Little White Dress.

zimmermann jasper dot floating dress | grace atwood, the stripe
dress // heels // earrings

I know, I know… a) I needed another little white dress like a hole in the head and b) I say it over and over again but truly: Zimmermann can do no wrong in my book. A few weeks ago I went out to the Hamptons for Shopbop’s summer party and they let me choose an outfit so of course I immediately went to the Zimmermann page and selected this dress. It’s just the best. So easy and fun to wear. For the party, (as I knew I would be playing beer pong on a lawn) I chose wedges, but for everyday here in the city (with pavement and not grass) I love it with my favorite pink heels (and fun feather earrings!)

This week has been a busy one! A big goal of mine has been to incorporate more video into my site (ideally to post at least one or two videos a month to both the blog/Youtube and Insta). I finally found a videographer that I really like and can afford (they can be so expensive, so in the past I’d only be able to do videos if they were paid for by a brand) and so I am shooting two videos today which is pretty exciting. One is a beauty tutorial and one is something funny. Make sure to add me on Youtube (if that’s something you’re into!) to stay abreast of what’s to come! On top of that I started BBG this week and oh my goodness it is so hard. I didn’t think a 28 minute workout could be so taxing. I can barely walk after legs day, ha ha! I totally fell off the fitness wagon this summer… getting back on track has been a little rocky. Someone please remind me that next time I decide to take a break from the gym. 😉

Outfit Details: Zimmermann Dress (c/o Shopbop) // Loeffler Randall Heels (also here // Tuleste Earrings (c/o, on sale – also love these + these) // Chanel Purse // Celine Sunglasses

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photography by Trent Bailey.

A S’mores Soirée!

This post is created in partnership with Edwards® Desserts.

If you were paying attention on Instagram last week, you might have seen that Thursday was National S’mores Day! I am a big fan of s’mores, camping (and glamping), and (let’s be honest) chocolate and gooey marshmallows in general as a food, so I was pretty excited when Edwards invited me to take over their instagram and host a glamping-themed S’mores Day Soiree at the W Hotel’s new (ultra chic) glamping suite.

You see, Edwards has the most delicious, new S’mores Crème Pie, making it the most scrumptious National S’mores Day treat! There was really no better way to celebrate the day than sitting atop a rooftop, in a yurt, eating pie, drinking wine, and making new friends… yum!

S’mores is so classic for summer, but I also love the other varieties of Edwards pie. S’mores Crème is my favorite, but Edwards Key Lime is a close second. They also make Chocolate Crème, Turtle and Pecan, among other delicious flavors. I have a few of the pies at home, which I have to admit are pretty addictive. They’re perfect for when you’re having friends over… just remove from the freezer, let ’em thaw for 30 minutes and serve!  Throw in some cocktails or wine and you’ll have yourself the perfect get together.

Photography (in my home) by Trent Bailey and (at event) by Edwards.

Kelly’s Chic Under $100: Must Haves.

I am a massive creature of habit. I tend to buy variants of the same thing over and over again with hopes that the next one will be better. And after years of chasing down the perfect t-shirt (this Current/Elliot option stays baby-soft no matter how many washes), the most incredible body scrub (Grace and I have mentioned this one before and there’s truly nothing better!), or the best button down (Equipment blouses on sale are the key), here are a few things I honestly can’t live without.

Favorite Beauty Products: • My skin is oily but not necessarily acne-prone, and this cleanser keeps excess oil and clogged pores in check without being too drying. I’ve tried everything from Eve Lom to St. Ives but continually return to this minty fresh gel from Murad. • I have to wash my hair daily (daily workouts + oily-prone strands are a bad combo), and I find that this heat protectant keeps my locks under control and helps to prevent the damage I’d incur due to daily hair drying and curling. • After over 10 years of daily cateyes and countless liners, this $12 option is truly the Queen of Liquid Liners. It’s ultra-black and ultra-precise.

Favorite Undergarments: • Undergarments are just as important as what you’re wearing over them. After years of being a die-hard Hanky Panky fan, I recently picked up a Cosabella Cutie thong and instantly became obsessed. The lace is just a little bit thicker & also more durable, so it’s more flattering on, but also holds up better in the wash. • I’ve also become an avid bodysuit fan, and this one from J.Crew is perfect. They don’t add any bulk as you don’t need to tuck them in, and so long as you get the kind of the snaps like this one, it’s hassle-free.

Favorite Accessories: • These stacking Catbird rings are handmade here in NYC, and are solid gold. I have three I never take off, and they add just the right about of bling without being overpowering. • These cosmetic cases from Cuyana are chic and grown-up, and have solved all my packing woes. (ok… they’re $110, but close!) • These Everlane sandals are classic and such an easy wear. Throw on & go!

Xx

Kelly

Top: Copper Water Bottle // Lululemon Hi-Rise Wunder Under Leggings // Equipment Stripe Button Down // Palermo Coffee Body Scrub // Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder // Gorjana Star Necklace // Cuyana Travel Makeup Bags  // Murad Clarifying Cleanser

Bottom: Topshop Black Jeans // Topshop Blue Blouse // Current/Elliot White Tee // Kerastase Cement Thermique // J.Crew Pink Bodysuit // Kate Space Knot Earrings // Sephora High-Presicion Liquid Liner // Catbird Solid Gold Stacking Rings // Cosabella Cutie Thong Set // Everlane Tan Sandals

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LBD… + 5 questions for you!

1.state off the shoulder dress | grace atwood, the stripe
dress // heels // sunglasses // bag

I thought it would be fun to switch things up a little bit over here to get to know you guys a little bit better. So, I’m asking (and answering) 5 questions… and would love for you to chime in with your answers! And maybe we’ll do this on a regular basis! So without further adieu, here are the questions, with my answers! To participate just copy the below into the comments, and replace my answers with yours! PS – This is the best little off the shoulder dress and it’s only $109.

1. What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be? Blogger. If I could do anything I would have a hybrid bakery/pet shop. You could go in and play with animals, and get a cupcake afterward.. And I’d only employ really, really attractive men. (I think that’s illegal though?)

2. If you could have any super power, what would it be? It’s a tie between being invisible (imagine how sneaky you could be), and being able to fly (because that would just be really cool, especially during rush hour traffic).

3. What’s your go-to cocktail? Tito’s (vodka) and club soda with lemon. The older I get, the worse the hangovers are… (not to mention the calories). If I’m not worrying about a hangover or calories, it’s a Negroni.

4. Favorite indulgence: Definitely cheese. I am through and through a salty over sweet person. My favorite cheese of all time is Truffle Tremor from Murray’s in the city… it’s a gooey goat cheese with truffles. That on a crusty baguette from Amy’s Bread = everything.

5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: The Fashion Magpie – I love her taste in books, and I love her writing… it’s like a thoughtful little essay every day, with lots of pretty things and links at the end.

Outfit Details: 1 State Dress (c/o, also here and here) // Manolo Blahnik Heels // Chanel Purse // BaubleBar Earrings // Celine Sunglasses

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photography by Trent Bailey.

Blue Maxi Dress.

parker mirian combo dress | the stripe
dress // bag // heels // sunglasses

There’s something so easy about throwing on a floaty summer maxi dress. You’re still covered up, but it’s just so breezy and easy! I love this one (from Parker, an all time fav when it comes to girly dresses). but if you read here regularly you know I’ve been wearing maxis all summer long. What was most appealing about this one in particular was the powder blue hue – if you are looking for a more affordable option then I looove this one! A few more affordable maxis that I’m loving: this wrap dress, this amaaazing yellow dress (can’t tell if the ruffles up top would make me look huge all over – probably) and this off-the-shoulder dress… Topshop can do no wrong right now!

I hope you had a great weekend. We are heading back to the city this afternoon… it was fun to have a couple days in Montauk. The trunk show went really well on Saturday! If you find yourself in East Hampton this summer, you have to go to the St. Frank pop-up…seriously so much inspiration and so many pretty things!

Outfit Details: Parker Dress (more affordable version here) // Saint Laurent Sandals // Chanel Purse // Celine Sunglasses

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photography by Trent Bailey.