Tag Archive | NYC

Shades of summer

What could be better than lazy sun filled days? Summer is just the best!!
From simple minimal makeup to your outfit, neutrals and pastels are the perfect compliment..


Lazy summer days


Loving these nude Armani pointy pumps for sophisticated summer casual.


Looking after suede, hmmm…


Minimal makeup. Les Beiges for cheeks and a nude palette for eyes (with just one quick application of mascara)!


Highlighting your summer glow with just a dash of makeup!

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Beautiful detail on this sleeveless blouse makes it less casual, while still keeping you cool on hot summer days.

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Sleeveless  Blouse – H&M, similar here
Pants – MARCS, similar here
Shoes – Giorgio Armani, similar here
Bracelet – similar here
Lipgloss – CHANEL Levres Scintillantes Glossimer #93
Powder – CHANEL Les Beiges
Eyeshadow – Physicians Formula Nude Eyes
Nails – Essie Spaghetti Strap

Location – Blackwell House, Roosevelt Island

Stretching out these summer days…
|Ev xo

Sunday Blues

Yes, yesterday I did have the Sunday blues.
Referring to the outfit colour choice only – there was nothing to be emotionally blue about during this sensational sunday in the city that I love.

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Sunday brunch with friends is always a treat.

This was no exception. From great decor and food, to some live music.
I was certainly not blue about the bottomless Mimosa on offer either 🙂

Tribeca Grand Hotel really has a great Sunday brunch offering!
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Just kickin’ back…


So pretty!!


Some Sunday tunes


Obsessed with the stunning detail on this chair – the decor was a great mix at Tribeca Grand.


Loving this belt I found – giving it a bit of rock!

Top – Phillip Lim for Target
Pants – Karl Lagerfeld
Belt – old
Shoes – Peep Toe
Jacket – Zara

To fun and friends,
|Ev xo

Finally – fun in the sun!

After a long NY winter where the Polar Vortex introduced itself, it was a very welcome change to finally be enjoying a weekend outside on a deck with some sun. No puffer jackets required!!!!

This weekend look was built around my favourite pants at the moment, the AG Stilts.
I am obsessed with them. They are flattering, comfortable – and I want them in every colour.


The complete look – with open toe wedges Yay for warmer weather.


AG Jeans – in sateen finish. LOVE LOVE LOVE.


Valentino bag with gold hardware


Over the shoulder


NY rooftop fun in the sun


Cross body works also – versatile Valentino 🙂


Love the pleats on this shirt


Furry vests are awesome, always.


Shirt – Ralph Lauren (similar here)
Vest – Lindex (similar here)
Jeans – AG Jeans in sateen finish
Shoes – Fendi wedges (similar here)

Here is to friends, sun and fun!
|Ev xo

Wanted Wednesday

Ok, so firstly EPIC FAIL!
Yes this weeks Wanted Wednesday is in fact being posted on Thursday. Sorry about that. Super busy bee this week…

Finally though, here we go.
This weeks Wanted Wednesday is this smokin’ pair of Helmut Lang leather pants.

Because honestly – who out there wouldn’t want these flattering, cropped, tight fitting, HOT pants that cost only a weeks rent??? No really – who??


Hope to see you in your leather.
|Ev xo

Romance NYC Style

Romance is not dead – nor should it be.
Just take a look around Central Park. The couple on a picnic, the first date happening at the Boat House, the husband rowing his wife under the Bow Bridge.

Diane von Furstenberg coral creation adds its own romantic touch to this city escape.
The cut, colour, flowing fabric, the detail of the subtle pleating.

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Dress – Diane von Furstenberg Autumn in Hot Spice
Shoes – Christian Louboutin Papilipi
Flower Ring – Peep Toe (similar here)
Lipstick – CHANEL Coco Rouge in 09 Organdi Rose
Nail Polish – Essie in Haute As Hello

Location – Bow Bridge, Central Park NY

May your life be filled with romance and love.
|Ev xo

Short Shorts

Forget the LBD (ok jokes) – but, what about the LITTLE BLACK SHORTS?

I love them in spring, I love them in summer.
I love them casual, i love them dressy.
I love them on The Hart Of Dixie and the resulting disruption they cause to the town of Bluebell.

This past Sunday, I channeled my inner Zoe Hart and took my favourite little black shorts out to Brooklyn.
Teamed up with a summery colour blocked tank – and my new Manolo Blahniks (their first excursion!!)


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Brooklyn Bridget Park – view of Manhattan Bridge


Brooklyn Bridget Park – view of Brooklyn Bridge & lower Manhattan



Colour block top (similar here)
Shorts – Loft (similar here)
Pumps – Manolo Blahnik Kandita-Mod Sandal

While some perceive them to be casual, I disagree and believe you can make the little black short a dressy statement.

Bring out the legs for summer.
|Ev xo

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

A truly perfect day in the sun.
Attractive men battling it out while riding beautiful horses was already a seller. Throw in champagne, a postcard perfect view, an excuse to get dressed up and there is no way you could keep me away!
Welcome – to the 2013 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic…

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Dress – Keepsake the Label “Day Dream” Print & Flare Dress in Abstract Flower Print available at Nordstrom
Fascinator – similar here
Shoes – Christian Louboutin Disco Noeud Black Satin
Nails – Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! – by OPI Germany Collection

Thank you Veuve.
Polo may be my new favourite sport, and I am already looking forward to next years event.
|Ev xo

Date Night!

I was determined that the flu would not get me down.
Loaded with DayQuil and a tonne of foundation I was off to date night.

Whenever in doubt (or feeling awful)… black is always best!
Therefore, out came the LBD.
Mixed with some subtle splashes of gold (and a jewel on the shoe) for colour.

Last but not least, a fun manicure.
Everything is better after a touch of pampering.
I am generally very boring with my colour choice (OPI Big Apple Red every time).
This time I stepped out of the comfort zone and went with a deep purple (OPI Vant to bite my neck) and a glitter feature nail.
Loving the feature nail as it let’s you have some fun, without having to commit to a full hand of glitter.

Love the see through arms - adding that something special to a simple LBD.

Love the see through arms – adding that something special to a simple LBD.

SABA coat (and freezing legs - is it spring yet????)

SABA trench coat (and freezing legs – is it spring yet????)

The outfit - black with black!

The outfit – black with black!


Jimmy Choo clutch with gold  hardware and tassels.

Jimmy Choo clutch with gold hardware and tassels.


Love these Jimmy Choo pumps with some gold and a jewel for colour.

Love these Jimmy Choo pumps with some gold and a jewel for colour.

Enjoying the city – even when sick!
|Ev xo

Tea Party at The Plaza

You had me at high-tea, but make it at The Plaza with some lovely ladies and I am there in a heartbeat.

The place is luscious. From the flowers that greet you just past the main entrance, to the decadent decor beyond.

Who can forget the Carrie and Big conversation outside his engagement party “Your girl is lovely, Hubbel”, to the real life wedding of celebrities such as Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
There are many reason why even the “worst” room (broom closet) costs half a monthly mortgage repayment and the wait-list for a Saturday summer wedding is longer than fifth avenue!

A delightful afternoon spent in opulent New York fashion…

The Plaza

The Plaza

Pulitzer Fountain

Pulitzer Fountain

The New York high tea option

The New York high tea option

The Palm Court @ The Plaza

The Palm Court @ The Plaza

Floral arrangement just past main entry

Floral arrangement just past main entry



Central Park backdrop

Central Park backdrop wall

Private Residence entrance - yes please!!

Private Residence entrance – yes please!!

A Plaza Hallway

A Plaza Hallway

Plaza staircase

Plaza staircase


What to wear to this lavish occasion?
Pleated dress (similar here), belt from Bondi Beach markets years ago (similar here), Guess jacket, Gucci clutch & Saks Fifth Avenue nude pumps.

Here’s to high-tea!!
|Ev xo


Sunday Brunch Style

Stylish sunday brunch – YES PLEASE!
Location: Soho, at The Crosby Hotel.
Loved the decor, loved the service, loved the food.
This my friends, is what  a super sunday in NY is all about!

Bruch outfit @ The Crosby Hotel

Bruch outfit @ The Crosby Hotel

Gucci belt

Gucci belt

Belgian waffles with chocolate and berries.

Belgian waffles with chocolate and berries.

Gucci flats

Gucci flats

Bruch outfit

Bruch outfit

The Crosby Hotel - SOHO

The Crosby Hotel – SOHO

Bruch outfit @ The Crosby Hotel

Bruch outfit @ The Crosby Hotel

The Crosby Hotel - SOHO

The Crosby Hotel – SOHO

The outfit for Sunday brunch, casual and comfortable but chic:
T-Shirt: Zara
Vest: Lucky Brand
Jeans: Adriano Goldschmied
Belt & Ballet Flats: Gucci
Bracelet: Links of London friendship bracelet
May your belly also be full of deliciousness!!
|Ev xo

P.S Calorie’s don’t count on your birthday weekend -right??!!??