I came across Lirika Matoshi a few years ago on Instagram and immediately became obsessed with the designs. Lirika is from Kosovo and launched her first collection at 20 years old, wow! Her playful, sparkly, and romantic take make her pieces stand outs for your wardrobe. From accessories, to crystal embellished socks, to dresses and more, Lirika Matoshi is a wonderful brand to have on your radar.
Cardigans and sweaters are great lightweight layers to style spring pieces when the weather is still a bit cool. I find myself wearing sweaters over my shoulders or tied around my neck loosely to create an effortless look. Most of my spring and summer dresses are shorter sleeved, so cardigans and sweaters make for the perfect additional layer.
Although we will all be staying in the Easter, that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate as we always do. In fact, during these times of uncertainty it’s better to keep tradition then to stray away if possible. A beautiful tablescape can instantly lift my mood and they can be a fun way to spend some time diy-ing.
Despite everything being put on halt, spring is still in full force and we’re bound to be getting some rainfall in the next few weeks. Even though I’m, as I’m sure you are, practicing social distancing, that doesn’t mean we can’t get outside for a walk or do a quick trip to the grocery store for essentials. With that being said, if you’re looking for new pieces to wear in the spring weather, I’ve got you covered.
Tory Burch’s collections are always something I look forward to every season. The classic, chic, and colorful pieces that are released are always wonderful and can be easily incorporated into your wardrobe.
Autumn de Wilde’s new film and adaption of Jane Austen’s Emma takes place in a dream pastel Georgian dollhouse that is so feminine chic. The set decorator Stella Fox, and production designer Kave Quinn, along with their teams created the most awe-inspiring 19th century, Georgian period world. When I saw the interiors of the Firle Estate after they went in and added some bright playful paint, printed wallpaper, and decor my jaw dropped.
I love a good suit, whether it be for a job interview or a day of class. Nothing feels better then putting on a suit in the morning and feeling beautiful and powerful to take on the day.
Easter is right around the corner, and although we may not be able to get together with friends and family outside of our household, it’s still good to celebrate if that’s what you normally do. Keeping traditions semi alive during a pandemic is important because it gives you something to look forward to, as I know for many of us these circumstances have cancelled quite a few plans.
With March here and how the weather has been playing out it seems as though we will most definitely be getting an early spring. I took a jaunt through Central Park last weekend and even noticed some of the trees starting to bud, and I even spotted a cherry blossom tree near Washington Square Park last Sunday. I know it’s so cliché, but I really do feel my best when wearing floral pieces. The print makes me feel put together and beautiful, the two things I look for when purchasing any piece. So as any lover of florals is doing right now, I’m dreaming of florals for my wardrobe.
It all started after I began watching Grace and Frankie on Netflix. The costume designer, Allyson Fanger, does such a wonderful job with the wardrobe in this show. I love every characters’ unique style, and I’m especially fond of when Grace wears dress shirts or shirt dresses and pops the collar. It’s such a simple detail, but it goes such a long way. Now whenever I wear a shirt with a collar I catch myself popping it. You look sharper and chic.
The first weekend of March called for a trip uptown this past Saturday. I had a wonderful day and stopped by Ralph’s Coffee to start. I’ve said it many times before but I’ll say it again, this store is a dream. The last time I visited was during the holidays and then for the first time in late September, and they’ve changed the displays since then. The downstairs is so well crafted into an old Hollywood, yet still so very Ralph Lauren, vibe.
Since the weather has been so lovely this past week in the city I can’t help but be in full on spring mode. I’ve been dressing springy all week, and I just received my Jeffree Star x Shane Dawson Conspiracy Palette and I’ve been using super fun colors for eyeshadow. Below I’m wearing shade What’s the Tea. I’ve also seen a shift in my mood this week due to the weather being so nice. It’s crazy what some sun and 50 degree weather can do to you.
Last Saturday I went to Soho to try and catch some new art galleries, shopping, and of course, cupcakes. Since I officially have Spring on my mind I opted for a bright outfit, even though it definitely didn’t feel like Spring with the wind!
Alas, it’s the last weekend of February! As I’m sure everyone usually feels, January and February can be very long, dragged out months because of the weather. But, it almost feels like we’ve been having an early spring. Although I do wear color year round, Spring is the time for pastels and when I can finally break out my floral frocks after being locked away since August.
It’s no surprise that I love flowers, and with March right around the corner I’ve been waiting for they city to start showing early signs of Spring. This past weekend in the West Village I came across so many flowers and I was so happy.
This midi dress is one of my favorites in my closet. Not only is this length flattering and perfect to feel comfortable in, I love the length of the sleeves as well. The neckline hits right at the perfect point on my neck, and the matching printed belt is a plus. It’s not attached to the dress, so you can wear it with other pieces in your closet as well! I absolutely love all the color this dress has, it makes so fun to accessorize!
My first six months of living in New York City were fabulous. I’m home for the summer, and I’m already missing the big city. I love being able to get up in the morning, put on a great outfit, walk out the door and just explore. Whether it’s dining at Sarabeth’s for brunch, reading in Central Park, or shopping in Soho, the city makes me so happy to even just walk around in. I love being surrounded by so many different and unique people. It inspires me to be better, and shouldn’t we all put ourselves in an environment that does this? I can’t wait to be back, and especially experience my first fall there. Fall is my favorite season, and it gets me all excited just thinking about being there for it.
I love myself a good hat, or fascinator if I’m feeling a bit extra. This past Spring I bought this satin rose colored Derby party hat for a fun accessory to add to my wardrobe. Don’t let the name fool you though, I most certainly just wore this hat on a day out exploring the city. I definitely want to add more “Derby style” hats to my accessories for this summer. Hats are such a fun way to experiment with different textures, colors, and styles.
When the new summer arrivals landed on the Tory Burch website this past week I immediately had to stop and go scrolling through. Whenever I see the new collections at Tory Burch it’s like a breath of fresh air. The pieces are always so clean looking, new and re-imagined, and there’s always something to love (if not multiple, or everything if you’re like me and obsessed with the Tory Burch aesthetic and lifestyle.)