Week of Pinspiration {NYC Wedding}

This week we’re back to our normal blogging schedule. With a new year comes new weddings and we have quite a few to coordinate. Like any new bride, we look to Pinterest for inspiration. Our newly engaged couples come to us with themes and colors, our job is to put it all together and make it work beautifully. Check out our Pinterest boards for some of our favorite wedding pins. This week we focus on our favorite New York City wedding pins.

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1. Loving the detail in these New York City skyline save the date’s – check out the inside envelope flap! | 2. How else would you arrive to your own New York City wedding? By taxi of course (talk about inexpensive transportation!) | 3. Love under the Brooklyn Bridge, it’s just beautiful. | 4.  A dream location – at least for me. | 5. The groom & his groomsmen having a little fun | 6. Can’t trust the taxi system? Rent one of these antique taxi’s as your get-away car!

Stay inspired,

Karina

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How to HELP Those Affected by Superstorm Sandy

Upon waking up this morning, I felt incredibly sad to think about my family and friends on Long Island and New York City currently without power and even worse, those in Staten Island and New Jersey who have lost everything. We’ve compiled a list of ways you can help both from afar and close by.

A family views the remains of all the homes burned in Breezy Point, NY – AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

If you can’t get hands-on, here are ways to help those in need:

1. American Red Cross: To donate, visit their website, which also allows users to find their local Red Cross chapter and pinpoint areas in greatest need. You can also call 800-Red-Cross or text “Redcross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

2. Operation USA focuses on getting medical supplies and generators to affected areas. The organization accepts money, frequent flier miles and text-generated donations. To quickly donate $10 to Operation USA, text “OPUSA” to 50555. Visit their website to learn how to continue helping relief efforts.

3. The Humane Society is also accepting donations via text message, to donate $10 text “ANIMALS” to 20222. To learn more on how to help the animals affected by the storm, visit their website: http://www.humanesociety.org.

Want to get physical? Here’s how you can help:

1. Drop off food either, pre-made, boxed or canned as well as bottled water to the closest, open City Hall near the affected areas. They will make sure to provide your donations to the appropriate organizations. Don’t forget clothing as well, it’s cold out – so coats, gloves & scarves are highly needed!

2. Salvation Army: Providing food, clean up kits as well as emotional and spiritual care. To donate or get involved, visit their website.

3. Feeding America is accepting donations to help them provide food, water and other supplies to those affected by Sandy. You can also call 312.641.6846 and ask for Patrick Crawford, he’ll help you to find out the nearest location for drop off.

4. Want to help with CLEAN UP? HLNTV.com has listed a great source of registrations in the NYC and surrounding areas that really need the extra hands. PLEASE do not deploy on your own, you may think you’re helping, but you could be adding more work.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all who were in some way or another affected by Superstorm Sandy. We can not wait to get back to NYC to get hands on and help in any way we can.

Want to add to the list? Leave a comment and we’ll be sure to update!

Team KC

Sample Sale Madness

Ahhh, the good ol’ sample sale. Never been to one? Let me just say, you’re missing out.

As many of you know, the Rebecca Minkoff sample sale is taking place in NYC at this very moment. I unfortunately, am missing out on the madness due to business in Buffalo. I have been, however, keeping up with RM’s Instagram shots of the sale and love what I see. Some of you non-understanders may think this is ridiculous, but us smart folk know this is one of the best times of the year. Not to mention, your bank account will thank you, maybe.

Below are a number of pictures from what I like to call, determination. Yes, determination -to play hooky on work or class, stand in a line wrapped around the block and snag the IT bag you’ve been thinking about skipping paying a bill for.

Rain or shine, they will get what they came for.

Rebecca even kept the crazed gals hydrated with some yummy Vita Coco. Missed the experience? Don’t fret. The sample sale ends Sunday, May 13th, at 4pm. Find out more info here.

Save some goodies for me?

Karina

 P.S. – all pictures courtesy of Rebecca’s Instagram!

Posh Party, New York City Style

Finally! Laurali and I got to meet the fabulous faces behind Poshmark. Wednesday night we hit up the New York City Posh party at Liberty Hall in the Ace Hotel. The room was filled with the fashion obsessed, the Poshmark crew, a number of Poshmark users and well-known fashion bloggers like Court and Hudson, Style & Pepper, Sweet Caroline in the City, Profresh Style, On the Racks, Flashes of Style and an appearance from I Spy DIY.

We had a blast and can’t wait to see the Poshmark team again!

Poshmark Team - Stolen from Facebook

What I wore: Top: H&M, Cape: NY&Co., Pants: H&M, Heels: Zara, Clutch: TJ Maxx

The party didn’t stop there. Poshmark hosted a social happy hour at the Dream Hotel Downtown, Thursday evening. We got to catch up on a more intimate level and of course, I had to invite my new friend, Freddy Rodriquez of the style blog, BluePerk.

Until the next Posh Party!

@KarinaLynLopez

It’s a Poshmark Partay!

Hey New Yorker’s, Poshmark’s hitting the Big Apple!

Living in a bubble and don’t know what Poshmark is? No worries, I’ll explain. Poshmark is a free app that allows you to both buy and sell your gently used clothing to other Poshmark users. The app only takes a mere 20% of your sale and provides you with the shipping label. All you have to do is pack up your items and mail away! One of my favorite things about the app is that it allows you to connect with tons of fashion bloggers and what’s better than shopping an amazing closet. Shop my personal closet here and check out Poshmark.com to learn more.

Poshmark is heading to the east coast for the first time and what better way to make their debut than by throwing the ultimate live Posh Party in New York City?! They’re teaming up with six amazing NYC-based fashion bloggers and all-around cool gals, who will be opening up their closets on Poshmark for you to shop! The theme of this Posh Party is “Spring Trends,” so be ready for plenty of peplum, polka-dots, neon, pastels, and more!

Come mingle, meet, shop and have a cocktail with the Poshmark team and their amazing co-hosts! To RSVP, simply email rsvp@poshmark.com by April 23rd to get on the guest list (space is limited).

If you’re not in NYC, don’t fret! Join the party virtually through the Poshmark app for plenty of stylish fun!

Lauralai and I will be there – can’t wait!

@karinalynlopez