Author: The Real Dave O.

OOTW: Denim on Denim on Denim…

Hey Girl Hey! I recently met and hung out with the peeps in charge of the ‘New York Denim Days’ festival and I ADORE them and all that is denim.  My bestie Nicole (@mashupnicole) from the Morning Mashup and I were cordially invited to get a sneak peek at what’s about to go DOWN this weekend…. So here are the deets… The two day festival is at New York’s Metropolitan Pavilion this Saturday and Sunday.  Nicole and I will be there from about 12-3 on Saturday and you can get your tix HERE!  There will be over 40 amazing...

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OOTW: Customized ANYTHING

Hey Girl Hey, As some of you already know I am obSESSED with monogramming… I’m a New England WASP so putting my initials on any and everything is in my D.N.A! Buuuuuuut recently my talent-booker bestie from SiriusXM, @marigopr, hooked me up with this company on Etsy, CustomDkalsbyKalli. They customize everything from bags to glassware, office wear, clothing, stickers and so much more! The possibilities are endless and I just may trade in my initials for my full name like my new adobz customized clutch pictured above (yes it mine!!!). Obvi I love anything with my name on it because I’m...

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OOTW: Flashy Fashion Week ’17 Trends

Hey Girl Hey, Girl you know I love me some black and navy, but ever since investing in bright clothes for ‘Getting Younger’ I’ve been on a colorful kick.  I’ve scoured the internet for you to find this years biggest how to groom a yorkie.  Call them crazy, funky, teacup pigs, whatever you want… but I hope you like!   Candy Apple Red  Below is Essie’s Jelly Apple…my favorite!  Crossbody Baby Bags    Tassel City    Funky Fur Slip-Ons    A Pop of Pink  Last one… I couldn’t help myself with this one…  Follow me (@taylorstrecker) on Instagram to...

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OOTW: Sally Hansen | Airbrush Legs

Hey Girl Hey, Are you in denial that summer is coming to an end??? I might have something that will help… This weeks Obsession of the Week comes highly recommended from the one and only Annabelle DeSisto.  Yesterday, I was the guest on her podcast, ‘Adderall and Compliments‘, and she INSISTED that I post this product.   I’m not kidding, insisted. She absolutely swears by it and her legs looked super natural and sun kissed… I was legit JJ. It comes in both spray and lotion form and in many different shades depending on your skin tone. I already...

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OOTW: Bathing Suits as Bodysuits

Hey Girl Hey, This weeks Obsession of the Week is one of my wardrobe staples.  I’ve gotten tons of questions about the “bodysuits” that I wear on ‘Getting Younger’…. well, little secret… they’re bathing suits from J.Crew.  That’s a 2 in 1 sistafriend! I have them in black, navy, white and red which covers pretty much anything in my closet that I want to pair them with. They’re on MAJ sale right now (PLUS an extra 30% off with code: SHOPNOW) and the sizes are going quickly so check them out now! Be aware that there are different sizes...

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OOTW: Babette’s Boston Cod

Hey Girl Hey, This. Is. My. Everything.  As many of you know Babette is my mamala, but you might not know that she is quite talented in the kitchen… I actually have an entire recipe book stuffed with her yummies. For the past three months I’ve been on a low carb/sugar diet and I swear I’ve been living off of this cod… I legit have it three times a week.  And a lot of you have asked me what I’ve been doing to lose the weight so here is one of my secrets. It’s super healthy, easy to make...

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2nd Annual Goddess Girls Retreat: South Beach, Miami 2017

Hey Girl Hey, Where do I even begin with this past weekend??? I just went back and reread last year’s wrap-up blog post and I realized I was left feeling just as inspired, full-filled, and rejuvenated this year as last.  It’s literally impossible to verbalize the experience, but I’ll do my best! My favorite happiness guru, Carin Rockind, and I hosted the second annual Goddess Girls Retreat in South Beach.  We kicked off the trip with happy hour cocktails at our home for the weekend, Hotel Victor.  This is where everyone got to break the ice and meet for...

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OOTW: Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses

Hey Girl Hey, If you follow me on Instagram (@taylorstrecker) then you have probably seen my Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses that I’m totally obsessed with.  I literally tried on EVERY! SINGLE! PAIR! in the store before choosing these… the people at the store wanted to MUUURRRder me. As soon as I put them on though it was like Cinderella and her glass slipper.  They’re the perfect mix of a subtle-but-not-too-drastic cat eye and classic but also unique because they are semi-transparent. They are on the pricer side but everyone deserves to splurge on a gorgeous pair of sunglasses.  I...

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OOTW: Snazzy Summer Sneaks

Hey Girl Hey, So I’ve been on a MAJ sneaker kick this summer…  Since NYC is obvs a walking city, I used to wear fancy flats everyday to work.  They were fine for bouncing between my apartment and into cabs, buuuuut ever since I learned about the fitness app on my iPhone that was forever changed… The first day I looked at it I literally opened to a day I had walked 8 steps… yes, 8… like did I pee the bed that day or what?!?  So about two months ago I started aiming to hit my 10,000 daily steps...

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OOTW: My Paper Tote

Hey Girl Hey, I’m BACK from my blog hiatus and bringing you my new weekly post, Obsession of the Week.  They will range from shopping, to recipes, tv/movies, wine, restaurants… Basically whatever I love during any given week will be posted here for Y-O-U!  I’ve chosen my new FAV bag from My Paper Tote.  I’ve been carrying my Rose Gold Metallic bag all summer and have gotten compliments everywhere… even the cashier at Duane Reade took a picture and wrote down the info.  It’s hands down my favorite beach bag ever, and I had found it’s great for traveling too. The best...

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