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

 

 

 

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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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// Pre-shopping micro break // – Shoes: Christian Louboutin (similar here), Denim: Rag & Bone, Sweater: J. Crew (on sale), Sunnies: Oliver Peoples, Bag: Louis Vuitton, Bracelet: Hermes.

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// Green Matcha latte // – Cha lait NYC

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// Bundeled // – Muffs: Adrienne Landau (similar here), Scarf: Burberry, Leather: IRO

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// Celine & Chanel // Sunnies: Celine, Blazer: Helmut Lang (similar here-on sale), Pin: Chanel, Nails: Chanel, Lace: Journelle.

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// Holiday treats // Martha Stewart’s Ginger Cookies, Shoes: Chanel, Polish: Chanel

 

 

 

Black & Blue + Cyber Monday

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No I’m not black and blue after the frenzy of Black Friday sales; however it got me thinking about a fashion myth that has always circulated: Wearing black and blue together is one of the ultimate faux pas.  I have to disagree on every level.  I love the combo, especially with the right accessories.  Because the two colors are in similar families, the combination creates a neutral palette with a bit of contrast.

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Top: 3.1 Phillip Lim-on sale (similar here), Demim: Frame-on sale (also here-on sale), Clutch: Elizabeth and James (also love this version), Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Sunnies: Celine, Bracelet: J. Crew-30% off with HOLIDAY, Earrings: Gemma Redux, Nails: Chanel in Accessoire, Book: Kate Spade.

 

Best of Cyber Monday sales:

J Brand: 25% off sitewide with CYBER2014-My pick here

J. Crew: 30% off sitewide with MONDAY-love this piece

Piperlime: 30% off sitewide CYBERSALE-My faviorte bootie ever here

Helmut Lang: 40% off sitewide

 

Snuggle Bunny

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There are days made for staying in, snuggling up and excepting that the outside elements will most certaintly win.  Today was that kind of day, but unfortunately (having never experienced New York’s version of cold) I naively decided to give the city my best NC cold weather bundle and head to Soho.  Needles to say, I ducked into every little shop that offered warmth from the monsoon like winds.  The chili infused dark hot chocolate from Vosges was literally my salvation today.  Next weekend…..Canada Goose vs. Moncler!

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Sweater: Helmut Lang, Denim: J Brand (also here), Boots: Hunter + Rag & Bone (also love this color), Scarf: Burberry (similar here), Hat: Topshop-old (similar here & here & obsessed with this one), Sunnies: Westward Leaning.

Tartan

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Based on my unusual affinity for plaid, anyone would think my heritage lies in Scotland or Ireland (my clan actually originated in France).  Of course Burberry has always been a favorite for obvious reasons, but I really do not discriminate when I find a print I love.  To keep my fancy pants out of the conservative column, I decided to mix in another favorite…leopard.  Let the print party begin!

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Sweater: Helmut Lang ~ on sale (also here), Pants: Topshop (similar here & here), Clutch: Elizabeth and James (wallet version here), Sunnies: Barton Perreira (similar here), Earrings: Sweetie Pie Jewelry.

Blackout

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One of my key wardrobe pieces is a crisp, black blazer and walking through New York City on a weekday morning, it seems to be the unofficial uniform.  Even though my favorite blazer can be paired with anything, I love a clean, monochromatic look with different textures to add dimension.  Coated leggings, nubby tee and patent pumps, transformed an otherwise plain outfit into something fabulous!

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Pants: Helmut Lang (also here and in navy) and non cropped version, Blazer: Barney’s Co-op (similar here), Tee: Weathered (similar here), Clutch: Clare Vivier, Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Sunnies: Barton Perreira, Necklaces: Jennifer Zeuner, Nails: Essie in Baby’s Breath.