November 30, 2012

Embellish This!

In keeping with the holiday party theme, I wanted to highlight some glam clutches that would be perfect for any holiday event! If you're looking to spice up a basic dress, or vying for the fashionista of the evening, grab one of these and you'll certainly be the star of the show!

To add any of these to your arm party, click below on a photo below.

November 29, 2012

Style Me Chic: Office Holiday Party

Tara will be attending her office holiday party in a few weeks and is concerned about what to wear. She's just a few years out of college and typically dresses on the more suggestive side, but with this being her first year at the company, she doesn't want to make a bad impression. Her favorite stores are Bebe and Arden B and she must wear high heels, as she is only 5'0 tall. Budget for a complete look is under $1000. I tried to keep true to her style, while complying with the dress code. Click any photo for more information.

November 28, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday

Dior VIII, in stores only

November 27, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: Let's Get Personal

I recently came across the brand Mark and Graham, a Williams Sonoma company. They offer personalization/monogram on every product they sell...and as a soon-to-be-married woman, (read: new initials) I am loving everything!! There are options for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

November 26, 2012

Birchbox for Men

I recently purchased a gift membership to Birchbox as a birthday gift for a friend and I noticed they now have products for men! I highly recommend this as a gift, since it's a monthly program, and the recipient will continue to get gifts each month (options include a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription). I don't know about you, but shopping for guys is always challenging for me, so when I saw this, I knew it would be perfect for some of the men in my life. With brands such as American Crew, Kiehls, The Art of Shaving and Billy Jealousy, you really can't go wrong!

November 23, 2012

Tiffany & Co. + 175 Years

This year Tiffany's celebrates 175 years! Some fun facts about the illustrious blue box retailer...
  • Tiffany & Co. began as Tiffany and Young, a stationary and fancy goods emporium
  • There have been 48 movie and 28 television appearances
  • The iconic robin's egg blue debuted in 1837
  • On average, there are 30 proposals annually at their Fifth Ave flagship store
I have many pieces of jewelry from the famed store, but my favorite piece is my Diamonds by the Yard necklace by designer Elsa Peretti. Do you have a Tiffany collection? What is your favorite piece?

November 22, 2012

Turkey + Black Friday

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving...and luck at the Black Friday sales tomorrow! Here are some you won't want to miss:

Up to 50% off your favorite brands at NORDSTROM • 40-65% off at Neiman Marcus • Extra 20% off sale merchandise at CUSP • Take $25 off almost every $200 you spend (up to $3,000) at Bloomingdale's • 30% off at Vince Camuto; enter HOLIDAY • 30% off sale items + free ground shipping at DVF; enter HOLIDAYSALE • 30% off sitewide at Theory; enter THANKS2012 • Up to 40% off during the Private Sale at James Perse • 25% off your purchase at Banana Republic; enter BRTHANKS • 50% off sitewide at Express • Up to 50% off dresses, skirts & more at BCBG

November 20, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Gift Sets

In preparation for Black Friday, here are some of my favorite gift sets that are available for the holidays. While they make great gifts, they're perfect for buying for yourself if you want to try out a new brand.

November 16, 2012

Style Me Chic: A New Style

Isabella is looking to change her style up a bit, with pants and flats, since she is always in dresses and heels. She really likes the look of printed pants, but doesn't want to try anything that is too bold, and outside of her current style (baby steps). She has absolutely no flats in her closet, so I provided a full range of colors and styles to give her a good start to building a collection.

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November 15, 2012

OOTD: Faux Fur

Over the weekend we met up with some friends for dinner at Rasika, an Indian resto I've been dying to try! It was amazing and I can't wait to go back and try more of their dishes. Fashionable friends think I walked in and saw my friend in a fur vest as well!

H&M vest / Forever 21 top / See You Monday faux leather leggings / ShoeDazzle Melrose boots

November 14, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday

Since I've decided to stay with my iPhone 4, instead of upgrading to the 5, I figured the least I can do is get a new case to freshen up the look!

November 12, 2012

New Look!!!

I'm very excited to announce the fabulous new look of my blog by Alivia, from Brunch in April. This has been a long time coming and I'm so very pleased with what she's done!!! There are still a few tweaks in the works - but overall, it is ready. If you're ever looking for a blog designer, I highly recommend her, she was great to work with!

November 9, 2012


During my junior year of high school, my English teacher had us write a letter to ourselves on the first day of school, and she handed it back to us on the last day. I loved reading what I wrote, seeing how far I'd come and realizing that some things I thought were so important, were so very trivial. After I graduated college I came across FutureMe, a website that does the same thing, only virtually. Ever since then, I've been writing my future self a letter each year. Their principle is that memories are less accurate than emails...and if you think about it, they really are.

So what do you think, will you be penning yourself a letter for the future?

November 8, 2012

Baroque n' Roll

I am loving the baroque trend I've been seeing in all the mags, and once again, it's another reminder that I like gold! It's the perfect print for winter, and I can't wait to snag something with this great print. I particularly like the pants by Seven for all Mankind below. DC locals...I can't help but think about Josephine's when I see this print...what about you?

November 7, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday

C. Wonder is the brain child of Tory Burch's former husband. Ironically similar to Tory's products, at a lower price point (read about their legal battles here), this jewelry box comes in several colors and you can personalize with the letter of your choosing. Bonus for Washingtonians - C. Wonder just opened in Tysons this past weekend!

November 6, 2012

Kate Spade + Keds

The newest fashion collaboration is here - Kate Spade has teamed up with the classic Keds brand. Launching next spring, the line will have 8 designs to choose from, and oh-so-very Kate! Look for them at Kate Spade retail stores and Nordstrom this February.

Photo credit: WWD

November 5, 2012

Nordy's Half-Yearly Sale

One of my favorite sales of the season, Nordstrom never disappoints! There are some fabulous pieces at a great deal, and here are the ones I have my eye on...

November 2, 2012

Style Me Chic: Family Photos

Liz contacted me about her upcoming family photo shoot. She provided a photo for inspiration with color scheme of grays/teals/blues/whites that she wanted to try and replicate for herself, her husband and son. Click on any image below for more information, or click here for the cardigan and here for the toddler shirt.

**Unfortunately due to Hurricane Sandy, not all of ShopStyle's features are currently working, and the spread I made for her son is not showing up. I previously sent it to her for review, so she does have the information**

November 1, 2012

OOTD: Casual Chic

I love that I can wear a sweatshirt, and still look chic. Fashion photographer Garance Dore designed this one for Kate Spade New York and I was able to snag it (on discount!) during FNO.


Sweatshirt: Kate Spade / Jeggings: Citizens of Humanity (similar here) / Flats: Steve Madden / Watch: Michele