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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Dannie Pant

Four things to note about this post: 

1. The shirt I am wearing, I snagged from the KAS New York showroom to style and it is hand beaded! Awesome, right?

 2. These are the new J. Crew Dannie pant and I am absolutely beyond obsessed. Basically, my take is that it is a hybrid of the pixi and mini. The fabric is like the mini but the fit is more like the pixi. As far as sizing goes, I wear a size 2 in J. Crew and this is the size I purchased in the pants. I'll feature them in some more upcoming outfit posts, but they are great as work pants and would also look great with a cute top and heels for a cute date/nighttime look (like in the above outfit), or an over-sized chunky sweater and flats for the weekend. Currently, they're only available in three colors, but I'm thinking that more colors (and hopefully textures/prints) will be introduced in their next roll out. 

3. I got these shoes to wear to a wedding and they have to be the cheapest (under $50) but most comfortable and decently well made (real suede/ for the price) shoe I have ever purchased. They were out of my comfort zone but I wanted something 'funky' and different and these fit the bill. I also was really looking for a chunky heeled shoe since the wedding was outdoors and I have to walk down the aisle elegantly (hopefully). And the price? I bought them in both colors! I am definitely re-wearing for more casual events and date night outfits. 

4. This ring is one of my New York finds. I was shopping in Kate Spade on Madison and I always find a gorgeous cocktail ring when I am in their flagship. This one screamed 'Gatsby' to me so I just had to have it. I wear a lot of black so this really goes with the bulk of my wardrobe and makes quite the statement! They have a similar style necklace that I am just dying for. It would be such a great alternative to pearls when sporting a LBD. 

Have a fabulous day! 


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

KAS New York Showroom Visit

While in New York, I had a chance to pop into the KAS New York Showroom in the Garment District! It was so much fun getting to preview next season's collection as well as try on some gorgeous pieces. The KAS girls were so much fun and so welcoming. 

I love KAS because it is unique and well made. The hand beading is incredible and so intricate and their use of bright colors is on point. I loved the beaded top in the above photo... I'll be styling it another way, coming soon! Have a fabulous day! 


Monday, September 15, 2014

Giveaway: Charles River Apparel

Today through September 19th, I am hosting a giveaway for a Charles River Apparel Monogrammed fleece pullover on my instagram (@SummerWind41490).  
It's the perfect cozy pullover for fall and one that I plan on wearing well into the winter months. I can't wait to throw it on for ski days and cabin nights. Not to mention, I've been running around town in the pullover with some norts (aka Nike Shorts) and sneakers while running errands. 
To win your own, head over to my instagram, like the photo, follow @CharlesRiverApparel and @SummerWind41490 and for extra entries, tag your friends! Have a fabulous day! 

Amagansett: LUNCH

Shirt/ Country Squire Haberdashery Sunglasses 

I stayed with my friend Eugenia and her family in East Hampton for Labor Day weekend and it was so. much. fun. Besides the fun, I had one of the best meals ever. I have been dreaming about Lunch's lobster roll since the first bite. 

It's right on Montauk Highway-- you can't miss the red, white and blue awning and the giant 'LUNCH' sign. It's in Amagansett, but super close to Montauk. This was our perfect last meal before heading back into the city for the week. I would definitely recommend this if you ever find yourself 'out east'. Have a fabulous day!