It felt like the perfect crisp cool Fall day yesterday in Brooklyn. After church, we brunched at Piquant. I haven't been to Piquant in a few years, and wondered why I hadn't. Delicious food, affordable brunch and bottomless mimosas - I made a mental note to come here for brunch more often. After brunch we spent some time outdoors enjoying the cool Fall air. We then spent the rest of the evening at Weather Up, which has quickly become one of my favorite places for cocktails and conversation in Brooklyn. It's cozy, it's intimate, and drinks are tasty. It's the perfect hideout for a date or intimate conversation. I like to come here to relax and unwind.
In the Fall, I like to pair my jeans with whimsical vey feminine tops. I don't wear jeans often, I prefer dresses paired with tights so when I do wear jeans I like a whimsical blouse and standout accessories.
By the way, don't you just love backpacks? They are so efficient for us women on the go.
Boots: Blondo Blouse: Topshop Jeans: Uniqlo Necklace: Bauble Bar Bracelet: Club Monaco
Bag: purchased during trip to the UK Scarf: Burberry
Every birthday I take time to reflect on the past year by thinking about lessons learned and insights I gained. I turned 33 last Friday and just looking back 10 years in the past, I am such a different woman today than I was at 23. I am more confident, more sure of my intrinsic worth and more aware my values. The woman I am today came as a result of growing pains, self-reflection, and intentionally deciding to engage in personal development. T
Last Friday, I attended the inaugural Diner El Blanc, Long Island. Diner El Blanc is a formal outdoor picnic where attendees wear white attire. It was my first time attending a Diner el Blanc event, so I jumped at the opportunity to go after seeing the beautiful photos from other Diner el Blanc events populate my social media feeds from time-to-time. It looked like a sophisticated all white affair that I wanted to experience so I started planning my outfit as soon as I registered.
It was serendipitous that I ordered these Missguided burgundy faux leather pants last winter, because they're the perfect piece for this Fall and Winter. I like when a piece of clothing is more than just a passing trend. Burgundy has long been one of my favorite Fall colors so I'm also getting a lot of wear out of my Kate Spade bag
I created this video to show you how I transition some of my favorite summer work pieces to Fall. It's a matter of layering, mixing and matching and pairing summer colors with Fall ones. Enjoy this summer to fall transition video, and in the comments, please share how you transition your summer pieces to Fall.
September always signifies new beginnings for me. Perhaps it's all those years I spent in school, and September marked the begginnig of a new school year, which meant new goals, new friendships and new possibilities. Although I'm no longer a student, I still look at September as a month to turn a new leaf and begin anew. I usually spend some time at the beginning of the month reviewing wins and accomplishments, thinking about lessons learned from previous challenges and setting new goals.
I can't believe that this past weekend marked the official end of summer, where did the time go? I enjoyed my summer of travel and other fun activities, as the saying goes, time flies when you're having fun. September always feels like new beginnings to me, it's all those years I spent in school, where I would look foreard to the beginning of a new school year. It's also the start of my favorite season for fashion - Fall!
I found this Ankara print skirt by sheer accident at a local business in Brooklyn. I am big on supporting small businesses because they’re such an important part of the fabric of a community. When I saw the skirt on display, I walked right inside the store and chatted with the owner for a little bit before purchasing this beautiful skirt, which also came at a great price
One of the highlights of my summer so far is my trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands. We found a great flight deal from NYC to St. Thomas shortly before our trip