Athleta Ponte Pants

Black + Blush

c/o Athleta Ponte pants, Pleione blouse, Gibson blazer, Julie Vos necklace, Sam Edelman pumps, Chanel bag

You know those days when you just want to wear yoga pants to work/brunch/date night? Yeah, me too. And it’s pretty much every day of the week. Well, I’ve got you covered because now you can! “But that would be unprofessional!” you say. I reply with a, “Not anymore.” Read on…

With both of my full-time jobs, my days are busy busy busy. I’m constantly on the go, running from one thing to the next. My wardrobe needs to be both comfortable and stylish because I never know where the day will take me!

When I first tried the Athleta Ponte pants, my problem was immediately solved! These pants are uber soft, flexible enough for my 20 minutes of early morning Vinyasa flow, and chic enough to wear paired with a blouse, blazer, and pumps. They look like a pair of sleek black jeans and feel like pajamas. Win/win!

I did a test run last week and hit up a few of my favorite local spots.


Yoga practice in my living room- I try to start each day with 20 minutes of Vinyasa flow to simultaneously ground and energize me for the day. When I first saw these pants, I thought that they would be great for work but there would be no way that I could actually practice yoga in them. But they are Athleta, after all, so I thought I’d give it a go. I like an ankle pant for exercise so I rolled up the cuffs and got into downward dog. Although the button at the waist, nothing was poking me or sticking into my stomach weirdly. Plus they were just breathable enough. Success!

Ponte Pants Yoga

I throw on a white blouse and drapey blush blazer for a full day at the office. On my way, I grab an acai bowl and green juice at my absolute favorite vegan juice bar, Green & Tonic.


After a morning at work, I head out for a lunch meeting with the Nourish Snacks marketing team at Bartaco where we sit outside and discuss our fall content strategy over fish tacos. Although it’s warm out, I’m not sweating in these pants. I may have eaten one too many tacos but they aren’t feeling tight or constricting at all.


Time for date night! I shed the blazer and throw up my hair for dinner and drinks with my husband at The Whelk in Westport. If you go, you have to try the Green Goddess deviled eggs! Usually after a long day of work, I’m ready to change into something more comfortable the second I get home. When we finish dinner finally go home, I sit and blog for an hour without even changing.

Read more on the Athleta blog here.

Athleta Ponte Pants


Blush Blazer

Drapey Blush Blazer

Ponte Pants

Enter to win all six pairs of pants from Athleta’s new Fit6 collection! To enter, tag up to six friends in the comments of @Athleta Instagram or Facebook posts that contain the hashtag #MyFit6.

Entry Dates: Entries must be posted between 7:00 p.m. PT on September 14, 2015 and 11:59 p.m. PT on October 16, 2015.

Prizes: Winners will be selected at random from all valid entries. Three grand-prize winners will receive six pants of their choosing from the Fit 6 collection for themselves, as well as one pair of pants for each of their tagged friends. Seven runner-ups will win one pair of pants of their choosing from the Fit 6 collection.

Thank you to Athleta for sponsoring this post.

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The Ritz Central Park

Hair Cut

Topshop dress, Milly bag (on sale!), similar vest, Topshop flats

When I was growing up, my family would make yearly trips to New York City. Being from a small town in New Hampshire, I felt pretty cool heading into the big city. We would always hit up a Yankee game, Broadway play, and tea at the Plaza. We always stayed at The Ritz Carlton Central Park which I thought was the fanciest place on earth…and still do. To this day, we come to the lobby bar for their Mediterranean martini on my dad’s birthday every year.

To be able to stay here again as an adult with my husband was incredibly special and brought back so many good memories. I had to be in the city for a few fashion week events (most of which I ended up skipping… oops!) so I thought we could make a romantic night out of it. We had a beautiful park-view room that felt oh so glamorous.

To kick off our bougie little evening, we had cocktails in the lobby bar, and swapped out our usual martinis to try the “Central Park”, a new cocktail created by their legendary bartender Norman Buzkofzer. He was apparently inspired by the hotel’s new signature scent reminiscent of the floral notes and green essence of the park across the street, also called…wait for it… Central Park. It’s made with acai vodka, Hendricks gin, and St. Germain and is the perfect mix of herbal and not-too-sweet.

We then headed to a date night at one of our favorite spots on the Upper East Side followed by movie watching in the most luxuriously comfortable bed.

Oh and I chopped off five inches of my hair and went a few shades lighter on a whim thanks to Lyndsay at Bumble and Bumble and I LOVE it! What do you think of the shorter locks? I rocked it with my new favorite striped dress (under $100!) that feels like a sweatshirt.

The Ritz Carlton

Cute Striped Dressl

Central Park

Ritz Bed

Striped Dress Leopard Bag

Central Park View

The Ritz Carlton Central Park

Roses and Stripes

Thank you to The Ritz Carlton Central Park for providing us with a beautiful room!

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This month’s wellness tip:

Have 5 free minutes? Complete 10 sun salutations. This always makes me fell 100% better physically and emotionally in very little time!

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Plaid Dress

Plaid Dress

Cupcakes + Cashmere plaid dress, David & Young hat, c/o Mark & Graham monogrammed bucket bagSam Edelman booties, c/o Brandy Pham bracelet, Love Always monogrammed necklace

A few weeks ago, I posted about the new Cupcakes + Cashmere fall line. I got some comments and emails saying that I shouldn’t post about products that I hadn’t yet seen in person as there were some concerns about the quality of the clothing. It was a good point, so I went out and picked up this Cupcakes + Cashmere plaid dress to test out for myself.

So scroll down for my honest assessment of the dress which I paired with a black monogrammed bucket bag, this crazy affordable hat, and suede booties (a staple in my fall wardrobe). The outfit as a whole, by the way, makes for the perfect fall brunch look!

Monogrammed Bucket Bag

I’ll start with the pro’s…

1. It has a super flattering cut which really slimmed me down

2. I love the short/sexy length (as did my husband) that doesn’t feel over the top or slutty because it’s loose, long sleeved and, well, plaid!

3. The black and white plaid feels very current

Cupcakes + Cashmere Plai Dress

Followed by the cons…

1. The black slip shows on either side where the top layer slits a bit. I think that was probably on purpose but I’d prefer not to see it.

2. The shoulders were a little tight in my size so I suggest sizing up for this one

3. I actually liked the fabric of the plaid part but didn’t love the feel of the slip inside. I will definitely still wear it but would have preferred something a little higher end to the touch.

4. This was my fault but I should have unbuttoned the top button as it was pulling slightly

Plaid Dress by Cupcakes + Cashmere

My overall take on the dress…

I love it! Although it’s not perfect, most pieces aren’t. I plan to wear it a lot this fall because it makes me feel beautiful while being insanely comfortable. I might replace the slip with another one but let’s be real, I probably won’t.

Fall Plaid Dress

Black + White Plaid

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Back to School Shopping List

Back to School Shopping

Plaid shirt / Hat / Scarf / Candle / Flats / Nail Polish (In the Lobby) / Bag / Jeans / Stripe Dress / Skirt/ Sunglasses

As I mentioned yesterday, I spent Monday night cleaning out my closet to make space for my fall clothes (I’ve missed them!) that I plan to pick up from storage next weekend. With that, I purchased a few key pieces to round out my fall wardrobe, similar to what I used to do as a kid when heading back to school. Old habits really do die hard.

I have far too many plaid shirts as it is (whatever, I’m from New Hampshire!) but this multi-colored plaid shirt caught my eye. I love the loose cut and classic pattern that I plan to wear with my new jeans, that have just the right amount of rip, and these fabulous lace-up suede flats which look and feel high-end but are, in fact, under $100.

Last weekend, I got my first fall manicure and am obsessed with Essie’s new color for fall, “In the Lobby” that goes well with pretty much everything in my closet, but especially a new black and white version of my favorite blanket scarf (only $33) and this long sleeved striped dress (who said nautical stripes are just for summer?).

What’s on your back-to-school shopping list?

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“Cambiare tutto perché niente cambi. (If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.)”

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Tropical Jumpsuit

Yumi Kim Jumpsuit

Yumi Kim jumpsuit, c/o Mark & Graham clutch, monogrammed necklace, c/o Brandy Pham bracelet

Today feels like the first day of school. I’m breaking out my fall wardrobe after cleaning out my closet and “getting back on track” aka drinking less and tightening up my diet after a summer of letting it slide a bit. And by diet I should be clear that I just mean eating cleaner, not actually “dieting” per se.

I know today’s post should probably feature plaid and boots but after one last summer hurrah in Bermuda over the long weekend, I had to share something more colorful! We had an amazing trip thanks to our friends at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, which has quickly become one of our favorite destinations (read more about my love for Bermuda here). We relaxed at their luxurious beach club (water hammock anyone?) and had a ridiculously amazing meal at Marcus. It was the perfect way to end a great summer.

This week I’m feeling more than ever that I need to get my head back in the game and keep my head down and my spirits high until the holiday season. You better bet that I’m going to do all that in style! Wow, that was an awkward transition sentence… What is a great transition piece, however, is this floral romper (see what I did there?). I almost wore it two nights in a row and could literally wear it to bed it’s so soft. It cinches at the waist for a flattering look and I just love the floral pattern.

See more photos and outfits from our trip on Instagram. And have a great week “back to school”!

Tropical Jumpsuit

Floral Jumpsuit

Blue Jumpsuit

Yumi Kim Floral Jumpsuit

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