Things I’m Into – End of Summer and Fall 2019

I’ve been “into” a variety of new and exciting things this summer and I’m overly excited to head into the Fall with a fresh perspective! Current trends that can easily transition into the cooler months.

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Soaking up every second of her 🖤 #matching

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Wearing my tropic of c swimsuit in “the c” in shade “mama africa.” Vivienne is wearing her Spearmint Love Long Sleeve Skirted Bodysuit in Leopard. This trend will be here all winter – love that its back!

Everlane Crew Neck Cashmere Sweater

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High quality basics without the traditional retail markup. I meannnnn – I own this sweater in almost every color they produce. $100 for cashmere? You can’t beat that! Highly recommend, dearly love. Just got the color Loden (pictured). Shop using my link.

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Hanes Comfort Soft Boys T Shirts

In my Boys’ Tee

Cheap white tees for boys that fit like a baby tee on a woman. I buy size Boys Large from Amazon. Easy white t-shirt that looks great with a pair of jeans or with a skirt, cutoff shorts, literally anything.

My Lack of Color Australia hats were a great addition to this summer – wore them everywhere I went!

Glossier Berry Balm Dot Com

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I’ve been wearing Berry flavor since launch in early August. *Gifted. I love it though – favorite shade & flavor lately and I’m obsessed with the slight color it provides.

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The link gives you 10% off your first order & free shipping on orders over $30. I earn a small commission from purchases made through the link, so thank you!! DM me if you have any questions about products you’re interested in. 🙂

Solly Baby Wrap

Wine tasting while baby carrying at Laurel Lake Vineyard in Laurel, NY

One of my favorite baby gifts I’ve received to date. Solly Baby Wrap has been the perfect accessory all summer long! Solly comes in many beautiful colors – this shade was perfect for me during summer months. Vivi always felt comfortable and secure, plus the fabric is really breathable!

Poolside Bags

Summer Staples

All summer long. Wore this Beach Bling Ice Bucket bag from Poolside Bags with a bandana from LoveShackFancy tied around the handle for an added touch. Wore with dresses and White Canvas Keds all summer long. Look for new Poolside Bags styles launching for fall / winter.

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Shop Wavey

Radiate With Style, the theme of a new millennial-founded local sunglasses company, Shop Wavey that I’m recently obsessed with!

Shop founder, Ashley Senecal (pictured above & below) presents her store as summer vibes all year long. While searching for her passion project, Ashley found herself reminiscing about magical childhood summers on Long Island spent at the beach with family and friends. Playing in the sand, swimming in the ocean, campfires under the stars, and selling handmade bracelets, painted seashells and homemade cupcakes. This childhood entrepreneurial spirit is what led her to launch this brand in her senior year of college at URI.

Sunglasses at Shop Wavey are “fun and vibrant,” have a beachy vibe and I’m completely obsessed with them! The shapes are perfect for so many face types – men & women, there is a nice range of colors and exciting new products launching soon! The price point is v affordable ranging between $25-$30, making these sunglasses an easy addition to your accessories wardrobe. Trying new trends without going broke. Into it!!

Shop Wavey just launched an octagon-shaped lens called Soho that are undeniably chic.

Wishing for warmer days soon!

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Photo from Shop Wavey

Love the Malibu frames!

“daydreaming about summertime filled with tans, sunshine and palm trees”

– Ashley Senecal

Everlane Slide Sandal

Really beautiful, luxury basics at really fair, affordable prices.

These super minimal, chic and simple slides from Everlane have become a staple in my wardrobe. An everyday sandal. Can literally be worn with anything and everything from sundresses to denim cutoffs. They’re made in Italy (luxe) and the price point is only $98.

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The bright navy blue feels anything but basic… these blue sandals are not the ordinary/typical black or tan (which are both beautiful btw). I love that the navy can pair well with black and with virtually any outfit you can come up with. Plus they’re comfortable and the leather feels amazing.

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Above images are from Everlane’s website because I really need a pedicure… and my feet do not belong on this blog currently. Photo below from a shoot on the beach this week. Love my Montauk Brewing Co. Summer Ale! 

If you’re interested in purchasing Everlane products, use my link!!

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An Evening at Merriweather

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Photo by Alexandria Schnepf
On the rather dreary spring evening of May 7, 2016 guests gathered under a 30,000 square foot tent on the picturesque landmark estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post and E.F. Hutton. The campus at Long Island University brings you back to the scene of the 1920’s and straight into the glamorous party scene of The Great Gatsby.

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The event was presented by Long Island University, Americana Manhasset and Poll Restaurants where the tapas style food was exquisitely delicious; cocktails from Stoli and brews from Oyster Bay Brewery were perfect. Entertainment was 1920s to the extreme – magicians, gaming tables, silent movies set up in what felt like a real-life movie theater, and a woman in a tub with champagne… (my favorite part).  We celebrated food, music, film, art and fashion.

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Photo courtesy of Long Island Pulse Magazine & Mashbooths
This was the first event of its kind with hopes to continue it on as an annual tradition to benefit local art and cultural exhibits and organizations for years to come.

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The evening supports local community partners: Gold Coast International Film Festival, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Nassau County Museum of Art, Old Westbury Gardens, and Sands Point Preserve Conservancy.

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Aston Martin courtesy of Long Island Sports Cars
Enjoy the eye candy that is Chris Norton NYC Band. They totally killed it and were probably one of the most fun live bands I’ve seen in quite some time. Check out their website in the link they have a bunch of greatness on SoundCloud.

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Funny photo of me being #GreatGatsby asF.

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Photo by Alexandria Schnepf
Gotta love a great Snapchat selfie to end the evening.

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Selfie by Alexandria Schnepf 
Fabulous evening with fabulous people. ❤

Everlane Track Pants are LIFE

Pants are not an article of clothing that I particularly like. I don’t connect with pants. I just wear them because its socially acceptable required and also I live in New York and it’s cold here. Basically – pants are necessary at times.

I don’t connect with pants because I have a difficult time finding pants that fit me well. When I do however, find a pair of pants that I likeeeeee – I know they need to be documented.

Everlane just lanched their GoWeave fabric with 2 different styles of pants – the Crop Trouser and the Track Pants.

“The Crop Trouser is a straight, classic fit that hits right at the ankle, and the Track Pant is a sportier look with a comfortable elastic waistband and discreet ankle zips. Made from the same new lightweight, wrinkle-resistant fabric, both pant styles are the perfect go-to pants for the week into the weekend.”

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Image from Everlane.com

Everlane does fashion that just makes sense. These versatile pants are comfy AF, yet dressy enough to be paired with heels. Everlane track pants paired with pumps and an American Apparel bodysuit and a oversize scarf sweater is one outfit choice. Another outfit would be the Everlane track pants with a flat Superga sneaker, white or grey tee shirt and a long trench on a rainy day. Comfortable as anything, they have a stretchy elastic waistband so you can pull them right up over last night’s pizza and cocktails! Pair with a chunky heel and you’re good to go. The polished and tapered look also has a zip-up bottom so you can style however you please!

I like the fit and the fabric definitely does not let on to the fact that the waistband of these pants make you feel like you’re wearing comfy leggings all day. I could get down with this style in a few more basic colors, ASAP. Thanks Everlane! 🙂

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Here’s another one of my favorite Everlane items (Cashmere Crew) that I just so happen to be wearing today, so I figured I’d snap a quick selfie.

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Wearing: Everlane Cashmere Crew in Grey/Black, Dewey Skin courtesy of #Glossier

Marc Jacobs Fall Winter 2016

Feeling extremely fortunate to have attended the Marc Jacobs Fall Winter 2016 fashion show at NYFW this past month. The show was held at the Park Avenue Armory uptown, where the space was recreated into a perfect stark white room to juxtapose the dark, smokey looks that walked the runway.

Working with both Marc Jacobs RTW Collection Design and Production teams at MJ HQ allowed me to literally see first hand how intricate, detailed and beautiful the creative process is. So many long hours of hard work and dedication by so many exceptionally talented people. As they say, “it takes a village.” And this village resides at 72 Spring Street in downtown Manhattan.

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The buildup to the show was intense, as all fashion shows are and as any deadline can be. Viewing this season from sketches and ideas to swatches of fabrics and furs; from samples of trim being assembled and buttons hand sewn on to the final pieces that walked the runway was absolutely unreal. Getting a sneak peak of Kendall Jenner on Tuesday and Wednesday night’s in preparation for Thursday’s show was super cool / aka fangirl-ing.

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Kendall’s Look – No Peeking!

Check her super cute Vogue NYFW video here:

Lady Gaga totally killed in the MJ show as well – completely unsuspected surprise by basically everyone. See more in the MJ video above. Her look is rad, although she looks pretty crazy in this photo.
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One of my favorite jackets / looks was the collabo with Canada Goose – I watched somebody take a perfectly beautiful Canada Goose down jacket and cut it in half… to create the beautiful crop jacket with feathers pictured below on the left. I can’t get over it and I want one ASAP. So like, think of me next Christmas when you’re shopping. And Molly Bair completely SLAYED the final look of the show in the photo below right.

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Some more of my favorite looks from the show are:

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The show had a gothic yet sweet vibe and everything was dynamically opposed. Oversize, yet barely there. Every model was in sky high platforms that I’m already coveting.

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Gracious to have been a part of a truly magical production of Marc Jacobs NYFW 2016. Catch more Marc Jacobs here.