Balthazar

Balthazar

I’ve been dying to go to Balthazar Restaurant in SOHO for sooooo long. Finally the hubby and I went for our anniversary. It’s so quintessentially French. If I hadn’t driven there I would have thought I was actually in Paris. It reminded us so much of places we’ve eaten in there. Loved it! If you’re in New York it’s a must!

Anyhoo… NYC outfits are so much fun to come up with. Sophisticated, trendy, edgy. Anything goes. While you can go to almost any restaurant in jeans I like to get a little more creative when I venture in. You would think that living such a short distance from the City we would go more often but it doesn’t happen so much. You can never go wrong with black leather anything. I had kind of envisioned a slip dress over the pants, but I just couldn’t find the perfect one. This tunic, however, jumped out and said “Buy me!”. I adore the blush colour and it added some lightness and femininity to the outfit. Have I ever told you how much I’m obsessed with scarves? They’re taking over the coat cupboard but I can’t help it. It’s that 3rd piece you add to your outfit for ladylike completion and there’s just so much variety and so many ways to wear them! Not sure how many more times this year I’ll get to wear my favourite Prada ankle boots. So sad!

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Wrap – Tunic – Pants – Boots (Similar)
Sunglasses (Locals message me!) – Bracelet (Right) & Necklace – Bracelet (Left) – Watch

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The Sitting Room

I tried something new last time and apparently you all missed my commentary. I guess I should be flattered that you actually read what I write! Here it goes…

Can I just mention that winter blogging is tough? How often am I dressed before the sun sets? Not very apparently! And I adore winter fashion and would love to show you so much more! Oh well… I give up. Pictures from my sitting room and living room, Scotch in hand, will have to do until the sun stays up a little longer.

This awesome sweater kimono with fun fringes at the bottom was all I needed to be cozy yet chic. I always have a cami or tank underneath everything because restaurants are so overheated in the winter. I need to be able to strip down as much as possible! I adore how dark greys and blacks make shiny jewellery pop so well. The necklace is a new acquisition that my parents brought back from Europe and I needed the right outfit to show it off. Side note… I love these Prada Chelsea boots!

J Brand Skinny Jeans

Oversize Kimono Sweater

Free People Kimono

Lola and Grace Necklace

Swarovski QVC Bracelets

Free People Kimono
Free People Cami
J Brand Skinny Jeans
Prada Chelsea Boots (Similar)
Swarovski Bracelet
Lola and Grace Necklace

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The Cowl Effect

I’ve been coveting this sweater for so long. Finally it went on sale with an extra 25% off. Mine! It’s chunky and has a cowl neck but it’s sleeveless so I won’t melt (I’m always way too hot) and the colour is so of-the-moment and fall friendly. How perfectly do these boots go? They’re ancient but the fringe is so hot right now so a staple they will remain for the time being.

Free People BOHO #OOTD

Free People Cowl Neck Sweater

Free People Coated Jeans

Sam Edelman Fringe Boots

Sweater – Free People
Coated Jeans – Free People
Booties – Sam Edelman (Love These)
Sunglasses – Ray Ban
Bracelets – Alex & Ani
Watch – Michele Watches (Similar)

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Back with Flare

Literally and figuratively. Ha. Anyhow… let’s just say I was skeptical of pulling off this trendy flare thing. First of all, I’m short. Second of all, just not sure. Flares are typically made for people who must be 7 feet 2 inches tall because most of the ones I’ve tried on are just ridiculously long. My favourite sales person at Free People assured me that I could pull it off and that she had a pair that would work. These are made with a raw hem so that you can cut them to any length. I tried them on with the highest heel I figured I would ever wear with them and cut them to fit those. Past that, let ‘em drag on the ground and fray a little more. What do you think? Did I pull it off?

Free People Flare Jeans

Free People Tee

Free People BOHO OOTD

Free People OOTD

Free People Bralette

Keyhole Tee – Free People
Flare Jeans – Free People
Sunglasses – Ray Ban
Watch – Michele Watches (Love This One)
Bangles – Alex & Ani

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Sloppy Pockets

Sloppy Pockets

Versatility. That’s what came to mind when I spied this fun little cardigan. It’s light enough and short sleeved so you can definitely don it over a tank in the summer yet a dark enough tone that it will make a great finishing piece over a long sleeved top of some sort in the fall or winter. Besides, who could pass up these awesome huge pockets? Since it is still summer (I say begrudgingly), I paired it with all white and added some edginess with destroyed skinnies. While I’m loving some of the wider leg pants that are out there these days I still love my skinnies and they allow me to wear those flowy tops I love so much!

Free People Sweater Vest

Free People Tank

Free People OOTD

Sweater Vest Pockets

Michele Watch

Sloppy Pocket Sweater – Free People
Tank – Free People
Jeans – Free People
Bralette – Free People
Wedges – DV Dolce Vita (Old, Love These)
Sunglasses – Oliver Peoples
Watch – Michele Watches (Similar)
Bracelets – Nomination, Alex and Ani, Trollbeads, Walter Bauman

Cheers!

Just Jeans and a Tank

Just Jeans and a Tank

That “blogworthy” word came up when we were going out to take pictures today. My favourite stylist at the Free People store liked it and told me to definitely blog this one so here it is! The tank is, of course, Free People and the jeans are old distressed boyfriend jeans that seemed to stand the test of time. So simple yet put together. Pairings can turn jeans and a tank into an outfit. The fancy racerback bralette that shows in the back, a belt, animal print Betula sandals and jewellery which is always key to adding interest to simplicity.

Casual OOTD

Distressed Boyfriend Jeans

Tank and Boyfriend Jeans

Free People Racerback Bralette

Animal Print Betula

Tank Top – Free People
Jeans – Edyson (Old, Love These)
Sandals – Betula (Browns Canada Exclusive, Try These)
Sunglasses – Ray Ban
Necklace – Arthur and Livingston
Bracelets – Alex and Ani
Watch – Michele Watches
Lubi the Chihuahua

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