Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lavender & White

Hey Guys!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! Holiday weekend is almost here! I'm so excited and it's suppose to be gorgeous for the next 4 days. 

I had just bought these new white jeans and was trying to think of a way to show them off and decided what better way than to wear all white with a colorful background. I am lucky enough to live near a lavender farm and thought it would be a beautiful backdrop. Also, purple is my second favorite color and I like it against the white. 

If you have never been to a lavender farm, I highly suggest going as it is so beautiful. You can really get some great pictures. 

The farm I am at is located in East Marion, NY and is called Lavender by the Bay. I love all the cute signs they had around the place and they have so much stuff to buy in their store such as soaps, lotions, pictures, sachets, dishes, etc. Great place to get gifts! 

Jeans ~ J. Brand ~ size 27 ~ Bought from Mint (in store) but don't see them on their site, however the J. Brand link goes directly to the exact pair I'm wearing

Tank ~ size medium ~ Target ~ I have this brand (Under $15!) and this one (Under $10!)

Sneakers ~ Vans ~ size 8 (I went up in these) Comes in other colors! Right now there is free shipping on orders $49 and over. Use code V49 

Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!! Enjoy!!

Thanks for reading!!


*This post was not sponsored by Lavender by the Bay. All opinions are my own. 

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Navy Cold Shoulder

Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a terrific weekend! Mine was busy again. Shot some great photos for a new post that I will be working on! So excited for the holiday weekend! Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays! What is everyone's plans?

So this is another great off the shoulder top I got from Banana Republic. I am not a huge fan of blue but I do love navy, especially for summer. I think it pairs well with a lot of other colors. I like to do navy and white a lot but decided to just go with the regular jeans for this outfit. This shirt is super cute. I love the bow in the back and of course the fact that it's off the shoulder. Now if you read my other post Stripes & Cold Shoulder you will know that I had that shirt taken in a bit. Well, I did the same here. I just thought it was a little too wide again in the stomach area. Again, this is a personal preference. I just like my clothes a little more slim-fitting.

Shirt ~ Banana Republic ~ size small ~similar here
Cannot find on website anymore 

Jeans ~ Paige ~ (I wear these a lot!!) size 27 ~ similar here 

Shoes ~ DSW   Under $50!!

Clutch ~ old ~ Vince Camuto ~ I love this one 
Here are two others that are more affordable that are so cute ~ here and here 

Necklace ~ Michael Kors ~ Love this one 

Sunglasses ~ Ray-Ban 

Thanks for stopping by!!


Monday, June 20, 2016

Recap of Weekend

Hi Guys! Okay, first I want to apologize for taking so long to do another post. I know it's been a week since my last one. I have literally had something everyday after work and the whole weekend and wasn't getting home until very late. This has been one of my busiest summers in a long time. I really wish this was my full time job so that I could have more of a set schedule with my posts and more content. One day!! There is literally never enough time when working a full time job already to do this but this would be my dream job so I'm going to keep going until I get there. I thought I would do a little recap of my busy weekend. Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend celebrating Father's Day!

So the above is what I wore on Friday (to work and after). This is one of my favorite sweaters that I have had for years. The necklace I bought a few months ago from J. Crew. I love sparkly things and this necklace was too pretty with the colors and the bow on one side.

My friend (and co-worker) went out to dinner Friday night after work. We went to Deep Water Bar & Grille in Greenport. As you can see I got a burger with avocado. Yum! This place is nice with a water view from the second floor and live music. 

So obviously I am surrounded by beaches living on Long Island. This is one of my favorite beaches. I believe I've mentioned this beach in a prior post. Kenny's Beach in Southold. It is one of my favorites because it's in my hometown of course. Also, because I have come down here since I was young---quite a few high school parties at this beach--ahhh memories--lol--and the amazing sunsets. Can you not tell by this picture? It doesn't do it justice though. You definitely have to be there in person. I have no filter on this pic either! 

This is my friend and I hanging out at the beach during the sunset. Nothing like a girl date on a Friday night to get the weekend going. 

So we are now into Saturday. I did a 5K (walk) on Shelter Island. It is mostly known as the 10K for runners but I don't run. For me running is not enjoyable. I love walking and I walk pretty fast. So I along with other walkers/runners do the 5K part of it. Shelter Island is one of my favorite places. I definitely recommend it to people when they are out here visiting or just have never been yet. It is just so beautiful. We get to walk through residential streets and it's just so peaceful. This event is held every year in June. This was the 37th year. It is a lot of fun and I will definitely be signing up again next year.  

This is my only shot I took while walking. There were I think like 6900 flags they said that were put out for soldiers that had died while in Afghanistan. It was really great to see that. 

This was me after the race with my medal! Yay! 

This is my friend (and another co-worker) who did the race with me. We did not plan to both wear pink (with black pants I might add). Just happened! Very funny (for us at least) lol. After the race, they had the after party at Salt Waterfront Bar and Grill. I have been to this place before and loved it so I was really excited when I found out we were going here. They had a BBQ for everyone that participated in the race along with all kinds of food trucks. They also had a band and a DJ. I wish I had taken more pics when I was there but I was too busy dancing and having fun! You could also attend the after party even if you weren't in the race. Just an FYI in case anyone wanted to come out and visit next year's race. 

On Sunday in the early afternoon, my uncle's girlfriend and I went to Sparkling Pointe in Southold. If you are not aware, the North Fork is known for its wineries. I must admit, I am not a wine far. It must be my taste buds or something because I have not really found a wine I like. I definitely love sweet fruity drinks (and of course sweets!) so my mom suggested I might like fruity sparkling wines. There are only two wineries that I know of so far that serve those kinds of wines. This place being one of them. So we decided to do a little taste testing. 

We got to taste four different sparkling wines that range from dry to very sweet. I obviously didn't like the dry one which I knew before even tasting it. The sweeter ones were better, but still nothing to where I could drink a whole glass. Am I the only one in the world that can't get use to wine? Is there anyone that doesn't like wine? Leave me a comment and let me know! 

It was fun though to go and hang out. The wineries out here are really beautiful but I feel weird going when I don't like anything. I guess I could always just drink water. Haha!

After the winery, I then went to my step-dad's family's house and we had a BBQ. His family is big so it is always a blast hanging out there. People are in the pool, dogs running around, so much food everywhere! Sadly, I didn't take pics there either. I am going back in a few weeks for a grad party so I will take some pics then. I might even do a snapchat video! 

Well I hope everyone had a good start to the week!

Thank you so much for reading!


Monday, June 13, 2016

Stripes & Cold Shoulder

Happy Monday!

I  just got this shirt and have been dying to wear it. Last week we had a semi-cool day so it was perfect to wear considering it has sleeves. I was worried the weather would be too warm to wear it until fall. This shirt is from Banana Republic and I just love everything about it. 

First, I love the off-the-shoulder. I seem to be buying a lot of shirts like this now so in addition to the pink one I posted last week, I still have one more to post later this week. Second, I love the stripes. It just gives it a little something extra. At first I thought they were navy stripes, but they are actually black, hence the black shoes. I think you could even say a dark grey when you look at it close in person. Third, I love the ties on the sleeves. To me it gives off a nautical feel. Fourth, I love the buttons down the back--very cute! And lastly, I love how it comes up on the sides and not just one length all around. I feel it's more flattering this way. 

I do, however, have a confession about the shirt. I had it taken in on the sides because for me, it was way too wide and it wasn't as flattering for my body type. It made me look very heavy in the middle and I don't like that. I prefer things slightly more fitted. 

Shirt ~ Banana Republic ~ size small
I see that they don't have the stripe one online right now but here is the same one in white 
30% off purchase-use code BRDAD

Jeans ~ Paige ~ size 27 ~ similar here 

Shoes ~ Aldo ~ wearing size 7 (down a half size than usual)

Bag ~ Michael Kors  

Ring with birth stone ~ Alex and Ani 

Watch ~ DKNY 

Other silver ring ~ Michael Kors ~ older ~ really like this one 

Bracelet ~ Michael Kors 

Have a good night!


*This post was not sponsored.