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It’s a new week and there’s so much going on! I’m heading to Late Night with Seth Meyers tonight, seeing a Broadway show later this week and getting in my last couple of runs before this Saturday’s attempt at my first half marathon. My training has been rough to say the least. My hamstring has been causing so many issues in my right leg which has caused me to not be able to get up to the mileage required so I’m going into Saturday going to give it my best shot and knowing I may need to walk part – that’s all I can hope for! (Right? Please tell me I’m right!)

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The injury has also had me in flats for the majority of this spring as heels put too much pressure on my leg muscles. So sneakers are my new BFF. These fun pink Sperrys are great for adding a pop of color to a more neutral outfit (they also come in several other cute colors.) I’ve actually been having to go to physical therapy at least twice a week to have them work on my leg – my hamstring has been bringing up soreness and pain in my hip flexors, my knee and my shin so I think I’ve decided I’m not cut out for distance running (to say the least) but here’s hoping I can check this whole half marathon thing off my “Before I’m 30″ Bucket List! In the meantime, I’m listening to my therapist about sticking to flats vs. heels (insert audible sigh of frustration here.)

If you’re in the market, I’ve rounded up loads of great sneakers for this season at the bottom of this post- how good are these? I just bought these, also.

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My weekend was productive and restful – exactly what I needed after a few wild weekends of travel and responsibilities. I did massive amounts of cleaning and reorganizing of my room which was so needed and I did my best to unplug. I find that so hard to do these days. How do you best find time for peace and quiet?

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Shop the Post:

BlankNYC Denim Jacket (only $88! Mine is a size small because I like the cropped fit of it. Last styled here, here)

Madewell Top

Gap Jeans (last seen here)

Sperry Sneakers (c/o)

Coach Bag

Celine Sunglasses

BaubleBar Necklace

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[Bekka Palmer Photography]

winter into spring

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What a few days I’ve had being back stateside. I got in late from the Caribbean on Wednesday night, promptly passing out in my bed and on Thursday, this tragedy happened which had my roommates and I staying at our friend Carrie’s. We live just a few buildings down from where the explosion and damage happened. Until last night, we’d been advised not to stay overnight in our place and so it was rather lucky that I had a previously scheduled trip down to visit my godmother for the weekend in Washington.

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As I always do, I had such an amazing time with her trying out wonderful restaurants, brunching with blood marys, enjoying time in Georgetown and catching up on sleep (her room darkening shades + bed situation are like magic for one’s sleep!) I’m now back in the city and gearing up for a whirlwind month of travel. (Anyone want to come assist with the packing/unpacking scenario in my apartment?! Seriously though…)winterintospring2

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Whenever I’m having a “I couldn’t pick out an outfit if I tried right now” kind of morning, I always end up going for a skirt and a button down. It’s a sure fire way to feel put together without giving too much thought to an ensemble. This J.Crew skirt is from last Fall but is a great transitional piece for winter into Spring. J.Crew has so many great skirts right now, not to mention loads of good styling inspo. I particularly love this pleated mini. Paired with a bright top and a denim jacket? So cute. You can shop pieces from this look + some of my favorite J.Crew skirt / styling combos via the images below!

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p.s. be sure to check back tomorrow when I’ll be sharing my first Grand Cayman travel diary! You can see what I packed right this way

Outfit Details:

Gap Button Down (they make my favorite fit + style)

Harrow Booties (last seen here)

DKNY Control Top Tights

J.Crew Skirt (last seen here)

Leopard Clutch (last seen here)

Celine Sunglasses

Michael Kors Watch

Vince Leather Jacket (on sale!)


[Bekka Palmer Photography]

outfit // black + burgundy

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In my late 20s I’ve realized the value of dressing for your body. Frankly, it was a lesson I never had to learn earlier than that because I was a size zero with a metabolism gifted by the Greek Gods…or something like that. I could go into any store and buy whatever I wanted and know it was going to look ok on my body. But guess what? Then thyroid disease struck, my metabolism because obsolete and the temptations of New York landed smack dab on my hips, chest, stomach and thighs. HELLO, LATE 20s…here I am!

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But there’s something powerful in recognizing how to shop for your body type. You stop trying to chase trends (I will NEVER be able to pull off crop tops) and you seek out classic styles that you’ll feel good in. One of those styles for me is the fit and flare skirt. I’ve amassed quite the collection in recent years (recently styled a J.Crew one here and one last winter here.) I find this style helps to elongate my legs and makes me feel more comfortable than tighter mini skirt styles.

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And isn’t it amazing when you finally recognize that dressing for your body type means you’ll have your purchases in your closet a lot longer? You stop recycling trendy clothing every year because you finally came around to realizing it wasn’t worth your money in the first place.

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In other news, in case you missed it, the new spring arrivals at Gap and the LOFT are killing it. These jeans look like a more expensive version from Rag & Bone but are so affordable, this sweater coat is perfectly oversized and this windowpane silk tank is stunning and would look so good with these boyfriend jeans and these heels. Affordable pieces that are actually worth the $$$.

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For this ensemble, I threw this $7 Faux Fur collar on over my coat to make a different look to a jacket I wear all the time. It’s a perfect way to upgrade an existing jacket.

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ALSO, I have exciting news & am looking for your input!

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Hope you’re having a great week and p.s if you’re in the mood to shop – I think every girl needs this sweatshirt.

Outfit Details:

Gap Button Down (I love their boyfriend fitted shirts!)

LOFT skirt (old, last seen here– similar options below)

Spanx Tights

Booties- in black and taupe (last seen herethese are some of the most comfortable boots I own)

Forever21 bag (last seen here)

Faux Fur Collar

Stadium Jacket

Celine Sunglasses

BaubleBar Necklace + Ring

More flare skirt options to shop below- enjoy! They are perfect year round!




[Bekka Palmer Photography]