September 30, 2011

Beauty Wishlist

Here's a few beauty products that I've been lusting over lately...

Don't forget about my giveaway - enter here!

September 29, 2011

Style Me Chic: Marine Corps Ball

Reader Valerie is attending her first Marine Corps Ball next month and needs a formal gown. The only stipulations are that it has to be blue or red (to match the soldier's dress blues) and long. She also has a strong preference for one-shoulder dresses. She has scoured the racks at local stores and has not had any luck. Whenever this happens, I always suggest Rent the Runway! Below are the suggestions I had for her.

September 28, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday

Since we bought our house 2 years ago, I've always wanted a hammock for our deck. I haven't had the time to do the proper research to find the perfect one (in a suitable price range), so we are still without one. Now it's Fall and perfect weather for laying in a hammock and reading a here is the one I really want. Oh Frontgate, how you tease me...

September 27, 2011

Necklace Giveaway!

As promised, a giveaway to celebrate 100+ followers! Thank you to my loyal readers, your comments encourage me each day.

Rebecca J Designs is an amazing little company which hand crafts gorgeous jewelry at a great price point! Her jewelry is always on-trend and so feminine - I have several pieces and I always get compliments whenever I wear them. This piece has been graciously donated for my giveaway and I can't wait to share it with you! Please check out Rebecca J Designs Etsy shop, Facebook page and blog to see more of her fabulous work.

To enter, you must be a U.S. resident and you must be following me on Google Friend Connect publicly. For extra entries: follow me on Twitter here, tweet about this giveaway, write a post about this giveaway. Leave a separate comment for each entry. You must include your email address with each comment so I can contact you if you win. A winner will be chosen at random on October 4th.

Shimmering, Rough, and Feminine. 
A gorgeous shimmering Multi-hued Golden Citrine druzy has been edged and plated in 22k Vermeil over Sterling Silver to create a gorgeous pendant and it has been suspended on a length of delicate and dainty 14k Gold Filled cable chain. The necklace is completed with a hand-stamped Rebecca J Designs Sterling Silver jewelry tag. All other components used are 14k Gold Filled. 

Necklace: 30" in length
Citrine Pendant: 1.5" in length x .75" wide x .5" in depth

September 26, 2011

The Ultimate Luxury Accessory

A Gucci CAR!!! That's right Fiat+Gucci, two Italian designers, teamed up to create quite the auto! The sticker price is just over $23K, which is reasonable for such a "mini" with the styling of a legendary company. The car comes in black or white with Gucci's signature red and green stripe. The inside is immersed in the interlocking GG logo. Haute!

September 25, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

A little inspiration for your next tailgate!

Photo via Pinterest

September 24, 2011

Baby Fashion

I got the idea for a post about baby's fashion when I saw the lineup from Missoni for Target. Since my Target was out of nearly all the women's clothes, I browsed through the children's section just to adore the prints and styles. Honestly, I wanted to purchase some for future use, but I held back. A lot of my friends are pregnant or already have children, so I am able to use them as my muse. There are so many collections with on-point trends for children, I cannot wait to have my own to play dress up with! For now...I will lust and buy for others.

Can you tell I'm ready for a little girl?

September 23, 2011

Trend: Chocolate Jewelry

This summer was the debut of rose gold (as mentioned here) which I fell for. Fall brings in the new look of chocolate, or brown plated stainless steel. While browsing the Bloomingdales September issue, they featured a Michael Kors spread in this new color. What do you think? Will you purchase a piece for fall? Personally, I am going to transition with my rose gold through fall, as brown isn't my color.

September 22, 2011


Rebecca J Designs has graciously offered to sponsor a giveaway once I reach 100 followers - so help me, help you win a fabulous piece of jewelry!!! Click here to follow. Be sure to check out her Facebook and Etsy pages to see the entire line of beautiful handmade jewelry.

Bestie Borrow

The girls at Shop Mamie chose moi to participate in their fun Bestie Borrow challenge. They sent me a pair of on-trend jeggings and asked me to style them up - and then give to a friend and have them do the same! Check out Shop Mamie's fabulous selection of fall pieces (all under $100!) here. Thanks to my neighbor Rachel for participating with me and to Shop Mamie for the new pants!

September 21, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday

My sister is back in town for the next  few months and is living downtown, which means I will be going out more than usual. Between walking from restos to bars, dancing all night and 5-inch heels, it's not a sound concoction for a walk home at the end of the night. Luckily there has been a revolution in foldable flats that you can stick in clutch. Problem solved!

September 20, 2011

Fashion Watch: Emmy Awards

I was unable to watch the red carpet this year, as I was engrossed in grad school, but thank goodness for the internet! I was able to catch up on what everyone was wearing and pick out my faves (and not-so-faves) in a short amount of time. Still would have preferred to watch live, but I digress...

Best Dressed:
Sofia Vergara
Not shocking at all, since she is always stunning, but she also seems to have quite the stylist as well!

Nina Dobrev
Love the detail at the bottom

Worst Dressed:

Julianna Margulies
Ugh! First, she blends in with her gown, and second, what are those crysals(?) on her dress? Looks like oversized glass bits - just awful. 

September 19, 2011

NY Fashion Week: Rachel Zoe

I enjoyed her spring collection so much I had to do a post specifically on her! These looks are so RZ, I can easily imagine her in any one of them! Below are a couple of my faves...

September 18, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

I love the idea of pulling up some knee socks to peek out of boots. Hello fall!

September 17, 2011

Keep Calm and Blog On

Grad school is in full swing, and so this phrase is quite meaningful to me right about now. I'd much rather be blogging than writing papers, but such is life!

September 16, 2011

Men's Fashion: Tie Bars

I love that tie bars are back on trend again - so sophisticated! There are so many fabulous options from a range of different designers. Check out some handsome men as they rock theirs...

September 14, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday

Bow tie blouses are in nearly every designers collection this season from Lanvin to Rachel Zoe to Forever 21. I love the femininity of this look and can't wait to purchase one. The Kardashian Kollection at Sears has a great version in lace, as Kourtney models below.

(also available in black)

September 13, 2011


After hearing all my fellow fashion bloggers talk about their love for Pinterest, I finally gave in and checked it out. I can see what all the talk is about - I am obsessed!!! As if I needed another website to consume more of my time. Below are some of the boards I put together. To see the rest of my boards and follow me, click here. Happy pinning!


September 12, 2011

Trend: Capes

Fall is essentially here, and I always like to have a fashionable fall coat. Many times I'll wear a coat the entire day, especially when shopping outside in NYC, so it needs to be just as nice as the outfit underneath. Capes are back on the scene and I am looking forward to purchasing this one, I just can't decide which color: camel or black.

Here are some other capes that are equally as worthy...


September 10, 2011

The Illustrious Red Sole

Red soles have always had a correlation to high fashion, however, with the recent lawsuit Christian Louboutin filed against YSL, the sole won't be so exclusive anymore. With the internet clammored with knock-offs, is the red sole even a status symbol anymore? Blogger Garance Dore discusses how one top editor paints the soles of her Louboutin's black, in an effort to disassociate herself with one brand or another. What do you think about the stigma of the red sole?

Photo credit: Garance Dore

September 9, 2011

Boy Chanel Collection

Chanel's new collection of handbags, dubbed "Boy Chanel," was inspired by a hunting cartridge (of all things!) that Coco Chanel once carried. I love that Karl Lagerfield expanded his design outside of the basic quilted bag prototype; finally a new and fresh look for the brand.

September 8, 2011

$100 Gift Card Giveaway!

In celebration of Fashion's Night Out, Tobi is giving away two $100 gift cards. All you have to do is like Tobi on Facebook here. Good luck and enjoy all the fabulous FNO events tonight!!

Style Me Chic: Patent Leather Shoes

Reader Xuan is looking for guidance on when to wear patent leather shoes and what to pair them with. She has always believed that the shiny leather was only appropriate for dressy occasions, far too fancy for work, and was curious what my thoughts were on the subject. I put together a few outfits that can easily be worn during a day at the office or shopping around town. Typically I only pull out my patent during the fall and winter, but some of the flats I've seen recently could easily be transitioned into the other seasons, specifically nude shades.

xuan look 2

xuan look 1

xuan look 3

xuan look 4

September 7, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday

Love the lace up...adds a distinctive touch to the basic bootie.

Charlotte Olympia Alice Leopard Print Booties
(only available in stores)

One of my fave style icon's, Olivia Palermo, rocks them in several different ways...