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I’m always adding staple pieces to my wardrobe and the usual suspects are typically in the mix: skinny dark denim, pencil skirt, tailored blazer, etc.  Sometimes though, if a particular piece of clothing is stock standard in your closet, a new version of a basic emerges.

Cue the romper.  I love them (maybe a little to much) and have an obscene amount hanging in my closet in bright colors and fun prints.  What I was missing was a classic version.  I love Club Monaco’s take on a classic romper with it’s irresistible detailing in the back.  This is how a staple is done!

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Romper: Club Monaco (similar here & here), Shoes: YSL, Clutch-old (similar here & here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Lips: Makeup Forever #40, Bracelet: Bauble Bop.

 

 

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My leopard has stripes

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There are a lot of things that go hand in hand: blood orange mimosas and Sunday brunch, tattered denim and a white tee and my personal favorite: leopard and stripes.  I consider both prints neutrals and items one can never have enough of, but the combination of the two always seems to work.  Stripes are the quintessential Summer print and I can’t wait to mix them with the best accessory of all…sand dunes and salty air.

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Blazer: Theory (similar here & here), Shorts: J. Crew – ON SALE! (similar here & here), Shoes: Mulberry (similar here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Bag: Proenza Schouler (also love this color for Spring), Necklace: Bauble Bop, Lips: Makeup Forever #40.

 

ZipZip

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I am having a major leather crush at the moment. Having come from Sydney, it really was never cold enough to have an abundance of pieces, but with NYC still smack dab in the middle of frigid weather, my leather collection is front and center.

I had been on the hunt for the perfect leather skirt for quite some time now and felt butterflies when I came across this one.  It ticked all the boxes and bonus, it can be worn many different ways.  Zippers have become the new “it” detail on everything from denim to leather. My leather pencil can have a side zip, back zip or front zip.  Perfection for a fabulous staple with a multitude of options.

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Leather skirt: Nicholas (also love this one. Vegan version here ), Clutch: Sophie Hulme (in black here, also love this one), Sweater: Rag & Bone (similar here & here), Sunnies: Karen Walker (also here),  Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bracelet: J. Crew, Lips: Makeup Forever.

Tough Cookie

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I love a fabulous all black moment, but sometimes it provides the perfect backdrop for an unexpected pop of color.  Mr. Wang was my weapon of choice over the weekend to offset my edgier bootie and moto jacket.  Just like a classic red lip, a cherry colored bag is an accessory staple I just could not live without.

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Jacket: Vince (also love this one), Dress: Rag & Bone (similar here & here), Booties: Rag & Bone (also here), Bag: Alexander Wang (black version here & also love this one), Sunnies: Westward Leaning. Red Lip: Makeup Forever #40.

Anchors Away

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I have always loved stripes, or anything with a nod to nautical (must be my Southern roots). However;  I wanted to do a twist on the standard navy and white, red accents and nautical accessories by replacing the red with a hot pink, mixing two different stripes, and opting for gold beads in lieu of my signature chain link.  I love how these tiny tweaks give a fresh take on an otherwise basic trend.

(Coral and white stripes paired with a mint blazer or skirt is another version of this I absolutely love).

The sky really is the limit…or should I say rainbow. anchor half half

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Blazer: Zara-old (similar here), Skirt: Topshop, Top: Joie (similar here), Shoes: Dior (similar here & here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Watch: Anthropologie, Bracelet: Bauble Bop, Necklace: vintage (similar here), Lips: Makeup Forever #40

Back to Black

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One item I literally have multiple variations of is the little black dress. It always provides the perfect opportunity for my accessories to run a bit wild.  I loved the extra volume and shape of this piece, and the fact that I can belt it for a totally different look, cinched the deal (so to speak) 🙂

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Dress: Scanlan and Theodore (similar here & here), Sunnies: Karen Walker (Tortoise version here), Shoes: Christian Louboutin (also love these), Necklace: Sydney Markets (similar here & here), Bracelets: Michael Kors, Bauble Bop, Lips: Makeup Forever #40

Birdie

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The first day of Spring is always an exciting time for me regardless of which hemisphere I’m in.  Bright colors, yummy pastels and feminine inspiration literally bloom everywhere.

I was awakened this morning by a group of Rozella’s, starving for their usual mix of bird seeds.  I haven’t seen them in awhile and was pleasantly surprised that they seemed to know it was Spring in the Northern Hemisphere even though they reside in Australia.  I drew from these little “inspirations on wings” with a bright birdie scarf and hot pink cashmere. Bring on the color!

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Jeans: Rag & Bone/jean, Sweater: Equipment (other color here), Scarf: Leigh & Luca, Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Clutch: Clare Vivier (fold-over here), Sunnies: Westward//Leaning, Watch: Nixon, Lips: Makeup Forever #40