Like the LBD, a black jumpsuit has become a staple in my closet. They are my favorite alternative to a dress probably because they are just as easy and they can give you a complete look with one simple piece. This Reformation Pace Jumpsuit is a favorite of mine for this summer and the light linen material is perfect and seasonally appropriate. Reformation jumpsuits, like the one I wore in this Instagram post, and jumpsuits, in general, are classic, flattering and such a chic option. When I am in a pinch and don’t know what to wear, I always end up grabbing this piece.
While I do love a statement summer dress, like the one I wore in this weeks post, the LBJ (Little Black Jumpsuit) has to come in a close second as one of my favorite pieces. The Pace Jumpsuit from Reformation is a modern take on the classic jumpsuit. Who knew the 20th century lace-up corset detailing would be so modern and fresh in fashion today. From standalone corset belts to layered bustier tops, it is clear that this trend isn’t going anywhere – specifically when layered.
The corset helps to cinch in the waist and accentuate the smallest part of your torso. I really love the monochromatic linen layering of this jumpsuit and you all know I am obsessed with a wide leg silhouette. This piece is so unique, yet so wearable and classic. Paired with my tallest black wavy sandals, the all black ensemble helps to break up the all black look and elongate my legs for an overall elegant, yet edgy look.
I hope you enjoyed this post! If you are a jumpsuit lover like I am, you might want to check out Reformation, as they have a great selection of elevated jumpsuits for the modern woman! I have linked some of my favorite picks below:
I have some very exciting news for the future of Liv For Luxury…we are getting a makeover!!! My web designer and I have been in the process of redesigning the site for over a month now and I wanted to be sure that the new design made it a lot easier for you, my readers, to browse my blog and make reading and shopping a lot easier! It has been a long time coming and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do. The new design will launch next week, so be sure to check back to see the remodel and explore some of the new features! I can’t wait for you to see it!
You know the summer is in full effect when the only thing you want to put on is a flowing floral summer dress. I’m always cold, so I really don’t mind the warmer temperatures that we are currently experiencing in NY. As we speak, I am outside in the blazing sun writing this blog post and I do not mind. Seriously, I love this kind of weather, plus it gives me an excuse to trade in a pair of jeans for something fun like this floral maxi dress by Yumi Kim. This dress is perfect for daytime into night, and for nighttime, I chose to style it with simple gold jewelry and my favorite pair of strappy sandals. But, for daytime, I would opt for a pair of lace up sandals or a blue suede mule. If my petite readers are fearing the idea of this maxi dress for being too long for them– do not worry! Down below I have linked a similar option, from Yumi Kim, that comes in a range of petite sizes! I love the vintage silhouettes and the focus on prints with Yumi Kim’s dresses. The bright and vibrant floral always make the perfect statement and this flowy maxi dress is no exception. If you are reading this blog post or any of m blog post, and are confused about sizing or want to know what size I am wearing in any of the items that I feature, please feel free to reach out to me. You can do so through the comment section below, my contact section on my site or by directly emailing me at email@example.com. I am always happy to help you guys with any questions you may have because I know how frustrating it is to be in between sizes and not knowing what size to go with. I am a victim of ordering the same item in multiple sizes, just to be confident that I purchased the right size. It is a never ending battle because every brand is different and sometimes even the same brand can have a wide range of sizes in different pieces. That is why I am always here and ready to answer any of your questions because I have become very familiar with a wide range of brands and their sizing over the years and I would be happy to help you all! Feel free to also DM me on Instagram, @livforluxury, with any questions!
If you have seen any of my posts from Newport, Rhode Island, you can probably tell that I am in love with this seaside gem. The fresh seafood, the gorgeous coastline, its opulent mansions and charming downtown, is what made me fall for this place as a little girl. As I mentioned in my Road Trip to Rhode Island post, I have been traveling to Newport, Rhode Island with my family ever since 2000, when I was 5 years old. It became a summer tradition, and each time we made the trip, we would always discover new restaurants to try or look for different places to explore. But, the one aspect of our trips that always stayed consistent was our choice of hotels. Since 2000, we have traveled to Rhode Island either 1 or 2 times per summer and we have always stayed at the Newport Marriott! If you do that math, that is a lot of visits to RI and the Newport Marriott! It became our home away from home and every summer I would countdown the days to when we would pack up the car and take the drive to the Newport Marriott. Every year my memories of my trips to RI and this hotel just keep getting better and better.
Seventeen years later and I still look forward to RI trips and staying at one of my favorite hotels. The Newport Marriott hotel is located in the heart of the historic Newport, and a 5-minute walk from Downtown Newport, which is where you will find the infamous Bowen’s Wharf. As you approach the Newport Marriott you are greeted by the friendly staff that is always eager to assist in any way possible. The newly redesigned hotel features nautical hints throughout the lobby and the hotel rooms, which pairs beautifully with the harbor front views from the hotel. You can literally walk out of the doors of the hotel and see the most stunning views of the Newport Harbor. No detail goes unnoticed at this Marriott with its luxury accommodations and the charming nautical lobby. When I arrived I couldn’t wait to get settled into my room and see what the Newport Marriott had in store for me.
On day one, I checked into my room and was speechless at how beautiful the accommodations were. As I walked through the doors and down the hallway of this grand suite, I was amazed at the stunning views of the Newport Harbor straight through the glass doors. Naturally, my first instinct was to run out to the incredible balcony and snap a few photos. If the marble dining set and the spacious living/entertainment area in the suite weren’t enough, two white wooden doors opened up to a grand master bedroom. The nautical details throughout the bedroom are subtle but add such a cozy seaside touch. The walk in closet was an added bonus for a blogger like me and the spa-like bathroom had the most goal worthy shower I have ever come across.
After checking in, we took a stroll past the harbor and into Downtown Newport. What is so great about the Marriott is its location, because of its close proximity to town. After just a 5 minute walk you’re in the heart of Newport and Bowens Wharf, where you will find the cutest shops and some of the best restaurants. One of my favorite places to go every time we are in RI is a BBQ spot called the Smoke House. They serve some of the freshest and tastiest BBQ in town, and they also have some great gluten-free options! Be sure to order their famous nachos (without cheese for me!) because they’re unreal.
Later that afternoon, it was time to hit the gym! I like to fit a workout in even when I am away, and the gym at the hotel is fully equipped. There is a space on the ground floor of the gym that is stocked with water rowers, TRX’s, kettlebells, box jumps…the works! You name it, they have and it is the ultimate dream for a fitness fanatic like me. An afternoon dip in the pool, a quick change back in the room, and off to the Skiff Bar located on the first floor of the hotel. We enjoyed specialty cocktails and delicious appetizers with a spectacular view of the sunset. Soon after we headed into town to one of my favorite spots- the Revolving Door. They serve a fresh local catch everyday, which is always delicious and the pork lettuce wraps are a must!
Day two started bright and early with a morning run along the Newport Cliff Walk, which is one of Newport’s top attractions. This 3.5-mile trail borders the shore line with incredible views of First Beach and the Newport Mansions (The Breakers has always been my favorite). Now its back to the hotel for the breakfast buffet at the hotels Mainsail restaurant. The maritime themed décor is charming and the service is always a delight. There is one waitress in particular named Susan, that I have known since I was a little girl. It is always a delight to catch up with her while enjoying a breakfast with a waterfront view.
After breakfast we ventured into downtown Newport and decided that we wanted to soak up the sun and enjoy the heavenly weather. What better way to see Rhode Island than on scooters! I guarantee that it will be one of the best experiences that you will have on your trip to RI. You can cruise down Ocean Drive to catch some of the most stunning views of the island and the winding roads reveal grand seaside mansions.
Biking really works up an appetite and one of the RI’s best kept secrets is Sweetberry Farm. The farm and café serves a variety of fresh produce, sandwiches and salads made in house. If there is ever a time to have a ‘cheat snack’, this is the definitely the place to go. The farm bakes fresh blueberry, peach, apple, strawberry pies daily. If you get to the farm at the right time to snag one of these sweet treats, consider yourself extremely lucky. Locals flock to pick up these freshly baked treats. The farm also offers one of my favorite summer traditions, which is strawberry and raspberry picking. It also makes for the cutest photos…you know me…always thinking about getting the perfect shot!
We finished off the trip at 22 Bowens, which serves New England’s finest steaks and seafood. It is located in the historic Bowens Wharf, which is always a fun and lively place to be during the evenings. It was the best way to end such an amazing trip with the Newport Marriott.
As you all know by now I have been traveling to Newport for ages, so I know a lot about the hidden gems and the best places to visit. This trip was filled with fun activities, but I couldn’t hit all of my favorite spots in just two days. I will definitely be back soon to highlight more of my favorite places in City by the Sea. Do not underestimate this small state! There is so much to do and I can’t wait to share more of my love for Newport, Rhode Island with you! Thank, you to the Newport Marriott for sponsoring this post and for being a part of yet another memorable trip to Newport, Rhode Island. I look forward to visiting again very soon!
My Nike sneaker collection keeps growing and one of my new additions are the Nike Cortez. The OG Nike Cortez made its debut during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. They are an unmistakable icon, worn by Team USA, as the first track shoe designed by the Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman. The silhouette has been redesigned over the years, but this year was the 45th anniversary of the Cortez. It is an iconic sneaker that I needed to get my hands on, and the anniversary edition was the perfect fit. If they’re good enough for Forest, they are good enough for me!
These OG Nikes are truly a timeless piece that can be dressed up or down and I have been wearing them on repeat all summer. Comfortable, classic, cool and fresh. I love them so much that I even got a pair of black and white. I chose to style them simply with a cropped white tee and a pair of track-pant inspired wide leg pants. The red stripe down the side felt very street-style inspired and I loved the edgy quality they gave to the overall look.
You can shop this look, similar styles and some of my favorite Nike Cortez colorways down below:
The 4th of July is definitely on one of my favorite summer holidays, not only for the adorable patriotic red, white and blue attire but because it is the anniversary of Liv For Luxury! I started my blog in 2014 and I have been in love with blogging ever since. I am so happy to share my personal style, love for beauty and passions, for now, food and fitness with all of you! Thank you for the constant support and love and I look forward to the many more years of blogging to come.
The 4th is one of the most popular time of the year for summer pool parties, barbecues or fun trips to beachy locations. While it’s important to show your patriotism and stick to the red, white and blue theme, you don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard or be too over the top! I like to stick to either solids or classic prints like gingham, seersucker, stripes and maybe a hint of a star print. I’ve rounded up a bunch of my favorite picks for this Fourth of July, while I was looking for looks to sport during next weeks’ festivities. Hopefully, this guide ‘sparks’ a little Fourth of July outfit inspiration and helps you become the “star” of your 4th of July celebration!
I hope you all have a Happy Fourth of July!
Shop my current red, white and blue looks and items that I have been coveting for this holiday season below:
Sweet sweet summertime has finally arrived in NY and I couldn’t be more thrilled! With summer weather comes a whole summer wardrobe, and, boy, do I have some cute seasonal looks in store for you guys! Today on Liv For Luxury, I’m starting off the summer style with a throwback post to the 90’s, as the most polarizing trends of this season have been inspired by the 90’s. I’m all for showing off a bit of midriff during the summer and what better way to do that than with a cropped blouse and a gingham mini skirt. But I’m not just talking about any basic cropped top. There’s one style in particular that’s making a comeback, and that’s what I like to call the “bubble top.”
With elastic bands around the waist and arms and a more abbreviated length, this trend pairs beautifully with a high-waisted bottom, such as a pair of trousers, jeans, or in this case a mini skirt. The Reformation Josephine Top can either be worn off the shoulders or it can be styled as a cropped shirt with a ruffled bubble sleeve. It’s a modern take on one of those classic off the shoulder bubble tops that I used to rock in the 90’s… and I’m sure some of you did as well!
Aside from the bubble cropped top trend that’s making a comeback this summer, gingham print is another feminine trend I knew we’d be seeing everywhere this season. Stores like Zara, Express, Free People, and Reformation are offering so many different styles in this country-style and preppy staple. Made from this cool textured gingham, this side tie skirt from Madewell was one of those “wear-with-all” pieces I knew I would make so much use of this summer. I chose to dress up this new gingham skirt with a cropped bubble top and my favorite pair of block heels. Every time I feature these suede sandals on my Instagram I get so many messages and questions about where you can purchase them. You will all be happy to know that they are inexpensive and currently on sale!
I finished off the look with my new favorite accessories – this straw sun hat and the new Bondi watch from Daniel Wellington. This sun hat is from a brand called Scala. Last summer I was obsessed with my Janessa Leone flat brimmed hat, but this season I was looking for something a little more Parisian and elegant. When I saw the sweet bow detailing on this hat, I was in love. I wanted to pair this look with some delicate details that played off the gingham print, which is why this new white-strapped Bondi watch was ideal. I have always been a fan of Daniel Wellington’s minimalistic and timeless design, and when I was introduced to this new style, I found the white strap to be unique for the brand. If you want to shop the new DW Bondi style, you can use the code LIVFORLUXURY at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase! I’ve been wearing it with all my looks recently, and it is definitely my new summer essential.
I hope you enjoyed this post and if you want to shop this look, similar items and some of my favorite gingham pieces, you can do so below: