December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy new year...cheers to tonight!

December 27, 2012

Last Minute NYE Fashion

Still haven't chosen what you're going to wear to ring in the new year? Here are some ideas that you can scoop up at your local mall over the weekend, just in time!

Bebe Jacquard Ponte Dress - $104.99 (sale!)
Aqua Lace Dress - $58.80 (sale!)

December 24, 2012

Holiday Happiness

One of my favorite things about the holidays is NYC. Absolutely everything from the horse drawn carriage rides around Central Park in the snow (hot chocolate in hand!), to the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center, to the fabulous window displays at the department stores, screams Christmas to me! Sadly we did not visit this season, but at least I can live through this montage...


Bergdorf Goodman, via
Henri Bendel, via
Saks Fifth Avenue, via

Tiffany & Co., via

Happy holidays to you and your family!

December 18, 2012


Have a fashionable little girl on your Christmas list this year? Or just need something to seal your correspondence? Check out the entire sticker collection at the 23Madison Etsy shop. They also make art prints, note cards and gift tags.

December 17, 2012

Life According to Instagram

(clockwise from top left)
1. DIY glitter bottoms for my wedding heels [tutorial here]  2. Lakers vs. Wizards game [thanks to my company for amazing floor seats]  3. New slippers [Target]  4. TX waffle maker at my hotel in DFW during a work trip

December 13, 2012

2013 Color of the Year: Emerald

Pantone has announced their 2013 color of the year, emerald! Looking around our home, we have zero green incorporated in it, and I am loving this shade. Will you add more green to your wardrobe and/or home in the coming year?

All images via Pinterest

December 10, 2012

Lacquerous: The Netflix of Nail Polish

If you're a polished-obsessed gal like me, you know that there are several brands that are seriously pricey! From an $18 bottle of Nars to a $30 Tom Ford lacquer, building your collection can add up. Not to worry, Lacquerous is here. A luxury nail polish rental program, much like Netflix, you join for $18 a month and receive 3 polishes of your choice to use at a time. They have all the high end brands including Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana, and Dior to name a few.

December 6, 2012

Style Me Chic: Black Tie Charity Event

Ann will be attending a black tie charity event in the coming weeks and is unsure what to wear. Since it is after work, she is wondering if it would be appropriate to wear a short dress and dress it up with jewelry/accessories/shoes. She isn't against wearing a long gown, she simply doesn't have anything in her closet and will need something quick.
My recommendation was that if she already has a short dress in her closet, it's absolutely ok to wear that and dress it up, since it is on a week night. However, if she prefers to wear a long gown, Rent the Runway is a great go-to when you're in a time crunch.

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December 5, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday

Wouldn't this be a fabulous piece to add to your holiday party outfits this season? Swoon!

December 4, 2012

Holiday Wish List #1

To help my friends and family with ideas for me, I've always put together a wish list. Some things are reasonable, and some things are more wishful thinking. I also figure my wish list can double as a gift guide for your fashionable friends, who may be Hokies as well!

December 3, 2012

Neiman Marcus + Target Buys

These are some of the goodies I grabbed at the Neiman Marcus + Target collaboration this past weekend. Did you stop by and check out the selection? What did you think? I'm still crushing on this Faux Fur Vest by Skaist-Taylor...and trying to justify the purchase!

Pomp + Circumstance

Today marks the last day of my graduate school career! Now that I have my MS and MBA, I am looking forward to evenings and weekends that do not include reading and research. If only I could get that idea of a PhD out of my head...