Summer Lovin’ Photo Shoot

Although it is the start of my favorite fashion season, Fall, I still am missing summer time! I decided to share a fun photo shoot I did this summer in Brooklyn, NY. The set was in DUMBO, which is an area of Brooklyn overlooking Manhattan. The beautiful bridge is right behind me and I had an amazing time soaking up the sun, the views, and most importantly the summer time! You will be missed, summer ❤

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I kept my outfit flirty and fun to go with my mood of the day. H&M neon green tank tucked into my favorite mid-waisted shorts from Forever21! (such a great find) I accessorized with  colorful bangles I got from the boutique store, Steps, in NYC and bright cobalt blue nails. (Love this color, easily adds a pop of color to any outfit) Also, a gifted handmade necklace from Ghana and my mirrored blue sunnies. 

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Parish Nation Fall 2013 Preview

Last week I had the pleasure to attend the Parish Nation Fall 2013 Preview Party located in the Parish Showroom. This was a really fun event, mostly for bloggers, stylists, and PR to give us a sneak peak of the line and meet the designers behind it. Everyone was super friendly and I got a little background behind the line and their inspiration. Parish Nation really focuses on the small details, which I really admire. It’s the little details that show how committed a brand really is to their product. They are putting something out there not only with great quality but also with a lot of thought behind it. I was really impressed by this line. The textile and prints were amazing and the denim had some really cool washes and details as well. 

You can check out more of the brand by going to their website below:

http://www.parish-nation.com/

Also, see below for some quick pics. I took while at the event. 🙂 I kept my outfit pretty simple b/c if you are in NYC you know how HOT it is… Thrifted vintage dress w/ a high waisted belt, my Bob Marley hand woven earrings, Jessica Simpson sandals, and a high bun was all I needed for this event! 😉

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National Bikini Day

In honor of National Bikini Day I thought it would be fun to look back in time at the time-less, vintage bikini’s. On July 5, 1946 the first two piece bathing suit was named and born into the world! How cool! I love learning about interesting facts like those. The story behind the bikini is super cool too. Louis Réard, a former automotive engineer and designer of the bikini, was working one day in his mother’s lingerie shop and got inspired to create this bathing suit. This took place, of course, in Paris, France. The name “bikini” came from the atomic bomb that US dropped in the Pacific Ocean at a place called Bikini Atoll. Kind of a strange way to come up with a name, but hey it fits! Since July 5, 1946 this bikini has made an appearance in all sorts of trends/ways.

 

I love mixing and matching my suits, there are some many options on how to rock your bombshell bod. Take a look at some of my favorite iconic bikini’s from the past and a few of myself in some vintage inspired looks! 🙂 

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Vintage girlies
Photo Credit – http://www.etsy.com

 

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Marilyn Monroe
Photo Credit – http://www.glamour.com

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South Beach, Miami– Forever21 Top and high waisted shorts

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St Thomas– Forever 21 Top and Bottom (set)

 

Tropfest 2013

This was the first year that Tropfest, a short film and music festival, being held in Brooklyn. Last year they had it at Bryant Park, but this year decided to change location to Prospect Park. I had so much fun at this festival! The bands were great and the short films were so entertaining. I went with two of my friends and we ended up staying until the very end because the films were just that good! This year the theme was “bridge” and they played 16 short films that incorporated the idea of bridge. I was blown away at the amazing talent and cannot wait until next year’s Tropfest with KISS as the theme. To be honest, I was feeling a bit inspired as well! The first place prize is $20,000, after all… 

Fashion festival is super easygoing and fun, especially in Brooklyn. I kept it simple, especially with the heat, and paired a floral bodysuit with a pair of high-waisted Levi’s shorts that I got while thrifting last summer. I like to wear a belt with a simple outfit like this to tie it altogether. I wore my printed Keds and a couple fun bangles and then called it a day. 🙂Image🙂

Liev Schreiber was the host of Tropfest and he arrived with beautiful Naomi Watts. While getting a quick bite to eat, I stumbled upon the “black carpet” and took a few paparazzi snapshots of the GORGEOUS couple! 

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Be sure to join in the fun next year at Tropfest NY, “The Worlds Largest Short Film Festival” and if you can’t then click the below link to recap the short films that were featured!

http://tropfest.com/ny/

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Fashion Event Night

Last week I went to OUT NYC, a trendy hotel that just opened their restaurant KTCHN. The event was very fun and a great place for networking. If you were in NYC last week then you know how beautiful (and humid) the weather was! My curly locks had to be put up in a tight bun and that flow-y maxi dress was the perfect fit for this kind of night. This maxi dress is my favorite! I got it last year from BEBE and am absolutely in love with how comfortable it is. Plus, the print is so colorful and fab that I don’t need much accessories. I paired it with long tassel earrings to match the hint of crochet in the dress and I was set for the night!

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Knee-high Lover

The knee-high gladiator trend is really big this spring/summer. From the runways to the stores, I see it in all variations. I was a little skeptical about the high heel gladiators, but I’m all about trying new trends and fashion risks and I actually do like them! It’s all about incorporating them into your own style and making it work for you. 

The flat knee-high gladiator shoes are more casual and can be worn with cut off shorts or even a fun floral skirt/dress. The trick is to get them in a neutral color, that way you can pair them with any fun print or floral. 

I love the boho feel that they give off and most importantly they are so fun to add into my wardrobe!

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