the Shira Rose

A NYC Body Positive Fashion Blog

Lacey Stripes

So even though it’s STILL been snowing in NY, I’m so ready to bring out my Spring wardrobe so this will probably be my last cold weather outfit! 
I saw this dress in Anthropologie back when it was full price and loved it. But it isn’t the most flattering fit (on me) and even when it went on sale, I still said no to it. But a few weeks I was in Anthropologie and noticed there was one in my size sitting in the return pile by the cash register….and I got it for $30! So I figured for that price, I can justify buying a dress that may not have the most flattering fit but is so fun. Because I am pretty short, I had the straps of the dress pulled up so now it fits a bit better. Would you do what I did or do you only settle for perfect?

Photos by the lovely Chani Shmookler-Deutch

Dress: Anthropologie
Need This One to go on sale!!!
Shoes: Me Too (Similar here)
Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar here)

Black and White Florals

I was getting ready to go outside to take pictures of the dress when I looked down and realized I was head to toe in black and white! Me? No pop of color? I had to fix that so I took out my trusty neon patent leather pink oversized wallet and instantly felt better;) One of these days I’m going to try a neutral or black and white look…one day!

Photos by Chani Shmookler-Deutch
Dress: Ann Taylor, here
Shoes: Anne Klein (similar here)
Clutch/Wallet: Kate Spade (metallic version here)

Mani Monday!

Hello lovely readers! I did an interview with the lovely Meg of The Polished Monkey. I’d love if you checked out the interview Here!

On another note, here are some of my latest favorite manicures!

This was the Essie nail stickers, you can find it here

Photo by Chani Shmookler-Deutch

This was done with gel polish, I loved these!

Another gel mani, didn’t love how these came out, the picture I showed the woman doing my nails was way better.

I loved these. I used Essie Butler Please and Essie Beyond Cozy

Orange and Teal

Hello my lovely readers! I saw a gorgeous living room on Pinterest the other day (I promise I do other things besides shop, blog, and pinterest hehehe) in orange and teal and was inspired to put together an outfit in this color combination. What do you think?

Photos by the talented Chani Shmookler-Deutch
Sweater: Banana Republic (here)
Skirt: Anthropologie
(Another great printed pencil skirt here
Tights: H&M
Boots: Rose Gold (Gilt)
Handbag: Kate Spade (Love this one)
Necklace and Earrings: Dream Big Jewelry
Bracelets: Kate Spade, Aldo
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Baby, It’s Cold Outside! (Cobalt Coat)

Andddd just when I was so excited for the beautiful weather, we have a day like today. OMG SO COLD! But I do have an awesome coat for the weather:) Maybe not the warmest, but definitely the nicest! He he he.

I’ve been loving J.Crew coats lately and was excited to score this cobalt beauty in petite from Ebay. It’s so exciting when I don’t have to shorten the sleeves. 🙂 Hoping to put it away soon although it’s becoming really cold again so we’ll see! Either way, I’m doing a Spring photo shoot on Sunday with Chani Deutch so Spring looks coming soon!:)

Photos by the talented Chani Shmookler-Deutch 
Coat: J.Crew (Ebay)
Skirt: Loft (on sale here)
Handbag: Madewell
(sold out but LOVE this one:here)
Shoes: Steve Madden (similar here)