Posts tagged black and white
the anti-nordstrom sale post: why i have not, am not, and will (probably) never shop the nordstrom anniversary sale

every summer the hoards of bloggers emerge for the annual money-maker event of the season. and to be honest the content never fails to be completely overloaded. but why am i so against a sale? because it’s the day before the public access, i’m going going to share why.

dress: caroline constas
shoes: raye (last seen here)
bag: chanel
earrings: kate spade (old)
necklace: cartier
sunglasses: dolce & gabbana

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in the black

happy friday everyone! and more importantly, a happy black friday! i hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving yesterday but now the fun really begins: the countdown to chirstmas! while everyone is very excited to take advantage of holiday deals and deep discounts, i will spread the same message that i do every year. it’s a reminder to those who are choosing to do their shopping today in the stores, remember to be extra, extra, extra nice and patient to the sales associates and staff members. they have to work incredibly long and stressful hours today and who knows what time they had to get up this morning to get to work. and typically, the time retail workers get to spend with their families is cut short so just be aware of that before you think someone is moving a little slower than you would like (*cough looking at you new yorkers cough*).

coat: zara (old, similar here and here)
dress: asos (old, similar here and here)
boots: tory burch
bag: kate spade (old)
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: linda farrow

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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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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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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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all in a day's work

visiting the amalfi coast was everything i wanted it to be and then some. so on our last day in paradise, ashley and i wanted to do a day trip to visit every remaining inch of the coast. ashley had arranged a car to pick us up from our hotel in sorrento at the crack of dawn to begin our drive along the famous "blue ribbon" road. earlier in the trip, during our stay in positano, the wind was so strong that the picturesque umbrellas on the beach had to stay closed...so as we were driving past positano, i may or may not have had the car pull over so we could hike down to get "the shot." but hey, do it for the instagram right!? after we got the shot and hiked back up the 10,000 steps (ashley really loved me at this point) we continued up the road and stopped at the most famous fruit stand where we discovered our driver and the fruit stand owner were great friends haha!

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easy, breezy, positano

while in positano, i knew it was going to be hot. so i was incredibly thankful i packed this super lightweight off the shoulder dress that kept me cool for ashley's and my adventures for the day! but don't worry, the sunscreen was on hand at all times because...well duh!

dress: caroline constas (similar here)
shoes: loeffler randall
bracelets: cartier
bag: zara (similar here and here)
hat: gucci
sunglasses: linda farrow

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a walk on park

springtime in new york is truly one of my favorite times of the year! ...you know, aside from fall and christmas ;) but one ues tradition that i never fail to miss are the park avenue tulips! every year the city plants a different color to make the walk up and down park avenue a little more scenic and i'm so happy they chose red this year! naturally i decided to wear my favorite spring print in celebration of the turn of the season: gingham! be prepared to see a plethora of it again this year!

top: gap (old, similar here)
skirt: kate spade
belt: kate spade (old, similar here and here)
shoes: raye (also love the red)
hat: rag & bone (old, similar here and here)
sunglasses: celine

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beret of sunshine

at the end of last year, i mentioned here how obsessed i have been lately with berets! they are the perfect way to add that little extra something to your outfit without putting too much effort into it. so i have been trying to incorporate more berets into my daily wardrobe and couldn't help but bring this pearl one back out! and i will mention that i have also recently purchased this and this and i am so excited to start wearing them! ...you know, after the whole 5-7 business day thing.

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white and black friday

as mentioned here, part of my reasoning behind my stop in paris was to re-do some of my photos and this was one location that could not be missed! the palais-royal is known for it's black and white art installation and even my first time here, i couldn't help but wear a black and white outfit! the moment i saw this dress, i immediately knew it was going to be coming with me to paris. in total i wore this dress 4 times on my trip! which is a world record for me. the reasoning? it is the comfiest dress i own! seriously! i feel like i am wearing pajamas!

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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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tailor made

working in the fashion and retail industry, i know firsthand that it is incredibly rare to get a perfect fit. there is always some tweaking that could be done to get the piece to fit just right. and for me that tweaking sometimes requires a little more manual labor than i would probably like to admit. in a world of sizes small, medium and large (or 1, 2, and 3...i'm giving you major side eye maje), those not included in those categories get pushed to the sidelines and i start getting creative.

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jailbird

we had quite the blizzard a few weeks ago on the east coast, which put a little damper on my plans to visit the cherry blossoms in washington, dc. the blossoms were covered in a layer of ice causing a significant delay the peak days. but my train was booked and my friends were awaiting my arrival so there was no way i was about to reschedule! i went to plan b and simply visited some of my favorite locations in dc working with the incredibly talented laura metzler!

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