Friday, October 24, 2014

One Day in a Park in Astoria


BCBG tee
Vintage vest // SHOP SIMILAR HERE
Wildfox jeans // SHOP SIMILAR HERE
Threadsence necklace
Stela 9 leather backpack // SHOP SIMILAR HERE

This past summer I had the pleasure of spending a day relaxing at the beautiful Astoria Park in Queens. It was literally a perfect day. The view of Manhattan from up here on this side was really stunning, and especially as the sun slowly went down. The sky was all sorts of spiraling colors that you would think only a dream could create. It took my breath away. I'll show you the pictures soon. Sunsets in the summer. You can't really top that. Need to make a trip back to Astoria to check out the food scene. Greek anyone? Before it gets to cold and I won't want to make that trek outside my borough.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Work Space

A peek at my little work space nook in my bedroom. I've been creating collages since elementary school, and the craft has stuck with me ever since. Although a far cry from the one's I've made before featuring at least 5 cutouts of Josh Hartnett's beautiful face on the front and back of my school binders, these new ones still do the trick of keeping me inspired every single day. Images that build dreams. Plus a crystal geode to keep the good energy flowing. Fresh flowers for a sweet scent. Lots of natural light to keep me calm and focused on the work I have to get done in front of me. I'm looking at images for a good portion of the day, so my work area has to be light and bright so every detail can be considered. My desk is currently covered with watercolor paints and fabric samples. I'm always working on something different, and a lot of times I like to get my hands dirty. With some folksy tunes or rock and roll playing in the background, I'm totally in my zen zone.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Simply Put


Denim & Supply blouse // SHOP SIMILAR
Modern Vice boots // SHOP SIMILAR

Sometimes you just want to keep it all about the accessories ya know? The hat. The shoes. The sunnies. The bag. You can get away with a lot going on at once when worn against a more basic outfit foundation. Took this look for a stroll through Nolita, which might have to be one of my favorite parts of the city to shoot in. The light in the evenings just seems to bounce off the buildings in just the warmest sort of way in these parts. Nolita is made for strolling. The coffee shops, the boutiques, the people watching, the famous hearts painted on the side Little Cupcake Bakeshop. It never gets old. It's like taking a little bit of Soho and a little bit of the West Village and wrapping it all up together in one. What's not nice about that?

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vaseline Intensive Care | Cure For Winter Skin

Winter is such a burden on our skin, and especially on someone's as sensitive as mine, which is why I'm getting a head start on prepping my skin for the polar months ahead of us. I grew up with my mother preaching me the positive effects of moisturizing in the winter time, if not all the time! And Vaseline® was always in the bathroom cabinet in our household. It still is! And it still works its magic just as well as it did back in the day, but actually even better thanks to Vaseline® Intensive CareTM - a range of lotions that go beyond basic moisturization to deeply moisturize to heal dry skin. The new line is made up of a very special blend of humectants (to draw water into the skin), and healing micro-droplets of Vaseline® Jelly (to lock moisture in). Like original Vaseline® Jelly, these micro-droplets are highly refined, and 100% pure. Together, the humectants and Vaseline® Jelly micro-droplets in the lotions work to deliver a range of moisturization needs. I personally prefer the Intensive CareTM Advanced Repair Fragrance Free because I can actually feel it working as soon as I apply it, and my skin feels soft and supple for a long time afterwards. And I go for Fragrance Free because I can make sure that irritation won't be a problem at all.

Winter is already rough. We don't need anything else to make it any rougher.  Vaseline® Intensive CareTM will make sure that isn't a problem. That and a hot cup of cocoa, of course! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

F21xMe | Glitz


Forever 21 shorts
Urban Outfitters top
Joe's Jeans blazer
H&M beanie
Wildfox sunnies

Already putting myself in the holiday spirit with some metallic embellishment. I almost felt too fancy strolling around in Central Park with these Forever 21 shorts on, but hey, we were just one block away from The Plaza . . . I think it's ok. Everyone needs a little extra glitz every now and then. Even when there isn't a real reason behind it. Some luxe beading, burnout velvet and baroque tapestry . . . and one is literally golden. 

See more of how other people are styling up their Forever 21 pieces by checking the hashtag #F21xMe on Instagram :)