style x simple summer stripes

Summer in New York City is all about finding the best air-conditioned spaces to while away a hot and sticky afternoon.  Iced coffees sweating in your hand the norm. With that in mind, a simple dress and flat sandals are the easiest outfit alternative. Bonus points if your dress has pockets. I'm constantly carrying around my phone, beverage, wallet and what not that extra pockets always come in handy. Easy breezy summer styles in classic stripes and denim always deliver. 

Forever 21 dress, H&M jacket, H&M sandals, H&M hat, Coach bag, Ray Bans sunglasses

style x that maxi skirt

There's always that one maxi skirt you gravitate towards in your closet. It's comfortable, makes you look put together, and is a quick cover for when you forget to shave your legs. Mine happens to be an off-white skirt with a side slit and pockets. First of all, I cannot wear white without staining and/or possibly ruining it (see white shorts in previous style post). Second, POCKETS. Not like they fit much, but just the idea of having a pocket is a relief to someone like me who is constantly carrying her phone, latte, wallet, and book in her hands. The side slit is just a way of taking advantage of a cool breeze in the midsts of NYC's humid summers. This skirt was a score from last year at Zara and just like the previous summer, remains a staple in my wardrobe. All hail the maxi skirt, and yes I am an avid fan of the midi skirt that seems to be all the rage this year.

H&M top, Zara skirt, Zara bag, H&M sandals

style x florals & graffiti

When I first saw this dress, I knew it would become my newest addiction. It's far from my usual style, but I was drawn to its colorful pattern, long sleeves, fitted waist, and flirty skirt. I first wore it for my best friend's birthday, and ever since I have been looking for yet another occasion in which to show it off. Everytime I put it on, I can't help but feel a little more adventurous, a little more flashy, a bit taller. H&M dress, Zara ankle boots, J.Crew bag, Ray Bans Aviators, H&M earring cuff.

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style x midi skirts and Central Park

The boyfriend and I get super excited when we have a day off together. As chefs, your days off are never definite and syncing a day off with your significant other can be tricky. This past week, we took advantage of the 60 degree weather and headed to Central Park. Wanting to dress for our date, I was all for a crop top and midi skirt. Let's just say I was definitely ahead of myself, as the weather was still a bit gloomy and nothing has yet to bloom. It was still fun to walk around, but I can't wait until warmer weather arrives! Ray Ban sunglasses, H&M skirt and top, J.Crew bag, Forever 21 heels