Wedding season is in full swing and I’ve got 6 weddings to attend between now and January 2018! I just got back from a beautiful backyard wedding in North Carolina and wore this flirty blue dress. It was absolutely perfect – I didn’t feel over or underdressed – and was able to dance the night away! I also wore it in NYC with a leather jacket for a business meeting uptown. The meeting took place at the stunning Majorelle restaurant tucked inside one of the chicest hotels on the Upper East Side; The Lowell. I’m a downtown girl all the way, but this dreamy restaurant and bar are 100% worth going uptown for. If you live in the city or are visiting and want a sophisticated night out – head there – you will not be disappointed! Now back to wedding attire…one of the most frequently asked questions I receive on the blog is; What should I wear to a wedding? There are several factors that you want to take into account when dress shopping – season, formality, and location. In general though, I like to keep a sophisticated long black dress hanging in the back of my closet for a black tie wedding, a dramatic red dress for a formal destination wedding, a colorful printed dress for a semi-formal wedding, and a navy dress for all of the above. Navy is a beautiful color on everyone and so classic – you literally cannot go wrong with it. Pair your ensemble with turquoise earrings in the summer or gold earrings in the fall/winter and you can instantly change the whole look/vibe of the dress. This one from Alice + Olivia years ago has served me well. Shop more of my wedding attire recommendations below!
Another day, another jumpsuit! This black lace one is extra special because it’s from one of my favorite brands; Zimmermann. I picked it up in their Soho boutique a few months ago and have been able to wear it countless times. I threw on my classic suede jacket for a night out. There really is nothing quite like a night out in NYC. Something unexpected always ends up happening (in the best way possible) and before you know it – it’s 5AM and you’re grabbing late night pizza with your girlfriends after dancing your butt off at a random bar. Whenever I’m in town, I always make sure to stop by Dirty French, Ludlow House, and Soho Grand for a good time. It’s officially rooftop season – so I’m excited to stop by A60 and Mr. Purple next time I’m in the city (which will mostly likely be in July!) I’m slowly but surely getting to know the different neighborhoods and bars in LA – and had a lot of fun at Delilah the other night! If you’re familiar with the area – leave me a comment with your fave spots! xx
I’ve been on a red kick as of late and ordered 2 new red dresses this past week. This red dress is a steal for under $80 (you may have seen it on my instastory – the quality is great) and would be so cute for a 4th of July BBQ. Speaking of 4th of July – what are you plans?! My girlfriend from NYC is coming into town and we are debating whether or not to have a backyard party at my place or head down to Newport to visit our other friends. Either way, it’ll be so nice to be by the beach! I’ve got 3 events in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood next week and am thinking this red jumpsuit (which is currently 50% off) would work well for 2 of them. These gold dangly earrings are stunning and may just be the perfect accessory. Shop more of my must haves below (including this LWD, this nude polish, and this crossbody bag (swoon.) Enjoy your weekend!
Sullivan Street is one of my favorite streets in Soho. Luckily, my little sister lives on it – and let me crash with her at the tale end of my NYC trip a few weeks back. She’s directly across from the most amazing bakery; Once Upon A Tart – a place where I can easily get my chocolate fix…their vegan chocolate cake is out of this world! I packed a silk maxi skirt as a random/last minute extra to have in my bag and am so glad I did. I ended up wearing it styled two different ways – like this, and then with a lace cami + suede jacket to meet friends for drinks. Maxi skirts can be tricky to pull off especially if you’re on the shorter side, so try and find either a midi skirt OR a maxi skirt that doesn’t have a ton of fabric and is cut on the narrow side. This white button down is a summer staple – and if you don’t already own one you can snap one up here. Speaking of summer staples – I just stocked up on a ton of simple string bikinis from J.Crew because they’re all 40% off. I love the way their suits are cut – their bottoms offer just the right amount of coverage. So many bathing suit bottoms these days are either way too skimpy or way too baggy! With summer right around the corner, be sure to head to my summer page for outfit inspo!