Lace Shift Dress

I had so much fun styling and shooting this vintage-inspired look in the West Village. I paired a mini lace shift dress (also a LWD!) with nude strappy sandals, funky sunglasses, and my new Lulu Guinness snakeskin lip clutch. Shift dresses are great because they are so versatile. I dressed this one up with heels, and I could also pair it with flats and a cross-body bag for a more casual look. This lace shift dress is perfect for brunch, a date, you name it. I particularly liked it because of the bigger lace printed flowers. They remind me of doilies! My friend Alex styled my hair, and it kind of reminds me of a Farrah Fawcett inspired look. We also went for a bright pink lip. It was fun to switch up my hair and makeup from my usual styling. This whole look costs under $100. Except for the lip clutch 🙂

I have had my eye on one of Lulu Guinness’ fun and whimsical classic lip clutches for some time now. I finally pulled the plug. It also doesn’t hurt that she has a boutique on Bleecker Street that I walk past all of the time.

As for the shoot, I am in a stoop phase. Enjoy the pics!

 

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Vintage-inspired sunglasses (similar here)
Lace shift dress
Nude strappy sandals
Snakeskin lip clutch

Pink & Gold

Last week I attended the Glamour in the City benefit, hosted by one of my close friends from college. I’ve gone every June since moving to NYC, so now it’s pretty much a tradition! GlamourGals supports volunteers who provide ongoing companionship and complimentary beauty makeovers to women living in senior homes. The dress code for the event was…pink. I don’t own that much pink, but I have been waiting to wear the below wispy chiffon ABS by Allen Schwartz dress for quite some time now. The event provided the perfect opportunity to take the frock out on the town! I paired it with my new glittering gold Jimmy Choo wedges. These shoes are so comfortable, and surprisingly, pair well with a lot. Before C. Wonder closed its doors a few months ago, I scooped up some vintage-inspired jewelry. The delicate black and white earrings and bracelet in these pics looked pretty with the pink chiffon. I wore my hair down, but slightly tamed with a skinny black headband.

Thank goodness it’s summer! June is one of my favorite months.

 

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Pink wispy dress- ABS (similar here)
Earrings- C. Wonder (similar-ish here)
Bracelet- C. Wonder (similar-ish here)
Gold wedges- Jimmy Choo

Festival Fever

Festival fever is definitely in the air! Even though I haven’t been able to attend any festivals this year (yet!) I have been majorly inspired by festival fashion blowing up my social media accounts. Festival fashion. It’s a thing!

I’ve picked out some of my favorite festival pieces, from head to toe, in the images below. From flower crowns and headpieces to metallic tattoo jewelry, crochet or tie-dye, festival fashion is pretty fabulous. Although I am beyond obsessed with the Stuart Weitzman gladiator sandals below, realistically they would get ruined in the inevitable mud-pits and your feet would be stomped on. (Plus, tan lines, people). Booties may be more practical.

Three words: Velvet Fringe Kimono.

Enjoy!

 

 

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Flower Crown- Flower Children Only
Fringe Headpiece- Forever21
Sunglasses- Westward Leaning
Snakeskin Print Skirt- Boohoo
Saddlebag Crossbody- Dailylook
Fringe Kimono- Forever21
Flash Tattoos- Birchbox
Tie-Dye Off-the-Shoulder Top- Forever21
Gold Gladiators- Stuart Weitzman
Nyrvana Booties- Steve Madden

Boyfriend Jeans

Boyfriend jeans are possibly my favorite bottoms to wear. I remember thinking that they were unflattering and unusual when Katie Holmes and Reese Witherspoon first sported them a few years ago, sparking a trend. The girls were onto something, though! Boyfriend jeans are comfortable, easy and effortlessly chic. They are versatile and can be dressed up or down. I absolutely feel that they are a closet staple. I love wearing mine around the city in ballet flats with a slouchy sweater, but I also dress them up at night with amazing heels and a pretty blouse. Due to the cuff around the ankles, they are perfect for showcasing your favorite shoes (for all of my fellow shoe girls out there!)

The below look is one of my favorite city-weekend outfits. I paired my boyfriend jeans (which I bought on sale for under $30 at Urban Outfitters, might I add) with a plain tee, some incredible gold heeled booties, and cool downtown-chic jewelry. Now that it’s April the weather is warm enough to not always have to wear a jacket, but you still need to be covered to stay warm. This look is perfect for April weather!

Also, I am beyond obsessed with the jewelry used for this shoot. Lots of gold and beautiful stones- all hand crafted by local jewelry designers. (The earrings may be my favorite…they are subtle snakes and sort of remind me of jewelry I imagine Cleopatra would have worn!) I really love the funky ring, too, though.

Happy Spring! I refuse to wear a coat anymore.

 

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Boyfriend Jeans- Urban Outfitters
Tee- Express (similar here, and ironic that it is called the “Burnout Boyfriend”!)
Gold Heel Booties- French Connection
Jewelry- Lunessa
Sunnies- My own (similar here)

“Spring” Into Love: Brunch

I am excited to announce a fun collaboration I am doing with NYC Relationship Coach Natalia De Oliveira. We have teamed up to do a two part post on spring fashion for dates! This first post focuses on a daytime (brunch) look, while the next post will be what I would wear to evening drinks for a first date.

Brunch is my favorite meal of the day, and in New York it’s a staple meal. Saturday/Sunday noon – 3pm brunch is pretty standard! For a first date, brunch may be a great option for a more casual dress style day date.

In this first spring look below, I paired a pink and white flowy print top with boyfriend jeans (my favorite) and some fun new gold pointy-toe oxfords that I have been dying to wear all winter. They remind me of nymph or fairy shoes! They are so fun and definitely make a statement. Also, the gold oxfords pick up the gold buttons on the blouse and the gold jewelry I accessorized with. This look would be a good first date look for brunch because it is stylish, yet easy. Bring on those Mimosas!

Stay tuned for the next post, too- a more sophisticated evening drinks “‘Spring’ Into Love” look!

Is it Saturday yet?

 

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Top- Shoshanna
Jeans- Urban Outfitters
Gold Oxfords- Nordstrom (similar here)
Gold Lotus Necklace- My own from SoHo street market (similar here)
Gold Scorpio Bracelet- C. Wonder (similar here)
Gold Cocktail Ring- Natalia’s (similar here)