Friday, June 28, 2013

Summer Romp

The temperatures are rising fast in NYC, and everyone is starting to break out their summer wardrobe... finally! I've been wandering around my neighborhood the past few days (usually in search of somewhere with air conditioning) and I've seen tons of rompers out and about. Not sure what a romper is? It's essentially a onesie for grown ups which mimics a shirt and shorts, but they're connected. I've always loved how rompers look on me, but the idea of completely disrobing in a public bathroom every time I have to take a pee has turned me off from them. However, I think I'm going to suck it up, and finally get me a cute romper. I mean, if it's cute enough for Blake Lively, it's cute enough for me. Check out some of my favs below...

This romper from Urban Outfitters is a little pricier than I would like, but I love the lace detail. Cotton rompers often look like something that you should wear at home when you clean your bathroom, not for a night out on the town, but this one is perfect for dinner and drinks with the girls or a fun night out in Montauk.

Urban Outfitters - Pins and Needles Crepe Lace Inset Romper - $69

I have been a big fan of coral for awhile, and I love this coral romper from Forever 21. It is also available in blue for you girls that aren't fans of bright colors. Not only is this romper just under $20, it has a bunch of great reviews. How can you resist?

Forever 21 - Sleeveless Drawstring Romper - $19.80

Necessary Clothing is one of my favorite places to shop in NYC for "going out" clothes. They have tons of rompers this season, so it was hard to settle on one that is my fav, but I love this long sleeved romper below. I was in Montauk last weekend, and it was definitely chilly at night. This is great because it will keep you warm while waiting in the longggg line at the Surf Lodge, and it is much cuter than wearing a cardigan. 

Necessary Clothing - Sultry Romper - $39.99

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

American (Apparel) Jewelry

I'll admit, it's been awhile since I've set foot in an American Apparel, but when I received an invite to a "bright and tight" party, I ended up at their Lower East Side location a few weeks ago. I didn't end up buying anything bright or tight, but the trip was definitely worthwhile because I discovered their jewelry collection. I don't know when they started carrying jewelry, but I was definitely impressed. Lots of cute charms and earrings, plus it was reasonably priced with most pieces under $20. Check out some of my favorite pieces below...

Nautical is so in this summer, and this charm comes in under $15. At this price, you can afford to buy several of their charms. They also sell a variety of chains that go with the charms.

14Kt Gold Plated Charm - Johnson The Anchor 

I'm following up the anchor charm with seahorse earrings. Maybe it's because I'm headed to Montauk this weekend, and I have the beach on my mind... I've always loved seahorses. They're like these whimsical creatures of the sea.

Gold Plated Earring Pair - Sea Horse - $18

I tried this bow ring on at the store, and instantly fell in love with it. It's like you have a cute little bow tied around your finger. There are also matching bow earrings, but I feel like it would be overkill to wear the earrings with the ring at the same time. Kate Spade has been all about bows as jewelry the past couple years, but this is a fraction of the price of a Kate Spade piece.

Stacking Bow Two Ring Set - $18

Dress Like Keira Knightly Or Like A Hip Biker

I've been eyeing this jacket at Topshop for awhile, and I recently came across a pic of Keira Knightly wearing a similar jacket. I'm sure her jacket is a lot more expensive and likely real leather as oppose to the faux leather version of TopShop, but at $100, how can you not buy this?

Topshop - Biker Jacket - $100