Paisley Play

6 Jun

New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, and Travel blog: Kimono dress, straw sunhat, strappy sandals
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, and Travel blog: Kimono dress, straw sunhat, strappy sandals
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, and Travel blog: Kimono dress, straw sunhat, strappy sandals
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, and Travel blog: Kimono dress, straw sunhat, strappy sandals
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle, and Travel blog: Kimono dress, straw sunhat, strappy sandals

Was feeling bright and bubbly so opted for this rad thrifted kimono dress, borowwed from my friend Jess, for a fun little shoot on the roof with Jono! This really is my favorite time of year in the city. Just when things start to get depressing at the end of winter, the sun starts making a more regular appearance, spirits are lifted, and layers are shed (allowing for way cuter outfits).

Looking forward to this weekend…brunch with friends, Governor’s Ball, and any other adventures that might await.

*head to toe: San Diego Hat Co. sunhat, thrifted kimono dress, Zara heels

Sneaking Around

19 May

New York City Fashion, lifestyle, travel blog: woven hat, denim jacket, knit top, colorful shorts, suede sneakers
New York City Fashion, lifestyle, travel blog: woven hat, denim jacket, knit top, colorful shorts, suede sneakers
New York City Fashion, lifestyle, travel blog: woven hat, denim jacket, knit top, colorful shorts, suede sneakers
New York City Fashion, lifestyle, travel blog: woven hat, denim jacket, knit top, colorful shorts, suede sneakers
New York City Fashion, lifestyle, travel blog: woven hat, denim jacket, knit top, colorful shorts, suede sneakers

To be honest, I have never been much of a sneaker gal, but I am absolutely obsessed with these Tegan lace-ups by The Frye Company! I thought them to be a perfect companion to this outfit for a spring day spent frolicking around SoHo…shopping, running errands – just doin’ the damn thang.

Not going to lie, I think I may have even started to skip around like a schoolgirl at one point…being heel-free certainly gave me a little extra bOuNce!

*head to toe:  San Diego Hat Co. hat, Paige denim jacket, Addison x WeWoreWhat swing shorts, W Concept x Luri Ravenna satchel, The Frye Company Tegan lace-ups

Photos by Jonathon Bernstein

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Time Warp

12 May

New York City Fashion, Lifestyle and Travel Blog: Nottoway plantation, Destination Dixie, messy top knot, floral maxi dress, black booties
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle and Travel Blog: Nottoway plantation, Destination Dixie, messy top knot, floral maxi dress, black booties

While traveling through Dixieland with Grant and Olivia a few months back, we made a one-night stop at the Nottoway Plantation in Baton Rouge. It was an interesting educational experience that allowed me to revisit some of what I’ve learned about our country’s history. I will never, ever get political here on the blog (not my style), but I can acknowledge the many wrongdoings that occurred at places such as these in The South. While there have undoubtedly been improvements made in America over the years, we still have a long way to go. But, at the same time, I think we can probably all apply this as a metaphor to our own lives in one way or another…nothing is perfect. 

So, I arrived with an open mind (something I attempt to do come each and every new day), and took in my surroundings…attemptng to envision what the place once was, acknowledge the positive changes that have occurred, and appreciate the physical beauty that stands there today.

So grateful for these adventures I have been fortunate to take with wonderful, educated individuals…people and destinations that never cease to inspire me. With each experience (good, bad, happy, sad), I find my mind and imagination expanding. What more can one ask for than progress?

*head to toe: Flynn Skye dress, GUESS booties

Photos by Grant Legan

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

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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

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

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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