Thursday, April 16, 2015

Soft Edge

Shoes: similar here and here and here | Jeans: Rag & Bone | Duster: Topshop (on sale!) | Bag: Saint Laurent (available in leather)

Hi guys!
Today, in partnership with Nordstrom, I wanted to share some of my favorite sandals and shoes! Sort of like my top three essentials list.

I'll start with the simplistic, 'dainty' sandal, similar to the ones I'm wearing above. While I'm a fan of this style in most colors, my #1 would be a classic nude. In my opinion, this style is universally flattering on  everyone and goes with basically anything. I love pairing this type of shoe with an LBD, a ripped jean or a sleek jumpsuit. Seriously, the options are endless.

The Nude Sandal: Save with these Ted Bakers | Splurge with these Manolos.

My second shoe essential would be a black pointy-toed heel. Whether you're 20 or 60, no other shoe is as classic.  When buying a budget friendly pair, I personally prefer suede over leather. To me, they just look more luxe! For a bit of an updated version, I just got these and love them! Comfortable and very flattering on the foot.

A Black Pointy-Toed Heel: Save with this Sole Society pair | Splurge with these Jimmy Choos.

Last but not least, I know I sound like a broken record, but I'm all about a pointy-toed flat. I think they look a little cooler than the classic ballerina flat and I find this style to be the perfect choice to be comfortable, yet still look chic.

Pointy-Toed Flat: Save with this Trouve pair | Splurge with these Jimmy Choos or these Valentinos. I'll admit, I'm not a big fan of the Valentino Rock Studs in the heeled version, but I do love the flats! I don't own a pair, but have been debating the black pair forever. What do you guys think?

Photos by Keith Hodne

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Denim: Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren c/o (I sized down 1 size from my regular skinny jeans) | Chambray Top: Denim & Supply c/o | Bag: Lauren by Ralph Lauren | Shoes: Louboutin 'So Kate' (similar alternative) | Cuff: Hermes | Sunglasses: Chloe | Lipstick: MAC Pink Nouveau  | Nails: Deborah Lipppmann 'Amazing Grace' 

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky to be involved in an incredible project with Denim & Supply called Project Warehouse. For the first event (there were two), I went with a denim on denim look, or as some like to call it, a Canadian Tuxedo. It's a look that's timeless yet so effortlessly cool. In order to make it more 'me,' I added a heel for the event, but I happened to repeat a version of this outfit several days later and opted for a stylish, yet practical pointy-toed flat.

PS: I know I promised you guys an updated skincare post and it's coming! Just finalizing a few things but should be posting early next week. Thanks for being patient!

Photos by Keith Hodne

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Best Pizza in NYC {Part II}

For those who follow me on instagram, or have been following this blog for some time, might know that Keith and I take our pizza pretty seriously. While I tend to be pretty healthy during the week, that's all balanced out by the consumption of some sort of pizza on the weekend. If I could eat any food for the rest of my life (calories not included), there's no doubt that it would be pizza. Last year, I shared some of our favorite pizza places in Part I. This time around, I'm only adding three new additions to my list.

If you missed part I, you can see it HERE. Today, starting with the mouth watering pizza from the photo above.

Prince Street Pizza
Where: Soho | 27 Prince Street
In my opinion, currently the best square in NYC. Some might say that it's still L&B Spumoni Gardens, but personally, I think the overall flavor here, specifically on the pepperoni slice, makes Prince Street even better. I first tried this place last summer and since then, I dream about it on a regular basis. Zesty sauce, crispy crust, all topped with melted fresh mozzarella and miniature pepperoni slices. There are no words.

The place is tiny and chances of you getting is small, but it's worth coming in and grabbing a few slices (or a pie) to go.
Where: Gowanus, Brooklyn & Brooklyn Heights
Currently my favorite coal oven pizza  that comes along with some of the freshest ingredients and slightly burnt crust, which I'm a sucker for. A few other reasons why this place, specifically the Gowanus location, is one of my favorites: they take reservations,  the service is always top notch and the best of them all? the complimentary roasted garlic and spicy peppers to put on your pie (or salads…or pasta). 
Where: Bushwick, Brooklyn | 261 Moore Street
This brick oven pizza place has been a favorite among New Yorkers for years and there's a good reason: it really is that good. They have a variety of pies, which are all spectacular, but my personal favorite: The Bee Sting! Crispy crust topped with fresh mozzarella, crunchy slices of soppressata and finished off with honey.

Things to keep in mind: this place is always crowded so don't expect to come here on a Friday night and stroll right in. There's usually a long wait, even on a random Tuesday night. On the plus side, there's an outdoor bar area outside, so grab a beer or a glass of wine and hang out. If you'd rather come and take your pie to go, there's an outpost right next door. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Brooklyn Artists Ball Dance Party

In celebration of this weeks upcoming Brooklyn Artists Ball Dance party, a throwback from last years shoot.

The party is this Wednesday (getting so excited!) from 10PM-1AM and there's still time to purchase tickets! Tickets are $100 with proceeds going directly to support the Brooklyn Museum's exhibitions and education programming. Get your tickets HERE. Hope to see some of you there! Please say hello!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Pastel Topper

Striped Tee: Rag & Bone (similar - 25% off F&F sale) | Jeans: Express (cut bottoms off) | Coat: H&M | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Picked up this coat from H&M this past weekend and considering it was $79, it's one of my favorite spring additions to my closet.

If you don't know by now, Shopbops Friends & Family event is going on (25% off!) I got this denim skirt and this striped crop top!

Photos by Keith Hodne

Monday, April 6, 2015

Sleeveless Trench {On Repeat}

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Sleeveless Trench
Sleeveless Trench: Theory 'Jiliya'  (also available here and here) | Jeans: Topshop 'Jamie' | Shoes: Christian Louboutin 'Salonu' | Bag: Saint Laurent | Sunglasses: Krewe Du Optic 'Julia' | Bracelets: Brandy Pham ' Needle Bracelet', Hermes | Choker: Jules Smith

Photos by Keith Hodne

Thursday, April 2, 2015

One Look, Three Ways

2e Hi guys! Today I'm teaming up with White House Black Market to show how I wear the same classic cool outfit, three different ways. All three of these outfits I'd wear to work, whether you have a 9-5 or not, depending on the day. In addition, I'm also sharing three of my favorite go-to makeup looks that I paired with each outfit.

 First things first, I adore these two pieces: a drapey white button down and a pair of relaxed black pants. In my opinion, two staples that belong in every closet! The possibilities are endless and whether you're going for a more casual look or something dressed up, there's nothing more versatile.

 Outfit #1: The Red Lip | Any time I need an extra pick-me-up or want to feel a bit more va-va-voom, a red lip is my go-to. This is an outfit I'd wear if I felt the urge to get a bit more dressed up, especially if I'm meeting people for dinner or drinks. I love finishing off a black and white look with a pop of red. Probably my favorite of the three!

 Outfit #2: The Pink Lip | If I want to wear a lip color but want something a bit more toned down, I love a mod pink lip. I'll usually wear it with a pink cheek, liquid liner and loads of mascara. I love that this outfit has a bit of edge to it, so the makeup with the outfit creates a nice balance.

 Outfit #3: Bronzed | The more casual of the three looks, this is something I'd wear on a casual Friday (or over the weekend). This is such an easy look, which I often turn to. This entails a bit of concealer to cover any redness or blemishes, a nude gloss, a neutral shadow and some extra emphasis on my cheeks with some highlighter and bronzer. It always makes me feel fresh faced and rested, even when I'm not! 1_1e 6e 5e
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All photos by Keith Hodne

Outfit #1 (Red Lips): Shirt: White House Black Market | Pants: White House Black Market | Shoes: Aquazzura Wild Thing (also, in yellow), Sunglasses: Celine Katy | Lipstick: MAC Red mixed with MAC Ruby Woo | Necklace: Juicy Couture (old)

Outfit #2 (Pink Lips): Shirt: White House Black Market | Pants: White House Black Market  | Leather jacket: Parker c/o | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Lipstick: MAC Pink Nouveau

Outfit #3 (Bronze Shimmer): Shirt: White House Black Market | Pants: White House Black Market | Leather Jacket: H&M | Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood | Sunglasses: Chloe Choker: Jules Smith | Bronzer: Urban Decay | Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette | Gloss: Urban Decay 'Walk of Shame'

Thanks to White House Black Market for sponsoring this post!