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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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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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Weekend to do fashion blogger west village nyc

In just a snap of a finger I feel as though summer has flown by! Sure it helps that the weather has been nothing short of spectacular as of late here in NYC, which means I’ve been getting in ample outdoor time (yay!) with friends. Summer in NYC is wonderful because it means outdoor movies, mini golf on the pier, rooftop shindigs, cocktails on boats and lots of park time. What can I say? I like being outside because I know that come November I’ll be bundled up and stuck inside again for at least six months enduring what will surely be a brutal winter. So while I’m sure to be outside this weekend, it’ll also be an interesting one to say the least as I’m making some bigish changes in my life … hint #1 and hint #2. More to come on those changes next week but in the meantime, have a ridiculously awesome weekend! xoxo

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The II Travel Diaries: Getting My Ride On in Miami

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Rounding out this week’s II travel series (make sure to check out post #1 and post #2!) on Miami is a brief recap of our fun bike ride excursion around Miami and the little places you must stop by. Luckily for us the Raleigh Hotel stocks ridiculously adorable bikes (similar to this one or this one!) so we snagged them for the morning and took off to explore the boardwalk area. We found ourselves at Jugofresh for morning juices, then popped over to the Terrazza at the Shore Club for brunch though I also highly recommend trying Yardbird for brunch too! After brunch we rode up and down the board walk for a while and eventually stopped by Como by the Metropolitan to enjoy a poolside cocktail with a few friends who were in town. I’d say a successful bike ride topped off with a number of rewards throughout our little adventure!

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