Even though I’ve decided to skip out on NYFW this season, I am still following the shows and street style round ups daily. After 10 years of attending NYFW it’s really lovely to be looking in from the outside. Fashion week, as much fun as it is, can also become very stressful and much of the time leaves many of us feeling anxious and vulnerable. It’s refreshing to not have to worry about attending the best shows, the right parties, and obsessing over the constant outfit changes.
Today I decided to share my top 6 street style trends from NYFW along with a few pieces you can buy now to incorporate into your fall wardrobe to get the look. I’m sure you can guess which trend is my favorite, but I’d love to hear which trends you’re looking forward to trying this season. Let me know in the comments. xo
I wanted to share a quick post while I’m traveling through Australia. These images were taken at the absolutely breathtaking Jackalope Hotel in the Mornington Peninsula. It’s a stunning property situated amidst beautiful vineyards. Everything from the service to the impeccable styling to the insanely amazing food was on point. The entire experience is perfection.
I’m really excited to share more from my trip. It has a been one of my favorite adventures to date. If you’ve been following along on my Instagram – @LateAfternoon, you’ve seen everything from helicopter rides to me hanging with kangaroos to eating some of the most insanely divine meals. I have much more to share with you, but in the mean time keep following along on my Insta.
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.
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.
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.