Entries from March 2014

{ updated braid }

March 31, 2014

If you’re anything like us, a great braid has gotten you through a lot of dirty hair days. So why not try something new? Try a simple braid twisted up into a chignon– an easy update to a classic style.

Here’s how you can get this look:

{ workspaces }

March 28, 2014

{ Bohemian Luxury/Samantha Wills }

March 27, 2014

The best thing about my job this year (besides the clothes, and the new york city trips, oh, and the shoes …) is that I have reached a point in my career where I am constantly surrounded by talented, creative and driven people. Through social media, at some point last year, I connected with the beautiful Samantha Wills and am proud to call her my friend.
3 different people introduced me to her work in one week, raving “this line is so you” and that “you just have to see it”. So I did and I’ve been a collector ever since.
Samantha Wills is one of the very few artists that I feel gets “bohemian luxury” just right. She combines the right amount of boho, not too much sparkle and a dash of edge in each piece. And the quotes inscribed on the pieces makes each one even more special.
Here are some photos from my latest visit to her NYC showroom.
If you haven’t familiarized yourself with her work- it’s time.

{ Heart of Aries Necklace }{ Love At Sunset Collar }{Autumn Adventure Collar }
{ Cleopatra Bangle }{ Roaming Existence Cuff }

{ things we need: blue and pink }

March 26, 2014

{ express part three }

March 25, 2014

Alright! Last express look before the big EXPRESS Times Square Grand Opening. This one is my favorite look of the three posts we did b/c who DOESN’T love a camo trucker hat?!? (It’s men’s, but I couldn’t resist.) I paired it with their white portofino shirt, distressed black denim shorts, my new favorite color blocked heels and added a camel bag and watch b/c I love the gold links.
Which look was your favorite?

Oh and ARE YOU COMING TO THE EVENT?! If yes I hope you’ll say hello?

{ Hudson New York }

March 24, 2014

Last week on my trip to NYC I was invited to stay at the hudson hotel.
While I’ve visited once before, this was my first stay and won’t be my last.
Spent a few mornings in the peaceful back library which is equipped with a pool table, chess boards, comfy couches for lounging, a bar oh and decorated with photos of cows in hats. Genius.
Can’t wait until it warms up so I can explore the Hudson’s outdoor area and rooftop on my next visit.
Have you stayed? Were you as taken with the design of the hotel as I was?

{ express part two }

March 21, 2014

More express? Yep.
Still getting all ready for our fun party for Express’s Grand Opening in Times Square. I’m hosting. Your shopping…and probably taking some pics too b/c Robin Thicke is performing.
Above, look two from my recent Express haul. The shoes that I can’t stop wearing are here again b/c I can’t get enough of a color blocked heel.  These jeans are the mia skinny leg ankle and I paired them with a mesh tank for some fun. I piled on my favorite express jewels, and watch and hit the city for a nice afternoon off.

{ express part one }

March 20, 2014

Next week in nyc I am hosting an event with Express. Oh and Robin Thicke is performing.
And you should come and hang out with all of us.
Don’t worry I’ll be posting info for you on this but first wanted to share that I’m wearing express above!
I popped in to grab a few must-haves for the event trip and thought I’d share some favorites with you this week. I started with a high-waisted full skirt and paired it with a mesh cut crop top- which just brushes the top of the skirt. Over that I wore a thin bomber jacket in black (it was unseasonably warm in nyc above so it’s in my arm here). Then I picked up these shoes in white/camel and I have a feeling you’ll be seeing alot of these on me.
I wanted to keep this look simple so I’m jewelry free- weird for me but the shades were a fun accessory.
Hope you love. Links below! Happy shopping!
Doors open at 7 with chances to win gift cards, giveaways, and other special prizes all night.  Express. Robin Thicke. Prizes.
See you there NYC.

{ coach }

March 19, 2014

Last week, I teamed up with Coach to make an illustration as part of their ongoing #coachnewyorkstories and they asked me what NY style means to me.
“The thing I love about NY fashion is the individuality. If you gave 5 of my friends in nyc these shoes, they’d all style them differently and that it what keeps me inspired on my trips to the city.”
 Check out my illustration for the Nillie Sandal at coach.com.

{ things we need: tomboy chic }

March 19, 2014

A round up up my very favorite things that we stumbled across this week.
Those sneakers?!

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