Red eyes… These dreadful red eyes. No, I am not talking to you about what happens to your eyes after you’ve been kept awake all night doing a movie marathon on Netflix, no. I am talking about you know, this particular one flight that departs from Los Angeles and arrives overnight in New York and leaves very little finesse in your general outlook and mood. A few days ago, I landed in New York after catching one of these flights and needless to say, it’s 1.30am and I am still not able to sleep. Jet lag got ahold of me! So I am spending my night sipping on a drinks from my mini bar (thanks to the Ace for strawberry lemonades), writing songs, thinking about what I’m gonna eat for breakfast tomorrow (my perpetual thought… if you see me one day stare somewhere for a while while being really pensive, I’m probably wondering what I am going to eat next) and googling a lot of random things…
Okay so obviously I am not jet lagged because of that red eye thing… I mean there’s not a big time difference between L.A and NY in the end but I still haven’t recovered from it ever since I got back from Europe. Ah, Europe. How I miss it sometimes! As much as I am such a big lover of the States and especially L.A which became my beloved bubble of sunshine and a creativity temple, I do miss my long walks in these little rocky streets, reading books in the park, the long, deep, philosophical conversations about life, love and everything that comes along, this effortless lifestyle, this european laziness and preference for the “au naturel”, the cheese, the slight arrogance, the cultural diversity and all the beautiful languages (still trying to get ahold of Italian!), the wine (and cheese), the modesty, the cheese and finally, oh yes the cheese… did I mention it already? Oh Europe, Europe.
It’s crazy how living in the U.S made me realize how deeply European I am. If that even makes sense? I love comparing both cultures, it is so intriguing. I do need a bit of both worlds. I want to be in Spain, in Italy, in England, in Switzerland, in France, in New York, in L.A… EVERYWHERE at the same time! Travelling truly became an addiction to the point where I simply cannot live without it. I start missing my friends who are all spread around world, the diversity, the idea of never knowing what to expect and being confronted to new things all the time. So even though L.A is such a paradise, I feel the need to go back to Europe in a few weeks and especially catch up with all my beloved friends and family in Switzerland that I haven’t seen in ages. It’s definitely a plan.
Meanwhile today, I am excited to share with you new pictures from my beloved city of Angels. After a long trip in Mexico, James finally came back. We met up and my amazing friend’s place to shoot these images by the pool with the most perfect afternoon light. For the occasion, I wanted to wear something really summery and chic, something you’d wear to a nice pool side cocktail party or to hang out with your friends (for the high waist denim option) and these both looks are from the gorgeous new 7FAM x Giambattista Valli collection. I am completely obsessed with the cut of the jeans that is so flattering. Plus they are super stretchy which is ideal for travel! Now the dress is also so nice, it has this beautiful white, light fabric that’s perfect for hot days. Don’t miss on checking the whole collection guys : it’s gorgeous!
DRESS + HIGH WAIST DENIM : 7FAM x Giambattista Valli
SHOES : Wedges, Chanel / Flats, Forever 21
TOP : Zara
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so gorgeous its unfair
You are such a stunner! Both outfits are gorgeous! I love the eyelet detail of the white dress! TOO perfect :)
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So in love with the shoes!
Love the dress and shoes :)
You look gorgeous, Kristina and James always did a great job for amazing photos. You both awesome!
Love this post! Really like the shoes from the first outfit. The idea of having 2 different outfits in a single post it's really good :-) Keep going and following your dreams!
This dress is so cute! I want it!:)
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You're my favourite fashion influencer and you are an inspiration for me! Love this outfit! :D
Oh you look so perfect and those wedges are all I am dreaming about ;)
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Love the dress! Amazing pics!!
Beautiful dress! Perfect summer outfits! :)
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Whaou, these photos and the place are amazing, your look is perfect.
A beautiful eyelet dress, Kristina! I understand. I can't part with cheese for some reason. In one of my speech classes years ago, we had a lesson on speaking to someone who could not respond to you. You had to face your partner and talk and that person couldn't response. The professor drew a topic out of a hat and guess what I had to talk about for two minutes straight? CHEESE. So weird, but surprisingly, I could talk about cheese for two minutes, haha!http://huongctvo.com
love the white dress, this would be perfect for summer parties or weddings
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I adore that dress! x
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Hello Kristina! I have a little voice inside me saying MOVE TO MIAMI! But I'm very European, my boyfriend as well, and I don't dare to make the jump.
Lovely reading :)
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Such a chic post!
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I still get surpised when I find myself smiling in front of the screen just reading your articles. You're so nice! What to say, the shots are gorgeous, especially the dress and the location, so stunning! And regarding Italy and its language, well, here I am! Hahaha I really hope to see you one day while you're in Italy and to have the chance to hug the lovely and iconic person you are.
What a great location for a photoshoot.
Keep up the good work.
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Beautiful! we love your perfect style!
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I am loving that denim!! It's so fresh and chic. I've been looking for a color like this.http://www.petitemoda.net
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Beautiful look and setting!
The jeans have a very nice fit on you and the dress is really simple and nice
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You look gorgeous, as always!
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an infinity pool, a gorgeous look and a perfect model!
that´s all one needs for a great post, well done kristina! <3
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You look absolutely amazing in the jeans. Just casual with your natural beauty. Enjoy LA!
That dress is so cute and pretty! and those jeans, wow... they really fit your body!!
I realized after moving to Europe this year how much I prefer it over my home town of Los Angeles. And you said it perfectly, it's for all of the reasons you described. Going and sitting in parks to read, long dinner, enjoying life, and those amazing conversations about life. Also, I find that European friendships tend to be much deeper than any of my American ones.
I love you for writing these kinds of posts, please never stop! Makes you seem so real, so human.
Such beautiful outfits- loving the white in both outfits :) I hope you get to see your friends and family soon :) xx Maja
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You're wonderful!! perfect photos. Greetngs
So gorgeous! Loving the white and the blues!
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You look gorgeous Kristina!
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Love the sandals! Cute look.
Wow Kristina! I can understand you why you miss europe and your friends/family so much. But traviling all around the world must be awesome.
I really like your looks- abd the jeans looks perfect for everyday life
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Yeah traveling can take a lot out of you. I'm a fan of your relaxed second look!
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Oh the dress is mesmerizing! And you are so right, travelling is so fullfilling! But it feels also so good, if you can come home.
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I really like this all white look. White is my favorite color for the warmer weather, something about it is just so light and pretty looking. I do love how you paired the darker black sandals with it though, looks great!
These outfits are so simple and classic! I love the light, airy feel of the white dress and top.
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love this simple look and these jeans! <3
Wonderful two looks. Such a great summer feeling! :)http://brinisfashionbook.com/
Absolutely beautiful white dress!! You look so stunning! Love how it can be transitioned easily from a cocktail dress or dressed down to a casual cute summer outfit! Thank you for sharing the link, definitely going to check it out! :)
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wow kristina.. you look amazing. the athmosphere in the picture is gorgeous. I can feel you when you say that you need both worlds
such a beauty!
You look absolutely amazing!
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Beautiful photos, that dress is so pretty! You're so lucky that you can travel back to Europe so often, I wish I could go monthly! xhttp://www.looking-glass.ca
I love love looove the top and jeans look
Same thing happened to me while living in the US. As much as I love America I was comparing it to Europe all the time!
You look stunning, Kristina.
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In addition to Sandy Laing, Giambattista Vali is my new designer crush! Love this joint collaboration and the dress is the one I would wear all summer long! xo
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Noah the denim really does look so comfy and stretchy just by looking at it haha! ily
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love both looks!
yu look so chic,breathtaking
great view too
Love the jeans and the dress! Amazing pictures as usual!
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Ehi, hello dear!!!!
I've just read this amazing article which I think it's one of my favourite both for your super awsome look and for your thoughts about Europe..
Well, I'm from Italy, Northen Italy, and I can feel this stong identity very well... Here culture changes from region to region and it's quite strange actually...
I've read you want to learn Italian!! Well, good choice!!!! And for you it must be also quite simple as you know French.. They are similar.. I mean it's very intuitive language if you already know a Romance one... So... Good luck!!!!! Bises ma belle
Great looks, I especially like the light jeans. They just fit perfectly!!
I think it's funny, but I share the opinion with you about the European-American relation, cause I feel the same. You look fabulous as always! Keep up the good work <3
This white summery dress is really lovely! I like these little floral eyelets!
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pretty looks Kristina especially the dress, just so gorgeous <3
Love the photos, they're so effortless and chic!!
I love this look! The white eyelet looks really cool with the black shoes! And I stayed at the ace when I was in NY and loved it!http://nomoreboringclothes.blogspot.com/
You are a real stunner and such an inspiring personality! Love reading your blog and getting inspired by your outfits.
I am not nearly as well-traveled as you are, but I completely relate to the strong sense of European identity.https://instagram.com/cquartin/
I have been lucky enough to visit the US, South America and Europe, and while I found beauty in every place and even a longing to return, I feel a deep connection not just to my country, but my continent... The European charm, the food, the languages, how easy it is to travel, the huge diversity in a relatively small space... What's not to love? :)
Beautiful looks! I am so obsessed with your dress - white is so perfect for the Summer season!
Love these jeans<3
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Wow, such beautiful shots, Kristina! I totally recognise that pool from your Snapchat. I'm so so so obsessed with that dress and totally adore the shoes but I don't think I could ever pull that look off. Stunning nonetheless! Xoxo
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in love with these photos and your jeans!
I've just come in from London, so I can definitely relate to that whole jet lag thing! I'm having a very hard time of it. Gorgeous pictures, though! <3
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This dress is a must have!
Aw I hear you, Europe is so beautiful and amazing, and you're lucky to experience both European and American lifestyles ! And the 7FAM x GV collection is such a dream !! How wonderful :)
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This is such a stunning dress Kristina!
Stunning photos. Simplicity is the key to elegance.
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So beautiful and chic!
Such a pretty eyelet dress perfect for Summer! Love the lace-up design at the sides of the top too, so chic!
Loving the second look, so effortless yet stylish!
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Flawless like always, like those shoes!
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The dress is so cute! And i really like the second outfit!
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WOW, the dress is AMAZING! It looks so fresh and clean and very chic!
I've told you already but Kristina? You should wear more white stuff.
It looks perfect on you! :)
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you look absolutely amazing! love the dress, so perfect for summer x
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Your eyes are very tantalizing! :) Also, the dress looks pretty on you.
Beautiful pictures, as always. Your photography always makes me dream away...
I can relate so much to what you're writing about Europe. I'm a European girl myself, travelling all around Europe (you can read my travel adventures on my blog) and I just couldn't imagine living anywhere else. The old cities with the cobble stones, the history, the effortless lifestyle: I wouldn't want to miss it! Though the US is also on my list of things to visit :) I'd be travelling all the time, if I could (just like you)...
I would never have guessed your jet lag with your photos. You always look so fresh & awake. These pictures are no exception. I hope to see photos from New York soon!
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I love what you are wearing here! I completely understand your conflicting love for Europe and America. Luckily you experience both regularly.
wow, I want all!
amazing photo :)
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WOW beautiful location! You look gorgeous! Always on point!
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LOVE this DRESS: romantic, cute, delicate...ouaou want the same dress ;)
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Loving both looks. The jeans are so rad! Will check out the collection!
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Such a pretty white dress and I love that denim too!
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Absolutely gorgeous! I love the second outfit!
Amazing outfits, love them both! But my favorite one is definitely the one with the white dress! Cause this dress is so beautiful! <3http://vogueetvoyage.com
Oh really??? Are you learning italian ??? Is fiona teaching you ? I'm italian
that white dress looks very pretty
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The Giambattista Valli white dress is a little piece of art, it's absolutely amazing with beautiful and original details. Adore how you wear it with these cool Chanel wedges, they have an unique 70s inspiration and they can't be more chic. The second look is more casual, these jeans look comfy and perfect with the white blouse. Wonderful photoshttp://miss-key.com/
I love both outfits,the dress is beautiful.You look stunning <3
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the Dress is so beautiful!
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