Highlighter

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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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The Chunk Factor

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A chunky heel is always a must in my book and especially now that they are having their moment in the sun.  What’s not to love: the statement the heel makes, the comfort factor and of course the new heights shorter girls can reach.  I purchased these Marni heels at a sample sale in Sydney a couple of years ago.  They are some of my favorites and always on point in the style department. Marni does some great chunky foot candy, but I’ve also come across other that I’m crushing on.

Currently loving the chunkiness of: 

1. Love the black and cognac combo in these.

2. Metallics are always perfection (and on sale!)

3. Gladiator version of the chunky.

4. Perfect white for Summer.

5. Indulge the mule trend with Tibi’s version.

6. DKNY nude on nude

7. A.P.C. full platform sandal.

 

Perfectly Pink

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It seems so predictable – A blonde that loves hot pink and owns a chihuahua (que the Paris Hilton comparisons).  A stereotype, yes but definitely not one I would fall into.  Try as I might, I do love pink (in fact it’s my favorite color).  Pepper, my chihuahua, who went to live with my sister due to my overseas residence is, of course, my furry baby.

Needless to say, I went bananas over the vibrant pink of this top.  The color just makes you happy and I firmly believe can turn a bad day into a good one.  Paired with a crisp, white pair of jeans, I’m loving pink for the Summer.

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Top: Ramy Brook (similar here, here & here), Denim: COH (also here-ON SALE), Belt: GAP (similar here & here-ON SALE), Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Sunnies: Barton Perreira (similar here & here), Lips: Dior in Artifice, Bracelet: Giles & Brother.

 

 

Stripes // Leather

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Stripes have always excited me and why shouldn’t they?  The very thought conjures up strolls through Paris or an afternoon of yachting.  The navy and white combo has always been the classic choice, but I definitely don’t discriminate against a neon version or multi-color version.  I decided to add a tougher edge to my stripes by pairing some leather shorts.  It’s still a classic look for me, but the addition of leather and heels gave me the chic factor … and of course my nod to the French – a Chanel bag. 🙂

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Top: J. Crew– 30% 0ff with code WEEKEND (also love this one), Shorts: T by Alexander Wang (similar here & here), Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Lips: Dior in Artifice, Bag: Chanel, Necklace: Gemma Redux.

 

 

The Best of….

Memorial Day Weekend Sales

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Sunnies: Karen Walker (20% off site-wide-STRIPES20), Scarf: Theodora & Callum (ON SALE), Top: A.L.C. (additional 40% off sale),  Ring: Gemma Redux (ON SALE), Sandal: Joie (ON SALE), Clutch: Loeffler Randall (30% off), Phone cover: Kate Spade (ON SALE), Tote: GAP (40% off site-wide-EVENT).

 

Brogues in Tokyo

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I’ve always been a little weird-ed out by white shoes, but over the past few years I’ve slowly become a fan.  When I spotted the clay sole against the detailed, white leather on these puppies in Japan, I was sold before I could even get them on my feet.

I got my first pair of brogues in Australia, reluctantly of course as I am vertically challenged and always prefer a heel.  I quickly learned a cute pair of flats were essential in a city that required a lot of walking.  NYC is obviously no exception.  The white brogue is a perfect summer shoe and a nice departure from a sandal.  Shreds and an distressed tee topped off my weekend look.

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Brogues: Estnation -Tokyo store (similar here & here), Denim: Rag & Bone (also here), Tee: Truly Madly Deeply, Bag: Proenza Schouler (also love this color), Sunnies: Wayne Cooper (similar here & here), Lips: Dior is Kiss Me.