One of my favorite colors to wear year round is mint. Here I went monochromatic by pairing a peplum top and pencil skirt of the same color, with bits of nude and gold, which keep bright colors like mint from being too much of an eye sore. I’d definitely wear this outfit to work: paired with a blazer and my Koret bag to keep it conservative, and my Julie Vos cuff bracelet for a touch of glam.
If you love cupcakes as much as I do, then you probably know by now all about Crumbs Bake Shop (one of my favorite bakeries in the city). Crumbs recently announced that they’ve partnered with David Burke, to serve up salads and sandwiches in there shops. Not going to lie, I’m a bit skeptical of the lunches at Starbucks (ahem) , but when David Burke signed on, my taste buds did a little dance.
Last week, my friend Sasha and I had the opportunity to attend a tasting event for the partnership. Yummy, doesn’t even describe the food. Sasha and I sipped on cocktails as we tried out salads and sandwiches filled with figs, brie, craisins, mozzarella, (for the grown up palette), and roast beef, and chicken (for the meat eaters). The resulting food coma was so worth it! Here’s some photos I took at the event.
It’s wedding season which means lots of champagne, flowers, love and pretty dresses. This past Saturday, Josh went to our first wedding of the summer and I saved it to the last minute to plan for the outfit. Wedding attire definitely depends on the venue and type of wedding: beach (a flowy maxi dress), ballroom black tie (a gown), or a vineyard or loft (cocktail ranging in formalness). We went to a city wedding and I chose to stray from the traditional black dress by adding some color. You can never go wrong with a Parker dress and a pop of color.
Image via Pinterest
Today officially marks the one year anniversary of Girl Avant Garde. In many ways, I feel like this blog is much older than a year because it has so seamlessly become a part of my life. When I started this blog, I didn’t realize what an important piece of my heart it would hold. Girl Avant Garde has been my daily escape from the everyday norm, my happy place in times of stress, and my creative outlet. I love to look back and see how my blog has slowly progressed and have a place to remember all the beautiful parts of life. This past year I: traveled from Maine to Florida, interned at two law firms, learned how to bake and cook for my man, graduated from law school, won an appearance on QVC’s Inspired Style, appeared on the web sites’ of Teen Vogue, New York Times, and Lucky Magazine, went to my first fashion week, and got engaged! Below are links to a couple of my favorite posts throughout the year. Cheers to year one and many more!
The start of last summer, when we used to shoot outfit photos on my iPhone. I kind of love the retro look of the images, but, wow, what a blast from the past.
One of my first recipes was this blueberry beach jello I made for our 4th of July Party last year.
This DIY glitter coaster post has been one of my most popular ones, and I can kind of see why (if I do say so myself)
When I filmed my first video with Rachel Martino.
I wrote this Valentine’s Day Post about Josh and me 2 months before we were engaged. I love looking back on it and knowing that despite the stresses of wedding planning, things haven’t changed.
And I’ll always remember the day we got engaged
The summer is finally here in NY!!! Josh and I love to escape the city on weekends (even I’ll be studying for the bar) because it’s so much more relaxing to spend time by the pool with family and friends. I’ve basically been living my lazy days in this romper because its just so easy and effortless and ideal for lounging around. We spent a few hours Saturday afternoon poolside, which proved to be a great study break, and this outfit was almost too comfortable. Since this one is from last summer, I think it’s time for an upgrade. I love this one from Bop, this from Urban Outfitters, and this from Forever21.