Cool Summer

NEW Cool Summer

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The colors of the flowering trees this time of year are stunning!

 Cool Summer(Pictured above: the incredible authentic Greek food at Taverna Kyclades in Astoria)

I have a love/hate relationship with Summer in NYC.  On one hand, I love the blooming flowers, the longer sunny days, and dining outside in the evenings.  But, NYC is also well known for it’s suffocating humidity.  Thankfully, we have been experiencing a milder Summer so far, and some days have even been cool.  On one of these cooler days, I met my best friend Debbie for lunch at Taverna Kyclades in Astoria. This Greek heaven usually  has a line down the block, with people waiting for at least an hour on average to get in on busy nights.   They don’t take reservations, and they don’t have to.  It’s simply the best, most authentic Greek food in Astoria.  They are also known for their extremely fresh fish, with the selection changing daily. If you’re in the Astoria, NYC area, definitely stop by!

I like cooler summer days. It gave me an excuse to wear my beige Theory coat. The color is perfect for Spring/Summer, and it’s just the perfect weight. Details on everything below!

XOXOXO
Julie

Coat: Theory (similar HERE ON SALE!!!!), Jeans: J Brand, Clutch: Antik Batik (Similar HERE and HERE),  Boots: Rag and Bone, Rings: YSL and Maison Margiela, Bracelet: Vita Fede, Sunglasses: Karen Walker Northern Lights 

 

Snow Day

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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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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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Cloudy Cobblestone

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Ahhh, Winter in NYC……..it can be gloomy, misty, foggy, and dark at times can’t it? But no matter how dark the skies become, there is something so gorgeous about the buildings, architecture, and design of the ciy that always stands out.  Case in point, the beautiful surroundings on this particular gloomy day in February. And, just so you know, it was freezing! I stayed warm by layering my Zara denim shirt over a J Crew t shirt, and my bright cobalt Marc Jacobs coat kept me both warm, and happy with a needed pop of color.  I last wore this gorgeous coat in THIS POST.  (You can buy a Similar coat HERE) I carried my orange clutch from ASOS for an added pop of color.  I have a always loved blue and orange together.This clutch was last seen in THIS POST, paired with denim.  (Similar clutch HERE.) The fringe suede boots are Nine West. They were on sale, and sold out, but you can buy a similar style HERE.  Stay warm!
XOXO
Julie

Coat: Marc Jacobs (similar HERE and HERE), Clutch: Asos (Similar HERE), Boots: Nine West (Similar HERE and HERE) Jeans: J Brand, Sunglasses: House of Harlow, Denim shirt: Zara, (Similar HERE), Bracelet: J Crew, Rings: Shopbop

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Black and Burgundy

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Here are some quick shots as I was running around the city today. 😉 Stopped by Barneys to see what was out for Fall, and also wanted to check out their new windows….THEY ARE GORGEOUS. I also met up with my friends Debbie and Sheree.  Burgundy is a HUGE color this season, so I was happy to finally be able to wear my burgundy Balenciaga quilted jacket.  (This was another huge investment buy.) When I saw the color I had to get it! I am actually seeing this color EVERYWHERE now. I will be doing a blog post soon on the best deals this season on bags, shoes, jackets and clothing in this deep rich color. Stay tuned for that! 😉 xoxo Julie

Jacket: Balenciaga (Similar HERE, HERE, AND HERE), Jeans: J Brand, Ring:YSL, Bag: Celine Nano (Similar HERE, AND HERE) Boots: Rag and Bone Newbury (So comfortable!!) Belt: Hermes (Similar HERE), Sunglasses: House of Harlow

Oh Sheree:

Jacket: Balencaga (Similar HERE) Bag: Celine Phantom (Similar HERE)

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Pop of red

 

 

 

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I love my red Celine Nano. It’s the perfect little bag that fits everything. I took it with me today while shopping with my best friend for her wedding.  We hit a few stores, including Zara…….( next post will show my finds!) I think that a red bag is essential in every wardrobe because it’s a bright color that adds zest,  but it’s also surprisingly neutral.   Red bags go with almost everything. Here are some other great choices for small red bags/clutches. This Loeffler Randall one is adorable, and I love this Rebecca Minkoff clutch, and this one as well. I also live in denim chambray shirts….so comfy and easy to pair with everything! I am wearing this awesome one from Forever 21.  This one is a good choice, and this one as well. Can’t wait for Fall!!!

Jeans: J Brand, Shirt: Forever 21, Sandals: Ash (Similar here), Bracelet: Hermes, Watch: Citizen, (similar here), Spike bracelet: CC Skye, Ring: YSL,

 

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