Sandy Siesta

5.27.2015

Dev top c/o Rebecca Minkoff, Denim and Supply distressed jeans, Cynthia Rowley crossbody bag, Jennifer Fisher gypsy ring, Erickson Beamon Rocks ring (also seen here), Larsson + Jennings watch, Quay Eyewear sunglasses, Mossimo sandals. Shot by Erica Lavelanet in Montauk. 


It may be a short week for most of us, but it's still hump day: that day of all days that seems to tease you and drag on forever, requiring endless amounts of coffee and maybe even a stiff cocktail at the end of it all. It's that kind of day that has you scrolling through the photo album on your iphone, trying to remember all the fun you had during weekends prior, recalling your devotion to more fun days like Saturday and Sunday... all while avoiding the daunting pile of work that awaits your attention. On this particular type of day, an escape to two weekends ago to the sandy shores of Montauk seems more necessary than ever. A return to the feeling of the sand between your toes and the ocean breeze tangling your already messy hair.

So with that, cheers to the freakin' weekend! Try to remember it's not so far off after all.
xL

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Through the Woods

5.25.2015

Caftan dress, Weekender tote, Wide-brim hat + Embellished sandals all c/o Abercrombie. Shot by Isaac Lacey in Keene, New Hampshire.


BBQs, the return of wearing white, beach bonfires, fireworks... Memorial Day means different things to different people. But for most New Yorkers, what it means the most is an escape from the daily grind, whether getting out of town or taking a brief staycation. In my case, it was the former, as we grabbed a car-full of friends and took off for my boyfriend's woodsy hometown of Keene, New Hampshire. 

Before I left for the trip, I was contacted by Abercrombie to see if I wanted to partner with them to highlight their summer collection, and after taking one look at their site I knew my upcoming trip would be the perfect fit. I stocked up on a few of my favorite travel essentials: airy + easy-going sundresses, wide-brimmed hats, slip-on sandals perfect for exploring, distressed denim shorts and of course a massive tote to carry it all. The above look was perfect for a day of frolicking in the woods in front of my boyfriend's childhood home, taking in the lush greenery and lounging around with friends during one of my most relaxing Memorial Days yet. Let the summer getaways commence!

How did you spend your long weekend?
xL

All White Already

5.22.2015

Rebecca Minkoff eyelet jumpsuit, Zinke bikini top, And Other Stories sunglasses.

Forget what ya heard when it comes to wearing white. Before Memorial Day, after Memorial Day... who cares? Winter whites are more a thing now than ever. But I must say, there's something that will always be crisp and fresh about rocking all whites when the sun is shining and the heat is turned up. So let's kick off this long weekend with those beachy vibes! 
xL 

Meet Me at The Surf Lodge

5.20.2015

Shop Tobi denim dress, Nasty Gal straw boater hat, Quay Eyewear Kitti sunglasses, Jennifer Fisher small gypsy ring, Lader watch c/o Larsson + Jennings, Zara gladiator sandals. Shot by Cheralee Lyle at The Surf Lodge, Montauk.


Montauk conjures up so many amazing memories for me. From seaside weddings (two of my close friends were married there) and surfing at Ditch Plains, to late-night beach bonfires and sunset cocktails on the sand, it's pretty impossible not to fall in love with it all. Needless to say, this past weekend drove that emotion home for good.

These snaps were taken last Friday as we kicked off our 3-day getaway with an afternoon of beauty, pampering and good times at The Surf Lodge, hosted by Glossybox. From the moment we stepped onto the deck of the hotel the clouds seemed to burn away, drenching us in sunshine as we enjoyed fresh drinks by Montauk Juice Factory and Skinnygirl cocktails, hand massages by Rituals Cosmetics, hair touchups by Rusk, and even a mini fitness training session by workout guru Adam Rosante. It was the perfect way to launch into the weekend. My only regret? Not booking a room at The Surf Lodge. It's such a chill property... especially pre-Memorial Day weekend, when things tend to get a little crazy for the rest of the season. This weekend I'd like to think we brought our own batch of craziness. Cause who goes on a girlfriend getaway without getting turnt up a tad?
xL

Southwest Shag

5.18.2015

Free People shag jacket (also seen here), Eyelet top c/o Denim and Supply RL, Lovers + Friends denim shorts, Vintage beaded necklace, Dorothy Perkins satchel, Hinge wedge booties. Shot by Cheralee Lyle.


I'm back from my mini girlfriend getaway to Montauk and feeling more refreshed than ever (albeit, a a tad tired). Can't wait to share all my snaps with you! But until then, I wanted to post this casual weekend look which I wore to brunch the other day with my friend and fellow blogger, Cheralee. Although it was sunny as all hell out, there was still a slight breeze, so I layered up my favorite distressed shorts with this shaggy Free People jacket, a pair of suede boots, and a vintage beaded necklace for an easy-going, Southwestern vibe. When it comes to summer staples, you'd be surprised how far a great pair of distressed denim shorts will take you! There are so many ways to style them up, and with the weather warming up quickly I'm sure I'll be sharing plenty of them here. Until then, I've included a little guide below to some of my faves...
Have a great Monday!
xL 

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