A look back at NYFW

BLOUSE (similar here), PANTS, ACNE BAG(c/o) MONNIER Frères

Agenda: New York City!

I remember counting 1, 2, 3, 4… blisters on my toes from (unnecessarily) wearing heels two weeks straight. I remember having hunger pains from not eating lunch and dinner (there’s like no time). I remember having the biggest bags under my eyes (and no, I’m not referring to Prada although today’s bag is worth mentioning. More on this in a second…) And I remember having the biggest smile on my face.

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Long live the 90s

CROP TOP (similar here, here and here),BAGGY JEANS, SANDALS, BELT BAG: (c/o) eBay

What’s (sorta) new?

And just like that we’re back to the ‘90s…

Mhm, (hit us) baby one more time!

I mean who didn’t love watching Friends or jamming out to the theme of Fresh Prince (yes, I know all the words to the song in case you’re wondering). Remember when Spice Girls took over? And MTV? Let’s not forget Queen Selena, too.

Wow, talk about memory lane. It’s hard not to get nostalgic without a nod back to ‘90s fashion, too. Are you already thinking Clueless or Sex and the City? Samesies.

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Crazy for Cuixmala

BLOUSE, HAT: Zara (Check out Ulla Johnson, Petersyn and Equipment for similar styles)/SHORTS: Nice Martin (sold out, more options from the brand here)/BELT, SANDALS: Maje (sandals are sold out, but Sam Edelman has a similar pair here)

What do remote locations in Mexico, exotic wildlife and Vogue all have in common? Cuixmala (my dream birthday destination this year)!

Not only has it been featured in Vogue (twice), most recently in the May 2018 issue (and many other notable publications), but it’s been a property – hotel – I’ve been dreaming of visiting ever since!

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Accessories Galore!

BLOUSE, SHORTS: H&M/ACNE STUDIOS BAG: (c/o) Monnier Frères

If you’re like me, you rely on accessories to elevate your outfits. I personally love dressing looks up with an everyday bag that complements the season, the right pair of earrings to add that “pop” and well… there’s always room for more, I guess. The truth is, the right accessories make all the difference. You can wear them multiple times, multiple ways. So why not invest in them?

Let me fill you in on an online retailor where all the difference is made for me. Two (French) words: Monnier Frères. Legit the best accessories from Paris (to everywhere) in just one click!

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Pantene Charcoal Collection

DRESS: Marks & Spencer/EARRINGS: Shashi/SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER: (c/o) Pantene

Popping in for a brief moment from all the sunning and relaxing at Cuixmala!

Even when I’m traveling (especially then) or in between running my blog, managing day-to-day activities and soaking up the inevitable sunshine from my latest tropical travels and home… it’s no secret that my hair will require some needed cleansing. So, I always like being prepared with the best. What’s my mane trick?

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Gorgeous Moorings

JUMPSUIT: sold out, more from Faithfull the Brand here/SANDALS: (c/o) Sezane/NECKLACE: Shashi

As you may have seen, I’ve been traveling nonstop lately. While I love being able to travel abroad (next stop: back to Mexico!), one thing I truly enjoy doing is getting to really know a city near me. It’s easy to forget that South Florida is a paradise destination – so why not explore the hidden gems that are waiting to be found right here?

THINK: a sanctuary of swaying palms, 18 secluded Bahamian style bungalows (without having to go to the Bahamas!) all connected to a sparkling shoreline. Now imagine, hammocks throughout the entire property – to encourage and welcome your most relaxed self. Right? A piece of heaven or what I’d like to call The Moorings Village in Islamorada, Florida Keys. Let’s explore…

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Wild for the Amazon

ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT: Solid & Striped (bikini style here)/EARRINGS: vintage

As you have it, my latest adventure with the amazing LIKEtoKNOW.it family landed us right in the heart of Brazil aka the Amazon Rainforest. (Like what?!) A place that has always been on my bucket list since learning about its importance to our daily lives – I just never knew it would all happen so soon… 

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Scunci Love

ROMPER, SANDALS (similar), EARRINGS (similar here and here)

HAIR WRAP: (c/0) Scunci

Growing up as an aspiring ballerina, it was natural and easy for me to pull my hair back into a sleek “ballerina bun” almost every single day of my life (I did exactly that until I was twenty-two). I could (and still can) do this in my sleep! So whether it be picking up bobby pins, necessary hair spray, no-damage elastics, hairnets (oh and did I mention scrunchies?) were the norm in my household. In fact, it wasn’t uncommon for my dad to walk around with a magnet scooping up the missing bobby pins and hair clips or for my brother to find a hairnet tucked away in his pile of clothes followed by: “Ugh, Stephanie!! Get this hairnet out of my stuff!” (If you’ve ever seen a hairnet, you know how unsettling this discovery can be!) 

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How I Use eBay

 CULT GAIA BAG: more options here/HERMES TWILLY SCARF: more options here/SANDALS: similar options here

(worth checking out? This bracelet, too!)

What if there was a way to shop for designer without breaking the bank – rather put money back in the bank? Enter eBay. One of my biggest secrets.

Though you may have seen many of my favorite investment pieces featured on the blog, one thing you may not have realized is how diligent I am about purchasing them. Weeks if not months go into each purchase. Because let’s be real for one sec – spending your hard-earned money should involve intention and strategy. And I try to be as responsible as I can when investing in my closet. (To my boyfriend reading this, please stop laughing.) I’m serious.

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