after the storm

29th August, 2011

{ vintage umbrella, kelly framel necklace, helmut lang blazer (last seen HERE), rachel rachel roy blouse, alexander wang shorts (last seen HERE), kelly framel wrap bracelets (coming soon), dedegumo watch, gifted tiffany tiger’s eye clutch, chloe sevigny for opening ceremony boots }

in the end, hurricane irene passed rather uneventfully through new york ~ for which i am quite grateful (so many other cities were less lucky). also feeling pretty giddy about: this so-gorgeous silk clutch, scoring 3 great pairs of shoes at the barneys sale (these boots included!), and the fact that today is my birthday!! and my blog’s almost-anniversary ~ you see, three years ago today, at my 25th birthday celebration, my friends dubbed me ‘the glamourai‘ (they all got party names too), and the basis for this whole blog project accidentally began. who’d have thought we’d all be here today?! what a ride.
  • Lily

    Happy birthday !! Hope your day is fabulous ! Love that clutch.


  • Jen

    That's a great necklace; love this look!
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  • Savannah

    Happy Birthday! You look beautiful!

  • kittenmasks

    Happy birthday! Great find at the BNY sale!

  • Asia

    Happy Birthday and I really love those Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony boots!!

  • Vintage Market Place

    Happy Bday
    Dying over that clutch!!

  • BrooklynBlonde

    awww, love the boots and Happy Birthday!

  • The Fancy Teacup

    That outfit is sure to brighten any girl's rainy day! And those OC boots are amazing. Have an incredible birthday, Kelly!

    ♥, Jamie

  • Jen

    You never fail to amaze me with your ability to turn the most basic pieces into completely unique, flattering and stand out ensembles. You're so impeccably dressed!

    Happy birthday and congratulations on your blog's almost anniversary: what an achievement and I wish you many more years of success!


  • Val – A Cleaner Closet

    Another incredible combination of elements in this outfit. Happy birthday and almost-blog anniversary! You're inspiring as always.

  • David Diaz

    Gorgeous as usual! 😀

    Have a Good Day!


  • Ballerina’sBun

    Love your short, cheeky hairstyle <3 oh and Happy birthday ! I wish you many success for the future ! please visit my blog and if you like it become a member <3 i already follow you because i really like your blog and love reading it ! So It would be a great honour for me ! xo and lovely greetings from berlin <3 nadine from


    You look FABULOUS! love this look and this shoot, happy birthday!! your blog is amazing.

  • La Petite Olga

    Gorgeous necklace!!
    Happy birthday!!!! And I'm happy Irene wasn't as bad to New York as predicted.

    xx Olga
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  • besiuta1

    Happy birthday!your blazer is amazing.

  • Vasilieva

    love these boots, platforms are perfect for fall

  • Alicia

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Those boots are just perfect & I hope to be able to read your blog for many many years 🙂 Enjoy your day! xoxo

  • Michelle

    Happy Birthday!! I'm glad you started this blog….. 🙂 It's on of my daily reads. That necklace looks great on you by the way. I love how it ties in with the outfit (and shoes.)

  • soulofashopper

    I absolutely adore your look!!!! I nearly always save your looks as favourites 😉 and love your jewlery! too bad that it comes from the states…they make us pay customs (a lot) in Spain! :/

  • Brigadeiro

    *snap* We must have our blogaversary's really close to each other, 3 years for me too! Loved everyday of yours (and everything in this outfit, especially the brolly!) 😉

  • fashionmix

    love your boots <3

  • Rockygirl

    Happy Birthday Kelly !!
    I'm happy you've started this blog that is chic, interesting, well written, with beautiful photos.
    Have a very nice day !

    xo from France

  • elena

    Love how you ended up stylin the boots! Wish we had a Barneys. I have been dying to get my hands on a pair of those babies! Happy belated birthday & almost blog anniversary!:)

  • Miyan

    Happy Birthday Glamourai 🙂

    Have a fabulous day celebrating.


  • Kota Behemota

    love the accessories in this outfit, especially necklace, gorgeous!

  • Grace

    Love your accessories!
    Glad the hurricane didn't affect you to much!

    xx Grace

  • s

    Beautiful…. So glam 😉

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  • TripsTreasures

    Happy birthday ! hope you have a great day ( you shouldn't feel guilty about the shoes when its your birthday )

    Ny was quite lucky.

    cool outfit !
    new post : metallics in the park

  • Flight To Style

    Happy birthday glamourai 😉 Your outfit is as always: beautiful! love the shoes

    xo jana

  • k come karolina

    S T U N N I N G!!!

    happy bday!
    xoxo from rome

  • Elana Zuckerman

    Kelly! Love the look. That blazer is so chic. Also wow what a statement necklace!! You always have amazing looks. I'd love for you to take a look at my blog

  • Un coup d’aile

    Happy B day dear kelly and dear blog!!!
    i'm stuck with you from the first day on i like my style and than here!! your blog is my favourite !!

    just keep on going, girl… you are getting even better and better claque jour!



  • Laura

    Happy birthday! I hope you have a fantastic day 🙂

    This is again a stunning outfit!


  • Vanessa Lu

    love those boots and the umbrella!

  • peaches

    Happy birthday doll! You're amazing and I love your blog, but mostly I adore your style and creativity. Have the nicest day! Kisses from Portugal!

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  • Julia K

    Perfect look!PERFECT!!!

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  • styledigger

    Happy birthday! I think it's a good moment to tell you how inspirational your blog is. It's fresh and different, I'm sick of this whole "blogosphere trends", most of them are just ugly and your style is so feminine and sophisticated.

  • Elle

    First of all HAPPY B-DAY!☺
    The ourtif of today is so gorgeous and amazing!!! LOVE it!♥

    xx Elle from

  • Michelle Lee

    happy birthday 🙂

  • Plami

    How stunning is this outfit!!! You look gorgeous!


  • LauraJohanna

    Happy Birthday to you, Kelly ! Have a nice day and enjoy your birthday 🙂


  • Mode in Italy

    happy birthday to you!!! Have a great day! (your outfit is fab!)

  • Carmen

    Happy Birthday! You look stunning and your shoes are gorgeous!

    Carmen Ri.

  • Danae

    Happy birthday! I wish you to have great personal and professional success! You've been really inspiring me for the past years and I hope you'll stick around for many years to come!

    Lots of love, Danae

  • dinamita.paquita

    that boots are a delirium!!!
    I don't know if very confi,,,,but soo nice!!


    Happy birthday/blog-aversary. and ii love your shoes.

  • Lisa Griffin

    Happy Birthday! What a ride it's been for you! Have a fabulous day, it's well deserved 🙂

  • the { novel } boudoir

    happy birthday!!! how funny is that little tale.

    love the clutch and new necklace!


  • soumy

    happy birthday
    your blog is beautiful
    your looks is fantastic
    xoxo soumy
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  • Jennifer King

    Congratulations! And I love how you styled your hair for this shoot!

  • Sandra
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    Happy Birthday Kelly! Wishing you all the best this world has to offer. May all your sweetest dreams come true and may you keep doing what you are doing! I wish you many more years of Glamourai! This blog is an insipiration to so many girls, me included.

    Thank you.

  • Off the Cuff

    Happy Birthday, Kelly! I hope you have a great day! Love the necklace!

  • pinkmate

    great outfit!!! Love everything about this post! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


  • Sal

    Happy Birthday and Bon Anniversaire! You continue to do an incredible job and you're blog is wonderfully inspirational…

  • The Pantry Drawer

    congratulations and happy birthday! it's funny how things work out…

  • Maha

    Happy birthday
    Heart your style and taste
    Love from Kuwait

  • missmead

    Happy Birthday!!!

  • Gabriella Cozza

    Happy Birthday! I love this outfit, great accessories and your blazer! 🙂

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  • Shannon


    Great birthday boots!!!

  • Samantha

    Happy birthday Kelly!!

    Your friends dubbed you well! Hope your day is filled with lots of fun and many blessings!

    xo, sam

  • Snazzy Dollface

    I'm not sure which I love more… your necklace or the boots. I can't decide.. LOVE THEM BOTH!!!

    Happy Birthday 🙂

  • Affair with my Closet

    Umbrella with your style was stunning!
    I'm your fã!
    Kisses from Brazil ~.~
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  • Hilary Inspired

    Wow! it still amazes me how young this world of blogging really is!! Three years is just a flicker of time but I feel like it's been a part of my life for so much longer!! Congratulations on the wonderful success of this blog (it is my first read of everyday), your almost blog anniversary, and your birthday!! Hope you have a beautiful day!

  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

    Happy Birthday!!! You look amazing once again! Love the boots 🙂

    Happy Monday!


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  • Julia

    Happy birthday! 🙂 You look so beautiful in these pics and I just adore your outfit!

    xo Julia

  • Emijaa Jaaemil

    Happy Birthday doll!! You've created an amazing blog and style… very happy to be a follower! Stay blessed!!


  • duckalicious

    happy birthday!

  • Anonymous

    Happy Birthday soo glad Irene did not cos any disaters and lights were on the whole weekend upstate lol

  • louly

    Happy birthday! Happy blog anniversary 🙂 I never comment but I had to tell you this necklace looks fantastic. I like all your other necklaces too, I'd like to have one (I chose buying a house instead lol) but this one is extra special 🙂

  • Farrielle Design and Fashionista

    Happy birthday Kelly, wishing you many more. I do not comment alot but know that I do read your post everyday:)

  • thankfifi

    Happy birthday to you! Love that you even look beautiful with a brolly 😉

  • Isabel, Wake up & smell the azahar

    Love this outift, so glamorous! Happy birthday, Kelly!

  • Valentine

    Bon anniversaire !!

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  • dorothydancing

    Happy birthday to you !!! I really like your blog and also your collection of necklace !! perfect !!



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  • Anonymous

    Happy Birthday Kelly…Mine tomorrow…us Virgo's rock xx

  • Ginta

    Happy Birthday! And happy anniversary!

  • Leonie

    Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary!

    Great outfit you're wearing – I love the necklace. And the clutch. Oh and also the umbrella. Ha! All in all very pretty!
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  • C’est La Viii

    Congrats!! Love your blog!

  • nicolette

    Happy birthday, Kelly!

  • K

    Happy freaking birthday! I hope it's an awesome day 🙂

  • The Fashington Press

    Shoes are sizzling hot, nice pictures too.

  • Eugenia Woods

    The shoes!!! Happy Happy birthday!!!

  • Courtney

    AWESOME outfit Kelly!

    BEAUTIFUL shoes and blazer… love how you styled this. How much thought do you put into an outfit or does it come naturally?

    Love that 3 years and still going strong!



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  • monkeyshines ♥

    love the blazer!


  • Audrey

    Amazing!! love those shoes!

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  • Vicky

    the boots are to die for <3

    and happy birthday to you. hope you had a wonderful day so far!


  • Mónica C. Welton

    hey you look stunning!


  • Rock’n’Mode

    I think this is the best blog I ever seen…Congratulations, you're beautiful and so creative!! kisses,

  • Prêt-à-Penser

    you look so beautiful.. really.
    great photo and boots 😉


  • Le Salt Lake

    Love these photos. You look beautiful!

  • Grace

    these photos are so adorable


  • Anonymous

    Happy Birthday! Oh I love your outfit <3

  • Caitie

    HAPPPPPY BIRTHDAY! Crazy where life will take you, isn't it? I have those shoes too… they are absolutely amazing!


  • Molliee

    happy birthday!!! love your outfit:)

  • Mad For Fashion…For Less

    Happy Bday my love and you look beautiful like always.

  • Lace Affair

    Happy Birthday! To many more stylish, sweet, and surreal memories xx

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  • LR @ Magnificent or Egregious

    Happy Birthday!

  • Cathy

    Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!! Many more!

  • Jinx

    Wow, wow, wow…Kelly, I love you and wish I was you! How do you stay so skinni?


  • briannelee

    That clutch is to die for. Love!

  • sisters4saymoreismore

    Happy birthday beauty! i die for the whole look as always!

  • anamanzana

    happy birthday!

    just starred your post as a reminder to keep track of when your wrap bracelets come out.

  • LV

    Happy Birthday! Great look and what an amazing necklace!

  • 1ststatestyle

    Happy Bday/anniversary! Love the boots!

  • Re

    Happy belated Birthday sweetheart!

  • Nobel

    love the styling! especially the blazer and the blouse they look so gorgeous! happy birthday from Hong Kong:)

  • Tehzeeb

    You're a virgo! No wonder I find so many similarities to me in your design and decor aesthetic and the meticulousness with which you channel both. Does your own need for perfection drive you crazy at times too;)? It's my birthday tomorrow :). Happy happy birthday! Hope this year only has more beautiful things in store for you. 🙂 🙂

  • Miss Vintage

    Pretty!!! love all your accesories, and also you´re blog!

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  • Anonymous

    Omg! We both have the same birthdate! Lov ur hair btw ! Lots of love fr Malaysia..Merdeka..long live Freedom of Speech!

  • Gina Michele

    You look gorgeous!
    Congrats on your and the blog's birthday!

    ♥ Gina Michele

  • India

    Happy birthday!You look gorgeous!

  • The Eye Behind the Detail

    Happy Birthday!
    I love the outfit, particularly that blazer.

    Glad the hurricane missed you.

  • Sa’

    Happy birthday girl!
    And you look amazing. xx

  • Julia

    Happy belated birthday!
    I LOVE that blazer!

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  • Regina

    Love this ensemble, especially the boots!


  • Tanya Dempsey

    Happy Birthday and almost Bloggoversary! I just adore you. xx

  • Sharla

    love your blog! and those boots are fab!!!!

  • DelbaMé

    happybirthday and blog anniv!Love the outfit, and necklace<3


  • The Style Spook

    Cute, cute, cute! I am so glad you weathered the storm just fine. My family just completed their clean up in VA! It's been a heck of a thing! You look darling, as usual. Loving the shoes!!! (OMG) and your blazer! The cut is stunning! Super sleek. I love the brown mixed with black. Such a modern look that makes sense. <3 xo

  • Miu

    Belated Happy Birthday!

  • Emily Jean

    really love that necklace!

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  • Isabella

    True grit is making a decision and standing by it,doing what must be done.

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