For You & Me: The Most Versatile Holiday Gift

We all know someone who has everything. The hardest person on your holiday gift list. I know I’ve found myself stumped in prior years. I also know a lot of people who have been stumped getting me gifts. I am unfortunately one of those people who buy themselves everything. I’m also as you know, a blogger, so I receive a lot of items to create content around. So I’m definitely on the top of everyone’s what the heck do I get her list?! So, what are you supposed to get for them? Enter Island to East Side’s customizable clutches. I worked…

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10 Reasons Why I Love Living In Westchester County, New York

What I’m Wearing: Coat: Unreal Fur | Sweater: ASOS, similar knit | Jeans: J Brand | Shoes: Zara (old), love this pair | Bag: Celine, affordable style | Bag Scarf: Lexicon of Style | Belt: Hermes If you’re new here, I’m Simone and I live in lower Westchester County, the suburbs, right outside of New York City. I was born, raised and did all my schooling here, even college. And before you even think it, no it’s not upstate or the country, it’s just the suburbs. To help further put it in perspective, I work in New York City, it’s…

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How To Change Your Relationship With Working Out

Photography: Amanda Elle For me it’s not easy to go to the gym because I have to wake up around 5:15am to get in a good workout. When I choose to workout my mornings sound like this: wakeup, drive to the gym, workout, shower, get ready for work and take three trains into NYC. By the time I’m walking from the last subway to my job I’m legit the walking dead. Good thing I’m in NYC because I look normal there, HA! I’m also not the kind of person who feels endorphins after they work out [unfortunate I know]. So…

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How I Stopped Procrastinating & How You Can Too

Change nothing and nothing changes. Photography: Amanda Elle Procrastinating is the enemy of success. We’ve all been guilty of it one time or another. I don’t think I’ve ever been a serial procrastinator but I know the feeling of dragging my feet when there’s something I need to do. Like waiting until 4:30 p.m. on a Sunday to go to the supermarket. The worst. So today I’m sharing four tips that help me to not procrastinate! Wake up early. Especially on the weekends. Nothing throws me off more than sleeping in on the weekends. I like to try and get up…

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Pearl Embellishments FTW – Shop My 15 Faves

“I say, dress to please yourself. Listen to your inner muse and take a chance. Wear something that says Here I am! today.” -Iris Apfel  Photos by: Amanda Elle Some of my favorite items this season are the ones with the sewn on pearls. They make even the most basic items interesting. Pearls are so feminine but when added to clothing, you create this instant edge. The iridescent color of pearls, allows them to blend into your look but also make it eye-catching. Pearl embellished items are something you definitely have to try to wear this season. Especially if you’re working on stepping out…

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