The Basics

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Last weekend, the hubs and I headed for our caffeine fix courtesy of Blue Bottle Coffee in Meatpacking. The slow drip was delish accompanied by my much anticipated waffle.  It was the perfect lazy morning considering this weekend we’ll be switching up our morning ritual from coffee to sushi in ….. Japan!  My excitement is of course off the charts as this trip has been in the works for awhile.  The food, the fashion, the people…I can’t wait to explore everything!

Cherry Blossom season hopefully will be in full bloom, giving Wishbone the most amazing backdrop for my Japanese adventure.  Although I love my basic, never fail pieces, I am vibrating with the thought of warmer weather, flowers blooming and color, color, color!

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Top: Equipment c/o The Dreslyn, Jeans: Rag & Bone (also here & love these), Jacket: H&M (similar here & here), Shoes: Nordstrom (similar here & love these), Necklace & earrings: Gemma Redux, Lips: Stila in Poppy, Sunnies: Barton Perreira (similar here & here).

 

 

 

 

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Green & Pink

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Ok, so I’ve begrudgingly accepted the fact that we are still getting blasts of cold during what should be the beginnings of Spring, but my color palette has rebelled and is already 10 steps ahead, sipping mint juleps and smelling the budding flowers.

Pink and green go hand in hand for me in any form.  This could be explained by the fact that I grew up in the South where this color combo is everywhere from the monogrammed…..well everything, to the ever popular Lily Pulitzer-esque prints featuring  palm trees to elephants.  I never quite joined this band wagon, but always found the colors synonymous with the beginnings of Springtime.  My version comes with a bit more attitude, mixing my pink and green with tattered denim and darker accessories.

 

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Denim: Mother Denim (also here & non cropped version here), Cashmere scarf: Chan Luu (style steal here), Tee: J. Crew, Sweater: Rollas-old (similar here & here), Shoes: Joie (this season’s version here, also similar here & here), Sunnies: Karen Walker (also love this style), Bag: Proenza Schouler (also love the mini cross-body).

 

Waffle

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I’ll admit, it wasn’t the best day to wear a top with a bunch of holes in it considering the wind was unforgiving; however, I couldn’t resist indulging my waffle craving. (I missed out on Nat’l Waffle Day – a travesty I intend to make up for this Saturday over the ginormous waffle at Blue Bottle Coffee) 🙂 

I love a good white tee and this one will be on high rotation this Spring/Summer.  I love how the lazer cut detailing gives a basic tank an edgy twist. Perfection for the hot days that hopefully lay ahead.

I also have to mention my new obsession….Rag & Bone’s zip capri jean.  These little gems are new season and as per usual spot on in every way.  The wash, the shreds, the zips…you know it doesn’t take much to push me over the purchasing edge with denim and these were definitely no exception.

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Top: Need Supply Co (also love this one in black), Denim: Rag & Bone (also here), Jacket: Topshop (similar here & here), Sunnies: Icing (also love these & these), Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bag: Sophie Hulme (also love this color).

 

 

 

Village Blues

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One of my favorite weekend brunch spots is West Village.  The streets are so lovely and quaint and it’s the closest to a Sydney style breakfast we’ve found thus far.  Perfectly poached eggs and lattes at Cafe Minerva were followed by couples retail therapy at Rag & Bone. (Love it when the hubby is on-board for this!).

I also quickly found that my denim on denim mindset was shared by others.  Within the space of 10 minutes, I literally spotted 3 different women sporting this Marc by Marc Jacobs chambray dress – this might have had something to do with the fact that I was on the same block as the store. I’m always up for any version of a denim remix, especially when I found out Frank & Eileen did chambray button downs. For an off duty casual shirt, these guys are the best hands down.

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Top: Frank & Eileen (also love this & this one), Denim: Topshop (similar here & here-also love this ripped version), Sunnies: Icing (also love these), Shoes: Christian Louboutin (similar here & here), Watch: Nixon (love this rosegold one), Necklaces: Jennifer Zeuner & Sydney Evan, Nails: Essie in Fiji.

Stop and smell the roses

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The phrase “Busy New Yorker” was always just that, a phrase.  Now that we are officially residents of the Big Apple, I totally understand this state of mind.  Going from a very laid back Sydney-sider to running in heels around the City has been a new way of life.  I find I have to remind myself to slow down and smell the roses.  Last weekend, I literally did just that.  My personality type is such that I always have to be doing something, going somewhere or I feel unproductive.  Taking a moment to sit, relax and enjoy the things that make me happy is a way of life I’m starting to incorporate.

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Denim: Hudson (similar here & here), Top: Zara-old (similar here, here & here), Shoes: Zara (similar here & here), Ring: Loren Stewart, Sunnies: vintage (similar here), Watch: Michele,  Lips: MAC is Snob, Polish: Essie in Fiji.

The Fling

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Having lived in Sydney for so long, my East coast style quickly evolved to a bit more laid back.  I always felt Sydney had a very L.A. vibe, which I love when it comes to fashion.

When Brooke Taylor Corcia opened her carefully curated store, The Dreslyn, in Los Angeles, it was instantly apparent she was spot on in knowing exactly what every cool girl wants in her closet.  With a mix of must have staples like Current Elliott and Rag & Bone to new cult favorites like Brittish designer Sophie Hulme, a visit to The Dreslyn is perfect for adding new goodies to your closet.  When I stumbled upon this fantastic site, it instantly took me back to my Sydney roots with pieces perfect for brunching in Paddington (Sydney’s Soho).

With lighter colors and white denim already in stores, I loved Current Elliott’s Spring take on “The Fling“.  The light blue and slim boyfriend fit are a fantastic transition piece from my darker, tattered boyfriends.  I’m officially obsessed!

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Denim: Current Elliott c/o The Dreslyn, Top: Feel the piece-sold out (similar here & here), Moto jacket: Topshop (similar here & here), Bag: Proenza Schouler, Sunnies: Wayne Cooper (love these), Shoes: Mulberry, Watch: Michele (also love this one), Lips: MAC in Vegas Volt.