November 30, 2016


Maje Camel Belted Cape Coat


Cape Coat: Maje | Denim: Topshop  | Turtleneck: Splendid |  Jewelry: Borrowed from Tiffany & Co | Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo | Bag: Celine

This is the second time I got to work with Tiffany & Co  and it’s crazy how things come full circle. When I was 15 years old, I got my first real job, as a supermarket cashier. I made just $4.75 an hour, but I saved for months and months and at last I bought myself something I really wanted: a TIffany Heart Tag bracelet. It was the first real piece of Tiffany jewelry that I ever owned. To this day, I’m a big believer in treating yourself.

On another note, I wanted to ask you all for an honest opinion! Are you interested in me creating a few holiday gift guides or are you completely over seeing them?

photography by Keith Hodne



  • Aya

    I love the bracelets, super chic and classy !!

  • Azu

    I love capes. This one is stunning. I like this camel color…it looks beautiful on you <3

    Tbh, I don't usually like gift guides of most bloggers. But I would want to see yours lol. You are much more genuine and real than other bloggers. Totally not hating on them btw 🙂

    xo Azu

    • kendall

      I agree – I don’t bother looking at other bloggers gift guides because they are all the same!! I would like to see yours though as you always have the best ideas out of the box.

  • Ashley lovett

    Always up for a fun gift guide! Also, you’ve inspired me to bust out my red bag…tis the season, after all.

    Have a great day!

  • brett

    Gorgeous cape coat! I actually love the gift guides, and I feel like you always find great products so would be interested in seeing your picks! 🙂

  • Liz - Shopping My Closet

    Love these jewelry pieces!

    Liz @

  • Claire

    Love your blog and would love to see a gift guide!

  • Maricela

    I recently discovered your Instagram, and now blog, I love your content. Lovely pics! the camel coat looks so great on you. I don’t typically like gift guides, but would be interested in seeing what you put out, as a previous post stated, you seem so relatable, unlike other bloggers.

  • Rach

    That cape is seriously beautiful!! So chic!

  • Miss Pippi

    I would like to see your gift guide. I am deinitely not over it. 🙂

  • Domino J

    I stayed in DUMBO during my trip to NYC. I love the area.

  • lottie

    That cape is stunning, very sophisticated.

  • Carrie // look at the world around you

    love the red and camel together! such timeless colors!

  • Cristina - Memories of the Pacific

    The bracelets are so pretty!

  • It's About L.A

    Nice outfit, you are very elegant!

    L.A –

  • Lera

    I’d love your gift guide!

  • PSLily Boutique

    Love the Celine bag!! 🙂
    ❤️ xoxo,

    Lily |

    PSLily Boutique

  • Minau

    Great look! Love the coat!

  • Sophie

    Camel and red is such a gorgeous combination!

  • Jalisa

    I love that gorgeous camel cape style coat, it’s gorgeous and looks so lovely paired with that red bag! I’ve never owned a piece of Tiffany’s jewelry before, though it’s certainly a brand I’d love to add to my collection, those bracelets are beautiful! As for the gift guides, if you’ve come across any unique products, I’d definitely love if you’d share!



  • Natali

    Fabulous cape and a timeless bag!

  • Taylor Winkelmeyer

    Gorgeous jewelry. Would love to see a gift guide! ♡
    xx Taylor | | @taylorwinkelmeyer

  • Gabrielle

    Cape obsessed!!!! Yes would actually love to see a gift guide from you because we have the same taste! 🙂

  • Kerrie summers

    Hi Helena

    I would love it if you could do a gift guide of what to buy for guys! I’m so stuck for ideas of what to buy my husband this year! I have his main gift but would love some ideas for stocking fillers x x x

  • Kerrie summers

    Love your nail polish colour in this post x x x

  • Sherita Rankins

    Great shots of Bk. I used to live right next door to Tiffany & Co on Wall Street and had to do everything I could not to shop. Packed up our place and are traveling now trying to find the next place to call home. 11 years in NYC is a lot. Love the look as always. Thanks

  • Liv

    So chic!


  • Taylor

    I can definitely relate to saving up to buy something for yourself. Love this blog! I follow it religiously. You even inspired my to pull out my grey pea coat that has been hiding in my closet and now it is an essential piece of my wardrobe!

    Can’t wait to see your holiday gift guide, hope you include affordable gifts for friends and the like.


  • Nicole Sioui

    KEEP THEM COMING!!!! I am at such a standstill when it comes to gifting this year…. absolutely appreciate the inspiration

  • CJ

    I like the gift guides, they are fun reads. I like your taste so I’d be excited if you felt like doing one!

    I love the story of your first Tiffany’s bracelet! Working hard and saving to treat yourself – what a beautiful legacy to share.

  • Rebecca

    I do love gift guides — plus you got me hooked on retinol and so many other products. Would love to see one from you!
    Also, I was the creepy girl who told you I loved your blog in Carroll Gardens this weekend – I couldn’t help it! You looked so adorable!

  • Maru Conti

    Love the bag!

  • Heidi

    I always love your impeccable classic style! You have the uncanny ability to make even a simple piece remarkable. Another gorgeous post.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  • Carmel

    I wouldn’t mind seeing your gift guide so long as most items are around $30-$50. With so many gifts to buy at this time of the year, most people don’t spend more than that on each gift.

  • Adriana

    Love the camel with the red together! Such a chic combo!

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  • Melanie Coupe

    Gift guides are a bit done. BUT a guide to holiday outfits (work party/friend party/Christmas Day/Boxing/NYE) would be awesome!

    • Fashion and Frappes

      I think you have given me a great idea for my posts! Haha!

  • Eni Abeni

    I love your cape coat and red detail of your bag is perfect on that combo. Your Tiffany bracelet is amazing. Kisses,

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

  • Fashion and Frappes

    Love the red lip and coat combination – looks great. So I know you don’t really do the fast fashion or ‘affordable fashion’ (in quotes because in the long run I am not sure if they are really worth even that low price tag) but would love to see a budget gift guide. I admire most of the stuff you put up but honestly, most of it isn’t in my budget.

  • طراحی سایت

    its so butifull

  • Ivete

    How funny, my first job was as a cashier for an Associated Grocers in Jackson Heights when I was 15! I did not, however, buy a Tiffany bracelet. Ha ha… Your style is impeccable, Helena. Loving this whole combo and the jewelry is a great addition. I feel Gift Guides are overdone, but wouldn’t mind seeing yours. Have a great weekend!

  • Tumi

    YES for holiday gift guide. although in in south Africa and we don’t your stores, it’s just nice to get ideas… and maybe shop online:-)

  • Eva

    Love those pictures!

  • Maria Eugenia

    Going to NYC this December and can’t wait to visit this site! . Maria Eugenia

  • WalatraShop

    always be a hot mommy

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