the Shira Rose

A NYC Body Positive Fashion Blog

What I Want Wednesday

So many pretty things, not a big enough budget. Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my face. That Arm Candy bracelet from Kate Spade is on sale just for today Here. It’s so fun! Those amazing emerald bow pumps-how gorgeous?? Here. Polka dotted Forever 21 sweater here. Love the neon dots! That necklace is pretty gorgeous, no? I love the hints of aqua! You can get it here. The J.Crew cardigan is a bit out of my budget (ok a looooot). You can find it here. Loving that gorgeous mint bag from Rebecca Minkoff! You can find it here. And those J.Crew shoes are also out of my budget (ok, everything is at the moment) but I am obsessed with those scalloped details and color combo!!! You can find it here. Also, obsessed with lace and that blue shift dress is such an easy style and gorgeous color! You can find it here ….oh and it’s on sale! Ahhh someone stop me please!!! 🙂

What I Want Wednesday

Sequins and Polka Dots, my friends!

I’ve been trying so hard not to buy anything lately. But when I saw this sequin and polka dot top in J.Crew, AND it was on sale, I knew G-d must be communicating with me. 😉 Ok, I’m kidding….well, sort of anyway. When it comes to a good sale, I tend to lose any sort of control I thought I might have had. I should probably also mention that I bought a gorgeous mint sequin striped top on sale too. But I needed it of course. Because it was mint. with turquoise. and it had stripes. and did I mention sequins? Ok, I’ll stop before I make myself sound any worse;)

Photos by Chani Shmookler-Deutsch
Shirt: J.Crew (bought on Ebay): Here
Top: J.Crew (sold out)
Skirt: Ann Taylor (sold out): Similar Here
Shoes: Madewell (sold out): Similar from Gap Here

Navy Sequins With A Pop Of Hot Pink (Gettin’ Fancy!)

I’m a bit self-conscious of these pics; I don’t usually wear such fitted clothes as I’m sure you’ve noticed:) But I love a good navy and pink color combination and the dress is fun-I just don’t know if I’d ever have the guts to actually wear this out!

Photos by Chani Shmookler Deutsch
Dress: BCBG (sale)
You can find it here
Clutch: Kate Spade (sale)
Similar: here
Shoes: Anne Klein (old)
For similar but way cuter ones: here

The Most Overrated Skin Care and Makeup Items (And what to get instead!)

If I hear one more time about how great Maybelline Great Lash Mascara is (ya know, the pink and green tube), I’ll scream! There is NOTHING great about this mascara. It creates no thickness, has very average lengthening abilities and has some flaking too. L’oreal Double Extend Lash Boosting Mascara is a great choice and I find it works even better without that clear base coat. I’ve heard great things about Telescopic Explosion Mascara as well as Maybelline Lash Stiletto Waterproof (the regular version isn’t as good).
(Edit: I didn’t mention what I use and I was asked a few times so my personal favorite is Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes. I was just trying to find a mascara at the same price as Great Lash)
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion is THE most overrated moisturizer out there (in my opinion he he). Is it bad? No! So why do I say that it’s so overrated? Because it’s just super outdated and very average. There are so many great moisturizers with antioxidants, ingredients that are beneficial to skin, anti irritants, etc and this moisturizer has none of that. It just has some mineral and sesame oil and you can do way better for your skin. By the way, the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel is much better than the lotion. It feels light and silky and is great for normal to slightly oily or slightly dry skin; it has some antioxidants although not a lot of it but it’s well priced and a decent option. Clinique Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturizer is great but definitely more pricey.

Did I just knock your favorite product? 🙂 Let me know! Tell me what you like…or what you don’t like!


Teal Lace

I’m innocently walking down 5th Avenue and as I pass Madewell, I see a sign that says additional 40% off all sale items. So how could I not check to see if the gorgeous lace dress I’ve been wanting went on sale? So I went in….and it was on sale….in my size….so I bought it. And as I swiped my credit card, I remembered that I was supposed to be trying not to spend money. Whoops.

Photos by Chani Shmookler-Deutsch
Dress: Madewell
Shoes: Steve Madden (old)
Bracelets: Aldo
Ring: J.Crew