I am so excited to share my first outfit post as a member of the Burlington Style Squad™! I had the pleasure of visiting the Union Square location with my fellow Style Squad Gal, Megan of TFDiaries. The store is absolutely gorgeous with floor to ceiling windows that overlook the Union Square Park. We had a blast checking out the latest summer styles, trying on outfits and comparing notes. I decided to splurge on this gorgeous white eyelet dress, $99 at Burlington (similar here). I love the fit and flare silhouette and laser cut square eyelet design. It's perfect for work or play with its just above the knee hemline and flattering cut. While I was there I picked up a few things for my apartment from the vast home section. See my mini-haul on my YouTube channel here.
I am so excited to share a new YouTube series presented by Ford: Switch It Up! The series features experts coming out of their shells to try something totally different. This episode (above) shows professional photographer Alice Goa trying a whole new look. The video inspired me to come out of my usual comfort zone to try an unexpected look. Typically I stick to bold patterns and bright colors in my outfits so I challenged myself to think outside the box and try an all-black look, plus a crop top with jeans - something I usually shy away from all together! It can be really fun to change it up for a day. I love the black scuba crop top paired with my favorite skinny jeans. I couldn't help but add a bit of my own personal, quirky touch to the look with my new Asos shoes. How do you guys 'switch it up' with your wardrobe?
My Fourth of July Picks:
I am so enamored with this little number from Anthropologie. I was walking by the store in Chelsea and I couldn't help but go in and try it on after seeing it in the window. Every time I enter an Anthropologie my wallet starts crying inexplicably. I tried the dress and I immediately fell in love. The fabric is so thin making it the perfect dress for sticky summer days. It's a swing dress, but I decided to try it with my trusty Madewell brown leather belt and mid-heel leather shoes from J.Crew. I really enjoyed shooting this outfit in the studio with my photographer Lydia. The look really pops against the white walls. I packed the dress to wear on the Fourth of July in California. My Aunt is getting married outside in the backyard, so it will be a fun, casual affair. I'll be in Orange County with my family until July 9th, then I'm headed down south to Nashville for my friend's baby shower. It's nice to be away from the craziness of the Big Apple for a minute and spend time with my loved ones.
Today I'm sharing my second look in partnership with Victoria's Secret PINK. I styled the same lovely grey cutout muscle tee with their new PINK Date Racerback push up bra on top and kept the bottom of the look girly with a floral midi and strappy sandals I love the juxtaposition of a slightly edgy and sexy top half with an elegant and feminine bottom half. The lace peaks through the muscle tee for a beautiful breezy and flirty style. This look is perfect for a night out with girlfriends or brunch in the city! I had a blast shooting this outfit on the streets of SoHo on a gorgeous New York morning.
Photos: Lydia Hudgens. Location: SoHo, Manhattan.
Special thanks to Victoria's Secret PINK for sponsoring this post
I'm finally sharing my photos from the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic event on Liberty State park. I had so much fun sitting in the sun and drinking in the Rosé Garden with my friend Emily. For my outfit I wore a shirtdress from Ann Taylor (last seen here & currently $65 on with code Weekend50) with a fun thrifted boater hat and red ballerina flats.
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: summer in the city is my absolute favorite. My love affair with New York has been on fire these last few weeks and I’ve enjoyed every minute. The weather had been capricious to say the least with hot sticky days followed by torrential downpours then almost fall-like chills. Three years into my New York adventure, I can honestly say I’m still so happy with my new home. So, when Kipling asked to partner with them to share my #KiplingMakeHappy moment, I knew I wanted to show my happy New York life. It may be filled with ups and downs (like when I fell down the subway stairs yesterday) but it’s always exciting for better or for worse. And, as every New York woman knows, having a great bag with A LOT of space is absolutely essential for crazy Manhattan life. That’s why I’m crazy about this Kellyn tote from Kipling. It doesn’t look very big but, I kid you not, during this photo shoot it held 2 pairs of shoes, my wallet, sunglasses, travel makeup kit, and 4 foundations (I like to stock up when I can!) The tote is super durable and lightweight and can withstand soggy Subway rides and the wear and tear of running around this City. All in all, I’m enamored with New York and it’s really starting to feel my own. I feel as though I'm becoming the woman I've always wanted to be here in this wild metropolis.
Photos: Lydia Hudgens. Location: Flatiron, Manhattan.
Big thanks to Kipling and Chictopia for sponsoring this post.