Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I am going to have to announce my hiatus until the beginning of November. I am frantically packing up the contents of my life as I get ready to make the move from the east coast to the best (west) coast. I am also taking a month long 'sabbatical' abroad, and time has really gotten away from me. I had grand ideas of having my blog posts done in advance......Yeah, that sure didn't happen. Once I return I will be better than ever. That's a promise.

And please don't forget about me!!


Friday, September 18, 2009

Faux Fur Friday

So, I have mentioned my love for Rachel over and over. I am not so sure I have shown the same love for faux fur. I am obsessed. I think I could like real fur, but I am an animal lover, so that just doesn't fly. Check out Rachel's faux fur vest for QVC, for a steal at $79.90. I.Die.

{Get it here}

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The REAL September Issue

Grace Coddington is the Creative Director at Vogue. The real brains behind the Vogue name. Anna Wintour may be at the top of the masthead food chain, but Grace makes most of the fashion mag's ideas into a reality. She is basically a genius. I heart her. I finally saw The September Issue, if you can't tell. Here is my lady after being discovered in a Vogue modeling contest many moons ago.

{Photo found here.}

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Vacation, transitions, moving from one coast to another, planning a month long European getaway. All reasons I have slacked on my blog. Trying to get it back together again. Thank you for your patience.


Friday, September 4, 2009

It's Friday!

Enjoy the weekend! See you lovelies on Tuesday. xo

Thursday, September 3, 2009

White Now

A) It is Labor Day already, B) It is September 3rd, C) It is Labor Day already. I know I have blogged about what to wear with Fall fast approaching, but somehow I thought I had some time on my hands before the 3 day weekend hit me in the face.

I have mentioned here that white (imho) is not only okay post labor day, but wearing of the non color should be encouraged. Who made that rule anyway? We all know rules were made to be broken.....

Some fabulous white to wear well after the leaves change and the temperature drops.

1. Camilla Skovgaard Cutout Booties with Lug Sole, $472
2. Balmain Bow Embellished Silk Blouse, $4,435
3. Alice & Olivia Elyse Silk Dress, $420

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Splurge vs. Save

I know it is hard to spend money on shades. They are easily lost, smashed, stepped on, swept up in a tornado, etc. And when something is that fragile, you don't want to spend serious cash. Personally, I am willing to spend upwards of $200 (okay $300) to have a piece of the designer pie. But, when places like Forever 21 make their own version of the iconic wayfarer, what is better? A splurge? Or to save??

1. Ray Ban Classic Wayfarer, $189
2. Forever 21 Sunglasses, $5.80

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Beauty Obsessions

Best. Shampoo. Ever. No, seriously. My hair was in need of rescue - and this really provided it. I have been on a quest to get moisture and shine back into my life and I gave this a try. It is a tad pricey, but well worth it. I am one happy camper!

{Pureology NanoWorks}

I am a beauty junkie - and I love to hear about any/every new product. Any other new products worth knowing about?

Monday, August 31, 2009

Now & Later

Well, it is officially the last day of August. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? I guess I lost track of time with the awful weather we had day in and day out here in NYC. Now it is basically fall, back to school time, football season, leaves are changing, etc etc.

I know not everybody is on board the harem train, but I certainly am. I mean, no one wants to look like MC Hammer. These F21 harem pants are fantastic and cut just right to look more chic then schlump.

To wear them in the last days of summer, pair them with a fitted blouse and statement sandals. Fun accessories keep it from looking like you are trying too hard. One trend at a time.
Now & Later

To keep the harem pant in rotation come September and beyond, pair them with a casual t-shirt and sequin blazer. A classic bag and a splash of color on your feet and you are ready to meet the coming of fall with style.

Now & Later

Added bonus - you can even wear these to the gym if you are so inclined! I plan on wearing mine to yoga & pilates:)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Kate Moss for Topshop

um. yes please. headed there now to blow some money!

{Images Monica Rose}

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


So, you guys are probably like, enough with the sequins already.

But seriously, damn. My boyfriend just keeps kicking out the bad ass sequin gear. If I had $1,500 lying around.........

{3.1 Philip Lim Sequin Embellished Frock Coat, $1500}

Hunter Wellies DIY

When I first saw these shockingly white Hunter Wellies, I was actually blinded. So. White. My first thought was, boy those would get SO dirty. My next thought was to draw all over them! I'm new to the whole DIY scene, but seeing these gave me inspiration. I have yet to actually try it out, but I thought I should share my idea with the blog world.

Step 1: Take a pair of white Hunter Wellies.

Step 2: Draw, Design, CREATE. Anything will do. I would use sharpies and just start doodling.

Step 3: Spray with clear acrylic spray.

*This particular spray is a matte finish, but a gloss would look nice too.

VIOLA. Your very own pair of unique rain boots.

**It would be wise to do a test spot first. Hunter boots don't grow on trees.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Charmed I'm Sure

Jewelry. Costume, Fashion, Fine. All kinds are accepted here. I always find myself drawn to pendant necklaces, I always find one I love and plan on making it my 'signature' necklace. That is, until I find another quirky, interesting charm. It's a vicious (expensive) cycle. Some of the ones I am contemplating:

{Lena Wald Wing Necklace, $380}

{Kimberly Baker Aries Necklace, $88}

{Gara Danielle Evil Eye and Diamond Necklace, $165}

{Gara Danielle Key Necklace, $165}

Monday, August 24, 2009

Now & Later

All things being equal - I am a dress gal. I love that the femininity of a dress and that it is an effortless outfit in one piece. However, I do have to wear something other than a dress every now and then. This is why I love leggings. In college I used to be casual and *gasp* wear sweats outside of the house. A light bulb went off and I soon figured out that leggings are the formal sweats. I wear leggings with boots, flats, flip flops, tanks, blouses, sweaters. Comfy and cute (there is a small anti-legging population, if you are one of them please skip this post........)

Leggings PLUS sequins = BEST IDEA EVER.

{Alice & Olivia Sequin Leggings, $298}

Granted, you can't wear these babies every day. But they sure as hell add a little something extra to whatever you pair them with.

To ease out of the August heat pair them with a long-ish neutral colored tank (white, black, gray) and flat sandals.

To ease into the Fall wear them with flat boots and a long, drapey cardigan.

It is items exactly like this that get me ready for the change in season!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Shine On

I know I've mentioned my feelings towards sequins. Love. Can't get enough. If it didn't solicit stares I would wear them morning, noon, and night. Have a fabulous weekend - and wear something shiny! xo

{First two images Simply Seductive, Elle UK, flickr, all others we heart it}

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The September Issue.


Her Royal Highness, Queen Anna.


You know the feeling when you are so obsessed with fashion, clothes, and accessories, it is literally painful to see some of the more gorgeous, expensive, designer pieces you know you will never own. Lucky for me, I love trolling vintage stores and sample sales for great deals, and they do make up a good portion of my closet. BUT, if money were no option, I think I could easily blow a lot of dough on Net-a-Porter every day.

{Oscar De La Renta Plaited Fabric Necklace, $890}

{Proenza Schouler Sequin Cutout Dress, $2,300}

{Matthew Williamson Mohair-blend Cocoon Coat, $1,820}

{Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Platform Pumps, $995}

{3.1 Philip Lim Beaded Silk Flapper Dress, $975}

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Splurge vs Save

Which one is the splurge?

Okay, you got me. This weeks Splurge vs Save items are not identical. But, the resemblance is uncanny, as are the savings.

Costume jewelry can really make a statement. Let your jewels do the talking, and not your credit card statement.

Thoughts? Personally, I've had some of my Banana Republic jewelry for years and it has really withstood the test of time (and my clumsiness!) I cant say the same for my recently purchased Lee Angel necklace from Gilt, which has, sadly, already started to fall apart.

#1. Banana Republic Braided Bead Necklace, $48
#2. Lee Angel Twisted Chain Necklace, $365

Monday, August 17, 2009

Now & Later

I went out this weekend and all I wanted to wear was a white boyfriend blazer. The only problem : I don't own one yet! Thus the inspiration for today's Now & Later post. All of the September glossies assert that the boyfriend trend is here to stay, which is good news for me seeing as I love the slouchy style of blazers and denim.

{Elizabeth & James Blazer, $395}

For a summer look, pair it with uber casual pieces.

Now & Later

Be a rule breaker and wear white after Labor Day with pride (Biker chick booties mandatory).

Now & Later

Friday, August 14, 2009

Mad, Mad, Men

Eat your heart out, Don Draper.

Mad Men Yourself here.


An homage to Kate Moss, just because.



{Agent Provocateur}

{Calvin Klein}

{Just Cavalli}

Ed Note: How awesome are the CK ads? I can't get enough of them.