Thursday, August 30, 2012

Paris Print Swimsuit

Absolutely die over the back print of this swimsuit! The front is pretty too, and its on sale at Les Nouvelles for $161.

Peplum Belt

Ooo, talk about a "Why didn't I think of that?!?!" idea! Love this PVC peplum belt, perfect for adding a frill to skirts, dresses, even shorts or pants if you so wish!! Buy at Opening Ceremony for $130.

Pink Silk Cami Dress

I have a daytime summer wedding next weekend and am looking for a fab dress that will help me stay casual cool, yet super chic! This one at Madewell is definitely a contender - for $150 you get an amazing color and super versatile piece! For the wedding I see sandals and a slouchy cardigan... but I could wear it to work with a blazer and pumps too!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My Style Challenge: Summer to Fall

It's time to start thinking about summer to fall looks! It's still hot out, but you know you want to rock some of next season's trends!! I dusted off my beloved leather shorts & ankle boots for toe dipping into autumn.

I'm wearing: Pink BCBG blouse, Gryphon leather shorts, ASOS blazer, Rag & Bone boots, belt from ModCloth, and Juicy Couture sunnies. Jewelry includes necklace from C. Wonder, Wendy Brandes ring, tiger bracelet from CUSP, vintage Gucci watch, Stella & Dot spike bracelet, Juicy Couture wrap bracelet.
What are some fall trends you can't wait to wear??

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Painterly Tweed Clutch

Love the splatter-like tweedy plaid of this clutch!! With its tuck away shoulder strap and chic coloring, this limited edition piece from J. Crew is a must buy for $175.

Leather Stripe Jeans

If there's one denim trend besides distressing that I'm into for fall, it's gotta be the tuxedo stripe! Get a little double trend action going on with this Juicy Couture pair and its leather inset! Buy at Bloomingdales for $188.

Cross Back Sequin Top

I've been craving sequins lately; I'm all about some serious sparkle!! Wear this beautiful top to your next wedding or soiree and be a stunning stand out! Buy at Singer 22 for $119.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Twenty Pairs of Chelsea Boots

Ahh, the chelsea boot has come out as teh shoe du jour to have this fall! They're ankle boots with side stretchy panels and an almond toe and were originally from the Victoria era and associated with horse riding. They're super comfy and versatile and I would definitely invest in a pair if you haven't already! Here are twenty options for you!

Peplum Sweater

As we know, peplums are just everywhere for fall! But I don't often see peplum sweaters! This one by Tory Burch is in te most fab tomato red ever - buy at ShopBop for $275.

Sequin Cactus Tee

I'm surprised to be into this whole frontier woman style, but it's kinda edgy badass in a way! I like this sequined cactus tee... or perhaps I love the hat so much I think I love the tee? Either way, buy Pixie Market for $140.

Brown Fedora

I'm totally obsessed with having an Indiana Jones' hat!! I would definitely buy this one if I didn't already have something pretty similar - it's a reasonable $51 at 80s Purple. Whip not included!

Pajama Top

What do you hink of pajama style? Sometimes I hate it, but I think styled correctly it could be tres chic! Maybe with some cut offs and ankle boots? Buy at Revolve Clothing for $208.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Deconstructed Jeans

I can't stop posting on distressed denim - it is an obsession I tell you! This skinny, ankle length pair would be perfect for me, especially since they're an affordable $78 at Urban Outfitters!

Plum Brocade Skirt

Love the print on this brocade skirt - wear now with a white wife beater and ankle boots, later with some prim heels and a blouse! Buy at Anthropologie for $88.

Nicole Richie for Impulse Only at Macy's

Huh, who knew Nicole Ritchie was doing something for Macy's! She's got some great lines already with her House of Harlow jewelry and Winter Kate pieces, so this could be tres promising. Let's see what we're got here...

Some pretty printed dresses that have gypsy boho vibes!
Oooo, I could definitely rock both of these!
AHAHAHAH, well this is special!

See the whole collection and interview at Refinery 29.

Army Maxi Dress

Love this dress as a layering piece, so perfect to take you from summer to fall! It's selling out quick, buy at Free People for $188!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mixed Print Sweater

What a fantabulous mixed print sweater! Paring sailor Breton stripes with a Nordic print makes the piece super versatile and fun! Buy at ModCloth for $73.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Blue Sale - Five Best Finds

The Bluefly Semi-Annual Blue Sale is going on and there's a ton of great buys to look through! However, I think I've found the five best finds that will take you easily into fall!

 This vintage styled necklace is is $153 and there's just one left!! It'd look great with a buttoned up shirt or sexy cocktail dress!
 Anoraks are stealthily growing in popularity! This navy one is $144 and has a great slouchy fit.
 I've already told you how chic distressed denim is! This pair by Seven for All Mankind is just $70 today!
 A pair of buttery soft leather boots are a must for every woman and this DVF pair are a steal for just $153!
Abstract galaxy prints are taking over, like this Calvin Klein dress. For just $49, can you afford to not buy it??

Ombre Toed Flats

Love cap toes, so of COURSE I'm going to love ombre toes even more! These Kors by Michael Kors python leather flats are a perfect buy to wear now into fall! Find at Intermix for $250.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

My Style Challenge: Sexy Dress Demurred

I own a beautiful dress that I discovered is a bit more curve hugging than I usualy rock to work. Combined with its animal print, I haven't ever worn it to the office, and that's just silly! As you can see, it's not that hard to downplay the sexiness of a piece.

By simply pairing it with a masculine, military style blazer I completely changed the look of the dress! I know it seems obvious, but sometimes people just can't see what's right in front off them.
I'm wearing: Rachel Rachel Roy dress, Ralph Lauren blazer, Juicy Couture sunnies, Coach belt, South clutch from a fashion show giftbag, Michael Kors sandals. Jewelry includes: C. Wonder necklace, Banana Republic wrap bracelet, vintage Gucci watch, spike bracelet courtesy of Stella & Dot.
I went out for DC Restaurant Week after work with my girlfriends. I so must recommend 2941 for fine dining in the Northern Virginia area! Check out my delicious dessert!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Blondie Tee

Need a foolproof outfit? I would recommend a pairing a vintage looking rock tee with with black skinny trousers and a smart blazer! Buy this one at Shoptiques for $65.

Ladylike Cardigan

This prim and proper cardigan makes me think of Chanel suits and ladies who lunch! Except this is much more affordable at $150 at Club Monaco.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pearl & Skull Ring

I'm inexplicably drawn to this House of Harlow ring! I love the glam pearl backing to the skull, contrasting ladylike with the macabre! Buy at MetroPark for $55.

Cropped Trenchcoat

This cropped trench is just so cute, how can you resist it?? Apparently most people can't as it's just back in stock at Nasty Gal and already selling out again! Buy yours for $78.

Pleated Leather Skirt

Pleated Leather Skirt
Leather skirts are just genius, everyone must have one for fall! This is one of the more affordable ones you can find, for $288 at Bloomingdale's.

Collared Skater Dress

This is a perfect start to building your fall wardrobe! Love the collar, with its hardware detailing, and the flowy pleats. Buy at ASOS for $128.

Sequined Frame Clutch

I love frame clutches shaped like this! Now if only they were easier to hold on to... Don't lose this sequined piece, which is on sale for $52 at French Connection.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Now & Later: Peplum Top

Peplum tops are super chic and surprisingly versatile! Here are two tres different ways to rock the look - now and later!

Peplum Top: Summer

I love the idea of pairing a peplum top with a more casual pair of distressed cutoffs! Juxtaposition and stuff, yes? Top off with a bright summer hat, colorful jewelry and some wedges for a great weekend look!
Peplum Top: Fall

For fall I have had a stroke of genius - double peplum! Pair your top with a cropped peplum jacket for extra flounciness! Add on a geometric tweedy pencil skirt, so cap toed heels and a chunky chain necklace for your ultimate work look.