Monogrammed Moments

If you’re wondering, yes I am still living the nomadic life and trekking my things from Brooklyn to Queens to Manhattan to Brooklyn again. It’s just one vicious commuter cycle. No worries, though, this is my last month living out of my suitcase before semi-settling into a new apartment.


With all this shuffling around, I’ve lost a lot of my favorites (tear) and find myself in Target rebuying “lost” skincare essentials. My little Vaseline Lip Tins are one of the victims, often getting left behind on bookshelves in different boroughs. Not necessarily a bad thing since each home is now fully stocked with my favorite balm and in all the different varieties: Original, Rosy Lips (love this one!), Cocoa and Aloe Vera.


After re-buying another Vaseline Lip Tin (thankfully they’re super affordable at under four dollars a pop), I had a Marie Kondo moment. Instead of losing all my faves why not create a space for that fave to live in. Then I heard about GiGi New York Lip Tin Holder – it’s like they read my mind.

Now here’s my case for the for the monogrammed GiGi New York Lip Tin Holder: ever reach into your tote looking for something, freak out because you think you lost it, and then realize after emptying your bag on the dirty sidewalk that it’s been in your bag all day long. Guilty.


No joke, the Lip Tin Holder has kept that mini-panic attack at bay throughout the shuffle of multi-borough living and when commuting with my GiGi New York Teddie Tote.  Everything is within easy reach. While we’re at it, make sure to check out their other accessories that can help keep things contained.

Not to mention that the gorgeous leather Teddie Tote is big enough to carry everything and has lots of pockets & compartments to keep everything tidy. (And the pop of red brightens up the gloomiest of days.) You’ll for sure be seeing this styled on the blog again but first let me tell you about this amazing Vaseline & GiGi New York partnership to create personalized pieces for us – just in time for spring.


Until March 19th with every personalized GiGi New York purchase of $100+, you will receive a FREE customized Vaseline Lip Therapy Tin and monogrammed leather Lip Therapy Tin holder. You can also purchase the Lip Therapy Tin holder separately and still get it monogrammed at no charge (this also includes a FREE customized Vaseline Lip Therapy Tin.

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If you’re interested, take advantage while supplies last.


Sunglasses: Rented via Ditto (use THESTYLEBORO to get your first month free)  Coat: H&M (similar)  Bow TieAsos  Shirt: Equipment  Pants: DL 1961  Loafers: Zara (similar)  Tote: c/o GiGi New York  Lip Therapy Tin Holder: c/o GiGi New York  Lip Balm: Vaseline  LipstickLolita 2 via Kat Von D

If you need a little bit of more motivation, I’ve mentioned before how amazing Vaseline’s new Lip Tins are for us liquid lipstick loving gals here, but they’re also great as a skin salve. Anywhere I find dry rough skin, I use the Original or Aloe Vera and massage into my skin for a smooth, hydrated feeling.

Today's post was created in collaboration with GiGi New York x Vaseline. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible!

Photos by Victor Cerejo.

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The Little Red Dress

Holy sh!t. This past weekend was LIT. I don't even know how my brain has the capacity to function to the fullest it is right now. Thank you to everyone that reached out and wished me a happy birthday!!


Last week was the perfect way to ring in my 29th. Next up on my radar (besides celebrating more Aqua birthdays & NYFW) is Valentine's Day.

I'm definitely going to take advantage of the three day weekend and dress up each day (weather permitting) and treat myself to a few amazing sit-down meals in the city.


Of course, I went back to Express to see what caught my eye. Besides these gorgeous pink slacks (hella affordable compared to these) I found this fit and flare dress.

The color is spot on for the 14th and could still be re-worn for a few other things I have coming up: baby showers, bridal parties, boozy brunches.


Dress: Express  Coat: Marc New York (Under $120 & warm!)   Tights: Calvin Klein  Boots: Sam Edelman (save with this versionPurse: Rebecca Minkoff (& under $90!!)  Lipstick: Raspberry Blush via Pixi

Since we're talking date night, I wanted the dress be the main focal point (the fit is amazing on my frame) and keep everything else black. And of course, black tights because it is still too cold to be without them. Temps are slated to be under 10 degrees all weekend long so make sure you invest in some fleece tights before then.

Don't forget to visit last week's post on the other two dresses I'm wearing this weekend.

What are you wearing for Valentine's (or Galentine's) Day? Let me know in the comments down below.

Created in collaboration with Express and Shopstyle.

Photos by Victor Cerejo.

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Aquarius Rising

29 and still flawless. That's how I'm rolling today and for the next year.

Eight years ago, friends and I waited rather impatiently for midnight. On that blustery cold night we huddled around a cupcake dimly lit by a scrawny bodega candle, I made a wish and blew out my candle. We then proceeded to hit up the infamous Studio B where I could proudly display my of-age ID. It feels like yesterday but that could be because my birthday wish remains the same throughout the years: to experience unadulterated happiness and create memories with those closest to me.

This year, I'll wish for the same and keep the gang nearby as the celebrations go into the night (snow or no snow).

I'm so excited for the sweet ride life has given me and can't wait to share the journey. But before I kick off the birthday extravaganza this weekend I wanted to share two suitable dresses (both from Express) for anyone born in the month of love or looking for style ideas come Valentine's Day.


The little black Express dress never fails for a night out on the town. I love the details on this textured dress and the floral applique at the bottom of the dress so cute. (I shot these looks during office hours and this look was the department's favorite).

I paired this with my favorite suede over-the-knee boots and a fur vest.

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Another favorite for the weekend (and Valentine's Day) is this Express floral fit and flare dress. This is a bit more snug than the other dress so I recommend you size up. As for styling, I went for my favorite mustard clutch and a few statement baubles.

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Created in collaboration with Express and Shopstyle.

Photos by Briana Balducci.