ROOFTOP IGLOO, NEW YORK

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Who said rooftop drinking was only for the summer? One thing is for sure, New York offers a lot of stuff to do all year round and to say the least, are very creative it. My friends and I went up to check out the rooftop igloos at 230 Fifth, made out of see-through igloos that can hold up to approx. eight people. My recommendation is to go here with a bunch of your friends, order your favorite drink and enjoy skyline views. Ps: the tents are available on a first-come, first-serve basis! x

BEST OF BUDGET

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Many of you have been asking me about my navy coat from Zara that I got a while back. Hence, I just wanted to let you know that they currently have the exact same one in black in stores now. Find it here!

THINGS I LIKE: TOUR OF THE OCULUS

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One thing you have to see when in New York is the new transportation hub at the World Trade Centre called The Oculus. As part of school, we were fortunate enough to get a private tour of the amazing structure, where they explained the infrastructure masterplan, architecture and vision behind it. Really quite something. x

B/W

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One of my favorite outfits these days. Just goes to show that dressing for this cold weather doesn’t necessarily mean bundling up in large parkas, scarves and winter boots – it is all about layering. I like to wear Uniqlo’s hightech range of sweaters as my inner layer, before throwing on the warmest of sweaters. This one from Line of Oslo is one of my favorites (find it here!). It has the oversized fit which I love and can tuck into jeans and skirts. I also like the fact that it has long arms with bell sleeves, keeping your hands warm. Paired with a beanie, a nice coat and don’t forget the woolen socks and you’ll be warm from head to toe without looking like the michelin man. x

DEAR SANTA

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This Ivy coat in olive green w/hood from Meotine. . . Don’t you just want to snuggle up in it and brace the cold winter? Absolutely gorgeous. Find it here!

 

IN THE DETAILS

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Details of the next outfit that will be up on the blog. Love this combination of patent leather and warm knits. Stay tuned for more photos and details.

… And a happy happy happy birthday to you, dadyo! Love you. x C ♥

ONE TO TRY: ULTIMATE HEALTHY SMOOTHIE

Just got myself a new smoothie machine to spike those energy levels and survive flu season. For some inspo I remembered seeing Net-a-Porter’s lifestyle video featuring supermodel Miranda Kerr, which made me curious to try it. However, I am guessing that it is probably a good idea to add some banana or strawberries to take out that spirulina taste, haha.

Ingredients: 1 glass fresh coconut water, 1 glass cold-pressed coconut milk, 1 tbs açaí powder, 1 tbs chia seeds, 1 tbs maca powder, 1 tbs spirulina, 1 tbs goji berries1 tbs raw cocoa powder, 1.5 tbs vegan rice protein powder.

BLACK FRIDAY

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… AND one picture in focus, haha. Well, to be fair it does project my feelings towards today – Black Friday. A complete and utter chaos. You’re battling yourself though the streets and your opponent is x amount of shopping bags. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good sale and discounts towards something that I’ve been looking at for quite some time and being able to get it at a fraction of the price – that is actually the case with some of by best buys.

But isn’t it ironic how the day after thanksgiving(!), everybody is out going absolutely wild? A fair assumption being that a lot of people end up with deals they wouldn’t even have considered if it wasn’t for the fact that it was at such a hefty discount. Only to then find that what they bought didn’t fit them or perhaps on second thought they didn’t even like it all that much, but since they can’t change it, it will probably just get stashed somewhere and thrown away. Not very sustainable now is it.

As the Zara-lover I am, I still always think quality over quantity. My advice is to not buy anything immediately, but walk away. If within the next couple of days you can’t stop thinking about it, have considered how it will fit in with the rest of the clothing you already own and made sure the item is made out of decent quality – then buy it. This way you’ll avoid impulse buying, which you (and your wallet) will end up regretting anyways. Trust me, you’ll be surprised of how many items you forget about within a day or two. x