Garden Party

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The floral story is on repeat for a second season and I am loving it.  One of my first posts featured vibrant flowers mixed with leopard.  This time, I decided to remix the garden party print with tweed.  The tweed jacket is my go to staple this season and IRO is the epitome of Parisian street chic.  Their tweed interpretation if my absolute favorite!

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Jacket: IRO (also here), Pants: Zara~old (similar here & here), Sweater: J. Crew, Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Sunnie: Ray-Ban, Necklaces: Topshop & vintage. Clutch: House of Harlow

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Holiday stripes

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Being a huge fan of anything beach/ocean adjacent, my husband and I decided to head North to Jonah’s at Whale Beach.  A day into a much needed getaway, I was already settling into the warmer weather like a pro ~ cocktail in one hand and straw hat in the other.

I have always been a sucker for anything nautical, especially stripes.  I couldn’t wait for warm weather and a fabulous holiday, to wear this piece.  I love it’s simplicity, which lends itself to multiple ways of accessorizing. I can definitely see this becoming a fast favorite in my closet.

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Dress: By Malene Birger (here & here) also love this one, Shoes: Mulberry (similar here & here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Necklace: Baublebop (similar here), Clutch: J. Crew~old (similar here)

Prep

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I usually gravitate away from uber preppy outfits (think pearls, cardigans and bows-worn at the same time).  I own all of these and love them, but prefer to mix in a bit of an edge. I love the subtle nod to prep school a tailored blazer and crisp white blouse can instantly create.  I chose leopard pumps and a stripes over knee socks and pearls to give this look my own stamp.

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Blazer: Theory (similar here), Skirt: Cotton on (similar here), Shoes: Mulberry, Belt: Gap (similar here), Blouse: Theory, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Necklace: J. Crew-old, Fur: Asos

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!

birdie clutch

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birdie close scarf

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

Chic

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Fashion for me, is one of the best ways to express a mood, feeling or just who you are.   How I’m feeling largely dictates what I wear and today I tapped into my comfort zone.  I love that chic can be anything from a decadent dress with the perfect accessories to a casual look with elements of your own signature style.  I love mixing different worlds-a tuxedo blazer with a simple tee, designer and bargan.  Casual chic is my comfort zone, but always proves to be unique as it’s an expression of who I truly am.

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Tee: Zoe Karssen (also in black), Blazer: BCBG (similar here & here), Jeans: 7FAM (similar here & here), Shoes: Mulberry, Necklace: Dannijo (similar here), Sunnies: Westward//Leaning.

Monogram

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I good clutch is vital to any wardrobe, and when there is that little added touch of personalization, it makes it even better.  I have been obsessed with Clare Vivier ever since I clutched my first pebbled leather fold over.  The simplicity and chicness of each piece oozes french sophistication.

When I discovered that monogramming was available, all I had to do was decide on a color (which is challenging as all are beautiful).

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Jeans: Topshop (also in black), Top: Chinatown (similar here & here), Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Clutch: Clare Vivier-custom monogram (also here), Ring: Iosselliani, Nails: OPI D.C. Cherry Blossom

Shamrock

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Being that it’s St. Paddy’s Day weekend, I decided to avoid getting pinched by wearing not one but two green pieces.  With Pantone declaring emerald as the color of the year, it was easy for me to create an outfit centered around the color, that I actually like.  In the past, I was never a fan of green and usually boycotted the popular color choice on St. Paddy’s.  However; with mint running rampant in my closet this Spring and the amazing shades of emerald abundant, I loved infusing this color palette into my look.

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Jeans: Current/Elliott (here & here), Top: Equipment, Shoes: Mulberry, Jacket: Sydney Chinatown, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Necklace: BaubleBop, Rings: Iosselliani.