Posted in Wedding Wednesday - Written by Lisa on December 4, 2013 - 0 Comments
If you’ve ever read this blog before you probably know two things: I love Glamour Magazine (even with my less than favorite makeover) and I love Sex and the City. You put those together with a little wedding giddiness, and well, they just made my #weddingwednesday.
Posted in Retail Therapy - Written by Lisa on November 25, 2013 - 1 Comment
If you were to ask the boy, he would definitely tell you that I’ve had more than my acceptable share of wardrobe meltdowns recently, especially when it comes time for a quick night out. Not the type of events that require a week’s worth of outfit planning, but the type of “grab and go” situation, that in reality rarely exists.
Jeans and a really great, fit to the t, tee is the perfect choice for this occasion. However, finding said tee is much easier said than done. I’ve been completely underwhelmed by the “top” selection recently. I’m completely exhausted by the flowy blouse trend, and needless to say, so is the guy. It’s nearly impossible to find a dressier top, that is fitted, longer, and pairs perfectly with a fitted mini, jeans, or half tucked into a pair of rolled up pants. It really shouldn’t be this hard.
I finally found a suitable option to fill the void (really I spotted it on my co-worker a few weeks ago.) This tee is the perfect slightly long length, fitted, a deep v neck, and the leather sleeve makes it just different enough to not need a statement jewel. The grey and black is a classic option, but I love the baby pink version even more for a more extreme twist for the classic white tee. We’ll hunt for that one later…
Posted in Wedding Wednesday - Written by Lisa on October 30, 2013 - 0 Comments
I am incredibly excited to hop on the #weddingwednesday bandwagon because…well I have a wedding to plan! After being completely blown away by a perfectly shocking proposal, the boy and I have been taking steps towards planning our big day. We’ve already checked off some major day of details, and are slowly working our way through the details. It is an outrageously happy, exciting, and at times overwhelmingly overwhelming time in life. It’s also the time when you realize that absolutely everyone will have an opinion on absolutely everything.
I feel incredibly lucky to have a family that repeatedly has said, “What do you want?” throughout the process, while giving slight nudges when they see “me” in something before even I do. So this weekend when I found this quote from Oscar de la Renta, while thumbing through the latest issue of The Knot,I was able to immediately burst out giggling, and fold over the page.
Posted in shopping - Written by Lisa on September 26, 2013 - 0 Comments
I recently came across the perfect pair of leopard pumps here. I realized they were pretty much exactly what was missing from my shoe closet (ok, the bottom of my closet.) I’ve been hunting for a great leopard pump and love that these have a slim ankle strap. I always find this makes pumps more comfortable, and yet these don’t look the least bit vampy. I would normally laugh at a heel this short, but love the contrast of triple straps with a lower heel for everyday wear. Because yes, these would be everyday shoes.
Of course, upon further inspection, I realized that these goodies also come in black. My only pair of black pumps have a rather staggering 4+ inch heel, which has me towering above anyone in my office. The pulling voice of practicality is arguing for the black, but I’m fairly certain the leopard is going to win. Which pair would you pick?
Posted in work wear - Written by Lisa on September 23, 2013 - 0 Comments
A Monday morning is no fun (nothing ground breaking there). If I were to learn from my mistakes, I would also realize that I am no closer to putting together a coherent outfit on a Monday than waking up with a perky attitude. Last Monday, in particular, was a dark day in the wardrobe department. Sleeping in won over washing my hair, therefore I “worked” a top knot. Really I didn’t work it at all, and had a headache by lunch time. My pants had an odd calf hugging issue, there was a strange powder stain on my black blouse (no idea what that was about), and the shoes hurt my feet. Needless to say, my attitude did not improve when I glanced at myself in the mirror in the afternoon.
Do you know what would make this whole ordeal much easier? If I wore a suit. Upon graduation, I went work shopping with my mom and avoided the suit department like the plague. I have a tweed two piece, which has never once been worn together. I actually own this lack of suit wearing like a badge of honor, (fortunately, I have also always had incredibly liberal work dress codes). However, I have officially changed my my tune after repeatedly spotting some of the coolest suits around. Bold printed sets with quirky structure, short, pants, maybe even a crop top that pair perfectly together and with a solid substitute on occasion. This could start making mornings much easier. But have you seen this suit (top – bottom)? Seriously, this is the suit dreams are made of in the comfort department (aka every Monday when you don’t want to get out of your pjs.)
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Posted in C'est la vie - Written by Lisa on September 12, 2013 - 0 Comments
It seems that I have come across several of these posts in recent weeks, but here is my version of the “why I took a blogging hiatus story”…
Posted in DV by Dolce Vita, Kate Spade, outfit ideas, personal style, Shorts - Written by Lisa on July 8, 2012 - 3 Comments
New York, like about 44 other states, has been in the midst of a steamy heat wave making minimal clothing an absolute necessity. These lace shorts are becoming a favorite way to dress up a casual shorts and t-shirt outfit, plus the roomy yet short cut seems quite flattering. I wore this ensemble to kick off the awkward mid-week 4th of July. We spent an evening at Hill Country
stuffing ourselves with barbecue brisket, sides, and cheap beer as only America does.
Posted in Beach, New York, outfits, summer - Written by Lisa on June 29, 2012 - 0 Comments
Happy Friday! Can’t you just taste the weekend a mere few hours away? This weekend seemed long but was actually very productive and busy.
This weekend I am heading to one of my favorite places in the world for the first time this summer. I am so looking forward to a relaxing break, some fresh seafood, and the always calming to me salt water.
Last weekend, in a desperate attempt to find the ocean, the boy and I ventured to Jacob Riis Park. I had never heard of the park, but read about it in Time Out New York as a quick beach “staycation.” I’ll admit, I had never ventured to a “New York” beach. The Hamptons sounded snooty, the rest dirty, and I frankly had no interest. But I was craving the sand and am so glad we ventured out! We took the subway to the bus to find a quiet, diverse beach with clean water, a huge expanse of sand, and a hot dog on the boardwalk. Plus, how often do you see New York City on the horizon of the ocean?
I wore my staple denim cutoffs over my bikini for the whole day, and felt very at home. The t-shirt is American Eagle – and I love it! I have two others and they truly are “the perfect tee.”
At the end of the day, we splurged to take the ferry back to the city. I highly recommend it! Once you’re on board you pass Staten Island, Coney Island, and Red Hook before coasting into Wall Street, with a beverage in hand if you beat the rush!
I hope you have a fabulous weekend filled with plenty of fun in the sun!
Posted in DV by Dolce Vita, hot pink, sandals - Written by Lisa on June 26, 2012 - 2 Comments
Before the summer officially kicked off I wrote about one of my summer footwear sandals, flat sandals.
As much as I love my comfy grab- and – go staples, summer is not totally about practicality. I like to think it’s equally as important to share your days with some pink, suede, strappy platform sandals. These newbies are shockingly pink and chunky enough to stand up to short shorts or snazz up a simple dress (P.S. They’re on sale!