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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Picnic in South Park

island company gentlemen's shirt with L.L. Bean boat and tote


Island Company Linen Gentleman Shirt c/o// White Chino Shorts 
Sunglasses// XL Monogram Tote 
Jack Rogers Sandals// Margaret Elizabeth Cuffs 

In Pittsburgh, there are two large park areas: North Park and South Park. As their name's suggest, one is north of the city and one is south. There are tons of spacious grassy areas, park benches, bike and walking trails, jungle gyms for children, ice cream trucks, clubhouses for parties and even some ponds/small lakes. 

They are gorgeous areas and very well kept. In the summer they're popular for everyone in the city to get out and enjoy the outdoors. My sister, Callie, and I love to have picnics at South Park. We take Mac, and bring all sorts of delicious snacks like fruit, cheese, meats, french baguettes, olives, etc. It's fun to lounge and chat and Mac enjoys it, too! 

We snapped some photos while we were there one day enjoying a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. I use this XL L.L. Bean tote to carry everything from a blanket to our food! It holds so much. It was super hot that afternoon (hence me wearing my hair atop my head) so a linen shirt from Island Company and chino shorts were comfortable and kept me cool! If you are in Pittsburgh have you visited either North or South Park? Have a fabulous day! 

Yours, 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Giveaway: Renaissance Pittsburgh Tickets

I've been staying at the Renaissance Pittsburgh this week and it has been so much fun! The Renaissance is right in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh and the perfect location for anything and everything Pittsburgh... not to mention, I'm just steps away from my office which is a major perk in the mornings! I'll have more of a recap to come, but I wanted to share an awesome giveaway for those who read from Pittsburgh! 

The Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel will celebrate the fourth annual global "Day of Discovery", which will take place simultaneously at 160 Renaissance Hotels around the world. The theme chosen by the Renaissance Pittsburgh is the Day of DISCOvery, with the return of the disco nightclub, Heaven, that once resided in the hotel's lobby and ruled the city. 

The event is being held on Thursday June 11, 2015 and guests are invited to party and dance from 7-11:30pm. 

This event is sold out, but the Renaissance has generously given me two tickets to giveaway to a local Pittsburgher! I will be at the event and can't wait! Dancing  and cocktails is my kind of party!  To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment letting me know your e-mail address to contact you should you win. The winner will be chosen and contacted on Monday June 1st! Good luck! 

Yours, 

Ivory + Black with a Cape

ellsworth and ivey cape with two bees cashmere sweater


club monaco leather leggings and valentino bow pumps


Ellsworth and Ivey Cape// Two Bees Cashmere Sweater
Silk Shirt// Leather Leggings// Bow Peep toe Pumps
Sunglasses// Margaret Elizabeth Cuff// Kendra Scott Bracelet
Last week, to kick off Memorial Day weekend, I went to the TEDxPittsburgh rehearsal dinner. It was where all of the speakers gathered, did one last round of their talks before showtime and we all had a lovely dinner together. 

I thought a dress might have been appropriate but the high for the day was unfortunately only 60 degrees. I had just received this gorgeous cape from Ellsworth and Ivey and this beautiful cashmere cable knit from Two Bees cashmere and knew they would be the perfect combination for the evening. 

The look was still dressed up but kept me warm, too. I added the leather leggings, which is kind of an odd thing for this time of year, but the location of the dinner was in Pittsburgh's Strip District, which has a more trendy, artsy vibe, so I knew I could get away with them there! 

While some people are not cape-wearers, I will forever be a fan of the cape. I love the way they drape and I truly think they are a piece that elevates any outfit. I love the chic, ladylike vibe of this cape, no doubt! Have a fabulous day! 
Yours,

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pale Pink Shirtdress






pink shirtdress// wedges// sunglasses 
cable bracelet 7mm and 4mm// bag (old, similar

I got this shirt dress a few weeks ago as a summer wear-to-work option. I've already worn it several times and received a lot of compliments. It's easy and breezy for the hottest of summer days, but also looks polished and professional enough for my office. Not to mention, it was a great option to wear for Mother's Day dinner! The wedges I am wearing are super comfortable and neutral; and also perfect for work and play. 

I'm all abut versatile pieces that can be worn for work and play and this is most definitely one of them. Have a fabulous day! 

Yours,