Lately I have been on the hunt for more vintage items that I can re-work into modern and wearable silhouettes for spring and summer. The reason I like to do this instead of just buying new fabric is for the great prints that vintage items often have.Read More
We had a surprisingly nice day this past Saturday with 60’s and sun. I’ve talked a bunch recently about my love of vintage scarves and how I’ve added a few new ones to my collection. This is one of the scarves I recently bought at No Relation Vintage (for a mere $5!). I love the subtle color and print, just enough to add a hint of interest to an outfit without overwhelming the look.Read More
Spring is here! I already started pulling out some of my lighter pieces and moved some of my winter items into storage. I usually like to shuffle around my closet when the seasons change to get the colors, prints and fabrics I am in the mood for front and center. This season I have pinks, light blues and dark florals lined up for wear. Usually when I do this process I start to see some gaps, whether clothing items I need to replace or a specific accessory that could really help to tie together the items I already have. Today's post has some of the pieces that are on my spring buying list to help round out my wardrobe and inject some new color.
My white sneakers have been on heavy rotation recently and I love the look for spring. I have a pair of black Supergas and love them for their simplicity and quality. The white pair is classic and will go with pretty much everything.
Basket bags were everywhere last year and the trend is still going strong this spring. This round one from Urban Outfitters feels of-the-moment and is at a great price.
Silk scarves, I'm a woman obsessed. If you aren't into vintage, Urban has some great options right now.
Now that I will be setting my booties aside, I want a low-ish heel that feels casual and elevated at the same time. I love the mid-height mules out right now, especially in a fun color like this pink.
This pastel sweater is easy, casual and perfect for the lingering chill in the air.
I go through earring phases, for awhile I only like studs. Now I'm really into the statement earrings. I really like how this pair feels fancy yet casual with the raffia fringe.
Purple nail polish feels fresh, unique and is surprisingly very flattering. I have this color from Essie and wear it all the time.
What I love so much about vintage is how unique each piece is and knowing there is an unknown story behind it. Who owned this originally? Why did they buy it and why did they give rid of it? What were they feeling the first time they wore it? It's like living pieces of someone's personal history.Read More
It's official, it's spring. Though you would definitely not know it given the fact that we are getting a nor'easter today in NYC! The temperature outside is certainly not warm enough for springtime clothing but that doesn't stop me from getting the itch to change things up a bit. One way to get a new look without sacrificing warmth is to shake up your layering combinations. In this way you can create fresh color combinations and interesting texture mixes while finding some new looks already hanging in your closet. Layering also enables you to bring out some of those warm weather pieces early in a still seasonally appropriate way. I've put together some inspiration and combination tips to get you started. I challenge you to take another look at your closet with fresh eyes, at least until we actually get into Spring!
1. Sweater + Blouse
Top ripped denim and a white shirt with a light-colored yet warm sweater.
SHOP THE LOOK
2. Tee Shirt + Tank Top
Get double-duty from your warm weather tanks by pairing a simple white tee shirt underneath.
SHOP THE LOOK
3. Turtleneck + Dress
Break out the summery floral dress and still stay warm by combining it with a black turtleneck.
SHOP THE LOOK
4. Blazer + Jean Jacket
Get a perfect mix of business and casual by pairing a jean jacket with a tailored blazer.
SHOP THE LOOK
5. Dress + Jeans
Keep legs warm on cool days by tossing jeans under a light dress.
SHOP THE LOOK
I have multiple pairs of jeans in my closet but time and time again I end up reaching for the exact same ones. Why? Because they are the best-fitting ones. I know that I can pull them on and feel confident that they will flatter and enhance my look.Read More
The thing I love most about denim jackets is the texture and dimension they add to a look. If you think about denim in general, it has a lot of shades of blue going on- it has fading, it sometimes has distressing or can even have rips with white threads peeking out.Read More
When I first found out I needed glasses I was nine years old and I cried. A lot. I felt like I was doomed to be a nerd for the rest of my life. So dramatic, I know. Although, considering how often I go to the library these days, maybe my fears were not that far off...Read More
Move over Millennial Pink, there’s a new trendy color in town and it just might be a little more flattering.Read More
Where is the warm spring weather?! We had a quick taste of 50 and 60 degrees in New York and just like that it was gone. Here we are with a blizzard coming today?!Read More
At the end of last year I did a post about some of my recently read books. Since then my interest in new books has only increased and I have doubled down on my reading. I wanted to share a few books that I have picked up recently, what I've liked about them and what you can expect by reading each one!Read More
Shopbop is having a crazy sale right now, just in time to start picking up some pieces to round out your Spring wardrobe. I as spoke about in this recent post, I'm all about versatility when it comes to buying clothing and accessories. Being able to wear the piece in questions multiple times and multiple ways is the main lens through which I make all shopping decisions. My picks for the current Shopbop sale are no different. Such as a striped sweater or long sleeve tee I can wear now and when the weather gets warmer or floral dresses that do double duty for the beach or afternoon events. Make sure you check out the sale for any key pieces you've been eying since the savings are pretty good!
15% off orders of $200 or more (if you're looking for some new shoes for spring)
20% off orders of $500 or more (if you're in need of a wedding-attendant dress)
25% off orders of $800 or more (could be a good time to invest in a winter coat for next year)
One of the things I love doing on the weekend is getting some brunch, I mean who doesn’t love that? Living in New York City there are endless places to eat and our East Village neighborhood is no exception.Read More
As a fabric, gingham looks great in all kinds of silhouettes from dresses to skirts, even bathing suits and tops. Though it’s only February, there are tons of gingham pieces in the market right now. While gingham is great for warm weather, by pairing this fabric with darker and heavier pieces like a leather jacket or black jeans, you can definitely start wearing gingham now rather than waiting until summer rolls around.
Above are some of my favorites in the market right now. Click on each piece to get all the product details!
I’m a big fan of gingham and have been for a couple seasons now and definitely plan to pull this ruffled number I created last year out again this summer. I recently created a black gingham wrap top that I can’t wait to share with you guys soon too!
Many of us can agree that shoes can make or break an outfit. What I’ve found over the years is that I can wear a cheap top, budget jeans and a fast-fashion coat; as long as I have high-quality shoes on then the entire look will appear chic and expensive.Read More
Sweaters are definitely my go-to top throughout the Winter. Whether I’m going to work, running errands or hanging around the house I reach for sweaters pretty much everyday when it’s cold outside. Over the years I have accumulated a fairly large sweater collection in a variety of colors and silhouettes. It seems there is just always one more style or color that I don’t have that I need.Read More
I love testing out new hair and skincare products. But what I love even more than testing them out is telling my friends about which ones they should try. Today's post is dedicated to my recent favorites in hair and skin care. Some of these products you may already know and love. If nothing else I hope it gets you excited to try out something new! Let's get to it!Read More
’ve spoken about mixing prints multiple times on my blog and it’s a styling tactic I love pulling out. There’s so much visual interest that comes with print mixing it just makes an outfit that much more complete…in my opinion.Read More