recent gems

By September 28, 2014 Life

photo 2 {my always-first stop in NYC, Mister Softee for a rainbow sprinkle dip cone}

photo 1 {post Mount Dana hike dip in a crystal clear deserted lake in Yosemite National Park}

September has flown by so fast I’ve hardly taken a minute to sit back and look back on what a big month it’s been. I feel like I’ve been running nonstop (both literally and figuratively…), luckily I usually thrive on staying busy like that, but I wouldn’t mind a little bit of downtime sometime soon. A few of my favorite things from September…hiking through Yosemite, spending a Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn and hunting down Momofuku Milk Bar (and confirming for myself that their famous ‘crack pie’ is 100% accurately named), hearing Tim Gunn speak at Drake University, dancing at the Art Meets Fashion gala, surviving a 20 mile practice run in preparation for my upcoming marathon, and celebrating the debut of the Halston exhibit at the Art Center with a weeklong string of fun events.

photo 4 {twirling in my new favorite midi skirt}

photo 5 {enjoying the cutest appetizers ever at a local favorite din spot, Proof}

photo 4 {wearing an old Anne Cramer dress + vintage Escada shoes + Culture Riot clutch for the Art Meets Fashion gala}

photo 3 {the tastiest chocolate milk, found in Brooklyn}

unnamed-11 {two of Proper’s newest arrivals – fall clutches from Clare Vivier}

unnamed-12 {my fave post-run treats, Harmless Harvest coconut water + Slipstream Organic granola}

 

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dress up

By September 25, 2014 Style

FabFound {cynthia rowley dress, franco sarto shoes c/o marshalls (similar here), karen walker ‘northern lights’ sunglasses, sorrelli earrings and bracelet}

All summer long my worn in jean shorts have been my go-to thing to wear. They’re perfectly broken in, are so incredibly comfortable, and can be dressed up or down. I wear them to lounge in, to run errands in, and even occasionally for a date night out. But sometimes no special reason is the best reason to step it up a bit, so I threw on this new silk dress last week for an impromptu late dinner date at my current favorite local spot – Eatery A. (Where I don’t even bother to look at the menu anymore – #12 pizza and a side of brussels sprouts, always, please!) I love a good dress that can be worn in a million ways and this is the prime example of one – with flats or heels, with a lot or just a little jewelry, and layered up with a jacket and scarf. Bare legs season is coming to a close so I’m going to enjoy the last bit of it all I can.

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Photography by Justin Meyer

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB.

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leather shorts

By September 22, 2014 Style

LeatherShorts3{edith miller tee, leather shorts (similar), vintage necklace, bcbg sandals c/o marshalls, karen walker ‘northern lights’ sunglasses}

The weather last week was all over the place, which makes getting dressed for the day a little tricky. When the seasons change it feels like everything in my closet is suddenly ‘wrong.’ The calendar says one thing but the weather says another. I’m ok with that sweet summer sunshine to stick around as long as she wants.

I picked up these leather shorts during a trip to Cali a couple months back, and have found them the perfect piece for this time of year. Despite my love for summer, I can’t stop buying everything for fall right now – leather, boots, scarves, cashmere – this time of year is pure bliss for any clothes hound.

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Photography by Justin Meyer

 

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on the go

By September 15, 2014 Life

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It’s been a whirlwind few weeks. Between a quick couple days in Chicago (to visit a showroom), a California getaway with the boyfriend (where I got to visit a girlfriend in LA and then we trekked to Yosemite for some hiking – and camping!!), and this past weekends work trip to magical NYC (for a spring buying trip for Proper), it’s been a month full of moving fast, packing and unpacking bags, and lacking any sort of routine. I love that. While the trip out to Cali was just for fun and NYC was just for work, I always tend to mix the two. Work talk while I’m on vacation, and sneaking in play time while I’m traveling for work. Getting out of town is the best – I always come home inspired, energized, and exhausted all at the same time.

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