Skip to Content

IMG_9587 (1)

 

People love talking about how romantic it is to be caught in a summer rain storm. Eff that! It’s wet and humid and ruins my hair for the rest of the day. I have a pretty severe hatred towards summer rain (I know we need it for nature/not killing the planet purposes, this rant is excluding that small fact).

 

Maybe it’s because in New York summer rain makes the garbage on the street smell just that much worse, but I’m just not a fan. Today it’s supposed to rain on and off all day. If I have to endure it, I’ll at least endure it in style. This white Saint James rain coat (with stripes on the inside, ah!) looks sleek and will make me feel pulled together all day despite my current hair situation (not pictured).

 

CLICK TO CONTINUE READING

party dress

 

It’s official. As of today I’m in the last year of my 20′s. And guess what? It doesn’t feel nearly as scary as I thought it would! I always hear people talk about how in their 30′s they have less insecurities (read about one of my big ones here), and feel more comfortable in their own skin.

 

party dress
I’m SOOOO ready for that. My 20′s have been a time of massive growth and change. So many things amazing and wonderful and also not so wonderful things have happened in the last 9 years and I can’t wait to see what 29 brings to round out this pretty fabulous decade.

 

party dress
While I’m feeling excited and trepidatious about getting older, I also have a weird thing about birthdays. Obviously they’re fun and presents, cake, and calls from your best friends are the best things ever but for some reason I tend to feel a little down. It’s kind of like that New Years Eve feeling. But this year my goal is to stop being such a dipshit and enjoy the day to the fullest (so far, so good!) Tonight I’m going to celebrate by having cocktails with some girlfriends (in my fave party dress du jour) followed by dinner at my favorite restaurant, and a trip to NH this weekend to celebrate with my family.

 

party dress
In other news, I’m working on my 30 before 30 list and plan to share that very soon. Any ideas for what I should do while I’m still young and sprightly? JK. But seriously would love any thoughts on what to add to my list!

 

CLICK TO CONTINUE READING

Mara Hoffman

 

Every year I buy myself a “to me, from me, love me” birthday gift. This year, I had my eye on this Mara Hoffman one-piece bathing suit and was planning on making it my present to myself. In a twist of fate, Swim Swim (an amazing online swimwear retailer) reached out to me as I was about to click “buy” and asked if I wanted to collab. Did I ever!

 

There are so many things that I could say about this bathing suit . . . First of all it’s a one-piece which is fabulous in itself. The pattern, the low back (not pictured), the flattering cut. I could go on and on. But one of my favorite features is how I can turn it into a shirt for a fun summertime weekend look. I wore it to my family 4th of July party and it transitioned perfectly from swimming in the lake to a BBQ on the lawn.

 

I just added a pair of shorts, a classic button down, and it looked pretty darn cute if I do say so myself.

 

Now the only question remains: How should I treat myself for my birthday this week?

 

CLICK TO CONTINUE READING

PB Teen Tote 2

 

Today I’ll be driving up to Newport, RI for 4 days of family fun. Follow our summer adventures on Instagram. I’d love to hear what are all up to for the long weekend.

 

To read my full list of beach essentials, check out PB Teen’s The Stylehouse. Have a happy, safe, and healthy holiday weekend everyone!

 

CLICK TO CONTINUE READING