the jet set – cafe fashionista

“of course I have played outdoor games. i once played dominoes in an open air cafe in paris.”
– oscar wilde
 {via poppytalk}

hi friends!

today’s jet set guest is the one and only erika from cafe fashionista.  this past year, we quickly discovered our common love of mixtape making, all things fashion and the rest is history. here are a few of the many reasons i adore cafe fashionista:

no.1: erika’s “splurge vs. save” feature allows me to indulge in fabulous fashion finds at a ridiculous price.

no.2: the weekly “play it again, sam” playlists get me through the crazy work days.

no.3: her bubbly spirit always makes me smile.

i hope you enjoy miss erika’s dream getaway as much as yours truly!


the passenger:

erika sorocco a.k.a Café Fashionista
the getaway:

new york city, new york city, new york city!

{via kate spade}

the carry on:

balenciaga giant city in black OR linea pelle’s dylan medium tote in zucca. 
i would gladly accept both!

{via in their closet and here}

summer staples: 

bright colored rompers and twelfth st. by cynthia vincent luella zip wedge sandals.
love, love, love!

 {via here and here}

beauty bliss: 

lip gloss. 
seriously, when in doubt, apply lip gloss!

{via marie claire}

color code: 

i am 100% completely head over heels in love with the color coral this summer – it’s the perfect blend of pink, red, and orange!

page turners: 

summer is a time for chick lit, at least in my book (no pun intended!)

{via the selby}

the carrie diaries, by candace bushnell
sweet little lies, by lauren conrad
lipstick jungle, by candace bushnell
the debutante divorcee, by plum sykes
and a collection of short stories by f. scott fitzgerald.
shaken or stirred: 

anything colorful and nonalcoholic! 
as long as it has a miniature umbrella in it, i’m happy!
the soundtrack: 

{via flickr}

california gurls, katy perry
buzzin’, shwayze
sway, the kooks
17, skye ferreira,
remedy, little boots
new in town, little boots
* * * * * * * * *

friends, your sweet thoughts and inspiring comments are the bright spot of my day. please make the jump, hang out and share what’s on your mind. 🙂

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  • D. Marie
    06/26/2010 at 2:27 am

    I love Cafe and I love this idea of this post! So fun and speaks of Erika! The black bag, the romper, the books, and music list! I love Katy Perry’s California Gurls such a fun summer song! 🙂

  • Sherin
    06/25/2010 at 6:24 pm

    Fantastic post. I’m definitely going to use some of these datails for my next holiday.

  • Sara Bentley
    06/25/2010 at 5:04 pm

    This is so cute! I adore Erika and this is just perfect!
    You’ve got a really fun blog, BTW!! I’ll make sure to re-visit 🙂

  • Leia
    06/25/2010 at 4:37 pm

    gorgeous post!

  • Shop N' Chomp
    06/25/2010 at 3:07 pm

    Loved this post! “when in doubt, apply lip gloss!”…so true =D

  • Maddy
    06/25/2010 at 3:05 pm

    I think I discovered my new handbag lust – your Linea Pelle in that gorgeous color!! Be still my ♥♥♥! I love it and I adore Erika!!

  • Rachel
    06/25/2010 at 3:01 pm

    Great post! I absolutely love Erika’s blog! She’s amazing. 🙂
    I have to get that romper. It’s so perfect for summer.

  • Joanne
    06/25/2010 at 2:33 pm

    I’ve only been to nyc in the heart of the summer once, a few years ago, and loved it. The energy level in that little town never lessens, no matter what the season. And love those totes, perfect for any destination, even around town at home.

  • Dancing Branflake
    06/25/2010 at 2:30 pm

    I love Erika! And yay for the non alcoholic drinks! And I love the idea of going to NYC with coral outfits while singing amazing songs and reading chic lit. Totally a summer’s dream!

  • Cafe Fashionista
    06/25/2010 at 2:11 pm

    Ah, it looks phenomenal, Sylvie! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this fantastic series! I am linking this post to Cafe Fashionista right now!! 🙂

  • Jaime @ La vie...J'aime
    06/24/2010 at 4:20 pm

    Cute post by Erika. Love her blog! And obsessed with Cali Gurls!