New York City

Manhattan, New York

A little over a week ago I went to New York.  I explored the city, caught up with friends and got a big healthy taste of fall. It was oh so refreshing!

The weather was in the sixties most of the time and for early November, I think that’s something to write about.  The trees were paintbrush colors of red, yellow and pumpkin orange, and every street corner was filled with motion, charm and life.

 I stayed in Gramercy Park neighborhood with one of my best pals, Lizzy, and we spent the weekend eating, drinking and exploring places that I had never been before. I wanted to stay forever! I guess I will just have to visit again soon. 

 Here are some highlights from the trip:

Union Square Farmers Market: If you follow my instagram, you know that have an addiction to fresh, local markets. I go at least weekly to the farmers market by my office and sometimes I hit up larger ones on the weekend too. So I know my way around a FM but this one, was easily the BIGGEST and BEST one that I have ever been too. I have to be honest, I was a little overwhelmed at first. But that’s nothing a pumpkin donut can’t fix right?

 Park Avenue Autumn: This gorgeous restaurant updates its menu and décor according to the season. Seriously. So as soon as those leaves fall, it will turn into a brand new place. Pretty cool right? They incorporate local and seasonal ingredients to create a unique experience each and every season. It was so beautiful and delicious I can’t wait to go back!

 The Whitney Museum of American Art: Oh I loved it! Newly redesigned, this museum has exhibits both inside and outside. It faces the Hudson River and overlooks the highline, which makes for some stunning views. We both enjoyed the Motley exhibition the most. His colors were bold and his stories, rich.  It’s a gorgeous museum. If you have the chance— get over there!

 Clinton Hill, Brooklyn: We spent a night with friends exploring Clinton Hill. We drank wine outside at this quaint little spot called Choysters, did dinner at Emily Pizza and grabbed drinks around town. Brooklyn has got a charm.  What more can I say? I must explore it more. Great drinks, great food, great times.

 The Highline: Beautiful, unique and just minutes away from The Whitney Museum, it’s truly the perfect time of year to explore The Highline. This pretty public park is located about 20 or 30 feet above street level and is lined with gorgeous, leafy orange and yellow trees.

 Ok I could go on but I’ll stop. I’ll just say this. I love New York.


Checkered Top: Ruche

Yellow Turtleneck: The Loft

High-Waisted Denim Jeans: H&M

Riding Boots: Steve Madden via 6PM

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Oh So Boho

Venice Canals, CA

Every once and a while I like to try on the boho trend. Known for rich browns, rustic tones, and in general, fall feelings, it's the style that's everywhere this season. Never big on tassels or fringe, I tend to gravitate towards flowy, free-spirited silhouettes and florals.  This long-sleeve frock from Ruche perfectly blends the two, with crocheted accents and pretty cuffed sleeves. I paired it with round shades and my new floppy fedora, for a look that's oh so boho.

Great for a warmer fall afternoon or brunch with the girls, I wore this dress last weekend to a friend's house in Venice. It seemed especially fitting, since I almost always feel overdressed in that part of town. Undoubtedly still overdressed with high-heeled peep-toe booties, I made my way to the canals. My friends threw a housewarming party over there-- yes they are the luckiest people on earth-- and so we ate BBQ, and I even hopped in a canoe for a bit, yes in my booties. Talk about overdressed!

What are some of your favorite bohemian pieces this season? 



Dress: Ruche

Hat: Banana Republic

Crossbody: J.Crew

Booties: Chinese Laundry

Bracelets: Alex & Ani

Shades: Forever 21 (Similar)

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Photos By: Shara Cooper

Holiday Dreamin'

November 19, 2014

LACMA. Los Angeles, CA


I love tradition.

Growing up in a family with plenty of traditions, my days were usually full of silly little routines.  From the basic- Family Dinner Fridays  (which have now turned into date nights for my parents) to the not so basic- speaking in whacky made-up languages around the house (to see if we could still understand each other) they made us unique and made our days more memorable.

That being said, I don’t’ think there’s really anything like the traditions I share with my family during the holiday season.  I have a lot of cousins and ever since I could remember, we put on a Thanksgiving “show” for the adults in my family.  Since I was the youngest, I always played the turkey.  I wore a paper bag with some feathers smeared on it and I loved it.  While I had no lines aside from “gobble” and got killed almost immediately upon entering the living room floor, I always felt like I had the most important part. Over the years, we've outgrown that tradition but we've replaced it with some great new ones. 

Over time, inevitably changes come our way.  Whether people enter or leave our lives or a new city or job has forced us to uproot, those traditions and those memories live on.  And that is why I simply love this time of year. 

Today’s look is one of my many go-to holiday outfits this season.  Effortlessly chic, I think a classic fall dress is always great idea for Thanksgiving festivities.  I love that this dress has a cozy sweater top but also a flowy chiffon skirt.  It’s a darling option for most any casual dinner this season. Don’t you think? 

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Dress: c/o Marshalls

Buckle Pumps: Nine West

Necklace: Forever 21 (similar) 

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