A SUMMER UNIFORM

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I had a moment as I was pulling into work yesterday morning: the windows rolled down listening to Lana Del Rey’s new album, I got out of the car and walked into the building in 80 degree weather at 9am in this outfit, and I thought, wow it’s summer. Summertime is here. It’s almost hard for me to believe after that endless winter. And don’t tell the future me in approx one weeks time when I really can’t deal with the humidity, but it feels amazing. There’s something great about experiencing summer on the East Coast where its 85 – 95 degrees everyday for 3 months, from sun rise to sun set, like clockwork. I really haven’t experienced that before, ever. And here we have what will surely be my summer uniform: my favorite easy tee, a throw on denim skirt, and my new favorite sandals – Tevas. For most people Tevas bring them back to the mid 90s – we all had them, I wore them with socks in middle school. And while I am totally not getting on board with the Birkenstock thing (I actually wore them not that long ago in the 2000s in college, and I get that they’re like all fashion right now (chic?) but I.Just.Can’t. do it again- mostly because everyone else apparently can and I have big feet). I was hesitant on the Teva thing too, but then I saw this, and then them here, and then this was really the topper on the cake, and all of a sudden, I wanted them. I think they’re pretty cute (right??!!), and they’re not Birkenstocks :-). So welcome Summer, I’m so ready for you. xx

ON THE STEPS OF THE ART MUSEUM

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ART MUSEUM STEPS 015 T by Alexander Wang Striped sweater tee :: J Crew fluted skirt :: Kork-Ease Ava platform sandals :: Rag & Bone Pilot clutch :: Ralph Lauren cat eye sunglasses

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I was asked recently to put together a little guide to Philly- all of my favorite places to eat, drink & do (which I will be publishing here very soon)- including pictures of me in front of my favorite Philly landmark. I chose the Philadelphia Art Museum- specifically, it’s front steps, which are of course iconic for those scenes in ‘Rocky.’ The Art Museum is my favorite landmark for a couple of reasons –  1) the art inside (so many good impressionists), and 2) the view from the top of the steps (I missed the mark on a picture of that for sure), which is of the whole city looking down Ben Franklin Parkway to City Hall.  You can’t miss a trip here if you ever visit Philly (and you should! Come hang with me!). My outfit is an ode to classic East Coast Prep – which seemed appropriate- with my own twist of course (I don’t think anyone would ever call me ‘preppy’ but I do have an appreciation for the classics). Nautical Stripes in a cool slouchy silhouette and a structured Navy fluted skirt. Classic tortoise shell sunglasses and a red lip finish off the a-little-Americana look.

The sunshine is out and this weekend is looking to be in the 80s! I’m a plannin a day trip to the beach! Gotta get some vitamin D and get my toes in the ocean!

BACK TO THE PINK

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PINK 01 PINK 5.18.14 003 community garden 01 Zara sweater (see below for more fun options) :: AG Nikki relaxed skinny jeans ::  Acne boots :: Ray Ban aviators ::  Alexis Bittar horseshoe neckace :: RappBlack watch :: Proenza Schouler for Mac lip pencil in Dynamo & lipstick in Pinkfringe (so good you guys, and still available!)

 There was an inside joke (mostly between me, myself and I) when I first started this blog about how much pink I would wear. I didn’t even realize how much I liked to wear it until I started documenting my outfits (see: this endeavor brings many opportunities for self awareness and reflection). But when I moved out East, I took a little break. It must’ve been the ‘seriousness’ of the east coast, or more likely the non-Californianess of this current state I reside in, who knows really. But along came Spring this year and I found myself craving some serious pink in my life, so here we are.

While taking a little walk around the neighborhood this weekend, I discovered this so-very-lovely (and in bloom) community garden hidden in an alley behind my apartment building. Funny how little treasures of life can just seem to appear before you, making your day- I’ve lived here a year and never noticed it before. Someday, if I decide I need another hobby I might join in to the tending, but for now I just plan on visiting it every couple of days to admire its beauty.

Also: can we talk about how skinny skinny jeans are kind of on the way out?! I’ve been so ready for a switch up – now I find myself reaching for these seriously relaxed skinnies almost on the daily: soooo comfy, and they just feel fresh to wear…

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THE CLASSIC

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I’m really feelin’ the denim jacket this Spring, you guys. My like for this wardrobe classic goes in and out year over year- however, destructed and boyfriendy with some rolled up sleeves? I’m in right now. I think it was this and then this that started it all (Acne, Acne again…I know I’m not the only one obsessing over these). I finally found one that isn’t a whole month’s rent and here we are – a perfect Spring dress topper, not too preppy or sweet (just the way I like it). So good.

p.s. Spring light? Glorious. I can’t get over how lovely the Spring is here in Philly, especially since I am still having snow storm nightmares. I wan’t these 65-70 degree zero humidity days to last forever! I’ll gladly be stuck in May forever :-)