June 29, 2016

Outfit Post: It's a Wrap

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Shirt: J.Crew | Skirt: Necessary Clothing | Sandals: J.Crew | Hat: Brooklyn Hat Co. via LF Store | Bag: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Feathers Boutique

I might not have summer Friday's in my office but I sure do dress like it. I found this skirt at Necessary Clothing and there was no doubt in my mind I needed it. Plus, perfert for Paris #justsaying! The husband had a his first summer Friday last Friday so he met me for lunch in SoHo where we devoured a delicious Italian meal and enjoyed the warm sun before I had to head back to the office.

June 27, 2016

Inspirational Monday: Ripped Shorts

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From Left to Right: Pinterest | One Teaspoon | One Teaspoon 

I've been wearing cutoff shorts for as long as I can remember. I even remember cutting own old pair of jeans into shorts when I was younger in order to have the perfect pair of cutoffs. Brands like One Teaspoon have made a killing and brought back the destroyed ripped jeans. As much as I love their style of destroyed jeans I'm not all about that price tag, these shorts can cost anywhere from $80 and upward. I'm still all about the DIY destroyed denim.

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Shirt: J.Crew | Shorts: DIY | Sneakers: Zara | Bag: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Fetaher's Boutique

So take a pair of scissors to those old jeans! I promise the fraying gets better after each wear and wash.

What do you think about destroyed shorts?

June 24, 2016

Staycation: Long Island Wine Tours

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Dress: Mara Hoffman | Bag: Kate Spade | Shoes: Topshop | Sunglasses: Feather's Boutique 

The husband and I celebrated our second year of marriage last weekend by having a stay-cation. We had initially planned doing a small weekend getaway in Long Island but since we are going to Europe in August we decided to put that money to our trip. We still made our way to the Long Island Vineyards but on a smaller scale. We hoped on a tour through Hampton Luxury Liners of 3 different wineries (Duck Walk, Osprey's Dominion, and Baiting Hollow). The weather during the day wasn't ideal for outside activities but we still had a great time tasting the wines, enjoying some live music, and people watching. My favorite wines were from Duck Walk! Go for the dessert wines (my favorite was the Blackberry Wine). The best scenery and outdoor space that I wish we could have taken more advantage of was Osprey's Dominion.

This tour (purchase through Groupon or Hampton Luxury Liner) is perfect for those local to the city who a. don't have a car c. don't want to spend a lot of money on a driver and a hotel and c. don't have a car -- you shouldn't drink and dive anyway.

June 22, 2016

Weekend Wear: Lemonade

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Shirt: Urban Outfitters | Shorts: Madewell | Sandals: J.Crew | Bag: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Call It Spring

No I'm not talking about Beyonce. As much as I do love her...I am however talking about summer in a glass. As soon as it hits the mid-70s there's nothing that I crave more then lemonade. Or an Arnold Palmer (half lemonade and half iced tea). I'm so happy to have found that my favorite local coffee shop sells lemonade! Made the trip to the park all that much sweeter.

What do you crave during the summer months?

June 20, 2016

Inspirational Monday: White Sneaks

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photo from Sincerely Jules
Sneakers from Top to Bottom: Addidas, Common Projects, Michael Kors, Steve Madden

It's amazing how something so simple like a pair of white sneakers can be put on the MUST HAVE list. After seeing stylish bloggers like Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules and fashionistas on the streets of SoHo rocking their pairs of white sneaks -- I had to have my own. I love the idea of playing with sneaks to tomboy up a look whether it's with a feminine dress, an off the shoulder top or really play-up the athleisure look.

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Shirt: Zara | Pants: H&M | Shoes: Zara | Bag: Kate Spade | Hat: Brooklyn Hat Company via LF Store
Sunglasses: Feathers Boutique

What are your thoughts on white sneakers?

June 8, 2016

Style Guide: From Work to Weekend Getaway

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Shirt: J.Crew | Pants: Madewell | Sandals: Topshop | Purse: Coach
Travel Bag: Day by Birger Et Mikkelsen via Urban Outfitters | Sunglasses: Feather's Boutique 

So it's not officially summer yet but we've rung in the unofficial start of summer...and weekend getaways. If your like me most of your summer vacations are either extended weekends or small weekend getaways that start right after work. Which can sometimes be tricky when going directly from work to train, plane, or automobile. My travel style is always about comfort so I always look for something that would I would be comfortable to wear to work then easily to travel in.

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1. Casual Day Pants. I think casual day pants are necessary to have in your closet for the summer. Period. Pants like these from Madewell or these from J.Crew are perfect to wear to work or the weekend. They can be dressed up or worn casually with a t-shirt and sandals, like so.

2. Summer Print Top. If a graphic print top like this palm tree print from Loft is too much for work, try a stripe tee in a summery print like this one from J.Crew. There's nothing like a summer color top to get you in the mood for the weekend.

3. The Weekend Bag. A perfect sized weekend bag is necessary. A small duffle or a large tote bag that is easy to carry but all holds everything you need is a must. My bag is by Day by Birger Et Mikkelsen, which was bought form Urban Outfitters. I love that this duffle bag is light and looks small but holds A LOT of stuff. They no longer sell my duffle bag but have it in a tote bag. You an also shop the whole collection on their website.

4. Work to Weekend Sandal. Wear the sandal or shoe that you don't have to pack but you can wear to work that you can also wear over the weekend. The Topshop sandals I wore (other options here and here) were my "night" sandals. I fit my flip flops right into my bag as these sandals didn't have to take up room in my bag.

Do you travel from work to weekend getaways?

June 6, 2016

Outfit Post: Happiness is a Statement Necklace

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Shirt: J.Crew | Skirt: American Apparel | Shoes: Topshop | Bag: Kate Spade | Necklace: c/o Happiness Boutique 
Sunglasses: Feather's Boutique  

I've been eyeing chunky layered statement necklaces that are typically out of my price range for what seems like forever. So when I found out about Happiness Boutique and found this necklace, I knew it was meant to be. Happiness Boutique is an international online jewelry retailer that sells gorgeous pieces at affordable prices and free shipping! If those aren't enough perks for you, they also offer a customer reward program where you can earn points to get rewards such as receiving a free piece of jewelry.  Wearability and affordability are two of the most important things to do me...Happiness Boutique offers just that. I love that they have a little bit of everything for all different women and style. This necklace's name is so fitting for the design, Glamorous Over the Top Statement necklace...I got soooo many compliments when I wore it. It's eye catching so it's perfect for a simple black and white outfit or a t-shirt and jeans look.

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June 1, 2016

Outfit Post: Summer Camp

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Shirt: J.Crew | Shorts: LOFT | Shoes: Soludos | Bag: Topshop Hat: Brooklyn Hat Company via LF Store 

If you follow me on Instagram (follow here!) then you already got a sneak peek of this look...which I dubbed my "going to camp" look. I've been wanting a wide brim straw hat for a while now so I finally went in on one at LF Store. I can't wait to wear this around Paris!

What new summer item are you adding to your closet?
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