December 3, 2014 17 Permalink

BIG news….

I just booked a holiday to England for Christmas !!! YAY !

I will be flying to London for a few days and then I’ll travel with my husband to the beautiful countryside to see family. I cannot wait to go back and explore London town again!



I’m back in NYC but I have spent the last 2 weeks in Chicago and I always enjoy the skies in Winter. It can be so blue and the Midwest has such glorious clouds passing by all the time – check out my Instagram here to see what I mean.



I had a great Thanksgiving Holiday relaxing, spending time with my husband and eating copious amounts of food so all of that combined means I’ve been one happy gal!


This week’s outfit was inspired by the book (and cartoon series) of Madeline – a beautiful story about a little girl and her friends in Paris set a long time ago. They had darling uniforms with peter pan collars and oxford style shoes too…I did my own spin of it with a pair of my favorite black shorts and a cardigan that has a school-girl feel to it too.




My shorts and cardigan are by Comme Des Garcons, which is one of my favorite designer brands. Although the name sounds French, it’s from Japan. These wool shorts are beautifully crafted and was an investment piece I purchased in my favorite store in London – Dover Street Market,  an incredible store sourcing beautiful things from all over the world.




And of course, my beret is a nod to France (given I am a self-declared Francophile)…I’m sure Madeline would approve of the beret!



Cardigan: Comme Des Garcons Play

Shorts: Comme Des Garcons (fabulous options here & here)

Top: Sessun (fabulous options here & here)

Shoes: From Paris (similar)

Beret: From Japan (similar)

Lipstick: Nars


I can’t believe Christmas is coming up so soon – will you be going home and spending time with family? Enjoying your holidays with friends? I’m looking forward to catching up with old friends in London and spending time with family, which doesn’t happen as often as we’d like since we live so far away from our family (being in different countries).

If you have any tips, blogs or recommendations for things to see/eat/do in London I would love to know!! As it’s such a big city, you can never know a city too well!!

Was Madeline popular in the US as well? The cartoon was on everyday in Australia so my brother and I used to watch it after school! ha ha!

Have a wonderful week!

Naima  x

  • Allie Mackin
    December 4, 2014

    Ah I love the Madeline reference!! You look so cute, and love your bangs! You live in NY? Me too! Cool blog. I am your newest follower!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  • Megan
    December 4, 2014

    Madeline was my favorite! You look adorable! I love how similar your outfit is to hers, but so much better! So classic!

  • Velvet & Vino
    December 4, 2014

    Wow, the trip sounds fabulous! so exciting hun, can’t wait to follow your journey. Love this sweater!

  • laura mitbrodt
    December 4, 2014

    I love these photos, your beret is so cute

  • Ashley
    December 4, 2014

    Yayyyy for London! I love that city; have SO MUCH FUN!

    You look stunning in this bright lip- so pretty!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Joanna
    December 4, 2014

    You look absolutely adorable.. and how exciting about England!!! 🙂

  • Jennie
    December 4, 2014

    How cute are you and this look?! Love the adorable beret. Hope you have a wonderful London trip!

  • Patricia Luiza
    December 4, 2014

    Congrats on the holiday and the outfit <3 Love love love Comme des Garcons myself!


  • Claire
    December 5, 2014

    Pretty! Also, love the lighting!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  • Ramona
    December 5, 2014

    Your plans sounds just perfect. Enjoy and have fun. You look so cute.


  • M
    December 5, 2014

    Cute look. Love the top!

    Made in Mauve

  • Shannon
    December 5, 2014

    Adorable!! Loving those tight and your beanie is too cute!

    <3 Shannon

  • Helen
    December 5, 2014

    This outfit definitely reminds me of Madeline! It’s such a cute school girl-inspired look. You’re so lucky that you get to visit England during the holidays. I’ve never been, but my sister lived there for a while and always talks about how amazing it is in the winter. I can’t wait to see pictures from your trip. Also, thank you so much for visiting my blog and giving me the opportunity to discover yours. You have an amazing style! 😀


  • Carylee
    December 5, 2014

    Wow! Super jealous of London!! Have so much fun! And this outfit is darling! Love the Parisian accents!

  • Euge
    December 8, 2014

    I love this outfit! It’s so chic and cute! It’s so cool that you travel that much, I’ve never left my country.
    Obsessed Fashion Blog

  • Brittany
    January 8, 2015

    such a cute look, i love the peter pan collar!! Sounds like an amazing time thanksgiving–have a great time in England!! I loved Dover street Market and Harvey Nichols!

  • Jessica
    February 2, 2015

    Love your make up! And those shoes are so cute! Enjoy England!

    Jessica |

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