the Shira Rose

Peach Lace and Polka Dots

Notice anything interesting in these photos? Hmm?? Yep-my shirt is tucked in with most of them! The first half was untucked of course until Chani kept telling me to tuck it in and I finally listened to her and….the results aren’t bad. I’m a pretty self conscious person (not that you would know from all the pictures of me hehe) so I don’t think I’d keep it tucked in for more than 5 minutes but small steps!

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Photos by Chani Shmookler-Deutsch
Top: Anthropologie (similar AsosModcloth, and just for fun Nordstrom) Skirt: TJ Maxx (similar LoftPiperlime,and Ann Taylor ShoesJ.Crew Factory NecklaceKate Spade Bracelets: J.Crew, Stella & Dot

Linking up with Laura and Erin.

Fun and Simple Nail Art; Manicure Madness!

I just realized that I haven’t done a mani post in way too long. And I KNOW you’ve all been devastated and anxiously waiting for a nail post-don’t lie! Here are some of my latest manicures; you might notice that there aren’t any dark colors. Unfortunately, my job doesn’t let me wear bright or dark nail polish. It was a very sad day for me when I found out the news-don’t judge me. But I decided to….well, stretch the pale nail polish rule a bit and wear pastel brights. I’ve never been particularly good at following rules. Whoops. 
And how ridiculously gorgeous is my new ring from Molly’s?? If you don’t like it, I don’t want to know because I am totally in love and the decision was tough.  🙂 In case anyone was wondering, I had a bracelet that kept breaking so I exchanged it for this beauty.
P.S. Some of these polish colors are Essie Bikini So Teeny, Essie Mint Candy Apple, and Essie Need A Vacation.

Casual But Fun in Ombre and Denim

When I went to an outlet mall with my mother a few weeks ago, I found this ombre sweater for a ridiculously cheap price. And it’s perfect for those days you don’t feel like getting dressed; where you want to be comfy and casual while still feeling cute. You know those days? Well, a cozy ombre sweater meets the criteria (in my head) of comfy, cozy, but super cute. Paired with a denim skirt and ballet flats, it’s my comfy weekend outfit.

Oh, and how confusing is this weather? One day I’m in tights and boots, the next I’m in a floral summer dress! There are only so many in between outfits I can wear… But I put my foot down last week and decided no more black tights until the Fall. I don’t care how cold it gets, my legs will be bare until I’m ready for tights and boots again! I’d move to L.A. where there is pretty much perfect weather all year round but I’m scared of earthquakes. Or Hawaii but volcanoes are just as scary! But the truth is that most of my friends and family as well as my job are here in Brooklyn, NY.

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Photos by Chani Shmookler Deutsch
Sweater: Lucky Brand Outlet (similar ombre sweater cheap here and here and here, also here) Skirt: Anthropologie on sale (similar from Old Navy here, from Nordstrom here) Shoes: Gap (similar herehere and here) Bag: Madewell  (similar here) Earrings: Miguel Ases (loooove these

How To Wear Neon

As most of you know, I’m not particularly afraid of color…so neon for me is no problem at all. But what about those of you that are not used to so much color and just want a small pop of neon? Then try a fun pop in a neon necklace, bright pair of shoes, or a belt. Here, I’m wearing nude wedges which I love because they sort of tone down the outfit and make it a bit more sophisticated… and of course nude shoes elongate the leg (and we all know that I’m a shortie) and I can use all the help I can get! Do you have any neon in your closet or plan on including neon in your closet any time soon?

Check out how my favorite bloggers wear neon here!

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Dress: Loft (in petite here. neon yellow dress here, neon pink and black here) ShoesJ.Crew Factory (pumps version here) NecklaceKate Spade BraceletKate Spade- final sale and Stella & Dot Watch: Michael Kors (similar here

What I Wore: Purple Lace

I want a proper domain for my blog (so that instead of .blogspot.com, it’s just .com) but some dude (or dudette) owns the name and isn’t listing it for sale even though no one is using the name! So that means I might have to change my blog name…sob. Just a heads up for y’all!

I bought this dress and shirt in J.Crew Factory a few weeks because it was on sale. No, I did not need it…at all. But the price was too good to pass up! You understand me, right?? I think I may be crossing the border of possible shopaholic to OMG SHIRA YOU’RE A LEGIT SHOPAHOLIC…. so I’m really going to try and limit purchases for the next…well, as long as I could. Ha ha. I’ll let you know how it goes:)

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Photos by Chani Shmookler Deutsch
Silk Shirt: J.Crew Factory (similar here and here), Dress: J.Crew Factory (gorgeous lace dresses herehereherehere, here and here), NecklaceJeweliq, Shoes: Michael Kors, DSW (similar here and here)