For Work and For Play!

If I’ve learned anything about street style in New York, it is that there are no limits. Although the sky may be the limit in the concrete jungle, work attire is a little bit more confined (sigh!). I kept thinking that I could create certain outfits to compete with the summer heat while maintaining my style, and here we have them! From work to play, I’ve compiled a list of go-to items to that would me in check, without exposing too much skin in the office or on the beach.

Since 90 degrees is the new 70 and the office is frigid I think layers are a must…I love the bomber jacket trend, and I think that refined ones can look almost blazer-like with a nice pair of pants.

These Mara Hoffman culottes are perfect for the office or a dinner by the water. They are fresh with a small print and flowy to compete with the summer heat.

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Check out these dreamy coulottes, yes I just said both dreamy AND coulottes!

I am always a fan of bringing a scarf on the train commute because it gets so drafty. I’m a firm believer that you should either “go big or go home” so I’ve been looking for a Hermes to splurge on. These are great to wear as sarongs or headbands as well at the beach.

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On a side note, I like to to think that my other job is finding the best sample sale or newest collaboration. I’d be sure to check out some pretty great collabs coming out in the fall, can you say Kenzo and H&M?! Although i just mentioned fall, there are so many sample sales will help us remember that we still have time to get our tan on! Check out Wala Swim 8/9-8/11 171 Madison Avenue, Suite 1001. Also there is Victoria’s Secret for its swim sale (can you believe they’ll be discontinuing that line?!) Do you a new bag for all those layering tips I recommended? Try out the Bottega Veneta sale from 7/27- 7/28. Whether you’re going on a summer vacation or staycation, these are just a few of the essentials.

Cheating on Fashion with Furniture

Moving into my apartment has made me take a stray away from fashion finds and develop a home décor obsession. I love checking out Jonathan Adler and Z Gallerie for some pieces that would scream my personality. I also love looking for random pieces from antique stores or inheriting something from a family member’s home that has history.

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For affordable furniture and accent pieces I have also been checking out Wayfair. Pier 1’s “big sale” also led me to my new true love, my patio sectional. I am still debating throw pillows, but I already have my Mexican blanket, dream catcher and herbs are ready set up for a little staycation. It’s now my favorite place to go after I get home from work.

Whether you like bold, eclectic colors with textured textiles or a sleeker and modern look with all white and silver, there are so many places to shop. I feel that, between fashion and furniture, there are so many similar things to love, and both describe one’s personality. It may take a long time to find that one couch that you’ll use forever, but once you find it (like when I found a vintage YSL scarf at a flea market) it feels like fate.

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