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?

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

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

Summer in New York

For my first post from New York I wanted to give you guys a perfect overview of what my days looks like here. The Big Apple is unlike any other city I've ever been to and that's exactly why I love it so much. There's always something to do, see and discover. I usually spend my weekends checking out new cute restaurants or dessert places, shopping at my favorite stores and hanging out and pic-nicking at my favorite parks.

For my outfits I like to keep it practical (no heels for busy city days that's for sure!) but still cute and super girly. I love the off the shoulders trend and I am a sucker for cute summer dresses and two piece outfits because they make it so easy to get ready in the morning and you always look so put together. I love shopping online fir different, unique pieces and TOBI is definitely one of my favorite websites do to that.

Top: TOBI - Jeans: J Brand - Bag: Gucci - Shoes: Valentino

Dress: TOBI - Bag: Valentino

I especially love shopping around in Soho where all the best stores are and stopping by a few trusted thrift stores like Buffalo Exchange. If you follow me on my Instastory you might have noticed already ;)

I also especially love strolling in Central Park and Washington Square park while snacking on macarons or yummy chocolate chip cookies from Levain bakery. Cherry blossoms season made the city look so pretty! 

Two-piece: TOBI - Shoes: Chanel - Bag: Chloé

Royals

Because being in Paris is basically living in a fairy tale, my blogger "job" has never been easier. Everywhere I go there always is a perfect photo opportunity just waiting for me. After some shopping at Gucci on the Rue Saint Honoré I ended up on the Jardins du Palais Royal (the Royal Palace Gardens) and couldn't help myself from shooting some pictures with my news goodies. I fell in love with the marmont line and I'm so happy I found both items I wanted! The heels are AMAZING quality, very comfortable and run half a size big (so size down!) and this bag, in this size and color, completely stole my heart! Paris is after all, the city of love. :)

Romper: Shein - Bag: Gucci - Shoes: Gucci

Spring Pinks in Paris

As I'm sure you've all noticed by now, pink is one of my favorite colors and when spring comes around I cannot help but wearing soft pastels and fresh whites. The other day I was strolling on avenue Montaigne and the Champs Elysées and decided to pop into Zara for a second to see the new arrivals. I saw this bubblegum pink ruffle top with bows on the sleeves and immediately knew it was meant to be shot in the colorful Rue Crémieux, where all the houses are painted different pastel shades. The street really looks like a giant box of macarons and was filled with people taking pictures. Of course I chose the pinkest of them all.

Top: Zara - Pants: Primark - Shoes: Chanel - Bag: Gucci - Sunglasses: Céline

Postcards from Paris

There aren't many cities in the world that take your breath away as often as Paris does.
It almost feels like time has stopped there: every little street is magical and every street corner seems to have in store wonderful surprises for the ones who are willing to look for them. Nothing can beat letting your sight wander out of the window of your car, while stuck in traffic, and seeing the iron lady stand tall and fierce in front of you. So here's an ode to the city of lights, may you always remain beautiful, strong and timeless.

Dress: Bloomingdales - Shoes: Valentino - Bag: Gucci - Sunglasses: Céline