2018 | Where your heart is now

How to Style a Denim Jacket

September 21, 2018


Tee: Cold Crush c/o 
Jacket: Levi's c/o
Jeans: Levi's c/o
Sneakers: Vans c/o

I'm pretty sure it's written down somewhere that one item you will need in your closet forever is...a denim jacket. No matter what year it is, the denim jacket never seems to go out of style. I didn't own a white denim jacket prior to this post so I thought it would be fun to switch it up and show you guys how I styled my new favorite jacket for Fall. 

If I could pick one thing to style for the rest of my blogging career, it would be denim. I like girly things but don't consider myself a girly girl and could honestly could wear jeans everywhere I go #denimfordays!

One brand I am in love with and will never turn my back on is Levi's. Not only do they last a long time, the fit is always perfect. Plus, they make your booty look good! I paired the white denim jacket with my current favorite denim from Levi's and these cute sneakers. I know finding good denim can be hard but everything I get from Levi's I honestly love. 

Wanna hear a secret? I will show you a way to get Levi's for less! The one place I shop for all my Levi's is from Stage. Not only do they run awesome deals, they gave me a discount code for you guys to use. Woot Woot! 

You can get 25% off HERE now through 9/30/18. Can't wait to see which denim you guys pick out! Xx

This post was sponsored by Specialty Retailers Inc. 

Photography: Kandid with Kate





Fall cardigan goals

September 20, 2018


Cardigan: Chicwish c/o
Necklace: Adina's Jewels, similar here
Tank: BP, almost exact here
Jeans: Wrangler c/o, love these too - > here
Boots: Marc Fisher c/o (dark purple suede)
Earrings: Forever 21

This is one of my favorite outfits I have ever put together. This cardigan is called Cozy My Heart and it's literally the perfect description. As soon as I put it on all I could think about was cozy'ing up by the fire and watching Halloween movies haha. I ordered the M/L so it would be oversized and I love the way it fits. I'm super into slouchy cozy sweaters. I linked some other favorites from Chicwish below! 

I paired it with my new denim from Wrangler I picked up from Bollare during Fashion Week and they are THE BOMB. I got a size 27 but should have gotten a 26, they are a little big. I love the detail on the hem. 

I also got my new booties during Fashion Week and the purple suede is so unique, I love them. 

Justin and I are getting ready to get dinner so hope you guys have a great night! If you order this sweater, tag me in your posts and I'll repost in my stories! xx

Photography: Kandid with Kate

Thank you to Chicwish for sponsoring today's post! 


NYFW 2018

September 19, 2018



Hey girls! I'm here to share with you my 6th time traveling to New York for fashion week and all the deets. I'm going to break down everything from the events, to outfits, places to go, advice and of course...the REAL life behind the infamous #NYFW. Ready for some juice? Let's goooo!


In the past seasons, I have focused on going to shows but I would come home and be like...I wish I would have done this or met with this person! So this season, Lindsay and I decided our main priorities were going to be taking amazing photos and meeting with companies we work with or would like to!

We met with PR companies such as Bollare, Behrman Communications and Tractenberg & Co. We attended the Lulu's party and had so much fun. One of my highlights was meeting Maria from @miamiamine and chatting with her and her husband. They were the nicest people! I also wanted to make sure I met with Marc Fisher and Warby Parker as those are two of my favorite companies and I wear their products daily!


Earrings: Lisi Lerch c/o
Dress: Flynn Skye via Rent the Runway (I sized up and got a medium)
Belt (Gucci Dupe!): Asos, almost exact here
Bag: Gucci


Earrings: Forever 21
Leopard jumpsuit: Boohoo c/o
Heels: Marc Fisher c/o


Earrings: Forever 21
Dress: Boohoo c/o
Boots: Marc Fisher, similar here


Top: Boohoo c/o (50% off right now!)
Bag: Gucci
Skirt: Topshop (sold out, almost EXACT here)
Boots: Marc Fisher c/o (my FAVORITE!)


Earrings: Forever 21
Dress: Lulus c/o
Heels: Marc Fisher c/o


FOOD

We tried out Rosemary's Pizza.... and we loved it! We split their chips + onion dip, shrimp cocktail, pepperoni pizza and margherita pizza. Yes we were hungry lol. Another place you guys have to try is called Da Nico located in Little Italy. Not only did we get in super fast without a reservation but it was hot, delicious and one of the best pastas I've ever had. I got chicken alfredo!

PHOTO SPOTS

Lindsay used to be a photographer so she took the liberty of finding us the best photo spots in NYC (so thankful for this)! Being that it rained half the time, we didn't get to go to all of them but our top picks were:

- Brooklyn Bridge: One of the oldest roadway bridges in the U.S! (Be prepared for it to be VERY busy unless you go super early or late) and watch out for the bike lanes....those bikers are on a mission. This bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn.

- High Line: The High Line is a 1.45 mile long elevated linear park. We visited here one of the days that it rained but honestly our photos turned out so good! I loved the view of NYC from here.

- Times Square: Known as the 'center of the universe' Times Square is probably the number one tourist attraction in NYC. Approximately 330,000 people walk through Times Square daily to give you a taste of how busy it is! 

- Flatiron Building (175 5th Ave.): This building is considered a groundbreaking skyscraper. Known as one of the world's most iconic building and quintessential symbol of NY. We didn't make it here but tons of photo opps in front of this building!

- Dumbo: Have you ever watched Gossip Girl? Hello Lonely boy + Serena...trendy Dumbo's cobblestone streets are the perfect spot for chic street style photos.


I would like to call this category...the sh*t they don't tell you. You know how you see girls in heels, looking super chic? Yeah they are dying inside. You have to walk A LOT in NY and you are going to want comfy shoes. A tip is to bring bendy flats and keep them in your bag to change into after events/shows to help loosen the blisters. ALSO- I read to put deodorant on your feet so they don't get blisters. 

Number 2, prepare to be freakin' hangry by the end of the day. Even if you only have 2-3 events you won't have time to eat unless you miss things or grab fast food. The first night we literally went straight to a meeting from the plane and didn't stop until 10pm. By then, our feet were killing us and we took showers and ordered McDonald's from UberEats (and it was PERFECT.)

3....You will spend sooo much time in Ubers unless you take the subway. Everywhere we went it took around 10-30 minutes even if it was close because of traffic. Make sure to leave early so you have plenty of time. 

Some girls are.....well, how do I say this nicely.....FAKE. No I'm not talking about hair extensions, botox, spray tans (because I am guilty). I'm talking about the girls who you thought were super nice on social media then you see in person and they act like they don't know who you are. I can't tell you how fucking CLIQUEY the blogger world is. I have tons of friends and they are genuine but they are hard to find. 

Whether I have 100 followers or a million I will act the same towards anyone who is nice to me. And if I don't someone better smack me because these girls need a reality check. 


My top: Boohoo c/o
My joggers: Zella (most comfortable joggers in the WORLD)

Lindsay, Kate and I stayed at Aloft Manhattan in the Financial District and they were very accommodating. Our bed was so comfortable, it was quiet and we had the best coffee and breakfast everyday! 

If you guys would like to know anything else about NYFW or think I should do another post with more details on how to get invited to things, etc. tell me in the comments or shoot me an email at whereyourheartisnow@gmail.com! 

Until then, see you in February NYC! xx





The perfect fall transitional piece

September 5, 2018


Tunic: Chicwish c/o
Necklaces: Boohoo, similar here
Jeans: Express
Wedges: Jellypop c/o
Bag: Gucci

Did you guess? It's this TUNIC! I have another one in this post and you guys raved over it so I got another. I love pieces that you can take into Fall to style differently. Chicwish has tons of those, I'm dying for all of their sweaters right now! 

This post is cut short due to my lack of organization for New York Fashion Week. I was thinking about doing a post about what I'm packing or what you should pack, would you guys like that? Let me know! I have linked some Chicwish pieces I'm loving below. Stay tuned on my stories to check out all of my NYFW adventures with my babe Lindsay

Thank you to Chicwish for sponsoring today's post! 

Photography: Kandid with Kate


The Top 5 trends to wear for NYFW

August 24, 2018


Jumpsuit: Chicwish c/o
Bag: Gucci
Earrings: Forever 21
Bracelet:Shop Bella & Bloom c/o
Shoes: Dolce Vita, similar here

With NYFW coming up right around the corner and me researching left and right what to wear, I thought I would share with you guys the tops trends I'm seeing right now! One of the main trends we will be seeing for Fashion Week is pops of color! Which is why this blue jumpsuit would be perfect to wear. I got it recently from Chicwish and it feels like pajamas it's so comfy. I also linked some other options below from Chicwish I think you guys would love. Here are some more trends that everyone will be wearing during NYFW::

1) Pops of color! (think hot pink, blue, etc!)
2) Animal print (loveeee)
3) Leather....yessss
4) Colored lenses (give me all the sunglasses!!)
5) Tweed

I can't wait to pick out some things to wear this weekend! Would you guys want me to do a post on what I'm packing? This will be my fifth NYFW and I'm so excited to go with my girl Lindsay! Stay tuned for more NYFW posts! 

Thank you to Chicwish for sponsoring today's post! 

Weekend Getaway

August 22, 2018


My outfit details: 

Dress- Forever 21, almost exact here
Earrings- Forever 21
Wedges- Jellypop c/o

Hi babes! Justin and I just got home from the most AMAZING vacation. We went for a long weekend from Thursday to Sunday and stayed at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Resort. Let me just tell you, we were NOT disappointed. Our trip was so relaxing and the resort was beautiful. 

When we arrived and checked in we were greeted with champagne! Once we got in our room, I saw that they had left us a note with fresh macaroons welcoming us to the resort. So nice! Notes are seriously the best. (I left one for our maids when we checked out because they were so awesome!) 


Earrings: Lisi Lerch c/o
Top: Aerie (only $14!)
Bottom: Asos (I'm going to get these in a different color, so stretchy and comfy!)
Cover up: SheIn, almost exact here 


The first day we arrived we changed and went straight to the beach. Anytime I go to the beach the first thing I want to do is stick my feet in the sand. The sand at Clearwater is so soft and white. I loved it! We walked on the Pier and took a couple photos. Pier 60 is so close and has tons of fun stuff to do! After we went to the pool and got a couple frozen drinks. They were so good! I would recommend a strawberry or mango daiquiri. 

Whenever we travel we always do room service the first night, it's like a tradition. We may seem young but we are actually old, lol. We get tired easy and like to relax in our room on the first night so we ordered burgers and fries and watched Friends. 


Earrings: Lisi Lerch c/o
Top: Chicwish c/o
Sandals: Leander Boutique c/o (also come in black!)

Our second day we went and got breakfast down the road at Another Broken Egg Cafe. It was super yummy! After we headed to the pool and soaked up some rays. We ordered food at the pool and WOW. I got the chicken caesar wrap and chips. It was so fresh and good. I loved it! 

We had a photoshoot that evening with Stephen from @thegloriousend. After the shoot we went to the hotel's restaurant called Ocean Hai. Out of everything we ate, the sushi from here was my favorite. If you go make sure to get the baja roll. I wish we had sushi that good in Ohio! We also got this huge fortune cookie dessert with chocolate mousse and it was amazing. 


Sunglasses: Pared Eyewear, similar here
Earrings: Forever 21
Bathing suit: Cupshe (runs small, wearing a size medium!)


Sunglasses: Foster & Grant c/o
Bathing suit: Boohoo, similar here
Earrings: Forever 21


Saturday we walked down to Dunkin Donuts and got coffee and of course donuts. After we had the most KILLER massages at the Pallavi Spa located inside the hotel. They gave us champagne and had steam showers. Everything was so gorgeous inside we didn't want to leave, but the sun was calling out name! 

Until...I realized I finished my book so Justin and I went to Barnes and Noble so I could get a new one. Which PS- if you like to read you should read The Couple Next Door, it's freaking crazy. 

After we went to the pool and ordered chips, salsa and queso and it was delicious then we just went back to the room napped and had a late dinner. 


Jumpsuit: Chicwish c/o
Earrings: Forever 21
Wedges: Jellypop c/o


This was totally Justin's idea and I had to throw it in. Lol I love his goofy side. Sunday was our last day in Florida so we left the resort and visited Justin's grandparents. We had such a good time on our trip and can't wait to come back! :)

If you want to go check out the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Resort I have a DISCOUNT CODE for 15% off the best rate available PLUS a waived resort fee. All you have to do is click the link to book! 

Standard terms and conditions apply: 
Rates are subject to availability.  Offer may not be combined with other promotions or special offers.  Offer not applicable to prior reservations, groups or conventions.  Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Maximum number of guests allowed in room: 4.  Cancellation policy: 72 hours prior to date of arrival.  One night deposit of room and tax are due at the time of booking.  Subject to hotel tax.


Professional Photography: Stephen Zane

Thank you so much to the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Resort for hosting us! :) 

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