May 1, 2017

Express

Photography by Gionna Tarantola 

Wearing: Express top, jeans | Prada sunglasses | DVF sandals | Madeline earrings

Working in the city full-time while commuting often puts a strain on my time and how I use it. I recently decided to get back into blogging with the help of my ever-so talented photographer sister. Sadly, it's been hard to coordinate our schedules as I work during the week while she works weekends.

Making time has succumbed to me waking up earlier than usual on a Saturday, in order to get a look in. The first time was rough - especially since I'm a heavy sleeper and tend to look tired for an hour after waking up (not cute). But with the help of some trustee makeup hacks (& sunglasses), I've managed to look somewhat presentable.

Here are some of my beauty hacks:
·  Wash your face with cold water - it wakes you up and reduces puffiness
·  Add Marc Jacobs' #CoconutGlow highlight to your foundation - it will give your skin life, helping you look more awake! (I recieved this product complimentary from @Influenster & @MarcJacobs & I've used it every day since!)
·  DO NOT add mascara to your lower lashes - this brings attention to any puffiness or dark circles you may have
·  Add a bright lip & a little blush to give your skin some flush, looking like you have some sort of emotion while feeling like a zombie




January 3, 2017

This Just In: Saddle Boots


I recently purchased these booties on a whim. I saw them online for 60% off, loved the color & was in the market for another pair of closed toe shoes. The rounded toe is not my usual style but these reminded me of something my mom would wear back in the '70s/'80s. The leather is beautiful in person and the heel gives me just enough height while still being comfortable. 

October 3, 2016

Knit Wear

Wearing: ASOS top & pants, Vince Camuto booties - similar here

I am back from Vegas & ready to get back in the swing of things. Vegas is definitely a place everyone should see in their lifetime. The ultimate playground/boardwalk for adults. Mike and I went zip lining down Fremont Street, rode the gondola at the Venetian, took a ride on the High Roller and enjoyed some sun by the pool. Sadly, I was sick for the entire trip so I was unable to take any outfit photos but sometimes it's good to disconnect & enjoy some quality time/sleep? 

Mike and I have both been recovering from a cold since our trip so this weekend was all about comfort. These ASOS pants are made of the softest fabric. I wore them Saturday while running errands & the woman who did my pedicure would not stop asking where I got them after feeling the warm cozy fabric. Sunday was filled with food, football & sweats. Needless to say it was a nice, much needed weekend. 

August 19, 2016

Brands I Love: Naked Wardrobe


When it comes to weekend wear, I tend to rely on Naked Wardrobe for a staple dress or edgy separates (they have the best date night looks). I wore the above look to my cousin's bridal shower. This dress is so versatile; it can be dressed up with a string of pearls or made more casual with a camouflage jacket & pair of hot lace up booties. 

Mike & I leave for Vegas next month, which obviously calls for a new vaca-wardrobe. I was sure to get some sexy new swimwear from Naked Wardrobe, as their line just debuted a few weeks ago. I purchase this & this - I'll be sure to share the looks on my Vegas post once I'm back! 



August 17, 2016

Color Pop

Wearing: Forever 21 dress - similar here, DVF sandals - similar here, Ray Ban sunglasses, MAC lipstick in 'Candy Yum Yum'

When I was in college, I would go shopping on a weekly basis. My school was conveniently located right next to a mall & most Wednesdays, you could find me in either Forever 21 or H&M. Nowadays, you're more likely to see me in neutral shades from Ann Taylor or Michael Kors with a subtle pop of color here & there. I used to think femininity meant wearing pink with flowers everywhere. However, some days I do find myself craving some color, especially on a warm & sunny Saturday. This look was somewhat nostalgic for me, being that this is the most color I've worn in a long time. It's crazy to think how much my style has evolved as I've gotten older.


August 16, 2016

Beauty Breakdown


Wearing: 


I'm a serious makeup addict. If there is one thing I look forward to every weekend, it's sitting at my vanity with a glass of white wine while doing my makeup for a night out with my boyfriend. I wore this look out to a bar with Mike a few weeks ago. I paired it with a tight fitting mauve dress.  


August 15, 2016

Brands I Love: Ann Taylor


Being petite, it's hard to find clothes that truly fit my frame. So when I find a brand that fits, I tend to fall in love & continuously shop there. Ann Taylor has definitely been my go-to ever since starting my new job this past February. The petite line is so chic & always fits me perfectly. 

Photography by Gionna Tarantola 

August 11, 2016

Travel Wear | Southampton, NY

Wearing: Ann Taylor jumpsuit, Ray Ban sunglasses, Dolce Vita sandals - similar here

I visited The Hamptons for the first time this past June. The champagne, warm weather & endless cheese plates had to be the best part about this day trip (aside from the awesome romper I wore!).


June 22, 2016

Outtakes | Lifestyle

Sometimes I like to go back & revisit photos that didn't quite make the blog cut. It's always fun to take a walk down memory lane & has really helped give me inspiration as I try to get back into the swing of blogging. Crazy to think that this blog took up much of my life in 2014 & 2015!

Me getting ready for a photo-shoot with my sister. This was only a month after I moved into my apartment! This photo makes me miss my shorter blonde hair </3 
See the blog post, here.

Aside from my 25th birthday, I've been known to splurge on a pair of designer sunglasses as a gift to myself. I have such a thing for sunglasses. They're the perfect accessory (especially when I'm not in the mood to do my eye makeup). These Chanel are my favorite pair. They're so fun & the shape is perfect for my face.

Although I rarely wear masculine pieces, I've always admired an over sized blazer mixed with a feminine dress & statement sandals. Perfect for summer office attire. 
See the post, here.



June 21, 2016

Pop of Pink


It's officially summer! Yippee! 

I've been into the lax look lately. Trading in my fitted dresses for a pair of jeans & a tee. I even own a pair of Toms (gasp!) thanks to Mike's persuasion. I've found that a quick fix for my 'lack of femininity' is to throw on a chic accessory - like this periwinkle pink Coach bag. It's just the right pop of color to give this look a bit of girly-pizzazz 


Photography by Gionna Tarantola