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Today is kind of like a new year. Summer vacation is over, we’re all going “back to school” and shit is about to get real for most people at work this week. Around this time I always feel a sense of new beginnings and a buzz in the air anticipating fall. This year I feel it amplified 1000x because we’re leaving the city in 10 days (eek!) and the feeling of change is palpable.

 

This weekend, we cancelled our trip to New Hampshire to start packing and enjoy the city for one last weekend (next weekend is NYFW so I’m not even counting that as real life). I’m so glad we did! Not only did we get a serious head-start on packing up the apartment but we also bought a new (king-sized!) bed, measured our new place, and did some final NYC exploring.

 

Although I’ve lived on the Upper East Side for 7 years now, I love heading downtown for a totally different feel in the city. When Calypso St. Barth reached out about partnering on a neighborhood guide to promote their Meatpacking location, I jumped at the chance because some of my favorite bars and restaurants are in that neck of the woods.

 

Check out my Instagram and Calypso’s for the guide and keep an eye on their home page for the Lemon Stripes feature coming soon. Talk about pinch-me moment!

 

Meatpacking Neighborhood Guide: CLICK TO CONTINUE READING

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It’s been a doozy of a summer with a crazy work schedule and making our decision to move out to the ‘burbs. Through it all, I haven’t had a lot of time to dress myself but looking back on these photos of the season, I’m pretty pleased with how it appears on the outside.

 

My favorite shoot for sure was this Carrie Bradshaw tulle skirt look. It was also an honor to be able to collaborate with two of my favorite brands, Lilly Pulitzer and 7FAM.

 

I look forward to find out what opportunities the fall is holding out for me and how moving will change the way I blog!

 

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c/o Target shirt and shorts, J.Crew hat and sandals, c/o custom Campos Tote, Julie Vos necklacec/o Soria Z ring and bracelet

 

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J.Crew fall

 

It’s a sad fact but I don’t generally get excited for fall until I receive an email about J.Crew’s new arrivals for the season. This year was no different! Seeing the rich cognac-colored riding boots, soft navy sweaters, and the perfect blazer make me ready to put away my bikinis and pull out my jean collection (including my new favorite pair!).

 

Shop (and pre-order) my favorite picks from the new season, with select pieces at 25% off using code SHOPNOW at check out.

 

Shop J.Crew fall arrivals:

 

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It’s officially the last week of summer (started every blog post ever today). How insane is that? Usually by this time I’m ready for cashmere and riding boots but because the last few months have been so mild, I’m crossing my fingers for an extra hot September. Not to mention we have a pool at our new building in Stamford and I’m dying to spend a day (slash every day) lounging by it once we move!

 

I spent another weekend in Martha’s Vineyard with my family (as documented aggressively on my Instagram) but with zero beach time. It was sunny and beautiful but about 10 degrees too cold to be in a bathing suit.

 

Don’t get me wrong, we had an amazing few days going to the fair, shopping for hours at the new Vineyard Vines store in Edgartown, watching fireworks on the water, and reading books on the hammock. It was my last true summer weekend and it couldn’t have been more perfect.

 

I wore this outfit to the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair, a yearly carnival full of rides, fried food (and lobster rolls!), pig races, and henna tattoos. I’ve gone almost every summer for as long as I can remember and it never gets old. I want to give a shout out to Caitlin and Gareth, founders of Rooey Knots and the sweetest Lemon Stripes fans that I met there. They make headbands out of neckties— Cutest idea!

 

After arriving back in the city last night, I started to get seriously anxious about the coming fall. There’s always so much to do before the puffy coats come out to play. How will you be enjoying your last week of summer? CLICK TO CONTINUE READING