| dress, similar  2, 3, 4, 5 | vest | bootiessimilar (other) |

I’m obsessed with this dress, a NYC purchase! My mother and I visited the Nordstrom Rack at Union Square, which I learned last summer is a jackpot. This dress is by Frame which retailed for a couple hundred dollars, yet we got it for a fraction of that cost! I love the lace up detail, the midi length and its breathability. This is a great transition piece into fall. If you happen to stumble into the Nordstrom Rack at Union Square, know you will need a couple of hours and some patience to dig.


Friday Finds – NYC Edition



For the Labor Day weekend, my mom and I traveled to New York City. We wandered through the different neighborhoods including Soho, Meatpacking and the Upper East Side and ate way too many desserts. Oh well.


The city is definitely visually stimulating.


Washington Square Park, a park I walked through almost daily last summer.


I was obsessed with the rug in our hotel lobby, Sixty Soho. It was a compilation of many oriental rugs of different vibrant colors.


My mom and I found a few interesting pieces in Artful Posters including a James Bond Sean Connery movie advertisement, a Vogue Magazine cover from the 1920s and an Elvis photograph from a concert he played in Memphis.


Of course I love murals.


My mom and I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the Rei Kawakubo – Comme des Garcon exhibit.


Catch was my favorite restaurant last summer, so I had to go back. We started with a sushi roll, had scallops and roasted cauliflower as our entree and finished with the most amazing chocolate cake which included a Klondike bar and salted caramel ice cream.

The other restaurants we enjoyed included The Waverly Inn, ABC Kitchen, The Little Owl, BG Restaurant, Laduree and Hundred Acres. All I highly recommend!

My outfits: | black jeans | booties | sunglasses | backpack | sneakers | cardigan |

Mom’s outfits: | jacket | denim top | shoes | jeans | sunglasses |

What are your favorite places in New York?

Friday Finds


Today I am headed to New York with my mom, and I can only imagine the walking we are going to do. I’ve decided to focus this week’s Friday Finds on the most comfortable shoes going into Fall. You don’t just need comfortable shoes in NYC, so I’ve pulled a few that we will need for those days when we don’t want to try too hard but don’t want to wear our tennis shoes either.

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Vince Warren Slip-On

First up is the Vince slip-on. These come in all the coveted fabrics and colors of fall including olive satin and pink velvet. These shoes have been all the rage the last couple of years, but I love the height Vince has added.

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Rebecca Minkoff Sammi Slide

This shoe is made for the times you are feeling a little more daring. These slides will be perfect for a legging and sweater combo.

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Loeffler Randall Jasper Tassel Oxford

I love a great oxford – I’m sure you can tell considering I wear my snakeskin oxfords quite regularly. I picture myself wearing this shoe with a slim ankle length black trouser and a crew neck sweater. This shoe speaks “put together J. Crew” to me.

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Paul Green Logan Bootie

Comfort is key when it comes to wearing a bootie. If they are too tight, your foot feels claustrophobic. If they are too big, you feel like a clown. Or at least I do. I love the colors this Paul Green bootie comes in. I envision you wearing this bootie with distressed jeans and a plaid button down, but that’s just me.

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Vince Bray Loafer

Vince has done it again. Add a velvet loafer to your business casual or casual wardrobe. This shoe is something you can work into your daily rotation.


Thanks for stopping by, and happy Friday!


Another NYC Purchase


| dress (2) (3) (4) | bag | chocker | shoes |

I was hesitant to purchase this dress in New York this summer because I wasn’t sure if it looked poorly made or if I would even wear it. It’s not a dress that I can wear to class, and sadly, it’s not blue or red for SMU’s boulevard season. To my surprise and delight, I have worn it many times sense being back at school, and I’m happy with the quality! The cut is extremely flattering on all body types, too. I love all of the feminine details: pom-poms, crochet cutouts and a low back.

photos by: Eileen Barrett

Life in the City


| dress (other) (other) | booties |

No dress code, no problem… I found great fun deciding what to wear each day to work. With few limitations, I got to be creative and get inspiration from the people with which I worked.


| tank | jeans | shoes |

There was no shortage of art and culture in the city. The Met, The MOMA, and The Whitney are all worth a visit.


| sneakers |

These shoes were a lifesaver for Margaret and me. I don’t think we could’ve walked the miles we did in our sandals and loafers. We hated ourselves for following the Adidas trend for the first couple of days, but then we got over it.


top | vest | shorts | booties |

Well, you know me and murals. Had to find at least one while I was in town.


| top | jeans (other) | bag |

I’d rather spend less on a pair of trendy denim than splurging, and instead, I invest in the classics.

Side note, I’m obsessed with the cobblestone streets.


One World Trade Center.


| dress (other) | sunglasses |

A day at The Whitney…


| dress | bag |

A flowy dress for a hot afternoon in Central Park.


| dress (other) (other) (other) | loafers |

I found this dress at Luxury Garage Sale new with tags. Definitely a steal.


| top | skirt | vest | shoes |

I love a two piece set that you can wear together and separate for many different looks.


| tank | pants (pants) |

These trousers have been perfect for all seasons.


| top | denim skirt | sunglasses |

The denim mini is back!!! I found this at a Rag and Bone sample sale in the city. Check out for all the sample sales going on in New York.


| dress | vest |

Lunchtime adventures…


| top | shorts |

The Brooklyn Bridge is definitely a must on your NYC bucket list.


| pants (other) | flats |

Lunch in Washington Square Park.


| top | vest | denim skirt |

Sorry Gigi, stalking your apartment.


A peek at Tibi Resort 2017.