Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Summer Festivities

G'day from Australia! Hope you are having an awesome day and looking forward to the holidays!! I came back to Melbourne last week, and it's been so amazing just to be back at home with my family and friends. Melbourne is still as beautiful as I remember it and I am beyond excited to spend the next week or so catching up with everyone, soaking up some much needed Aussie sunshine and enjoying the company of my gorgeous home city. In the spirit of the holidays, I'm dressed in holiday colors today to add some cheer to a summer Christmas :)
Ann Taylor Loft Christmas Outfit
Top:Loft; Skirt: Asos; Belt: Ann Taylor (similar);  Necklace: BaubleBarBag: 3.1 Phillip LimShoes: Jimmy Choo

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Barcelona Highlights

Hi everyone, happy Thursday! Hope you are having a fabulous week! Since getting back from Barcelona, we've already had two snow falls. I guess there is no turning back, winter is really here. As promised, this post is dedicated to Barcelona, a beautiful city filled with rich history, captivating architectural structures, mouth-watering culinary creations and fascinating cultural conventions. If you have never been, I highly recommend a visit and experience everything Barcelona has to offer!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Fringe Benefit

Hi everyone, happy Thursday! For those from the US, I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving with your family and ate lots of yummy turkey. I spent my Thanksgiving this year in Barcelona and I was beyond excited to explore this beautiful city, taste all the delicious local cuisine and enjoy a glass (or two) of the sangria over lunch. I did just that, and fell in love with everything Barcelona has to offer. Post on Barcelona highlights coming soon, I can't wait to share my travel photo journey with you all. On this happy note, I'm going super casual today, taking full advantage of this mild-ish day in the city and enjoying some fringe action :)
American Eagle Lacy Fringe tank
Fringe tank: American EagleSweater: American EagleJeans: Zara; Hat: ZaraRing: Mouche; Cuff: JewelMint;
Bag: Zara; Booties: Shoedazzle

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Neutral Territory

Hi everyone, happy Wednesday! Hope you are having a fantastic week so far. I'm bracing the cold in neutrals today. It's not often that I'm in all neutral shades, and I'm loving it! These colors are the essential building blocks of our wardrobe, so you really can't go wrong with them. I think a warmer palette of neutral colors is so effortless and very comforting on a day like today :)
Ann Taylor black sweater with Sabine faux fur vest and Zara two-tone mini skirt
Top: Ann Taylor; Faux Fur Vest: Sabine (similar, similar); Skirt: ZaraSunglasses: Kookai; Watch: Michael Kors (similar); Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs; Necklace: Jeweliq; Boots: Anne Klein (similar)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sweater Weather

Hi everyone, happy Wednesday! Hope you are having a great week! Brrrr....it is definitely sweater weather today. Just yesterday we had our first snow fall of the season. It was short lived, but the chill still permeated the entire city. Winter may be coming early this year and I'm greeting the cold with a splash of rich burgundy and playful velvet polka dots. I think it does the trick :P
Burgundy J.Crew elbow-patch sweater
Sweater: J.CrewPants: J.CrewSunglasses: Ray-Ban; Earrings: JewelMint; Scarf: Zara (similar); Clutch: FCUK;
Shoes: Zara

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Something Wild

Hi everyone, happy Wednesday, hope you are having a wonderful week so far! I was feeling a little cheeky over the weekend and wanted to wear something light-hearted and cheerful. This ensemble is perfect for those casual weekend brunches and strolling around the city. A little animal power in this chilly weather is definitely a mood elevator and a fantastic weapon against the cold! :)
Top: AnthropologieJeans: Current/Elliot (similar); Cat Hat: Zara (similar, similar); Ring: BaubleBarBracelets: JewelMint & Forever21; Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim (also love color rust); Shoes: Shoedazzle (similar)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fall for Classics

Hi everyone, happy Halloween! Hope you have plenty of candy in stock and let the spooky parties begin! I haven't been feeling very well for the last couple of days and am definitely on the way to a speedy recovery. The temperature in NYC dropped significantly over the last week or so and my body was madly adjusting to this crazy weather :P My cold day remedy?...nothing like a great trench coat to warm up a windy and miserable day...and chicken soup of course! :)
Burberry London Buckingham Trench Coat in Honey
Dress: ZaraTrench Coat: BurberryBracelets: JewelMint; Clutch: Lauren Ralph Lauren (similar); Booties: ShoeMint (similar & splurge)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fall Leather + Floral Mix

Hi everyone, hope you are having a great Thursday! The weather in NYC is definitely getting more chilly, I'm pretty sure winter is on its way. Before this happens, I want to share one of my favorite finds for fall - the trusty leather jacket. This baby has been my go-to closet item; it's definitely getting a lot of love this season :) 
Top: SheInside; Jacket: Zara (simiar); Jeans: Zara (similar); Watch: Michael KorsNecklace: similarBag: Zara;
Booties: Shoedazzle (similar)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Golden Moment with The Tulle Skirt

Hi everyone, happy Wednesday! Hope you are having a fabulous day! I'm feeling a little fancy today and decided to put on a tulle skirt. There's nothing quite like a tulle skirt to make you feel like a little lady :P
Anthropologie Full Syn Emb White Tulle Skirt
Top: Zara; Skirt: AnthropologieNecklace: BaubleBarBag: Mimco; Shoes: Sole Society

Thursday, October 10, 2013

"Fall" in Love

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a fantastic Thursday! Over the weekend, I spent a beautiful afternoon exploring the meatpacking district with my friend Esther. She was kind enough to model for this week's post at the Pier 51 playground, on the far west side of Manhattan. We had such a fun day out, and topped it off with a stop at one of my favorite coffee houses in the city, Stumptown. Esther has this cute little blog called Love Always, Esther that you should definitely check out for fun eats around the city, as well as wonderful beauty and fashion finds.
Dress: LF; Jacket: Target (by Mossimo); Sunglasses: RaybanEarrings: BaubleBar (colored version here); Rings: Bow (Madewell), Star (similar), Band (BaubleBar); Penn State class ring; Bracelet: BaubleBarBag: Forever 21; Shoes: Wanted (from Little Black Bag);

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Where Fashion Meets Art...

Hi everyone, happy Wednesday! Hope you are having a fabulous day! I'm slowly transitioning into fall with cozy sweaters and cute booties. Fall is the perfect season to show off some animal print, and today I've paired leopard print with leather. I went out for a walk and happily stumbled upon this beautiful mural in front of the Covenant House. 
Top: AnthropologieSkirt: MinkpinkEarrings: Marc JacobsBag: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Boots: Shoedazzle (similar)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Plaid Fun in Chicago

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a fabulous Thursday! I spent the past weekend in Chicago, a city that I love fondly. When I was in college, I went on an exchange program to study at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Although it was only a short semester, I really enjoyed every moment of this unique and invaluable experience. I used to drive up to Chicago every now and then to spend the weekend there.  Years later it's easy to tell that this beautiful city never lost any of  its charm. I like to think of visiting Chicago as catching up with an old friend that I haven't seen in years. It's familiar and comforting, just like the good old times, as if nothing's changed :) 
Top: Forever 21 (similarsimilar);  Blazer: ZaraShorts: Topshop (similar); Necklace: BaubleBar;
Bag: Lauren Ralph Lauren (similar); Shoes: Zara (similar)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Blue My Mind

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! Hope you are having a fabulous day! As fall is fast approaching and I wanted to incorporate some rich fall colors into today's outfit. A dash of deep burgundy, beautifully textured blues and golden hues are just a few of my favorites for the season :)
Dress: ZaraSunglasses: Kookai;  Necklace: Madewell; Watch: Michael KorsBag: J.CrewBooties: Top End (similar)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday! I'm going cropped today to survive this late summer heat wave. Hopefully soon we will finally have some beautiful fall weather!
Top: Zara; Skirt: J.CrewSun glasses: PradaEarrings: Tiffany & Co., Bracelet: Jewelmint; Clutch: Tony Bianco (love this); Shoes: Tony Bianco

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Rockaway Beach Getaway

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful long weekend and are recharged for the week ahead. I went away to Rockaway beach over the weekend for a little getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Some times it's just nice to be able to take a break, free your mind and get away on a little adventure :)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Take Me Out To The Ball Game...

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday! Yay for the long weekend coming up! Today, I am dressing with this on my mind...kick back, relax, take a road trip and maybe catch a ball game? :)
Top: J.CrewJeans: American Eagle (similar, similar); Baseball cap: FCUK (also loving this); Sunglasses: Gift; Watch: Michael Kors (similar); Bag: BalenciagaShoes: Zara (similar)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Summer Chambray

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great day! Despite the sad fact that summer is soon coming to an end, I am looking forward to transitioning to fall. Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year. I love watching the leaves turn to a brilliant shade of burnt orange, and the air always smells cleaner and fresher for some reason. It is also the perfect season for layering on jackets, light sweaters, scarfs...endless options. But for now, I am still loving my roof top garden cocktails, outdoor dining and my summer chambray.  
Top: Forever 21 (similar); Shorts: Joe Fresh; Necklaces: J.Crew; Bracelet: Jewelmint; Watch: Michael Kors (similar 2-tone); Bag: Coach (similar in blue); Shoes: Shoeazzle

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Flower Power

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! What I thought was going to be a miserable day turned out to be great. I love it when that happens :) On gloomy days I often like to put in the extra effort to make up for the shortfall in weather, mood or circumstances. I always believe that how you dress directly influences your mood, thus, a happy outfit ensures a positive outlook for the day no matter what it may bring. To ditch the rain this morning, I thought some flower power was much needed.
Top: Forever 21; Pants: ZaraEarrings: BaubleBar; Bangle: Jewelmint; Sunglasses: Chanel; Clutch: FCUK;  Shoes: Shoedazzle  

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Going to Great Lengths

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! Hope you are having a wonderful day! Since the start of summer (and even spring) I have wanted to try a maxi dress/skirt. Today, being a cooler day and accompanied by a gentle breeze, I thought it would be the perfect day to sport one :) 
Top: Forever 21Skirt: AsosSunglasses: Kookai; Necklace: House of Harlow (also love this); Wallet: PradaShoes: Madden Girl (also seen here) (in tan)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

2013 Summer Favorites!

Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying your week! As we settle into summer, I thought I would share with you my current summer favorites. These are all items I've been using non stop, on repeat :)

  1. Healthy Sexy Hair: Soy Touchable Weightless Hairspray - This baby holds your hair without the "crunch", the potent hairspray smell or the nasty chemicals...what's not to love?
  2. Twistband: "Raspberry", "Navy blue" - No more painful pulls, awkward dents or damage to the hair! I also have their head bands which are great for workouts. 
  3. Vaseline: Spray & Go in Pure Aloe - Light but moisturizing, perfect for summer. Just spray on and it's quickly absorbed, making your daily routine so much faster and efficient. 
  4. Simple: Cleansing Facial Wipes - Removes makeup, cleanses my face, plus it's gentle and kind to the skin. 
  5. H&M: nail polish in "Norwegian Sky" (similar) - A fresh dose of minty color to pretty up your nails this summer :)
  6. Maybelline Color Whisper Lip Color in "Petal Rebel" - Such a pretty shade of translucent baby pink. Yes please!  
  7. Revlon: lip butter in "Pink Lemonade" - A beautiful mixture of light pink and coral (just as the name suggests), goes on buttery soft and super moisturizing. 
  8. BaubleBar: Cerise Jumbo Bloom Bib - Such a happy and cheerful necklace! Adds a nice pop of color to any summer outfit.  
  9. Avene: Thermal Spring Water - Absolutely in love with this! Any time I need a refresher in the heat, this baby soothes and hydrates with pure water from the French alps.  
  10. L'Oreal: Sublime Sunscreen Oil Spray SPF 50+ - This summer, I am all about the sprays :) I love how it dispenses so easily from the spray bottle. It's non-greasy, has a high SPF protection and the best part?...It smells great, not your average sun block! 
  11. BaubleBar: String Fling bracelets -  Too cute and so great for layering. Bring on the arm paaaarty....yay!
  12. DVF: Sun glasses (also loving this) - this pair is an oldie but a goodie. My everyday go-to sunnies that goes with literally any thing I wear, and a great shield from the bright sun. 
  13. VitaCoco: Pure Coconut Water with Pineapple - I don't love drinking water, but thanks to the infinite supply at work, this baby has been my go-to drink for the summer. It's all natural, incredibly hydrating, nutrient packed and tastes delish! What more could you ask for?
I would love to know what you are currently loving :)

Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Soft Lilac & Blushing Pinks

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! Hope you had a fabulous weekend and a great start to the week! My weekend was super relaxed, filled with shopping in the village, a picnic at Battery park with great company and an awesome home cooked seafood brunch. For easy weekends like these, I love to match it with a cute outfit that's also comfortable. I layered on a touch of glamour just cos I cannot resist a beautiful floral bib :-P
Top: Joe FreshShorts: Loft; Sun glasses: Chanel; Necklace: BaubleBar (also loving this);  Watch: Michael KorsBag: Lauren Ralph Lauren (similar); Shoes: ShoeDazzle

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer Romper, Short & Sweet

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great Tuesday! Over the weekend, I went to check out Williamsburg. Williamsburg is a culturally diverse and colorful neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Even though I have been there a number of times, previous visits have always been hurried, leaving no time to do any decent exploration. So, this time I made sure I did just that! I walked, I saw, I tasted and experienced to my heart's content :) In the heat of summer, this cute little romper was the perfect acompaniment to stroll around town.
Romper: LoftHeadband: Gift; Watch: DKNYNecklace: BaubleBar (other pretty colors in lilac, bubblegum & iris); Bag: Lauren Ralph Lauren (similar); Shoes: Shoedazzle

Monday, July 8, 2013

Strappy Neon with High-Low Dress

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a fantastic Independence Day long weekend, and enjoyed taking some time off to relax and unwind. I went to see the Macy's fireworks and would highly recommend getting there early if you are keen to get a great spot, and don't fancy starring into the back of some tall guy's head. We didn't manage to leave the house early enough, so we were trapped in a sea of bodies, which at this time of the year, is really not a great idea. But, I was still happy just to be part of the action. I love a good show, and fireworks usually tops the chart! :)
Dress: Forever 21 (similarsimilar); Belt: Zara (similar); Earrings: Mouche;  Ring & Cuff: BaubleBar (ring here, cuff here); Wallet: PradaShoes: L.A.M.B

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

C'est La Vie

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! The weather has been a bit of a downer lately. Scattered showers and sporadic thunderstorms mixed with high humidity = wet, sweaty and sticky. This makes the commute to and from work everyday very unpleasant :( To overcome this and stay comfortable in the heat, I decided to throw on a breathable cotton tee and added a punch of much needed color. Besides, "c'est la vie" is exactly the right attitude to kick off the long weekend, rain or shine! 
Top: Banana Republic (also loving this); Shorts: Loft (similar); Sun glasses: Gucci; Necklaces: Forever 21 (bike, similar), BaubleBar (initial pendant here); Bag: Coach (similar); Shoes: Loft

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The One Hit Wonder

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday! Hope you are having a great day! NYC is super hot today; summer is indeed here! Weather like this makes me wish that I was at a beach resort, sipping cocktails and chilling out by the pool. Instead, I battled through the heat and crowded streets of NYC on my way to work. This weather calls for a vacation outfit. I may not be lying on the beach of a fancy island somewhere far far away, but having the right frame of mind is good enough for now :)
Jumpsuit: Zara (similarsimilar); Hat: H&M (loving this); Sunglasses: no brand; Necklace: BaubleBarBangle: Mouche; Shoes: Tony Bianco

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Boston in a Day: The Freedom Trail

Guest post by TS

Hi everyone! Charlo and I recently went to Boston where she was busy saving the fashion world, one stylish piece of jewelry at a time ;).  I on the other hand, took this opportunity to take what I like to call a photo safari in Boston; an attempt to capture the people, architecture and landscapes of a place...the only question was, where to start?  I discovered The Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile (~4km), brick-lined walk that takes you through some of the most important points of the American Revolution.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer Skort with Happy Baroque

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Hope you managed to stay dry today. With summer fast approaching, I was out on the hunt for a pair of super comfy and cute shorts. My search quickly came to a pleasant end when I discovered this pair of playful skorts...the happy marriage of shorts and skirt :) It is perfect for the warmer weather and I absolutely adore the pretty origami cut at the front! I loved it so much that it didn't take me long before getting another pair in black.  
Top: AsosSkort: Zara; Cuff: BaubleBar; Bag: Zara; Shoes: Zara

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tropical Paradise

Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a fabulous week! Over the Memorial Day long weekend, I went to Miami to soak up some tropical weather and enjoy the beautiful sandy beach! The weather was as expected...just delightful. It was warm and breezy during the day and by night, it cools down to the perfect temperature for a yummy cocktail by the pool and watch the sun set over the horizon. Gorgeous tropical weather calls for a vibrant and happy dress. I wore this silky, floral cutie during the day to stroll around town and then switched to a pair of pumps for a dinner date with friends at night. She was great company, and very complementary to beautiful Miami :)
Dress: Warehouse (Loving this one); Earrings: Jewelmint; Belt: Pilgrim (similar); Clutch: Michael KorsShoes: Zara (loving this one)

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Perfect Skirt...

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great start to the week! I'm sorry posting has been a little slow lately. I recently started a new role and the hours have been a little crazy, but I'm enjoying the work and my team is super nice, which makes it that much more pleasant! :)

Today, I want to share with you one of my all time favorite wardrobe pieces...the perfect skirt. I'm sure in every girl's closet, there is that one gem (or a few, if you are super lucky ;)) that is dearly loved, greatly treasured and only makes a special appearance on those super important occasions. For me, it's this stunning Oscar de la Renta skirt...an absolute classy lady!
 Top: Ann Taylor (similar, last seen here); Skirt: Oscar de la Renta; Earrings & Ring: Mouche (similar); Necklace: Jewelmint (also loving this); Shoes: Christian Louboutin (similar

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Nautical Stripes

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday! Hope you are having a fabulous day! With summer just around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to bring out some preppy nautical stripes and get ready for the water, sun, sand and surf action!
Dress: Gap (similar); Scarf: Lauren Ralph Lauren; Earrings: Sportsgirl; Belt: Kate Spade (similar); Bag: Lauren Ralph Lauren; Shoes: Staccato

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great week! I've noticed a lot of checkerboard print in the shops lately and was intrigued to experiment with this trend. When I first spotted this print on clothing, I wasn't really sure how I felt towards it or even how I should wear it, but I was definitely very interested  in trying this slightly unconventional pattern.
Dress: Zara; Belt: FCUK; Jacket: Zara; Earrings: Mouche; Bracelets: Ann Taylor (similar), H&M; Bag: Mimco; Shoes: ShoeDazzle (splurge version)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Fancy Trimmings

Hi everyone! Hope your week's off to a great start! I know Mondays are always a little tough. No matter how much we love our work, there's always that small wish the weekend could be just a little longer :) That's why on Mondays, I like to make sure that I've added something special to the outfit. Something bright, energetic and cheerful!
Top: AsosJacket: Pim + LarkinShorts: Theory (similar); Earrings: Jewelmint; Sunnies: DVF; Clutch: Kookai (loving this one here); Shoes: Zara

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fresh Spring Trends

Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying your Monday! This season, there are a few trends and colors that really caught my attention, and I thought it'd be fun to bring them together in unison as they reminded me some of the best qualities of spring: new beginnings and bright colors! :)
Top: H&M (similarsimilar); Pants: Ann TaylorNecklace: BaubleBar; Clutch: Gap; Flower pin: LoftShoes: ShoeDazzle; Lips: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Vibrant Mandarin
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