Blog Vacation

Hi all! I’m going to be taking a little blog vacation this week, in order to assess my blog and decide if I want to take it a different direction. There have been a lot of changes in my life recently, and I want to make sure that The Style Safari is always the best representation of myself, my style, and my life. I’m hoping that stepping away for a week will give me a fresh perspective- and any advice you can all give would be very appreciated.

Thank you so much for your support!

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Thurs-DIY: Frame Tray

This DIY is as easy as it sounds! Unfortunately this tray was destroyed at a recent dinner party we had, so I’ve been looking for a fun, cheap replacement. A quick trip to Kmart presented me with a gold frame (perfectly matching my decor), and I realized I could insert anything inside for a fail-proof, versatile coffee table tray. I have tons of papers and things at home already, so it was super easy to fill it with, and I love the idea that I can change the color and pattern with the season. Other ideas for fillers include wrapping paper, scrapbooking paper, magazine tears, book pages, photos, etc.

Supplies:

1. Simple frame, at least 11″ x 17″

2. Filler paper

3. Scissors (not pictured)

 

{and yes, I really do keep limes in bowls around my house!}

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Summertime in LIC

A New York newbie, I haven’t explored much beyond the Manhattan boundaries of the East and Hudson rivers, but a good friend recently dragged me out to Long Island City for dinner. I loved walking along the river front, taking in views of the Manhattan skyline, and exploring the new New York frontier, where hopefully I’ll be spending more time in the future!

Jacket: Madewell (on sale!). Shirt: JoeFresh. Dress worn as skirt: H&M. Shoes: Gap. Sunnies: Karen Walker. Necklace: Homemade.

Thanks to Kristin for taking the pics!

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ASOS for Fall

ASOS is not a new website for most of us, but all of a sudden I think they they are just killing it with items for Fall. We still have the dog days of summer ahead of us, but I can’t stop dreaming about the best fashion season of the year, and these pieces from ASOS have me even more excited!

{Herringbone Peplum Top $83}

{Soft Check Shirt $58}

{Black and White Dress $107}

{Jacquard crop trousers $66}

{Metallic Skater Dress $109}

{Sheer Print Blouse $75}

{Animal Print Dress $79}

{Aztec Enamel Earrings $13}

{Cap-Toe Heels $74.57}

{Metallic Booties $124}

{Sunglasses $19.88}

What pieces are you excited to buy for fall?

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High Tea at Bergdorf

Yesterday afternoon I went to Bergdorf Goodman for High Tea with my friend Angie. Dressing up like a lady who lunches and parading around BG was something I’ve wanted to do since I moved to NYC, and I was lucky that Angie indulged my silly wish. We even rented dresses from Rent the Runway for the occasion, and I picked this tribal print maxi dress from Tibi. I am absolutely obsessed with the design and wearability of this dress, and even more obsessed with the fact that I could wear it all weekend for a fraction of the cost. Overall, I would recommend both Rent the Runway’s services and BG’s amazing High Tea offering, both of which provided helped me to have the perfect Sunday afternoon!

Dress: Tibi via Rent the Runway. Jacket: Zara. Bag: Clutch: Nordstrom old. Jewelry: Banana Republic, Forever21, souvenirs from India, soho street vendor, DIY.

Pictures c/o Angie

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Thurs-DIY: Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelet

These days, every time I see a piece of jewelry I like, my first instinct is to see how I can make it myself. This bracelet from Kenneth Jay Lane was an instant inspiration, and I knew I could find an easy way to replicate it. The trickiest part is finding rhinestone beads to your liking, after that, the whole project takes less than an hour!

Supplies:

1. Strip of Aluminum or Copper (mine is from here but you can go to any craft/art store)

2. Strong Shears

3. Wire Cutters

4. 2-3 Yards gold ribbon

5. E6000 Glue

6. Ruler

7. Bottle, rolling pin, or anything else round

8. 2 rhinestone beads. Vintage would be fantastic, but these are from M&J

I’ve worn it every day since I made it. What do you think?

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