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 🙂

Flutter Sleeve Cold-Shoulder Dress

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!

 

Flutter sleeve cold-shoulder dress- Jean Claude Pierlot (similar here)
Rose gold chevron necklace
Gold bar bracelet (similar here)
Block-heeled strappy sandals

 

Graduation Party: Baby Blue Cold-Shoulder Dress

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.

Happy Summer!

Modern Statement Necklace- Yumi Kim sold out (similar here)
Baby Blue Cold-Shoulder Dress
Block-Heeled Sandals

Cold Shoulder Dress

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

 

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Naked Zebra cold-shoulder dress, sold out (similar here)
Gold geometric earrings, my own (similar here)
Laundry gold top cat-eye sunglasses (similar here)
Cynthia Rowley Hamptons sandals

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