Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The LPD


If there is one thing most of us can agree we own it's a little black dress aka the LBD. It's simple, plays well with the rest of your closet, and can easily transition from day to night. With feminine touches and soft colors on the rise I am seeing a new trend...The Little Pink Dress. And what a better way to start Spring than with an LPD? I've always been a fan of girly details - happy to see bows, ruffles, and PINK finally having their moment.

I absolutely LOVE this pretty Rachel Roy Dress. I found it on sale a few weeks ago at Macys and it seriously caught my eye.  Everything about it to me screams perfect LPD. It's silky soft, feminine, and the cold shoulder is extremely flattering on everyone. Um how cute are these button details? I felt so classy chic during this snap sesh. P.S I'm not seeing the blush color online (nude and black) but I've linked similar styles at the end. Also take a look in stores too, there are tons of soft pink styles out.

Although I could have easily thrown on a pair of heels (off to the tea party) I decided to balance Miss Prim&Proper out with these Gucci Bit inspired slides.  I've been eyeing these shoes all season and I finally got my hands on a more budget friendly pair (the real deals are $650 meep). I'm pretty sure I wore my new kicks everyday the first week I brought them home. My ladylike look can also be paired with a leather jacket too to give it more of an edgy take (because I am so edgy these days haha) Love these feminine leather looks here, here, and here.
With warmer weather and summer around the corner - I'm ready to add more sweet girly looks to my closet. Especially with my morning workout/runs, throwing on a cute dress and a topknot bun is definitely the way to go during the morning rush. To pull off this LPD trend - look for styles with these added details.**Bows, pearls, silk fabrications, buttons, lace, and ruffles.

This past weekend was a good one. Ran a few errands, got my workout on, and had a few catch up dates. Ah I was able to check another Italian food place off my hit list - Cotenna. IT was SO GOOD. It is the sister restaurant to Aria (another date night fav of mine) and the food and cozy atmosphere was perfect for a girls night. We split the Black Truffle Gnocchi, burrata, and meat+cheese - all of it was amazing! I do have such a soft spot for anything truffle and cheese haha :) Sunday was even nice enough outside to shoot a few more Spring looks. Excited to share more girly trend inspo with you all.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Festival Flower Power

OK - It was bound to happen. Take #2. Lets just say I may have completed this post once before and it did not save. Don't worry it's even better now haha Continuing on...It's that time of year again - Spring Festival Season! Coachella week is upon us (week 2) and although I have not attended (added to the ToDos lol) I do love seeing everyone's festival-ready styles. I know y'all go for the music, but the fashion/instas keep everyone at home entertained. I swear the snapchat Coachella stories are like a black hole once you start on them haha. SO beware.

So I am in the process of working on a true G&G festival look post - There are so many different style routes you can go - Boho Chic, Western InspiredGypsy Princess, or even Quirky TieDye. Honestly anything goes at these things lol. Since I will not be in Cali this weekend, I decided to post a look we shot from my LA trip in March. Feeling that flower child vibe with this floral jumper (love this style). Minus the chunky heels (need ALL day comfy festival shoes) I might wear a floral romper/jumpsuit and fringe flat sandals. I cannot tell you guys how much I love jumpsuits these days. They are the best instant outfits, especially ones with built in bra tops - Even better! A little awk in the public bathroom situation but hey one single outfit piece = less to think about. Since most of my Spring closet is home to crochet, tassels/fringe, and peasant tops I usually I go with more of a Boho Chic style and try to work with what I have. Adding in flower crownsbelts, and statement jewels are great festival outfit additions as well.

One of my favorite Vloggers Tess Christine did such a great roundup of festival looks here -  All of them are so different but still tie in a main theme. Really loving her third look with the western belt and black slit skirt. Great inspo for my new belt I recently bought here. Who knows maybe I'll go back to my western Texas roots this time.


Riding that NoChella train like myself? It's totally fine because it's Spring and that is the prime time for a festival. Since living in NYC, my go to music festival has been Governors Ball.  It's always such a great time and starts in June so I have some time to put together my look ideas. The lineup is good and the food trucks are even bettaaaa haha. Spring time is not just for music festivals but food, art, fitness, flowers...you name it there usually is usually a Spring event built around it. I have a few fun plans on my list and I am so ready for sunshine and outdoor activities. This whole last week has been beyond gorgeous outside and everyone is VERY excited about this, including myself. Last Tuesday I was able to get my downtown morning run going again and I even wore a dress. Yes and not freezing for a photoshoot but actually to work. Love seeing everyone's fun Spring looks here in the city. Hoping everyone is having a great week!

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Pretty in Pastel


Can you all believe less than one week until Easter Sunday? Time is seriously flying by, yesterday felt like New Years Eve! Excited today to show you all my Sunday best dress. The past couple of years my Easter looks have been more on the floral print side. Last year I wore a floral jumpsuit (sounds like a lot but it's really cute) and this year I decided to go with a simple pastel dress. Pastels and florals...it's a thing every year that's for sure lol. How pretty is this Joie green lace numbaaa though? I love the classic lace detail of this dress. It kind of reminds me of a jelly bean or Easter egg, must be the color. Don't worry, it's structured enough so you definitely won't look like a jellybean ;) This dress was another fab find retailing over $150 and believe it or not I found it for $40 at a resale shop here in the city. The tags were still on it so it definitely found a loving home with me. Although this was not your typical sale find, there are still tons Spring sales going on right now! Stores are filled with so many reasonably priced options. Time is ticking and if you are still in need of a dress I also have a few Spring/Easter dress inspo ideas from this week's insta here and similar pastel lace styles below.

Colored lace is always so pretty and I like that I have a few different options to accessorize. I've been on the hunt for fringe statement earrings and I finally found the perfect pair last week at a Macy's Backstage. Ah such a steal and this taupe color literally goes with everything - Shoutout to the buyer I can't wait to pair them with the rest of my closet this summer ;) Be on the lookout for more earring Instas y'all! My Nanette Lepore wedges were such a great purchase last summer too. All the bold tribal colors give me so many outfit options (aka bright green Easter dress) and I think the charm detail is a cute added touch. Canvas wedges instantly give me that summer/spring feeling.








OMG guys so I was scouting my favorite blogs and I came across Bows&Sequins Easter post from last year. I was like YAS when I saw this because this year for lent I gave up my Espresso/cappuccino machine. I was like what is something that I literally use everyday? Yep - so I knew I had to pack it up. Anyway, check out these CUTE Easter "eggspresso" recipe. I am going to make one Sunday and welcome my beloved machine back into my life...you have been missed. Stay tuned for the success or pinterest fail on this one through my instaStory snaps.

Happy almost Easter Weekend! Any fun plans? Thinking Saturday will have to be a park day/brunch with this lovely weather. This week is supposed to be perfect! Finally I can get my workout on outside too! On Sunday I'll be celebrating, going to mass with a friend/family in the city, anddd most likely consuming a few too many jelly beans (starbursts ones are the best). I might also test out a few recipe ideas on my list too, ChefV gonna get cookin! Hope you all are having a great week so far and Easter/Spring weekend! 

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Fringe/Frayed/Fun

Something about Spring gives me a fresh start newness feel - it's always the time of year when I feel most energized. Cherry blossoms begin to bloom, afternoons/evenings in the city become full of life, and it's when all the fun street trends start to emerge. Spring cleaning starts (needs) to happen, and we all wake up from our deep winter hibernations.  I am more than ready to get this Spring/Summer going! Winter in NYC can be pretty painful but this city really does have some of the best warm weather activities (Rooftop rosé anyone?).

The past couple of Spring seasons have been so exciting and fun in the trend world. Everything seems to always work it's way around "The Statement Piece". Who doesn't want to make a statement? Usually accessories get all the attention (hai poms and earrings) but this year it is all about the denim - and it's about time! Denim has always been viewed as a classic basic in my closet. I have invested in a couple of higher priced jeans (Rag and Bone, HudsonAG) and normally I choose darker clean washes. BUT not this season, I am feelin that fringe/frayed trend!

Say hello to statement jeans. As we enter Spring, now is the perfect time for denim to shine! I've noticed that slowly they have evolved from the smallest frayed hems and into downright carpet tassels, and shreds. Which surprisingly I love! Boho chic style and influence from the 70s have been strong season after season (crop tops, off the shoulder tops, flared jeans) and the statement jean fits in perfectly with all of these ideas.
Finally my InstaFame jeans - I could go on and on about them. I found this pair at Forever 21 and I don't think I've ever received so many compliments (and even texts) on a pair of jeans. Unfortunately, this exact pair has sold out but a similar style can be found here. The F21 denim assortment is SO good these days. I have not shopped F21denim before, but under $30 I was like heyyyy what's to lose? The small-large sizing surprisingly fits well, I wasn't sure at first. There is a nice stretch to them and I am a size small. Oh I also saw these at Zara that are a close match too.

Since these are such an amazing price point, I fell hard for this look and I have like 3 pair already (oops). So yes, I promise I do own other jeans - It's just funny that I've probably worn these more within the last month than I've ever worn any of my nicer jeans...typical. The best part I would have to say about these fringe favs is you can still go crazy and mix them with bold printed tops or keep it simple with a plain blouse/tee. I chose the more subtle look with a hint of poms :) Similar styles/ideas are linked at the end if you are looking for a denim update.










Don't want to spend $$$ on this trend? If you are feelin the fringe, think DIY too! I've seen a ton of DIY frayed denim posts. A few how to vids here and here. One of my friends did her own fringe and they came out great.

Ah this week is flying by! I was in TX for boyfriend bday fun and I am SO happy I was able to squeeze in much needed family time as well. Hope you all are having a great week. Let me know if you find any good fringe favs too.

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