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Crabby on Block Island

block island 11This past weekend, my husband and I went on an adventure to Block Island. Y’all it was gorgeous. Everyone should go. As you will see from the abundant photos after the jump, it was a bit cloudy. That did not take away from this place’s beauty.

Oh, and another thing happened on Block Island. Matt made me hike seven miles. Your girl was scaling cliffs and walking through overgrown grass so he could see a lighthouse. Is that the definition of love? Being covered in leaves, sand, and sweat and following your betrothed all over the wilderness so he can see a lighthouse? Oy. Here’s the photo of said lighthouse below. Worth it? Maybe.

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Shoes: New Balance | Shorts: Made ‘em from old jeans | Sweater: J. Crew | Belt: It is (was?) my Dad’s from Brooks Brothers

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Two Pieces, Three Ways: Look Three

crop top and full skirtThis is definitely my favorite way to style a cropped top. This styling method is easier to wear day-to-day compared to look one, and much more dressed up compared to look two. The high waisted, full skirt balances out the risque look of the cropped top and creates a gorgeous silhouette that is flattering on basically anyone.

Sorry there aren’t many photos of look three. It started raining on us! But I have worn looks similar to this herehere and here.

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full skirt and crop topShoes: I can’t remember, they are sold old. They are just basic black pumps, though. | Skirt: Express (similar) | Shirt: Express

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Two Pieces, Three Ways: Look Two

detailsLook two is a signifanctly more laid back way of styling the skirt seen in look one. The slouchy sweatshirt top (similar) takes the skirt down a notch, making this a perfect look for brunch with friends or even a causal day at the office.grey sweatershirt and floral pencil skirt

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floral pencil skirt and grey sweatshirtShoes: Zappos | Skirt: Express | Top: J. Crew Factory (similar here and here)

 

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Take a bite out of summer

summer preppy fashionLet’s talk about Rocket Pops and my intense love for them. I could eat them all day errday, y’all!

Also, funny story about the Rocket Pop: After we finished using this popsicle as a prop, it was time to start eating it. Being the nice person that I am, I asked my husband if he wanted a bite of my popsicle. He did. Then he proceeded to bite off the entire red part. I was both impressed and intensely jealous. Good thing the white and blue parts are my favorite anyway! Moral of the story? Share your Rocket Pops with caution, y’all. The end.

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summer fashionShorts: Asos (similar) | Shoes: J. Renee (similar) | Top: J. Crew Factory (similar)

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A Day at Coney Island

wonder wheelI spent the day at seedy, crazy, cool Coney Island this weekend. Coney Island is pretty far away from where I live in Harlem, but with the help of the fabulous folks at Blacklane Limousines, a little black town car got me and the hubby there quick and in a hurry (and in style, of course)! Woot!

So here’s the thing, I had all these grand plans of taking cute photos of the carnival food I ate. But as soon as I got my hands on that hot funnel cake I immediately ate it. So you just have to imagine the carnival food as there are no photos of food below.

However, I did get a photo of me and the Zoltar:

coney islandFull transparency: Zoltar’s fortune was pretty lame. Then he kept begging me to give him more money for a better fortune in a somewhat forceful tone that I wasn’t entirely cool with.

The beach was great for people watching, though! However, I really must wear a longer skirt next time. The wind was not my friend on Coney Island and I am pretty sure I flashed everyone multiple times.

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coney islandShoes: Keds | Skirt: c/o Rosegal Vintage | Top: Zara (love this one) | Sunglasses: J. Crew

And another big thanks to Blacklane for carting us around all day! xo

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Color Blocking

tibi color block maxiSo this Tibi color block maxi is now my absolute favorite thing ever. I dressed it up for these photos with some fancy metallic heels, but this dress is also great with flip flops on the beach. It is the perfect all-purpose dress for when you want to make a statement. And don’t we always want to make a statement??

May I also add that this frock is way on sale? Go ahead, treat yo’self.

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black and white maxiDress: Tibi | Shoes: I think they are Nine West, I got them at Bloomingdales | sunglasses: Urban Outfitters (very similar)

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cropped

croppedIt’s crop top season! Get excited –or scared. You decide.

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cropped 3Shoes: Kate Spade (sort of similar) | Skirt: Express (similar) | Top: Nasty Gal

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Secret Garden

spring fashionI always complain that most of the shoes I own aren’t really meant for the excessive amount of walking I do in the city on the weekends. I walk, at least three miles a day on Saturday and Sunday, especially when the weather is nice. Last weekend, my husband and I clocked six miles walking from our apartment in Harlem to midtown east. My feet were on FIRE by the time we got to the restaurant. The dinky little flats I had on were not cutting it.

Then I remembered that I had a couple of pairs of Keds in my closet. They are a little dirty, and definitely not glam, but they are perfect for long walks. You’re welcome, feet.

Anyway, Matt and I always walk by the Central Park Conservatory Garden, but we have never gone in. This weekend we decided to head inside and we weren’t disappointed. The garden is just gorgeous. If you are ever in the city, I highly recommend visiting. It is small enough to cover in a hour or so, and it is the perfect city oasis.

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spring styleShoes: Keds | Skirt: Express | Sweater: J.Crew Factory (similar) | Bag: Steve Madden (found at TJ Maxx) | Headbands: Emi Jay

 

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Spring Lace

laceyOkay, this has nothing to do with these photos, but I feel like I have developed adult allergies that strike in the morning. From the moment I wake up, until about 11am I am Countess Sneezes-A-Lot (yes, I made this title up).

I am literally figuratively sitting at my desk sneezing every five minutes. I even annoy myself. Looks like it’s time to get on the Claritin train.

Anyone else live an allergy-free life until adulthood? Or am I the lone weirdo?

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spring styleShoes: LuLu’s (similar) | Jeans: Zara | Top: Express | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Jewelry: Bauble Bar, J. Crew

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Spring, finally.

 

spring has sprungYou guys, as of this weekend, it is officially Spring in NYC. The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and the all too familiar smell of evaporated dog pee is starting to permeate the air.

I. am. thrilled.

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persifor dress and hatShoes; J. Crew Factory | Dress: Persifor  | Hat: Target (old, but similar here)

 

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