The other day I popped into Bloomingdales because I was feeling very blah about my wardrobe and wanted to add some more colorful pieces to my closet. So I picked up a handful of really cute, patterned rompers, colorful dresses and this incredibly bright and flirty skirt from Aqua. I was initially drawn to this skirt because of it’s bold color, accentuated pleats and neoprene material, and because I don’t have a lot of pink in my closet, I decided to go out on a limb and purchase it for fun. I had a great time styling it up, and it didn’t hurt that I had an amazing view as my backdrop.
Admittedly, I’ve only worn this skirt once before, but I LOVE it so much – the pattern, the material, everything – but for some reason, I never reach for it when getting dressed up. I tried to figure out why I haven’t worn it more often and I think it’s a combination of the length and the fact that the pattern is so bold. It feels really dressy and is quite the statement piece, but when styled a certain way, I think it could become more of a frequently worn piece in my wardrobe.
So, with that said, I decided to style it four different ways in an attempt to make it feel a bit more wearable. I kept all the accessories the same (minus the hat in two of the looks), and just varied the tops. I had so much shooting these outfits because this skirt is the best twirling skirt ever.
Hello, hello! Today’s post is all about these ripped jeans I found at Zara not too long ago. It’s safe to say that I absolutely love them and have been living in them ever since. They are the perfect length, they have the perfect amount of rips and holes in the knees and have just the right amount of 90s style infused into them. I love how they look with a pair of pointy pumps, or with a pair of sleek black leather mules – it makes me feel like I am back in 1996! Anyway, this is a style I can see myself wearing often because it’s effortless and comfortable and can transition easily from casual meetings to happy hour with friends.
Today’s post is all about strapless dress style! I feel like I have a love/hate relationship with strapless dresses because I am alway yanking them up, or I feel like I am baring too much shoulder and chest. But, in the end, I still think the style is really pretty, and therefore cave every time.
With that said, truth be told, I have not worn either of these dresses before, however, I always admire them when I see them hanging in my closet. I guess I have just not had the right occasion to wear them out, but seeing that it’s getting to be really warm in New York and there are a lot of upcoming weddings and parties on my agenda, what better time than to break out the strapless dresses!
I was recently cleaning out my closet and realized that I hadn’t worn this bright neon pink skirt in a few years and never once wore this striped top. I really like both pieces, but for some reason, never found myself reaching for them. As I was holding the two separates in my hand about to toss them into the giveaway pile, I was taken with how much I loved the pattern and colors together. So, I saved them from the “no” pile and created an outfit around them instead!
Hello loves, I hope you all had a great weekend. So before I dive into discussing my outfit, I wanted to share some news regarding my new posting schedule with you guys.
I know that at times my posting schedule can be really random and unpredictable, and that can be super annoying as a reader. Trust me, I know how it feels when my favorite bloggers don’t post on a regular basis and I head to their page expecting new content and then there is nothing. Over the past year, my work schedule and load has changed a lot, so to avoid neglecting the blog from time to time and feeling as if my posting is unreliable, I’ve decided (for now) to post consistently on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The thought and goal behind this is, I want to be able to create “meatier” posts, which will be more text and photo heavy. So, Tuesday and Thursday will still be about fashion – remixes, how to style guides, shopping hauls, tips and tricks and outfit posts – and Wednesdays will be a post called The Weekly Edit, which will be a shopping roundup of my favorite things at my favorite online sites, and will rotate and change every week. I actually started it last week, which you can check out here!
Lastly, I plan on creating a newsletter to send out to those of you that would like a little reminder when new posts go up. This way, anytime I post, whether it’s a surprise bonus post Monday or Friday or just my regular posts on Tuesday through Thursday, you’ll get an email alert straight to your inbox.
So, I hope you guys are on board with everything, because I am really excited about it and can’t wait to really dial in and focus much more on these dedicated posts. Basically, I just want to be able to make my content better for you guys! Because, let’s be honest. This blog is all about you guys and would be nowhere without you!
Alright, now let’s get down to the outfit! Casey and I had a very packed, eventful past few days, where we hung out with good friends, enjoyed BBQing, brunching and some pool time. It was super hot this weekend too, so I tried to wear pieces that were light, flowy and effortless to style.
Bag: I have gotten so much use out of this bag, which is by Proenza Schouler (I also LOVE this one). It doesn’t look particularly big, but man can it fit a lot of stuff! At any given time, there could be a SLR camera, a pair of flip flops, my wallet plus a small bottle of sunscreen in this bag and it all miraculously fits! This bag isn’t exactly cheap, but when it comes to functionality and this city, I will definitely invest.
Hat: I have been living in my Panama hat from J.Crew as I am sure you have noticed me wearing it a lot on social media. :) It’s just the perfect summer hat – lightweight, stylish and offers great sun coverage.
Dress:Parker sent me this dress a couple of years ago and it always gets a lot of use the minute the temperatures rise into the 80s and 90s. It doesn’t cling to me and actually sort of flutters around me if there is a slight breeze, making me feel like I am getting cooled off.
Shoes: Instead of flats or a more casual shoe, I opted to add a bit of an urban twist to this pretty little summery dress, by slipping on black leather mules. I bought these from Madewell not too long ago and have to say, they are super comfortable!
Hello, everyone! Today’s post is all about how to style BIRKENSTOCKS! I own four different pairs – brown, black, white and beige-suede but actually had some readers request a post and/or video on how to style Birkenstocks. So here we go!
I created four looks around my four birks, and I also created a fun little video showcasing them as well, which you can view at the bottom of this post.
(Side note: I shot these four outfits (separately from shooting the video version) and realized that I got all the way to the studio and I forgot my BEIGE SUEDE BIRKS!!! Sigh. I left them at home as I rushed out the door. So in the first outfit photographed, I substituted my dark brown Birks instead but hopefully you still get the idea!)
Today’s outfit is all about this colorful and fun skirt that I picked up at Forever 21. It actually comes with a matching crop top, which I love wearing together as well, but for this look I decided on a black tank instead. I love a summery floral pattern and this high-waisted skirt is cheerful and really comfortable.
I have been playing around with wearing crop tops lately and fitted skirts, but I still feel sort of self conscious when showing too much of my body (that’s just me!) so I opted for a flowy vest to throw on over the top to add a bit of coverage. I also feel like it helps tie the look together.