August 26, 2012

Fall Breeze

While the temperatures in New York are still in the summer mid-80s, the breeze has suddenly started to feel like fall.  After a fun brunch with girlfriends on Sunday, I decided to extend the afternoon with shopping.  My intention was to scour the end of season sales, but I quickly realized that everything O found was brightly colored and felt summery.  While it was tempting to make the purchases and save them for next year, I decided I was ready for fall attire.  I quickly changed my shopping gears, and went on the hunt for the perfect ankle boot.  Since I believe that a gal can never have too many brown boots, I decided on a pair of camel-colored moto boots.  They are incredibly comfortable and will look great with leggings, girly dresses, and of course skinnies.  What was your first fall wardrobe purchase this year? xx

August 19, 2012

Sunday Recovery

To anyone who has been visiting the ES page recently, you have probably noticed I haven't updated in quite some time.  The past few weeks have been beyond crazy (in a good way) because I have accepted a new job at a fantastic digital startup company called PureWow.  PureWow produces a daily e-mail targeted towards women interested in anything from fashion to culture to recipes.  My role will be on the sales side, helping to expand digital advertisers for the site.  While it was of course very bittersweet to end my five year chapter with News America, I am really looking forward to this new adventure. In my time off in between jobs, I was able to take two vacations (more to come on those) and have a couple of days to get my life back in order.  Due to the craziness of interviewing, I didn't have much time to work on my growing list of DIY projects.  I decided to take advantage of my lazy Sunday yesterday and had some fun with mason jars.  Using just twine and the jar, I created a rustic looking piece by simply wrapping the twine around the top of the jar.  This took no more than 5 minutes to complete and fits perfectly on our distressed end table.  For now it contains matches from some of our favorite restaurants, but I plan to re-create this look to hold candles, travel trinkets, etc.  What are some creative things you have done with mason jars? xx

August 1, 2012

Breezy Beachwear

Each year, when the calendar turns to August, I am always reminded how fast the summer flew by.   This summer has been particularly crazy and almost felt non-existent.  However, unlike years past, I have a trip planned at the end of beach season, which means there is still a chance for summer 2012.  My boyfriend and I decided to book a last minute trip to Belize, where we will spend 5 days on the beautiful island of Ambergris Caye.  While I am certainly ready for zip lining through the jungles and snorkeling in the reefs, I am even more ready to relax on the shores of the Caribbean.  Since we have two weeks before we leave, here are a few items that I would love to pack in my suitcase. Did you travel anywhere exciting this summer?  xx

Clockwise From Top Left:
  1. RADA Gladiators
  2. Oasis Maxi Dress
  3. Armani Exchange Sandals
  4. Sarong
  5. Braided Sandals
  6. Sarong Silk Poncho