*Poppy*

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With Valentine’s Day approaching, I usually hate being a cliche and wearing red or pink, unless it’s a small pop of the color.  All that goes out the window when I spot anything in one of my favorite colors: Poppy red.  I typically gravitate towards neutrals in sweaters, but the color just makes you want to smile, even if you’re having a terrible day.  I love the billowy sleeve on this cropped sweater and the cozy knit is perfect for the lingering snow we still seem to be getting in NYC.

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Sweater: H&M (similar here & here), Denim: Topshop (also here), Tee: NLST-sold out (similar here & here), Shoes: Manolo Blahnik, Pouch: Chanel, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Lip: Marc Jacobs.

 

 

White/Out

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One of the many joys of living in NYC is the abundance of snow.  At least for the past 2 years, we’ve seen our fair share-especially coming from Sydney.  Of course at first it’s magical and lovely, but if it hangs around for to long, it can get pretty ugly and quite frankly a pain in the ass….and the foot!

When the first flake hits, I know wearing some of my favorite shoes or heels in general is at my own risk.  Weather and shoes have never been friends.  The minute I can see the first patch of ground, my feet always silently scream yippee!

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Denim: J Brand (similar here & here), Sweater: Vince (similar here & here), Scarf: H&M (similar here & here), Shoes: Manolo Blahnik (similar here), Bag: Celine (similar here & here), Lip: Marc Jacobs in Tangerine Red.

 

Spring in my step

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I always tend to buy multiples of my favorite things. If I’m in search of the perfect chambray top, I usually end up with 3 different, but equally loved variations.  Recently, the common thread in all of my shoe purchases has been neutral, neutral, neutral.  I love a shoe that will work with everything yet not take away from other outfit details.  So, in a effort to break my “safe” color cycle, I decided a bold pop of color was in order (also a bonus during the notoriously darker Winter months).  It may not be Spring yet, but at least my feet think so!

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Denim: Topshop (also love these), Top: Bought in Japan (similar here), Jacket: H&M (similar here), Shoes: Valentino, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Bag: Proenza Schouler.

 

Peplum Remixed

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It absolutely feels like Summer is in full effect and with the 4th right around the corner, crisp white denim and flirty tops are on my mind.  I unintentionally had a red, white & blue moment over the weekend (already dreaming of beaches, BBQ & fireworks).  I decided to revisit the peplum trend, loving it’s shorter sibling that lends itself to oceanfront festivities.

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Top: H&M (similar here & here), Denim: J Brand (also love these), Shoes: ZU-old (similar here & here), Clutch: Clare Vivier (fold over version here), Sunnies: Barton Perreira (similar here), Hat: Forever 21, Nails: OPI A roll in the hague, Bracelet: Dannijo.

 

 

The Basics

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Last weekend, the hubs and I headed for our caffeine fix courtesy of Blue Bottle Coffee in Meatpacking. The slow drip was delish accompanied by my much anticipated waffle.  It was the perfect lazy morning considering this weekend we’ll be switching up our morning ritual from coffee to sushi in ….. Japan!  My excitement is of course off the charts as this trip has been in the works for awhile.  The food, the fashion, the people…I can’t wait to explore everything!

Cherry Blossom season hopefully will be in full bloom, giving Wishbone the most amazing backdrop for my Japanese adventure.  Although I love my basic, never fail pieces, I am vibrating with the thought of warmer weather, flowers blooming and color, color, color!

Follow me on Instagram and keep an eye out for new posts chronicling my trip!

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Top: Equipment c/o The Dreslyn, Jeans: Rag & Bone (also here & love these), Jacket: H&M (similar here & here), Shoes: Nordstrom (similar here & love these), Necklace & earrings: Gemma Redux, Lips: Stila in Poppy, Sunnies: Barton Perreira (similar here & here).

 

 

 

 

Jungle Queen

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This weekend started off with the arrival of major sniffles. My immune system hasn’t failed me all Winter-until now.  Coconut water, vitamin B and green smoothies, all combined with my trusty Vicks, helped me attempt to enjoy my downtime.  By Sunday, I was at least going in the right direction; enough to squeeze in a sneaky Ramen soup at Ippudo.  Naturally I put on my brightest tee mixed with trusty leopard as my version of fashion medicine.

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Skirt: ALC – ON SALE! (also love this one), Tee: LNA (similar here & here),  Denim jacket: H&M (similar here & here), Booties: Steve Madden, Clutch: Elizabeth & James-sold out (similar here & here), Bracelet: Tai (also love this one), Sunnies: Barton Perreira (also love these).

Maxi mix

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I usually try not to play favorites with my wardrobe; however, when I first purchased this grey maxi skirt before my honeymoon last year, I had no idea how versatile it would be.  For once, I packed super light for our trip to Anguilla and soon realized I needed more.  Our first dinner out, I wanted something easy and effortless, so I turned my skirt into a dress and cinched it at the waist with a homemade belt.  The concept worked perfectly.

I have since worn this piece every which way.  It continues to be a perfect staple that I highly recommend.

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maxi wallMaxi (worn as a dress): Feel the Piece (similar here), Denim vest: H&M (similar here & here), Sunnies: Karen Walker, Shoes: Steve Madden, Clutch: Sophie Hulme, Watch: Nixon, Belt: Banana Republic.