Chain Link Halter Top, White Jeans, & Espadrilles

Ahh, summer. White jeans, halter tops, and espadrilles: three of my favorite things! I love the big chunky plastic cream chain link halter on this top, and how it whimsically matches the preppy chain link print. I paired the look with my favorite white skinny jeans from last summer, and navy blue espadrilles that are so comfy. I love espadrilles. They scream “summer”! To complete the look, I wore $5 cat-eye sunglasses that I bought on Friday from a NYC street vendor.

Thanks to my pal, Nicky, for taking these pics!

 

Milly Navy & Ivory Chain Link Halter, sold out (similar here)
Old Navy Skinny White Jeans
J. Crew Closed-Toe Espadrilles (exact same by Castaner here)

France Part 2, Cannes: Striped Maxi Dress, Panama Hat & Aviators

After Aix-en-Provence, we made a quick pit stop for the night in Marseilles, and then continued to Cannes. I have always been curious to see and explore Cannes, as it sounds so glamorous with the Cannes Film Festival! I remember looking at all of the movie stars in their billowing silk gowns on the French Riviera’s red carpet. While we ate some amazing meals in Cannes (a few pics below) and Gwen did some serious shopping damage, I think that I would be okay to skip it when I go back to the south of France. There were a lot of tourists, and a lot of cruise ships! I did love this summery striped maxi dress though- it felt very nautical to me. I paired the dress with my trusty Panama hat, and gold rim aviator sunglasses.

I love the mock-halter of this dress, as well as the easy tie at the front. This dress will be great to transition into fall with a leather jacket. It’s a perfect look for Los Angeles…or Cannes!

 

Panama hat
Zara red and white striped mock-halter dress
Gold rim aviators

Royal Wedding in Windsor (Part 2): Scallops on Scallops on Scallops

I can’t believe that the Royal Wedding was 2 weeks ago already, and that it is now June! On the first day of the party, the ladies and I went on a barge down the Thames River. The attire theme was “nautical”, so I figured that you can’t go wrong with navy! I love anything that has scalloping trim (trend alert!) , so this mock halter bib neck dress seemed perfect. I kept the look preppy, and scalloped, by pairing the look with a scalloped monogrammed envelope clutch and scalloped black flats. To accessorize, I paired the look with classic aviators and jewelry from my new friend Anna’s “Anna K Collection”! You can shop this look from the links at the end of the post.

 

Aqua Scalloped Dress (similar here)
Monogrammed Scalloped Envelope Clutch
Born Scalloped Flats (similar Chloe here)
Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses
Anna K Collections Rings and Bracelet

 

Mexico: Pom Pom Straw Tote

I just returned from a trip to Cancun, Mexico with my Mom, and we had a blast! My trip was cut one day short due to a big snow storm in New York, but we had perfect weather the entire time. I brought a few different “Mexico inspired” looks to shoot, but we were having so much fun that we only made it around to shooting this one. I paired this black pleated Swiss-dot popover dress with this fun pom pom straw tote bag (a trend I am still loving from last year), which was perfect as a beach bag, too. I got complements on this tote from everyone from the pilot and flight attendants on my plane, to couples sitting next to us poolside. I like the bright cheerful colors and also how fun and whimsical it is. I kept the look easy breezy with classic gold-rimmed aviator sunglasses.

I highly recommend visiting Cancun if you have never been. There are gorgeous Mayan ruins to explore, and beautiful deep swimming holes called cenotes to jump in. I would go back any time.

Thanks to my Mom for taking my pictures!

Ray Ban gold aviators
Black swiss-dot pleated sundress- Sanctuary, sold out (similar here)
Pom pom straw tote- Amale, sold out (similar here)

 

Mint Fringe Cover-Up

I wish it was still this weekend! My friend Jeni graciously hosted us on her amazing sailboat in Long Island, and it was a blast, per usual. We have had an absolutely gorgeous September and it was 85 degrees on Saturday! I opted for a simple, elegant, chic look: black string bikini, mint fringe cover-up from LulaRoe, Panama hat, clear mirrored sunnies, and a low messy bun. I love the mint color of the cover-up, and that it is a sheer robe. Also, the soft pink fringe at the bottom is such a nice detail! I love this effortless, easy breezy look!

Panama hat
LulaRoe mint fringe cover-up
Black string bikini- American Apparel, RIP! (similar here)
Clear mirrored sunnies

Nantucket: Shorts & Sweater Weather

To everyone that received my last post… in French apparently, that was not me! I sincerely apologize. My site has been maliciously attacked over the past few months, and I am working on a solution now that it seems to be a regular occurrence. Until the solution is reached, I will continue to post via WordPress here, per usual. Again, I am so sorry if you received the French spam post!

It is my Mom’s and my second day on Nantucket, and it is just as gorgeous as I remember it. Nantucket is New England prep at its finest. My anchor-print white J. Crew shorts are perfect for the island! They also are perfect for transitioning with layers into fall. It’s a little cooler here now that it is September, so I paired my shorts with my favorite taupe sweater (hooray for sweater weather!) I kept the look downtown edgy with my new white velcro sneakers from Calvin Klein. (I never would have thought that I would ever wear velcro sneakers past the age of 5…but here I am). My gold ray ban aviators were the finishing touch to this classic, casual-but-polished look.

Happy weekend!

Ray Ban gold aviator sunglasses
Taupe layering sweater- Demylee, sold out (similar here)
J. Crew anchor chino shorts
Calvin Klein “Divine” double-strap sneakers

4th of July Summer Stripes

The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. I spent mine at home in Chicago for the long weekend. I wore quite a bit of red, white, and blue all weekend! I was very proud of this red and white striped cotton jumpsuit for the family BBQ…it’s practically an American flag! A lightweight, easy summer jumpsuit is a closet staple, in my opinion. Plus, unlike skirts or dresses, I didn’t need to worry about the wind on the balcony. I paired this casual jumpsuit (which I plan to wear all summer) with gold strappy sandals and my new favorite accessory…a boater hat! I have enjoyed watching the “hat evolution” over the past few years. The fedora gave way to the Panama hat, which gave way to the boater hat (trend alert)!

Hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday and is enjoying their post-holiday weekend.

Straw boater hat
Red and white striped jumpsuit- Forever21 (similar here)
Gold strappy sandals- BCBG (similar here)

Nautical Vertical Stripes

Yesterday was my close friend Jeni’s birthday party, and we celebrated by going out on her boat in Oyster Bay! (It’s a tough life, I know). It was the most beautiful day yesterday, perfect for a little sail. I wore one of my favorite new dresses that I plan to wear all summer- an off-the-shoulder (trend alert) and ruffled top (trend alert) vertical striped dress. I love stripes, and they are intrinsically nautical, but I have recently been very into vertical stripes. I paired the dress with my favorite Panama hat and classic gold aviator sunglasses, a black string bikini, and my favorite new gold star lace-up sandals. I love this entire outfit- feminine and on-trend, but minimalist. Hope everyone had an awesome weekend! I might be re-wearing this dress…it’s 4th of July acceptable!


Panama Hat
Gold Aviators
Black String Bikini- American Apparel (similar here)
Nautical Vertical Striped Ruffle Dress- DizzyLissy (similar here)
Gold Star Lace-Up Sandals  (designer version here)

Yellow Stripes

It was 82 degrees in NYC today, and it officially feels like summer! I spent the whole day outside, and it was the perfect occasion to wear my new boxy ruffle striped blouse. I love stripes (and polka dots!), and the ruffle adds a feminine touch. Last week in Spain I got these awesome denim leggings (jeggings). They are so comfortable because they have an elastic waist! I completed this classic look with glamorous shades, my trusty Panama hat, and old Tory Burch flats. This pair is probably 8 years old! I love the gold touches throughout tying this look together- from the gold rim on the sunglass frames, to the gold bar bracelet, to the gold plates on the ballerina flats.

Hope everyone is enjoying this gorgeous day!



Panama Hat
Glamorous Sunglasses
Yellow Striped Boxy Blouse
Jeggings
Gold Bar Bracelet
Tory Burch Flats

Fall Uniform

This weekend I went up to Sleepy Hollow for a very spooky weekend! Highlights included staying at the castle-like Tarrytown House and exploring the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery- which came complete with a headless horseman riding around! I packed my “fall uniform”: a nautical-inspired skinny striped black and white long sleeve shirt, a new burgundy quilted vest (burgundy is my favorite color this fall), black denim, and my favorite red zipper-back riding boots. A light vest like this one is great for transitional fall weather like we have been having in New York. This outfit is classic, cozy, and comfortable! Thanks to Daniel for the pics 🙂

Happy Halloween everyone!

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Skinny striped long sleeve shirt- Forever21 (similar here)
Burgundy quilted vest
Black denim
Red zipper riding boots

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