Today I Love: Q Designs

By Thursday, August 21, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Charging our phone is a constant need, we’re on them ALL day! So what’s better than a cute charger that doubles as an accessory? I stumbled across this Q Designs charger bracelet today and had to share. QBracelet3 444x467 Today I Love: Q DesignsQBracelet1 312x467 Today I Love: Q DesignsQBracelet2 311x467 Today I Love: Q Designs

 

Unfortunately (for some), its only for iPhone 5 right now but based on how wonderful this is I’m sure you can expect to see more models in the future.

Fab 5: Altuzarra x Target

By Thursday, August 14, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Grown-up Dresses and Python Prints. That would be my summary for this luxe, ladylike collection from Altuzarra for Target. I’m a fan of Altuzarra’s feminine yet structured pieces and this collection does not disappoint. It’s quite a different direction from Target’s fun print/pattern mixing collaboration with Peter Pilotto (loved that too!) but its perfect for the fall. Here are my five favorite pieces from the collection.

Altuzarra x Target Boot 467x467 Fab 5: Altuzarra x TargetThis was really all I needed to see. These boots will actually make me get up on 9/14 and head to my “secret” Target. ($79.99)Altuzarra x Target maxi 310x467 Fab 5: Altuzarra x TargetThis dress is just so beautiful and that split adds just the right amount of sex appeal. ($69.99)Altuzarra x Target Blazer 467x467 Fab 5: Altuzarra x TargetI’m a fan of 1) animal prints 2) a structured blazer so this is a must have for my wardrobe too. ($49.99)altuzarra x target flounce skirt 467x467 Fab 5: Altuzarra x TargetThis flounce skirt is fun without being too whimsical. A great cross-season piece. ($34.99)Altuzarra x Target Trench 467x467 Fab 5: Altuzarra x TargetLast but not least this jacquard trench screams chic! Who doesn’t love a good trench?? ($89.99)

Click here to see the rest of the collection.

(All photos via StyleCaster)

Cute or Cut: Shirtdresses and Skirts

By Wednesday, August 13, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0
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Photos via Instagram: @hm and @bergdorfs

I’ve seen this trend around Instagram lately and I’m really on the fence. I must say that it’s very easy to recreate by taking a knee-length shirtdress and putting a straight shorter skirt on top and the print/pattern mixing opportunities get me excited. However, I can’t help but wonder how does this end up looking after a day of traveling around the city, sitting, standing, more sitting and standing. What are your thoughts?

Street Art in Little Italy

By Friday, August 8, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

I always see interesting New York street art during my Instagram browsing, however there were two pieces that recently caught my eye. A set of wings on a black brick wall and a mural of Audrey Hepburn. After a little research I found out that the wing mural was by this awesome artist, Kelsey Montague, and that the Audrey mural was done by Brooklyn-based artist, Tristan Eaton as a part of the Little Italy Street Art Project. These two amazing pieces are right around the corner from each other in Little Italy.  (Wings: At L’asso Pizza on Mott and Kenmare, Audrey: Caffe Roma on Mulberry and Broome) So I commissioned one of my friends to journey with me to experience this artwork and snap a few shots on the NYC streets.   Here’s the outcome of our trek.

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Another one of Kelsey’s Creations

 

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Probably one of my faves from the evening

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Trying to get a “mid-street shot”

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How I felt about the street shot attempt

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 Until next time NY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August Obsessions

By Saturday, August 2, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

I can’t believe that August just crept up like this! Next thing you know it’ll be fall…and then winter. I digress, here are some things I’m loving for the month of August aka the last month of Summer.  Click on the picture for shopping info!

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Midi Rings: Every time I walk into H&M or Forever 21 I buy a set. I really think I’m compensating for the fact that I hardly wear bracelets any more (its a phase…I’ll get over it) and I still want to accessorize properly. Mix them up and pile them on!

Navy Blue: It’s no secret that navy is an amazing substitute for black. Navy is still dark and sleek but always a pleasant surprise to those who are expecting to see black.

Leather Shorts: I got another pair from H&M last week and I realized how great they will be as a transitional piece from summer to fall. Wear them now with a cool t-shirt and later with a light sweater.

Color Eyeliner: I’ve gotten more into eyeliner this year and I’m definitely loving the pop of color it can give your eyes!

 

 

Europe in Pics Part II: Paris

By Tuesday, July 29, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Three out of our nine days in Europe were spent in Paris, France. This is certainly some place I’ve always dreamed of going and it did not disappoint. From the beautiful building and structures to the sidewalk cafes I loved every minute of it!  We were fortunate enough to be there on Bastille Day, France’s National Day, and we witnessed some amazing events. The fireworks at the Eiffel Tower were unlike anything I’ve ever seen before! Here’s our story in pictures.

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The French Flag

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The Parisian Metro

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Some views from our hotel

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My favorite things to eat/drink in Paris!

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Pictures can’t really describe the amazing beauty of this structure. So iconic, so phenomenal!

 

Europe in Pics Part I: Germany

By Tuesday, July 22, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Let me start by saying that I am beyond thankful for this amazing travel experience! I spent 9 days traveling in Germany and Paris with my closest friends and it was such a delight! Our first 3 days and last 3 days were spent in various areas of Germany. We toured a castle in Heidelberg, watched the Germany win the World Cup, partook in the downtown life of Stuttgart and enjoyed a day of wine tasting and food at Lake Constance. Here’s our travel story in pictures.

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The view from the castle in Heidelberg

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Heidelberg Castle