Monday, July 27, 2015

A Splash of Orange

SHOES STEVE MADDEN JEWELRY DAVID YURMAN

One of the best parts of being an intern in the fashion industry is styling unique outfits each morning. Us fashion girls aren't into bankers colors or strict uniforms, we shy away from anything typical or boring. Personal style is encouraged and praised. This kind of creative environment is something I wouldn't trade for anything else. It's a great thing to go to work every day and be able to pull style inspiration from almost everybody in the office then go home and make it your own for the next day. 

Keep on styling.
xx, ZM

PHOTOS BY SUMMER CALENBERG
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Around Town

THURSDAY THOUGHTS FROM SHE

IF YOU KNOW ME, YOU KNOW I CAN'T RESIST A FRENCHIE PUP...
LEFT TO RIGHT: TOP ZARA NECKLACE ZARA SUNGLASSES RAY-BAN 
TOP FRANCESCA'S SUNGLASSES CHLOE

The weekends have never flown by faster than they have been this summer. I'm finally experiencing the phenomenon of a "New York minute". That being said, they have been fun and filled with adventures nonetheless. This past weekend was bittersweet as my close friend Laina's internship at PR Consulting came to an end after 8 weeks, and she moved back home to Ocean City, MD to enjoy her summer by the beach. 

Before she left, and while another friend was in town to visit us, we visited the Met (again) and explored Central Park. We could've sat by the foundation and people watched for the entirety of the weekend, but a chunk of Friday afternoon did the trick. Taking in the scenery is one of the most intriguing things to do in the city. There's so much commotion and chaos, and it's amazing to take a few minutes and simply look around. After all, the summer goes by in a flash.

The weekend continued with more adventures. This time we swapped subways for Citi bikes, and rode from Greenwich Village to SoHo, making stops at Ladurée for macarons and rose tea, and later for savory Greek yogurt at Chobani. I will surely miss being so close to these spots when I move to the Upper East Side at the end of August. But I have a feeling the UES will be just fine too. Saturday came to a close with dinner in Little Italy, and I wouldn't have traded that for a thing (although I swore my skirt was going to bust upon finishing my meal). 

Sunday's heat had nothing on us. We ventured all the way to the Bronx from breakfast at Egg Shop in Nolita on Elizabeth Street for a Yankees game. Having never been to the stadium, I was excited and nervous to experience my first game and hide my inner Red Sox fan. Yes, I survived. Luckily we weren't roasting on the bleachers or baking in sunny seats, so we were able to sit back, relax and enjoy the game. Just don't ask me what the score was. I was too focused on getting that picture you see above. I'm only half kidding...

Now as this week comes to a close, I'm awaiting the arrival of my family for another weekend around town. I look forward to sharing my experiences once again, and I hope your weekend is exciting, relaxing and everything you need after a nonstop week.


Cheers to never being bored.
xx, ZM


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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Denim Days


Denim on denim is far from the easiest trend to pull off. Observing so many ladies that do it with style and grace is what is the most inspiring to try it yourself. I've been yearning for a good "Canadian tuxedo" look lately, so I've been scouring Pinterest and rounding up the usual street style subjects. I've noticed so many ways to wear the look: with a tailored blazer, a color blocked jacket or a patterned accessory. The opportunities are endless, and thanks to a limitless amount of blogs and street style photos, you'll be able to style your look accordingly. This serves as a roundup of some of the looks that stood out to me as the ultimate style inspiration.
Denim denim denim.
xx, ZM
PHOTOS COURTESY OF PINTEREST

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Monday Musings

PILLOW JONATHAN ADLER EARRINGS AKONG LONDON 
WALLET TORY BURCH EYELET DRESS SEE BY CHLOE

Mondays are all about getting back in the groove, so here are some must haves that are sure to boost your morale. A little retail therapy can only help, right? These mixes of brights and neutrals are perfect for the summer and creating a great set of hues for your decor, wardrobe and accessories. I hope these pieces serve as inspiration for a great, organized week. If anything, they serve as great distractions from this overwhelming heat. For this purpose, maybe add a Popsicle to this roundup too.

Happy Monday, beauties.
xx, ZM
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Around Town


BOTTOMS GAP SHOES BIRKENSTOCKS
BOTTOMS TOPSHOP SHOES STEVE MADDEN
LEFT TO RIGHT: ROMPER FRANCESCA'S BLAZER HM DRESS ZARA TOP ZARA BOTTOMS TOPSHOP

The past week has been a whirlwind. A quick trip home for the weekend (see Boston Harbor right above), a busy week at my internship and a friend visiting all the way from Los Angeles. You can say it's kept me on my toes, and it's certainly cost me a little extra in Starbucks expenses. 

Nonetheless I've had a great time running around the city and stumbling about sights and spots I've yet to see or experience. I had a couple of highlights of the week for sure. Monday night, my friends and I hopped in an Uber to the Meatpacking District for a chic dinner at STK's rooftop. The ambiance was incomparable to anywhere else I've been and the food was to die for. It's definitely a must-go if you're looking for an upscale NYC rooftop (and a good Instagram pic). Yesterday afternoon, a friend and I ventured to the "border" of SoHo and Little Italy for a cappuccino at Happy Bones NYC, and it was one of the best I've had. It was small and quaint, but the coffee was amongst the most powerful I've ever had, and I will definitely go back for more. 

As for this coming weekend and next week, who knows where in the city I'll end up, but I'll be sure to snap lots of photos for the next edition of Around Town. For a closer look at my time in NYC, follow me on Instagram.


Here's to hoping the 'travel' bug never goes away.
xx, ZM




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Monday, July 13, 2015

Monday Musings x Nordstrom


WATCH MICHELE MAKEUP CHANEL 
HANDBAG BURBERRY BOOTIES SAM EDELMAN

It's the most wonderful time of the year – the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is (almost) in full swing. For those of us with early access it's already done a lot of damage to our checking account balances, and for all the rest, I know you're planning your purchases and making game plans for when the sale opens up. There are so many amazing picks at even more amazing prices, so you're going to want to act fast. Above are some of the items that really stood out to me as essentials at prices I couldn't pass up. Figure out what you want and need for fall and go from there! This sale is full of one-of-a-kind pieces across the board, and you won't want to miss a thing. Happy shopping for those with early access! For everyone else, you have four days to plan your purchases. 
Just think of it as retail therapy.
xx, ZM
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Friday, July 10, 2015

The Weekender

DRESS LELA ROSA SANDALS ANCIENT GREEK LIP BALM CHANEL SUNGLASSES ILLESTEVA 
NAIL POLISH ESSIE CLUTCH AHALIFE SHORTS J.CREW

This weekend may not be a long one, but it's bound to be relaxing. I'm heading home to Massachusetts from NYC, and my duffel is filled (to the top) with the items above and more. I felt that these pieces – and anything similar – are great summer staples, and will keep you feeling cool and looking stylish. Have a great weekend, and be sure to share your favorite picks below.

TGIF.
xx, ZM

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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Around Town // The Fourth Recap

TOP ZARA SHORTS J.CREW FACTORY BAG LONGCHAMP 

There's nothing quite like a long holiday weekend, am I right? This past Fourth of July weekend was filled with fun and celebration, and was definitely amongst my most exciting Fourth holidays. This year I elected to stay in the city. It's my first summer here and I wanted to see what the celebrations were like, especially hearing how spectacular the Macy's fireworks display always is. Normally I travel to York, Maine with my boyfriend and his family and friends, but we switched it up this year and he came to New York. 

We were able to do many typical NYC activities and also enjoy the spirit of the holiday. We walked the High Line, took a boat ride on the Hudson overlooking Lower Manhattan all the way to the Statue of Liberty and we ventured all the way up to the Upper East Side for the Met and the gorgeous Jackie O. reservoir in Central Park. In between we headed over to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the fireworks, and all I can say is the photos don't do it justice. The display was colorful and lasted a while, unlike any fireworks I have seen before. It was definitely a standout Fourth like I said, and celebrating in the city is something everyone should do if given the opportunity.

There's something special about weekends in New York and discovering spots to call your own. Coming off of a holiday weekend and hopping back into the swing of things isn't the easiest thing to do, but at least I had a great weekend filled with fun memories to reminisce on throughout the week. This weekend I'll be heading home, giving Around Town a fresh new look into my weekend activities. 

We're halfway through the week people. Halfway.
xx, ZM



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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Fall Couture Favorites // Giambattista Valli

 PHOTOS COURTESY OF STYLEDOTCOM

Giambattista Valli is amongst few names on my list of most awaited couture collections; the designer never disappoints, producing pieces of delicate color, extravagant tulle and breathtakingly unique silhouettes. The Fall couture collection was nothing short of the usual standard. It brought the va va voom of its typical caliber, but went over and above with embroidered tunics matched paired perfectly with trousers and a burst of volume in every piece. Ever since getting up close and personal with the brand at my internship at Serenella-Boston last summer, I'm head over heels – fashion pun alert – obsessed. The collection is a must see, and you can swoon for yourself here. Stay tuned for couture updates throughout the rest of the week.

The weather is hot but the couture is hauter.
xx, ZM



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