Spotted Outdoors

8 May

New York City fashion, lifestyle and travel blog: Knit beanie, cropped sweater, oversized sunglasses, cutoff shorts, leather booties
New York City fashion, lifestyle and travel blog: Knit beanie, cropped sweater, oversized sunglasses, cutoff shorts, leather booties

I am pretty much a city gal. Whether im in Los Angeles, San Francisco, or my current home, NYC, you will mostly find me in a metropolitan zone. That being said, there is absolutely nothing that balances me out more than a nature escape…

My good friend Mughen (who shot these photos) has this incredible cottage upstate…so much land, cows, a pond with freakish devil koi fish, and a barn with a ping pong table…the list goes on. Basically the recipe for a good time.

Feeling fortunate to have good places to run away to and even more fortunate to have good friends to escape with. Really, that’s what it’s all about…

There is no better form of comfort than true friendship. <3

Starlight Starbright

6 May

New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: Gigi Burris hat, printed sundress, strappy pumps
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: Gigi Burris hat, printed sundress, strappy pumps
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: Gigi Burris hat, printed sundress, strappy pumps
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: Gigi Burris hat, printed sundress, strappy pumps
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: Gigi Burris hat, printed sundress, strappy pumps

It finally feels like spring in NYC, and that means my favorite season is approaching. Time to get summer ready! I am kind of obsessed with this starry number by Diesel…definitely a girly little piece, but still has an edginess to it, making it just my style.

Had a fun weekend frolicking around TriBeCa and watching the sunset by the water with my awesome friend (and talented photographer), Jono! Celebrated Cinco de Mayo a day early (what can I say, I love my tequila), and am now looking forward to a happy and productive week. Everything is so much better when there is sunshine…the city’s energy completely changes. Gotta love it.

*head to toe: Gigi Burris hat, W Concept x Luri Ravenna satchel, Diesel Stars and Indigo dress

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When One Door Closes

3 May

New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel blog: Palm Springs escape, bohemian dress, pink hair, oversized sunglasses
New York City fashion, lifestyle, travel blog: Palm Springs escape, bohemian dress, pink hair, oversized sunglasses
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel blog: Palm Springs escape, bohemian dress, pink hair, oversized sunglasses
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel blog: Palm Springs escape, bohemian dress, pink hair, oversized sunglasses

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” -Ralph Waldo Emmerson

Suck it up, buttercup. That’s what I keep telling myself! Learn to be kicked to the fucking floor and embrace it…take something from it. Maybe it is a job. Maybe it is a relationship. Maybe it is just the world hating you for a hot second. Highs and lows, ups and downs…when one door closes, another one opens. Bla bla bla…it’s all true though.

At least there are pretty places like Palm Springs that you can escape to and wear flowy dresses and pretend you are a magical fairy princess. That always helps.

*head to toe: sunglasses from Zero UV,  Jen’s Pirate Booty dress

Flower Child

29 Apr

New York City Fashion, Personal Style, Travel Blog: Coachella style, woven visor, ruffled romper, bikini, strappy sandals
New York City Fashion, Personal Style, Travel Blog: Coachella style, woven visor, ruffled romper, bikini, strappy sandals
New York City Fashion, Personal Style, Travel Blog: Coachella style, woven visor, ruffled romper, bikini, strappy sandals

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”   -Carlos Castaneda

Clearly I was all smiles frolicking amongst the flowers at Coachella a couple weeks back. That stupid, silly grin couldn’t have been wiped from my face had you held a gun to my head! Don’t you just live for those moments of uncontrollable laugther? Even if about absolutely nothing…there truly is nothing better.

Photographs can be so powerful. You can be feeling one way and then look back and realize that moods are temporary. Moods are controllable. Life truly is what you make of it.

So, on that note…hooray for pool parties, yay for happiness, and here’s to always seeking out more of the “good stuff” in life.

*head to toe: visor found in my mother’s closet, American Apparel swimsuit, Volcom romper, BCBGeneration strappy sandals

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Great Escape

27 Apr

New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: knit beanie, denim jacket, striped dress, strappy sandals
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: knit beanie, denim jacket, striped dress, strappy sandals

After a solid month and a half of wandering the country, I finally made my way back to New York City. As much as I do love Manhattan, it wasn’t long at all before I felt that itch to escape again. When some of my good friends invited me upstate for the weekend, there was no question. Catch ya later, NY.

I think living in New York is such a beautiful, inspiring and invigorating thing. You are constantly being pushed to your limits. You are constantly being tried for your strength. I will live there for as long as I can live there, but at the same time, I will take any opportunity to get away. Especially if only for a couple of days. Especially if I am with my best friends.

I am so grateful for the people in my life who keep me moving forward. Keep be from becoming a stagnant creature that only exists to work…to go out…to make an appearance. Mad LOVE.

*head to toe: knit beanie, Zara dress, Paige denim jacket, Everlane sweater, BCBGeneration sandals

*photos by Mughen

Let Your Hair Down

18 Apr

New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: Smoky Mountains, chambray shirt, plaid jumpsuit
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: Smoky Mountains, chambray shirt, plaid jumpsuit
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: Smoky Mountains, chambray shirt, plaid jumpsuit

I’ve decided that since I cannot seem to predict pretty much anything in my ever-changing life or control the uncountable unexpected occurrences, I am just going to roll with it. Take shit as it comes and be grateful for every moment.

It’s the weekend. Time to let your hair down. Live it.

*head to toe: Levi’s western shirt, tartan playsuit from Alice’s Pig

Photos by Grant Legan

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Desert Dreaming

15 Apr

New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: Coachella style, straw sunhat, floral kimono, lace crop top, vintage cutoffs, strappy sandals
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: Coachella style, straw sunhat, floral kimono, lace crop top, vintage cutoffs, strappy sandals
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: Coachella style, straw sunhat, floral kimono, lace crop top, vintage cutoffs, strappy sandals
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: Coachella style, straw sunhat, floral kimono, lace crop top, vintage cutoffs, strappy sandals
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: Coachella style, straw sunhat, floral kimono, lace crop top, vintage cutoffs, strappy sandals

Well my first Coachella experience was an absolute blast. I loved spending time in the desert and frolicking around with friends – most of which I barely ever get to see (like Kim!). Snapped these photos outside of the GUESS party at the Viceroy, which was definitely one of my favorite of many weekend activities.

The past month and a half has been an absolute whirlwind! From a 2-week Southern road trip, to multiple LA excursions, to a finale in Palm Springs for one wild music festival. All in all it has been productive, refreshing, confusing, inspiring, and eventful (to say the least). I’m finally hopping on a redeye back to New York this evening, and look forward to spending some time back home! Excited to see friends, get back to my “normal” routine, and return to the crazy city that has my heart.

*head to toe: sunhat from San Diego Hat Co., GUESS floral kimono, No Rest For Bridget crop top, vintage cutoffs from Nifty Thrifty, BCBGeneration sandals