max for the minimum

my friends and family know (and often laugh over) how much i love hunting for a good bargain– growing up in a small town, I could usually find more designer brands available at our local TJmaxx or at small consignment stores than at any high end store we had at the mall. i absolutely love the thrill of finding something unexpected at a great price, and even now with a plethora of shopping options at my doorstep, i still peruse TJ, H&M, forever21, eBay, etsy and thrift stores like Housing Works on the reg (last weekend over Easter I scored a Chanel-esque pair of woven slingbacks for $18).

so you can imagine just how happy I was to find this wedding guest-friendly dress, which is very reminiscent of a mixed print DVF one, at a very un-black tie price ($100)! wear it with sleek metallic accessories and a dark pout for a look that’s guaranteed to give the max for the minimum.

wear it with…

1– topshop maxi dress, $100

2– bajra silk shawl, $290 (20% off with code FF2018)

3– kenneth jay lane faux pearl drops, $60

4– schutz metallic sandals, $190

5– proenza schouler arizona scent, $100

6– chloe mini pixie bag, $990

 

and since i’ve gotten numerous requests for other spring event dresses, check out other floral picks by saloni, asos, rebecca taylor, vince camuto, alice & oliviatanya taylor, and reformation.

white out

with yet another nor’easter storm (UGHHGHGHhhh) arriving this morning, the weather gods do not seem to be honoring my request for spring weather. since this means i remain stuck in my daily ensemble of jeans, boots and a baggy sweater, i’ve decided to incorporate some fresh footwear into the mix with a white ankle boot. while not the easiest to pull off, this look has been a big celebrity favorite, esp. among the jenner/hadid model crowd.

i plan to pair mine with warm neutral basics for now, and transition them to a spring-y skirt or dress later (i love how hello fashion paired a silk scarf dress with the stella mccartney tortoise heel ones). check out more of my favorite options, including topshop, asos, these rag & bone, a suede m.gemi version, mid calf height by via spiga and this pair by schutz.


best buy

i bought these Schutz sandals on the shopbop extra 25% off sale a few weeks ago for a cool $79 and have been wearing them non-stop. if you are a size 6, 7 or 8 snag a pair while they still have them… plus there are a bunch more sizes available here. other sandal steals worth nabbing? another pair by schutz, these wrap style stuart weitzmans and some very wearable strappy silver slides

wear them with…1- janessa leone packable hat

2- linen wrap dress

3- colorblocked box bag

4- braided sandals

5- fendi geometric sunnies

6- tata harper beautifying face oil

7- supergoop lip + cheek color

summer calling

ring ring, summer here. this weekend new york officially became the sweaty steampot it can be (a season officially marked once the sidewalk garbage starts to smell- blech). this is actually happy news for a summer girl like me, as I for one would rather be sweating than freezing in most scenarios.

if you’re a fellow summer birthday like this Cancer, you live for the days of long nights and bare legs. in honor of this most holy of seasons, I rounded up some shorts + sandal combos to carry you all season long.

for the romantic…

subtle shorts

 

shorts: rebecca taylor

sandals: schutz

sunnies: warby parker

for a tropical jaunt…. bahama shorts

shorts: j.crew

sandals: ancient greek

sunnies: ray ban

for the girl next door… 

all american

shorts: madewell

sandals: vince

sunnies: dior

to make shorts not just a daytime thing… 

city slicker shorts

shorts: topshop

sandals: zara (also try the nude version)

sunnies: prada

to get the right kind of attention…

patterned shorts

shorts: zara

sandals: l*space by cocobelle

sunnies: illesteva