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I’ve always had a soft spot for matching co-ords. I love the idea that I can wear them together or break them up to create multiple looks. This See by Chloe set is reminiscent of a ruffled dress I bought last year and wore on multiple occasions during the holidays. Since I still love that dress, reaching for it whenever I can’t find anything else to wear, I figured I’d love having something similar in separates. I wasn’t wrong. This skirt and blouse set is even lovelier than the dress that inspired the purchase. I can see myself pairing the skirt with a chambray top and sandals for a casual brunch date, or pairing the top with a skinny black trouser and heels for a date night out with Sam. The possibilities are plentiful and endless. I’m excited to continue styling the pieces while at the same time having an easy, chic go-to look for when I’m in a rush or feeling less than inspired.

I picked up both of these pieces from Farfetch. If you’re unfamiliar, Farfetch is a shopping destination that allows you to shop from over 700 boutiques all around the world. It’s perfect for when you’re searching for a specific item and you need it fast. My items came all the way from Italy and Poland, but arrived within days. They also offer free returns and pick ups, as well as same day delivery in certain cities. I shop almost exclusively at online stores and the ease that comes with buying from Farfetch is refreshing when you need the perfect item in a pinch. It gives you the opportunity to shop from boutiques you don’t have access to. and you know that you can return without going to the post office if it doesn’t work out.

*This post was created in collaboration with Farfetch.

Wearing: Top – See by Chloe, skirt – See by Chloe, shoes – Windsor Smith, earrings – Adornmonde, bag – Saint Laurent

The first stop on our European road trip was France’s second largest city of Lyon. We had a limited amount of time to spend here, so we did our best to capture the essence of the city in just 24 hours. Lyon has a very different feel than Paris. Even though it receives almost as many visitors, the city has a calm energy and it is not uncommon to find yourself walking through a street totally alone.

We started our day with a grand breakfast spread at Mama Shelter which is the hotel we stayed in. I highly recommend it. It’s brand new and situated a few blocks from the Seine. After breakfast we strolled along the Seine people watching and taking in the city. Our next stop was a decadent lunch.

The most important part about Lyon is that it is considered to be the gastronomic capital of France. It has produced the world’s greatest chefs and this was the main reason we wanted to visit. At the top of our list was the iconic restaurant, Paul Bocuse. Bocuse’s restaurant is the oldest 3 Michelin star restaurant in the world. He is considered to be one of the most famous chefs in France and his restaurant is an ultra authentic experience in French fine dinning.  The dishes found on the menu are more than iconic, they are a history of French cuisine. Make sure to bring an appetite because the portions are large, rich, and they keep on coming. This place is an experience in culinary time travel, you have to keep an open mind.

After one of the best meals of our lives Sam and I took one of those touristy boat rides up and down the Rhône river. It was the perfect way to  learn more about the extensive history of the city in a short amount of time.  We had a dinner reservation at another 2 Michelin star restaurant with a modern take on French cuisine, but to be totally honest we were so stuffed from lunch we never made it. Instead we grabbed a bottle of Rosé and some light snacks, settled down on the banks of the Rhône, and watched a spectacular sunset that seemed to last forever.

Lyon is a beautiful city and worth a visit if you’re looking for a new French city to explore. Make sure to follow along with my Insta Stories. We’re in Provence now on the second leg of our road trip, and off to Italy tomorrow.  Let me know if you have any suggestions for the areas around Portofino and Florence.

Wearing : Skirt – Alice McCall , top – c/o Rebecca Taylor, shoes – Miu Miu, sunnies – Chloé, bag – Chanel, necklace – Les Néréides-usa

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Many of you reached out to me asking for a tutorial when I showed my $2 DIY version of tassel earrings in my Insta Stories. So I got together with my bestie, Gregory, popped a bottle of Rosé and filmed this quick, easy tutorial. I really hate seeing myself in videos, so I’m not going to lie I’m cringing as I post this.  I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful. Let me know what you think and if you are interested in seeing more videos from me.

 

This week Sam and I went on a mini getaway. We try to take short romantic trips at least once a month. It refocuses our energy away from work and the worries of life, shinning the spotlight on our relationship. It’s our secret to being together for over a decade. We call it self-care. It takes precedence over almost everything. Our relationship is the foundation of the life we are building together and it has to come first above all else.

For this getaway we decided to visit the Four Season Biltmore in Santa Barbara. The property is nestled into the coastline, making it perfect for sunset walks and early morning beach strolls. The resort is lush, overflowing with flowers and manicured gardens. The rooms are as luxurious as you would expect from a Four Seasons property. We brought along Fiona who was treated like the little princess she is. They brought her a gourmet meal, a plush bed, and bottled doggy water. It was adorable.

Our favorite part was the Coral Casino and Cabana Club which is a members only club on site. Guest staying at the resort can buy a day pass, but we were lucky enough to be invited to experience it during our stay. The club boasts stunning ocean views, a beautiful Olympic size pool, and delightful restaurants. We spent the evening on the balcony of the club’s Tydes restaurant indulging in dessert while watching dolphins play just a few yards off shore.

Wearing: Top – Intermix, pants –Who What Wear, shoes – Zara, bag – Saint Laurent, earrings – H&M

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Today I wanted to share a quick little glimpse into one of our recent adventures with BabyBlue. We took her up to secluded ranch where we enjoyed a quite day of hiking, BBQing, and sunset watching. I love having a camper van for those moments when we want to escape from the world and get lost.

Happy Friday!