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! 

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!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

*Fashion News*

~How normcore are you?

~Models with brains. Check out the Ph.D. candidates posing for Betabrand.

~Get familiar with SJP's new shoe collection.

~Behind the success of Birchbox.

~Choosing a great pair of jeans is difficult. Cupcakes and Cashmere put together a list of the best boyfriend jeans out there to make your shopping easier.


Monday, March 10, 2014

Look of the Day- Spring Is In Bloom

Look of the Day

1) Zoe Stud Earrings available at Shabby Apple- $17
2) Legend & Song Dutch Wax Pili Dress available at Anthropologie- $288
3) Mini City Bag available at Zara- $79.90
4) Must-Have Platform Sandals available at Forever 21- $32.80

The sun has been shining, and I'm finally able to shed two or three layers of clothing without freezing. Before you know it spring will be here. I should birthday is the first day of spring (March 20th). 

Nothing screams spring time to me more than dresses. Granted, I wear dresses all the time. Yep, even through the Polar Vortex. But there is something about dresses like the adorable one I have shown here that shows that spring is in bloom. The bright colors, the fabulous bow, the loud's like it is shouting: SPRING IS (almost) HERE!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

When Doves Cry

The weekend is here, and so is the warmer weather! It's about time I get outside and enjoy some sunshine! It's only 11am and I have already gone to the gym, wandered around my neighborhood taking photos, went with my husband and dog to the dog park, and hit up the local farmers market. Next on deck, out to lunch.

dress- H&M (but I got it for $10 on sale in the store!)
coat- H&M
belt- H&M
necklace- gift
booties- Urban Outfitters

Yes, I know I have been talking about the weather a lot on here lately...but when you have had the kind of terrible winter we have had here in NYC you are doing either one of two things: complaining about the freezing cold, or bragging about the slightly warmer weather (since when is 50 warm?).

What are your weekend plans? How do you like enjoying the warmer weather (and if it's not warming up by where you are, I apologize for rubbing it in!)?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Shopping Roundup

~Stop by Express and when you buy one item you'll get a second item 50% off.

~Get 30% off of your purchase when you spend $150 or more at Banana Republic. This offer is only available online. Use the promo code BRMARCH30 at checkout.

~Buy one get one 50% off at New York & Company. And when you shop online, you can also get an extra 30% off when you use the promo code 2647. Also, when you spend more than $50 you will get free shipping.


Monday, March 3, 2014

Live From #snapshotfashionparty

Yesterday afternoon we celebrated the Oscars the best way I knew how...with yummy hors d'oeuvres, champagne cocktails, cute outfits, fabulous friends, and prizes!

I'm so obsessed with these flower poofs. They took me a good hour and a half to put together...and I think I'll let them up for a while. Maybe I'll let them up until they call down....because they are too cute!

My husband and I worked extra hard to make a ton of yummy food (this isn't even all of it).

My two handsome guys!

Now I'm not sure if this is the exact same dress, because I got mine about a year and a half ago. The gold one on their website just doesn't look as metallic as mine. But maybe it's just the photo.

The best dressed winner voted during the party was Chris! Her beaded vintage dress was amazing! Congrats Chris! She was so excited to win prizes from Primp & Polish, Boy Meets Girl, and Grey Jewelry. A huge thanks again to the party's amazing sponsors! 

And in case you weren't aware, Boy Meets Girl is giving all my readers something special: 10% off your order. Use the promo code snapshotfashion at checkout.

I hope you were able to follow along yesterday with the party via instagram and Twitter (#snapshotfashionparty). So many more photos are on there. Be sure to check it out!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

What They Should Be Wearing- Oscars 2014

As I said in my previous post, the Oscars are tomorrow and the highlight of the day for me will be the red carpet! I always love to guess what my favorite actresses will be wearing (or at least what they should be wearing) on their big night. So...let's get to it...

Jennifer Lawrence in Zuhair Murad Spring 2014 Couture

Lupita Nyong'o in Oscar de la Renta Fall 2014 Ready-To-Wear

Amy Adams in Elie Saab Spring 2014 Couture

Anne Hathaway in Christian Siriano Fall 2014 Ready-To-Wear

Kate Hudson in Jenny Packham Fall 2014 Ready-To-Wear

Angelina Jolie in Zuhair Murad Spring 2014 Couture

What do you think of my picks? What would you want the attendees to wear if you could style them?


One of my favorite times of year is almost here...the red carpet at the Oscars! In the past years when award shows have had their red carpets I have celebrated in a number of ways with my readers, from Twitter chats to Google Hangouts. This year I wanted to step up my game a little and host a fun cocktail party during the red carpet. Yummy champagne cocktails, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and adorable outfits...this is how I like to ring in the red carpet! It's going to be a good time.

I wanted to thank my amazing party sponsors, Primp and Polish, Boy Meets Girl, and Grey Jewelry, who have all generously donated prizes for the party's best dressed. Be sure to check out all of their links.

I wish you all could join me. Since that can't happen, you can definitely join me virtually! There will be posts all afternoon on my instagram and Twitter pages. Please follow along #snapshotfashionparty. I'll also be putting up a recap blog stay tuned for that!!!

*Also, Boy Meets Girl has wanted to gift something to all of my readers. They are giving everyone 10% off when you enter to code snapshotfashion.