Friday, June 20, 2014

Black and White










photo cred: Anthony Catania 
Zara jumper 
Zara hat {similar} here
Zara necklace {similar} here

Zara does it again! I'm head over heals in love with this jumper! It's as comfy as my pj's, but appropriate to wear in public :) It's also the perfect foundation for layers! Put a top underneath or over it and you've just bought one piece that works 3 ways! Oh how I love versatility! It's also the perfect piece to travel in.  I wore it on the plane to Aruba and it was perfect! So, if your traveling this summer you might want to pick yourself up this jumper! 

ps: Zara is having a huge sale right now so head over and treat yourself! I am :)

Hope you have a fabulous fun filled weekend! 
xo Alissa  





Friday, June 13, 2014

Montauk Vibes











H&M skirt {similar} here and here 
{yes, I said skirt! keep reading to find out more.. } 
J.crew denim shirt 

Only 2 "short" hours from where I live is a little beach town full of vacationers, relaxation, and beach seekers which goes by the name of Montauk, N.Y.  It's home to a beautiful lighthouse which we planned on touring, but the beach had our bums on it for most of the day/evening and before we knew it, it was closed.  But, we did manage to take a cool pic of it! 

Montauk has a cool beachy vibe to it and that's why I chose this look.  This dress is actually a skirt! Yes, you read that right! It's a skirt!  I'm not sure what possessed me to hike it up to make it a dress, but it worked!  So now it doubles as a skirt and a dress.  Do you have a long skirt in your closet calling for you to hike it up? Try it and see if it works for you! Let me know if it does! 

Happy Weekend my fellow fashion lovers!
xo Alissa

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ruffled Linen Crop Top










Photo cred: Anthony Catania 

Shoploeil top // Zara jeans // Shoemint  sandals 

I hear this summer is going to be a scorcher in NY, so I'm getting crop top ready! 

I'm adding to my collection with this ruffled linen cami from shoploeil.com!  I first came across this "online global destination" through their Instagram gallery and fell in love.  Their modern minimalistic style and simple chic looks are what keep me coming back for more!  They recently added to their collection so head over to shoploeil.com and shop for your next best look! 

This top is reminiscent of Alexander Wang's cropped pleated cotton top from his spring 2014 collection, but without the hefty price tag! Its fabric allows the skin to breath which is perfect for the humid, hot summer weather.  I styled it with my distressed denim trousers from Zara for a laid back weekend look.   I love them!  I think I've worn these babies for the past 3 days! Ssssshhh :) But, you can jazz this ruffled top up with a high waisted pencil skirt or wide leg pant too.  Happy shopping! 

Hope you have a fabulous weekend! 
xo Alissa

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Play Date with May's Birchbox



Freewheeling is where it's at with this months Birchbox and the goodies inside reflect just that!  Our friends at Birchbox encourage us to take a playful approach to everything from our beauty routine to our weekend wear.  So, I decide to take all my May Birchbox goodies on a playdate outside in the sun and try them all out.  Here's my review!


PIXI Beauty Shea Butter Lip Balm:  Love this! It goes on smooth, the color was perfect for my skin tone, and the smell was delicious.  Perfect to bring in your beach bag!

Supergoop Everyday SPF30 with cellular response technology:  I personally love it because it's light weight, doesn't feel greasy, and didn't seem to break me out!  Another for the beach bag!

Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Overnight Detox Oil: The odor was a little intense, but doable.  The oil felt smooth going onto the skin, but I didn't recognize that much of a difference in the couple of days I used it.

Smarty Pants All in One Adult Gummy Vitamins:  Combining a multivitamin with omega 3 and vitamin D is fabulous, but these gummy vitamins have a sugary like coating that I'm not a big fan of.  They did taste yummy though!

Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream:  Perfect for getting your legs ready to go play on the beach, but my regular shaving cream and hair conditioner yield the same results.  And yes, I use conditioner for shaving cream...it works!

Hope you had a fun filled Saturday! 
xo Alissa


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Day Recap


Zara tank // H&M jeans sold out {similar} here // J.crew button down // Shoemint wedge 


When you work overnight into a holiday you find yourself saying, 'Sleep? What sleep?'.  

I had to work this Sunday and my usual routine would have been to sleep all day Monday, but instead I only slept for about 3 hrs and then headed toward Memorial Day heaven - the Hamptons.  

The hubs and I love walking through town shopping, sightseeing, and eating. We usually grab dessert and walk to Agawam Park Lake and sit on one of its benches to eat and relax. The park is home to The World War Memorial.  The Memorial is built of Indiana limestone and on its interior walls are carved the names, ranks, and service of Southampton's own men and boys who made the supreme sacrifice.  Other beautiful carvings and symbols grace this memorial and you can go here to read more about them.  

The weather was beautiful and in true Memorial Day style I wore all white!  Denim white jeans and a basic white tank were all this sleepy girl could muster up, but at least it was white! Oh, and I managed to bring my fav gingham print button down in case it got chilly and good thing - it got chilly! The sandals I'm wearing have become my new obsession.  Not only are these cuties white, but their wedge is perfection!  

ps: because I was half asleep, I forgot my canon so my trusty iPhone5 did the trick ;)


Hey, your work week is a day short! Yay!! 
Happy Tuesday!
xo Alissa