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).

 

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Polished

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How is it that something as simple as a bright color can also brighten the day?  Hot pink is such a mood lifter and these shorts are some of the happiest I’ve ever come across.  With the Pride Parade on over the weekend, bursting with every color of the rainbow, what better time to add to the color spectrum. A crisp white shirt and garden party inspired heels pull everything together for a clean and polished look.

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Shorts: Monkey’s (similar here & here), Top: Vince, Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana (similar here & here), Bag: Proenza Schouler (also love this one), Bracelet: Sweetie Pie Jewelry, Sunnies: Barton Perreira (similar here).

 

Snowday

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Winter chill = Matcha Latte // Chalait NYC

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Aussie’s first blizzard // Central Park

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Snowday in West Village // Boots: Rag & Bone for Hunter, Denim: J. Crew-ON SALE!, Puffer: Moncler, Bag: Prada, Scarf:  White + Warren, Hat: Intermix.

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Fresh details // Shoes: Aquazzura, Gloss: Tom Ford

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Into the storm // Boots: Sorel (also here).

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Cozy details // Hat: Rag & Bone, Scarf: Steven Alan, Sunnies: Barton Perreira

 

Summer detail

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With our Paris trip less than a week away, I was inspired over the weekend to bring out one of my favorite Summer dresses-which happened to be a sale find in Sydney. My Collette sundress is one of my faves and perfect for a sticky NYC day.  The detail is everything and can easily be dressed up or down.  I chose to add a denim top for a more laid back feel.

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Dress: Collette (similar here & here), Top: Frank & Eileen, Shoes: Aquazzura, Sunnies: Barton Perreira (similar here), Ring: Gemma Redux.

 

The Peg

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It seems like the bane of my fashion existence has always been finding jeans or pants that fit my short frame.  I’ve accepted it’s usually a forgone conclusion that I will inevitably have to visit a tailor shortly after every purchase.  I hate to admit it, but more times than not, I’ve even purchased denim that I kinda like just because the inseam magically fits.  I can’t help but give into the excitement.

Enter the Peg leg: A classic silhouette that lends it’s self to any height but especially friendly to the vertically challenged.  I love the cut of Topshop’s version.  The high-waist is bang on trend and gray pairs perfectly with my love of the color pink.

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Top: J. Crew-25% off, Pants: Topshop (other colors here), Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Sunnies: Barton Perreira, Clutch: Christian Louboutin (similar here).

 

Retro

 

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I will always have stacks of skinny jeans in my closet, but with the wide leg being touted as this seasons silhouette, I’m happy to oblige as I love a good flare.  I chose a high waisted version from J Brand that gives the illusion of legs for days (at 5’1 this is always an added bonus).  A crisp white shirt, sky high wedges and a buttery leather jacket cap off the perfect laid back weekend look for me.

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Denim: J Brand (also love these & these), Leather jacket: IRO (love this color too), Clutch: Clare Vivier, Top: Vanishing Elephant (similar here), Lip: Marc Jacobs in crush 610, Sunnies: Barton Perreira.  

 

Sweet

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I know, I know – white after Labor Day is seen as a no-no (I don’t entirely agree with that rule), but technically this is off white and realistically it was 200 degrees in NYC  up until a few days ago.  I decided to make the best of the sticky weekend and slip on this sweet little lace number while I still had the chance. With the Season’s finally clicking into gear, the next pairing with this piece will have to be a cozy knit.

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Jacket: Current Elliott, Dress: Need Supply-old (similar herehere & here), Shoes: YSL, Wallet: Chanel, Sunnies: Barton Perreira (similar here), Nails: Essie in Berry Hard.