Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Baby, It's Cold Outside


It is certainly feeling like Winter and I could not love it more I am beginning to pack a few things for my holiday trip home - most importantly, cozy sweaters, layers and favorite accessories - below are my current favorites. Better yet, many would make the perfect, last minute, gift! I personally have my eye on these for Christmas morning. Stay cozy and happy holidays! xx

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Making A List


One of my favorite things about this time of year are the little surprises planned for family and dear friends. I love coming up with ideas to make the holidays that more special and unique. These monogram makeup bags are so personal. I use them every day and love that they come in a combination of two. This candle simply smells heavenly and is a perfect stocking stuffer! It's funny how wish lists change as we get older, because I can't get this cute cookware out of my head! Lastly, how cozy are these fuzzy slippers and silk pajamas? Love, love, love! What's on your list? xx

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Oh, What Fun!


This time of year has always been my absolute favorite, especially in New York City. There are countless things to do, see and eat! It doesn't take much for me to get in the holiday spirit, but here are a few things that are making it that much sweeter: 

1. Get fresh hot chocolate, play tourist and walk around Rockefeller Center.
2. Splurge on one (or two) of my favorite holiday candles.
3. Bundle up and go ice-skating in Bryant Park.
4. Send holiday cards to loved ones & friends.
5. Dress up and head to the Plaza Hotel for afternoon tea.
6. Master my tiny kitchen and bake Christmas cookies.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Gifts For The Hostess

There are so many things to be thankful for during this time of year - I can't believe Thanksgiving week is already here! With that said, gift-giving is in full swing. Just in time for your turkey dinner (and yummy desserts) here are a few little things that I think any hostess would love to receive! This candle is my absolute favorite during the holiday season. These cute cheese knives would be the perfect addition to some pre-dinner cocktails and this blanket? How divine! xx

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

J.Crew New Arrivals

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Just in time for the upcoming holidays, J.Crew is surely not disappointing this season! I am in love with all of the cold weather accessories, including this beanie and fun cape. These lace tanks are the perfect layering pieces - especially, under a cozy, cashmere sweater. I am also loving this pair of denim and sweet blouse. Both, would be ideal for Thanksgiving dinner. Add a pair of flats and you are golden, girl. xx

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Favorite's Under $100



Happy Halloween! Popping in to share some of my favorite finds, all under $100. This is not a trick in any means, but definitely a little treat to begin the week! I am loving sweaters with simple, added details. This turtleneck and these long sleeve tee's are my absolute favorite's for layering, during this time of year. The changing season is also giving me a green light to begin burning my favorite candle - I just can't get enough! And this skirt? It's simply everything. xx
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Currently Adoring

Yesterday truly felt like the first day of Fall! It was so nice to begin layering some of my favorite pieces. Mixing and matching staples like a cozy sweaterleather, and silk tanks are perfect ways to transition into a new season. I have my eye on this slimming denim, jersey dresses and a pair of embellished booties. These sunnies are my new favorite's and I am in love with all things suede! What are you currently adoring? xx

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Decor Favorites


After living in a city for the past ten years, decorating small spaces has certainly become the norm. I have learned to embrace the challenge and find something special about making a tiny spot a reflection of my personal style. Keeping things simple and sweet is my motto. With that said, there are a few things that help to make my apartment feel more like home. I am obsessed with my faux fur blanket, perfect for added texture and cozy evenings in. This tray doubles as a coffee table and I have always loved this fuzzy pillow for the couch or lucite chair. It's amazing how when small details come together, they create a perfect place in the great, big city. xx

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall Wish List

With the start of a new season, I always look for a few key pieces to add in my wardrobe. Along with my favorite basics, like this leather jacket, cashmere sweater and high waisted jeans, there are some other items I would love to throw into the mix. I have my eye on this little moto jacket, suede coat and these leather pants. Another must for me this Fall, is this simple J.Crew bodysuit. It's perfect paired with a high-waisted midi skirt or your favorite black denim. Done and done! What are you loving for Fall? xx

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Neighborhood Gem's


Restaurants: Uva, Calexico, Beyoglu
Workout: Exhale (I love their barre classes!) and Y7 Studio
Pampering: Heyday

Friends and family always ask when the best time to visit New York City is. There is something about Fall, which always feels like a fresh start in the city. The hustle is back, after Summer has come to an end, but there is still a sense of freedom with the days remaining light for just a bit longer. I love my little Upper East Side neighborhood and thought it would be fun to share a few favorite spots. It's always exciting to explore and try something new - Quality Eats also just opened up and it's next on my list! Let me know if you try any of the above or have additional suggestions. xx

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Now & Later


I am not ready to give up the Summer season, but am always looking for pieces that can be worn now and later. In order to maintain my city budget, I love having transitional pieces, for whenever needed. I am a true believer that white denim can be worn all year round - absolutely love it with a cozy, long cashmere cardigan! A solid black swimsuit is perfect for the beach, but also for a mid-winter getaway. This top would be ideal for a night out in both the Summer and Fall. While, this maxi is perfect for weekend brunch! Pair it now with these sandals and sneakers when the leaves start to fall. Add on a denim jacket, scarf, and voila! xx

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Midsummer Nights

Can you believe it's already August? Summer seems to be flying by this year. It's been a fun filled season with travel and days spent in the sunshine, so I am certainly not complaining! One of my favorite parts of this time of year are the Summer nights. This past weekend spent on the coast, it was a bit chillier in the evenings, so I packed my little jean jacket to throw on with denim shorts. These wedges are so comfortable and I have been pairing them with outfits for both day and night. Here is a little inspiration for your evening, whether it be dinner al fresco or lobster rolls by the beach - my favorite treat! xx

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

10 Under $150



With the Nordstrom Anniversary sale in full swing, I couldn't help but take a little peak. Given all of the amazing things that are part of the sale, it's difficult to choose!  These are one of the best pairs of jeans I own because they don't stretch out and are a perfect dark Fall blue. I also have my eyes on these booties and this blouse which will be an adorable transition into the new season. Above are some other things I am currently adoring from the sale - all within a bright city budget. Why not treat yourself and still have room for your morning latte? xx
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Currently Adoring

Certainly wouldn't be a new season without a little wishlist, would it? Wardrobe staples like denim shorts, wedges, and summer dresses are always a welcome addition to my closet when warmer weather hits. I am loving this J.Crew topblouse and these fun earrings from Tuckernuck. My list seems to be growing as we speak, with the Nordstrom Anniversary event also beginning this Thursday. It's a bit more guilt free when your favorite retailers are having sales, right? xx

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Austin Bound


This weekend, I am heading to Austin for my sweet friends bachelorette party - I have heard the best things. These shoes and this jacket will be perfect for the flight. I have been loving silk scarves lately, because they can be worn in your hair during the day and transitioned as a layer in the evenings. I can't forget my favorite sunnies and denim shorts - Summer packing necessities! We have a few restaurants picked out downtown and a day planned on Lake Travis, but if you have any fun suggestions of other places to see, do tell! xx

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

NYC Guide: Recent Favorite's


Brunch bunch: Cafe Clover
The perfect pick-me-up: Cha Cha Matcha
Shop 'til you drop: Glossier Showroom
Drinks al fresco: City Winery
Dinner date: Left Bank

Stopping in to share a few of my recent favorite's here in Manhattan. If you are in need of a few new spots to try or have a trip to the city coming up, here is a little guide. From morning to night, and everything in between. A few of my favorite weekend staples are also included below. Comfortable shoes for a day of walking are key and it never hurts to throw on a cute blouse, in case you stop for evening cocktails - wink, wink! xx

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Martha's Vineyard

This weekend, we are heading to Martha's Vineyard for a few days and I could not be more excited - hello, Summer vacation season! Here is a little glimpse into my packing list. With Memorial day behind us, white denim is here to stay and is always the first thing I include in my suitcase. This denim jacket will be perfect for evenings by the water and I picked up this blouse and these little sandals for brunch plans. My packing list generally consists of simple staples, but I absolutely love these shorts. The perfect punch of color for sunny days by the water. If you have any suggestions on fun shopping or restaurants, I would love to hear! xx

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend


A little inspiration for the holiday weekend and warmer days to come! The perfect white denim, sandals and swimsuit for the Summer season. Even better, so many retailers are having great sales that started over the weekend! It's an ideal excuse to treat yourself to a few favorite things on your wishlist. I have had my eye on this sweater and scooped it up on Saturday. It will be the perfect addition to my packing list for my visit home to Connecticut this weekend and another coastal trip a few days later. Have a wonderful holiday! xx

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Decor Updates, Here & There


With warmer days, I have been craving small updates here and there to bring a bright refresh to my cozy space. A new scented candle, coffee table books and detailed accessories are the perfect additions! It truly is the little things that can make the sweetest difference. xx

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Currently Adoring

Sharing a few of the things I am currently adoring. Perfect for a little pick-me-up to fight off the April showers. In no time, May flowers will be here. This dress is the cutest investment for warmer weather, I am loving that denim skirts are back and an airy blouse is always a win in my book! This bag is ideal for work and also perfect for Summer travel. I hope you find something you love - happy Tuesday! xx

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Welcome to Miami

 
This Sunday, I am heading to Miami for a little getaway. I am so excited to explore South Beach and enjoy the sunshine. This post from earlier in the month is certainly coming in handy for my packing list, which will consist of light and airy pieces. I can't wait to break out my white denim, sunhat and open toe shoes - how divine! If you have any restaurant recommendations or book suggestions for the beach, I would love to hear. xx

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Arrivals


New York City took a little turn in weather last week, with a snow storm and temperatures dropping quite a bit. I am still optimistic that warm weather is near, but a pick me up from my favorite retailers is always welcome! J.Crew, Club Monaco, Revolve, and Shopbop have some of the cutest things right now. I am loving this hat, these jeans and off the shoulder blouse. It seems like the perfect time to scoop up a few items for a sunny trip I have coming up - this look is giving me so much inspiration! What are you loving right now? xx

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Investment Pieces

With Spring almost here, I am feeling ready for a little refresh with my favorite staple pieces, including a new pair of sunnies, every day bag and fun denim for the weekends. Some of my favorite places to shop for these items are; Club Monaco, Shopbop and Nordstrom. I like to invest in items that are forever classic; however, they certainly come with an extra price tag. Often, I will make a little wish list to help me define what the next purchase may be and save up for when a special milestone occurs - birthday, new apartment, or promotion. Every time I wear it, I'm reminded of the extra effort it took to get there or excitement that special moment brought. xx

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Spring Forward




March is officially here and Spring is on my mind! The warmer temperatures have me in the mood for white denimballet flats, and stripes - my top contenders, as they're staple pieces that can be mixed and matched with other pieces in my closet. Bell sleeves, off the shoulder tops, block heels, and raw hem denim are taking the cake as some of the most popular trends this season and I am loving it! I have my eye on this top, these sandals and pair of jeans. What are the trends you are loving for Spring? xx
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Wonderlust


Around this time of year, I begin to crave warmer weather. I like to create little lists of things to do and restaurants to try. With Winter (hopefully) winding down, I thought it would be fun to document a list of sunny travel locations: Miami, Harbour Island and Sonoma have quickly made their way to the top! Even if I can't jet set off to a destination right in this moment, it is still fun to dream about travel destinations and what I would pack! Even better a majority of the items are on sale at Shopbop with code: GOBIG17. I also have my eye on this pair of denimSpring dress and jacket. xx

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bright City Home


Yesterday marked my two year anniversary in New York City! Having my very own key to Manhattan is so special and an experience that I am forever grateful for. Decorating has always been something I love and it's fun to have a space that is a complete reflection of my personal style. With that in mind, I wanted to remain thoughtful in my decorating process while maintaining a bright city budget. Here are a few of the little ways that I accomplished this:

1. Create a functional space
Finding new uses for items I already owned, definitely helped me to stay within budget. My statement mirror now has a home between two windows, making the room seem much larger. In addition, I placed a silver tray on top of my chest, so that it could function as both storage and a coffee table.

2. Take your time
Although it's ideal to have everything right when you move in, the items I truly wanted were worth the wait. I continually checked my favorite sites (Wayfair, Overstock, and West Elm) for sales and events. Better yet, all of them were delivered right to my door - win, win in my book!

3. It's all in the details
 I added touches here and there that reflect my personal style, which ensured it was a cozy spot and escape from the every day hustle. My favorite coffee table books, plush blanket, fuzzy pillows and framed photographs fill the space making it welcoming for visiting guests or for cozy nights in.

I am so happy with how my little dovecote has turned out, so far! In the end it is my very own bright city home. What more could one ask for? xx

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Current Beauty Favorite's






Happy Valentine's Day! With the spirit of the holiday, I thought it would be fun to share my current beauty favorite's - the items that I come back to time and time again! This concealer, highlighter and mascara find their way into my routine each day. A few new items that I have enjoyed lately are, this moisturizer and neutral lip gloss. I have been on the search for a new lipstick for evenings out. If you have any recommendations, I would love to hear! What are some of your other favorite beauty products? Wishing you a fun day spent with friends and loved ones! xx
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

With Love



With Valentine's day around the corner, it's an ideal time for treating yourself to something sweetScented candles or cozy loungewear are usually the luxuries I gravitate towards first - it's the little things, right? These little flats would be the perfect addition to your evening out. I am always looking for something to hold my cards that will fit into a smaller purse - how cute is this wallet? Whatever you treat yourself to, make it something special. You deserve it! xx

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