The Little White Dress

5.26.2015

Dress: Ann Taylor, Shoes: c/o Schutz, Belt: Fossil, Lipstick: Mac Lady Danger



A few years back while I was living in New York interning for mark, a brand of Avon, I discovered the power of the 'little white dress.' I realized quickly they often commanded more attention (and admiration from the gentleman folk) than a little black dress. I remember strolling through Central Park in my LWD and feeling so youthful and beautiful and ever since I've learned to keep my eyes peeled for the perfect little white dresses (another favorite one shown here). Fast forward to last week I was meeting a friend in the Flatiron district and I passed by this dress (currently 40% off with code Shop40) in the window of Ann Taylor. I ran in, tried it on, and promptly bought it in a manner of about 15 minutes (New York life, y'all!) I am absolutely smitten with the sweet blue clipdots and incredible flattering shirtdress fit-and-flare cut of this LWD. It's equally cute for a picnic or for a work day. I love it with a bright red-orange lip, my favorite Mac Lady Danger, of course - it brings a kicky retro vibe to the look. I paired the dress with grey suede sandals from Schutz, a skinny black belt and a low ponytail to balance the sweetness of the look. Do you guys love a little white dress like me? Tell me in the comments below!

Boozy Brooklyn Brunch

5.22.2015

After a few weekends away from the city (in Vermont and Philly) it was great to be back in Brooklyn for a beautiful sunny weekend with friends. On Saturday my darling co-worker Emily and I went to a fabulous boozy brunch in Williamsburg at Randolph's. I love the vibe there - it's in a garage and has a cool industrial feel with graffitied walls and an old school Miss PacMan machine. After brunch we hit up the record fair at Smorgusburg on the Williamsburg waterfront. I really love livig in Williamsburg and I'm so excited for a summer of fun in Brooklyn! Hope you guys enjoy my day-in-the-life style blog posts!

That Pop of Red

5.20.2015

Skirt: Lulu*s (only $54!), Shoes: Aldo, Top: Zara

I'm crazy in love with this look! It combines two of my favorite things, my eternal love for a pop of red and my relatively new affection for gingham (other gingham looks herehere & here). This skirt is my new favorite piece, and it's only $54 from Lulu*s! The cut is a dramatic bell and the color is a gorgeous bold orange-red, much more saturated than the image on their website. I added the gingham top from Zara to balance the shape and color of the skirt. The shoes I scored from Asos.com where they are already sold out, BUT they are still available on Amazon! They are the perfect nude sandal with an extra something with chevron detailing on the heel and almost graffiti-like coloring on the sides and underneath the toe. I shot this look in Prospect Park with Lydia and we stumbled upon these gorgeous white columns and knew they would make the perfect backdrop for this look. Do you love this look? Share your comments below! 
Photos: Lydia Hudgens. Location: Prospect Park

#KiplingMakeHappy: A Surprise Birthday Weekend!

5.18.2015

I love finding ways to make the people I love happy so when Kipling asked me to be a part of their Kipling Make Happy campaign, I was excited to jump on board. Kipling makes incredibly versatile and playful bags and I gravitated toward the Penelopie Tote in a beige with whimsical floral detailing - perfect for a weekend of fun. With my bag and camera in toe, I decided to really 'make happy' by surprising my best friend Michelle in Philadelphia for her birthday and capturing the entire weekend in photos! On Friday after work I took the train from NYC to Philly with Michelle and I's friend Emma and surprised her in her office. The weekend was full of fun activities and lots of delicious food. We went to my absolute favorite Philly spot, Federal Donuts for a brunch feast of fresh apple cinnamon donuts and fried chicken. We also hit up Anastasi Seafood for fresh fish and yummy cocktails. On our last day we rode bikes along Schuylkill River Park with the new Philadelphia bike share program, Indego! My Kipling tote was perfect to carry around my camera and all my essentials and I love that it has a zipper top to keep everything secure on the go. I had such an amazing weekend making happy in Philly with my best friend. How do you make happy? Check out the Chictopia x Kipling contest here for a chance to win $500 in Kipling products. I'm even a guest judge! I can't wait to see how you all #KiplingMakeHappy! 
Special thanks to Kipling & Chictopia for sponsoring this post!

West Village Twirls

5.15.2015

Dress: ModCloth, Pumps: J.Crew (Similar
Three cheers from spring in the city! I'm loving the warmer weather and I had such a blast shooting this look with Lydia down in West Village. Tiny white flowers were falling from the trees and dancing through the wind. It was one of those moments where I fell back in love with New York. Any New Yorker will tell you life here can be a love-hate relationship with tough winters and grueling commutes, but on this gorgeous spring day everything felt just right. This dress is one of my new favorites from ModCloth. I love the juxtaposition of the simple cut and color with the floral collar detail. It's perfect for work or twirling around west village all afternoon. I paired it the dress with simple pale pink pumps and a ponytail for maximum playfulness. 
So this one's for you New York, thanks for coming through and making me fall for you all over again after 3 tough yet lovely years. 
Photos: Lydia Hudgens. Location: In front of Casa, West Village. 

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