1.22.2015

7 Reasons to Smile

I wanted to share my latest insta that I feel speaks true to the STS reader's aspirations. That being said, there's been a million things I've learned since graduating college and moving to New York City...like how to cook and honing a skill that I like to call having your "train legs" in order to maintain a vertical status whilst standing on a moving subway car. But above all of those have to be some of my most recent lessons which I wanted to share here.



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1.11.2015

Escape the Cold in Style

We all need an escape, especially during these chilly winter days! I crafted these looks while imagining a far off wonderland (much unlike the current state of my heatless Manhattan apartment) where there's no snow or rain but great style and mermaids to swim with. In my world there's an abundance of Gucci, zebras wear crowns and calories are nonexistent. So come sail away with me!


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Travel fact: Guadeloupe is also known as The Butterfly Island because of its shape created by the narrow channal that runs through it. Here you'll find teal blue sea, palm trees and soft white and volcanic black sand, truly stunning. Plan a trip.

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Travel: Plan your own safari in Africa. 
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Travel: Book a cruise to the Bahamas 

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1.03.2015

It Item: The Embellished Jacket

One piece can take a simple outfit to incredible new heights. That's why I'm obsessed with the embellished jacket. It's my pick for it item of the moment! And who doesn't love a little extra sparkle when it comes to your look? I've been keeping my eyes peeled and these are my must-have steal and splurge jackets for winter and early spring! What's your favorite and how would you rock this look? Leave a comment below!

Style tip: Pair a great pair of jeans and a simple tee with your favorite embellished jacket. Also looks great with a plain black jumpsuit! Let the jacket do the talking by keeping the rest of your look minimal.
ALICE + OLIVIA, $698

ZARA, $199
THE HUT, $32

PETER PILOTTO, $1,530

HOUSE OF FRASER, $155
FREE PEOPLE, $600

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12.21.2014

Zélé Mag Nov/Dec Spread: Pretty Odd


he finds unique ways to make the unusual incredibly chic. She's a hopeful romantic with a bit of a dark side. Her favorite movie? A tie between When Harry Met Sally and Beetlejuice. Her beauty ideals didn't come from the pages of Glamour but instead were formulated in a lab somewhere. No, she's not your average pretty girl...she's odd to say the least.

Very excited to share with you all one of my recent styling projects which was published in the latest anniversary issue of Zele Magazine (pages 38-47)! Special thanks to the awesome team for helping make this vision come to life! 










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12.08.2014

Ootd: Girl in Charge

There's a new girl in charge...it's you! Armed with killer shoes and confidence that won't quit. Once a quiet sizzle, now she's ready to ignite.
Ootd: Girl in Charge


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10.01.2014

Today's Look: Flower Child

 like to spend some time on my train ride home in the evening to reflect on the day. A few months ago, I decided to give a chance to starting looking a people differently, not just on the subway but out on the streets too. Instead of focusing on the negative I began counting all the little moments, the small (and even large) kind gestures from the people around me. Just observing...someone holding the door open for a stranger, giving a seat up for someone who looks like they could use it more...you know, the little things. With this newfound perspective I caught myself thinking today "People seem nicer lately." Then I realized that was a silly statement, people have always been this way, the only thing that's changed is I'm now allowing the positivity outshine the negativity and not sweating the small stuff as much as I used to. I think that's crucial if you want to find happiness in this world. 

It's taken several years but I've finally surrounded myself with many people who genuinely care about me. Looking around, I am so fortunate for my close relationship with family (even though we're hundreds of miles apart), a group of coworkers who are so talented and amazing to be around, the best roommates I could ask for, friends that have my back, and a growing church family that help me keep my faith up in this big chaotic place. It's taken several years to get here. I've had to purge a lot of toxic relationships in the process but I made it and I'm doing things I thought might only ever be day dreams. I don't think I've ever been happier! There's no looking back. I am the girl with a wild heart who refuses to compromise her joy.







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Sweater, scarf, palazzo pants all from Francesca's Collections

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