White Hot Summer

My husband and I went out for a date night over the weekend and it was an incredibly beautiful night! One of those nights you don’t need to even consider bringing a jacket because it’s not going to cool off. I got a little taste of summer and I’m so excited. It was the perfect night to throw on my new white jumpsuit from Juno Boutique.

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JUMPSUIT: C/O JUNO BOUTIQUE || SHOES: COSMOPOLITAN || SHADES: CHANEL (similar) || BAG: CHANEL

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I’m big into jumpsuits lately. They can be quite tricky because the fit has to be borderline perfect or else it could be horribly unflattering and unforgiving. I’ve tried on a million since last year and this is the first one I have fallen in love with. I had one from ASOS’s maternity line that I wore throughout my entire pregnancy with Kennedy and I’ve tried to wear it a few times since then and it just looked silly, ha. So I’m glad I’ve found another one I love!

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NECKLACE: HOUSE OF HARLOW C/O ROCKSBOX || BRACELET: GORJANA C/O ROCKSBOX || EARRINGS: C/O ROCKSBOX || ARROW RING: C/O ROMAN LUXE || CROSSOVER RING: C/O JUNO BOUTIQUE (similar)white jumpsuit IMG_0198

Ok I know you have heard me say this a million times, but I’m keeping this necklace from Rocksbox… seriously this time. I say that about everything they send me but surprisingly the earrings I’m wearing here are the only things I’ve kept so far. I’m adding the necklace to that short list. I am a sucker for anything with layering capabilities and I love the fact that I can double it up or wear it long. IMG_0199 IMG_0200 IMG_0201 IMG_0202

When I tried this jumpsuit on in the store I walked out of the dressing room having a full blown J. Lo moment, I felt so damn fabulous, haha. It was perfect for a fancy schmancy date night with the hubs. I haven’t played with it myself yet but I feel like this jumpsuit in particular could probably be dressed down, too. May have to challenge myself with this one!

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The Craft

So today I’m giving you guys a tour of my humble abode! Just kidding. I wish! I drive down Ocean Ave almost every, if not every day and this one house in particular has always stuck out to me… for whatever reason I am so drawn to it. I figured this would be a pretty fun place to snap a few quick pics. And by quick I do mean quick as we soon realized there were surveillance cameras following our every move… haha!

black otk boots

DRESS: FOREVER21 (similar here, here) || BOOTS: STUART WEITZMAN || BAG: H&M || SHADES: RAY BANS

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I’m channeling the vibes from one of my all time favorite movies with this outfit; The Craft. If you were a part of my generation when this movie came out it was probably one of your favorites, or it should be. Raise your hand if you went out to a Funk & Standard (or some kind of novelty shop) and spent your entire allowance on witchcraft books. I may or may not have put a few spells on the mean girls in my middle school. Anyway… I loved the wardrobe in that movie. So. Much. Black. My kinda girls!

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I wore this out for a night on the town with my bestie. It’s the kind of outfit that just grabs attention when you walk into a room. For so long I felt like I could only wear these boots for certain occasions, like… almost never, but I have recently stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to wear these more often. I maybe even buy clothes to go with the boots now so I can wear them more, hah. But I mean seriously, look at them, can ya blame me?

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Slip into Something a Little More Comfortable

With the temperature slowly rising I cannot help but get giddy over spring and summer garments. Just this morning I tried to walk out of the house in a backless t-shirt only to have to turn around and throw on a sweater because it was slightly more breezy than I had anticipated. However, there is a perfect combination for these not quite hot, not quite cool days; a light dress and a long cardigan.

pink blush slip dress

DRESS: C/O PINK BLUSH || CARDIGAN: H&M (similar) || SHOES: STEVE MADDEN || SHADES: TOM’S || BAG: LINEA PELLE || EARRINGS: H&M (similar)

EMERALD EARRINGS LONG CARDIGAN LOVE NECKLACE

Isn’t this necklace so cute? I love how delicate it is. When my cousin and I were in Florida she took me to this store that was packed from wall to wall with delicate little pieces like this or bold statement accessories. They pretty much had anything you could think of, and the best part, almost nothing was above $20. (This necklace was only $12…. for real). I can’t remember the exact name of the place, but it’s in Naples… if you’re ever in that area, haha!

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When I think of slip dresses it only feels appropriate to pair them with a slinky little bralette. Slip dresses tend to be a little looser and a bralette is often times supposed to be seen, so they pair perfectly together. I love this dress from Pink Blush; it is so sweet and feminine! I felt very cozy with this light dress wrapped up in my long knit cardi. Although… as much as I love my layers, I am SO looking forward to shedding a few this summer and wearing this dress with nothing over it. Who’s with me?

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Nochella

So… obviously I’m not at Coachella, but I’m not sad about it. In all honesty, I’m kind of a super music snob, and I hate when things that are supposed to about one thing become about something else, ya know? Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about fashion… obviously! But music is my ish, so I’d like to actually go and focus on that… not trying to get on a street style blog looking like I’m tripping on shrooms in the middle of the desert… haha. HOWEVER! That does not mean we cannot channel our inner festival goddess for some boho vibes here on the east coast.
boho dressDRESS: FOREVER21 (similar) || BOOTS: ALDO (similar) || BAG: LINEA PELLE || HEADBAND: C/O SOUTH MOON UNDER || SHADES: RAY BANS

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I shot these around one of my favorite local staples, Ocean View Bakery. This place has seriously been around for-ev-er. Mama Leone loves to send everyone home with a little something extra every time you visit. Whenever I go in there she tries to send me a to-go container of meatballs for my husband because she knows it’s one of his favorite foods, LOL. They’re seriously the sweetest.  IMG_8976 IMG_8979

Anyway! If you’re one of the lucky ones heading out to Coachella again next weekend definitely have allllll the fun with your wardrobe! It’s the perfect time to play with trends that are maybe a little outside of your comfort zone and trying out something new. Like myself and this headband… not one of my usual go-to’s but I’m kinda feelin it! Might have to play with this a little more. Your thoughts? I’m big into the boho style, it’s very prominent where I’m from because we’re located on the beach. There’s definitely a more relaxed sense of style down here and I love it! 

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The Perfect Spring Trench? Check!

For Valentine’s Day my dear husband, who I thought knew me so well, bought me a Burberry coat. Which sounds fabulous… but it was all wrong. I have been lusting after the burberry trench with black leather sleeves for a few years now, and if you’re going to wrap up a Burberry box, that better be in it. However… instead he bought me a serious mom coat. A cropped, quilted, cream colored coat. Thanks Matt… I played with the idea of keeping it as to not hurt his feelings, maybeeee exchanging it for the red one to make it more ‘me,’ but alas, I had to exchange it for something else entirely. And I’m glad I did because I found the perfect coat for spring that is me to a t!

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 COAT: BURBERRY (similar) || SWEATER: C/O UPHORIA BOUTIQUE (similar) || JEANS: H&M || SHOES: STEVE MADDEN || SHADES: RAY BANS 

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Two things: 1… this bag is perfect for spring, right along with this coat, but I’ve talked about that a million times, ha, and 2… I really love this necklace. I have yet to send it back to Rocksbox and each day it stays in my home it kind of becomes more a part of me… haha! I don’t think I can give it back. eep!

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NECKLACE: C/O ROCKSBOX || BAG: LINEA PELLE || CROSS OVER RING: C/O JUNO BOUTIQUE || OPEN RING: C/O ROMAN LUXE IMG_8456 IMG_8457 IMG_8460 IMG_8458

So about this coat! It’s so light, which is one of the reasons I was so drawn to it. It’s perfect for layering on cooler spring days when it’s not quite warm enough to head out sans coat yet but you don’t want to over heat either. So I mean I could go on and on about this coat but I’ll stop here.. You get the picture. ;]

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Don’t be a Prick

Just kidding! Well not really… don’t be a prick because that would mean you suck, and who would like that? ;] Anyway! I wore this shirt over the weekend and got a TON of compliments! This cactus print tank is a refreshing break from the ever-so-popular pineapple print while still being fun and fresh!

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SHIRT: C/O SOUTH MOON UNDER || BRALETTE: VICTORIA’S SECRET || JEANS: FOREVER 21 || SHOES: STEVE MADDEN || SHADES: C/O SOUTH MOON UNDER (similar) || 3 in 1 NECKLACE worn as GOLD BAR: C/O ROMAN LUXE || BAG: DOR L’DOR RED BANK (similar)

forever 21 distressed denim south moon under mumu cactus print muscle tank

I am actually in love with this Mumu muscle tank top. I feel like everywhere we look lately someone is wearing some variation of a pineapple on their body. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about it (I have a pineapple romper from back in the day before they were cool that I still wear every summer, all summer long,) BUT this cactus print is just as fun to me! And, not gonna lie, I was searching the web for a good 24 hours to link to some other shirts that were similar for you guys and there aren’t a lot out there!

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Let’s talk about these jeans too because they’re perfect. I think when it comes to “boyfriend” jeans a lot of women get nervous, and for good reason. It’s a tricky trend to tackle. …Say that 10 times fast, wow! The key when shopping around for a pair is to remember that just because they’re supposed to be a looser fit denim does not mean they have to be unflattering. Look for a pair that’s form fitting up top but keeps the shape all the way to the ankle. They don’t have to be baggy and weird… although I’ve seen that work for a lot of people….jealous! They also don’t have to cost you an arm and leg. I found these babies at Forever21 and they’re my new favorite jeans; comfortable, flattering, and didn’t put me in debt!

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Meet Me in Miami

All day I’ve been playing that Will Smith song over and over in my head… I’m goin to Miami…. remember when he was fun? Now he’s so serious ALL. THE. TIME. I miss Fresh Prince/Independence Day Will Smith. Anywayyyyy. This outfit makes me feel baller, like I should be hopping on a plane to South Beach for the weekend. Adios!

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TOP: LUCKY CLOVER (similar) || BLAZER: H&M (similar) || PANTS: SILVA JOGGERS C/O JUNO BOUTIQUE || SHOES: COSMO || BAG: COACH || SHADES: URBAN OUTFITTERS || EARRINGS: C/O ROCKSBOX

IMG_8607 IMG_8608 IMG_8610 IMG_8606So you can’t really tell from the pictures (thank goodness!) but these silk joggers are somewhat sheer. The purpose being that they’re easy to dress up or down. For instance, you can wear them for a night on the town dressed up like I did, or throw them on over a bathing suit for a lazy day at the beach… which I 100% look forward to doing as soon as the weather allows! These pants are silk and pure amazingness. They feel like buttahh. I was immediately drawn to the print. These were amongst about 5 other pairs of joggers in various colors and materials but I knew I had to have these, simply because they are gorgeous and I don’t own anything else that look like these.

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Isn’t this small coach bag adorable? I actually scored it during the NJFABB Shop Our Closets charity event a few months ago! $10… holler!  Seriously though, can’t beat that. Tomorrow is Good Friday so I hope you have off and get to enjoy a long weekend! Or at least have a half day… get to work from home? Something! Anything! ;]

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Spring Ahead, Fall Back.

With the very unpredictable weather we’ve been having recently it’s a good idea to have some transitional pieces in your wardrobe. Lately I’ve been gravitating towards prints and colors and combinations of the two that can work for spring or the cooler months.

pink blush sweater

SWEATER: C/O PINK BLUSH || JEANS: C/O VIGOSS || BOOTIES: MARSHALS (similar) || BAG: LINEA PELLE || SHADES: RAY BANS

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These booties from Marshals are my faveeeeees. I wasn’t crazy about the round toe at first, but when I put them on I fell in love. The fringe on the back took the cake and a wedge heels versus a block heel makes them all the more comfortable! They’re just so cute!

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Wait so back to this sweater! Why I love it! It’s so perfect for either spring or fall; the rich green hue screams fall to me but the feminine floral print detail makes it flawless for spring. It’s incredibly cozy, too! It’s kind of like thermal material, so it’s super soft, but it’s very light so it’s not overwhelming. I dig it! Pair it with white shorts and it’s perfect for summer too. Win win!

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Dining with the DJ; Episodes 4 & 5

Hello my loves! So we are gearing up for episodes 4 and 5 of my segment on Dining with the DJ. Incase you missed the first three, you can view them here.

I’ve watched these videos myself a few times and each time all I can focus on is that steak I’m eating, haha! This was my first visit to David Todd’s in Morristown, NJ… which is so weird because I lived a block away for 2 years. I was stoked when Artem told me we’d be meeting there to sit down together, I had been dying to try it since it opened and believe me, it was worth the wait! If you’re ever in the area you absolutely must stop by. The entire staff is so welcoming and accommodating, I will definitely be back next time I’m in the area!

Anyway, back to the episodes! In episode 4 Artem and I talk about the importance of wedding entertainment. When you’re planning your big day, take my advice as someone who has been there, make sure you have a lot of room in your budget for someone who knows how to entertain! It’s seriously so important! While Artem and his company 93 Entertainment do weddings, they are also big on Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and corporate events.. and more, and these events are also in need of someone to MC who knows what they’re doing. (cough cough, ARTEM, cough) ;]

In episode 5 I give you guys a peek into my private life and a trip down memory lane with my husband! He was my first crush guys… my first crush!!! I tell Artem all about the time I realized I had fallen for this guy.. I was 10, ha!

* * * DISCLAIMER for anyone who noticed! I apparently don’t know the name of my own middle school! hahaha, I keep referring to it as Wolf Hill, but that was my elementary school. My middle school, where this all went down, was Maple Place. This hashtag will have to be #mapleplacevarietyshowreunion oh man.. so embarrassing. Thanks for watching hope you guys enjoyed!

A very special thank you to:
Artem of 93 Entertainment
GHB Events
David Todd’s 

A very very special thank you to Dan Exter, the editor who made these episodes possible! Dan has an extremely special story of his own and he is currently working hard to raise money for a cause near and dear to him. For more information go here!

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Over the Moon for OTK’s.

Not gonna lie, I am really looking forward to wearing these boots with a feminine floral dress when the weather gets a little better, but for now… I’m ok with throwing them on over some skinnies. I’ve seen these boots in a heelless version on some other bloggers and I’m kind of obsessed. They’re insanely comfortable even with the heel so I can only imagine how comfy they’d be without one!

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SWEATER: FOREVER21 || JEANS: BULLHEAD (similar) || BOOTS: STUART WEITZMAN || BELT: C/O LINEA PELLE (almost sold out!!) || BAG: MOLLY & ZOEY (similar) || HAT: H&M || SHADES: FOREVER21

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Ok want to hear a slightly embarrassing story? I only have one black belt in my possession and it’s literally from my ‘skater’ days in middle school. Literally a Hurley belt with one of those slip buckles that comes off and it’s reversible. I did not actually have a regular black belt until the amazing people from Linea Pelle sent me this one, haha. I was ecstatic and it’s so perfect! Definitely a classic but edgy piece with the military style detailing that I will be wearing over and over again.

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 I feel like this outfit has kind of a fall vibe to it, no? Honestly I’m so confused about what to wear lately.. this weather is bananas. One day it’s snowing, the next day it’s 50 degrees. Who the hell knows what’s going on. Anything goes this year, that’s my motto! ;]

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