outfit // channeling summer

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The other weekend when New York hit the high 60s I felt like a kid on Christmas. I got to pull out a summer dress and my trusty denim jacket (well 1 of the 3 I own…whoops?) Bekka and I headed to Bond Street and I followed up photos with an iced coffee at one of my favorite neighborhood spots, The Smile. Just the name makes you happy to pop into there. And luckily for me it’s just a few blocks away from my new apartment.

This outfit has me so excited for summer…outdoor concerts, trips to the Hamptons, picnics in Central Park, froyo, walks across the Brooklyn Bridge, day trips out of the city…I could go on and on. I will say as brutal as winter was, it sure makes you appreciative of the sunshine and time spent outdoors with good friends. It’s the little things…

This Joie dress I set up a sale alert for and was so happy to get it deeply discounted (I actually bought it via my iphone on the fly while at the Denver airport after Christmas!) Sale alerts really are my best friend. Below are some other dresses I have my eye on. This time of year I always prepare myself to seek out a half a dozen new dresses to add to my summer rotation that I know will get loads of use once the temps creep up to the 90s! Below are my picks right now…

Outfit: Soft Joie Leiston dress (in a darling floral print here), J.Crew denim jacket, Rag & Bone Harrow Booties, Banana Republic hat and necklace, Warby Parker sunglasses, Rebecca Minkoff clutch, BaubleBar x Anthropologie bracelet (c/o), Giles & Brother bracelet

p.s – Madewell is having an extra 20% off sale right now (until Monday) – use code MOODLIFT and watch me beat you to scooping up this skirt, this adorable one piece and this good-natured tee.

[Bekka Palmer Photography]

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outfit // all black everything

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I grabbed this dress from my roomate’s closet the other morning and she confessed it was from Banana Republic circa 2007 meaning it’s a dress with staying power. At first the length threw me off – it felt part nightgown, part cloak and therefore I was entirely comfortable all day (despite having to pull tights out again mid-April, my god…)

Anyhow this dress had me thinking about my need to invest in a good black dress – not an LBD per se – but rather a good ol’ standby. Some picks below and in case you hadn’t heard, it’s Saks Fifth Avenue’s Friends and Family sale right now so 25% off – pretty good excuse to do a little shopping.

Outfit: Banana Republic dress, Coach x Frye boots, Sophie Hulme bag, Karen Walker sunglasses, House of Harlow necklace

[Bekka Palmer Photography]

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w&w weekly roundup

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TGIF, all! I am so exhausted from this week. Nothing major happened but I’ve been feeling out of sorts recently (like some sort of post traumatic stress or something from all of this) so I’m trying to get back into my routines – particularly working out given I’m pretty sure all the recent stressors in my life had me packing on one too many lbs. That being said I’m hoping to squeeze in a SoulCycle class in between celebrating two dear friends’ birthdays as well as enjoying Easter mass & brunch with a group of girlfriends here in the city.

Have a wonderful weekend, all! Hope you enjoy this week’s roundup…

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