I don’t know about you, but I am definitely NOT one of those wear it once kind of gals. I only buy pieces that I either love so much I can’t wait to wear them again or that are so versatile I can’t stop wearing them because they go with everything. This gingham ruffle top is one of those uber-versatile-can’t-stop-wearing ones. It looks so killer with denim that I’ve found at least two ways to wear it and want to show you how you can take a favorite top and do it, too!
This weekend I was in New York and had brunch at Brooklyn’s latest hot spot, Butter and Scotch – it’s a bar and bakery with a sweet little menu with biscuits, cocktails and desserts. In fact, they’ve just been named ‘Best Birthday Cake in NYC’, and now I know why. It was truly the best cake I’ve ever had with the perfect icing to cake ratio (the most important ratio there is).
Hey ladies and gents! Just a quick note to let you each reading know how much I appreciate you – thank you so much for being on this journey with me! Okay – do you ever just stumble upon something so lovely and amazing that you just can’t believe your fashion luck?! If you’re not a shopping nerd like me then the answer is likely a big fat NO, but for me it happens sometimes and it is pretty freakin’ exciting. On my last trip to New York, I found a store I’d never been to before called & Other Stories. It’s a Los Angeles, Paris and Stockholm atelier that works with designers around the world. And it’s affordable. JACKPOT.
You might’ve noticed that I can change my mind about certain styles over time. One day I hate peplums, the next I love them. I thought orange was the worst color ever. Then I challenged myself (and you all!) to try it, and now I just can’t get enough. Today I’m obsessed with midi-dresses but just a couple months ago I thought it was so unflattering. I think that just goes to show that you have to work with something for a while until you find the best fit for you. And you also have to stay curious and open-minded about clothes if you want to unlock your most flattering and fun style.
Boy what a whirlwind couple weeks in Charleston! We had an amazing time and also some amazing shooting opportunities in this magical and charming place. The best part about shooting pics when you are traveling is it gives you a chance to find all kinds of secret spots. The key is to make sure you pack (or purchase!) looks you want to shoot and that you can wear out and about while you’re exploring town. And shop I most definitely did!