I hope everyone had a nice weekend! Thanks again for bearing with me as Jason and I have been getting settled into our new home. But now – it’s time to get back into the swing of things with the blog. It’s so funny…my first week in Atlanta, and I was still wearing all black and burning to death in my leather jacket. I quickly realized that I needed to switch up my go-to’s in my wardrobe . That doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll abandon my black ripped jeans and t-shirts (that’s what I’m wearing today), but I definitely see my style and wardrobe choices updating slightly. Stay tuned to see how this plays out further!
Well, before I left New York, I got the chance to shoot one of my new favorite Spring/Summer tops from StyleWe. You might remember I rocked this dress in Miami, but I was saving the top for warmer weather in NYC. I love StyleWe, because they have some great fun styles that won’t break the bank. This top really spoke to me because I love the flirty and girly design (give me bows all day!!!), but combines menswear details such as classic 3/4 sleeves and a pin-stripe pattern. I opted for navy (it also comes in light blue), because I thought it would be killer with some white ripped jeans for the summer. For this look, I paired the top with studded L’Agence jeans (these are incredible) and a simple nude heel. The top’s fabric is super soft and comfortable, so I see myself rocking this one on repeat. With the stress of the move, Jason and I haven’t really had the chance to go out and re-explore the city. BUT, with the long weekend coming up, we’re really excited to hit the town, and I think I’ll be re-wearing this exact look!
In the past couple of weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to take a couple weekend trips back down South to soak up some sunshine and escape the cold and stress of the city. My first stop? Miami! To be honest, this trip had me seeing a different side of the sunshine state and the flavorful city down South. It’s funny since I’m actually from Florida, but the weekend exposed me to a new view of my home state.
First of all, Miami has grown so much in recent years. Jason and I stayed at the Ritz-Carlton in Coconut Grove, where we enjoyed relaxing afternoons by the pool. But in the evenings, we were close enough to hit South Beach, The Design District, and enjoy the city’s new architecture, restaurants, and shopping. We ate at our favorite modern Italian restaurant, Cecconi’s, at Soho Beach House and enjoyed a “Letters to Andy Warhol” exhibit during our last night in Florida. It was the perfect evening and perfect trip!
We also welcomed the escape from New York, because I was able to break out some summer-wear and put my over-the-knee boots away in favor of sexy sandals. During the day, I basically LIVED in this new black off-the-shoulder dress with a smocked top. The a-line cut made it super comfortable, while bare shoulders and bell sleeves kept it undeniably on-trend. I wore the dress with strappy nude sandals, and 70’s inspired details including my “Faye” bag and favorite hoop necklace. The fabric is so easy and breezy, I also threw it on over my swimsuit when heading to the pool the next day! The best part? The dress is only $59!! Can you believe it? I love that I can dress this up for a summertime evening event with some tall strappy sandals – or down with oversized sunnies and gladiators. This one is bound to be a staple in my closet once the weather gets warm again in NYC. Until then….we’ll always have Miami.
Happy Pre-Friday Dolls! How was everyone’s Valentine’s Day? Jason spoiled me with my favorite gift of shoes (he got shoes too), home cooked meals, and a late-night trip to the movies to see 50 Shades Darker. I was so shocked and appreciative that he actually opted in to seeing a cheesy movie, but we had the absolute best time. Plus I’m all about that white-cherry icee life.
Since we started our relationship as long distance, date nights have always been really special to us. Even now, with working such busy schedules it’s nice to put aside time to do something special together. Most days, I’m in a casual dress with low-key makeup and hair going wild with a mind of it’s own. But for date night…I try to turn up the glam and put a little more time into my wardrobe and beauty regime. Enter my not-so-secret hair weapon, the Sapphire Curling Wand from Irresistible Me. I know I posted about this last week (see it here), but I wanted to share the photos of my hair curled to perfection.
I will admit, it takes a minute to get used to the wand technique – having been a traditional curling iron girl for so long. But since I’ve gotten the hang of it, the wand has become my hair’s new best friend. It comes with a heat-resistant glove to protect you from burns, which I love. My mom says I’m accident prone, so this is a big plus for me! My favorite thing about the wand is the variety of attachments that help you achieve different types of curls. Not to mention the sleek design, beautiful packaging, travel case, AND the auto-shut-off feature…I’m in love. So I used the wand for a recent date with Jason and had my tresses curled to perfection, which was the perfect accessory to my navy and black Zimmermann jumpsuit and new Iro leather jacket. The curls lasted for days and stayed frizz-free. The best part? My polished hair made me feel super confident and sexy for our special date. And in the end, isn’t confidence the key to any look?