Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SOUL: an ode to Summer

Labor Day usually marks the unofficial end of summer (bummer).   But don't fret, the OFFICIAL end of summer isn't until mid September! You still have a few more weeks to do those summer things.  These pictures are a "latergram" if you will from 4th of July weekend (yea, sorry for the lag of updates) in Dumbo at the Brooklyn Bridge Park. The new piers have opened with fun, multiple-use areas for almost any activity/sport you can think of!  If you haven't been, this weekend may be a perfect time to go check it out. Wishing everyone a  safe and happy Labor Day weekend.  What are your plans? :) 

top: Sincerely Jules Shop // skirt: Zara // sandals: Asos // sunnies: Komono

top and shorts: H&M // watch: Throne Watches // crossbody: Celine // sandals: Asos // sunnies: Raybans

Whatever the day though, TODAY is a good day to have a good day. Get out there and enjoy the rest of your summer! xoxo, NB.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

WEAR: football jersey t-shirt and Givenchy floral slip-ons sneakers

Being comfortable AND (hopefully) simultaneously stylish tops the list of our dream outfits here at NB. I saw a quote somewhere saying, "my bathing suit says go to the gym, but my sweatpants were like nah girl, you're good!"  That quote hits the nail on the head to convey how the struggle is so real sometimes to find balance in my waistline, outfits and my life! hah.  Anyways, for the comfort part of this equation,  I like to include slip-on sneakers (as seen here) as an important staple in my shoe arsenal.  I have 3 pairs in counting right now. I mean slip-on sneakers are a sportier version of flats anyways right?  Specifically slip-ons of the leather kind, add that extra edge to any outfit.  

For this look, I paired my men's football jersey t-shirt with a stretch cotton mini skirt - seriously a dream come true to not have to wear a mini with heels. :) These days there is no need to sacrifice form over function as it's been stated and posted here many a times before. Find what works for you by getting creative in mixing and matching.  The options are endless for you to achieve that ultimate casual-chic ensemble, and once you master the art of "comfy and cute", you can literally hit the ground running. :)  

shoes: Givenchy // skirt: American Apparel // shirt: Zara Men // cuffs: THP // bag: Mackage // sunglasses: Komono 

Photography by: Sam Chew from  @chewsfitness

Thursday, July 31, 2014

SOUL: simple is better

Simple is better.  Clean and uncluttered.  Classic and well made (or Madewell).

Appreciating the little things always helps in keeping grounded.

succulents // the plant loves of my life
heather gray linen tee // Madewell
Kinfolk volume twelve // my favorite to date
leather tote // Madewell
rainier cherries // gobbling as many as I can before the season ends

Happy Thursday Lovelies!
xoxo, NB

Monday, July 28, 2014

WEAR: nike air max and mesh tank dress

To me, summer is about running around, being comfortable and keeping cool.  With that being said,  I have officially converted to sneakers over everything nowadays to literally RUN around in.  Also, Nike is the new black? I'll leave that for you guys to discuss amongst yourselves. :) To add a feminine touch to my already un-girly-like ways, I like to wear my sneaks with sporty dresses or skirts as seen here!   After all, a skirt is just a pair of shorts with out the crotch? HAHA.  Whatever the occasion that I can get away without wearing heels, I'll reach for my appropriate sneakers. Getting-shit-done sneaks, dance-all-night sneaks, and my favorite are these right here, pop-of-color sneakers.  Wearing light colored dresses for summer, my sneakers deserve to be the star of my outfit. Go big, go bright, go bold!  

Also, what other way to stay cool than with this mesh panel, open back, powder blue jersey dress from Zara.  I have been digging the peek-a-boo strappy bralettes look lately. Airy, comfortable and chic - our summer wardrobe motto. Besides, sporty jersey dresses are practically begging to be worn with sneakers anyways. Get it girl. 

dress: Zara / crisscross bralette: ASOS /  shoes: Nike Women's Air Max 1 Mercurial  / sunglasses: Konomo / cuffs: THP / pearl bracelet: Zara

Photography by: Sam Chew from @chewsfitness