Posts tagged new york city
veuve, like love

another veuve clicquot polo classic has come and gone and my countdown to next year’s has officially begun. but before i start my prep for next year’s christmas…i mean polo classic…a recap is obviously necessary.

dress: staud (also love the blue)
shoes: valentino
hat: etsy (i had them custom make it with the yellow ribbon)
earrings: kate spade
necklace: cartier
rings: chloe, henri bendel, alex & ani, gorjana, baublebar
bracelets: cartier, dior
bag: mansur gavriel
sunglasses: dolce & gabbana

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why i don't wear the most "flattering" clothes

i think we can all agree here that i have an obsession with fashion…and really clothes in general. okay fine, it’s more of an addiction but let’s not put labels on things shall we? my love of clothing breaks down to an appreciation for craftsmanship, design, and overall style and i will wear anything that i feel is fabulous! while i may love all of the components of this love, those things sometimes don’t match up with my body type and as much as i would love to be a six-foot tall glamazon model that looks good in everything with legs for days, i’m not and nor will i ever be. i don’t want to turn this post into an obnoxiously body-positive one, but to cut to the chase, i’ve accepted myself for me and i’ve stopped trying to fight my own body to be something it’s not

coat: marc jacobs
jumpsuit: j.crew
shoes: kate spade
bag: mansur gavriel
sunglasses: givenchy

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the lost outfits

it’s been a while since i’ve posted on the blog. while part of the reason is because i really haven’t had much to say, but it’s really mostly due to the fact that i have been really discouraged about losing my hard drive. i know i don’t want to belabor the point anymore but losing 40,000 photos of not only client and personal photos but my final project for my photography program really hurt…like really hurt. i felt like i lost an arm and it just took me a while to really come to terms with the fact that it’s never going to come back…i know, dramatic but whatever…

jacket: tory burch
sweater: and other stories
skirt: adam lippes
shoes: stuart weitzman
bag: chanel
earrings: cult gaia
sunglasses: illesteva

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a series of unfortunate events

these past two weeks i have had incredible things planned! i was able to persuade amanda to book a last minute trip to los angeles with me and we literally had the best time (aside from the fact that i ripped my favorite blouse #stillbitter)! we were exhausted because we shot from sunrise to sunset every day but more on all of that content later. unfortunately though, the past few days i have just been dealing with a string of bad luck and it’s put a damper on my attitude. from travel mishaps to technical issues, i’ve just wanted to curl up in a ball and cry…in fact i did that this afternoon on the phone with my mom in the back of an uber. that definitely killed my uber rating haha.

coat: halogen x atlantic-pacific
dress: kate spade
boots: tibi
clutch: kate spade
earrings: kate spade
sunglasses: fendi

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the discouraging side of having a "small" instagram following

in today’s social media age, people are seemingly defined by their follower count. as of this week, i have around 25k followers and while that may seem like a lot to some people, my following pales in comparison to my peers…especially those in nyc. to be honest, it gets incredibly frustrating and often discouraging regardless of how hard i try not to play the comparison game. the loop giveaways are running rampant and there doesn’t seem to be any slowing down of people trying to take shortcuts. i was even told once that it was “cute” how i’ve kept my small following simply because i didn’t participate in that rubbish (sorry i’ve been watching mary poppins returns and now i think i’m british). i had a “wait, what?!?” moment haha! but what real impact does this have on me? it really comes down to brands and partnerships.

coat: ganni (old, similar here and here)
sweater: & other stories
jeans: madewell
boots: tibi
bag: louis vuitton
earrings: vintage chanel
sunglasses: linda farrow

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my favorite nyc photo locations

in yesterday’s post, i talked about the reasoning why i find it so frustrating when people keep their photo locations a secret. and while i will always try to ensure i tag the exact locations, i realized i needed to have a one-stop-shop for all of my favorite locations here in nyc! so i decided to break them all down by neighborhood for your viewing pleasure!

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pink-ies up

is it too late to say happy new year? haha!

after taking nearly one month off (with the exception of yesterday’s post), i’m finally back and ready for action! the end of 2018 was quite the whirlwind by closing out the year with a trip to africa and 2019 has already been jam packed with so many exciting things! i promise i will be posting all about my trip to africa soon but i seriously needed to post this sequin cape because the christmas trees behind me already date these photos…oopsies!

cape: lela rose
dress: kate spade (old, last seen here)
shoes: aquazzura
clutch: zara (similar here)
earrings: simone rocha (similar here)
bracelets: dior, cartier
bow: jennifer behr
sunglasses: max mara (in gold here)

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a spade is a spade: my thoughts on the new direction of kate spade new york

today is the day!

today is the first day of the official redesign of one of my favorite (if not my most favorite) brands! early last year it was announced that nicola glass would be replacing deborah lloyd as creative director of kate spade. while i know anyone who follows me knows i am a kate spade fanatic (and former employee) and that i’ve have always loved the brand, i knew nicola was going to take the brand into the next stage of its life. when nicola’s first collection first hit the runway last fashion week, i will be honest, there were pieces that i loved…and some, not so much. was this redesign too drastic for the kate spade customer? was it going to stray too far from the whimsical brand i once knew? i had to wait and see it for myself in person.

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beret of hope

well first, oopsies! i know it’s the 26th and you’re all wondering, “why the heck is she posting this holiday content now!?” that’s a great question readers, haha! for the last week i have been on an adventure in africa and because i was told there would be wifi, i did not plan out my pre-christmas posts. unfortunately, upon arrival to my safari, i was in for a rude wake-up call when there was not only no wifi, but not even cell service!

dress: zara
coat: michael kors (old, last seen here)
beret: halogen
bag: saint laurent
shoes: halogen x atlantic-pacific
earrings: chanel
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: dolce & gabbana

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golden girl

one of my favorite things about the holidays are the opportunities to dress up! even if you’re overdressed for the dinner party, people just get it during this time of year! while i won’t officially be wearing this dress until an event back in michigan in january, this dress initially caught my eye for the annual met holiday party. i ended up re-wearing this dress from over the summer with a turtleneck underneath just because i wasn’t able to get the dress hemmed in time (but i obviously wanted to keep it long for these photos because #drama).

dress: jenny packham
shoes: jimmy choo
bag: saint laurent
earrings: vintage chanel
necklace: cartier
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: givenchy

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tis the tweed

11 days until christmas and holy crap i can’t wait!

honestly, that’s all i really wanted to say and show this outfit because i’m obsessed with this dress! haha it’s seriously so comfy (no pockets though but yolo) and i’ve already worn it to a few holiday occasions this month! oh yeah, and it has a slight stretch so go crazy and eat all the foods haha

dress: halogen x atlantic-pacific
belt: j.crew
blazer: zara (old)
shoes: manolo blahnik
earrings: chanel
bracelets: cartier
bag: shrimps
sunglasses: givenchy

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crossing into winter

with the beginning of the holidays, this means that fall is officially at an end. it has been fun, fall, and i will truly miss you deeply. thankfully i did save one more outfit that i shot here in nyc when the fall foliage was at its peek! this skirt has already made the rounds a few times in my real life wardrobe and loved pairing it with this oversized cozy sweater to show here on the blog! now let the christmas festivities begin and i can’t wait to show you all the holiday outfits for this year!

until next year, fall!

coat: j.crew
sweater: and other stories
skirt: halogen x atlantic-pacific
shoes: madewell (old, similar here)
gloves: halogen x atlantic-pacific
bag: tara zadeh
earrings: chanel
necklaces: cartier, sashi
sunglasses: chloe

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walk the dot

suits, recently, have been my favorite things to throw on (see here) so when i saw blair eadie’s collection had no shortage of matching suits, i couldn’t help myself but to buy one! …yeah yeah yeah okay two! and the best part about blair’s collection in collaboration with halogen, was the versatility and interchangeableness (is that even a word?) with one another so i felt so comfortable pairing this polka dotted blouse with the printed suit to complete the look!

suit: halgoen x atlantic-pacific (jacket and pants)
top: halgoen x atlantic-pacific
shoes: sam edelman
bag: m2malletier
earrings: chanel
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: illesteva

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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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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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