West Village Wanderings

wit & whimsy I meghan donovan I cynthia rowley skirt

I first bought this skirt for this shoot and while a splurge, I’ve since worn it for my birthday party, to a wedding shower and for a day full of meetings. I love the shape, the uneven hem and am left wanting it in this color, too. (Who would like to help me justify?!)

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I work in the West Village where these photos were taken on one of my favorite streets, Commerce Street. It’s home to Milk & Cookies which is such a good, hidden gem for a treat and also Commerce Restaurant which is tucked away and always reliable for a good meal.

Saint Laurent Betty Bag

Shop the Post:

Banana Republic Cropped Sweater

Cynthia Rowley Skirt

Cutout Sandals

Saint Laurent Betty Bag

La Mer Watch

BaubleBar Bracelets One // Two

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p.s. Have you shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet? It’s still Early Access till the 17th but if you’re a cardholder (Debit or Credit) you can get great deals on items that are new for Fall! Some favorites here…

Happy Monday!
[Bekka Palmer Photography]

Wednesday Wish List

Can you believe the 4th of July is next week? Where is this summer going? (We say this every year don’t we…)

I’ll be heading down to Delaware again to hit the beach, grab some pool time, eat and drink too much and escape New York City.

This week’s Wish List is inspired by Americana and whatever your holiday weekends have in store! Hope you’re having a great week (and don’t forget to shop Shopbop’s sale on sale!)

Shop the Post:

Eyelet Romper // Crochet Blue Off the Shoulder Dress // White Tassel Sandals // Eyelet Off the Shoulder Top

Kate Spade Navy Studs // Red Watch (only $50!)

Red Crossbody Bag // Feather Earrings // Chambray Off the Shoulder Dress // Mirrored Sunglasses

Blue Suede Heels // Pearl Tassel Pendant Necklace // NARS Matte Lipstick // White Croc Crossbody Bag

Dressing for Work in the Summer

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You know those pieces in your closet that you always end up picking out when you feel like you have nothing to wear? Those are what I always refer to as closet MVPs. I buy them in multiple colors if warranted. I’ve outlined my must-have investment pieces before and a silk tank is essential in any girls wardrobe. I personally love this one from Joie (I have it in both black and sage) because its weight and raceback design. It’s feminine but doesn’t wrinkle a ton like a lot of other silk tanks I’ve tried from Madewell or the likes. This feature also makes it clutch for packing purposes.

This tank is so good that both my roommates bought it recently!

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I first wore this skirt in this post and I wore this outfit to work followed by seeing The King & I the other week! For warmer New York weather it’s dressed up without being too casual (when worn without the denim jacket). I think the skirt looks so much more expensive than Banana Republic, doesn’t it?

wit & whimsy I lace pencil skirt

I hope you had a great weekend. The highlight of mine was celebrating turning 30 with some of my favorite New York friends at a local bar in my ‘hood. It was the perfect low-key night getting to catch up with so many people I love.

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Here’s to a busy week ahead and heading to Nashville on Friday! (I’ve never been!)

Shop the Post:

Joie Tank

Schutz Heels (c/o- they come in several great colors!)

Banana Republic Skirt (on sale + a less expensive version here)

Sophie Hulme Bag

La Mer Watch

Monogrammed Necklace

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[Bekka Palmer Photography]