Lace Up Dress in Sevilla

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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Dress: JOA, Cross-body: Vince, Sandals: Madewell, Hat: Target, Sunglasses: Raybans
I still haven't shared all the photos yet from our trip to Spain and Portugal, so today I am throwing it back to our trip and sharing some photos from Sevilla. As you might remember from this post, the weather in Sevilla was quite warm, so I relied on dresses to keep me cool. This dress was one of my favorites because of its lace up details. And, while this dress was good for the warm weather in Sevilla, it also works for Fall when paired with a cardigan and some booties.

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Fall Apple Pancakes

Monday, October 24, 2016

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One of my favorite parts of Fall is the abundance of all things apple. From apple cider to apple pie, I love them all! Given my love for this fall fruit, I decided to change things up for breakfast and serve a fall inspired meal. For the main dish, I made my favorite pancakes, swapping the bananas for apple sauce, and served them with sautéed apples on top. To go along with the pancakes, I served pumpkin macarons (a la Trader Joes) and Harney & Sons Cinnamon Spice tea. It was the perfect breakfast for a crisp Fall weekend morning and makes me wish I could have it for breakfast everyday!

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Cape Weather

Monday, October 17, 2016

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Cape: Maje (similar), Blouse: Jcrew, Jeans: Hudson, Purse: Old Navy, Boots: Rag and Bone
The weather in New York has been the perfect fall weather and ideal for layering. This cape has been my layer of choice as of late and I’ve been wearing it on repeat. I love capes as a layering option, since they can be worn open to provide some warmth or worn more tightly for extra warmth. And, when bundled up in one, it feels just as cozy as a blanket, but looks much chicer.

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Lisbon's Blue and White

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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Dress: Frame, Cardigan: Jcrew, Bag: Tory Burch, Sunglasses: Raybans, Flats: Repettos
Continuing with pictures from our trip, today I am sharing one of my day looks from a day of sight seeing while in Lisbon. From the moment we arrived in Lisbon, I immediately fell in love with the tile lined buildings all throughout the city. While the tiles from building to building varied, the blue and white color was a common theme and my favorite. These beautiful buildings had me constantly wanting to stop to take photos.

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Currently Coveting

Thursday, October 6, 2016

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SWEATER//LIP GLOSS//NECKLACE//DRESS//BOOTS//WALLET
FUR CHARM//CLUTCH//WATCH
Bloomingdales has their Friends and Family sale going on right now, so I’ve rounded up some of my favorite pieces. This sweater will be a great layer for both Fall and Winter. I am in love with the color of this lipgloss and this dress. These over the knee boots are a closet staple. And, how fun is this embroidered clutch?!?!

Barcelona Travel Guide

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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Today I am so excited to share the first of three travel guides from our trip. We started our trip in Barcelona, so I thought I'd start with sharing this amazing, vibrant city.

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We ate at A LOT of places during our trip and below were our favorites from Barcelona:
  • Bodega 1900 - We ate here our first night and it may have been our favorite restaurant of the whole trip! It's a tapas restaurant and every plate we had was so good! We asked our waitress to bring us the house favorites along with a few dishes we knew we wanted to try and recommend doing this if you visit. Some of our can't miss favorites included the vermouth, the olives, the tomato consume with heirloom tomatoes, and the Iberico pork. Would recommend making reservations if planning to go and they can easily be made on their website. 
  • Bar Bodega Quimet - We came across this restaurant when trying to find somewhere to eat on a Sunday when most restaurants are closed and are happy we did. The food was simple, but really good! Our favorites included the octopus and the vermouth. 
  • Quimet y Quimet - A small place that's great to stop in for a snack. They serve montaditos which are small pieces of bread served with different toppings along with a variety of drinks. Our favorite montadito was the salmon with yogurt and honey. The place can get crowded and was standing room only when we visited, so I'd only recommend for a snack. 
  • Manna Gelats - I had read good things about this gelato shop and it definitely did not disappoint! They carry a variety flavors and all the ones we tried were amazing! You really can't go wrong with any flavor, but if I had to choose the pistachio and mojito were my favorites. 
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There are lots of things to do while in Barcelona and below highlights some of our favorite things we did while we were there: 
  • Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria - This market is HUGE and is full of stands selling all kinds of food from fruits and vegetables to meats and seafood. It's fun to just walk around and buy a snack or two while you take it all in. Just beware of pickpockets. 
  • Sagrada Familia - This gorgeous cathedral is one of the many Guadi masterpieces in Barcelona. It's still under construction, but the architecture is unbelievable with the stain-glass windows and intricate details on the outside. Definitely recommend buying tickets online ahead of time, as it gets pretty busy and they limit the number of people they let in each half hour. 
  • Parc Guell - Another Gaudi masterpiece, this park has a great view of the city along with amazing mosaic details. Again, definitely recommend buying tickets online ahead of time, as they limit the number of people they let in each half hour. 
  • Take a Bike Tour - Barcelona is a pretty spread out city, so it can be hard to get around just by foot to see everything. We went on a bike tour with this company and got to see parts of the city we wouldn't have seen had we not gone on the tour.
  • Montjuic - It's hill on the southwest side of Barcelona and offers great views of the city. 
  • The Beach - Barcelona is a city on the water, so you'll definitely want to check out the beach.  

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Photos of the Sagrada Familia - They don't do the place justice!


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Photos of the amazing Parc Guell!