Tuesday, July 29, 2014

What to Do in NYC-Tea at Bergdorf's


One of my favorite activities with visitors in NYC is tea at Bergdorf's. A started taking me there when we were dating long-distance, and I fell in love with the experience. We've taken my family and A's family there as well.

My tips for tea?

  • Dress is casual but smart. I would avoid work-out clothes or shorts, but a simple Summer dress or jeans and cute sweater in the Winter are perfectly fine. 
  • Enjoy the store! Be sure to explore all the floors (my favorite being the home decor on the 7th!). 
  • Make a reservation. Particularly during Holiday season, the tables fill up quickly!
  • If you are only doing tea for two, you can request to have a table with the iconic birdcage chairs. 
The famed 7th Floor 

Enjoying the Holiday decorations while waiting for our table


Tea time candids
Summer tea looks


It's all about the scones! 





Monday, July 28, 2014

And the Fall Lust List Begins...

I'm normally not a big Kate Spade fan (I know, shocking!), but I fell in love with this clutch at their Madison Avenue location. It's beautiful in person and very reminiscent of Gucci (for so much less!).




Busy Bee

These past few weekends (and weeks!) have been a whirlwind. I had my parents visit, my friend AB visit, then A's family, and then a barbecue with A's cousins this weekend. Not to mention, both he and I have been very busy with work. BUT we are doing a long weekend in Rehoboth in just two shorts weeks so I am ecstatic! Here's some of my favorite shots over the past few weeks that I have yet to share.

Matching Mom & Dad
World Cup Fever on Stone Street 

Hanging out with A's family dog, Yogi!
Wearing leopard and wishing for Fall!
Happy Hour with one of my best friends, M!
Relaxing tea at home
Remembering not to take these views for granted!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Classic Piece- Pop of Leopard

I've loved a pop of leopard ever since I was little. Seriously, just ask my Mom about the Limited Too leopard sweater I wore to my 9th birthday party. Poor woman kept trying to put me in tasteful clothes, and I wanted to rebel and wear Limited Too. Anyways, I love Reese Witherspoon's classic and preppy style, and she does a great job of adding leopard touches here and there.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Classic Piece- Birkin Bag

Let's keep running with the Hermes theme and move on to the Birkin. Growing up in the DC suburbs, I saw Birkins once in a while. Maybe once every month in half or two months I'd spot an older woman carrying one at Neiman Marcus. However, in NYC, I see one almost everyday. It's made my Birkin jealousy go through the roof! And who would think that Abercrombie & Fitch loving Kristen Cavallari would grow up to carry them so well?

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The Birkin, ballet flat, blazer, bow and baby combo? Disgustingly perfect!




Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Classic Piece-Hermes Belt

Today's classic piece is a lust worthy object, the Hermes belt. If you watch Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you may have noticed that Yolanda Foster rocks one in just about every scene. Why? Because it's a bit of instant chic and glamour to perk up a casual look.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Classic Piece- the Striped Shirt

I have a really busy week at work so I thought I'd share a few posts I created awhile ago on classic pieces and those that wear them best. Hope you enjoy!
The first is the striped shirt. I wear striped shirts constantly, and they work all year long!

No one does a striped shirt better than Kate....

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Pick up your own here!