I've never heard of Jay Ahr before until now but I am in love with his collection. Minimalistic at its prime, nothing but a neutral color palette, and fluted skirts with textures so interesting all you need is a basic top for pure compatibility. Effortless chic with a touch of edge is what I like to call it. Click here to view more of my favorites from his 2014 collection. 



Pins and Needles crop top, H&M jacket (similar here & here), American Apparel skirt, Alexander Wang rocco handbag,
Dogeared necklaces, Urban Outfitters sunglasses
These were all taken last Saturday from my iPhone5. The day was spent at Stock in Trade where me and 2 girlfriends decided to get bottomless bellinis, which then turned into an unexpected bar crawl, which ended up at a night at the club. Exhausting and spontaneous day indeed. While I was unprepared for the day long festivity, fortunately my quite comfortable outfit (can never go wrong with a high-waisted stretchy skirt) made it feasibly viable to last all day. This summer has thus far been filled with many memorable adventures and dressing appropriately for all occasions has definitely helped contribute to these fun-filled moments. 



Gap chambray shirt (similar here & here)Free People camisole, American Apparel skirt (similar here & here),
vintage Gucci handbag, Report heels, layered necklaces from Dogeared and Aldo
I took these over my 4-day weekend right before hitting up the shops with my dear friend Bonnie. While nothing I'm wearing in this photo is new, I've been really appreciating the articles in my closet that I can just pull and pair together with anything to assemble different looks together. In example this chambray shirt (also worn here) has been able to occupy my chest either buttoned-up, opened-up, tied, tucked in, and etc. While I don't prefer one way more than the other, it's nice to have the option of versatility dependent on your style mood.



Dress c/o Red Stripes Boutique, Aldo Heels (old but similar here & here) , Michael Kors watch, Bracelet c/o Classicloot
I typically don't wear summer dresses like this (I try to avoid low v-necks since they're not particularly flattering on me) but the bright coral color instantly gravitated me towards this dress. The hot coral also seems to do just the trick to brighten up any wardrobe and declare that summer is officially here. I've been attempting to enjoy my summer to its full potential by taking advantage of my free-time before things get crazy, so dressing the part definitely helps in serving as a healthy reminder to enjoy those carefree summer days!


Loft 24-7 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. designed by Fernanda Marques
Beach House in the Bahamas, designed by Miles Redd
Casual Idyll in the Caribbean, designed by Lubos Kracmar and Grant White
Loggia in Southampton, designed by Mario Buatta
Townhouse in Manhattan, New York, designed by Delphine Krakoff
Home in Los Angeles, California. Designed by Waldo Fernandez
Itiquira house in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Designed by Gisele Taranto
Home in the Hamptons, designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

Villa SSK in Tokyo,  designed by Takeshi Hirobe Architects
I've always been obsessed with bridging the gap between exterior and interior space in order to fuse in more natural lighting and elements into a home. These inspirational photos I came across seem to do just that in the the most modern and seamless way possible. While I personally am relatively lazy when it comes to exterior maintenance, I can't help but hope that one day I'll be able to own a space where I can enjoy and mimic the feeling of being outdoors while being completely indoors. 

All photos courtesy of architecturaldigest, coolhunter and elledecor