Check out my feature today on OliviaPalermo.com: Style Icon: Talitha Getty

June 27, 2013
Excited to share with you my latest post on OliviaPalermo.com
Read the post further here and let me know how you like it!

 




Midnight Inspirations: My New York Summer #Staycation

June 26, 2013


Summer completely brings New York City to life! There's a special energy in the air. I have lived in NYC for over a decade (crazy!) and every year I love finding new places and things to do. If you live in the city or are just coming up for a visit here are my 5 favorite things to do in NYC.

Summer #Staycation edition! 


1. CENTRAL PARK
What I love: drummers, street style, trees, calmness, concerts in the park, running around the reservoir, disco roller skating



2. THE MET 
What I love: Punk: Chaos to Couture Exhibit not to be missed, rainy day excursion, date spot, international street trends


3. BROOKLYN SUBWAY EXCURSION
What I love: Bedford Avenue, Hipsters, Artists, Musicians, Rock-Stars, Street Style, Books, Food, Beer, Life, Bikes, Melting Pot


4. SUNSETS, DOCKS, AND HOMEMADE SANGRIA
What I love: Pudge Knuckles in Brooklyn makes amazing Sangrias.


5.  Zenkichi 
Description: date night, experimenting with new foods, secret spot, call buttons, shades



What are your favorite things to do in NYC?

Behind the Seams: Boy Meets Study Abroad Girl!

June 24, 2013
Spending your Summer abroad? Then the latest #beoneofakind tops are perfect for you! Modeled by amazing actress and dear friend Sammi Hanratty and shot by the talented Marc Mez, the #beoneofakind collection will have you stylish everywhere life takes you! Check them out before they're gone!

 Which one is your fav this week?

My tips: Saving vs. Splurging

June 21, 2013
Happy Friday! Shopping this weekend?  As you might have seen in my birthday post here sometimes a girl needs to splurge, especially on a birthday bag! :) Retail Therapy, however, can be done by finding inexpensive pieces too.

Check out My tips for splurging vs. saving!




1. Splurge on classic & basics staples-
Find items that you know you will wear all the time and will have forever so this will justify the spend. 
-Black cardigan
-Black blazer
-White blazer
-Great pair of jeans
-Classic white tee shirt and white button up
-Tan Trench coat
-Classic handbag
-Nude patent leather heels
-Black booties

2. Save on trendy items-
Loving the peplum trend that you have seen in every magazine and/or runway and on every celebrity? Great! Forever 21, H&M, and Target have great and affordable trendy tops that won't break your bank and you won't feel like your out of a lot of money when it makes its way to the back of your closet next season!


3. Splurge on something you REALLY REALLY love!
The saying goes "If you love something then let it go," or something like that! And I believe sometimes this can be true when you're shopping including shopping vintage. If you see something in the store and you're like I gotta have it, maybe don't buy it right away! Walk around the rest of the store, check out other stores for similar styles, maybe even go home and come back a week later! Think about it some more. "What can I wear it with?" "How many times can I wear it? And then you should have a clear answer on if it's going to be worth it!

What do you like to save and splurge on?

what I wore: California Day to Night

June 19, 2013
Black and white is one of my absolute favorite trends right now! It's classic yet still modern and fun! Recently I traveled to La La Land for some work meetings. This dress was easy to travel with and great taking me from day into the wee hours of the night.
 Dress: Alice and Olivia
Sports Collar pins: Boy Meets Girl®
Bracelet: Kara Ross vintage but similar here
Ring: Asha by ADM(I wear this ring almost everyday)


What have you been wearing from Day to Night lately?

Behind the Seams: Boy Meets Hearts Girl!

June 17, 2013
"Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live."
- Johnny Depp

Last week you saw these lovely ladies, Meghan and Allie, in the Boy Meets Sporty Girl #beoneofakind shoot, and this week we're still feeling the LOVE for these girls. It was great getting to shoot with Meghan, Allie and Marc and have a fun California day in the sun. I did get fried but it was still a blast and all worth it! 







Photography by Marc Mez
Flower Head Pieces by That Madonna Girl
All tops by Boy Meets Girl®

Which shirts are you loving this round??

My Tips: Happy Father's Day!

June 15, 2013




In the past I have shared with you some fun father's day gift ideas as seen here and here. Today my Tip is  "Live ONE day at a TIME and make it a Masterpiece"! This year has been a miracle year. My Father whom I call Dj Dodi got a liver transplant. His Donor was my cousin Andy, both incredible fathers! It is truly a miracle and I am grateful for what Andy did for my Dodi. Both are doing really well and the road to recovery for my father gets better each day. Our lives move fast. We must appreciate each step and be grateful for the little things too. Thank you Dodi for being there for me every step of the way in my journey. 
Happy Father's Day!


Also Happy Father's Day to everyone including my amazing father-in-law, brother-in-law, cousins, friends who are recent fathers and to the future fathers too!!

Midnight Inspirations: ÉVOCATEUR Cuffs!

June 14, 2013

One of my favorite mottos is, "Keep Calm and Carry On." I've been saying it for years, and when the phrase got popular, family, friends and colleagues started buying me little knick knacks that said Keep Calm And... I have bowls, aprons, signs, note pads...you name it, I probably have it! So when I found this ÉVOCATEUR cuff above, I had to have it. Plus it doesn't hurt that my last show was British Invasion-inspiredÉVOCATEUR is a collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories that is made in the USA. According to their website, "Each piece conjures a story that's yours to tell."
That is certainly true in my case...
Available at ÉVOCATEUR 

*Please note all opinions are my own*

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Midnight Inspirations: Summer Weddings

June 12, 2013


My office has been buzzing with wedding fever as one of my co-workers, DJ MM, is getting married next week!! I just love wedding season! See some of my past posts on weddings here and here! I wanted to share with you guys a unique and PERSONAL wedding gift idea if your stumped to find an original gift. As you all know we have brought back personalized hoodies at Boy Meets Girl® and they're perfect for weddings! Whether your buying for the bride or buying for your bridesmaids, they remind everyone of that time when they fell in love, or their hope of meeting that special someone one day! 

How many weddings are you off to this summer!?

Behind the Seams: Boy Meets SPORTY Girl

June 10, 2013

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan





A little sports quote motivation on this Monday morning! Boy Meets SPORTY Girl, is for the girl who isn't afraid to shoot and miss occasionally; she's about always having fun and still working hard!
Check out the latest #beoneofakind styles shot by the amazing Marc Mez featuring Youtube Sensations and Rock Stars Meghan Rosette and Allie Marie Evans and get them before they're gone!

 Which top is your favorite this week?

Midnight Inspirations: Happy Birthday Johnny Depp!

June 9, 2013
"I am doing things that are true to me. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled." -Johnny Depp 
Photo via Tumblr

I started blogging on December 12, 2008as my personal journal to share with you all my crazy life and the Behind the Seams™ of building my brand Boy Meets Girl®Over the past 5 years it has evolved into more than just my journal entries. It now incorporates all facets of my life! From what I wore at events, Q&A’s with my friends (from fashionistas to musicians), Entrepreneurship 101, My Tips (from Nails to DIY to fittings and more), my Midnight Inspirations (the things that inspire me all the time aka, Kate Moss & Johnny Depp), My “how to rock” Features on Olivia Palermo, and the list goes on and on . I am glad you stopped by because now you can join me Behind the Seams™. And remember to always BELIEVE. Think. Say. Do.


Photos via Tumblr

If you missed my posts on Johnny Depp and/or Johnny Depp & Kate Moss style inspiration check them out below :)

Today is a shout out to Mr. Johnny Depp on his 50th Birthday! Happy Birthday!


Midnight Inspirations: Jolly Oak Granola

June 7, 2013

I'm excited to share something I'm currently feeling Jolly over created by two fabu Women Entrepreneurs Mandy Fayne and Kim Strauss(side note Mandy is one of my college BFF's so proud of you Mandy). I'm always on the go and Jolly Oak Granola is the perfect healthy snack to have in my bag from meeting to meeting and especially during NYFW. Available here and comes in three flavors: Cinnamon Apple Raisin, Apricot & Cherry and Dark Chocolate Coconut Raisin. If you haven't checked them out yet, do so you won't regret it!




Midnight Inspirations: Meet our June Muse of the Month!

June 5, 2013
Introducing our June ‘13 Muse of the Month, Olivia!

I'm excited to announce our June Muse of the Month, youtuber Olivia DiTomaso of Livforstyle! I had the pleasure of meeting Olivia when she came to the Boy Meets Girl® style lounge! If you've never seen her youtube videos you should definitely check them out!  Here is a video where Olivia interviewed me BTS! Thanks Olivia!

1. Name: Olivia DiTomaso, but known on youtube as Livforstyle

2. Favorite charity to support and why?
My favorite charity to support is the Sandy Hook School Support Fund (SHSSF), which was created by the United Way of Western Connecticut and the Newtown Savings Bank.  The Sandy Hook shooting was a tragic event.  It happened so close to my hometown and impacted many individuals. After the tragic event in Newtown causing innocent children and teachers to die, my school came up with many ways to donate to this charity to support the families and the town of Newtown who were impacted by the school shooting.  Our school sold wristbands and ribbons and all the money was donated to this charity.  Each student took turns selling these items every day before and after school.  We also went around the cafeteria during lunch looking for donations. Since this tragic event happened in my state, it was important to raise awareness and help those in Newtown. 

3. Favorite Boy Meets Girl® item and why?
After visiting the Boy Meets Girl office back in April, I immediately fell in love with the personalized hoodies.  They were so soft and comfy.  They would be perfect for a chilly summer night with any outfit.  I love how the Boy Meets Girl® logo is the star of the hoodie.  Another great feature of the hoodie is you can personalized it.  You can put whenever your heart desires, making your hoodie truly yours. It such an awesome feature.  Many clothing companies do not offer a personalization feature, so those hoodies are certainly unique.