Currently Craving

As Summer turns to Fall, there are a few things a girl dreams of. Crisp air. Cashmere. Salted Chocolate Hot Chocolates returning to Starbucks. And perfect Fall accessories. As I prepare for my first NYFW, here are the snowflakes glittering my mind. 

  • Bite Cashmere Lip Cream. I receive this in a PopSugar Must Have box and I can't get enough. The texture is ridiculous and the color is subtle. It's the easy pop of color to pack in your clutch on a girls night out. Given that  it'll be a week of GNO's for me in New York, you better believe this Bite gloss will be in my clutch at all times. I want it in every color.
  • This ShoeDazzle Winnipeg backpack is just too cute. I have been hunting for a backpack, and with my new ShoeDazzle subscription, I feel I lucked out on this one. Seriously it's $39.95. You can't beat that. 
  • Everyone needs a pair of Blue Suede shoes. Am I right?! I have been lusting over the Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandal in every color, but something about them in blue suede makes my heart beat a little faster. 
  • Who doesn't want to see the world through Gucci glasses?! It's been a while since I spent some dough on a great pair of sunnies, but it might be time. 
  • I haven't tried this Isola Body Coffee Scrub yet, but I love their brand and this just sounds delicious. It's a whole body detox I can get behind.  
  • I have seen Jo Malone for years, but I never spent the time smelling it until I wanted to grab a luxurious candle as a gift for our amazing wedding planner. J and I headed to Nordstrom and smelled all the smells. All of them. We both fell in love with Peony and Blush Suede. We bought Miranda the candle, and J mentally noted the scent as a Christmas option. Maybe it's getting older, and more mature, but I am all about perfume right now. 

Bite Cashmere Lip Cream // ShoeDazzle Backpack // Stuart Weitzman 'Nudist'  

Gucci Sunnies // Isola Body Scrub // Jo Malone 'Peony & Blush Suede'

Currently Craving

Green & Gray: Like a Lady

Some days you just want to feel like a lady. An easy going 'I woke up like this' kind of lady.

I love the feel and look of a casual tee tucked in to a sleek pencil skirt. Paired with my brand new wedding shoes and a few gold accessories, I felt good to go. This look is perfect for a meeting, date night, or just a day you feel like running errands around town like a Kardashian. For me, was actually a practice run, and it will be making it into my NYFW suitcase.  Approved!

This skirt was part of my Zara haul, and was tailored by my lovely Basil. He has been doing my tailoring since I was a kid. Always remember that mass produced sizing is a guesstimate. Not many people perfectly fit in to a size, because we are humans. I am 5ft tall. I have a small waist, and a booty. It's actually rare that I don't get a piece tailored. My advice for finding your tailor: Buy two of a low priced item. Keep the tags on one, and get the other one tailored by some one with great reviews (either on Yelp or word of mouth). If the tailoring went flawlessly, this is your person. If not, you aren't broken hearted. You still have the second one. I suggest a major tailoring. Like bringing in bust darts. Don't just test someone with a hem line and then hand them something fabulous. 

For Love & Lemons

I am Ub-sessed with For Love & Lemons. I'm pretty bummed I didn't make my wedding an opportunity to buy their ridiculously sexy pieces, but I feel there is still time in my life. Not only does For Love & Lemons make the sexiest lingerie for a small chested lady, they make killer dresses that were all over Mercedes Benz Swim Week. I am sure I will see their work all of the streets of New York in the coming NYFW days, as well. Or at least I hope so.

There is nothing sexier than a secret under your basic tee, and For Love & Lemons gives you all of that... and then encourages you just skip the tee all together. 

I love it. 

New Wifey

I have been waiting months to wear this IYLCouture Wifey Tote bag. In fact, I have the majority of the Wifey line from ILYCouture. I started with the basic wifey t-shirt and then bought the sweatshirt. My mom was nice enough to gift me with the mint tank and the tote. I spent the first two days after the wedding in all Wife-d up gear and loved it. I think the Smitten Kitten tee is next.

Our first few days back on the island came with very little electricity. The power goes out constantly here, especially during the summer, so getting any form of dolled up becomes extremely difficult and useless. J picked me up to run errands, so this Gap throw on maxi worked perfectly. I'm not a fan of wearing bras so the double layering on the dress really thrills me. My bracelets are by Simbi Haiti. A amazing company based purely out of Haiti, with portions of their proceeds providing clean water to the island. Something we take for granted daily. You can buy their hair ties in Target now, but these twill bracelets won't be out until November. 

Mauve Maven

Monday, and I finally feel settled back in to the BAH. Last week flew by, and I felt like I was just trying to play catch up the whole time. I'm soaking up the "down time" on the island before I head back to The States for some work in Miami, and then NYFW!! Yay!! (Cross that off of my 101 in 1001!)

Today's #OOTD pictures are of a mauve find from Zara. I went a little crazy there my last trip to Miami. I am loving this tulip hem line. The trend is perfect for feeling super sexy, but still getting away with eating that chocolate croissant you are dying for. (Life is Short!) I dressed it up for Swim Week, but found myself wearing it during the day with my denim jacket and converse kicks way more often. 

When you are getting ready for this Fall's fashions, remember that the 90's are back. Revert to your/my high school days, throw on your converse, your denim jacket, your flannel grudge button down, and you are good to go! Not going to lie... I'm pretty thrilled all my favorites are back on trend.

So dress down that mini, and you are ready to hit the town... day or night!

Shop the Tulip Hem Trend!

Shop What I Paired It With!