Holiday Card Photos 2018

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December is finally here and I cannot believe how fast it arrived ! We’ve been decking just about every corner of our new little space for the holiday season and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! It’s fun decorating a new space and we wanted it to feel extra cozy. So I’ll be sharing the finishing touches on here soon. 

Over the weekend Kevin and I had our wonderful friend stop by to help us with our idea for our holiday card. We’ve been sending one out every year since we moved to NYC and look forward to receiving all the mail this month from family & friends. I usually designate a little spot to hang the cards now that most are photos cards ! This year we knew we wanted to not just incorporate a holiday theme but also as a life update. At first I was going to do this right away, but then held off.  

Kevin thinks we’re probably the last people on earth mailing holiday or new year cards, but I disagree! I look forward to coming up with what we’ll do each year. This year was a little more close to home, but in the past we’ve found some great spots around the city for our photos. This is ours from last year as we celebrated our first married Christmas!

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This year the front of our card will be more traditional and the back is playful as our “we moved” announcement.

We created our photos through Shutterfly and I’ve been pleased with them in years passed and their shipping is free and arrives fast. They always have a great special going on and if you need a promo code, use this one for 50% off or a free 8x8” photo book! CODE: X4DU-A7Y8-R28G-KMCJGX. Minted is also another great spot for cards!

I’ve shared mine and Kevin’s outfit details in the widget below.

Hope everyone’s December is off to a great start!  

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Spring Florals in Central Park

Spring is finally in full bloom over here in NYC and I couldn’t be more excited! It seems like forever since my last blog post, but I’ve been busy over here with an art show I’m preparing for my students and I had the lovely surprise of my family visiting for my 30th Birthday recently. (Sigh)  For the longest time it felt like we’d never see spring, so when I was finally able to put away all sweaters for good.  I couldn’t wait to transition to spring and summer months!

Living on the UES makes Central Park so accessible and I try to take full advantage of it’s beauty.  There’s always something going on whether it’s a concert, summer movie night,  or Shakespeare in the Park I love being able to explore all of it’s different spots. The conservatory gardens make for a great spot for strolling and gorgeous photos!  There’s also a few favorite cafes and restaurants along the way there I’ll be sharing this season that are perfect for taking a break from the park for a quick bite or cool down drink with friends. Although my favorite is just having a picnic setup and now there’s ways to make a reservation for one to be setup for you upon arrival! No fuss or bringing anything with you. 

Now with all of the spring blooms it’s also a crazy allergy season right now ! All of the trees were in full bloom the first warm weekend of the season and the park was unbelievably packed so I can’t wait until the school year ends so I can take advantage of it during the weekdays. 

I snagged this cold shoulder top on sale recently and hadn’t paired red and pink together in a while, which is a new combo I’ve been into. This top has the perfect ruffle that falls on the chest and sleeve and could be paired with black pants for an office look with a blazer or even with shorts for something more casual. I try to keep versatility in mind when styling different pieces together.  

What are your favorite places to adventure to in the spring ? I’d love to hear about them! 

 

 

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TOP: Bardot Also comes in the most flirty dress style  / Denim: Paige / Wedges: (Old) Similar style and here/ Blazer: Loving this style and this cute option/ Sunglasses: BP and a splurge version /  Fold over Clutch: BP/ Bracelets: Styled Collection and Kate Spade

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LBD Wedding Attire

Recently my summer travels continued onward to South Carolina for a friends wedding in beautiful Greenville that my fiancé was is. We absolutely love the layout of the city and if you've never experienced downtown Greenville, it's becoming increasingly popular so I definitely recommend it's charm. There's the most perfect walkable Main Street with bars, restaurants, adorable boutiques, and live music in the evenings. Falls Park has the most impressive suspension bridge running through it and a great spot for an easy hike or walk.

For the southern heat I decided to switch out of what I wore to the church during the break and slip into something cooler and darker for evening. My dress is past season (Zara) and are my shoes (Ralph Lauren), but I've linked similar LBDs that could function for a range of occasions this summer! 

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         My Look: Dress, Zara (last season)// Shoes, Ralph Lauren // Purse, Vince Camuto

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1. Leith, $56 //  2.  Leith, (on sale) $32.40 //  3. ASTR Side Knot Dress, $27, Nordstrom Rack//       4. Off the Shoulder Dress, Chic Wish // 5. Flared Sleeve Dress, WithChic // 6. ASTR Lace Body-Con Dress, Nordstrom (sold out) $72  // 7.  Leith,  $68