My Love For Polka Dots

Okay, I think I might have a problem. I cannot control purchasing items in a polka dot print. This obsession is starting to take over my wardrobe.

Seriously though, I think 1/4 of my clothing that has a printed pattern on them is polka dots! Not that that's a bad thing...right? Polka dots are classic, they go with everything, and they always look chic. So I say, bring them on!

Do you happen to have a favorite print that you find yourself wearing all the time?

After a very stressful week (with so much going on with my health I am still wrapping my head around it...more on that later), I'm looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend. Planning on watching the last weekend of the World Cup, spending some time outside, and maybe hitting up the farmers market. I might even post some more videos on my IGTV. Did you guys see my first super simple braiding tutorial? Let me know what you think of these!

What are you all up to this weekend?

There's No Place Like Home

Anytime I wear gingham and my pink sparkle booties someone feels the need to say I look like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. I don't get it...but whatever. So I thought I'd throw Rocko in and make him be my Toto. Isn't he adorable?

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gingham dress- Kate Spade, pink sparkle booties- ASOS

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It wasn't until after I got home with this dress that I realized I already have a black and white gingham dress. I guess I know what I like! And one can never have too many black and white dresses...right?

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I'm always about finding the best deals. Maybe I'm cheap...or just like saving money. But there is no better feeling than getting something on super sale. I stopped by Lord and Taylor this week as I knew they were having huge sales. You may have seen my purchases in my Instastory earlier this week. This adorable Kate Spade dress was originally $228 and I got it for only $57! It is not on their website...but I know the L&T in midtown Manhattan definitely has it (or at least they did as of Wednesday). So stop by if you are the city. Or check your local L&T as their stock in the store is often different than what is online (pro tip!). If you can't find it there it is also on sale on Kate Spade's website, although at not as big of a discount.

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Hope you all have a happy Saturday!

The Bare Midriff

Today is hot, hot, hot. Staying as cool as possible while wandering around Brooklyn by letting my belly button breathe a little.

Every time I think of baring my midriff I get filled with anxiety...as well as think of my favorite Curb Your Enthusiasm episode, The Bare Midriff. Any Curb fans out there? If you are to only ever see one episode of that show I highly recommend that episode. Hilarious.

How do you guys keep cool in the summer time? Here in the city it gets super hot and humid. If you are not familiar with NYC summers I can sum it up in one word: miserable. Intense heat radiating off of buildings and the streets. It can be brutal. But I have to say, I do enjoy being in the city during the summer because everyone else goes away on the weekends (to the Hamptons or Jersey Shore) and it's like I have the city all to myself. There is nothing better than that.

Stay cool everyone, and have a great weekend!

Trend Alert: Casual Sneakers

To be 100% honest, I'm not a sneaker kind of gal. Never have been. However, over the last year or so I have been kind of obsessed with casual sneakers that I can pair with dresses. Living in NYC you walk a lot...and flimsy, summer sandals just don't cut it if you're walking more than a few blocks. One: your feet hurt, and two: your feet get so dirty. Trust me, it's gross.

Here are a few of my favorite causal sneakers that I think we all need in our closet...

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Slip-on Shoes available at H&M- $12.99

I actually just picked up a basic pair of black Vans yesterday that I already can't get enough of. I know I'll be wearing them all summer and fall. They are so cute!

Keep It Simple

I'm all about keeping my looks simple. But simple doesn't have to mean boring! Adding in a piece that is interesting makes the world of difference.

Take this look for instance. Super simple "S"ummer uniform: sunglasses, sundress, and sandals. But I think we can all agree this isn't boring. The sunglasses are cat eyed, the sundress has ruffles and cutout details, and the sandals are studded.

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I also think it is important to add in a pop of color to a pretty basic black outfit...or really any monochromatic looking outfit no matter what that color might be. Pops of color just make a look seem that much more interesting. Sometimes I personally find this difficult as I really do love to wear all black all the time.

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How do you like to jazz up a simple look?