Out & About in London!

I took a red eye from JFK to London last night and arrived this morning! After meeting one of my best friends, Gracie, at Liverpool Street Station, we headed back to her place to freshen up and then we headed out and about! Gracie lives in Spitlfield, a fun neighborhood in East London. We spent the day walking everywhere. Our itinerary included exploring the Shoreditch neighborhood– which has some amazing shopping and edgy, quaint vibes. Shoreditch feels like Brooklyn a little bit, lots of cool graffiti and interesting shops. We then walked through Borough Market, which was gorgeous and aromatic, and then we checked out the Tate. The Tate rooftop has incredible views of London. It’s been about 19 years since I have been in London, so the Shard and the Gerkin are new for me! We walked back to her place passing through the garden of St. Paul’s Cathedral, and topped off our night with a proper Indian meal at Brasserie on Brick Lane. The weather in London is cool but sunny, so I wore my new favorite black knit cape which has elegant studding, gray skinny jeans, and my absolute favorite comfy Chloe booties which are perfect for walking all day! I love how dark and edgy this look is. The entire look felt fitting for London, especially the cape! I topped off my look with gold aviators. Instant, elegant chic 🙂

Ray Ban Gold Aviators
Goodnight Macaroon “Freja” Knit Cape
Seven For All Mankind Skinny Jeans
DVF Chunky Bangles
Chloe Moto Booties

 

Tropical Destination Wedding Look: Part 1

Two weekends ago I traveled to beautiful St. Croix for my friends Natalia and Tom’s wedding. I have a lot of good memories in St. Croix, and I brought my travel buddy Alex as my plus 1. (Last year she brought me to Santorini…we travel well together ha). For the wedding, I knew I would want to wear something tropical and resort wear style. I had my eye on this dress all last summer at ZARA (I know…) and in August I scooped it up. I love the bright yellow hue, the winged, cape sleeves, and most of all the open back. A lady’s back is one of my favorite areas to show off, especially when you’re tan! You don’t need cleavage to be sexy- focus on the other side! I paired this dress with my favorite black fringe statement earrings, from H&M. Tropical destination ready! Thanks to Alex for taking my pics this weekend. More to come.

 

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Yellow open back cape dress- Zara
Black fringe statement earrings- H&M, sold out (similar here)

Checkered Cape Poncho

 

This past weekend I was in Chicago visiting my (adorable) 9 week old niece, Claire. We were planning on doing a phot-oshoot, but it ended up raining. However, I have the below photos from the previous weekend in the Catskills! It was a perfect, gorgeous fall weekend there. Every autumn, my friends Steve, Nic, and Helene travel there for a fall foliage weekend. We hike, carve pumpkins, eat at Betty’s diner, and relax. Steve’s dad is a vet, and this year we got to see some teeny tiny baby piglets and a two-day old calf. The weather was perfect for me to wear my new checkered cape poncho (that’s a mouthful!). This cape poncho is so easy to wear and you can throw it over anything- I sometimes wear it over yoga pants! It immediately makes you look pulled together and elegant. I paired it with white skinny jeans that I have gotten so much use out of, and I wear white jeans well after Labor Day. These riding boots were on my wish list for years. They are Steve Madden “Rex” boots, and I fell in love with them because of the exposed red zipper. A tall pair of  riding style boots are a closet staple for fall weather.

Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage and the polished autumn look!


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Checkered Cape Poncho (similar here)
White Denim
Red Exposed Zipper Riding Boots

Fall Wish List

The ONLY reason I can tolerate summer coming to an end is the start of fall fashion. Fall, especially the start of fall, is super fun to dress for. Below are some of my favorite fall wish list items, including a gray felt hat, a Maje leather motorcycle jacket (I actually splurged on this one and I think a leather jacket is a closet staple!), a warm cape (my favorite to spice up any outfit), lace up flats (arguably fall’s hottest trend), and a pair of classic riding boots with an exposed red zipper at the back that I bought online last night (I have been crushing on this style of boot since I was a senior in college)!

All links to shop my picks are at the bottom of this post. Happy almost fall!

 

 

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Rag & Bone Dunaway Felt Hat
Maje leather jacket
Leon Max Camel Cape
Topshop Ghillie Lace Up Flats
Steve Madden Rex Riding Boots

 

 

 

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