Vacation and Summer Getaway Looks

Going away on vacation this summer? Then it is time for a new look! Chic comfort is key when planning for a trip. You want to look polished but still be comfortable when walking or site-seeing.  Here is some outfit inspiration for your getaway!


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Kentucky Derby Style

Dust off your seeksucker suits and floral dresses! It’s time for the Derby! Tomorrow marks the 140th running of the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports.” While I won’t be attending the Kentucky Derby in person, I will be attending (like so many others around the country) a theme party where we will be partaking in sipping mint juleps and channeling all things southern. Here are a few of my favorite ensembles to help inspire you for Derby Day!









Have a great weekend!



Need a Personal Stylist? Try one for free!

Over the holidays I was browsing through the massive amount of magazines that I receive and stumbled upon a great website, Keaton Row. Keaton Row is a service to match you with a personalized stylist. When you sign up for the styling service, you must fill out basic information and upload a photo of yourself. From there, you are matched with three stylists. Each stylist has a profile page where you can check out their style and inspiration to help you make your choice. The stylists shop looks for you (at no charge) from retailers such as Nordstrom and Shop Bop. You lookbook gets sent to you and all you have to do is click to purchase the pieces you want! It is so easy! I recently got matched with an awesome stylist named Lilli who created 10 super cute looks for me. Here are some of my favorite pieces:

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Wise Words for 2014

Good morning! It has been a whole week since I posted last and so much has gone on since then! For the holidays, I was fortunate enough to spend it in Indiana with my entire family. It was great being with loved ones and reconnecting with old friends. For the New Year, I was able to spend a few days down in warm south Florida with good friends. Now, I am back in New York, just in time for a huge winter storm! Anyhow, yesterday was a day of reflection and forward thinking for me. With the changes in my life in 2013, I really wanted to put some thought into what made me happy and what did not and to make a pledge to do and think more positive in 2014. Here are some great quotes that I came across that struck a chord with me and hopefully they will help you to think more positive as well! Happy New Year and all the best to come!


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Rules for being a better person in 2014

I saw this list today shared on Facebook and thought it would be great to share. Happy Holidays!

1. Learn to be okay with not being okay.

2. Learn to have conversations that do not consist of lambasting someone else, especially when that someone is you.

3. Give the most kindness to those who seem like they least deserve it.

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4. Learn to define and describe people without initially reaching for their sex or appearance as key adjectives.

5. Realize that perspective determines everything.

6. Understand that when something upsets you, it’s striking a nerve of truth.

7. Understand that when someone upsets you, the best thing to do is understand where they’re coming from.

8. Know that no matter how far you’ve come, there’s no point at which it’s appropriate to remain sedentary.

9. Be radically, sincerely honest. Be shocked at how deeply you can connect with people when you are.

10. Know that if you want to have a conversation about something that upsets you, insulting someone is only the by-product of your own defenses, and will ultimately raise theirs as well, not open lines of understanding and communication.

11. Realize that selflessness is one of the most predominantly wonderful qualities a person can have.

12. Learn to actually feel happy for other people.

13. Go into everything with the knowing that you don’t know it all, and that every experience is valid.

14. Invest in extra linens, donate what you don’t use, and keep extra Tylenol on you because people tend to need it and be without it rather frequently.

15. Call your siblings more.

16. Be present in what’s at hand. You owe it to the people in your life and to the things you’ve built for yourself.

17. Understand that letting go and moving on means very humbly and slowly gesturing in the direction of which you’d like to reach.

18. Get dressed everyday, just for yourself.

19. Give better goodbyes.

20. Carve out time to do nothing but be with yourself.

21. Boldly make yourself your first priority. You’ll do everything better when you do.

22. Stop shaming yourself for doing things that are perfectly, normally human, but happen to be deemed imperfect in society.

23. Read. A lot.

24. Reach out to people, open your heart, and watch how eagerly they jump in and do the same.



What To Wear: Holiday Party Edition

From office parties to friend get-togethers, the holiday season is always super busy. I like to have a few outfit sets ready so I don’t have to stress the day of the event. Polyvore is one of my favorite sites to find ensembles and links to where you can purchase the items. Here are a few boards I have been lusting over for holiday outfits. As you can see, gold is my color of the season!



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Colorful Christmas Decor

Although my personal preference for holiday decor is monochromatic (white and gold!), there is something to be said about bright and cheery colors. Whether you add a few accent pops of color or go all out neon, bright colors can be a fun way to change up the typical look of holiday decor. If you don’t want to go all out, you could simply add a fun accent ribbon to your monochromatic packages or add some fun neon garland on your white mantle. Here are a few decor schemes that I thought work perfectly to exude a dazzling effect without going overboard into tacky land!