Fall Dressing, Nineties Inspired

Friday, September 23, 2016

The early morning chill in the air this week in New York has signaled the entry of autumn. By sticking to a minimal, 90-inspired wardrobe, getting ready will never be easier. Take a cue from Christy.
shop the looks

Floral Arranging on a Rainy Monday

Monday, April 4, 2016

We woke up to a cold, rainy Monday, which is never fun after a sun-filled weekend. I often find it hard to get back on track when there are Mondays like this. One of my favorite ways to stay creative and inspired is to bring the outdoors inside and create handmade floral arrangements. Here are some of my favorite arrangements to replicate, which you can find on my Pinterest

I personally love going to my local bodega flower guy. He has the best deals in the neighborhood and I love to buy a few different types and arrange them in various vases throughout my home. I like to do this for gifts as well. I'll buy a few bouquets and mix and match. Recently for Easter,  I bought white and lavender tulip bouquets for my aunt who was hosting. I arranged them myself and wrapped them first in the clear cellophane wrap and then over that with taupe tissue paper and tied with a dark brown bow. It felt more personal than just bringing them wrapped in the standard florist paper. 

I also took on a mini potted plant project, my first planting experience inside the home. I used the seedlings from a candle that I bought- KOBO candles. Not only is the candle organic and 100% pure soy, but the packaging is environmentally friendly and recycled but is also filled with calendula seeds. I planted them 6 days ago and they just started to sprout over the weekend. I'll have to update with pictures once the flowers blossom. Here's hoping I have a successful green thumb. 

| in-flight beauty |

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Over the years, I have developed a sort of in-flight beauty routine while traveling in an attempt to stay healthy and relaxed while up in the skies.  I'm so excited to share my tips that I hope will also inspire you to stay refreshed and glowing on your next trip. Follow along and I promise you'll arrive healthy and ready to start your getaway in style. 

Stay Hydrated! I always order water when the bar cart comes down the aisle. Soft drinks and alcohol will only make you bloated (I'll indulge in a glass of wine if it's a trip for pleasure and not work)

 Skin refresher: every hour I spritz my face with Evian facial spray. Once it is absorbed, I dab some Glossier skin balm on my eyelids, nose & cheekbones and swipe rosebud salve on my lips.

Keep the germs away. It's so important to Purell your hands after each trip to the restroom. After using that, I keep my hands moisturized with a great hand lotion, this one from Diptyque is the perfect travel size. 

I am obsessed with these green tea mints. They not only keep your breath fresh, but they have real green tea in them packed with antioxidants.

In-Flight Beauty

on my rack: golden globes edition

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Tonight's Golden Globe awards are sure to bring fashion fantasy to life if the Spring & Pre-Fall collections are any indication. I have put together a selection of dresses that would my on my styling rack if I were holding fittings. Let's see if any get to walk that red carpet tonight.

the royals
From top: Oscar de la Renta, Naeem Khan, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta

in the nude
From top: Roksanda, Jason Wu, Christian Siriano, Vionnet, Oscar de la Renta

putting on the glitz
From top: Rochas, Naeem Khan, Reem Acra, Reem Acra, Christian Siriano, Elie Saab, Gucci, Cushnie et Ochs, Naeem Khan

red dress on the red carpet
From top: Marc Jacobs, Naeem Khan, Mugler, Prabal Gurung, Oscar de la Renta

straight to the point
From top: Monique Lhullier, Alexis Mabille, Alexis Mabille, Christian Siriano, Cushnie et Ochs, Vionnet

From top: Oscar de la Renta, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino

short & sweet
From top: Christopher Kane, Giorgio Armani, Vionnet

bring it
From top: Oscar de la Renta, Monse, Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta

flower child
From top: Chanel, Gucci, Gucci, Jenny Packham