The Weekender: Happy Easter!

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Was this one long week or was it just me? I feel that with between the sun being out longer, the warmish weather creeping in and my calendar jam packed, my days are actually getting shorter. There is so much to do! It also doesn’t hurt that I’m counting down the days until my takeover of Hawaii but more to come on that later. Busy is an understatement lately but I’m just fine with that. This evening will be filled with 90s references, glow sticks and who knows what other ridiculousness as the “northwestkorner” gals and I will be partaking in a little 90s throwback party. The Tribeca Film Festival is here and happening, are you going to see any films?? I’ll be supporting a dear friend tomorrow at the screening of her film The Living, I can’t wait. And while I won’t be home in Dallas this weekend with my family for Easter, I am fortunate enough to spend the holiday with some of my New York family.

I hope you have a Happy Easter and a wonderful weekend! xo

Lovely links:

NYC-ers

  • Rooftop season is (sort of) upon us. Get the deets on where to go now.
  • I am not a huge fan of touristy anything so please read up future NYC visitors on the 14 non-touristy things to do in NYC.
  • Basic NYC Etiquette and Tips (kudos to TC for passing this gem along!)
  • New West Village spot Baker & Co. is beautiful, charming and date worthy.
  • The Tribeca Film Festival has arrived. I’m dying to see Dior and I.

Last Minute Inspiration: Easter Sunday Brunch Menu

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With Easter quickly hopping onto this scene this weekend, I felt that it was only the nice thing to do for all of you last minute planners (myself included!) that I share a pretty inspirational round up of things to whip up this Sunday … From cocktails to sweet treats, it’s all here! So hop to it friends, start delegating who is bring what to your Easter brunch. Don’t see something that you fancy? Then share what you’ll be making in the comments below!

THE MENU:

COCKTAILS:

SWEETS:

THE DETAILS:

  • A beautiful, crisp and clean Easter table scape via Stylizmo
  • Easter Egg Decorating (made easy!) – just use a sharpie!
  • Check out this round up from last year for egg decorating inspiration too!

{Image via Pinterest}

It’s A Short Story

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I snagged these embellished, high waisted shorts practically the same day that they hit ASOS and likely while my walk to work looked more like the ski slopes of Vail than sun drenched streets covered in greenery and pretty flowers. So you better believe that I busted these out when I headed down south to warmer weather (i.e. 80 degrees!) The intricate details on the shorts required keeping things up top pretty simple but as you can see, even my white jersey knit tank is far from your average hanes one. I loved the cut out details, giving a slightly risqué peek at my fave springy bra (yes that’s a thing) and an added a denim jacket was the perfect topper. Shorts season also means wedge and a little bit of self tanner season too!

Forewarning, you’ll likely be seeing these guys on the blog again soon!

Welcome to Shorts Season!

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Spring Refresh: Workout Edition

workout As with anything, especially your wardrobe, you sometimes need to hit the refresh button and workout gear is not to be overlooked here. Ditch the college tees, the severely worn in yoga pants and lord knows what else you’re throwing on to hit that barre class. You want to look good while you’re working on your svelte self. Sometimes that means that you need to ramp up your workout attire, infuse it with some of these incredibly chic pieces and you’ll not only be rocking your hot bod but you’ll likely be the envied by everyone at the gym for your standout wardrobe.

Koral Activewear is a high-tech collection that features unique mix-and-match pieces, the collection’s sophisticated hues create slimming contours and elevate the our silhouettes, I mean yes please! Also the brand boasts some pretty phenomenal techonology including a unique moisture management fiber built to wick away perspiration – seriously awesome.

 K-Way X Maje a collaboration that just launched and my favorite piece of the collection? The mythical  windbreaker that’s been reinterpreted with a modern, feminine twist and more importantly, in a tres chic leopard print.

C & C California tank is a new favorite of mine, since it is made of a moisture wicking polyester/spandex blend that has a fantastic fit {and has a built-in bra!} Best part? This guy is on sale.

Urban Outfitters running tights and sports bras are great, they’re new, have quick dry technology and won’t break the bank. I’ll take one of each

SLOG cycling crop leggings and tank top in mint leopard create a cool spring look. The brand also touts itself for using a moisture wicking and slimming with contrasting fabrics. Can’t beat that right?

 

The Weekender: Hey Spring!

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Friday, you’re looking good and I am so happy you’re here.

After a sluggish start to the week {i.e. battling a cold and a hockey puck to the leg} I have to say, this week is ending on a high note. I mean I can’t complain Vogue {yes THAT Vogue} favorited my tweet, then Kim Kardashian {I know, I know} liked my Instagram post and to top it off? I got a beautiful surprise delivery too {hint. It was in a big orange box and will be seen in an upcoming post!} So with all of that excitement, I’m going into the weekend pretty freaking happy! My weekend plans aren’t too crazy, which is actually a welcome break from the past few weeks! I’ll be checking out a new restaurant in the neighborhood this evening, sure to share my thoughts next week with you, doing a little volunteering with some adorable munchkins, biking up to the Cloisters and checking out the new spring collection come Sunday with the Warby Parker folks.  Have a fab weekend lovelies!

Good reads & fave links from the week:

  • This new endeavor makes me love J.Crew and Kate Spade just that much more.
  • Sign up for a quick online photography class hosted by amazing photog, Justin Hackwork here
  • Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton is sheer perfection {Oh, and I’m a bit obsessed with her hair!}
  • Considering getting inked? Here’s an interesting read on tattoos from Into the Gloss.
  • Wonderful blogger, sweetheart and fellow Texan, Camille of Camille Styles’ highly anticipated book is now on pre-sale! Snag it now.
  • Remember last week when I raved about the new H&M eco collection? Well, it’s now available to shop!
  • Eeeee! It’s peony season! Check out this 101 for caring for those beauties here
  • I’ve been on creative kick as of late if you haven’t noticed and thoroughly enjoyed this Fast Company piece on scheduling your day to meet your peek creative performance.
  • This is a very interesting read from the NYT – Fashion in the Age of Instagram
  • One shout out for my “finance chic” friends … Fauxcore is now a thing. Make the move from normcore now.

For my fellow New Yorkers:

  • Get excited, the first cherry blossom bloom has been seen at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, get excited for the upcoming Cherry Blossom festival!
  • You know spring is here when the Brooklyn Flea is finally back outside!
  • Snag complimentary admission to the Guggenheim tomorrow
  • Stylish ladies rejoice, Katie Ermilio is hosting a sample sale this weekend.
  • Need to chill out after the go go go of the week? Check out this list of 10 spots to relax in NYC, maybe with a cocktail in hand, but hey, that still counts in my book!
  • You have to love a good BuzzFeed quiz. How much of a New Yorker are you? {Thanks MH for this week’s fun addition!}