Nothing beats a classic outfit combining only black & white! Simple, but still put together. I’m loving these 7FAM jacquard skinny jeans.. They are super stretchy and comfortable. It’s hard to even explain the material.. It’s an embroidered jacquard that’s unlike anything I’ve seen before. I wore them to work with this outfit here and then kept it casual after work with a new pair of sandals. (Photo here!)
If you were to judge by my blog name alone, you’d probably guess that my style is pretty feminine. And you’d be right almost 100% of the time! As of late, even my workout gear has been falling into that category.
There’s just something about late spring and early summer. I enjoy the nice and long warm days, but totally appreciate the fact that it’s not miserably muggy yet. They’re calling for an awfully gross summer here in NYC so I’m latching on to the last few sweater & shorts days we have left… Before you know it, we’ll be wanting to wear as few square inches of material as humanly (& decently) possibly and reliving those childhood memories of running through the sprinkler. PS: Someone needs to install a sprinkler system in Central Park ASAP. How fun would that be?
Admittedly, my suitcase for my past few trips out of town has been packed within moments of dashing out the door to catch a cab to the airport. Like, packing for a wedding weekend in approximately 10 minutes. I wouldn’t necessarily advise doing that (#MajorAnxiety), but what can I say, I’ve always been one to cut it close with deadlines!
I’m heading back to Chicago for the 4th of July weekend in a few weeks (I know, right? Apparently I can’t get enough of that place this summer.) and I could not be more excited to go back and spend time with my closest friends. My mom is even going to try to come up for a day, which will be much welcomed as I haven’t seen her since Christmas!
Sun, sand, friends, family, the lake, and my favorite holiday… I cannot wait! I don’t know if it’s because summer travel is just so fun to pack for, but I’ve already started the packing list for my trip to Chicago.
I’m packing a few of my most patriotic pieces, as well as some must-have beach essentials. Oh, how I miss the beach in Chicago! Have I mentioned how much I can’t wait to be back?
My friends and I are even chartering a sailboat for the afternoon on the 4th. I’m beyond excited to dress is my boating best. You know I love any excuse to dress a little bit nautical! (Examples here and here.)
Last week we had a little taste of that awful humidity that New York is known for in the summer… And I did not like it one bit! (And judging from these photos, my hair wasn’t too keen on it either.) Isn’t it funny how you wait and wish and count down the days until the summer, but then b*tch and moan when it’s too hot? Oh wait, that’s just me? Oops.
If last week was any indication what’s in store for us come July & August, I’m going to be living in easy, breezy dresses. It’s the only way to get by! (And maybe by shaving my head if my hair continues to frizz and fall flat this badly…)
When I saw this dress, naturally I fell in love with the orange & blue stripes. (I mean, it’s perfect for Illinois games!) But then when I saw the price tag was less than $30, I knew it was a keeper! Can’t beat this kind of deal, especially when I know I need to stockpile breathable dresses for the dog days of summer that are ahead of us.
When it comes to my summer wardrobe, simple starts to takeover. You know I’m a jewelry and accessories girl, but sometimes it’s just too dang hot. I love a printed dress that makes most of the statement, without having to add on too many extra layers.
I got to plan a fun birthday photo shoot with Capwell + Co earlier this week! Thanks to Rebecca, the photos turned out so so so cute! The shoot re-sparked my love affair with balloons. (Remember this post?) Already planning my next birthday shoot with a big 2 and a big 5!
However, wrangling the balloons on a stormy day (thank goodness the rain held off enough for us to get the shots!) was no easy task. Gotta work on that patience thing…
Summer is unofficially here and I couldn’t be more excited! I’ve been writing this list since back when there was snow on the ground and I’ve even managed to cross a few things off already. What’s on your bucket list this summer?!
If you’re following me on Instagram, you probably saw that Hallie and I went to Governor’s Ball this past Saturday! Gov Ball is a 3-day music festival on Randall’s Island here in NYC. Since we’ve both been traveling a lot lately, we opted for a single-day pass instead of a 3-day. We got to see Disclosure, The Strokes, Jack White, Naked & Famous, and Skrillex. It was a really fun day of great music, Summer Shandys, and lots of sunshine!