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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Cooper & Ella: Sample Sale


Last month I mentioned how I attended my first sample sale and showed some previews on my insta-stories. If you don’t watch my stories then I suggest you do.. sometimes I post some funny stuff or BTS moments of my daily life. So let me jump into the entire experience from start to finish….

My coworker invited me to go with her and she was shocked that I had never attended a sample sale. Now prior to this new job I used to work in my home town and never had the opportunity to get to NYC during the week (unless it was for Ranger games). I’d always miss the sample sales but I was sure hoping to attend one soon. I wasn’t too sure what to expect so I tried to have an open mind. Rachel Zoe, Cooper & Ella were among the designer items that were available at this sale. It was definitely a first grabs, first take kinda atmosphere… some people where there to shop and others had BAGS FILLED of clothes to probably resell at their own leisure or a shop they own for triple the price. Trying to navigate through these racks was interesting as no one had any shame in pushing you aside, going around you or getting butt ass naked to try on the clothes. You read that right. BUTT ASS NAKED! I walked away from some nice winter coats and blazers because I was getting elbowed as this woman proceeded to undress right next to me. Not something I was expecting to experience while at a sample sale…. I kept my focus on finding things I either saw online from Rachel Zoe’s line or seeing what Cooper & Ella had to offer. I ended up getting 2 items from Cooper & Ella.

This dress I had high expectations for as I love stripes and anything off the shoulder. Clearly you can tell it doesn’t fit me properly from the waist up. In this instance I would have to take this to my tailor and have the top taken in a bit to fit me more… Having an honest review is something I wanted to share with you all. As this was my first experience in shopping a sample sale these are the things you are going to encounter. I am not in any rush to get this taken in just yet but I know I will before the season is done. I can definitely work this into my early fall wardrobe as well.

You can see how the top is a bit too big for me in these photos, I was a tad bit hesitant to post these photos.. however, I wanted to show you that I am human too. This is what happens when you don’t try clothes on before purchasing them. Would I have gotten naked at the sample sale? Noo. Never. My coworker did have a great idea in wearing a body suit so she can quickly try on these items without having to get totally naked. Smart idea!

Outfit details…

Cooper & Ella Off the Shoulder Stripe Dress

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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