Weekend Vibes

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Admit it, you were looking forward to this weekend before the last one started. For my USA-based readers, it's likely because the start of July means backyard barbecues, animal pool floaties, and most importantly, one less day of work. 

Today's post is just a short one to wish everyone the best weekend of the season. Throw on your favorite summer dress (Americana or not), grab a cocktail, and celebrate like it's your job. As for me, I'll be back soon from a new destination!

6 Weekend Trip Ideas (From The Northeast)

Monday, June 27, 2016

As we approach July 4th and the peak of summer, it's time to make every remaining weekend count. While it's always tempting to book an extravagant international vacation, many of us do not have the time or funds to support one. As a full-time employee I am a firm believer in the value of weekend travels and making the most out of those few free days each week. 

From a European escape in Canada to charming coastal towns, I've rounded up six of my favorite weekend trips to take from the New York/Northeastern USA area. Let this post be a reminder that travel is what you make of it. Wherever you are, take a break from Netflix and find a new place to explore. 

Seaside Evenings

Thursday, June 23, 2016

You that feeling when you show up to a party in a dress and heels only to realize everyone else is wearing jeans? That is basically what's it's like to wear all black in New England. But hey, personal style is personal for a reason, right?

After a day of going full-on nautical in my striped romper, it was time to bring it back to my darker New York roots. We celebrated Father's Day at Straight Wharf, a seafood restaurant on the pier that is not to miss. Our fantastic meal was followed by a chilly walk down Madaket Beach to watch Nantucket's beaming sun set for the night. It was the best way to end our weekend trip to this charming little island. Nantucket, I will be back for you!

The Nantucket Way

Monday, June 20, 2016

The New England seaside is the prime example of a getaway. Especially coming from New York, the land of Lily Pulitzer printed dresses and quiet cobblestone streets couldn't be more different from home. My family and I spent Father's Day weekend indulging in seafood and basking in the Nantucket sun as we drove along the coast. It was the quintessential New England holiday, and my only disappointment was that it couldn't last longer.

Simple Perfections

Thursday, June 16, 2016

It's those tiny details that make any day just a little better - those simple perfections. A quiet walk down a familiar street. A vintage car sighting in your boring suburban neighborhood. That pair of jeans that hugs you in all the right places.

The Skort Secret

Monday, June 13, 2016

The evolution of a trend is a funny thing. These days it's almost as if we should have held onto our tween-age wardrobes with all the unexpected trends reemerging -- hence this skort. I know, I bought a skort. But I have no regrets.

I mention my work wardrobe at least once a week on this blog, but my shopping habits really have changed since joining the office life. Those summer days of simply buying the cutest dress on the floor are now spent debating whether that piece is corporate-appropriate. I guess that's just another part of adulting.

Admittedly I do miss wearing shorts more often than on weekends, so I went for a little customization. Technically you can wear shorts to work if no one actually sees them, right? For all my fellow working ladies, try pairing long outerwear over a skort for an office look that is secretly ready for whatever the evening brings. Looks like everyone's favorite tween trend came in handy.

Maxi on Minetta

Friday, June 10, 2016

You know those outfits that make everyday sidewalks feel like runways? This was definitely one of them. At my (lack of) height I've found the trick to buying maxi dresses without the extra cost of tailoring -- taking advantage of the midi.

In my world, midi skirts become maxis and cropped jeans become full length. Isn't style all about personalization after all? I fell in love with the draping of this midi gem and the way it moves with each step. Plus, any dress I wear that doesn't drag on the ground is a win in my book.

I spent a recent evening in this dress strolling the streets of West Village with my boyfriend, all the while resisting the urge to twirl around like a girl in a rom-com. Style is best when it is met with confidence.

In My Mules

Monday, June 6, 2016

Photo Credit: Alithea

It's safe to say that yellow is not a common color in my closet. Honestly, any color is not exactly common in my closet. I'm not sure what came over me when I purchased these mules, but I can't say I regret ignoring my monochrome tendencies for a moment.

I found myself rotating between the same black/nude sandals every day and yawning at the lack of excitement. Shoes should make the statement, right? People say it's all in the details, and I've fully embraced that idea in this look. With just a touch of fringe and a pop of color, office attire meets summertime ease. Recycling my favorite striped top just got a little more fun.

The Steel City

Thursday, June 2, 2016

It was an unlikely Memorial Day destination, but an unexpectedly pleasant one nonetheless. My family and I spent the recent holiday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an underdog city that is slowly rising above its label as simply The Steel City.

"Lovely" may not be the first word to describe Pittsburgh, but our experience there absolutely was. There is a sharp contrast between New York's bustling streets and Pittsburgh's quiet neighborhoods. Below the skyscrapers you will rarely find crowds of people, though not one moment felt unsafe or eerily quiet. Read on for just a few reasons why this up-and-coming city has been considered one of the most livable in America.

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