Perry Street

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Having now been in NYC for at least a year, my husband and I are finally starting to feel at home.  I could spend every weekend in Soho while my other half loves exploring the culinary gems of the East Village. We’ve always found common ground in the West Village, with it’s quaint streets and boutiques, paired with amazing nibbles and unique cafes.  With my husband off to Germany for Oktoberfest, we decided to try a much anticipated Aussie owned cafe in the village prior to his trip.  We were immediately transported back to our Saturday morning “brekkies” in Sydney.  The food, people and vibe were beyond.  To cap off the morning: a walk down Perry Street (my maiden name) 🙂

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Jeans: AG (also love this color), Blazer: Theory (also love this one), Scarf: Chan Luu (love this one-ON SALE!), Bag: Celine, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Shoes: Nan + Nu (similar here & here).

 

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Cozy Cashmere

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Each Winter, I go on a hunt for the ultimate cozy sweater.  Criteria: over-sized, super soft and luxurious.  I don’t mind a bit of a splurge if it’s a classic piece.  I went to all the usual suspects when looking for my new cozy piece, but ultimately fell in love with everything about this buttery cashmere piece from All Saints.  It’s a fantastic neutral, uber soft and really has endless styling possibilities-which I always love in any piece of clothing.

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Sweater: All Saints (also love this one), Leather leggings: Alice + Olivia (similar here & love this faux version), Bag: Celine (similar color here), Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Nails: Essie in Poor lil rich girl.

 

 

Sweet

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I know, I know – white after Labor Day is seen as a no-no (I don’t entirely agree with that rule), but technically this is off white and realistically it was 200 degrees in NYC  up until a few days ago.  I decided to make the best of the sticky weekend and slip on this sweet little lace number while I still had the chance. With the Season’s finally clicking into gear, the next pairing with this piece will have to be a cozy knit.

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Jacket: Current Elliott, Dress: Need Supply-old (similar herehere & here), Shoes: YSL, Wallet: Chanel, Sunnies: Barton Perreira (similar here), Nails: Essie in Berry Hard.

 

 

Just the basics

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Transitioning into Fall is all about texture and rich colors.  Like any new season, there is always flurry of “must have” trends and the “color du jour of the season”, but I find that some key pieces have staying power year after year.  My winning trifecta:  A rich lip and nail, textured bag and/or heels and a perfectly tailored blazer.  I love the crispness of a white blazer, even into Fall and Winter.  Paired with dark denim, any detailed accessory will shine.  A dark berry lip and nail pull everything together as the perfect transition into the new season.

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Blazer: Theory (similar here), Jeans: Topshop-size up (similar here), Shoes: Valentino (also love these), Sunnies: Westward Leaning, Lips: MAC in hang up, Nails: Essie in Berry Hard, Clutch: Louboutin (similar here & here), Ring: Loren Stewart.

 

 

Sheer genius

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This past weekend was the first time I actually started to believe Spring would make it’s entrance into NYC….eventually.  Every tulip was is full bloom and the white blossoms in Central Park that had suddenly appeared while we were in Japan, were reminiscent of the cherry blossoms we had become accustomed to.

I took full advantage and spent the weekend, like every other New Yorker, outside for every possible second. I had been waiting for the weather to cooperate with my gladiator itch and new goodie from The Dreslyn – sheer perfection from Equipment.  The light and airy silk was perfection with really… anything, but I thought my golden sandals and perfectly worn in boyfriend shorts were the right mix.

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Shorts: Rag & Bone (also here), Top: Equipment c/o The Dreslyn, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Sophie Hulme, Sunnies: Wayne Cooper (similar here & here), Nails: Essie in Tangerine, Watch: Nixon, Ring: Loren Stewart (also love this one).

 

Cherry

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Tokyo is one of those places I’ve always wanted to visit, but seems surreal the minute you touchdown.  It’s been a mere two days in this electric city and already massive ground has been covered.  The coveted Cherry Blossom is the main event as you can imagine during early April and within seconds of stepping into one of the city’s many parks, the clusters of pink and white are magical.

Still jet lagged, I decided some brightly colored stripes with an equally festive clutch was the perfect combination to perk up my tired soul.  Naturally cherry red was top of mind with my surrounding color palette.

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Denim: Rag & Bone (also love these & these), Top: Urban Outfitters (similar here & here), Shoes: Dior, Clutch: Clare Vivier, Sunnies: Icing (similar here), Tootsies: Essie in Find me an Oasis. 

 

 

Village Blues

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One of my favorite weekend brunch spots is West Village.  The streets are so lovely and quaint and it’s the closest to a Sydney style breakfast we’ve found thus far.  Perfectly poached eggs and lattes at Cafe Minerva were followed by couples retail therapy at Rag & Bone. (Love it when the hubby is on-board for this!).

I also quickly found that my denim on denim mindset was shared by others.  Within the space of 10 minutes, I literally spotted 3 different women sporting this Marc by Marc Jacobs chambray dress – this might have had something to do with the fact that I was on the same block as the store. I’m always up for any version of a denim remix, especially when I found out Frank & Eileen did chambray button downs. For an off duty casual shirt, these guys are the best hands down.

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Top: Frank & Eileen (also love this & this one), Denim: Topshop (similar here & here-also love this ripped version), Sunnies: Icing (also love these), Shoes: Christian Louboutin (similar here & here), Watch: Nixon (love this rosegold one), Necklaces: Jennifer Zeuner & Sydney Evan, Nails: Essie in Fiji.