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 3

My final day in the city was all about friends and good times! It started with the most delicious brunch ever at Ladurée in Soho with my girls Yana and Audrey. There I got my ultimate favorite treat: french toasts with raspberry coulis and rose infused whipped cream. If those sound like heaven to you, I can confirm that they really are!

Bags: Chloé - Ring: YSL - Bracelets: The Peach Box - Watch: Marc Bale

Of course I couldn't leave Ladurée without a box of macarons to go!

After brunch and a little bit of window shopping in Soho, we headed to the upper west side. I love the vibe that the lush green spaces and renowned performing arts venues give to this area. The immaculate brownstones and impeccable storefronts lend this neighborhood a surprisingly village-like vibe.

My favorite shopping spots in the Upper West side are Century 21 and the Bloomingdales Outlet store. I always end up making one in a lifetime designer finds at ridiculous prices there! I love to go to Shake Shack if I'm ever craving burgers and yummy milkshakes and Levain Bakery's cookies are a must try if you're ever in this area!

My look for the day was edgy but comfy.

Biker jacket: Céline - Lace up shirt: Shein - Pants: 7 for all mankind - Shoes: Isabel Marant

We wanted to get a couple of those delectable Levain Bakery cookies (the chocolate chip and walnut ones are my FAVEE!) but the line was insanely long! So we decided against it. When we got tired of walking and shopping around we stopped for cupcakes at Georgetown cupcakes. The perfect sweet ending to a perfect day!

Sunglasses: Dior So Real & Rayban

NYC Day 2

My second day in the city was even crazier and jam-packed than the first one! It started with a pampering appointment at the CARAVAN Styling Studio, located at the Gregory hotel which is right around the corner from Herald Square. There I met up with Valerie, a beauty junkie and connoisseur who got me ready for the photoshoot I had planned in the afternoon by taking care of my nails, hair and make up.
Let me just tell you that she's simply amazing at what she does! I was in love with my braided hair and my make up never looked so good!

Caravan Studio has some amazing products from their awesome partners! PIXI Beauty, Color Club Nail lacquer, Pop Beauty and OGX Beauty just to name a few!

I really loved the quirky luxe vibe of the studio!

How fun are these fashion dollls from a New York city based fashion designer/artist??
Can you name them all? (Let me just tell you that I spent like an hour trying to!)

Nails were a struggle. I had been on a 5 hours flight then day before which really weakened my nails and a lot ended up breaking. So all my nails were different lenghts. But Valerie quickly trimmed them and make them look very cohesive! I chose white for my mani, which I think is a perfect color for spring and looks extremely good on a tan hand!

The space is filled with powerful positive messages just like this mirror art installation by Bottled Brooklyn which promotes self empowerment.

After a couple of hours I was fabulous and photoshoot ready! But since it was still too early i decided to shop a little bit and take care of the beautiful day by walking around the city.

Needless to say that this Forever 21 outfit came home with me!

Once again my favorite thing to do while walking around in the city is to look up.

But sometimes the cutest things are just right in front of you! Like, can we talk about this pastel pink Vespa and polka dot helmet?? #GOALS

After all this walking it was finally time for food! We stopped at 12 Chairs Cafe and ordered a feast for ourselves! Shakshuka with a greek salad, mini lamb kebabs, guacamole, french toasts and pancakes with fresh fruits and the most delicious fresh squeezed lemonade! Everything was absolutely amazing! I definitely recommend this spot!

After we got our energy back it was finally time to shoot my look. Loved the vibe of this hotel ever since I walked by it a year ago.

Coat: Shein - Sweater: Brooks Brothers - Skirt: Forever 21 - Bag and espadrilles: Chanel - Sunglasses: Rayban Clubmasters

Bracelets : The Peach Box - Watch: Marc Bale

A Dutch braid, a fishtail braid and two classic braids intersect to create this beautiful hairstyle.

Blue

Like the bright above skies, like the crystal-clear waters that surround this beautiful island and like this flowy Zara skirt I wore the other day. Just add to the equation some white lace, a pair of oversized black sunnies, a panama hat and some palm trees and you got yourself a perfect day.

Hat: H&M - Sunglasses: Céline (similar here) - Bikini: Target - Skirt: Zara

Bracelet: The Peach Box

Fall Florals

With fall in full swing I can't help myself but going to as many parks as I can and wander around, amazed by how everything is changing! This spot in Central Park has to be one of my favorites for beautiful pictures all year round: in the spring and summer it's blooming with a myriad of colorful flowers, in the fall it has all these gorgeous warm tones and in the winter the bridge covered in snow is the prettiest thing you'll ever see!
That's why as soon as I received this stunning floral dress from the new Shabby Apple fall collection I knew I had to immerse myself in nature to fully capture its beauty. Florals are the print your fall wardrobe needs: seriously, from dark and romantic to bright and warm you cannot go wrong with floral prints this season!
I really love how this particular dress is cut: the knee-length makes it very ladylike and more fall appropriate and the fitted top portion of the dress perfectly balances out the skirt's shape.

Dress: Shabby Apple - Shoes: Stuart Weitzman - Bag: Balenciaga City

The scenery in Central Park was absolutely breathtaking!

Stars, stripes and sparkle!

I can't believe how fast this year is passing by! July is already here (and this gal is very happy because it's my birthday month! WOOT WOOT!!) and tomorrow is July 4th already! We all know what this means: time to lay back and enjoy the beautiful weather outdoors with family and friends!
This year I'm starting to celebrate early, brunching with friends in this very patriotic outfit!

Top: Bar III - Shorts: Topshop (old) - Shoes: Chanel - Sunglasses: Rayban - Earrings: Forever21

I'm seriously in love with Brooklyn and all its cool murals!

Ring: YSL - Bracelets (top to bottom): J. Crew, Vince Camuto, Victoria's Secret, The Peach Box

Wishing you all an amazing long holiday weekend filled with good food, great drinks and even better company!