12 Winter Boots to Get Now
Happy first day of winter! Keep your feet warm and stylish with these boot styles ready to take on the cold weather ahead: Read the rest of this entry
Gift Guide: 7 Travel Gifts for Women
My gift guide series has hopefully inspired you for some ideas on what to get for friends, family and significant others this holiday, or maybe you even decided to pickup something for yourself. In this edition, gifts for the women in your life who love to travel: Read the rest of this entry
Outfit: Bright, Nautical Gingham
Instead of going with that blue J.Crew gingham shirt that has its own Instagram account, opt for a brighter option like this one from Vineyard Vines if you want to wear a checked shirt. While it is still summer, have some fun and style it with stylish (and some whimsical) nautical accessories as I had my friend and blog model Hayden wear. Read the rest of this entry
Outfit: Summer Rays
While August is coming to end this weekend, there’s still a lot of time to catch some summer rays! The rest of this week I’ll be posting summer outfits to inspire your style during these last week of summer (and before my blog and life goes into full on New York Fashion week mode). If you are traveling to New York for fashion week or another time in September, make sure to stop by Washington Square Park for some r&r. Read the rest of this entry
Daily Essentials: True Blue Summer
In addition to my In The Bag series, I wanted to start a new one to have something more regular to showcase five different items that can be applied to everyday travels – shot in the ever popular #flatlay style. For my first post of Daily Essentials, items for summertime in the city in blue tones that were selected since it is a favorite of mine and has been noted as being very popular right now (though isn’t always?). To add a summer vibe, torte and hemp also play a role in this set.
The slim cross-body square tote is from Ben Minkoff ($350) and is named the Heath Zipper Tote. I fell in love with it right away for its simple, yet chic design and the sharp royal blue. It is crafted in genuine leather and has a later zip pocket and several open pockets inside. You’ll be seeing it again soon in an Outfit post!
How To Partake In One Day Without Shoes
The One Day Without Shoes global campaign from TOMS is an annual event held since 2006 to bring awareness of the children in third world countries who don’t have proper, or in many cases any, footwear, which causes problems beyond the health risks. From TOMS: “Children in many developing countries are not able to attend school without a proper uniform. By providing children with a pair of shoes, school attendance can be increased by 62%. When shoes are integrated into programs with larger community development goals, they empower children and their families to get the care and support they need.”
Happening on April 29th, a simple way to partake in the event this year to share your support is to take and share a barefoot photo on social media and tagged with #WithoutShoes, to make a digital global impact. You can of course take a step (no pun) further and go the day with no shoes on to experience what it’s like, but to share the experience and not have it be so lonely, TOMS is hosting official events in their New York, Los Angeles and Austin stores. Also your a student or in education, odds are there’s a group on campus hosting something. Read the rest of this entry
Outfit: Modern Bohemian Techie Style
I fell for this Denim & Supply tribal print pullover my friend and blog model James showed me, and knew I could go two ways with it. Instead of just putting together a full boho look, I decided to dress it up—but still keeping it casual—with a weather appropriate dapper overcoat. Then adding some tech flair via a tech case from Trask (currently sold out, but here’s the spring option)
James’ well groomed hair and scruff also greatly added to the modern effect of this look I styled, but again still keeping it casual with jeans and a pair of TOMS+ camo suede ridge botas (also giving it some light pattern clashing). Shot just as the winter shops in Bryant Park closed up.
Outfit: Styling to Explore Rural Quito, Ecuador
Exploring Ecuador just before Thanksgiving with the Ministry of Tourism, I had a chance to visit the capital, Quito, and the rural outskirts such as the Pululahua Crater (a volcano that has been dormant for 3,000 years and just under an hour away from central) and the nearby Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (a historical and cultural site that is set on the equator). Quito is a city where layering and versatility are key, and was the same for these northern areas.
#BeShady This World Sight Day With TOMS
Taking part in World Sight Day (October 10th), TOMS is putting forth its #BESHADY campaign in support and awareness of this annual day created to focus global attention on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of the visually impaired.
Wear your sunglasses indoors to show support, and when asked by others why you are wearing sunglasses while reading a magazine, in a restaurant or as you shop, you can tell them it is for the 285 million people who are visually impaired or blind. Upload selfies to Instagram with the hashtag #BESHADY.
TOMS, which also helps restore or save the sight of a person in need with every eyewear purchase, has released a limited edition pair of sunglasses for World Sight Day. The Phoenix Gold Mirror ($55) comes in an amber tortoise frame and ear pieces in solid white and sky blue. You can style up the sunglasses with a fall essential denim jacket (this one from H&M), and colors such as charcoal or olive always pair nicely with denim or torte.
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