To quote Lovin’ Spoonful (and date myself): ” Hot town, summer in the city.” And boy was it hot when we shot this post! So building a look around a cute pair of walking shorts was a no brainer. Even better when said shorts were yet another secondhand/consignment purchase.
If you live in a city, one of the biggest summertime perks is a pool. Especially this summer! So once DVORA gave us permission to shoot this post at their La Playa, we were there. Both the lifeguard Keanu and my photog Kristin tried to convince me to jump into the pool in this dress (!!!), but this urban mermaid preferred to play it cool…and dry.
We may all be living in the real world, but from what I hear “Barbie” is the delightful and empowering animated adventure that is this summer’s must-see movie. It’s definitely top of my list. In the meantime, I’m thinking Barbie pink. Like this pretty-in-pink sundress.
Summer is made for vacation. But apparently today’s air travel is not. And that’s sparked the trend for packing carry-on luggage only. I am an inveterate over-packer, but with the right game plan in terms of versatile pieces, even I can travel lighter, smarter, chicer. Or at least I’m determined to try!
Bright, happy, uplifting. Orange is often described as a high energy color. It’s known to elicit feelings of enthusiasm and excitement. Think sunsets and citrus fruits. I don’t know about you, but orange just looks and feels like summer to me.
I like to believe that fashion is so much more than trends, labels or #outfitoftheday. At its best, fashion is a form of creative expression dreamed up by a designer, somewhere, somehow, and put on our blank canvassed bodies. Taken a step further, there’s an art to everyone’s personal fashion. Your vision may not match mine, and vice versa, but there’s more than meets the eye in what we choose to wear.
When you think of crochet does your grandma’s favorite hobby come to mind? That was then. Now, the newest knits are more refined, less homespun. Making today’s crochet a cult favorite. From Gen Zers to celebrities to yours truly, everyone seems to have a soft spot for this trans-seasonal trend. Yes, crochet is cool again.
When I fully embraced being a Boy Mom of three, I found myself living in a world of blue. Blue painted bedrooms, blue clothing and accessories, even blue strollers for my crew of blue-eyed boys. I often asked myself if I was overdoing it, but my friends who were Girl Moms seemed similarly immersed in pinks and purples. And truth be told, I rarely gravitated to those colors before then, and now rarely pick anything pink for my wardrobe. And purple? Pretty much a no-go…ever.
There’s no denying the pulled-together ease a stylish two-piece set brings to your wardrobe. Of course the matching set is not a new fashion concept. Think Coco Chanel’s timelessly aspirational coordinated jackets and skirts. How about Cher’s head-to-toe matching outfits in “Clueless.” But…what happens when you go beyond “matchy” to “not matchy?” Let’s find out!
If you’ve been following the blog for awhile and seen pics of our cabin and Adirondack activities, you already know I’m a big fan of the great outdoors. In truth, I haven’t been camping since my early 20s. Like lots of lucky kids (especially city ones), I spent many happy weeks away at summer camp. And this coming Fall, I will be “glamping” with a group of girlfriends in airstream campers at Joshua Tree. But in the meantime, I’ve got the perfect getaway right in my Jersey City neighborhood!