Thursday, May 30, 2013

It's A Mod, Mod World

I don't know what I am more in love with here...this dress or this view! Muse was kind enough to send over this amazing dress. The bold pink hue, the classic sheath design, and the fun mod style...this dress has it all. Perfect for the work place, brunch with the girls, or even to wear to a daytime wedding.

dress- c/o Muse
shoes- Simply Vera
sunglasses- Michael Stars

So I'm sure my regular readers are probably scratching their heads thinking, where are you??? No, this is not the view from my apartment. My NYC apartment view is hardly this glamorous. My friend from North Carolina came to town with her husband and they ended up staying at her husband's uncle's apartment. His uncle was out of town so she invited me over to hangout. I was not anticipating a view like this! Simply breathtaking! 

There is something really amazing about New York City when you look down on it. We were peering out on  the city from the 36th floor. Everything looked so small and calm. It was quite beautiful.

I realize I'm not smiling in any of these photos. I guess that is because it is practically 90 degrees here! This heat we are having here in the northeast is so unbearable. But at least after we snapped these few photos we went swimming to cool off (indoors of course!). How are you dealing with the heatwave???

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Look of the Day- Boho Chic

Look of the Day

1) Vegan Leather Double-Strap Tote Bag available at Urban Outfitters- $69
2) Tube Maxi Dress available at Old Navy- $29.94
3) Summer Behavior Wedge available at Nasty Gal- $88
4) Layered Ombre Bib Necklace available at Urban Outfitters- $28

Friday, May 24, 2013

*Wedding Weekend*

So you may remember a few months back when I was asking for your help to pick out a bridesmaid dress for my friend Holly's wedding. After having it sit in my closet for months I finally get to wear it this weekend!!! I can't tell you how tempted I was to wear it, but I know how clumsy and messy I can be. I could only imagine ripping it or spilling something on I resisted!

Today my husband and I are heading to the Finger Lakes in upstate New York. This afternoon we'll be going on a wine tasting...which I am so excited for! I have never been on one. Hanging out with friends and enjoying some yummy wine??? Sounds like an ideal afternoon to me! Saturday during the day we'll have the morning/early afternoon to ourselves. Not really sure what we'll do (we aren't very outdoorsy or into nature/hiking)...but will probably do some sightseeing and check out the surrounding areas. Then Saturday night is the big event!!! I'm just so overjoyed for her...and let's hope I can hold back the tears (which is rather doubtful since I cry at every episode of My Fair Wedding).

If you want to follow along on my wedding weekend adventures, be sure to follow my instagram! I'll be updating it long as there is cell reception up there!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Shopping Roundup

One of the best weekends to go shopping has to be Memorial weekend! So many sales...where to go can be a bit overwhelming. Let me break it down for you!

~Forever 21 is taking up to 80% off. Also, if you are in the military they are taking an extra 15% off from 5/24-5/27.

~Buy one, get one 50% off at Nine West.

~Express is taking 40% off of every item from today through Monday.

~Buy more and save more at J.Crew. You will get $30 off of your $150 purchase, $50 off of your $200 purchase, and $75 off of your $250 purchase.

~H&M is having some amazing sales over Memorial weekend. Items are starting at only $5!

~Save up to 40% at Nordstrom during their half-yearly sale for women and kids.

~Check out the red, white, and blue event going on at Gap and save 40%!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Happy Birthday Blue Jeans!

It's not every day that I check my email and my dad sends me information for my blog. So when I saw that he sent me an email called "something for your blog site" this morning with a link to check out I had to see what was up. I'm so glad I did! Did you know that today is the 140th birthday of the blue jeans???

A tailor from Reno, Neveda, named Jacob Davis, came up with the idea of riveted pants in response to a customer whose pockets kept ripping. Fearing that someone might steal his idea and recruited Levi Strauss, owner of dry goods wholesaler Levi Strauss & Co., as a business partner. Their patent was obtained on May 20, 1873.

Today, on average Americans have seven pair of jeans in their wardrobe. So with the celebration of blue jeans, and considering that the U.S. buys 450 million pairs of jeans every year, I thought it would be fun to do a quick roundup of my favorite pairs that are out there today.

7 For All Mankind Mid Rise Skinny available at Piperlime- $189

Flare Play Jeans by Dittos available at ModCloth- $99.99

1969 Perfect Boot Jeans available at Gap- $69.95 $54.99

How will you be celebrating the blue jeans today? Will you be wearing your favorite pair? Or will you be going shopping for a new one???


Thursday, May 16, 2013

*Snapshot Fashion on Instagram*

How's everyone's week shaping up? Mine has been super busy...and will be for the next few days. Not that I'm complaining or anything. Busy is good! I have a lot of errands and chores to do over the next couple days, I'll be photographing a shoot for my new muse Sammy Davis Vintage this weekend, and I'm going to get my hair cut later this afternoon (yay!).

Often when I get super busy I tend to find myself on Instagram sharing updates with my readers more often than on my blog...just because it is quicker. Here are some highlights of this past week!

Finally checked out Joe Fresh and bought a few key pieces.

My husband cooked up a Turkish feast for dinner earlier this week. Yum!!!

My Charlotte Ronson sandals that I think are so cute. Too bad they kill my feet! Peep toes never seem to work for me...I honestly think my toes are too fat for them. Seriously! I might be selling them soon. Let me know if you are interested.

Did a photoshoot with Sammy in SoHo.

I hate it when my dog gives me the sad eyes! *Melts my heart!*

Trying to be a little more boho with a headscarf (totally out of my comfort zone!).

What have you been up to this week? I can't believe the weekend is right around the corner. Do any of you have exciting weekend plans???

And...are you following me on Instagram yet???

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Look of the Day- Beach Babe

Look of the Day

1) Love Maxi Dress with High Neck available at ASOS- $47.52
2) Toggle Suede/Bead Bracelet available at Target- $16.99
3) Faye Tote available at Banana Republic- $79.50
4) Braided Thong Sandals available at Forever 21- $8.80

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Urban Turban

This weekend I finally made it down to Joe Fresh for the first time. I know a lot of my Canadian friends have been raving about them for quite some time now. I have to admit, when I walked into the store I was in love. Super affordable prices, bold colors, and their items fit me so well (that is if you don't count the one item I bought that was obviously not sized properly...and my husband will be returning this week for me).

As I mentioned to everyone in my hangout on Friday, pants in my wardrobe are seriously lacking! So I was super happy to purchase these raspberry hued capri pants. Perfect for summer!!!

Another thing I totally fell in love with over the weekend was Garneir's Olia haircolor. Have you tried this product yet??? I was in desperate need of color because my hair is so white without it (even though I know nobody believes me, it is!) and didn't really want to spend over $100-150+ at the salon. So I thought I'd give Olia a try. 

I was so impressed at how rich the color was! It also made my hair so soft and silky...and didn't stink! I know if I color my hair at home in the future I will definitely be using Olia. Take it from me (someone that has tried just about every hair coloring product out there), this really is the best hair color I have tried in a long time!

tshirt- Joe Fresh
capri pants- Joe Fresh
headwrap (scarf)- H&M
necklace- Urban Outfitters
sandals- Charlotte Ronson
sunglasses- Michael Stars

Personally, I'm still torn on whether or not I can pull this headwrap off. The more I wear it, the more it is starting to grow on me. What are your thoughts on this bohemian trend?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Fashion Hangout- The Video

Thanks a MILLION to everyone that joined me tonight in the Fashion Chat I co-hosted with Melbourne fashion blogger, Sevan from Seven Autumn Leaves. In addition to the two of us where Cath from AsianCajuns, Kristen Terrana, and Tara Macolino. We had a little bit of technical difficulties in the to start out...but figured things out after a while. I blame Google. But you girls really were good sports...and I appreciate all your questions and advice! You all rock!  :-)

Check out the video below (or watch directly on YouTube) and listen to us answer reader's questions, talk about favorite current fashion trends, and watch us as we all participate in the lightening round.

I'm planning to do more of these in the future. My dream is for Google+ hangouts to catch on. It's such a great way for all of us to communicate...but I often feel like a lot of us in the blogger world get stuck behind the keyboard and are afraid of actual interaction. Look at's fun! So I hope that in the future more people will want to join. And if you would like to co-host a future broadcast with me, let me know!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Look of the Day- Flower Power

Look of the Day

1) Mercer Clutch available at Hayden-Harnett- $298
2) Hula La Top available at ModCloth- $52.99
3) Twinkle Bloom Earrings available at Anthropologie- $108
4) Perforated Vegan Leather Skirt by Rhyme Los Angeles available at Piperlime- $69 $49.50
5) Nicky T-Bar Heels available at French Connection- $140

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

*Hangout Reminder*

I just wanted to remind all of my readers about the Google+ Hangout session I have scheduled for this weekend. You can join myself and Australian fashion blogger, Seven Autumn Leaves, as we chit chat about everything from our favorite current trends to our must have items in for our wardrobe...and everything in between. We'll also be taking questions from our readers. Please check out my original blog post that has more details, provide your questions, and I hope to see you there!


Shopping Roundup

~Gap is taking 30% off of your purchase when you enter the promo code GAPMAY at checkout. Please take note that this is an online only offer.

~I have the perfect excuse for you to take a break from studying for your finals...go shopping! ASOS is giving students 20% off.

~Save an extra 20% on regular and sale items at Lord and Taylor. Enter the online promo code EXTRA at checkout or print your savings pass for in store use.

~Take 30% off of spring sale items with the promo code SUNSHINE at J.Crew.


Monday, May 6, 2013

Look of the Day- Stunning in Stripes

Look of the Day

1) 1969 Denim Jacket available at GAP- $69.95
2) Essential Striped Dress with Belt available at Forever 21- $24.80
3) Pink Sun-Bloom Necklace available at BaubleBar- $36
4) In a Classic of Its Own Heel available at ModCloth- $34.99
5) BCRUISER Handbag available at Steve Madden- $68

Model Monday

Today we're focusing on rising star, Julia Saner. If you haven't heard of her, take my advice and become familiar with her name. She's really making a path for herself to become quite a supermodel.

Born in: 1992 in Switzerland
Known for: her lips
Current Agency: Ford


Friday, May 3, 2013

Wanna Hangout???

I have some exciting news for my readers! You all know I absolutely adore Google+ Hangouts (where you can video chat in groups of up to ten people). It's so fun and interactive...and a great way to meet readers that you normally wouldn't get to speak with due to geographical restrictions.

I'm happy to announce that one of my favorite bloggers from Australia, Sevan from Seven Autumn Leaves, will be co-hosting a Google+ Hangout session with me next week! Now since her and I have a 14 hour time difference between us (Sevan in Melbourne and myself in NYC) finding a time to hold this was rather tricky! This hangout session will be going on 8pm Friday, May 10th eastern time (and 10am Saturday, May 11th for those of you in Melbourne). For those of you in between here and there you can figure out the time according to your own time zone!  :-P

Up to eight people can join us for a chat about fashion, style, and trends! If you would like to join in on the conversation please leave your email address below in the comment section and I'll be sure to get you in the circle. Now like I said, there is only enough room for eight to join I'll put the first eight on the list...however, if there are more than eight that are interested in joining us I will put them on a waiting list in case a space opens up. I do ask that you make sure you have Google+, a webcam, a microphone, and KNOW HOW TO USE THE HANGOUT SESSION FEATURE! If you have any questions feel free to email me and I'll try to help you out. It really is super easy!

If you know you cannot make it but still want to join in on the fun we are asking that you leave us some questions about fashion and we will try to answer them during the hangout. You can leave your questions in the comment section below, email them to me, or even leave them in a comment on my Facebook. The first portion of the hangout will be answering reader's questions...and then the second half we'll be talking about our favorite trends and how to wear them.

I'm also going to try to record the hangout session to share with everyone that cannot join. I've never tried recording a hangout hopefully I'll do that correctly!

I hope many of you can join in on the fun! It's always wonderful meeting readers!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

One Piece Worn Three Ways

I have to admit, sometimes I can be really cheap. Spending close to $200 on a pair of pants is a stretch for me. So if I'm going to be shelling out the money for them I definitely want to wear them as much as I can...and in as many ways (and in as many environments) as possible! Gotta get the bang for my buck! So below I am showing an adorable pair of striped jeans and how you can really wear them just about anywhere. They are also a fun way to bring two trends into your wardrobe: stripes and black & white.

3 Looks

1) Cutout Horn Earrings available at Forever 21- $2.80
2) Clock Out On The Town Top available at ModCloth- $34.99
3) Studded Wristlet available at Forever 21- $19.80
4) Glamour Galore Heel available at ModCloth- $39.99

3 Looks

1) Painted Geo Necklace available at Urban Outfitters- $12
2) Textured Peplum Top available at Banana Republic- $74.50
3) AK Anne Klein Handbag Trinity Satchel available at Macy's- $89 $60.99
5) Aftrdark Pumps available at Steve Madden- $129.95
6) Shawl Collar Jacket available at Express- $118

3 looks

1) Bangle Set available at American Eagle Outfitters- $15.50
4) Nomad by Mia available at Piperlime- $49

Where would you wear these striped jeans? I'd love to know how you would style them.