Hello Summer

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Tell me: How was your weekend?

Outfit Details: Sugarlips Dress (c/o, last seen here), H&M sunglasses, Aeropostale Studded Strap Flat, photos- my roomie

P.S. Oh, and in case you noticed something different about my hair- #thebangsareback.

Picnic in the Park

what to wear to a picnic, picnic in the park nyc, picnic food ideas, what to bring to a picnic, summer reading, read in the park, zara jacquard dress, h&m sandals On Sunday I’m going to a picnic in Brooklyn Bridge Park. One of my friends is moving very soon to go to grad school, so she wanted to gather all of us one last time before she goes. I’m sad that she’s moving away, but happy for since she’s pursuing her goals.

If you’re like me and you’re subscribed to tons of shopping emails, you know that pretty much every store is having a sale right now (ok, that’s an exaggeration, but a lot of stores are). Money’s a little tight so I’m trying not to do any shopping, but how cute is this Zara dress? I need a new pair of black sandals and I like these strappy H&M sandals that mimic the straps on the dress.

I have been terrible at cooking at home for the last few months, but I like the look of this pasta salad and it would be an easy enough dish to make for a picnic. When the weather is nice I really enjoy reading outdoors. I like to bring a book to a picnic for that downtime after you’ve just stuffed your face and you’re too full to move around. I’ve been hearing lots of good buzz about The Vacationers by Emma Straub and well done to the book designers because the cover just screams ‘summer reading.’

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I may be back on Monday with a new haircut? We’ll see! 

Stars and Stripes

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Tell me: What do you have planned for the Fourth?

(starting at the top: Striped Ponte Dress, Straw Boater, Stars Print Midriff Shirt, Brass Star Earrings, Stripe Leather Pouch [30% off with code HISUMMER], Stars & Stripes Scarf, Classic Stripe Tee, Simple Tote in Flag Stripe, Star Muscle Tank, Vintage Cotton Tee in Stars [30% off with code HISUMMER], Americana Slip-On Sneaker, Pleated Stripe Short, Sailor Sweater in Stripe, Striped Sequin Dress, Pleated Star Chambray Skirt, American Flag Phone CaseAmericana Earring Set)

Mani Monday

manimonday, manicure roundup, on nnenna's nails, nails of the week, manicure, instagram roundup You guys already know that I’m a nail polish addict, so I thought I’d show you a few colors that I’ve tried out recently. I paint my nails one or two times a week and I usually document it all on instagram. As we’ve moved from spring to summer, I’ve transitioned from the pastels to brighter, bolder colors. I used to be all about the nail art, but in the past year or so, I’ve found myself preferring a manicure in one single solid color.

Tell me: What’s your go-to color for summer?

(starting top left1. Priti NYC September Charm, 2. Rimmel London Salon Pro Britpop, 3. Rimmel London Salon Pro Hip Hop, 4. N.Y.C. In a Minute Robin’s Egg Blue, 5. Rimmel London Salon Pro Purple Rain, 6. Revlon Parfumerie Apricot Nectar, 7. Essie Truth or Flare, 8. E.L.F. Nail Polish Teal Blue, 9. Nails Inc. Haymarket)