Wednesday, February 22, 2017

From The Archives

Over the long holiday weekend, I popped into a few stores to check out any sales and to potentially get a jump start on my Spring wardrobe. One of the stores I checked out was the Gap and received a rush of nostalgia when spotting a handful of merchandise. If you thought normcore left the scene last year, well friends think again.

This season, the Gap, America's favorite iconic brand has launched a limited-edition collection for men and women featuring iconic styles from the '90s. Silhouettes range from bodysuits, reverse fit and easy fit denim, pleated khakis and the timeless pocket tees. My elementary school self just got super jazzed and really excited.

To celebrate the launch, Gap collaborated with director Kevin Calero to create a series of commercials titled "Generation Gap" playing homage to everyone's favorite Gap ads of the '90s with references to "Mellow Yellow," "Just Can't Get Enough" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" but updated with a fun and modern twist. This capsule is a celebration of the next generation as they reimagine the iconic Gap looks in their own unique style and ways.

Check out the commercial below and then head over to Gap and get your wallet ready.


Monday, February 13, 2017


She's a little bit Adele, a little bit Lana Del Ray and just simply pure perfection. Introducing Cloves, 
Kaity Dunstan, the Australian singer-songwriter who is about to blow up the music scene. The Melbourne native has been perfecting her craft since age 11 and is fast becoming one of the country's hottest upcoming artists. Her latest single Better Now was written in only a day with long term collaborator Justin Parker (Banks, Bat For Lashes, and Lana Del Ray). The two will continue to work together on her upcoming debut LP. The single is 

Expect big things of this crooner in the next year. To tide you over, for now, spin the jam below. It's got a beautifully honest melody and a surprisingly gritty chorus. Enjoy!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Max Wanger

Max Wanger is an incredibly talented photographer based out of Los Angeles. To say that he has a knack for creativity would be an understatement. When he was a mere 7 years of age, he constructed his first camera out of paper and scotch tape. He has always been fond of simplistic shots and negative space. He lives by the rules of "less is more and beauty in the unexpected." It is hard to pick a favorite because each shot is unique and provides such joy. I am obsessed with all of his prints but if I had to pick a handful, the one's I've selected are my absolute favorites. Any of these shots would look great in your home or apartment. I think it's time I finally got around to building that gallery wall once and for all.

{Joshuas // New York // Love // Waikiki No 7 // Icecream // Up // Upside Down // Mini // Skate}

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Top Swimwear Brands of 2017

Thanks to Puxatony Phil, we've got six more weeks of Winter - ugh. Still not ready to deal with that depressing news. So what better way to escape sadness, then to dream about warmer climates. Over the past couple of days, I've been talking about escaping NYC for a weekend getaway. A quick jaunt to the beach has me majorly smiling. But before I'm ready to pack my bags, I've been eyeing some awesome minimalist swimwear to bring along my adventures. I rounded up my top three favorite designers of the year. Check it out below and get your wallet and your beach bag ready.


This past 4th of July, Taylor Swift came barreling down a slide wearing one of these striped one-pieces and the world went bonkers trying to find her infamous suit. Fret no more, cause I've unlocked the magic key and discovered greatness. Solid and Striped prides themselves on effortless essentials for the leisurely life. Their swimsuits are designed to be worn, lived in and welcomed spontaneity. Sign me up because that pretty much sums up how I want to spend Summer 2017.


When the designer used to be a former ballet dancer and surfing enthusiast, you know you are in for a real treat. Polish-born Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves has not only created a luxury swimwear brand, she has created poolside elegance. Snag one of these scalloped beauties and you will be the talk of the beach this season.


There are multiple reasons to fall in love with Lisa Marie Fernandez swimwear. First and foremost, the label is made right here in the USA from innovative fabrics created exclusively for the brand. Secondly. the styles are effortlessly glamorous and fashion-forward. But most importantly, they all bare resemblance to a Bond girl fresh from the water. What more could you ask for in a swimsuit, am I right?

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Phil Good

Phil Good is an immensely talented human out of LA. He can sing, write songs, play a handful of instruments and after all of that, produce. He's caught my attention with his electronic sound and infectious pop tunes. He's new single "Growing Up" just hit the interwebs and I can't stop listening. 

It's his second official release and here's what he had to say about this little jam - "I wanted this song to be heavier and darker than I've ever gone before, both musically and lyrically. I thinking Growing Up captures that feeling of restlessness and insanity that occurs when you're trying to get over something or someone, but your mind and your body are fighting you back as hard as they can. I'm extremely happy with how this song turned out and I can't wait to play it live." 

Well consider me impressed Mr. Good, I can't wait to hear it live either. Enjoy below.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2017: Gifts Under $25

Is it me or is this year already flying by, I can't believe it is February! And with that said, we are less than two weeks away from everyone's favorite Hallmark holiday. Whether you've got a better half or are as single as a doormat, why not show yourself some love or your bestie without completely breaking the bank. Check out my top 9 best Valentine's gifts all under $25 - what a steal!

1. Twist Scarf Extreme Supercute Hearts - $20

2. What I Love About You By Me Book - Uncommon Goods $10

3. Heat Rolled Fleece Socks - Plush $16

4. I'd Swipe Right Accent Dish -The Shopping Bag $24

5. Heart Keychain - Leatherology $20

6. Bae Mug - Hollywood and Twine $15

7. Lolita Sweat Heart Shape Sunglasses - ZeroUV $10

8. You're Like Really Pretty Card - Pretty By Her (Etsy) $4

9. Red Pavé Lip Stud Earrings - Macy's $22.50

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Broadway in 2017

Man oh man, the Great White Way has some incredible shows headed its way in 2017. There is something for everything - the indie international film buff, the outcast, the significant lover, the artist, the nostalgic dreamer, and the chocolate lover. I've already showed my love for the amazing Dear Evan Hansen, but next on my list is Mr. Gyllenhaal. Check out the top 6 highly anticipated musicals and plays hitting the stage in the next several months ahead. What are you most excited to see?

• Theatre: Walter Kerr
• Previews: March 9, 2017
• Opening: April 3, 2017
• Written by Dan Messé (music), Nathan Tyson (lyrics), Craig Lucas (book)
• Director: Pam MacKinnon
• Cast: Phillipa Soo and Adam Chanler-Berat
• A musical adaptation of the award-winning 2001 film, which starred Audrey Tautou as a shy waitress with a wild imagination.

• Theatre: Music Box
• Previews: November 14, 2016
• Opening: December 4, 2016
• Written by Justin Paul (music), Benj Pasek (lyrics), Steven Levenson (book)
• Director: Michael Greif
• Cast: Ben Platt
• A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.

    • Theatre: Booth
    • Previews: February 14, 2017
    • Opens: March 2, 2017
    • Playwright: Joshua Harmon
    • Director: Trip Cullman
    • Cast: Gideon Glick, Barbara Barrie, and Lindsay Mendez
    • Transfer of the Roundabout Theatre Company's 2015 Off-Broadway hit about a gay bachelor looking for love in the big city.

    • Theatre: Hudson
    • Previews: February 11, 2017
    • Opens: February 23
    • Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by James Lapine
    • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford
    • Transfer of the New York City Center‘s fall 2016 concert version of the Pulitzer-winning 1984 musical about pointillist painter George Seurat.
    • Limited engagement through April 23.

    • Theatre: Belasco
    • Previews: February 7, 2017
    • Opens: March 9, 2017
    • Playwright: Tennessee Williams
    • Director: Sam Gold
    • Cast: Sally Field and Joe Mantello
    • Revival of the classic 1947 “memory play” about a restless young man and his relationship with his fading Southern belle mother and his painfully shy sister, for whom he is asked to bring home a “gentleman caller.”

    • Theatre: Lunt-Fontanne
    • First Preview: March 28, 2017
    • Opening: April 23, 2017
    • Written by David Greig (book), Marc Shaiman (music & lyrics), Scott Wittman (lyrics), Roald Dahl (novel)
    • Director: Jack O'Brien
    • Cast: Christian Borle as Willy Wonka
    • When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it's the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets he's always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems.

    Check out all the other musicals and plays hitting the Great White Way in 2017.