Downtown

 

Sweatshirt: Topshop (also love this and this one), Denim: Frame (also here), Sunnies: Le Specs, Runners: Golden Goose (also here).

 

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Bold

Once again, New York weather cannot make up it’s mind.  My carefully packed Moncler coat has now come out for an encore performance given the 30 degree drop from last week and the current blizzard hitting Manhattan. I have to admit, it’s a bit deflating when my new espadrilles have to be put back in their box.

Although dark colors always accompany cold weather for me, a bright pop of color is always a pick me up.  I had been waiting for literally years for the perfect Chanel red flap.  As may Chanel lovers know, red is a popular color and not always available each season. When I laid eyes on this beauty, it was love at first sight.  The color is amazing and so happy.  I will definitely wear this year round but it’s the perfect cure for Winter blues.

Fur scarf: Barneys (similar here & here), Sweater: Nordstrom (also here), Denim: Topshop (ripped version here),  Shoes: Gianvito Rossi (similar here & here-40% off!), Sunnies: Barton Perreira (similar here), Bag: Chanel (similar here, here & here).

 

New details

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I have been obsessed recently with adding a pair of tuxedo denim to my collection.  My typical purchases, as per my previous posts are classic, safe and sometimes, let’s be honest, boring.  The conversation in my head goes something like this: “OMG how cute are theses! The stripe is so different. Wait, can I wear these in a year’s time?  Are they to trendy? Do I want to spend $300 on a pair of non-classic denim?”  And round and round we go.

The fact of the matter is, fashion should be fun.  Yes you want the bulk of your wardrobe to be timeless but the pieces with personality that make your heart sing are the reason getting dressed is fun.  Are these overstepping my line of comfort-no, and honestly they are classic, but something feels special when I slip these on vs. my stock standard pair of dark wash (fill in designer here).

Sweater: Intermix (also love this & this one), Denim: 10 Crosby (similar here & here), Sunnies: Le Specs, Shoes: Gianvito Rossi (similar here), Bag: Celine.

 

Anguilla round 3

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Scarf: Theodora & Callum (similar here & here), Hat: here, Swim: Marysia (also love these)-Shopbop discount code: GOBIG17

When planning our 5 year anniversary, my husband and I unanimously agreed it was back to Anguilla we go. We discovered this secluded island in 2012 on our honeymoon and visited again in 2015.  The people, food and of course the surroundings make this spot super relaxing and definitely an escape from NYC.

I thought I’d share a few pics to start as I’ll be doing a part 2 on the food and where go on the island.  We are already planning our next trip!

All outfits are linked to Shopbop’s Buy more Save more sale.  Just enter code: GOBIG17 at the checkout 🙂

 

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Cut offs: Vintage Levi’s (similar here & here), -Shopbop discount code: GOBIG17, Tank: LNA (similar here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban (also here)-GOBIG17, Shoes: Balenciaga (similar here).

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Dress: Helmut Lang (similar here, here & here), Sunnies: Oliver Peoples (similar here), Sandals: Sam Edelman, – Shopbop discount code: GOBIG17

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Top: Tibi (similar here & here), Shorts: Joie (similar here), Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (also here)

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Swim: Marysia-Shopbop discount code: GOBIG17

 

 

 

Stars and Stripes

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Finding the prefect sneaker has always been a challenge and with this season’s endless choices, it was hard to narrow down. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Chuck Taylors and Golden Goose but I just couldn’t resist the playful vibe of Gucci’s new breed of kicks. The collection as a whole is happy and colorful and just makes your heart feel good when you see it.

For someone who loves classic pieces, a fun pair of shoes is always up my alley.  I tend to get stuck in a rut, sometimes buying the same basic pieces in neutral colors that I know will stand the test of time but are not always the most fun.  I find the best balance is always a happy accessory.  The classic gucci web stripe with playful stars are the perfect mix!

Sneakers: Gucci, Bag: Chanel, Denim: Rag & Bone (also love these).

Other fun sneakers I love here, here, here and here.

 

Shine

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After a hard return to reality (being welcomed by a foot of snow after our trip to Anguilla), I took full advantage of the unusually warm weather over the weekend.  There are many parts of the city to love but one of my favorites is the amount of parks.  Central is of course my favorite but I also love an afternoon in Washington Square Park.  There is always an energy and people watching is standard.

Denim: COH, Shoes: Golden Goose (also here), Jacket: IRO (similar here), Sunnies: Oliver Peoples (also love these), Bag: Celine, Sweater: Vince.

YSL

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As sale season comes to a close, I decided to make one last pass (and risk loosing an arm) to see if I could find some lingering steals.  Level 9 at Saks is currently a mecca for the true bargain hunter.  With whimsical Chloe dresses being snapped up for 80% off and once out of budget Balenciaga and Celine pieces now attainable, I decided to have one final look early Saturday morning.

Once in the dressing room with a rack full of goodies, I heard a knock at my door. “You’re not going to believe what I found” said my sales girl with the excitement of a kid on Christmas morning.  I opened the door and there hung the buttery goodness of a YSL leather jacket. I knew it would fit like a glove as I’d tried the black leather version many times before, but never wanted to pull the trigger due to the hefty price tag.

The white leather popped against black zippers and the distressed details gave the jacket that street chic vibe of a Golden Goose sneaker reincarnated in a fabulous leather jacket.  I was sold.

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Jacket: Saint Laurent (love this one and this one), Great faux leather jacket here, Denim: AG Jeans (also love this wash), Sunnies: Oliver Peoples.