Fashion from the Côte d’Azur

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Hello my lovelies we are finally truly in the middle of summer.
I’m not quite sure if I’m more excited about the warm weather or the fact that I can go outside without knits or layers. #Happygirl
This year I decided I did not want to spend Memorial Weekend in the Hamptons, so my destination of choice was the French Riviera.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADuring my travels to St. Barth’s I met so many people and made so many friends who have homes in Cannes, Monaco and St. Tropez. I’ve always had to reject invitations to visit because the timing was never right for me work wise. Working in fashion, you learn quickly never to leave money laying on the table. Traveling 9 hours outside of the U.S. requires a few days and not just a weekend. So this is a trip I had to set aside time for.

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Travel Tip: When planning luxe vacations always plan with a girlfriend. This afford’s you one of life’s cheapest luxuries, and that’s “splitting the bill.”
I’ll make another blogpost dishing all the details on how to plan a trip to the French Riviera, what to do, where to stay, where to eat, party and shop.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABelieve me, when I tell you the Côte d’Azur is as beautiful and fancy and fantastic as it sounds. In the midst of all the glitz and opulence, it’s quite charming. Monaco especially because of the picturesque and detailed architecture and tiny streets overlooking the ocean. The people are friendly, and you’ll find that they come from all over Europe. You can get as dressed up or down as you want but wear shoes that you can walk in. There is literally one taxi company, with one telephone number, with not enough cars for everyone. They will tell you everything is 10-15mins walk away. For New York City girls this is more like 20- 30min walk. Sorry girls, this is not a stiletto friendly city.  No Uber! There’s Uber in Cannes; that’s it!  I really love walking around and exploring new cities, so walking in Monaco was no problem for me when everywhere is so pretty.

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New trend and style tip: Try replacing the white blouse or shirt with a baby blue one. It’s a quick and easy way to update your look and wear florals and prints you’ve grown bored of in a fresh summery on trend kind of way. I’ve had these trousers for over two years, and I’m finally wearing them 10pounds later….lol at the  Quai Antoine 1er (Monaco Marina).

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’m obsessed with the cold shoulder trend this summer. Give me cold shoulder everything. Jumpsuits, dresses, blouses, rompers you name it I want it. Zara is the perfect place to shop to get in on this trend without breaking the bank. They have some super adorable styles at extremely affordable prices. Check them out! #ZaraWorldWide

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Happy Sunday everyone and kisses from Monte Carlo. xoxoSB

 GET THE LOOK

Zara of the shoulder croptop

J. Crew Collection trousers ( 2013)

Chanel patent leather medium classic in tangerine

Dior so real with leather trim glasses

Photographer : Laura Giusta