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 stripes & button downs

Once again, I'm drawing inspiration from the boys. I freely admit to borrowing all of my boyfriend's button downs and I wear them just as frequently as my own. Even though I love men's clothes, I don't find my style particularly masculine. Borrowing from the boys makes my outfits more feminine, since I love pairing the oversized pieces with more girly counterparts. I love the juxtaposition of something boyish and something girly, as seen in this outfit. Pairing my boyfriend's chambray shirt with a flirty striped skirt makes the look more interesting than if I had paired it with a fitted shirt. The same goes for accessories, since my safari watch seems to only look interesting when paired with something sparkly. H&M chambray shirt, Forever 21 skirt, J.Crew bag & watch, Forever 21 bracelet, Ray Ban sunglasses


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