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Hi, Sprinkles!

It’s a slow-moving Monday for me after a weekend of romping around in 70-degree weather (finally!). Spring has officially sprung here in NYC and it’s having an interesting effect on my wardrobe. This past weekend I found myself steering clear of form-fitting pieces in favor of a laidback, oversized look that was all about mobility. (Now, don’t get me wrong, my understanding of “laidback” and “mobility” does not extend to sneakers. I won’t even begin to pontificate on that unfortunate trend.)

My large leather Elwin tote from Lost Property of London has become a constant companion lately. It’s absolutely massive and I wouldn’t have my day bags any other way. If it can fit the contents of an NYC apartment, it’s a keeper in my book.

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ALEXANDER WANG top

LEVI’S 501 jeans (men’s)

GIANVITO ROSSI pumps

LE SPECS sunglasses

BOTTO GIUSEPPE scarf

LOST PROPERTY OF LONDON tote

JOHN NUGENT photos

Color Clutch

It’s back to black basics for this girl! (With a few pops of color, of course).

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ALEXANDER WANG top

ALL SAINTS jeans

ALEXANDER WANG heels

MELI MELO wallet

LAAEL wristbag

JOHN NUGENT photos

New Week, New Shoes

Happy Monday, Peanuts!

I’m kicking off the week with new kicks — courtesy of a very kind boyfriend. These Wangs arrived on my doorstep last week after, I admit, some very gentle nudging of said boyfriend from yours truly (yes, I have no shame). Sexy and sleek, these shoes are everything a pair of heels should be — including the fact that they pinch like hell.

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Rain, Man!

Guess it’s true what they say about April showers — although, technically speaking, these photos were taken at the very end of March. Being the brilliant decision-maker that I am, I insisted on schlepping some select pieces from my spring wardrobe up to the Upper East Side (aka my old stomping grounds) for a Saturday of consignment shopping, strolling along the East River and stopping in for scones and clotted cream at Alice’s Tea Cup. Of the aforementioned activities, only Alice’s Tea Cup came to pass — and not so much due to my craving for scones as for the shelter it provided. Torrential downpour doesn’t even begin to cover it. I mean, you can actually see how soaked I am in these photos. At least now I know that crinkled taffeta holds up under water.

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BIK BIK jacket

VINTAGE tee

CARVEN skirt

GUCCI shoes

ACNE scarf

BELT from France

JOHN NUGENT photos

I Really Love My

 Happy Monday, My Little Lovebugs!

So I was trolling through the EllesEmpireState archives the other day — you know, just to jog the memory — and I realized, to my delight, how much face time I’ve given my cheapo pink shades from Beacon’s Closet. I picked these up for a song over a year ago and they seem to have found their way into every outfit ever since. I don’t know why I love them so much, but I suspect it has something to do with their playfulness. To me, they are as fabulous as any designer find. So there you have it. You don’t have to break the bank to make a statement — something I often need to remind myself of.

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