I always love piecing together items on my wish list... I've been feeling a little stressed lately and am feeling some new pressures as a parent that I honestly never would have thought I'd give in to. Thats why when my sweet litte man is playing cars and trucks, I find so much relief in blogging and being creative. And I ALWAYS enjoy a little shopping too...JCrew is having a great sale, thats where the top and blazer are from, so check it out before it's over...use code SHOPNOW.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I tied up this denim vest over a sweatshirt for our recent trip to San Francisco. It was a bit chilly in the morning but by the afternoon the sun was shining and it was beautiful! We had an amazing time but its good to be home. My little boy starts preschool in a couple weeks and I want to get him back into a routine. We've travled so much this summer that sometimes I wonder if being in new places so much might have a negative effect on him. Although he does seems to enjoy himself quite a bit.
Regardless, San Francisco is a place we will definitely return to. There is so much to do, and I like that it gives a nice balance of New York city life with gorgeous California coastlines. We went all over the place: Chrissy Field to get great views of the Golden Gate, Fishermans Warf for sea lions, the Ferry Market for amazing food booths and views, Union Square for shopping and so much more. Travel makes me feel so alive, and we always come back happy and ready to plan our next adventure:)
Friday, August 15, 2014
Showcasing some recent jewelry creations...
I made this one because my mother has always liked turquoise but I always find turquoise jewelry to be too "country western." So I added some gunmetal to change the vibe...what do you think?
I decided to make a yellow necklace that isn't too drippingly sweet and sunny... I guess those who have followed for a long time, know that I prefer to make jewelry with a bit of edge...
And this necklace below seems to fit all personalities...not too edgy, not too girly, but half and half:)
HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE!
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Been talking a lot about jumpsuits, so thought I'd post this pic of how I wore it last Sunday:)
I like the relaxed look almost as much as when it's dressed up with heels. Its such an easy thing to throw on and its so comfortable. I wore it to a trip to the Melrose Flea Market. If you havent been its such a fun place to spend a few hours when you're in LA. Lots to to look at and plenty of vintage pieces. I couldve stayed all day but we brought the little one with us, and after an hour, he was done.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Bendels was the first store when I moved to New York that just totally knocked my socks off. I walked in and smelled all the wonderful smells, and ran to all the tons and tons of accessories on display everywhere. There was so much amazing stuff it was almost, yet not quite overwhelming! It's the only department store in New York that focuses 100% soley on beauty and accesories and its 2 floors of gorgeousness.
Their sale items are just as amazing, so I picked my favorites for you to see. I always check their sales because you can find great gifts like this chocolate candle, and I always find essentials that can transition from one season to the next.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
I clearly cant get away from black when I'm in New York. It's just so fitting. It's durable and easy and according to the Huffington post, it gives off an authoritative look, which I guess you want when walking down the street, am I right?!
I wore this look to a casual dinner and a nice walk along the Hudson River. We saw a beautiful sunset in between the buildings so I had to snap a pic. I always love the scent of the Hudson. I'm not sure how clean the water actually is, but to me it smells like Febreeze fabric freshener with a little extra salt added in. Yum, with a nice breeze and that amazing scent, a walk by the river is one of my favorite things to do.
Friday, August 1, 2014
I put together a little compilation of things I want now that will still feel fresh and up to date come fall. Burgundy and any shade of blue has always been a favorite color combination of mine. And the multi colored throw just feels so happy and looks so cozy. By the way, how cool is this Jonathan Addler Vase? All it needs is Burgundy and pink florals.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Recently I've gone to some events and seen that one girl at each who got it so right. She isn't dressed like everyone else, yet her attire couldnt be better suited for the occasion. What is she wearing? A ridiculously well-fitting jumpsuit with great shoes and an awesome clutch. I've found myself wishing I had thought to wear a jumpsuit and I'm normally quite happy with my choices of attire.
A couple key notes that can make or break this look.
1. If your're not super tall and slim, choose a small inseam. The ones with extra long inseams make some people look like they have something not so comfortable going on under there, and that can put a
diaper, damper on the situation.
2. If you are attempting to look long and lean, choose a jumpsuit that bypasses the waist, or that sits higher than the natural waist.
3. Choose your shoes carefully. Heels are probably your best bet but again, if your tall and slender flats can look adorable too.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
This Alexander Wang skirt has been making its rounds to different cities and events the past few years. I find that its functional and goes with everything but it also proves to be just a little more creative than a simple black skirt/top combo.
We were in a pretty big rush the night I wore this, (when are we not)? I didnt get a chance to throw on my favorite bracelet as I was heading out the door. But I did manage to snap a few quick photos as we headed out. The streets of New York are always my favorite place to take pictures because as I've said before about this city...everyone minds there own damn business...Hallelujah! (Take notes L.A.)!
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
What to wear this summer in New York for a night out with friends? The thing I love about New York is that really, anything goes. My out of town friends dont always believe me, and I guess thats because what I really mean is, no one cares unless you walk in somewhere nice wearing shorts, a T-shirt and sneakers. And my guess is you wouldnt wear that out with friends in your hometown anyway:)
Being that I'm currently in New York, and I've been heading out the past couple of nights, I've been pulling out some fun outfits and also wishing I had a jumpsuit. Ive decided that I'm getting one because once you find one that flatters you, you are set for years...Its such a fun twist on an LBD and a great alternative to pants and a top!