Camel Pencil Skirt

Camel pencil skirt

Green vest

Camel pencil skirt

Green vest

Camel pencil skirt

Halogen pencil skirt // Lush T-shirt
Velvet vest (similar) // Joie heels // Proenza Schouler bag
Ashley Pittman bangles // Michael Kors watch

camel pencil skirt is a staple in my closet and something I reach for time and time again.  I own several different styles including this classic seamed one, this sexy leather one, and this ultra fitted one.  I like to pair my camel pencil skirts with a silk tank, simple white T-shirt, draped blouse or soft chambray.  I wore this skirt with my new Joie sandals which are comfy enough to wear all day.  The heel is just right – not too high, not too short – and the subtle rope detail sets it a part from other lace-up sandals.  This fringe pair from Joie is another great, everyday heel option (I have them in light grey!)

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!