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I have been having panic attacks in my closet as of late. No, seriously. You know that moment when you are staring at a closet full of clothes, and absolutely nothing appeals to you? You furiously pull out piece after piece, and what looked amazing to you two weeks ago, suddenly looks disgusting? I was getting myself together to shoot with my homegirl Alexandra Gibbs last weekend, and I felt myself in full on panic mode. What was I going to wear? This is when I decided right then and there I was being absolutely silly. What I needed to do was shop my closet, and look at this as an opportunity, and so I did. Guys, whenever you think you don’t have a thing to wear, pick 3 things out of your closet that you feel like a million bucks in. (I know they are in there!) For me, these three items happened to be so random, yet they actually looked good together. My floral shorts from Anthropologie, a seersucker jacket from H&M, and a lace crop top from Topshop. When Alexandra and I hit Brooklyn last weekend, I knew the outfit drama was all in my head. What are your fave go to pieces in your closet? Like this look? Shop a similar look below! Just click on the image, and go!

PS-Keep your eyes here this week-working on some playlists for y’all…xoxo

 

 PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALEXANDRA GIBBS

 

 

 

Groovy

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I don’t know if I have said this before, but I really love vintage items. There is something about a vintage piece that drives me crazy. I get such a thrill from going to a vintage shop, and finding that perfect piece that will still look great today. Naturally, when I received this amazing opportunity to collaborate with Tela Fiera, I was all too excited.  Tela Fiera has an amazing  Etsy shop, as well as a fantastic website with so many ridiculous pieces. I couldn’t wait to put this floral skirt on, until I realized…they are shorts! Hello…talk about amazing! I decided to pair with my fave Topshop crop, and white chunky sandals, for the ultimate Mod look. Check out Tela Fiera, for all things vintage!

Crop Top: Topshop (not available, similar here)/ Skort: Tela Fiera (same not available) / Sandals: Zara (sold out, similar here)/ Clutch: Not available, similar here / Sunglasses: Burberry 

Throw it in the Bag: July Edition

 

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Ahoy, Stripes

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I have been waiting for the perfect excuse to break this number out, and I think I picked the perfect weekend! I wore this dress last year to a wedding in Maine on July 4th weekend, and it just seemed appropriate to wear it again. Modcloth always has such great options for a specific event.  They are also offering 50% off right now until July 14, which is amazing on already great price points.  Yesterday, the Mister and I headed down to the Frying Pan for a few outdoor cocktails, and lo and behold we decided to snap some photos. (#thisismylife) This dress behaved perfectly in the wind, although I was able to have a few Marilyn Monroe moments. :)  The dress is actually still available on the site, however sizes appear to be limited. You may want to check other similar dresses out here. You must also be tired of seeing me rock these sandals, but honey…I promise, they are worth purchasing. They literally go.with.everything.  Ok, enough preaching, I’m out.

Dress: Modcloth (limited sizes, similar here)/ Sandals: DV by Dolce Vita/ Sunglasses: Burberry/ Earrings: Not available, similar here

 

 

Road Trippin’

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Happy July 4th everyone! What are y’all doing today? Hopefully you have off work and are enjoying a cold beverage, decked out in your red, white and blue best.  I have one other thing on my mind, however-road trip. I am not talking the movie here, although that is a classic.  Every summer the city dwellers in NYC head out of town each weekend to escape the concrete jungle. People head to the Hamptons, down the Jersey shore, or basically anywhere where the streets don’t smell like sweat and trash. (Love this town, but keeping it real here.) It got me thinking about just packing up the car, and doing the same. Obviously, my first thought is fashion and tunes. What do I wear, and what am I listening to? I think if you are going to be a in a car for several hours, make it comfy, yet adorable. A great bag to fit your necessities in, such as a bottle of water, snacks, etc. You will also need a hat. Why? Because I said so.  Let’s back up for a second…where are we going? Where are some of your fave road trip destinations? In the meantime, check out my playlist below for some of my favorite jams to listen to on the road. (Some new, some old)

Locals Only Pullover / Nasty Gal Wrecked Cutoff Shorts/ TOMS Blue Moroccan Cutout Slip On/ River Island Floral Fedora / Ray-Ban Aviator / ALDO Sapnu Bag

PS-There are so many July 4 sales happening this weekend! Check them out! Piperlime is offering up to 50% off select summer styles! // Nasty Gal is offering up to 80% off!

So many more! Keep your eyes on my Twitter for more fun sale intel.

 

 

Floral + Stripes

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I love mixing patterns. To quote the late, great Notorious BIG,  “if you don’t know, now ya know.” I recently attended a blogging event hosted by rewardStyle and French Connection. Since the event took place at the store, I don’t even need to tell y’all what ensued from there. When you put a bunch of fashion bloggers in a store, we shop! Since I have been living in shorts this summer, I figured I would add this floral pair to my collection. The material breathes easily, and can be worn causal as seen here, or with a blazer or bomber and heels. It looks like I have yet another pair of shorts to work into the rotation. #sorryimnotsorry.

Have a great week! I’m working in getting more content ready for you guys, stay with me!

Tank: French Connection (not available, similar here and on sale!)/ Shorts: French Connection (not available, similar here, and on sale!)/ Sandals: DV by Dolce Vita (living in these things, btw.) / Crossbody (Thrift store purchase! Similar here, and mucho sales happening!)

 

 

Red, White and Boom!

Who is ready for the 3 day weekend coming up? Whatever your plans may be,  you obvi want to look the part. I have to say that I have always been ride or die for a good nautical theme. Anchors, stripes, seersucker..put it on me. While I don’t have concrete plans as of yet, rest assure I will be as festive as can be. Check out some of my favorite July 4 themed merch above, and just go crazy. The good news is, you can rock any of these items Kid Rock style.. (all summer long–get it?) Personally, I am gunning for that white romper from Anthropologie. Perfection. They are also having a great summer sale, so you might as well jump. (I am crazy with song lyrics today.) Happy Saturday!

 

 

Change of Scenery

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This past weekend was definitely a change of scenery for me. As some of you might have seen, I was in Delaware for Firefly Music Festival. We spend 3 days camping and listening to many great bands and performers. It was an amazing experience, but the camping piece of course, was a little out of my comfort zone. As much as I  love music, I was a little nervous about the basic hygiene restrictions that come along with camping.  I would definitely recommend Firefly, however. Firefly puts on a great festival, and offers many great local food trucks, free water stations, and even hammocks to where you can take a break, and just chill if you are feeling exhausted.

When I arrived home, my first order of business was to shower, and put on something that makes me feel uber feminine and glam. I went right to this amazing white maxi from Nordstrom, that I have been dying to wear. After a weekend of camping, this is exactly what the doctor ordered to put me back to baseline. Wear it with some great flat sandals, or put some wedges on and throw a bomber jacket over it for an edgy look. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

PS-If you are interested in checking out some great music, I saw many bands at Firefly that I hadn’t really been exposed to. Twenty One Pilots, was fantastic. They put on an excellent show, and are actually from Ohio! (I am home state proud!) Goldroom is another great band from LA that manages to put a Cali feel on some great dance music. Check them out!

Dress: Nordstrom / Sunglasses: Burberry/ Sandals: DV by Dolce Vita (sold out in white, but gold is amazing)/Earrings: H&M (not available, but similar here)

 

Firefly

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As many of you know, I have been extremely excited to attend Firefly this month! Firefly is a music festival that hosts many great bands such as Weezer, Foo Fighers, Imagine Dragons, Outkast, etc. This festival goes on for 3 days, and so this means I will have to camp. Really? Me? Camp? I mean, I haven’t done this sort of thing in so long, so let’s just say a silent prayer that you don’t read about me on the news, running full speed towards the nearest Four Seasons with a beer in hand. When deciding what accessories I will need to ensure these 3 days are not only practical, yet fashionable, I opted for a backpack. I am not typically a backpack kinda gal, however when I hit up Modcloth, I realized that there may be hope for the backpack after all. I didn’t stop there. I decided it might be best to snag a low budget pair of shades so that in the event I find myself in a mosh pit situation, (do people still do that?) losing them won’t be as life altering as one of my luxury pairs.  I will be sans laptop this weekend, so please keep your eyes locked to my Instagram and Twitter for real time updates on what I am wearing, eating, listening to, and what bugs I am running from.

Backpack: Weekend Market Backpack -Modcloth / Sunglasses: Groove Out Day Sunglasses- Modcloth / Bose Headphones

If you want a Firefly experience from your very own mobile device, check out my playlist below.

 

 

Summer of Shorts

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I proclaim this, the summer of shorts! Seriously, I keep buying more pairs of shorts than I know what to do with. I go through these phases where I buy a lot of the same item. As you remember, I went through a hat phase, and now I am going through a shorts phase. I know that I have been M.I.A lately, but the work travel has been insane, as you can probably see from my Instagram. After getting back from a long trip in Chicago, complete with delays, and sleepless nights, my fave white shorts sounded like home to me.  The hubby and I headed out to Astoria Flea, which hosts many food and drink vendors. It was exactly what the doctor ordered after a long week! I promise I will get myself back on track here soon–the balancing act continues.

Keep your eyes here, as I am finishing up my epic Firefly playlist for this weekend, and the festival! You will feel like you are right there with me!

Shirt: Anthropologie (sold out, similar here) / Shorts: Nordstrom  / Sandals: DV by Dolce Vita (living in these, they are so good!) / Clutch: Anthropologie (sold out, similar here) / Sunglasses: Burberry Cat Eye