Happy Hump Day! I don’t know what it is lately, but the weeks have been dragging and the weekends fly by far too quickly. I think I’m in need a true vacation, but it will be a while. (Counting down the days until October 9th for that reason!)
In my typical rush to get out the door on summer mornings, I always grab some sort of dress from my closet. When paired with a printed belt and a denim vest, this little black dress looks totally different that any other time I’ve worn it. (Last worn on the blog here & here.)
In fact, pretty much everything I’m wearing in this outfit is all from years past. (I’ve styled it all on the blog numerous times before, too.) It’s all about remixing your wardrobe!
I finally purchased a Jawbone Up24 band a few weeks ago and I’ve become kind of obsessed with making sure I get in 10,000+ steps per day. If you’re not familiar, it’s a little band that you wear on your wrist (amongst your stack of bracelets) and it tracks your steps and your sleep. (My boss forwarded me this David Sedaris piece about your life revolving around a little band and it’s pretty funny, but also kind of hits close to home!) I know some people who have stopped using their bands for various reasons but overall, I think it’s going well for me.
These pants are ev-er-y-thing. Victoria first introduced them to Hallie and I was at Hallie’s apartment when her box from Zappos was delivered. I tried Hallie’s pair on and immediately had to get a pair for myself! (What would I do without my girlfriends?!) These pants are insanely comfortable, so flattering, perfect for traveling, great for the office, and also work for dinner and a night out! My question would be.. Where are these pants not appropriate? (I’m actually wearing them on a train to Philly for a work meeting as you read this…) I still can’t think of an occasion! I got them in navy, but the black and olive green pairs are on my wish list. I’ve been wearing mine over and over since they arrived in the mail. They’re perfect for hot summer days because they’re so loose and breezy, but I know they’ll be a staple in my fall wardrobe, too. Worth the investment, 100%!
When I was lounging in Central Park with my girlfriends towards the beginning of summer, I had this overwhelming feeling come over me about how lucky I am to have so many amazing women in my life. Each and every single one of my girlfriends inspires me in some way. I leave every coffee date, dinner, rosé-fueled afternoon, brunch, and weekend getaway with them feeling refreshed, more knowledgeable, and ready to take on the world. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized just how important it is to surround yourself with only the best of people. You are the company you keep, after all.
Like I mentioned on Thursday, I challenged myself to wear this yellow Nicole Miller dress two different ways! Yesterday I paired it with a beaded tank and today’s look shows off the fun shape and cut-out back. Instead of keeping my my accessories minimal, I played with a whole lot of color! Turquoise heels, a coral clutch, a bright blue statement necklace, and a subtle neon bracelet. It’s a lot of look, but I think it works. Definitely a fun outfit for a summer soiree!
Hi friends! So sorry for the radio silence over here the past few days… It’s been a crazy few weeks of meetings for work, traveling for work, planning for upcoming trips, and just trying to stay afloat! So. Much. Going. On. Overwhelmed would be an understatement, but I’m trying to trudge along. The next few weeks look like they’ll be as crazy as the last few so I’m going to go ahead and apologize in advance if I don’t have time to post as much. Hopefully that won’t be the case, but there just never seems to be enough hours in the day!
A few weeks ago, I got to spend part of my Friday afternoon playing in the Nicole Miller Sample Closet and it was just as fabulous as it sounds! Racks and racks of so many beautiful dresses and separates, some of which I recognized from previous Nicole Miller runway shows. I got to borrow a few pieces to take home with me and it’s been so fun playing dress up and wearing some fabulous pieces to parties over the past few weeks.
One of my favorites from the pieces I picked out is this fab yellow dress. Unless it’s a versatile LBD, I usually end up wearing my dresses the exact same way. I’ll have a pair of shoes, a jacket, or pieces of jewelry that match the dress perfectly and I just end up wearing that exact same combination whenever I wear the dress. With this yellow dress, I challenged myself to wear it more than once while I was borrowing it and to wear it in two completely different ways.
You guys! I seriously cannot believe it’s already August. This summer has just flown by. I get so sad when I think about the fact that there is only a few weekends left before Labor Day. How did that happen?! I don’t even know what I’ve done this summer.. I feel like it’s just been a whirlwind of events, weekends away, visitors in town, and way too many things to do. I’ve heavily relied on cute dresses to get me through! When you have too much on your plate to even deal with figuring out what to wear (I’m raising my hand here..) , just wear a dress. It’s so easy and you look like you put forth effort! It can be our little secret that it’s just a cop out..
If you’re following me on Instagram, you probably saw that my mom was in town this past weekend! Her birthday was on Saturday and we planned a last-minute mother/daughter weekend in the city. So much fun! A mini vacation for her and a stay-cation for me. Win, win! I hadn’t seen my mom since Christmas so it was unbelievably nice to spend some quality time together.
*PS: There’s a chance for you to win a trip to NYC at the end of this post! If you skim over the details of my weekend, be sure to still check out the sweepstakes. All you have to do is send a tweet! And hurry, today is the last day to enter!
I was with my mom the first time I ever visited NYC in 2010 (really embarrassing photos here) and it was so crazy to think about how much has changed in those four years. Time seriously flies by, doesn’t it?! I recently read a quote about how all the days seem the same, but when you look back, everything seems so different. Okay, I need to stop with this before I start getting emotional. Back to my weekend with my mom…