Candy cane

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With their refreshing, minty smell, unlimited Christmas decorating uses and wrapping red stripes, candy canes are one of my favorite holiday treats.  Starbucks Peppermint mocha is always my guilty pleasure while looking at lights Christmas Eve.  I’m certain I’d get some looks if I literally translated my favorite holiday confection into a look, so instead I used it as a fun inspiration.  Yum!

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Jeans: Rag & Bone/jean (similar here), Sweater: Rag & Bone/jean-old (new version here), Jacket: Current/Elliott, Boots: Hunter, Scarf-old (similar here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Socks: Falke, Earrings: Sheila Fajl

Festive

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The weeks leading up to Christmas are always a flurry of parties, cocktails and catching up with friends and co-workers.  This year seems even more back to back than previous ones prompting me to find the perfect pieces that would transition from everyday, to drinks with friends, followed by my office party.  I love the idea of a jewel toned blouse, in keeping with the season, accented with touches of gold and fabulous shoes.  The combo is perfect for all my events.  Happy holidaying!

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Jeans: J Brand (similar here), Top: Chinatown markets (similar here & here), Shoes: Mulberry, Rings: Iosselliani (similar here & here), Necklace: Colette (similar here & here), Sunnies: Markets (similar here), Clutch: Vintage (similar here), Nails: OPI Pinking of you.

Chinatown Effect

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I have always been fascinated by the places I travel and the local street fashion that I observe.  It’s amazing inspiration and a fresh take on what I usually gravitate towards.  Chinatown, in any city-especially Sydney, is always a must for me.  The food is amazing and the stores could occupy me for days, but nothing is better than finding a cozy spot to people watch.  The street style is unbelievable.  These girls are literally working every trend and sometimes all at once….and it’s fabulous!  However; I have come to learn, just because they look uber chic, doesn’t necessarily always translate for me.  I like choose one or two trends and rework them to suit my style.

Year round, knee high socks and sheer tights can always be seen wandering around Chinatown.  I love the look and decided to add my own style to the trend.

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Sweater: Rag & Bone/jean, Skirt: A.P.C.-old (similar here), Socks: Falke, Shoes: Mulberry, Jacket: Maje-old (similar here),  Sunnies: Karen Walker, Bag: Tila March,  Necklace: Gemma Redux, Lips: Makeup Forever #40

A little fancy

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I have always been a sucker for a pair of distressed jeans.  I love their soft, loved feel. They are pretty much my off duty uniform with a simple tee and flats on the weekends; so it was no surprise that I fell in  love with everything about Rag & Bone’s Sheffield wash, and of course had to have them.  I decided to go a bit fancy and pair my ripped lovelies with a crisp, tailored blazer and jeweled necklace.  I’m loving the contrast!

Jeans: Rag & Bone/jean, Top: Weathered, Blazer: Theory (similar here & here), Shoes-old: Boutique 9, Necklace: Iosselliani (similar here), Watch: Nixon, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Clutch: Ela, Lips: MAC in See Sheer

Furball

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I know the minute I step off the plane in mid December on the East Coast, I will wish I had invested in all those fur lined cardi’s and sweaters.  Fortunately, my lack of decision making lead me to the perfect solution…a fur accessory.  I can literally add this cozy furball to any piece in my closet and viola…..perfection!

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Leggings: Alice & Olivia (here & here), Drape cardi: Corson (similar here & here), Fur infinity scarf: Asos, Booties: Barneys, Clutch: Clare Vivier,  Sunnies: Ray-Ban (also here), Bracelet: Dannijo, Lips: Chanel in Rebelle