Time for leopard

Tomorrow is October 1st, and that means it’s time to start shopping for new Fall boots! Leopard has always been my favorite, and I found some super great deals online! Everything is always on sale in the beginning of Fall and these styles below are a steal! Happy Shopping!

I absolutely live in these booties once the temperature drops! Shop similar styles below!
I want all of these!!! LINKS below!!!
These stunning leopard booties from ASOS are only $24 on sale! Link HERE!!!
Love the buckles on these! Click HERE to buy!
These boots are 30 percent off with code MONDAY! Click HERE to shop!
These boots are also 30 percent off at J CREW with code MONDAY! Click HERE to shop!
I love the color of these! Another great buy at J Crew! 30 percent off with code MONDAY! Click HERE to buy them!
Leopard Winter boots?? Yes please!! Bring on the snow! Click HERE to shop!

Beautiful Honolulu

As the weather gets cooler in NYC, I am really missing gorgeous Hawaii so much. We went there this past January for our honeymoon, and it was a dream. I posted a ton of photos to my blog previously, but there are a lot I left out, so I wanted to take a look back and post some shots of this gorgeous place that I missed. We drove to the top of Tantalus Lookout, and it was so worth it, the view was incredible! xo #Mahalo!

The view from the top of Tantalus Lookout was incredible!
If you ever travel to Hawaii, make sure you request a jeep in a poppin color from Advantage Rent-A-Car! I felt like a 90s Pop star! 🙂

Embroidered Denim Jacket by 3X1. (Similar jackets HERE, HERE and HERE.) Sunglasses: Gucci, Bracelet: Hermes, Tie front t-shrit: Madewell, Necklace: Roxanne Assoulin, Jeans: DL1961. (THESE ARE BY FAR MY FAVORITE JEANS…EVER! The exact ones I am wearing are marked down on sale HERE too! And check out the rest of the DL1961 jeans on sale HERE at Saks Off 5th!)

End of Summer

Summertime…. and the living’s easy…..

I can’t believe it’s September! Summer literally flew by! We had a gorgeous 80 degree day today, and the flowers in the neighborhood are as vibrant and colorful as ever. I love the gorgeous porches in Astoria. I just couldn’t resist snapping a few pics. 🌹 My little sidekick Cosmo is always by my side. Follow him on Instagram at @CosmoTheYorkieNYC!

Follow Cosmo on Instagram! @CosmotheYorkieNYC

Hope everyone had an amazing Labor Day Weekend!!!

Bracelets: Vita Fede, Jeans: DL1961, Sandals: Chanel, (Similar ones HERE and HERE), Sunglasses: Gucci, Top: Asos, Backpack: Chanel (Similar HERE)

Currently Craving: Summer Handbags

Bright colors, embellishment, and fun patterns… Summer calls for special bags! Nothing makes an outfit pop in the bright sunshine like a statement bag!!! Here’s some of my favorites below!

First row: (Left to right)

1- Senreve The Mini Maestra Bag

2- Dolce & Gabbana Medium Devotion Bag

3- The Volon Data Alice 2 Bag

Second row: (Left to right)

1- Coach 1941 Butterfly Callie bag

2- Nannacay Pom Pom bag

3- Gucci Arli Medium Shoulder bag

1- The Volon Basic Box bag

2- Gucci Mini metallic Marmont bag

3- Zac Posen Floral Crossbody bag

Second Row (Left to right)

1- Senreve The Mini Maestra bag

2- Saint Laurent Kate Jewel Studded Shoulder bag

3- Balenciaga Classic Mini City Leather Tote in metallic silver

Pink Palace of the Pacific…

My husband and I spent two weeks in Paradise, and didn’t want to come back home…

The Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki… Otherwise known as the #PinkPalaceOfThePacific. It was the ultimate pink dream. I felt like I died and went to heaven, although I doubt heaven will even be this nice…

It was the perfect place to spend our Honeymoon.

Pink umbrellas cover tables accompanied by pink chairs… lining the private Waikiki Beach.

Every morning we ate breakfast at Surf Lanai while looking at the gorgeous water. They’re known for their pink pancakes, which in addition to being perfect for Instagram, also taste incredible.

When going to a pink hotel, it’s necessary to bring all your pink accessories, including my favorite pink Gucci Marmont bag. Shop more Gucci HERE and HERE.
Pink palace pancakes, and citrus eggs Benedict.
Closeup of the pink palace pancakes courtesy of The Royal Hawaiian.

My handsome husband and I enjoying our amazing breakfast by the water at Surf Lanai at The Royal Hawaiian. Sunglasses: Gucci
The grounds of The Royal Hawaiian are simply gorgeous.
Everything is pink here… the carpeting, the walls, the decor…

Lush greenery surround this pink oasis. (Can you spot Chris?)
Driving here felt like we were entering another world.

You can’t go to Hawaii without trying their amazing #ShaveIce! This one was vanilla soft serve topped with snowy ice, covered in mango and coconut syrup. Yummmmm!
Sunglasses: Gucci, Bag: Gucci, Necklace: BaubleBar, Jeans: DL1961
Life is better with flowers in your hair 🌸🌸🌸
I love these floral leis, I am thinking of bringing the trend back to NYC… Maybe it will brighten up this gloomy weather 🤔😃
Sunglasses: Gucci, Bag: Phillip Lim, Sandals: Balenciaga (similar style HERE), Jeans: DL1961
Shopping in Honolulu. The shops here are incredible! It’s like they took 5th ave in NYC and transplanted it onto the most gorgeous Island in the world. Counting the days until I can go back… #ILoveHawaii
Bag: Gucci, Bracelet: Hermes, Sunglasses: Gucci
There’s no one else I would’ve wanted to go to this paradise with. Love you, Chris! Happy Honeymoon! Stay tuned for more Hawaii posts coming up!


Currently Obsessing Over…….OPALS

currently obsessing over: Opals


Ever since I was a young girl, I have been absolutely obsessed with opals.  I think it’s the numerous colors inside the stone that seem to shoot out like beams of light in every direction. Opals remind me of the universe, caught inside a small bubble.  There is definitely something mystical and mysterious about opals, and that’s exactly what draws me to them. It’s for this reason that I am loving all the opal jewelry that I’ve been seeing lately.  From delicate stacking rings, to stud earrings, and to larger statement rings and necklaces, opals seem to be everywhere lately.  (or maybe I am just looking for them! lol)  Above are some of my picks for delicate opal jewelry. In my opinion, Wwake is doing the best job of creating gorgeous, special, understated opal jewelry that showcases the beauty of opal, without being too “over the top.” It’s perfect for daily wear.   The designs on these pieces are amazing.  They’re  great for daily wear, the beach, and nights out! Links to everything below!

FIRST ROW: (From left to right)

1) Wwake Opal stud earrings 
2) Wwake Opal large 4-Step ring (Great for stacking!)


1) Wwake 3 Step-Baloon ring 
2) Wwake Opal stud earrings (Love the style!)


1) Wwake Opal hanging stud earring 
2) Wwake Opal ring with diamonds 

AND……if you are looking to make a bigger statement, and want a stunning opal ring that won’t cost a fortune, look no further than SAMANTHA WILLS!  I fell in love with her gorgeous signature Bardot Ring, available in this stunning opal for a limited time!! Sadly, it’s sold out now, but it’s not too late to get on the wait list!  Also, check out her other incredible Bardot rings HERE!

Samantha Wills Opal Ring (Samantha Wills Bardot ring in Opal)



For those who know me, they know that I love nothing more then “arm candy”. I love bracelets. I love stacking bracelets. I love stacking bracelets on top of bracelets……….You get the idea. 😉  There is no better way to dress up your look then to pile on some gorgeous accessories on your wrists.  And nowadays, the more the better! Is there an art to “stacking”? Um, I think so. I think you need to find that delicate balance between chic and overkill.  Personally I always pair some chain and spike bracelets with my watch. Other times, I wear a large cuff, and balance it out with delicate strand bracelets to offset it.  It’s up to you.  The thing I love about stacking bracelets is that you can totally make the look your own, and it’s a great way to update some old bracelets that you have had in your drawer for a while.  You can pair them with some new acquisitions and freshen up the look. For this post, I have listed some of the bracelets that I am currently CRAVING! All of these are great for layering and stacking. Let’s take a look! 😉 Links posted below for all bracelets shown above. xoxo

TOP ROW: From left to right……

1) Deepa Gurnani double spike cuff.  Buy it HERE. .I love this cuff!  It’s rock and roll, but glamorous at the same time. I love the way the crystals offset the tough spikes.  Girly and tough at the same time.  Added bonus, it’s double strands start you off nicely to layer with other bracelets!

2) CC Skye Love Spike Bracelet.  Buy it HERE. This is the the PUNK version of the Cartier love bracelet.  It’s chic, with an edge……my favorite.  CC Skye is one of my favorite jewelry brands.  The quality is AMAZING, and lasts forever. Definitely worth the investment. This piece is screaming to get layered. I own this gem….stay tuned for future posts with me styling it. 😉

3) Marc by Marc Jacobs Small Rose Gold Katie Turnlock Bracelet.  Buy it HERE. I love these turnlock bracelets! Such a classic design…..and the adorable turnlock closure is the perfect accent.  I own this rose gold version.  I am a huge fan of rose gold because I believe it goes so easily with both white and yellow gold.  You can layer this bracelet with anything! It comes in two sizes. Buy the rose gold in the larger size HERE. You can also buy it in yellow gold HERE, and in white gold HERE

4)Pave Pyramid Bangles. Buy them HERE. What do I love most about these gorgeous, sparkly, tri-color bangles? Is it the amazing price, or the fact that you get (3) bangles in the perfect colors all ready for stacking? Hmmm I think both! 😉  Fabulous price and incredible style? This is a no brainer!

5)Balenciaga Arena Giant Rose Gold bracelet. Buy it HERE. It’s no secret by now that I am a huge Balenciaga fan. Their leather is amazing, and I love the hardware on their bags and bracelets. This Balenciaga cuff is a little slice of heaven. It’s edgy and chic.  It’s great for layering, or wearing on it’s own and making a statement.  I love this white leather cuff with rose gold hardware for Summer.  It’s bright and stands out.

6) Fenton Crystal Sagamore Deco Chain bracelet.  Buy it HERE. What I love most about this breathtaking crystal bracelet is that it looks like it’s an estate piece.  I can imagine buying something like this in a vintage store, or at an estate sale. It’s just so elegant.  You can wear this to a black tie affair with a lovely gown, or you can dress this down and wear it with a t-shirt and jeans. (my favorite look). Either way it’s a steal, because it’s ON SALE!! Grab it while you can! I picked one up for myself!

7)Powder Blue Multi pop bracelet. Buy it HERE. I love powder blue, and when it’s paired against black, it just makes it POP more.  I adore this crystal bracelet, and again, it’s great for layering. Great price too!

8) Charles Albert Large Titanium Quartz cuff. Buy it HERE. Now this is a statement! I have been lusting after this cuff for a long time.  I am blown away by the colors of that quartz stone set against the shiny metal of the cuff.  You can definitely wear this one alone.  No need for stacking here.

9) House of Harlow 1960 Open Weave Horn Cuff with Labradorite Stone. Buy it HERE. House of Harlow never fails to impress.  This unique design caught my eye right away. It reminds me of something that would be worn in the middle ages. I would definitely layer this with some spiky bracelets to complete the look. Good price too. 😉

Which are your favorites? Do share! xoxo

Julie 😉


Check out these items I am currently obsessed with below!

My week in INSTAGRAM photos…..

Hello my fashionistas! I recently launched my INSTAGRAM account, and I would love for you guys to follow me! I plan on posting tons of shopping finds, cool places to eat, and various snippets of my life. Here is a link to subscribe to my RSS feed on Instagram!  Here is my week in photos……..xo

HOUSE OF HARLOW ALY SUNGLASSES, Striped top: MADEWELL (other colors available here), Lipstick: Nars in Schiap, I love my Red Chloe Susanna boots! BUY THEM HERE! ;-), I had the most amazing mango chicken at Amber Westside in NYC, and last, I am loving bright multi-colored nails for Summer! I did mine in neon pink and yellow!




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Shopping day in the city

I went window shopping in Manhattan today with my best friend Debbie. Again, it was a gorgeous March day, 80 degrees. I can’t believe I am wearing sandals in March! Right now is a great time to take advantage of tons of clearance sales, as shops are looking to get rid of their Winter items and get ready for Spring. We hit a ton of stores with just that in mind.I wore my Ash sandals, cool Old Navy blouse, and took out my Vintage Chanel flap. 😉

I fell in love with these Alice & Olivia Wedge sandals!

Best Sushi in Manhattan at Lilli & Loo!

Mango and Almond frozen yogurt was the end to a perfect day 😉

Pants: Old Navy, Top: Old Navy, Bag: Vintage Chanel XL jumbo, Sandals: Ash, Ring: YSL