Short Story

I think we’re at that point of the season where New York “spring” catapults to sweaty summer overnight.  I realized this while walking to work this morning in my spring coat, when 5 short steps in, I became extremely uncomfortable.  NEWS FLASH NEW YORK: Spring ended yesterday, say goodbye to layers until Fall.  And say hello to SHORTS!  Personally, I have always been a fan of shorts.  Oddly enough I think they flatter me more than skirts.  Last weekend, while perusing Chelsea Market with my mamma, I spotted these gems at one of those confusing Sample Sales, with a smorgasbord of items you have to sift through for days.  But everryyyy once in a while, you find a rose among thorns (i.e. the Walter Baker Aztec diamond beauties below).  As we continued on with our day I soon realized the plethora of adorable patterned options out there this season!  Thank you Anna Wintour (or whoever ignited this trend)!

The fun thing about shorts is that you can style them different ways to create many different summer looks!  Dress them down with sandals and a simple tee or dress them up at night with wedges and some fun gems (sidenote: tread lightly with the heels & shorts look…it can be challenging and often times disastrous).  Here are a few options for styling your patterned shorts this season!

Patterned Shorts - 1

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Enjoy this beautius day!  And take those pants off – it’s short season ladies!

XOXO

TGIF

It’s Friday!  WOHOO!  The above photo (surprisingly from Yelp) is of the Jackie Onassis Reservoir in New York’s Central Park.  The reservoir is a bit of a hidden gem, because it is high up in the park (starting around 86th street) past the great lawn and other popular areas, so many people have never seen it.  It is so beautiful and serene when you run through the trees and come to this large open body of water.  Because the water is like glass, you can always see a reflection of the surrounding trees and buildings which makes for a very picturesque vista.  I ran around the reservoir this morning and the sunrise over the buildings and lighting over the pond literally took my breath away!  It was one of those moments where I thought about how much I love living here.

Ok, now on to the real purpose of this post…

My bf always manages to find the most ridiculous things on the internet.  So with a little help from him I put together a few pick-me-ups for your Friday…

Don’t be “that girl”

A face only a mother could love

High class problems

New T-Swift song – can’t get enough of this one

This is wild

Sweaty Saturday

A cheap laugh

A cheap laugh if you live in NYC

This kid!

For anyone who is single and ready to mingle

Gets me every time…

Would you dress your dog up for Halloween?

Humans of New York

I hate to admit how true this is

I’m headed to BEANTOWN this weekend with my galpals!  Can’t wait for long dinners, red wine and loony good conversation.  What are you all up to for this gorgeous fall weekend?!

XOXO

PS – I have a new weekly feature that I am starting and I can’t wait to share it with you all on Monday!