I have a love-hate relationship with animal prints. Sometimes I love them, but other times I think they are basically the worst. This usually makes for fun “blog self-reflection days” which happen when I look back on my blog to see what I can get away with re-wearing. Sometimes, if an animal print outfit catches me on the wrong day, I will be all like, “ewww what is that outfit?! I look like a polyester cat” (because animal print stuff is almost always made from polyester). Then I am all like, I am never wearing that top/skirt/shoes/belt/bracelet/etc. again!
But by the time I make it to my closet to dispose of the offending item, I like animal print again. Thus the cycle repeats.
Good story, right?
Shoes: Kate Spade | Skirt: H&M | Top: Not entirely sure
Guess what guys? I got me another full skirted frock because, as I always say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Amiright?!
Shoes: Nine West Outlet in Harlem | Dress: Asos | Jacket: Forever 21 | Necklace: J. Crew
Dear Critter Sweaters,
Thank you. You have carried me through Fall and Winter beautifully (and fashionably). But the weather is getting warmer and now I must retire you for the season. But don’t fret, I will hang you on cedar hangers and bring you back out again in November.
Okay, see you soon, critter sweater friends!
In NYC, even the art wears hipster glasses.
at the present I am…
♥ wearing: My trusty Ralph Lauren button down, skinnies and nude flats
♥ listening: Kacey Musgraves’ album — Same Trailer, Different Park
♥ reading: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
♥ watching: Mad Men — isn’t everyone?
♥ doing: My nails. I am trying to get better at painting my own nails. I think I am making progress, if I do say so myself.
♥ loving: All the blooming trees in the city. Gorgeous.
♥ hating: Leggings as pants. But you already knew that.
♥ wishing: For a puppy!
♥ wanting: A whole piece bathing suit. I think I might get this midkini first, though. Baby steps
What about you, lovelies?
Chevrons make everything better!
Jeans: Zara | Shirt: Tobi | Cardi: Sincerely Sweet Boutique
I just want to start by saying that no camera can truly do this skirt justice. It is like a bright, crazy, neon color explosion. It is a quintessential Lilly Pulitzer (RIP) piece and I am so excited to own it and wear it all this Summer/Spring.
May I also say that this was my first “stockings-free” day on the blog? Though, I think it might have been a bit premature. It actually wasn’t warm enough to go sans tights and Lilly Pulitzer is an anomaly in Harlem so I was basically freezing and everyone was staring at my crazy skirt. Despite all this, I think my legs were excited about seeing the light of day, even if they did feel like popsicles by the time I got home.
Yes, I’m wearing chambray again. Sorry I’m not sorry.
Flats: J. Crew | Skirt: Lilly Pulitzer | Chambray: J. Crew
Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing. Could it be?? Has Spring finally sprung? It sort of looks like it, though at times it doesn’t feel like it. At this point, though, anything is progress. This weather has been brutal.
Shoes: Nine West | Pants: J. Brand | Shirt: Asos
I enjoy a maxi skirt as much as the next girl. However, when it’s not outright sandal weather, I have no idea what kind of shoes to wear with them. I am tall, so heels really aren’t an option. Maxi skirts are already “on the edge” of being too short on me anyway. Plus, I feel like a light, airy skirt deserves to be paired with a light, airy shoes.
I haven’t cracked the code on what non-sandal kicks to wear with my maxis yet. So I’ll just wear awkward, mismatched flats for now. I don’t care, I love it.
Shoes: J.Crew Factory | Skirt: Shabby Apple | Shirt: Sway Fashion
Actually, you don’t need any of these things. You can basically just wear the same stuff you wore last Spring (like I plan to do), but if you feel like shopping — buy these things!
- Something floral
- A piece by Lilly Pulitzer because, RIP. I got this skirt.
- Something black and white
- Polka Dot heels
- A flirty full skirt
- Colorful strappy heels
- Some pastel colored jeans
- Some Keds
- The perfect beachy maxi dress
- A crisp Oxford
- Something rad with an anchor
I found myself way far away from my neighborhood this past week. In these very pictures I am standing in the heart of the financial district. So, despite my casual attire, I was basically surrounded by riches. Yay, accidental tourist! And yes, traveling from Harlem to Wall Street does count as legitimate travel.
Also, I just had to include the photo below because it looks like I am confidently strutting into New York Sports Club — but we all know that’s a laugh.
Shoes: J.Crew Factory | Jeans: J. Crew | Peplum and Tee: Asos