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?

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

Pink

This very pink post concludes my New York adventures. On this last day in the city my babe Yana and I met up with the lovely Katya from Flora Theory and we had an amazing lunch at Bluestone Lane in the West Village. Then we proceeded to snap some pictures with this gorgeous flower box by Flora Theory! The weather was absolutely perfect but the company was even better! So sad to be leaving this amazing city once again!

Dress: Shein (this exact same one is sold out but I also love this one) - Shoes: Stuart Weitzman - Bag: Chloé

Sunglasses: Céline - Link bracelet: J. Crew

Perfect Day

My first day in New York turned out to be one of the best days ever! I met up with my favorite babe Yana (from @MissYanaCherie) and started our day in Soho. As usual we went to Georgetown cupcakes for a small morning treat (did you know that they give away free 100 cupcakes every day?? Just go there between 10am and noon and ask for one! You're welcome ;) ). After the delicious chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting on top we decided to just stroll around soho and ended up in front of Saint Laurent. The store front was so cute that I decided to take outfit pics in front of it!

Jacket: Shein - Jeans: J. Crew - Espadrilles & Brooch: Chanel - Bag: Chloé

These two bangles from The Peach Box are my absolute favorite pieces of jewelry right now! I cannot express to you how gorgeous and chic they are! They go beautifully with everything and are very high quality! As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words so just look for yourself:

Bracelets: The Peach Box

And then this happened.. I revealed what's inside on my Snapchat (my Snapchat is sarahgallazzi by the way)!

The Fendi store in Soho is also the cutest ever!

From Soho we then walked to the West Village to get to Olio e Più, one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITES restaurants in the city and strolled through Washington Square Park. Such a beautiful spring day.

Isn't this restaurant so adorable? I love their terrace and Yana and I were there for almost 3 hours eating the yummiest food and laughing and enjoying the sun.

We ordered the Antipasto misto (mix of charcuterie and cheese) and a side of focaccia (delicious Italian bread) as a starter and then I got the Sacchettoni cacio e pepe with a side of asparagus and Yana got the strip steak with pesto sauce and a side of sautée broccolis. Everything was beyond delicious! The asparagus was so flavorful and the antipasto misto brought back so many memories from my years in Italy! It was lovely!

Of course even after all that food, there's always room for dessert! So we ordered chocolate lava cakes and cappuccinos. If you saw my snaps of the cake you will know how good this was! :P

How stylish is that girl walking by on my right? #YASQUEEN

After all that food we just continued to walk and shop around and hit some of our most favorite stores (that I already told you all about in this post).

Days like these

As soon as I got back to Guadeloupe, Stephany (from @stephanyayinda), a super talented freelance photographer and dear friend of mine, came to visit me! I hadn't seen her in 6 months and I was so happy to finally be reunited with her! We decided to head to one of the nicest hotels and spas of the island for a yummy lunch on her first day here. Of course I jumped on the occasion to dress up a little and wear this gorgeous baroque dress and my trusted Emilio Pucci golden pumps. These are so extremely comfortable, it's unbelievable! I have worn them for many nights out and danced for 6 straight hours in them and my feet barely hurt at the end of the night! Seriously God sent!

Dress: Shein - Sunglasses: Céline - Shoes: Emilio Pucci - Bag: Chloé

Brooch: Chanel - Bracelets: The Peach Box - Link bracelet: J. Crew - Ring: YSL

And on to the delicious food! I decided to get a cheeseburger (hello cheat day!) with fries and salad and Stephany went for a beef carpaccio with a side of fries! Can you tell we're obsessed with this place's french fries? The are SO GOOD!

NYC Day 1

No city in the world feels more like home than NYC. Last week, thanks to a fortunate turn of events, I ended up taking an impromptu trip and flying to the big apple! This getaway wasn't planned at all (I literally got my tickets 12 hours before my departure thanks to a friend that works for the airline) but I managed to quickly pack up my things and alert all my friends that I was going to see them very soon!

As soon as I landed at JFK I dropped off my bags at my friend's place in Brooklyn and headed to the city to meet up with her! We chose Union Square as our first stop because it's one of our favorite places in the city.
Tons of good food places (my favorites are Desi Shack for indian food, Chopt' for delicious salads, Edo for sushis and of course Chipotle for mexican!), great shopping spots (from Nordstrom Rack, Forever 21, Sephora and MAC to Beacon's closet, one of the best thirft store out there!) and a beautiful park perfect for pictures and relaxing in the sun. I was so lucky to find beautiful weather in the city and spring was in full bloom.

My outfit for my first day in NYC was the same outfit I was wearing in the plane, so comfort was key for me. I opted for an all denim ensemble and added neutral colors.

Denim shirt: Abercrombie & Fitch - Jeans: J. Crew - Espadrilles and bag: Chanel - Biker jacket and sunglasses: Céline.

We had (an absolutely DELICIOUS!) lunch at Desi Shack (no surprise there!). I got a basmati rice bowl with veggies and paneer and Yana got the chicken tikka. Both dishes were to die for and we got mango lassis to tone down the spiciness of the sauce.

Had been waiting for this moment for over 6 months!!

Can't get over the prettiness of NYC buildings. Wherever we walk around, I am always looking up.

We ended up walking to Washington Square park from Union Square because we wanted to check out Crossroads, another very interesting thrift store. Washington Square park is another one of my favorite spots in the city. From there you can see the Empire state building, the Flatiron building, you can get yummy burgers and shakes at Shake Shack (my faves though are the cheese fries!!) and you can top it all with ice cream from Eataly.

After all the walking and shopping, we were starving so we headed to the east side to Antico Noé for dinner, our last stop for the day. This was our first time there and we got to discover the centuries-old tradition behind these delicious internationally acclaimed paninis. I had the opportunity to taste some of the best paninis I've ever had (like the #21 or #23) and fell in love with the vegetarian one. The mix of grilled veggies and homemade pesto sauce in between two layers of soft on the inside yet crunchy on the outside Italian bread took me back to my Italian childhood days and immediately made of Antico Noé my new favorite sandwich shop in the city.

A little piece of Italy in NYC.

Gift guide: favorite color edition

The holiday season is almost here and of course I am already thinking about all the gifts I will be giving to my friends and family this year! For my first Christmas on Shop Wear Repeat I wanted to make a different kind of gift guide and thought about what items I really loved and I realized all of them were so appealing to me because they were my favorite colors. So I went ahead and created these flatlays of things I already own and personally love to give you some awesome ideas on what to gift to all the people on your list! Best thing is all you need to know is their favorite color and you're good to go!

GOLD

This is one of my favorite colors especially when combined with white. I think it's very elegant and sophisticated and it's the perfect accent color in an all white room. Here are some of the things I have and love and think would be great gifts!

- Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish: it looks amazing in flatlays and is great to store small jewelry items.
- Gold skull candles: I got these in a set of 4 from Michaels last year for Halloween decor but still use them all year round! I couldn't find the exact same ones but I absolutely love this one as well and I'm thinking of getting it too!
- The Peach Box bracelet: an inexpensive alternative to the Tiffany and Co. atlas collection, love this bracelet to pieces, I wear it almost daily and it still looks new!
- J. Crew chain bracelet: such a classic statement.
- Michael Kors watch: I got mine a couple of years back and use it all the time!
- Buxom glittery eyeliner: perfect for festive make up looks!
- YSL lipstick: great lip product and so pretty it doubles as a room decor item!
- YSL nailpolish: The gold packaging of all the YSL makeup line is TDF and the quality of their nailpolishes is by far one of the best out there!
- Urban Outfitters macaron tinket box: perfect room decor item and it holds all the small little things the create clutter around the room. I am not hashamed of saying that I own these in almost every color!
- White and gold canister: so clean and sophisticated, it's the perfect gift for that messy friend of yours that needs a little extra storage space and motivation to declutter her space!
- White iPhone 6 case with gold glitter polka dots: because everyone needs one in their life.
- Gold foil wall art: mine is from marshalls but you can easily DIY some!
- Designs by Maria gold foil mug: the saying on this adorable mug ("Good things come to those who hustle") is inspirational and kick-ass, perfect for all the #bossladies out there!
- Victoria's Secret mist: what girl isn't in love with anything by VS?
 

PASTEL PINK

Baby pink is so girly and dreamy and is a color you can never go wrong with!
- Romper Room Essie nailpolish: this might be THE most perfect pale pink nailpolish: full coverage with just one coat and very long lasting!
- Ladurée macarons: because who doesn't love them?
- Pink heart-shaped sunglasses: too cute to handle
- Lemon West Peony soy candle: ok this one isn't pink technically but it basically smells like pink.
- Polaroid camera: the perfect way to immortalize all the fun you'll have together!
- Gina Made It bun bow: because everything's better with a bow.
- Bath and Body Works shimmer swirl lotion in A thousand wishes: make you smells and look like a million dollars!
- Notebook: because staying organized in style is important (this one is from Marshalls!).
- Monogrammed beauty pouch: so pretty and versatile!

TEAL

Another pastel color girls love and dreams of, probably because we always associate it with Tiffany and Co.
- Essie nailpolish in "Strut your stuff": I usually buy my Essies at TJ Maxx where they are only $4 (compared to $8.50)!
- Mini owl lip balm: this cutie pie from forever 21 is adorable and will keep your lips hydrated and beautifully scented!
- Urban Outfitters macaron trinket: once again, just buy it in every color!
- Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer: with this miracle worker you'll always be one second away from smooth, poreless skin. Best part? You can find it at your local drugstore!
- Tiffany and Co. bracelet: nothing says I love you like this heart pendant bracelet!
- Smith's Rose and Mandarin lip balm: This ultra-hydrating lip balm bursting with an intoxicating natural rose and mandarin scent helps keep lips soft, and also makes a lovely vanity piece.
- Hello hair mask: another haircare product perfect as a stocking stuffer! This all natural oil treatment is engineered to repair and revitalize dry hair. And smells like coconut!
- Nip+Fab kale range: this is basically what my skin care routine looks like. This gentle and nourishing kit is packed with a load of super-food ingredients to invigorate the skin and protect it against free radicals whilst softening and hydrating dry skin. I love it and totally recommend it for your girlfriends (and youself!).
- Tiffany and Co. bow mug: snagging a Tiffany and Co. piece for only $40 is basically winning at life.

BRIGHT PINK

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If pale pink wasn't pink enough.. Because the pinker the better!

- Essie Bottle Service nailpolish: once again, a gorgeous nailpolish shade by essie! Great quality and so inexpensive!
- Milani lipstick in 64 Matte Orchid: another drugstore brand with a luxury feel! Espacially love their lipsticks.
- NYX Intense butter gloss: or basically anything else by NYX would make a great gift for the makeup addict on your list!
- Victoria's Secret PINK pouch: I love this to store daily essentials, especially since it's transparent and I can see all that's inside.
- Hello kitty wipes: always handful and hello kitty makes everything cuter.
- SL Miss Glam Brushes: these fluffy dreamy pink brushes are so soft and luxurious they will make you want to stare at them the whole time!
- 100% Boys tears iPhone case: because #girlpower!
- Pecksniff's Rose and Peony hand and nail treatment cream: luxuriously soft and enriched with keratin, this rich cream will leave hands and nails smooth and deliciously fragranced.
- Votives: perfect little gifts because who doesn't love pretty candles?

RED

The color of passion, the color of love and the color of Christmas of course!
- Mophie portable charger: this @RED Mophie juice pack saves you more than just my iPhone battery. It also saves lives! Every time you buy Mophie @RED, you can provide life-saving HIV medicine to those who need it most. Because Christmas is about giving.
- Kate Spade candle: with so many fragrances and designs to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect candle for everyone!
- Scottish Fine Soaps Rasperry soap: I am such a sucker for pretty little knick knacks and my stocking's gifts are always my favorites and this raspberry scented soap makes me want to shower every hour!
- Strawberry jam: before you laugh at me think about how delicious home made jam is! My mom makes a killer one and all my friends always beg me to give them a jar (or ten!).
- Funny flask: for that friend of yours that parties a little too much!
- Essie Happy Wife Happy Life nailpolish: the perfect red shade for the holiday!
- Marc Jacobs lipgloss: not sticky, pigmented and very long lasting, basically everything you might want from a lipgloss!
- Notebook: everyone needs to write down stuff, right? :)
- Skittles: because who doesn't love candy?!
- YSL lipstick: one of the best formula for lipsticks out there! It goes on so smoothly and is super moisturizing!
- Twinings Chai Tea French Vanilla: this is my absolute favorite tea for the fall time and holiday season! I always add a little bit of cashew milk (I'm lactose intolerant, I'm sure normal milk will work just as well!) and it's so delly!
- Gina Made It bun bow: just put a bow on it!

BLACK

A classic with which you can never go wrong.
- Chanel: from lipsticks to brooches and earrings or even bags if you have the budget, you can never go wrong with Chanel!
- Sequins coin pouch: this is something I use daily to keep all my coins so they don't ruin my Louis Vuitton wallet!
- Makeup bag: because you can never have too many!
- Céline Thin Preppy sunglasses: these are my newest obsession! The Thin Preppys are the perfect size (not too big like the Audreys) and the always look so chic!
- The world according to Karl book: a funny compilation of Karl's life maxims and the perfect gift for your fashion addict friend!
- Julia Engel Miami Black Aibi watch: this watch is so elegant and classic! I love wearing it and goes well with so many of my things! An absolute must have in my opinion! (You can even SAVE $20 with the code "SARAHG" on your purchase!)
- Valentino rockstud bracelet: perfect to add an edgy feel to your arm party!
- Dior mascara: I love the formula of Dior mascaras as well as the stylish and sleek black and silver packaging!
- MAC lipstick: because there's like a billion shades to choose from and every single one is just PERFECT.

I hope you found this post interesting and helpful and now you have the perfect excuse to go shopping! Let me know what you will give to your loved ones in the comments down below!

Live the life you love, love the life you live

New York City is so full of surprises! I left my house thinking I knew exactly where I wanted to shoot this cute fall outift: it turned out this mural was way harder to find than anticipated! We ended up walking up and down Manhattan for the whole morning before arriving in this area of the city where the term urban jungle really came to life. It's located in a park where among bushes and trees you'll find tons of different panels with super cute and unique art.
Also, the weather here has been unreal! Really warm for this time of the year, which is the perfect for wearing all these outifts without tights!

Shirt: J. Crew - Skirt: Shein - Boots: DSW - Faux fur: Banana Republic - Bag: Givenchy

Ring: YSL - Watch: Aibi Watches - Pearl bracelet: Tiffany & Co.

Love these beautiful handmade Reign Pearl Earrings by Veronika!