Monday, May 7, 2012

NYC Bound

Like most ladies New York City has a piece of my heart!  The spirit of the city is indescribable, just being there makes me happy.  Naturally I can't wait to be heading up there for Memorial Day weekend to celebrate my friends 30th Birthday.

As its just the two of us for a girls weekend we have decided to not be tourists & try to enjoy the city like a New Yorker would.  We plan to visit markets, cafes, museums & enjoy the fact that its Fleet Week. They are playing Top Gun at sunset on the deck of the Intrepid!  Crazy but I've never seen the movie so what a more epic way to see it & be surrounded by hot soldiers. 

I am also hoping to see the Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibit.  Directed by the Iconic Baz Luhrmann they focus on how both Italian designs from different eras explore similar themes via extremely different approaches.  Just watching the videos excites/intrigues the Fashion History lover inside me. 

Other than the movie & museum we have nothing official planned so I would love to hear any recommendations you have. Tell me about the hole in the wall with the best fries or the great roof top bar hidden in the concrete jungle!  

P.S At the opening of the Exhibit, the fabulous Met Ball, how gorgeous did Katherine McPhee look in Elie Saab?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Derby Day

I am a huge fan of dressing up & of hats so a Derby is the perfect day for me!!  Unfortunately, I don't get to go to Kentucky with all the celebs this weekend but I am off to Preakness in Maryland on the 19th!  I am so ready for a quick break, placing a little bet on the ponies, getting glammed up & stalking Adam Levine as Maroon 5 are performing.

I still don't have a outfit yet, so Friday Fancies is perfect timing for me!  I am obsessed with Mint & fell in love with this ASOS dress immediately!  Then I found this adorable fascinator & knew some bold blue accessories were a must!

I am wondering if the fascinator is to casual for a derby, maybe I should have opted for a full on statement hat!

What do you think?

P.S. Stella Jewelry is having a Sale this weekend for last minute mothers day shopping!