Best Holiday party looks

If there aren’t already enough reasons to love this time of the year, holiday parties are something I always look forward to. You can sign me up for anything that gives me a reason to dress up and go all out with the sequins and the festive jewelry.
However it can be stressful to come up with appropriate outfits for every occasion, without falling into the “outfit repeater” category. (After all, all we want is a good variety of Instagrammable pictures, am I right ladies?).

Here are a few ideas for your holiday looks. Let me know which one is your favorite down below!

Be Dazzling

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Wearing the Bella Sweetheart Mini Dress in Navy. Also love this version and this style.

One thing I like to do is keeping my dress elegant and simple so I can go all out with the accessories. I love to make it interesting with a pair of statement earrings and a fabulous clutch. And how gorgeous is this one from Simitri Designs? A real conversation piece! I got the Gray Dreamy Clutch because it goes with both gold and silver and it even has a chain to wear on the shoulder. Also obsessing over this one combining silver, yellow and rose gold.

Bold & Bright

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Wearing Speechless Dresses. Also obsessed with this style and this one right here.

On the other hand when I know I’m wearing a dress that has intricate details I keep it simple with my accessories. This beauty has a mesh panel in the front and a cris-cross back. Also I’m obsessed with the color: a shade of burgundy that is perfect not only for Christmas but also for fall and spring.

Jewel Tones

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This emerald velvet number and this sapphire one are my absolute faves. Clutch: Simitri Designs.

From emerald green to sapphire blue and ruby red, this is the perfect season to wear all the luxurious hues. Textures and lengths are also total game changers. Satin and velvet have to be my absolute favorites (with a slight preference to velvet because of its more durable nature and the fact that I cannot help myself from spilling everything I hold). Also, don’t keep it mini: midi dresses and longer ones will make you feel like a million bucks! (little bonus tip, if you find a gorgeous long dress but aren’t completely sold on it just bring it to your tailor and add a slit. You’ll have a unique dress that will get you noticed everywhere you go!).

This blogpost is on collaboration with Speechless Dresses and Simitri Designs.

The Best Gift I've Ever Received

As the end of the year approaches I’ve been reflecting on the past 11 months and how my life has changed since last year. I treasure this time of year not only because of the holiday cheer that surrounds us but also because it makes me to reflect upon my goals and the direction I want to take next. Change is usually something that most people are scared of at best and despise at worst.

And yet the only constant in life is, in fact, change.

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I’m wearing the Dana Jumpsuit from Black Halo. Also love this one and this one.


I was lucky enough in my life to be subject in a relatively early stage of my life to situations that turned my life upside down and made me quick to adapt to new realities. I had a very unpredictable life in high school and it still is somewhat the case I would say.
Moving countries (and continents) with my parents helped me adapt to new cultures and made me a quick learner. At only 15 years old I had to learn a new language and adapt to a completely different lifestyle than what I was used to.

It sure was hard back then but that was probably the best gift I’ve ever received.

It is now normal to me to dive head first into things that most people would never even consider doing. It made me very proactive and a firm believer that I can accomplish anything I set my mind onto.

So take this as my gift to you. Go out there today and do one thing you’re afraid of.

You’ll find out that it wasn’t that scary after all.









You are my galaxy

I'm talking to you, New York. Always so full of surprises and opportunities, always moving and ever-changing. There isn't another place in the world I'd rather be. New York: you are my universe, you are my galaxy.

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My new favorite accessory since the beginning of this year has been this beautiful leather bag from Luana Italy. The Sofia mini satchel is the perfect combination of elegant and polished yet playful and versatile! The creme brulee color with the black accents goes perfectly with literally everything but my favorite part of this bag has to be the pastel pink interior lining! I am the only one who cares about literally the smallest details? 

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Skirt and shoes: Forever21 - Jacket: Zara - Bag: Luana Italy

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What does your universe revolve around?

I mean business

Hello loves and HAPPY MONDAY! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are feeling ready and energized to conquer this new week! How are those new year's resolutions coming along?

On my end this year has already exceeded my expectations as I was invited to walk the red carpet at a movie premiere this past week! Never in a million years I could have imagined that one day I would have walked a red carpet. I am very thankful for all the amazing opportunities I get but let me tell you a secret: it's all about hard work.
I always get so many dms from people asking me how I afford those designer bags or how I managed to get a big Instagram following and my answer is always the same: HARD WORK!

For some reason I feel like people don't usually like that answer. Believe me, I would have loved to give you the recipe for instant success, but unfortunately there is no such thing! To be a #BossBabe you have to be relentless and passionate! Reading books like "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fck" by Mark Manson (HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!) and wearing power suits, Loubs and Céline sunglasses makes me feel invincible.

I have to adhere to a strict business dress code everyday at work and this Ameliora suit is the most comfortable yet flattering suit I have ever owned! The company is run by boss babes, they manufacture in NYC and import all of their fabrics from Italy. I cannot get over how luxurious the red silk lining of this jacket is. A true statement suit and a perfect match to my Louboutins!

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Suit: Ameliora - Bag: Chanel - Blouse: Eta - Heels: Christian Louboutin

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Flame

Laying in bed late at night, scrolling through your Instagram feed instead of putting your phone away and capitalizing on your sleep is something we are all guilty of. Amidst all those shots of impeccable make up looks and stunning ootds, you'll find the occasional motivational quote. There are some quotes that just resonate so much more with each and every one of us and personally, I've fallen into the habit of printing those out as decor and, little by little, I found myself starting to live by them. One of my favorite ones is: 

"Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire"

Because we should start listening to our inner selves and living with passion and purpose. What sets your soul on fire? For me it's taking on different challenges and pushing myself, travelling and making people happy. From my workouts to the time I spend studying for exams, the motivation I feel to work towards my goals is intoxicating.
I sincerely hope you all find something that sets your souls on fire. Honestly, there is no better feeling.

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Top: Forever 21 (old) - Jeans:  Articles of Society - Shoes: Gianvito Rossi - Bag: Gucci - Sunglasses: Dior Split

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On another note these Sarah-Copan ankle skinny jeans from Articles of Society are my new faves go tos. They're super soft and flattering and I'm loving the roses details!

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2018: goals, wishlist and more

There is nothing more exciting than a new start, a clean slate where you can draw and write anything you want. We are so incredibly lucky to get one every 365 days and I think more people should take the time to actually reflect on this. We all need direction in our life and because of how busy hectic most of our days are, we can lose track of where we're going and on the long run this can only bring us down and make us feel unhappy with our lives.
My advice to you is to sit down in front of a sheet of paper (or surrounded by all the things that you got last year and that you've worked so hard for, like I did here) and think of all the things that make you happy. Write them down and do your best to tick everything off that list this year. I can be anything, from spending more time with your friends and family, to getting a new bag or pair of shoes, to getting a new puppy (and if you can't get an actual dog just volunteer at your local shelter! They're always looking for people to walk dogs. You'll be making a lil pup's day and he'll be making yours :) ).

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This year is the first time my wishlist has barely any material things in it: I used to lust over so many trendy bags and amazing shoes but when I think about it, those things, while still absolutely beautiful, don't add a lot to my everyday life. Instead, what makes me smile is going to brunch with my girlfriends (especially Yana from @MissYanaCherie), taking pictures for you guys, reading books and travelling. So I joined a book club (and you should join us too!), I already booked 4 trips for this year (and will probably book a few more tbh) and I'm trying to put together some cool and fun content for all of you guys!

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Chanel Brooch - Diptyque Candle - Christian Louboutin So Kates - Dior J'Adior Pumps - Cartier Trinity Bracelet and Love Ring - Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Pumps - Prada Cahier Buckle mini Bag



You can do literally anything you set your heart to, you just need to take the first step. I hope you all make 2018 your BEST year yet! What are some of yours goals and wishes?

What I got for Christmas 2017

Hello loves and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope everyone is having the BEST start of the year! I know it's long overdue but here I am, FINALLY sharing what I got from Christmas this year :)

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To be honest I really didn't ask for anything, I took it easy and enjoyed the time with my family in the city. My Christmas gift to them was tickets for The Christmas Spectacular, at the Radio City Musical Hall, featuring the iconic Rockettes! Nonetheless I did receive some amazing goodies and here they are:

1. The Louis Vuitton Logomania scarf in grey

I feel like every single blogger got one this year! But it's seriously so beautiful and warm, I was so so happy when I opened it!

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2. Two Fendirumi bag charms

I didn't own any Fendi bag charms and for a fashion obsessed like me it was almost something to be ashamed of! (just kidding!) These little monsters will make all of my bags so much more fashionable.

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3. Chloé and Chloé Love Story Gift Sets

I'm such a Chloé girl when it comes to perfumes! Their floral and light scents are perfect for any month of the year! These gift sets came with miniature/travel size bottles and well as scented body lotions! I guess someone will be smelling very good this year :D

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4. Chanel Pearl Earrings

Chanel earrings are probably one of my biggest obsessions. I just think they're so beautiful and classical that they'll never go out of style. I wear earrings everyday (I feel so naked without them!) and it's usually Chanel ones. So happy when I opened the little black box and found these pearly beauties inside! Plus they match my brooch so well.

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5. Tons of beauty goodies!

I feel like you can never go wrong when gifting beauty products to any woman in your life :) The Lancome L'absolu Rouge Lip Glosses are so rich and creamy, I'm in love with their formula! And for whenever I feel like having a spa night in the Pure Sugar Scrub by L'Oréal followed by the MZ Skin Hydra-lift Golden Facial mask make my skin feel like new in just a few minutes!

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6. Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!

I must say my friend and family know me well! I think I have enough chocolate to last me until Christmas 2018.. Hum.. nope, just kidding, it's almost all gone already!

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7. Tsarevna Christmas Tea by Kusmi Tea Paris

Another gift that was the most welcome was Kusmi Tea's Christmas blend in a beautiful limited edition gold jar. The zesty aroma of orange on a black tea base, with touches of vanilla and almond is the most perfect way to start any wintery day!

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Pumpkin Spice

I'm a summer baby and always will be so I get extremely sad whenever Labor Day hits. I'm never ready to say goodbye to the long and sunny summer days and to all the cute summer outfits (am I the only one obsessed with white lace on beautifully tan skin?). This year however the transition seems to be very soft as everyone is still sporting short sleeves and no jacket in October. Add to that the fact that the whole city is decorated for fall with cute little pumpkins, orange and red flowers and that the fall lattes are now available at Starbucks (in addition to the PSL do yourself a favor and try the maple pecan latte too!) and you might even be able to call me a happy camper.

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Top: Tj Maxx (it's only $15!) - Pants: Zara (old, similar here) - Shoes: Valentino -
Bag: Chloe - Sunglasses: Celine

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Summer Riot

If you're ever in need of a quick city escapade with a spectacular ending I would suggest Coney Island for many reasons. Supercool graffiti walls where you can snap amazing pics *wink*, tons of good food, rides, games and cheerful people everywhere and last but not least the glorious fireworks they have every Friday night. We had an absolutely lovely time there yesterday and I have to say I am literally obsessed with this off the shoulders, wide leg midi jumpsuit from Lulus I wore! It's something totally new for me but decided to give it a try and I'm so happy I did :) it's flattering, super comfy and so chic with all the ruffles and bow. All the summer vibes.

Jumpsuit: Lulus - Bag: Gucci - Shoes: Zara - Sunglasses: Celine

You only live once, but if you do it right once is enough

I am a firm believer in celebrating: I celebrate accomplishments (no matter how big or small), I celebrate my friends' achievements, I celebrate special dates, I celebrate life. Because really, it's all about the small things, those little everyday miracles that make life worth living. :)
So this year for my birthday party I went all out and organized the party of my dreams: it was all pink and gold and beautiful! It turned out to be the most perfect day ever, from start to finish. Everyone in my life did their part to make me feel so special and loved: from my coworkers, to my friends and even you guys! I just wanted to thank everyone once again for all the love and support. Now here's a few shots from my "Sweet Twenty-Six"!

My birthday outfit - Dress: INA - Bag: Valentino

I went for an all pink setting, with touches of gold here and there. Even the food was on theme: pink donuts, pink sugar cookies, pink cotton candy, pink Pocky and pink cupcakes that spelled out "HAPPY BDAY SARAH".

But my favorite part were the pink drinks! If you've never tried Belvoir's Elderflower and Rose Sparkling Lemonade if are missing out big time! I first tried it during a styling studio session last September during NYFW and it instantly became my new favorite drink. Plus the packaging in so cute, how can one resist?

Details from the party. My beautiful friend Katya from Flora Theory showed up with the most beautiful flower box I've ever seen. Seriously obsessed!

And here are my birthday gifts! Gucci Marmont belt, Valentino Rockstud sandals, Saint Laurent Sac du Jour tote and Hermes Kelly Double Tour bracelet! Spoiled is an understatement, I know.

The old New York

New York is a lot like life: always so full of surprises. You might it think have it all figured out and then you walk a little past your comfort zone and find yourself in completely new territory. There is nothing better than knowing that the possibilities are endless and whatever you can think of you can achieve. Strolling in the gardens at Tudor city this past weekend felt like I was travelling back in time. The complex, built in 1927, was the first residential skyscraper complex in the world! Can you imagine how it felt living there back in the 30s?

Top: T.J. Maxx - Pants: Zara - Bag: Chanel - Shoes: Gucci - Sunglasses: Celine

Chasing Rainbows

Fashion should be fun and colorful and if your outfit doesn't make you smile every time you see your reflection somewhere, then you're doing something wrong! When I first saw this skirt at Zara I fell in love: the color was one my favorites, the playful ruffles were so fun and the asymmetrical hem made it all the way more interesting. I have gotten so many compliments for it and so many random people stopped me in the streets to ask me where I got it. We rarely venture out of our comfort zone, in life like in fashion, but when we do the results are magical. So that's my way of saying to you to be daring this summer and don't be afraid to try new things, from a hot pink skirt to skydiving or swimming with sharks (yes those things really are on my bucket list :D ). How about you? What's on your bucket list for this summer?

Embellished Shirt: J. Crew (old, similar here) - Skirt: Zara (on sale now!) -
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman - Bag: Valentino - Sunglasses: Dior - Ring: YSL - Earrings: Stella & Dot

Happy Birthday America!

Who doesn't love long weekends? Everyone escapes and New York turns into some kind of ghost town. And having the city as your personal playground is basically every blogger's dream! I was shopping around in Soho and the Lower East Side yesterday and just happened to walk by the most perfect backdrop for a 4th of July post. You gotta love New York! So here it is! I wish you all a wonderful long weekend, may your days be filled with sunshine, laughter, amazing food, good friends and memorable family moments!

Blouse and shorts: Forever21 - Shoes: Zara (on sale!!) - Bag: Gucci - Sunglasses: Rayban Clubmaster - Watch and bangle: Daniel Wellington (get 15% off your order and free shipping with the code SHOPWEARREPEAT15)

I don't think I will ever get tired of wearing pink

I love how effortlessly and harmonically extremes coexists in the city. Skyscrapers are built next to historical monuments and low rise buildings making the contrast between them striking and fascinating. One minute you can be in the busy streets of Times Square bustling with tourists and street artists and the other you find yourself in the peace and quiet of Bryant Park surrounded by flowers and families spending quality time together. Either you love it or you hate it, there is no in between. And one thing is sure, just like wearing pink, I will never get tired of New York City.

Dress: Victoria Beckham x Target (Sold out!) - Shoes: Valentino - Bag: Gucci - Brooch: Chanel - Watch: Daniel Wellington Classic Petite (15% off your purchase with the code SHOPWEARREPEAT15) - Sunglasses: Celine

A Rainy Summer Day

Summer weekends have to be my favorite time of the year. Unfortunately NYC weather is trying really hard not to let us enjoy the beautiful weather as it seems like the sun only shines during the week and leaves its place to clouds and thunderstorms on the weekends. Anybody else in this case or is it just here?
So what happens when you optimistically plan a photoshoot in Soho on a Saturday morning, thinking you'll be fine and it ends up pouring? You end up in the Oculus at the World Trade Center, which by the way is probably the most expensive train station in the world with a $3.9B construction cost. The station slash shopping center with its beautiful natural light and stunning white Italian marble stairs turned out to be the perfect hideaway during the storm says not only me but also the tons of tourists that ended up there to escape the rain. 

Surprisingly my outfit turned out to be weather appropriate after all. I have to admit I love this strange and unpredictable weather because it gives me the opportunity to wear mid-season pieces like this beautiful flowy old pink trench coat. I'm all about whites and soft pastels!

Bag: Gucci - Top: Zara - Jeans: 7 For All Mankind - Trench - Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

A Magical Day: VC Polo Classic

When I think of my ideal day there are a few things I always picture: beautiful weather is a must, a breathtaking location, amazingly fashionable people around and of course good friends to share all of this with. Veuve Clicquot made all my dreams come true last Saturday at their annual VC Polo Classic Event. It was an afternoon filled with sun, champagne and laughter that I spent, surrounded by people with an incredible sense of style, at the Liberty State Park which has stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. The polo match was the first one I ever attended and I have to admit it was pretty exciting and very entertaining. As if all of that wasn't enough, to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of this event, Alicia Keys took the stage and sang a few songs for us. Listening to everyone sing along to Empire State of Mind while overlooking the beautiful skyline and Statue of Liberty was one of the best experiences ever!

City guide: Washington D.C.

Hello loves! Today I want to tell you all about the amazing long weekend I spent in Washington D.C. with my babe Yana (from @MissYanaCherie). D.C. is very different from most American cities I've visited: its historical neighborhoods, famous monuments and magnificent old buildings remind me a lot of European cities. The atmosphere there was one of timeless charm and we had an absolutely incredible time exploring the city. So if you're planning to visit D.C. in the future, here are the top things I would recommend.

Staying

We were lucky enough to partner with Marriott during our trip and got the opportunity to stay at the Marriott Georgetown. The hotel was the first Marriott built in the country's capital and has recently been renovated to showcase a reinvented hotel experience. Boldly transforming itself for global travelers who blend work and play (aka bloggers!), Marriott leads the industry with innovations enabling the next generation to #TravelBrilliantly. The location of the hotel is perfect: just a short 10 minutes stroll to Georgetown and a 20 minutes walk to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall and all the Smithsonian Museums.

Our suite was extremely spacious, modern and comfortable. From cozy robes to a huge smart tv to top of the line bathroom essentials nothing was missing! 

The personal handwritten note and this delectable welcome tray were such a nice surprise!

Shopping

Because our hotel was in Georgetown we were there basically every day. The historical little town is the perfect destination to walk around, shop, eat and discover a few points of interest such as the Old Stone House and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. 
You'll find there all the main street names from Zara to Forever 21, Intermix and even a TJ Maxx! (which, I'll admit, is on of my favorite stores ever!)

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Dining

We had most of our meals at the Marriott Georgetown, taking full advantage of the M Lounge Club that offers an amazing breakfast buffet every morning, snack throughout the whole day and small bites and appetizers in the evening.

However we did indulge in a Italian dinner feast at Flavio, in Gerogetown. The cute outdoor seating area will catch your eye but the bite of margherita pizza they let you sample will steal your heart! Special mention goes to the uber popular Lobster Diavolo pasta: believe me when I say it's their most popular dish for a valid reason!

For a quick sugar fix there is plenty of choice: Sprinkle cupcakes, Laduree and of course the original location of Georgetown cupcakes

Sightseeing

The Old Georgetown, Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom are historic neighborhoods, all within walking distance from each other where the buildings are beautifully preserved. Walking down those streets early in the morning we just felt like time stopped.

The Library of Congress turned out to be one of my absolute favorite places I have ever visited in my whole life. No joke! The architecture inside the building was simply breathtaking and we just got lost in its stunning rooms. We also saw a couple of newlyweds taking their pictures there and let me just tell you that is actual #relationshipgoals!

Of course no visit to D.C. is complete without a stop at the National Mall. There are so many museums, memorials and monuments around it that we spent a whole day in the area and still didn't get to see everything!

It was such an emotional moment getting to stand where so many incredible men that shaped the history stood and walk their steps. 

The Smithsonian castle and its gardens were our favorite part and the Hirshhorn museum of contemporary art was definitely the most interesting museum I've ever been at! They also hold very instagrammable temporary exhibitions there, unfortunately we happened to visit while they were right in between exhibitions! (just our luck..)

Have you ever been to Washington D.C. or anybody lives there? What are some of your favorite things to do? Let me know in the comments!

Live colorfully

I will never be able to understand why people love wearing black so much. While I can definitely appreciate an all black outfit and opt for this option myself at times, I find it way more interesting to wear white (if you hadn't noticed yet!) or bright fun colors! So of course when I spotted this chiffon off the shoulders baby doll dress at Raul Penaranda's Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Show I knew I had to have it! Pair it with sparkly Givenchy heels and find an amazing colorful mural and you've got yourself a happy blogger!