Monday, June 20, 2016

Watercolor Blooms

Steve Madden Sandals

Happy First Day of Summer!! 

I thought the best way (in my book) to celebrate the start of this season would be with a bright print, and my favorite neighborhood of the city. 

SIDE NOTE: Every. Single. Time. that I wear this skirt, I'm constantly having girls come up to me asking me where it's from. The colors, the way it flows... it's definitely the perfect addition to your Summer wardrobe.

Since it's arrival at my Upper East Side abode, I've worn it close to a million times already. (Okay not really, but fairly close!) I paired it with a new favorite embroidered top from Zara that you can find here, and can't wait to see what other fun tops I can match it with. Probably a few fun crop tops now that it's getting hot hot hot in NYC! 

photography by Jennie

Thank you to Chicwich for sponsoring this post. 
All opinions are my own. xoxo


Friday, June 17, 2016

Romping Around

Chicwish Romper | Anthropologie Wedges 

Happy Friday!

It's officially the weekend, and that means lots of smiles are happening today for this gal. 

I've been living in simple pieces all spring. From anything and everything flowy, to breathable tops, and casual rompers... One of my favorite things about dressing for Spring and Summer is being able to just throw something on before heading out the door. No need for extra layers or added fuss. Just a simple sundress or romper will do the trick. (insert winky face emoji here)

I'm planning to add a few more rompers to my closet this season, especially since I've heard rumors that NYC Summers can be pretty brutal. (I should know! I moved here at the end of last Summer and went without air conditioning in my apt. for a month!!) 

So here's to all of the light layers, and surviving Summer in New York! 

Thank you to Chicwish for sponsoring this post. xoxo

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

NYC Brunch Guide

ALL the brunch for me please.
Rosemary's Greenwich Village

A sweet friend from Texas recently reached out to me to let me know that she’ll be in the city next weekend! She asked for a few recommendations on favorite brunch spots in NYC since she’s planning to visit with a few of her good gals. They're currently planning to do all the eating while in the city, which naturally should be done when visiting New York. 

So that got me thinking…
I’m a girl...girl’s love brunch, girl’s love boozy brunch. AND, I’ve got a pretty good line-up of ‘it’ brunch spots in my arsenal from having 'brunched it up' quite a bit in Manhattan since I arrived last year. And, if you didn't already know this about New York... Brunch is kind of a BIG deal in this city. It's almost as though every single person on this little island drops everything their doing on a Sunday to brunch. And brunch HARD. (Plus - this girl is definitely not complaining.) 

Below I’m sharing some of my favorite brunch destinations (by neighborhood) for you to try out, and probably spend most of your weekend in, or live in. Hey… I don’t judge. Been there...brunched there...forgot my hat at the table. 

No, but really. I did forget my hat at the table one time and had to go back. 
Hold the mimosas next time! (Or don't.) Yes, maybe don't. 

.:Brunch Guide:.
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Upper East Side:
<Alice's Tea Cup>  

East Village:

Upper West Side:

West Village:

Greenwich Village:

 <The Butcher's Daughter


Happy Brunching!! 

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