Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Happiness

I'm not sure about you, but this week was a tough one. Work was crazy and life was crazy, but we can all breathe a sigh of relief because it's Friday, and it's time to celebrate the weekend! Tomorrow is filled with lots of "me" time (i.e. yoga, a mani/pedi, and some shopping), and then I'll be celebrating my bff's 25th birthday! Sunday will be more low key and I'm hoping to spend the day outside working on my photography skills! What's on your agenda this weekend?

-we got caught in the rain last weekend-

-awesome pic of me and mom beautiful mom on mother's day-

-leather panels for fall. i die.-

-might be my next plan...-

-from last night's dinner date at peanut butter & co-

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wardrobe Wednesday: Camo Glam

I'm having another chartreuse moment today, but this time I paired the bold color with my favorite camo pants. I've posted looks with these pants before, but today they're feeling super springy and fresh. I love the way the yellow and green compliment each other, giving my look a fun vibe, that screams "I'm ready for summer!"

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Afternoon in the Sun

I always have images of white sandy beaches, tan lines, and pretty pedicured toes on the brain, but with summer quickly approaching, these things seem to be more repeated thoughts. After seeing this editorial in T Style last week, I've never wanted to jet off to a private island more in my life. Dear Caribbean, I'm coming for ya.

Monday, May 13, 2013


When I was getting dressed this morning, I originally had on all black...the New York uniform. But after staring at myself in the mirror for a few minutes, unsatisfied, I decided to throw in a little pop of color to start my Monday off right. First I had on hot pink, but my tan from Miami has faded, so that wasn't working for me. Next in line was white, snoozefest. And then a little neon peaked out from my drawer and I knew that today was going to be a chartreuse day. 

Yellow is a hard color for me to pull off, especially now that my hair is lighter, but there's something really amazing about a good solid chartreuse. With the right amount of neon glow, it's the perfect way to add some life to a boring Monday look!

j.crew skirt, marc by marc jacobs ipad case, j.crew belt, stella mccartney espadrilles
tory burch bag, lauren elan necklace, tibi sweater, gap flats, chan luu scarf, current/elliott jeans

Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Happiness

Back when May first started I had this huge sigh of relief that the month didn't have any serious plans, and I could actually be around town and hang out a bit. Little did I know how quickly my weekends would fill up. This weekend, I'll be packing my bags to head back to my hometown, but hopefully first, a little pit stop for some pizza (which I've been craving since Tuesday). Tomorrow is a busy day, filled with dance rehearsals and a dinner date with family from out-of-town, and then Sunday will be all about my amazing mom, and we'll be heading up to Connecticut to see my 98-year-old great-grandmother. A packed weekend is an understatement. Let's hope I can come out alive on the other side! Cheers to a fab weekend everyone!

-cute pic of me and my best friend from last weekend-

-excited to see this munchkin this weekend!-

-slightly obsessed-

-i call this my gold finger mani-

-wanting all of this from dooney & bourke-

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Ask E.Jean

I was flipping through the pages of this month's Elle the other day, when I got to my favorite part of the magazine: Ask E.Jean. If you aren't familiar with E.Jean, become acquainted. She's amazing, and one of the reasons why I subscribe to Elle in the first place. I love her column, and her witty responses always leaving me thinking, "Now why didn't I think of that?"

One particular piece of advice that I connected to this time, was when a reader asked E.Jean is she had any advice for a young girl who just landed her first great job in the city. I don't necessarily agree with all of her advice (i.e. #10 & #11), but hey that's why she call it "15 Totally Indispensable Rules-With Which You May Totally Dispense":

1. Make mistakes as quickly as you can, and move on.

2. Don't worry is you meet a man who is too good for you.

3. If you're having trouble choosing between two paths, take the one that's more life enhancing, even if it's more dangerous.

4. When out for dinner with the girls, slather butter on your bread and declare: "The New York Times says, 'Overweight people live longer.'"

5. Dress how you wish to be dealt with.

6. Speak up for the helpless.

7. If you tweet that you're having a bad day, you will have a bad day.

8. Never waste time looking for a job when you can invent your job.

9. Gaze up at the Milky Way. It will put your tiny apartment into perspective.

10. It's not when you're relaxing on a beach that life is best--it's when you're pushing yourself to the limit.

11. Forget the driveling lunatics who are advising you to "declutter." If Alexander Fleming's lab hadn't been so untidy, he's never have discovered penicillin.

12. If have an affair with a spiritual dude, it will end with him asking for money.

13. Laugh at the girls who carry handbags as status symbols. Everyone knows it's the shoes.

14. The creation of the world happens every morning when you get out of bed.

15. When you're at last certain that the guy you've met is "the one," you'll be wrong 87 percent of the time.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wardrobe Wednesday: Mixed Prints

If you're an avid Fitness Mag reader, you'll soon find in the June issue that this skirt and shoe combo looks familiar. It is, in fact, the exact same look, except I traded a printed sweater for a knotted leather pocketed tee and a denim jacket...I Marla-ized it a bit. It was a super comfy outfit, but still made me look put together, and I have to brag a bit...I got lots of compliments. Yesterday was def a good wardrobe day ;)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Linked Up

This week has gotten off to a rough start, as I'm fighting yet another sinus infection. Hoping my meds will kick and and get rid of this mess, but until then, here are somethings that are making forget that I need to have a tissue box with me at all times...for a few seconds, anyway.

1. Tommy Hil has a capsule collection which is focused around the surf life. It's calling my name. (

2. Slightly in love with this poppy bag for my new camera. What do you think? (

3. Beauty 101. (

4. I'm a Thought Catalog addict, but this might be one my my favorite posts to date. #4 is something I need to be better at, but #5 & #7 are totally appreciated. (

5. I've been having dreams about this skirt ever since I saw it in the store on Saturday. That's a sign I should get it, right? (

Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday Happiness

This marathon of a week is finally over, and I couldn't be happier. This is the first weekend in a while where I won't be running and logging crazy miles, where I won't be traveling, and where I'll be able to do some personal maintenance (aka finally getting my highlights touched up--so long overdue), hang out with friends, and I'll be able to actually enjoy some chill time. May is shaping up to be a pretty busy month, so I'm taking advantage of this weekend and I'm looking forward to relaxing! Cheers to a fab--and warm!--weekend!

-wishing i was back in dc for this amazing meal from founding farmers-

-the june issue has arrived. hot-

-#fashiongirlslovehockey. one of my dreams came true this week...hello stanley cup!- 
-fun bracelets at an editor event this week-

-wise words at the lululemon store in union square-

Thursday, May 2, 2013


I recently stumbled upon this editorial from the May issue of Vogue Paris, and immediately fell in love. Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm a total nautical freak, and can't live without anything that has to sailboats, anchors, nautical rope, and of course the beach/open water (ironically though, I get sea sick..hmmm). These gorgeous pics make me want to set sail (no destination required), so I can have the salty air in my hair and a little sun kissed skin. And of course so I can wear nautical stripes and a braided belt and totally look the part.

photos: gilles bensimone
styled by: geraldine saglio
model: edita vilkeviciute

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wardrobe Wednesday: Sporty Chic

When I first arrived down in DC last weekend, I walked into my hotel room to find a goodie bag filled with all things Nike (obviously) waiting me for on my bed. One of my favorite things that I got was this awesome track & field tee, that I've been living in ever since. I've been throwing it on when I get home from work with sweats to run errands in and to bum around in, but thought it would look cute knotted up with a pencil skirt and heels for the office. Guess that's the bonus of working for Fitness Magazine...