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Friday
Jan 2013

Flashback Friday

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Flashback FridayWith all the dreary weather we have been having in London lately I thought a little dose of sunshine would help to brighten the day. These photos were taken back in August in the South of France.  I was having a grand old time entertaining myself on a bike ride while enjoying the gorgeous scenery.  Hopefully the sun will come back soon…..  Cheers!Flashback Friday

shorts: Anthropologie (similar here),  bathing suit: Sea Folly (similar here)  shoes: J.Crew (old),  necklace: KJL,  shades: Asos (similar here),  belt: Target (similar here)

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Wednesday
Sep 2012

Midas touch

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Hello lovelies!  So I picked up this chevron romper last season at H&M and had been using it as a swimsuit cover up because of the sheerness of the fabric. However, I got this idea in my head that I wanted to wear it out to dinner while in Nice and accent it with gold touches hence giving it a “Midas touch.”  I thought, “Well, you know it actually is not that see through, because the pattern is so visually distracting that you don’t really see through the fabric, but instead your eyes just focus on the pattern.”  (Whatever it takes to convince yourself.)  I decided to wear my swimsuit bottoms just in case (totally knew in the back of my mind what was going to happen), and I must have asked my husband three or four times while we were getting ready in the hotel room, “Is this see through?”  To which he replied, “Yep,” every time. And each time I kept saying, “No, you see the pattern right?” And he would say, “Nope. I see your underwear.”  Well once we were out and walking about, the stares started happening.  I mean men (and women) at dinner tables turning to watch as I walked by.  I finally accepted that yes, maybe my outfit was  a little sheer, but also, life is all about the choices we make. I could dash back to the hotel room and change into something a little less revealing or I could soldier on with my head held high.  I decided on the latter, as this was quite a step out of my personal comfort zone, and I think it is good to test your fashion limits every now and again.  Whether you leap across the line or just dip your toe in the other side, you are breaking out of your norm and challenging yourself. Just remember that there is a time and place for everything, and as luck would have it, later that evening while we were dining outdoors, it started pouring down rain. So maybe that was some higher power saying kudos on wearing a swimsuit to dinner. Cheers!

romper: H&M (old),  heels: Chie Mihara (old),  necklace: KJL,  clutch: Kate Spade,  cuffs: Asos

Snazzy GIF thanks to the hubs who spent a good amount of time making the magic happen. Thank you!

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Monday
Sep 2012

Streets of Nice

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Bonjour! Holy moly it is September! How did that happen?!  A great way to start slowly transitioning your wardrobe from Summer to Fall is to incorporate colours that are big players this Fall season, one of which is blue. Adding it in the form of blue suede shoes, or a top, or clutch will show that you are on the right track and giving a fashionable nod to the changing of seasons even if you are mentally protesting the chillier weather.  I am also so in love with this Kate Spade clutch (now on sale)! What a great piece to carry you through every season and bring the fun to an ensemble! People will know the party has arrived when you walk into the room!  Bonus points if you can name the British band that rocked the Casbah! Leave your answer in a comment.  Cheers!

sequin shorts: Reiss (old, cute ones here & here),  t-shirt: J.Crew (similar here),  blazer: Topshop,  shoes: Steve Madden (old, but similar here),  clutch: Kate Spade,  necklace: Kate Spade “cheers”,  nail polish: Essie “Splash of Grenadine”,  lips: Kate Moss for Rimmel #03

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Friday
Aug 2012

Vintage Postcard….

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….from Nice!  Bonjour! Wish you were here!  A great sarong/wrap/scarf is one of my beach essentials.  They are classic, timeless, versatile and one size fits all!  Nothing looks chicer at the beach and it sure does beat the old t-shirt and shorts combo.  I am so in love with this look that I am already planning to wear this one as a dress and drape myself in jewels and sparkly things. Now all I need is just the perfect occasion….maybe a beach wedding.  Done!  Waiting patiently for the invitation to arrive!  For a glimpse at some of the products I am lusting after you can sign up to follow me on Pinterest! You can find me HERE. Cheers!

Le pain pour le petit dejeuner? Bien sur!

sarong/scarf: Roberta Roller Rabbit (great one here & here or here!),  scarf/belt: Banana Republic (old),  sandals: Topshop (similar here),  shades: ASOS,  hat: Spitalfields Market (similar here),  bag: Gap (old),  pin: vintage,  bracelets: River Island, Miss Selfridges & Forever 21 (loving all of these here, here, & here)

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Wednesday
Aug 2012

Hard to Miss….

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….Me that is! I went a little cray cray with colour in Nice with the hopes of not just visually harassing you but to give you an example of how to transition pieces from your summer wardrobe into Fall.  You may remember the top I am wearing is actually a dress I previously wore to a Summer BBQ here.  As the weather starts to turn cooler, and you swap out pieces in your closet, hold onto a few of your favourite summer pieces to incorporate year round. Keep them accessible and try pairing a summer dress with a loose fitting boyfriend style denim, palazzo style trousers, a full skirt, basically anything that will hang somewhat loose and prevent visible bunching of the extra dress material.  Accessorize the outfit for Fall weather with some lace up booties and a cargo jacket and you are all set to go! Cheers!

Bon Anniversaire à mon mari!! Quel homme!

dress worn as top: Alexia Admor,  denim: Gap (old, but similar here & here),  shoes: Rachel Roy, hat: Spitalfield’s Market (similar here),  necklaces: Madewell (fun one here & here),  jacket: H&M (how fun is this one!),  watch: Michael Kors,  pins: vintage,  shades: Asos,  bucket bag: shop in Nice (fun one here)