And I’m back!!! I know Wishbone went silent for a couple of weeks (Aussie jet lag) #thestruggleisreal. Now that I’m almost back on East Coast time, I couldn’t wait to share some of the amazing food, experiences and of course fashion with you!
We were lucky enough to hit 2 weeks of amazing Spring weather in Sydney and took full advantage with daily walks over my favorite bridge, beachside dining, and catching up with friends and family.
Already missing the Vegemite toast 🙂
Jeans: Topshop, Shoes: Valentino (also here), Bag: Chanel, Jacket: IRO
Amazing local fruit and homemade granola and chia seed pudding at Boathouse.
A little shopping break to re-fuel at one of my faves….Workshop Espresso
Runners: Nike, Scarf: Burberry, Bag: Chanel, Jacket: IRO, Sunnies: Oliver Peoples.
Seaside at the Northern Beaches
My favorite subject // Sydney Harbour Bridge
Top: Bassike (also love this one), Shoes: Valentino (also here), Striped top: ATM, Shorts: NEUW (also love these)
Latte art at Bunker
The iconic sails of the Opera House
Seaside and studded
Until we meet again xo
Beachside in Illesteva & Theodora & Callum
Stud muffin Jimmy Choo’s (similar here)
French parfum I’m currently obsessed with
Both NYC and Paris have had their share of steamy days this summer and I find the best way to survive is a happy pair of shorts. I love my denim and typically never deviate, but I could not resist the playful print on this pair and also would have roasted in a jeans (even my rips would not have saved me). Encountering the heat Paris and Lyon seemed effortless every time I caught a glimpse of my fun print.
Shorts: SEA-ON SALE!, Tank: Topshop (similar here), Shoes: Sam Edelman, Sunnies: Oliver Peoples (similar here), Bag: Balenciaga.
Last weekend was my husband’s first birthday in New York. Celebrating in Sydney has always been amazing, so I was determined to make the weekend one to remember. I thought it fitting that brunch started off the day at Balaboosta in Soho. The name itself quite literally means good wife, so I thought it fitting for our morning nibbles. 🙂
The rest of the weekend was comprised of cortados at Intelligentsia, walk along the High Line, watch shopping at Shinola–(love the story behind this brand) and an afternoon in Central Park. The birthday boy was in his element and very happy!
Top: Topshop (similar here & here), Bag: Sophie Hulme, Shorts: Sydney markets (similar here & here), Bracelet: Gemma Redux.
Champs at Southampton Social Club – Make sure to splurge on the funnel cake fries 🙂
Must break for gelato – Pistachio & Salted Caramel are my picks.
Bringing my own shiny treasures to the sand.
Fresh apple cider doughnuts.
Theodora & Callum Tie-all: Must have accessory for any excursion.
Early morning beach stroll.
As I was walking the streets of Shibuya (fabulous shopping and home of the famous crossing) in Tokyo, I was fascinated by the melting pot of trends. The “wear what makes you happy” really came to life in the streets…it was fantastic! Throughout almost every ensemble and definitely in every shop was the girly girl vibe. Some translations were quite literal with ruffles, bows and pastels as the color palette. Other were a bit more subtle with just small feminine touches.
My romper from Bohemian Bones was perfect for a day of shopping and feeling like a local. The flirty sleeve combined with a romper gave me the girly feel I was after, juxtaposed against the geo print and plunging neckline. Bohemian Bones definitely has some Japanese fans now considering how many of the girls quite literally stopped me on the street to covet my romper!
Romper: Bohemian Bones (also here & here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita (also love these), Ring: Vita Fede.
The difference between Osaka and Tokyo is like night and day. After a quick trip on the Shinkansen (the bullet train), stepping onto the narrow, bustling streets was a change from Tokyo’s seemingly more organized and spacious feel. At dawn, the back roads were full of people rushing to work, delivery men making the rounds and the various nations represented by tourists. Once evening set in, a totally different world emerged full of geisha girl- clad VIP clubs, a slew of restaurants that had seemed to come alive once dusk had set in and a parade of 6 inch heels and eyelashes that went on for days. The juxtaposition between the two times of day was fantastic.
As with much of our trip, we’ve tempted fate and eaten at places that speak very little English in the hopes of achieving an authentic food experience. My husband’s limited knowledge of the Japanese language has proved useful enough to get a basic understanding of what’s potentially going to be on the plate. Yes, we’ve ended up with dishes that spark intrigue and discussion, but without fail, the food is simply amazing. (More on food in fashion in my upcoming Japan 1 & 2 post).
I found an early morning stroll, of course wearing the Japanese twist on the basic baseball cap, was the best way to see a different side of Osaka. The chaotic scene from the night before had transformed into something almost serene. Perfect introduction to the city.
Top: Topshop (similar here & here), Denim: AG Adriano Goldschmied (also here), Hat: 109 Tokyo (similar here & here), Shoes: Theory (similar here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Clutch: Elizabeth and James (love this).