Sadly, summer has come to an end but I am happy to say that fall fashion has arrived! About halfway through summer, I start my fashion forecasting, browsing through magazines, looking for fall inspiration in order to stay ahead of the trends.
To my delight, the Bloomingdale’s catalogue arrives in the mail every summer just in time to start my fall shopping. It’s the perfect way to transition out of summer and into fall, just in time for New York Fashion Week.
Ahh the summer farm stand! It’s something that I grew up with in Connecticut. We looked forward to fresh veggies and corn every summer and pretty much ate it everyday! I don’t hide the fact that I DON’T cook BUT I can boil water and the good news is I can put together a salad. Thank goodness Josh is a master on the grill so we manage just fine! It’s definitely easier for me to put together a meal during the summer. There are farm stands all over the Hamptons! In East Hampton/ Amagansett area my favorite farmstead is Balsam Farms !! Always the best of everything, including corn, pies and fresh flowers! The best place for a quick breakfast sandwich and cup of coffee is Mary’s Marvelous. For pre-made foods, Round Swamp is the best. They have fresh summer salads, pies…you name it. They have great things to take to a dinner party! For fresh fish, Stuarts Seafood is my go-to, it’s a little off the beaten path. The best thing about summer at the beach is the dress code! Pretty much anything goes, jean cut off’s, a maxi dress, a beach cover up! Casual chic at its finest! Have fun this summer!
Normally I would say summer in the city but in this case, summer out of the city is the way to go! Have you ever visited NYC in the summer!? As much as I love my city, it is truly miserable in July and August. Hot, steamy, sweaty… not cute! Soooo most New Yorkers like myself, head out of town. This has been one of the best summers yet filled with traveling adventures! I loved every minute of our travels as a family even though I feel like all I have done is pack and re-pack. The good thing is that all of the clothing that I bought in the spring has proven to be worthy of all of this awesome travel! This date night, I am wearing this amazing dress I bought at Nordstrom in the spring by Elan. Believe it or not, it’s actually a swim coverup!
The beauty of NYC and my downtown “Fidi” neighborhood is that there is absolute abstract beauty everywhere you turn! I am convinced that I was a tour guide in my past life or destined to be one in the 2nd half of this one! lol! If you follow my Instagram stories, you know I tend to be obsessed with tours. I really want to know what things are, who built them, the meaning of how thing in history got to be! Is that too much to ask for? LOL !!
What do you wear on a hot sticky day in NYC!? A lightweight white knit dress thanks to Banana Republic! I am home for a few days in-between our summer plans, running all over the city and it’s HOT!!!! In the high 90’s with humidity though the roof. Needless to say, no matter what you wear, you will end up being a hot mess BUT who says you can’t rock a sweaty summer look?!? LOL! As long as you have the right clothing, you will be good to go!
The day has finally arrived! Everyone is officially able to shop the incredible Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Woooo! I went through each category and picked out my favorite items to make your online shopping experience as seamless as possible!
Today is day 2 of the Early Access Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I am showing you my favorite denim deals! Some of my favorite brands are on sale like PAIGE, FRAME, MOTHER (and even rag & bone)! Make sure to check out my favorites below:
Ok, so first things first. If you don’t have a Nordstrom card you should definitely apply for one HERE. Only Nordstrom cardholders have access to the sale starting today. If you don’t have a card, no worries, the sale will open up to everyone on July 19th at 12:30pm EST. Some of the best brands go on sale today like Halogen, BP, Vince, Leith, Zella, Barefoot Dreams, Ugg and much more!
I know the sale can be a bit overwhelming but I am going to guide you through it! Here is a roundup of my overall favorite items as well as the ones I think will sell out the quickest. Grab these items before they sell out!