Structured Stripes

Monday, March 31, 2014

1091
Shirt: Old Navy (similar), Vest: Target, Jeans: Old Navy, Purse: Rebecca Minkoff, Boots: Hunter, Watch: Michele
The weather in New York this weekend was not too appealing. It rained both days and left me wanting to just stay inside and enjoy the comforts of the indoors. When I did venture outside on Sunday, I chose to keep it simple and wear my favorite striped shirt and jeans and added this vest to add some structure. I have been adding this vest on top of a lot outfits lately as it easily pulls together the outfit and makes it look more polished.

1063

11035

11019

1076

Friday Flowers

Friday, March 28, 2014

photo 3

This week I stopped by the Flower Show at Macy’s Herald Square and the whole thing was absolutely spectacular. There were so many stunning displays of flowers and a rainbow of colors. Just walking through it will put you in a great mood and it makes me even more excited for the Spring flowers to come. If you are lucky enough to live in New York, I highly recommend you take the opportunity to check it out. Additionally, the Macy’s Flower Show is being hosted in a couple other cities across the country, you click here to find out more details.

photo 1

photo 31

photo (1)

photo 2

photo 5

Olive Tapenade

Thursday, March 27, 2014

505

While I enjoy sitting down to a full dinner, occasionally I choose to munch on some small bites instead of a full meal – a little cheese, some sausage, a couple pickles, and my favorite, olives. Recently, I changed it up from my normal whole olives and opted to make an olive tapenade. I followed this simple recipe using
Kalmata olives and extra basil, and the result with crackers was an ideal small bite.

collage1

378

collage 2

468

571

Yellow Tunic

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

1269
Dress: Zara, Jeans: Gap, Flats: Repetto, Purse: Celine, Watch: Michelle, Necklace: Loft, Sunglasess: Ralph Lauren
This dress has been on serious repeat in my closet. I have been wearing it with heels to dress it up and boots for a more casual look, but am anxiously waiting to wear this cheerful dress barelegged. Mother nature though has yet to allow that. This past time I wore it, I chose to wear it like a tunic and paired it with jeans and flats to mix it up from the black tights I've been pairing with it.

1184

1216

11207

1263

1246

1218

Spring Things

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring Essentials1


Spring is officially here, and while the weather does not feel like it, my mind is on clothing and accessories for the warm weather to come. I always love transitioning my wardrobe to Spring as it is a great refresh and has me adding lots of color. This year I am all about the light colors and sweet details and these are just a few pieces on the top of my wishlist.

Jeans & T-shirt

Monday, March 24, 2014

1005
Jacket: Victoria's Secret, Shirt: Everlane, Jeans: Gap, Shoes: Steve Madden, Sunglasses: Rayban
I describe my overall style as girly, preppy, and classic, so when it comes to my leather jacket, I am usually pairing it with more feminine pieces. This weekend though, I chose to wear it in a more casual edgy way, and it was a welcomed change as there is nothing simpler than a comfy tee, jeans, and a moto jacket. It’s the perfect outfit for when you don’t want to think too much about what to wear.

11043

1131

1038

1040

1059

11040

Barrette Style

Friday, March 21, 2014

Madrid Premiere Of 'Noah'
via
Happy Friday All! Today I want to share with you a hairstyle from Emma Watson that I am obsessed with! She wore it to her premier for the film Noah this week, and I love how she embraced the current barrette trend to the max using an abundance of them for an overall chic look. This would be such a great style for a night out and best of all, it won’t require much too much skill to achieve. Have a great weekend!

“Ice Cream” Sundae

Thursday, March 20, 2014

11083

As I mentioned here, I gave up sweets for Lent, and lately I have been having some serious sweet tooth cravings. Everything sweet seems to look 10 times more appealing when you can’t eat it, even things I don’t like that are sweet. So to help with these cravings, I got some inspiration from the Yonanas machine and decided to make myself an “ice cream” sundae made of only frozen bananas, and it could not have been easier. Simply freeze some peeled bananas and then puree in your blender/food processor until smooth and creamy. I paired mine with some salted pistachios for a savory sweet combination, but the possibilities for toppings are really endless. You could even puree the bananas with peanut butter or Nutella to really mix things up. Either way, this is a great way to curb your sweet tooth and so much healthier.

1016

1014

1029

1077

1092

Legendary Customer Service

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

1321

A couple weeks ago, my sister and I were doing some pre-Spring cleaning, when we came across a purse she had bought almost 10 years ago at the Coach Factory store and never used. It still had the tags on the purse and was a style that was no longer popular. Upset that she knew she would never use this purse, she checked the inside before putting it in the pile to donate.

When she checked the inside, she found the receipt for the purse and even after all the years that had passed, the receipt was still intact. Remembering Coach’s return policy that you could return anything at anytime with your receipt, we decided we wanted to see if Coach would uphold this policy. We knew the item was from the factory store and returning it to the regular store would be a merchandise credit and were fine with that.

So in the late evening on a Saturday, my sister and I walked into the Coach store on Fifth Avenue with a purse almost 10 years old to return. We thought the sales associates would think this was a joke and give us a hard time. Instead, the sales associate was more than helpful and gladly processed the return for a merchandise credit. There was no judgment in returning this old purse, only great customer service.

In a time were you can often purchase items almost anywhere, it is great to know that there is a store that still cares about great customer service. I have had my share of both good and bad customer service over the years, but nothing as outstanding as what I experienced here with Coach. Beyond the sales associate's wonderful service, it is nice to know Coach will stand behind their policy at no end to meet the customer’s needs, even it means accepting a return of a purse Coach could clearly never resell. Thank you Coach for the legendary customer service!

Casual Stripes

Monday, March 17, 2014

101
Shirt: Outnet, Jeans: Old Navy, Purse: Zara, Shoes: Jcrew, Watch: Michele, Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren
Can we talk about this shirt? I featured it last week here, and bought it right before lent started. I am in love with its fit and luxurious silk, and the stripes are an added bonus. It is currently a favorite as it is so easy to dress up with faux leather leggings and a statement necklace or down with jeans for that perfect casual look. And, at over fifty percent off, it is a great investment piece to add to your wardrobe!

021

051

097

062

043

126

It’s Friday All!

Friday, March 14, 2014

florals friday
via
This week started out fast and slowed as the temperatures dropped making the last half of the week feel longer than an average week. Now that the weekend is finally here, I am looking forward to the weather warming up again and more daylight in the afternoon hours. Tonight I have a dinner party with friends and tomorrow dinner with friends from high school, so it should be a great weekend balanced between friends and relaxing. Have a great weekend!

Equipment Tops

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Equipment tops1 copy
LEFT//MIDDLE//RIGHT
Equipment tops are one of my favorite investment pieces in my wardrobe. They are made of high quality silk and have that perfect laidback but tailored look. Unfortunately though, these shirts come at a price and a high one. Luckily, I recently discovered The Outnet carries a wide selection of Equipment tops at a fraction of the price (we’re talking over fifty percent off!). At that price, it is hard to resist these amazing tops. Check out a couple of my favorites from their current selection above and you can check out the entire selection here.

Pattern Mix

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

174
Jacket: Victoria's Secret, Shirt: Jcrew, Pants: Jcrew (similar), Shoes: Report, Purse: Stella McCartney, Necklace: Sandy Hyun, Watch: Michele, Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren
The weather has been really nice this week in New York and has me wearing all kinds of cheery outfits. From the yellow dress I wore here to this pattern mix outfit, this wave of nice weather definitely has me wearing less all black and mixing things up. I know Spring is not here to stay yet, as there is some snow in the forecast, but I am sure happy it warmed up for a few days.

189

170

067

137

121

198

077

068