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Lily Romper 3


Happy August, everyone! I can’t believe that July flew by so quickly. I have some exciting things going right that I can’t wait to share with you (I’m not pregnant. Just sayin’). Speaking of exciting news, I’m pretty darn over-the-moon to be partnering up with Lilly Pulitzer today to bring you three looks from their latest line of perfectly printed resort-wear.


My thought going into the weekend was that I’d shoot the three looks while on vacation upstate with friends. In a twist of fate, we forgot to bring the camera and I was forced to relax and do absolutely no work all weekend (minus a minor snafu with my real-person job on Friday night).


Instead of spending an hour worrying about lighting, backgrounds, and styling outfits, I savored every minute of quiet, satisfying relaxation. We rented a beautiful home upstate on 10 acres of land to celebrate Victoria’s 30th birthday with 3 of our favorite couples. A few highlights included a two-hour morning yoga class outside overlooking the mountains (move over RHONY!) while our husbands played golf, eating amazing home-cooked meals, playing Bocce on the lawn, drinking refreshing citrus Mojitos, sunbathing and chatting for hours on the porch, and of course making s’mores.


So just pretend that I did all that looking put together in this chic little romper . . . But in reality we all wore yoga pants (this palm-print sweatshirt did make an appearance!) and maxi dresses all weekend long. And it was glorious. If that’s what it means to be an adult, I’m so in!


See the full feature on Lilly Pulitzer’s blog, The Juice Stand, here!





In June, I spent a gorgeous Friday in Southampton with 50 other bloggers and the fabulous C. Wonder team. On that trip, they challenged us all to a contest. Whoever posted the best Instagram of the day won a $1000 gift card to C. Wonder. The winning Instagram was this photo taken by yours truly.


I can’t even begin to explain how exciting it is to win $1000 to one of your favorite stores. I was so giddy when I found out that I jumped out of my seat at work!


Last weekend, I passed by the Soho flagship, popped in for a browse, and ended up leaving with $1000 (ok $1048) worth of incredible merchandise. I thought a lot about buying myself something nice and saving the rest for when I needed a new bowl or shirt but then I said eff it, when do I get to treat myself like this. Never! The people working there had so much fun with me. The entire staff was following me around, watching what I picked and cheering for the pieces that they liked.


I bought everything pictured above plus some! I’ve had my eye on this navy and white salad bowl for quite some time and when I saw one of the C. Wonder PR girls in these camel-printed slouchy pants, I knew I had to have them.


I wore this hot pink dress to North River Lobster Company for date night last CLICK TO CONTINUE READING

Mint Tulle


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When I was a little girl, I refused to wear pants. It was all ballerina skirts and pink dresses for a good 3 years (according to my mother and many photos). I’ve come around to pants over the years but it still feels good to dress up like a princess and twirl around on the street.


People tell me I look like Carrie Bradshaw all the time (pretty sure it’s the nose) so obviously we had to take a shot on the street with this fabulous tulle skirt from behind. Luckily there were no puddles . . .

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When I first started my blog (4 years ago next month!), I used to post a series called “This Weekend in Photos” every Monday. It was my favorite series but as the blog grew (and changed it’s name from Lemons & Loafers to Lemon Stripes), I started focusing more and more on posts with professional photography. This weekend I felt inspired to reinstate this series but it will only stick around if you guys like it so let me know!


I had a tough week of sorts because I had to cancel my weekend in L.A. to visit my mom and grandma at the last minute because of work commitments. I was devastated when I realized that I couldn’t go but made the executive decision to stop being bummed and make the most of a free weekend in the city. I did just that. Here are some of the highlights from the last few days. I hope you enjoy it!


12:00pm Friday: Make a last minute decision to go to a Yankees game with my sister tonight. Yay so excited for fun plans! It will be just like when we were kids. . . but drunker.


7:00pm Friday: Sweating balls on the 4 train up to the Bronx. When we get to Yankee stadium, the commute was all worth it. I mean look at that sunset!
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7:15pm Friday: Some guy just paid me $60 for the hat off my head. It never quite fit right anyway. Turned around and bought two new ones for me and my sister for $30 each. Score!
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