July 18, 2012

Fringe Fest


Next weekend I will be headed to Catalpa NYC Music Festival, which is held on Randall's Island right outside the city.   I am looking forward to seeing some of the headliners such as The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, and Girl Talk, as well as discover the underground bands I am not as familiar with.  Not surprisingly, I am just as excited to see all of the fashion throughout the weekend.  Since this is NYC's mini version of Coachella, I imagine everyone will be dressed to jam.  While I have not decided on what my weekend outfits will consist of, I created the above collage to give myself some inspiration.  Let's face it, isn't part of the fun in going to a music festival being able to wear a bralet and a fringe waistcoat for 3 days straight?  I think so...xx

Outfits from left to right:
1. Sheinside Maxi Dress; Calypso St. Barth Belt; Matiko Sandals 
2. Fat Face Maxi SkirtVivi Crochet Shirt Vest; Steve Madden Fringe Purse; Proenza Schouler Sandals
3. Urban Outfitters Hat; Miso Fringe Waistcoat; Topshop Denim Bralet; Bankfashion Tribal Shorts; Sam Edelman Boots

July 13, 2012

{Words}


While I can't say I am a person that reads quotes daily, I sometimes wish I was.  This summer has been insane for more reasons than one and I often find myself needing outlets for motivation and inspiration.  As silly as this may sound, I have recently been finding myself on Pinterest reading through quotes and inspirational messages posted by some of my favorite bloggers and icons.  Since this has now become a routine part of my life, I wanted to share a few of my favorites that have been helping me get through the past few weeks.  What are some of your favorite inspirational quotes?  xx









July 6, 2012

Home Times

Outfit:  Blouse: Target, Necklace: Vintage, Jeans: J.Crew, Shoes: Dolce Vita, Bracelets: Indego Africa

Being home for the 4th of July has been a blast. Wednesday was spent picnicking with family and watching fireworks with our neighbor friends from the comfort of their driveway. It has been so nice to be able to escape the NYC bustle (and heat) and relax poolside or lakeside every day. While our trip home is still not over, I wanted to share a few photos of what I've been enjoying the past few days.  xx


Donuts from my favorite shop, H and K Donuts

My grandma's homemade strawberry pie

Tap Barrels at The Taphouse

Poolside on Erie's Bay

July 3, 2012

Indego Africa

Wrapped Cowhorn Bangles - Purchase Here

Last week a friend and I attended a fundraising event to support Indego Africa.  Indego Africa is a non-profit social enterprise that is dedicated to helping the women-owned businesses in Rwanda gain access to for-profit companies in order to sell their hand-crafted merchandise.  These partner companies include J.Crew, Madewell, Anthropologie, Dannijo and many other major retailers.  Additionally, Indego Africa raises money from fundraising efforts, merchandise sales, and donations to provide their 400+ women artisans in Rwanda with the opportunity for further training and education in subjects such as management, literacy, technology, and health.  After attending the event, I felt very passionate about getting involved with the organization and will now be a member of the New York Regional Board.  I am thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful organization and hope to bring value and ideas to the committee.  If you are interested in learning more about Indego Africa, you can check out their website here.  You can also purchase the artists' amazing merchandise at their online store here.  I have included some pictures from last week's event, which raised $2,450 for Indego Africa!  xx

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Wine Bags and Tabletop Decor

Hot Pink Swirl Plateau Basket - purchase here

Wooden bowl with wrapped red trim