Horizontal Stripes

bold strikes

Dress c/o Lulus.com | Tank – Bobi | Heels – Jimmy Choo (on sale!) | Bracelet – Similar here | Purse c/o Soci Shop

Rumor has it that horizontal bold stripes are unflattering on a woman because they tend to make her look wide. Doesn’t this dress prove that wrong? I mean, I’m no Twiggy, so if I can wear them, anyone can. The key is to find ones that work for your shape: diagonal ones that invert at your waist create a slimming illusion because they hug the tiniest part of your body. Just a little Monday Fashion tip!

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Jumpsuit Chic

retro jumpsuit

Jumpsuit c/o Lulus.com | Bracelet c/o Julie Vos | Wedges c/o Lulus.com | Hat - J.Crew | Watch – Michael Kors | Nails – Essie, Tart Deco

I wore this outfit last week to our July 4th BBQ on the Upper West Side. Yes, I was the only one not festive in red, white and blue. I had just gotten this Lulus.com jumpsuit in the mail and I really wanted to wear it. I’d been searching for a perfect jumpsuit for a while and you can never go wrong with black. Also, these wedges make me 5 ft 9! I’m kinda almost sorta only a few inches shorter than Josh with them on. Score!

Anyway, the 4th was so much fun – our friends have a backyard, IN the CITY! If you’re from around here, then you know that’s like striking oil. I wish we could BBQ, drink pinot grigio, dance around to music, then eat cupcakes every Thursday.

panama hat

lulus wedges

jumpsuit

flowers

lulus.com romper

To Tie Dye For {with Lulus.com}

girlavantgarde

Dress c/o Lulus.com | Hat – J.Crew | Watch – Michael Kors | Sandals c/o Fibi & Clo | Nails – Essie, Tart Deco

Ever since I made my own tie dyed shirts for summer camp Color Wars growing up, I never really got over my love for tie dye. Lulu*s had a grown up version in this maxi dress, and I knew immediately I’d live in it all summer long. Besides, you know how much I love maxi dresses (as seen here on vacation and here going to dinner.)

This past Saturday, Josh and I had a day that Josh jokingly calls “Courtney Day”, doing a few of my favorite no-stress activities: brunch, shopping, and a day in Central Park. Out of the three years that we’ve lived in NYC, we never really spent a summer weekend here. But with the bar coming up at the end of July, I’ve been studying more and more. Still, we’ve surprised ourselves with how much we enjoy these quieter and low-key weekends.

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striped maxi dress

 

White and Chambray

 jcrew panama hat

Top – Rubbish (on sale) | Shorts – Guess (on sale) | Hat – J.crew | Bracelets – c/o InPink, Roberta Chiarella, Sugar Bean  | Shoes c/o Diba

White and chambray are so classically summer. I’m currently living for the weekends, when Josh and I get to escape from the heat of the city for poolside and beach time. (Clearly last weekend I got a bit fried. Oops) Anyway, until next Saturday rolls around, I’ll be all about staying cool in short shorts, panama hats and the air conditioning, with a few breaks for sunlight and flowers on our balcony.

smelling flowers  white and chambray summer wedges

panama hat and chambray nyc balcony

Hakuna Matata

staycation look

Blouse c/o Annie Griffin | Jeans -Lucky (old) Similar here | Wedges – Franco Sarto (on sale!) | Bag c/o Jess Rizzuti | Panama Hat – J.Crew | Bracelets – Forever21, Jcrew | Ring c/o Taara

Given the warm weather thats suddenly swept through NYC, I decided to break out my floral prints and panama hat. I’ve been wearing this Annie Griffin top paired multiple ways lately: like a white skirt or black skinnies. That’s why I love florals, the combinations are endless. This time, for a shopping trip in the city, I went for a laid back look with loose jeans and cozy wedges.

This week I’m taking a staycation before I graduate and begin to study for the bar. That means I’m lying low, relaxing, and doing the things I love to do. No other outfit I own says “hakuna matata” like this one.

annie griffin blouse   staycation outfit  coral florals

jcrew panama and floral