After living in New York for almost three years, I've had a lot of brunch. I mean, A LOT. So I know my fair share of NYC brunch gems. When my blogger friend Tatum found this adorable West Village spot, I was immediately in love with the decor and the color scheme, and we came to find out that the food is even better!Read More
I'm definitely no stranger to flying. Between shuttling back and forth between Texas and New York, to my time studying abroad, hopping on flights every weekend, I've learned a thing or two about planes. Whether your flight is 2 hours or 12 hours, here are a few tips to make it a breeze:
What to Wear
I always say it's best to strike a balance between being comfortable, and not looking like a you just rolled out of bed (please people, stop wearing pajamas in airports) Most of the time, I opt for thick leggings, a soft t-shirt. Then, add a layering piece, like a chambray button down (because planes can get COLD!) Cute sneakers like these are perfect, and I ALWAYS bring a blanket scarf, because it's chic off the plane, and during the flight it can be a blanket or pillow!
What to Do
Whether the flight is 4 hours or 14 hours, you'll need something to do (especially if you're me and can't sleep at all on planes!) I usually bring a book or two, and download some podcasts, though I'm more of a movie girl on planes!
A lot of blog posts say to 'catch up on work' or 'tackle that inbox' while you're on a flight, but I'm of the notion that flights are a great chance to unplug, get into a good book, or lay back and listen to your favorite music and relax!
Another tip: do not wear makeup on planes. period. The dry cabin air is already bad enough, so go bare-faced and bring a moisturizer with you! If you have activities post-flight, bring your makeup bag on with a few multi-taskers, and do your makeup in the last hour of the flight.
You all know I love Glossier (and I'm a Rep!) so for the perfect 5-minute plane touch-up, I would grab Priming Moisturizer to start, pop a little Stretch Concealer where needed, swipe the lip color Crush across lips and cheeks (Leo also works as a contour on fairer skin!) and then a quick coat of mascara (loving this one) has you looking fresh for disembarkment!
The bitter cold that's still lingering in New York has made me want to wear nothing but giant sweaters and leggings everyday. But instead of dressing like a bum for work, I found the best dupe, wool pants that feel like pajamas, and look like a trendy trouser! For work, I usually pair them with a loafer to play on the masculine trend, but an off the shoulder sweater and silk scarf still keep it feminine.Read More
Even though it's still thirty degrees in NYC, I'm still willing the weather to get warmer, and what better than to prep the closet for spring weather! I've been noticing a lot of trends popping up from watching runways, bloggers, and even just people around my office and school (who are all very fashionable considering I work at a luxury designer and go to fashion school). So here are a few pieces to add to your closet for spring!Read More
Embarassing story time. Anyone that knows me, knows I'm extremely clumsy. One of my old roommates actually used to count how many times I tripped while we were out walking! Well, I was shooting this look with Laurel Creative on a cold morning after it had rained, and while we were shooting, I began to walk towards her, when of course, I slipped on a patch of ice and wiped-out on the concrete!! I ripped my jeans (fun fact: in the bottom photo, one leg is covering my ripped jeans and bleeding knee!) Even better, when we finally got into a bathroom so I could change outfits, neither of us had bandaids to cover the bleeding, so I had to stick a panty-liner to my knee and keep shooting!
But hey, all's well that ends well, right? I got a ton of cute photos (and in my glasses for the first time!) and I think this was my favorite look from the shoot! It's quirky and fun, and who wouldn't want to rock a furry blue tee over a mixed-stripe button down?? Throw these velvet booties in the mix and you're golden!
NYFW is my favorite two weeks of the year, and (by no coincidence, I'm sure) Fashion Week in February always falls during my birthday! This year, I had the pleasure of attending multiple shows, as well as working the show for the designer I intern for, Cushnie et Ochs. All the shows were phenomenal, and there were several key colors, silhouettes, and details that were present throughout MANY collections. Even if these were Fall/Winter collections, these trends can definitely be worn in Spring and Summer! I pulled out some of the best ones, gave a little runway inspiration, and then curated some great pieces so you can add these trends to your wardrobe! (and at a MUCH lower price than the designer budget!)Read More
Valentine's day is one of my favorite holidays, possibly just because everything is pink and red, but also because it's a day to focus on the people you love! Whether that be your spouse, significant other, best friend, pet, whoever! It's a day to let them know how much you love and appreciate them!Read More
Some days, you sit at your laptop and just cannot think of a single topic to write about! I've been struck by blogging writers-block more than a few times, and something that always helped me was looking through these kinds of lists and waiting for one to jump at me! Well, I've been collecting this list for quite awhile, and decided to share it in case any of you are expiriencing the same block!Read More
If there are two thing's I've been obsessed with lately, it's neck-bows and berets. So obviously this outfit has been a favorite as of late, and I loved shooting it in front of this adorable Notting Hill home! Red has always been a favorite color of mine, and if there's one thing my grandmother taught me, it's that a swipe of red lipstick always looks chic.Read More
London is a beautiful city filled with so much history! I loved getting to explore all the different neighborhoods of London, and even though the weather tends to be on the wet side (bring a hat and an umbrella!) it's still one of my favorite places I've visited! Read on for a few reccomendations during your trip!Read More
We're only 4 days in to 2018, but so far, it's been pretty great! I've never been one to make hard-and-fast New Years Resolutions, but this year I thought I'd take a stab at a few goals, or just little things I want to do in 2018. I'll be printing these out in pretty fonts and putting them above my desk in my new Brooklyn apartment (don't worry, I'll post pictures once it's finished!) so that I can be constantly reminded of them!Read More