Perkins Memorial and the Green Dress

A few years ago, I saw this dress at GAP…. Unfortunately, my size was nowhere to be found. A few weeks later, I saw the dress again, just a single one on the sale rack. Despite the dress being several sizes to large, I gleefully took it home. I cinch the volume of the dress down to my size with a wide belt, and it gives a little extra swing in the dress. Sometimes, like I did here, I layer a swingy petticoat under the skirt for a little extra oopmh. It’s a long time favorite, especially during the hot months when I want to be comfortable, cool, and put together. I think the wide belt adds that extra touch put-together-ness.

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I wore this favorite to a visit to Perkins Memorial. Perkins Memorial is a beautiful drive or hike in the middle of Bear Mountain and it has some fantastic views of Hudson Valley. I visited on a cloudy day, but it was still absolutely breathtaking to see the entire valley in bloom and green. The tower is open seasonally, and the view is even more stunning from the top.

SONY DSCDress: GAP (old, I like this and this from the current collection)
Petticoat: From another dress (Tons of beautiful options on Etsy)
Belt: Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren (Similar here and adore this one)
Sandals: Kate Spade (similar here and love these)
Sunnies: Lacoste (this season’s here)

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Thank you so much for visiting! Tell me in the comments if you’ve visited this part of Hudson Valley before, and what your favorites are!

Floral by the Sea

I wore this skirt on a day excursion to Carmel by the Sea. I love the bright colors paired with a sweater set – it makes for a perfect outfit to spend strolling through galleries and a quick run into the freezing surf. Tell me, have you been to Carmel by the Sea??

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Floral Skirt: Kate Spade (old, but this one is fantastic)
((((( edit: Just a few more options that I think are pretty fab and have a similar feel as this skirt: hereherehere, here, here, and here )))))
Sweater Set: J Crew
Loafers: Jack Rogers
Scarf: Saks Fifth Avenue (similar here)
Bag: Francesco Biasa
Sunnies: Lacoste (this season’s here)

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Thank you for visiting!!

Stripe on Stripe: Denim

I tend to travel with only a carryon suitcase, so it’s always a challenge to make sure that I have enough wardrobe variety. Comfort and style are paramount for me – so it only makes sense to pack the shoes I love the most at the moment (and a matching bag). I also pack things that don’t wrinkle much – which is where this little jacket comes into play. It’s from ages ago, but it barely wrinkles and I’ve fallen back in love with it on this trip. It’s a little unexpected when paired with the striped denim dress, but I like the harmonious color palette.

I spent a few hours in San Francisco (devouring Beard Papa’s) before heading to Half Moon Bay for a quiet afternoon. It was a perfect day, and this outfit made it that much sweeter. Tell me in the comments what your perfect kind of day looks like!

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Dress: Polo Ralph Lauren (similar here and like this)
Swing Jacket:  Live a Little (similar here and here)
Loafers: Jack Rogers Quinn Loafers
Bag: Francesco Biasa
Scarf: Saks Fifth Avenue (similar here)

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Tent in the Woods

I found this dress a few years ago – and it has been on repeat for me during the warmer months. The tented shape makes for a breezy and comfortable outfit during the hotter months…. I couldn’t wait to wear it so I’ve paired it with boots, and a slip underneath to keep me warm. What do you have in your closet that you can’t wait to wear in the warmer months?

SONY DSCDress: Roberto Collina (website; similar silhouette and with on trend sleeves here)
Sunnies: Tom Ford (Current season here)
Boots: Ralph Lauren Collection (last seen here and similar here)

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Rain: Think Pink

Is there something in your wardrobe that you just knew you had to have it?? This jacket is one of those things for me. I saw it and that was it. I picked it out of my local Lord and Taylor when I was in high school, and I’ve cherished it ever since. It’s the perfect shape, and the perfect color to brighten up any rainy day! It helps to have a fluffy scarf and pink bag to round everything out!

 

SONY DSCPink Scarf: Lafayette 148 (similar here)
Floral Jacket: Tommy Hilfiger (not much similar, but like this and this)
Black Sheath: DKNY (very similar here)
Black Pumps: Brooks Brothers (also like these)
Sunnies: Lacoste (this season’s here)
UmbrellaTotes (and it’s super packable!)

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Thank you for visiting! ❤

 

Twirly Skirt and Camo

SONY DSCI found this camo jacket while I was digging around in my sister’s closet…. ahem… I mean…. It’s mine. And because I can’t resist a twirl worthy skirt (dorky twirl photo included) or a belt – I added both. Tell me: How do you wear camo??

SONY DSCCamo Jacket: Errr….. No tag? (similar here and here)
Maxi Dress: Marciano (similar here and here)
Belt: Ralph Lauren Collection (similar here and affordable here; seriously eyeballing this and this)
Boots: Ralph Lauren Collection (last seen here and similar here)

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