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** Paperless Post.

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.

July 12, 2017

Style Guide: The Cold Shoulder Dress

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Dress: Hautelook | Sandals: Zara | Bag: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Warby Parker 

The must have summer dress is the colder shoulder dress. These dresses are perfect for both work and summer weddings. I've worn mine to both. The first time I wore this dress was to my friends wedding in Bear Mountain with a pair of wedges and this time I wore it to a client meeting. You can even dress it down for a weekend look with a pair of sneakers.

Shop some of my favorite picks:

July 10, 2017

Now Trending: Hawaiian Print Tops

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Shirt: Forever21 | Shorts: Zara | Shoes: c/o Dansko | Bag: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Warby Parker

I can't begin to tell you how happy I am that tropical and Hawaiian inspired prints are everywhere lately. I can't stop buying shirts that have a bit of a Hawaiian feel to them. I'm also continuing my love for tie shirts with button downs. All you need on the weekend is some iced coffee and a Hawaiian print shirts.

Shop the trend:

July 5, 2017

Outfit Post: No Bad Vibes

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Shirt: Forever21 | Shorts: Urban Outfitters | Sandals: Kate Spade | Bag: Zara
Headband: Zara Sunglasses: NYC street vendor

Over the long weekend the husband and I hit up Coney Island. I haven't been to Coney Island in a few years so it was nice to go back to see the boardwalk. Even though we were dodging the rain, it didn't kill our vibe. If you go to Coney this season I suggest hitting up Coney Island Brewery and Coney Cones. Also, check the new little surf shops on and off the boardwalk.
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