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.

 

 

Dress me down

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I’m always up for a good pair of jeans, especially distressed ones, and I find a tee and flats are the perfect pairing. However; the same goes for the complete opposite.  Sometimes nothing feels more chic than rips over a killer pair of stilettos and of course a fabulous bag.  I love the juxtaposition of luxurious and laid back and when I added a new pair of Louboutins to the family last week, my ripped denim was already calling.

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Denim: Current Elliott (similar here & here), Tank: Topshop (similar here & here), Shoes: Christian Louboutin-sold out (similar kitten heel versions here & here), Bag: Chanel, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Bracelet: J. Crew, Earrings: Gemma Redux, Nails: OPI A roll in the hague. 

 

 

 

Chopped

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With warmer weather on the horizon and a new work gig, I decided it was time for a much needed chop.  I’ve always been a bit nervous about cutting any more that 1 inch off my hair so when my stylist took a little over 3, I took a sigh of relief when I realized I loved it. With an 85 degree weekend, I was happy to shed my locks….for now 🙂

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Shorts: Nicholas (also love these & these), Tank: Topshop (similar here & here), Shoes: Nordstrom (similar here & here), Clutch: Clare Vivier, Hat: Forever 21, Sunnies: Wayne Cooper (similar here), Nails: O.P.I A roll in the hague, Earrings: Gemma Redux.

 

Frenchie

french down fullNow that we’ve finally moved to the East coast (a much more manageable proximity to Europe), the first destination on my list is Paris.  My  husband has been several times prior to meeting me, but has happily agreed to play tour guide for our pending trip.  Stripes and Chanel always put a little Parisian spring in my step.  Now if I could only click my Valentino’s three times and wake up in France!

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Top: Feel the Piece (similar here & here),  Shorts: Nordstrom (similar here), Shoes: Valentino, Bag: Chanel, Belt: Banana Republic, Sunnies: Barton Perreira, Nails: OPI in Tasmanian devil made me do it.

White Collar

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With a new place to call home, 98 degree weather and my poor wardrobe still partially in suitcases (and some still on a cruise through the Pacific-hopefully on their way to me), my first day on the Upper West Side was hot and hectic.  I decided to fight the sweltering heat with white on white.  The linen button down was perfect for the heat and I love that the slight off white tone contrast with the milkiness of the denim.  My entire belt collection has somehow gone missing, so in a pinch, I raided my husband’s stash to complete my outfit.

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Shorts: DL1961, (also here on sale), Top: Weathered (similar here), Shoes: DVF, Clutch: Loeffler Randall-on sale! (Green version here), Belt: borrowed from my husband, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Bracelets: BaubleBop, Nails: OPI in the Tasmanian devil made me do it.

Java

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Since meeting my husband, I have grown to love travel.  He is a travel bug, whereas (I hate to admit) I really had not left the country until we met.  At first I was just intrigued, but once I had a few trips under my belt, I was hooked (along with the discovery of Xanex for the lengthy flights!)

The merge of culture and fashion always result in some of the most amazing creations.  The owners of Theodora & Callum epitomize this theory through their beyond gorgeous scarves.  Each print is reminiscent of a fabulous place that has inspired the designers and really captures the location’s essence through fashion.

With it’s abundance of volcanoes and a warm tropical climate, Java’s namesake scarf fits the island to a tee!

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Scarf: Theodora & Callum, Dress: Cotton on-old (similar here), Belt: Fendi (similar here), Necklace (similar here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Shoes: Steve Madden-old (similar here & here), Rings: Iosselliani (here & here), Bracelets: Sydney Markets, Nails: OPI “kiss of the chic”

Festive

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The weeks leading up to Christmas are always a flurry of parties, cocktails and catching up with friends and co-workers.  This year seems even more back to back than previous ones prompting me to find the perfect pieces that would transition from everyday, to drinks with friends, followed by my office party.  I love the idea of a jewel toned blouse, in keeping with the season, accented with touches of gold and fabulous shoes.  The combo is perfect for all my events.  Happy holidaying!

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Jeans: J Brand (similar here), Top: Chinatown markets (similar here & here), Shoes: Mulberry, Rings: Iosselliani (similar here & here), Necklace: Colette (similar here & here), Sunnies: Markets (similar here), Clutch: Vintage (similar here), Nails: OPI Pinking of you.