Spring Bling

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It’s a truth universally acknowledged…the slightest sign of spring sun and I head straight for hot pink. I guess it’s my happy place.

Speaking of happy places—there’s something about packing on a pile of accessories that gets me really pumped. J. Crew has really stepped up their costume jewelry selection this season and, needless to say, I’ve balled out. Among the many pieces that I couldn’t resist was the Lulu Frost-designed star necklace that I’m wearing in the photos above. Fun, right? Otherwise, a wrist full of clanky bracelets and my favorite Dior pearls have been earmarked as my accessory staples this spring. I may also throw some obnoxious ’80s chokers into the mix. We’ll see.

For those of you who can’t be bothered with baubles, I promise there are full outfit shots coming your way soon!

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DIOR earrings

LULU FROST for J.CREW ‘NOVA’ necklace

LAND OF BUDDHA “Om” necklace

PATRICIA FIELD custom necklace

D&G watch

TIFFANY & CO bracelets

PIPPIN vintage bracelet

Bulgari & Caroline Hjerpe rings

JOHN NUGENT photos

Here Comes The Sun

Here Comes The Sun

Here Comes The Sun

Good morning, sunshines!

It was a sweltering 25 degrees (fahrenheit) this weekend, so I busted out my bikini. Ok, maybe not, but I threw my coat to the wind! The countdown to Oslo has begun and I have a whole apartment to put in boxes in a few short weeks. But in between stuffing suitcases and preparing bags for the Goodwill I’ll be taking some spring-inspired pieces to the streets. Stop by later this week for a few of my wardrobe favorites. See you soon!

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L’Hiver

L'Hiver

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Today is my last day at the day job and so the time has finally come to reveal my very big news. (Drum roll, please!) After eight years in New York, I’m moving home! That’s right, in just a month, I’ll be schlepping an embarrassing number of overpriced shoes across the Atlantic and back to the small Nordic nation where I’m from. And I couldn’t be more excited!

To be honest, I’m been craving a return to Oslo for quite a while now. New York will certainly never lose it’s luster, but, for me, it’s been done. Now is the time for family and childhood friends. For familiar side streets and new European adventures. Now is the time for never-ending summer nights and the perpetual promise of a white Christmas. For fjords and for fishing and for a fireplace in just about every room. Now is the time to return to my roots.

But don’t worry—I may be leaving the Empire State, but EllesEmpireState isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, I hope you’ll take this massive move with me. With a boatload of boxes (literally), three cats, and one very American fiancé in tow, it’s shaping up to be a pretty great read.

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VINTAGE coat

FREE PEOPLE sweater & jeans

MARC JACOBS bag

J.Crew earrings

JOHN NUGENT photos

CHELSEA location

Play It By Ear

Play It By Ear

Play It By Ear

I will not talk about the weather. I will not talk about the weather. I will not talk about the weather. Can we talk about these divine dangly things, though? They entered my accessory closet this Friday after one too many glasses of vino at my office send-off (more on that later!). These are the dangers of having your day job adjoining the J.Crew flagship on 5th.

Since, as I’ve previously mentioned, it’s impossible to wear anything other than outerwear these days, I’m compensating by upping my accessories game. I stumbled upon these pop pink baubles (the snow in the photos makes them appear lighter than in real life) online, where they’re currently 20% off. Now, there’s no such reduction in-store, so, if you’re one for in-person trying and buying, take a page out of my book and shamelessly insist they honor the online promotion. After all, the bills you save on these baubles can go towards the preppy bracelet to match.

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J. CREW earrings

JOHN NUGENT photos

Borrowed From The Boy

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So not to always talk about the weather, but can we please talk about the weather? It’s pretty much too cold and miserable to function with blizzards (or, as they would be called in Norway, “snow”) hitting NYC on a bi-weekly basis. Needless to say, taking blog photos—let alone wearing anything other than a sleeping bag—is no small feat.

As a result, I’ve gotten lazy and resorted to the oversized look. And when it comes to oversized dressing, there’s no better source than your boyfriend’s closet. On a recent raid, for example, I scored this amazing All Saints shearling coat. It may have been his Christmas present, but, let’s be honest, my outfit needs are first priority.

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ALL SAINTS coat and jeans

ACNE STUDIOS scarf

ARNIE SAYS sweater

ALDO boots

MELI MELO bag

JOHN NUGENT photos

WEST VILLAGE location