blush hour

without a doubt this is my favorite time of year: when you have the possibility of wearing a super cute coat or just the fuzziest, most oversized sweater and call it a day! and one of my go-to pairings this season has been a cropped sweater with some kind of skirt (see here from my trip to vermont!). so when i saw this sweater, i knew i wanted to pair it with another pastel hue so this skirt was just what i needed!

sweater: 3.1 phillip lim
skirt: max mara (also love this option)
shoes: kate spade (old)
bag: louis vuitton (similar here and here)
earrings: vintage chanel
bracelets: cartier
ring: gorjana
sunglasses: max mara

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suit up

with fall officially in full swing, i can finally bring out all of my layers! and let me tell you it has seemed like forever since i have been able to strut around the city in a jacket or coat and not be uncomfortably hot. thankfully on one of my shoot days with lydia a few weeks ago it was cool enough to sport this matching set in soho…and i think you can tell how happy i was! and of course, it didn’t hurt that this suit was under $150!

suit: asos (jacket and pants)
top: tory burch (old, similar here and here)
shoes: dior (buy them used here)
bag: mark cross
headband: lele sadoughi
sunglasses: linda farrow

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the sisterhood of the traveling dress

with the surplus of bloggers and influencers now controlling newsfeeds everywhere, there will always be a standout few where i constantly draw inspiration from. one of those inspirations being none other than blair eadie (who coincidentally launched her collection at nordstrom in partnership with halogen yesterday!). at the beginning of august, while hiding from the sun in the hamptons with dana, blair popped up on my feed wearing this dress and dana and i instantly knew we both needed it! and i don’t think i need to mention how easy our decision was since the dress was $95. yup $95.

within seconds…okay fine, days…i started seeing this dress appear on my feed more and more and each time i fell more and more in love with it! it seemed that everyone from petites to plus were rocking this dress and putting their own spin it: essentially making this the sisterhood of the traveling dress!

dress: topshop (also love the yellow)
belt: dovima paris (also love the blue and the black)
shoes: steve madden (old, similar here and here)
bag: kate spade
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: linda farrow

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i pink i can

with the craziness of my photography program, plus this crazy side hustle, i’m up to my eyeballs in work. it’s definitely a good kind of crazy but i will be the first one to tell you i need a day off! or even just a nap haha!

but i’m so happy to finally be posting one of my favorite gal meets glam dresses from the september collection…at one of my favorite spots in the west village! and while the temperatures may now be a little too cold to wear by itself, i am excited to pair this beauty with either brown or green boots and a fabulous trench! stay tuned!

dress: gal meets glam collection
shoes: gianvito rossi (old, similar here)
earrings: oscar de la renta
necklace: cartier
bracelets: cartier
rings: gorjana, tiffany, chloe
sunglasses: gucci

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busy bee

i am fully aware that i keep saying this but i am so behind on my photos! especially now that my photography program is in full swing at icp, my free time for my own photos is basically non-existent at this point. so i’m finally able to feature one of my favorite and comfiest dresses of the summer! i wore this dress out east when i escaped the craziness of nyfw this season with ashley…oh yeah and it has pockets!

because i’m basically up to my eyeballs in work, i’m keeping this post short and sweet! so enjoy! haha

dress: emilia wickstead
shoes: isa tapia (old, red version here)
bag: tara zadeh
earrings: chanel
bracelets: cartier
necklaces: shashi, cartier
sunglasses: dolce & gabbana

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fashionably late

i know, i know…it’s no longer hydrangea season…but hey! better late than never! when i got back from my trip to rome, i found myself essentially drowning in unpublished content, which i’m aware is not necessarily the worst problem to have but i just couldn’t keep up with it all! so instead of powering through and editing all of the photos, i just let them sit there and procrastinated. i procrastinated so much that i am now posting an outfit from july…and would you believe me if i told you my last post was taken back in may??? oopsies.

dress: giambattista valli (also love the off-the-shoulder version)
shoes: raye (also have the black)
bag: mango
hat: miu miu
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: dolce & gabbana

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my coming to jeans-us moment

i know it probably comes as a shock, but i actually wear jeans allllllll the time, especially when i’m photographing. and as much as i love my luxury and designer pieces, about a year and a half ago, i told myself i was never going to buy a pair of designer jeans again…because no matter how great of quality they were, they inevitably got destroyed. lesson learned!

top: asos
jeans: madewell
shoes: chanel (similar here)
bag: tara zadeh
bracelets: cartier
earrings: katerina makriyianni
necklace: kate spade (old, similar here)
sunglasses: dolce & gabbana

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philly // the city of brotherly love and great food

happy monday everyone! i’m so excited to finally be sharing all of the details of amanda’s and my quick trip to philadelphia! it had been about 13 years years since i last visited this once capital of the united states and i was so excited to be heading back as an adult! amanda and i made the easy two hour drive down to philly the thursday evening before labor day weekend and we were honored to partner with the ritz carlton while in town.

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end of summer...almost

tomorrow is the day we have all been waiting for…the first day of fall! i cannot tell you how excited i am to finally break out my sweaters and jackets! however, mother nature still wants to pretend like it’s summer for the next few weeks. so i guess the cashmere will have to wait. i don’t entirely mind though because this gives me the chance to squeeze in a few more summer dresses before the leaves start to change!

dress: zimmermann
shoes: raye (also love the red)
earrings: vintage chanel (similar here and here)
sunglasses: linda farrow

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once and foral

with the end of summer nearing, i’m trying to squeeze in my last few floral dresses. so when i went home to detroit a few weeks ago, i carved out just enough time to photograph this kate spade dress (first seen on my instagram here) from my favorite view of detroit…in canada! so i grabbed my passport and headed across the river to windsor, ontario to get these photos at sunset.

while most passing people in new york are used to the typical blog shoot, the residents of windsor were not quite sure what to make of it so to say i got a lot of looks would be an understatement haha! but it was all worth it because these are some of my favorite photos i’ve taken while back home!

dress: kate spade
bag: tory burch (old, similar here)
shoes: chanel (similar here and here)
earrings: tory burch
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: max mara

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white after labor day

happy tuesday everyone! i hope everyone had a wonderful labor day yesterday but unfortunately the time has come to put away all things white...

haha jokes on jokes!

but in all seriousness, my whites are not being put away for quite some time! thankfully this white gal meets glam dress is in my closet and will be incredibly versatile even when the seasons change. and of course i had to pair it with my favorite pearl tote to coordinate with the pearl detailing on the dress. pearl overkill? i think not!

now let's just continue the countdown to fall!

coat: kate spade (last seen here)
dress: gal meets glam
shoes: aquazzura (old, similar here and here)
bag: shrimps
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: linda farrow

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spot on

yesterday on the blog, i shared the look i wore to andrea's wedding and it only seemed appropriate that i share the outfit i wore to her rehearsal dinner as well! seeing as i was going to be drinking and eating all night, i knew i wanted to be comfy. aka i wanted to find the flowy-est of flowy dresses there was. and i'm pretty sure i nailed it with this polka dotted number. while admittedly it is not the most flattering thing i've ever worn here on this blog...it is without a doubt the comfiest and i'm so happy i wore it as the food at the dinner did not disappoint!

dress: a.w.a.k.e.
shoes: stuart weitzman
bag: kate spade
earrings: vintage chanel (similar here and here)
sunglasses: givenchy

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the good old brooklyn bridge

whenever i'm on vacation, it's already a given that i will be waking up at 4:00am to be shooting by sunrise. yet i almost always refuse to do the same thing when i'm home in new york. so when i finally got my booty out of bed (and lydia's) before the crack of dawn for this shoot, i was pretty proud of myself! last time i braved the early wakeup call for the bridge was almost a year and a half ago but because it was during the winter, the sunrise wasn't at as quite a painful time. and sidebar, i still love that skirt i wore and cannot wait to wear it again for the holidays!

dress: lela rose
shoes: kate spade
bag: kate spade
earrings: tory burch
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: givenchy

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lay in lavender

this shoot was one that i had been dying to finally get the chance to do. two years ago, i stumbled upon a little piece of provence out in long island but never got a chance to make the trek out to the north fork of the island where lavender by the bay is located. then last year when i was finally able to coordinate my schedule with dana, the lavender was gone for the season! i was devastated (i mean dramatic but still). so i was determined to never miss this one again...aka i wrote it down in my calendar last year and the waiting game began. what seemed like an eternity later, dana, elle and i finally headed out the second weekend in july when i knew the lavender was going to be at its peak and it did not disappoint!

dress: gül hürgel
shoes: tabitha simmons
bag: j.crew (old, similar here)
earrings: kate spade
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: linda farrow

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extra, extra!

something that has always been true about myself is that i have always loved dressing up. i even think part of the reason that i worked at kate spade for so long (on and off for about 5 years!), was because dressing up and wearing a cocktail dress to work wasn't out of the ordinary - in fact, it was weird if you didn't! thankfully i still have this blog as an excuse to continue dressing as extra as i can be and feel validated when i waltz into a vineyard wearing a gingham ballgown.

dress: fame and partners
shoes: tabitha simmons
bag: zara
hat: jacquemus (similar here)
earrings: vintage chanel (stolen from dana)
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: linda farrow

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on the rhode

we've been having some pretty miserable weather here in nyc but thankfully i have been escaping to the hamptons for the last few weekends! and i almost always have to drag dana out with me...but it doesn't take much convincing haha! when i'm out east, i very seldom take my camera out and work but when i got this rhode resort dress in, i couldn't help but shoot it while the hydrangeas were in bloom!

dress: rhode resort
bag: cult gaia
shoes: fendi
earrings: vanda jacintho
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: gucci

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when in rome

when in rome...one must always rent a cute vespa, wear a matching vespa dress, and ride around the colosseum like the tourist you are! around two months before i left for rome, i stumbled upon this obnoxiously adorable vespa-printed dress and immediately sent it to ashley...as i was so impressed with my find! she then quickly informed me that she, too, had purchased the dress haha! so it was fate that we wore them together for this day! we did though get a few looks when we walked into the vespa rental place.....

dress: boden
shoes: chanel (similar here and here)
bag: mansur gavriel
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: illesteva (similar here)

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a roman holiday

after an absurd amount of procrastination, my favorite post from my tour of italy is here! of all of the 5:30am shoots, our morning at the colosseum will not compare to any other one. upon arrival, everything was going according to plan: our inspo photos in hand and my camera ready to go. ashley and i, of course, had to get the stereotypical blogger shot on the ledge and we continued taking photos around that area, but the magic didn't officially set in until we went down and around the historic roman landmark.

dress: caroline constas
bag: tara zadeh
shoes: loeffler randall
earrings: vintage chanel
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: dolce & gabbana

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