If I had to pick one high-street retailer to shop at for the rest of my life, it would easily be Zara. Each new collection that they produce has me running to the nearest store. Their newest collection is full of flow-y designs, floral lace and of course my favorite color... black. I put together my favorite looks above but that doesn't limit what my wish list will look like. Check out their new collection here (and their big January sale is going on now too, don't miss out!)
 
 
As some of you may have figured out or know by now, I've been working (slowly but surely) on my own personal style blog. But in the meantime, I will continue to blog about everything else I love.. and so my blogging skills don't get a little rusty. I've been blogging for House of Lavande recently and have found that juggling 3 or 4 blogs at one time is a full-time job!

I've been visiting my parents in Florida recently and the warm weather has me home-sick for the London chill. Most people would call me crazy, but I love the cold. And all the comfy yet chic clothes that come with it. I have people constantly asking me how to dress cute in colder weather and it's simple! I've put together some of my favorite style inspiration photo for winter dressing... full of comfy knits, tailored coats and chic boots. Enjoy! 
 

I'm here!

01/01/2014

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I've been way M.I.A. lately. More than ever.. life has been constantly changing around here. Moved to London, check. Found a new flat, check. Started my new blog.. semi-fail. I've been working on my new style blog lately but can't seem to find time to sit down and actually start the design process. (Not to mention, I change my mind three or four times daily) It will be ready before you know it, so don't worry my lovers!

In the meantime, I've taken to Instagram to post my daily style so I thought I'd share a few here and there. (And also to let you know I'm still alive.. but I promise, I WILL be blogging more regularly now!)
 
 
Even though the temperatures in London lately have been as hot as here in Florida, I know that will take a change as soon as I arrive in two weeks. So I'm preparing myself, mentally and also in my wardrobe, for cooler weather. This ensemble from Poppy Delevingne is perfect for that transition. I'm not 100% whether that is an amazing white jumpsuit or perfectly paired trousers & top but either way, it rocks. Especially with a cool leather jacket and some sky high heels to top it off. Her cool blonde hair that looks like there was no effort put in to it adds the cherry on top. I will definitely be finding something similar, hopefully, and will be rocking around London town this fall. 

Until next time,
 
 
Toga Pulla boots || Lanvin ballerina pumps || Lanvin patent moccasins || Schutz black pumps
ALAÏA studded boots || Christian Louboutin pumps || Aquazurra suede sandals || Valentino snake sandals


I sometimes wonder: am I a shoe-whore? And then I think to myself, no.. not yet. But I'm on the dark-lit path that leads to it. It's almost like each individual shoes creates a different persona for that day. I believe Christian Louboutin said it best once: There is an element of seduction in shoes that doesn't exist for men. A woman can be sexy, charming, witty or shy with her shoes.
It's pretty simple: these shoes are all eye candy for shoe lovers, ranging from classic flats to architectural heels in exotic textures and classic colors. Each pair available now in the stores, so it's time to start saving! I know you'll find each splurge-worthy one just as irresistible as I do.. so go ahead, feed your shoe addiction...
 
 
Everybody has their wish lists, their must haves and their "can't live withouts".. me included. Lately, I've been on a shoe binge which eventually can and will become detrimental to my sanity (and my bank account) My three favorites are and always will be shoes, jewelry & handbags. Clothes, I love, but accessories make or break an outfit. And add color to my usually otherwise neutral outfits. 

I recently discovered two things: 1: A new love for jewelry designer Sabine G. If you haven't already seen her jewels, you are wasting time looking at other things. She uses the centuries-old craftmanship and quality of Italian artisans to bring her creations to life. And 2: I recently was at the Fendi outlet which introduced me to a pair of ah-maz-ing feather and burgundy velvet booties. Unfortunately, they didn't have my size which then led me to the double ah-maz-ing Jimmy Choo's below. 


Olivia Collings 18k Gold Bracelet 
Sabine G 18k Rose Gold & Diamond Ring
Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Bag
Jimmy Choo Fedora Sandals
 
 
Sequins, beads and sparkle have always been a 'tough' subject for me. I'm not one to prance around at night in a bright gold sequined top or dress, even if it's New Year's Eve. But after spending several days searching for new inspiration on Pinterest, I've begun to... like it. (You still won't find me in a full sequined outfit) However, these designer finds (especially Valentino) are just the right mixture of classic design and embroidery + glam and glitter. 

Hope everyone has a fab weekend. As for me, I'll be prancing around in my new Prada ballet flats.
Happy Friday!
{Valentino}

{Collette Dinnigan}

{Valentino}

{Dolce & Gabbana}

{Miu Miu}

{Dolce & Gabbana}

{Armani}

 
 
If you've been reading this blog for any time being, you've probably noticed by now that I love my city colors: black, white and neutrals. Lately, however, I've had an itch for bright, vibrant colors (in the words of Oscar) Maybe it's the dreary, rainy weather here in Florida these past couple weeks but things need to lighten up around here. 
 
 
It's sufficient to say I have been awfully quiet lately.. and I'm blaming it on the worst writer's block I might have ever experienced. Actually, creative block. But I'm back. And in more ways that one. Have you checked out my Tumblr page before? If not, it's photos and photos of inspiration. It's, in fact, "my fashion world."
 
 
The jumpsuit. Something I have loved yet feared for many months.. in fact, many years. It seems that every photo I see a jumpsuit in, street style or runway, I fall in love. Especially this one with it's draping and belted waist. Paired with the perfect pair of heels, you're set to go. Yet, I can't seem to convince myself to purchase one while living in sunny, southern Florida (where it seems the only jumpsuits women wear are of the tank top/short shorts version.. and not just to the beach) 

I could always buy one and keep it in the back of my closet for my trips to London. Still not practical. I guess we can't have it all, all at once. I'll continue to lust over the photos until I find the one jumpsuit that I can't live without and cave in. Until next time, xx