Friday, August 28, 2015

Three Year Blog-Anniversary


Three years and I'm speechless. Where did the time go? Probably spent blogging, ha. This year we hit a couple new milestones that are worth bragging about - over 375 posts, a brand spanking new and improved logo, and updated website layout. I think that is reason enough to celebrate, don't you? To my family, friends, and fellow bloggers thank you for your continued readership and encouragement. I love the challenge of creating new content each and every week and I couldn't continue pushing myself without your love and support. Thank you!

In typical blog fashion, who doesn't love a good roundup? Here is a look back at the top five posts about Music, Fashion, Home Decor, NYC and Lifestyle (based on page views) from the last year:

MUSIC:


At the beginning of the year Purity Ring, dusted off their cobwebs and dropped their first single "Push Pull" from their sophomore album. A hauntingly beautiful single with hints of abstract romanticism. It is all about the production intricacies that twist, turn and crash in the background. 


FASHION:

Check out the top 10 items that every women should have in her closet. Invest in timeless pieces, and you'll never be at a loss for what to wear whenever the occasion calls for something special. Do you have everything on the list?


HOME DECOR:


Cheers to my first post featuring my creation with photoshop and cheers to the ultimate NYE decor. It's almost time again to watch the ball drop. Grab one of these essential decorations for your soiree this December. 


NYC:


A look back at my epic day with Lady Liberty. A definite New York bucket list activity. Book it this Summer for a great adventure in the Fall. It's hard to predict what the temperature will be like, but you just might end up scoring the perfect Fall weekend with everyone's favorite green lady.


LIFESTYLE:

This Thanksgiving, I dedicated my post to a group of women both new and old that I am oh so thankful to have in my life. 2014 would have been completely lackluster without you in it, and that, I am most grateful for. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Alessia Cara


She was born in the Summer of 1996, in Brampton, Canada. She isn't quite out of her teens just yet, but Alessia Cara is making some serious headlines this year well before her 20's. The singer songwriter, is currently signed to EP Entertainment/Def Jam Records and is most well known for her debut single "Here" from her upcoming album (which drops Friday). Prior to landing her record deal, Cara was known for her acoustic song covers on YouTube.

She recently caught T. Swift's attention and seal of approval with her amazing cover of "Bad Blood". What is great about her version is that she completely transforms it. She even throws in a Kendrik Lamar lyric. She's got my vote. See for yourself below.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Lovable Loafers

Lovable Loafers
As I start to prepare for new a season, I always go through my closet and assess my shoes. I believe that what makes a great outfit is having an on-point footwear game. Fall is approaching and my favorite footwear, the loafer, will be taking center stage. Therefore, it is essential that my closet is stocked full of them. A few years ago, I was gifted the ultimate Hanukkah present by my parents - a pair of quirky Stubbs and Wootton smoking loafers. I love wearing these in the Fall/Winter as they bring an extra pizazz to my outfits.

I wanted to share the other brands that also caught my eye who make fun and sassy loafers. Isn't it time you added an extra pep in your step and style this Fall? I've got my eyes on the Emoji one's for sure. Which pair is your favorite?

1. A heartbroken beauty from Del Toro

2. An adorable panda can be found at the zoo and on your feet from Neefs

3. What's black and white and cute all over? These Zebra loafers by Blue Bird

4. Flirt in style with these stunning loafers by the infamous Blonde Salad - Chiara Ferrangi

5. Hear no evil and see no evil with these monkey emoji loafers by Del Toro

6. I'll always save room for a bulldog, especially on my feet by Marc by Marc Jacobs

7. A scholastic statement. Pencil me in flat courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell

8. Skull and Cross Bones never looked so chic thanks to Stubbs and Wootton

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Adam Lippes for Target


It looks like this 90 degree weather ain't going away anytime soon. New Yorkers and most east coasters, won't be able to retire their Summer wardrobe just yet. However, Target has a different agenda. Everyone's favorite inexpensive fast fashion powerhouse is teaming up with designer Adam Lippes for the ultimate Fall wardrobe. You will immediately want to get rid of those flip flips for just one piece of this fabulous collection.

The limited-edition collab will feature more than 50 items with the designer's interpretation of Buffalo plaid. The collection includes women's and men's apparel, shoes, accessories and home decor items. I can't wait to get my hands on the assortment available in select Target stores and the website beginning September 27th. Check out my favorite outfits below.




Monday, August 17, 2015

The Names


I've always been a big fan of Vampire Weekend. All three of their albums are on constant repeat in my apartment. Little by little, band members have been toying with solo projects - Rostam Batmanglij made some music for my favorite play This Is Our Youth. And now Chris Baio, the bassist is releasing a solo record. Dropping September 18th (what a glorious birthday gift) via Glassnote, The Names, will have tapping their feet.

His first single, "Sister of Pearl" has him crooning like Elvis Costello and dancing all over the streets of London. Yes please! The bassist-turned-frontman dancing machine had this to say about the video: "I've always loved dancing - some of my earliest life memories involve dancing around my family's dining room table to Thriller when I was little."

Move over Ezra, you've got some stiff competition. Baio's tip-tapping and hip-shaking moves are working their way directly to my heart. See for yourself below.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Cat Lady



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Over the weekend, my friend Deborah was explaining her love for her cat Kato. Her face lit up like I have never seen before when referring to her favorite feline. While her love may run deep for many things, you could tell that her favorite companion has clearly taken the spotlight these days. I am by no means a cat person (partially because I am allergic), but seeing her get so excited over her furry friend made me smile. All cat lady jokes aside, they are pretty cute animals. A bulldog will always be my number one choice when it comes to pets, but these fun cat printed items may be a close second. The bowler hat needs to be part of my Fall wardrobe rotation. Don't you agree?