June 24, 2015

Drink of the Summer: The Cosmopolitan


We're taking a cue from one of our all time favorite TV shows, Sex and the City, by officially naming The Cosmopolitan the drink of the summer.  Yes, yes, it may have been over a decade now since the beloved New York City foresome graced our screens, but this drink still conjures up memories of sexy, romantic summer nights and endless laughter (not to mention, it really is delicious).  Below is a SUPER easy recipe even Carrie could make.  So put on your Manolos and get ready for an instant party with your girls.

Ingredients
1 cup good quality vodka
1/2 cup triple sec
1/2 cup cranberry juice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lim juice
1 disc of lime

Directions
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake well and  pour through a strainer. Serves 4.  If desired, garnish with a disc of lime.  Cheers!

May 22, 2015

Sandal Season

Warm weather always brings out the best of us, and the best of our shoe collection. Time to put your boots in storage, get a fresh pedicure and show us your finest footwear. Open-toed sandals come in many color, styles and compliment current trends; this season we are super excited about what’s in store.

Chunky heels are are all the rage for 2015. We absolutely love this trend and think this style can be paired (pun intended) perfectly with a casual sundress, floral jumper or bohemian kaftan.

As always, top-fashion designers help lead to way in trends and so many brands are gaining inspiration from fashion’s elite. Designers Alexander Wang and Phillip Lim have used woven fabrics in their spring footwear. Ultra strappy pieces by Michael Kors, Etro and Tibi add a sexy twist to the average sandal.

Sporty sandals this season show that  comfort and functionality can meet high-fashion. Bold, colorblocked sandals by Burberry and sneaker/sandal hybrid by Marni are two runway looks that we can wait to see paired with cut-off jean shorts and a cute tank.








Flatbed sandals, more specifically Birkenstocks, have made a serious comeback and we love it. Aside from the traditional styles, the flatbeds now come in a variety of eye-popping color, metallics and many adorn a braided strappy touch.

It is often said that a girl can never have too many shoes. Well this statement is certainly true and all the reason why every fashion-minded gal needs to stock up on a few of these awesome spring sandal trends to add an extra oomph to the spring/summer wardrobe.

April 17, 2015

Rhythm and Blues

Say it isn't so? We actually survived another winter and spring has finally sprung. Yay! Birds are chirping. Trees are budding. Flowers are blossoming. People are out and about. Outdoor seating is packed. Your favorite songs sound so much better. The windows are open. Your friends actually want to meet out. No one is complaining. Except….maybe your wardrobe. You know the feeling, you look through your closet and you have nothing to wear. For the first time in months, you don't have to wear that bulky winter coat but you don't have one that you love. And last year's spring coat will obvi not make the cut. Coincidentally, your favorite peeps at www.Oak73.com just launched a new line of spring jackets that will keep you looking extra cute on those warmer nights.

Today we are featuring a few of our favorite Blue jackets.

The Oak73 Periwinkle Tweed is all about mixing classic pieces with modern fabrics for unexpected looks that rock. Your friends will definitely be jealous when you show up wearing this piece and we promise we won't be mad if you tell them where you got it. :)



The Oak73 Metallic Geo Blazer was produced from excess fabric that we bought in New York City and upcycled into this beautiful jacket. The navy blue and black metallic fabric makes this blazer absolutely lux. Dress it up with a sequin tank or tone it down with a t-shirt, this unique piece makes a modern statement no matter where you go.


The Oak73 Quarterback Blue Varisty Jacket is an updated version of the perennial high school classic. Perfect for those cooler spring nights this wool classic is great throw over anything and look effortlessly cool in an instant (even as you’re waxing nostalgic over homecoming dances and powder puff football games).



Take a look at all of our spring jackets now on www.Oak73.com and let us know which your favorite is. Xx

April 10, 2015

COACHELLA DREAMIN


Festival season is upon us again and I am seriously considering hopping on the next flight out of New York to fly across the country to Los Angeles. Then make my way down to the breathtaking views of Palm Springs and finally ending up at my favorite festival. This happens every year, Coachella envy. The energy is overwhelming in the best kind of way, from the people to the music to the food and of course, the fashion. Everyone loves people watching while listening and dancing and singing along to your favorite musicians. Let’s face it, your instagram feed is going to be blowing up this weekend with pictures from Coachella and every magazine, celeb, and fashion blogger will be there. Here are some of the songs that I wish I was there to hear live and I will be sure not to miss Lollapalooza this summer in Chicago. 

Milky Chance - Stolen Dance:

Hozier - From Eden

Alesso - Heroes (we could be) ft. Tove Lo

April 06, 2015

Millenial Supermodels


Instagram. Supermodels. BFFs. Likes. Comments. Followers. Cara. Kendall. Gigi. Pretty much everyone is obsessed with their instagram page and while we all dream of having millions of followers, models and celebs own the game when it comes to engagement. With a combined 33 million followers not only do these three best friends own social media but also they own the most coveted spots in luxury fashion shows and the covers of every major fashion magazine. They are also the faces of many of today’s hottest brands.The beauty of it all is that we can all get front row seats to see them traveling the world, backstage, behind the scenes and watch them vacation to breathtaking resorts around the world.
Gigi Hadid is considered one of the world’s top models and was just named as the face of Maybelline earlier this year.

Kendall Jenner is not new to the spotlight, as we all know; she has grown up on all of our television sets as the sister of the famous kardashians. Lately, Kendall has taken the fashion world by storm and was just named the face of Estee Lauder.

Rounding out the three best friends is Cara Delevingne, known for her on fleek eyebrows; she is a supermodel, actress and socialite. Cara has graced the covers of every major publication and was just named the brand ambassador for Tag Heuer.

Follow these three and us, of course, for the latest and greatest in what is happening in the fashion world.