STRIPED FOR SUMMER


This print is super popular and very much in trend this summer. I love it! While on my lunch break shopping trying to find some inspiration at H&M I found this simple little dress. Preferably I love anything more form fitting, since my body shape is curve/pear shaped I like to wear things that will show off my shape…. and that I can wear with sneakers 😉

This was a great cheap find that I absolutely love. Ironically I have been wearing it all summer long but I kept forgetting to snap some photos of it since it was always in the hamper on my weekend photoshoots!

xx Sarah

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Urban Fedora: Sharing my shopping secrets


Finally I have returned!! I am so happy to be back in the groove of things once again. As I am typing this I am pool side after shooting some quick looks at home. Balancing a full time job and a blog isn’t the easiest task to do. No matter what my full time paying job will always come first, it is a steady income and I am trying to get the ball moving for my marketing career. My work environment is amazing and isn’t something I am easily distracted from… the only distractions is the million options for snacks we have in the kitchen. Other than that I am a busy bee from the moment I walk in to the moment I leave to commute home. Tired is an understatement especially when my weekends are filled with many events.

The holiday weekend I used to recharge my batteries… it continued into the week where I needed some time off. It wasn’t that I hated blogging, i just didn’t have the time or effort that I wanted and prefer to have when I do things for my blog. I always loved the entire creative process and that is something that will never change. I will continue to evolve with the changing processes which I am trying to get into place before the summer is over. I am hoping at least. It is a small goal but I am trying to stay focused on the positive and most important things here, which is the creativity. I will never post anything just to be “consistent.” My consistency is that I have a full time job and this is something I do as a hobby. A hobby which I love and adore… I truly hope one day something can blossom from this, but right now I am still at the beginning stages of it all. The interactions I have had so far have been nothing but wonder and awesome! I love interacting with other bloggers through social media or anyone who leaves a comment. If my funny comment or caption made them smile when they were having a crummy day then I am happy, or if it made them happy or laugh in general then that makes me happy. If it inspires someone to go out and buy the exact outfit or something similar then that makes me happy. Can you tell my goal here is to be happy? Haha!

I woke up feeling like it was time for me to jump back in. It was an itch I needed to scratch and I am sooooo fucking happy to be back! Oh my god! It felt like a century!!! This particular look I have been hoarding in my brain for some time. I share with you all over the winter how I turned this slip dress into a top. And I did it again. Converting my looks into different seasons is 1. Fun 2. making my get my bang for my buck. No doubt I was inspired by a few of the bloggers I followed but these were items I already had in my closet. No need for me to go out and buy anything new. Which is a point I want to make. If you see someone wearing something and you want to recreate the look always look in your closet first before spending the money on an entire new look. This could be something you wear just once, its not worth spending extra money if you don’t have to.


This is my creative process when trying to recreate a look that I see:

  1.  Where is the look from?
    • If this is another bloggers outfit, head over to their website to see if they linked the look.  9 out of 10 times they linked all of the items they are wearing, and sometimes looks for less or similar options if it is sold out.
    • Too lazy? Sign up for like to know it. Most bloggers are associated with this app. You can download it through your phone or sign up here. If you screen shot the look it will show up in the app with the outfit details
  2. Check your closet
    • Always look in your own closet and dresser to see if you already have this look or something similar..even if it is one or 2 pieces from your wardrobe that you already have.. not only is this saving you money but you are creating a look that you are inspired by
  3. Price decision
    • If there is a particular item that you cannot live without decide if it is worth the purchase:
      • Can you see yourself wearing it more than once?
      • Can you name 3-5 places/occasions where you would wear this?
      • Can you find this item for less on Amazon or a similar item somewhere else you frequently shop?
    • Out of my budget.. like waaayy out of my budget
      • OK so I cannot afford this right now or maybe even ever – what are my options?
        • Save up for that item, whether it be a pair of jeans, purse, sunglasses, dress, shoes
        • Check to see if you can find a similar option for something in your price range.. thjs goes into the “fast fashion” topic that was discussed at the Create & Cultivate conference that I attended in May. I am going to get super honest with you… From a designers POV, it sucks… you work you ass off to get your company off the ground and your items are marked at a certain price range because of the quality… from a middle class working girl POV, I can’t afford to spend $200+ on all of these items, especially if it is a trend.. this is going to go out of style in a year so why spend the extra money when I can get almost the same item from a different store that sells in my price range. I get it because I am living that life style now. Is there a way to balance this out? YES! I recommend in investing in designer items that you are going to get every day use out of. Bags, every day shoes, jackets, sunglasses, glasses, jeans. These are items that I am willing to spend a little extra money on… I am not saying spend a grand or more on that one bag or that one coat, be reasonable here and use your noggin and judgement on what you feel comfortable with

These are just some tips and tricks that I use when I am shopping. I even see my cousins who tend to buy the designer items use this rule of thumb when shopping. Why spend a ton of money on just one item when I can find more than one and spend the same amount of money? I hope these tips help you out the next time you are searching for an item or see something you like online. It isn’t about having the in trend items or wishing you were them on these lavish vacations when following these bloggers or social media influencers.. it is about finding inspiration and motivation to make your life better. If seeing a girl constantly travel makes you jealous, wipe off the green mug and book a vacation somewhere or find a place you really want to visit and start saving. Being the green eyed monster isn ‘t going to get you far in life, but using it as motivation to push yourself to do things and flipping a negative feeling into a positive one a better outlook on life in my opinion.

Outfit details…

Accessories…

xx Sarah

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Sunday Funday at the Highline



June has been such a busy month for me! My weekends have been jam packed with events and it has left me little to no time to put together fun looks for you all. This process is actually a huge help in my day to day routine, the looks that I post are things I would actually wear. So needless to say my morning routines have been a bit difficult in trying to figure out what I am wearing.. I spend more time standing at my closet then I normally should and that leaves me with minimal time for my morning makeup routine. 
Since I was on the go I figured I would snap a picture of my outfit that I wore this weekend. I took my mom and my aunt out for their birthday to a nice brunch at Serafina’s and then we walked over to the Highline for a nice scenic view of NYC. Although I am here daily now, I don’t make the time to slow down and see the beauty that I am surrounded by. The day prior I was a fool and forgot to sunblock myself, it was a family filled weekend as my little cousins were over and I was more worried about them then I was myself. An overly long sentence to say that I got sunburn on my back. This completely changed the outfit I was going to wear. Since it was so hot I did want to wear a dress or shorts. 

A few weeks ago I picked up this top from H&M. I loved the idea of pairing this with white pants and wearing it to work with a denim jacket. Since I am always cold in the office the jacket is the perfect style solution to this look. I will definitely show you all how that look will turn out but lets jump back into this look shall we? I wore my lighter washed denim shorts and a pair of my go to sandals from last year. Luckily my feet weren’t too beat up from walking for hours it seemed. 

What I focused this entire look around was my necklace. Before jumping on the line to check out at H&M I always look at the accessories. And there it was. A SHARK TOOTH necklace. Impulsive purchase that was a million times worth it. 

Can’t wait to get back into shooting some looks for you all and sharing my summer style!!

Outfit details…

xx Sarah

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Beanie Town


My winter hat collection began many years ago after a New York Ranger victory and I insisted that since they had won I was going to purchase myself a hat. See below the very old throw back when Instagram first came out… Yikes.

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At the time I had minimal Ranger gear. You’d be shocked at the amount I have accumulated since then. My collection had grown over the years, hats included. This hat that I am wearing has a memory attached to it too. In 2014, the NHL announced there would be Stadium Series in the winter. Sort’ve similar to the winter classic by playing at a baseball stadium but it consisted of 4 games for the entire series. This included my favorite team playing against BOTH of my favorite rivals, the New Jersey Devils and the New York Islanders. It was a dream to attend one of these games, I loved the idea of seeing my favorite hockey team playing at my favorite baseball teams stadium. The ultimate New York team love affair. Scoring last minute tickets I had to run out and get this hat.. knowing they would be selling it for double the price at the stadium. And I haven’t stopped wearing it since.. ironically these type of hats are in trend. I’ve been rocking it since 2014 because I enjoy being obnoxious.

Let’s jump into these beanie trends, there are honestly a few different versions of the pom pom happening. The classic pom pom which is what I am wearing with my Ranger Hat and the fur pom pom which is also what I have shown.. Here are some more beanie options that are trending. Which one is your favorite?

  1. Double Faux Fur Pom Pom Beanie
  2. Top Shop Black Tonal Pom Beanie
  3. H&M Grey Pompom Hat
  4. H&M Patchwork Beanie
  5. Super Dry North Cable Bobble Hat *note this is the one I am wearing in the above picture
  6. SuperDry Color Block Beanie
  7. Kate Spade Cat Faux Fur Pom Pom Beanie
  8. Roxy Beanie
  9. Nike Beanie
  10. Cozy Ribbed Knit Beanie
  11. Adidas Originals Cuff Beanie
  12. New York Rangers Black and Grey Pompom Beanie
  13. New York Rangers Pom Pom Beanie
  14. New York Rangers Royal Face-off Beanie

xx Sarah

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