Currently Craving

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My first CURRENTLY CRAVING post of 2014!
Here are just some items that I am lusting after.
 I am already getting Spring fever!
Details on where to buy everything are below!

First Row:

1) Forever 21 Marled Trench Coat-  (Incredible quilted faux leather sleeves!)
2) Rag & Bone Kendall boots- (Yet another amazing pair to lust over!)
3) Ray-Ban Ice Pop Wayfarer Sunglasses (Love the color! Other colors HERE)
4) Topshop Floral Print Tea Dress (Great with tights and boots in Winter!)

Second Row:

1) Alexander Wang Rockie duffel in peppermint (Check out the matching studs!)
2) Goldsign The Stevie Jeans (I love the grunge boyfriend look!)
3) Jagger Edge Montana iPhone case in floral with studs (Rocker chic for Spring)

Third Row:

1) Annabel Ingall Small Isabella Tote (Love this color for Spring as well)
2) Hipanema Bysance Bracelet (The colors are stunning- great for stacking)
3) Topshop clean edge fedora (Great year round color!)

 

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Snow Day

snow day 3 Snow Daysnow day 1 Snow Daysnow day 2 Snow Daysnow day 4 Snow DayWe had our first real snow storm of 2014 in NYC!  I wore my extra thick and cozy Isabel Marant for H&M Sweater, but even that could not keep me from freezing.  Trust me, I ran inside right after taking these photos for some hot tea and blankets! LOL

I still love bright colors in Winter, I think they brighten up your mood.  I also love the print on this sweater, and even though it sold out fast, I found tons of sweaters that achieve the same look! Check below for all the links! Details on outfit below!

By the way…. my SensatioNail mani has lasted me over two weeks since Christmas! I seriously love this at home gel polish!

How are you staying warm this Winter? Share in the comments!

XOXOXO
Julie

Hat: Shopbop basics, Sweater: Isabel Marant for H&M (Similar HERE, HERE, and HERE), Jeans: J Brand, Boots: Hunter (Love THESE too), Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim (Love THIS color and size too), Rings: Bauble Bar and YSL

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December Flowers

 

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XOXOXO
Julie

 

Top: Forever 21, Skirt: Forever 21, Boots: Rag & Bone, Bag: Chanel (Similar HERE), Watch: Citizen (Similar HERE), Bracelet: Hermes, Hat: Topshop

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Neon Winter

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xoxoxoxo
JULIE

Parka- Aloha Rag (Similar HERE), Jeans: J Brand, Boots: Alexa Chung for Madewell (Similar HERE), Bracelet: Pamela Love (love THIS ONE too), Top: Lovers + Friends (ON SALE!),  Tote: 3.1. Phillip Lim, (Love this color too), Hat: Eugenia Kim

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My Annual Under $100 Holiday Gift Guide!!!

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!  My favorite time of year! It’s also the biggest shopping season, and yes, it’s STRESSFUL!  If you are like me, you are sometimes stumped when it comes to getting gifts for your friends. I always worry that I am buying them something that they already have, or something they won’t like. It’s also hard to find great, affordable gifts when you are shopping for multiple friends, or co-workers. I have put together my annual under $100 holiday gift guide- and included gifts for just about anyone. Bonus- most items are on sale, so keep your eyes open for codes and promotions for extra savings!

HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

FIRST ROW:
1) Paula Bianco Multicolor Tassel Scarf ( great colors, and can we worn with everything!)
2) Bailey for J Crew felt hat (Amazing price on sale + 40 % off all sale item on J Crew with code GIFTNOW)
3) J Crew travel wallet (also available in black + extra 40 percent off w/ code GIFTNOW)
4) Lovers + Friends laid back pullover (Love the colors and pattern!)

SECOND ROW:
1) Marc by Marc Jacobs metal aviator sunglasses ( great colors!)
2) J Crew Cashmere Lined Smartphone Leather Gloves (They work with your touch screen phone! Yes!  And lined in cashmere? Yes please! Perfect gift!)
3) Bop Basics Cashmere oversized beanie (super warm and luxurious!)
4) BaubleBar crown midi ring (I am loving this midi ring trend! This is a cool one!)

 THIRD ROW:
1) Marc by Marc Jacobs Bianca print umbrella ( this will make your rainy days brighter)
2) BaubleBar original pave links bracelet (Check out the other colors too!)
3) Rebecca Minkoff mini wallet on a chain (comes in other colors too!)

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Black and Gold

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XOXOXO
Julie

Coat: Michael Kors, Hat: H&M Men’s, (similar HERE and  HERE), Bag: Vintage Chanel (Similar HERE), Boots: Madewell (Similar HERE and HERE), Ring: YSL

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Holiday Gift Ideas- 2013

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I know, I know- it’s not even Thanksgiving yet and I am already posting a Holiday gift guide! Well, it’s never too early is it?? Plus, I just couldn’t wait to share these adorable items I am currently craving. These are all perfect for gifting, and range in price from super affordable, to moderately pricey. Links to everything are below! Happy Shopping!!! 😉
(Try not to buy anything for yourself after you see these! It’s impossible! LOL)
Let know know your favorites in the comments!

 

First Row:
1) Clare Vivier Flat Haircalf Clutch (Perfect leopard pattern, and great size!)
2) Royal Tine Deer Jewelry Holder (I always need places to store my jewelry!)
3) Jonathan Adler Tangiers Coaster Set (Gorgeous patterns, and I love the packaging)

Second Row:
1) See by Chloe Picture Frame Keychain (Perfect for carrying your loved one’s photos close- especially in a world where everything is now digital! So cute!)
2) Marc by Marc Jacobs Rue Gloves (These are too cute for words!)
3) J Crew Toscana Shearling Trapper Hat (This baby will keep you warm! And I love this style! I wore a similar one HERE.)

Third Row:
1) J Crew Classic Pave Link Bracelet (I own this and wear it to death! Great for layering!)
2) “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” Ceramic Travel Coffee cup from ETSY.  I love shopping on Etsy for amazing handmade, unique items! This mug caught my eye. Similars HERE and HERE)
3) Flight 101 Duty Free Eye Mask (Perfect for traveling with, and for plane rides! Love the sunglasses on front! Great stocking stuffer!)

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Currently Craving: Cobalt

cobalt pics collage Currently Craving: CobaltCobalt blue has become my new obsession. You can see here, on my Instagram, that I have a growing collection of cobalt blue items in my closet.  The color is so electric, and alive. It was my mom’s favorite color too- so maybe I inherited my love of the color from her.

I put together some of my current favorite cobalt items for you.  I recently got a 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli crossbody bag in this exact color.  I love it! (Photos to follow soon!) I love the large size Pashli as well. It reminds me of my cobalt blue Celine mini luggage bag which I adore! You can see photos of it HERE.  (Notice a trend with the cobalt blue color?)

What do you think of the color? Do you have a current favorite color you are rocking? Tell me in the comments!

xoxoxo
Julie

First row:

1) Banana Republic Cobalt wool coat
2) 3.1 Phillip Lim Cobalt Blue Pashli tote
3) Club Monaco Ela suede jacket

Second row:

1) Elizabeth and James coated leather sling bag
2) Target Merona Cobalt Blue leather camera bag (Great price!)
3) Mason by Michelle Mason oversized car coat (I love the leather sleeve detailing!)
4) Topshop knitted fine gauge top
5) Toga Pulla ankle boots (Love the buckles!)

Super Fashion with Super Heroes- NYC Comic Con 2013

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I always wanted to meet a transformer…

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robes Super Fashion with Super Heroes  NYC Comic Con 2013For my fellow Walking Dead fans- how amazing is this doll? (And creepy!)

walking dead doll Super Fashion with Super Heroes  NYC Comic Con 2013And I’m glad to see that Sci-Fi dating has finally embraced same sex relationships!

alien dating Super Fashion with Super Heroes  NYC Comic Con 20132013 was the year that I attended my very first Comic Con.  I had heard about it for years, and knew it was a really cool event, but I never really had reason to attend until this year. Why this year? Well 2013 was the 20th anniversary of The X-Files, a show that changed my life in the 90s, ignited my obsession with Mulder and Scully, and made me “want to believe”. It still remains one of the most brilliant, and groundbreaking shows of Television history.  I am still in awe that I got the chance to meet both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in person, and got to thank them for their creativity and entertainment.  They were both extremely sweet, friendly, and warm. To be honest, I think the real “X-File” is how they look more amazing now then they did 20 years ago!  (The cigarette smoking man may have something to do with this) 😉

Comic Con in general was a ton of fun.  It’s sort of like Halloween, except everyone is a super hero, or comic book character.  My boyfriend Chris and I had a blast walking around and seeing everything.  I hope you enjoy the photos! I wore bright colored sunglasses, and an embellished clutch for the day.  It seemed fitting.  Maybe next year I’ll go in costume. 😉

Let me know in the comments if you have ever attended a Comic Con!

Photography by Chris Ferretti

xoxoxo

Julie

Parka: Free People (similar HERE), Clutch: Antik Batik, Sunglasses: Karen Walker (mine are purple/green. HERE they are in black), Skirt: Topshop, Boots: Rag and Bone

 

 

 

Art and Fashion at 5 Pointz

 

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Hey guys!  I am so excited about this post!  I recently had the opportunity to shoot at 5 Pointz in Queens.  It’s an awesome space where graffiti artists display their work. How amazing in this incredible street art? I was blown away by the talent displayed at 5 Pointz! Read more about 5 Pointz HERE.

For my shoot I chose a funky, urban inspired Fall look. Yes, it’s finally cool in NYC!! Thank God! Leopard was the theme for the day, and I took advantage of the crisp weather to break out my leopard calf hair boots and bag.  The hot pink coat was the finishing touch- I have been WAITING to wear this coat all Summer! Details on what I am wearing, and where to buy them are below. 😉

But, first- here is a video I made showcasing the artists’ work, and what I wore.  Enjoy!
XOXO
JULIE

 

Bag: Alexander Wang, Coat: J Crew, (Similar HERE), Boots: Stuart Weitzman, (Similar wedge style HERE), Shorts: J Crew, Top: Forever 21, Necklace: Pamela Love, Bracelet: Hermes, Spike Bracelet: Eddie Borgo, Bracelet: J Crew, Ring: YSL, Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Nails- SensatioNail (at home gel polish kit- I did them myself!!!), Leopard Studded Phone Case- Jagger Edge

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