Monthly Archives: June 2017

Ahoy Summer

30th June 2017

Ahoy there!IMG_0729If you follow me on Instagram you know I’m currently painting the globe traveling throughout Scandinavia. Our trip took us through Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Saint Petersburg and more with other colorful stops along the way like Estonia, where these photos were snapped.IMG_0727

The weather was unpredictable, some days sunny and others rainy. We had humidity, windy and everything in between. So I had two pieces that became a staple in my travel wardrobe – the comfiest cloud cardigan from Express that I wore nearly everyday and a silk bandana scarf.IMG_0728

A few hours before I caught my flight, I did some last minute shopping at Express to pick up a few essentials: a bright colored dress, bandana scarf, and oversized cardigan. At the time, I didn’t realize how much this cardigan would be in rotation on my trip but I really don’t think a day went by that I didn’t wear it. It’s that mix between dressy and casual that makes it perfect to dress up, dress down or wear with pretty much anything in my suitcase!FullSizeRender

With the weather all of the place, I tied a bandana on almost all of my purses incase it started to sprinkle. I would wear it over my head to protect me, and then end up tying it like so after the rain to save my hair.IMG_0726

Summer can be a fickle thing, hot days turn into cool nights no matter where you are. Beach days can have a breeze, and some summer days are riddled with rain. And even if the weather outside is all around warm, if you head inside to movie or theatre in only a sundress, you’re bound to freeze. Investing in a new summer cardigan like this one from express to go with your bright dress this season will help you be comfortable all season long, no matter the weather!IMG_0725

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Dress // Cardigan // Scarf
Thanks to Express for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own!

Hello Hangbags

28th June 2017

Summer is here, and there is so much to be excited about!Untitled 5

From beach days, to exciting vacations there are so many awesome things about summer – and it is the perfect time to invest in a new bag for all of your summer adventures.

I’m not much of a totes gal, because I prefer itty bitty bags, but that all changes come summer! So I’m sharing a few totes at various price points for all of your summer needs and the scoop on an amazing handbag sale for all of my NYC & Jersey Girls!

At the moment – there is a huge handbag sale going on at the Mills at Jersey Garden with some crazy amazing deals. I was just there a few weeks back and walked away with awesome straw bags and summer totes for a steal. At the Mills at Jersey Gardens you’ll find stores like Kate Spade, Saks off 5th, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus and more. Each store is stocked with some of the cutest styles at discounted prices, and offering additional deals because of the Handbag Sale for every price point! I found everything from a studded Valentino backpack that had been reduced from $2950 to $1800, darling styles at Kate Spade for under $100 – so no matter what you’re looking for, you can find it here!

Yes To DIY Masks

27th June 2017

I say Yes To cute suits, DIYs and random acts of dancing – how about you?!

Excited to introduce the new DIY Powder-To-Clay Masks from one of my favorite natural skin care brands, Yes To Carrots!

HEY ! PRESS PLAY

Here I’m saying yes to coconuts for dry skin and cucumbers for sensitive skin, two skin-issues I face come summer! You can also boost these masks with natural ingredients found in your kitchen like bananas for vitamin C or honey for smooth skin.

GIVE AWAY
For a chance to win an epic YesTo mask prize pack..
1 – view this video on instagram
2 – leave a comment saying what you say “yes to”
3 – tag a friend for extra entriesScreen Shot 2017-06-27 at 2.28.09 AMshop Yes To DIY Powder-To-Clay Masks here

SHOP THE VIDEO & OTHER YES TO FAVS BELOW


YES TO Yes To Cucumbers Wipes x 30 • $6.50
YES TO Yes To Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Paper Mask • $6
Yes to Cucumbers Micellar Cleansing Water • $8.99
ModCloth Soleil It on Me Swimsuit Top in Palms in XL • $54.99
ModCloth Summer in the Sizzle One-Piece Swimsuit in Emerald in 16 • $59.99
Bershka Tie Front Button Crop Top • $29
Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser • $9.99
YES TO Yes To Cucumber Calming Paper Mask • $6
Yes to Coconut Cleansing Wipes • $5.99
Key West Ruched Swimsuit • $315
Dolce & Gabbana – Ruched Printed Halterneck Swimsuit – Forest green • $495
Women’s La Blanca ‘Island Goddess’ One-Piece Swimsuit • $79
Yes to Cucumbers 2-Step Eye Kit Buh-Bye Bags & Dark Circles! • $3.99
YES TO Yes To Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Crme Cleanser 118ml • $13
YES TO Yes To Cucumbers Face Mask • $19
Yes to Coconut 2-Step Lip Kit Pucker Up! • $3.99
Yes to® Cucumbers Eye Makeup Remover Pads – 20 ct • $3.99
YES TO Yes To Coconut Protecting Hand and Cuticle Cream 85g • $13
ModCloth Soleil It on Me Swimsuit Bottom in Palms in S • $44.99
Women’s J.crew Scallop One-Piece Swimsuit • $70.80
Lauren Ralph Lauren Beach Halter One Piece Swimsuit • $61.88

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Thank you to YesTo Carrots for sponsoring this post

Color Me Clutch

16th June 2017

Photo Jun 10, 5 26 55 PMI’m all about two-tone everything — manicures, outfits, iPhone covers and now clutches!Photo Jun 10, 5 36 05 PM

As a firm believer that everything is better with a double dose of color, I love how pairing two unexpected (or even expected) colors together really helps to amp up an outfit or just a single piece! SO I’m super excited to announce to that I’ve partnered with GiGi New York to help them launch and develop a new clutch style! Today I’ll be chatting all about this “Color Me” approved clutch; why it’s a different style direction for me; and how to style it for day. Plus I’ll sweetened the deal and share my favorite Pizza Place in NYC!Photo Jun 10, 5 27 56 PM

Most people make the mistake of thinking of a clutch as a dressy evening item, but day clutches are totally a thing!!! You can rock a clutch with denim, a tee shirt, sneakers or all three and still style it in a fun and playful way. I love how I added this GiGi New York clutch to an otherwise average outfit to take things over the top! Photo Jun 10, 5 33 13 PM

It’s all in the details — so let’s talk a little more about this crazy cute clutch. It takes my (now) signature two-tone style that you see frequently in my #colormemanis and amps it up to a more sophisticated level. I have a bunch of new product lines and cool collaborations coming up this year (get excited) starting with the lipstick I designed for Birchbox (shop it here) and even touching on tech accessories like the iPhone covers I’m launching next month (stay tuned). One thing that is consistent in a lot of my branding and products is the diagonal two tone stripe similar to this ribbon effect we see here on the clutch. Usually, I do this diagonal dip with bold colors, — the idea is that it looks like you had a popsicle that you dipped in some kind of candy coating like at Pop Bar … but for this clutch, we took a girlier, softer approach to showcase that side of my style as well.Photo Jun 10, 5 30 09 PM

Since I’m obsessed with pink and red together, I had to make sure we introduced this fun combo to the mix. The red is inspired by my go-to cherry lip and the pink is a color we’re seeing everywhere right n! Photo Jun 10, 5 37 26 PM

You can dress this clutch up (I’ll show you how next week) or down as I did here today, and that’s just one of the many reasons I love it! I’m also kind of obsessed with the knot detail. As you know, another part of my signature style is a bow — something I wore in my hair all spring and often like to add to my outfits. Instead of going so literal with an actual bow, we did a unique twist on the ribbon effect by adding a cool knot. This way, even if you aren’t super girly or would usually stay away from bows, you can still rock this style.Photo Jun 10, 5 29 26 PM (1)

In addition to being available online, you can find this cute clutch at any of the below locations:

    1. Peacock’s Plume 248 Craven St, New Bern, NC 28560 
    2. Julian Gold – Midland 2101      W Wadley Ave Midland, TX 79705
    3. Julian Gold – San Antonio 4109 McCullough Ave San Antonio, TX 78212
    4. Skaneateles 300 2  West Genesee St

Photo Jun 10, 5 33 11 PMOH and as for Pizza? You can find the best in the City at Bleecker Street Pizza in Greenwich Village, but Prince Street is also a very very verrrry close second.Photo Jun 10, 5 38 25 PM

Last thing – I’ve sent out a few of the clutches to my favorite blogger friends, and can’t wait to see how they style it! Stay tuned!Photo Jun 10, 5 29 10 PM

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Shop the rest of the look:
Shoes (look for less here)
Tee by Daisy Natives
Jeans (also love these for under $100)Photo Jun 10, 5 35 09 PM

Thanks to GiGi for sponsoring this post!

Flamingo Thangs

14th June 2017

IMG_8730Hey pretties! Blush has been trending like crazy, so I though we would round up some of my favorite light pink & flamingo things at every price point, blush I’m sharing a dress thats on serious sale. IMG_8724Is there anything more feminine than light pink? I feel instantly girly when I wear this pretty hue and it’s quickly become a staple in my wardrobe. It’s always in rotation, from my favorite blush bag to my go-to pink pumps!

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When I stumbled upon this flamingo dress I knew I had to have it … and now it;s up to 60% off, wee! It’s Red Valentino, one of my favorite designers because they walk that line between girly and flirty with just a sprinkle of edge!IMG_8723

I styled this dress with a pink belt and pink pumps, before finishing with a pink bag because more is more right? right!IMG_8725

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Magic Kingdom!

12th June 2017

IMG_8398Its no secret I’m a disney girl through and though. I mean polka dots, churros, dole whip? what’s not to love! So today I’m sharing two easy outfits to wear to the park this summer!

 Summers in Florida are NO JOKE! You have to remember to dress appropriately, and hydrate! So we’re all about shorts, flowy fabrics and things that breathe while spending a full day at the park all while channeling my favorite disney character, Minnie Mouse!IMG_8401

Magic Kingdom!
It’s not secret that Magic Kingdom is the queen of all Disney Parks! It has everything you think of when you dream of Disney, from rides to characters and lets not forget eats! For a day at MK I took one of my favorite dresses, tucked the top in and converted it int a skirt! Then paired it with fun floral ears, a white bow top and a Mickey patch (that I adhered with double stick tape). Because sneakers are key to a successful and comfy day at the park, I rocked a pink pair to finish the look!IMG_8400

For my second Magic Kingdom look, I double up on this Minnie-esuqe print for a fun patterned look. I kept things classic with sequined minnie ears and  infused a bit of army green into this look with Nike sneakers and a matching crossbody!IMG_8397

Magic Kingdom will Always have my heart, but there are a bunch of fun things you can do outside of it. Tune in tomorrow to read all about it and see a few more park worthy looks!

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Hot Pink Jumpsuit

8th June 2017

IMG_8068Hello hot pink!  IMG_8069    I love wearing an obnoxious color, because everyone stops and stares. It’s not always for the right reasons, some people are thinking “I would never wear that color” but most people are into it … and hey even if they aren’t I feel awesome in it, and that is all that matters!

Today I’m talking about one of my favorite hot pink pieces, this darling ruffled jump suit that I can’t get enough of. In this post – I’ll share 3 reasons why you need it in your wardrobe AND share my favorite East Village brunch spot! So get ready because this post is jam packed!IMG_8067

Three Reasons why you need this jump suit, or something hot pink in your wardrobe!

1 – Its the easiest outfit ever! You don’t need to accessorize, just pull it on and you’re out the door. Mine is slightly too big so I added a belt and a rainbow clutch to finish the look, but honestly the jump suit doesn’t need much to complete a look.

2 – It makes a serious statement, and an even better ice breaker – I wore this hot pink pretty to a dinner to a blogger dinner a while back. Every girl was wearing neutrals and I stood out in my obnoxiously pink outfits – but thats what I wanted! At an event like that, everyone is already well dressed so I had to bring some color to help me stand out from the crowd.

3 – Its comfortable! Have you ever been out to dinner or on a date and suddenly (after too much pasta) your jeans don’t feel right! Well you’ll never have that problem with this jump suit, because its so comfortable that it’s basically pajamas!IMG_8074IMG_8070

So I do love this jumpsuit but the fit isn’t perfect. I bought a tall size on accident and being that I’m 5 feet tall, that wasn’t wise. As you can see the suit is a little long. I ended up getting it tailored at the waist and the hem after these photos we’re taken, but wanted to show it for you as is incase you wanted to purchase.

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Finally, you can see I’m rocking a little post brunch pooch in these photos because we had just eaten at Sweet Chick in the LES! I had the biscuits and gravy and maple bacon (only available on weekend brunch- but the mac and cheese and chicken and waffles are also rave worthy! If you’re in the area give it a try – but be prepared to wait a bit, usually about 45 min unless you come after 3pm!

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Ruffle Jumpsuit with Culotte Leg • $79
Tall ASOS TALL Ruffle Jumpsuit with Culotte Leg • $79
Satin Jumpsuit with Assymetric Ruffle • $111
Leather belt with pearl Double G • $650
Constructed Rainbow Clutch • $295
The Perry Slip-On Leather Mules • $149

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LWD – Little White Dress

6th June 2017

IMG_8009 IMG_8010  As you know by now, I’m all about the LWD (Little White Dress) and I actually like them better than the traditional LBD! But that doesn’t mean that your little white dress can stand on its own!IMG_8007

Today we’re taking an out of the box twist of the LWD and showing you how to style this summer staple and still stand out!IMG_8003IMG_8012

1 – Start with the silhouette! Find something thats classic with a twist, like this knotted shirt dress. The shape is simple but that tied waist detail really makes it a unique piece! Plus its super flattering, yay! I also love the slight color pop inside collar for something fun and unexpected.

2 – And a pop of color. The easiest way to spice up a white (or black dress) is with a pop of color! Yellow or teal or go-to color pop hues for me, I also love what a candy apple red can do for an otherwise simple look! Look to your shoes or bag (or both) for easy way to inject color into your look.

3 – Take it one step further! After you’ve already added your one POC, add a second layer of color for an event more unexpected twist on this classic. I like to follow the 1:2 rule, where since I have two pops of yellow, I added one pop of teal.

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My dress is a splurge, so I’m sharing a few simialr LWD options for under $100 below!

But if you do want to invest in the dress I’m wearing, you won’t regret it! It is a fit and flare waist and the perfect length, complete front buttons and a flirty detail. Overall, it’s one of my favorite dresses I own!IMG_8008IMG_8005

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photos taken at 16 Vanderbilt ave in brooklyn