Thursday, July 10, 2014

How to Sightsee in Style | Savannah, Georgia (Pt. 2)

The 2nd installment from my weekend travels from Savannah, Georgia! 

Hat: Aritzia (but love this)  Sunglasses: BP. Sunglasses  Top: via Aritzia  Boyfriend Shorts: Zara
Bangles: c/o The Sak  Espadrillesc/o The Sak  Tote Bag: c/o The Sak

It was crazy humid when these snaps were taken, but for some reason humidity and heat doesn't bother me as much as a chilly weather. Call me crazy... CRAZY. Maybe I was a lizard in my past life, but that wouldn't make sense - I don't think lizards get eaten alive by mosquitos. Which is what happened every night spent in Savannah. My blood must be super sweet. But no matter, I wore those bites like it was the next big thing. 

For our ghost tour adventures (yep, we did them!) I made sure to wear the most comfortable espadrilles in the world, loose boyfriend shorts, and a cotton crop top. Being at peace in what I was wearing made me focus on what was most important... Tales of the undead. 

P.s. How cute is that carry-it-all tote from The Sak?

Photos by Victor Cerejo.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Double Take: Get Beyoncé's Look

Beyoncé, she makes anything and everything look UH-MAZING. So, if and where there's a look that I can pull off, or at least afford, I'm on it. And, I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one either. For instance, when the Beyhive was spotted and snapped wearing this affordable Topshop number it immediately sold out, even after they restocked it, poof within seconds... Gone. So why not get the same number but in green? Here's my version of her look, but for less.

Get the look: Topshop A-line dress - Halogen Pumps - Target Mossimo Jacket - Nars in Turkish Delight

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Blogging Basics 101: Stay Committed & Consistent

Image via The Man Repeller
For this month's 101 I want to touch upon the importance of staying committed to your blog. It is so uber important to stay consisted and committed when wanting to grow your readership and looks great from an advertiser's perspective. Some bloggers believe you have to post every single day, others only post once a week. The right answer to figuring out how often you should post, is to do what feels right for you. 

If you have the time to post everyday and are consistent in making sure there's a new post up, then more power to you and keep up the awesome work. If you can't commit to posting everyday then the best thing is figure out how often you can per week and set a schedule for it. Having that consistency will allow for your readers to know when to come back to your blog. Plus, setting a posting schedule will keep you committed to yourself and the blog. 

And don't just stop there, when your freshest post is up use that as a chance to check your social channels and see if they need any updating. Hey, it's even a good opportunity to let the world know you have a new post up. 

So get out there, stay committed and consistent! 
For last month's 101 check it out here.

If there's a topic you'd like me to cover next please send me an email!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Wake Up Gram Tumbl Tweet

What my everyday consists of: gramming, tumbling, tweeting, and let's not forget facebooking. Whether it's work or blog related, I can't get enough of social media. 

Sunglasses: c/o Nectar Sunglasses  Top: BeautyCon  Boyfriend Shorts: Victoria Secret (but love this)
Wristlet: c/o Ora Delphine  Shoes: Madewell  LipstickHalf 'n Half via MAC

Maybe later this year I'll go on a tech retreat and give my brain a well needed detox, but for now it's my thing. Well that and of course fashion. Luckily for me I live super close to one of Brooklyn's most famous boardwalk... Coney Island. Either to sun, ride some rides, or (usually the case) to treat myself to Nathan's Famous hotdogs - that's where you'll find me when I need a mini vitamin D break. 

And when the moment presents itself you'll find me in boyfriend jeans, a simple tank, and a go-anywhere-and-everywhere clutch from Ora Delphine. I'll admit not the fanciest of looks, but one I'll have tons of memories in, which is what truly matters in the end.

To celebrate creating memories in style stay tuned for a giveaway post from Nectar Sunglasses, towards the end of July!!

Photos by SJ of FashinNY.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Cool Way to Be Casual.

Cool girl basics that every chick needs in her closet. These essentials make a reappearance every time I'm stuck in a limbo of what to wear. And there ain't no shame in repeating outfits when they look this cool. 

Hat: Aritzia (but love this)  Top: Victoria Secret (similar here)  Boyfriend Jeans: Zara  Necklace: Atelier Yumi
Wristlet: c/o Ora Delphine  Wedgec/o Bear Paw  LipstickHalf 'n Half via MAC

In fact this isn't the first time you've seen me in my go-to boyfriend jeans. My other in-a-flash-go-tos would consist of this extremely soft tank (kind of upset I didn't purchase more at the time) and these Bearpaw wedges that give height. The wedges have a mirco-suede footbed that prevents my sweaty summer feet from sliding down them as well, which is always a plus plus in my book. 

With this perfect combination it creates the a new definition on how to look cool even when you're a hot sweaty mess during the dog days of summer. 

Photos by Victor Cerejo.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

NYC: Favorite LIC Neighborhood Haunts

Being a Queens kids, it felt about time I ease people into my favorite neighborhood haunts. Maybe later we'll delve a bit deeper into my homeland but for now we'll stick with LIC just to give you guys a taste.

Start your day off with a farm-to-table (and incredibly delicious) menu at Sage General Store. It's American Comfort Food at it's best and hits bacon aficionados in the sweet spot. Seriously, lots of bacon options which has me wondering why I'm still typing away and not there right now. Tip: Go for brunch!

P.s. 1 is an art museum that once was a school. Lots of interesting installations and exhibitions are frequently changed up. During the summers, they host Warm Up Saturdays which is a pretty awesome dance party fueled by craft beer. If you're in the city you should try to attend one, and if dancing isn't your steez you can always explore the museum. Tip: Residents can attend for free if they bring an utility bill. 

End your day by catching the sunset in Gantry Plaza State Park. Ever seen that Pepsi-Cola sign near the water? Yep, that's the park. It's free, has great photo ops, and is a riverside oasis to all of us Queens residents. Not to mention, the view is quite breathtaking.

Hope you all take the chance to visit Long Island City soon, and bookmark this post for reference.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Essentials: July 2014

Stay fly in July or wish list along with me. 
July is all about minimal layers and lots of fun statement pieces. I've never been one to resist a good ring, or two. Keep it light and fresh to stay cool all month long. 

Shop my wants below:
1. Topshop Kaftan, 2. Tarte Braziliance Face Tanner, 3. BaubleBar Raw Geode Ring, 4. Choies Print Sleevless Dress
5. The Sak Silverlake Tote, 6. Kate Spade iPhone Case, 7. J.Crew Floral Rash Guard8. J.Crew Floral Lowrider Bikini9. Ten Bralette, 10. Birkenstock x Madewell Kairo Sandal, 11. Harper Hallam Ring12. Topshop Washed Tee13. J.Crew Chambray Baseball Hat, 14. Jungmaven Tank in Stripe15. Bamboula & Madewell Woven Shoulder Bag, 16. Harper Hallam Cuff, 17. Vans Slip-Ons18. BaubleBar Crystal Mason Ring, 19. BareMinerals BareSkin20. Topshop Lace Crop Tee21. Elizabeth and James Cateye Sunglasses, 22. Moto Short Denim Dungarees23. Topshop Floral Longline Bikini 

Which piece are you coveting?