Here & There

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// Sweater: Sandro (similar here & here), Denim: J. Crew, Kicks: Chuck Taylor, Hat: Gap (similar here & here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban //

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// Shoes: Christian Louboutin //

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// Candle: Diptyque //

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// Top: Alo, Denim: AG Jeans, Bracelet: Gemma Redux, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Earrings: Fallon, Nails: Chanel //

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// Tiffany & Co. //

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// Mason Pearson Brush//

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// Candle lit for Nanna – St. Patrick’s Cathedral //

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// Jimmy Choo metallic pumps //

 

 

 

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Pouch Power

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Throughout my travels, moves and daily life, I’ve come to find my trusty tote just doesn’t seem to cut it in all situations.  Enter the pouch.  My first experience with one was when I purchased my black pebbled Clare Vivier years ago before she had her own store fronts in NYC and LA. Since then, I’ve added many more in various colors and fabrics.

The pouch falls somewhere between a coin purse and a clutch.  Perfect for riding in a larger tote to hold all you goodies, but mostly these babies pack a punch by themselves as the perfect accessory.

(Top left clockwise) Blue: Comme des garcons, Brown stripe: Madewell – On Sale!, Green: J. Crew -On Sale!, Stripe: Gap, Pink stripe: Clare Vivier, Grey croc: Alexander Wang, Black & White: J. Crew, Leopard: Elizabeth and James, Spotted: Clare Viver.

 

 

Perfectly Pink

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It seems so predictable – A blonde that loves hot pink and owns a chihuahua (que the Paris Hilton comparisons).  A stereotype, yes but definitely not one I would fall into.  Try as I might, I do love pink (in fact it’s my favorite color).  Pepper, my chihuahua, who went to live with my sister due to my overseas residence is, of course, my furry baby.

Needless to say, I went bananas over the vibrant pink of this top.  The color just makes you happy and I firmly believe can turn a bad day into a good one.  Paired with a crisp, white pair of jeans, I’m loving pink for the Summer.

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Top: Ramy Brook (similar here, here & here), Denim: COH (also here-ON SALE), Belt: GAP (similar here & here-ON SALE), Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Sunnies: Barton Perreira (similar here & here), Lips: Dior in Artifice, Bracelet: Giles & Brother.

 

 

The Best of….

Memorial Day Weekend Sales

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Sunnies: Karen Walker (20% off site-wide-STRIPES20), Scarf: Theodora & Callum (ON SALE), Top: A.L.C. (additional 40% off sale),  Ring: Gemma Redux (ON SALE), Sandal: Joie (ON SALE), Clutch: Loeffler Randall (30% off), Phone cover: Kate Spade (ON SALE), Tote: GAP (40% off site-wide-EVENT).

 

Flare

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Last week I was in a meeting obsessing over the fabulous wide-leg jeans my appointment was wearing.  When I commented how much I loved them, she explained they were vintage and one of her most coveted pairs because of the wash and soft, broken in denim.

Wide-leg or flared denim comes in many variations and colors.  Much like their skinny siblings, they are really a personal choice when it comes to wash and cut.  I love the chic clean lines of a dark flare.  They are super flattering and always give the illusion I’ve gained at least 5 inches in height – and illusion I’ll take any day!

My tips for choosing the perfect flare: 

* Look at the width of the bell-the shorter you are, the less wide you should go.  An overly large flare can overwhelm a petite frame.

* A darker wash is the most versatile as well as flattering.

* Take advantage of the flared hem by hemming the denim to a taller wedge or pair of heels to created height.

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Scarf: Theodora & Callum (similar here & here), Tee: Nation LTD (also love the one here), Denim: DL1961 (also love these, these & these), Belt: Gap-old (similar here & here), Bracelet: J. Crew (similar here), Sunnies: Emmanuelle Khanh-vintage (similar here & here), Polish: Essie in Blanc.

Boyfriend

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It’s pretty safe to say, my husband will never enjoy shopping (a male gene I am working to override).  However, he’s come a long way when it comes to trying new styles and things a bit outside of the box.

Taking a page from his closet, I decided to indulge the male fashion psyche with boyfriend shorts, a crew neck/collared shirt combo and an over-sized watch. Pops of leopard, red lips and sky high heels ensured my ensemble still had the necessary feminine touches.

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Shorts: Jimmy Taverniti (similar here & here), Blouse: Equipment, Sweater: Gap, Clutch: Clare Vivier, Sunnies: Karen Walker, belt: Madewell, Shoes: YSL, Watch: Nixon (similar here)
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