Tag Archives summer

II Travel Diary: Miami

Since moving to New York, my mom and I take an annual beach trip during the summer so that we can get in a bit of quality R&R. This year instead of heading to Puerto Rico or down to the BVIs as we’ve done the past couple of years we choose to meet in Miami. Truth be told, this year’s trip was also a last minute adventure thanks to crazed schedules so we had to ...

A quintessential summer dress

I have more clothes than I know what to do with but when it comes to vacation wardrobe, I always have to treat myself to one (or maybe two) new pieces. I’m particularly fond of For Love & Lemons (see this post), their dresses are pretty much the quintessential summer dress ideal for a beach vacation, which let’s be honest … I’m all about anytime of the year. So what’s my requirement for the perfect vacation dress? ...

To the Max

We are officially in the dog days of summer. It’s those dreaded days where it’s so hot your head starts spinning and you can’t wait to walk into any place with the AC blasting and you want to avoid the leather seats in your car at all cost because you know that you’re going to burn you’re a$$ if you’re in anything short. Enter my hot Texas summer life saver, the breezy maxi dress. I ...

The LRD & My Weekend Must-Dos

Wardrobe update for less than the cost of a Friday night out in NYC?  This LRD {little red dress!} from Lulu*s might be one of my favorite summer finds! It’s under $50, which is a steal especially as we’re heading into the dead heat of summer and the last thing I need is to make a big summer dress purchase. It’s the perfect wardrobe addition to mix up the summer dress game I’ve had going ...

Red, White & Blue

The July 4th holiday is quickly approaching which means BBQs, beers, pooltime and a fun long weekend to top it off! I like to get in the spirit of the holiday just a bit and this year I’ll be branching out of my normal July 4th uniform of cut-offs and a cute shirt with this little patriotic Joie dress. Just the ticket for a beach BBQ and some serious firework action! Details below on how ...

Indian Summer

Call me crazy, but I'm struggling with the fact that summer is over. I shot this amazing shoot with my friend Dyan out at an old rock quarry that my sister Stephanie stumbled across one afternoon. I can't think of a better way to end my summer style pieces than with this simply stunning shoot. The juxtaposition of the turquoise waters and the rusted out old trucks made for an exquisite backdrop for this  embellished ...

Graffitied

There is a fantastic spot in Dallas right near the new up and coming area of Trinity Groves that is simply covered in bad ass street art. The bold colors, vibrant hues and interesting mixture of artistic touches and flair. However, with that said, it also makes for one pretty fantastic backdrop to compliment my summer date night basics. Cut-offs? Check. Cropped tee? Check. Ahmazing heels? Check! And a great clutch? Check. If you find ...