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NYFW Recap

Now that New York Fashion Week is behind me (yes, I know I was being a bit of a whiner about it last week, in my Instagram round-up post), but I must say, I did enjoy the fashion week events I did attend.  Below is a photo recap of my whereabouts and what I wore! First up: a blogger brunch with Twiirly at a new West Village hot spot: While We Were Young. Enjoying a NYFW mimosa... Shop my sweater here: it's a great oversized piece that's super versatile! Here are some other sweater options: 1, 2, 3. Chicken and kale waffles bites were served... Like my shorts and boots?  Shop them here: boots, shorts. There's always room for some bubbly too! After brunch, I headed to the ShopStyle Social House where I mingled with…

The Girl in the Coffee Shop…Happy National Coffee Day!

National Coffee Day

Happy National Coffee Day! It seems we have a national day for just about everything now: burgers, mac 'n cheese, siblings, donuts (one of the better ones!), ice cream, cookies, and the list goes on and on.  I am convinced these "national days" were invented purely as Instagram holidays but I must say: National Coffee Day really does deserve its own day (my love for coffee can be found in this post).  I think most people will admit that coffee is an integral part of their morning.  Am I right? So in honor of National Coffee Day I have a list of some places offering specials! {Photos by Steph Jensen} Best National Coffee Day Deals Birch: For all you NYC people, Birch is offering free drip coffees from 7am to 10am. Gregory’s: Free coffee starting…

Wanna Brunch with J. Lo?

Brunch Guide NYC

You may be thinking: what do brunch and J. Lo have in common?  Right.  Well, normally I wouldn't know, but it just so happens that I was out brunching myself last weekend (as I do) at Laconda Verde and spotted (with my quick celebrity eye: seriously I have a gift for spotting celebrities) Ryan Seacrest at a two top.  Initially, I was pretty excited just to see Ryan Seacrest and then as I looked more closely I noticed that he was sitting across from a top knot wearing brunette woman.  Now there is only one diva who slays a top-knot bun like no other: yes, it was indeed J. Lo.  She was dressed exactly as you would think: bodycon dress, hair slicked into a top knot bun and looking flawless.  I was giddy.  Ryan…

NYFW (and Life?!) Survival Guide


Surviving NYFW is a tricky task! So, every year, I develop a new plan of attack. In this plan, I include every tip, trick, and tool I might need to hop from show-to-show and party-to-party like a boss. (Wearing: Lovers and Friends Dress, See by Chloe shoes -- since we're moving into fall try these booties, Marc by Marc Jacobs purse.) Flats I’m a stiletto gal, but I always carry a pair of sandals or flats in my purse. They are key for making it through the day without having to amputate a foot! Luckily, fancier flat sandals and flatforms are trending this year, which means one can be fashionable and comfortable (gasp!) at the same time. However, since it’s the best time of the year to show off that expensive pair of Louboutins I’ve never worn—and…

My Stiletto Bites

My Stiletto Bites

Taking pictures of food seems to have become second nature to me so I decided to dedicate an entire Instagram feed just to my food photos!  My food Instagram is: My Stiletto Bites and I like to say: my stilettos don't bite but I do! Here's a peek at some of the recent ones I've posted: Some homemade banana bread courtesy of my roomie! Leftover pizza turned into breakfast with an egg topped on top! When I visited Montreal, I tried a couple different kinds of poutine and I sampled this one with some beer! The sushi burrito is the latest craze in fancy fast food -- I picked this one up at the Urban Space market near Grand Central. Make sure to follow along, so you can see all my food pictures in real-time: @mystilettobites!