Thursday, July 24, 2014

A BK Story Part II {Red Hook}

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David Yurman pieces (borrowed) all listed below | Dress: Current/Elliott (on sale) | Hat: Preston & Olivia Suede Fedora | Bag: Pietro Alessandro | Shoes: J Crew (old, but love these loafers) | Denim Jacket: French Connection | Sunglasses: KREWE du optic

Now on to my second set of photos with David Yurman, sharing my favorite summer hangout spots in Brooklyn!

We took these photos in Red Hook, which is another one of our favorite places to both shoot and hangout. For starters, Red Hook has one of the most beautiful views of the Statue of Liberty, but aside from the views, it's a creative/charming little community that's changed dramatically over the last ten years. Now, you'll find artists like Swoon and Banksy leaving their mark there, which always makes for some fun exploring, but also for great photo backdrops.

And as usual, I always have my favorite neighborhood spots. There's the Red Hook Lobster pound, which has some seriously delicious lobster rolls. My other favorites include Fort Defiance, a great spot for a scrumptious brunch with some tasty cocktails (the deviled eggs are so good). The Good Fork for a dinner with a very chilled out atmosphere and lastly, Gridhaus, which has the feel that you're stepping into a friends cozy home with the most creative, delicious dishes. Highly recommend and so does New York Mag.

David Yurman pieces I'm wearing throughout:
a variety of Cable Classics Bracelets | Cable Classics Bracelet in Amethyst and Diamonds | Cable Bucket Bracelet.

See the rest of my favorite pieces HERE.

This post brought to you by David  Yurman Style of Summer, all opinions are my own.

Photos by Keith Hodne

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Brooklyn Story {Part 1: Dumbo}

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David Yurman pieces (borrowed) all listed below | Trench: Zara (similar) | Jeans: Current/Elliott 'Stiletto' | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bag: Givenchy | Tee: Rag & Bone (long sleeved version here) |

I'm so thrilled to be partnering up with David Yurman, to share some of my favorite pieces in conjunction with some of my favorite summer hangout spots. While many New Yorkers flee the city on the weekends, Keith and I stay back, more often than not, and enjoy what our city has to offer.

For our first set of photos (taken on a day that was a bit chillier than normal), we chose one of my favorite neighborhoods in this entire world, Dumbo. Dumbo is filled with so much beauty from the most breathtaking NYC views, to the old cobblestones to all the murals and art that brighten up the streets. We end up here almost every weekend, walking around, exploring all the little alleyways and nooks and crannies this neighborhood has to offer.

Dumbo is worth coming to for the views alone, but aside from that, we have some favorite spots we often hit up.

Atrium Dumbo: my good friend, Keiko, was the first person to tell me about this place and since then, it's become one of our favorites in the neighborhood. The most stunning interior is matched with wonderful service and top notch food and cocktails.

Gran Electria: with the most charming back patio area, this is one of my favorite places to come on a summer afternoon (or evening) for some margaritas, tacos and guacamole.

Grimaldi's: I can't speak of places in Dumbo without mentioning world famous, Grimaldi's pizza. Yes, it's definitely that good. Make sure you come right when it opens or you'll have to wait on a fairly long line (outside). The positive: if you are waiting outside, at least it will be with the best views ever.

Almondine Bakery: I dream of this place. The best almond croissants in Brooklyn (my opinion), but to be honest, everything is good.

Modern Anthology: Even though it's labeled as a mens store, I love coming in here. I've gotten great gifts, art and little accessories for the home.

David Yurman pieces I'm wearing throughout:
Rings: Signature oval ring with lemon citrine and diamonds, Willow five-row ring with diamonds.
Bracelets: Cable Classics Bracelet with Green Onyx and Diamonds, Cable Classics Bracelet with Lemon Citrine and Diamonds, Color Classics Bracelet in variety of colors.

See the rest of my favorite pieces HERE.

The biggest thanks to my amazing husband, Keith, for working on this project with me.

This post brought to you by David  Yurman Style of Summer, all opinions are my own.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

With a Twist

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Shirt: Current/Elliott | Pants: Rag & Bone | Belt: Linea Pelle | Shoes: Louboutin | Bag: Celine | Bracelets: Hermes, Miansai  | Sunglasses: Celine | Nail Polish: Essie "Lollipop.."

The weekend is here! Woohoo! Wishing you all a great one.

PS: The famous Nordstrom anniversary sale has started. I already ordered these and have my eye on this for layering my dainty necklaces. Happy shopping!

Photos by Keith Hodne

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Test of Time

Jumpsuit: H&M (old. similar here  | Belt: Nicholas. also in rose gold | Shoes: Chanel | Handbag: Saint Laurent (old style and color...adore this one) | Bracelets: Hermes & Miansai

I've had this jumpsuit for over 7 years and it has seen every type of occasion from casual brunches (which is where I wore it here) to girls weekend trips to Atlantic City. Whether I'm wearing it with flats, colored heels, a statement necklace or a belt, it's one of the most versatile pieces I own. Some pieces really stand the test of time.

Photos by Keith Hodne

Monday, July 14, 2014

Concrete Jungle

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Hat: Rag & Bone (wearing navy, also here in black) | Blazer: Maje | Tee: J Crew | Shorts: Rag & Bone | Shoes: Christian Louboutin 'Impera' | Nails: Essie 'Urban Jungle' | Handbag: Givenchy | Watch: Dads Vintage Rolex

Hi guys! So sorry for the late update. I was having some technical issues, but crossing my fingers all is resolved.

As always, thanks for reading! It means the world. 

Photos by Keith Hodne

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fancy Night Out

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4e Dress: River Island | Shoes: Aminah Abdul Jillil |  Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo

Is it me or is it really hard to find a dress when you're really in need of one? It seems that whenever I have a wedding or cocktail party to attend, I have nothing to wear and then,  usually settle on something I don't love. These days, whenever I find a dress I like (especially if it's budget friendly), I just buy it. It's such a good feeling being invited to a party and then remembering"oooh! I can wear that dress..." That's pretty much what happened here. Got the dress, got invited to a party and already had my outfit hanging in the closet.  Paired with these bow shoes, which are a big statement on their own, I kept everything else as simple as can be. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Warm Weathered Memories

Bracelets and Bangles: from the LAGOS Maya + Diamonds & Caviar collection. Dress: Parker (old) | Shoes: Alice + Olivia (similar)

I remember like it was yesterday, being 17 years old and on a senior year, Mexican spring break trip with a bunch of my closest girlfriends. We were all lying on the beach, probably slathered in Banana Boat tanning oil, when I spotted her. You know, that woman who is so perfectly put together, even when on a beach. She was wearing a bright orange sarong, a large straw hat and a stack of colorful bangles, which as impractical as that sounds for a beach, was what elevated her entire look. For the remainder of our vacation, I would eagerly search for her, just so I can see what type of beautiful outfit she would have on. Every singe day it would change, each being better than the last, but one thing that never came off, her stacks of bangles. Since then, I've always been drawn to large stacks of colorful bracelets and bangles, particularly when the warm season kicked in. I can't help but think of great times, filled with friends, cocktails and warm breezy air.

These bracelets from LAGOS are easily a new favorite. I wore them to a roof top party the other night and must have received about five compliments in the matter of 2 hours. They take what would have been a simple summer dress, to something a little more glamourous. That's the beauty of the perfect accessories... it's those details and often the key ingredient to any outfit.

Now on to the good stuff! I have a wonderful giveaway to share with you guys.

To reward our LAGOS followers, we are giving away a Voyage pendant to one lucky winner. Super-easy entry: Just click HERE and enter your first name, last name and email address in the comment section below. The winner of the sweepstakes will be chosen at random, and announced on 7/25. Good luck!

Photos by Keith Hodne