I'm a Vespa Girl

Let me tell you a little bit about this bike of mine.  Ever since studying abroad in Italy I knew it was my mission to own a one of these cute little scooters.  I moved to New York and lived the young, fabulous and broke life.  Buying a Vespa wasn't even a blip on my radar with my starting salary in the fashion industry.  I thought to myself that when I have the means to buy a Vespa, I have made it!  Flash forward five years, I took a motorcycle safety class on Easter in the pouring rain to get my license, and I made my dreams come true!  I found her on Craigslist and next thing I know I was the proud owner of this black beauty with all her glory and her cute little trunk!  This bike has been hands down the best thing I've ever purchased.  Riding it around the city when I lived there made errands seem painless and my commute not only tolerable but, enjoyable!  I love to share this baby with anyone that will hop on and take a ride.  

These days my Vespa mostly takes me to the train station  and back home, but makes for an extremely affordable second vehicle for our family.  I don't know how much long I will have this bike in my life, but for the moment, I get to feel a little like a dude who just bought his midlife crisis convertible as I cruse threw downtown Peekskill.  

Vespa Style
Vespa Style
Vespa Style
Vespa Style
Vespa Style

t-shirt: Old Navy / skirt: Nordstrom (similar below) / jacket: Levis / bag: The Sak Collective / sunnies: Asos / earrings: Urban Outfitters / sneakers: Vans / wedges: Rebecca Minkoff (old)


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Outfit Idea // Summer Ready with DeSmet NYC

Remember a couple weeks back, I styled that beautiful silk camisole for date night?  Well, I'm back with another versatile piece from the DeSmet NYC collection.  Today I'm wearing a fabulous linen tunic for a summer bike ride.  Besides being incredibly well made, I love the styling options that this garment provides.   Here I'm wearing it as an easy dress, made extra chic with a panama hat, but it would be so charming worn over a button up shirt for a jumper look.  Either way, looking at these photos has me itching to get out of my office and have a summer adventure!  

Desmet NYC
Desmet NYC
Desmet NYC
Desmet NYC

Summer Must Have // Chambray Jumpsuit

I have been on the hunt for the perfect dress up/dress down summer jumpsuit.  This past weekend I saw a girl wearing the very jumpsuit in this first photo.  I took my dectective skills to google and found out it's J. Crew and sold out *sad face.*  Below are 10 back up options I love almost as much.  What do you think? 

Chambray Jumpsuit
Chambray Jumpsuit

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