Outside The Plaza Hotel

Self Portrait dress

Self Portrait dress

Self Portrait dress

Self Portrait dress

Self Portrait dress

Self Portrait dress

Self Portrait dress // Joie jacket (also love this one)
Aquazzura heels (also love these) // Vintage clutch (similar)
BaubleBar cuff // Hair + Makeup by Bar Beaute

TGIF!  I wore this dress to see the Broadway show; Jersey Boys, with my girlfriends Annie and Sophie.  It was an amazing show and I highly recommend you go see it! It’s always fun when friends come to town – I get to do all of the special NYC things that I don’t normally do and sometimes take for granted.  We planned a big dinner at Carbone after the show and I ate wayyyy too much pasta.  I feel like I need to detox from all of the indulging I’ve been doing so I’ll be referencing my little sister’s cooking blog which is full of healthy recipes!  I’m eyeing a few other Self Portrait dresses including this one, this one and this one.  I just love the way they cut their dresses and the patterns are dreamy (I can see myself wearing this one on vacation in Italy…)

 

The Ultimate Guide to Southern California

The Ultimate Guide to Southern California

This past August I embarked on a 35-day solo road trip along the coast of Southern California.  I had the best time exploring Laguna Beach, Santa Barbara, La Jolla, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Palm Springs.  I stayed at all sorts of places – boutique hotels (booked with the help of travel agency Two Nights In), Airbnbs (I LOVED this one in Venice), and friends/family’s homes (thanks to everyone who let me crash!)  If you’re considering traveling alone – I highly recommend it.  The sense of freedom that comes from being on the road – with no one else’s agenda but your own – is empowering and exciting.  My road trip wasn’t all smooth sailing (what trip ever is?) – I got lost several times (I’m directionally challenged LOL) but it only added to the adventure.  For an even more detailed list of my favorite California spots make sure to download Version 2 of my Travel App here!

 

Florals + Studs

Zimmermann dress

Kat Tanita

Valentino sandals

Zimmermann dress

Valentino sandals

Zimmermann dress (also love this one) // Fendi bag
Valentino sandals (also love these) // Celine sunglasses

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I enjoyed the beautiful weather in the city, had a delicious dinner at San Marzano with girlfriends (their homemade pasta is to die for and it’s so affordable!), and did a little shopping at some of my favorite local boutiques (like Nili Lotan and Valley in Tribeca.)  I wore this pink Zimmermann dress to fashion week events last week and got so many compliments on it.  I love the way it drapes and the pattern is so unique.  It’s definitely splurge worthy – but I always get so much wear out of my Zimmermann dresses.  What I love about them is that they’re so versatile.  You can wear them with sandals and a bucket bag in the summer, heels and a leather jacket for date night, and a fur vest and boots in the fall and winter.