What to wear when it’s 90 degrees out? It’s roasty, toasty, and well…if we could just head to work in our swimsuits and sit next to an inflatable kiddie pool, that would be divine. Maybe we could add a pineapple pool float or two…(Don’t forget the margarita!).
This past weekend was TOASTY in NYC…just the way I like it. Speaking of hot, let’s add a bit of edge to your summer wardrobe, shall we? Lovely! I’m so glad you agree.
Have you ever had a hobby or a love that you put aside for awhile? Maybe you didn’t have the time for it, maybe you let life get in the way, or maybe you just forgot how much you loved it. Well, the same is true for me. Up until this weekend, I forgot how much I absolutely love sketching and creating fashion illustrations. I haven’t sketched for several years. I used to spend days, weeks, and hours designing, and sketching my heart out, sitting at coffee shops all afternoon and loving every second of it. My mind would wander, as my hands would fly across my pages, creating sketch after sketch. In college, I was a teaching assistant for a fashion illustration class. I helped students learn to illustrate, and it made me so happy. Since moving to New York, and working in the fashion industry, I somehow stopped creating on my own. This weekend, however, I was so excited to get the opportunity, to try out several of Prismacolor’s art products. Staples is currently running a fabulous promotion for the supplies, which you can find here.
Want to hear an embarrassing, yet patriotic story? Ok…here it goes. When I was a little girl, my mom dressed me in nautical and Americana clothing…all the time. She loved it. She couldn’t get enough. At the time, it was all that the Limited Too was showing, which meant that it was all my mom was buying. Therefore, I went to 5th grade sporting American flags across my chest daily. It was fine. I didn’t mind. I hated fashion at the time (who woulda thought), so I wore whatever my mom made me wear. Don’t get me wrong…she usually dressed me cute, however the Americana themed clothing went a bit overboard. So much so, that the kids in school made fun of me. I was shy and hated being the center of attention. When it came time to say the Pledge of Allegiance, the kids would turn to me and say, “I pledge allegiance, to Hallie, of the United States of America…” I’m not so sure it even made sense, but the classroom of eyes staring at me, were enough to quickly switch my wardrobe. Back then, I wanted to cry. Of course today, I laugh as I recall the story.
Summer has officially kicked off! I don’t know about you, but I think that’s one fantastic reason to celebrate. I’m ready to kick back, throw on some shades, and… Wait, specifically what shades you ask? Well, I plan on celebrating summer with six of the best possible sunnie styles that I’ve found this season. I’m beyond excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with the popular eyewear brand, Foster Grant this summer, to show you my absolute favorite shades from their collection. I’m crushing over these styles, and I have a feeling that you will love them too.
What is that one thing in your life that makes you truly happy? What inspires you? What makes your heart skip a beat? It’s easy to get caught up in life’s daily grind. You may feel that you’re at a standstill right now. Let’s discover something that makes you happy; something you really love. Today, I’m sharing the story of the creation of Sleepless in Sequins, along with some tips to begin your own passion project.
Summer sundresses, picnic blankets, and a polo match? Yes please! Top that off with some Veuve Clicquot bubbly, and you’ve got yourself a perfectly dreamy afternoon at one of NYC’s swakiest events, the Ninth Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. The match is held at Liberty State Park, and is a competition between Nacho Figueras’ Team Black Watch and Team Veuve Clicquot. This year, we attended with event with two of our closest friends, Nick and Blair.
Memorial Day Weekend is behind us, and you know what that means? It’s time to “up” your little white dress game, and take a nose dive into my favorite season; summer! Lucky for you, I’m here to help. If you’ve been following Sleepless in Sequins for awhile, you know that little white dresses are the bubbles to my champagne. I have too many to count. Therefore, I’ve taken my little white dress closet inspiration, and found a ten, devine dresses that I know you’ll adore. So, follow my lead and shop until you drop. Several of these beauties are on sale, too. The sunshine is calling your name, is it not? I thought so! I hope you had a lovely holiday weekend. As always, if you need wardrobe help, or a bit of style inspiration, shoot me an email. I’m happy to help. Lots of love from me, in sunny NYC!
What makes you happy? Is it the big stuff or the small stuff? Maybe it’s both. This past weekend, I spent treating myself to the little things that I love, and it made such a difference in my weekend. I cherish the quiet moments in my days; the ones with the sunshine on my face, walking through the park, while sipping on a latté from my favorite coffee shop. So, I did just that.
Activewear is all the rage right now, and I’m addicted to buying it (#help). Every brand from sportswear to designer collections are stepping up their athleisure game. I somehow go through more of my gym wardrobe in a week, than my daily outfits, therefore I find myself constantly buying new activewear pieces. I shouldn’t, but I just can’t resist.
Activewear and street style are blurring the lines, in the trends we are seeing right now. Design details such as shimmering textiles, mesh fabrics, and cut out pieces, are incorporated into sleek, sassy silhouettes. This makes it simple to transition your fitness gear to street style clothing using the same pieces…depending on your activity level, of course. I wouldn’t try it after any of my cardio classes, however maybe after an easy, breezy barre class, you could pull it off. With that said, here are the styles I’m currently crushing over. Check these out for your next sweat sesh. Happy shopping!