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 🙂
The 4th of July is right around the corner, which means it’s time to wear your favorite red / white / blue! I picked up this cold shoulder dress in 2014 (I know, I was three years ahead of the trend ;)) from a boutique on Bleecker Street near my apartment. I love the feminine and flirty flutter sleeves, and the royal blue hue. I paired this dress with my block-heeled sandals, trusty gold bar bracelet, and dainty chevron necklace. We found these gorgeous white blooms overflowing the red brick wall, so there is red, white, and blue after all!
I hope everyone had an amazing Memorial Day weekend! Mine was…eventful. Below is the look I wore to my sister’s graduation party on Saturday. This Lush baby blue / sky blue cold shoulder dress (trend alert!) is one of my favorite new pieces. I love how simple the dress is, and the bow details add a nice feminine touch. This dress was a perfect canvas for the brown and gold statement necklace I paired it with. I love pairing colors with neutrals, and brown goes nicely with so many different colors. I finished the look off with the new strappy block-sandals I have been wearing all week since I bought them last week. I was comfortable and could walk easily all weekend long.
This past weekend I visited Southampton for the first time. It was gorgeous, and I was able to see a beautifully designed and landscaped home from the architecture firm that my good friend Helene works for! I have included pictures of the house in this post, because it was so exquisite, and it made for a pretty spectacular backdrop. I wore one of my new favorite red “cold shoulder” dresses, as this style is so fun and is definitely trending now. I like this dress because it’s a solid base that you can dress up or down. Also, I paid less than $20 for it (I found it on a major sale). I paired the dress with my favorite new “Hamptons” sandals (appropriately named) and some lovely gold geometric earrings, which were a subtle match with these new gold-top cat-eye sunglasses.
Enjoy the pics, and thank you to my lovely friend Helene!! I always have a blast with her, and she takes some pretty nice photos, too. Xo