Sunday, April 6, 2014

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Cover Up

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I recently just took a trip to the Bahamas, which is one of my favorite vacation spots to go to. With this, it took many months, weeks and days leading up to what I was going to pack and bring on this fun family getaway in which we were all excited to escape the NYC brutal weather and enter into our most desired place to be. All I had in my closet prior to this trip was all winter clothes, this meant I had to dig into my soon to be summer attire and snatch out a few of my favorite shoes, accessories and apparel that I wanted to bring. This also meant going shopping for some last minute "needs" and "wants" to bring some "new" into this exciting warm weather climate. My main focus at first was to choose which bathing suits, coverups, sandals and accessories I will wear to the pool each and everyday considering 95% of your time is spent in your bathing suit laying by the pool and beach. As for this, I have combined some fun, comfortable, light (because who wants to wear heavy clothing in 80 degree weather) and colorful pieces in which I felt super Caribbean and was totally in my comfort zone. I always opt for looseness!!! Anything loose, flowing and comfortable is my go-to for coverups and dressing in warmer climates. 


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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring Ahead: Mini Bag Addition

Spring Mini Bags



Ready to toss the big tote and alternate into a bright and colorful mini bag? I know I am and I am excited to do so! Carrying around a large and overfilled tote bag all winter is such a drag, especially with all your winter essentials while also wearing a large coat, hat and gloves. Talk about heavy, clustered and tiring, I am more then ready to ditch the layers and exempt from the oversized anything and switch over to light, small and cheery colored bags. Above are a few affordable versions of colorful mini bags I picked out for this spring, but definitely check out Shopbop, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Ave and Net-A-Porter for more styles! 


Monday, March 17, 2014

Transitioning Seasons: Style Guide

Winter/Spring Transitioning



Transitioning seasons may not be all that easy, especially when it’s 50 degrees one day and 20 degrees the next. Lets get real, we all develop confusion on how to use our winter garments that we have been wearing for a few months now and when that 50 degree day approaches us, we have to find a way to dress a little less layered and use our winter wardrobe to start thinking ahead for spring. But until that day comes and we are actually ready to go out and shop for the warmer weather, lets break down a few simple tricks for our wardrobe in which we all stay somewhat calm while waiting for spring to FINALLY spring ahead and arrive! 

I took a simple everyday boyfriend jean and a great loose blouse, which your can wear for either winter or spring and used accessories to transition those 50 to 20 degree days! For our current winter days, there’s nothing more on our mind then layering, bundling and staying warm. With this, I paired the outfit with a mustard wool coat, because even though we all have the winter blues, there is no reason why we can’t throw some color into our wardrobe to spice things up! I had a little fun with color and added this fabulous plum fur hat, black closed heel booties and a great big dark bag to have all your winter essentials in hand. For spring, I tossed the heavy gear and added more light accessories, such as a tailored leather coat, a smaller trendier bag, a chic pair of open toe neutral heel booties and sunnies for those sunny days ahead!

Have fun with your transitioning! If you’re out and about shopping or just browsing for spring basics, keep these tactics in mind, opt for merchandise in which you can mix and match and wear with multiple items in your wardrobe now, while finding great accessories that will stand out and transition your spring style!