Sure, kimonos are great for festivals and going to the beach. But they should not be confined to those places. Just like the perfect pair of skinny jeans or a badass moto jacket, I think every woman should have a pretty patterned kimono in their closets. Entering into that transitional phase between summer and fall, you can use a kimono to spice up your favorite basics. I love them because the they oh so light and comfortable and can add some flair to whatever I am wearing.

H&M Snakeprint kimono 
H&M Basic Tank
Levis Skinny Jeans
Ray-Bans Aviators
Three Jane Map Necklace

 Photos by Julien

For their new collection, Nails Inc have brought together two things that every fashion girl loves: pretty nail polish and Alexa Chung’s style. Alexa is the new face (and hands) of Nails INC and she has collaborated on coming up with 6 innovative “texture-inspired” nail polishes. From red lace, to black leather to sparkly gold and black sequins. The polishes create an array of textures and finishes that mimic the iconic fabrics they are named after.

I was thrilled to receive these fashion forward polishes from Nails Inc! So far I have tried and loved the classic “Alexa Cashmere” shade and am very excited to test the rest. The silk and leather ones will be so perfect for getting my nails into the FW14 spirit. Pics coming soon!

All polishes are available at


Long days require comfortable outfits you can easily take from day to night. Basic tank tops and tees and a good pair of jeans is basically my week day uniform. Super comfy for all day wear and then easily updated for the evening with heels and red lips. And a giant tote to carry all the necessities in of course! I snagged this big guy at the Zara sale for $19- what a bargain! PS. Peep my Brooklyn Charm bracelet in the last photo. If you are in Brooklyn you simply must visit their store and make yourself something cute. One of my best girlfriends Erica & I made our own friendship bracelets, they have thousands of adorable charms to decorate with. Perfect gift or souvenir for a weekend or trip.

Levis Jeans
H&M basic cotton cami
Vintage flannel
Ray Bans Aviators
Brooklyn Charm personalized friendship bracelet

Photos by Julien

I had such an amazing time this morning co-hosting the launch of the new H&M store in DC, if you live in the area be sure to get down there this weekend. They have the new fall collection in, and its goooooooood. I fell for so many items, including this dreamy yellow lace dress! The store is located 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW DC. Or you can find key pieces on

“Two necklace’s are always better than one, thats what I say” – some sage advice I got from my wardrobe stylist friend, Erica Lavelanet. The two pretty little delicate necklaces I am wearing non stop lately is my eye necklace from Emitations with my personalized gold “Lyle” necklace from Onecklace. Personalized jewelry never goes out of style because it represents a piece of you. Onecklace jewelry is 24K gold plated, they excellent customer service and my necklace arrived in no time at all. I highly recommend treating yourself and ordering name or word that is special to you. Plus, everything looks better in gold, right?

Photos by Natalie 

I felt like a change, so I decided to add a little pink to my the ends of my hair. I really love the color pink but I actually don’t own any pink items of clothing. Pink usually makes an appearance in my beauty box; lipstick, nail polish etc. And I felt like the summer is the time to try out some fun unconventional trends, why not right?

Zara Silk Pants
Ebay find Off the shoulder top
ZeroUV Sunglasses
Poshmark find Taupe handbag
Vintage Scarf

Photos by Sara


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