Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Stripes and Mules

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Tee: Rag & Bone (long sleeved version) | Jeans: Current/Elliott 'Stiletto' (older wash) | Mules: Vince (in black) c/o | Sweater: J Crew | Handbag: Givenchy Medium Antigona | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Watch: Caravelle New York | Nails: Essie 'Lollipop'

With August just around the corner, I'm beginning to slightly freak out about all the things I still want to do this summer. Don't get me wrong, fall is not only my favorite time of year, but this year especially, happens to be packed with some incredible events like my best friends bachelorette party (Miami!) and engagement  party. I cannot hold my excitement for what lies ahead, but with that being said, I want to hold on to summer as long as possible. There's still so many things to do and see and so many more memories to be made!

xo,
Helena

Photos by Keith Hodne

Monday, July 28, 2014

A BK Story Part III {Coney Island}

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David Yurman Jewelry (borrowed) all listed below | Sequin Skirt: ASOS (unfortunately, old) | Button Down: Current/Elliott | Clutch: Coach (in python embossed) | Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples | Shoes: Louboutin  (less expensive alternative)

For my last post with David Yurman, sharing another one of my favorite summer hangout spots, I had to choose Coney Island. It doesn't get more summer in Brooklyn than this New York City landmark. No, I didn't actually wear a sequin skirt to go hang out here, but it was surely a fun way to showcase it.

Random fact: I LOVE roller coasters, but the Cyclone, scares the crap out of me, even though I've been on it several times.

If you've missed it, you could see Coney Island in one of my favorite NYC summer hangout spots and also in one of my favorite pizza places in New York.

David Yurman pieces I'm wearing:
Signature oval ring with Green Onyx and Diamonds | Signature oval ring with Lemon Citrine and Diamonds | Crossover Narrow Cuff with Gold

See the rest of my favorite pieces HERE.

all David Yurman photos by Keith Hodne

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

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Retro Feel

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Flared Jeans: Express c/o | Tee: Express c/o | Hat: Flea Market find | Belt: Club Monaco | Shoes: Christian Louboutin 'So Kate' | Handbag: Celine | Sunglasses: KREWE du optic

I've always loved a good pair of flare jeans. For me, they're a classic, with a bit of a retro feel. I recently got these from Express and after browsing my own Pinterest board and stumbling upon this oldie but goodie image, I was excited to take a mini break from my usual skinny jeans.

Have a great weekend!


Photos by Keith Hodne

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.

RED HOOK FAVORITES
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.

DUMBO FAVORITES
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

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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