Brooklyn Baby + Mini Photo Diary

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{ July 26, 2014 }

Asos dress; Swedish Hasbeens sandals; Firmoo glasses (tortoise shell); Mini Mini Market sunglasses;  Sephora hair clip; Vera Meat necklace. 


Who needs a reason to get dressed up? Not me. I went a little 1960s with this black and white number, which is a perfect compliment to the Rockabilly Luau show in Bushwick. I’m in love with that duck street art, and the Swedish Hasbeens ain’t too bad, either.

1960s Babe. 
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Outfit // Wings On My Ankles


{ July 24, 2014 }

Alexander Wang dress; Ancient Greek Sandals; H&M collar necklace.

I’m half Greek, which means that I’m automatically sold on anything mythology inspired. Angel wings at my ankles like Hermes? Absolutely. There’s no reason not to feel otherworldly.

Photos by Christine.

3 Poems by Stephanie Valente 

hollowpublishing:

Autumn Lover

i think about highways
& long summer rides on carousel horses
the space between my texts & phone calls
the one i adore dreams of pyramids

i dream:
of silver scales at your shoulders
playing the tambourine
laughter at a moonlit pier
your face etched in glass

the leaves are…

Three of my poems are in Hollow Publishing. Enjoy. 

Shop Frivolity & Take 10% Off

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My darling friend Lindsay Lee just opened up a new jewelry store. Frivolity carries mystical stones fit for anyone who wants to feel like a nymph or a goddess. With agates, amethysts, and quartz, the earthen talismans are wonderful supplements my style. I’m excited to add Frivolity my new online favorite: a cheeky and thoughtfully curated collection that is also wallet friendly.

Get 10% Frivolity with the code BEAUTIES. 

  1. Magical Garden Ring, $88
  2. Oversize Mesh Earrings, $44 [also available in silver]
  3. Smokey Quartz Ring, 58
  4. Jasper Earrings, $68
  5. Agate Slice Earrings, $24
  6. Amethyst Bracelet, $18

Topshop Giveaway


Are you ready for another awesome giveaway? 

 This time we’re giving away a gift card to one of our favorite stores — Topshop! One lucky reader will have the chance to shop till they drop with a $300 Topshop gift card… and it just might be you.

You can enter daily over the next 2 weeks and earn bonus entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on social media. Good luck!

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Prizes: $300 Topshop Gift Card

Co-hosts:  To Be Bright  Palm and Peachtree ♥ StushiGal Style ♥ Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog ♥ AstridStars ♥ Lush to Blush ♥ Style Operator ♥ Fashionably Lo ♥ The Yuppie Files ♥ Raspberry Glow ♥ Olive & Ivy ♥ Dressy Casual ♥ Prosecco & Plaid

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 8/15 and is open worldwide.

 

 

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Outfit // LBD + Vera Meat Cat Purse



{ July 19, 2014 }

BCBGeneration dress; Sam Edelman sandals; Verameat cross body bag; Tiffany necklace; Forever 21 sunglasses.

A little black dress in summer is all I need. I’m so in love with this Vera Meat cat purse that I’m afraid of wearing it to tatters, since I use it so often! 


Outfit // White Tee + Black Shorts

{ July 25, 2014 }

Forever 21 tee shirt; Dorothy Perkins shorts; Modcloth heels.

Casual Friday at it’s best. A crisp white tee, black cut offs and probably some of the most comfortable heeled sandals. 

Sponsored // Great Ways to Reward Yourself

Great Ways to Reward Yourself

Once and again, we earn the right to reward ourselves.  Maybe you’ve finally earned a promotion that at one point seemed distant.  Or perhaps you’ve finished a project that has confounded and baffled and you’re finally thrilled with the outcome.  The point is, that sometimes it’s okay to treat yourself, to do something selfish and special that will act as a reminder of something you’ve done.  A reminder of someone you’ve become.  Some might argue that you shouldn’t shower yourself with goodies, but the well-timed and well-earned reward is appropriate.  There are a lot of ways you can treat yourself.

A Vacation

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Yes, I know that a vacation seems obvious, but let’s face it, if you’ve achieved some long standing goal or earned a lucrative promotion, you’ve likely been hard at work and keeping some less than savory hours.  Not only do you deserve a vacation, you probably need one.  A vacation offers the hard working and ambitious person a rare opportunity to recharge and get those creative juices flowing again.  It’s not only a time to site see and lounge around, it’s a time to remember what you do all of your hard work for.  Really, what’s the point of working so hard if you don’t allow yourself to get away and enjoy the fruits of your labors?  For the hard working parent, a vacation is the best time to bond with your family.  Remember, as much as you miss them, they miss you just as much. 

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This is the perfect gift to give yourself as a reward for that promotion you’ve been striving for.  Rolex is synonymous with success and accomplishment, and is donned by only those who have proven their work ethic, their heightened appreciation and taste, and their ability to separate the good from the great and the great from the exquisite.  That is precisely what a Rolex is: Exquisite.  It is the marriage of meticulous craftsmanship and engineering artistry all in the form of a watch that will make any man’s or any woman’s jaw unhinge to the floor.  One doesn’t simply call a Rolex a watch, he calls it a Rolex.  The rest is just gravy.  You should only reward yourself with such an intrepid piece if you can, they’re not cheap.  However, if you’ve worked hard enough, and you feel that you can comfortably tell yourself that you deserve one, you absolutely must buy one.  They come in myriad styles and varieties for both him and her.  Go online and discover the treasures that they are at certified Rolex repair or thewatchbuyersgroup.com and bask in that promotion.

Fine dining image Everyone deserves to eat the best sometimes.  That’s why fine dining was invented.  Fine dining, to me, means truly living in the moment.  Everything is about the food.  There is a difference between a really good meal and a truly inspired dish.  It is similar to the difference between a watch and a Rolex, but this time it’s all about the here and now.  If you’ve never treated yourself to an excellent meal, the kind that requires you wear a tie, the kind in which the waiters make as much as store managers, then you owe it to yourself to allow yourself this novelty.  You’ll relish the experience, and though the inspired tastes will fade away, the memory will last you forever. 

Hello, beautiful people. If you live in the NYC area, why don’t you come on down to the lovely Greenpoint [my home!] for a bangin’ summer market? 

I’m the Fashion Editor at Greenpointers.com and we’d love to have your lovely faces. Oh, and there will be free nail art and friendship bracelets and white sangria. Do it for the nail art. Or, sangria.

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