The weather is PERFECT. And I am sassy like a Cheetah today. Can’t you tell??? I would love to live in these leggings all the time. Embrace my inner cat. MEOW. Melissa actually convinced me that I should go ahead and buy these black version of her brown Madewell boots. I must say, I lusted these boots for a long time. All of these long loose layers are singing to me these days.
shirt + cardi: h&m
leggings: arden b.
amber necklace: gifted from Bri
amber ring: gifted from my Sister
Mama had a lens baby! Shannon and I decided to take her new lens out for a spin after work and snapped a lot of fun photos on the way to and from Rickys. Surprisingly, they capture the outfit really well. We weren’t so sure how they would turn out!
I wore this cute decorative HnM dress as a t-shirt. It was a really blustery day and needed to wear tights in order to keep warm. Later in the day – in my afternoon haze – I daydreamed this dress sloppily tucked into beat up true blue denim cut-off shorts, which only made me regret wearing the skirt with it. Rubbish. Well, there’s always next time right? Right.
blazer: White House Black Market
dress worn as tee: HnM
shoes: Sam Edelman
bag: Laila Rowe (30% off)
ring: Brooklyn Flea ($2.50)
song: The Fear by Lily Allen
So the wonderful Jessica of What I Wore decided to put together a Breton Stripe Tuesday. Since I definitely have a slight stripe obsession… it was only natural. I was down in Virginia for my sister’s graduation from Nursing School (CONGRATS SISTA!!). I wanted to wear something with a nautical flair. The gold accents were the perfect way to snazz this up. After the graduation, we were able to take a walk on the beach with my whole family. Sand in toes is heaven. What a great weekend!!
Don’t forget to head over to Jessica’s page to check out the other lovely ladies of the stripes.
Remember when we caught a glimpse of summer? Well, someone took it away. Violently. And now it’s really cold. (I am secretly excited to wear tights and boots for the next two days… shhhh.)
These photos were taken on a lovely (and rather warm) evening last week while watching the sun go down on the Hudson River. A picnic, a pier and people watching… what more do you need?
dress: navy blue, American Eagle
floral scarf: vintage Express (?!) it was my mom’s from way back when
shoes: Chelsea Crew
song: You Told A Lie by Camera Obscura
So I couldn’t wait to strut around town with my screen printed anchor tote. I can imagine stuffing a beach towel in here, or a packed sandwich, or even some fresh flowers. I feel like a little sailer in my blue dress with the crisp collar. So the anchor was very fitting. This is one of the first times my little feet have seen the light of day. Let’s just say that I didn’t paint my toesies yet and Melissa would yell at me for no toe polish. So we will keep a nice distance back from them, K? I am starting to get REALLY excited for Summer. Please come faster!!! HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!
tote: CXXVI Clothing Co.
I’ve been cutting back on my shopping lately. I was doing so well until I saw this shirt, or should I say, until this shirt and it’s magnetic pull forced me to take it home with a gun to my head. Eeeeek, the things I’ll do for a little neon…
jellies: Grendha Jelly
cardi: J.Crew outlet
colorful bracelets: HnM
watch: Michael Kors
misc. necklaces and rings
nail color: Bizerk Turq by Color Club
song: Deadbeat Summer by Neon Indian
Carrie Bradshaw that is. This flower has sat amongst many other accessories in a drawer for WAY too long. The minute I saw this I knew it was going to turn me into the fabulous Carrie Bradshaw the instant I pinned it to my little black dress. Well, I will say, this flower brightened up this simple dress. I was headed to the orchestra this night. Something classic would have to do. I also went with a BRIGHT pink lip and virtually no eye makeup (see last photo!) Thanks to my trusty curling iron, 5 minutes later I was ready to go. I also have to thank our reader CarrieNYC for taking these photos for me and making me laugh!! I know everyone out there loves Carrie and her style as much as I do! Carrie can I be your friend??? HA!
flower: club monaco
heels: steve madden
lip gloss: MAC pink poodle
Laughter is a drug.
This is a real smile, a real doubled-over chuckle, a real glimpse into a coffee break and blog photoshoot with Shannon and I. None of the other photos matter after this one… we needed to laugh that day.
I dedicate this post to Shannon – my friend and photographer – for being so great, so beautiful and so incredibly funny.
Brian always tells me to put down my black clothing and pick up some white or color. This day I listened. Hahahahaha. It was all about neutral colors and tones. I have been dying to wear this new jacket from the H&M Garden Collection! I find it a great alternative to the classic trench because of its bubbly shape. It’s also light weight and will allow me to wear it further into the summer.
jacket: h&m garden collection
necklace: self made via old junk
I really wanted a tacky Florida t-shirt. Mission. Accomplished.
kids t-shirt: from Longboat Key ($5.99)
shorts: J.Crew outlet
wedges: Nine West
song: Summerboy by Gaga