Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Horoscopes for July 2015


July you snuck up on all of us! I can't believe that July 4th is this weekend. Is it me or is this Summer zooming by? Check out your monthly horoscope courtesy of Susan Miller from Astrology Zone. There are predictions for each sign below from her and then head on over to get the full scoop from her website for the month of July. ENJOY!

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18)
July will sneak in quietly and softly. On July 1, you will have a full moon in Capricorn, 10 degrees, to light your twelfth house of rest, secrets, and behind-the-scenes activities. You may feel an overwhelming need to slow down, and rightly so, for although early June was great for fun and love, as you got to the end of June, the office began to whirl with activity. With no strong aspects to help you take a break in late June, you might enter July feeling a little frayed on the edges. Don't be blue - you will get plenty of chances to make quick short trips this month, and those will refresh you. 

PISCES (Feb 19-March 20)
You have been consumed with career talks and assignments, but now that Saturn has temporarily moved out of your tenth house of career honors, awards, and achievement, you can slow down just long enough to smell the roses, dear Pisces. You'll have until September 17 to breathe, because after that date Saturn will return to this vital part of your chart for a two-year stay. Taskmaster Saturn will make you work very hard, but if you apply your talents and work closely with Saturn, by December 2017, the time when Saturn is due to exit Sagittarius - not to return until 2041, decades from now - you will be a force to be reckoned with in your industry.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)
In matters of love, the month starts out with a very special cosmic event. Jupiter will embrace Venus on July 1, a sensational vibration, just made for you, for both planets will conjoin in your fifth house of true love. Uranus, the planet of surprise, will be in Aries too, and is perfectly positioned to help Jupiter and Venus spin their magic for you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
You have been waking up every morning telling yourself that you need a break. You have been through a lot, dear Taurus, and with Saturn back in Scorpio, if your birthday falls May 18-20, you are feeling the presence of this taskmaster planet pressing more responsibilities on you. This pressure-filled period will end on September 17 when Saturn will move out of Scorpio, not to oppose your Sun again (as it is now) until November 2041, decades from now.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
As you open the month, you will be thinking about money in all its forms, from sending out checks and making deposits, paying taxes or student loans, or billing clients, to reminding those clients that have been tardy in paying you. A full moon, July 1, will bring these money matters to fullness within four days of its appearance. This full moon will be friendly, receiving a strong vibration from Neptune, the planet governing your tenth house of career honors, so the money you may receive would likely be related to your creative efforts.

CANCER (June 22-July 22)
It's birthday month and you have plenty of activities on your agenda. Rightly so, dear Cancer - you have Mars in your sign, putting you front and center for all that will happen now. You are used to standing on the sidelines to wait for the right moment to act, but that won't be the case in July. Finally, you have your moment to call the shots, and others around you will have to follow what you say. We only get Mars in our sign every two years for a six-week period, so this is a rare and special time for you. The last time you had favor from Mars in Cancer it was in July 2013. Now that you hold power in your hands, use it well.

LEO (July 23-Aug 22)
As the month begins, you will be in the mood to catch your breath and slow down. By taking time to rest and think about your new birthday year ahead, you will ensure a happier, more productive year. A lot of planetary activity will light your solar twelfth house in July, considered the last house of the horoscope, the place in the chart where one reflects on recent events and upon meditation, sets the future course. You may want to change your priorities and set up new goals, and if so, it's an ideal time to do so.

VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22)
You find pleasure in being productive, which is why you so rarely allow yourself time off. Work accomplished makes you feel great, but there is a limit to how much you can do before you get exhausted. This month will be about having fun and getting your mind off work for a while.
Last month, June, was an opportune time to seek a new position, get a promotion, or if self-employed to attract new business. Those situations may still be at play, for you have built up considerable momentum, but the main interviews, presentations, and actions that you needed to do in your career were likely made last month.

LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22)
The month starts off with a beautiful coming together of beauty and luxury planet Venus and good fortune Jupiter on July 1. This once-a-year event will make everyone, of every sign, happy for different reasons, but you will enjoy this cosmic event more than most, for Venus is your guardian planet. These two glittering planets will meet in your house of friendship and fun, so you are likely to hear from friends on this day or in the days that closely follow, and you can plan a special night out.

SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21)
As you begin July, you might want to consider taking a vacation. Your horoscope this month is practically screaming, "Take a break!" The month starts off with a juicy full moon in Capricorn 10 degrees, making a short trip possible immediately or in the days leading to the weekend. When it comes to choosing a location to visit, you would not likely opt to travel a far distance. Even so, you will be inspired by having a change of scene and enjoying the beauty of nature, for Neptune (inspiration) will be friendly and very prominent. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21)
Dear Sagittarius, for a moment, turn away from other activities to focus on money. The full moon July 1 will appear in Capricorn 10 degrees and will start the ball rolling. This full moon is a happy one, so it will allow you to be highly productive. It will light your second house of personal finances, and so it may find you paying bills, sending in your expense report to your boss, sending deposits, purchasing an expensive something that you need, and if self-employed, reminding those clients who still owe you a check. In a more exciting manifestation, you may be studying a financial deal on the table you will need to negotiate.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19)
This month may feel as though it will focus you completely on your partner, but July will be equally as much about you, too, for you will have to decide, once and for all, what will make you happy in life. You won't have to wait long to find out what July is all about, for the full moon of July 1 will fall in Capricorn 10 degrees, a time when a matter that's extremely important to you will come to culmination. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Allie X

Allie X (Alexandra Ashley Hughes) already has Katy Perry's stamp of approval and after listening to her two songs over the weekend has won my heart as well. Two years ago, the Toronto native took a small jaunt to Los Angeles for a casual songwriting trip and then never left. Her sound is reminiscent to the infectious Lana Del Rey, but with more a glitter induced beat. Ms. X is still crafting her sound but has big plans for her future. She told Nylon Magazine:

"I plan on putting out enough collections to fully tell the story of X. And then I'd like to turn it into a musical. It's an abstracted version of my story. So, I'm not sure how it ends yet."

Two very enthusiastic thumbs up for any artist who can turn their tunes into a musical. Take a spin to her jingles below and be prepared to get your dancing shoes on. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Top Sandals For Every Occasion

Top Sandals For Every Occassion

Even though the weather these past few weeks hasn't entirely felt like Summer (I'm not complaining), I'm still pretty excited about all the footwear I've been able to wear now that I am no longer in the agony of a walking boot like last year. The Summer is the perfect time to explore a variety of sandals. Whether you're into flats, mid or high heels, wedges, and/or platforms, a neutral or metallic sandal is the perfect pairing for either a pair of cutoffs or a colorful Maxi Dress. Check out my top 6 sandals, each perfect for their own specific Summer occasion. 

1. Running Errands- Metallic Birkenstocks, $130

2. Walk On The Boardwalk - Pharoh Metallic Espadrille, $109

4. Afternoon Cocktails - Top Shop Wedges, $85

5. Dinner - Top Shop High Heeled Sandals, $85

6. Night Out - Dune London Harah, $125

For more sandal inspiration check out these other posts here and here

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Staves

Move over Haim sisters, there is a new trio in town and they go by the name of The Staves. They are an English acoustic folk rock flock of sisters from Watford, Hertfordshire, England and harmonizing is their calling card. Prepare to be blown away not only by these three beautiful females, but by a sound that is nothing less than flawless. Grab that Summer cocktail and perk those ears up to listen to the vocals of Camilla, Jessica, and Emily, you won't regret it for a second.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Father's Day Gift Guide

I don't know about you, but my Dad has EVERYTHING. He is a man who is incredibly hard to shop for and every Father's Day, I have to think outside the box when it comes to a gift. The holiday is quickly approaching (June 21st) and if you haven't figured out what to get daddio, than take a peak at my top 9 ideas below. Hopefully one of them will spark something creative this year.

1. Who said that his briefcase had to just be for work. Portable Briefcase BBQ Grill $80

2. Bring a taste of the Mad Men Office home with this nostalgic mug, Mad Men SC&P Mug $15

3. If he needs a stylish new gym bag, then look no further, Herschel Lonsdale Duffle $90

4. Jack Purcell's always make me think of my youth. Keep Dad forever young in these comfortable, and timeless sneakers, Converse Jack Purcell's $49

5. Dad can save his momentos on the go with this pocket-sized photo printer, Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer $130

6. Give his favorite local bar a run for its money by getting him his dream gift of distilling a spirit of his own, Age Your Own Whiskey Kit $150

You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.
7.  He can test his green thumb with this incredible vertical terrarium kit, Sedum Terrarium $38

8. Grab your baseball cap and head on over to Yankee Stadium to see your pinstripes. Dad will love a day at the ballpark and so will you, Tickets start at $17

9. My Dad is pretty much Superman. He'll be the toast of every wedding this season with these awesome cufflinks, Superman Cufflinks $60

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Words cannot describe Iris Apfel. The basics - she's a 93 year old American businesswoman, interior designer, and fashion icon. But beyond the basics, she is legendary. When I'm 93, I hope to embody just half her fabulousness and then I'll know that I've truly made a name for myself.

This past Saturday, my girlfriend Allison and I, spent 80 glorious movie minutes watching her documentary and caught a glimpse of her extraordinary life of love, statement glasses and impeccable closet. A unique film that showcases a woman who holds your imagination from the moment she appears on the screen. You simply cannot take your eyes off of Mrs. Apfel, but then, why would you want to?

Don't walk, run to the theater to see this film. Her influences are remarkable and it's no wonder the world is still amazed by her talents almost a century later.