My sis and I wanted to do some vintage shopping in midtown Manhattan. We found a huge flea market a couple of blocks west from Bryant Park. I enjoyed rummaging thru the ample amount of glam accessories.
My style relies very heavily on accessorizing. Lots of people think I have a huge wardrobe – when in reality I operate with a very limited selection. I get rid of – mostly donate to the local charitable organization – anything that I haven’t worn in two years tops. I need my closet to be clear and desire-provoking. I always get excited about a new-seeming piece of clothing. The typical girl problem – nothing to wear and not enough space where to put them frocks – isn’t my Achilles’ heel. (Heels do I though love…)
I like fiddling with skirts like these – but in reality I know I’d never wear them. I only go for mini skirts. I gave a maxi dress a go a while ago. I really did not wear that puppy more than twice.
NYC is an excellent place to stumble upon jewels like these. The passage of many people ends up in treasures from across the globe. I have a thing for Cameo brooches. I have a ring that I inherited from my late French mom-in-law.
What’s fun is collecting the pieces that make your own style from the different places that you pass thru. The heart-shaped necklace I’m sporting in this outfit was a find from London. Whenever I wear it, it makes me think of my trip there one early spring.
Right now I’m looking at a sweetly low-key end of the week. There’s a gospel concert a friend of mine invited me to. The hubs and I will also take a walk in the woods and then go for some 3-dollar all-you-can-eat maple taffy at a sugar shack located in the forest, the location of which a client revealed to me.
Spring is the perfect time to gather up the bits and pieces of your life, sharpen up your style and sit down at a coffee shop and make some exciting plans. I’m looking at more jogging outdoors, more fruit and veggie cooking experiments – oatmeal bakes and veggie stir fries- and more time with friends, either visiting, on trips or just hanging out on terraces.
As of late, a lot of people have told me they don’t like November. Last night I took a stroll in the nightly city – and I loved every moment of it. Seems like now I’ve truly accepted the presence of fall. Hot drinks taste better and candle light soothes even more. Mellowing down feels like the thing to do.
I’m actually out of candles so a trip to Bath and Body Works is on my to-do list. I love caramel-y, chocolate-y and spiced apple scents. Some delish body lotion will find its way into my basket, too. In creams I go for fruity, lightly spiced smells. They complement my vanilla deodorant and Guerlain’s Insolence or Lolita Lempicka perfumes. Looking at the big picture in scent world, too, is a guarantee for a stylish result.
I’ve been jogging as usual. I just bundle up more. I sport my Miami bought, Granny Smith apple green colored sweatpants and hot pink sneakers. I listen to Enrique Iglesias’ greatest hits. I take in the late evening urban vibes. My jogs happen quite late since I get done with work late. Once the last client has left, I get changed and head out.
We had two Halloween parties to attend. I made sure I danced both nights away. At the first one I found myself pretty much able to pilot the music – so of course I adored the selection of latino and dance. The party and friend get-togethers will be continuing for some weeks to come. I find that to be the perfect fall time booster.
My bestie Elodie and I took a day trip to Montreal. One Sunday as we met at Starbucks, I was a bit under the weather and Elodie came up with the idea. She picked me up in the morning and we rode and babbled the three hours that it takes from Quebec City to hit the Southern metropolis.
We did see a fashion and craft exhibition but the best offerings were found at the conference center which happened to host a fashion and handmade products fair. The above are soaps – the smells were delish!
A kiss… A smack… the French way! It is Montreal after all. I get a kick out of geometrical things like these. My Scandinavian side maybe. Pure lines entice me.
Chocolate therapy… or is it the shoe one? Shopaholic or chocaholic – choose your camp, or not.
A girls’ day is always such a booster. Seeing pretty things and having the time just to be together. We grabbed a leisurely lunch and took the time to linger on in the city.
Capturing the moment – you, (sex?) and the City. I love the concept. I’m a sucker for pics, anyway. You know that by now.
We also bumped into a fashion show. A sure treat for this fashionista. The clothes weren’t that “state of the art” but I appreciate any fashion happening flowing my way.
Elodie all smiles as usual! I love her bubbly energy. Cozy and chic in her earmuffs. Remember – we got them together.
My another guilty pleasure – fur. Faux by preference, may that be mentioned. Should I come across any softy hairy stuff, I just have to fidget.
Here. Now. Happy. That’s already a big victory.
A smack to you my dear reader! What are things that make your life sweeter?
My favorite fashion destination in Quebec City Les Signatures Quebecoises threw a Xmas party – and a rosé chic celebration it was. The store showcases local Canadian fashion designers. The trendy destination is on one the hypest streets in town, Saint Joseph.
What a cavalcade of electric blues. The second outfit is so me.
The fashion blogger in action. I opted for turquoise accents.
So cute these fur babies. Pouches and bags to keep you and your valued ones cozy.
Check out Marie-Josee Bergeron style. Chic and shock as I like it. Just the right dose of biker attitude… with champagne.
Here on the right the talented Marie-Josee and her creations.
This lace wonder caught my eye. Sexy as we like it here on Susu Paris Chic.
Marie-Josee Bergeron’s fashion show. A superb treat.
See, rosé was flowing… What “it girl” wouldn’t like that? And yes, we are all “it girls”.
This feather baby was tweeting out so hard… An uber chic handbag.
Last time at the spring party I won a Kärv tunic. I have loved it enormously. Check out more here.
Ralph Leroy in front of his collection. Check it out here. A sexy play of colors, materials and the flow of fabric… or of life. This was the second time I met the charmer and he does know how to make a woman feel like a lady.
Thank you so much for the invite! It was an exquisite moment of little pink pleasures.
Shocking with the chic. Studs, chunky boots and jewelry, cuffs… But in a well-dosed way. Like the golden youth of the Upper East side that wants to be a little nasty but cannot help its inborn class.
I like playing with good gal-bad gal attitudes and styles. Because deep down I know what I am. A tender kitten, ready to love a bunch. But sometimes just getting a bit “out there” makes my heart beat faster. Like smuggling an apple from Canada to the US…
No punk girl cannot forget London.
Glamour and edginess. Chic and gentleness. We can have multiple grooves going on.
I have discovered a new TV series on Netflix “Being Erika”. Anyone else know this?
Art museum experiences are great in boosting your self-assured vibes. You venture in and out, having been lifted and ready to see the world a tiny bit differently.
Forever 21 shirt, NYC leggings, Globo pumps, Arden earrings
New York City is where dreams are made. Tulle attitude. Cosmos to carry on. Alicia’s voice echoing in the subway tunnels. If you make it here, you’ll make it anywhere.
Or, is it – you’ll make it anywhere if you make it where You are today. How to feel Carrie confident, Amanda audacious… or Charlotte sweet? My recipe – sexy attitude. Pulling off that a little bit over the top piece of clothing. Attacking hard with R&B attitude!
Look at these gorgeous ladies! Owning the City. Stamping down, heels digging in deep. Gather belts tightened. Ready to rock the day.
Star buck liquid love. Some time along the Hudson. Reflecting. Taking in the vibes. Pausing, then pushing on refreshed.
New York is so much like Paris. Diamonds and poop, awesome opportunities, unique encounters and once-in-a-lifetime art shows. Yet also homelessness, faceless crowds rumbling on, tablets stolen at cafes “cause people don’t mind”. You have to find your groove. Stick to it. Work sturdily at it. Surround yourself with a tulle blanket of kind people. Friends that buffer. Which of the three ‘Empire State of Mind’ versions did you prefer?
Forever 21 shirt, Pimkie tulle skirt, Bata boots, Etam cardigan