My Current Obsessions- Holiday Edition

Hello! I hope everyone had an incredible Holiday season! I wanted to share some of my favorite items that I received for Christmas! I am totally in love with these pieces, each one is magical in it’s own way!  All links to purchase are below! What did you get for the holidays? Tell me in the comments! xoxo Julie Lanvin Love Ring My sweet friend Thao surprised me with this incredible Lanvin Love Ring for Christmas! It’s bold, stunning, and sparkles like crazy! Perfect statement ring with a beautiful message. #AllYouNeedIsLove  img_8182-jpg img_7682-jpg Speaking of love…I am head over heels for this YSL metallic heart bag! Perfect size for evenings out, and the color is amazing! Again, thank you Thao for being such an amazing friend!  Here’s this amazing bag in black: YSL Black Heart Bag (ON SALE TOO!),  and also here in leopard! YSL Leopard Heart Bag  img_8192LINKS: YSL HEART BAG.  LANVIN LOVE RING.   img_8516 img_8528 img_8529 This Lanvin Love Necklace is my favorite, and I wear it almost daily! (Even with t-shirts!l)  It’s by far one of my very favorite necklaces, and well worth the price! #BoldStatementNecklace  Here it is in the gold version! Gold Lanvin Love Necklace img_7381 fullsizerender-jpgAnyone who knows me knows that I have a serious obsession with opals. When I discovered Arik Kastan…that was it.  His jewelry designs are so unique and organic!  I love this Opal Mandala Ring for the little details.  The composition…the different sized stones.  It’s truly a work of art.  All of his rings are stunning. Check out his site!!

 

 

 

 

YSL PINK METALLIC HEART BAG, (Also in black HERE, and in leopard HERE, LANVIN LOVE NECKLACE, (And in gold HERE), LANVIN LOVE RING   Shop this look below:

Cool Summer

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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 

 

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

*****************************HAPPY SHOPPING!********************************************

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!

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ASOS LEOPARD COAT GIVEAWAY

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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

Shop this look below!

Indian Summer

Julie zara pantsJulie zara pants body shotThe weather in NYC has been unseasonably warm, which is pleasant to walk around it,  but scary at the same time for those of us worried about global warming. (like me) Nevertheless….it’s a great excuse to wear my favorite burgundy Balenciaga leather jacket. Similar HERE and HERE.  Pants are Zara. I love the leopard print on them. Get similar looks HERE and HERE. I have been wearing my Pamela Love Tribal necklace almost every day since I got it.(See post HERE)   It’s the perfect statement necklace, and it’s earthy and organic at the same time…..just my style. 😉 Check out Pamela Love’s other designs HERE.

P.S. Isn’t it strange how much it’s raining lately? During Winter? Shouldn’t it be snowing? Sigh….

What are you favorite looks this Winter?

  xoxo

Julie

Jacket: Balenciaga (Similar HERE and HERE), Pants: Zara (similar HERE and HERE), Top: Zara: (Similar HERE for under $7!!!), Boots: Rag and Bone Newbury. They are the most comfortable boots ever. (Get other colors HERE), Necklace: Pamela Love, Ring: YSL Arty, Belt: Hermes, Bracelet: J Crew, Bag: Celine Nano (Similar HERE)

***All Photos copyright Katharine Andriotis Photography

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Autumn Afternoon in the Concrete Jungle

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Photos: Katharine Andriotis Photography

Hello, and happy Fall!! I had the opportunity to shoot with the amazing Katharine Andriotis again recently, and we decided to go to the Union Square farmers market. I don’t know about you, but the moment Fall arrives, all I can think about is pumpkins, hot apple cider, and the crisp Fall air!  The Farmer’s market in Union Square was buzzing with energy.  The fresh organic fruits and veggies were incredible, and I really love the spirit of the Autumn season.  Orange is my favorite Fall color, so I was really happy to receive this beautiful clutch courtesy of Asos, and my amazing friend Meg at RS. This Levi’s denim jacket is perfect for this weather, and you can literally throw it over everything. And, I am still wearing my Rag & Bone Newbury boots everywhere! They are insanely comfortable!  The outfit I wore is a perfect example of mixing high end items, with very low end items.     (I think my skirt and top were $15 dollars from Forever 21! See links below for details!)  I also love adding bright touches of color to a dark outfit, as I did here, with the neon turquoise belt, and bright orange clutch against dark navy and black. It’s a great way to wear bright colors in the Fall! My amazing boyfriend Chris came along for the shoot, and to pick some fresh veggies with me. 😉  How are you celebrating Fall?

xoxo

Julie

Jacket: Levis Denim trucker jacket, Top: Forever 21, Skirt: Forever 21, Belt: Aldo, (similar HERE, and HERE)  Clutch: Asos, Tights: Plush fleece lined tights (perfect for Fall and Winter, warm but thin!), Boots: Rag & Bone, Ring:YSL, ( love this ring, such a statement piece!) Bracelets: handmade (similar HERE, and HERE), Sunglasses: House of Harlow Watch: Citizen (similar HERE), Spike bracelet: CC Skye

SCROLL THROUGH THE ITEMS BELOW TO SEE MY CURRENT FAVORITE FALL ITEMS! 😉