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?

Friday, June 23, 2017

DIY Pom Poms for Summer's Straw Bag

Head to Toe: Blouse, handmade by mom // Shorts, Forever 21 (old) // Shoes, Pikolinos // Bag, thrifted

Hooray for Friday! Today was super muggy, so I decided to pair some loose shorts with this adorable top my mom made. I also grabbed my trusty straw bag, now adorned with these fun pom poms! I bought a pom pom maker on a whim last week (less than $10 on Amazon), and I'm not quite sure how I got through life so far without one! I made these cute adornments, and I'm already planning on decorations I can make for my home office, holidays, entertaining...I'm crossing my fingers the weekend forecast changes from the washout predicted, but if it doesn't, you know how I'll be spending my time!

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, décor 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!