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.
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.
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?
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?
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!)
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.
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!
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.
A stunning little white dress, sparkly heels and New York City at the end of a busy day.
It doesn't get any more magical than this.
Hope you'll all enjoy the second look I shot in collaboration with Raul Penaranda and the amazing Gabriel! We chose the Lincoln Center because of its gorgeous architecture and stunning white marble buildings. Little did we know that "professional photoshoots" are not allowed so after the security guard warned us the once we had to be super sneaky and shoot all of these pictures as fast as possible! Oh jeez, the things bloggers do for a good picture.. Haha Hope you'll appreciate these even more now that you know the little anecdote that goes with them. ;)
Dress: Raul Penaranda - Shoes: Givenchy - Earrings: Zara
These heels are sparkly perfection!
The craziness never stops, especially in New York and ESPECIALLY during fashion week! After a quick breakfast at Starbucks my second day of NYFW started with the KYBOE! US launch and show. For the occasion I was wearing one of their amazing watches and I got to meet Shea from Peace and Love Shea and Carolina Vreeland there. After the show my babe Yana and I stopped by Trattoria Bianca for a quick lunch (the pizzas there were so amazing!)
My outfit for the day was edgier than usual with lots of black but I added a white lace top to keep it more feminine. I love how my Chanel bag always goes with absolutely everything! That's the thing with timeless pieces, they really are expensive, but totally worth the investment!
Top: Zara - Shorts: Shein - Boots: Moden Vice - Bag: Chanel - Bracelet: Hermès
We spent the afternoon shopping and walking around in the city and decided to get some delicious froyo for dessert at 16 handles: I got the peanut butter froyo with cookie dough and mini Reese's peanut butter cups on top. Let me just say it was heaven in a cup!
I fell in love with this Zara blouse at first sight. From the cold shoulders to the ruffles, to the light pastel color, so perfect for summer. I admit I have been wearing it a little too often but I tend to obsess over my favorite pieces of clothing! I snapped these pictures the other day before a lunch date by the water with my brother :) I feel so lucky to be able to live on this beautiful island!
Bracelet: Dior - Bangle: Hermès - Ring: YSL - Phone case: Richmond & Finch
Another Sunday, another beach day! Personally I can never get enough of white sand, crystal clear waters and rows and rows of palm trees, even after having lived here for almost 10 years on and off. Nothing beats this view. And of course what could look better on a golden tanned skin than white lace? The best way to make any beach outfit more interesting is to add pop of colors here and there: I chose a bright coral lipstick, a statement necklace and colorful flip flops and bag!
Beach bag: Victoria's Secret - Beach cover up: Alfani - Sunglasses: Ray Ban - Necklace: Zara
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
Another beautiful day in the city! My friend and I decided to go to lunch and take a stroll in Washington Square park in the NYU area. Of course we ended up doing a little shopping afterward and I found a gorgeous and super glamorous black faux fur that I can't wait to show you guys. I was a bit chilly out (especially when the wind was blowing!) but the sun felt so good and warm! This time of year can be tricky because you never know if you'll end up being cold or super hot by the middle of the day! My secret is to always bring a chunky scarf with me: it's a real live-saver believe me!
I really love and cherish every single moment spent in this beautiful city. When I look around I am just so incredibly grateful for being able to live in New York!
New York's weather has been so good to us lately! These fall days have been beyond wonderful: very crisp mornings, warm afternoons and the sun has been shining over the warm-colored leaves of the trees all around the city making everything so magical! That's what inspired me to go ahead and wear this pretty dress. At first I wanted to wait for that special occasion in the future, for which this dress would have been perfect, but I changed my mind and decided to honor the gorgeous time of the year but going all out!
I simply love how the city is changing, along with the seasons and I am rediscovering lots of picturesque spots all around Manhattan, like this beautiful building, house of the old police headquarters.
Dress: Shein - Flats: Zara - Bag: Saint Laurent - Bracelet: Hermès - Sunglasses: Dior