Aug 20, 2014

Julie Vos Online Sample Sale

If you love jewelry and you love Julie Vos' jewelry (that should be a given), then you are going to be in heaven for the next few weeks!  She is having an online sample sale and it's just too good to pass up, y'all!

If you aren't familiar with Julie Vos, she offers gorgeous jewelry using semi-precious stones and a 24k gold plate overlay, so no turning on your or tossing after just one season.  And with this sample sale, you can get her pieces for a STEAL!  That outfit you just need a certain accessory to go with? Look to Julie Vos to help complete your look.  The sale will be online until September 2nd, so make sure you get over there to grab some great jewelry!  With the holidays just around the corner (can you believe that?!), you can mark those fashionistas off your list with a piece or two from Julie's collection.  

images given by Julie Vos

Aug 19, 2014

NY See | Playbill

I have been coming to New York since I was in the 3rd grade (so a looooong time), and by far my most favorite and vivid memories are the ones with my family going to the great white way and taking in a new Broadway show.  The first play I ever saw was Cats and from that point on, I feel madly in love with the theatre.  Over the years I have seen more musicals than I can count, and some I have seen more than a handful (I'm looking at you Wicked) of times.  I have kept just about every playbill from the shows I have seen and have started matting them in frames to hang on my walls.  I often get asked which ones were my favorites or which I would recommend you just have to see if you were coming to the city for a short time.  Gosh!, that seems to be a tougher answer than I thought!  Though shows come and go down on Broadway, there are those classics or popular ones that if they do come back or travel to a city near you, you MUST go see!  Below are my top 5 shows of all time (this was tough, y'all), and a few that are still going on that I would recommend going to see if you are here or have the opportunity.  

Top 5 Favorites:

Other recommendations currently on Broadway

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Aug 18, 2014

Boot up

Good Morning! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  I spent time packing up my apartment, catching up with friends and doing a little bit of pre-fall shopping.  Last season I bought a few pairs of short, low heeled booties and was smitten from the start.  They are the PERFECT transitional shoe option and they are so versatile.  You can pair them with anything and they just complete your look.  I love wearing them with dresses and shorts now, and with jeans and tights in the fall.  

I also love a good price point, and Sole Society hits both style and price out of the park.  Below are some of my favorites on their site right now.  Don't wait too long or they will be gone!

Sole Society Boots

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Aug 15, 2014

Follow Friday {8.15.14}

It is a gorgeous in NYC today and that just makes this day all the more fabulous!  It's amazing what a little sun and Vitamin D can do for your mood.  With only a few more 'Summer Fridays' left, I have been taking advantage and appreciating all the great weather we have been having! Today I'm heading to the new apartment to finalize the move and get my keys (YEAH), and then to pick up more boxes to continue the dreaded task of packing up my apartment. (insert trip to wine store here)

But before I head out, I couldn't skip out on my follows for this week!  I met these three ladies through blogging (it's amazing what this little outlet has afforded me!) and have become friends with outside of the social media world.  I adore each one of them as they are all just fabulous!  So, enjoy some girl power on this very happy and gorgeous Friday!  Have a great weekend! xo

Caviar Taste Tuna Fish Wallet
I met Lindsey four months after I moved here at an IFB Conference.  We were both standing in line outside waiting to get in and hit it off from the very beginning.  She has become one of my dear friends here in NYC, and best of all, we will be neighbors soon!  She also just had the most beautiful baby boy who I cannot wait to have endless date nights with! If you can't tell from the title of her site, CTTW is a great place to find affordable options for those high priced must have items each season.  We have all been there - that fabulous pair of shoes or that new 'it' bag is just screaming our name, but our wallet is singing a different tune.  Lindsey does an amazing job on finding those similar items at a fraction of the price. Her outfit posts will give you major closet envy, but are great inspiration for those days when you just can't figure out what to wear.  

Tiffany Pinero Style
Tiffany is one of those girls who has it all together 100% of the time.  Her outfits are always fabulous, her hair and makeup are gorgeous, she has the best gift ideas, and she can cook with the best of them! There isn't anything this woman cannot do! I met Tiffany on twitter before I moved here (we both contributed to the same blog a few years back) We ran into each other at a blogger conference during fashion week and have kept in touch ever since. She is such a rock-star that she has taken her passion of styling and personal shopping and turned it into her full time job! From friends, to longtime clients, to boutiques, to some popular brands, Tiffany has helped many women (and men) redefine their style and wardrobe.  Her posts are always so helpful and informative.  And she is the sweetest person EVER!
Lauren is one of those girls who you just connect with instantly.  Not only is she genuine, and sweet, she's really funny too!  Everything you want in a girlfriend.  She was one of the girls behind the super successful blog, Girls of Lincoln Park.  After moving to New York a few years ago she decided to branch out and create her own website.  If you love all things pretty, feminine and downright gorgeous - her website and instagram are a must! Not only does she 'get' fashion, she also has an eye for interiors as well.  It's been a great inspiration for me with ideas for my new space. 

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Aug 14, 2014

Weekend Wear

One more day until the weekend! I hate to wish life away, but I have come to cherish and appreciate my weekends these days.  Work is starting to ramp back up with summer on the downhill, so I look forward to a few days to rest and recharge.  Tomorrow and Saturday here in NYC are going to be gorgeous and I plan to take full advantage (in between packing up my apartment)

I am becoming more and more of a casual dresser and tend to stick with some good ole 'trusties' as of late. Nothing's better than throwing on your favorite pair of jeans, a comfy tee or tank and heading out to run errands or meet friends for brunch.  I have been living in this look just about all summer, so why stop now!? Below are a few of my favorite go-to look these days.

Weekend Wear 8.14

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Aug 13, 2014

Wednesday Wish List

We are halfway through this week, WOO! Tonight I am heading over to Queens with a group of co-workers to watch the Mets play.  I know what some of you are thinking, how can I cheat on my Yankees.  Fear not, I am not changing my loyalty or allegiance, I am just going to enjoy a night of baseball with some great people.

Summer is quickly coming to an end and that has gotten me thin been eyeing this week.  I am still not totally changed over to an all black color palette.  Hoping to bring more color into my wardrobe for fall and winter.
Wednesday Wish List / 8.13.14

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Aug 12, 2014

NY See | Jeff Koons at The Whitney

If you watch the Today show, or have visited NYC recently, you may have noticed a certain sculpture installation that's half rocking horse, half dinosaur.  Covered in flowers, it has slowly begun to bloom and adds a nice touch to the plaza if you happen to be walking through it. This beautiful piece of art would be the work of none other than Jeff Koons.  If you aren't familiar with his work, now is as great a time as any to familiarize yourself!  

Going on now until October 19th, you can see much more of Koons' creations at his exhibition at the Whitney Museum.  And let me tell you, it is one extensive and eclectic collection.  From balloon art to cartoons to animal sculptures, make an afternoon out of visiting this collection before it leaves New York!!

A little background on the artist: (from the Whitney Museum website)

Jeff Koons is widely regarded as one of the most important, influential, popular, and controversial artists of the postwar era. Throughout his career, he has pioneered new approaches to the readymade, tested the boundaries between advanced art and mass culture, challenged the limits of industrial fabrication, and transformed the relationship of artists to the cult of celebrity and the global market. Yet despite these achievements, Koons has never been the subject of a retrospective surveying the full scope of his career. Comprising almost 150 objects dating from 1978 to the present, this exhibition will be the most comprehensive ever devoted to the artist’s groundbreaking oeuvre. By reconstituting all of his most iconic works and significant series in a chronological narrative, the retrospective will allow visitors to understand Koons’s remarkably diverse output as a multifaceted whole.

This exhibition will be the artist’s first major museum presentation in New York, and the first to fill nearly the entirety of the Whitney’s Marcel Breuer building with a single artist’s work. It will also be the final exhibition to take place there before the Museum opens its new building in the Meatpacking District in 2015.

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