Thursday, March 23, 2017

My favorite souvenirs

My favorite souvenirs
Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Top: Ann Taylor (similar & similar), Jeans: Express - 40% off now!, Belt: old, Boots: old, Bag: gifted from India

I love traveling. I mean who doesn't? When I was little every time we traveled somewhere my mom would collect either a magnet or a Christmas tree ornament from the new place we had visited. I tried to continue her tradition but in a different way. My new tradition is to get an accessory from a new place, a new favorite souvenir. I have a few requirements; I prefer it to be smaller, colorful and something that represents the culture as much as possible. I like to have a little taste of that country and culture with me here in NYC. This clutch is exactly that. Colorful, culturally rich and the perfect size. My sweet friend Jasmine gifted me this amazing handbag from her family's native home. India! I've always been in love with the bright and vibrant color and styles of Indian clothing and accessories and was absolutely in love when she gave it to me! I found it to be the greatest accessory to this all black look. 

On my off days, I tend to wear tons of black which is ironic because I find color so visually stimulating and love it so much. My boyfriend can't understand and always prefers to see me in colorful pieces. He says I always look happier wearing color LOL 

Anyway...these are my new favorite black ripped jeans and can I just share my insane excitement that Express now has petites! I ordered 2 pairs of jeans from their petite collection and they fit like a dream. I get so excited when stores expand their lines to include petite sizes. Each new expansion feels like a victory for a shorty like me! Does anyone else feel the same way?


 Hope you're enjoying this lovely Thursday!

Xo, 
Maia 


Makeup by Autumn Marie 

Monday, March 6, 2017

My favorite leather jacket + Midi Dress

My favorite leather jacket + Midi Dress
Monday, March 6, 2017
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Jacket: BlankNYC c/o Nordstrom - now on sale!, Dress: Ann Taylor - on final sale!, Boots: Old, Backbag: Old, Watch: Olivia Burton c/o Nordstrom

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I had a really relaxing weekend. I've realized I'm officially getting older when I prefer a night in with tea and face masks instead of going out to the bar for a drink. Friday after work I met up with my friend Steph and we grabbed dinner and drinks at The Liberty on 35th Street. We both agreed we couldn't be grandmas and we'd continue the night bar hopping in Bushwick. Somehow we ended up at a Sephora after dinner and as soon as we headed back to the Bushwick we looked at each other and said let's just have a girls night in. Ready with our face masks freshly purchased from Sephora, we got into comfy pjs, masks on, tea and hot chocolate hand and watched episodes of Broad City and was in bed by 11:30pm.

Just call me Grandma Maia.

Anyway, the weather lately has been all over the place and my allergies are not appreciating it. The other day it was in the 60's and now it's like 25 degrees out! While I cross my fingers for warmer weather in NYC I wanted to share my favorite style dress even though it's breaking petite fashion rules ;) Often petites are recommended to wear shorter dress, even empire waist to appear taller. I like to break fashion rules from time to time and this time is surely one of them. This petite size midi dress from Ann Taylor hits me exactly where it's supposed to and I'm obsessed with it. Today I paired it with my favorite faux leather jacket from BLANKNYC and some chunky boots for an edgier look. There's something about a midi dress that makes me feel I'll say it, sexy, yes, who would have thought that a dress that rests below my knees would make me feel sexy but I'd say it's a mixture of sophisticated, well fitting and stylish that just makes me feel good.

Xo,
Maia

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