn’t bring myself to buy it….but I found it a couple months later for more than half off and grabbed it (just one left in my size-dontcha love it when that happens??). Well, my daddy paid for it but it was worth every penny and I’m sure he’d agree! 🙂

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Photos by the adorable Chani Shmookler Deutsch

Dress:BCBG (other alternatives hereand here) Shoes: TJ Maxx (similar here) Clutch: don’t remember (gorgeous alternativesplurge) BangleJ.Crew WatchMichael Kors

Linking up with Trend Spin Link Up!

Hot Pink and Cobalt; Love A Good Color Combo!

Pink and cobalt is a color combo I love (here’s my anchored version and my sequin version) and this is my third time combining these colors on the blog! I usually stay away from button down shirts because most of you know how I feel about tucking in my shirt (I feel self conscious) and my (lack of) height makes them look ridiculous and sloppy. But I got smart and started to bring them to tailors to get them cut. I found someone I like that is well priced and cutting the shirts down have made a big difference. Of course when the shirt comes in petite, I don’t have to worry about cutting it, but I got this shirt from Gap on major sale-in 3 colors- and cut them to a better length for my frame.

Do you have a body type that makes it hard to shop for and what do you do about it? And what are your favorite color combos?

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Photos by Chani Shmookler Deutsch
ShirtGap (Love this one) SkirtTarget (love this one and this one) ShoesGap BanglesKate Spade and J.Crew Factory Clutch/WalletKate Spade Necklace Kate Spade