Back It Up

7.01.2015

Rae tank in moss c/o Stolen (last seen here), Victoria's Secret PINK racerback bra, J.O.A. mesh skort (similar here), Vintage tribal necklace, ASOS mixed media clutch, Free People boater hat (similar here), Forever 21 platform sandals. Shot by Isaac Lacey.


Last week I styled a date night outfit with Victoria’s Secret PINK’s Date Racerback Push-Up bra, but let’s be honest, I can’t spoil Isaac and dress that sexy all the time! So for part two of my partnership with the brand, I decided to keep things casual and show you guys how I’d style the bra for a low-key weekend look, perfect for a late brunch with friends or just running errands around Brooklyn. The thing I think I love most about this bra is that it’s equally easy to dress down for everyday wear, whether you pair it with an open-back dress or a strappy tank. And while I normally would just let the girls out and go bra-less, I realize that’s not an option for everyone all the time. Plus I’m loving the fun layers that occur as a result of the bra’s cute, lacy racerback. 

Time to dig those backless and strappy numbers out of the back of your closets ladies, and try a lil #DatewithPINK!
xL

Khaki Crush

6.29.2015

BB Dakota turtleneck dress, Alexander Wang cropped trench (similar here), Vintage crossbody bag, Beaded necklace from Malaysia, Nasty Gal Panama hat, Lorrie sandals c/o Coach (on sale here). Shot by Erica Lavelanet.


When it comes to wardrobe staples, you can never go wrong in a timeless, khaki trench. Which is why I'm loving that Alexander Wang created his own take on the trend with the boxy, cropped number that you see here. I've had this jacket for a few years now and always find myself returning to it when the weather warms up. Easy-going and easy to wear with anything, it's the perfect outfit topper on warm days that turn into crisp nights. Here I paired it with a black minidress, oversized hat and tribal accessories for my own lil urban safari on the mean streets of the LES.
Happy Monday guys!
xL

Shortalls and Stripes

6.25.2015

Striped crop top c/o Missguided, Thrifted lace-trimmed shortalls, Ray-ban aviators, Max and Chloe cuff, MAB tote mini c/o Rebecca Minkoff, Schutz platform sandals. Shot by Isaac Lacey in Chinatown.


A few weeks ago I was asked by Sunglass Hut to shoot a few of my favorite places in NYC for their Instagram in preparation for a huge party they were throwing on the Highline last weekend called #ElectrifyNYC. Always down to show people around my city, one of the first spots I hit up was my favorite street in Chinatown, Doyers Street, which also happens to be home to one of my favorite dim sum restaurants Nom Wah Tea Parlor. Aside from the delicious (& affordable!) grub, Doyers Street has to be one of the most picturesque alleyways around, bursting with color and awesome, authentic local businesses. Take a few fun snaps here during the day, or head over at night for a quick bite at Nom Wah followed by a fancy cocktail at the pharmacy-meets-speakeasy Apotheke. Either way I promise you'll leave pretty satiated!
xL

My Summer Date

6.22.2015

Mossimo swim coverup, VS PINK Date Racerback Push-Up bra, Crossbody bag c/o Rebecca Minkoff, Antique silver rings, Schutz platform sandals. Shot by Isaac Lacey.


When you've dated someone for 5 years, 4 of which you’ve lived together, it’s pretty easy to fall into a routine. Which is why I’m always looking for ways to keep the romance alive, whether it’s pushing us to try out a new restaurant once a week, buying him flowers every once in awhile, or leaving little love notes around the apartment. Call me cheesy, but I swear, any small gesture works!

So when Victoria’s Secret PINK asked me to partner with them to create a flirty date look wearing their new Date Racerback Push-Up bra, it didn’t take much to convince me to say yes. Lingerie is pretty much one of the easiest ways to spice up any relationship, and I loved the added motivation to get spruced up for my next date (most of the time my go-to look is just a comfy tee and a pair of jeans). I’m also a huge fan of back cleavage (is that a thing?) so for me, having the extra allure of lace from the racerback bra really made the outfit pop. After taking a few snaps, Isaac and I bounced over to a new restaurant that popped up in the neighborhood, MP Taverna, for the perfect, romantic dinner for two. My #DatewithPINK was an overwhelming success.
xL

Back to Reality

6.17.2015

Corduroy romper c/o Missguided, LF Stores cutout bra (similar here), Wet Seal floral bomber (similar here), Julian backpack c/o Rebecca Minkoff, Vintage felt hat (last seen here) and jewelry, Forever 21 boots. Shot by Rose Levy.


The third and last day of Governor's Ball is always the best day of the festival for me. Maybe it's because it usually takes place on a Sunday, but after a few days of back-to-back concerts you feel less inclined to run from one stage to another. Instead you take your time between sets to chill, take down a cold beer, catch up with friends, meet new ones, take some pics, soak up the sun. Only when the sun starts setting and the clouds turn pink on the horizon do you snap out of it and realize you have to go to work the next day... but the memories that you'll bring were 100% worth the ride. 

Anyway, time to leave my memories of Govball behind and finally start living in the present. Can't wait til next year! Hope to see you there.
xL