With summer coming to an end and fall just around the corner, it’s time to switch up your skincare routine + add some new essentials to get your skin fresh faced for fall! Whether you are repairing your skin from sun damage, curing back to school acne or trying to put your best face forward by adding a new serum or two, I am rounding up some of my favorite skin care must-haves for fall that are sure to not disappoint!
Get it? Because I am wearing a checkered print blazer haha :p Anyways I’ve had a super swamped week this week and this weekend is going to be a pretty hectic one as well! I am currently packing to head to Washington for a fun Back To School themed event at the Capital Mall in Olympia, Washington which I am so excited for! I love to travel, especially when I get to create amazing content like the images in this post from my recent NYC trip.
When I put this look together and brought it to NYC i instantly thought Gossip Girl! I feel like Blair Waldorf would totally rock this on the Upper East Side, shopping on Madison Avenue hehe :p I’ve always been a girly girl, always obsessed with pastel hues + chic blazers and of course pointed toe pumps, so this outfit combined my love of all these trends into this perfect look that you’ll definitely want to add to your wardrobe.
This was the first trip I had to visit NYC in such a long time since I moved and it was such a breath of fresh air to shoot gorgeous city content in my forever home with a renewed outlook + perspective. When you live somewhere and shoot in the same areas all the time, creativity can be drained but heading back to NYC sparked my excitement and it was so great to do something different other than my traditional colored walls for a change.
That is why I am excited about the trip to Washington this weekend! Exploring a new city I’ve never been to, shooting new content + making new memories with my boo…what could be better?!
Anytime I travel, I always bring a neutral bag to style for work or play like this Chanel bag AND I always bring neutral pumps to instantly bring any look from day to night.
I also tend to pack a blazer or too so I am ready for anything that comes up during my trip!
Who doesn’t love a good party am I right?! Well I don’t know about you, but I personally LOVE playing the part of hostess with the mostess but I usually struggle with the shopping, prepping + overall theme of the event / gathering. So what is a gal that loves throwing a fun yet chic bash to do? Turn to Coterie Party of course!
OK, so I LOVE a good party + I love being a hostess but finding the right food, decor, tabletop etc always stresses me out, or at least it did till I discovered Coterie Party. Coterie Party makes throwing a party easy with their pre-made kits specialized for any occasion so you don’t have to shop at multiple places to get everything you need for the ultimate bash!
From the decor to the plates to the silverware, cups, centerpieces + more, each Coterie Party ‘Party Set’ has everything you need to throw a party without worrying about making last minute runs to the store for goods you thought you already had.
Since summer is in full swing, I have been having lots of pool parties at my place and before heading to the pool, getting together with friends around some tasty treats is the best way to cool down which is why my current favorite Party Set from Coterie Party is this ‘Sunnylife x Coterie Flamingo Pool Party Set’!
Whether you want to bring these essentials poolside or set up a summer themed party in your home, these goodies make for the ultimate insta-worthy gathering (I mean I even color coordinated my treats in order to match the set hehe :p)
While this Party Set is perfect for summertime fun, I wanted to highlight how Coterie Party makes parties for any occasion convenient because they have Party Sets special for those moments.
Whether you are throwing a birthday party, engagement party or bridal or baby shower, Coterie takes the guess work out of party planning + the best part? The Party Sets are affordable + come out cheaper than heading to various stores to grab all of the goods you need to throw your next party!
Pink on Pink on Pink…that is what I am all about this summer! While I love wearing bright bold colors like pink year round, summertime is the perfect time to add color in your wardrobe so I figured what better color to do it with than PINK!
Another pink obsession of mine? This hot pink YSL bag! I had been on the hunt for the perfect pink bag + finally I found it in this YSL bag! The size is great for going out and the color really POPS + makes a statement.
I am so excited about today’s post ya’ll for SO many reasons! Not just am I obsessed with this WAYF floral wrap dress, BUT I can’t get over how gorgeous these Cherry Blossoms are at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. I have been holding on to these photos for a little bit since I got so swamped with some other content but now FINALLY I get to share this gorgeous shoot I did in NYC!
All of my years living in NYC I never visited the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, let alone heard of it (I know, I know I need to get more cultured) but in reality I was so busy with my day to day life, I never took time in NY to fully explore everything the city that never sleeps has to offer!
Anyways, I finally got to see the Cherry Blossoms in bloom + I paired the perfect dress with my surroundings, this WAYF floral wrap dress. Not only is this dress chic + affordable, it is beyond flattering on so many different figures!
I have been obsessed with WAYF for a while now (their spring + summer dresses have been at the forefront of my closet hehe :p) + their lightweight dresses are ideal for warm summer days, especially humid, hot NYC days (although these photos were shot in the dreery mist of an NYC day, not the hot, humid weather NYC is experiencing now), still looks amazing though right?!
I love neutral pieces paired with bright, bold colors, they make for the best combinations when it comes to chic style.
If there is one thing you should invest in, it is a great pair of nude pumps (I personally love these patent leather ones since they look chic, clean + stylish with every outfit).
Living in LA I don’t wear pumps for my day to day schedule anymore (unless I have business meetings or events) and being back in NYC, wearing my pumps it felt like home. When I was living in NY everyday I dressed up, everyday I felt like Carrie Bradshaw + everyday I opted to walk around NYC in pumps. Wearing these beauties surrounded by Cherry Blossoms on a gorgeous spring day in NY couldn’t have felt better ♥
A lot of people ask me which I like better, NY or LA?To be honest, both cities are polar opposites + I love each in their own way but no matter how far away I may be from the city that never sleeps, it will always be my home.