Month: May 2015

On the go: Striped sneakers & colorful sweater

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Hi everybody! These pictures were actually taken last Sunday, when temperatures hit in the 90s during the day for what I believe was the first time in NYC this summer. I left the house wearing that minty sweater, which was quickly relegated to my bag. I spent most of the afternoon at my computer in a nearby cafe, but I usually find that I am far less productive when I feel like a slob, and putting together a real outfit pays dividends in how much I accomplish. It just makes me feel more focused and intentional.

Having a few tricks in the arsenal for looking put together with (very) minimal effort is really what I strive for always but its especially meaningful in the summer heat. I think it’s worth investing in a few lightweight summer tops that can easily be thrown on with shorts. These can be anything from simple cotton knit tees to more structured silk tank tops. By tucking my top into my shorts and adding a belt, this look was quickly transformed from something that is pretty standard into an outfit in the realm of cute.

What are your tricks for making a simple outfit a little bit more special?

Outfit:

Top: J. Crew tank, J. Crew sweater
Bottoms: Madewell (old)
Shoes: Old Navy
Bag: Tory Burch
Accessories: J. Crew belt (old), Ralph Lauren sunglasses (old), Bauble Bar necklace (sold out, similar), Bauble Bar earrings, Bauble Bar rings here, here, and here

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Statement fringe

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Hi everybody! I hope you had a lovely long weekend! This weekend the weather got a little bit chilly, and I was so grateful for this perfect spring-weight sweater. Heavy enough to provide some warmth, airy enough to let the breeze through, and all around a perfect spring-to-summer transition piece. It was the perfect piece for an afternoon celebrating a friend’s birthday at a Brooklyn beer garden this weekend.

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend and are ready for summer to hit in full force! This week kicks off some of my summer travels, and I am so excited to share my adventures with you all! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Outfit:

Top: Ann Taylor
Bottoms: J. Brand
Shoes: Sole Society
Accessories: Ralph Lauren sunglasses (old), Bauble Bar necklace, Bauble Bar earrings, Bauble Bar rings here, here, and here

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Summer kick off

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For me, this weekend symbolizes the start of summer! And happily, the weather in NYC this weekend has been gorgeous! Here’s to a bit of sunshine, a long weekend off from work, and a healthy dose of thankfulness!

A big congrats to Danielle T. for winning the Bauble Bar necklace giveaway! Thank you so much to all who participated! I so appreciate your support! Look out for more giveaways to come – I am loving hosting them and showering you lovely people with gifts :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Outfit:

Top: Marissa Webb (old)
Bottoms: J. Crew (on sale!)
Shoes: Tesori (old)
Accessories: Ralph Lauren sunglasses (old), Banana Republic bracelets (old), Bauble Bar rings here, here, and here

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Photography: Eunice Giarta