August 21, 2017

Weekend Wear: Summer Night Date Night

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Dress: J.Crew Factory | Shoes: Topshop | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses: Feather's Boutique

This weekend was the husband's Birthday weekend. We celebrated by trying out this Italian restaurant in our neighborhood. It was so nice to go out on a beautiful Sunday evening, sit outside and enjoy a good Italian meal. Though I still can't find gnocchi as good as it was in Florence.

My dress is currently sold out from the J.Crew Factory but shop some of my favorite look a-likes:

August 16, 2017

Outfit Post: Pink Dress Remix

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Dress: Urban Outfitters | Shirt: Urban Outfitters | Boots: Jeffrey Campbell | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff |  Sunglasses: Warby Parker

When I bought this dress I had bought it in hopes of wearing and styling it in different ways. One of which was the idea of throwing a graphic tee underneath. Sometimes I have ideas, throw shit on, and hope for the best. Sometimes it works (like this did) and sometimes it doesn't. Lesson is, you just gotta go for it.


August 14, 2017

Outfit Post: Waikiki Surf Club

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Shirt: Malibu Shirts | Skirts: Zara | Sneakers: Adidas | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses: Aldo

If you read my travel guide to Waikiki (which you can find here) then you already know my love for Malibu Shirts. This is by far one of my favorite shirts that I have in my closet right now. If I could wear it all the time then I would. I just love how soft this top is, plus how much it reminds me of Hawaii.

August 9, 2017

Weekend Wear: Heather Off Duty

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Top: LF Store | Jeans: Madewell | Sandals: Kate Spade | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Sunglasses: Warby Parker

This past weekend we had a pretty cool weekend: high 70s no humidity. Which is perfect summer weather here in NYC. I love cooler summer days, that feeling of a light breeze on your skin. I broke out my favorite ripped boyfriend jeans for a Target trip and binge watching The Keepers. Because you know, grown up stuff.

August 7, 2017

Outfit Post: Bohemian Gypsy

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Top: Free People | Shorts: c/o Poof | Sandals: Kate Spade | Bag: Kate Spade
Sunglasses: Warby Parker

Hot summer days call for all white looks. Plus, flowy tank tops. I never feel like I wear this Free People tank top as much as I should during the summer as I never know what shorts to pair them with. My off-white lace shorts from Poof was just the perfect pairing for this bohemian look. 

July 26, 2017

Outfit Post: From the Archives

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I have things in my closet that I haven't worn in a really long time...and then when I wear them again, I always end up thinking..."Why haven't I wore this?" New York has been in a heatwave lately and I couldn't even bear to put on any type of "real clothes" on Saturday to run errands. So for some reason this dress popped into my head, and boy was I happy that it did!

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Dress: Urban Outfitters | Sandals: Zara | Bag: Zara | Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

Do you have anything hiding in your closet?

July 24, 2017

Outfit Post: White Picket Fence

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I love living in Bay Ridge. It's such a unique neighborhood filled with unique homes, family owned restaurants and local shops. Plus, it has a block of major shopping including a Century21. Bay Ridge is more suburban than it is urban. Sure it's still Brooklyn and I can get to everything I possible need walking. Yes, I have a subway and buses. But the area it's self is more home-y. Everyone knows each other. They either grew up in the area or have lived in the neighborhood for years. My favorite parts of the neighborhood is finding unique front porches and houses. We stumbled upon this white picket fence front porch while on a neighborhood walk to get ice tea.

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Shirt: H&M | Shorts: Madewell | Sandals: Zara | Bag: Zara | Sunglasses: Warby Parker

What do you love about your neighborhood? Would love to hear about where you live!

July 21, 2017

Summer Party Planning with Paperless Post

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When planning a party, are you one to send out invites or is it through a group text...or simply word of mouth? I'm all about sending e-invites out to my friends. For me, I just feel like there is something special about sending and receiving event invites. Even if it's something low key, like a dinner party. I've been using Paperless Post for years now, anytime my husband and I throw a party I'm the one to set up the invites and party plan. So when I was approached to talk to my readers about some of my tips on party planning and using Paperless Post -- I jumped at the opportunity!

Theme. The first thing to think about when planning an event is a theme -- it's easier then to organize food meals and decorations. Even if it's a little dinner party, like taco bar or pasta night. For my husband's 32nd Birthday I'll be planning a small luau. Because what's better then drinking tropical drinks with close friends?

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Invitations. Once you have your theme and a set date, then head over to Paperless Post. They have every type of invitations that you need to plan your next big or small event. From digital (which is my preferred method) to traditional (mailed out invites). They have everything from BBQs to Birthdays to Weddings. I love Paperless Post because no matter the invitation you can customize the wording to what fits your party! If you choose the digital method, your guest can easily RSVP to your event through Paperless Post. And if you have the app, you can instantly get updates and check the RSVP list.

The Hostess with the Mostess. Having a theme really helps prep for the rest of your party planning. Since we will be throwing a luau the most important things to have stocked are: leis, tropical cocktails, Hawaiian beer, and kalua pork. O and of course an array of coconut and pineapple goodies! With knowing the count of your guest list through Paperless Post there's no more guessing on how much food and booze to buy!

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What to wear. I love attending parties that have themes so that I can dress the part. For our luau, we will ask everyone to don their best aloha shirt (or dress!). Thanks to my love for tropical prints this summer I have a couple of aloha shirts to pick from. Always make sure on your invites to note anything special to your guest, like do they need to dress up, bring something special with them, or BYOB?

I hope that my tips help with planning any of your next events! I would love to hear what summer parties you are throwing this year! Are you sending our invites traditionally or digitally?

**This post was sponsored by Paperless Post. All opinions and recommendations are our own**

July 19, 2017

Weekend Wear: P is for Pinknic

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Dress: Urban Outfitters | Shoes: J.Crew | Bag: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Warby Parker

One of my closest friends from high school celebrated her birthday by throwing a "Pinknic" party a couple of Sundays ago. Which means pink and picnicing...aka wear pink, bring rosé, and have a good time. The husband even don a pink shirt! To be honest I didn't have anything in my closet that was pink (or well that wasn't just casually pink), so I picked up this little number from Urban Oufitters. It's the perfect linen summer dress. Sorry, I'm basically going to live in it. #notsorry.

July 17, 2017

Outfit Post: Back In Mixed Prints

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There was a time where I would mix print everything from polka dots and palm leaves (here) to plaid and gingham (here).  I feel like I've stepped away from mixing prints for a while and started doing basic easy looks. Which there is nothing wrong with. Last week I decided to get back into mixing prints, and boy did it feel good.

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Shirt: Urban Outfitters | Pants: Anthropologie | Shoes: Zara | Bag: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Warby Parker

Sometimes maybe you need to take a break from something to appreciate it. This look reminded me of boho beach vacation. Though I was far from one.
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