Steve Madden Metallic T-Strap Pumps – Buy these cute ones instead
We have one more weekend left, as this Summer is coming to a close and that means bye bye to beach vibes and all things white (#ootd below)
Looking for somewhere relaxing to go on any day of the long weekend? Check out The Palms by Rockaway Beach. It is a very cute and cozy beachy lounge area where you can just vibe out with your gals, enjoy smoothies and snacks, lifestyle pop ups, movie nights, yoga. I mean the list just goes on, talk about using space wisely.
The gals and I below went for a chat and quick snack before we got our tan on just down the street at the beach.
I ordered a Chia Mango which was very tasty and filling just for $8 – don’t forget your dolla bills because this joint is cash only. The menu also consists of wraps, rice bowls and Yuca snacks. It was the perfect setting to just chill out, quiet enough, and secluded enough as we were surrounded by vibrant green palm trees and flowers. It was a well thought out concept and I hope you check it out before the Summer ends. On Sunday 9/6 Watch Pulp Fiction 8pm (fyi you can byob).
The area is very cute with lots of art walls which we can all appreciate. Enjoy the little photo shoot below of my gals and their favorites.
The Palms is open Tues.-Thurs. from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri.-Mon. from 8 a.m.- 10 p.m. Visit thepalmsrockaway.com for the full line-up of upcoming events.
So yesterday I was extended an invite from a lovely blogger friend/soul sistah, Martha, to attend the Marie Claire Denim for Days event in Bloomingdales featuring Brittany Kozerski, Marie Claire’s Fashion Editor and Brooke Jaffe, Bloomingdales VP Fashion Director. The event was held on the second floor in the middle of what I would call a Denim World where all things Denim were easily accessible if you wish to purchase. Light refreshments were served along with watermelon goat cheese bites…..yea I know what you are thinking but they were actually quite good. The ever so chic DJ played tunes from the Disclosure CD which made the atmosphere live and vibrant, well for me at least, cause Lord knows when Latch comes on I want to break into Dance
Ok carrying on… What I Wore
When it comes to events that are very specific, I like to be, you know, not so specific – I’m a fashion rebel that way, and so I wanted to make sure I did not show up in a Denim dress, skirt, or jeans. So what did I wear? I wanted to wear a statement piece. My mind traveled back to once upon a time my awesome mother wore a trench denim coat – yes it exists and so I had to make the call and pull a borrowing act. Now since wearing a denim trench in a heat wave is a bit much, I decided to wear an off the shoulder crop top and a high waist skirt along with open toe pumps. The color scheme for me was in the natural tones, I just feel beiges and grays look better denim, it’s a personal thing – Deets Below:
Top: Missguided Off The Shoulder Crop Top; Boohoo.com Grey Midi Skirt, DKNY Denim Trench, NastyGal Gold Choker, Random Store Open Toe Shoes (sorry don’t remember the name)
Now into the Denim – Each Trend was showcased in a Fashion Show Format with Brittany and Brooke Commentary:
Step into the 70S – With larger than life bell bottoms, no I’m exaggerating but it is a big step from the summer trend of tapered large whole ripped jeans – I think it’s a great step forward and is very chic. Boho chic as the gals explained it. Look below features a bell bottom jean with a drawstring bag and a beautiful ‘mink’ vest. I love anything layered so the contrasting vest really caught my eye. It was recommended to wear with a wedge heel but I feel as if wedge heels make me look wider, so I would also suggest an open toe skinny stiletto until the weather get rigid.
Romance Me – I was in LOVE with these jeans when I saw them on display and excited to see that they were part of the showcase. A fashionista always feels accomplished when their eyes are drawn to something that becomes a trend. So score. Ok anyway, the rope detail on these Seven for all Mankind jeans was just lovely. Makes sense to add a romantic top to the outfit doesn’t
Mix a Little Flare – This style was suggested for the “Body Conscious”: those who do not wish to have the fabric tight on their skin and for some breathing room I might add. I’d say perfect for the fall breezy days with fabulous knee high suede boots. Also – New Fashion Term Alert – added into my vocabulary of all things fashion is a – Mock Neck also known as a turtle neck but not quite. I actually love this silhouette and hope to see it on more garments come this fall, like next month, so fast fashion get on it.
Meet & Greet – As they called it, I actually like that so I’m stealing that term – A meet and greet is just as below a denim pencil skirt with a boxy top that just meets at the hem and greets at the waistband. Accessorize it with a knotting slim silk scarf.
Military – This one is not new but it continues and will always be bad ass – this kind of denim looks best in the olive wash and always has some type of cargo pocket. I love these jeans by Guess in particular because they have a sexy feel to it. Also a pointer by Brittany was that the middle seam helps you appear thinner. It was said to look good on all who tries on according to Brooke, so win/win.
Distressed but Not So Much – Still in but I feel that this one was a bit more together, distressed jeans lately have looked like they have gone through it, these jeans now look like they are getting it back together. They suggest keeping the top conservative since so much is going on below. Olive and grey tones also work best.
The remaining two are the continuing of denim dresses, this time with frayed unfinished hems, and a clean jean look.
I know us gals all have about 15+ jeans in our closet and mainly wear about 3 of them but I encourage you to take a chance and try one of these jean trends, because there is nothing more refreshing than a day of compliments and hey where’d you get that. Now go strut! XO
So, because I am always out in about in this marvelous city and I do get a lot of questions on places I go to, I have decided to start a ‘Bites & Thangs’ Column on my blog – to let you know if you should check check check it out as well. I will begin with my most current outing but will backtrack on previous ones, just because some of them have been great and really do recommend. OK ! Lets Begin –
This past Saturday, I attended the Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar –
First thoughts – well where in the heck is this place. It directed, it as in Google Maps, to the Conrad Hotel and basically you are stuck in the lobby wandering and wondering. Until you choose to ask the front desk, which I did but they sent me to the second floor restaurant which was not the rooftop I was looking for. Ok, now onto the front desk of the second floor – they directed me to the elevators. There was a sign stating that the Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar was at capacity – which was a bummer because the weather was perfect and so was my outfit …. wait a minute, I knew I forgot something – what I wore duh! See deets below :
Like I said it was a beautiful sunny Saturday in NYC – I opted for a light weight flower dress from Boohoo.com with my white mules from Target. It was quite perfect actually 🙂
Now of course I told my friend, well lets just see and we stood on a short line for about ten minutes, traffic seemed to move quickly in and out of the rooftop. Once we were let in, I understood why… it was super small for one – think like a patio, image below from their website:
It was narrow, no seating at the bar, and limited seating all throughout. There was literally no where to go, so my guess is most left to come back at a later time. Others hovered over at the bar, including my friend and I, hawking over the seated guests, ready to tackle the seats as soon as they lifted their bottoms off of it.
Another reason why I think people were in and out leaving was because the wait time for the drinks was quite long. It didn’t make that much sense, since everyone there was going to get about the same drink. After all, how many popsicle bars are there out there? Finally we order our $20 Strawberry Prosecco Icepop and….
I don’t know what to make of it, oh yes I do – I got a great picture out of it but I didn’t even know what to do – Was I supposed to drink the Prosecco and hold the popsicle stick to the side? Was I supposed to just suck on the popsicle and dunk it in the Prosecco like it was chocolate chip cookies and milk?? Or wait for the popsicle to melt like what? I think I did all three – the taste was just ok nothing amazing but hey I guess I get to say I had a drink once with a popsicle in it right??
Overall – come here for one drink, and don’t expect food – except for nuts, olives and chips..
The ambiance however, was great I do have to say. Light music, perfect breeze and great view. This would be my opinion, for a nice meet and greet with someone on tinder , ha ha did I just say that, not that I’m on it or anything….
P.S. We did finally get to sit but by then our drinks were finished and we just seemed like seat hoggers.
Happy Drinking 🙂