Juliette’s French Bistro

/ July 27, 2016

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Zara Dress, Stan Smith Adidas , Topshop socks and earrings

I joke a lot about being a #FakeAssParisian and what this basically means is, I fake the Parisian lifestyle or try to live it as much as possible while living in America. French women are impressive to me in many ways, however even the lifestyle and decor of French-esque things gets me all giddy inside. On Friday, my bestie and I stopped by Juliette French Bistro for some drinks and early dinner. We talked, snapped, laughed, sipped, talked some more and realized we had been there for almost 3 hours. Yes, this place was that charming, relaxed, and quaint. There were vines and vines of falling leaves throughout the restaurant that made you feel like you were in a secluded garden hidden in a quiet little neighborhood. We sat in the dinner area where we adored the antique furniture, wooden cabinets, and the most beautiful green life you could imagine. I am definitely visiting this place again. The only thing I regret was forgetting to take pictures of our food which was extremely delectable. Delicieux! I had a spicy lamb burger that was seasoned with Moroccan spices with goat cheese on an English muffin and accompanied by pomme frites. Nicole had a pan roasted trout with wild mushrooms. The food was very tasty. Next time, I will be back for brunch. If you are ever in the Williamsburg area, you should certainly check it out. Take a look at some of the pics below. (more…)

NYC Photo Diary

/ July 26, 2016

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I hopped over to the Big Apple this past Friday. My intention and sole purpose was to spend some time in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to check out some shops , good eats, and drinks. Before jumping on the L train to head over to Brooklyn, I spent some time in Soho to have an early glass of rose and some light shopping at my favorite places like Topshop and Anna Sui. I can be a creature of habit when it comes to my NY trips; from having to visit Cafeteria in Chelsea to having the homemade guac at Rosa Mexicano to shopping at my favorite places, I somewhat have a routine. So this time around, trying out a new stomping ground was uber exciting for me. I’ve only been to Brooklyn a handful of times, so I wanted to hang out mainly in the Williamsburg area for a real first-time experience. (more…)

It’s the Weekend! + Links

/ July 22, 2016

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It’s about time! This week has been a long one for me, but I am jumping for joy cause the weekend is here. I’ll be in NY for the day, and I’ll have my camera to capture some picturesque moments. Also, to see my trip in real life time and BTS, follow me on Snapchat at fashionwashere. It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve done a ‘weekend links’ post, so it’s about time I bring you one. Here are a few highlights and things worth mentioning in this segment. (more…)

Beauty Report: Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue

/ July 19, 2016

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Do you ever feel like a certain country does it better when manufacturing a product? For textiles, many may look to China or India, for cheese, maybe Italy and France, and when it comes to beauty products, Japan pretty much tops it for me. Shu Uemura is a Japanese brand that dates back to the 60’s. Known for it’s best selling eyelash curler, it has stolen the hearts of hair and beauty lovers across the world. Today I wanted to talk about the Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protecting Oil (c/o). I have been using this since I received this kit a couple of weeks ago. The top ingredient is camellia oil. Camellia oil is one of the most treasured secrets of the geisha. The flower itself symbolizes feminine beauty, while oil from the seeds acts as a feather-light, deeply nourishing moisturizer. (referenced via) I noticed the name was familiar to me, so I went to check my all-time-favorite face oil only to see that camellia oil was also a top ingredient as well. So I guess that’s why I’m loving this hair oil so far. It says to use it before shampooing or as a leave in, but I have used it on my dry hair to keep from being frizzy. It does a good job and the smell is lovely. I will try it again while wet to see how that goes. (more…)

Monday Blues

/ July 18, 2016

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I’ve got the Monday Blues, and I’m not talking about feelings of melancholy. I’m talking about feelings of vibrancy. Electric emotions I get when I see a work of art or architecture in such a striking hue. It’s no secret that red doors are dear to my heart (hell, even the Red Door Spa is my favorite), but my other deep affinity runs for pretty blue doors. I’ve searched the net for a few that I would literally run to if I’ve ever seen them in person, and force a photo shoot right on the spot. Since it’s Monday and we are usually in a drab – I’m hoping these images of blue doors across the world will butter you up. The last photo is of little ol’ me, in front of one I found in my neighborhood. Enjoy, my loves! (more…)

Splurge or Save: The Pink Dress

/ July 13, 2016

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Reese Witherspoon shows how to look chic in a pink printed dress. The busy mom and actress strutted in a classy ensemble while appearing to be making power moves. A summer number in a coral or pink shade is the best flavor for white and black accessories, just how Reese rocked hers. I broke down 3 dresses for the babes who prefer a bargain to the girl who likes to make a nice investment to the splurgers who don’t think twice about swiping when she absolutely loves it. (more…)

Ruffle Floral Dress

/ July 12, 2016

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Vintage Dress, Jessica Simpson Belt, Tory Burch Sandals, J. Crew Bag, Missguided Sunnies

“Hold up, they don’t love you like I love you.” I was slightly hesitant to reference Beyonce with this post but my mood unequivocally matched her free spirit in that video – if you’ve even seen it – so I just had to do it. I try my best not to let my close friends see me favor her in any sort of way (inside joke) but in real life, she has been giving me fever lately.  This past weekend I found the most amazing vintage dress that was easily made somewhere between the 50’s and 60’s. To you historian dressers, please correct me if I’m wrong. Either way, I am a girl who loves a good vintage dress mixed with newer pieces. (more…)

10 Men’s Summer ’16 Essentials

/ July 8, 2016

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I managed to get around to the other gender for some style suggestions. As I continue to blog, there will be some subtle changes which will include more menswear coverage. I’m pretty sure I have some male readers and I don’t want to leave you out anymore. Deal? (more…)

Mikey’s Miracle Foundation Soft Launch

/ July 6, 2016

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Last week, I had the pleasure of supporting fellow blogger and entrepreneur Jade Merritt from charmcitypretty.com for the Mikey’s Miracle Foundation Soft Launch. Jade has been on a mission and working diligently to start fulfilling her mom’s legacy. Family and close friends were in attendance at the Sky Loft Gallery to support Mikey’s Miracle Foundation, a non profit organization dedicated to assisting families and cancer patients to help ease the struggles and stress that come along with everything. On June 25th, Jade and her team brought together an intimate crowd to celebrate the life of her mom and what was meaningful to her. There was a sip & paint segment in honor of Mikey as well as beautiful fellowship amongst guests to eat, have drinks, and listen to a great jazz band. I am so happy to have witnessed the first revealing of such a significant purpose that burdens many of us in this world. Check out more about the foundation below and see some photos I took at the event. (more…)

Sienna Miller for Porter Magazine

/ June 28, 2016

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One of my original girl crushes is the ‘IT girl’ for Porter’s Summer 2016 issue. Here are few beach shots of the blonde beauty. Absolutely love her!

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