Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New

Hi Sugarpies!

My profuse apologies for the silence these past couple of weeks. As you know, summer isn’t my season. As the heat rises, my creativity falls. It’s been a mostly makeup-free summer so far, with outfits ranging from — dare I say it — shorts and a t-shirt to, well, the same shorts and a different t-shirt. So, yeah, I haven’t exactly felt like documenting my uninspired attire. (Contrary to popular belief, it’s not always Rockstuds and RTW in the blogosphere.)

But that’s all about to change! A cool weekend served to warm my sartorial senses, with the result that a new outfit is finally coming your way. Of course, as with any premeditated ensemble, I jazzed it up with some bling (as shown above). Said bling includes my brand new engagement ring from Bulgari. (Did I mention I got engaged?!) You’ll see it on my right hand because that’s how we Scandinavians do. Also of note is my pink sapphire ring. An art deco artifact from the ’30s, I thought it was the perfect piece to ring in my (almost) 30th. There may not have been a lot of momentous dressing these last two weeks, but there sure were a few jewelry milestone markers.

xE

 HERMÈS bangle

BULGARI B.zero1 ring

ERIE BASIN antique sapphire ring

PATRICIA FIELD necklace

CELINE ENGELSTAD necklace

JOHN NUGENT photos

 

Hello, Manolo!

Hello Manolo

Hello Manolo

Welcomed a new pair of Manolos into my closet this weekend (it is less than a month until my birthday, after all, and I’m a big believer in starting the celebrations early). Now, these may not be the black patent Mary Janes I’ve spent many an eBay search agonizing over, but they’re still pretty freaking fabulous. The oxford on heels? Sheer shoe genius, if you ask me.

xE

Stripes By The Sea

Stripes By The Sea

Stripes By The Sea

Take a good look guys, because this striped day dress is about as nautical as I’ll ever be! I picked it up somewhere last summer for a song, and it’s proven the perfect throw-on in the scorching heat. As many of you may know, I’m no fan of summer sun. Sticky skin and humid hair simply don’t mix well with my Nordic DNA. More often than not, I find myself in a state of mosquito-bitten discomfort. In short, I’ve never been, nor ever will be, a sun worshipper. Consequently, I tend to disregard all trends this time of year, opting instead for exceedingly simple and breathable pieces. (Fall fashion is so much more interesting anyway, don’t you agree?)

I do love the creamy, neutral accessories that accompany the spring/summer collections, however, and usually invest in one or two timeless pieces. My taupe Thela bag from Meli Melo, for instance, has definitely become a recurring Summer 2014 feature. And if you’re thinking, “haven’t I seen that bag before?,” you’re right, you have! My previous Meli Melo loves include both an orange and a teal beauty. Unlike summer, Melissa Del Bono’s sizzling handbags are heat I can handle!

xE

VINTAGE dress

MELI MELO bag

LE SPECS sunglasses

JOHN NUGENT photos