Sunday, April 13, 2014

All Signs Point To Greenpoint

dress- Express / booties- Kensie / sunglasses- Michael Stars

This morning my husband, dog, and I took a lovely walk through Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We've been living in northern Williamsburg since December, and have yet to wander through Greenpoint's charming neighborhood. For those of you that don't know the area that I live in...Greenpoint is literally a couple of blocks north from me. Seems like every weekend when we go for a stroll we always go south...or east...but never north. I'm so glad we did. We stumbled on so many spots that have us saying: "Greenpoint, we'll see ya next weekend too!!!"


I'm so happy that the warmer weather is here! This weekend feels almost like summer. I couldn't wait to wear this new dress I just got at Express a couple of weeks ago. It's so light and flowy...and it has the most adorable keyhole detail. For those of you that love it as much as I do, guess what? It's currently on sale

P.S. I only kept this photo in the bunch because Rocko looked so cute. Please don't mind my face.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tips 'n Tricks

You can never have too many beauty tips and tricks up your sleeve...am I right? I thought it would be fun to share my favorite tricks with you all. They are all very simple...but they definitely do come in handy. So, here goes---


Best product for keeping your hair free of flyaways: DRYER SHEETS. If your hair is a little out of control, just take a dryer sheet and rub it through your hair. Use the scent free kind if you don't want your hair to smell like laundry (not like that is a bad thing).

Best way to keep your old clothing looking new: DISPOSABLE RAZORS. When your clothing starts to pill all you have to do is shave it! Seriously. This really works. Your clothing will be good as new. Just make sure you use a razor without any gel strips on it (duh!).

Best eye makeup remover: VASELINE. Just a little dab will go a long way. Sometimes I think this actually works better than makeup remover wipes.

Best lip gloss: VASELINE. I use this all the time. It makes your lips super shiny, and stays on for a very long time. No other gloss compares. Sometimes if I want a little color added I will crush up some eyeshadow and add it to the Vaseline. 

What are some of your favorite beauty tips??? Please share!!!


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Put Some Fringe On It

Now that the weather is getting warmer my eyes keep getting drawn to more bohemian styles. This year some of my typical favorite boho styles are being edged in fringe...and I'm loving every inch of it! Here are some of my favorite looks out there that just about anyone can wear and incorporate in their style.

Vegan Fringe Crossbody available at Free People- $68

Flecose Fringe Flats available at Anthropologie- $295

Breeze Toward the Bungalow Jacket available at ModCloth- $44.99

Night Rose Fringe Tank available at Forever 21- $19.80

Boho Babe Finge Bib Necklace available at Forever 21- $11.80


Will you be wearing fringe this summer???


Friday, April 4, 2014

Mini Getaway: San Francisco


Well I've been back from San Francisco for not quite a week...but I have been meaning to share photos of my trip with you all week long. Some of you probably have seen some of them already (especially if you follow my instagram, personal Facebook account, Twitter, or my photography's Facebook account)...but for those of you that haven't, here we go!

Alamo Square was one of my favorite spots in the city! The homes were stunningly beautiful, with an amazing view of downtown...and of course it reminds us all of Full House!

I couldn't get enough of the Golden Gate Bridge. Even standing in front of it...it didn't seem real. Who knew a bridge could be so pretty!?!?!

My husband's favorite picture of the trip.  :)

Having fun on the beautiful sidewalks of San Fran!

This was the house that Chris lived in when he lived in San Francisco. My husband was so shocked that they changed the colors of the house since he moved (over 10 years ago!).

Our friend Christina took about 8 photos of this AMAZING jacket that some random girl was wearing in the bar we were in. Hello San Francisco fashion! Loving it!!!

Hanging out with our dear friend Christina. Be sure to check out her amazing music.

Yes, I did use the Valencia filter in instagram on this photo. I'm so nerdy.

Mid bark.

They are so cute...but they smelled so bad.

The colors in this scene literally stopped me in my tracks. I had to take a photo of them...they were so pretty! Soon after a crazy man jumped out from behind a tree branch he was hiding behind, making me scream. Everyone on the sidewalk laughed at me. Ugh.

We had the one of the best meals in San Francisco ever here. It was amazing! Head to Valencia in the Mission District to Range Restaurant...it was so over the top fantastic. The kale salad I started with was the best kale of my life. The drinks were over the top! And the best part was they gave these teeny tiny vanilla macarons with our check. They were so good I just melted in my seat. If I ever go back to SF, I will be heading there again.

Such a great trip! We really needed that...even though it was only a few days. We literally haven't had a real vacation like this in like five and a half years. Where to go to next...

Any ideas?????


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Look of the Day- Green with Envy

Look of the Day

1) Starling Skirt available at BB Dakota- $90
2) Front Wrap Cami available at Free People- $38
3) Mod Girl Structured Crossbody available at Forever 21- $19.80
4) Gold Rung Earrings available at Anthropologie- $34
5) Stateside Pointed Heels available at ASOS- $60.20


Thursday, March 27, 2014

California Dreamin'


I'm saying goodbye to NYC for a few days. My husband and I are currently on an airplane heading to San Francisco. I'm beyond excited, as this is my first trip to San Francisco...and actually my first trip to California! Be sure to follow along on my instagram, and stay tuned next week as I plan on sharing some of my photos with all of you on my blog.

Until then, much love from the west coast! 
xoxoxo

Saturday, March 22, 2014

From The Rooftops, Shout It Out


Well, hello springtime!!! The sunshine is here!!! This has me happy beyond belief. I'm up on our rooftop enjoying the beautiful views of Brooklyn and NYC. I'll be even happier later on this week when I jet off to San Francisco. It will be my first visit to California, and even though it will only be for a few days I'm so excited! My husband lived there for three years (many, many moons ago)...and is so excited to show me around his second favorite city.


necklace- Zara
shoes- Charlotte Ronson



The next time I'm looking for that perfect dress I know I'll be getting it from eShaki. Have you heard of them? Three words: eShakti is amazing. Seriously. I have never had a dress that fit so perfectly. They even take custom measurements.

What I love most about eShakti is that they let you pick and choose from so many options to have your item exactly as you want it. For instance, I got to pick the length of this dress, the neckline, the style of sleeve, and even added pockets to it (dresses with pockets are my favorite). I absolutely love the idea of making the dress my own. It almost made me feel like I was the designer.


*adorable sash*


Today is your lucky day! My friends at eShakti wanted to give all my readers a discount to use on their website. Stop by eShakti now and use the promo code ssfes to receive 10% off of your order. This discount is valid now through April 18, 2014. Happy shopping!!!

Please note that the code must be entered into the promotional code box. The code can be used a number of times. It can be clubbed with any other promotional offer, gift coupon, or gift card in the same order unless explicitly specified otherwise in the offer conditions. This discount code is not applicable on clearance/sale, gift cards, and overstock categories. It is also not applicable on previous orders.



If any of you are in the SF area, let me know! Would love to meet up or take your suggestions as to where we should go while we are out there.


Disclosure: All opinions expressed in this post are those of the author.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Shopping Roundup

Spring is here...the weekend is (practically) here...and so are the sales! Here's a roundup of the best deals of the weekend.


~Check out t + j Designs to save 30% off of their bracelets when you use the promo code 30MARCH at checkout. Also, when you purchase $75 or more you will get a free totebag!

~Happening now at The Limited they are taking 40% off of everything.

~There is a spring mix sale going on at Urban Outfitters. Dresses are now 25% off.

~Save 30% on already marked down items at Club Monaco.


Happy shopping!!!

Happy Birthday To Me...


Today is my 33rd birthday. Birthdays in my 30's don't seem to be quite as fun or exciting as my birthdays in my 20's were. The last few birthdays were kind of depressing if I'm being quite honest. But, I'm kind of excited to see how my 33rd year will play out. So far, this year is pretty good...I can't complain! 

So, here's to 33!!!


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Look of the Day- By the Shade of the Palm Trees

Look of the Day

1) Mini M.A.C. available at Rebecca Minkoff- $195
2) Tropical Frond Wide-Leg Pants available at Forever 21- $22.80
3) BP Crop Top available at Nordstrom- $12
4) MinkPink Cha-Ching Cateye Sunglasses available at ASOS- $62.10
5) Creme N Sugar Sandal available at Kenneth Cole- $198 $49
6) Quintessential Bangle Set available at Amrita Singh- $100

Maybe if I start wearing pants with palm tree fronds on them summer will get here sooner. Here's to wishful thinking!!!