July 31, 2012

Statement Necklaces

Whether you prefer a bold pendant or a colorful collar, statement necklaces are everywhere. Here are some great options from the Australian brand, Esther. Be sure to check out her dress shop too, so many great pieces!!!


Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post.

July 30, 2012

Pucker Up!

Yesterday was National Lipstick Day, so in its honor, I wanted to share with you some of my favorites. Did you know that the average American owns 7 tubes (who thinks that's dreadfully low??), and more than $300 million was spent last year on lipstick? No wonder it's the most popular cosmetic on the planet! I for one have been obsessed with chap stick/lip gloss since I can remember - always having a stick on me at all times, and if I didn't, having to run to the store immediately. You can find one in nearly every room of my home, in my car, and all my current handbags. Do you agree with my faves? What are some of yours?

July 29, 2012

Sunday Inspiration


July 27, 2012

Olympic Fashions

Opening ceremonies begin tonight for the summer Olympics and I am looking forward to seeing the fashionable uniforms the team members will be rocking. Here's a run down of the countries, and their designers, I'll be keeping my eye on...

Britain - Stella McCartney
Azerbaijan - Ermanno Scervino
Germany - Bogner

July 26, 2012

Perfectly Peplum

I just found a new online boutique, Dorothy Perkins, and they have some fabulous peplum pieces! Not to mention seriously reasonable prices. Have you shopped here before? What do you think?

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July 25, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday

I'm in need of a functional crossbody bag, and this one fits the bill! Not only is this one fashionable, it is the perfect accessory during any sort of travel (read: honeymoon). The strap is removable, so it doubles as a clutch for the evening - perfetto!

July 24, 2012

Beach Towels

My love for NYC is well documented, so when I saw these, my first thought was "should I begin collecting beach towels?!"

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July 23, 2012

Dior Fall 2012

The beautiful Mila Kunis will be the face of Dior for the second time, in their Fall 2012 ad campaign. As someone who has always wanted paparazzi, I absolutely love this shoot!

July 20, 2012

YSL Facebook Blue Eyeshadow

Facebook is officially fashionable. Yves Saint Laurent has created a limited edition palette inspired by the colors of Facebook, which is available as of yesterday. There were only 1,650 made, and can be purchased on their Facebook page and in stores.

July 19, 2012

Miss Wu

Jason Wu is creating a diffusion line for Nordstrom that will debut in January 2013. At a lower price point from his current ready-to-wear line, Miss Wu will be a contemporary collection with 40 pieces in the spring line. Don't get too excited about the "lower price point," as prices will range from $195-$795. Nordy's will only have an exclusive for a year, and then Wu says he plans to expand. Looking forward to seeing the lookbook!!

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July 18, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: Engagement Photos

We were lucky enough to have two photo shoots, one in NYC (where he proposed) and one in DC (our home town). I loved that they were both so different - candid and posed. Here are some of my faves that we now have framed in a wall gallery...

July 16, 2012

Weekend in Photos

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1. Leopard legs (here)  2. Shellac + sparkle (romantique/beau) 3. Elsie (beagle/jack russell mix)  4. New place mats (now to find napkins!)

July 13, 2012


I recently came across a line of jewelry named Rebecca, which is made in Italy, and absolutely fell in love! Luckily there is a store about an hour away that sells this brand, so I'm looking forward to checking it out next time I'm in the area. What do you think? Have you heard of this brand? Seen it? Bought it?

Half Moon Ring
Half Moon Glam Ring
Soleil Ring

July 12, 2012

Target + Brian Atwood, Marc Jacobs, DVF and more!!!

If you haven't already heard the uber exciting news, Target is collaborating with Neiman Marcus on a holiday collection featuring 24 of the hottest designers out there! The limited edition collection will be available at both Target and Neimans, as well as their websites beginning December 1st. (Thankfully a Saturday, so I don't need to take a day off work!) Prices will range from $7.99 - $499.99, with an average cost of $60 per piece. They are forecasting mass-chaos, a la Missoni + Target, so be ready. I fully intend to be on my computer that night at midnight! The full list of designers can be found here.

Photo credit: Associated Press

July 10, 2012

Review: Kate Spade Towels

After we re-painted our bathroom, I had a difficult time finding towels to go with it. I finally chose Kate Spade's Larabee towels (light gray), and while they were not as thick as I had wanted, I loved the muted pattern. It's been about 4 months now since we've been using them, and they are beginning to discolor...similar to if they had been bleached. That being said, if you too love the pattern, I would  suggest putting them in a guest bathroom or powder room that isn't used on a daily basis.

July 6, 2012

50 Shades Casting Call

Since we have all read the 50 Shades trilogy (unless you're living under a rock!) I thought I'd throw out who I'd like to see cast as a few of the characters. Do you agree with my picks? Who would you choose? I can't wait to see who they do, in fact, cast!!

Chace Crawford as Christian
Emma Roberts as Ana
Michelle Pfeiffer as Elena

July 5, 2012

Style Me Chic: TOMS

A reader wrote in stating that her dog had recently terrorized her home, which included her only pair of TOMS. She loved them, but was concerned about buying a new pair for fear of them going out of style (a la Uggs). I told her not to worry, that I was actually looking at picking up a second pair myself. While the old pair she had was very basic, she is looking for a patterned pair this go 'round. Here were the suggestions I gave to her...

July 3, 2012

What's In My Beach Bag...

I found this fun link up on the blog Chasing Davies and thought it was the perfect post to lead into the 4th of July...when I plan to spend my day at the pool!

See By Chloe Zip File Tote - similar here

Juicy Couture Beach Towel - similar here
SPF chapstick - similar here
Hairbrush and hair tie

Kindle - currently reading The Help

July 2, 2012

essie Flagship Salon

Before I fell in love with gel manicures, essie was my go-to nail polish brand. They just opened a flagship store in NYC and I cannot wait to check it out on my next trip! The white lacquered walls are complimented by leather loveseats dyed in essie's iconic shades. Manicures begin at $34...I think it's certainly worth the splurge!

Photo credit: Vogue