Every now and then I find myself on the hunt for one piece in particular. This Fall there was a show on Bravo (can’t believe I’m admitting this out loud) that I found myself guiltily watching on Sunday nights mostly because it made me laugh, but also was based in LA and I liked the distinct style of the characters.
The main girl was a writer, but liked to dress a little more corporately and would wear cropped joggers just like this with heels and a blazer and I loved the unique twist and slightly edgier touch to what feels like a suit.
Last week I was struggling at the end of the week and ended up pulling these cropped joggers out for a more polished, downtown look. I can’t stop wearing them – they’re glorified sweatpants but the material makes them wearable during the daytime. I’m sure you’ve heard but Marissa Webb (an inspiration to me) moved over to Banana Republic and is shaking things up… and I’m loving it. Be sure to check out their new arrivals, she’s absolutely killing it.
The little white dress is a Spring staple of mine that can be worn in so many ways. There are endless occasions perfect for a LWD – baby showers, bridal showers, special dinners and even date nights. It’s kind of a blank canvas when it comes to styling – you can go with bold colors and accessories, soft pastels for a feminine look, or simple chic in black and white.
For a twist on an LWD look I decided to pull out a kimono, one of my favorite ways to change up a simple look. I scooped this one up on a recent trip back to Texas when I was shopping with my mom and sister and love the fringe detail. I pulled out a clutch from a designer in Chicago, called Sterling & Burke.
In other news, this is sadly the last month that Piperlime will be around and they are having an epic sale onsite until the day they say goodbye. As a store I’ve always loved and a place where I actually met a designer I’m still friends with today (Danielle Nicole), I’m sad to see it go. Be sure to check out some of their stuff for a steal before it officially closes!
I’m super excited for my friend Andrea to be here in New York this weekend! You better believe we’re going to be brunching and bopping around the city making up for lost time since the move. Have a great weekend!
Maybe it’s living in a few different cities and always being in the mode of trying new places, but I love searching for unique cocktails everywhere I go. I know the ingredients that I love – jalapeno, cucumber, vanilla and subtle citrus notes that aren’t too sweet.
I don’t get to spend as much time as I’d like to making cocktails at home or even searching for the right recipes, but I recently stumbled across a few that I cannot wait to make or try this summer. Maybe it’s the sun finally coming out, but margaritas have been on my mind a lot. I love this vanilla pineapple twist and I’m definitely going to keep my eyes peeled for a watermelon coconut drink this summer.
When we were in Puerto Rico, we had a jalapeno cucumber margarita with ginger beer in it. It was absolutely delicious! What are your favorite flavors to try in a cocktail?
I have a bit of a weakness for rompers and have been excited to see them back for this summer and in more styles and colors than ever. One of the reasons why I love them is because they’re an easy and flirty way to make a stylish statement perfect for summer activities. I wear this Yumi Kim version all of the time – it was meant for Saturdays in the summer.
I also love that there are more dressed up versions, like this little lace romper that could be worn to something a little dressier as a change up to a normal dress. If you live somewhere that gets a bit chillier at night, there are long sleeved versions that are perfect for breezy evenings. I could wear one every single day!
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