I recently teamed up with NYDJ to create an outfit to share on Instagram, but I loved the pieces so much I wanted them share on the blog as well! My jeans, top and jacket are all from NYDJ and I loved the fit and style of each item. I also loved that I didn’t have to hem the flares because they were already the right length for me. That is a always win-win in my book!
Lately, New York has been a yo-yo as far as weather goes and it can be hard to dress for because, well personally I run hot, so either I get too warm but then immediately chilly! Does anyone else have this problem?
Anyway, it’s not a secret that layers are key when dealing with transitional weather, so for yesterday’s weather, which ranged from 57 to 62 degrees, I opted for a turtleneck sweater, a wrap scarf and a light-weight wool coat. I was able to add and subtract layers depending on the temperature so I was comfortable throughout the day.
When I first moved to New York, I lived on the Upper West Side. I loved it up there because it felt safe and quaint, yet still a part of the big city. After living there for a year I became familiar with the different avenues and eventually made my way down to Columbus Circle to explore, which is on 59th street. The Shops at Columbus Circle are pretty amazing and quite a destination spot if you ask me. There are so many stores there plus the fact that there is a huge Whole Foods, an Equinox, plus many restaurants and more.
So with all that said, I recently partnered with The Shops at Columbus Circle with the plan of action to spot five lucky people shopping and gift them great pieces from The Shops that would complement what they were already wearing. You can read on to see how the weekend went!
First off, I saw these two cute friends and their adorable babies and new they would be the perfect fit for the items I had in store. One being a pair of classic black Ray Ban Wayfarers from Solstice Sunglass Boutique, and the other, a grey Eileen Fisher circle scarf. They already looked so cute in what they were wearing, that is was so easy to style them with one extra accessory each.
For Jessica, I thought that they Rayban wayfarers would be the perfect piece to edge up her outfit a bit. The size of the frames looked great on her face and her little boy seemed to love them too, so it was a win win.
And for Tiffany, I liked her striped dress a lot and thought that the grey circle scarf would really complement the colors she was already wearing plus her overall look.
Next up came Todd, who was visiting with his wife from Florida and they were about to get a glass of wine after shopping all day before I snagged him! I really dug his relaxed style but loved how he still looked put together. I knew that just a couple accessories could elevate his look in no time.
I chose this wool grey tie from J.Crew for him and a blue and white silk pocket square from Thomas Pink, just for fun, to take his afternoon look straight to pre-dinner cocktails.
The next girl I found was named Julie and she was just shopping around killing some time before meeting a friend for lunch. Since my gift was a few bracelets from Satya Jewelry, I thought her outfit would be perfect with the addition of some pretty black and gold bangles. They accented her classic gold watch so well and I loved that they played off her already white and black ensemble.
After Julie, I spotted another young girl shopping around named Katelyn, who I thought would be perfect for the next gift! I had found some really pretty delicate necklaces in Montmartre and since her original look was fairly straightforward and simple with no jewelry, I knew this girl’s outfit would be even more perfect with just the addition of these two pieces.
Lastly I ran into such a sweet guy named Eric coming out of the New York Running Company Store. He already had a great athletic look going on, but was only wearing a t-shirt and shorts. As the weather starts to get chillier, I thought that the pullover shell I had selected from the store would be a great and practical piece for not only seasonal running but also just hanging out with friends.
The day was super successful and I think everyone went home happy with their gifts. It was a great time and I loved meeting new people and spending time in such an awesome space. If you are ever in town or live up near the park, make sure to head on over to The Shops at Columbus Circle and check it out! xo
Hat: Mariners / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Scarf: Zara / Jacket: True Religion / Shirt: Saint James / Bag: Proenza Schouler / Jeans: Zara / Shoes: Nine West
I love scarves. I have more than I care to admit but I can’t stop buying more every fall and winter. I find that my most favorite scarves are either from Zara and ASOS (see yesterday’s post) and I love how affordable they are.
Sometimes styling a really long or large scarf can feel intimidating because you start to wonder where all the fabric is supposed to go! But my favorite way to handle an oversized scarf is to make sure it doesn’t too look fussy or “done” and that it is comfortable around your neck. I tend to wear mine fairly loosely, circled once around with the ends hanging down in front.
It’s not quite chilly enough just yet to break out my new ones so I thought instead I would share some of my older, favorite outfits from this past year where the scarf was the main focal piece.
Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Weekly Edit! This week it’s all about SCARVES! For anyone that knows me, knows that I love scarves, so I thought I would do a roundup of my favorites from ASOS.
Side note: For those of you that aren’t familiar with this series, it focuses on my favorite sites, highlighting my favorite pieces, and will change and rotate every Wednesday with different styles and price points. Happy shopping! xoxo
Hello everyone, and happy Tuesday! Today’s post is sponsored by Hanes, which in my opinion is pretty awesome. I have been a fan of the brand for a while now and always have their white ribbed tanks and boxer briefs on hand to slip on when I am just lounging around the house. So needless to say, I was very excited to create this post. I styled up three different outfits wearing Hanes, if you’d like to take a look…
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!)
Hello everyone! It’s Thursday, which means two things. One, the weekend is right around the corner and two, it’s time for another YouTube video. YAY! I am really excited about today’s video because it was really fun for me to make, but also shares tips on how to step up your style simply by adding on a few accessories. I start out by wearing a basic white t-shirt and jeans and don’t add any other clothing to change each overall look.