move your {lee} // the american dream denim

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it’s hard to truly explain in words how amazing this day was!  my bestie, amanda, and i woke up extra early to experience the first snow {of the day} in brooklyn.  it was beautiful so definitely worth it & we felt extra productive with the entire day ahead of us.  we grabbed cappuccinos, split an almond croissant and strolled through our favorite neighborhood.  these are the best kind of days.  even though my east coast fox & i were totally twinning, we actually have very different style.  and i love that!  but one thing we can always agree on is the necessity of a great pair of black jeans.  these “dream jeans” from lee honestly feel like cozy leggings on the inside, but they have enough durability to dress up any outfit.  we ended up spending the entire day in them, including alyssa‘s birthday party over 12 hours later.  i love something that can transition from day to night… it’s so important in new york since we’re always on the go!

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dreaming of a white christmas // {kellie pickler} style

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last weekend my gal pals & i got together for a festive & wine-filled holiday party!  there was brie, spinach & artichoke dip, apple pie and meatballs!  all the best things right?  but what made the night even better was sharing stories about family traditions and our favorite holiday memories.  some of us have known each other for a few months and others for a few years, but we all got a little closer after a glass of pinot noir and a story about christmas gifts gone wrong!  moments like these are what make the holidays so special, and you’ll catch a few of them below.

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big city of dreams // the {brooklyn} shirt

as you probably already know, i’m obsessed with new york city and everything it has to offer.  one of my favorite things about the city is that you can explore every single day and stumble upon something new… a new restaurant, an unfamiliar street, a unique view.  on this day in soho we stumbled upon an amazing mural from tristan eaton.  it took my breath away & the situation could not have been more perfect.  coincidentally enough, my top is called “the brooklyn shirt” [my second favorite borough ;)].  & no, i don’t follow the white after labor day rule, not even a little bit.

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{bomb}er + boot season

sup pup.  it’s officially bomber + boot season and i am so so ready.  right now it’s all about military-inspired jackets and the perfect show-stopping boots.  the best thing about this season’s trends is that they all mix and match!  the olive greens, the rich blacks, the cozy burgundy’s.  feeling in my element with cozy finds that step up any outfit.

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new ‘do // by {david benjamin}

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welcome to my new ‘do!  these gorgeous locks are courtesy of david benjamin, an amazingly talented hairstylist at chris chase salon.  for those of you who have met him, [talking to you, melanie sutrathada] you know that he is simultaneously incredibly sweet and incredibly hilarious.  david has represented so many prominent clients, from demi moore to SJP – he styles the greats.  he has been featured in elle, the new york times, and vanity fair… styled attendees at the grammy’s, miss america, and NYFW… tv stars on rolling stone, the today show, and project runway. Continue reading

the perfect {picnic} // blogger besties

one saturday morning, four blogger besties met in strawberry fields.  the perfect picnic people met us at central park to deliver the cutest blue and white tote bag complete with a ribbon & including a picnic blanket.  we found a nice shaded spot in strawberry fields – ready to brunch, relax, and enjoy each others company.  now, hindsight is 20/20, so given the chance to do it again, we probably would not have chosen the hottest day of the year at that point [a cool 96°] for our outdoor meal.  however, the perfect picnic made our experience so so so enjoyable.  they provided all the necessities & then some!  the food ranged from assorted baguettinis, north fork potato chips, & a cheese wedge… to fresh berries, seasonal salad, & bread… even organic lemonade, homemade chocolate chip cookies, & sea salt brownies.  this was a feast fit for a king!  [or 4 queens]

warning: photos below may make your mouth water!

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messy bun // {dressy} bun

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not many things make me feel like a princess [with the exception of my crown in my Indianapolis 500 Princess days!, #TBT].  however i have stumbled upon an accessory that allows me to kick it up to princess status on a regular basis.  when i saw the beautiful Becca Tilley effortlessly wearing a bun pin in her hair, i knew i had to have one.  stars, they’re just like us.  speaking of stars, i’m wearing the “beyond the stars” bun pin from my kitsch.  as you can see, it can also be a pony pin!  either way, it dresses up & is guaranteed to impress.

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{boho} in bushwick

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according to wikipedia [i know, i know – reliable source], boho-chic is a style of fashion drawing on various bohemian and hippie influences.  that, i totally agree with.  but for me, “boho” is more than a style of fashion, it’s an attitude.  when i wear a boho-chic dress, like this flowy beauty from h&m, i suddenly feel different.  much more relaxed, much more easy going & free spirited, and much more cool.  i’m all about outfits that release & attract those good vibes.

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elevated // {graffiti} diaries

don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love new york city.  but sometimes the city streets can be a scary place… filled with rats, old pizza, & cigarettes.  my recent shoe purchases provide a functional yet stylish solution: flatforms!  sandals or sneakers, i love the elevation & comfortability.  a little michael jackson sass goes a long way!

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