It looks like New York might finally be rubbing off on me. This summer, I’ve been gravitating toward more neutrals than neons. I’m especially loving the high contrast between black and white. I know it’s not earth-shattering, but in a season full of brights and bolds, it’s refreshing to tune out the noise and keep things simple and sharp. I recently picked up this black and white striped dress and have my eye on these crocodile print shorts. What monochromatic pieces are you currently craving?
Teal isn’t usually the first color that comes to mind when you think of summer, but I recently snagged this fluted skirt on major sale from J.Crew and had to take it for a spin. I decided to keep the rest of the palette on the same side of the colorF spectrum, mixing a navy printed tank with this gorgeous leopard clutch. I’m feeling more like fall in this outfit, but don’t you worry — I also just scooped up the skirt in bright red and poppy, so we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled bolds and brights soon enough!
It’s not every night you can dress up in all white, bring your own tablescape to the park and revel under the summer sky with a few thousand people. Suffice it to say, this past weekend was one for the books.
This past Saturday, I got together with my partner-in-crime Roxy and our respective loves for PopUp Dinner Brooklyn. The rules were simple: dress up in all white, bring your own food, drinks and table décor and let the magic unfold.
So … maybe it was easier said than done considering how much we had to transport from Manhattan to Brooklyn. After a morning of outfit, food and décor preparations, we ended up bringing a multi-course meal, homemade sangria assembled on site and a spectacular tablescape that included Roxy’s wedding china (would you expect anything less?). All that was missing was one of her signature bar carts — but hey, there’s always next year!
Once we settled in and sangria’ed up, the evening was ours for the making. We wined, we dined and we danced to a guest performance by Ben Folds. I couldn’t have created a better evening if I tried. It’s unexpected, awe-inspiring, over-the-top moments like this that make summer in the city truly spectacular.
James Colvin & Roxy Owens