July 29, 2015

Red Romper

BCBG romper

The temperatures have really been rising here in New York.  This red romper from BCBG has a low back and is lightweight which is keeping me cool this summer.  I have jumped on the romper/jumpsuit trend this summer and it really makes it so much easier to get dressed when your entire outfit is just one piece!  

I can't believe its already the end of July, this summer is going to fast for me.  I hope everyone is making the most of this hot weather and keeping cool too!

Thank you for reading,

Andrea

BCBG romper justfab sandals
Romper: BCBG, Sandals: JustFab

BCBG romper JustFab sandals

BCBG romper

BCBG romper justfab sandals




July 28, 2015

Astoria Finds: Sekend Sun


Sekend sun Astoria bar

So many new places in Astoria and it's hard to try them all.  We were looking for a place to have  dinner one Sunday night and strolled into Sekend Sun.  Sekend Sun is a cocktail bar located on 32-11 Broadway.  They have live music on Sunday evenings and a cute little back patio which houses the best neon Queens sign, one of their many highlights.  Not knowing what to expect, we were pleasantly surprised starting with the cocktails.  I went with the waiters recommendation and ordered the Coming to Van Wyck and it was delicious. It was refreshing and not too strong, exactly what I asked for.  We then ordered the grilled wings and the fish and chips.  Everything was well seasoned and we were surprised with each dish that was brought out.  The atmosphere is very laid back and the service was great.  The waiters were attentive and available for questions.  This is a great summer time hangout and now they also have a late night happy hour which helps when you can't make it by 7pm.  Great spot to be in during these summer nights!

Sekend Sun cocktail bar in Astoria

July 27, 2015

Stripes and T's

Topshop cropped sweater

I know, I know..,long sleeves in summer, but these office buildings can get very cold.  Its as though they didn't want winter to end and insist on replicating the cold temperatures inside!  It is a thin sweater though and cropped, so how warm could it be...is what I said before I realized how close it was to my neck, lol.

This casual Friday look is due to the amazing sale going on at Topshop.  I was perusing through the sale racks and found this cropped sweater for $15.   I love a deal and since I have a secret, or not so secret, love for blue, I grabbed this and couldn't wait to wear it.  To make it office appropriate, I just added a white tank top underneath.  Paired with my cropped 7 For All Mankind jeans and JustFab wedges, I was out the door.  Sometimes the simplest pairings are the best.

Thanks for reading, 

Andrea

Jeans: 7 For All Mankind, Top: Topshop, Sandals: JustFab, Bag: Saint Laurent







July 26, 2015

Beach days

rockaway beach new york


I didn't think I would ever make it out to the beaches here in New York.  I just am so used to my Miami beaches that I wasn't sure if I would enjoy it.  My husband says I'm a bit of a beach snob...I swear I'm not...okay, maybe a tiny bit.  I went with my cousins and we had such a great time.  Originally I didn't plan on going in the water but I surprised myself and went in.  I love being in the ocean, feeling weightless and floating amongst the waves.  The new boardwalk and bar area are a great addition with so many food options and the live music added to the incredible experience.  

I wore this Asos polka dot sundress which carefully hid my bandeau bikini underneath.  This dress is fun and playful and my hat from Lockwood Style in Astoria kept the sun at bay.  I wore my comfy wedges from Aerosoles but also packed a pair of sandals for the sand.  Also, I can never forget my sunblock, have to always remember to stay protected from those UV rays!  Now beach ready and looking forward to many more outings before this summer is over!

Thank you for reading,

Andrea    

Asos polka dot dress

summer dress wedges

things to do in new york in the summer

aerosoles shoes wedges asos dress summer
Dress: Asos (old), Hat: Lockwood Style, Wedges: Aerosoles

asos polka dot



July 20, 2015

Flirty Florals

Zara high waisted shorts and floral top

I have been a bit behind in my posting.  I always feel like everything happens all at the same time.  Last month I moved into a new apartment and have been trying to update it and get it as organized as possible.  All the while I was also interviewing for a new job.  Finally, I will be starting a new job, in my same field but in a completely different industry and different capacity.  I am excited and nervous all at once.  I look forward to the new challenges and all that the remaining of the year has in store.  My last day at my old company was this past friday and it has been a hectic year with them.  It was unfortunately not a great experience but it definitely helped make clear what is important in life.

I am an accountant by trade and my career is extremelying important to me but at the same time, I value family and spending my time where I will gain and add value!  In the end, I want to look back and be proud of what I've done.  Also, I feel it is important to know that your work is appreciated and supported.  Moving forward, I have already seen the difference with the new company and I haven't even started as yet.   It is daunting making changes but I am confident that I made the best move for me and my family.

Also this change gives me more time to focus on my blogging.  This is also a huge part of me and I want to push even further with it.  With my weekends free you will see me in shorts more often and these are my new favorite shorts.  I've found myself wearing dresses in past summers so much that I haven't invested in a good pair of shorts in a while.  These high waisted shorts from Zara are perfect for me with its side zipper and textured pattern.  They are cute, classy and really comfortable!  This floral blouse is lightweight and can easily be paired with slacks for work.  Looking forward to mixing these shorts with more of my tops!

Thanks for reading,

Andrea   

Zara high waisted shorts

high waisted shorts and floral blouse

Furla bag and Just Fab heels
Shorts: Zara (on sale now), Blouse: Zara. Bag: Furla
Alexis Bittar necklace

Alexis Bittar necklace and Furla bag