I woke up early on Saturday morning to grab breakfast on-the-go before trekking to the Greenwich Village Goodwill to try and snag a few bargains during their weekly window sale. I was hoping to take home a gorgeous Burberry scarf (new with tags!) that I’d spotted a few days before for just $35, but another prudent shopper snatched it up before I had the chance. Oh well, all’s fair in love and bargains! In any case, I was able to walk away with a pair of mint-condition Stuart Weizman boots as well as a patent leather Miu Miu belt that still had the tags on it. Not too shabby, right?
Before heading home, I swung by Washington Square Park to snap a few pics with my camera and tripod. I’ve visited this park for years, but I’d never been there this early in the morning and had no idea I’d be in for such a treat! The park was lightly abuzz with joggers and young families taking their morning stroll, and I even spotted a bride and groom snapping wedding photos on the lawn. The best part had to be the squirrels – I never knew they could be so friendly. They would scurry on up to you and eat right out of your hands if you let them. One even tried to climb in my purse! I also spent at least 10 minutes watching the “pigeon whisperer”. I’m not sure what sort of magic skills this man possessed, but he was able to beckon the birds to him at will just by calling them. I’ve seen people do this with bird seeds and breadcrumbs but never with just the sound of their voice. It was pretty cool to watch.
Fall in NYC has been so picture perfect and ideal lately, and I’ve been soaking up every minute of it. Thanks for stopping and sharing it with me!
In partnership with Zappos, I styled my new Paige jeans and Freebird boots for a casual fall weekend look. As a self-professed shoe addict, I’ve been a long time fan of Zappos because of their wide selection of merchandise (they carry over 150,000 styles from more than 1,000 brands!) and outstanding customer support. In fact, my very first purchase from them was for my wedding almost 10 years ago, and I’ve been a loyal customer ever since.
Zappos describes itself first and foremost as a customer service company – one that just so happens to sell shoes, clothing and accessories – and I couldn’t agree more. I called the Zappos customer service line with a quick question about sizing before placing my order online, and they were extremely helpful and thorough with their response. I was super-anxious to try out my new items, so I was pretty stoked when my package arrived just 3 days after ordering.
Since my previous pair of go-to skinny jeans had taken a beating after almost 3 years of continuous wear, I was excited to slip into Paige’s Skyline Skinnies in Carson (a broken-in indigo blue wash). I fell in love immediately and will finally be putting my old jeans out to pasture in favor of these. Ankle boots are a staple in my wardrobe this time of year, and I was drawn to the ‘Smoke’ Ankle Bootie from Freebird because of the interesting cutout detail at the heel. It also doesn’t hurt that their gorgeous deep tan color goes with just about anything.
I put this outfit together for my recent trek to the new FDR Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island. Fall has always been my favorite season, and this year I’ve been taking lots of long walks around the city to watch the leaves turn and bundling up in cozy layers every chance I get. Yesterday was the perfect crisp autumn day, so it was nice to put on a new outfit and venture off with my tripod in tow to soak up the amazing views. Thanks so much to Zappos for keeping a gal stylish! And be sure to check out their site to stock up on all your fall fashion needs!
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Last month, I was whisked away to sunny Florida for a quick business trip (with a bit of pleasure mixed in). The conference schedule was pretty jam-packed, but I was able to squeeze in a quick photo shoot by strategically placing my camera around the hotel room.
Stay tuned for my easy packing tips for business travel!
To be quite honest, Forever 21 isn’t exactly the first store that comes to mind when I’m hunting for skirts with a modest hemline. But surprisingly, they’ve been killing it lately with midi length skirts in a variety of textures and styles. I was passing through a couple of weeks ago when I spotted this lively floral skirt, and I’ve been twirling around in it nonstop ever since. I’m heading back to stock up on more skirts for fall, and below are some of my top picks (all under $25!).
We’ve been having gorgeous weather this fall, so I’ve been jumping at every opportunity to head outside and soak up nature. Eric and I took a trip to Dutchess County and spent the day petting goats, meandering through vineyards, and visiting antique shops. There may have been a wine tasting thrown in there too. For our little excursion, I went with classic fall basics: a tweed blazer, down vest, corduroy dress, and comfy boots. The temperature fluctuated throughout the day, so I’m glad that I was able to add and remove layers as needed.