Monday, July 28, 2014

The Right... Matching Set

Happy Monday guys!  I'm going to keep it short and sweet today.  I had a little too much fun at Jen's birthday shindig and didn't have much left in my when it came to today's post.  Somehow these summer weekends take everything out of me - I guess that's what happens when you're having fun! 

I bought these two pieces from the Phillip Lim x Target collab and have worn them separate but decided to throw them together one day and I really liked the way the look came out.  I usually like to match (at least a portion of my outfit) but I've never worn a full on suit or matching set before.  So here we are!  Have you worn a matching set?  What are your thoughts?

Top and Skirt: Phillip Lim x Target, Shoes: c/o Kohl's, Necklace: BaubleBar (old), Bag: c/o Folli Follie (similar here)

Other matching set favorites:

Photos: Krista Robertson
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Photo Diary: Lake Days Pt. 1

Happy Friday friends!  While I usually don't take my nice camera on friend trips, it made its way into my bag when I packed for the Fourth of July weekend at Schroon Lake.  I'm definitely glad I brought it along because we busted it out and ended up getting a lot of really great pictures!  Actually almost too many pictures (is that a thing..?) because my Dropbox is beyond full.  We had such a good time though, I'm glad I was able to capture it.

Here are some shots and stay tuned for the rest of our day lounging on the dock!

The lake was fully equipped with the cutest general store (we definitely frequented it for beer runs!)

The perfect spot to sit and look out at the lake/sunset

I'm still kicking  myself for not napping on this hammock! 

We be drankin'... Watermelon...  But really - we did the whole vodka watermelon thing and I decided we should make slushies... It was probably the best/worst idea I've had in a while.  Right next to the "sangria" we mixed up - both were trouble!

By far my favorite picture from the whole trip

The lakehouse wouldn't have been complete without s'mores!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Window Shopping Wednesday: Currently Coveting

Today I wanted to share a few things I've been eyeing around the internets.  I know we're still in the middle of summer but I can't help but start to want to gravitate toward some fall fashion!  Or at least transition pieces, like that camo skirt and that tweed jacket - I'm keeping the rest light and airy for you though!

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Monday, July 21, 2014

The Right... Fancy Maxi

Boy.  Last week was crazy busy.  Good news - it wasn't all work busy, I did fun stuff too!  I had the chance to attend the Edeyo Gives Hope Ball on Wednesday.  I typically only produce fundraising events and rarely have the chance to attend them so it was nice to relax and enjoy myself.  It such an amazing cause too, helping children in Haiti and the video they played (from the children) was definitely a tear jerker.  I'd love for you to check it out!

I seriously debated turning to Rent the Runway for a dress but instead decided to shop my own closet.  I settled on this black and white Parker number (you've seen it before here) and was so happy with  my choice.  It was super comfy and just the right amount of dressy.

Oh and hilarious story, Krista helped me snap these photos in Flatiron over the weekend and as I was changing out of my heels into flat sandals to run to the subway a man started screaming at me to put my heels back on because "they look so  much better."  This man literally quieted down the entire seating area outside the Flatiron building he was so loud.  Oh and he didn't stop either.  Definitely adding that to one of the most awkward moments taking blog pictures! 

Dress: Parker NY (similar here), Shoes: c/o Kohl's, Clutch: C. Wonder (similar here)

   Get the Look:

 Outfit photos: Krista Robertson, Gala photo: Wil Pierce
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Sale Find Friday: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Alright ya'll, it's time for the much anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!  Cue the mini happy dance - I love me a good sale (especially Nordstrom) so it's game.on.  I'm sure this is not the first post you've seen about the sale but I'm excited to share my strategy for shopping the sale, including some key fall fashion trends to stock up on now! So grab some iced coffee and let's dive in, shall we?  

First, some key fall trends.  Prints are still huge but think of these in terms of "fall" colors (burgundy, emerald, hunter, red, navy, black, etc.), leather is still going to be a go-to piece, oh and cozy knits - you'll want to get those too.  Don't forget the embellishments and luxe fabrics.  Oh and last but not least the faux fur.

Oh and the shoes.  Boots and booties are still in and now's the time to scoop up those killer heels in a fall color.

Now, the strategy.  Things can get a little overwhelming and wreak havoc on your wallet if you don't strategize a little:
1.  I look at my current shopping list: I keep a running list on my iPhone of items I find myself wishing I had or discover are missing from my closet. 
In this case, I really need to replace my black leather pencil skirt that ripped earlier this year (I can't even talk about what a sad moment that was).
2.  I look check out my favorite designers and see what they have on sale.  Lately I've been really loving Halogen at Nordstrom because it's such a great price point.
3.  Seriously budget.  Figure out what you can definitely spend and then sort the categories from lowest to highest price and don't go over a certain price for that item.

Still with me?  Here's what I'm coveting (oh and most are less than $100!):

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