Falling Water

Monday, May 30, 2016

Here's to the start of summer! Memorial Day Weekend always feels like the gateway to the year's sunniest season. While most families head to the beach for a long weekend getaway, mine decided to keep things low key this year with a road trip into Western Pennsylvania.

City Shades

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rain or shine, a New York girl never fails to wear her best pair of sunglasses. They hide the effects of those early-morning wake up calls, shield your eyes from subway debris, and most of all, complete every outfit. As silly as it sounds, it is the way of the city. It is a lifestyle.

Outside of my timeless Ray-Bans, I don't typically like to throw money at luxury sunglasses. As much as I've been pining for my dream Karen Walkers, I can't seem to drop so much money on plastic. Thankfully, Endless Eyewear by DITTO has fulfilled every city girl's dream with a monthly subscription service for unlimited sunglasses swaps. Now you can rock your Prada pair one week and stroll into work in Dior the next. You won't find me sunglasses shopping for a long time.. 

Class of 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

"When things don't work out, never say no to trying something else. No risk, no reward. Just order some pizza and get started because there is still so much left for all of you to do."

- Joe Zee, 2016 FIT Commencement

Dainty Darks

Friday, May 20, 2016

In my closet, summer doesn't typically mean bright colors and statement florals. I may not be wearing my monochrome knits anymore, but black is a year-round color in my book. Give me a breezy dress with dainty details, and I'm set for those incoming sunny days. 

I love the way the color black can mold to different personalities. Wear it in leather for an added edge, or embroider it with subtle florals for a touch of femininity. In this case I'll be twirling my way into the weekend in a bell sleeve LBD that lightens up my wardrobe darks.

Monday Mornings

Monday, May 16, 2016

There has been a pattern of summer weekend looks taking over this blog, so it's time to take it back to the world of working weekdays. The start of a new week means having another five days to creatively mold your wardrobe into an office-friendly space. My typical obstacle is avoiding repetition too soon while keeping things effortlessly polished.

This transitional season is the perfect excuse to keep your outfits fresh by recycling old favorites (a.k.a. I wasn't quite ready to let go of this sweater). What was once my under-layer knit is now my go-to pairing with skirts and high-waisted pants for a look that is ready for any impromptu meeting. Here's to taking on another Monday will full force. 

With Ease

Thursday, May 12, 2016

When the heat rolls in and office hours end, it's all about keeping it cool on the city streets. It's funny how New York always seems to be hit with the extremes of each season. Frigid mornings become scorching afternoons, leaving us standing indecisively at our closets.

In the interest of keeping cool, I'm wearing this jersey romper by Rachel Pally to still remain in line with my personal style. The designer is known for blending easy fabrics with classic styles along with valuing fluidity and the female form. When it comes to comfortable dressing, there isn't much more you can ask for.

Bowery Blues

Monday, May 9, 2016

The sun finally broke through New York's incessantly grey skies this weekend as we celebrated the most important women in our lives. Though every day should be an opportunity to appreciate our mothers, there is nothing like a cheerful spring holiday to help us show some extra love. My family and I took our celebration to Sel Rrose, a rustic Bowery gem serving up an oyster happy hour that is not to miss.

With Love, From St. Lucia

Thursday, May 5, 2016

This officially marks the last of my posts from St. Lucia, though like the trip itself I wish they could go on much longer. I have mentioned before that beach getaways tend to feel the same, but there is something about this little island nation that elevates it from the rest. 

There is adventure at every turn, from zip-lining and piton hikes to the literal winding turns of the cliffside roads. Despite St. Lucia being a popular tourist destination, it always felt as if we had the entire island to ourselves. Read on for a photo diary from my favorite moments of the trip, especially including the beautifully intimate beachside wedding (#marriagegoals): 

Age of Experience

Monday, May 2, 2016

These days my online shopping carts more often hold experience over material things -- bus tickets to a nearby city, tickets to see influential speakers. Because of this I frequently receive questions about what I do for a living. Despite what social media might display, I do have a corporate day job. I just choose to explore by night (and weekends, of course).

There are few days during the week when I return straight home after work. It's easy to get distracted by daily obligations, but plans as simple as dinner with old friends keep you from being caged. Stay curious and proactive. Seek knowledge and embrace adventure. I travel because it keeps me on my toes. How about you?

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