Hi. My name is Hallie. I’m 5’2″ on my good days. My feet dangle when I sit on chairs, subway seats, and toilet seats (I know…tmi). I choose food at the grocery store, based on the shelves I can reach…which isn’t many. When it comes to clothing, it’s a greater challenge.
Do you ever spend a whole day breaking rules? I mean your own rules. I tend to be a creature of habit, ordering the same lunch, same coffee; I run around the city with the same daily schedule, and my life can feel a bit like the movie, Groundhog Day. #Snooze. I do appreciate the daily grind, but it can also feel a bit stale from time to time.
Countdown to Labor Day weekend Beauties! Are you traveling over the holiday? Did you make fancy plans? If not, no worries. Today, I’m recapping my favorite places and spaces from our recent trip to Martha’s Vineyard. If you live in NYC, you can get there by train, and ferry in a pinch. Although it takes awhile, it’s great for a last minute get away. You’ll find the island to be quaint, charming, and ever so peaceful. So, buckle up and start to scroll. Here’s my list of must-see destinations to check out while vacationing on the Vineyard.
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.
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.
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.
Yep! Hello, ice cream! It was 9am on Saturday morning, when I walked into my favorite gelato cafe, Paciugo, while on our vaca in St. Pete. I’m pretty sure I was the only girl at the crack of dawn, ordering a triple scoop cone of gelato with sprinkles. “Hi sir. I’ll have a waffle cone with 3 scoops, please. I’d like the violet (because it’s purple, obviously), next the mint chip (because it’s green), and then the strawberry (because it’s pink). Oh, and I’d like them scooped in that order. Don’t forget the extra sprinkles. Thanks!” He gave me the strangest look, while all of his other normal customers ordered their morning coffee. Why the specific colors, you ask? Well, for photos of course! It had to coordinate with the outfit, #lifeofablogger. We think about these things.
With the sunny, start of Spring, comes the legendary music festival, Coachella, which takes place this weekend in Palm Springs, California. Music fans swarm in from all over the map, just to catch a glimpse of their favorite bands, jam to their favorite beats, and basically party their pants off, while soaking in the sunshine.
Color combinations can be tricky, especially when piecing together your look. I don’t know about you, but I often have moments of hesitation. Does this color really work with this one? Ok, I’m not so sure, but can I make it work? When I’m creating my looks I stick to a few rules. Am I using a cool color palette or warm palette? Does the color look good with a contrasting hue, such as black? I try different options to see if they work, and usually photograph them as I go along. I always trust photos instead of my eyes.
Dearest snow storm Jonas. You were soft, sweet and romantic when it all started. I gradually watched you fall, piece by piece, and flake by flake until you became larger than life. You blew in, with a force so mighty, you took over all of New York City. You were cold and ugly. You sent shivers down my spine, and you left it all on the streets. You forced me into my ugly puffer coat, and boring, flat rain boots, which you know I can’t stand. I spent a full day cooped up inside my home, leaving my sequins and party dresses behind, locked in the darkness of my closet. But I’ve got something to tell you, sir Jonas. We. Are. Over.