August 26, 2015

If you can believe it, the temperatures actually dropped to the low 70s / high 60s, so I was able to bust out some of my fall gear. I don’t know about you but I am ready for the heat and humidity to leave already — I heart fall!

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August 24, 2015

Simple pieces and prints are my jam! I’ve pretty much been living in this variation all summer. Hope everyone enjoys their Monday.

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Polka Dot To The Max

August 19, 2015

Shabby Apple Venicia Skirt

When you think of blue and white polka dots as a pattern, elegant doesn’t typically come to mind as a descriptor. Usually you see this pattern on casual wear or kitchen towels. So I was really intrigued when I found it paired with a structured maxi skirt.The resulting juxtaposition is an interesting mix of polished casual with a tinge of sophisticated elegance. You can pair it down with a crop top for an elevated casual look. Or pair it with a crisp button up for a business wear that’s worthy of an important client meeting. Needless to say this polka dot maxi skirt from Shabby Apple is a new favorite.

If you’ve never heard of Shabby Apple, you really need to check them out. They’ve got a great collection of skirts, dresses, and more. I love the simple lines and fun feminine flair of their designs.

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Black Rose

August 17, 2015

Hope everyone is having a great start to their week. Today I’m sharing one of my date night go-to pieces. Light, casual, cute, and easy to wear — can’t beat that!

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Giveaway Friday: Lilly Pulitzer Coco Clutch

August 14, 2015

Lilly Pulitzer

Oh Friday, thank god you’re here — we thought you’d never come! As if the coming weekend is not reason enough to celebrate, we’ve got a special Giveaway Friday prize for you guys today. One lucky reader will get this adorably gorgeous Coco Straw Cluch from Lilly Pulitzer, which was featured in our blog post last week.

Read on to find out how you can win.

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Governors Island, Part 2

August 12, 2015

Nu New York Zipper front denim overalls

I was super excited to recently discover that there is a ferry going straight to Sandy Hook beach leaving from 35th St pier, which means I basically have (semi) direct access to the beach. So past weekend I had big plans, imagining myself laying out on the beach all slathered in SPF 50. Well too bad that the Seastreak ferry website listed the wrong pick up time, so I missed the last morning ferry. Womp womp…

Thankfully I live in a city with tons of daytime excursion options. So we went for plan B instead: Governors Island. Last time I visited the island I felt hurried since I went rather late. This time, since the original plan was to go out to the beach in the early morning, I had the whole day to my disposal. So this visit is was very leisurely in comparison. Hubby and I had a great time moving slowly through the island, enjoying views of the city and Statue of Liberty, picnicking on the lawn, and we even had time to visit historic monuments like the Castle Williams.

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August 11, 2015

Madewell Clip-on Frame Sunglasses

A couple of weekends ago, I finally got to go to Selamat Pagi, an Indonesian restaurant in Greenpoint that I’ve been meaning to visit. Indonesian food is not super common, even in a über diverse city like New York, so it was a rare treat. It was already a day filled with food adventure (my favorite kind) as a group of friends and I had gone on a food tour earlier that morning. The tour was focused on learning about the different immigrant groups of New York and tasting their foods, so I thought why not add another late lunch food tasting to top it off. What can I say, your girl loves to eat!

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