the Shira Rose

A NYC Body Positive Fashion Blog

Looks For Less: The Chambray Shirt Dress & Polka Dot Pencil Skirt

I am really looking forward to this week being over and I cannot wait to do absolutely nothing all Saturday. 🙂 I’m thankful that I’m getting more clients but it takes time getting used to doing more therapy sessions. I had a professor who said she saw 13 clients in one day (!!!) and we all looked at her like she was insane. But she said that with enough practice, you learn to stretch the different parts of your brain… I’m ready for my brain to stretch! 
Anywayyyyy….here are some looks for less for you to check out! Which ones do you like better? The more expensive or the cheaper ones? I tried on the polka dot skirt in Target and loved it. I tried on the J.Crew skirt too and loved it equally so I’m sure you can figure out which one I’ll end up with… 🙂

Outfit of the Day: Polka Dots + Pink (and my explanation of modesty)

I wanted to clear the air about what my blog is about because apparently people have been questioning my use of the word “modest” when I talk about my blog. To me, modesty means a certain sense of privacy and respect I have for my body. That’s not to say that if you wear a low cut, mini bandage dress I’ll think you don’t have respect for yourself. I have no problem with other people wearing cropped tops and mini skirts but I personally don’t feel comfortable wearing such revealing clothes. I feel more “classy” (for lack of a better word) when I’m wearing more clothes. I prefer a more refined and tasteful look for myself. 
Yes, I am Jewish and I’m aware that there are modesty laws that orthodox Jewish people follow but when I use the word modest to describe my blog, I’m not referring to the modesty laws. For those of you that don’t know, some of the modesty laws require a woman to cover her knees, elbows, and collarbone; which you can see from my posts that I don’t necessarily do. But it is not my intention to come across saying that my blog outfits follow the laws of the Torah; hopefully, you can use my blog as inspiration to create looks that feel comfortable for your life and your style, whatever that may be.
Loving my new Alexis Bittar earrings from The Yellow Door

Photos by Chani Shmookler- Deutch
Sweater: Gap (similar and cheap here and here)
Skirt: Ann Taylor (similar here)
Bracelets: J.Crew here and Aldo (similar here)
Earrings: Alexis Bittar, The Yellow Door (same here)
Shoes: Marshalls (similar here and here)

Navy and White Stripes + Yellow Lace

I’m not going to pretend that I’m happy to be back in NY; I miss my grandparents so much! But I am thankful I had the opportunity to visit them. On another note, I cannot remember the last time I wore yellow. No joke! But for some reason, I had it in my head that I needed a yellow skirt with a striped navy top haha so I put it together when Loft and Ann Taylor were both having 50% off flash sales:) I love mixing casual with something like lace or sequins. What about you; do you save lace, sequins, etc for occasions or do you like to incorporate it into every day wear?

Photos by Chani Shmookler-Deutsch
Top: Loft here
Skirt: Ann Taylor here
Shoes: Calypso St. Barth for Target, Similar here
Jewelery: J.Crew ring, similar here
Kate Spade necklace here
 Jeweliq and Aldo bracelets, similar here and here
La Mer watch from Anthropologie, similar here

Scallops In Every Price Range

I’m coming home tonight after almost 2 weeks in Israel! I’m going to miss my grandparents and the gorgeous weather but apparently reality is calling and I need to get back to work….and all that fun stuff… Here are some of my favorite scallop pieces. J.Crew also has a sweet scallop dress right now as well here.
Clockwise from Scallopped Necklace: here. Neon skirt: here. Pink and navy flats here. Green bag here. Cream tank here. Navy flats here. Tan bag here. Navy lace top here. Mint flats here. Pink peter pan collar top here.

Anchored: Blue and Pink

How exciting is it that it’s finally feeling like Spring? Good-bye tights and boots, hello bare (pasty and pale) legs! I love a good navy and pink color combo, I did it a while ago here and figured it was time for another one. 😉 

Photos by Chani Shmookler-Deutch
Sweater: Madewell on sale
(You can find it on Shopbop here ,a yellow & navy one from Forever 21 here)
Skirt: Ann Taylor on sale 
(Similar here and here and here)
Shoes: Marshalls
(Similar here and here and here and here and here)
Jewelry: Jewliq and Aldo 
(similar here and here)