La Vie au Desert

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Words can barely begin to describe the amazing experience I had at the Lacoste Desert Pool Party last weekend in California. I was invited along with gorgeous LA blogger Liz, fabulous menswear blogger Reinaldo and Grant, our photographer and popular Tumblr for a road trip from LA to Palm Desert. Along the way, Grant created the out-of-this world photos and video you see above. At the event I was such a fan girl meeting some of my favorite bloggers including Aimee and Dani Song, Natalie and Dylana Suarez and Jen from ClothesEncounters. I'm so grateful to Lacoste and to all my readers, subscribers and friends for supporting my blog and YouTube channels, making these opportunities possible. For a "Day in the Life" video of this experience click here. See more photos from the party here.

Baby Blue

Friday, April 18, 2014

Dress: c/o Lulu*s for MINKPINK, Cardigan & Tote c/o Lacoste, Shoes: J. Crew, Lipstick: Mac Silly

New Yorkers have a strong tendency to wear black. Despite having lived in the for 2 years at the end of May (#wow), I haven't lost my lust for color. This outfit is no different. I found this dress on Lulu*s and I knew I had to have it! I love the swingy shape, feminine color and especially the unexpected keyhole on the lower back. That little details adds so much fun and interest to the dress without being overwhelming or inappropriate. I wore this look to work and everyone commented on my 'bright dress for spring!' I kept the youthful look grounded and office-ready with opaque black tights and black court shoes from J. Crew. Happy Frday!

Photos by Jeff Thibodeau

#SORELStyleME

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sweatshirt: Asos, Skirt: Lulu*s (old) Similar, Boots c/o SOREL, Bag: Marc Jacobs (old), Cropped Trench: Gap (old) SimilarLipstick: Mac Girl about Town


When SOREL asked if I was interested in working with them to promote their new #SORELstyleME campaign, I couldn't say yes fast enough. Their snow boots (in action here), my first real New York all-terrain footwear, kept me dry and arguably alive this (freezing) winter. I'm constantly impressed by their innovation in fashionable albeit functional footwear. They sent me these awesome rain boots that are without a doubt the coolest and most stylish rain boots I've ever owned. I wore them here with my favorite evergreen cropped sweatshirt, a black & white striped skirt and my favorite punchy pink lipstick from MAC. And now for more on their #SORELstyleME opportunity: 

Do you want to be styled by SOREL plus win a fabulous scholarship? Here's how! 
1) Create a video showcasing your campus style & personality
2) Upload the video to YouTube 
3) Share your video here OR Tweet a link with hashtag #SORELstyleME
4) Ends April 30 For official rules, visit http://bit.ly/1o4AesR

Coral Transition

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dress: ASOS, Coat: Comptoir des Cotonniers, Shoes: Ready For Anything by Seychelles, Rings: Bauble Bar




Coming from the South, springtime pretty much meant that one day the clouds parted and it was 85 degrees. In New York, that's not quite the case. Even into the second week of April, the weather is constantly changing everyday. One day it's 65 with not a cloud in the sky, and the next it's 40 and chilly. And even more often, it's chilly in the morning and night and drop dead gorgeous in the afternoon. So, really, what's a girl to wear? For this look on a particularly bi-polar day, I paired my favorite warm but not too warm Comptoir des Cottoniers Coat with my favorite new spring dress from Asos! I love the daring but still covered-up lace bodice overlay and the vibrant coral color. And to top it off, none other than my favorite twee pumps from Seychelles that always, always put a smile on my face. Happy Spring, even if I'm still wearing a coat.

Foxy Lady

Friday, April 4, 2014




I first saw this incredibly cute fox smock dress on my spirit animal, better know as the blogger Keiko Lynn here. And I knew I had to have it. Do you ever get that feeling with certain pieces? You just have to have it? Fortunately it was not out of stock on Asos, so I jumped on the opportunity to put it in my cart and it's absolutely one of my favorite new dresses. Here, I'm playing on the color scheme with a trench coat from Lulu's and my beloved Cole Haan suede beauties. But back to the dress, not only is it incredibly adorable and one of my favorite colors to wear (emerald <3) but it's SO comfortable. Like I feel like I'm wearing my pajamas at work all while getting a million compliments about my 'foxy' look. Now that's a dream come true.

Photos: Jeff Thibodeau

In the Spring Swing of things

Wednesday, April 2, 2014



This is one of my new favorite outfits. You know I love a good skirt, especially one with a twirl. This one from Asos has a fabulously bright neon red slash coral color and a full swing-tastic shape. I paired it with this black and white polka dot skirt, also from Asos and ladylike pumps de J. Crew for a perfectly feminine approach to spring. I think getting dressed should be fun, and wearing this outfit put a smile on my face all day long. Keep twirling, y'all. 

Photos: Jeff Thibodeau

Work // Play

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Ever since I was a little girl, I thought about what it would be like to work in an office and have a fulfilling job doing something I love. Now I'm all grown up and my go-getter attitude landed me an awesome job as the Community Manager for Origins at Estee Lauder Companies. In this shoot I'm standing in front of my office building uptown in all its skyscraper glory. Working full-time and having a blog and YouTube channels is not always easy, but my career is very important to me. My work wardrobe is a delicate balance between the corporate office wear that's required and a creative element I crave. I love mixing traditional pieces with casual trends. Here I'm wearing my 'corporate dots,' a swing skirt in camel pink with black polka dots from Asos with a cropped boyfriend sweatshirt in a darling deep emerald green. To finish the look I'm rocking these incredible olive d'orsay heels & rose gold cuff, both designed by InStyle editors for Nine West. I gotta get bak to it, Work, Eat, Blog, Sleep.

Photos: Jeff Thibodeau

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