Weekend Casual

I might wear dresses 95% of the time, but I swear I do so for comfort.

striped dress- 3.3 Field Trip available at Aland,  sneakers- Vans ,  tote bag- Madewell (similar, available in other colors)

striped dress- 3.3 Field Trip available at Aland, sneakers- Vans, tote bag- Madewell (similar, available in other colors)

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There is nothing more weekend appropriate in my mind than an oversized dress, tote bag, and simple pair of sneakers. To me this look is 100000% more comfortable than a tee shirt and jeans.

Last week I discovered a new favorite store of mind, Aland. This Korean store just opened up their first location in the US and it's just down the street from me in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Super affordable pieces, most in a one size fits most size. I can't wait to go back!

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Also, I know what you guys are saying...another striped dress? My love for stripes almost rivals my love for polka dots. I think it's starting to get a little out of control. But how could I say no to this oversized dress...the side slits alone won over my heart.

What does your typical weekend style look like?

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!

Thinking Spring

This weekend has me dreaming of spring!

plaid coat- She + Sky,  sparkle high top sneakers- Vans ,  tee- H&M , jeans- Highline Collective, hat and sunglasses- Urban Outfitters

plaid coat- She + Sky, sparkle high top sneakers- Vans, tee- H&M, jeans- Highline Collective, hat and sunglasses- Urban Outfitters

The beautiful blue sky, pretty flowers at every bodega I pass, and almost 60 degree temps make me think that we have gotten (almost) through winter without much snow. Hooray! All this paired with some bright colors (can you believe I'm not in black?!), have made me feel super cheery and excited for my three day weekend.

My day kicked off with a lovely walk around my neighborhood, a stop at a local bakery for an amazing sweet treat for breakfast (I had a passion fruit donut...need I say more?!?!), and some fun photos while I soaked in the sun.

So last weekend I picked up this adorable coat at a local boutique in Williamsburg. I walked into the store for a candle and saw this beauty on the sale rack. The last one. Marked half off! When I went to the register the girl working there told me how much she loved this coat and was hoping it would hang around until her boss would finally gift it to her. I left there apologizing...but, sorry not sorry! I absolutely love it!

And then there are these sparkle sneakers! Another great find that I got for half off at a local shop in my hood. Okay, I'm not going to lie, I wish they had my size...these are 1/2 a size smaller than I normally wear. But they were too cute to pass up!

I bet you all didn't think I would stick to my new year's resolution of trying to wear some brighter and bolder colors. As you can see, I'm really trying to stick to it!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!