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A New York Love Affair :: Engagement Story

He Asked … I said Yes!

In case you haven’t heard the news … Peter and I are engaged!! After almost 6 years of dating, he managed to surprise me with the most beautiful ring and an incredibly thoughtful proposal. Many…

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Steering Clear of Fashion Autopilot

It’s so easy to fall into fashion lock step — “I bought this _____ to specifically go with my _____”. And every time you wear that item, you wear that outfit – same top, same pants,…

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The Cure for Wardrobe Paralysis

The tail end of summer might be the toughest time for wardrobes everywhere. By now, you’ve worn your summer clothes to death, so I guarantee you’re staring into your closet with severe wardrobe paralysis — the…

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Buy Now, Decide Later

Last week I shared one of my weaknesses as a fashion-loving New Yorker … buying clothes for no reason (read my confession here!).  A close cousin of that problem, is my habit of buying things “so I can take…

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Celebrating the No-Reason Occasion

Have you ever bought something off a vision? For a party you thought it would be fun to throw, or a vacation you dreamed about taking? Well I have. Quite a few times actually… Buying things…

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Navigating Nauticals

Not that I ever need a reason to rock some nautical stripes, but hanging out by the water on America’s birthday is as good an excuse as ever! Nautical style has been a part of our…

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White Out

All white, everything – not just for sneakers anymore. Wearing all white isn’t as easy as pulling off the all black look, but with a few easy tips you can embrace one of this season’s hottest…

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On Wednesdays We Wear…

What’s the first thing you think of when you’re invited to a party? If you’re like me, you’re probably saying, “what am I going to wear?” … which inevitably leads to, “what do I get to buy?” Themed…

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Style + Street Art

Happy hours … dinners … blogger events. I don’t know about you, but my week night schedule is much more exciting during the summer months. But just because everyone is in a perpetual state of “vacation…

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Divine Secrets of the Blogger Sisterhood

The blogging community is a sisterhood. I know that sounds so cliche – but it really is true. The girls I’ve met (both in person and over the internet) are so supportive, and have become…

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Playing Dress Up with DVF

Trying to find the right dress can be an extremely exasperating process (almost like hunting for the perfect apartment). You don’t really ever know exactly what you’re looking for, until you begin looking. My favorite place to…

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We Want…YOU!!

1  /  2  /  3  /  4  /  5  /  6 Things I’d like to add to my closet this week… In keeping with my goal of “pushing my style boundaries” in 2014 , I’ve…

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

Ralph Lauren and JCrew … gold and navy … blouses and blazers. My mother deserves the credit for my penchant for timeless, classic looks. But it was a style I never fully appreciated until I…

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Pushing My Boundaries A Little More…

This year I plan to push my fashion boundaries even more. Maybe NYC is rubbing off on me a little… Those of you that know me, or have been reading along for some time, will know…

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Frosty in Central Park

Manhattan was graced with two visitors this weekend: Winter Storm Hercules and Miss Lizzi Weasler (of Lizzibeth). One minute they were here, the next they were gone, leaving just enough time to capture their visit…

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A New Yorker’s Fairy Godmother

When you’re living in a New York City apartment, closet space is a luxury. Spacious walk-in closets filled with glamorous dresses, rows of high heels, and a sit-down vanity, are far from most people’s realities. More…

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Giveaway Winner!!

Congrats to Lindsey Townsley … you are the lucky new owner of this fabulous Lizzibeth necklace (so jealous)!! Thank you to everyone that entered! And an even bigger thank you to Lizzibeth for sharing her…

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Femme + Fatale

This fall, leather is everywhere. Leather pants. Leather skirts. Leather boots. Leather jackets. But unlike the leather trends from seasons’ past, this leather resurgence brings with it an air of sophistication – adding a feminine touch…

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Every Week Can Be Fashion Week

For New Yorkers, the streets are our runways…the passersby, our audience…and each day is a new opportunity to show off our style to the bustling world. Since fall has officially arrived, and the weather has…

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2013 U.S. Open Tennis Championships

The first phase of my blog’s makeover is COMPLETE! Welcome to A New York Love Affair 2.0. I’ve been anxious to reveal the first phase of the makeover process … and I thought, is there really a…