What a summer it has been! And it flew by (as they always do…) but this one went by particularly fast didn’t it? Between finally feeling settled in my new home/hometown, to an incredible trip to Provence, getting my sweet pup Charlie, and ending the summer in Positano for a magical wedding – it was truly one for the books! Since fall is upon us, I’ll be sharing all fall outfits starting on Monday. I wanted to share my very last summer look which was shot at the gorgeous Curtain Bluff resort in Antigua. I had the chance to visit the iconic property with one of my girlfriends and we had way too much fun snorkeling, paddle boarding, sunbathing, and dancing the night away in town. We enjoyed tennis lessons by day – and the freshest seafood you can imagine by night. The spa at the property is one of the best on the island and I will 100% be returning this spring – wasn’t the view insane?! The Antigua food scene BLEW me away so much so that I will be adding an entire Antigua section to my Travel App. These photos were shot at Cecilia’s famous fish house – and my girlfriend and I were lucky enough to get a chance to meet Cecilia herself who could not have been more chic and fabulous. Tall and blonde with her dogs and kids running free around the beachfront restaurant playing in the sun – it was the ultimate relaxed lunch environment. TAKE ME BACK!
Happy Friday! I spent the other weekend exploring Old Town Calabasas and finally got a chance to pop into my all time favorite home decor store; Amber Interiors. Calabasas is such a darling town and on Saturdays they have a huge farmers market in the parking lot next to Amber Interiors. There are several boutiques along the Main Street – and I particularly love the one next door called French where I picked up this pom pom bag. Decorating is my passion and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying picking out eclectic pieces of art, books, pillows, and knick knacks to turn my house into a home. It’s a slow and steady process, but I always feel like a home turns out best when you don’t rush it and search for meaningful items to place all over. Don’t hesitate to check out local markets and antique shops when you travel – and don’t be afraid to get creative! Not everything has to match and be cookie cutter. Frame vintage scarves, use old suitcases as side tables and trunks as coffee tables… I’m constantly pinning my favorite rooms and decor shots on Pinterest so feel free to check out my page (I have 18,000 pins…yep, I’m addicted) for you to peruse as inspo ;) Be prepared to get consumed for hours! It’s the perfect Friday night-in activity if you ask me.
One of the many reasons I moved to Venice Beach was because I loved how walkable it was. I walked everywhere in NYC and was always stumbling upon new neighborhoods, cafes, and shops. Venice is full of charming, one of a kind boutiques and restaurants like this one. I discovered this cute vintage airstream turned cafe the other week and it’s become my daily stop for tea or an acai bowl. I wore this navy blue and white stripe jumpsuit (this one is almost identical!) and put Charlie in my vintage french market basket that I’ve had for years and years. He is obsessed with this basket and always wags his tail and gets insanely hyper when I pick it up. You can’t really go wrong with a stripe jumpsuit and I am 100% going to be wearing it this fall with an olive green military jacket.
You know that feeling you get when you slip on a dress and it fits you like a glove? No fussing, no sucking in, no alterations needed?! This is one of those dresses. I feel like this wrap silhouette was made for me! Wrap dresses are classic, feminine and effortless. The floral blue print on this ALC one from Nordstrom can be worn year round and paired with sandals, wedges, or heels. Layer it with a silk trench, leather jacket or blazer depending on the occasion. I can see myself wearing it to meetings (like I did here, but I changed into sandals to grab matcha + magazines afterward!), brunches and birthday parties. Nordstrom has THE best selection of wrap dresses right now and I’m currently eyeing this one (how cool are the sleeves?), this stripe one, this velvet one (soooo perf for fall right?) and this crisp white one. I’ll be packing this floral one for my NYC trip next week and pairing it with this jacket which BTW is made of the softest, most buttery leather and just went on sale. As much as I love the heat and summer, I am getting pumped for fall weather/attire and leather jackets. Iro makes my fave ones and I’ve been able to get so much use out of this smoky grey colored one. Stay tuned for a few more summer looks on here and then I’ll be transitioning straight into fall outfits end of next week!
I’ve been going LIVE on Instastory more and more recently and love responding to all of your questions! Two questions I’ve been getting repeatedly are; What are my wardrobe staples? and What pieces am I excited to wear for fall? First things, first I cannot live without a classic black pair of trousers. I’ve worn countless black trousers on the blog over the years, and I have to say, that these Sloan Pants from Banana Republic are the most comfortable and versatile pair I’ve ever owned. They’re made of THE softest, stretchiest material and don’t sit too low so I can actually sit down in them without my shirt popping out!!! WOOHOO! I love that they run true to size (FYI I’m between a size 2 and 4 and went with the 4 for a more casual fit) and come in a ton of different colors and patterns (how gorgeous is the pinstripe?) They have become my go-to travel pant when I want to look classic and put together after stepping off a long flight and don’t want to wear jeans or tight leggings. I paired them with this ridiculously soft cardigan (I sized up again for a more casual, oversized look.) This sweater feels ultra luxe like cashmere but is under $100 with code BRPLUS! As my photographer Jessica put it; “It’s the ideal fall sweater!” and I could not agree more. I have a feeling I’m going to be living in it these next few months! Shop more of my fall must haves from Banana Republic below including this chic olive green bomber jacket, this camel colored v-neck sweater, and this easy cream blouse.