9.13.2014

TUXEDO JACKET AND DENIM




Although we came back exhausted from our trip to the big apple my mind is overflowing with ideas. The quirky Brooklyn neighborhoods and the crowded Manhattan streets triggered my creativity. I wish I could say that we are sold on moving up there (Yes, we were thinking about it) but we actually appreciate our tropical town a million times more. The creative crowd is definitely smaller here, but there is a lot more room to grow and develop our own projects. I'm looking forward to more years in this lovely place.
On another note, Notes Of Style is turning three today! Three years ago I made the decision to pursue this beautiful hobby with the intention of sharing my style and inspiring others. Today those reasons remain the same and I continue to enjoy every step of the way.  This blog has helped me grow as designer and stylist and many times have been comforting in difficult situations. 
Thank you to all of you that follow my journey, I am forever grateful. 

Wearing: jacket H&M / tee shirt, bag and jeans Madewell / sunglasses Le Specs / shoes Vans Sk8-High

photos by Mariano Copello

8.31.2014

BUSHWICK BOUND




After missing our flights yesterday morning we finally get to start our well deserved vacation in New York. We are staying with our dear friends Lucile and Javo for a week in their charming little apartment in Bushwick. I’m looking forward to unwinding and exploring the city in a chill and care free way, this trip is all about great food and inspiration. Make sure you follow me on instagram @notesofstyle for updates.
By the way, how do you like the new site? I’m over the top excited to finally launch this project, it was on my bucket -list for the longest time and it’s a dream come true to see it live - A big thanks to Meli from Jelly design studio for making my design come to life. This is another huge accomplishment for me this year; I feel that Notes Of Style is finally taking form. Thank you for sticking around!

  Wearing: hat Rag & Bone / denim shirt Vintage / jeans Madewell / bag Madewell / necklace Swim to the Moon

photos by Mariano Copello

8.04.2014

EFFORTLESS STATE OF MIND






Exactly fourteen days ago I turned twenty-eight. Sounds like a big number but I feel younger than ever! This birthday was a major milestone in my life. I can finally say I’m on the right path; I'm confident of who I am, what I want to do, and where I want to go.

It’s not easy to get to this state of mind, I’ve had many struggles along the way but they all serve their purpose. Growing up is quite interesting and beautiful, we have absolutely no clue of how to handle life situations but things always find a way to fall in place.

Wearing: blazer Vintage / tee shirt Madewell / denim shorts Madewell / shoes Madewell

7.26.2014

SUMMER DRESS CODE


Maria Copello style and fashion blogger at Notes Of Style wears a long vintage kimono, oversize white shorts, silk J. Crew top, Vans Sk8 Hi Top sneakers and a vintage cowboy hat.
Maria Copello style and fashion blogger at Notes Of Style wears a long vintage kimono, oversize white shorts, silk J. Crew top, Vans Sk8 Hi Top sneakers and a vintage cowboy hat.
Maria Copello style and fashion blogger at Notes Of Style wears a long vintage kimono, oversize white shorts, silk J. Crew top, Vans Sk8 Hi Top sneakers and a vintage cowboy hat.

How do you style a perfect summer outfit? Well, add a long frock and a hat of course. At least that’s the formula I’ve been going by this summer when cut-offs and tees don’t seem like enough. This particular vintage frock/dress/cape I found during a lunch break escape to a thrift store near my office.  I love the uncertainty of not knowing what you’ll find, it’s a challenge but at the same time a relaxing experience that cleanses my mind from day stress. It’s funny how just a seven dollar size 14 old dress can make a girl so happy.

Wearing: long dress Vintage  / cowboy hat Vintage / shorts Las Pepas  / silk top J. Crew  / sneakers Vans Sk8-Hi

6.29.2014

LAID BACK DENIM






With life moving at the speed of light I can only sit back and enjoy the ride.  My husband has been out of town for the past three weeks and although I miss him (words cannot describe how much) I’ve taken this time to get in touch with myself again.
Getting overdue projects done, starting new ones, hanging out with my friends, vintage shopping, organizing the apartment, being busy keeps me on my toes, it keeps my ambitious mind calm and happy.

I put tremendous passion in my wardrobe investments; I question and research 97% of my purchases. Sometimes it really pays off, I hope this denim cape/dress/jacket and these beautiful black pumps last me forever.

Wearing: Denim cape Vintage / jeans Gap DIY / shoes Proenza Schouler / tee shirt Madewell / bag Vintage