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

Astoria (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 

 

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DetailsDetailsDetailsDetailsDetailsDetailsDetailsDetailsDetailsDetailsSometimes it’s the small details that can make an outfit. The right shoes, jewelry, or bag can elevate any outfit.  Here are some of my past posts featuring my favorite accessories. Shop the look below for similar items! 😉

Snow Day

Snow DaySnow DaySnow DaySnow 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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Neon Winter

I scored this amazing parka with my friend at the Aloha Rag sample sale downtown.  What a steal! I love wearing neon accents in Winter, it makes the cold days less dreary. This 3.1 Phillip Lim bag has been in heavy rotation since I got it. It fits everything. I love this color too. Details on everything below.  Stay warm!

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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Black and Gold

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Julie resized editedHappy Black Friday! Have you survived the shopping mayhem?  It seems to get crazier every year.  I am going to share my Black Friday scores with you in a special post tomorrow. 😉  As for today, I wore black and gold, which is one of my favorite color combos.  I got this Michael Kors coat on sale at Macy’s. There are TONS of deals online now, so if there is anything you have been lusting after, now is the time to buy! The boots are Alexa Chung for Madewell, which were an Ebay score since they are sold out everywhere. The calf hair helps to keep the feet warm, which is welcome in the current freezing temps NYC is experiencing! Stay warm everyone! Details on everything I am wearing, and similar looks, are all below!  Let me know what you think in the comments!

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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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

Shop this urban look below!!!

Dreaming of warmer days….My Miami Photos!!!!

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MiamiI finally had a chance to gather together my photos from my recent trip to Miami.  The weekend was incredible, and the occasian was my best friend Debbie’s bachlorette weekend. We went to South Beach, and the weather, food, and beach was amazing. With the tempeture being so insanely cold in NYC lately, these photos definitely keep me dreaming of warmer days! The thing I love about South Beach is that you can’t wear enough bright neon colors, metallics, or animal prints. “The bolder….the better” is always my motto while there. As you can see from the photos, my friends don’t shy away from color either.   I hope you enjoy the photos!!! Try the Miami look with the links below!

xoxoxo
Julie

 

 

Asos Leopard Coat Giveaway!

Asos leopard coat giveawayWANNA WIN THIS GORGEOUS LEOPARD COAT FROM ASOS? SCROLL DOWN TO FIND OUT HOW!

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ASOS LEOPARD COAT GIVEAWAYASOS LEOPARD COAT GIVEAWAYCHANEL ASOS LEOPARD COAT GIVEAWAYChloe Susanna bootsHappy Fashion Week!  How about a giveaway?  I am giving away this gorgeous faux fur Leopard Coat from ASOS to one of my lucky readers! All you have to do to enter is follow me on TWITTER, follow me on INSTAGRAM, and leave me a comment below, telling me how you would wear this gorgeous coat!  I decided to pair it with my Chloe Susanna boots, and my vintage Chanel bag used as a clutch.  I can also see this coat working with black wide leg pants, and bright colored jeans.  How would you wear it? Tell me in the comments below!
XOXOXO
Julie

Coat: Asos, Skirt: Forever 21, Sweater: J Crew, Boots: Chloe Susanna, (get the look for less HERE), Bag Vintage Chanel, Ring: YSL, Sunglasses: Karen Walker

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High Fashion in Machine City

Javitz Center bike show-The Fashion MinxWe 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

Javitz Center bike show- The Fashion MinxThere 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. 🙁

Julie at bike showJavitz Center bike showChris and Pedja at bike showMy boyfriend Chris, and his good friend Pedja had the chance to try out some awesome bikes.  Although, this one was more like a cross between a bike and a car. Can’t believe it’s street legal!

Javtiz Center bike showJavitz Center bike showJavitz Center bike showJavitz Center bike showJavitz Center bike showMy Celine bag was perfect to lug around all my stuff, and to carry around any goodies I decided to buy while there. 😉

Javitz Center bike showJewelry at Bike showGorgeous handmade jewelry made from hematite. I especially loved the rainbow bracelets.

Table at Bike show Table full of patches, and hand painted helmets…………

Javitz Center bike show- pink bikeOf course, this pink bike caught my eye.

Javitz Center bike showBike show pink helmetI even found a pink helmet to match 😉

UHL studios paintingsI LOVED the Harley-Davidson art by UHL Studios!  Gorgeous artwork! I was tempted to take something home!

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UHL StudiosThis was one of my favorites.

PAINTING AND MODELThe model for the painting was at the show! Too cool!

Elvis painting at bike showBike show large paintingPedja almost took this large one home………. (The painting….not me ;-))

Bike show paintingsbike show leopard bikeNaturally,  I was attracted to this bike with the leopard seat. LOVE the copper elements also. So retro. It’s gorgeous!  I would even love to have it on display in our apt, next to my leopard coats and bags. (Chris said no to this idea. LOL)

Javitz Center bike showI 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

Leopard LoveLeopard LoveLeopard LoveStuart Weitzman Leopard bootiesLeopard LoveFallon chokerLeopard LoveLeopard LoveLeopard Love Leopard Love Leopard Love As I have told you before………I LOVE leopard.  So, when these Stuart Weitzman backflip booties in leopard went on sale at Zappos, I had to buy them! Truthfully, I had been lusting after these boots since last year, but the price tag stopped me.  When they went on sale though, I had to cave! And, believe it or not, they are comfortable!  And, they match perfectly with my J Crew Edie clutch that I also scored on sale.  Sadly, the leopard version is sold out now, but similar gorgeous leopard clutches are HERE, and HERE.  Today was actually a beautiful, warm day in NYC.  By warm, I mean 50s, but it’s January! That feels like Summer to me!!  It gave me a chance to rock my Balenciaga quilted jacket, with a fur vest on top. Again, for GREAT PRICES on Balenciaga, visit HG BAGS!! Email Erica and tell her you read  about her site on my blog!  Her prices are half off retail!! Too bad next week is back to cold. LOL Happy Weekend!
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! 😉