Hi, guys! Happy Sunday! Hope you're all having a great weekend. Sorry for I've been missing in action since Wednesday. With events, meetings and my birthday being on Friday, it's been rather hectic. I'm happy to report I had such a great birthday! I'm not big on celebrating, but I had a great 'Italian-filled' day, which included a brand-spanking new Gucci belt (can't stop wearing it HA HA HA) and a lovely dinner at Cipriani downtown. My favorites at this restaurant include their AMAZING bellinis, cucumber salad, and gnocchi. But for my birthday I had lobster armoricaine, which was out of this world! So delicious... now I really want to cook lobster at home, but I fear I may be like Julie from Julie & Julia, who panics while killing the poor little creatures... ! I think I may have to conquer this fear in the kitchen... lol!
I also wanted to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday! All the texts, phone calls, and messages through social media made my day. It's so good to hear from you and from all parts of the world. Sending you nothing but my love & positive energy, you're all so wonderful! I hope to see each and every one of you soon.
In today's post, I'm showing you how to style an oversized coat for the Spring season. This NARCISS coat is perfect for Spring weather when you want to ditch your winter coat for something more light and airy. I wore this cute VIPme knitting black top to not only stay warm (the last few days have been pretty temperamental in terms of temps) but also to not overwhelm the statement piece, which in this look is the NARCISS coat. To also balance out the rock n roll vibe of this insanely gorgeous linen coat (with leather appliqué), I accessorized it with a cool pair of Maumero ankle boots and this rocker chic crossbody bag from Mad-Style. What makes this bag unique is the guitar strap that reminded me of my father (it's his birthday today and would have been 63), as he was a true artist and played the guitar most of his life. In all honesty, I think I get my rock n roll 'edge' from him. My mother was also a rockstar, but I really inherited my dad's soul. The guitar strap will definitely be trending in the next coming seasons, as it should! It's so sturdy as a crossbody strap and will certainly bring an edge to any outfit.
Also from Mad-Style is the minimal and chic clarity hinge bracelet. I love simple jewelry and this piece is definitely my style. Simple tip when wearing an oversized coat: Don't supersize everything on top of the coat. You'll look like you're swimming in your garments! Keep the bottom half more tailored. In this case, I wore my new favorite boyfriend jeans (also styled here) from the Vagabond Honey boutique. I have a couple of discount codes you guys can use! First one is for VIPme, you can use my code, 'Suzanne542' to get $5 OFF your purchase of any order over $50! And the second one is for Mad-Style.com, use my code, 'maqandsuz' to get 20% OFF your purchase. Enjoy, my loves! Alright, I'm off to do some major spring cleaning (the apartment looks like a warzone) and more shopping & shooting this Sunday! Catch ya again soon. :)
LOVE & XX'S,