Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A New England Summer Weekend

Head to Toe: Jumper, JOA (via Buffalo Exchange) // Bomber jacket, Urban Outfitters // Shoes, Sebago // Bikini (below), Beach Bunny

Can you believe it's officially August? Summer is slipping away all too quickly, but I had a lovely getaway with my girlfriends last weekend in Westerly, RI. Saturday was a little chilly for the beach, so we headed to Stonington Vineyards for the afternoon and had the best time sipping rosé on the lovely grounds. I sported this lace JOA jumper, scored secondhand at Buffalo a few months back, and paired with my Sebago Spinnaker boat shoes to complete the New England theme.

Sunday, we hit the beach. I went with white again (I swear it's for summer and not because I have bridal on the brain) in this Beach Bunny bikini. Since I'm not a great swimmer, my pineapple floatie (from Flying Tiger Copenhagen) is my fav accessory. I'll be bringing it with me next week as Sean and I down South for one last fling at summer.

Before you leave, take a second to enter my Lilysilk giveaway. There is only one day left to win a chic silk cami ($50 value). Simply like them on Facebook to unlock other entries!

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Accessorizing a Plain Romper and Blog v. Reality

Head to Toe: Romper, Marshall's // Sandals, Pikolinos // Bag, Vera Bradley // Hat, Adrienne Vittadini (similar) // Scarf, Echo (similar)

I have to admit, this post is totally a case of Instagram versus reality. Pictured: Look at how cute I look taking my sweet adorable dog for a casual walk in platform sandals! Not pictured: Truman attempting to pull my arm out of its socket, eating literally everything on the sidewalk and getting overly excited about a dog walking by so that the owner is forced to stop as we awkwardly pretend she doesn't notice my camera setup. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, folks!!
P.S. Don't forget to enter my Lilysilk giveaway! Simply like their page on FB and enter that you did below for a chance to win your own silk came ($50 value). 

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Some Big News and a Celebratory Giveaway

Head to Toe: Camisole, Lilysilk // Shorts, hand-me-down // Earrings, Forever 21 // Sneakers, Keds

Last weekend, a pretty awesome thing happened. I got engaged!! Sean surprised me with the sweetest proposal and I said YES! I've been on cloud nine ever since, and it was a busy week of spreading the word and planning. Get ready for some wedding inspiration posts down the pike—the Pinterest addiction is real, folks.

In the meantime, what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway? All you have to do to win the same camisole I'm wearing here ($50 value) is to like Lilysilk on Facebook through the form below! The cami is 100-percent Charmeuse Silk and has a really luxe drape. I am wearing an XS, which was a little too big for me. In NYC's recent heatwave, I'm definitely not minding the looser fit, but I'd recommend sizing down. My order came within a few days and contained easy return instructions.

Good luck, ladies! Wedded fashionistas, what's your number-one piece of advice for brides-to-be? Please and thank you!

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Thanks to my new fiancé for taking these photos!

This post is sponsored by Lilysilk, but all opinions are my own.
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Pup-Filled Fourth of July Picnic

Head to Toe: Bikini top, Mei L'ange (worn as bralette) // Shorts, H&M // Button-down, thrifted // Sneakers, Converse // Shades, Izipizi

It was a glorious Fourth of July weekend staycationing in NYC. During holidays, the city really empties out, and it's nice to enjoy uncrowded restaurants, parks and subways. Yesterday, Sean and I had a holiday picnic in Central Park. We decided to bring the pups with us, and they were rather high maintenance—but made for great photo ops! I packed this adorable picnic basket with cheese and sausage, sandwiches, rhubarb pie and homemade lemonade. Does it get any better?? In the evening, we headed back to our old 'hood in Brooklyn for dinner at one of our favorite haunts and to catch the fireworks. What did you do for 'Merica day?
 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Fourth of July Weekend: Red Hook

Head to Toe: T-shirt, H&M // Shorts and belt, thrifted // Sandals, Teva // Shades, Izipizi // Tote, Keds

I hope everyone is having the most lovely holiday weekend! I know I am. Saturday, Sean and I spent the day in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It's an adorable neighborhood with small-town vibes, just the sort you need when you live in the city. We took the ferry from Wall Street (Ikea has a free ferry that goes across to Red Hook, also handy if you're furniture shopping) and spent the day wandering around, eating and imbibing. We grabbed lunch at Hometown Barbecue, a huge joint specializing in pit-smoked meats. Sean and I split the brisket, beans and whiskey pickles—with of course a side of corn bread—and I'm honestly still full. Afterward, we took a walk down Van Brunt Street (the main drag dotted with antique shops and galleries) to The Brooklyn Ice House. I got a mule and Sean got a craft beer, which we enjoyed in the garden/patio out back. Before hopping the ferry home, we walked out to the pier to take photos and soak in the views of Lady Liberty. Happy Fourth, fashionistas!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Basic In Blush

Head to Toe: Blouse, Buffalo Exchange // Jeans, 361 // Choker, Fashionest // Flats, M. Gemi // Bag, Steve Madden via Marshall's

Happy hump day, fashionistas! I'm repeating this thrifted Dior scarf (because I'm mildly obsessed, of course) on my bag today, so the pink theme continues! I know I am so cliché in "Millennial Pink," but blush has been a favorite hue of mine forever. Plus, a little bandwagoning never hurt anybody, no? Confession: I eat avocado toast regularly, and my favorite thing about fall is Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes. I even wear Ugg slippers to walk my dogs. Basic. And. Proud.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Thrifted Dior and a Basic T for Summer

Head to Toe: T-shirt, H&M // Jeans, Old Navy // Sandals, Dr. Scholl's (now on sale!) // Scarf, thrifted

Happy Monday, fashionistas! I hope you enjoyed this gorgeous weekend. Sean and I kept things low-key, but we did a lot of wandering and exploring in our neighborhood. I did some digging in my favorite thrift spot, Unique Boutique, and found this pink scarf for $4 in a big bin. I snapped it up for the silky material and pretty blush color, and then realized it was Dior! I'm adding this to my top 10 all-time best thrift scores for sure. I also nabbed a Banana Republic dress with the tags on for $13 and some pretty cute J Crew pants, so it was a successful haul. What's your best thrift find?