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Thursday, September 15, 2016

A Story in Olive ft. Teva x UGG®

You may think Teva and UGG® an unlikely partnership: one a primarily sandal brand, the other a primarily winter boot brand. But both share the passion for the great outdoors and the love of wandering it in style.

This Teva x UGG® collaboration introduces shearling-lined sandals and sandal/boot hybrids in a variety of colors. I really appreciated the utility and ease of Teva's signature straps, paired with the comfort of UGG® sheepskin lining and an ergonomic sole.

Olive is one of the hottest shades of this fall season, so choosing this style and color was a no-brainer. I went all-out and and color-coordinated my outfit to match these cozy olive sandals. My bodysuit is sheer but has a mock turtleneck, these sandals have a sheepskin lining--the look is as in-between as the weather right now. These kicks embody a "transition piece"; it'll take you easily from summer to a Los Angeles winter and every temperature in between. Check out the whole collaboration below.

Teva x UGG® sandal
Teva x UGG® collection

This post was created in partnership with Teva and UGG®.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Printed Armonia Set

I got caught in the rain taking these photos so my hair is frizz level 100. I think it's okay that my image isn't perfectly perfect all the time, though, and this look is so fire. I got these pieces from my very good friend Alyssa of Ordinary People's thriving store, New Classics Studios. You've probably seen me feature the store before; they believe so strongly in ethical fashion--from conception to production to distribution--and their ethics are apparent in every step of the shopping process for the consumer (especially the stellar customer service). It's a store I am proud to patronize.

You'll probably be seeing this look many times over in the next few weeks, as I packed it away in my suitcase for a 3-week adventure! I've just landed in Los Angeles and am here for a mere two days before I head to Asia with my best friends. Many more updates to come. Stay tuned! xoxo

New Classics top (on sale!) / New Classics shorts (on sale!)

Photography by Tayler Smith


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Urban Cowboy B&B: Arrive as Strangers, Leave as Friends

I had heard of Urban Cowboy through the Brooklyn grapevine: friends sung their praises on how immaculately decorated the Brooklyn space was and what a great, fun atmosphere it was to stay in. When I discovered they had a Nashville location that had pulled out all the stops in terms of decor and design, I knew I needed to stop by on my cross-country road trip.

Never have I traveled somewhere and wanted to stay indoors this badly. Urban Cowboy B&B Nashville is situated in a big, lovely Victorian house. Every room is decorated differently and comes with a tub (such a luxury!). I lived for the claw foot one in my room.

I'm usually the type to stay in my room in solitude, but the environment at Urban Cowboy coaxed me out of my shell. Every corner and cranny in the house's shared spaces was made for pursuits of personal pleasure: reading nooks, huge music rooms with every instrument at your disposal, communal breakfasts, chairs on the porch, and free whiskey for guests (I especially loved this). The couple in charge of holding down the fort lived on the grounds and were more than accommodating, sending me their number to text them if I needed anything, and giving me a tour of the bedrooms as they emptied out so I could see all the different styles in person.

Staying at Urban Cowboy B&B was such a fulfilling, multi-faceted experience. Their motto is "Arrive as Strangers, Leave as Friends", and it couldn't ring truer.

Check out Urban Cowboy B&B:


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

EMU Australia #EMUExploresAlaska

Here's the followup I promised!

Exploring Alaska with EMU Australia and my blogger squad made up of Sheryl, Liz, and Courtney was incredible. Not only was the location a beaut and the team a hoot, let's be real--these shoes were made for this.

I love traveling to tropical places in the winter and arctic places in the summer because of the simultaneously mild local temperature + a getaway from current temperatures, but the trouble with traveling to a destination during its off-season is that the weather sometimes sucks. Alaska wasn't too bad, but truth be told, it was raining all three days we were there. Some days were worse than others, depending on how long we were exploring outdoors, whether or not there was snow involved, etc. The struggle was real.

I remarked at least twice a day that the only dry, warm, and comfortable part of my body was my feet. Whether we had on the completely shearling-lined styles (versus partially), or waterproof styles (versus water-resistant), none of us ever complained about cold/painful feet. Not even Courtney, who hates wearing socks with shoes.

I returned from the trip with a full suitcase of EMU Australia kicks in tow, and I'm ready for another brutal NYC winter.

Shop the styles I wore in Alaska below!

All styles by EMU Australia

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