NYC in Pictures

As I mentioned before, last week CWF and I traveled to the East Coast for a little vacation!
We arrived in NYC on Friday
 Our condo:
The condo was a penthouse level apartment in Times Square.

For dinner we went to Del Frisco's 

We went to the 9/11 Memorial
I had a cute outfit on until it started raining, then I wore a plastic bag:

The memorial was very touching. We did the tour guided by relatives/people who were there.
Later, my outfit for waiting in line for The Book Of Mormon tickets on Broadway!
Spent the day at The Met!

Then headed to a 9 course dinner at Per Se.
Best meal of my life hands down!

Shopping and hanging out on the Upper East Side
 Lilly Store

 Goyard at Barneys
We were in the Salvatore Lattanzi store at the same time as Bruce Willis too!

Went to the Empire State Building at 11pm! We only waited in line for 20 mins (miracle!)

I loved laying in bed with all the city lights!

Walked Central Park

And then had High Tea at the Plaza hotel

Later we saw Lucky Guy (with Tom Hanks) on Broadway and went for an encore dinner at Per Se (only had a few dishes this time).

I'll recap the DC portion of the trip next week!

21st Birthday

What do you get your baby brother for his 21st birthday? I had no idea, so I browsed pinterest and came up with this:
A cake made out of beer!
Every 21 year old boy's dream right?! I thought it turned out pretty cute! And functional, of course! To make it I used an 30 pack of beer, a round tray, paper plates and clear tape (so he could take it home intact).
And this is what I wore to celebrate:
Skirt: J.Crew // Top: J.Crew // Tote: Lilly // Sandals: Monogrammed Bonannos
Linking up with Katie and Steph for the SPD Linkup!
Happy 21st Birthday Alex!

Guest Post: A Preppy State of Mind

Hello! My name is Rachel, and I blog over at A Preppy State of Mind. I'm so excited to be guest posting for Andrea today while she is in NYC. I just love Andrea's style and ideas. Her blog is darling, she is darling, and I envy her amazing Lilly Pulitzer collection. 

With it being Memorial Day weekend, I am going to share a fun idea for a Memorial Day outfit. I love keeping the red, white and blue theme while adding a nautical twist to the look. 

Dress / Bangle / Necklace / Shoes / Satchel

In both outfits, the red, white and blue theme is the center piece of the outfit with the accessories adding the perfect nautical touch.

Thank you so much, Andrea, for having me as a guest blogger. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day! 

Memorial Day Sales!

We all know I love a good sale; and the sales Memorial Day Weekend are some of the best!
A few of my favorites:

JoJo Loves You- Classy, earrings that are handmade in the USA!

I'm wearing the party bling earrings! So fun and the perfect compliment to any embellished neckline or Lilly dress! 

Such a great deal for such a classic look!

And a few more:

Lilly Pulitzer- gift with purchase

J.Crew factory- 50% off with email

Bloomingdales- 15 or 20% off depending on spend

Ballard designs- 15 or 20% off depending on spend

What sales will you be shopping this weekend?



Greetings from the East Coast! We have spent the last few days in NYC and will be headed to DC tomorrow! Here are a few iPhone pictures so far: 

After dinner #2 at Per Se and seeing Lucky Guy with Tom Hanks on Broadway

In Central Park before High Tea at the Plaza

At our condo before Per Se dinner #1

 Hope you are all having a great week! I'll be back with more soon! 


Workweek Date Night

I like to spruce up the workweek, who says weekends get all the fun??!
Option #1: Dinner Alfresco
Wear an oxford top, skirt and pumps to work so you can easily change into something a bit more casual after work. I'm loving both of these outfits:
Oxford // Skirt // Shorts // Pumps (my favorite!) // Wedges
I love to eat alfresco but watch out for those mosquito's! I recommend heading to dinner right after work (that way you can still be in bed at a decent hour!)
Option #2: Spruce up your normal routine
Instead of coming home and ploping down on the couch, make an assortment of appetizers for dinner and eat by candlelight. You could also make a batch of fancy popcorn to go along with your favorite TV show!
My favorites:
-Crackers and an assortment of cheeses (think Brie, Gouda, & Extra Sharp Cheddar)
-Pretzel thins and dip (my favorite is the Artichoke Lemon Dip from whole foods)
-Sliced fresh fruit
-Baguette and Olive Oil Dip
-Mini homemade pizzas
What will you be doing tonight??!

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! It's been a long week for me, but I am super excited to be laying by the pool this time tomorrow! A few things that brightened up my week:
1. I'm planning myself a Lilly themed birthday party for next month! My inspiration board:
2. I was going back and forth on a minty dress to wear to my mom's wedding in September.. But then I saw this LaRoque Dress was on flashsale I knew it would be perfect!
3. Best. Wedges. Ever! So comfy and in nude- perfect for work or play!
What are your favorites from this week?!

Derby Wine Tasting

 As you know, the Kentucky Derby was on Saturday.. which means our annual Kentucky Derby Wine Tasting with my Junior League friends!
This year we rented a SUV limo and headed to a few wineries in Lodi! So fun to see everyone in their big hats and sundresses!

Jenn from West Sac Honey recently joined JL and it was so fun getting to know her! 

I placed my bet on Charming Kitten, chosen only by name of course- so it should be no surprise that  I lost! Which horse did you all bet on?
I also brought all the goodies to make our own mint juleps during our picnic lunch!
My dress is Lilly Pulitzer Lacina Dress in the Multi Written in the Stars print. I almost wore the Chin Chin dress, but luckily I didn't becasue one of the other girls was wearing it too!

Linking up with Sami for my Weekend Recap! 

How did you celebrate the Derby?

May Day

Happy 1st day of May! This is a super busy month for me- as we are spending two weeks in NYC/DC! But also plenty of parties planned and happy hours in between!
Last night we went to dinner and I wore this:
Skirt: J.Crew // Sweater: J.Crew // Necklace: Kate Spade
Anyone else have any fun May plans?