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Labor Day Sales

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Labor Day is always one of my favorite “under the radar” holidays because even though it tends to mark the end of summer, I still know I have another month left truly and there’s always fun stuff to do and always amazing sales! This time of year is great for picking up summer steals and even Pre-Fall goodies on sale early

I’m slowly starting to build and transition towards Fall looks and am looking for good staples that I can wear now and even through November. Things like neutral moto jackets that pair well over your summer dresses and take brighter, summery clothes into Fall are great things to pick up over a weekend like this.

A utility vest is a great layering piece over flowy blouses and dresses – I wear mine all of the time and if you don’t have one yet I would highly recommend it. Two-toned ankle strap pumps are also on my list because they’re versatile for lots of palettes and great for day to night dressing.

Here are some of the highlights of the sales going on this weekend!

  • Anthropologie  |  Extra 20% off sale items! (over 600 styles added!), ends 9/1
  • Bauble Bar  |  Styles on sale starting at 50% Off, ends 9/1
  • C. Wonder  |  30% Off Full Price Items
  • French Connection  |  All sale dresses are now $69.99
  • GiGi New York  |  Free personalization and shipping all weekend
  • J.Crew  |  40% off Final Sale (WEEKEND) with Free shipping on orders over $100, ends 8/31; Free Shipping through 9/1
  • LOFT  |  50% off Select Full Price Styles and 50% off Sale Styles (remember they also have petites!), ends 9/1
  • Nasty Gal  |  30% off, 50% off, 60% off select items
  • Sephora  |  Up to 75% off summer favorites

I hope you guys have something fun planned! My weekend should consist of eating delicious food and finally exploring the city for my first full weekend in town and going to the US Open. Follow along on Instagram and I’ll see you next week! Happy Labor Day!

SHOP THE POST & OTHER SALE ITEMS

J.Crew broken in boyfriend jeans  •  Nasty Gal Roses and Cons top  •  Bauble Bar Urban Warrior Bib  •  GiGi New York All In One clutch in wine  •  LOFT Twill moto jacket (50% off)  •  C.Wonder quilted barn vest  •  J.Crew Wyatt ankle boots

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Camo and Leather

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Every now and then I think it’s important to do something or try something that you wouldn’t really consider to be very “you”, especially when it comes to style. I think branching out is important because those things you thought you never liked become your new favorites.

I can’t hide or deny that I love prints! Mixing them can be really fun, too and I find myself constantly drawn to new patterns and designs. For whatever reason, camo never resonated with me. I’ve seen a lot of great camo utility and bomber jackets in the print but nothing ever called out to me “you have to take me home”, you know? That is.. until I saw these shoes.

These camo oxfords are so anti-me I can’t even begin to tell you, but it was love at first sight when I saw them at the Vince Camuto store. I mean.. they’re a) flats b) camo and c) I said flats right? They may seem to be totally impractical to style with things, but I’ve been so surprised at how many ideas I’ve already had and ways I’ve already worn them to work. They pair well with black and white anything and can be dressed up in a girly way with skirts and dresses or down with blazers, cardigans and slouchy sweaters.

I think the fact that they’re way outside of my comfort zone makes me love them even more. They’re perfect for running around the city and bring out the new New Yorker in me! I also discovered this store, Comptoir de Cotoinnes, the weekend I was here accepting my job offer and this is my very last remnant Chicago outfit post, so a nostalgic one for sure! What are the styles or prints that you’ve shied away from and then fallen for?

SHOP THE POST

VEST: Topshop faux leather vest (similar)  •  TOP: Zara cowl neck faux leather sleeve top (similar)   •  SKIRT: Comptoir de Cotoinnes black asymmetrical skirt  •  SHOES: Vince Camuto Nilee camo oxford shoes  •   SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban mirrored aviators (via Ideel) •  BRACELETSJ.Crew linked arrowhead bracelet c/oBCBG boho stone cuff c/oBCBG beaded bracelet •  BAGAlexander Wang Rocco duffle

Photos by Blair Culwell

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Hamptons Summer Soiree with Cadillac and Ivy Connect

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Topshop kimonoMadewell topFree people cutoffsVince Camuto gladiators • Bag (similar)

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First time Jitney-ers!

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Made it to Southampton – first up, swimming with swans and soaking up the sun

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My favorite Ray-Ban mirrored sunglasses and an old Forever 21 coverup (similar styles, different prints here and here)

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The beautiful Cadillac ATS – the coupe version of the whip I had in Chicago!

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Outfit for the Charity soiree // Line & Dot white pleated mini dress (on sale!) • Bauble Bar coral and turquoise statement earringsDolce Vita ‘Niro’ sandalsAmerican Apparel clutch

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Pool party by day, perfect summer setting by night..

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Exploring downtown Sag Harbor 

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A quaint nook from the cutest little coffee shop off of Main Street

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Beautiful blooms outside of the building next to the froyo place we stopped at before heading home

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Fresh lobster and sunflowers down by the water

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The Sag Harbor marina

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of heading out of the city for a much needed getaway for the Ivy Connect + Cadillac Hamptons Summer Soiree! It’s been a long time since I’ve been in a small town with as much greenery and fresh air as Sag Harbor and Southampton and I absolutely loved it. It wasn’t until we got out there that I realized how much I needed a little break from the city life and everything that has been so hectic as of late!

We Jitney’ed out there (which was so great and allowed my friend Ashley and I to catch up on 4 years of life since we had last seen each other!) and quickly grabbed lunch downtown and headed to the pool party that Cadillac and Ivy Connect were throwing. The party was in full swing when we got there – there was music, food, drinks and of course.. swans (not real ones)!

We ended up running into two friends Jess and Hallie and a new one, Lauren which was such a fun surprise. Before we knew it, the day turned into night and we were back at the house for the charity soiree and a night full of fun. I was excited to have a chance to wear a new favorite LWD that I picked up on sale at Shopbop that I’ll definitely be wearing even past Labor Day with sweaters and jackets.

The next day we popped into town for a leisurely brunch and spent some time exploring downtown Sag Harbor before reluctantly going back to the city and back to real life. I haven’t spent a ton of time on the East Coast before, and especially never in harbor towns, but I completely fell in love. Now I understand all of the fuss! It’s gorgeous, serene, and very calming. It’s one of the things I’m most excited about outside of the city itself is getting to explore more of the coast. I’d love recommendations of some of your favorite weekend trips!

All in all it was an incredible weekend and one I’m so grateful to have been a part of! We made some new friends and had a total blast. Thank you to Cadillac and Ivy Connect for having me, it’s always a stylish and well driven party with you guys!

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Outfit Snaps

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one of my first few days of work.. feeling very NYC!

wearing // Vince Camuto camo oxfords  •  MiH bodycon jeans c/o •  H&M blazer/vest  •  Alexander Wang bag  •  Karen Walker sunglasses

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First Friday night out for dinner and it was a little chilly so I went with my favorite ankle zip cargo pants and a black silk Madewell top with some lace up heels for a sassy touch!

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I had almost forgotten about these comfortable printed pants that I got the night of my Anthropologie event.. they were a perfect pairing with my GiGi New York Madison crossbody, headed to work on the train! P.S. They’re on sale!

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I’ve been feeling a little edgier lately.. maybe it’s the city already rubbing off on me (or bringing it out.. either one)! I paired short moto boots with an asymmetrical dress (from Target!) and leather vest

I have been doing the last of my unpacking and organizing and sadly discovered that my camera lens was broken in the move. I’ve been left with nothing but my slowly dying iPhone 4S to capture what I’ve decided to wear for my first few days of work and life, so apologies for the rough situation! By the way, I am counting down the days until the new iPhone finally comes out – it’s about time for an upgrade!

Now that I finally know where all of my clothes are, I’m hoping to amp up some of my creativity these days for work with layering. I have a lot of pieces that would work well if I wear them together and am excited to get that going. I might be posting more Instagram outfits using Like To Know It in the upcoming weeks just because I’m adjusting to the new schedule and waiting on a lens! If you don’t know what it is, basically it’s a quick and easy way to get whatever products I’ve tagged in the photo to your inbox even if I don’t do a post on it. Sign up and try it out!

I’m also in the process of re-vamping the newsletter a bit — if you’re signed up you’ll see a few little changes this week and hopefully more to come soon! Let me know what you think :)

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