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    New York Travel What To Wear

    Arriving in NYC

    An Dyer in DKNY Leather Moto Jacket, Forever 21 Heather Grey Tunic and Leg Warmers, Hunter Boots

    DKNY Leather Moto Jacket | Forever 21 Heather Grey Tunic and Leg Warmers | Hunter Boots

    Preparing for our flight was a little tricky; the weather in LA was around 95 degrees °F when we left and NYC was supposed to be 56 degrees °F and raining. I decided a light cotton tunic combined with tights and a leather jacket was the way to go. Though the jacket’s a little heavy to carry, it was perfect to keep me warm enough in the city, plus the entire look was cute but perfectly comfy for the 5 hour plane ride.

    This tunic is pretty old – I actually bought it during one of Forever 21’s sales for only $3.99!! It was a medium and pretty big on me so it sat in my closet for quite some time but I rediscovered it while packing and fell back in love with it. It’s so simple, comfy and cute!

    After arriving, we met up with our friend and fashion designer Jeff (the same genius that made all those gorgeous bags). We checked out Time Square and even got to have a mini private tour of his work – Buffalo David Bitton’s corporate offices in Time Square! Pics of that to come 😉

    An Dyer in DKNY Leather Moto Jacket, Forever 21 Heather Grey Tunic and Leg Warmers, Hunter Boots with Luggage

    Forever 21 Heather Grey Tunic and Leg Warmers

    An Dyer in DKNY Leather Moto Jacket, Forever 21 Heather Grey Tunic and Leg Warmers, Hunter Boots, Burberry Umbrella, Louis Vuitton Damier Ribera Mm

    Time Square Forever 21

    An Dyer in DKNY Leather Moto Jacket, Forever 21 Heather Grey Tunic and Leg Warmers, Hunter Boots in Time Square

    Xox,
    An

    Foodie Lifestyle What To Wear

    Baker’s Maddie Wedges, Lunch at Lemonade and Dinner at Bottega Louie

    We’re finally back from NYC and settling back in, somewhat (I’ve unpacked one of the two luggage I brought lol, at least it’s progress!) I’m terrible at unpacking, I’ve left luggage untouched after trips for weeks at a time before… 🙁 but this time, I’m determined to finish unpacking today… I have quite a few posts from NYC but before those, I need to finish up my posts pre-vacation. Here we go…

    H&M Black Denim Top, Forever 21 Black Bow Ring, White Camisole and Denim Shorts, Baker's Maddie Wedges, Nordstrom Studded Belt and Louis Vuitton Saleya Gm

    H&M Black Denim Top | Forever 21 Black Bow Ring, White Camisole and Denim Shorts | Baker's Maddie Wedges in Black | Nordstrom Silver Studded Belt | Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Saleya Gm

    I’ve been on a hunt for a cute pair of comfortable wedges for quite some time now. I was fooled by ShoeDazzle’s Ciji wedges – though super cute, they were super uncomfortable for me. I know many reviews out there rave about them but for me, they were stiff and hurt my toes, narrow and too high in the back where it would dig into the back of my ankles. No bueno. After trying many pairs, I was going to give up until Bakers had a special holiday deal on their wedges offering an extra 25% off. I instantly placed an order for NINE pairs of wedges. LOL 🙂 it was free shipping and you could return in store! Anyway, out of all the pairs I ordered, I kept the Lola’s and these Maddie wedges. Yes, the Maddie’s in every color available. Hey, they’re perfect, what can I say? They’re the perfect height, super comfy and such a cute shape that is the perfect balance between sexy and sweet.

    Baker Maddie 2 Wedges in Light Tan, Black and Pink

    H&M Black Denim Top, Forever 21 Black Bow Ring, White Camisole and Denim Shorts, Baker's Maddie Wedges, Nordstrom Studded Belt and Louis Vuitton Saleya Gm

    My Mom was in town visiting us so knowing our mutual love for French macarons, I decided to take her to lunch at Lemonade in Beverly Hills. Along with their tasty drinks and delicious salads, they also have HUGE macarons that are just too outrageously cute to resist.

    An Dyer at Lemonade

    Lemonade Giant Pistachio, Vanilla and Salted Caramel Macarons

    It ended up being a fun-macaron-filled day with dinner reservations at Bottega Louie. The food was delicious, ambiance up-beat, and dessert selection incredible. I think it’s a macaron tie between ‘Lette and Bottega Louie. Although, I still prefer most of ‘Lette’s flavours, Bottega Louie’s Salted Caramel Macaron was right up there with even Laduree, for me. Love love.

    Bottega Louie Bread and Cocktails

    Bottega Louie Lamb Porterhouse, Tuna Nicoise Crostini and Portobello Fries Appetizers

    Bottega Louie Trenne Pasta and King Salmon

    Bottega Louie Chocolate Souffle

    Bottega Louie Macarons

    Bottega Louie Macaron Box of 48

     Bottega Louie Macaron Box Inside Tissue

    Bottega Louie Macarons

    Xox,
    An

    Shopping

    Zara – too close for comfort.

    Zara Haul - Skinny Trousers, Snack Print Wash Bag, Peep Toes

    Zara Peep Toes | Zara Snack Print Wash Bag | Zara Skinny Trousers

    Okay, It’s never too close for comfort. While I’ve shopped at Zara many times in the past, it was always a rare occasion when I was near one. Now that I have 3 different Zara locations, within ten minutes from me, my bank account has definitely felt the wrath lol but really, I can’t live without any of my recent purchases, so it’s okay, right? 😛

    Zara Peep Toe

    Zara Skinny Trousers

    Xox,
    An

    P.s. This post was scheduled ahead of time, I’m currently on vacation in NYC so I won’t be able to respond to any comments or emails until I return next week 🙂

    DIY

    First Wedding Anniversary

    On this day, one year ago, I married my very own prince charming. My Superman. The first wedding anniversary is supposed to be the “Paper Anniversary” so it was fitting and really, perfect, that our wedding was chosen amongst hundreds of entries to be featured in the 2011/2012 issue of San Diego Style Weddings Magazine. If you’re in the area, grab a copy! It’s on newsstands now 🙂

    An and Chris Dyer - San Diego Style Weddings Magazine

    2011/2012 San Diego Style Weddings Magazine

    Today, we’re celebrating this anniversary in New York City. I wanted to do a blog post about our anniversary but of course, I wanted it to fit with the topic and overall theme of my blog. Fashion. So I hope you all will enjoy my favorite little wedding details…

    Dyer Wedding - Accessories

    Dyer Wedding - Junko Yoshioka Anemone Dress & Accessories

    Dyer Wedding - Ao Dai Vietnamese Dress, JC Collection Reception Dress and Bouquet

    Vietnamese Style Wedding Dress & JC Collection Reception Dress (yep, I wore three dresses)

    Dyer Wedding - Tacori Rings

    Dyer Wedding - Shoes Can Change Your Life

    Dyer Wedding - Vivienne Westwood by Melissa Heart Peeptoe Shoes, Christian Louboutin Melita Mary Janes

    ...and I also wore 3 pairs of shoes for our wedding. Are you the least bit surprised? lol

    Dyer Wedding - Stuart Weitzman Red Satin Jumbo Peeptoe Slingbacks

    Dyer Wedding - Tears of Joy Tissue Packets, Monogram Tote Bag

    Dyer Wedding - San Diego Charger Garter Set

    ...since it's Sunday - my San Diego Chargers garter set GO BOLTS!

    Dyer Wedding - Grey and Plum Argyle Matching Groomsmen Socks

    Dyer Wedding - Escort Cards and Card Bird Cage

    Dyer Wedding - Reception Tablescape Dyer Wedding - First Dance

    Xox,
    An

    *All photos by Brandon Kidd Photography

    P.s. This post was scheduled ahead of time, I’m currently on vacation in NYC so I won’t be able to respond to any comments or emails until I return next week 🙂

    What To Wear

    H&M Herringbone Sport Coat

    An Dyer in H&M Herringbone Sport Coat, Forever 21 Ruffle Shorts and Cami, Aldo Clutch, Wild Pair Lola Wedges and Banana An Ultimate Layered Cuff

    H&M Herringbone Sport Coat | Forever 21 Ruffle Shorts and Cami | Aldo Black Studded Quilted Clutch | Wild Pair Lola Wedges | Banana An Ultimate Layered Cuff

    I’ve been over blazers lately; the many I have had been sitting in the closet collecting dust. Of course, part of it was the weather. They’re not exactly pleasant to wear in LA’s 80 degree weather in the summer lol. Still though, even when it’s been cold lately and especially in the evenings, I’ve steered clear of them. Maybe I just wore them too much last fall/winter/spring? Anyway, while shopping the other day I stumbled upon this gorgeous herringbone jacket at H&M – maybe it was the elbow patches, I’ve had a weakness for them in the past, or perhaps my love for herringbone anything, but it instantly brought my love for structured jackets back in full force.

    BTW this Aldo clutch is old, I’ve had it for years now, but everything else is recent and still available in stores <3

    An Dyer's H&M Herringbone Sport Coat, Wild Pair Lola Wedges

    An Dyer's Aldo Black Studded Quilted Clutch

    An Dyer's Aldo Black Studded Quilted Clutch Clutch Openned

    An Dyer in H&M Herringbone Sport Coat, Forever 21 Ruffle Shorts and Cami, Aldo Clutch, Wild Pair Lola Wedges

    Xox,
    An

    P.s. This post was scheduled ahead of time, I’m currently on vacation in NYC so I won’t be able to respond to any comments or emails until I return next week 🙂