This past weekend was an absolute dream in the very best way possible. For my upcoming birthday, my only wish was to celebrate with my sister. She lives in Florida and we rarely see each other, but she is my everything. We booked a flight and flew to Saint Pete a week early, which was exactly what I wanted.
Palm trees are popping up everywhere, and I mean everywhere in NYC! (Wouldn’t that be a dream come true?)! But I truly mean it. This concrete jungle of ours has embraced palm trees in a big way. Unfortunately, I don’t mean in a realistic, towering way, that would make it easy to lounge while sipping a pina colada in tropical paradise. This is NYC, so let’s be real. This city is a mecca for fashionistas, as well as the fashion industry, so of course the palm tree print is trending this summer.
Fun fact about me. I dress up for everything, and I mean EVERYTHING! I love playing dress up, changing my look, and accessorizing every chance I get. Grant sounds like a broken record everyday, asking the same questions. “Babe, do you really need ten pounds of jewelry today? Why are you wearing a dress? Can’t you just wear sneakers? You know we’re just going to the grocery store right?” Over, and over I listen to the same nagging comments. My response is always the same. “Yes. I get it. This is me, and you married me this way. I promise I will never ever change.” I need makeup for the grocery store, the laundry room, and the gym (although it drips down my face). My reason being, I feel ready to attack my day, when I know I’ve put myself together. I’ve been this way for as long as I can remember.
For years I feared “matchy matchy” outfits. In no way, shape, or form did I want to flash back to the 90’s remembering the purple, multicolored flannel shirt I wore to school when I was young. The outfit had perfectly matching purple jeans, an identical plaid mini backpack, matching accessories, purple socks, and even glasses to coordinate. At the time, I had braces, and I’m fairly sure I chose the rubber bands around my braces to color coordinate as well. Head to toe, I was a vision in purple plaid. It makes me cringe just thinking about it, and I’m positive that photo evidence exists somewhere. Don’t get me wrong, a few years later, I did have some winners once the movie, Clueless rolled around. Pleated plaid skirts, and knee highs for the win! I have much fonder memories of those outfits.
Summer weekends in the city are a complete treat. The city empties out, as people leave for their planned vacations. There are some days when the emptiness bothers me, and other days when New York City feels like my own giant playground. That being said, I am beyond excited for several months full of sunshine. Having an August birthday makes me a summer baby, and it’s 100% when I’m my happiest.
We are heading out on a quick little Vegas vaca and I’m busy packing, or actually just shopping for our trip. I can’t seem to tear myself away from Shopbop’s swimwear selection. I may as well throw a full on pool party for all of the swimwear pieces I’ve chosen. This is beneficial to you, in that I’ve found a few (or more than a few), fancy swimwear styles that you will love. No need to shop at a store, or scroll any further. Stop, drop, and shop these looks immediately. Then invite me to your pool party! Enjoy the sunshine, Beauties. xo
Last week’s sunny, Sunday afternoon was perfection. I did the usual; woke up, hit the gym, and got ready for our usual Sunday outing through Central Park. The most amazing part was that the park was bursting with color that day. Everything is in bloom, and the park was buzzing with people, kiddies, and picnics complete with colorful balloons. There are days when the park feels like a complete celebration and Sunday was one of them.
This weekend’s sunshine in NYC, had me anxiously shopping for new additions to my spring wardrobe. I love sunny afternoons in the city, wandering from store to store through my favorite neighborhoods, with no real agenda but to enjoy the day. Every day of my work week is scheduled basically to the minute, and although I love being busy, I do find peace in quiet moments by myself.
Pop. Clink. Fizz! We are poppin’ bottles and celebrating 2 years since the launch of Sleepless in Sequins today! Oh, what a two years it’s been. With hundreds of styles featured, numerous events supporting our favorite brands, runway shows, and the gift of working with my very best friend and husband, I feel lucky for the experiences we’ve shared over the past two years.
In the middle of winter, it’s definitely easy to get caught up wearing the same baggy, cozy pjs, using your basic makeup colors over and over again, until their gone, and spritzing your usual go-to fragrances. However Valentine’s Day happens once a year, and it’s fun to spice things up a bit. There’s no better time than now to splurge on a few pretty little things whether it’s for your love, or to celebrate yourself. Why not? They make you feel special, desired and all around beautiful. You deserve it! So whether you celebrate with your love, your besties, or yourself, make sure to treat yourself like a queen. Here are a few of my favorite Valentine’s finds this season. Enjoy Beauties!