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GIVEAWAY ALERT: Alice Through the Looking Glass

alice-brooks-brothers-red-fleece-dress-2{Brooks Brother Red Fleece Dress (ON SALE!), Ralph Lauren Military Jacket, Dooney & Bourke Crossbody Bag, Zara Heels}

If you’ve been following along on the ‘gram, then you know that last week I had the pleasure of attending a truly amazing event: A mad-hatter themed tea party at the Lambs’ Club that included a roudtable interview with award-winning costume designer, Colleen Atwood. If you haven’t seen Alice Through the Looking Glass yet, then you definitely need to get on it (and I’ve got a special giveaway to help you out). The film picks up 6 years after our heroine’s first adventure, and I took my outfit queues from the opening scene which features Alice commanding her own ship while wearing a sharp captain’s military coat.


For the past 20 years Colleen Atwood’s work has blazed across the big screen in a number of films, including Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Beloved, Edward Scissor Hands, The Silence of the Lambs, Snow White and the Huntsman, and many more.

One of the most interesting things I learned during our talk was that she got her start in costume design much later in life – after having child and working in several other jobs. Originally, she wanted to become an artist, but had to sacrifice her dream for a more stable career in order to support her daughter on her own. Once her daughter was in college, Colleen set off for NYC with $500 in her pockets and along the way discovered her passion and innate talent for costume design.

Talk about an incredible story! Hearing her journey reminded me how we only seem to ask children what they want to be when they grow up. However, the growing process doesn’t stop once you become an adult, and it’s never too late to discover what your true passion is in life and to become wildly successful at it.


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What Time Is It? {Citizen Axiom Watch Giveaway}

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{Vintage Havana Dress, Fendi Sunglasses, c/o Citizen Axiom Watch, c/o Schutz ‘Shyla’ Sandals}

Happy Monday, Peeps!

Yesterday marked the first official day of summer, and I kicked off the occasion with an off-the-shoulder frock that seems to be all the rage this season. I decided to go full-on boho with a easy hairdo (my signature look as of late) and a pair of lace-up gladiator sandals that I’ve been wearing nonstop.

I also took my new Axiom watch from the lovely folks at Citizen out for a spin. If you follow me on the ‘gram, you know that I had the chance to visit their store in the heart of Times Square earlier this month (and see my name on the marquis!). While there, I learned a lot about the company and the fact that you NEVER have to replace the battery in any of their watches! Can you believe it?! Apparently, they’re automatically recharged by solar power. I kid you not when I say that one of my favorite watches has needed its battery replaced for over 6 months, but I’ve just been too busy to get it done. I still wear it in hopes that it will spur me to get a new battery while I’m out and about, but so far I’ve had no such luck. In any case, I was stoked to learn that I’d never have to deal with that with my new wrist bling… and neither will one lucky reader!

Enter my giveaway below for a chance to receive your very own Axiom watch by Citizen, valued $195. Contest ends June 29th at midnight Eastern Standard Time, so hurry up and submit your entry today!

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So Many Dresses… So Little Time… + Glossybox Giveaway Winner Announced!

Fitting Room Confidential: Century 21
{Nanette Lepore, Nanette Lepore, Cynthia Steffe}

Fitting Room Confidential: Century 21
{Cynthia Steffe, Cynthia Steffe, Milly}

Fitting Room Confidential: Century 21
{Milly, Izod, Izod}

Walking home from work sounds like a good idea, right?


At least not when it means walking by one of your favorite discount stores.  Oh, the temptation!

The good news is that I walked a total of 5 miles yesterday.  The bad news is that I got home an hour later than I had planned due to my dilly-dallying in Century 21’s fitting room.

In other news, I’m happy to announce the winner of this week’s Glossybox Giveaway!


Congrats!  Email me by Wednesday, June 6th to claim your prize!