July 30, 2014

July 2014 Beauty Finds

When it comes to summer beauty, you tend to think of products that protect your skin, are super bright colors, or are helping your makeup stay in place (an oil slick situation is no fun). But since I took care of that LAST MONTH, here are few finds that will reduce puffiness, make you smell nice, and give you a nice glow.

July 29, 2014

Scenes From Cape Cod

And we're back! After a much needed vacation to the Cape, I'm left feeling refreshed and restored tired and full. Drinking entirely too much wine and binge eating fresh lobster, bowls of clam chowder, and more carbs, carbs, carbs certainly has that affect on you. But aside from the eating and drinking, I got in a few beach days, went on a whale watch (amazing!), wandered around Provincetown, and enjoyed a rainy day at the vineyard. Some snaps from my weekend are below, but follow along on INSTAGRAM too!

July 28, 2014

Monday Must Have: Tulare Buttondown

The TULARE BUTTONDOWN from ANTHROPOLOGIE is the perfect shirt that can seamlessly go from summer right into fall. Wear it now with white shorts and later with your favorite jeans or black pants. Let me know how you would wear this.

July 25, 2014

Weekly Roundup: July 25, 2014

I've been relaxing on the Cape this week and have been enjoying every second of it. Nothing better than hanging low, getting some sun and spending time with friends away. Happy weekend!

The new arrivals at STELLA & DOT. Particularly drawn to this SCARF and this CUFF.

What a fun set of NOTEBOOKS.

I like these takes on reinventing the USB CABLE.

Make: Fried Eggplant Stacks

On my mission this summer to cook more and eat healthy, eggplant has been one of my go-to's. Yes, fried anything isn't the best, but this dish is an essentially carb-free, light meal. I could eat this all the time! My recipe is below. Eat up!

July 24, 2014

Life Rules From Jenna Lyons

Image taken from PORTER MAGAZINE
While going through old magazines this weekend, I stumbled across this page in the first issue of PORTER MAGAZINE. Life rules from the Jenna Lyons = Perfection. I've included them below if you can't make them out in the picture (sorry!) as they are some truly wise words.

July 23, 2014

Interior Inspired: Modern Vignette

Inspired by this lovely vignette, I took my own spin on it below. This would be perfect for a nook in your home or entryway (if you have the space!). Plus, using a dresser allows for a ton of storage. Check it out.

July 22, 2014

The Look...For Less: Marni Sandals

I know I'm super late to the game here writing about these sandals, but I have been obsessed with them since I laid eyes on them. But, the price for these MARNI beauties I wasn't too happy about, so I was beyond thrilled when J.CREW came out with their similar version for much less. 

July 18, 2014

Weekly Roundup: July 18, 2014

Oh Friday, I'm so happy you're here. This week has been busy to say the least. There's been a lot going on and since I'm a constant worrier, I feel like I haven't gotten anything done. I'm looking forward to my cousin's wedding this weekend (350 people - Oh. Em. Gee) and for some R&R. Next week it's off to the Cape for a much needed vacation!

This is pretty EPIC. Way to go kid!

How cool does this PIECE look? Need.

Check out these STUDS. So cute.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

God I love shopping. This epic sale started and here's what I have my eye on...

As usual all things Vince: LEATHER JACKET and TWO-TONE COAT.

July 17, 2014

H&M Home

H&M Home

H&M will be launching their flagship store in NY on Fifth Avenue today at noon and this one location (for now we can hope!) will be carrying their home line. Have you shopped this collection yet? There were many, many things that caught my eye - and all are very budget friendly! Check out what I'll be adding to my apartment. And for those of you not in NYC you can shop ONLINE. Good news all around!

July 11, 2014

Weekly Roundup: July 11, 2014

Happy weekend! Enjoying the day off and heading to the Greenwich Sidewalk Sales to find some good deals.

July 10, 2014

Make: Teriyaki Chicken

This TERIYAKI CHICKEN was one of the easiest recipes and certainly didn't lack in flavor. I swapped the honey with MIKE'S HOT HONEY and oh. my. God that definitely gave it an extra kick. Served over vegetable fried rice, this was a delicious weeknight meal for my BF and I. Enjoy the adapted recipe from CHOW below.

July 9, 2014

Drink: The Flatiron Room

I stopped by THE FLATIRON ROOM last night for drinks after work and immediately fell in love with this  classy place. Located in the heart of the Flatiron district, this spot is no trendy nightclub. Upon walking in you feel as though you're being transported back in time to a speakeasy. With one of the most extensive Whiskey collections on the East Coast, bottles line the shelves from floor to ceiling. You can casually sip your drink here (I had the Mule - delicious!) while enjoying some light jazz music. If you're a whiskey aficionado or just looking for a new place and a strong drink, give THE FLATIRON ROOM a try. 

July 4, 2014

Weekly Roundup: July 4, 2014

Happy 4th! Looking forward to a good BBQ, time in the sun and of course seeing some fireworks. Hope you're all enjoying the long weekend!

After reading THIS POST I'm craving sugar.

Want to give this LIP2CHEEK color a try.

White Dresses

White Dresses

Lately, it has been so hot and humid in NYC that the easiest thing to throw on is a simple dress. And what could be better than a white hot dress? The choices are aplenty this season.

July 3, 2014

Go: Central Park Conservatory Garden

Isn't it crazy that this 6 acre garden exists in NYC? Located on the East Side from 104th-106th Streets, here you can enter this designated quiet zone and escape the hustle and bustle. The garden is the perfect place for a leisurely stroll or to sit yourself down and enjoy a good BOOK. As you walk around, take in the beautiful greenery and the gorgeous flowers. Half of the time I was in awe of the natural beauty and the other half I felt like I was in Jumanji. If you're unable to get there, check out the pics from my visit below.

July 2, 2014

Weekend Getaway

Weekend Getaway

Whether you're jetting away for the Fourth or any other time this summer, it's essential to have the proper weekender bag. These are some great bags that range in price - from budget friendly to splurge worthy - and a variety of materials like buttery leathers and classic canvas. I love options that are customizable, have pockets to store shoes or dirty clothing in, and fun prints. What will you be packing in this summer?

July 1, 2014

Get Fit: BFX Studio

BFX STUDIO just opened in Chelsea last week and offers spinning classes, HIIT training, barre and yoga to their clientele. The studio BFX occupies is very spacious and spread across 2 floors. Being that it is brand spankin' new everything is in pristine condition. Floors were sparkling, equipment looked clean, and there is even an iPad bar to take advantage of. If you were lucky enough to sign up early, you were able to snag a few free classes in the luxe, boutique fitness studio. I totally took advantage of this opportunity and went to 2 spin classes- ultraRIDE and classicRIDE.

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