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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Opposites

oppo half half B  I will always gravitate towards a ripped pair of jeans over a skirt, or a masculine cross-body in leu of a girly clutch complete with bow accent (not that there’s anything wrong with a super feminine look). I also love mixing opposing styles and colors to give and otherwise basic look some edge.

My husband always knows when a tee or one of his watches has gone missing, I’m probably the culprit. 🙂  For the Summer, my darker wash denim jacket is traded for it’s lighter version and ripped denim goes from jeans to shorts becoming an overall lighter look.  Chunky black accessories and a masculine watch will definitely keep me from floating away.

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Jacket: J. Crew, Shorts: DL1961, Tee: Urban Outfitters, Bag: Proenza Schouler, Bracelet & Ring: Gemma Redux, Watch: Mougin & Piquard, Booties: Tibi-old (similar here), Sunnies: Wayne Cooper.

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.

 

Headbands are back

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When Lupita Nyong’o hit the Oscar red carpet, it was hard not to be memorized by her powder blue gown, but soon a frenzy started surrounding the thin gold band around her head.  “Headbands are back” proclaimed social media and fashion aficionados.

Personally, I’ve never been a huge fan of them.  There are styles that I think are beautiful, but I’ve never been 100% sure of how to wear this accessory.  Several months ago I was in the Gemma Redux showroom and and spotted a headband that was to fabulous to pass up.  The combination of geometric rose gold secured with a leather tie felt more like  a golden crown.  I was (and still am) obsessed!  The construction is perfection, lacking the dreaded headband headache and full of luxe style.

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Sweater-worn as dress: Vince (similar here & here), Tights: DKNY, Booties: Tibi (similar here & here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Clutch: Clare Vivier, Rose Gold Headband: Gemma Redux (email GR for details), Ring: Vita Fede.

Street Style

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This past weekend was the first time since landing in NYC that we’ve had absolutely nothing planned.  It was fantastic!  Following our carb-fest at Grimaldi’s Friday afternoon (so yummy!), Saturday was a relaxing stroll through the city.  Although it was a beautiful day, I’m learning quickly that Summer in NYC can be extremely hot and very humid.  My usual go to blazer was to warm, so I have quickly adopted the sleeveless version, which still creates a polished but cool look.

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Sleeveless blazer (on sale): Banana Republic, Shorts: T by Alexander Wang (also here), Tank: Tibi, Sunnies: Karen Walker, Shoes: Theory, Necklace: Baublebop, Clutch: Clare Vivier with monogram (so excited to meet Ms. Vivier at the Steven Alan event last week!)

Love

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Valentine’s Day isn’t until next week, but already I’m inspired by the budding trees and brighter colors for Spring.  Considering I will never pass up the chance to incorporate pink into my life, I started the month of love early with a bright pop of my favorite color.

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Cardi: Madewell-old (similar here), Tank: Tibi (here & here), Jeans: 7FAM (also here), Shoes: YSL, Clutch: Christian Louboutin, Cuff: AV Max (similar here), Earrings: Sweetie Pie (similar here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban,

Emerald

I am pretty much a creature of habit when it comes to the color palettes that dominate my wardrobe.  I always seem to gravitate towards my comfort zone of hues, which is why the deep emerald green of this top was something I could not resist.

I have always had a slight fear of green, considering I do not own a single item in any shade.  With Fall looming and an upcoming trip planned to the States, I took the plunge……and was pleasantly surprised.  Not only is the color memorizing, but the drape detailing is fantastic!  Bring on the pumpkin pie, crisp air and falling leaves.

Top: Tibi, Jeans: Blank NYC, Shoes: Mulberry (similar here & here), Bag: Mulberry Alexia (similar here & here), Jewels: Iosselliani stack ring (similar here & here), Dannijo bracelet, vintage gold link (similar here), Sunnies: Karen Walker (similar here), Lips: Chanel in Pirate