Let’s Go to Abu Dhabi

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While I definitely don’t flatter myself, I hope that at least a couple of you noticed that I haven’t posted in weeks.  Every single time I go away I tell myself that I’m going to post in the evenings and stay up to date but the truth is that I’m SO exhausted by the end of every day that all I can do is sleep – especially this time with the time changes that come from flying east all the way around the world. For realz.

Anyway, I’m back in NY (for a week at least) and I’m excited to show you what I’ve been up to. Although our first stop was in Abu Dhabi,  they say it’s not about the destination but about the journey and this time, I fully agreed. I should have gotten more sleep on the plane but we had too much champagne to drink and caviar to eat and showers to take (hehehe airplane shower). Also, I had to re-watch The Babadook because I like to torture myself and got super into a movie about camels in Australia.

Oh, and my Instagram will be back up to speed now – I may or may not have left my phone on a plane in Hong Kong but I took a big step today and re-joined the world.

 

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Hair Inspiration

My hair makes we weird.  It does. Every time (and I mean EVERY SINGLE TIME) I get a haircut, I love it at the salon and feel great on my way home but then a few hours later, there is the inevitable meltdown that goes something like “WHAT HAVE I DONE?!!? WHY DID I CUT OFF ALL MY BEAUTIFUL HAIR?!” Of course, after I wash it myself the next day it’s fine but in those painful hours I always feel like I made a huge mistake.

Anyway, with an appointment at the salon coming up, I have hair/color/cuts on the brain. These are the photos I’ve been staring at for inspiration (or is it wishful thinking?) The meltdown better be minimal this time because I have dinner plans that evening and the timing might coincide. The more you know :-)

Mason Pearson Brush / Biosilk Texture Spray / Klorane Mango Oil / Oribe Conditioner / Oribe Repair Shampoo 

 
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Spring is Springing

Spring - Moto Jacket and Boyfriend Jeans via youmademelikeyou.com

Spring - Moto Jacket and Boyfriend Jeans via youmademelikeyou.com

Spring - Moto Jacket and Boyfriend Jeans via youmademelikeyou.com

Spring - Moto Jacket and Boyfriend Jeans via youmademelikeyou.com

Spring - Moto Jacket and Boyfriend Jeans via youmademelikeyou.com

Spring - Moto Jacket and Boyfriend Jeans via youmademelikeyou.com

It was kind of funny, although not really surprising, that the first day of spring here in New York meant a snowfall that lasted all day long.  A couple of days later, the snow is was all gone and the sun finally came out for a beautiful weekend. I’m not kidding myself, it was still a bit cold and I’m glad I wore cozy cashmere under my vintage moto jacket – although I kind of wish I had grabbed a scarf as well.  Out with a Harley Davidson moto jacket from the 70’s that I got from an amazing friend, boyfriend jeans and sneaks. Simple and comfortable for a Brooklyn weekend.

Jacket: Harley Davidson (similar HERE) / Jeans: Madewell / Sweater: Inhabit (similar HERE) / Shoes: Vince / Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Simple Delights

Italian Vogue, Elle and Glamour - Simple Delights via youmademelikeyou.com

Easy like Sunday morning… finally sitting down to read my Italian fashion magazines. The Elle is so cute, it’s smaller than the others – I got it at the airport in Milan and it’s “travel sized”. Also, I was a little surprised to find that the Vogue and Glamour aren’t glossy but are actually super matte…not like ugly subscription matte, ultra-matte and soft (so they still look and feel great).

Dior Creme de Rose - Simple Delights via youmademelikeyou.com

I have actually tried just about every lip balm under the sun. I have a weakness for lip products and can’t resist getting something new every time my lips are feeling a bit dry. HOWEVER, I think I may have finally worked through my lip balm obsession/problem because for the last year I’ve stayed faithful to my one and only – Dior’s Crème de Rose. This balm is everything a lip balm should be, it’s extremely moisturizing, non-sticky, (supposedly) plumps a little and leaves a bit of a shine. Basically their entire line of lip products is amazing, especially the Lip Glow  and Lip Maximizer. Trust. Try. Love.

 

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