I’m obsessed with my new Nike running sneakers from Kicks USA. They are so comfortable and the turquoise/mint and purple color combination are not bad on the eyes either! 😉 I’ve been continuing to work on incorporating exercise into my life in a balanced way and I’m finding that I love a variety of exercises most. I do power yoga, pilates, and running. I used to be hardcore into spin class but it turns out it wasn’t right for my body and I’ve found toning and using body strength to be more of what I need. It’s hard to fit exercise into my days when I’m at my job because I get home really late so I make sure to fit it in on weekends and days off. And I think I found a running buddy who is just as much a beginner as I am so hopefully we can motivate each other; it’s always nice to have a friend to keep you company too.
I had way too much fun at the Rebecca Minkoff sample sale a few weeks ago. I usually end up regretting sample sale purchases but not this time. I love all four of my purchases! I need to learn my lesson and keep this trend up for future sample sales. I went with my friend Michelle and found a few amazing pieces, including this fun OMG clutch! I wouldn’t normally buy something like this only because I wouldn’t spend the money on something I wouldn’t be using often. But the sample price was totally doable and I grabbed it because YOLO!
The best kind of Monday blues, amiright?! I saw this amazing blue abstract print dress on Bandits Of Colour‘s instagram and they had mentioned it was sold out. But they ended up having one left in my size so it was a lucky day for me! I know I will be living in this BCBG dress all summer long. I don’t think I’ve introduced you guys to Bandits Of Colour so let me just tell you a little bit about them. They’re a Brooklyn based boutique selling designer pieces at major discount and I’m talking like 70 or 80% off original retail price! I stopped by the boutique a couple of weeks ago and chose a few pieces (can’t wait to show you everything!)and I finally met the adorable and stylish owner, Lizzie, who has the sickest shoe collection by the way. I saw pieces from Rebecca Minkoff, DVF, Rachel Zoe, Ted Baker, Splendid, BCBG, Clover Canyon, and Free People, just to share the range she has.
A Sequin Love Affair
A Sequin Love Affair
A Sequin Love Affair
A Sequin Love Affair
This was one of the bags I scored at the Rebecca Minkoff sample sale. I was telling my friend Michelle of Le Hoarder about this bag I saw in Nordstrom Rack on sale. I kept telling her it was the perfect shade of blue and on sale and I wanted it so bad! And every time I told her I wanted it, she would tell me not to get it because I could get a better deal. Well, let’s just say that Michelle always knows best because there was just ONE at the sample sale and guess who got it? Yep, me and for 1/4 the price! I’m not exaggerating! Yes, yes, Michelle, you told me so! 😉
I am so excited to finally share a project that I’ve been working on with a great group of bloggers. I collaborated with Minnie + George to style one of their gorgeous handbags for their Spring 2015 lookbook. Lori, the designer behind Minnie + George, creates beautiful leather accessories and bags in Portland, Oregon. Most of her leather is sourced locally and every single one of her creations are timeless and classic. I love her minimalist designs and they are all handmade! For 10 days, from April 27th until May 8th, 10 different bloggers are showcasing how they styled their Minnie + George bag and then the digital lookbook will go live on their website. Tomorrow, the gorgeous and stylish Oby Grace of I Spy Oby will be featuring hers so make sure to visit her blog. This tote is amazing. It’s massive and roomy; just the way I like totes to be! You can use it as an overnight bag or for a day out in the city and it fits EVERYTHING. It’s completely hand stitched and I love the contrasting brown straps against the navy. Sorry for the massive photo overload but New York has been gorgeous lately and Phil sent me so many photos to choose from! Central Park has been filled with incredible cherry blossoms and Phil and I managed to get photos on the iconic Bow Bridge right before it went under construction. I love my new Free People skirt. I saw it on sale at Nordstrom (it’s sold out now) and I bought it because… stripes, pockets, the adorable tie detail? Yeah, I needed it! The next day I was in Nordstrom Rack and saw it even more on sale, for almost half the price I paid, and they offered to do a price adjustment when I mentioned it to someone who worked there! I just pulled up my e-mail with my order number and was able to get it for the price at Nordstrom Rack. For some reason, the same skirt on the Free People website is listed cheaper at Lord & Taylor here (Nordstrom price was also the same before the sale). 6PM has it for slightly cheaper in a different color here too. I am confused about the different prices but if you plan on getting it, you can try your local Nordstrom Rack or Lord & Taylor. I decided to style this striped skirt with more stripes because stripes on stripes on stripes is always a good decision… in my opinion anyway. 😉
Direct sunlight will be the death of me, you guys!! I spotted this wall on someone’s instagram page and decided I needed to shoot here… but of course when we got there the sun was so harsh which makes for a terrible time to shoot. I was really impressed with Kelly’s photography skills because she still managed to get some great shots. Imagine what she could’ve done with better lighting! 😉
My Dune London sandals…. I’m obsessed. You all need them! I got them at Piperlime’s closing sale but Dune is still selling a similar pair. And I may or may not have worn this striped maxi dress 3 times in the past week. HA! If I go to three different places in three days, it’s new each time. 🙂 Should I be embarrassed that I just put this nice piece of information out there on the internet for everyone to see?? I love a dress with sleeves so a maxi dress with sleeves is my ideal every day dress. I even wore it to work with a cool blazer and wedges. And it’s 50% off now!