Thursday, April 26, 2012

Currently Coveting

a few images from around the internet that have me lusting for summer styles...


{1, 2, 3 (unknown), 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9}

Stay tuned for my upcoming summer wishlist post! Oh, the things I dream of donning when I return to warm weather...

In other news, I am thrilled to announce that I will be interning for J.Crew in New York City this summer! I am so excited to dive into a new city and a new job at one of my absolute brands. If you know of any great blogs about New York, please let me know...I'm starting my NYC bucket list now!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Old and New

{J.Crew blazer, J.Brand jeans, American Apparel tee, Madewell loafers (similar), Ralph Lauren belt (similar), scarf via Amsterdam boutique, vintage Conte Max messenger bag found in Rome, Michael Kors watch, Dara Ettinger ring, MAC Ruby Woo lipstick}

I just got back to Amsterdam from a crazy 12 days away that included trips to Istanbul, New York, and Rome. I picked up some lovely treasures on my trips, including this vintage leather messenger bag. I debated on whether or not to purchase it for quite a while, but given that it was in such a gorgeous, rich color, in excellent condition, and very practical for bike riding around Amsterdam, I pulled the trigger- and I'm so happy I did! Once I brought it home and realized I could fit my DSLR in it as well, there was no looking back--this bag is my new best friend. 

With the temperatures resistant to warming above the forty degree zone, I'm trying to infuse some springtime in my daily dressing with bright colors: I love the prep-inspired mix of red, mustard, and navy. Plus, a red lip never hurts. 

{for more on my study abroad travels, click here}

Sunday, April 1, 2012


{J.Crew blazer, Urban Outfitters dress, Madewell boots, Coach purse, Flea Market Girl locket, Michael Kors watch}

These photos were taken right up the street from our hotel in Paris, on steps of the Odeon Theater. 

Remember when one of the worst fashion crimes was the dreaded matchy-matchy? These days, I feel particularly chic when I layer pieces of the same color palette over one another-- especially in nudes, brights, or in this case, navy. Plus, embracing the matchy-matchy makes traveling fashionably that much easier, if you pack using pieces in similar color groups (not that I'm one to give light packing advice). 

{for more stories from Paris, click here}