Metallic Mood

Raise your hand if you like shiny things. Go on, don’t be shy. You know you want to. I’m raising mine too. I love a good metallic statement piece. They go with everything! Whether its jewelry, a handbag or metallic shoe you really can’t go wrong.  (more…)

Hello Warm Weekends!

How about this unseasonably warm weather?! I am enjoying every moment of these spring temperatures that we’re getting on the east coast. Last weekend was so perfect for being outside. I was in Maryland visiting my dad and the temps climbed all the way above 70 degrees! I know spring is coming soon but it’s only February so this was a pleasant surprise. 

It was so nice that we ended up hanging out at Baltimore Harbor which was cool. As many times as I’ve been to MD I’ve never actually walked around that area during the day. It’s really cute with lots of shops and dining. So many people were out and about just enjoying being outdoors.

I kept it chill with a sleeveless turtleneck and chinos paired with my trusty leather jacket- which I practically live in- and my favorite cap and leopard slip ons. This was great for walking around the harbor and the 3 hour ride back to New York afterwards.

I can’t wait to have more warm weekend adventures as it gets warmer outside. How do you like to spend your weekends?
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Outfit details:

Top H&M/ Pants Old Navy / Jacket Michael Kors/ Shoes Steve Madden (old)/ Hat Asos (old)

The Ten Dollar Dress

Fall so far has been absolutely beautiful! With the exception of a few rainy days, it’s been sunny and mild…perfect for days at the farmers market. I love picking out fresh fruits and veggies from the local farmers markets in the area. One of my favorite locations is Gerardi’s in Staten Island. This is actually sort of far from home but since my sister lives in the area, I go there sometimes when I’m visiting.

They have the cutest wall next door painted with flowers so of course I took this moment as a photo op for my latest bargain find from Forever 21: the $10 knit dress.

I was perusing F21’s site a few weeks ago searching for a new pair of faux leather leggings-which I practically live in during the Autumn-Winter months-when I stumbled upon this mock neck knit striped dress. At first I hesitated because there’s always cause for speculation when something is only $10 online, and final sale no less. After adjusting my cart for a good twenty minutes I decided to bite the bullet and try this little number out.

The fit turned out to be great and the fabric is light and breathable enough for in between weather. The mock neck is also totally on trend and season appropriate. To complete the look I grabbed my black caged Zara heels from a past sale. Best of all, this look can easily take me from work to drinks. I love an outfit that can put in overtime.

Do you have a favorite outfit that puts in extra work? Tell me about it in the comments section!
Outfit details

Dress Forever 21/ Shoes (old) similar/ Sunnies Forever 21 similar/ iPad case Michael Kors

Valentine’s Day: What to get him

Ladies!!! It’s that time of year again…Valentine’s Day is on the horizon. As you prepare to be showered with flowers, jewelry and love notes, have you given any thought to what you might give that special man in your life? In case you haven’t, I did this post for those significant others that deserve an extra special dose of “I love you” on February 14th. You know, the doting husband and father, the boyfriend who always goes above and beyond and let’s not forget the mister who keeps you warm at night during these cold winter months….hell, that guy needs love too. Make sue you send some appreciation their way. I know it can be difficult to decide what to get for men, especially so soon after the holidays.

Check out my picks below to find some interesting ideas on what to get for the love of your life.

Valentine's Day: What to get him