Leap Day Post: NYC Visit

Right before I started my new job, I headed back to my favorite stomping grounds in NYC for a little pampering. I got my first keratin hair treatment, a deep cleansing facial, a massage, and a mani/pedi. Such a fun week! I also got to visit my favorite park, Washington Square Park, for a little stroll with my best friend, Nicky. The same crazies were still there- do you see the guy on the left with the “Free Hugs” sign? I wore raw hem (trend alert, 2 years still!) cut off jeans that I purchased for about $15 in Auckland (random, right?), a simple black top, my new green flannel-lined utility jacket (holiday gift from my sister), new gold earrings, trusty gold watch, trusty gold rings, and Ray Bans. I made the outfit pop with my leopard-tassel-pointed-toe Gianvito Rossi flats. I’ve been very into delicate gold jewelry lately. I must be watching too much “Very Cavallari”! My nail color is “Wicked” by Essie.

H&M cutoff jeans
LL Bean Classic Utility Jacket
Gianvito Rossi Leopard Print Calf Hair Point-Toe Flats
Skagen Gold-Tone Steel-Mesh Watch
Ray Ban Polished Tortoise Clubmaster Classic
Argento Vivo Gold Circle and Bar Drop Earrings

New Year’s Eve Metallic Starburst Bib Dress & Sparkly Hatband

Wow. It’s January 26th and I am so late!!! It has been quite a month though- I signed on a new job, started said new job, have been back and forth to California twice, and signed on my new apartment. So, hopefully that helps explain the delay!

I celebrated New Year’s Eve at my sister and brother in law’s house. They threw a lovely dinner party with a few of their couple friends. It’s cliche, but I do love to wear a sequin on New Year’s. I’ve had this gray silk with metallic sequin and fringe sparkly dress sitting in my closet for the past (few!) years. This was the perfect time to wear it. I paired it with a new sparkly hatband / padded headband (trend alert!) and of course, a red lip. I kept the look simple with sexy black strappy sandals.

Happy 2020! Hope it’s been off to a great start for you!

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French Connection Metallic Starburst Fringe Dress
ZARA Sparkly Hatband (similar here)
Black Strappy Shoes- JustFab, sold out (similar here)

San Francisco: Mock Turtleneck Tie Dye Ombre Sweatshirt & Black Chunky Boots

Tie dye. Are we into it? I fully embrace this trend as it reminds me of my childhood. It’s whimsical and fun, and I am a color lover. Add in ombre? Yes please! Neon? This is really getting trendy now. I bought this mock turtleneck (another trend alert!) sweatshirt with billowy sleeves a few months ago at H&M and I have been living in it. I wore it last weekend in San Francisco paired with thick black chunky combat boots (trend alert!) from ZARA and plain black leggings. I completed the look with my favorite cat eye sunglasses for an edgier vibe.

My friend Gwen and I popped into Alice & Olivia on Fillmore Street, and I found almost an identical sweater to the one I was wearing. I posted a pic…hilarious!

Happy New Year!

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H&M Mock Turtleneck Tie Dye Ombre Sweatshirt
Black Leggings
Cat Eye Sunglasses- NYC street vendor (similar here)
ZARA Black Chunky Combat Boots- sold out (similar here)

Classic Red Bow Coat & Sparkly Hatband for The Nutcracker

It’s been a while since I have been on here! In October and November I was in Australia (for a friend’s wedding) and then I went to New Zealand on the TRIP OF A LIFETIME! I am finally back, in Chicago, and getting back into a routine. A few Saturdays ago I attended the Nutcracker with my mom, sister, and niece (girl’s day!). We all decided to dress up. I have had this beautiful classic red bow coat for a few years, and I think that wearing it to The Nutcracker is absolutely perfect. I paired my coat with equally classic T-strap patent leather heels, and my new favorite accessory- a sparkly hatband (trend alert!) I did feel like a princess.

Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays!

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End of Summer Weekend Look: Embroidered Eyelet Dress, Espadrilles, & Wicker Bag

Summer don’t leave us! This weekend was absolutely perfect weather- sunshine and in the low 70s! It was my niece’s 4th birthday, which meant I (obviously) would wear a pretty dress for her. I have always been into eyelet lace, but over the past few summers (starting in 2017) I have been really into embroidered eyelet lace. Parker makes a gorgeous variety of dresses, and that little bit of extra detail is so fun! I also like the tiered flutter sleeves on this one- so feminine! With Labor Day just around the corner, I only have a few more days to wear this white dress with navy embroidery. I paired it with my favorite trusty espadrilles (love that the two navies match), and a circular wicker bag from this season (trend alert!) I kept my accessories gold and simple: Ray Ban aviators and my everyday gold watch. Is there a more summery look than this?!

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!


Miguelina Liselle Dragonfly Embroidered Off-The-Shoulder Lace Maxi Dress

I have been living in this Miguelina maxi dress all summer! I love the blue and white colors, the polka dot pattern, the intricate lace, and the subtle (and whimsical) dragonfly embroidery. It’s cotton which makes it very comfortable, and it is easy to dress up or down with the accessories. I recently packed this dress for a trip to Montana, and it was perfect for Saturday night. It is sold out at Net-A-Porter but is still available at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman!

Memorial Day Weekend in NYC: Polka Dots & Chanel

I have had the best Memorial Day Weekend being back in NYC and catching up with my core group of friends there. Additionally, I had a Danish and German friend who both were in town, which is what prompted my trip. I recently purchased these Ann Taylor Loft polka dot culottes, and I was ecstatic when I found them because I had been looking for a pair just like this… I am a polka dot lover! I also like the length of these pants and the elastic waist (super comfortable and flattering). I paired them with a cloth-button cold-shoulder blouse (trend alert!), Stuart Weitzman Nudist sandals (trend alert!), my trusty heart sunglasses (trend alert!), and a dream item I took out for the first time…my classic Chanel jumbo black caviar-leather gold-hardware flapbag! A classic look to kick off summer in the city 🙂

Spring Wedding Guest Attire: Polka Dot Dress and Purple Bow Sandals

Exactly one week ago I was wearing this silk off-the-shoulder (trend alert!) blue and white polka dot DVF “Camila” dress and dancing at my best friend Gracie’s wedding in Harrisburg, PA! I am guilty of owning this DVF dress in two colors: blue and white polka dots and fuchsia! I just love the waterfall hem on this dress, it moves so beautifully when you walk. I also love mixing unexpected colors, so I paired the dress with purple satin bow heels. They have a little rhinestone glittery clasp on the side. I accessorized the dress with a sleek headband to accentuate off my collarbones, and a red lip to glam up the look!

I can’t believe that Gracie is married!

Holiday Edit: Green Lace High-Collared Dress and Golden Velvet Pumps

It’s officially holiday party and gala (!) season! Last night I attended the Light Up the Night Benefit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage with 13 of my closest friends. The evening was a BLAST. There was a photobooth, unlimited drinks, freshly fried latkes, and dancing. For the event, I knew I did not want to wear anything red (haha). So, I wore this beautiful Catherine Deane high-collared lace dress. The lace is delicate and beautiful, and it reminds me of something Kate Middleton would wear. I paired my favorite gold velvet Tamara Mellon pumps with the dress…love this festive color combo! I kept my jewelry simple with a gold watch and diamond stud earrings. I completed the look with a new favorite accessory of the moment– a knotted turban-style headband (trend alert)!

Holiday Party Edit: Metallic Pleated Skirt & Tiered Ruffle Sweater

With Thanksgiving officially behind us, it’s now one of my favorite seasons of the year: Holiday Party Season! I love this time of year because it’s totally okay to wear all things sparkly and shiny. I have six holiday parties over the next two weeks, and I plan to repeat-wear the below outfit to a few of them. I adore this pleated metallic (trend alert) Rebecca Taylor skirt, and dove gray ruffle sleeve Endless Rose sweater (from two years ago). I completed the look with a red lip- perfect for holiday parties (or any time of year!) and my favorite ankle strap PVC heels. This look is conservative and would also be perfect for a work holiday party!

Who else is excited for the holidays?!

 

Endless Rose Sweater
Rebecca Taylor Metallic Pleated Skirt
PVC-Trimmed Ankle-Strap Heels, Forever21 (similar here)