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Escape from the City with Enterprise CarShare

Product Reviews, Travel

This post is brought to you in partnership with Enterprise CarShare. I received compensation for this post, and all views and opinions expressed are my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that make this site possible!

Enterprise CarShare{Anne Klein Dress, Old Navy Jean Jacket, Dooney & Bourke Purse, H&M Tassel Earrings, Valentino Sunglasses, Tahari Sneakers}

With spring in the air and summer right around the corner, I’ve got one thing on my mind: ROAD TRIPS!

I know you’re probably thinking – “Wait, you have a car while living in Manhattan?! You must either be a really brave gal or a glutton for punishment!”

Nope, I’m neither. But you didn’t think I’d let a little thing like not owning a car stop me from hitting the road, did you? If you recall, last fall I partnered up with Enterprise to test out their CarShare program. Well, we loved our experience so much that we teamed up again to hightail it out of the city for a sunny weekend excursion to explore some of the sights and sounds in Westchester County.

Enterprise CarShare

Having access to a vehicle whenever we need it  – without having to endure the hassle and expense of parking and upkeep that comes with owning a car – has opened up a whole new world for Eric and me. The subway and Metro North railroad get us pretty far, but there are so many hidden gems in and around the Hudson Valley that you can only truly enjoy with a car.

For our recent mini-adventure, we set our sights on a day of exploring at Storm King Art Center, followed by a little vintage shopping and a romantic dinner at Equus Restaurant in the Castle Hotel and Spa in Tarrytown.

Enterprise CarShare

Candy Stripe Dress

On the drive up, we couldn’t resist stopping for a few photos along the scenic Palisades parkway. It still blows my mind how an area so serene and peaceful exists such a short drive outside of the city.

Accessing our vehicle was super-convenient. After choosing a make and model and reserving it using the Enterprise CarShare app on my phone, we simply zipped down to a garage a few blocks from our apartment, waived our membership card in front of the dash to unlock the doors, and jumped behind the wheel. We were on the road within minutes with no fuss, and no muss.

I can’t wait to enjoy more weekend excursions over the coming months!

And because sharing is caring, I have a special offer for all you lovely readers. You can sign up for a free first-year membership and receive $20 in driving credits. Just visit http://bit.ly/Blog16-US and enter BLOG17 in the promo code box.

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Gingham Style

Everyday Outfits, My Style, Picks

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Gingham has always been a staple in my summer wardrobe, so I’m pretty stoked to see that it’s trending in a major way in all of my favorite stores this season. Today I’m rounding up a few pieces that I’m currently craving as well as a few old favorites that have served me well over the years.

And what about you, are you ready to hop aboard the gingham train soon?

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gingham dress trend{From Top to Bottom: eSHAKTI Dress, J. CREW Sandals, MIU MIU Pumps, J. CREW Dress}

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A Pop of Gingham {Pink Trench + Off-the-Shoulder Dress}

Everyday Outfits, My Style

pink-trench-coat-gingham-shoes-2{ZARA Pink Trench & Off-the-Shoulder Dress, Forever 21 Clutch, Bauble Bar Crispin Drop Earrings (get the look for less here), Miu Miu Gingham Pumps}

 

Some days, I just wanna channel my inner 5 year-old and rock head-to-toe pink. And while I was at it, I figured I might as well throw in a few bows for good measure!

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I know people always say to invest in higher-quality pieces because they’ll last longer, and blah, blah, blah… But I’ve had this gorgeous clutch for more than 7 years, and it’s still going on strong. I’m pretty sure I got it at Forever 21 for less than $20, but I’ve taken it to the opera, fancy dinner parties, gallery openings, you name it – and it’s held up super well over time and garnered me many compliments.

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Why I never really thought to pair blush pink with fuchsia is before is beyond me. But when I ran across these AMAZING earrings, it was like a light bulb finally went off.  I’m so glad it did, and now this might become one of my favorite color combos. Don’t you just love it when things like that happen?!

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Lastly, I’ve had these gorgeous satin Miu Miu pumps for over four years, and I love them just as much as when I first got them. They truly bring a smile to my face, and I look forward to bringing them out of hiding each spring. And I know, I know… I just extolled the virtues of shopping on the cheap less than two paragraphs earlier, but some shoes things you just can’t put a price on… ya dig?!

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