Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Outfits of Miami

Hey kids! I just took a quick trip down to Miami to get some warmth in my life, New York City is just too cold right now... Such good vibes down there with the sun, sand, and all the beautiful buildings, got some much needed inspo!

I wanted to share my outfits from the trip, so check out the links below to get the look for yourself ;)


Cutest little flirty top, perfect for the Miami vibes! Loving the fun prints lately..



One of my new favorite swimsuits, the top has a really flattering shape and I'm loving the high waisted bottoms lately.



Tie-Dye is having a moment right now and Prada definitely got it right. 



These jeans are a perfect wash and of course I'm always a huge fan of Levi's.. they just nail the fit! This particular pair runs a bit big so if you want a slimmer fit, I recommend going down a size.



80s vibes with this perfect printed button up over my zebra bikini, mix the prints!



Don't know if you saw the Fall 2020 Menswear Jacquemus show- but lots of knits and neutrals on the runway.



Honestly just a great, pink towel for beach days and cute in photos! Does this count as an outfit 🙈

Hope you love! 
xox
Tezza


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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Favorite Gold Hoops

Chunky gold hoops go with absolutely everything and they're always great to elevate an outfit with minimal effort. I've been loving these pairs and thought you might too! 

I love how many different styles you can find, some bedazzled, some plain, and some with more intricate designs. You can always find a way to work in a gold hoop.

These hoops range in price but I always think it's a good idea to invest in a great pair-- you'll take good care of them, wear them every day, and you can be sure they won't hurt your ears. Hope there's something here for you! 


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Monday, January 6, 2020

A Day at Venice Beach


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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

You can see my heart burning in the distance.


xxo
Tezza
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Stocking Stuffers!

Another gift guide comin' at ya! This one is for finding those perfect little nicknacks for your stocking, I always have so much fun looking through these sorts of items! It's fun to mix funny little toys with useful and thoughtful gifts. There's always something for somebody when it comes to tiny lil gifts.

We've got face creams, a phone cleaning machine, a detangling brush, cozy hats, and so much more!

Check out some fun ideas below and happy shopping!!

xox
Tezza



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Friday, December 6, 2019

Sustainable Gift Guide


Happy holidays everyone!! It's that time of year again.. how did it come so quickly? I guess that means it's time to start searching high and low for gifts, which is so fun but also sooo stressful. I've been getting a lot of questions from you all about how to find sustainable gifts and where to shop, so I wanted to pull together a few items and call outs to the brands so you can have a more environmental friendly holiday season.

Check out the links below and if you have any suggestions, let me know! It's so important to be conscious of what you're buying, we all have a role to play here and each step can make a difference. I've pulled together a few of my picks then give a brief description of the brands so you can feel good about what you're gifting! 

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FASHION





Everlane boasts Radical Transparency, sharing their true costs behind each product with the consumers to keep themselves accountable for making sure their brand partners with the best, ethical factories around the world, sourcing the finest materials, and creating products that will remain in your closet for more than just a season. With an aim to create timeless pieces, Everlane is hoping to stand up to fast fashion and unsustainable shopping. 

Sézane is a beautiful French brand who has taken big steps to reduce their eco-footprint. From working with environmental experts to obtain certifications of eco-friendly practices, identifying and testing alternative productions methods, and being transparent with their customers about their ongoing journey towards sustainability. 

Reformation has a mission to make effortless silhouettes that celebrate the feminine figure with sustainable fabrics. They have been carbon neutral since 2015 and are constantly taking steps to approach sustainability in all parts of their process. They even provide store credit if you switch to wind energy! Now that's an incentive.. 

Stella McCartney has blown me away with their ethical awareness! As they work to define the future of fashion, the brand has vowed to never use leather or fur and are working to pioneer new alternative materials and technologies. Stella McCartney is pushing towards circularity, in which the entire fashion process will be restorative and regenerative by design and the clothes we love never end up as waste.

Levi's have always come to mind when you think of denim, so it's great to know they're also incredibly conscious of their impact on our earth. With their authorized vintage and re/done denim, they are reducing waste and instead repurposing those old jeans. They offer styles in their water<less product line that uses innovative production techniques that use far less water than traditional methods.
Bonus: Levi's has a worker well-being initiative to ensure their factories are a safe, positive environment for their workers. 

Athleta is a Certified B-Corporation, which is a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. They are serious about our future and they hope to use business as a force for good, rather than moneymaking. 

Boyish is designed in Los Angeles and uses ethical and sustainable practices when developing and manufacturing its product. The jeans are produced with sustainable fabrics through an environmentally-friendly and cruelty-free process. 


EVERYDAY PRODUCTS




Metal Straws for those who still want to sip but want to cut plastic out of their lives. This set comes with silicone tips if you teeth aren't loving the metal, which is a great upgrade to this new cult product.

Bamboo Reusable Makeup Remover Pads can help cut down your waste! No more tossing wipe after wipe as you try to chisel away at your holiday make up looks. These pads just go right into your washing machine in the bag included and come out looking just as new. They're so so soft too!

Amber Glass Spray Bottles are perfect for cleaning products, meaning less plastic bottles and a clean home. You can use homemade recipes for countertop cleaner, or purchase these refill packs to just add water and get to scrubbin.

LARQ Bottle System is more than just a reusable water bottle.. this puppy will purify your water and is self-cleaning so you don't need to worry about nasty build up or dishwashing. 

Glass Tupperware to reduce plastic use. These containers are perfect and I love the look of them in the fridge, they help keep everything organized and fresh. Highly recommend making the switch, no more dirty old plastic Tupperware with tomato sauce stains for this chick..

Contigo Steel Travel Mug for hot drinks on the go. Whether you're making coffee at home or buying from a cafe, you can skip the to-go cups and still get your morning Joe. Some cafes even offer discounts to customers with reusable mugs, so that's a plus!

Plantable Colored Pencils are a fun way to make something beautiful out of your trash! These pencils are 100% eco-friendly, biodegradable, and made from sustainably sources materials and production techniques. They're made of PEFC or FSC certified wood, meaning that each time a tree is harvested, another one is planted. But here's the best part-- look closely at the tip of the pencil and you'll find a small seed capsule! When your pencil gets too nubby to use, simply plant it and watch it blossom.

Reusable Plastic Sandwich Bags are another alternative to plastic, and they're more durable than the regular old ziplock bags. Easy to use, leakproof, and dishwasher safe, these bags might not seem like a very festive gift but they are, in fact, the gift that keeps on giving since you can use them again and again and again! Save your gift-ee some money while saving the earth, it's a win-win. 


Happy Holidays everyone.
xo
Tezza
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Monday, December 2, 2019

Boots, boots, boots

You guys know.. I LOVE BOOTS. I Love them for all seasons, I think they automatically make any outfit cool bring an easy edge. For all my ladies with bigger feet, all of these boots come in a size 11 and if not a 10 that runs on the larger side. I know how hard it can be to find boots that fit and feel good I have been doing it for as long as I can remember so please if you ever have questions get at me!

xo
Tezza

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Best Vintage Shops in NYC


I wanna travel back in time more than anything. Live for a bit in each decade and most importantly, wear the clothes! Since science & technology isn't quite there yet, I'll get my fix by spending an afternoon in a vintage store. Lucky for me, we have some really great gems here in NYC that can fulfill my dreams of dancin' through the decades! Whether you're looking for vintage designer pieces or lower-priced basics, we've got you covered.

Vintage shopping not only lets you time-warp your wardrobe, it's also a great way to be a more sustainable shopper. By buying vintage, you're purchasing one (but probably more than one 😉) less item that has to be manufactured & transported, and instead giving a new life to a piece that has already endured the process. What could be better than that? A recent Forbes article mentions how "the vintage and pre-owned market have blown up over the past few years, especially for the millennial audience. Increasing awareness of consumerism and the sustainability of shopping vintage have also become hot topics across fashion as a whole." It's so exciting to hear that there's more awareness of the need for sustainability in fashion and I am so pumped that buying vintage is a great way to participate in a more environmentally conscious lifestyle. 

My look in the photos for this post came from one of my all-time favorite vintage spots, What Goes Around Comes Around, and I even got the hairstyle to match :) Check out my list below of my top vintage stores around NYC + Brooklyn and get yourself over here! 


351 Broadway (b/w Broome St + Grand St)
As I mentioned, one of my favorites. WGACA's collection boasts some of the best designer names and is presented as little collections that can inspire your wardrobe with just one look. Their bag selection is enough to knock me out for a week and I once spent about four hours in here trying on vintage gowns.. you know I left feelin' like a queen.


L Train Vintage: 629 Grand Street, Williamsburg (& multiple other locations!)
No Relation: 204 1st Avenue, Manhattan
This place has everything you could want, six locations, and a huuuuge selection. It's more of a search and rescue mission than a quick stop+shop moment, but that's what makes it so great. You really feel like you've found something special when you walk out of there! You can grab anything from military gear to Dior and the prices aren't going to break the bank. I really can't stress this enough-- there IS something in there for everyone.. you may have to dig, or if you're like me, you may have an absolute breakdown because you're holding seven million items and your friends are no longer interested but you can't let go and so you throw a fit because you want it all and you're on a budget... but it's worth it! (Can you tell I'm crazy about vintage?)


10 W 13th Street (& multiple other locations!)
If you're looking for a bit more organization in your shopping experience, Beacon's Closet is consignment heaven for ya. One of New York City's more prominent vintage chain, with four locations between Brooklyn and Manhattan, Beacon's closet has been around for 20 years and has a great stock of pieces from streetwear brands, designer names, and boutiques. Bonus? You can sell your old stuff there to counteract the spending I promise you'll get into. 


130 Crosby Street, Manhattan (& multiple other locations!)
First and foremost, I want to point out that Housing Works is not only a vintage shopping spot- they are a non-profit organization founded in 1990 to demand housing for homeless individuals with HIV and AIDS and offer health services as well. The thrift store + bookstore side of Housing Works was implemented as a self-sustaining way to provide employment opportunities to the community as well as fund their organization! When you shop here, you're doing something great at the same time. They have clothing from well-known brands and all sorts of furniture that can inspire a room re-decoration that nods to the past.


112 W 17th Street (b/w 6th + 7th Ave)
If you haven't heard via my sunglass collection, my grandmother Patty was an absolute master of incredibly jewelry. You could hear her coming from a mile away with her jingling bracelets (or earrings.. how did she even hear us speak?) and massive shimmering brooches, it was I C O N I C. Definitely inspired my love for statement jewelry, which brings me to the next spot, Pippin Vintage Jewelry. While some pieces are quite pricey, they have something at every price point. If you're looking to add something incredible to your jewelry arsenal, this is the place for you. Their pieces range from costume to fine jewelry and it is all incredibly unique. Bonus? The back of the store is an entirely different store with different owners with some great vintage furniture!


Resurrection Vintage
217 Mott Street
With stores in both NYC and LA, Resurrection Vintage has gained a massive celebrity following by stocking up on vintage fashion for over 20 years. They focus on finding the most special fashion pieces from brands such as Chanel, Hermés, Maison Margiela, Valentino, and an insane amount more. It's like walking through a Fashion History museum! The prices here aren't cheap but the pieces are definitely not something you'll find anywhere else. It's an incredible place to browse around, just maybe bring a friend (or your accountant) to hold onto your wallet because I can't promise you won't fall in love.


Awoke Vintage
135 N 5th Street, Willamsburg (& two other Greenpoint locations)
For those not looking for high-end designer vintage, Awoke is a great spot for you! They're stocked to the brim with denim (it's Levi's heaven) and have a great selection of vintage t-shirts in almost every color. It's the perfect place to pick up wardrobe staples + everyday pieces, definitely worth stopping by.

xoxo
Tezza


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Monday, October 28, 2019

Cargo Pants for the Win


Coming at you today with my new favorite pants. No they are nothing new, we are of course repeating a trend from my childhood, but it's one that I am not mad about. Taking it back to the days of Avril Lavigne I love getting back to my tom boy roots but this time around we are pairing them with the strappy heels and body suits to make the trend a little more sexy and elevated. I linked a few of my favorites below along with the coolest platform boots for fall. The chunkier the better! 

xo 
Tezza

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