Bardot Denim Dress and Choker

May 26, 2016
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Hey guys! It feels like forever since I’ve done an outfit post, hasn’t it? 馃檪 Apologies, but I promise, there’s been a good reason for that! These past few weeks have been such an exhausting but聽incredibly聽fruitful time. I’ve been wandering outside聽my comfort zone to attend a variety of events, learn about some amazing brands, and meet with many other bloggers, who share similar values of positivity, honesty, kindness, and empowerment. As a person who is rather introverted, staying this active聽is a real struggle at times. However I’ve also come to learn it can be incredibly rewarding as well! I promise, more on all of this in a near future post 馃檪

Speaking of pushing comfort zones, I tend to characterize my style as more classic and modern-feminine, but I’d hardly call it trendy. However, my newfound outgoing spirit inspired me to try something a little more daring while still staying true to my normal aesthetic.聽Specific wardrobe pieces I’m addicted to include dresses and rompers, simply out of laziness聽(one outfit vs. coordinating tops and bottoms). And denim. Good denim at that. I usually prefer聽stiffer, more heavily textured聽pieces聽as that makes it easier to create structure for my rather boyish frame. That’s why, when I saw this Bardot denim dress, I fell聽instantly in love. The best part? This chic dress is on sale for less than $100!

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Arrojo Hair Products

May 12, 2016
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I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to hair. I do the normal wash, condition, and moisturize routine but hardly ever take time to style or take a tool to it. This is why high quality haircare products are so important to me. The unpredictable weather here in NYC nowdays as well as the impending humidity of summer also gave rise to concern about how best to manage my unruly hair. Thank goodness for learning about Arrojo!

Products that keep my hair shiny, healthy and hydrated without additional maintenance are winners in my book, and after a week of experimenting with Arrojo hair products, I can attest these products do just that. And given that the brand’s founder is Nick Arrojo, celebrity hair stylist and consultant聽on TLC’s What Not to Wear for seven years, it’s no wonder these products聽deliver nothing but the best. Read on for reviews of his Color Save line and some of my favorite items!

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Paris | Afternoon Tea at H么tel San R茅gis

May 5, 2016
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When I was in Paris back in March, it was surprisingly hard to find reliable areas to sit and enjoy a luxurious cup of tea off the Avenue des Champs-脡lys茅es. Enter here: the beautiful and luxurious H么tel San R茅gis. The perfect hideaway just a few blocks off the famous Avenue Montaigne, this privately-owned hotel offered a serene afternoon of high tea after some shopping at the nearby boutiques.

The facade of the hotel may look familiar – and for good reason. The H么tel San R茅gis has been featured in everything from editorial shoots to聽commercials and remains a favorite of celebrities, designers, and anyone else who has had the privilege of learning about this discrete, boutique hotel. Although my friend and I stopped in only for a brief look at the hotel and afternoon tea, the refined yet intimate air of the property made for a lovely respite from the busy聽tourist crowds.

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Love List: Travel Necessities

April 13, 2016
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Welcome to my first Love List feature! Given that I’ve been travelling quite frequently as of late, I wanted to share with you all my favorite travel necessities. These nine items are my must-have’s when traveling or even when I’m simply聽on the go sometimes. While they may not be the most Instagrammable items, function and practicality win out over aesthetics. Read on for all the details!

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BCBGeneration Jumpsuit & Fur Boa

April 6, 2016
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Oh Paris, no matter how many times I return, your elegance and sophistication never cease to captivate me!

When I was there聽just a few weeks ago to visit a close friend聽studying abroad, I knew I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do an outfit shoot. Thankfully I was able to connect with the talented Darya Fevralyne, and her suggestion to shoot at the Palais-Royal was so spot on with this look!聽The classic Parisian architecture, the famous Colonnes de Buren, and the Gardens of the Palais Royal- what better backdrop to showcase such a chic聽and dramatic outfit?

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