Ever since I got my first summer job, a longtime ago, I started a little reward system for myself. Once a month, I’d treat myself to new underwear. It was a little personal treat that started after one random visit to Victoria Secret on payday. At the time, it felt super grown up- treating myself to a little luxury that made me feel sexy and confident. Since then, it has been a ritual I’ve maintained. Of course I’ve since branched out to different stores/brands and have a slight tendency to purchase underwear SEVERAL times a month, depending on how stressed I am. For me, it is the perfect little pick-me -up, whether I am having a great day or a really long one.
Of course now that I live in NYC, I’m (like every New Yorker) obsessed with getting everything delivered, and can’t get enough of it! Groceries, wine, dry cleaning…and underwear?!
BootayBag is a monthly women’s underwear service – for just $12 a month and free shipping you can #treatyoself with new undies picked to fit your own personal style.So if you’re all about thongs or like to mix it up, they have some thing for every bootay. Also, BootayBag donates $1 to the Melanoma Foundation with every picture posted with the hashtag #undermatters on social media, which means my longstanding, monthly treat just got a little luxe upgrade that also gives back. It’s a win win, of the lacey kind.
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I love shopping as much as the next bird, but I enjoy shopping the most when it’s discounted. I’m a bargain shopper – guilty as charged.
Which is why I could not be happier to be back in NYC, where sample sales occur on the regular! If you’ve never had the pleasure of experiencing one, here’s the deal:
Sample sales are used by designers/retailers in order to move excess merchandise. Most of the samples have been used in photo shoots or promotional events. These items are then sold at a fraction of the price; typically 60-80% off.
For me, these sales are the perfect opportunity to snag unique, high end pieces that will elevate my wardrobe, like a pair of pony haired platform heels by Charlotte Olympia that will make any of my LBDs stand out… for over 70% off. The GILT Sample Sale NY is the mother of of all Sample Sales. There is everything you can think of, for both men and women. The latest in apparel, shoes, handbags, jewelry and home decor from designers like Balenciaga, Prada, Valentino, John Varvatos and all at up to 80 percent off retail. They also feature a revamped layout for a much easier shopping experience! There was a lot more room and I was able to browse by price point, trend and size, easily.
There were cool lifestyle offerings as well like onsite styling, on-demand tailoring, and Gilt City concierge. Very similar to the amenities you’d find at a Saks or Nordstrom but with out the department store price tag.
I had a great time treasure hunting and trying on stuff. It’s a fun environment, everyone has a giant shopping bag and is just trying everything on like one big shopping party. I had some tough decisions to make, but had a blast shopping the latest designer trends! NYC birds you have one more day to attend!
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Can’t wait to see what you find!
Vacations are a time to relax, reflect and break the monotony.
Some of us reflect while sun bathing on an exotic beach, some of us relax while zip lining. I like to do a little bit of both, I’m definitely a bit of adrenaline junkie, but the older I get the more I realize the value of just BEING wherever I am. I’ve learned to minimize my distractions as much as possible and keep things simple. I recently went on a Royal Caribbean Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean with family, and I went with the mindset of keeping things as simple as possible, especially went it came to my wardrobe. Considering where I was spending the next 7 days, this would prove to be a challenge. Now bare in mind, the ship I was on, the Allure of the Seas, had about 6,000 passengers and everything from rock climbing, full service spa, zip lining and 100 other things. This of course is not including all the options I had in any of the three ports I visited. Sensory overload. So naturally, I wanted to do everything and see everything, be everywhere, take a 1,000 pictures and have 100 costume changes.
I’m happy to report that I did not succumb to FOMO (fear of missing out) and fall victim to over scheduling. I lived those seven days moment to moment, as stress free as possible. I did a lot of cool things, but I also did a whole lot of nothing. I did not worry about what I needed to be seeing, doing, or wearing…because I do that every other day of the week. No matter how you spend them, vacations need to be worry free.When it came to not worrying about to what to wear and when to wear it, I have my pretty sweet packing skills to thank. When packing, I chose 3 colors to stick to, packed 3 pairs of shoes and 3 handbags and I managed to fit everything I needed between a back pack and one suitcase.
Here’s how I did it:
- My colors were pink, black and white – pause for surprise- which I allowed me the freedom to change my mind from day to day because everything could be mixed and matched.
- I chose colorful accessories to change up potential outfit repeats.
- My only indulgences were 5 bathing suits and 5 pairs of sunglasses. They took up hardly any space and offered me a dozen different options, so no guilt there.
- As for my shoe game, I packed a wedge for day or night, a kitten heel for formal dinners, and my favorite pair of flip flops …which snapped in 1/2 in St. Thomas, but we’re still mourning them, so I’ll stop there.
- Long skirts and dresses were so key, most days I just wore a long skirt over my swim suit.
This helped me keep things organized and easy (which I’m super into) . No matter what we did or where we were I remained confident and stress free because I felt confident and comfortable in what I was wearing. I was able to take in all the natural beauty that was around me, spend quality time with some of the people I love, and finally relax a bit.
Hope you enjoy my snaps at sea…
“I’ma keep runnin’ cause a winner don’t quit on themselves”
Festival season is in full swing friends.
Whether you’ll be at Coachella this weekend, a local outdoor show, or just at the park with your dog, festival wear is too fun to pass up.
It’s April and officially summer here- awesome. NOT.
Naturally, 91 degrees and 100% humidity can dissuade even the most committed fashionista out of wearing well …anything. Since clothing is not optional in most places, operation ‘less-is-more’ is in full effect. If I could wear pajama bottoms and a tank everywhere in this heat, I would.
So in spite of my geographical location, I don’t have a huge spring/summer wardrobe.
I own about 5 pairs of sandals (I think), not a whole lot of color, and not one maxi dress. Don’t get me wrong, I live near the beach, so I own bathing suits and shorts, they are all just black and white. I guess I prefer a liberal interpretation of warm weather wear, and don’t necessarily want to give up my aesthetic when it gets warmer.
Shout out to all the women who ROCK the “I just came from the gym” look.
No evidence of sweat, not a hair out of place, and flawlessly coordinated pieces. I on the other hand, even post Fabletics subscription, can’t seem to channel the effortlessly chic athletic look that Kate Hudson deems attainable.