The Classics

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What did I do before flares? No but really. What in the heck did I do before flares were back in style? Oh right, I squeezed myself into skinny jeans like everyone else and threw comfort out the window. To say I’m slightly obsessed with the style is an understatement; I wore them over the weekend and practically sold the pair right off my body to a fellow dinner party companion. So this spring, I’m challenging you to pack up and put away those skinny jeans and embrace the flare. You don’t have to go full on Farrah so pair it with a few solid wardrobe staples to keep the look feeling current and fresh.

  1. Flares – No more justification needed on why you should have a pair or two in your closet.
  2. Boyfriend button down – Be it a your actual boyfriend’s shirt (he’ll never miss it) or one that you simply picked up in the men’s area at J.Crew, you need a great button down hanging around in your life.
  3. A brown leather belt – This is such a classic necessity that so many women don’t have in their wardrobes, it’s a staple that truly goes with so much and is worth the investment.
  4. Bright clutch – This Gigi NY clutch actually goes everywhere with me, I drop it in my large bags for easy switch over and it is such a beautiful color that it can stand-alone too.
  5. A perfectly worn in leather jacket – No rationale needed here. Word from the wise. If you don’t have one, get one.
  6. A pair of massive statement earrings – While I’m not one to wear a lot of jewelry or accessories I do love a great pair of statement earrings.
  7. And last but not least, a great pair of sunglasses – I can rarely commit to just one pair of sunglasses, which is why I’m a bit hooked on Ditto’snew Endless Eyewear program that allows you to have unlimited designer sunnies sent to your home each month so you can switch them out just like you do with Rent the Runway outfits! That means any pair you want and as many swaps as you want for only $19/month. Do yourself a favor and sign up HERE

 Get the look:

McGuire Flares {love these too} || Old Boyfriend’s Shirt {old; similar herel} || Sunglasses || Belt {Which is 25% off with code: HAPPYSPRING or this one is fab too}|| Statement Earrings {love these too}|| Clutch || Acne Jacket {old; similar here} || Wedge boots {from T.J.Maxx; similar here}

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Today might be the first official day of Spring but New York missed that memo, it’s snowing and I’m boycotting my snow boots. Much like most of the NE, I’m over the cold and it does not ease the brutal cold by just coming back from a beach vacation. If you’re on the east coast you’re likely running out of things to do to keep you from going stir crazy but keep the faith, spring will be here soon enough and then we can all start complaining about how hot it is outside!  Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend! xx – A

For My New Yorker’s:

Random reads and good laughs:

Currently coveting:

  • Sign up for Ditto’s new Endless Eyewear program allows you to have unlimited designer sunnies sent to your home each month so you can switch them out just like you do with Rent the Runway outfits! That means any pair you want and as many swaps as you want for only $19/month! Sign up HERE
  • A coat just perfect enough for Spring.
  • This ‘GIRLSTOWN’ sweatshirt will be on rotation until the weather warms up.
  • Extend the life of your tan with this body balm.
  • This lace jumpsuit is everything.
  • These Nikes are coming to the blog soon!
  • Loving this blush bodysuit
  • One dress, two ways. Win. Win.

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  {Photography by Britney Tarno}

Having A Carrie Moment

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It’s hard to believe but I have officially lived in New York for longer than I care to admit, time has flown since I left Texas exactly eight years ago today {what???} and I without a doubt would not change one thing about the path I have chosen. New York is home to me, sure my family and a number of dear friends still live back in Texas, which will always have a special place in my heart but New York is where I have built a life that I love and made some of the most wonderful, lifelong friends a girl could ask for.  Living in this city is not easy, not everyone can do it and if you choose to do it then you must go all in, you must be willing to sacrifice things from time to time but you won’t regret one minute of it. I saw an ad on the subway in one of the first few years that I lived here that had movies sitting on a TV and chinese takeout on the coffee table with a tag line that read “If this is how you spend your time why are you living in New York?” This resonated with me and ultimately I believe it’s the reason why I love this city, I try to experience as much as I can here because it has so much, if not everything, to offer.  The indescribable experiences that living here has afforded for are priceless as are the inspiring, incredible friends I have made. For me, New York keeps me alive. So when Dallas-based photographer Britney Tarno and I connected a few weeks ago, thanks to my insanely talented sister Stephanie Nelson, to discuss a shoot while she was in town, we both emailed the same idea, SJP on the Brooklyn Bridge. It was fate you could say. So here’s hoping for another eight or more amazing years in this remarkable city.

{All images shot be the implausible Britney Tarno, check out her blog here for the full take from our sunrise shoot}

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Shine Bright

Ready for Spring, Yellow Romper, Jimmy Choo, OOTD, Style Blogger, Brooklyn

Get the look: Vintage romper {similar here}; Jimmy Choo Heels {old, similar here}; Vintage necklace {similar here}

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yesHello shortish week, I’m heading down to Miami for my annual mother-daughter beach getaway and am so excited to be staying at the COMO Metropolitan hotel this weekend! I’m counting down the minutes until I’m lounging by the beach, taking in a few spa treatments and eating some delicious food!  Don’t fret New York friends, I didn’t forget about you … while it’s going to be raining this weekend in NYC I recommend doing some wine tasting at Otto, do a tour of the Brooklyn Brewery, give shuffleboard a go at the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, do some bowling at Brooklyn Bowl or a better option? Cook up brunch at home and start an epic Netflix marathon. Trust me you will survive a rainy weekend. Make the most of it, I know I will be while poolside in Miami!

For My New Yorkers

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Side note: Check out my fellow Texas girl Britney Tarno’s blog for a sneak peek at the amazingness that we worked on that will be coming to the blog later this week.