Saturday, January 30, 2010

Day Dreaming Paris

Happy Monday Everyone! I really wish it wasn't Monday. I suppose I really wouldn't care if it were Monday if I were somewhere Paris. Today I am just thinking about how intoxicating Paris is and that I haven't been to Europe in almost a year. I think I need to remedy that....soon!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hot Studded

So there I was at DSW on my birthday shopping for a pair of birthday shoes when I find this pair of Steven by Steve Madden Studded ankle booties in the clearance section. The only pair left and in my size. I was in love....

So commences the purchase justification conversation I have in my head:

'They are like nothing I have in my closet. They're adventurous, edgy and definitely hot! Lets face it, sometimes a girl needs to have a shoe that isn't so 'play it safe!' The fun of fashion is about taking risks... AND they're on sale!!'

So I go through the checkout line and the cashier says to me "Oh, I was so going to buy these, but then my boyfriend talked me out of it. He told me they were too much." TOO MUCH?? I thought, 'honey if you let him convince you they were too much then you don't deserve them! HA! Happy Birthday to me!!'
But what I did tell her is "It's all in how you wear them." I smiled, walked out and I can't tell you how many compliments I have gotten on them since! ;)

Here are some other versions that I think are just as fabulous as mine :)

KG by Kurt Geiger Kitty Chain Detail Peep Toe Ankle Boot -

Layla Boot -

DV by Dolce Vita Wesley Bootie -

Fergie Rylee Bootie -

Boutique 9 Black Suede 'Rashelle' Peep Toe Ankle Boot -

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Spotlight on: Cocktail Anyone?

I rarely leave the house without a fun cocktail ring. The bigger and more it sparkles the better! It's one of my favorite accessories to shop for and it's also a great conversation piece. Here are several fun options I found at

1. Pave Vavra Jet Pave Ring
2. Lee Angel Jewelry Cecile Ring
3. Kenneth Jay Lane Topaz Fancy Cut Ring
4. Pade Vavra Druzy Ring
5. Noir Jewelry Cosmic Cluster Ring
6. Alexis Bittar Dust Bubble Ring
7. Gara Danielle Gold Druzy Ring
8. House of Harlow 1960 Dome Ring

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Shop your Closet...

If you're like me, you rarely go into a fashion boutique without finding things you never knew you needed. If you love fashion as much as I do it doesn't take much to fall in love with the pretty little things in these stores. So what is it about boutiques that sucks us in? One answer I came up with is the visual stimulation we get when we walk in and everything is set up so nice and in a way that makes us just wanna have it. Plus everything is new and interesting to the eye.

At the moment I need to lay off the shopping. Honestly I have plenty of stuff in my own closet that doesn't get the rotation it deserves. So it got me thinking about shopping my own closet. I think the way we set up our closets is what makes us feel like the things in it are new again. So often I am trying to find a new spin on an outfit and I look through and find something I haven't worn in so long. Here are some amazing examples of closets that look really fun to shop...

We all don't have spaces like these amazing closets, but I think one can always work with what she's got.
Right now is one of those times I need have a shoppable closet so I am on a mission to make it happen!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hot Lips

Bright pink lips are hot for spring appearing on runways as well celebs. It's a lip color that typically calls for low key eyes, but as you can see, that rule is out the window. That being said, sign me up! Naked eyes have never been my thing so with this rule out of the way it gives me full license to play!

Beyonce opts for a shiny version...

Rihanna, Kim and Christina rock the color with black rimmed eyes..

Alexis's blue eyes pop with a matte version...

Here are a few that are worth trying...

Rouge Dior Replenishing Lipcolor Illustrious Pink No. 465 -

Yves Saint Laurent 'Rouge Pur' Lipstick Tropical Pink -

Givenchy Lipstick #105 Sunshine Fuchsia -

Lancome Paris Color Fever shine -

MAC Lipstick Captive -

Monday, January 25, 2010

Cure for the Monday Blahs....

Mondays can be tough, especially after a fun filled weekend of birthday festivities ;)
The thought of having to focus on work and real life stuff is a little depressing. What always gets me in the mood is putting together the right ensemble for the tasks ahead of me that day. Here are a few options depending on where you clock in Monday morning...

If you report to an office for work here is an easy go to option that really takes no thought but looks professional and important.

Elizabeth and James Blade Runner Jacket -
Vanessa Bruno Athe Twisted Strap Jersey Tank -
Halleh 18K Gold Ripple Hoop Earrings -
Marc by Marc Jacobs Sasha Leather Shoulder Bag -
Rocke Pleasure Doing Business with You Rock Stripe Skirt -
Miu Miu Bow Front Leather Pumps -

If your place of business is not quite formal, but not exactly jeans and tees, here is a comfortable, smart option.

See by Chloe Cropped Cotton Jersey Blazer -
Kara by Kara Ross 14K gold plated Watch Necklace -
Demisphere T -
Gina Patent Lizard Sandal -
3.1 phillip lim trousers -
Brown Shoulder blet -

If you work at home and the idea of sitting at your computer in your pj's is enough to put you to sleep, here is a fun and easy option that you can just throw on but still look and feel put together enough to get things done.

Kettle Black Flannel Shirt Dress -
Sabina Leather Convertible Satchel -
Burberry Leather Wooden Wedge Heels -
Kimberly McDonald 18K White Gold Geode Ring -
Diane von Furstenberg Sweatheart Jersey Leggings -

Happy Monday Everyone!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Don't shoot the messenger...

Messenger bags are huge for spring. Here are a few with personality I found on that I'm loving ...

Botkier Venice Feed

Jack Rabbit Collection Twilight Messenger Bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Percy Cross Body Bag

Matt & Nat Santogold Bag

Rebecca Minkoff Rocker bag

Foley + Corinna Disco City Bag

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Street Style: Sky High Boots

Thigh high boots are a tough trend to wear. Here are some Parisians who got it right...

And if you don't have a pair....Fake it!!

pics via Stockholm Street Style