New Year’s Resolutions

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More afternoons in West Village // Cashmere hat: Intermix, Scarf: Burberry, Coat: Helmut Lang-(on sale), Boots: Chanel, Bag: Balenciaga, Sunnies: Celine, Denim: Rag & Bone.

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More sparkly details // Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Polish: Ciate

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Fresh beauty routine // Parfum: Maison Francis Kurkdjian-Rose & Amyris Femme, Blush: Estee Lauder,  Pure Color in Sensuous Rose, Nails: Dior in Tra la la, Body Oil: Mila Moursi, Lip: Tom Ford in Pink Dusk.

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More afternoon’s sipping tea at Palm Court

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New Year’s back in Sydney next year!

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Paris by Sea

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Both NYC and Paris have had their share of steamy days this summer and I find the best way to survive is a happy pair of shorts.  I love my denim and typically never deviate, but I could not resist the playful print on this pair and also would have roasted in a jeans (even my rips would not have saved me).  Encountering the heat Paris and Lyon seemed effortless every time I caught a glimpse of my fun print.

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Shorts: SEA-ON SALE!, Tank: Topshop (similar here), Shoes: Sam Edelman, Sunnies: Oliver Peoples (similar here), Bag: Balenciaga

 

 

IRO in Paris

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Fresh off our trip to Paris, I’m still wishing I were eating a croissant at Cafe de Flore and wandering the streets of Saint Germain (my favorite area thus far).  Paris and Lyon were amazing and it being my first time to the city of lights, we made sure each day was full.

The food, the fashion and the people were lovely (more on the food and fashion in my upcoming two part Paris post).  I found most days, while not planned out, began and ended with a stroll through the beautiful streets lined with flower boxes and Juliet balconies. The quintessential effortless Parisian girl seemed to be everywhere and I found myself, unconsciously one afternoon in head to toe French labels.

IRO has always been a favorite of mine, particularly their leather jackets. I brought along a recent piece I’d picked up in the States that worked perfectly in Paris….of course. A wander into IRO’s Paris boutique resulted in more goodies joining my already loved collection 🙂

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Dress: IRO (also love this color), Shoes: Balenciaga (also love this option), Pouch: Louis Vuitton, Sunnies: Celine.

 

 

Matcha love

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Over the weekend, I decided to continue a new obsession of mine…matcha.  This super tea was first introduced to me years ago, but I really gained an appreciation for it when we went to Japan.  Matcha straight from the source is like nothing else and the vibrant green color is mesmerizing.

With a weekly trip to Tokyo out, I searched for the best matcha spots locally.  Matcha Bar, in Brooklyn is my top pic. These guys are the real deal, taking trips and sourcing their match directly from Japan. In West Village I found Chalait, complete with some of the best avo toast in the city. The iced matcha latte with almond milk is delish.

With at least 5 more locations still on my list, I will happily continue the matcha hunt 🙂

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Shorts: Rag & Bone, Tee: Rag & Bone, Sandals: Balenciaga, Bag: Balenciaga, Hat: NYC markets (similar here), Sunnies: Illesteva.

 

 

Coral

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Anyone knows, two of my major weaknesses are bags and shoes.  I have literally paired a 10 dollar dress with some killer heels and amazing accessories and all of a sudden, my outfit is instantly elevated.  Bright shoes are a staple for me, not only during the obvious warmer months, but also throughout the Winter. I instantly fell in love with these coral Manolo’s and treat them with care as suede is always delicate. As a sharp contrast to the happiness on my feet, I went for the tough exterior of Balenciaga.  Two opposing vibes that seem to always make sense.

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Bag: Balenciaga (also love this one) Top: Equipment, Shorts: Rag & Bone, Shoes: Manolo Blahnik-On Sale! (also love these), Sunnies: Tom Ford, Watch: Tag Heuer.

 

 

//Currently//

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Blazer: J Brand, Denim: AG, Flats: Jimmy Choo, Tee: James Perse – 30% off F&F, Bag: Balenciaga

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Pouch: Chanel, Sunnies: Celine, Rings: Iosselliani

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Our wedding

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Top: Equipment – 30% off F&F, Shoes: Sophia Webster

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Dress: Elizabeth & James – 30% off F&F, Nanna’s fur.

 

 

All lined up

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It’s no secret, I am a stripe lover and there is nothing better than a good mix of two pieces in that family.  The thin mixed with the wide, the navy against the black-all of differences helped elevate an otherwise basic jacket and tee. The tee I’ve had for a bit, but I added the boucle Marant a few weeks ago as an investment piece I knew would work on every level.  The fact that it combined, black and white, stripes and the nubbiness of the boucle-it was a no-brainer!

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Jacket: Isabel Marant Etoile (also in this color), Denim: AG Jeans (also here), Tee: NSF (similar here-25% off F&F), Bag: Balenciaga (also love this version), Booties: Sigerson Morrison, Sunnies: Ray-Ban.