Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Graphic Response

Happy Tuesday, fashionistas!

I Heart NY.  Really.  What fashion-loving female doesn't.  The original 'I Heart NY' logo was created by Milton Glaser in 1977 as a rip-off of a Canadian marketing campaign, 'Montreal, the city with a Heart.' {pst- don't worry, I'm not a history buff.  I just know where Wikipedia lives.}  The iconic t-shirts, hats, beanies and sweats can be found on every street corner of the Big Apple now. 

 Making the logo arguably hipper, 3.1 Phillip Lim ripped the logo last year to read I heart Nueva York with an ironic upside-down heart.  The tank was seen on countless bloggers and celebrities, from Nicky Hilton to Julie Sarinana . So of course this version came home with me when I spied it at T.J. Maxx last October... for $5.  My tank may be a dupe of the Phillip Lim version, but the 1977 original logo was in-fact a dupe of a Canadian one.  Pretty neat, aye? 

Ok, Ok, history lesson over.  I really didn't mean to untangle roots of fashion history and how it trickles down into the style of the masses.  BUT I did want to show you my look-for-less (I promised you 5 items under a Jackson this week) as well as how I wore my graphic tank to work.  I topped it with this gorgeous printed blazer to give the look structure and professionalism, and added pops of color in my booties and clutch.  Being in the 9-5 corporate, it's hard to balance looking like a profesh and a fashionista.  Investing in pieces like this printed blazer make it acceptable to rock my $5 tee. If you can't wear denim to work,  you could easily swap the skinnies for a skater skirt or pair of chic black trousers.  Most days it's not in the dress-code for me, but this was a rare denim-friendly day.  I ALWAYS take advantage of those!

I would love to hear your tips and tricks for pushing the boundaries at work!

Thanks for reading!  I promise I won't let my nerd-flag fly tomorrow.  Go crush your Tuesday.  Linkups below

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  1. That is such a fun blazer! Adds a pop!
    xo, Lee

  2. Loving the blazer and your HEELS! Obsessed. And what would we do without Wikipedia?!

  3. Loving the blazer and the contrast!

    xoxo, KP
    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  4. Love the graphic tee and blazer. And I have those shoemint shoes too and I LOVE them! They are one of my favorite shoes! You look great


  5. I love the fun print of your blazer! And thanks for the History lesson--I learned something new today! ;)

  6. I love this! The tee, the blazer, the shoes - and all of it together looks FABULOUS!! You did such a great job of mixing pieces here. Thanks for linking up!