Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WITH THE SANDSTORM


These were taken late June, early July, just seconds before a giant storm cloud drifted in behind me. Back when washed out blue denim was all you needed, along with a good pair of overalls. I'm really giving you some SUMMER LOVIN' this week to catch up on all of these lost moments. With fashion week, and everything else, I've begun to miss these raw moments. Rockaway Beach. Their famous taco joint in itself (Rockaway Taco) is worth the hour train ride from the city! 

Currently stowed in the far corner of my closet? My beat-up straw hats awaiting the next day to sunbathe. Crochet crop tops so light they blow away with the wind. The giant tote of classic black bikinis, always filled with sand.



// BEACH RIOT bikini (see more), Vintage Levi's denim jacket, Ax + Apple necklace //

// Hudson Jeans overalls, San Diego Hat Co. straw hat, Artisan De Luxe crochet, Sancia handbag, VANS leather sneakers //

Monday, September 29, 2014

SAG HARBOUR | WINE


I have so many little stories to tell you from my weekend getaways. I really, REALLY miss our #MontaukOffDuty days, though I'm still currently happy to be cozying up in a sweater and looking out into the gloomy city skyline from my home workspace. But yes, Montauk days were pure bliss. I'd do anything to get that tan back! But it's the oceanside runs, beachside picnics, and most importantly, our PLAYLISTS that got me going. Now, you can listen to ours. It's my boyfrien'ds mix: THE DAYLIGHT MIX. You have to listen. It's just what you need when you're on the road...or desk-side! I'm still listening to it...summer dreaming.

But when the rain hits out East (which it always does) we sort of panicked. So instead of looking out into the empty pool chairs, splattered with rain. We got on the road. Headed to do anything, anywhere. That's how we ended up here. Randomly stumbling upon Wölffer Estate Vineyard. The rows of grape vines so long, and so wide, you can't see anything on either side. Pure GREEN. I've fall hard for these beautiful places. The rainy, damp streets of Sag Harbour. The stately homes with their black shutters. It's a place you'll find movie stars hidden in the back of the restaurant, yet it's still got a down to earth vibe. The winery was just what we needed before heading back to the city...saying goodbye to summer. For a day on the patio, and running through the fields, I went with a classic white tunic, sequined bohemain shorts, and a woven hat. 

photos by me and Jordan Adoni


// Marissa Webb tunic dress, Goldbarr necklace, Worth & Worth hat, Forever 21 sequined shorts, Kelsi Dagger tote //

Sunday, September 28, 2014

CONCRETE // Botkier


There's something I love about a concrete grey. It's a new hue I've come to love for the new season. Botkier's Logan Satchel is my new carry-all. It's pebbled leather gives it a more rustic look, and I'm just obsessed with this oversize shape. It fits everything from my make-up bag, my HUGE camera, and even a pair of flats if I need it. It's exactly what I need when I'm headed to the airport, off to my next adventure. I paired it with with a just as neutral look. Yes, I'm bringing back the classic denim mini-skirt! Along with a wool duster coat, my favorite rock tee, and a good pair of trainers. Understated but still so chic. I think I'll be living in this color palette for quite some time!  


// Botkier Logan satchel, RES Denim skirt, French Connection coat, Christian Benner tee, Armani trainers, Sabrina SL choker //

Saturday, September 27, 2014

MIAMI SWIM WEEK | Surf n' Sun


MIAMI. I miss that HOT HEAT. And there really is nothing better than MIAMI SWIM WEEK. Days are spent in your bikinis, working on your tan by the pool... nights spent seated at the runway shows with your toes in the sand! Sweaty, dewy skin and short shorts completely acceptable. My bikini collection is never ending and honestly, I've discovered so many incredible swim brands this past year. I think I have over 100 swimsuits?! That's my vice. I can never get rid of my favorite KINIS. This season, Dylana and I went with my love Pooja of 6 Shore Road! I even closed in her runway show. Nose ring, smokey eyes, and all! I became that Tibetan Warrior on the catwalk.

When OFF DUTY, we explored the colorful art deco streets of Miami. I lived in my trusty light blue denim shorts, rompers, and just one pair of sandals. Bold and retro one-pieces, and bustier 2-pieces bringing vibrant colors and prints into my wardrobe. No make-up necessary. Take a peek into my Miami photo diary. 




Thursday, September 25, 2014

CIROC TAKES NYFW


With the launch of Ciroc Pineapple, #TropicalLuxury was literally all that I had on my mind. Thank you to everyone who followed along during my Ciroc Instagram takeover! I love that this particular flavor stands for having that summer mindset all year round. It's a bit sweet, but not too over-empowering. So refreshing. It's about re-living what summer is all about. Freedom, spontaneity, and discovering beauty all around you. 

Fashion Week is exactly that. I become mesmerized at every single show I went to. Falling into the mood of the clothes, the thump of the music. Tropical Luxury was everywhere. From the blue printed birds on Mara Hoffman's dresses to the pineapple cellphone cases I've seen everyone grasping onto en route to the shows. Each reminding me of heavenly summers on a hammock in Montauk or Miami. Shadowed palm trees against a blue sky at Yigal Azrouel. Animal prints and eclectic tropical beading at Libertine. Then to top it all off, there was the absolutely gorgeous fresh floral runway at Tommy Hilfiger. Every stomp of those star-studded boots a WIN, WIN in my book. 

Ciroc Pineapple is about that lifestyle... living in the moment, and with each little sip, taking you back to one of your favorite tropical memories... anytime of year. . I'm honestly a huge fan of fruity cocktails, and having a splash of Ciroc Pineapple has made it to the top of my list!


I'm so excited to share with you a final ROUND-UP from this season's #TropicalLuxury. I cannot wait till Spring!


Mara Hoffman S/S '14


Yigal Azrouel S/S '15




The enchanting floral runway (not to mention star boots!) at Tommy Hilfiger S/S '15

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