For my last Barcelona post, here is the outcome of our MNG by MANGO photoshoot plus a little compilation video. Big thanks to jcpenney, MANGO, and Yuli of Style Coalition for an amazing time, and thank you all especially for your readership which allowed me to even be considered for this campaign.
infamous Asian glamour shot (oh, you know…the ones where everyone comes out looking milky white and flawless, photoshopped beyond recognition). I think the jcpenney team did a great job creating looks from the November collection that aligned with our personal styles.
My favorite piece here is the tweed sheath dress. It almost worked for me w/ a hem (XS fits like a 0 reg), but the waist line was 2” too low. If you are a little taller than 5 feet or have a longer torso, I recommend trying this piece.
And here’s a video with snippets from our entire trip, including the shoot. I appreciate how patient the professionals were with an amateur like myself. Behind the beautiful final photo, I was sweating bullets trying to balance on a crate in roomy heels, and to hold a smile despite uncontrollable facial twitching (how do you do it, Miss America?).
Last Friday, we were reunited in NYC for a gathering at the Manhattan Mall. I stayed at two hotels over the weekend, and somehow crossed paths with a reader at each one (hello Jules and the lady in the cab!). It constantly amazes me how social media connects us to one another, in ways that were not possible just a few years ago.
And oh, I traveled in my trusty uniqueen tweed jacket again. Please note that if you ordered this jacket, shipping may be delayed due to the volume of orders they received, but I believe it's well worth the wait.
When packing for Barcelona, I missed the memo that everyone should change out of tourist clothes and into stylish garb for dinner (smacks forehead). My few garments had already been recycled many times. Thankfully, I was able to shop in Lilliana’s suitcase...
Dolce Vita dress (front shown here) in a restaurant bathroom (which turns into a dance club circa 2am)
My favorite item borrowed were these richly colored jeans. It’s hard for me personally to fork over $150 for jeans when Gap ones do the job, but these were fitted, stretchy, comfy and come in 55...yes, fifty-five fun colors. The unhemmed 34" inseam on me is long but acceptable when scrunched, and could probably suit someone with legs up to 5 inches longer.
Disclosure: The MNG by MANGO campaign is produced by Style Coalition & sponsored by jcpenney.