Back to Basics

You know, when it gets so hot outside (and I'm talking hot and humid city heat) wearing anything is a hassle. So I kept it simple today...wearing as little as possible to stay as cool as I can.

tank- Madewell, jean shorts- Madewell, flip flops- Havaianas, sunglasses- Urban Outfitters, necklace- picked up at a street stand near the Grand Canyon

tank- Madewell, jean shorts- Madewell, flip flops- Havaianas, sunglasses- Urban Outfitters, necklace- picked up at a street stand near the Grand Canyon

I picked up a few of these super light weight tanks from Madewell recently and let me just tell you that they are perfect for days like this. Super breathable and you barely feel like you are wearing anything at all. You all should go pick up a few now as they are marked on sale!

This has been my hot day uniform lately. Comfy and cool. What do you all tend to wear when the weather is unbearable? 

Jumping for Joy

So it's happened. I fell head over heels...for JUMPSUITS!

This jumpsuit in particular is so comfy! It's so light and feels like I'm wearing pajamas. I threw on a pair of Keds and was ready to walk the dog without looking like a total slob.

One thing I'm always very careful about is how different prices for items can be online versus in the store. I'll often do research before I shop to see where I can get the best deal. This week I did something crazy...I just shopped on a whim on my lunch break. No research. Well, after I got back to my office I looked this jumpsuit up online and it was on sale too but in the store I saved another $30! Typically I find sales to happen online that might not be happening in the store. So I was really happy...and lucky. If it was the other way around I wouldn't have a smile on my face while I'm wearing it.

Do you guys ever compare prices online and in the store before you buy? I'm all about smart shopping! Especially here in NYC...I want to make my $$$ go as far as possible.

NYC Belongs To Me

Happy 4th of July everyone! No, you won't see me in red, white, and blue in this post...no, you won't see any fireworks...and no, you won't see me prancing around on the beach. I honestly don't like any of those things. But, one thing I love about a long holiday weekend is staying in town when everyone else is away.

striped dress- Kensie (similar dresses in link), sunglasses- Urban Outfitters, sneakers- Keds

striped dress- Kensie (similar dresses in link), sunglasses- Urban Outfitters, sneakers- Keds

While everyone else goes to the NJ shore, the Hamptons, or home to visit family I find it so very enjoyable to just stay in NYC and soak up the quiet. It is the perfect opportunity to get into a restaurant or bar that you have been dying to check out but is normally too crowded to get your foot in the door, or even soak up some culture at a play or museum (which trust me will be less crowded!). 

My husband and I have made a list of all the places you need to check out when in NYC on a long holiday week. Just do yourself a favor and check to see if they are open on the actual holiday (many places aren't, so schedule your long weekend accordingly).

Diane says:

For brunch- Rabbithole or 12 Chairs

For dinner- Room Service or Kings County Imperial

For culture- Any Broadway show or MoMA

For drinks- The Commodore (their pina coladas are what dreams are made of!)

For a great view- The Highline or the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Summer Wish List

I know it is a little over a week away...but the heat we are having today has me thinking about summer. And what's the best thing about the seasons changing? Updating your wardrobe! I put a little wish list together with all of the things I'm currently lusting for. Check it out!

Smocked Crop Jumpsuit from Madewell- $148

Ruffle Eyelet Dress available at J.Crew- $110

Mykonos Tank Tile available at Brooklyn Industries- $48

New Look Bow Front Midi Dress available at ASOS- $40

What is on your summer wish list???

Daisy Daze

Two things I love: daisies and a black & white color combo. So when I came across this adorable swing dress at Lord & Taylor the other week you know I had to buy it!

The cool thing about this dress is that from far away it looks like polka dots, but up close it is a fun daisy pattern.

I hope you all are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend. Yesterday was so very busy (Rocko had a grooming appointment, we went out for brunch, we made a cooking video, and went to a wine tasting) that today we are just going to take it easy. Meeting up with a friend later on...and just chillin'. Sounds like a great day to me!

What do you guys have planned?