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DKNY Cape 

Outfit details: DKNY cape (years old but cool tuxedo one here), Splendid turtleneck, Spanx leggings, Chanel flats (similar here), Chanel bag, Moschino bracelet, Oscar de la Renta necklace (amazing one on sale here)

I bought this DKNY cape years ago and loved it ever so much when I got it. Sadly it's sat untouched in my closet for quite some time until I was reminded recently about it. I wore this to work one Friday and I loved hte outfit both for the fact that it looks chic but is also super comfy. I embellished the all black with my Moschino bracelet and Oscar de la Renta necklace, both gifts from my sis.


Weekend Tidbits :: NYC Birthday

 The dining room at Bagatelle


Cool building along the High Line

My Friday night getup: Alexander McQueen top, Akris Punto trousers, Valentino shoes, Moschino bag (new spring version), Hermés bracelet

Saturday's getup: Vince blouse (similar here), Neiman Marcus sweater (similar here), J Brand jeans, Chanel shoes (similar here) and bag, Dannijo necklace, Hermés bracelet

Dinner at Cellini

Saturday night's getup: Valentino cape, Lafayette 148 blouse, Valentino shoes, Moschino bag (new spring version), Hermés bracelet

I'm back from a whirlwind couple of days in NYC for a belated birthday celebration with my girlfriends. It was the most fun! We arrived Friday and had a lovely lunch at a restaurant in the Meatpacking District called Bagatelle. We had decided we wanted to wander around Meatpacking since we hadn't done that in quite a while and did a little research on the train that led us to Bagatelle. We arrived shortly after noon and were the only people in the place at that point. We settled in to a lovely table by the window overlooking the gorgeous dining room. It's all white and modern with ornate chandeliers and splashes of color in the graffiti like art on the walls. Service was attentive, food delicious and we couldn't have asked for a better spot for lunch. We agreed that we'd definitely go back and love to try it for dinner. 

After lunch we wandered into Jeffrey which is a fabulous department store in the neighborhood. They have many of the same high end designers you see at lots of other stores however the way they curate and display sets them apart from any other store. It's a must go if you are in the area and haven't been. After we decided to wander along the high line which I can't believe I had never done before. It's a lovely walk and very cool to see the architecture (old and new) and the buildings in process. 

Friday night we had my birthday dinner at Le Bilbouquet on the Upper East Side. It's a very lively spot that clearly has lots of regular customers. Food and service were both very good and the people watching was even better. 

Saturday we did our usual routine; jaunt through Barney's and Bergdorf Goodman, lunch at Fred's at Barney's, late afternoon cocktails at the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis. We had planned to have dinner at Dirty French Saturday night but it was a late reservation and we were tired from running around and whooping it up the better part of Saturday afternoon. So instead we decided to keep it simple and have dinner at Cellini which is a delicious Italian restaurent across the street from the hotel. And speaking of the hotel, we stayed at the Hotel Elysée. We've stayed there many times before. It has a great location (54th between Madison and Park), they have a lovely light breakfast in the mornings (bagels, toast, fruit, cereal) and most importantly a very nice wine and cheese spread each evening.

Well that just about sums up my weekend. it was a great one!  I hope yours was too.


White in Winter

Outfit details: Tahari jacket, SportMax dress (way old), Anne Fontaine blouse (similar options herehere and here), Valentino shoes, (similar here) Chanel bag

It's hard to believe that this was an outfit that I wore a few days before Christmas. Oh the glory of wearing a fall weight jacket, especially a white one, so far into December. It's now almost mid-January and boy have the tides turned. 

We should talk about this coat by the way. It comes in black and white. The hem can zip off to convert it to a shorter jacket. AND it's on MAJOR sale. Check it out here.

Anyway, sorry for my disappearing act. I have some old outfit photos to get posted plus I know I'm overdue for a video. I'm off to NYC this weekend with friends for a belated birthday celebration so perhaps I'll do a video there.




Saint John Jacket

Outfit details: St. John jacket (similar here), Anne Fontaine blouse, Alice + Olivia cape, J Brand jeans, Chanel shoes (similar here) and bag

I've got another backlog of outfit pictures that I'm working on posting.  This is one of them from a few weeks ago.  This winter (until now) has been a dream. I've hardly had to wear a heavy coat; instead I've just been layering asi I did here. A bow blouse, a fun jacket and a cape. As I type this it's in the 30s and I think we're gearing up for our first wintry mix. 


Casual Grey

Outfit details: Valentino cape (an amazing one here), Alice + Olivia blouse, J Brand jeans, Chanel shoes (similar here) and bag (similar here), Dylanlex necklace, Hermés bangles

Hope everyone had a merry Christmas!  It's hard to believe it's almost 2016.  I said to my little 6 year old niece the other day "Elisabeth, where does the time go?".  Poor little thing tried to come up with an answer but could only respond "Aunt Lissy, I don't know".  

Anyway, this is an outfit from a Sunday some time ago when I went to a charity shopping and fashion event and then to lunch with a friend. 

On another note, I wanted to make sure you all know that sometimes when I post videos I get lazy and only post them on my YouTube channel and forget to post them here as well.