Fire Escape

8.30.2014



This summer, for the first time ever I actually kept plants alive. I think I'm almost a grown-up now! I love sitting on the fire escape drinking a glass of rosé with my basil and purple flowers in bright yellow planters. As the weather starts to become a bit crisper, I've been loving a light denim jacket like this one from Maison Jules. This week I took over the Maison Jules Instagram account showing my favorite pieces around town. From my local grocery store to my humble little fire escape, I've loved showing little pieces of my week in the brand's casual yet Parisian chic collection. See the photos and be sure to follow at Instagram.com/MaisonJules.
This post is sponsored by Maison Jules, available at Macy's

Around Town in Maison Jules

8.28.2014

Location: Ninth Street Espresso. DressMaison Jules

Location: In front of my office. DressMaison Jules

Location: Lorimer Market. DressMaison Jules

Locations: Noorman's Kill. Shorts & SweaterMaison Jules 


This week I'm taking over one of my new favorite brands, Maison Jules' Instagram account. I love the brand's aesthetic that combines chic yet easy to wear looks with a dash of Parisien sensibility (bonjour je t'aime!) I loved styling these looks around town at some of my favorite everyday spots: my office, my go-to bar, my favorite coffee shop (where my favorite barista works) & my local market in Brooklyn. Be sure to check out Maison Jules at Macy's and follow my Week on the Life at Instagram.com/MaisonJules.
This post is sponsored by Maison Jules

DIY Birthday Photo Booth with #CanonPIXMA

8.26.2014

What's my favorite day of the year? My birthday! The past 2 years of living in New York have flown by, and I love having a special moment in time to spend with my friends. This year I threw a little party at my apartment and I made it my goal to have some beautiful photos to show for it. Ever since camera phones took over traditional film, each birthday I've had less and less tangible photos of my birthday parties. So this year, thanks to my new Canon PIXMA MG7120 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One Printer,, I created a DIY Photo Booth in my office room and now I have a beautiful clothesline of photos to brighten my days! 

Find out how I created the Photo Booth after the jump! 



Knot Your Average Tee with Hanes

8.22.2014

I've loved living life colorfully from the beginning. My mom always leaned to the beiges, nudes and cremes of the world, but I gravitated to bright bold color and prints. My first college dorm room was ripe with pops of red, pink and yellow and little has changed, despite my tastes evolving over the years. I was so excited when Hanes wanted to partner with me on a blog post, because I've been wearing Hanes since I was a kid. Even better, they've really ramped up their colors & styles and it's so much more that your basic white tee. Hanes has adorable and versatile silhouettes that are cute, comfy & stylish. One of my favorite color combinations for fall is red, light blue and pops of bright yellow! I paired my new favorite midi skirt from H&M with the Hanes Women's Live.Love.Color tee in Vintage Blue. To modernize the look, I knotted the tee and added quirky touches like ice cream cone earrings & my unique new Acne pumps thrifted from the Buffalo Exchange. And yes, my underwear are Hanes. They're the Women's Cotton Boybriefs in a lovely royal blue, the perfect canvas for a colorful look! Shop the Hanes Lookbook here 

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Hanes whose undies & more I adore <3 

Weekend Fun & Jazz Age Lawn Party

8.18.2014

I had a blast this past weekend at the Jazz Age Lawn Party. Jump ahead to read more! 

A Birthday Picnic in the Park

8.11.2014

Dress: ℅ Maison Jules, Shoes: ℅ Keds, Bag: ℅ Lacoste, Red Shopper: Baggu
Hop past the jump for more photos of our picnic in Prospect Park! 

Happy Birthday to me!

8.10.2014



Another year come and gone. I cannot believe that it's been a year since I was celebrating 23 in Brooklyn with my best friends. Here I am again, another birthday in the city. I decided to splurge on the perfect pink party dress from Kate Spade (it's on sale here!) and I don't regret it a single bit! PS: How cool are the huge gold mylar balloons - I got them at Village Party Store! As for the fete, I took Friday off and spent the day getting my apartment ready to have a little dinner & drinks party with my favorite people. Alex was the perfect boyfriend and took care of all the food, we had a yummy taco bar with carnitas. chicken & steak plus guacamole, salsa & corn on the cob. My best friend Michelle prepared the "Martino Mash" a dangerous & delicious cocktail of watermelon, lime & tequila.  It felt so grown up to be able to really host a get together. In the end there were 9 of us and it was the perfect celebration.

Read more to see the festivities in action chez moi!