Anguilla round 3

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Scarf: Theodora & Callum (similar here & here), Hat: here, Swim: Marysia (also love these)-Shopbop discount code: GOBIG17

When planning our 5 year anniversary, my husband and I unanimously agreed it was back to Anguilla we go. We discovered this secluded island in 2012 on our honeymoon and visited again in 2015.  The people, food and of course the surroundings make this spot super relaxing and definitely an escape from NYC.

I thought I’d share a few pics to start as I’ll be doing a part 2 on the food and where go on the island.  We are already planning our next trip!

All outfits are linked to Shopbop’s Buy more Save more sale.  Just enter code: GOBIG17 at the checkout 🙂

 

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Cut offs: Vintage Levi’s (similar here & here), -Shopbop discount code: GOBIG17, Tank: LNA (similar here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban (also here)-GOBIG17, Shoes: Balenciaga (similar here).

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Dress: Helmut Lang (similar here, here & here), Sunnies: Oliver Peoples (similar here), Sandals: Sam Edelman, – Shopbop discount code: GOBIG17

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Top: Tibi (similar here & here), Shorts: Joie (similar here), Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (also here)

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Swim: Marysia-Shopbop discount code: GOBIG17

 

 

 

Breaking out of the shoe box

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Shoes: Prada (also love these & these for Summer), Denim: Rag & Bone, Sweater: Joie (similar here), Top: ATM (similar here), Bag: Louis Vuitton, Sunnies: Oliver Peoples (similar here).

Over the weekend, I took on the daunting task of organizing my shoe collection (And no, I did not get trapped under 5000 shoe boxes as my husband likes to joke).  As I organized shoes by style, I noticed one pile towered over the rest: Pumps.  Yes they are a classic silhouette and usually a comfortable choice when in comes to heels.  Although I have quite the array of colors, textures and heel heights, I surveyed the pile and thought “I’m in a shoe style rut”.

Here’s my thought process.  A pump is classic at its base and even if you dare to choose a bright color or print, the foundation is solid. With the higher price tag designer shoes carry, I often justify them by picking pairs I can wear “forever” and that aren’t overly trendy.  Of course I lust over the bejeweled gucci platform heels or the fur adorned Nicholas Krikwood loafers, but my inner fashion voice asks-will I still be into these a year from now?  Of course there is always a factor of I love the shoe so who cares what the masses think.

Enter the creeper.  These platforms come in many different iterations and styles and I have secretly always wanted a pair.  The issue was, they look nothing like my usual style.  I decided to give in a buy the pair that spoke to me.  It came down to the Stella McCartney’s vs. Prada.  Stella’s platform was intense and I have to admit, the height I gained without the pain of a heel was tempting and made me giddy with the additional 5 inches I would gain. Ultimately I chose the Prada version with a modest 3  inch platform.  I love the classic brogue details melded with the sporty creeper sole.

As I added the pale blue box to my shoe stack, I felt like I had finally taken a step outside of my usual (shoe) box 🙂

 

 

Summer Lace

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I’ve been indulging my girly side in anticipation to my first trip to Paris in June.  I knew I needed this little lacy piece in any country and can’t wait to pair it with a macaron during my upcoming trip.  With Summer starting to heat up in NYC, I decided chambray shorts and my new chop were the perfect partners in crime over the weekend.

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Top: Maje, Shorts: Joie, Shoes: Matt Bernson, Pouch: Chanel, Sunnies: Celine.

 

 

Rugged up

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The New Year is officially in full swing in our house.  We have a new furry house guest, a furniture refresh and a new 2015 travel schedule.  My birthday also happens to be looming at the end of the week-which I promptly began celebrating early when my new python goodie turned up in the mail. 🙂  During the gloomy and cold weekend, I decided to throw on my chunkiest knit and take my new accessory out for a bit of decorating inspiration along with some light wardrobe shopping for my new furry baby.

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Pants: Aritzia (similar here), Scarf: Paula Bianco-On Sale! (also here), Sweater: Isabel Marant (similar here & here), Shoes: Joie (similar here & here), Bag: Proenza Schouler, Sunnies: Ray-Ban

 

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).