put. a. pin. on. it.


I don’t know about you, but I’m currently obsessed with decorative pins. Not only do they add instant flair to a cardigan, a sweater, a denim jacket — you name it — but they’re the epitome of FUN. I know at first glance, they can seem a bit out there (um, hello, you’re sporting a taco emoji pin on your t-shirt), but the personalization part is key. Find the right pins (think: a cactus, a donut, your favorite emoji, whatever), then you can’t lose. See my first attempt above: I paired my favorite sassy girl emoji pin (AKA, info desk girl) with a teal cardigan for an extra playful touch. Now, I just need to invest in a denim jacket, so that I can take my current pin obsession to the next level. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite pins below — let me know your faves in the comments section! 


1. Lolli x Museum of Ice Cream Lapel Pin (Lolli) // A testament of your love for ice cream. Is it summer yet?


2. Little Arrow Heart Sunnies Pin (ban.do) // So. Much. Sass. How adorable would these red heart-shaped sunnies look pinned to a cardigan (or the lapel of a herringbone blazer) come Valentine’s Day? 


3. Logo G-Pin (Glossier) // Glossier babes unite with this logo G pin that’s in millennial pink, no less. Do one even better by teaming it with your signature Glossier sweatshirt.


4. I Believe in Pizza Pin (ban.do) // Because pizza is bae. Duh.


5. Valley Cruise Press Ice Pop Pin (Urban Outfitters) // It’s bomb pop o’clock. Cue the firecrackers and RWB this Fourth of July.


6. Vintage Gator Pin (Valley Cruise Press) // Equal parts retro and preppy, this green gator pin practically calls for a relaxed polo, a vintage cricket sweater and some rolled-up chinos. Any takers?


7. Pink Lemonade Pin (Big Bud Press) // When life gives you lemons, you make pink lemonade. For double (or rather triple) the punch, mix and match with Big Bud Press’ lemon and lime pins.


8. Cherries Lapel Pin (Georgia Perry) // A cheeky addition to your borrowed-from-the-boys denim jacket or even the collar of a crisp white button-down shirt.


9. Madewell x Pintrill Pin Set (Madewell) // True denim connoisseurs will flock to this exclusive Madewell x Pintrill pin set consisting of an evil eye, jeans and a palm tree. Use all three to deck out a denim jacket, a tote or perhaps your favorite boyfriend jeans.


10. Neon Rocket Ship Pin (AMYVENTURES) // Up, up and away! Signifying a sense of adventure, dreaming big and positive vibes, this neon rocket ship pin is proof that the sky’s the limit. (Literally!)

How will you be customizing your denim and accessories this season? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,
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glossier. pink.


#GlossierPink is officially my go-to color for 2017. While I'm excited to incorporate this lovely blush hue into all aspects of my life, I'm especially looking forward to flaunting perfectly manicured pink tips in the months to come. To kick things off, I opted for an extra sparkly accent nail and Glossier's limited edition #GlossierPink polish (part of their holiday-themed black tie set). I sealed my manicure with a fast-drying top coat by China Glaza, which worked like a charm. I was able to flaunt this mani for almost two weeks with minimal chips. #Winning
 

Since #GlossierPink is no longer in stock, I've rounded up comparable millennial pink hues (all perfect for Valentine's Day!) to snag for your next mani below:




What's your go-to nail color? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,
A
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NYC. #ootds.

As per annual tradition, I recently had the pleasure of spending a few days in my favorite city this past December. A recap of my trip will be coming to the blog soon, but in the meantime, I'm sharing the #OOTDs I wore. Just as a disclaimer: It was cold (like 20 degrees in the daytime cold), and so I was pretty limited in sartorial options. It was quite the wakeup call after last year's unseasonably warm temps. Bundled in layers with a cuppa steaming cider in hand, I think I actually fared pretty well. Regardless of the weather, anytime in NYC is a good time, amirite? Disclaimer #2: Don't be fooled, I only temporarily ditched my mustard coat for the third outfit snapshot.


Day 1: Since day one consisted of a six-hour-or-so train ride, I opted for a comfortable American Apparel floral dress, black tights, marled socks and lace-up ankle boots. Oh, and I cinched in the waist with a skinny leopard print belt from J.Crew. I’m thankful I decided to bring my mustard yellow toggle coat along — come the evening, having a hood to block out the windchill proved to be game-changing. AKA, I didn’t completely freeze.


Day 2: Being in the city during the most magical time of the year definitely influenced my decision to toss on this festive fair isle sweater by Free People. I opted for a casual look by styling it alongside my go-to Industry Standard jeans, lace-up ankle boots and a few layered necklaces. Side note: I'm so glad I thought to bring along my classic Cambridge Satchel bag. It was just the right size for everything I needed/wanted to carry, and it matched all my outfits without fail. #Winning


Day 3: In true NYC fashion (especially during the winter months!), you never know what to expect with the weather. That said, we actually woke up to some snow. While I enjoyed admiring the fluffy white stuff from the hotel room window at dawn amongst the quiet streets, trudging around in the slush was just a slippery mess. Although less chilly, a comfy-oh-so-cozy sweater from Scotch & Soda proved to be the perfect layering piece. I finished off the look with a cream-colored Club Monaco skirt and lace-up boots once again as the other ankle boots that I packed weren’t quite as all-weather friendly.
 

How do you combat the elements in style? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,
A
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