Blue

classic pockets

Sunshine at last!….and the perfect excuse to slowly incorporate spring trends into my wardrobe.  I love that nautical is already popping up everywhere, considering I love stripes and anything inspired by the coast.

To keep the trend from looking to literal, I decided to pair a darker blazer and similar hued rolled jeans to keep a neutral look.  The finishing touch, a pop of hot pink….naturally!

classic half cross

classic back

classic acc

classic glasses

classic half pop

Jeans: Current/Elliott (similar here & here), Tee: Feel the piece (similar here & here), Blazer: Theyskens’ Theory-sold out (similar here), Belt: Sydney Markets (similar here), Shoes: Luxury Rebel, Watch: Nixon (similar here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Clutch: Clare Vivier,  Necklace: Bauble Bop (similar here), Lips: NARS is Capucine

Bright

rain rain half

After settling back into work, a new time zone and warmer weather, I was ready for a relaxing weekend back in Sydney.  Unfortunately, the bright and sunny Australia Day was followed by a monsoon of rain and wind (perfect weather for Hunter’s).

Feeling a bit blah, due to my dismal surroundings, I decided to tap into my inner sunshine and rebel against my grey surroundings with hot pink…..of course!  Sunday brunch at Bill’s (accompanied by a very large umbrella) was the perfect recipe for a brighter outlook.

rain rain half

rain rain necklace

rain rain acc

rain rain full

Blazer: Zara (similar here & here), Jeans: Current/Elliott  (similar here),  Top-old (similar here & here), Sunnies: Urban Outfitters (similar here),  Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Necklace (pink): Moon & Lola, Necklace (jewels): Forever 21 (similar here & here), Bracelet: Michael Kors (similar here & here), Watch: Anthropologie, (similar here & here) Earrings: Kendra Scott

Ritz

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I have always loved the idea of a tuxedo inspired piece as an alternative for a more formal event.  It instantly gives a clean, polished feel to any outfit, but done wrong can be disastrous.

For me, I like to pick either a blazer or a pant to create this look and give it my own style.  The addition of a statement necklace over a sheer lace top made it a bit more interesting than just pairing a matching blazer.  Time to hit the town!

ritz clutch

ritz acc

ritz full good

ritz half

Pants: Barneys, Top: Forever 21-old, Necklace: Sports girl-sold out (similar here), Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Sunnies: Westward Leaning, Watch: Nixon (similar here & silver version here),  Lips: NARS in Babe, Clutch: Ela, Bracelets: Very Jane & House of Harlow.

Remixed classics

DVF clutch

Leopard is one of those classic prints that can literally go with everything.  I have an obscene amount of it and always find these pieces are my closet staples.  Many have been investments but totally worth it!

I knew the hot pink DVF translation of leopard print was a must for me as it combines two classic concepts: The wrap dress and animal print.  I love how the traditional leopard clutch adds a different dimension to the more modern concept of DVF.

DVF walk

DVF acc clutch

DVF hip

DVF acc

DVF full vintage

Dress: DVF, Shoe: Dior (similar here & here), Clutch: Christian Louboutin (Similar here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Earrings: CUSP (similar here), Bracelet: Vintage, Lips: Dior

Sparkle & stripe

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Sometimes I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation!  This was definitely the case this year.  After spending time in NC with family, heading North to DC and NYC (then a quick jaunt to Charleston squeezed in), we ended our month in San Fran for some relaxation.

I decided to take full advantage of the warm snap the city was experiencing and immediately pulled out my brightest jeans and cropped tee.  (It think this was a repressed reaction to all the bitter cold I had endured on the East coast)  I know navy and white stripes screams nautical; however, I always love the addition of leopard to this classic combo.  The sequin detailing on the tee also adds the perfect amount of glam and an unexpected twist.

Leopard & sequins….perfect for a cable car ride~of course!

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Jeans: J. Crew, Top: J.Crew (similar here & here & other color here), Shoes: Mulberry (similar here), Bag: Tila March~old, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Earrings: Kendra Scott, Lips: Makeup Forever #40