Happy Monday + Happy Martin Luther King Day! I have been a little swamped catching up with work, shooting new content + then took a little trip to Palm Springs with my bestie who I haven’t seen in foreverrr…when I say forever I actually mean forever – 5 months, no biggie, guess that’s what happens when you are adults who have demanding careers with a lot of travel haha :p Anyways, before I left for my most recent trip, I was visiting my family in NY for the holidays where I of course headed into my old stomping grounds…NYC!! Oh how I missed the Big Apple…until I went over to the west side to shoot some cityscape pictures + nearly froze to death…I became a bit of a wuss when it comes to the cold – does this mean I am officially a ‘valley girl‘? haha 😉
While I was in the city I of course had to shoot some new looks — gotta get those NYC scenes in, no yellow taxi cabs in LA…Just plenty of traffic filled with Ubers :p
I got this floral bomber jacket from She In right before I left and I have pretty much made it a staple in my wardrobe ever since. Whether you dress it up for a night out with skinny jeans + pumps or keep it casual with leggings + some sweet kicks, this jacket is going to become your newest obsession…trust me.
Fun Fact: I had to practically walk in traffic to get these shots in the middle of the day in Soho…Lydia (my fav NY based photographer) is quite the trooper…let me tell ya haha 😉
Luckily I was comfortable when shooting because I am sporting Slink Jeans. They are purposely designed for gals that are curvy and want a pair of jeans that will hug every curve in a chic way. The pair I am wearing is a legging like material and they are comfy enough to spend the entire day in without feeling like your jeans are digging in to you. Slink Jeans are just easy…they fit perfectly and let me feel confident no matter what I style them with ♥
I still have a soft spot for white pointed toe pumps (while I wear these babies for pictures and they are slightly big on me, I find nothing more chic than white pumps year round)! I am contemplating investing in a pair of white Manolo’s…very Carrie Bradshaw esq…stay tuned 😉
Happy Monday Loves! Time for another busy but productive summer week! I couldn’t wait to share this bright look with you that I shot in Soho 2 weeks ago when I brought my little sister to meet Melissa Ben-Ishay, the Melissa behind the bite sized phenomenon that is Baked By Melissa! My sister is a huge cupcake fan…while i love to indulge every now and then, sweets aren’t my thing…comfort food like Mac & Cheese, Popcorn and Chicken Fingers are…me and popcorn have a love hate relationship. I love it like no other when I’m eating it but within a few hours I instantly regret the salty, dry and sluggish feeling I get after over doing it at the movie theater…because obviously movie theater popcorn is simply the best to have right? :p Anyways, back to today’s look. My peach top is from Old Navy. Button Downs are great for the office, but sometimes white and black can get a little boring, so since I love color, why not stand out with a little peach! My white shorts are from Abercrombie (most likely the clearance table in the back…none the less, a total win). I LOVE both my shoes and bag I’m wearing in this shot. My bag is from Last Call Neiman Marcus, it’s actually their own brand and it reminds me of the Maison Valentino Rockstud Tote. These gold block sandals are from Anne Klein (Traven Sandal) and what I love most about them is the fact that they match wit everything, can be dressed up or down for work or play AND they are super comfortable. Anne Klein has really comfortable footwear, one of the very few brands that can appeal to my style side and my comfort side! It wouldn’t be a complete outfit without a little bling right? I enjoy layering delicate pieces like my Hamsa Hand, Skull and Star necklaces. It’s simple yet chic. I hope you guys love this look as much as I do and don’t forget to enter my Sparkle Republic Jewelry Giveaway below 🙂 Shop My Look <3
Happy Friday Loves! I feel like the summer weeks are flying by and I don’t want them to leave. I had a lovely day yesterday with my new Long Island blogger friends, Sarah and Kelly…let’s just say blogging was the least of what we discussed. So it’s Sarah and Kelly’s new goal to set me up with some decent guys…I’ve never shared this but…I’ve been doing the whole online dating thing on and off for a little while now and it’s safe to say it’s been…interesting.I tend to pick the wrong guys or maybe as Carrie Bradshaw says ‘I do not pick the wrong guys, they pick me’…either way haha dating has become quite the challenge, for me at least. So while I search for Mr. Right, I will stick with talking about what I know best…fashion. My paint splattered dress was another Charlotte Russe find (did you see my neon one yesterday…I got both of these beauties, buy one get one 50% off…score). It’s no longer available but I found a similar dress at Zappos (with an amazing print!)My white cross body bag was a Saks Off Fifth find from Badgley Mischka (I found a similar one from Rebecca Minkoff) and my block sandals are from Old Navy…I love the unexpected reaction when people ask ‘where are your shoes from?’ and I respond…Old Navy 😉 (BTW they are on sale now!)Shop My Look Below<3
Ever since I was 8 years old I had an unhealthy obsession with fashion…specifically Vogue and the lady behind it…Anna Wintour. The ‘Devil’ in Prada has been my idol for years. When people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I always had the same response, ‘I want to be the editor of Vogue and take Anna’s place one day’…and if someone didn’t know who Anna Wintour was, I knew we wouldn’t be able to mesh well lol…Sorry Not Sorry :p Karl has also become a love of mine…the man has made driving gloves a fashion statement, who else do you know that can turn an otherwise unknown fad into a trend?I felt I had to stand out and embrace the fabulous colors of this mural I spotted in Soho NYC, so it was time to bring out the hot pink Michael Kors tote that was simply a total ‘Must’ last year during Macy’s Friends & Family Sale! (I will never get sick of this Pop Of Color) Mirrored sunnies are also an obsession of mine…they just help increase the ‘Cool’ factor haha I say that because my little sister just bought a pair and acts like she started the trend 😉 Work it girl! This Target Kimono was a clearance score and what I love is that it can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. The tie dye pattern on it is a fresh look for summer and adds a little something to any look. Cameron Silver has become another one of my fashion idols. Ever since I saw him on the show ‘Dukes Of Melrose’ on Bravo, I knew he was another great fashion personality that was up to great things! He teamed up with Nine West back in the fall and designed these gorgeous pumps…they will forever be a staple in my closet, neon accents are always a YES! Lately I’ve been reading some interesting thoughts about me and my blogging and in response I have this…in the words of one of my other idols, Eva Chen, Editor In Chief of Lucky Magazine, ‘Haters are gunna hate’…hell yea sister, embrace it and let it be the fuel to keep you going…I know that’s what keeps me doing what I do 😉 Shop My Look <3
Happy Monday loves! Time for another busy week of blogging, work and appointments, but I’m still reminiscing about how fabulous this past weekend was! The weather was great and my outfits…casual yet chic in Soho 🙂 I decided to rock my first ever ‘Maxi’ type piece…shocking I know. Since I’m 5’3 I usually have a hard time wearing longer lengths, but I spotted this skirt at Nordstrom Rack and totally gave in!I’m once again wearing my Dominie Luxury Jelly Tote…this bag has been a huge hit. Ladies everywhere are asking me where I got it, how much and what designer is it. Well…it’s from Dominie Luxury in California…it costs $147 and is the perfect summer bag! My shoes were a great Payless find during their huge sandal sale…you know I can never turn down a sale…especially on shoes! These wedges are totally comfy and cute…perfect summer combo ladies 🙂Aren’t they great? I think I will be living in these all summer! And while I embraced the maxi skirt trend, I always reverted back to Chambray and layered a simple chambray button down over the skirt for the ultimate casual weekend look 🙂 I got lucky with Nordstrom Rack…my top and skirt are both from their clearance racks!