Bring on Spring

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Bright colors are popping up everywhere with the anticipation of Spring’s long awaited arrival.  To make it through the last weeks of Winter, I’ve already started adding color to my closet.  This is my list of wants and some gems that I already own and love to brighten any day. Bring on the buds!

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Frank & Eileen Chambray top (also love this color), Yellow tote: Sophie Hulme, Turquoise studs: Kendra Scott, Lips: Stila, Nails: Deborah Lippmann, Notebook: Kenneth Cole,  Mug: Kate Spade, Ring: Loren Stewart, (also love this one) Sandals: MM6 Maison Martin Margiela25% off with code BIGEVENT14,  Arrow earrings: ( love these &), Denim: One Teaspoon (also here & love this new style).

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Bright

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After settling back into work, a new time zone and warmer weather, I was ready for a relaxing weekend back in Sydney.  Unfortunately, the bright and sunny Australia Day was followed by a monsoon of rain and wind (perfect weather for Hunter’s).

Feeling a bit blah, due to my dismal surroundings, I decided to tap into my inner sunshine and rebel against my grey surroundings with hot pink…..of course!  Sunday brunch at Bill’s (accompanied by a very large umbrella) was the perfect recipe for a brighter outlook.

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Blazer: Zara (similar here & here), Jeans: Current/Elliott  (similar here),  Top-old (similar here & here), Sunnies: Urban Outfitters (similar here),  Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Necklace (pink): Moon & Lola, Necklace (jewels): Forever 21 (similar here & here), Bracelet: Michael Kors (similar here & here), Watch: Anthropologie, (similar here & here) Earrings: Kendra Scott

Sparkle & stripe

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Sometimes I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation!  This was definitely the case this year.  After spending time in NC with family, heading North to DC and NYC (then a quick jaunt to Charleston squeezed in), we ended our month in San Fran for some relaxation.

I decided to take full advantage of the warm snap the city was experiencing and immediately pulled out my brightest jeans and cropped tee.  (It think this was a repressed reaction to all the bitter cold I had endured on the East coast)  I know navy and white stripes screams nautical; however, I always love the addition of leopard to this classic combo.  The sequin detailing on the tee also adds the perfect amount of glam and an unexpected twist.

Leopard & sequins….perfect for a cable car ride~of course!

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Jeans: J. Crew, Top: J.Crew (similar here & here & other color here), Shoes: Mulberry (similar here), Bag: Tila March~old, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Earrings: Kendra Scott, Lips: Makeup Forever #40

Seasider

One of my favorite outings in Sydney is going to the fish markets.  Beautiful layers of colorful, fresh seafood instantly sparks my inner chef.  The fresh sashimi is beyond amazing and is sliced fresh into perfect uniform jewel toned bites.  The markets are always a frenzy with tourists, chefs and locals all taking in the sights.

This week, I went early to gather tasty supplies for a small dinner party.  My peachy hued top inspired me to settle on Tasmanian salmon, tiger prawns and mackerel-all delicious!

Top: T by Alexander Wang, Jeans: Gap, Belt: J. Crew (similar here), Sunglasses: Wayne Cooper, Earrings: Kendra Scott (similar here & here), Bracelet: Gemma Redux (custom), Shoes: Zu (old), Clutch: Zara (similar here), Nails: OPI “A good mandarin is hard to find”