Thursday, July 30, 2015

Bright City Staples

We had a bit of a heat wave in New York City this week. If I am being perfectly honest, thoughts of Fall definitely crossed through my mind. It doesn't help when J.Crew is starting to peek through with hints of their Fall line and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that is still occurring through August 3! Some of the items are seriously too good not to consider purchasing now - like these, that and most definitely those! I always believe that investing in basics is key. So, I scoured the Nordstrom sale for the second time and found all of my favorite bright city staples! My absolute go-to's are a cashmere scarf, sunnies, skinny denim and classic pumps. The faux fur vest is not a necessity, but definitely a fun item you can find yourself pairing with dresses, pixie pants, or as an added layer. xx

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer Travel Essentials

 



Bag: Sole Society (originally styled here and here) | Hat: Madewell | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Cosmetic Bag: Tory Burch | Pashmina: (Similar)
 
When traveling in the Summer for a long weekend, I try my best to pack lightly. With that being said, there are a few things that I know can't be forgotten. This cosmetic case is the perfect size for all of your makeup essentials, and is small enough to fit into bags of mostly any size. Two things I always have with me are my hat and sunnies, as they make the perfect accessory for beach weekends. In addition, I can't forget my favorite Pashmina scarf. It is so cozy - the best for chilly plane or train rides. Last but not least, I throw it all into my trusty bag from Sole Society. What are your Summer travel essentials? xx

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Weekend Uniform







Denim Shorts: J.Crew | Striped Tee: J.Crew | Hat: Madewell | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Wedges: Nine West | Straw Bag: Mar Y Sol | Earrings: Shopbop

A short and sweet post today - just checking in to give you a little inspiration for the weekend. No matter your plans, here is an outfit that can be pieced together with the basics in your closet. In addition, I had to mention how much I love these wedges. We all know my obsession with ballet flats; however, not only are these super cute, but extremely comfortable. They add a bit of flair to any outfit, day or night, and the price can't be beat. Happy Thursday! xx

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Bright City Lately


Summer packing favorites...


My go-to travel style...


Friday evenings...


The perfect shift dress for work...


Summer weekend essentials...

Peaking in to share the details of a few of my favorite things that I have posted on Instagram (@lexrest) lately. In between blog posts, I am always looking for bright and new inspiration. I have linked the items below. Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday! xx



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Friday, July 17, 2015

Weekend Trip to D.C.

This morning, I am heading down to Washington D.C. for the weekend. I may be biased because my brother lives there, but there are so many fun things to do and I always leave with some of the best memories. The temperatures are naturally a lot warmer, so I am making sure to bring sunglasses, my favorite hat and SPF lip gloss. In the Summer, I always throw in a bathing suit, just in case. A little bit of shopping in Georgetown are in our plans, so I am packing my favorites basics - that way, they can be mixed with anything I may purchase. The best part of packing lightly, is that there is more room in your suitcase for new purchases! Wishing you a happy weekend! xx

P.S. Don't forget that starting today, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to all! You can shop my favorite's from the sale here!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Treat Yourself

Along with all of the fabulous clothing sales going on (Nordstrom, J.Crew and Club Monaco), Joss & Main is currently featuring one of my favorite interior designers; Caitlin Wilson Textiles. I purchased her pillows for my bedroom and absolutely love them - you can see my post where they are featured here! Above are some of the items that have caught my eye. I am loving that lamp, a sparkly accessory and this is sure to brighten up a little corner in our apartment. My budget always has space saved for design updates, as they are an immediate improvement that you can enjoy every day. After all, it's Wednesday, treat yourself! xx

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It's here. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and it surely never disappoints! As someone who is always making little wish lists and thinking ahead, I love that this sale is all about next season. A new cozy sweater and classic pair of blue denim are at the top of my list. A few splurge worthy items are also in my shopping cart like these boots and jacket. There is never any harm in putting them on your wish list! I love using this sale as a time to purchase Fall staples that can be used throughout. What's on your list? xx

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

A Few Things

Here are a few of the things I currently have my eye on. Over the past few weeks (and every Summer, in fact) I get quite a bit of wear out of my Panama hat. This one from Topshop would be the perfect alternative! I recently purchased this swimsuit from J.Crew and LOVE how it fits. I am thinking of purchasing another one, in whiteThese wedges are my absolutely favorite. During the week, I often find myself wrapped up in a pashmina scarf, because the AC is blasting in the office. I love this silk scarf as another option! A few splurge worthy items like this adorable romper, or a new lipstick to add a fun pop of color for the second half of Summer. What are you loving right now? xx
 
P.S. On an even brighter note, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts today! Those with a Nordstrom card can shop now and full access is given to everyone on July 17. Now is the perfect time to start stocking up on goodies for the Fall - it's never too early! :)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Denim Jacket

 





Dress: Asos (originally styled here, also love this and this) | Jacket: J.Crew | Wedges: Nine West | Hat: Madewell | Earrings: Shopbop

Since purchasing this little denim jacket, I have worn it at every chance. The material is stretchy, making it look tailored and fitted, rather than boxy. I love pairing it with silk shortswhite denim or over dresses like this one. I threw it on over the weekend countless times for beach dinners, fireworks and morning coffee runs! It's the perfect staple that I know will be used well into the Fall season. I hope you all had a wonderful and safe holiday weekend! xx

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