black & white in NYC

On my trip to New York last week, I couldn’t help but notice the abundance of black and white. From the windows at Bergdorf’s, to the floor tile at Magnolia Bakery, to the new arrival racks at H&M. Here are a few of my black and white NYC moments. Stayed tuned to shop the look later this week.

IMG_6540{Bergdorf windows}

IMG_7779{View from our hotel bar}

IMG_7731{floor at Magnolia Bakery}

IMG_6552{Bergdorf windows}

IMG_6592{Grand Central Station}

IMG_6557{Harry Winston}

IMG_6544{Bergdorf windows}

*All photographs my own, except the hotel rooftop {thanks Meg’s}

from nola, with love

At times like this it is difficult to write about materialistic things, after all it’s just stuff.  And as we know, way to well, down here in South Louisiana stuff can be replaced. Houses will be rebuilt, life as you knew it will slowly come back together {be patient and YES it will be very frustrating at times}. Communities will join hands and will be stronger than before. You will get through this, I promise, we did. And we continue to, as these terrible storms come ashore year after year.

For my friends on the east coast, we are thinking about you. And trust me we are all too familiar with the very raw emotions you are going through. At the end of the day it’s just stuff, so give thanks for those around you; your family, friends and support groups. And most importantly don’t forget to thank those first responders, energy workers, doctors and nurses who are working around the clock to get you put back together again.

{both photos taken by me}

fall in the kitchen

Ever year at this time, I anxiously await the cooler weather, pumpkin patches and cozy sweaters. I couldn’t wait any longer for my first taste of fall {no pun intended} and had to try out this recipe immediately. Baked apple chips are perfect for this time of year and bring a wonderful scent of fall throughout the house.


going to the chapel….

My sisters big weekend is finally here. I know it will be filled with great food, delicious drinks, but most of all amazing company! I am extremely excited to celebrate with good friends and family and the dance floor is already calling my name! I cannot wait till I can share with you the projects we have been working on for the big day and pictures from the weekend! How cute is this picture? I feel like we were just little girls just yesterday!  How funny are our matching outfits below? I love the neon, dots and stripes! So stylish!

colorful combo

I have to admit, I’m not afraid of color. And I love that color blocking is in style. No longer do you need to mix bold with basics. This look from laurenconrad.com is perfect and I cannot wait to duplicate. Don’t be afraid to introduce bold colors into your wardrobe even if it is only one or two pieces at a time.

coral tee, lilac shorts, sandals, clutch 

friday finds {dressed}

Just a few bold pieces, all worn together.  A dress, a necklace, a clutch and a pair of wedges {all under $45 each}

Dress: Old Navy {similar style here}, Necklace: Peacock Plume {written about here}, Clutch: American Apparel, Wedges: H&M {in store}, Watch: Michael Kors {similar style here}

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