Outfits

Easy Summer Outfit

Summer in NYC is HOT and HUMID. You step outside and are pretty much drenched in sweat 15 minutes later lol. So the key for getting dressed in the summer is finding LIGHT pieces that are breathable and relaxed. This is my go-to easy summer outfit.You’ll never believe that this skirt is under $30! Yes! H&M has the cutest stuff from apparel to home goods – and I am particularly loving their skirt selection this season. You know I love a midi length anything, and they have a zillion midi length skirts that flatter any silhouette. The skirt I’m wearing also comes in a red floral pattern. I currently have my eye on this simple black cotton skirt! It’s soooo airy, lightweight and looks cute for running errands, a casual dinner date, brunch with the girls, or shopping. I love tying a simple white button down at the waist with a skirt like this. Your waist instantly gets cinched and it’s a more playful take on a classic button down. Abercrombie is another brand that has really been stepping up their game and has a ton of affordable, well made, summery pieces. For accessories, I brought out my favorite leather bucket bag from Mansur Gavriel that I’ve had for years. I also have it in the tan leather and have worn it to death. They’re such quality bags and will be in style for years to come. I’ve gotten a lot of questions asking if these Hermes Oran sandals are worth it – and in my opinion, yes they are. They’re another quality staple piece that I’ve worn into the ground and that have really held up. They’re timeless and soooo comfortable. Head to my Summer outfits section to get more outfit inspo for the season!
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A Lightweight Summer Trench Coat

It’s been rainy and humid all week in NYC so I’ve been wearing this lightweight trench coat from ba&sh over everything. I love the draped cut, classic buttons, and taupe color which looks good on every skin tone. I have several trench coats, but this is one of my favorites for summer because it’s so breathable and loose. There are a ton of lightweight summer trench coats on the market, and if you don’t already own one; I highly recommend investing in this versatile piece of outerwear. Pair it with a little white dress, black slip dress, jeans, a travel look, even sweats, you name it. This ba&sh one is a bit of a splurge, but I also really like this one, this one and this one. I love pairing a trench coat with white denim. These are such a great pair of distressed white denim jeans from none other than L’Agence. They’re a high waisted cut, with just the right amount of rips. I also love these white jeans with a frayed edge and no rips in case you’re not into knee rips. I recently bought this T by Alexander Wang tank and am so impressed with the quality. It’s made of a super thick cotton, with ribbed edges, and cut on the shorter side so it’s flattering when you tuck it into tight jeans. It’s simple and chic – and can be paired with everything from a leather pencil skirt to white denim like I did here, blue jeans, or even a beige trouser. If you’re ever stumped on what to wear; you can pretty much never go wrong with the combo of a trench, skinny jeans, and a stripe T. Shop my entire outfit below. Enjoy your weekend!
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A Timeless Outfit

During the week, you’ll usually find me in a timeless outfit consisting of: jeans, a blazer, and a simple T or cami. If I have a meeting, I’ll throw on heels, but if I’m just grabbing lunch with a friend, I’ll wear my Hermes Oran sandals. I like to bring a big bag so I can carry an extra pair of shoes just in case plans change. I often get asked how I can walk in heels around the city; the truth is I carry flats with me or Uber! I can realistically walk about 20 minutes or so in heels until I reach the point of no return haha. These heels are under $35 and WAY easier to walk in then my other pairs. Everyone needs an inexpensive pair of strappy black sandals – especially if you live in NYC. The streets and weather BEAT your shoes up! I love a black blazer with gold buttons because it adds just the right amount of glamour and sophistication to a classic piece. Pair it with a simple white V-neck and chunky gold jewelry. This black blazer, this one, and this one are all great quality. (I can attest to that because I’ve tried them all on!) I ordered these Levi’s after seeing them on Helena and LOVE the way they look. They’re definitely not stretchy and take 1-2 times to break them in, but once they do – you’ll be hooked and always reach for them. The cutout in both knees is perfectly proportioned and somehow still looks put together/not overly distressed. I could see a white ruffle, off the shoulder top looking beautiful paired with these.
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The Perfect Date Night Dress

TGIF! I was home sick alllll week and I’m finally feeling better. I managed to have a productive week at home and got through a huge pile of administrative stuff that I’ve been putting off forever. Sometimes getting sick is a good reminder to stop, slow down, and shift our focus to other things! A ton of you sent me helpful remedies that worked wonders – lemon, ginger, honey tea was one of them, and then oil pulling with oregano oil was another – so thank you!!!! The Perfect Date Night DressWhen I had leaps and bounds of energy last week – I wore this beautiful Reformation dress to dinner and drinks at Morandi. This dress is ahhh-mazing on and can be styled with everything from a white button down to a leather jacket. An ivory silk trench would even be pretty. Or a green army jacket. So many options!!!! I often get asked what to wear on date nights and this dress is just one of those perfect date night pieces. Wear it with flats or heels. A simple leather clutch or a fun pom pom bag like this one. And of course lots of gold jewelry. I paired Julie Vos gold bangles with classic gold hoops for a super feminine look. If you ever need a last minute dress to wear on a date, to a birthday, cocktail party, bridal shower, you name it…get a Reformation dress. The quality of their dresses is impeccable and the cuts are always feminine, but still cool, modern, but still classic. They have just the slightest bohemian/laid back feel which makes them so versatile since they look equally as good with heels or flats. FYI I typically size up in their dresses! I couldn’t resist ordering this bright red number and cannot wait until it arrives in the mail. Enjoy your weekend!
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