Wednesday, April 23, 2014

{The Birkenstock Brigade}


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Whether you love or loathe the orthopedic foot-bed sandal, or your either 8 or 80 years old - there is no denying that Birkenstock has become the mascot for all that is sensible yet stylish this Spring season. The Olsens (the ultimate style icons) were spotted wearing these bad boys last year and I couldn't wrap my head around purchasing the fad from the 90s. Slowly but surely, more and more celebs and designers started embracing the trend - and you know what, they started to grow on me. GUILTY! I know want a pair. Forget any frumpy connotations that you might have associated with Birkenstocks, they're back, they're big, and they're ridiculously comfortable. For now, check those socks at the door with these shoes and invest in an adorable new color or pattern to spruce up that new wardrobe.

Monday, April 21, 2014


Their sound is mystical, ranging with hints of warm electro-pop. Their debut EP, Hemiplegia bares resemblance to the Cars, Sinead, and Fleetwood Mac. The band is a quartet hailing from all over the world - Brooklyn, Germany, and England. These unique individuals are making music that they really believe in and want everyone to relate and hear it. According to their website, "the sound that they've built is a reinforcement of the idea that we all feel joy and despair in equal measure and can find something good in sharing it." Amen! Take a listen to their sweet melodies below on songs Wings and Call My Name. Then, kick your feet up and relax, looks like Spring has finally sprung!

Friday, April 18, 2014

{Tribal Treasures}


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Coachella is coming to an end this weekend. If you were unable to make it out to the ultimate desert festival in Palm Springs, but still are in the mood for some tribal flare, check out these latest treasures in home decor. The tribal trend always seems to appear when the temperatures start to rise and if last weekend was any indication of Spring and Summer, bring on the trend. If you don't think you can embrace the trend in your wardrobe, but want a statement piece for your home - check out these 9 goodies. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

{April Showers.....}

You know what they say, April Showers bring May Flowers.....As NYC finally embraces warmer climates in the next coming weeks, it is inevitable that your weatherman may forecast a few showers along the way as we begin to prep for flower season. 

As I mentioned LY in my Spring Essentials post, a classic Trench Coat is a must have item for the season. Sport it on your morning commute to help with the brisker climates on the way to the office. Plus, who doesn't want to look uber chic when they're suddenly caught in a torrential downpour? I know I do. Check out my favorites below, which one are you eyeing?

April Showers

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Monday, April 14, 2014

{Janelle Monáe}

When I first was introduced to Janelle Monáe, it was when she penned her vocal chops on Fun's "We Are Young" anthem. Pepsi's latest ad campaign for the World Cup, has tapped the grandeur song paired with Monáe's pop goodness. The cover of David Bowie's classic anthem is jammed packed with big synths and drums. Take a listen below. Will you be adding the classic rock song to your list of favorite anthems this Spring?

Heroes - Janelle Monáe

Friday, April 11, 2014

{A woMAN's Best Friend}

The Mighty Bulldog

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For those of you that know me, you know that obsessed is an understatement when it comes to English bulldogs. Last year, I wasn't quite ready to jump on the apartment dog bandwagon and therefore, I picked up this little gem (named him Animal ) to tide me over until I was fully ready for that massive commitment. It seems that everywhere I look these days, my favorite pup is popping up on clothing, decor, and even shoes. So before I'm ready to share 5B with a another critter, I'll be eyeing these gems. Are bulldogs your favorite too? What is your favorite dog?