Category Archives: nyc

Color Me Christmas

23rd December 2013

Seasons greetings!
With Christmas around the corner, I wanted to share some of my colorful and diy holiday decor in my NYC apartment.
Holidays can get expensive, so I was determined to have a frugal festive season, and that included the decor. I bought a little tree for only $12 at Duane Reade (Walgreens) stacked it on coffee table books for extra height! I love over-the-top wrapping and big bows, but didn’t want to waste the dough on something that would just get thrown away, so I utilized my hair bows, scarfs, belts and pins in association with some great vintage bow finds to embellish the presents! I also created a advent calendar with candy and suggestions on how to add color to the holiday season, such as “treat yourself to tea” … which I did! After a few lights, and a pinch of glitter, all that was left was to put a bow on it; I added bows to my dinning chairs, candy canisters and even my wall to finalize the festive feel. 
Now that you have seen the merry make-over, check out my apartment 6-6, to see the rest of my NYC apartment without the festive feel.
Waffles and I hope your holidays are merry and bright, I’ll be taking the next few days off for some time festive fun, but will get back to blogging towards the end of the week. Until then, stay fabulous!
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Parks & Puffers

17th December 2013

Last Saturday, NYC turned into a winter wonderland when we were showered with what I like to call “movie snow” (because it was pretty and perfect) all day long. So to celebrate, I spent Sunday playing in the aftermath at Washington Square Park with my french fella: Waffles
Sweater: Forever 21 (similar here or here) // Puffer: Old Navy (love this one) // Skort: Zara (similar) // Bag: Coach (similar) // Rainboots: Burberry (Half off here // similar for $15) // Scarf: Old Navy // Gloves: Target (similar) // Sunnies: Karen Walker (also here) // Jewels: Jcrew // Vintage
Washington Square Park is one of my favorite spots in the city. We picnic there in the summer and enjoy long walks in the Fall, so It only made sense that we had a chilly adventure on this cold day in December. I wanted to wear something comfy for our park playdate, but was so over wearing a coat and determined to go without, despite the 30 degree weather (must be my Arizona roots coming through). I adorned myself in arctic activewear, and paired a slouchy sweater and puffer vest with lots of layers (I’m wearing an additional two sweaters underneath the spots) and fur lined leggings. And since snow boots are bulky and often ugly, I turn to rainboots on snow/slush days. Waffles also pulled on a pooch worthy puffer to keep out the chill.

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Times Square Tulle

1st December 2013

Happy December! On a windy day, why not wear tea length tulle? Well there’s quiet a few reasons why not, and the number one is to avoid a mid-day Marilyn Moment.
Jacket: Nordies (love this one) // Skirt: H&M (get the look here, here or black here) // Sweater: DIY (Look for the tutorial, I’ll post it on Friday or shop here) //  Sunnies: Karen Walker (also here) // Boots: Bacio 61 (Also here) // Bag: Coach (similar) // Jewels: Kate Spade Necklace (love this chic one) // J.crew // C.wonder (Sample sale find) // pearls
I had a meeting one windy afternoon in Times Square, so I took a second to enjoy one of the town’s top tourist spots! Tulle skirts always make me feel like Carrie Bradshaw or a ballerina, but today I paired my tulle with a girlie sweatshirt (I’ll share the DIY tutorial this friday) and my go-to boots to dress it down! I dare you to dress outside the lines this month and try tulle with tights & a sweater!
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TurkeyDay // BlackFriday

28th November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone … Eat up!!
I’m spending my first Turkey Day in NYC! This morning I battled tourists
at the parade with and walked through central park.

Via Instagram, follow along!

Tonight I’ll dine with friends in Brooklyn and then pop by another friend’s place for a gluten free dessert sesh & christmas movie fest! I like thanksgiving, but I love black friday! So to get you in the spirit, I’m sharing some great black friday finds to get you in the shopping spirit!
 Modcloth is doing 50% off new arrivals from now until the 1st!

C.wonder is doing 30% off when you purchase 3 or more things or 30% off all clothing, use code GIFTS30
Bauble Bar is offering 15% off two items with code FRIDAY15, 20% off three items with code FRIDAY25 and 25% off four or more items with code FRIDAY35
Jcrew is doing 30% off almost everything
Ted Baker is doing 30% off everything again,
I bought a great dress when they did this last year!

Shop Ted

Old Navy is doing 50% off everything in stores, that starts thanksgiving day at 7pm plus a million dollar giveaway.
Pretty much everyone is having some kind of black friday deal, so there is so many ways to get some great looks for less! Here are a few more of my favorites finds.
More Deals!
One of my favorites, DVF is offering 30% their fall collection
Anthro is doing 50% off all sale items
Express is doing 50% off everything until black friday at noon
Another fav, Trinka Turk offers 60% off selected items
Henri Bendel is doing 25% off purchases over 100 and a $20 splurge card, use code TURKEY25
Ted Baker is doing 30% off storewide 
Necessary clothing is doing 10% off site wide offers 30% off site wide and a $30 credit for orders over $200
Ruche (vintage inspired clothing & accessories, very modcloth-esuqe)
is doing 20% off their already low prices site wide
and Aussie designer Dinosaur Designs (I’m obsessed) offers 20% off

Shop my black friday wishlist here

sky high

10th September 2013

 there’s a place way, way up high… a pretty little park in the sky!

 today’s post will be featuring some fun photos taken along the nyc high-line: a park built upon an abandoned railroad in my neighborhood!
top: h&m // jeans: wetseal // shoes: converse // bag: moschino // tassel: j.crew // earrings: francescas (check me out at their blogger event here) // sunnies: karen walker (similar for $17) // necklace: marc by marc jacobs // rings: Wire wrap // arm party: idiom bangles // kate spade  // j.crew ($28 version) // hat: vintage

please forgive my tardiness… these photos were taken during my birthday week, but i’m just now getting around to posting them! I just loved this sharing this beautiful with two of my besties…


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Craving Crustaceans

27th August 2013

Words cannot describe how excited i am to share today’s lobster-ific post (hence why I have resorted to making up words)!

Much like my lemon print dress, the lobster dress came to me in a dream! One morning I woke up craving a dress covered in coral colored crustaceans, perfect for twirling through clam bakes, fish shacks or beach parties. Now all I had to do was find one, but that ended up being easier said than done. I searched every store I could think of (modcloth, j.crew) and even resorted to simply googling “lobster dress” out of desperation, the two I found were either shift or baby doll dresses, and we know I do better in a fit and flare. About to give up, I resorted to etsy, where I found the most adorable Aussie by the name of Rikki B, who made all my lobster dress dreams come true. 
This dress from Kissy Face via etsy was exactly what I imagined, and fulfilled all my lobster dress dreams! It’s the perfect fit and flair shape and fits my waist like a glove. The length was pure perfection and the skirt was just full enough to be twirl-worthy without being over the top. The construction is to die for, hands-down one of the most well-made dresses I am lucky enough to own! And It has pockets!!!! Big, giant pockets that remain hidden and secret to the un-trained eye. After wearing this darling dress by Kissy Face, I never want to wear another dress. Truthfully, If i could live out my days in the stylings of miss Rikki B I would be the happiest and potentially best dress gal around. Thanks to Rikki, lobster is now not only my favorite food, but also my favorite dress, that I will continue to cherish for years to come. 

So when the time came to capture this crustacean creation, I had to turn to my fabulous photographer friend claire eliza. She is just beyond words. If you have any event worth documenting, you should turn to Claire, honestly, no one else can even compare! Thanks again, Claire!

dress: thanks to Kissy Face // Belt: taken off this Crew Cuts dress // Shoes: Nine west // Rings: Wire wrap // Arm Party: J.crew // Vintage // Idioms // Lips: Nars, Dragon Girl // Bag: Kate Spade
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taken via by @claireezillla iphone using the most amazing app, landcam
so it’s no secret that i’m head over heels for the lob dress, but the french man in my life also approves!
the cherry blossom dress will definitely be my next investment, but until then i’ll just continue to fall more in love with my lobster dress. If you choose to pick one up for yourself (it will be the best decision you’ve made in a while), I hope it makes you as happy as it does me!
what do you think, are you lala loving my lobster dress? tell me, tell me! 

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coney island adventure

31st July 2013

my bestie came to town for my birthday week, so we did all the fun nyc touristy things i never find time to do! first on this list… coney island!

so today, i’m sharing our pics … take a peek!

dress: forever 21 (old) // bag: kate spade // shoes: kate spade //
headband: forever 21(love these) // sunnies: miu miu 

oh, and did I mention that it was national hotdog day?! could you think of a more perfect time to visit this colorful place?

Over all coney island was a blast, and it brought me back to a photo shoot I styled while living in Arizona!

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