Snowy Saturday

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Happy Saturday from frozen NYC!!  We got a blanket of snow last night, and it was so pretty, that I had to go into our backyard and take some photos before it melted. It was about 15 degrees today, and the only way to stay warm is to layer!  I wore a t shirt layered under a thick knit sweater, both from Zara.  I also layered a rabbit fur vest over my parka for extra warmth.  ( My parka was last seen in this post, and the fur vest was last seen In this post)  How are you keeping warm in this cold weather??  I hope you all have a cozy weekend!  Hot chocolate, blankets, and movies are my choices in these temperatures.;-)
XOXOXO
JULIE

Parka: Dawn Levy (Similar look HERE), Sweater: Zara (Similar HERE and HERE), Leggings: Old Navy, Boots: Sorel, (LOVE THEM! They are super warm! Also check out their other styles HERE!!!)  Fur vest: Adrienne Landau, Sunglasses: Karen Walker Number One

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Currently Craving

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Here are some drool worthy items that have recently caught my eye. I am especially loving the Jeffrey Campbell Skulltini loafers, and the super cute Kate Spade Comic Lacey wallet.

Which are your favorite?  Happy Weekend!
xoxoxoxo
Julie

1) Sam Edelman Leopard Salina Booties.  (Pony hair and on sale!!!)
2) Bauble Bar Bubblegum Bauble Bib necklace.  (There is a tongue twister! LOL Love this!)
3) Balenciaga studded leather bracelet.  (Perfect pop of color!)
4) Eugenia Kim leopard beret (Of course I love leopard…and this is on sale!)
5) Gypsies and Debutantes Sapphire Freund Bracelet from Bauble Bar
6) Marc by Marc Jacobs Intergalocktic Ozzie Sia Bag (Great crossbody bag!)
7) Jeffrey Campbell Skulltini loafers
8) Madewell Dip Dye boyshirt (I love the ombre effect, and it’s great for now, and Spring)
9) Kate Spade Comic Lacey wallet
10) Wildfox Verona Cat Baggy Beach Sweatshirt

 

High Fashion in Machine City

Julie bike show main photo High Fashion in Machine City We spent this past Sunday at the Motorcycle show at the Javitz Center. What gorgeous bikes! I especially loved this yellow one.  Think it matches my outfit? LOL

Julie bike show 13 fixed small for blog High Fashion in Machine City There is something so badass about riding a motorcycle in a skirt and heels. I had images of myself hightailing it out of NYC on my yellow bike-very Bonnie and Clyde.  Too bad I don’t know how to ride bikes. 🙁

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bike show pink bike High Fashion in Machine City Of course, this pink bike caught my eye.

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bike show painting High Fashion in Machine City I LOVED the Harley-Davidson art by UHL Studios!  Gorgeous artwork! I was tempted to take something home!

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PAINTING AND MODEL High Fashion in Machine City The model for the painting was at the show! Too cool!

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Julie bike show row of bikes High Fashion in Machine City I didn’t take any bikes home, but maybe next time. 😉  I love the pop of floral in my skirt against the black I was wearing. I love mixing things like black motorcycle boots with floral patterns to combine masculine with feminine. I thought this was the perfect look for a bike show.
XOXOXO
JULIE

Top: Forever 21, Skirt: Forever 21, Tights: PLUSH Fleece lined tights (really warm for this cold weather!), Boots: Rag and Bone Newbury boots (I wear these literally all the time, they are as comfortable as sneakers) Bag: Celine, Rings: YSL and CC Skye, Bracelet: Hermes, Necklace: Pamela Love (Seen also HERE and HERE) Coat: Dawn Levy (Similar HERE and HERE)

You can purchase those gorgeous paintings, and take a look at their other designs by checking out UHL STUDIOS.

Check out these items below to create a similar look! 😉

Leopard Love

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xoxoxoxo
Julie

Jacket: Balenciaga, Fur vest: Ebay find (Similar HERE), Jeans: Forever 21, Booties: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: J Crew (Similar HERE and HERE), Fur headband: Adrienne Landau (Similar HERE) T shirt: J Crew, Rings: YSL and House of Harlow, Bracelet: House of Harlow, Necklace: Fallon Jewelry, Sunglasses: Karen Walker Number One

Similar items to create this look below! 😉

Sweet Friday- Cupcakes and Camouflage

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We spent a very sweet night at Martha’s Bakery in Astoria. 😉

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Strawberry please………..

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I went on a cupcake date tonight with my incredible boyfriend, (who also happens to be my photographer).  We love Martha’s Bakery in our neighborhood! The baked goods are made fresh daily and rival almost any bakery you can name. My favorite is the red velvet. 😉 It was a very rainy night, so I went casual in my skinny jeans, and brightened up the look with a neon cashmere sweater from J Crew, under a camo studded jacket from Zara. I love mixing patterns and colors.  I am also loving neon lately, as you can see from my nails, and latest blog posts.  Maybe it’s because it’s so dark lately in NYC…….. wearing bright colors just seems to make you feel happier. 😉  Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
xoxo
Julie

Bag: Celine (Similar HERE)  Sweater: J Crew,(select colors on sale. I also love THESE and THIS ONE)  Camo Jacket: Zara (Similar HERE and HERE), Jeans: Levis, Boots: Rag and Bone, Skull Ring: Alexander McQueen, F-U Ring: CC Skye, Spike bracelet: CC Skye, Pink bracelet: J Crew, Bangle: House of Harlow

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On the roof

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Today was a mild Winter day, I love that! My Three Floor fur parka finally arrived in the mail. I have been lusting after this coat for months, and when it finally went on sale at Free People, I bit the bullet and bought it.  So glad I did! The bottom half actually zips off to a jacket, and that is how I chose to wear it today. I also love wearing my Plush fleece lined tights in Winter.  They are super warm, and allow you to wear skirts and dresses in Winter weather without being cold. Oh, and you can grab these gorgeous leopard gloves at J Crew on sale!  Every woman need some leopard in her life. 😉 We shot today on our roof.  I love NYC.  Happy Thursday!
xoxoxo
Julie

Jacket: Three Floor fur parka (also similar HERE and HERE), Skirt: Forever 21, Tights: Plush fleece lined tights (see their other products HERE), Boots: Rag and Bone Newbury (again…most comfortable boots EVER!! And…tons of colors on sale HERE!!), Gloves: J Crew, Sunglasses: Stun sunglasses (These are a great price!! Similar looks HERE and HERE)

Scroll through below for more ideas on how to create this look! 😉

PUMPED UP KICKS

I AM LOVING platform sneakers right now. I have the Isabel Marant snakeskin Boston sneakers in black. They are super comfortable, and you can’t tell there is a 2 and half inch platform inside. I have been lusting for a bright colored pair to rock with darker colors this Winter, and of course, to wear all Spring and Summer. I was amazed at how many choices that were out there when I started shopping online. So, I put together my picks for the coolest platform sneakers out there right now. Scroll through the images above to see my picks. Clicking on the image will take you directly to the website for purchase. I am also going to detail each one below, with reasons while I like them. 😉 Tell me which are your favorites in the comments. (P.S. I imbedded a video below to play while you shop. ;-))
xoxo
Julie

1) ASH Cool Metallic Wedge Sneakers. I love that these are metallic, but not in an obnoxious way.  Subtle, yet different. Perfect to rock during all 4 seasons.
2) ASH Cool Wedge Sneakers with Mesh Insets. These come in coral, clay and black. Perfect basic wedge sneakers!
3) ASH Cool Wedge Sneakers with Metallic Insets. You can tell I like this style 😉
4) ASH Cool wedge sneakers. All black leather version. Meow.
5) ASH Coca wedge sneakers. Love these colors for Spring/Summer!!
6) ASH Thelma wedge sneakers.  Cross between a sneaker, and a sexy wedge boot.  LOVE. Pair these with shorts skirts and leggings, as well as cuffed up jeans.
7) Giuseppe Zanotti Lorenz Wedge Sneakers.  OMG I love these.  Brown suede..fringe…zipper up the side.  Wow. These are statement making!
8) Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal Colorblock Wedge Sneaker. I call these the Gwen Stefani of platform sneakers. For some reason, these just remind me of her. So rock and roll. LOVE.
9) Jeffrey Campbell Napoles High-Top Wedge-Sneaker. These candy colored sneakers just make me happy to look at.  These would look amazing with a pair of cutoff shorts in Summer. Check out the other colors too!
10) BDG Quarter-Strap High-Top Wedge-Sneaker. Super comfortable and basic.
11) Boutique 9 Nevan Wedge Splatter Sneakers. LOVE the multi color metallic!!
12) ASH funky leather wedge sneakers Basic and edgy at the same time.
13) Giuseppe Zanotti hidden wedge sneaker. LOVE THE COLORS!
14) Giuseppe Zanotti black studded hidden wedge sneaker. OMG I need these. So chic and elegant, you forget they are a wedge sneaker!
15) Free People Leo wedge sneaker. You know I love leopard. This is the best of both worlds….a leopard wedge sneaker?  One of my faves so far….
16) Boutique 9 Whispers wedge sneaker. Very Lady Gaga.
17) Isabel Marant wedge sneaker. New design updated for Spring.
18) Koolaburra Charlie sneaker. Love the neutral color with snake detailing.
19) Koolaburra Kenny sneaker. This comes in black or red leather with stud detailing.
20) ASH Bowie wedge sneaker. Loving this ocean turquoise color for Spring/Summer.
21) Ash Bea sneakers with metallic insets. Stop it! Love the metallic accents on these sneakers. I  especially love the coral/gold combo!
22) ASH Bowie suede sneakers.  I am obsessed with the yellow ones! I am ordering them asap!

Which are your favorite?? Do any of you own wedge sneakers? If so, how do you wear them?  I am including this video below to play while you shop…..for your PUMPED UP KICKS 😉
XOXO
Julie

Metallic Sunday

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Happy Sunday. 😉  I spent my Sunday with my amazing boyfriend in our neighborhood. It was chilly today, but not too cold. Yay! I scored these amazing metallic jeans at Forever 21! (Can you believe it? So affordable!) In fact, my hat, jeans, and sweater are all from Forever 21, and probably only cost a total of $55 for everything! Who said you can’t look good on a budget?  My Mackage coat is an ebay find, for 50 percent off.  I love their coats, they are so warm and stylish.  We ended our day at our favorite Pizza place in Astoria.   Yum. Great way to end a Sunday.  How was your weekend?

xoxo Julie

Coat: Mackage, Sweater: Forever 21, Jeans: Forever 21, Hat: Forever 21 (similar HERE), Rings: YSL Arty and House of Harlow, Bangle: House of Harlow, Sunglasses: Karen Walker Number One (more Karen Walker styles HERE), Boots: Rag and Bone Newbury, (most comfortable boots ever, and tons of colors on sale HERE), Bag: Cambridge Satchel

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My Favorite BRIGHT Cold Weather Items! (Who said Winter has to be dull?)

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YES, WINTER IS HERE! (I can tell by the fact that my fingers seem to go numb within 3 minutes of leaving my apt.)  I think when the weather gets this cold, and the skies becoming increasingly dark, it’s easy to get a little depressed. (lack of Vitamin D anyone?) But….fear not…..I have a way you can beat the Winter Blues.  Well……it’s more like a way to “brighten”up your gloomy days, and have an excuse to go shopping. 😉 LOL But seriously….I am loving all the neon and bright Winter items I am seeing in stores and online.  I think wearing color in Winter is fun, playful, and lifts your mood. Here are my current favorites that I am craving.  Which are your favorite?? (P.S. Added bonus…most are on SALE!!!)  . XOXOXO
Love, Julie
First row:
1) Awesome zig zag printed cardigan from Forever 21. Love the colors! Buy it HERE.
2) Neon Blue J Crew Majesty Pea coat.  Love the length! AND IT’S ON SALE!!!!! Buy it HERE.
3) J Crew Double Cloth Symphony Coat in Bright Fuchsia. (Also comes in Vibrant Flame which I love!)  I just scored this coat on sale! Get it while it’s still available! Love the color and style. Total head turner! Buy it HERE in Vibrant Fuchsia and HERE in Vibrant Flame!
4) J Crew Cashmere lined leather gloves. Super comfortable and WARM! Love the bright colors! Also on SALE! Buy them HERE!
5) Hunter Rain boots in Flame.  Love this color.  If you don’t already own a pair of these classic boots, you should! Super comfortable and durable.  Buy them HERE.
Second row:
6) Bright yellow Tucker Shawl collar coat. Love the shape and color! Would look great dressed up or down! Buy it HERE.
7) J Crew Italian Cashere wrap.  Can you tell I love the quality of J Crew? Their sweaters and scarves are so soft, and warm.  Addictive! I love this pink! Buy it HERE.
8) Markus Lupfer sequin lip sweater. Been lusting after this sweater for months.  This would definitely be an indulgence piece. Buy it HERE. Similar looks HERE and HERE.
9) PLUSH Barca slouchy hat.  I have this hat in 3 colors!  It’s SO WARM and cozy! And, my favorite thing about it is that it doesn’t flatten your hair! Added bonus! Buy it HERE! (It’s on SALE!!)
10) J Crew Cashmere Tippi Sweater.  I got this gorgeous sweater in bright Fuchsia.  (yea, I am addicted to pink!) This color is amazing. And again, these sweaters are on sale! Stock up!! Buy it HERE!
Bottom row:
11) Victoria’s Secret colorblock knit hat.  Love these colors! Great price too! Buy it HERE.
12) Forever 21 neon skirt.  You can wear this skirt now in the Winter with thick tights, and wear it later in the summer with sandals! Great buy!! Buy it HERE.
13) J Crew Cece leather ballet flats.  OMG…so comfortable! Padded inside….you can walk anywhere in them!  Love the hot pink! They come in a ton of colors! Buy them HERE.

SHOP THESE LOOKS BELOW!!!!!