Lethal Combination

retro vibes, ootd, 70s, west village, denim, fringe, zara, vintage, street style

The dreaded fall wardrobe switch out is just around the corner and while I’m still in denial that summer is coming to an end. Sure, the stores are filled to the brim with rust colored dresses, suede for days and OTK boots but I just can’t accept that my pool days are over. Denial I may have but I also got persuaded by the entire Zara store earlier this week with their fall offerings. I showed restraint (for now!) and simply walked out with this denim mini dress. Practically the most perfect summer to fall transition dress ever. I’ll wear it now a la this look and layer it with ribbed tights and OTK boots come fall. It was also under $50 so a no brainer purchase if you will.

What is the number one piece you’re purchasing to help you make the transition?

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The II NYC Diaries: SoHo Sweet Spots

It’s no secret over here on Impossibly Imperfect that I have a minor sweet tooth so it should really come as no surprise that I like to make the rounds and do a bit of hard research from time to time on the subject. Tough job but someone has to do it! While I’ll be bringing you various spots throughout the city in this series to eat, drink and get your sweet fix in at this post is dedicated to the bustling sweet spots in SoHo. Side note – how adorable is the graffiti art in these snaps in front of the Little Cupcake Bakeshop on Prince Street?! The whole block for that matter is brightly decorated, which simply makes it a wonderfully cheerful ‘hood to explore.
Baked goodies:
  • The Little Cupcake Bakeshop – Who can pass up a slice of cake called the ‘Dreaming Princess?’ Exactly. No one. (Though if that’s not your thing, go with one of their pies or a rocky road or cereal treat bar!)
  • Laudree – Yes they have macaroons that are delightful but I recommend going here for the experience, the garden alone should be reason enough to give it a visit!
  • Dominique Ansel Bakery – skip the cronut and go for their cookie shot. It’s everything you think it is.
Cold treats:
  • Morgenstern’s NYC – Yes yes, this is pushing it a bit because it’s on Rivington but it is also just that GOOD – bourbon vanilla … need I say more?
  • Osteria Morini – Their gelato takes me back to trips to Italy in one bite. Best part? You can get it in a to-go cup! Winning!
  • 10 Below Ice Cream – It’s a different take on the frozen goodness of a regular cone but it does not disappoint! And who can pass up something called Monkey Business??
Sweet treat researcher wardrobe?
High-waisted chambray pants {on mega sale here! Similar dressier options here and here} // a billowy top // Ralph Lauren bucket bag //  Jessica Simpson flat sandals {old; updated flatform style here} // Wide brimmed hat // Oversized Karen Walker sunnies from Ditto’s Endless Eyewear Program (get your first month FREE using code: IMPOSSIBLY) 

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7b8aab4011a1bc197a136aa36455a300Oh hey there weekend, great to see you again. I hate that summer is coming to an end, it feels like just yesterday that I was kicking off the summer with an amazing weekend in Nantucket filled with good times and great friends. I’ll be rounding out the weekend with a floral class at Red, Rose & Lavender , a facial at HeyDay facial spa, a day at the beach and a few little rooftop shindigs to round out my last summer weekend here in NYC. 

On a side note, we often beat ourselves up over careers, love and life in general but I have to say if Linds Redding’s story doesn’t get you thinking about what’s important I don’t know what will. 

Here’s to a wonderful weekend! xx A

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Impossibly Delicious Cocktail: The Cucumber Vodka Mojito

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I refuse to admit that summer is winding down, hence a last minute beach trip coming up this weekend and a much need day on the lake happening in a few weeks. Clearly extending summer as long as possible over here is a top priority! Not only with trips but I’ve also been getting creative with my cocktail shaker. I was recently introduced to Austin Cocktails {snag them here!} by a few fellow Texas ladies and am not quite sure how I made it this long without giving it a try, especially since I am an advocate for delicious ready to drink ones that are under 100 calories.  Since they are ready to drink right out of the bottle I like to make the presentation of the cocktail a little more fun to make it look as though I whipped these beauties up behind the bar and not just right out of the wine fridge. My personal go to is the cucumber vodka mojito, which is in fact just as refreshing as it sounds! It’s pretty much summer in a glass! 

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Best part?  Since they are ready to drink they travel well to the beach, pool or the lake. Thinking my rose kick is about to be over …

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Pops of Pink

Matching sets, Fashion blogger, girls with gluten, donuts, dallas blogger, ootd, summer, Mermaid Braid, Details

During summer’s crazy hot August days I find that on the weekends I am usually rotating out cut offs and a tee, an easy dress or romper, they’re my “it’s 110 outside I can’t deal” ensembles.  But regular rotation of my faves gets mundane so I recently found myself gravitating towards matching sets, they’re cute and let’s be honest here … they are so easy to toss on for a brunch date after barre! This embroidered Single one is sold out but I’ve rounded up my favorite sets below! Just a suggestion but add one to your end of summer wardrobe to step up that Labor Day outfit game that you know needs to be on point to round out your summer of style.

A few notes on pulling off the look:

  • If it’s a bold pattern, such as this one, go minimalistic with accessories!
  • I went with these Schutz heels to help elongate my legs in the outfit, just don’t go crazy short crop top, shorts and heels. This worked because the top met the shorts!
  • An easy breezy braid like the one Stephanie Nelson Makeup & Hair created keeps the look casual and perfect for brunching!
  • I have a sunglass addiction and these rose gold beauties are from Ditto’s Endless Eyewear program: Score your 1st month of unlimited designer sunnies from Ditto’s Endless Eyewear program for FREE using code: IMPOSSIBLY

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