How many pairs of shoes do you own? What are your favorite styles? I always notice statement shoes, before any others, while shopping for that “perfect pair.” I’m at a disadvantage due to my child-sized foot, however lucky for you beauties, I’ve found 10 pairs from Lyst, that will make you swoon.
Beach chairs, colorful towels, and we were off! On a sticky, summer day, we bolted to the beach, feeling the grains of sand between our toes as we ran. The trek felt long, but worth it.
Sequined party dress..check! Perfectly manicured nails…check! Champagne and sassy stilettos? Double check! Typically, these are my thoughts each year as my birthday weekend rolls around. I get excited about the party, and I love to dress up.
Another candle on the cake. Another year in the books. Another year to reflect upon what was, but more importantly, another year to look forward, with hopes that this year will be better than the last. And you know what…it will be. It always is.
Hello yoga pants! Now that I’ve got your attention, a serious question to ask, here. Does anyone really look bad in yoga pants? They are somehow flattering to all shapes and sizes (unless of course, they are sheer, and then I might retract my statement.) Although yoga isn’t quite my forte, I am a fan of these easy, breezy little tights, that I slip on before I dart out the door to the gym. They shrink down to size, and as I pull them out of my drawer, they look teeny, they look tiny, and I swear if I eat one more blueberry, they won’t quite fit, but voilà! They always do! They stretch, they cling, they flatter, and they do hug in all the right places. Little miracle workers, they are! As I throw on a top, and sneakers, I think to myself, why can’t I just live in these clothes everyday? They’re cute, comfy, and they are entirely too easy.
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.