It's no secret that I'm so over summer. Humidity making my hair frizzy, roasting hot subway stations, and doing everything I can to stay cool (which usually means getting up close and personal with my air conditioning)...all I have to say is autumn cannot get here soon enough! So in the attempt to get into the mindset of my favorite season, I'm currently lusting over fall ad campaigns.
Here are some of my favorites. Click the links below to view the full campaigns. Be sure to let me know which ones (shown here or elsewhere) are your favorites.
Sometimes I like to break out an edgy look. But when I do so I still keep it slightly classy. I love this look above...pairing casual jeans with some dressy pieces. It makes dressing up feel not so stuffy...and also makes ripped jeans look chic!
dress: Calvin Klein thrifted from Crossroads Trading Co./ sandals: H&M/ horse pin: a gift from my friends at Bob Mackie
Yes I wear black (a lot)...but I really am a sucker for a bright and bold print (especially when hot pink is involved in it!). So you knew I couldn't say no to this amazing Calvin Klein dress. I picked it up at Crossroads Trading Co. last weekend. Not only did it fit me perfectly, but I don't think it was ever worn. The pockets were still sewn shut. Can you believe it? And better yet, it was only $27.50!!!
Enjoying the ever so slight breeze...
Tonight we're going to finally go see Trainwreck, and I cannot wait! We've been meaning to go for the last few weeks but our plans kept changing. But tonight is the night. Sitting in air conditioning this evening sounds like the perfect plan to me!
This weekend is going to be another hot one. Stay cool everyone!
denim dress- Calvin Klein (thrifted from Crossroads Trading Co.) / wedges- MICHAEL Michael Kors
Today I'm sharing my top three beauty and fashion secrets with you.
1. Find your favorite local secondhand shop and become a regular. In my neighborhood I'm lucky enough to have a number of awesome secondhand stores and live in among some seriously stylish gals...so you know there are always awesome pieces to be found. My personal favorite shop in North Williamsburg has to be Crossroads Trading Co. I'm obsessed with that place. I always have the best luck there. I stopped there on Friday and picked up two practically new Calvin Klein dresses (see that one I'm wearing) and another dress that was never worn (tags still on it!)...three dresses all for only $65! Score!!!
2. Use coconut oil as a hair treatment. I only started doing this after I got my ombre hair about a month ago. Two of the girls that work at the salon that I go to told me it is a must! Not only will it help keep my hair from being dry, but it will help keep it from breaking. I absolutely love how soft it makes my hair! You have to try it!!! Go to the supermarket and pick up some coconut oil. Put some in your hands and rub your hands together to melt it. Slather it on and wrap your head in plastic wrap. Let it sit for an hour or two and then wash it out. You will notice a difference immediately!
3. Red lipstick makes the best accessory. Who needs jewelry or other accessories when all you need to do is swipe some red lipstick on to complete a look? Am I right? As you can see above, I kept my look simple...but the red lips really finish it off. Anyone that says they can't wear red lipstick because of their coloring or their age is crazy. RED IS FOR EVERYONE!!!
My favorite summer item has got to be rompers! I adore dresses, but when I'm walking around the neighborhood with my dog in hand it's very difficult to be holding down my dress every time it gets breezy. Know what I mean? Rompers let me be carefree...and not flash everyone while doing so!
Chris and I brought Rocko out for a walk early this morning...because, brace yourself, it's going to be another disgustingly hot day. The poor guy just can't handle this heat, and to be honest neither can I. I know it is only August 1st, but can it be autumn already??? Please?
This weekend is going to be full of dogsitting Rocko's friend Junior (he's so much fun!), oyster happy hours, regular happy hours, and air conditioning. Sounds pretty perfect to me.
Oh yeah, if you haven't checked it out yet...Rocko has his own Instagram account. Friends have been telling me to start one for him for quite some time now, and I finally gave in. Follow him and his adventures at: rockothelhasapoo.
I went shopping the other afternoon and I couldn't believe that the stores were putting fall stuff out already! Didn't summer just start? The good news is that all of your favorite summer styles are on sale all over the place. Stock up while you can!
~Club Monaco is taking an extra 30% off sale styles (online and in stores) and an extra 40% off of clearance items (online only). Use the promo code THESALEONSALE at checkout.
~Take 70% off of all sale items (plus free shipping!) at French Connection. Use the promo code SALE70 upon checkout.
~You gotta check out the Gap summer sale happening now! You'll be saving up to 75%.
~Shop Banana Republic now and save up to 40% on select styles. Use the promo code BRSAVE.
~Shabby Apple is having a sitewide sale! Shop now and save 20-75% off plus free shipping when you use the promo code SUMMER.
If florals, neon colors, and tropical prints aren't your thing no worries! A black and white combination is absolute perfection for the summer. What I also love about this classic color combo is that you look chic and stylish no matter what! Don't you agree?
Since it is definitely feeling like a hot summer day today I thought it would be very appropriate to dress slightly tropical. A pineapple dress would be perfect for the occasion, don't you agree? And I absolutely love these white sole sandals. Is anyone else digging this trend?
This morning my husband and I went to brunch in the East Village. This is crazy for us because for some reason I feel like we almost never leave our Brooklyn neighborhood on the weekends. Had a great brunch at Frank, where we sat outside and drank bellinis. Does life get better than that?
Next we're heading out to a puppy pool party at Artists & Fleas. We went last year and Rocko had a blast. Last year he won the friendliest dog in the pool award...I wonder what/if he'll win this year. Let's hope he has as much fun this year. I'm sure I'll be posting on my Instagram and Snapchat, so follow along! :-)
Later on we'll be cheering on the USA as the final game of the Women's World Cup is played. I can't wait! Have you all been watching it the last few weeks? I've been obsessed.
I hope you all are having a great holiday weekend!!!
One thing I love about a long holiday weekend is that there are always fantastic sales. In between your BBQs, fireworks, and beach adventures be sure to check out these spectacular sales happening right now!
My new favorite item for the summer has to be a flowing kaftan. It's perfect to wear to the beach as a cover up, over jeans for a casual vibe, or paired with some sexy sandals for an evening look. No matter how you wear it you'll look so chic and it's such an easy look to pull together. No effort and all style!
Can you believe the first day of summer is tomorrow? Crazy how fast the year is flying by (am.I.right)! With summer literally around the corner, it makes me think of everything tropical...and lately that has been tropical print. Is anyone else obsessed with this?