Are you petite? Tall? Curvy? Thin? No matter your body shape (which is perfect just the way it is,) it can be difficult for any woman to find correctly-fitting pieces off the rack at your favorite stores. One of the easiest ways to combat the shopping struggle is to be friends with your body and know what she needs to feel great. Do you love your long legs? Maybe you have great shoulders! Choose the parts of your body that you want to highlight, and understand what kinds of garments compliment your frame. If you’re petite like me, shopping for proportional pieces can be a struggle. Over time I’ve come to love my favorite stores that cater to body types like mine, and I’ve also accumulated some tricks of the trade to make me look as long and lean as possible (despite needing help to reach the top shelf.)
All New Yorkers have their most-loved spots in the city. The locations that make us want to slow down for a minute, take everything in, and enjoy the on-goings around us. One of my favorite locations in Manhattan is just about in the center of the island, where 74th Street meets the middle of Central Park. There, you can find the infamous Bow Bridge. Featured in movies like The Way We Were and Enchanted (among others,) the iconic structure has a timeless feel of romance and whimsy. Whenever I make my way to the park, I try to incorporate Bow Bridge into my day’s walking trail. As the year ticks on, the park takes on new energies and personalities, which is why I make a point to frequent it with the change of a new season. I thought that capturing a few moments with the bridge’s austere (and nearly centuries-old) architecture would be a great opportunity to showcase a bit of juxtaposition with one of my breezy summertime ensembles.
One of the best things about traveling is that I get the best of both worlds. On the East Coast, I enjoy city lights, delicious foodie restaurants, quaint seasides and skyscrapers. But as temperatures drop, I’ve found myself spending more and more time in California – most recently, at Laguna Beach. I love the luscious tropical foliage, warm sun, inspiring artist community, and opportunity to wear my summer clothes for as long as possible.
Leaves are falling, school buses are running, and pumpkin spice lattes are back….it’s sweater weather, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic! Cable knits, turtlenecks and shaggy cardigans will all debut from my closet this fall, but on the first breezy day this year, I was excited to don something a little different: the varsity sweater. Iconic and timeless, the varsity sweater has been around for decades. Designers reinvent the iconic style year after year with their signature twists, so it was only a matter of time before one of my favorite brands (Alice + Olivia) joined the club.