Thursday, August 17, 2017

Roses & Pearls

Every summer I pretty much end up wearing the same dress after awhile and this summer, this black embroidered dress is the one. I found it on Amazon (!!!) and am completely obsessed with the red rose design embroidered on the top and bottom. It's a simple dress with deceptively elaborate detailing, like the criss cross neckline, so you literally just throw it on and look put together. I wore my favorite mirrored sunglasses and also slipped on leather platform sandals to dress up the whole look without going overboard.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Summer Stripes (& Ruffles)

After 4 painful, exhausting years, my laptop finally gave up on life a week ago. Which to be completely honest, is a pretty impressively long time for any electronic device to survive with me (just ask all the phones I've destroyed over the years) but also meant I kept putting off writing any new posts. Until today!! My laptop is still being repaired but I realized I should post my summer outfit pictures before, you know, summer's over. 

So here's my latest summer outfit, brought to you via my sister's laptop (thanks Christine)! I've been feeling a lot more comfortable with my appearance since being more careful about what I eat & making sure to exercise, so I've started shopping more again. I'm obsessed with this new white ruffled off the shoulder top from H&M and loved how it looked with my comfy black and white striped pants, last worn on my trip to Cabo! Definitely a fun summertime look, perfect for a day with friends or a nice weekend brunch.

                                                        (Top: H&M, Pants: Target, Necklace: kate spade, Sunglasses: SoJo)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

NJ Spots: Playa Bowls

Not So Fun Fact: there's not a single Liquiteria in New Jersey- barbaric, I know. We do, however, have Playa Bowls which is basically Jersey's take on a juice / smoothie bowl shop with a beach theme. I still prefer Liquiteria but to be fair I haven't really given Playa Bowls a real chance considering I always order the same pitaya bowl because it's the most photogenic (I know who I am, okay).  Playa Bowls offers juices, smoothies, coffee, and of course, a fun assortment of creatively named bowls made from acai, pitaya, chia, coconut, oatmeal, and greens. There's definitely more options here than Liquiteria and now that they've opened up a location that doesn't require a long drive down the shore (yay New Brunswick!) (boo possibly running into people I know from high school in Rutgers territory), I'll maybe be trying more of their menu.

Fun in the Sun

Somehow I've forgotten that the summer is, you know, hot. To be fair, global warming has been making the weather crazy random but anyway, I've been struggling with finding more casual outfits to wear- I love my flowy, off the shoulder dresses but sometimes I do just want to keep things low key. I found the answer in a pair of high waisted elephant shorts and a fun graphic t-shirt from Korea.

Monday, July 17, 2017

NJ Spots: Hidden Grounds Coffee

While there's a trendy coffee shop on every corner in the city, they're a little harder to find in New Jersey- or at least around my neighborhood. A friend recommended Hidden Grounds Coffee in New Brunswick to me awhile back though, and so I finally ventured over there with my high school friend Lia. Located right by Rutgers on Easton Avenue, Hidden Grounds is in the lower level of a nondescript building but is definitely a hidden treasure.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Chilling in Blue

Hey everyone! It's freakishly chilly out so I figured I might as well write a blog post while I lounge around in bed all day. I spent the day in SoHo earlier this week and went on a marathon dessert eating session with one of my sorority sisters (still no regrets). As always, I wanted to be comfortable but cute and found the answer in a lace trimmed off the shoulder blouse from American Eagle and textured white skater skirt.