Time for leopard

Tomorrow is October 1st, and that means it’s time to start shopping for new Fall boots! Leopard has always been my favorite, and I found some super great deals online! Everything is always on sale in the beginning of Fall and these styles below are a steal! Happy Shopping!

I absolutely live in these booties once the temperature drops! Shop similar styles below!
I want all of these!!! LINKS below!!!
These stunning leopard booties from ASOS are only $24 on sale! Link HERE!!!
Love the buckles on these! Click HERE to buy!
These boots are 30 percent off with code MONDAY! Click HERE to shop!
These boots are also 30 percent off at J CREW with code MONDAY! Click HERE to shop!
I love the color of these! Another great buy at J Crew! 30 percent off with code MONDAY! Click HERE to buy them!
Leopard Winter boots?? Yes please!! Bring on the snow! Click HERE to shop!

Summertime… and the living’s easy…

It may be nearing the end of September, but it’s still 90 degrees in NYC!! I love cooler weather, but I’m not complaining about this gorgeous sunshine!

Stop and smell the flowers 🌺 🌷 🌼 #Gucci
Loving these rock t-shirts by Madeworn!

Jacket: BlankNYC, (similar HERE and HERE), Jeans: DL1961 (ON SALE!) , Shirt: Madeworn, Bag: Gucci, Sunglasses: Gucci, Sneakers: Vans

Beautiful Honolulu

As the weather gets cooler in NYC, I am really missing gorgeous Hawaii so much. We went there this past January for our honeymoon, and it was a dream. I posted a ton of photos to my blog previously, but there are a lot I left out, so I wanted to take a look back and post some shots of this gorgeous place that I missed. We drove to the top of Tantalus Lookout, and it was so worth it, the view was incredible! xo #Mahalo!

The view from the top of Tantalus Lookout was incredible!
If you ever travel to Hawaii, make sure you request a jeep in a poppin color from Advantage Rent-A-Car! I felt like a 90s Pop star! ūüôā

Embroidered Denim Jacket by 3X1. (Similar jackets HERE, HERE and HERE.) Sunglasses: Gucci, Bracelet: Hermes, Tie front t-shrit: Madewell, Necklace: Roxanne Assoulin, Jeans: DL1961. (THESE ARE BY FAR MY FAVORITE JEANS…EVER! The exact ones I am wearing are marked down on sale HERE too! And check out the rest of the DL1961 jeans on sale HERE at Saks Off 5th!)

End of Summer

Summertime…. and the living’s easy…..

I can’t believe it’s September! Summer literally flew by! We had a gorgeous 80 degree day today, and the flowers in the neighborhood are as vibrant and colorful as ever. I love the gorgeous porches in Astoria. I just couldn’t resist snapping a few pics. 🌹 My little sidekick Cosmo is always by my side. Follow him on Instagram at @CosmoTheYorkieNYC!

Follow Cosmo on Instagram! @CosmotheYorkieNYC

Hope everyone had an amazing Labor Day Weekend!!!

Bracelets: Vita Fede, Jeans: DL1961, Sandals: Chanel, (Similar ones HERE and HERE), Sunglasses: Gucci, Top: Asos, Backpack: Chanel (Similar HERE)

Currently Craving: Summer Handbags

Bright colors, embellishment, and fun patterns… Summer calls for special bags! Nothing makes an outfit pop in the bright sunshine like a statement bag!!! Here’s some of my favorites below!

First row: (Left to right)

1- Senreve The Mini Maestra Bag

2- Dolce & Gabbana Medium Devotion Bag

3- The Volon Data Alice 2 Bag

Second row: (Left to right)

1- Coach 1941 Butterfly Callie bag

2- Nannacay Pom Pom bag

3- Gucci Arli Medium Shoulder bag

1- The Volon Basic Box bag

2- Gucci Mini metallic Marmont bag

3- Zac Posen Floral Crossbody bag

Second Row (Left to right)

1- Senreve The Mini Maestra bag

2- Saint Laurent Kate Jewel Studded Shoulder bag

3- Balenciaga Classic Mini City Leather Tote in metallic silver

Pink Palace of the Pacific…

My husband and I spent two weeks in Paradise, and didn’t want to come back home…


The Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki… Otherwise known as the #PinkPalaceOfThePacific. It was the ultimate pink dream. I felt like I died and went to heaven, although I doubt heaven will even be this nice…

It was the perfect place to spend our Honeymoon.

Pink umbrellas cover tables accompanied by pink chairs… lining the private Waikiki Beach.

Every morning we ate breakfast at Surf Lanai while looking at the gorgeous water. They’re known for their pink pancakes, which in addition to being perfect for Instagram, also taste incredible.

When going to a pink hotel, it’s necessary to bring all your pink accessories, including my favorite pink Gucci Marmont bag. Shop more Gucci HERE and HERE.
Pink palace pancakes, and citrus eggs Benedict.
Closeup of the pink palace pancakes courtesy of The Royal Hawaiian.

My handsome husband and I enjoying our amazing breakfast by the water at Surf Lanai at The Royal Hawaiian. Sunglasses: Gucci
The grounds of The Royal Hawaiian are simply gorgeous.
Everything is pink here… the carpeting, the walls, the decor…

Lush greenery surround this pink oasis. (Can you spot Chris?)
Driving here felt like we were entering another world.

You can’t go to Hawaii without trying their amazing #ShaveIce! This one was vanilla soft serve topped with snowy ice, covered in mango and coconut syrup. Yummmmm!
Sunglasses: Gucci, Bag: Gucci, Necklace: BaubleBar, Jeans: DL1961
Life is better with flowers in your hair 🌸🌸🌸
I love these floral leis, I am thinking of bringing the trend back to NYC… Maybe it will brighten up this gloomy weather 🤔😃
Sunglasses: Gucci, Bag: Phillip Lim, Sandals: Balenciaga (similar style HERE), Jeans: DL1961
Shopping in Honolulu. The shops here are incredible! It’s like they took 5th ave in NYC and transplanted it onto the most gorgeous Island in the world. Counting the days until I can go back… #ILoveHawaii
Bag: Gucci, Bracelet: Hermes, Sunglasses: Gucci
There’s no one else I would’ve wanted to go to this paradise with. Love you, Chris! Happy Honeymoon! Stay tuned for more Hawaii posts coming up!

xoxo
Julie

Cyber Monday! My holiday shopping picks under $100, $250, and $500!

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!!!

 

Tomorrow is Cyber Monday, and I wanted to share my favorite holiday shopping picks! I have broken them up into categories to fit every budget! $100 and under, $250 and under, and $500 and under! Also, I wanted to pick items that were different, outside the box, and unexpected! Let me know what you think in the comments! And I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving Weekend! xoxo

Holiday Shopping Picks $100 and under

First Row from left to right:

  1. Diamond Love Ring (75 percent off!)
  2. Rouge Dior Jewel Edition Lipstick (Extra sparkly for the holidays! Great stocking stuffer!)
  3. Shashi Jamie Hoop Earrings 

Second Row from left to right:

  1. Handmade Chanel Trays (Perfect for decorating your home, and customizable with whatever you want them to say!)
  2. Polo Men’s Bear Logo Hat¬†
  3. Party 2 Go Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone & Disco Ball (Perfect Holiday party gift!!¬†Connects directly to any Bluetooth¬ģ device, the music comes out of the HD speakers and you can sing a long to your favorite song.)

Third Row from left to right:

  1. Rebecca Minkoff layered necklace (Perfect for holiday parties, dinners out, and everyday wear!)
  2. Pink portable tool kit (A compact, leather-bound case contains a tool set with 2 screwdrivers, long-nose pliers, interchangeable handle (4 sockets, 10 screwdriver bits, socket extension), tape measure, hammer, and flashlight.)
  3. Adidas Falcon Sneakers (Awesome take on the “dad sneaker”… Adidas outdid themselves with these awesome colors! Great price too!)

Holiday Shopping Picks $250 and under

First Row from left to right:

  1. Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses (This style has become a classic! These oversized frames look great on everyone! Perfect gift!)
  2. Santi Sequined Clutch (Love this festive rainbow pattern!)
  3. Sorel Tofino Boots (Literally the best winter snow boots! Warm, comfortable, and stylish!)

Second Row from left to right: 

  1. Agnelle Chloe Pearl Gloves (love the chic look of the pearls!)
  2. Jeffrey Campbell Wifi Trainers (Love the silver metallic, and super thick sole!)
  3. L’Objet¬†Lito Canape Assorted Plates, Set of 4 (Super cute decorative plates to brighten any home! Great gift!)

Third Row from left to right:

  1. Fornasetti¬†Fior di Lina Candle, 300g (For those who don’t want to give the typical candle as a gift, this one is a work of art!)
  2. La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream, 1oz. (This is THE most luxurious cream, and anyone you give it to will love you forever! Trust!)
  3. Oscar De La Renta Linked Chain Bracelet (Perfect amount of glam, and on sale too!)

Holiday Shopping Picks $500 and under

Top Row from left to right: 
¬† ¬† ¬†1. La Montelliana “Margherita” metallic leather boot. (Elevate your warm shearling ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† winter boots with this gold metallic finish! Perfect way to brighten gloomy winter days!)
     3. Estee Lauder Modern Muse All Grown Up Perfume Compact by Monica Rich     Kosann (The coolest perfume compact I have ever seen!)
Second Row from left to right:
      1. Jay Strongwater Juliet Butterfly Trinket Tray (Perfect to store all your holiday jewelry!)
      2.  Rag & Bone Chapka Shearling Hat (Winter is coming, and this hat will keep you warm!)

      3. See by Chloe Eileen Flat Shearling Boots (LOVE these! I have them in the heel version too, click HERE!)

Third Row from left to right:

  1. SAM Stars Freestyle Bomber Jacket (Super cute update on the winter bomber!)
  2. GUCCI GG Marmont Matelasse Card Case (So luxurious, and I LOVE this in this special green color!)
  3. Rebecca Minkoff Turner Coat (Leopard is hot right now, and this warm coat is the perfect statement coat for winter!)

 

 

Our Magical Wedding Part 5- Spotlight on Venue and Wedding Dress Shopping!

When planning a wedding, the two most important elements have to be the venue, and the wedding dress! In my blog series about my wedding, I saved the best for last! I am finishing this post on New Years Eve, which I think is fitting since it was the most significant event of the year for me!

Our Wedding was at the most magical place we could ever imagine… The Foundry in Long Island City. ¬†Once we saw it in person, we knew we had to get married there.

The lush green setting, with ivy covered walls, and flowers everywhere was a magical dream, set against the urban background of Queens, NYC…with the Queensboro Bridge ¬†in the background. Located right next to the water, The Foundry feels like an oasis set in the midst of the city. It was perfect. ¬†We worked with Lindsey Hamma and Angela Ortiz, and they could not have been more helpful in helping us chose our vendors and setting up our floor plan. I could not praise them enough!!!

Since The Foundry is a raw space, we were able to design the entire setup ourselves. We opted for long, rustic, banquet style tables and chairs.  We wanted the dinner to be outside, and we worked with Ivie Joy Flowers to design the perfect floral centerpieces to flow down the center of the tables, and match the gorgeous surroundings.

We worked with Corinne’s Concepts in Catering for all the food and drinks, as well as the tables and chairs! Corinne and her staff were INCREDIBLE! They helped bring our vision to life, not only renting all the tables and chairs, but setting everything up from start to finish! They also set up our cocktail tables, and The Greenhouse for our ceremony!

It had rained every single day that week, but on the day of our wedding, we got the perfect, gorgeous sunny day, with the most beautiful clear blue sky! We knew someone up there had to be looking out for us.

Next: My Wedding Dress

When I began my search for the perfect wedding dress, I knew I had to go to Kleinfeld’s. The store is iconic, and the epitome of NYC class and style. To be honest, I was nervous going there the first time, I had read mixed reviews about people‚Äôs experiences there, from rude sales people, to a snobby atmosphere. But, I have to say that my experience was nothing like that at all.¬† The staff could not be nicer and more helpful. They made me feel right at home from the beginning, bringing me dresses in multiple styles for me to try on.¬†

(The Kleinfeld showroom is as elegant in person as it is on TV)

They had such a large selection of wedding dresses that I was sure I’d be unable to make a final decision. ¬†But once I told the incredible sales girls the look I was going for, which was a very ornate ballgown type dress, they brought me the perfect selection to chose from.

I chose this gorgeous dress by Eve of Milady. The moment I saw the beading and sparkle on the bodice, I knew it was the perfect dress for me.

What sold me most about this dress was the gorgeous flowing bottom, with a layer of sequin tulle underneath. It truly looked like a dress that Cinderella would wear. It had just the right amount of magic to match the gorgeous setting.

(Photos when I first tried on the dress at Kleinfeld’s!)

I tried the dress on, and it was perfect.  I was bold at the time, and since we were 5  months out from the wedding, I ordered the dress in a size smaller than what I measured at the time, since I was planning on hitting my goal of losing 30 lbs by July 29th.  With the help of my amazing husband to be, we both went on the Keto diet and the results were incredible! Chris lost 60 lbs by the wedding, and I lost 33! Not only did I fit into the smaller dress when it arrived, but it had to be taken in another size! So I dropped two sizes in 5 months!  We never felt so amazing, but mentally and physically!

Check out Chris’s Instagram for our Keto lifestyle HERE, he posts new recipes every week!

I am so grateful to Akila at Kleinfeld’s for her incredible job altering and fixing the dress so that it was PERFECT!!! She’s literally the best and I had to give her a special shout out for all the work she did!

Thank you for following my 5 part series on our wedding! Happy New Year to everyone! May 2019 bring joy, peace, happiness, and good fortune to everyone! xoxo

Julie Rose

 

Our Magical Wedding Part 4 – Spotlight on Ivie Joy Flowers

(Photo by Glenmar Studio, Flowers by Ivie Joy Flowers)

When it came to choosing a florist for our wedding, picking the incredible Ivie Joy Flowers🌸¬†was a no brainer. ¬†I had admired her gorgeous arrangements, and creative eye for years. When we chose our gorgeous venue at The Foundry, ¬†Ivie Joy was the first floral vendor that they recommended to us. Ivie has worked numerous events at the beautiful¬†Foundry in Long Island City, as well as many events around the world. Check out her INSTAGRAM to see all of her work!

For our bouquets, I worked closely with Ivie, telling her I wanted a mixture of different shades of pink, as well as greenery to match the lush landscape of The Foundry. I also have a love for succulents, and she added the perfect amount to each arrangement to give it that organic feel I was looking for!

(Rings by Gucci)

I got all the bridesmaids crystal butterfly rings by Gucci. The whimsical nature of the rings played perfectly against the bouquets and feel of the natural venue.  You can buy these beautiful Gucci rings HERE or HERE.

I can’t say enough about the breathtaking venue that The Foundry is, or what a perfect job Ivie Joy Flowers did in executing our vision for our special day. ¬†Sometimes I have to pinch myself while looking at these photos. ¬†¬†The Foundry has walls covered in Ivy, and this lush greenery made for the perfect backdrop for our outdoor, rustic wedding. ¬†I knew that I wanted long wooden banquet style tables and chairs, with beds of greenery and flowers that would run down the center of the tables. ¬†I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones, and I wanted our wedding to have that same feeling… rustic, long, medieval style tables. The natural outdoor space was just magical, and Ivie brought every aspect to life with her arrangements.

(Location: The Greenhouse at The Foundry)

We got married in The Greenhouse at The Foundry. It’s a gorgeous setting, with high glass ceilings, and walls covered in ivy. ¬†For the ceremony, we wanted a floral archway in green and white, and Ivie outdid herself. ¬†The structure was breathtaking, and fit perfectly with the feel and ambience of The Greenhouse.

See photos of The Greenhouse HERE. 

Thick, lush, cascading greenery and white roses is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Ivie helped turn our wedding into a whimsical dream world, surrounded by life. ¬†Simply breathtaking, and no detail was spared… from the flowers tied to the chairs, to the loose flowers strewn across the various tables. ¬†Her attention to detail was amazing, and the outcome was more than we could have hoped for.

Ivie handpicked the flowers for our wedding cake to compliment the bouquets and decor.

We are so happy, and couldn’t thank, or recommend Ivie more!

(Gorgeous bouquets by Ivie Joy Flowers, Bridesmaids Dresses by Jenny Yoo, Hair by Jason Hallman, Makeup by Beautini, Wedding dress purchased at Kleinfeld Bridal)

To work with Ivie, check out her WEBSITE and INSTAGRAM.

To book The Foundry: PLAN HERE

Photos by Glenmar Studio 

XOXOXO

Julie