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The Marilyn Dress

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Leith Tie Front Dress // Zara Pumps // Halston Heritage Clutch // T Tahari Jacket

The weather in New York finally feels like summer and it means the rooftop parties’ season is open! Last week, Ben and I met our friends at Trump Soho for the opening of Bar d’Eau where Ben celebrated his last birthday. To attend the party, I decided to wear this white bow decorated dress that I recently scored on Nordstrom. My friends immediately called it “The Marilyn Dress” and I had to agree because the dress indeed was about to fly away and I kept an eye on it at all times. Continue Reading

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My Home Office Makeover

Ever since I started working from home I realized that making my workspace comfortable is one of the keys to make me more productive. As a writer, I was always taught that a neat desk is one of the…

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Weekend Reads

If you are like me and love collecting beauty products, check out these tips by Kate La Vie on how to organize your makeup collection. Sea salt hair treatments could be expensive, especially when you realize that you are…

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Friday Five: Straw Bags

I can’t explain how excited I am that Memorial Day weekend is almost here! I’m packing my bags for our upcoming trip to the Hamptons and creating my wish list for upcoming sales (subscribe to my newsletter and check…

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Outfits

My Love Affair with New York

ParisaNYC Hooked Lady Bag (c/o) // Tibi Satin Poplin Ruffle Dress // Steve Madden Pumps SparklyFix Cleopatra Earrings (c/o) // EarthWood Sunglasses Del Carmen (c/o)  Eight years ago, I packed a huge suitcase full of Russian books and just five pairs…

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Beauty

The New Rules of Sunscreen: Part 1

Despite beauty stores and pharmacies being filled with all kinds of sunscreen options, I’ve noticed that many people completely disregard this essential beauty product in their beauty routines. Many of my friends believe that sunscreens are too greasy, leave…

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7 Hacks Every Blogger Should Know

Perhaps, every blogger has a set of little tricks that helps to improve productivity and make blogging process much more effective. Over the past few years I learned a few strategies that help me keep the blog flowing. Today…

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How to Wear Black in the Summer?

For Love & Lemons Kate Mini Dress (30% off) / Zara Vinyl D’Orsay Shoes Zac Posen Eartha Mini Crossbody Bag (30% off in navy and 29% off in olive) There is a big controversy about wearing white that is happening around Memorial Day. You…

The ultimate guide to the best restaurants in Paris
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Weekend Reads

Planning on visiting France? Bookmark this ultimate guide to the best restaurants in Paris. If you are blogging or working for a PR company you must read this post about why bloggers do not respond to PR emails. Did you…

Trendy Espadrilles Summer 2016
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Friday Five: Espadrilles

From wedges to heels, crisp canvas espadrilles are an absolute must-have shoe for summer. Whether you are planning a trip to the Hamptons, a vacation at one of Caribbean islands, or a staycation in your own city, these comfy…

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Beauty

Beauty Wars: Urban Decay vs. Tarte

Today on the Beauty Wars ring we have two mascaras that I’m currently using: Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes and Urban Decay Perversion Bigger. Blacker. Badder. These two products replaced my old favorite mascara by Maybelline that I threw out…

The Ultimate Guide to Blogger Linkups
Blogging

The Ultimate Guide to Blogger Linkups

Among all the tools in a blogger’s arsenal, linkups are probably the most underestimated. However, linkups are a relatively easy way to introduce your blog to the world and build connections with the community. Today, I’m going to break…

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Beauty

Top 10 Perfumes of All Times

When it comes to fragrances, I am pretty conservative for a typical beauty junkie. Most perfumes give me a headache or make me feel nauseous so I have to be picky. I do repurchase the same aromas over and…

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Beauty

My Modeling Gig Revealed

I’ve been writing about it for a while, and it finally happened: The launch of the Victor dE Souza Beauty line I modeled for. Some of my best friends and readers, together with other event attendees, got together at…

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Behind The Scenes

This week was slow and busy at the same time. I worked long hours from home as I needed to catch up on writing and shooting photos. I also didn’t have much meetings scheduled so it was less running…

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Weekend Reads

I had fun going through this list of 20 signs that you should live in New York. I have to admit that I qualify to be a real New Yorker! Vegetable-based castile soap is one of the best natural…

Cute rompers for summer 2016
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Friday Five: Stylish Rompers

There is nothing better than a nice romper on a summer day! However, if you are planning on updating your collection for the upcoming season, I highly recommend hurrying up with shopping as many of the rompers I’ve been…

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Beauty

How to Blow-Dry Your Hair Like a Pro

Ever since I changed my hairstyle, more and more often, I’ve been wearing my hair straight. One reason is that it’s much easier for me to manage shorter hair. Before I got a lob, it could easily take me…

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DIY Projects

Project Re-Design: White A-Line Skirt

Even though I’m pretty good with DIY projects in general (is it genetic? my mom is a great seamstress and knitter so I guess I inherited it from her), I rarely find the time to work on handmade projects.…