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Sorry for the hiatus on the blog. We’re currently working on a whole new lay out, so the focus is on that at the moment! I had to come back for a quick post regarding New York Fashion Week, which took place this past week. It was such an exciting and exhausting week, but I’m always grateful to be apart of something I’ve admired since I was little. This time around I was lucky enough to act as E! Style Collective’s NYFW correspondent where I highlighted some of my favorite shows HERE. However, with this particular piece, I took readers into my NYFW survival guide – and while some things are not shown here, these were the essentials and you can shop them for yourselves below!

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Bag: Henri Bendel (that also worked as a back pack – life saving!) | Sunglasses: Blood & Tears (blue), Blood & Tears (black), Henri Bendel (brown) | Eye mask: Henri Bendel | Eye gels: Skyn Iceland | Lips: Marc Jacobs and Dolce & Gabbana | Watches: Reebok Vintage Nerd

See more of this piece on E! Style Collective with tidbits from my friend’s Lynsey of Tomboy KC and Lara of Pretty Connected.

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This past holiday break was not only relaxing, but productive. While we’ve been getting cozy in our New York City apartment, there’s still a few projects we’ve yet to get done (I know, how is that possible? We’ve been here since May). Curt was determined to finish my gallery wall in our home office and I could not be happier. I’ve loved the idea of having my own gallery wall for a while now, but when we began to execute one a few months back I quickly became overwhelmed – how will I know what pieces go together and what size frames will need to fit within each other? Not to mention we (fortunately) have very high ceilings, so I was uncertain where to start and end the gallery wall. Of course, Curt was here to save the day. He created his own outlines for creating an “easy to do” gallery wall, here are his pointers:

1. Find the focal point on your wall. In our case we decided that our gallery wall would look great centered over my desk in the office.

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2. After choosing a wall, using simple tools like a measuring tape, a level, a pencil, and painters tape, draw out how large of a gallery you would like.

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3. After determining the size and shape of the gallery using the measuring tape, level, and painters tape. We used this as the perimeter of the gallery. This is helpful for many reasons, but more importantly using the painters tape as a guideline to keep the frames straight and leveled with each other around the perimeter.

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4. Curt also used masking tape (less thicker than painters tape) to create consistent spacing throughout the gallery. As you can see, we chose frames of all shapes and sizes. The masking tape is just a suggestion to keep the frames at an even distance away from each other.

With Curt’s easy tips, my hardest decision was choosing prints and decor for the wall. I decided on things that I would genuinely want to see everyday, while keeping the bottom portion work friendly – allowing me to place the inspiration for our wedding and design clients.

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            {Had to include my personalized note from Martha Stewart}

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Photos by Alyssa Greenberg

K & C, Paris is Always a Good Idea, The World is Your Oyster, Eat Cake for Breakfast, Gold foil feather, Bulletin canvas via HomeGoods // Urchin // Thoughts Become Things // Holla

Shop a few other wall pieces I absolutely love..

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Photos by Curt Rogers | Location: Midtown East

Coat: Forever 21 (short version) // Top: American Eagle (on major sale!) // Jeans: DL1961 c/o (similar) // Shoes: Christian Louboutin (similar, similar) // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (love this version too)// Ring: Mark // Polish: L’oreal “hit the slopes”

I can’t even express how happy I am to have this floor length faux fur coat this Winter. I have a serious obsession with coats like this, so Curt was sweet enough to add to my collection this Christmas. Though the weather has dropped significantly in NYC, I’m most comfortable in flats, boyfriend jeans and an over-sized coat – so my sparkly flats and new denim will be on rotation frequently.  While the top seems more appropriate for New Year’s..technically, it’s a new year and I’m celebrating! 2015 is panning out to be really exciting as we continue to grow our company (with a whole new look on its way), work on new collaborations and projects for the blog and schedule a travel packed couple of months – we’re pretty confident they’ll be much to toast to.