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Summertime in Long Island City

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When you can’t make it to the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore, the next best thing is Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City. This boardwalk style park resembles The High Line and has some of the most amazing views of Manhattan. I like to stop by at least once every summer.

I always say that you don’t know if you really love an outfit until you’ve done an entire photo shoot with it. So now I can officially say that I love this Banana Republic Mixed Floral V Neck Maxi Dress. I need to plan a fancy brunch or tea party just as an excuse to wear it again. I paired it with my fav Longchamp ‘Small Le Pliage’ Shoulder Bag and felt like a true summer socialite. The shoes are from Joe Fresh.

For my makeup I used the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye LinerMaybelline New York Eyestudio Colortattoo Concentrated Crayon Eye Color in Bronze Truffle, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Soft Brown to fill in my brows, Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara and The Blushed Nudes Maybelline Eyeshadow Palette to blend it all together.

Photos by: Zarif Taufiq

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Pretty Pastels for Easter


Happy Easter Socialites!  It’s been a beautiful spring weekend in New York City.  I throughly enjoyed walking across town on Saturday in the newly emerged sunshine. After seeing the Empire State Building lit up like an Easter egg all weekend with pretty pastels for spring, I was inspired to curate my favorite pastel spring fashions.

1) BODHI Signature Safety Clutch Sunshine 2) Nails inc. Ice Cream & Sprinkles Collection 3) Banana Republic Corsage Necklace 4) Tory Burch Cecil Floral Riviera Hinge Bracelet 5) ModCloth Filled with Merri-Mint Dress

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June Weddings 101

I love weddings, especially June weddings. With summer fast approaching, my daydreams are filled with images of breathtaking outdoor weddings under the sun.  Though there’s a certain etiquette to being a bride, bridesmaid, mother of the bride, etc. no one really tells you what to do or wear when you are just a guest at a wedding.  Well, that’s all about to change.

Being a guest at someone’s wedding is just as much of an honor as being in the wedding, but with less responsibilities.  Be sure to look fabulous by dressing appropriately for the theme, venue, and time of day.  When with the bride and groom, don’t steal their spotlight.  But, being the center of attention at your table or on the dance floor is fair game.  Though catching the bouquet is always fun, you up your chances of being the next person to get married  by hobnobbing with as many cute guys in the reception as possible.

What to Wear to an Afternoon Summer Wedding:

Just because I have yet to be invited to a wedding this summer, doesn’t mean that I can’t start planning my outfit.

1.  Miss Selfridge Mint Lace Skater Dress:  So cute and whimsical!  This dress is also conservative enough to get the nod of approval from the grandparents who are bound to be at the wedding without being matronly.

2.  Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Shoulder Handbag:  This cute little Minkoff bag is big enough to hold everything you need without being overbearing.  Beige bags are great for summer weddings.

3.  Yves Saint Laurent Obsession Satin & Suede Pumps:  I’m utterly obsessed with these shoes!  Enough said.

4.  TOPSHOP Dip Dye Drop Earrings:  These green and gold pastels go so perfectly with this ensemble.

5.  Banana Republic The Mad Men Collection High Ball Cocktail Ring:  Chances are you’ll be sipping your share of champagne and cocktails at the wedding in honor of the happy couple which gives you the perfect chance to show off a cocktail ring.

Fun Wedding/Bridal Shower Gift Ideas:

Though I prefer to give and receive cash at these occasions, I couldn’t get over how cute these potential wedding/bridal shower gifts are.

1.  Jonathan Adler ‘Jet Set’ Porcelain Coasters:  Jonathan Adler has excellent home goods to give as wedding presents.  These coasters are perfect for your typical jet setting socialite couple.

2.  Vera Wang Wedgwood Dinnerware:  Vera Wang doesn’t just make excellent wedding dresses, her dinnerware makes a wonderful bridal gift.

3.  Margaritaville Frozen Drink Maker:  The party doesn’t stop just because you tied the knot.  This is a great gift for a couple who loves to entertain.

4.  Missoni Tropical Sugar Bowl:  Even if the bride and groom aren’t the cooking type, this Missoni sugar bowl is an awesome kitchen decoration.

5.  Gift Boutique Fortune Cookie Box:  To give the newly married couple good fortune.

6.  Diane Von Furstenberg Camargue Rolling Expandable Luggage:  They’ll love a new set of luggage to bring on the honeymoon.