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7.22.14

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Last week I promised to focus more on repurposing clothing that’s already in your closet and I’m sticking to it! I’ll start by styling my pants du jour two ways.

 

This summer, I’ve been married to comfort. The city is hot and sweaty, I’m constantly driving to Westchester and Brooklyn for work (My company, Nourish Snacks, currently has two offices), and hopping around the city for events. Luckily, because I work for a start up, my office culture is very forgiving on dressing casually.

 

These pants have been on rotation more than once/week over the last few months. It might start to get awkward soon but I’m hoping no one notices. There are so many ways to wear them, they always look good, and I am seriously comfortable every damn time. I styled them two ways for today’s post but plan to see more of these babies in the near future.

 

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For the first look, I went for weekend casual: An easy tee, a lightweight bag, and flats. Bing, bang, bongo. So easy to put together and it looks quite stylish if I do say so myself. Shout outs to Jess and Hallie for letting me borrow their clutch and shirt respectively.

 

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For look number two, I am demonstrating what I like to call start up chic in my favorite Everlane tank (for only $20 it’s the best purchase you will make all summer), big gold jewelry, and my handy dandy backpack that I tote around to meetings all over the city!

 

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Happy Monday, folks! This weekend was the first one I’ve had all summer where I didn’t have to travel which was absolutely marvelous. I’ll give you a quick recap before I get to today’s exciting giveaway details.

 

On Friday morning I woke up with a nice gift from my husband. . . a summer cold. What a bastard! Kidding, but seriously it was the pits. I spent all day eating chicken soup, drinking green juice, and popping vitamins like candy. I got a massage followed by a long steam at Exhale to try and detoxify. Saturday morning, Hallie and Jessica took me to a Soul Cycle class (talk about detoxing!) followed by brunch at Jane as a belated birthday gift (Thanks guys!!).

 

After shooting a couple of outfits (and changing in the middle of the street, naturally), we headed back uptown to Victoria’s apartment for an afternoon of rosĂ© and a birthday party for her adorable pup, Lucy. I still wasn’t feeling so hot so I sadly left and went home early to watch mindless TV and continue with my green juice / vitamin party. I slept for 11 hours and woke up Sunday morning finally feeling better. It was one of those GSD (get shit done) kinda days which always feels so rewarding.

 

I love the feeling you get after being sick of cleaning everything up, taking a shower, changing all the linens, and starting fresh.

 

Now on to the giveaway. A few months ago, I introduced you guys to California Tailor in one of my favorite outfit shoots to date. I’m working with them again to give away a shirt of your choice this week! The founder of the company, Gill, is the sweetest woman who moved from London to California and set out to build a shirt company where timeless style meets the laid back spirit of California.

 

Her collection of button down shirts are easy, breezy, and just pretty. To win a shirt of your own, comment below letting me know which shirt from the collection you want and where you would wear it. See below for more ways to enter. I’ll pick a winner on Wednesday. Good luck!

 

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Last weekend, we went up to my dad’s house in New Hampshire for two days of R&R. It’s a 5 hour drive so we spend a good chunk of the weekend driving every time we visit. Yet we still go home at the very least once a month if not more.

 

A big part of that is spending time with my family and seeing my 3 year old brother, Jackson. Come on, how can you stay away from such a cutie pie?
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Another big reason that we visit so often is the feeling of peace and quiet that we can only feel when we’re outside of this concrete jungle. I talk a lot here and on Instagram about how I feel anxious and claustrophobic in New York with it’s constant clamor, “interesting” smells, crowded subways, and tiny apartments.
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When I first moved here, I was bright eyed and enamored by the skyline, the late-night bars (and pizza!), the fancy people, and the hustle and bustle. Now? I’m over it. Every time we drive back to the city from a weekend trip, my body tenses up and my eyes start to fill with tears as soon as I see the skyscrapers in the distance.
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I think that’s a sign that it’s time to peace out, don’t you think? Manhattan has been an amazing experience. In the last 6 years, I’ve worked for 3 incredible companies, building a career in marketing. I met my husband at the 2nd of those 3 companies and that’s worked out pretty well! I’ve made wonderful friends, started a business, collaborated with some of my favorite brands, and eaten at some of the best restaurants in the world (OMG should I stop this humble brag already?).
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Target Dress 3 Ways

 

As a blogger, I feel a lot of pressure to constantly have the latest and greatest when it comes to clothes, bags, shoes, and accessories. Fortunately, I have a husband who keeps me grounded and would never let me go overboard on what could be a mild shopping addiction. Spending your hard earned money on clothes is also not necessarily what I want to promote. Yes I realized I”m a fashion blogger. Yes I realized this is a conflict of interest!

 

Starting today, I’m going to try and focus more each week on talking about recycling clothes already in your closet. Let’s begin with this fabulous black and white tie-dye dress that’s less than $25

 

I actually have the dress myself but didn’t have time to take photos of it in time for this post. It is super flattering and can be worn in a million different ways. Here are my ideas for styling it 3 ways.

 

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