August 15, 2014

{STYLE} Hidden Gems


Wearing: ASOS Salon Organza Bomber, White Skirt with Sheer Panel (up to size 14 here, 14+ here), Karen Walker Super Duper, Moschino Cheap & Chic Embellished Heels (sold out, similar here), Miu Miu Satchel
Photos by Lydia Hudgens

While I'm currently across the world on a major adventure, I'm starting to feel the initial pangs of homesickness for New York. It's confusing - I've recently been having a lot of love/hate feelings about NYC (no matter how much everyone, including myself, romanticizes the place), but all it takes is a few days away for me to start thinking of the dirty, smelly summer streets with a bit of fondness - especially with all my favorite gems throughout the city.

One of my favorite neighborhood spots is a bright little coffee & pastry shop called The Bakeshop. I initially came across it by searching out an outlet for macarons (I know, I know) closer to home, and found that they also have some seriously stellar coffee. I'm partial to their dirty chai lattes (chai with a shot - or two - of espresso), but on a visit last week before I headed out of town, Ali, Lydia and I shared an assortment of their colorful macarons. It made for a perfect, cheerful last hurrah before I rushed home to pack my bags! I suppose this dose of colorful optimism is my antidote to all the horrible things happening in the world right now. Sometimes fashion & sweets can be the saccharine momentary escape that I really need.

20 comments:

  1. I think that more sweets, pretty stuff and nice images are needed. Nowadays newspapers are nlike nightmares...
    I'm looking forward to Reading your posts about Turkey!
    xx,
    E.
    www.theslowpace.com

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  2. BigFat AsianWeddingAugust 15, 2014 at 6:49 AM

    Love the floral print on the Jacket!

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  3. Beautiful pictures! Really pretty! I love your skirt and the jacket. Such a gorgeous combination!

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  4. OMG - that jacket is GORGEOUS!!! You look fabulous! I'll have to add The Bakeshop to my list of places to check out!

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  5. You look great! I'll have to tell my sister to check out that coffee shop!
    awestrucksky.com

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  6. Adorable! I want that waffle lol.

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  7. I love this cafe! Every time I pass by it, I grab a chocolate chip/walnut cookie.

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  8. Beautiful pictures, I need macaroons now!

    http://wiltedxfaded.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Nicolette, you're a Rock Star! We love your style and your spirit! Can't wait to see you again when you're back in the 'hood. Thanks, again, for this wonderful shout-out!

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  10. Enjoy your new adventures. Gorgeous photos and you look absolutely amazing.

    Fabulous
    30s

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  11. Gorgeous, as always! And now I want some macarons...hmmm...

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  12. amazing as always, I hope that you'll like Montreal, feel free to ask if you need anything

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  13. I needed a haircut badddddddly

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  14. Such a cute post! Love those photos, you look so happy :)
    xo,
    Melissa

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  15. 1. Love this place.


    2. Loooove this picture of you and Ali.

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  16. What an amazing pictures. You are gorgeous, just the way you are. I can see you accept yourself. And i've been like: meh people don't like me, but you are like NY people: hey if you don't like me, oke but that's not my problem. RESPECT! Really. WAUW.
    The clothes you are wearing, the way you look, the way you laugh and be happy. Beautiful person.

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  17. Jordan - Queen of LAAugust 19, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    oh lord be cuter. i need to go buy that skirt.

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  18. Oh my gosh! That color looks amazing on you. All the clothes are wonderful and I love how you accesorize. Yum for the chai lattes.

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  19. This was just the sweet shot of cheeriness I needed today! This is hands down one of my favourite looks on you ever (that first shot is so adorable) and that picture of you and Ali made me smile out loud!


    Hope you're having a wonderful time on your travels!


    B xx

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  20. This look is so chic! I am in love with the bag.... WHY does everything so beautiful have to be so expensive. I am going to start searching the web for a look-a-like now ;-)

    www.englishgirlturningparisian.wordpress.com

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