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!

xoxo
Julie

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!)

SECOND ROW:

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

THIRD ROW:

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)

 

CURRENTLY CRAVING: ARM CANDY

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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XO

Julie

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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

Happy Holidays!!! Have a very “bloody” Christmas! ~From Julie and Chris

It’s a tradition for my boyfriend Chris and I to come up with fun and outlandish ideas for our Christmas Cards every year.  This year we decided to do a “True Blood” theme.  We are huge fans of the show, and we thought a bloody tribute to our favorite show about Vampires was the perfect way to wish happy holidays to our friends and family, in our signature style.  😉 The photo shoot was TONS OF FUN, with our good friends Melia and Angel helping us set up the shots, and also play a few roles in the photos.  I thought it would be fun to share these shots with all of you.  Hope you enjoy them!!

Happiest and bloodiest of holidays……xoxoxo

Julie



Ha! Poor Santa! He didn’t stand a chance! 😉

Jeans: BDG, Boots: Steve Madden, “Sookie” outfit: HBO shop

Black Friday Deals and Steals!

 

Here are my picks for Black Friday sales and steals! I am LOVING these Ash booties for the Winter!  That sweater dress is just adorable, and I am loving that leopard satchel! All items below are on sale this weekend.  What are your Black Friday picks? What have you bought so far? Do share! xoxoxo~ Julie 😉

 

Black Friday Sales and Deals!

 


WILLOW CLAY fitted dress
$40 – urbanoutfitters.com

Andrew Marc tailored coat
$557 – bloomingdales.com

Ash wedge heels
$163 – shopbop.com

Rebecca Minkoff flap handbag
$360 – shopbop.com

LowLuv cuff jewelry
$148 – shopbop.com

Leaf jewelry
$75 – maxandchloe.com

Versace for H&M

So who’s going to the opening in NYC this weekend? I can’t wait to see the gorgeous clothes Versace is putting out in this awesome collaboration with H&M. I will be sure to take tons of photos! 😉 What are you hoping to get in this line? Dress? Scarf?  Do tell!

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Coat: Andrew Marc, Hat: Pawstar