I Need Coffee Sweatshirt

i need coffee topMy I Need Coffee sweatshirt from Wildfox is pretty freakin accurate! I laughed when I saw that it’s called the desperate sweatshirt online. And bonus that it’s on sale and SO soft and cozy!

I’m not a huge fan of fringe so I was surprised by how much I love my new bag from Pietro NYC. The bucket bag shape is one of my favorites and I love the classic gray color although it comes in five other shades as well! Pietro NYC bags are made right here in NYC and are crafted with genuine Italian leather. You can see the attention to detail in all their handbags and another favorite of mine is the classic Brooklyn tote.
i need coffee sweater graphic sweater fringe bag i need coffee wildfox fringe bucket bagYes, we have one random photo at my favorite heart wall! 😉

wildfox sweater IMG_5426 copyHere are my new jewels from Leslie Francesca and I’m officially addicted to Toby’s Estate Coffee. They have a few locations in NYC and Brooklyn but Kelly and I visited the one in the West Village. I love their coffee and I’m so glad Kelly and I gave it a try because I now have a new coffee spot!
wildfox sweatshirt coffee tee

Photography thanks to Kelly West, check out her instagram and facebook page.

desperate sweatshirt (on sale), Banana Republic shirred pencil skirt (on sale), Olivia bucket bag c/o, Leslie Francesca rings and earrings c/o, Similar shoes: kitty or feliciaManna Kadar lip locked in shade “manna babe” c/o

The Best Little Black Dress

lbdI bought this amazing little black dress (links at bottom of the post) a couple of weeks ago and already wore it to two holiday dinners, a party during fashion week, and a couple more times besides for those events! I love the looser fit of this dress, the subtle windowpane pattern, and of course the long sleeves. These photo were taken just a few minutes before a fashion week party so of course I had to bring out my Sophia Webster babies (last seen here)!

I also added this pretty arrowhead pendant necklace from Designs by Kenzie which I’ve also been wearing a lot lately. The arrowhead is a dark, almost hunter green shade, with a gray jeweled chain so it works with so much because the colors are pretty neutral. Definitely check out Designs by Kenzie on instagram for more of her beautiful jewelry!
sopha webster heels headband braidlong sleeve black dress little black dress arrowhead necklace sopha webster shoes black dress

Photography thanks to Israel Castillo

BCBGeneration ruffled sleeve babydoll dress, Riko heels, very similar BCBG foldover clutch or BCBG melody asymmetrical foldover clutch, Arrowhead necklace c/o Designs by Kenzie

Free People Dress

free people blue dress

Oh boy do I have a story for you guys…. See this pretty Free People dress? Notice anything peculiar about it? Still no? Well, take a closer look! Yeah, I wore this dress inside out throughout the entire shoot and didn’t realize until I was ready to change into the second outfit. Kelly finally noticed after we walked through Central Park for over an hour taking photos and her response was, “I’m surprised you haven’t done something like this sooner.” That made me laugh for like half a second because this is my type of thing to do but at that point I was so frustrated! There are some photos where you can’t tell while others look a little more obvious but I decided to post this anyway because now that a couple of weeks have passed, I can say that it’s kind of funny!
free people dressThe dress, when worn the correct way, is awesome! I love that this Free People long sleeve dress is soft and oversized and it comes in 2 other color combinations as well. I’ve been turning to a looser silhouette more and more often these days.

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Photography thanks to Kelly West, check out her instagram and facebook page.

Free People from your heart print dressLyriq booties c/o, Olivia bucket bag c/o, Manna Kadar lip locked in shade “manna babe” c/o

Birthday Wish List

My birthday is coming up (October 9th) and I’m not too excited about it. I probably said the same thing last year too but I can’t pretend to be excited for something I’m actually kind of dreading. Yes, I have so many things to be grateful for but my birthday is also a reminder of some painful, personal things so this time of a year is a struggle for me. And this year, most of my family will be out of town during my birthday because of the holidays, so it’ll be a quieter one which is probably a good thing! I compiled a (fantasy) birthday wish list; most of it is unattainable with some more realistic pieces thrown into the mix!


  1. Opal chevron ring– Such a sweet, dainty piece! I always hated that my birthstone was an opal up until the last couple of years when I fell in love with opals. I can’t believe I never liked them! I still don’t own any opal rings and this is a sweet, dainty piece that I’ve been thinking of buying because the price point is great!
  2. Rose gold and turquoise wrap ring– Love this pretty combination of turquoise and rose! I’m also loving the gold and marble ring and pearl and crystal rose gold ring from Wanderlust & Co. They have so many layering pieces that are well priced and so fun!
  3.  Moonstone ear climbers– These are so pretty and also come in a beautiful emerald and minty color I also love.
  4. Opal cuff– Remind me how crazy I was that I didn’t love opals! I mean this cuff is GORGEOUS!
  5. Kora studs– These ear climbers aren’t as subtle as the #3 but the color combination is so fun and I could totally see myself wearing them!
  6. Tourmaline ring– I’ve been obsessed with watermelon tourmalines for a while and these sweet rose gold rings are so beautiful! I have also been loving the rope the moon ring in rose gold and have been contemplating buying it for a while.
  7. Lyra ring– Love this cool Vita Fede ring! Pretty, cool, and goes with everything! Another ring I’ve been loving is the maru ring.
  8. Orbit & crystal rose gold ring– I am so so sad that I lost my favorite luxe pave orbital cuff ring and this is a more affordable replacement… unless I just suck it up and get another one because I really loved mine! :(
  9. Adelaide ring– oh.my.goodness. How pretty is this ring?? I am so in love and obsessed with all of Katie Diamond Jewelry’s fine collection! One other jewelry designer I’ve been dying over is Wwake and their opal rings. I would kill to own like 5 of them!


  1. Fendi– This is such a classic! I’m also loving the Saint Laurent Sac De Jour so those are both up there along with Chanel on my top 5 bag list!
  2. Furla dolce vita crossbody– I love the aubergine color for fall and winter. Such a beautiful shade!
  3. Regan satchel– Another beautiful plum/aubergine shade and the suede finish and tassels make this a pretty awesome bag! I’ve been eyeing this since it came out.
  4. Pashli medium satchel– This is another bag I’ve loved for a long time. This shade is beautiful as well as the metallic fuchsia!


  1. leather moto jacket– this Iro beauty is the leather jacket of my dreams. I’ve been looking for a replacement leather jacket for over 2 years since I left mine in a cab and haven’t been successful. This one is obviously not going to happen any time soon but it’s my ideal! Of course Saint Laurent also has one but it’s like $4000 over budget! 😉 I need a cropped jacket for my petite frame but finding one under $300 is a lot more complicated than you’d think.
  2. Chelsea– Love this classic watch and I’ve been wanting a leather watch for a while!
  3. Addison leather biker jacket– I need this one 50% off! I love All Saints leather jackets and the Brooklyn leather biker jacket is also on my wish list.
  4. Daniel Wellington– This is my favorite. I know it’s so popular but I really like it! I can’t decide if I like black or brown leather (here) better though.


  1. Tassel shoes– The tassel version of my favorite lace up flats are so good! But I also love the classic pointy toe flat too and maybe prefer the leather finish!
  2. Glitter loafers– Yep, they’re still on my wish list. #sorrynotsorry.
  3. Miu Miu bow flat– From the glossy red finish, the sparkle heel, to the amazing bow, there is nothing I’m not obsessed with here!
  4. Ballet flat– I’ve been looking for a new pair of black flats because mine have been getting worn out and LOVE these. The scallops are so good and way less than the Chloe pair but still look amazing. I might need these!

The Prettiest Plaid Dress

plaid anthropologie dressI stumbled on the above spot during a fashion week party and knew I had to come back to take photos here. It was SO crowded but Kelly still managed to get beautiful shots! We also stopped by the latest love wall for a couple of quick photos as well. This plaid dress transitions so easily for fall and yes, these easy transitional dresses seem to be the theme on my blog this week! :)
heart wall nycplaid shirtdress anthropologie dress leslie francesca jewelryMy latest jewels from Leslie Francesca are once again unique but so beautiful! She is always coming out with new designs and these double druzy pieces are beautiful.

plaid blue dressPlease don’t get sick of my booties (first seen here) just yet because they’ll be back on the blog in the next week or two. :) I can’t believe these are my first pair of navy booties! They go with EVERYTHING.

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Photography thanks to Kelly West, check out her instagram and facebook page.

Lyriq booties c/o, Devery shirtdress, Wrenn Jewelry necklace c/o, Gigi New York all in one bag c/o,  Leslie Francesca rings and bracelet c/o, Manna Kadar lip locked in shade “manna babe” c/o

And on another note, check out my latest article on Mode where I talked about 10 grown up nail art ideas for fall and winter! If you’ve been following me, you know I’m allllll about nail art!

Check out Grown Up Nail Art For Fall/Winter

by Shira Rose at Mode

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