Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is a little over a week away and I wanted to share some of my favorite gift ideas! From espadrilles and a sun hat to perfume and jewelry, there’s something on this list for every mom.Screen Shot 2017-05-04 at 5.13.59 PM

Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum Spray – ($94.00)

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Ariella Collection Crystal Stack Rings – Set of 3 – ($17.00)Screen Shot 2017-05-04 at 5.20.28 PM

Eugenia Kim You’re Blocking My Sun Straw Sun Hat – ($495.00)

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CLUSE La Bohème Leather Strap Watch – ($99.00)

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Rosanna ‘Kashmir’ Highball Glasses – ($78.00)

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Longchamp ‘Mini Le Pliage’ Handbag – ($95.00)

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S’well ‘Metallic Collection – Yellow Gold’ Stainless Steel Water Bottle – ($42.00)

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Slip Silk eye mask – ($45.00)

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Soludos Jason Polan Espadrille Sandal – ($75.00)

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Kendra Scott Tessa Stone Stud Earrings – ($65.00)

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fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream – ($40.00)

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Fitbit Charge 2 Leather Accessory Band – ($70.00)

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New York City Girl

Photo Apr 23, 7 00 42 PM.jpgNYC, how I love you so… Photo Apr 23, 7 08 26 PMWe had so much fun in New York City this past weekend. This trip was the first time I walked the Brooklyn Bridge and it was amazing – I mean look at that view! I was totally having Kate & Leopold flashbacks to the scene where she crosses the bridge. Scroll for more pictures and outfit details! Photo Apr 23, 6 50 51 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 47 41 PMLooking back at those AMAZING sample sales wishing I spent more time and money… Guess I’ll have to go back! Photo Apr 23, 6 37 42 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 36 25 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 33 00 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 35 08 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 34 48 PMWe also stopped by the Lincoln Center… Photo Apr 22, 8 13 03 AMThe architecture was incredible and so beautiful. We sat by the fountain for a while snacking on the banana pudding we’d gotten at Magnolia Bakery a few minutes before and taking in the views. Keep scrolling for more! Photo Apr 23, 5 34 26 PMPhoto Apr 23, 5 42 54 PMPhoto Apr 23, 5 40 43 PMHonestly, I was probably thinking about the banana pudding… Photo Apr 23, 5 37 24 PM

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  • I finally tried the famous Levain Bakery and the cookies definitely lived up to the hype – they were gooey and delicious.
  • We also had to go to Mikey Likes It ice cream shop and try the Parliamint Funkadelic flavor (mint ice cream with crushed Oreos). We got it in a milkshake and it was super good!
  • We got pizza from Prince St. Pizza and it was super good, probably one of the best pizza slices I’ve ever had – and I’ve had a lot of pizza in my lifetime!
  • Of course we had to stop by my all time favorite Magnolia Bakery and get the banana pudding (my favorite) and obviously it was delicious.

As you can see we tried a ton of new (to us) food spots! We love finding new good eats so let me know if you have any recommendations for places we should try next time we are in NYC in the comments below!

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That’s My Best Friend

We all know long distance is hard—and I’m not talking about dating. This is serious long distance: a long distance best friend. Photo Mar 11, 12 03 28 PMFrom living down the street from each other to living on opposite coasts, my bestie and I have been inseparable since grade school. When we moved away for college we knew distance had nothing on us… Here are a few things I’ve learned about having a best friend 2,685 miles away:

  1. Your bond grows stronger being apart
  2. You’re constantly texting, snapchatting or facetiming to stay in touch
  3. They give you a fresh new perspective on things
  4. It’s easier to be honest with them
  5. You spend hours reminiscing and laughing about the past
  6. Reunions are a grand affair
  7. Long-distance best friends are friends for life

Photo Mar 11, 12 03 36 PMFun fact: my long-distance BFF is also a blogger! Check out her awesome fashion,  lifestyle, and travel blog here: It’s A Wanderful World {keep scrolling for outfit details}Photo Mar 11, 12 06 52 PMShop our outfits:

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Tassel Earrings Trend

I am so into the latest trend: TASSELS! Here are some of my favorite tassel earrings… P.S. now it’s even easier to shop my posts – just click on the photos! Photo Mar 16Iris Tassel Earrings – $59.00 These blue color block tassels are TO DIE FOR. They are not only pretty as tassels but can also be worn as awesome studs! I love how Stella & Dot incorporates so many versatile pieces into their collections – most of their jewelry can be worn at least two ways.

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Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 4.03.44 PM                                        Cool Mint Beaded Tassel – $65.00 First of all, the color of these is AMAZING. Secondly, the detail on these tassel earrings from J.Crew is incredible. I love turquoise and pairing it with a coral/red color or white – I can see myself getting so much use out of these this season. These are a must have!

Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 4.06.40 PM                                                Oscar de la Renta Long Tassel Drop Earrings – $395.00 Ah Oscar de la Renta, how you get me. These designer tassels are so elegant and jaw-dropping. They are a serious show stopper and perfect for a fancy black tie event or a night on the town!

Photo Apr 11Gita Tassel Earrings – $39.00 These are my favorite white tassel earrings available right now for a few reasons: The marble on the top is super on trend, they have a vintage look to them which I love, and they go with everything! Plus, they are super reasonably priced.

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Chillin’ in #Cville

I had so much fun exploring Charlottesville! Scroll for outfit details and to hear about my trip…

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I had so much fun exploring Charlottesville and University of Virginia! We meandered along the Historic Downtown Mall and I shopped around in a few boutiques. We grabbed some grub at the famous Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint saw the Paramount theater along the way. UVA’s campus is not only historic but it’s absolutely beautiful! I especially loved the rotunda on campus designed by Thomas Jefferson. Below are some of the pictures I snapped along the way…

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Adventures in Annapolis

Essentials for a perfect spring day-trip: Comfy tee, classic pair of jeans, comfortable & cute sneakers, your favorite pair of sunnies, and a bucket bag to fit everything you need for the day! {see below for outfit details} Photo Mar 25, 2 10 23 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 06 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 03 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 32 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 30 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 26 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 28 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 01 PM

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I had so much fun exploring Annapolis also known as Naptown by the locals. I walked down Main Street, had a lobster roll at Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls, sat on the City Dock watching the sailboats, and toured the US Naval Academy! It was only an hour outside of Washington, D.C. so it was great for a day-trip. The weather was mid 70’s and sunny – so pretty much perfect. Check out some pictures from the trip below…


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I Woke Up Like This

Photo Mar 17, 5 00 15 PMWe recently completely transformed my room and had a blast doing it! Of course, a trendy gallery wall was at the top of my list for what I wanted to include in my room. It was a big project, but thankfully I got a ton of inspiration from Pinterest which was a huge help. The wall describes me and my personality extremely well, with some of my favorite personal photos, canvas prints, and cute quotes. It’s a mixture of everything I love, especially London with the script on the right and the snow globe with Big Ben and the London Eye below it. Photo Mar 13, 10 33 17 AMFun fact about me: I love inspirational quotes like this one! Photo Mar 17, 5 00 31 PMI fell in love with these black and white striped lampshades when I saw them in the store. I love how unique they are and the statement that they make! Photo Mar 13, 10 36 29 AMI had so much fun searching for the perfect books for my nightstand. I especially love the 100 Years of Fashion book, I can spend hours looking through it and find something new every time. Photo Mar 13, 10 36 01 AMI was so excited when I found this dish for my nightstand. It’s perfect for the space and super adorable and functional. Photo Mar 17, 4 51 51 PMSurprisingly, finding the perfect bedding took the longest. I was very specific with what I wanted and I am so happy that I didn’t compromise on it. The classic clean look of the white with the gold trim gives an elegant look. The patterned blanket at the bottom of the bed ties it together well and finishes off the fun yet classic look. Photo Mar 17, 4 53 34 PMThe pillow was made custom and I was so happy with how it turned out. The pink of the pillow pulls perfectly together the colors from the gallery wall and the books.Photo Mar 17, 5 04 27 PMI was so thrilled when I found these bedside tables I had been searching for forever. The pattern was perfect and they were just the right size for the room. The sheer polka dot patterned curtains were so adorable I knew I needed them. They bring a childlike element to the room which I love. Photo Mar 13, 10 35 46 AMSomething you may not know about me: I love fake flowers. These pink peonies were perfect for the space and so pretty. The table with the picture frame, ampersand sign, and flowers is a funky shape that ended up fitting perfectly in the space. Photo Mar 13, 10 30 30 AMAs I said before, I am all about inspirational cute quotes. This one is one of my favorites and something that I live by. It’s perfect to wake up to in the morning, plus the stripes are super cute! Photo Mar 17, 4 51 14 PMI hope you enjoyed touring my city chic room!

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Blue Jeans X White Shirt

Photo Mar 10, 1 44 22 PMPairing a white blouse with a classic pair of blue jeans is one of my favorite casual chic looks. It’s so versatile – you can wear it to work with booties or for a night out with heels. It’s usually my go-to when I am in a rush but still want to wear something super cute. As far as jewelry goes, whether it’s a big chunky statement necklace, or a dainty layered necklace, practically any jewelry works with this look. Photo Mar 10, 1 44 06 PMPhoto Mar 10, 1 44 03 PM (1)I am loving this tassel earring trend. The ones I am wearing are from Stella & Dot and I am so obsessed with them. Photo Mar 10, 1 44 12 PMI am also such a fan of the layered necklace trend – this one has a choker attached to it which is awesome. It’s also Stella & Dot… Can you sense a trend? #ilovestelladotPhoto Mar 10, 1 43 54 PMPhoto Mar 10, 1 44 26 PM

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Crazy For Kendra Scott

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Kendra Scott is a fabulous Austin, Texas based jewelry designer. She is known for her extensive variety of earring color options known as the “color bar” in stores and online. Part of the reason why I love the jewelry so much is the versatility of it – It works with every occasion. I also love that the jewelry is super cute and high-quality but doesn’t break the bank. Check out some of the pieces in my Kendra Scott collection below!

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Cherry Blossom Birthday

Photo Mar 19, 8 35 07 PMIt’s springtime and that means two of my favorite things – Cherry Blossom season has officially sprung in Washington, DC and my birthday is finally here! Photo Mar 19, 12 42 11 PMPhoto Mar 19, 12 43 59 PMThere is usually a sea of white and pink on the trees by the Tidal Basin but this year nearly half of the buds are gone as a result of the snow storm last week. However, I was still determined to see the trees even if the most of them were no longer in bloom. I was pleasantly surprised when I got there to see more than I was expecting! Photo Mar 19, 12 48 46 PMPhoto Mar 19, 12 50 50 PMA little history lesson about the Cherry Blossoms… They were a gift from the Mayor of Tokyo, Yukio Ozaki to the city of Washington, DC in 1912. The first National Cherry Blossom Festival began in 1927. This year marks the 90th year of the festival that commemorates the gift of 3,000 Cherry Blossom trees and the lasting friendship and close relationship between the United States and Japan. Photo Mar 19, 9 11 36 PMPhoto Mar 19, 12 45 14 PMPhoto Mar 19, 12 47 23 PMMy Tory Burch Bucket Bag was perfect for the trip because it matched my new Stella & Dot long necklace and it was big enough to fit my camera! Photo Mar 19, 12 43 39 PMPhoto Mar 19, 12 48 57 PM

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Outfit details –> Turtleneck: Ralph Lauren || Jeans: Joe’s Jeans || Shoes: BCBGeneration || Purse: Tory Burch || Necklace: Stella & Dot || Earrings: Stella & Dot || Bracelet: Lilly and Laura || Watch: Michael Kors || Ring: David Yurman || Sunglasses: Ray Ban 

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