Sunday, September 23, 2012

The best coat for your body type: H&M edition

Yesterday was the first official day of Fall.  Breezy mornings and hot chocolate filled nights await me.  This is by far my favorite season.  Soon, the NYC weather will bless (or curse) us with its presence.  I always have trouble finding the best fitting coat for my body type.  Honestly, I never considered my body type when purchasing a coat.  There are three factors present when I look for a coat: color, versatility and price.  I have done some research to figure out which coats are suitable for different body types, keeping in mind price and style.  I found these on H&M website:

If you're busty:
  • Single breasted
  • Mid-thigh length or longer
  • Avoid fabrics with extra bulk
H&M, 69.95

If you're pear-shaped:
  • Knee length
  • Empire style
  • Details on top
H&M, 59.95

If you're petite:
  • short
  • hits just below your hips
H&M, 49.95
If your tall:
  • knee length or longer
  • avoid short styles, they cut your body in half
H&M, 129

I will definitely take into account my body type while shopping for a coat this season.  Happy shopping!

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Fall TV 2012:

Fall TV is finally here!  One of the reasons why this is my favorite season.  Here are some oldies but goodies returning and newbie shows I'm looking forward to watching.  Tune in:

Source: via Riddhi on Pinterest

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Partners, CBS
Sophia Bush returns!

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Which shows are you excited about this season?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Vermont Fresh

On my second visit to Vermont, I did three things I've never done before: kayaking, miniature golf (I won) and went to an outdoor movie theater.  Taking a break from the humid city was a fantastic idea.  I never have phone service up there so I had a break from technology.  The view and fresh air was breath-taking.   Read my previous post about self care:
Cosmopolitan ingredients
We were greeted by this deelish cocktail

Amazing view from the kitchen

big chunk of cheese

Nice cow, please don't bite me

Pig race

Vermont State Fair

waiting for breakfast

home bound

This was the highlight of my summer.  What was yours??

New Beginnings

New gal pal, Kat from Isn't her DIY camera strap fab?!

Thanks to IFB, I met a new friend and fellow blogger, Kat.  It was lovely meeting you.  Thanks for hanging out with me in a sea of the unknown =)

In an earlier post, I hinted that I wanted to take Charisma in Bklyn in a slightly new direction.  I still want to blog about fashion and style, but now I want to incorporate self care.  Self care is something I feel strongly about.  I like the idea of it but I don't put enough energy into practicing it.

Healthy food recipes, exercise routines (my struggle), time management, balancing personal/work/social life is what I will be incorporating into Charisma in Bklyn.  I like to toy with change.  It's fun.  Isn't life about evolving and experiencing new things?

My goal is to try something new every month.  I will try yoga, eating at a new restaurant, meditating and anything else that will make me happier (and healthier) in life.  I will tell you all about my new experiences here.  I hope you share your thoughts as I am interested to hear what things you do to live a happier, healthier life.

Until next time...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

IFBCON snapshots

I took in quite a load of information at the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference earlier this month.  Read my previous post here.  Original content, finding and maintaining your voice, communicating with others are the main themes prevalent throughout the conference.  These are all vital to creating a successful blog.  What does it mean to be successful?  Well, the answer differs for everyone.  It could mean working with brands you love, increased page views, or it could be as simple as inspiring others.  You define your success and that is what I have learned this year.  Happiness is how you see yourself and feel content with the results.  
Here are some snapshots of IFBCON Fall 2012:

I want to take my blog in a specific, new direction.  I'll tell you about my idea in upcoming posts.  Have a great week!

Monday, September 17, 2012

IFBCON - Day 1

Remember the contest I entered (read this post)? Well, I was one of the lucky winners! Ecstatic and nervous described me for a week.  Part of the prize was winning a free ticket to the Independent Fashion Blogger's Conference (IFBCON).   I have learned so much from attending this lovely conference.  Inspiring bloggers, keynote speakers and the astounding IFB team, including leader of the pack, Jennine Tamm (author of The Coveted), surrounded the beautiful 82 Mercer location.  Learning to pinpoint my goals and putting hard work into my passion is one of the things I took from this day. Future posts will include some of what I've learned of my life changing experience at IFBCON.

Day one at IFBCON

Practice posing for my new friend, Kat, author of

Designing T-shirts

I decided on glamorizing his hat =}

More to come...


100 things (Part 5)

Here are some little things that make me can find previous 100 things posts here:

Tribal Prints
Going to Grandma's House
Girls Night!
Cup Noodles...sooo good
New beginnings
New Girl
Source: via Kayla on Pinterest
Statement Necklaces
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What are some things that make you happy?