Friday, September 19, 2014

Wit & Delight #TargetDoesItAgain

It comes as no surprise to say that Target did it again. This time, with this adorable collection courtesy of Wit & Delight. I've already added a few of these items to my shopping cart. Which item is your favorite?

Wit & Delight

9 Things

1. What goes through girls minds when we have nothing to wear.

2. 25 Signs You Should Be A Fashion Blogger. #Guilty

3. Dying to recreate this bountiful bruschetta bar.

4. Tips in Mastering the Insta "Flat Lay"

5. Must have Fall beauty items.

6. 50 fantastical things you didn't know about Sex and the City.

7. A Margarita recipe to cure your heat wave woes. (4 Ingredients!)

8. "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days" 2014 Edition <<< If nothing else, READ THIS! SO good.

9. Pretty sure these Rice Krispie Treat S'mores wouldn't stand a chance in this household.

And just because, have you seen this Jimmy Kimmel spot from NYFW
So funny that I'm basically dead. 

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall Lookbook Vol 3

Although I usually gravitate towards warm rust and burgundy colors during Fall, an all black ensemble is always in style. When looking to achieve a chic look, you just can't go wrong with boasting black, and these Fall accessories are as chic as they come. Btw - did you know Sole Society was selling Vince Camuto now?! How fab are these peep toe booties?!

Fall Lookbook Vol 3

Monday, September 15, 2014

Gold Slides

I had sworn off the "slide" trend with the recent come back of Birkenstocks, but admittedly, they began to grow on me and I, at one point, considered buying a pair. Then I came across these Gold Slides from J.Crew, and they seemed to be the perfect feminine fit for my slide woes.

On another note, maybe I'm just getting older, but my closet saw more and more long shorts this Summer, while my upper thighs saw less and less day light. Anyone else with me on this?

Target Tee + Shorts (olds) // J. Crew Slides (sold out) similar

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Postcards From NYFW SS/15

I spent yesterday afternoon cleaning up my photos from my trip to New York, and figured I'd share some goodies that didn't make the Instagram cut. If you haven't already checked out my Fashion Week recap, make sure to catch up on that here. Here's the behind the scenes cut on what my #48hoursinNYC looked like...

That one time with TRESemme'

See the GIF here

Then there was that rooftop with the amazing view.

Snuggie-d up at 230 5th Rooftop with my boo thang Sarah Scoop.

Walked right past Iris Apfel on 63rd... 

...which had me like this the rest of the night.

That morning I walked through Theodore Roosevelt Park

had breakfast at Cafe Lalo. - You know, where Tom Hanks stood Meg Ryan up in You've Got Mail. (He didn't show up for me either...)

and finished the trip off by enjoying a drip coffee as I walked along the highline.

Btw - I was so excited to find that The Stylelist featured me on their Street Style article from NYFW. You can check that out here:

Have a fantastic weekend peeps!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Just A Touch

You can never go wrong with a black and white ensemble, especially when adding in a touch of leopard. It's a chic, basic palette that I frequently turn to.

I just love cognac and black together, and these Tommy Hilfiger shoes from Marshall's are some of my new faves. They are so perfect for work-wear and comfy enough to last you into the night. Plus, I scored them for under $30, so it's an all over big win in my book. 

Top: Kensie via Marshall's (old) love this
Pants: Marshall's, similar // Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger via Marshall's, love these
Watch: Michael Kors // Bracelet: Mixed Bag + Sears

Thursday, September 11, 2014

48 Hours In NYC - Fashion Week Recap

Well I'm back from my quick trip to New York for Fashion Week S/S15 and WOW! What a whirlwind! If you follow along on Instagram, you already got to see some of the action, but I'll try to find my brain (which I'm fairly certain is still lost somewhere 30,000 feet up) long enough to write out a recap. 

Let's start from the beginning: I had no intentions of attending this year, due to trying to finish up school and transitioning jobs. The timing couldn't have been worse! Then I received an email from Hallie a couple of weeks ago reminding me to RSVP for the #GlamFam dinner, and when I told my husband about it, he immediately convinced me to go. (Love you, babe!)

Now we're about a week and a half pre-fashion week kick-off, and I have the mission of trying to find accommodations, before me. Quick google search for "New York Hotel" displays quotes ranging around $400-$500/night (eff that!), so I turn to airbnb which proves to be the better decision. The plan was to rent someone's entire apartment, but I kept striking out on the nights I needed. Then, I had the crazy idea to "rent a room" from someone. This idea seemed most absurd to me, until I started browsing around and came across two super sweet sisters, with a totally cute apartment on the Upper West Side. #winning

When I arrived, I discovered there wasn't an elevator, so I had to lug my 50 lb suitcase up 4 flights of stairs. I'm sure the neighbors loved the repetitious THUD's I made, step by step, as I climbed those babies. (You're welcome!) Side note - a 50lb suitcase is perfectly acceptable for a 48hr trip, right?! #FashionWeekProblems

After arrival, I start making my way over to Lincoln Center to see the action. Mind you, due to last minute planning on my part, I have no access to any of the shows, and no idea where to even begin. I walk over to the Apple store on Broadway, because of course I only brought i4 cables with me when I have an i5. (I swear, I always buy a new charger on vacations. You'd think I would learn, but I guess that's not my style.) I'm in awe when I arrive to Lincoln Center. A couple of photogs snap my pic, and then I head off to explore the city. Remember, this is the FIRST time I've ever been to NYC! I head out for dinner at Salvation Taco (Roasted Curried Cauliflower Tacos), and finish the night off with my NYC roomie (and new friend) having drinks at the Husdon Hotel.

Monday morning, I start with coffee and breakfast at Aroma before getting ready for a show. I ended up obtaining access to ADEAM through a friend of a friend. While standing in line for the show, I was pulled aside by a street photographer asking if they could take my picture. (Closet Remixing + Blazer Cape for the win!) The ADEAM show was my first show ever, so needless to say, I was doing a happy dance on the inside while keeping it cool on the out. After the show I head to Lincoln Center, and Rick Lugo of Lugo Image Studios was sweet enough to snap some photos and even sent them to me. 

 I headed back to the apartment to get ready for the Glam dinner, and wore this perfect little lovers + friends dress. The dinner was held at Beautique, which was absolutely gorgeous! I ended up being seated with the lovely Sarah Scoop, which was pretty funny because we had just followed each other on social media a couple of days before. We hit it off and finished the night off with rooftop drinks at 230 Fifth. She even helped me get into Lincoln Center for the Pamella Roland show the next day. (Thank you!) The entire Spring collection is just stunning, but my favorites are 21, 22, and of course 39. 

I have to admit, I was so intimidated about going to New York at first, but I'm really glad that I went. I don't personally know too many other bloggers, and some of these girls have such established friendships, and insane access to shows, that I definitely felt like a little fish is a really big pond. Not to mention, it was my first ever time to the city. I'm a fairly confident woman, but for whatever reason, that all felt quite daunting at the time. 

Although I didn't have nearly as much access as a lot of other girls, I dipped my toes in the water, and liked what I felt, so I'm cannonballing into that b*tch next year! Aside from that, I made some new friends, and experienced a memory that I will cherish forever.  I'm looking forward to heading back next year, hopefully with more exciting fashion news to report, but hey...everyone's gotta start somewhere, and I'm grateful to GLAM, Hallie and Sarah for their support this first go around.

Btw - check out this video recap from the Glam dinner. 
Definitely a night for the books!

NastyGal Cape // Limited Shirt (old)
Banana Republic Skirt (old) super similarlove this

Photo Cred: Lugo Image Studios (thank you!)

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