Summer nights

Dress: H&M Bag: Doen Hat: Zara Shoes: Fox’s Sunnies: Urban outfitters

I’m loving summer in NY so much! This is actually my first summer here, I always came to visit during fall or spring but never came during the summer. One of the things I love about NY is the endless amount of summer activities the city has to offer. If I were to go out every single day I still wouldn’t be able to do half the activities I want to do.

On this particular day we headed to an outdoor movie night in Brooklyn Bridge Park. We brought along some snacks and drinks and sat on blankets on the grass with the stunning view of Manhattan right in front of us. That morning we checked the movie that was going to be played and we were thrilled when we saw it was going to be “office space”. Although Pin and I have already watched it in the past, we both loved it and didn’t mind one bit to re-watch this movie. I highly recommend it if you haven’t seen it yet. This dress ended up being perfect for sitting crossed legged for two hours as well as taking a long walk over the Brooklyn Bridge all the way to the other side which was a first for me. I was actually on the bridge a few times before but never committed to crossing all the way to the other side, the city lights were so beautiful and I’m glad we took that walk! We ended the night at Promenade in NYC, a really nice grill & sports bar with yummy yummy appetizers, it was a great end to a perfect summer’s night! xx

Riv

 

Summer days at the beach

Dress: Rivka Zerbib Shoes: J. Slides Hat: Lack Of Color Sunnies: Quay

I absolutely cannot wrap my head around the thought that we are nearly at the end of summer, didn’t it just start a second ago?! I feel like I need so many more beach days, water fights with the kids and just lazy days in the back yard. Every time I spend a few hours at the beach I cannot understand why I don’t come here every day, the kids are just drawn to that salty air and can play at the beach for hours at a time. Lishai is at that fearless age where she will literally run straight towards the water and get completely wet so this big blow up ball was a great distraction for her, she had such a blast bouncing on top of it and playing together with Eitan. I love summer with these sweeties!

Back in Israel we didn’t live close to the beach at all, a trip to the beach was kind of a big deal for us and I feel lucky to live so close to the ocean now. Of course with the water comes the crazy humidity which i would definitely give away in a second, it’s just too sticky for me, it reminds me of Tel Aviv while I am more of a Jerusalem girl. The humidity is really unnecessary in my book, I rather leave the stickiness during summer to water melon and ice cream. Hope you guys have the best end of summer and thanks for stopping by! xx

Riv

 

La Rose

Dress: Urban Outfitters Shoes: DSW Bag: Doen Hat: Lack Of Color

It’s hard not to get completely distracted by all the flowers around during summer. To me, they bring so much joy into ordinary life, they are all so beautiful and I get pretty excited when I see some beautiful roses or a lovely garden in the neighborhood. I think I would like to become a flower farmer one day! I try to have fresh flowers in the kitchen at all times but it would be pretty lovely to be surrounded by flowers all day long.

Some of you might have noticed my little obsession over strap dresses and a shirt underneath. I love how the shirt makes this ensemble look slightly more casual and laid back. I wish I could wear this type of look everyday, It’s all the things I love this season- dresses, light pink and white cotton shirts. Of course it isn’t the most practical to wear around kids but it was perfect for a date night with my man. I got stopped several times by people asking me where it was from and Pin (my husband) made me giggle on the way home when he told me I look cute in this “skirt”.

I’m definitely going to try this combo someday in the fall, perhaps with cute booties and a denim jacket over the dress! Until then have an amazing week ❤

Time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted time

Dress: H&M (similar)  Shoes: J. Slides  Bag: Doen  Hat: Lack of Color

Watch: Welly Merck

As we all know, Switzerland is mostly known for its chocolate, cheese and of course watches! Yes, in this small country in the middle of the mountains, they are making some of the best watches in the world. Watch making is an art of its own and the time and passion that go into making these little time tellers is what makes them so special.

I’m so excited to team up with Welly Merck, a Swiss based watch company with a great story behind the brand. I love the small, minimal watches a lot better than the chunky ones, Welly Merck pieces are so classy, it really wasn’t easy to choose just one from their beautiful collection. I ended up going for this one here just because I love rose gold so much! I’m also so happy to give you guys a special 20% discount by entering the coupon code RIVKA20 at checkout. Hope you guys like these few shots! xx

Riv

MELLOW YELLOW

Dress: H&M Hat: Lack of color

Lishai’s pants: Zara Shoes: Boca Baby company

Yosef and Eitan: Pants: Next Tie dye shirt: made it Shoes: Salt Water

Is there anything more cheerful than yellow? I feel instantly happy when I see this color and although I don’t wear it that often, I truly believe the way I dress and the colors I choose will effect my mood that day.

I think a great way to start your day before getting dressed is deciding what kind of day you are aiming for. If you are planning a low key, relaxed kind of day choose soft colors and easy silhouette, (this is what outdoor pajama sets were made for, wink). If you woke up feeling like a boss and want to get out there and conquer the world then now would be the best time to pull out those killer heels and go for a sophisticated look. At first this will seem kinda stupid but once you stick to focusing your mind towards the day you are going to have, unconsciously your day will be more successful. Trust me I’ve tried it, it works!

last Thursday I found myself having a “yellow kind of day” – quite literally I must add. In the morning I put on my yellow dress, in the afternoon I had coffee in a yellow mug and towards the evening we headed out to a yellow pinwheel exhibition in Prospect Park in Brooklyn where we all coordinated in yellow outfits. As we walked around the park I felt this color was projecting positive energy to the world and I loved it, even the shower of rain that got us all soaked to our toes didn’t ruin this great day. xx

Riv

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULL BLOOM

Skirt: Asos  Shirt: Zara  Shoes: J. Slides  Bag: Doen  Sunnies: Quay

One thing I am loving this summer other than the heat is the beautiful blooming flowers. Are you guys seeing the blooming hydrangeas all over? It’s absolutely incredible! The colors are just so pretty, I can’t get enough of them especially the ombre’ ones!

Light summer skirts are my thing when it gets hot and sticky outside, Asos have such a wide selection of skirts in different cuts and styles. I’m loving the asymmetrical skirts but what got me at this skirt is the nautical vibe of blue and stripes. Forgive me for my wrinkled look, I am not a big fan of ironing my clothes like normal people should do. I suppose it adds some character  to my look, don’t you think?

Have a great week my friends! xx

Riv

 

 

LEAVES ON MY BACK

  Blouse: Asos   Skirt: Zara   Bag: Celine   Watch: Welly Merck  Sunnies: Quay Australia Slippers: Fox’s (similar)

Hey guys, I wanted to write a long, interesting post about something deep and meaningful but I have absolutely zero inspiration today, so I will just quickly show you my little look, a look I always go back to again and again which is as simple as a jean skirt and blouse. I loved this blouse from Asos (I just got it, unfortunately it is already sold out), I felt it was a breath of fresh air among all the florals we are seeing all over. Lots of love! x

Riv

 

RED AND WHITE

Dress: Solika  Shoes: Zara  Bag: Fossil

I am madly in love with white clothing, any chance I get I return to white. It may be a white skirt, blouse or dress, anything white I’ll take! Even though I’m chasing 3 kids and will 100% get it dirty by the end of the day I refuse to give up this obsession, it’s just an overall peaceful color that I can’t seem to get enough of. Every time I come across a white dress I instantly fall in love, I think my dreams are made of white dresses 🙂

If you are anything like me and have zero patients of spending hours in front of the mirror a white dress may be you best answer. It is so easy to for summer and the options for styling a white dress is endless, you can either keep it all white or just add accessories in your favorite color and you are good to go. I love the bow sleeves on this Solika dress, a nice detail on a minimal dress.

Much love and Happy Tuesday x

Riv

A PINK BIKE RIDE

Skirt: H&M Top: H&M Shoes: Nordstrom  Hat: Etsy

If you are following on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed the pink bike and I am no less than obsessed with them. This bike brings a smile to my face just because I’m kind of proud of myself for seeing a vision I had in my head come to life in just a few short hours. Originally, this bike was just a boring black bike and I spray painted it to this beautiful champagne pink shade that looks even more beautiful in reality. I really love the result and I’m dreaming of filling up the basket with pretty flowers and riding around in sweet summer dresses. I guess I love bikes so much because it brings back so many memories of my childhood, my whole life I’ve lived on a Moshav (Israeli country side) and riding a bike everywhere was part of life + my mom is Dutch so I guess bike riding is in my blood.

Last Sunday morning we all got on the bike just for fun, we didn’t actually ride the bike since I don’t have safe kid seats but the boys were pretty excited just to sit on the bike and rock from side to side pretending they are on a boat. I think I should go ahead and buy a kid seat so I can take the kids on proper bike rides in the park, that would be such a fun activity!

Have a lovely day guys! xx

Riv

 

 

RUFFLE MOMENT

Dress: Zara  Sliders: Asos Hat: Lack Of Colors Bag: Sam Edelman

Hey hey, I hope you all had a great weekend! Last week was a long holiday week full of family and good food, It was lovely and I am now ready to get back on schedule for a few weeks before the kids are off for summer break.

When the sun calls, a good summer dress is in order,  am I right? I am loving the ruffles we are seeing everywhere this season, they are so cute and feminine. Just yesterday I was wearing a cute ruffled sleeve top I found at H&M for only $15. (You can see it on my Instagram while I was riding my bike with the kids).

I love the combination of the gingham and ruffles on this dress, I’ve always loved dresses, ever since I can remember. I’ve also always been somewhat of a dreamer, always letting an outfit take me to different places. That’s one of the reasons why I love fashion so much, it can transport you even if you’re not heading anywhere, I literally feel like I am in another place depending on what I am wearing. This dress takes me to picnics on the grass on those long summer afternoons, where does a pretty summer dress take you? xx,

Riv