For two years running, my Mom has come up for Delaware to New York City for her birthday. I guess now you can call it a tradition. This year, we decided to be super touristy and take both a bus and boat tour of Manhattan. I would absolutely recommend the boat tour or at least taking a boat cruise around the Hudson River (which I plan to try next). However, the bus tour was at best okay. Even as a tourist you see most of the places walking anyway and the tour guide was super annoying. What I liked most about the boat tour is that you could see the city from a whole new prepective and get see the Statue of Liberty up close at sunset.
Summer is the prime time for Holiday and Fall Previews. It’s ironic how somehow they all seem to land on the hottest days of the year leaving us bloggers and editors going through winter coats and sweaters in sundresses and sandals. At the Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview of American Rag and barIII that was certainly the case. While American Rag has a fun California appeal that had me picking out outfits for the next Coachella festival, barIII is a bit more Upper East Side and featured some amazing statement necklaces set to hit stores in the next few months. I’m particularly excited about American Rag’s new premium denim line making its debut this fall. The fit is absolutely amazing and at around $60 a pair, also incredibly affordable. BarIII also has its share of affordable pieces. All of the jewelry is priced well under $100. Both lines are exclusive to Macy’s.
No, this isn’t my new apartment, but I really wish it was! It’s barIII’s home collection for fall.
Love the detail in this Holiday sweater by American Rag.
Getting custom nail art by Miss Pop Nails was by far the highlight of my day!
Lately, I’ve been feeling like something is missing from my wardrobe and I soon realized it was a supply of statement necklaces. Statement jewelry is not only all the rage, they’re also a great wardrobe investment that can add a personal flare to any outfit. But, they don’t have to be an investment at all. Though many dazzling statement pieces retail in the $400-$600 range, there are plenty of adorable statement pieces for under $50 and even as low as under $20. They’re perfect to wear to a job interview or important meeting as a stylish way to be remembered. Here are some of my favorite statement necklaces all for under $50:
Macy’s just unveiled their exclusive Marilyn Monroe Collection dedicated to the sassy style of the 21st Century Hollywood icon. If there’s anywhere for Miss Monroe to come back to life, it’s in a movie theater. So Tribeca Cinemas was the perfect place to hold the preview. This flirty and fun collection, said to be a modern take on the starlet’s retro style, will be available at 150 Macy’s stores and online in March. I’ve always been fascinated by the life and mysterious death of the iconic Marilyn Monroe. Having been captivated by many Lifetime movies about her, I can’t wait to dress like the girl once known as Norma Jean.
I’m so happy that this collection is launching just in time for spring. I adore all of the reds, pinks, and figure flattering styles. The soft blues, cherry prints, and polka dots give the collection a soft girl next door quality. I could totally see myself wearing various pieces on the boardwalk this summer during a beachside weekend. With prices from $29 to $89, you don’t have to be on a Hollywood budget to snag a sexy halter dress or gingham tie-front button-down top. I think Macy’s needs to come out with a Jackie collection next. After all, it’s only fair.
Earlier this week, I spent the evening with music and fashion insiders at American Rag’s It-Girl Launch featuring their latest brand ambassador, Lenay Dunn, the host of MTV’s 10 on Top. They served killer themed cocktails including South by Southwestern Peach, Bamboozle Sunrise, and Warped Punch. They were delicious and Lenay was super nice. Did you know she lives in Nashville and flies to New York each week to shoot her show? As Macy’s American Rag official spokesperson, Lenay will be reporting backstage from the hottest music festivals including SXSW, Bamboozle and Warped and Lollapalooza Brazil.
I strolled around W.i.P. in Soho previewing American Rag‘s Spring 2012 looks all of which were perfect to wear to any of the upcoming music festivals. I so wish I was going to SXSW this year. I know I’ll make it someday though.