DKNY has an amazing new fragrance, MYNY - we were lucky enough to receive a bottle, and get a behind-the-scenes look of the inspiration and campaign shoot. Above is our 'heart' - this represents our New York - all of our favorite things and places in the city. In the spirit of New York, here are a few of my favorite photos/memories since moving to the city. 
OSLO - favorite coffee in the city. This is the Upper East Side location, but they are also in Brooklyn. 
Of course, Central Park is on the list - my favorite place in the city. It's magical year-round. 
Believe it or not, I've only been to Brooklyn twice since moving to New York, but I fell in love. 

 Have a great day, babes! xx

Insta, Lately

top (similar) | skirt | shoes | sunglasses 
Brooke's mani - lovvve the pop of red!
We're ready to get our fall gear out! What about you guys?
The yummiest snack - avocado and pepper flakes...yes please!
 Favorite Zara pumps
 Cooling off with some ice cream on the beach!
Flowers from the farmers market!
 Found this dress in the back of my closet - I hadn't seen it for years!
Casual cool weekend wear!

Have a great day lovelys! Xx

Currently Craving: Fall Accessories

hat /  watch / booties / scarf / bag / clutch   

TGIF! Just a few fall accessories we wouldn't mind adding to our closet. Got a favorite? Happy weekend, loves! xx

50 Hues of Blue

jeans | tee | sunnies | necklace | bag | heels (similar)

Hi ladies! I wore this comfy casual look to work yesterday - I love dressing up boyfriend jeans and tee with a great pair of pumps. These pumps are from Zara (last year!) and they are my favorites - nothing makes you feel better then an awesome pair of shoes! I just picked up these Wildfox sunnies at Nordstrom last weekend, I can never resist a cool pair of aviators. It's almost the weekend!


Leather Cool

Happy hump day, ladies! I've got a super busy day ahead, but wanted to share a look I wore last weekend - we had one day that was a bit cooler (finally!), so I threw on a leather mini, light sweater, and favorite sneakers from Schutz. This is only the second time I've worn these slip-ons, and unfortunately, I think I'm going to have to sell them because they are just too small for me. The sales person talked me into buying down a size because they stretch out, but I think I should have gone with my regular size. I am really bummed, because I love them! But you just can't wear shoes that are too small. Anyway, this look got me excited for fall - I'm so over summer clothes, how about you? I swear, I couldn't wait for summer, but now that it's here, I'm ready for the temps to cool down a little bit - sweaters, boots, pumpkin spice lattes, outdoor fires...yes, please! Xx

sweater / skirt - Zara (last year, similar here and here) / jacket / shoes / sunnies / bag

Snake Skin

top | pants | heels (similar)

Hi loves! This gloomy Chicago weather made it extra hard to get out of bed today! It's one of those converse, top knot and extra coffee kind of days! I'm excited to share another piece from my Milk & Honey shopping spree! This python top is super soft and is a great transition piece for fall! I paired it with my favorite Henry and Belle skinny's and heels for work, but it would also look great with a leather mini skirt and booties for a night out!

Home Files: home updates & new furniture

Happy Monday, babes! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, mine was busy running errands and purchasing furniture for our house. I've had a lot of requests to share more about our new home, and I will definitely be sharing more from here on out. We moved in one month ago, and it feels like things are moving s-l-o-w, but today I feel better about the progress we've made. Over the weekend, we purchased quite a bit of furniture to fill the house (moving from a tiny apartment into a house means a lot of new furniture is needed!). It's fun to get all new stuff, but it's also a lot of work (and decision making), so we are trying to take it slow and go room by room. As far as home improvements go, we've painted the exterior, and refinished our hardwood floors. The painters will be moving to the interior this week, and to be honest I just can't wait for it to be done! We are on week FOUR of exterior work + paint, which seems like forever. I'm praying the inside doesn't take quite so long. We also ordered new carpet and a runner for the stairs which will be installed after the painters complete the inside. Anyway...onto the photos. 

Here are the floors when we moved in - a honey blonde color, which was fine, but just not our taste. 

Here were the colors we chose to test out (HIGHLY recommend doing this - the colors looked a lot different than they did on the samples). We liked the top two and the bottom the best. 
We ended up going with the 2nd from the top (coffee brown). I'm really happy with the way they turned out, and will show more photos later - need to take more pictures of the floor. 
This is pretty much how the floors look - dark brown, and I love them. Yes, that is toilet paper on the floor - measuring for our new chairs ;). When you can't find your painters tape, you improvise with what you've got on hand. 
Exterior (work is still being done, lanterns need to be installed - please excuse the wires). We went with Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal for the wood siding, and Swiss Coffee for the trim.  
We painted the front door black - I have wanted a black front door for as long as I can remember! This is the only place we are leaving the brass hardware - I love it against the black. 

Moving on...furniture! Here's what we ordered over the weekend. 
Sofa + two chairs for the living room - both from Restoration Hardware. 

Rug (great deal for a large rug!) 
Accent stool (will be placed between two RH chairs) 
Console table - will go in entry. We needed something slim, and this is perfect (also a great deal!)
We ordered two of these lucite console tables to flank either side of the fireplace. We have so much wood in our home, I wanted to bring in some man-made elements to help create a better balance. We are still looking for mirrors to hang above, and baskets to put below to store blankets, pillows, etc. 

We also ordered this sofa a few weeks ago, and received it last week for the den. I'm letting my hubby have complete design control of the den...wish me luck ;). 

That's all for today! I'll be sure to keep you updated as we make more progress and furniture is delivered! Xx

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