A couple of days ago, I attended J.Crew’s Style Sessions Event in Midtown with two of my city girlfriends, Darby and Mandi. Of course, we all prepped it out in J.Crew apparel… so how could I not feature their adorableness on the blog?!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! It’s finally here! After work today, Mitch and I are heading down to Bucks County, Pennsylvania with Darby and her fiancé, Jason, to attend the wedding of our fabulous friends, Ben and Joanna. After the celebration, we’re all caravaning back to New York to attend the wedding of Kristen and Daryl, who are just as wonderful as Ben and Jo. It’s going to be one awesome weekend! I’m pretty excited to break out a summer Lilly dress for the first time this season, too! (I don’t care if it’s going to be cold. It’s Memorial Day Weekend. I’m so doing it!)
Last night, I met up with Darby and Mandi, some of my favorite New York prepster friends, to attend J.Crew’s “Style Sessions” event in Midtown. (Stay tuned for my friends’ adorable outfits from the event! I’ll post them tomorrow. ) Absolutely loving J.Crew’s latest collection. Really obsessed with the seahorse print. Check out the Boy Shirt in Seahorse, the T-Shirt Dress in Seahorse, and the 3″ chino short in Seahorse. (The shorts are my faaaaavorite!)
I love shopping dates with my girlfriends! Once the J.Crew event ended, I jumped on the 4/5/6 to meet up with Mitch and Shawn as well as a couple of their college friends in Union Square. We went to Brother Jimmy’s, our favorite BBQ restaurant in the city. (We love it so much we once went there on Valentine’s Day. ) It was such a pleasure meeting their friends, “Chi” and Theresa, who were in town from Chicago for a wedding. What a great night!
Skirt: J.Crew / Shirt: Necessary Clothing, similar here with sleeves / Pumps: Kenneth Cole, similar here by Franco Sarto, here by Madden Girl (Save!), here by Cole Haan (Splurge, but so worth it. Super comfortable, and comfort matters!), here again by Cole Haan (More affordable and just as comfortable!) and hereAGAIN by Cole Haan (Even better price, and again… So comfortable! Can you tell I love Cole Haan shoes?) / Bag: C.Wonder, similar here (in “Bisque”) and here (On sale!) / Belt: J.Crew (On sale!) / Necklace: Kate Spade (Sold out), similar here in daisy style / Watch: Marc Jacobs (Something tells me this is going to be a summer staple!), same watch in rose gold here, wrap version here, similar here by Michael Kors, and current Marc Jacobs watch obsession here in turquoise / Bracelets: J.Crew (Pave), similar here in color, and more affordable version here; and J.Crew Factory (Link), also love this new bracelet from the Factory! / Earrings: J.Crew
Every single girl sent me a pair of pumps that I seriously considered. I had such a hard time deciding that I printed out pictures of them and laid them out on my floor to analyze. Because, you know. That’s always the best way to make a difficult decision. But after a couple glasses of wine and a whole lot of second-guessing myself, we have a winner! Lauren R. found these beauties by Marc Fisher, and I fell completely head over “heels” in love for them. (Heh, heh. ) You rock, Lauren!
Of course, I ran straight to the nearest Macy’s (on 34th) to try ‘em out. A miracle on 34th Street did not occur (I had to size down more than two sizes in order to prevent my heal from slipping out which kind of made me nervous), but a miracle in Hoboken did occur. I found pretty much an exact replica of Lauren’s find through DSW. The pumps received good reviews, too. Allie, my bridesmaid and loyal companion since middle school when I had braces and bangs, found a slammin’ good coupon code, which only sweetened the deal further! (This was super impressive, as Allie lives in Thailand and has a spotty internet connection! Go, Mouse!)
I’m loving everything about these darling heels by Kelly & Katie, from the subtle glitz to the brand’s name. Another bridesmaid (and my best, best friend from childhood) is named Katie. Enough said, right? Hello, photo op! She actually went out today, picked them up at her local DSW, and sent me a picture of them. Thanks, Lobster. I love ‘em!
Side note: Tara, another bridesmaid and a best, best friend from college, was called “Monkey” growing up. I was called “Bunny” by my mom. Annie was called “Bee.” Sarah, Erica and Beth: Let’s get on those animal nicknames, okay?
Anyway, I am thrilled, and I couldn’t have done it without the help of you, fellow fashionistas! I love the shoes! Thanks again! xoxo
Yesterday, Mitch and I went all the way to Harlem so I could visit Costco’s optometrist, but the store’s eye care center was closed. And it’s always closed on Tuesdays. Way to go, Kel. But at least we picked up a pizza at Aldi! Kind of made it worth it.
Other news: we are finally in possession of our wedding invitations. They go out today! Woo! Hope to post some shots of them soon.
Happy Wednesday, everyone! Only a few more days until Memorial Day Weekend! We have back-to-back weddings (Saturday and Sunday). It would be an understatement to say I’m excited. What are your plans for the long weekend?!