The carpet hunt

Ever since I discovered the cutest photos of this installation all over Instagram, I had wanted to go. Isn’t it funny when art becomes an Instagram darling, and suddenly all #bloggers gather with their cameras and cute outfits… I did too.

A few days ago after work I met up with my friend, booked an Uber to 526W 26th St (the Chelsea area where most galleries are hidden), and opened the doors to a carpet Mecca at Galerie Lelong. The exhibition is named ‘Protruding Patterns’ and is created by Beijing-based artist Lin Tianmiao. She has collected around 2,000 words and expressions about women in various different languages (which took over 6 years!!) and has then woven the lexicon into carpets creating the coolest 3D effect. Walking around the carpet was such an adventure with new cool words or color combinations popping up. I definitely thought about, more than once, how I could get away with placing that carpet in my own home (pretty sure Edward would hate me, haha).

gucci-shoesootdAffiliate links: Blazer H&M (similar here) | Jeans H&M | Shoes Gucci | Shirt Uniqlo

I wore a very minimalist outfit with a trend-pop from the check blazer. I love scandal looks like this one. Very effortless chic.

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Saturday Style on the Upper East Side

img_6207Affiliate links: Shoes Gucci | Jeans H&M (similar) | Shirt H&M | Sunglasses Céline | Bag Gucci (vintage) | Necklaces H&M, Pernille Corydon | Rings Mejuri, Pernille Corydon, vintage | Earrings Pilgrim Jewelry (similar)

I find myself looking forward to the weekend almost from Monday (doesn’t mean I don’t like my job or do exciting thing during the week, but you know, the weekend is the best). I tell myself I’ll sleep in, take long baths, go for walks, read my book… Doesn’t always happen since I tend to schedule loads of (fun!) stuff. TBH I never really sleep in anymore. I think it’s because my body is just used to that rhythm of getting up between 6-7AM and going to bed between 9-11PM (yeah, I like to go to bed early and get my beauty sleep), so on the weekends my inner clock usually wakes me up latest at 8AM. And actually that works out very nice, because… BRUNCH!

This weekend I met up with my friend to have brunch at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park and a following boatride. Both things had been on my to-do list since I moved here. I had actually invited Edward to go boating’ with me on a date a looooong time ago, but I guess he wasn’t feeling it… Hah! Anyways, Mie was just as good company. We had a lovely two-course brunch with Mimosas and coffee (duh!) while enjoying the gorgeous view of the lake. After, we went on the little boat and I volunteered to row. Jesus, that was a good workout in the 28 (humid!!!) degrees we had, but it was honestly so much fun. We even saw turtles!

I went with a casual chic outfit putting on some always trusted jeans and a loose button down. Turned out that loose shirt & humidity was a very good combo – at least I got a little circulation of air… I layered some jewelry, threw on some sunnies and my beloved Gucci accessories and I was ready for a girls day out.

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Running Around New York

img_9522Affiliate links: Dress Zara, Shoes Superga, Bag SKALL Studio, Sunglasses Celiné

I’m pretty sure, I’m living what has come the closest to my dream so far. A new job that pushes me, makes me want to be better every single day, and one that puts a smile on my lips. I even want to take my work laptop home with me to continue working at home… I haven’t experienced that in a loooong time (I was unfortunately stuck in a job that had more dramatic and bad happenings than good ones). This outfit is from yesterday, where we had a F/W17 shoot planned for most of the day. It’s always fun to get away from the desk and be creative with the camera and styling. One of the places we shot was in front of the old post office on 8th Avenue. Such a beautiful building! I knew we were going to be on our feet most of the day, so I wore my white Superga sneaks and a comfy t-shirt dress from Zara. Styled it up with jewelry and put my hair up in a bun.

zara-dressimg_9538Also, Edward and I are very, very close to finding our new apartment, and it’s all very exciting! I will of course tell more about the new apartment, when we’ve actually signed a deal and are moving in (please let it be before Thanksgiving real-estate God). But the one we just saw last night, we are truly in love with! It has almost everything on my wish list, which sounds like this:

  • Spacious rooms, check
  • Natural light (big windows), check
  • Area, check
  • Kitchen space, check
  • Not on 1st floor, check (it’s on 3rd)

The only things missing from the list are:

  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Central A/C
  • Balcony

What we’re trying to figure out is obviously if this is it, or we should keep looking. It’s hard to let a wonderful apartment go and believe that there is something even more right and perfect out there, or if we should go with this one. I do believe the things I couldn’t check off  on the list are things you don’t really get for our budget… So maybe those will have to wait for the next move, which will be a house. I’ll keep you posted!

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New job, new apartment, semi-new style

topshop-jeansAffiliate links: Zara Top \ Topshop Jeans \ Gucci shoes \ Céline sunglasses

These days I’m running around with Edward trying to find a new apartment. We ultimately want to move next month, but definitely before Thanksgiving, which gives a lot of extra work on top of just starting my new job. So we run around during the weekend and after work to see different places. I’ve actually started vlogging and also filmed some of the apartments that we’ve seen (the ones that are even worth filming – wait actually it would be fun to show all the bad apartments!), because I thought it would be fun for you guys to follow the hunt. The New York hustle is real, I’m telling you.

Other than the apartment “news” I also wanted to show you an outfit that has been an office favorite this month. I’ve changed my style slightly after starting my new job, just because it’s a way more professional environment, and I want to show my best self you know. So I’m leaning a little more towards the business vibe, but still keeping it trendy. I recently found this wrap blouse in Zara, which reminded me a bit of the Jacquemus Polka Dot blouse that I’ve been eyeing for what feels like ages (real time: a few weeks), but which is also way too expensive for my current budget (read: I want to move apartments). H&M also designed a blouse with the same vibe, but I honestly just hated the material.. Long story short: I went with the Zara option and styled it with white raw hem jeans, my classic Gucci shoes, and statement sunglasses from Céline.

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Electric Blue

casual-outfitAffiliate links: Jeans Levi’s / Bag Aimee Kestenberg / Shoes Superga / Sunglasses Ray-Ban / Earrings Pilgrim Jewelry / Necklace Pernille Corydon

I always say that it’s all about the detail. And the detail was indeed what made this outfit. Starting a new job for a handbag designer means new bags thrown at you, so I decided to style my outfit around this little electric blue number. I ended up with a tone-in-tone blue/grey casual outfit making the bag stand out. Perfect for a day of brunch at Jack’s Wife Freda with my good friend Jenni, and after that some shopping on Fifth Avenue for the before mentioned new job.

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