Life Lately

A New York Love Affair :: Insta Life Lately

Over the weekend we “fell back” with our clocks, reminding us that summer is definitely over, fall is slipping away, and winter is right around a very cold and windy corner. I woke up yesterday wondering where the heck all the time has gone … it’s like Labor Day hits and then it’s a quick sleigh ride into Christmas. I mean – the Starbucks holiday cups are out already!! So I thought I’d take a moment and reflect on some of my favorite insta moments from the fall, along with some shoppable links from my recent looks.

A New York Love Affair :: Insta Life Lately

A few weeks ago I took over Caravelle New York‘s Instagram page, sharing my favorite New York City spots. First stop = La Colombe Coffee in TriBeCa. The best cappuccino’s in the city. Shop my watch here.

A New York Love Affair :: Insta Life Lately

This fall-favorite look from last year has been on mega-repeat again this season. Mostly because my love affair with all things burgundy continues (and is arguable stronger than ever!). Expect to also see a healthy rotation of blanket scarves again this year.

 

A New York Love Affair :: Insta Life Lately

In case you missed the news – Peter and I moved into an amazing new apartment this summer and have been busy redecorating! A full tour will be coming to the blog soon, but here was a sneak peek of the bedroom!

 

A New York Love Affair :: Insta Life Lately

This burgundy blazer made it’s first appearance during NYFW (full story here), but has become a regular this fall for work and play. I definitely recommend investing in a statement blazer that is conservative enough for the office, but still chic enough for weekend festivities.

 

A New York Love Affair :: Insta Life Lately

This season I’ve been really into neutrals – black, white, grey, and tan (with pops of burgundy of course). If the weather is still warm enough for just a blazer, try cozying up with a blanket scarf and knit hat to combat that late afternoon chill.

 

A New York Love Affair :: Insta Life Lately

Funny story about these shoes. I went into Kate Spade to snap a picture while trying on shoes for my #Caravelle instagram takeover, and I literally fell “head over heels” for this pair (too much?? haha). I just had to have them!! Best impulse purchase ever. Buy them for yourself here.

A New York Love Affair :: Insta Life Lately

Peter and I brunched at Reynard in Brooklyn’s Wythe Hotel. A brunch bucket list spot for any good New Yorker. Even if you just order their donut and a hot coffee…

A New York Love Affair :: Insta Life Lately

My besties came to visit last month, and I had the best time playing tourist in my own city. This was taken at the #topoftherock, which had epic views of the Empire State Building, One World Trade, and Central Park.

A New York Love Affair :: Insta Life Lately

And what do you do when your best friends are in town? Brunch of course! The cinnamon rolls at Hundred Acres might actually be the best sweet treat I’ve ever eaten… and the rest of their food is pretty dang good too.

A New York Love Affair :: Insta Life Lately

Trend alert!! Dusters and sleeveless blazers are the must-have item this fall. Grab a short one for a more casual every-day look, or a long one like that that will bring some drama!

 

A New York Love Affair :: Insta Life Lately

My love of burgundy doesn’t stop with the clothes. I’ve been embracing a borderline vampy lip this season, favoring MACs “Verve” and “Amplified Tribalist“. I also recently teamed up with Ditto for an endless rotation of designer sunglasses. Get your first month free by using the code ‘NYLOVEAFFAIR’! Or you can buy these Prada sunnies here.

A New York Love Affair :: Insta Life Lately

Fitting that we end on this one. I’m doubling tripling down on my love of burgundy with a little monochromatic action. I bought this dress for a wedding this fall, and will be sharing two different ways to style it on the blog this week. Stay tuned!

 

And that’s my life lately in a nutshell! Which look was your favorite? Any trends you’re dying to try? Leave it all in the comments!

xoxoelenamichelle-200

 

12 Comments

  • Reply November 2, 2015

    Amanda O'Brien

    #DWGinNYC best trip ever! miss you already!

    • Reply November 3, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      BEST TRIP EVER!! i miss you girls so much! which we lived closer

  • Reply November 3, 2015

    Rebecca Fontaine

    Isn’t it “Fall back” and “Spring forward?”

    • Reply November 3, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      Haha yea!!! Definitely wrote that wrong. Thanks for the catch :)

  • Reply November 3, 2015

    preeti

    love all your burgundy!!

    xoxo, Preeti
    http://www.ninesto5.com

  • Reply November 3, 2015

    Karen

    LOVING this roundup! Especially loving that cozy bed and your fabulous blanket scarf!
    xx, Karen
    GlamKaren.com

  • Reply November 3, 2015

    Adaleta

    I just pinned a ton of these because you have a lot of great photography. I really love that dark vampy lip color, and the shoes are lovely. I also like the angle of the shoes so keep on rocking it! I can’t imagine how cold it’s going to get in NY, it’s barely turning to fall here in Arizona – but I’m excited for some colder weather so I can finally cover my feet in cute booties! xx, adaatude.com

  • Reply November 4, 2015

    elle spann

    love all these looks!! especially the burgundy and the donut ;)
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

  • Reply November 4, 2015

    Christina Beauchamp

    I am seriously LOVING all of the burgundy that you are infusing into your looks! It’s a beautiful color and so on point for fall!
    xo, Christina

    Fashion And Frills

  • Reply November 5, 2015

    Cameron Proffitt

    Love this!! Falling back has been tough, and I’m dreading the impending cold. You look ahhmazing in all of your pictures. So many cute pieces. And that burgundy Minkoff bag is PERFECTION. Love it!

    Cameron Proffitt

  • Reply November 6, 2015

    Brooke

    Such a great post…looks like you have been very busy and have had a lot of fun too! Love that your girlfriends came to visit…what a great city to visit and be a tourist in!

    xo,
    Brooke | KBStyled

  • Reply November 8, 2015

    Amanda Miller

    I love this round-up! Your life looks so fabulous! I need to come see you in NYC soon!

    xoxo Amanda
    The Miller Affect

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