prêt-approved // the beret

happy friday!! this week i am beyond excited to finally announce a new weekly series: prêt-approved!! here i will talk about a trend or unique piece that i am currently loving and share links of it from around the web! topics can include everything from fashion (of course), travel destinations, decor pieces, even to upcoming events! so to start off this first week, i will be sharing my recent favorite trend by channeling my inner parisian: the beret!

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meet me in paris

as many of you know, these past few weeks i have been traveling like a crazy person all over europe. and i literally mean crazy because i had about 10 bags with me. but well before i left for europe, i was sure to get into the parisian mindset as paris was going to be my first stop! adding the smallest of accessory of this café scene scarf to my outfits before i left made me feel forever chic. oh, and i can't forget my little champs-élysées charm! i seriously cannot wait to start sharing all of my adventures from europe!

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pinkies up

pink is clearly my favorite color and you don't have to tell me twice to completely wear it from head to toe. even on the streets of new york when everyone features their best black clothing this time of year, you can always spot me strutting down the street in my favorite pink coat! at the moment, i have 6 pink coats in my collection (this being #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6 will be in my post from austria and i'm not even counting this one) and i have to constantly remind myself when i go into store that i don't need another. ugh. but nonetheless, pink, in my eyes, is a neutral and will forever be incorporated into my outfits as frequently as possible. so be a ray of sunshine and wear your favorite color from head to toe! the whole world will be thankful for it!

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taxi please!

happy monday everyone! with the temperatures quickly dropping, i knew i needed to get in a few more dresses before i left for my trip to europe (posts will start next week!!). and although we all know i'm a sucker for polkadots, the silhouette of this dress was far outside my comfort zone. i am typically one for a classic fit and flare shape but the little flip at the bottom of this dress was too good to pass up! oh, and the fact that it was under $50! i just added my favorite taxi clutch into the mix and i was good to go! i hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead!

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going green

this season, i have been making more of a conscious effort to mix and match pieces that i already own and try to incorporate them into my current fall wardrobe. i absolutely loved wearing this coat last year and this dress back when i was in london...and of course i had to pair these pieces with my latest obsession: these green over the knee boots! when i say i have already worn these boots to death, i mean it. i'm strongly considering buying a second pair (in addition the the black pair i already purchased).

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the need for tweed

i am never not ready for the holidays...seriously! now that halloween is over, we can focus on what's truly important: christmas!! christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and i couldn't be happier that it is just around the corner. with the holidays approaching, the invites to the plethora of holiday events, parties, and just any excuse to put on a sparkly dress are right around the corner and this sparkle tweed dress has me ready for every single one of them! tweed is one of those fabrics that you can't help but feel sophisticated in and you know i'm going to be wearing it until it is 90 degrees again.

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twinkle toes

i think we all know i'm not one to shy away from a fabulous and fun pair of heels but there are days when my feet just need a little break! and thus, i bring out the statement flat. a girl's trusty sidekick for being comfy yet still sparkly for any occasion. while organizing my shoes recently, i stumbled back upon this pair of that i bought about 2/3 years ago and completely forgot about! thankfully this striped dress paired so perfectly with them and gave me an excuse to break them back out!

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get your veuve on

i hopped off the plane at lax with my boater hat and a bottle of veuve in hand...and ready to attend the eighth annual veuve clicquot polo classic in los angeles! now many of you know that dana and i are regulars at the veuve polo classic in new york city so you can imagine our excitement when we made the decision to head to the west coast! we had no idea what to expect aside from the whole "champagne" thing haha but there were definitely some differences.

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lady and the lamps

i cannot believe it has nearly been two weeks since dana and i headed to los angeles for the veuve clicquot polo classic! this was the first time i ventured to this city on the west coast and truly didn't know what to expect. all i knew is that i need to stop at "the lampposts" and stuff my face at in-n-out burger. it was a short trip so time was limited but i made sure we carved out enough time to wake up at the crack of dawn to head over to the lacma where the posts are located. and don't worry...in-n-out burger was not long after!

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houndstooth ache

wednesday workwear never felt so good! i randomly stumbled upon this stunning (and comfortable) top and knew it would quickly become a staple in my wardrobe. for the first time wearing the top, i wanted to switch out my traditional skirts to pair it with a set of wide leg culottes. feminine lace paired with menswear inspired houndstooth pants!? yes please!! be prepared to see it many more times on the blog. #noshame 

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sheer genius

last week was such an amazing week as i spent the a few days in los angeles with dana for the veuve clicquot polo classic! as many of you know, this event is dana and myself's favorite event of the year in nyc so we were beyond excited to attend the classic on the opposite coast. of course, more details will come but i am so happy to be headed home today to the cooler temperatures. and with cooler temperatures in nyc means that i can finally start breaking out the long sleeves and coats that have been locked up for the summer! who else is thrilled that it is finally starting to feel like fall!? i hope everyone has an amazing monday!!

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stars and stripes

stars are a huge trend for the fall and holiday seasons and nothing says "i'm an american" quite like adding a set of stripes into the mix! because this jumpsuit by itself was a little too scandalous for my liking (i touch on this a bit here), i loved layering this with a blouse underneath! and with the temperatures still a little bit on the warm side, i opted to throw on my go-to heeled sandals...but mostly because i'm not quite ready to put them away. oh and don't worry, the november collection at kate spade is all about navy with silver stars! get excited!!

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farewell summer

alright summer, you're out of here! good riddance! adios! ciao! and don't let the door hit you on the way out. but before i fully kick summer to the curb, i couldn't help but squeeze in one more summer dress. sorry fall, i had too! this blue and white dress was just too irresistible for words and naturally i had to pair it with some white pumps. but that's it, i swear! let the layering commence and bring on all of the coats and blanket scarves!

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25 going on 95

today is a very special post on a very special day. today is my 25th birthday and i definitely have some thoughts about turning a quarter of a century old. totally no freak outs here. no. why would you ask?? but in all seriousness, i am so thankful for the years behind me and couldn't be more grateful for where i am today. with an amazing support system by my side, i have managed to accomplish so much personally and professionally and i cannot wait to see what the future holds for me. so with all of this being said, in honor of turning 25 years old, i will be sharing 25 fun facts about myself!

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prepping for fall

fall is officially here but that doesn't mean mother nature is quite caught up with the times as yesterday's temperatures were in the high 80s. ugh! so let the awkward transition period begin where all i want to wear are chunky sweaters as all of my summer dresses have been put away. sticking to darker hued dresses will be my go to option until the weather can finally cool down a bit. as soon as i saw this dress when it arrived into the store, i immediately snagged my size. i normally don't gravitate towards a sheath silhouette but seeing this print made my decision easy. and although this dress doesn't have sleeves, i knew i would be able to layer it with ease...you know, when it actually gets cold. it also comes with a matching jacket that would give me major blair waldorf vibes if they were worn together!

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paint the town red

fashion week is coming to an end, but for me, it ended with a bang at the rewardstyle party satrurday evening. every season, i always look forward to this event as i am able to see and catch up with some of my favorite blogger babes. i even ran into beth, who i haven't seen since our days at kate spade in washington, dc! i also loved catching up with emily, kate, kayla, and caroline...those ladies always make my day! oh and dana. obviously. and then i met some new faces like lejla who is just the sweetest!! once again i am reminded why i love doing what i do and the great music and open bar didn't hurt either!

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crossing over to fall

thank goodness summer is (un)officially over...i never thought this day would come! now we can officially let the transition to fall begin. bring on the sweaters and deeper hues! this past weekend gave us a teaser of what fall is going to be like and life was good: until it became 85 degrees yesterday and all i wanted to wear was a black leather jacket. but i'm clearly over it. so on days that, i reach for this perfectly lightweight dress to get me through the day (without overheating) all while giving me just a pinch of fall vibes. and i can even see myself wearing this print again in the spring as another transition piece!

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