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Some weeks I can't wait to sit down and write a blog post and others it's almost impossible to get myself to write even the first sentence of a post. This week it's the latter, which is why my first post of the week is going up today. 

After having an amazing weekend at home in Massachusetts with my family I had to face the fact that I'd be saying goodbye to my fourteen year old golden retriever Daisy for the last time. Daisy was the dog that surprised us all and out lived every other dog my family has had, even though she came from a crappy backyard breeder and need hip surgery at six months old. She was there through two different moves to new states, through mean middle school girls, and every time I came home from college in need of puppy love - always with a smiling face and wet kiss straight to the face. She was like all good dogs are, a best friend and a part of the family, so saying goodbye was something I never could've been ready for and it's definitely made it a bit hard to get into the normal groove this week. 

On a lighter note, I'm excited to share this look with you guys because it's finally supposed to start feeling like fall again today here in New York, meaning it might actually be time to pull out all those cozy layers! With the weather being so summer-like this past week or so I've been having to wear my favorite sweaters in more creative ways, like over a  transitional sundress. It might be 80 degrees, but when there's a will there's a way right? In my mind the moment September hits it's always sweater weather.  


It's Always Sweater Weather

Some weeks I can't wait to sit down and write a blog post and others it's almost impossible to get myself to write even the fi...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Happy Friday everyone!

I talked about it on Instagram on Wednesday, but this week has felt like it has dragged on so I'm very ready for the weekend. I'll be spending the next couple days binging on apples, snuggling with my pups, and baking pumpkin bread with my mom (I know I know, very basic of me). I think this short escape from the city will be just the reset I need to get back into the groove of things.

An extra bonus this weekend is all the amazing sales that are happening for the Columbus Day Holiday! Now it's finally starting to feel like fall it's the perfect time to stock up on fall classics and decide which trendier pieces will become your statement this fall!

I bought this sweater and these over the knee boots, and have my eye on this coat. Happy Shopping!





Plus, a special note that while supplies last all Lively purchases will come with their Geo-Tote in denim! I have so many of their pieces nad am obsessed with all of them! You can't go wrong with a bralette, one-piece, or their incredible t-shirt bra (pictured above)!

The Columbus Day Sales You Need To Shop!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Blazers have been my thing for as long as I can remember, so I can't even begin to tell you how happy I was when this year it suddenly seems like blazers are popping up everywhere. From plaid boyfriend ones to velvet maroon ones, I'm building up a crazy long wishlist of blazers to add to my already large collection. 

The one I'm wearing in these photos is an oldie but goodie that isn't going anywhere any time soon (see it featured here and here in past posts). While I usually go for a casual look paired with my blazers (think easy jeans and a tee), but I wanted to dress things up a bit last weekend for a brunch with friends. On a whim I tried out the monochrome look on top with an olive blouse layered under my olive blazer and I kind of loved it. What do y'all think?

Plus, below are a few blazers I'm loving right now under $80!


Blazers Under $80

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

As we were sitting in Central Park this weekend a few friends and I came to the conclusion that we much prefer a cloudy fall day to a sunny one. There's just something about the slight gloom that the clouds bring that makes it feel more like fall, ya know? 

Cloudy gloom was definitely my experience in Nantucket a few weekends ago, but I definitely wasn't disappointed to see firsthand why the Grey Lady got it's nickname. I know it's taken me forever to get photos from my short trip up on here, but it's because I'm working on a comprehensive guide to ACK with the help of one my BFFs who is now officially a local to the island. Since I've only visited Nantucket a few times I always leave it to my friend to show me the best parts of the island!

One spot I can recommend 100% on my own is Sankaty Head Lighthouse, my favorite of the three lighthouses on the island. Whenever I'd visited the lighthouse before it had been on perfect summery days, but I have to say I think I liked it even more with the fog. While you can usually see out over the surrounding cliffs and golf course, on the day we headed up to the lighthouse it was like we were lost in a sea of white - pretty magical if I do say so myself. 

Of course, every time I leave Nantucket I start planning for my next trip almost immediately, so maybe I'll be seeing Sankaty Head Light next in the snow...? 


Fall in Nantucket

Monday, October 2, 2017

With a newly booked trip up to New England (home!) on the horizon, my fall excitement is at an all time high. Apple crisp, bright foliage, pumpkin bread, hay rides - you name it and I am all about it. After nearly ten years living in New England there's just something about fresh fall air that gets me re inspired and ready to conquer the world, anyone else?

With my new inspiration I've been working on some fun posts that will be coming out over the next few weeks! First up is my fall bucket list - New York City style! One of my most read posts was last year's Non-Touristy NYC Christmas Bucket List, so I thought I'd bring it back for a new season.

1) Fall Foliage from Belvedere Castle

Central Park Foliage is definitely a tourist favorite, but there is a somewhat unknown spot in the park that you must visit during the fall - Belvedere Castle. I'm all about the NYC skyline views, but the view over Central Park in the fall might just be better!

2) Cider Donuts at the Union Square Farmers' Market

I love the Union Square Farmers' market year-round, but it's especially amazing in the fall! Vendors bring cider donuts, pumpkin bread, fresh picked apples, and more delicious treats into the city for all of us who miss home cooking and fresh air. I like to pick up some donuts and a cup of hot cider and find a table in the park!

3) Picnic By The Cloisters

I've only been to The Cloisters once, but I am dying to go back in the fall. The grounds of The Cloisters are absolutely beautiful and it's a great place to head in the city to get some fresh air (without leaving the city!) Major bonus - you can spend as much time as you want inside The Cloisters, so if you're going solo bring a book and find a pretty spot spend the afternoon! If you're going with friends bring a picnic blanket and lunch and set up everything in the park right by the museum.

4) Brunch at Friend of a Farmer and Explore Brooklyn Heights

Brunch is a year round thing in NYC, but Friend of a Farmer is my fall spot, mostly because they serve cornbread with apple compote with brunch as your free bread basket situation Amazing, right? The menu only gets better from there, including pumpkin pancakes and apple smoked bacon. The Brooklyn Heights location is in th

5) Leave NYC for a day at Storm King Art Center

Ok so this bucket list item isn't technically within city limits, but I feel like a trip to the Storm King Art Center is a trip every New Yorker is dying to do! If you watch Master of None you'll automatically recognize the expansive park and art exhibit. The exhibit closes for the season at the end of October, so if you want to go make your plans now!

6) Try out a Cider Restaurant in the city

Cider is definitely my fall drink of choice, so when I heard there are restaurants devoted to the drink all I could think was, where have I been? The first spot I want to try out is Wassail in the Lower East Side. Their Cider Flight looks to be right up my alley!

7) Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

For my New York friends this parade is a tradition that hopefully we'll never let die. The dog parade has become pretty popular in the last few years, so it's a bit crowded, but still so worth it. Make sure your phone is fully charged because you're going to want to take pictures of literally everything there! If you can muster up some early morning motivation show up early and grab a bagel from Tompkins Square Bagels - to be extra fall get a French Toast bagel with Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese

New York City Fall Bucket List

Friday, September 29, 2017

This post feels a bit ridiculous right now, given that it's been over 80 degrees the last few days, but I am so ready for fall. I've been a bit MIA here the last couple weeks, but I've been proclaiming my fall love all over Instagram

For me, summer is all about trying out trends but as fall begins I start to head back to the classics so I thought I'd start highlighting the pieces that I go back to year after year over the next couple of weeks. It might be easy to tell if you follow along with my Insta-stories, but my denim jacket has been on repeat these last few weeks. I've been pairing it with sundresses on summer-like days to stay warm in the office AC or over a light sweater on some chillier mornings. 

I haven't had a really good denim jacket (you know the stiff yet soft kind that automatically feels worn in?), so this year I was on a mission to find one that I would want to spend every day in and I definitely hit the jackpot. I tried brands like Gap, J.Crew, and J Brand but of course when you're looking for a classic jacket you've got to go back to the classic brand - Levi's. This jacket is everything I could have dreamed in a denim jacket (see above) and will likely be one of those pieces my imaginary future daughter will want to steal. Plus, an important lesson I learned is to head to the men's department if you're looking for an oversized denim jacket! 


Denim Jacket // Jeans // Silk Blouse (similar) // Crossbody Bag (similar) // Mules (similar)

Fall Staples: The Denim Jacket

Monday, September 25, 2017

This year I made absolutely no plans for fashion week besides work related events, then last second a few friends reached out about going to events with them throughout the week and boy am I happy they did. At times blogging can be pretty lonely, I spend a lot more time brainstorming and writing on my own than I do hanging out with other people in the community. I'd much rather be spending time with other bloggers, so getting the chance to hang with some of my local faves like Dana, Allie, Lauren, Kate, and Emily this week was the best. I also especially love getting to meet new people like Danielle and Leigha when they're in town!

These girls all have inspirational stories and blogs but on top of that, seeing all their fashion week styles has made me want to head down to SoHo and buy everything (oops). Specifically, there were a few trends I saw on other bloggers this past week that I just have to have! I'm trying to cut down on my clothing spending for the rest of the month, so until I can go out and shop again I thought I'd share a list of my favorite trends!


Ok, white boots are definitely not in my normal style wheelhouse and my manager at work actually laughed out loud when I said I wanted a pair, but how cute are all these boots? They definitely have a very 70s feel, but I love that options with a stacked heel feel a bit more classic, more like my style.


While I've definitely lessened my nautical vibes since starting this blog back in 2012 I still have a love for all things navy and buttoned. I've recently obsessed with culottes all summer (evidence 1 and 2) and the addition of gold button detailing is feeling just right for the coming months. You can go all out nautical with a striped top or keep it edgier by trying out an olive pair with black details.


After my parents dressed me in pink constantly as a child I rejected pretty much every version of pink (and yeah not a huge fan of this whole milennial pink thing), but mauve pink is definitely something I can get behind. It feels a bit moodier than regular pink, while still giving off the feminine feel (which I'm also all about for fall). I can pretty much guarantee you're going to see this color everywhere this fall!


Want to look cool without really trying? Get yourself a great duster jacket or cardigan to layer over literally any outfit. Allie killed a dressy version of this look on Saturday night and since then I've been obsessed. Playing with proportions almost always leads to a killer look and I definitely want to add a duster jacket to my fall wardrobe as an easy layering piece. For casual days at the office all it needs is jeans and a tee or for put it over a LBD for a meeting!

Favorite Blogger Trends from NYFW

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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