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Spring Stripes and Jewels

I am obsessed with my new gorgeous jewels thanks to Lydell NYC. And I am so excited that they’re offering 30% off for my readers this entire weekend with code Shira30! The blue tonal statement necklace that I’m wearing here is one of my favorite pieces and while I’m not usually one for being matchy-matchy, the coordinating blue tonal drop earrings are beautiful and so well priced, even before the 30% off! And Real Simple magazine agreed because they featured them last Spring. I love Lydell NYC’s mix of jewelry because there is something for everyone; from edgy and trendy to more understated and minimal to bold and colorful. Some of my favorites include these cool gold triangle ear jackets, this fun multi-media statement necklace, and this adorable gold cat ears ring. Happy shopping! 🙂SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC

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Photos by Brittanny Taylor; check out her FB page here!

Hair by Sorah Yaffa, check out her instagram page here.

Paper Crane striped top, sold out but similar striped peplum tee, Lydell NYC blue tonal necklace c/o, blue tonal drop earrings c/o, crystal clasp bracelet c/o, mixed stone stretch bracelet, Ora Delphine bucket bag c/o, old skirt- similar St John pull on knit pencil skirt or 5th and Mercer pencil skirt or BCBG pencil skirt, similar Stuart Weitzman corkswoon wedge, Michael Kors watch


Allergic To Mornings

If it wasn’t clear by now, I have a weakness for witty graphic tees. And I finally found THE perfect Etsy shop, Lulu Simon Tees, and they have the best and most extensive collection of graphic tees and sweatshirts that I’ve ever come across and they are completely affordable too! It was so hard to choose just one and I finally settled on the Allergic To Mornings sweatshirt that is currently on sale for $31! It is so soft and comfy and some other tops I’ve been loving from Lulu Simon Tees are the Is It The Weekend Yet tee, Save Water Drink Champagne teeWake Me When It’s Friday tee, I Truly Donut Care tee, I Love You More Than Vodka… Just Kidding tee, and Good Vibes Only sweatshirt. I would definitely browse through their amazing collection and they’re pretty much all between $21-$35; and you can also customize your own.

SONY DSCI wore the sweatshirt two ways here; one slightly more dressed up with a fun embellished striped skirt and pink heels and the other for lounging around at home with my amazing new mint green sequin leggings from Viva La Jewels. They are so soft and cozy inside and… I mean, MINT GREEN SEQUINS!! 😉

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Photos by Brittanny Taylor; check out her FB page here!

Hair by Sorah Yaffa, check out her instagram page here.

Allergic To Mornings sweatshirt c/o Lulu Simon Tees $31.20, Viva La Jewels mint green sequin leggings c/o $39.99, Joa embellished striped skirt, $32 on sale, Ban.Do but first coffee thermal mug $15.75, similar pink heels $258, and similar Illesteva mirrored sunglasses $178 or save Steve Madden mirrored sunglasses $38


That Time I Owned A Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag


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I was debating whether or not to tell you guys about that time I owned the Mansur Gavriel bucket bag for like 5 minutes but hey, I know you will all be nice to me so here goes. 🙂 I’ve been dreaming about owning a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag for a long, long time but I felt way too guilty spending that kind of money on myself and of course let’s not forget the fact that it’s pretty much impossible to find one anyway because they are always sold out. Anyway, I was scrolling through instagram and I happened to come across a photo from Mansur Gavriel’s photo where someone had just commented at that moment that they restocked. Well, I had also just gotten Chanukah money from my grandparents and parents so I kind of impulsively just went for it and bought one. Ten minutes later it was sold out again but I got my dream bag!

My dream bag arrived just a few days later and I was too scared to use it because I had never spent so much money on a bag before and I was worried I’d ruin it. It sat in its dust bag for a few days and when my friend found out I had it, she asked (begged?) if she could buy it off me. I happily agreed as long as she would let me take pictures of it first. So here’s the Mansur Gavriel bucket bag that I owned for a week or two!

I am still on the hunt for a bucket bag, one that seems a bit more sturdy than the Mansur Gavriel bucket bag and is a little cheaper. I found a few I have my eye on which I linked to at the bottom of the post (disable your ad block to view them) so I’m just trying to make my final decisions! 😉 Some of my favorites include the gorgeous blue Elizabeth and James bucket bag, Rebecca Minkoff moto bucket bag, Gigi New York bucket bag, Milly bucket bag in a beautiful shade of blue, Halston Heritage bucket bag, the more affordable but still beautiful Kelsi Dagger bucket bag, another decent priced with the Madewell bucket bag, and a splurge with the quilted ALice and Olivia bucket bag.

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 Photos by Phillip Van Nostrand, check out his instagram and FB page

Loft marled sleeve dress, American Apparel opaque tights, Wrenn Jewelry star druzy necklace c/o, Isola boots-old but love these Stuart Weitzman quilt boots or these Stuart Weitzman mezzamezza boots, Lilli and Tori Elizabeth Stone Jewelry ring c/o


Champagne and PJs (+ Answering Fun Questions)

My house is freezing all winter (we have an old, crappy heating system) so cozy pajamas are an absolute must for me! And a soft, oversized sweater that discusses my love for champagne is obviously on my must-have list as it should be on yours. Because, champagne.

After reading the responses from Hallie and Rebecca answering some fun questions from this article, I thought it would be fun to answer some of my own! Keep scrolling to get to know me a bit better and I’d love to hear your responses in the comment section (or maybe a link to your blog post where you answer some of these questions). 🙂
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Would you like to be famous? In what way? That’s a tough question because I would like to be a well-known blogger and successful therapist (and to perhaps write a book in the future) so I guess I’d like to be somewhat “famous” as that often brings more success and opportunities; however, I wouldn’t want to be “celebrity famous” and have no privacy/have my life picked apart. But there’s only so much control I have over that so I think it’s more important to focus on doing my best with every opportunity I have… and what will be, will be.

Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why? Not really, probably due to pure laziness because rehearsing seems like too much effort. I mean, maybe if it’s a conversation where I need to confront someone, I might talk it through with a friend first but that is a rare occurrence.

When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else? In the shower. Always! 🙂 As for singing to someone else…. probably my 1 year old sister!

For what in your life do you feel most grateful? My family and friends in my life, truly. And my career as a therapist as I find my clients to be so brave and resilient and it’s a real honor to be part of their growth.

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be? I just started taking yoga classes a couple months ago so it would be pretty sweet to be able to do some of the crazy poses and balances I’ve been seeing!

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What is the greatest accomplishment of your life? Completing my master’s degree in social work for sure. The people that know me well in my personal life understand on a deeper level why it was such an accomplishment.

What do you value most in a friendship? Genuinity (is that a word?) is incredibly important to me. Other things I appreciate are loyalty, a sense of humor, compassion and being non-judgmental.

What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about? Eating disorders. My friend died from bulimia in her young 20’s and it’s not a game or something to aspire toward. I hear people say that they wished they were anorexic for a day but in my opinion, it’s like wishing you had cancer for a day. It isn’t a joke; it’s a deadly and life threatening illness.

Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Ah, can’t lie, it would have to be my phone!

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Photos by Brittanny Taylor; check out her FB page here!

Similar champagne campaign sweatshirt (save champagne campaign sweatshirt) or pop the champagne sweatshirt or champagne kisses pullover, similar fair isle sweater leggings,  fair isle leggings , Jack Wills lincombe legging, Hanes thermal bottoms, J.Crew shearling slippers


Pops of Teal

 

I love all shades of blue but this teal agate necklace from Nikki E. Designs is pretty amazing! I’m also wearing her gorgeous black druzy bracelet and onyx bracelet. Her jewelry is beautiful, cool, and fun but even more than that, I’m absolutely LOVING that until December 25th, she is donating 20% of each sale to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Unfortunately, Nikki lost her best friend to Leukemia and what an incredible and special thing to do for her!

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Photos by Brittanny Taylor; check out her FB page here!

 Loft striped sweater, last year (love this Vince striped sweater), Ann Taylor quilted faux leather skirt, Modcloth teal tights, love American Apparel tights and Anthropologie opaque tights Nikki E. Designs agate necklace C/O, Nikki E. Designs druzy bracelet C/O, Nikki E. Designs onyx bracelet C/O, Elaine Turner snake clutch C/O, Manna Kadar lip locked in Manna Babe (amazing shade!) C/O, Wrenn Jewelry ring C/O, Kate Spade New York gramercy grand watch

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