Hey guys! Sorry for not posting yesterday – I left my camera in my friend’s car and on top of that, my iPhoto was on the fritz (thank goodness, it seems like it’s back to normal now), so I was worried about not being able to post, but I finally gathered all my photos together from this past weekend and am so excited to share them with you.
But first, let’s discuss my dress. (Excuse the raindrops all over us- it was drippy and wet all weekend.) I was a bridesmaid in a wedding on Saturday and got to spend the past couple days with some of my closest friends from college. The bride (my dear friend Julia) decided to have us wear dresses from a company called Little Borrowed Dress where you can either rent or buy your dress. I decided to buy mine because I loved the style and color so much. If you are looking for bridesmaids dresses that are beautiful, practical (the fabric doesn’t wrinkle!) and affordable, I would definitely recommend this company. They have a showroom in New York or you can just check out their dresses online.
Lacy, Nicole and me. I’ve known these girls over ten years!
Thanks to Lacy and Nate for taking these photos!
Necklace: Nordstrom (Love this one too, which Nicole who is in the middle, is wearing.) / Dress: Little Borrowed Dress (in Slate) / Scarf: Street Vendor (in Soho) / Shoes: / Lipstick: Milani in Best Red / Nails: OPI in Thrill of Brazil
See more photos from the weekend by clicking below!
(Photos are a mix from my iPhone and Nikon)
A couple weeks ago, Casey and I took a trip up to Warwick (thanks to Ford, who helped us get there by loaning us a sweet ride) where we visited Applewood Orchards for an afternoon. The next day we drove down to meet up with the crew from Hudson Jeans for another fun fall day full of apple picking, cider drinking and picture taking. We also left with two mighty fine looking pumpkins to carve because apparently Casey is a master carver, so we shall see.
I can’t seem to get enough of the fall foliage this year and so yet again, I give you a post that is very photo heavy. But I hope you love looking at these pretty autumn leaves and colors as much as I do. The season is so fleeting, I want to make sure I soak it in as much as I can.
Thank you, Hudson Jeans for a fun filled day! xo
Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Hat: Rag & Bone / Shirt: J.Crew (mine is from an older season, but you can shop more current options here) / Sweater: H&M / Jeans: Hudson (gift) / Boots: Clarks (gift) / Bag: FashionABLE (gift)
(This is not a sponsored post. All photos and opnions are my own.)
The past couple weekends I have been lucky enough to experience New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts in the fall and see beautiful foliage, stay in quaint homes and pick apples from adorable orchards. I look at my photos afterward and am so blown away at the scenery I get to experience and love being able to share it with you guys on the blog. Needless to say, I don’t take it for granted!
So seeing that it’s now mid-October, I’ve slowly been breaking out my sweaters and boots, but was finally able to rock an actual coat not to long ago. The one above happens to be by Lands’ End, who I have worked with in the past, if you remember this post, and am now styling up their black wool, basket-weave toggle coat for fall. In the case of this outfit, I loved mixing brown and black together and thought the black leather pants and the preppy printed sweater and black wool jacket created a nice juxtaposition all together. What do you think of this coat? Would you wear it, and if so, how would you style it? xo
P.S. You can shop the rest of their outerwear here!
Hat: Rag & Bone / Coat: Lands’ End (gift) / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Sweater: J.Crew Mens (borrowed from Casey) /
Leather Pants: J Brand / Boots: Pour La Victoire (gift) / Bag: FashionABLE (gift)
Last week, Casey and I went apple picking up at Applewood Orchards and stayed overnight at my favorite B&B, the Inn at Stony Creek. We also met up with a fun crew of friends the following day at a different orchard for more apple and pumpkin picking, but more on that soon. For now, here are some cute photos from our time in Warwick!
Outfit credits available at the very bottom.
Pumpkin cider with a side of pumpkins!
My dapper man, Bow Tie Casey. :)
The orchard pup, Cuddles!
We picked all the apples! Meaning, we left with one bag.
Hat: Rag & Bone (The white version is so gorgeous! It’s available for purchase here.) / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Jacket: F21 (old – but now I want to own this one!) / Sweater: Calypso St. Barth (gift) / Jeans: Zara / Socks: J.Crew / Boots: Zara / Bag: FashionABLE (gift) / Gloves: UGG (gift – these are super nice too.)
It’s finally getting to be cozy-weather season again and that means big scarves, soft knits
and best of all, comfy boots! Case in point, these brown leather mid-calf boots by Clarks
are perfect for wearing with skinny jeans or paired with a cute dress and tights. I like how this style is loose around my ankle, which I feel is flattering, plus the two-tone leather is super chic and versatile.
Photos by: Lydia Hudgens
They have tons of cute options available on their site, including ankle, moto and knee boots, so take a look. I would love to know what style of boots you guy opt for when the weather gets chillier – is it riding boots or moto? Brown or black? Let me know in the comments!
P.S. You can save 15 percent off your entire online purchase right now with the code, GOODIES. Here are a few of my current faves: 1, 2, 3, plus so many more, so start shopping! xo
Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Scarf: Zara / Sweater: Margaret O’Leary (gift – this particular sweater has sold out at the moment, but they are getting more in November. For now shop their other cozy sweater options!) / Shirt: Here is a similar one via Nordstrom (mine is from TJ Maxx) / Jeans: Citizens of Humanity / Boots: Clarks
Photos by: Lydia Hudgens
Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Jacket: Maje (old) / Shirt: Brand Unknown (alternate options here and here (this one is on sale!) / Pants: Zara (old, but I also like this pair) / Boots: Zara (similar here and here) / Bag: Celine
Happy, happy Wednesday! I hope everyone’s week is going well. The weather in New York has been so un-fall-like lately, it’s sort of frustrating. But it’s just because I am so ready to wear my leather jackets! I am in fact wearing one in these photos, but that’s only because the weather allowed it for a few hours, other than that, it’s been in the 70s. I know I shouldn’t complain, but come on October, it’s time for autumn temperatures!
Ok, I will stop complaining about the weather now and move on to discussing my outfit. :)
So, I know that oversized, baggy boyfriend jeans aren’t always the most flattering, but man are they comfortable. And they can be made to look chic and put together if styled the right way. In this situation, I opted for slouchy goodness all the way except for the very pointy and slightly severe black mules I have on, which I felt created an interesting juxtaposition. I love how they give off a very 90s vibe but at the same time are current and sleek, which I love and always look for in a shoe.
Photos by: Lydia Hudgens
So tell me, how do you guys feel about mules? Love or leave ‘em, I’d love to know! xo
Sunglasses: Unknown / Jacket: All Saints / T-Shirt: Zara /Jeans: Koral (gifted) / Mules: Lauren Ralph Lauren (gift)
Clutch: Romy Gold (gift – old) / Lipstick: MAC in Rebel
Outfit: Top and Pants by Marimekko / Necklace: Bauble Bar x Stripes & Sequins / Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Hair by: Kailie Joe / Makeup by: Natasha Vinson
During Fashion Week I was asked to host an event at the Marimekko Flagship store on 5th avenue. I was excited to host and be a part of this because my relationship with the brand goes back to my days as a home design editor when I was working in magazines. So this time around, it was fun for me to be involved in the clothing side of things versus only home decor. I loved picking out my outfit – hello striped shirt and amazing horse pants! And to feel extra special for that evening, I was able to snag appointments beforehand with The Stylisted to get my hair and makeup done. The day of the event, I felt so pampered. The girls,Kailie Joe and Natasha Vinson came to my apartment and all I had to do was sit there and watch a movie while they worked their magic. It took the stress off of me of having to get ready because all I had left to do was show up at the Marimekko store, change into my outfit and I was ready for the night!
The three beautiful models I styled! Shop more Marimekko dresses here.
All photos by: Andrew Werner
Needless to say, the party was a blast with so many fun people there supporting the brand. I gave a little speech at the beginning of the night, then spent the rest of the time mingling and meeting a lot of customers who have been wearing Marimekko for decades. There was a DJ, champagne and a photo booth, which I think almost everyone used at least once. (I know I used it at least three times!) But I would say the photos above and below, taken by Andrew Werner, tell the story of how colorful, electric and fun the event really was, so make sure to click below to see the rest of the photos from the event. They’re really fun, trust me. :) xo