Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The New Americana

Head to Toe: T-shirt, H&M // Skirt, AG Jeans // Sandals, Dr. Scholl's // Clutch, Cole Haan

Between Memorial Day and Fourth of July, summer always feels like the time to rep the good ol' USA. This preppy outfit is as American as apple pie, and I'm kind of loving it. Plus, it was nice and breezy for a super steamy afternoon. Speaking of steamy, happy Summer Solstice! Any plans for the longest day of the year tomorrow?
Photos by Katie B.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Evening Pinspiration

All images via Pinterest
Fashionistas, the official first day of summer is this week! New seasons always offer a fresh start, and I'm due for an overhaul. Today was pretty hot and steamy in NYC, so when my sunbathing/magazine reading in the park was cut short by a rain shower, I resorted to an afternoon of Pinterest binging for inspiration. I've been working on a pink-themed photo shoot for work, so my favorite hue has been on the brain (above). Besides my obsession for all-things pink, I dug up new ideas for outfits, d├ęcor and cooking. Check out my favorites below, and lets be friends on Pinterest!
Our apartment is almost finished but still requires a few finishing touches (from left). I'm loving Claire Zinnecker's light, airy space and this perfectly arranged hat wall. My office nook needs a few finishing touches, like a few bookshelves and some greenery. Better Homes and Gardens predicts buffalo plaid is the next big trend in home design—how cute is that chair?
Stripes, stripes, stripes! I'm loving the summer in Paris vibes of these outfits on Margo and Me, Somewhere Devine and The Closet Heroes—so timeless and flattering.
We don't have a grill, but I love anything we can throw on our electric skillet, like corn on the cob or kabobs (the recipe above, left, involves cilantro chimichurri—yum!). I'm also obsessed with my spiralizer, and I'm pretty intrigued that Pinch of Yum doesn't cook the zoodles in this recipe. I know what I'll be whipping up this week!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Tied Up Button Down & Kate Spade x Keds

Head to Toe: Top and bag, thrifted // Jeans, Siwy Denim // Sneakers, Kate Spade x Keds.
Red is not normally my color, but there is something about it that feels like summer. This button-down was (I kid you not) $1 at Austin's Treasure City thrift shop. It's light, versatile and easy to repurpose. Plus, it makes me think about our vacation wandering Texas eating tacos and tasting craft beers.

The other thing making me smile is this gorgeous weather! Sean and I had our first picnic in Central Park today, and it felt amazing to laze about and be in nature. It was just enough of a dose to get me through until next weekend, but I'll definitely be working in some outside lunch breaks. Have a fab week, fashionistas!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Lady In Red: Embroidered Summer Maxi

Head to Toe: Dress, Forever 21 via Buffalo Exchange // Jacket, Thrifted // Bag, Joules // Sandals, Emu

Happy Friday, fashionistas! It's finally feeling like summer so I'm going to keep this post super brief. Why waste anymore time inside? This week flew by, and took a lot of coffee to get through, but we made it! Enjoy the weekend.
Photos by Katie B.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Waiting for Summer in Chambray Ruffles

Head to Toe: Blouse, Zara via Buffalo Exchange // Jeans, Old Navy // Shoes, Aerosoles // Bag, Adrienne Vittadini (similar).

Since summer hasn't quite come to stay just yet, I've been living in jeans and fun transitional tops. I love the ruffles on this Zara blouse I grabbed secondhand last week, and these Aerosoles sandals have also been on repeat. I just can't bring myself to put on booties past Memorial Day! They feel clean and classic and are super comfortable, plus, on sale for $60. What are your early-summer go-to's?

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Easy Photo DIY under $15

Happy Sunday, fashionistas! Sean and I have been working hard at making our new apartment nice and homey (more pics on that later), and for me, photos are the most important touch. We have frames resting on just about every inch of shelf and counter space, so I love the idea of fitting multiple pictures in one display. With a ton of DIY inspo, Printiki has adorable vintage-inspired print options and cute fonts that you can use for captions and comments. Plus, you can import your pics directly from Instagram or Facebook. 

Opting for square prints, I scoured the 'gram for some of my favorite shots and added a few sentiments here and there. Then, I found an old frame for $2 at Housing Works. I used leftover paint from our accent wall to give it new life, then stapled yarn across the back and attached my prints using clothespins. The best part is, it's easy to rotate new pics in and out. 

If you want to give this DIY a try or create your own rendition, use the code YSHG33EJ to get free shipping on Printiki. And don't forget to show me the finished product!
This post is sponsored by Printiki but all opinions are my own. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

An Americana Kickoff to Summer

Head to Toe: Top, jacket, bag & shorts, thrifted // Sneakers, Puma // Shades, Vera Wang

Happy first day of June! I can't believe Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial kickoff to summer, has already come and gone. I mean, it's almost Friday again! Don't you just love short weeks? Sean and I had a pretty low key holiday, but we did get to 79th Street Boat Basin for lunch Sunday, and it was even warm enough to sit outside. Growing up near the beach, I always feel at home close to water, and this spot felt fabulously New England—complete with a basket of fries and corn-on-the-cob. I wanted to go a little patriotic, so I paired these vintage shorts with my trusty jean jacket. My thoughts and thanks to those in the military and their families for your service and sacrifice!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hot Pink Chili Peppers

Head to Toe: Blazer, thrifted // T-shirt, American Apparel // Jeans, Siwy // Bag, thrifted // Sneakers, Kate Spade x Keds

Happy hump day friends! The weather has been beautiful this week and I can't wait to enjoy a sunny weekend! These festive chili-pepper Keds felt appropriate for the warm weather, along with yet another thrifted straw bag. Also, I think I'm developing a pink theme (I even wore a peach-colored poncho yesterday). Who said New Yorkers only wear black?

Monday, May 15, 2017

Thrifting 101: Summer's Straw Bag Trend

Head to Toe: Too, Marshall's // Jeans, Buffalo Exchange // Jacket, Gamiss // Shoes, Seychelles // Clutch, The Vintage Thrift // Glasses, Izipizi

Happy Monday, fashionistas! And a happy belated Mother's Day to all of you mommies...I have to apologize for the radio silence, it's been more than three weeks since my last post! It was an unintended post-move hiatus, but we are finally feeling settled into our new apartment and loving our neighborhood. I can't wait to share photos when the place is all done. We're getting there!

Sean and I have been exploring a lot of secondhand shops searching for a new (err old) dining table, and while we struck out on the furniture front, I cashed in on straw bags. I found this clutch at The Vintage Thrift in Gramercy and got a bigger tote at Unique Boutique on the Upper West Side. I'm loving this trend for summer, especially because of its thrift-ability! Trust me, before you order that style online for $50 or more, check out your local consignment shop. I saw a bunch of options in every store I stopped in this weekend, and each of the bags I bought—I had to resist getting more—were under $12. (New Yorkers: try Housing Works, Goodwill, Buffalo Exchange and the shops I mentioned above.) Don't forget to share what you find!
Photos by Katie B.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Ruffles, Raw Edges & Sparkly Mules

Head to Toe: Tank, Urban Outfitters // Jeans and turtleneck, thrifted // mules, Shellys London // Bag, Joules

Happy Friday, fashionistas! I have an exciting weekend of packing to look forward to...If you sensed sarcasm there, I'm actually serious. I've always enjoyed packing for a vacation or move because it lets you plan and get excited about that upcoming adventure. And, I love the opportunity to clear out extra "stuff," which as an editor I accumulate a lot of. A good closet clean can be therapeutic, no? Okay, maybe I'm crazy, but I am excited about our new digs. I will, however, really miss this rooftop. But Central Park isn't a bad consolation prize.
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