Paris in the Springtime // Outfits & Locations

6.05.2018

Paris is always a good idea. I hadn't been back to my favorite city on earth since September of last year {coincidentally Noelle's engagement - more about that here } and I was itching to go back. This time I traveled with Noelle & Steffy two of my blogger besties along with Jess, Noelle's fabulous assistant and we had such a blast! We decided to stay in an apartment since there were four of us and we chose a place in the Marais through One Fine Stay {link here} Personally I love staying in apartments over hotels in Paris because you really feel like you're living there and can stock the fridge with wine and breakfast items! It's also often less expensive so that's also a bonus. We stayed for 6 days wandering around Paris enjoying the sights, eating (and drinking) all the things, shopping and of course taking lots of photos! A lot of you guys had questions about my outfits and the locations where we shot so I've included everything in this blog post.

my look // dress & shoes (similar)
location: jardin des tuileries near the arc de triomphe de carousel 

sweater (less than $20!), skirt (similar), bag & shoes (similar)
location: Quai Branly near Post d'Alma 

top & jeans 
location: Le Marais neighborhood near "La Mangerie" 

dress & shoes
location: Trocadero gardens 

top, jeansbag & shoes
location: Port d'Arcole 

my look // dress
location: champ de mars 

dress &  shoes
location: champ de mars

top (similar), jeans (under $20), shoes & belt bag
location: le marais, rue de sevigne 

dress & shoes (similar)
location: arc de triomphe 

dressshoes
location: le carousel de la Tour Eiffel in Trocadero Gardens 

top (similar), pants, shoes & bag (similar)
location: Grand Boulevards Metro Stop

Flawless Skin Foundation Routine with bareMinerals

5.15.2018

before
after: wearing BAREPRO concealer in Fair/Light Neutral 03 & BAREPRO Foundation in Light Natural 09
Before
after: wearing BAREPRO concealer in Fair/Light Neutral 03 & BAREPRO Foundation in Light Natural 09
I’ve always had a love hate relationship with foundation. I love having a full coverage canvas for makeup but I was always concerned about how the formula might be negatively affecting my skin. Hallelujah I found the bareMinerals BAREPRO Concealer & BAREPRO Liquid Foundation. I personally prefer a liquid foundation over a powder foundation so I was so excited when bare Minerals launched the BAREPRO Liquid Foundation which has a full matte coverage and natural ingredients that are actually good for your skin. I found the perfect color match in both the concealer and foundation – for the concealer I’m wearing the Fair/Light – Neutral 03 and Light Natural 09 for the foundation. I was very impressed with the color range for the collection and these shades fit me perfectly! For my foundation routine, I start with a hydrating primer – currently I’ve been using the Good Hydrations Silky Face Primer which I apply all over the face as a base. Next I apply the BAREPRO concealer which is full of great ingredients like botanical antioxidants and bamboo extract. The formulation is non-acnegenic and hypoallergenic! I apply the concealer straight from the tube to my under eyes, my eyelids and to any imperfections on my skin and blend with my ring finger. Next I apply the BAREPRO Foundation using the Perfecting Foundation Brush. I generally use about 3-4 pumps to cover my whole face. The BAREPRO foundation is water & humidity resistance and really wears great all day long! It’s formulated with papaya enzymes and bamboo extracts which help smooth and improve skin texture. See the full routine on my YouTube video here. I’d love to do more beauty posts here on the blog comment below with any beauty related requests!

Special thanks to bareMinerals & Shop Style Collective for sponsoring this post.


Negril

5.14.2018

After a very cold, very long winter in NYC I was so ready for a vacation in the sun. Back in December I reached out to Couples Resorts, an all-inclusive property my parents have raved about ever since they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary there back when I was in college. I sent them a message on Instagram to inquire if they would be interested in hosting Gerry, Noelle, Danny & I and they said yes! We decided to plan a little couples trip all four of us and finally in March the day had come! We had SO MUCH FUN. 5 days of sun, surf and sand with our worries gone in the ocean breeze. I been to Jamaica once previously when I visited Montego Bay back in May 2016 {blog post here} that trip was amazing so I had no doubt that I would also love Negril. The one downside to Negril is it is a bit further from the airport, about an hour and a half drive from the Montego Bay Airport, but the crystal blue water and local attractions made the extra travel time worth it. 
bikini : asos 

bikini & sunglasses 


dress & shoes


Pretty in Pink

4.30.2018


shoesdress: Betsey Johnson at Macy’s {currently 30% off!} 
I love a good wrap dress. It’s such a flattering silhouette that’s both feminine and flirty. I was so excited to partner with Betsey Johnson & Macy's this spring to promote Betsey Johnson's dress collection at Macy’s and their Friends & Family sale from 4/27- 5/7 (hello 30% off!) Macy's is definitely the dress destination for gorgeous spring dresses. I’ve always been a big fan of Betsey Johnson from her girly dresses to whimsical bags and shoes. This blush pink wrap dress was love at first sight. The airy feel and polka dot texture make the dress feel effervescent. It’s the perfect dress for spring occasions like graduations, derby day parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers or outdoor picnics. Also can we talk about these shoes?! I have always been a fan of Betsey Johnson shoes (like these ones from my blog in 2016). They always have fun textures, prints and details at an amazing price. These t-strap beauties (under $60) have the most gorgeous floral gems that add a touch of vintage charm.  They’re also available in black! To showcase this look I shot at the Flatiron Building. I’ve always loved the architectural beauty of this building. It’s both strong and structured but with soft, curved edges and pale bricks. It’s one of my favorite spots in Manhattan. The sun way out with a soft breeze blowing the dress in the most romantic way. Not a bad way to spend a spring afternoon. Be sure to check out all the gorgeous Betsey Johnson pieces now on sale during the Macy’s Friends & Family Sale. I’ve linked some of my favorite finds below!
Special thanks to  Macy’ & ShopStyle  for sponsoring this post. 

Sunday in Brooklyn

4.16.2018


Jean // Shirt // Shoes // Scarf







Spring has been a little shy this year in New York City. March and April have been rollercoasters of snow storms, rain then a few glorious days of sunshine and temperate weather. Last weekend we had a nice sunny day and Gerry and I took full advantage and headed to Smorgusburg, an open air food market in Williamsburg. This season, I’m partnering with Old Navy to share some of my favorite spring looks. On the weekend like to keep it simple on the weekends so I paired a striped boyfriend tee with distressed jeans and a denim jacket from Old Navy. I added this fun floral handkerchief & a bright red lip to my hair to add some color to the ensemble. In celebration of spring and my upcoming trip to Jamaica I bought a coconut and we walked along the water. I can’t wait for sunny days and more Brooklyn adventures. 

Special thanks to Old Navy for sponsoring this post. 

Weekend Mode with Sanuk

3.31.2018






You guys are used to seeing me dressed up but, honestly, I love to dress down, especially on the weekends! I’m obsessed with these new shoes from Sanuk, the Chiba Quest! They give you the feeling of being barefoot – I cannot express to you just how comfy they are! Especially after shooting photos all week in high heels and boots, I love to put these on and really enjoy sightseeing my City. Living in New York my favorite kind of weekend is exploring new neighborhoods and trying new restaurants in New York. There’s always something fun to do! One of my favorite spots in the whole city is Brooklyn Bridge Park. The view of the City skyline is just incredible and there’s tons of great places to eat in the area; Shake Shack, Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, Grimaldi’s & Luke’s Lobster. And you guys know I just adore walking across the Brooklyn Bridge! If you’re visiting New York I highly recommend visiting the Brooklyn Bridge Park and taking a leisurely stroll across the Bridge. Wear comfy shoes – I’ll be in my Sanuk Chiba Quest shoes. 


Special thanks to Sanuk for sponsoring this posts! 

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