There is definitely a chill in the air in NYC. It seemed to have happened overnight, transitioning from a sticky heat to a much welcomed cool breeze. With this shift, out come the “in-between” sweaters. I love these because with their weight, you can still mix them with warmer weather pieces. I adored the rebellious, overly happy color of this sweater and knew it would stand out in a sea of darker tones. Of course I had to rein it in a little by pairing it with a bit of black leather 🙂
I love mixing prints that separately seem to stand on their own, but somehow create a completely unique look when paired with an opposing partner. A similar thing happened with I decided to over indulge my love of leopard. With each piece being a slightly different interpretation of the animal, the three together created the perfect leopard trifecta.
Shorts: T by Alexander Wang (similar vegan version here), Scarf: Theodora & Callum (brown version here)-both on sale!, Shoes: Mulberry (similar here), Top: All Saints-sold out, Bracelets: BaubleBop, Earrings: Sweetie Pie, Sunnies: Barton Perreira, Clutch: Clare Vivier, Lips: MAC in Snob
My obsession with pink always shocks my friends that have known me since I was little. From a young age, I refused to dress in anything other than black, grey or navy and you could usually find me climbing trees or playing with micro machines instead of Barbie. Freshman year in college, I insisted that my dorm room have a black and grey theme and was literally repulsed by the girly hues that filled the rest of the hall.
My color choices did a 180 when I fell in love with my first DVF hot pink dress after graduation. All of a sudden I couldn’t get enough of color, particularly pink. I now have a section in my closet dedicated entirely to my favorite color. Hot pink cashmere sweater (on sale)…..that was a no brainier!
This past weekend was the first time since landing in NYC that we’ve had absolutely nothing planned. It was fantastic! Following our carb-fest at Grimaldi’s Friday afternoon (so yummy!), Saturday was a relaxing stroll through the city. Although it was a beautiful day, I’m learning quickly that Summer in NYC can be extremely hot and very humid. My usual go to blazer was to warm, so I have quickly adopted the sleeveless version, which still creates a polished but cool look.
Sleeveless blazer (on sale): Banana Republic, Shorts: T by Alexander Wang (also here), Tank: Tibi, Sunnies: Karen Walker, Shoes: Theory, Necklace: Baublebop, Clutch: Clare Vivier with monogram (so excited to meet Ms. Vivier at the Steven Alan event last week!)
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”
Over the weekend my hubby and I decided it’s time to redo our apartment. First on the list, our bedroom-which is in desperate need of a makeover. Think blank canvas. After a trip to the hardware store and lots of compromise, I’m ready to unleash my creativity. I realized I gravitate towards the same colors and patterns in fabric and home stores as I do in my wardrobe. Amazing accessories and unexpected colors inspire me and I can’t wait to do the same for our bedroom. Stay tuned for updates!
Top: T by Alexander Wang (here & here); Jeans: Current/Elliott; bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac (similar here); Necklace: Cat Banjo Debbi necklace; Shoes: Mulberry; Gold bracelet: Vintage; Studded bracelet & leopard watch: Sportsgirl