Back to School: New Arrivals at Gap

It’s August…and as much as I shudder to say it, that means that autumn is right around the corner. Don’t get me wrong, I love hearing crisp leaves crunch beneath my boots and I love baking fresh apple pie – but definitely not as much as I love being drenched with the warmth of sunshine and having BBQs with good friends.

Since autumn is on its way, fall apparel is becoming more and more abundant in stores. I recently spoke with a friend who told me that she bought a whole bunch of new pieces from Gap. I was a bit surprised to hear this as I typically think of Gap as a place to grab a good cotton tee or perhaps a cute chunky sweater so it was my delight when I went on their website and browsed their New Arrivals section.

So. Many. Adorable pieces. The proof is in the pudding…

Mockneck Cable Knit Jacket

comes in Chalk and Green Heather

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Tailored Stripe Poplin Shirt

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Snakeskin Ankle-Strap Ballet Flats

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1969 Denim Western Shirtdress

Ikat Flippy Skirt

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Xo

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-j.

From Pool to Party…We’ve Got You Covered

Ooh la la, this summer is heating up, and I’m cranking up the AC! I cannot believe that tomorrow is the first day of July. Where did June go, and can someone please press pause on this sweet summer of 2015?

As New York finally heats up, I’m putting the finishing touches on my summer wardrobe. I dipped by toes in the ocean the other day, and it seems that it’s warming up (very slightly)…which means that it’s time to get ready for those seemingly never-ending beach/pool days that fade into long summer nights. I’m very much  ready to pull off the “I just stepped off the beach, and now I’m ready for my Rose please and thank you” look and I think these cover-ups are just what the beach bum ordered.

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5 Cover-Ups that go from Pool to Party

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Michael Michael Kors Belted Paisley Cover-Up Tunic via Lord & Taylor

I love that this cover-up comes with a belt to accent the waist- the v-neck is also super flattering and I cannot get enough of this print!

Screen Shot 2015-06-29 at 7.35.04 AMNanette Lepore Solana Beach Tunic via SHOPBOP
Now I’m usually not a fan of pink, but I think that this beach tunic is just oh-so darling. It’s slightly boho which makes it the perfect go-to cover-up for more casual occasions.
8771413_fpxVince Camuto Whimsical Garden Swim Cover Up Maxi Dress via Bloomingdale’s
So easy to wear, and so beautiful especially for the less busty ladies. I love that this dress has pleating in the front and has a higher hem in front to show some extra (tan?) leg.
8755699_fpxLauren Ralph Lauren Crushed Cotton Covers Paige Swim Cover Up Dress via Bloomingdale’s
Ralph Lauren can do no wrong in my book, and this cover up is no exception.
_10417091MinkPink Evening Bloom Cover-Up Maxi Dress via Nordstrom
Just say yes to this dress! The slit on the side gives it that breezy flair, and the cobalt blue and orange floral print of this dress will catch the eyes of everyone.

XO

-j.

The Perfect Fix For A Rainy Day… 5 Darling Rain Coats

What a complete bummer this weekend has turned out to be! I suppose you could say that we’re a bit spoiled here in New York after last weekend was just so gorgeous- it was the first weekend that was perfect for spending some quality time at the beach, after all. I thought that perhaps we’d luck out with just a bit of clouds and no rain but as I was horseback riding this afternoon, I felt the rain drops begin…shortly after my ride was over, it began to pour (what perfect timing!).
             I’ve been on the hunt for a great rain coat for a while now- something that’s classic (of course), a bit fun,  and completely 150% dependable to keep me dry in a downpour. It turns out that there are a ton of darling rain coats out there that fit my idea of a perfect rain coat. How’s a girl to decide on just one?
The Perfect Fix For A Rainy Day... 5 Darling Rain Coats
XO
-j.