Wednesday, December 2, 2009

3.1 Phillip Lim's modern metallics

Metallics are big this season, yes, but aren't they always big this time of year? Yes. Which is why I love these NAP new arrivals by 3.1 Phillip Lim. Why wear silver or gold when you can shimmer in rose gold? Absolutely love this look, people.

these 3.1 Phillip Lim pieces available at/images from NET-A-PORTER

Inexpensive party shoes for the holidays

Love these affordable options from Forever 21 for all your holiday parties. Because who wants to drop a paycheck on a pair of shoes that you'll (let's be realistic) wear just a few times this season?

all from Forever 21

Martha's metallic DIY wreaths

I've made my share of DIY wreaths over the years (mostly for holiday gifts). They're inexpensive & the sky's the limit as far as how creative you want to be. I'm loving these 2 (above), I found on Martha's site. Understated & elegant (& metallic!). Which I love.

images from

Golden bags from Barneys

In keeping with today's metallic/celebratory theme, I thought I'd post these gorgeous gold bags I've been eyeing for a couple of weeks now (top: Lanvin, center: Prada, bottom: Barneys New York). Lovely, no?

all from Barneys

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from Impressionen

PS: To those who left comments on yesterday's posts, I got them (they were great/sweet), then accidentally deleted some. Sorry bout that!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Why I'm excited about Zac Posen's Target deal:

Was super stoked when I read that Zac Posen is slated to design a collection for Target, to appear in stores this spring. I mean, the man in part-genius. Did you see his Spring 2010 RTW collection? If not I've included my favorites from the show above. So excited, folks!

detail photos by Don Ashby & Olivier Claisse, full-length photos by Marcio Madeira, all from

Crazy for cozy, patterned walls

Glenn Holley's Virginia home, featured in this Country Living story, has sold me on patterned walls. They definitely add a sense of warmth & charm, & look stunning paired with bold, punchy colors. Oh, & Holley shops for his lamps at TJ Maxx, too. Love that.

photos by Don Freeman from Country Living

I'm sweet on OUMA Clothing's Etsy shop

I'm officially mad about OUMA Clothing, especially their Etsy shop. These lovely feminine styles won me over. Between the gorgeous frocks & stunning photography, I'm smitten. You must check this shop out. Like, now.

top photo by GALAXIE ANDREWS, both from the Etsy shop

Breathtaking San Fran home in VOGUE

Photos of the Gold Coast home of Trevor Traina and Alexis Swanson made my jaw drop. Some rooms are light & airy. Others are rich & decadent. And the art. Oh, still my heart. View the complete slideshow, & read the accompanying story, "Ode to Joy," here.

photos by François Halard from VOGUE

Peter Liversidge @ Art Basel Miami Beach 2009

It's that time of year again...Art Basel Miami Beach, people! This year I'm really excited about these 2 works by artist Peter Liversidge. ALWAYS (top) & COMMA07 (bottom) are above. Love them. Learn more about the event, which kicks off later this week, here.

images from the Art Basel Miami Beach 2009 site.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

RL proves that dressing like a boy is sexy

LBD's with loads of cleavage...yawn. Anybody can wear that. It takes a woman with real je ne sais quoi (+ confidence), though, to pull off a sexy, boyish look, like those seen on the Ralph Lauren Spring 2010 runway (above). And I happen to love this look year-round!

full-length photos by Marcio Madeira, detail photos by Don Ashby & Olivier Claisse (all from

Gourmet Magazine's Last Days

So, my heart broke a little earlier this year when Gourmet announced the magazine would be no more. And it broke a little more when I stumbled on Last Days of Gourmet, a blog by Gourmet's brilliant associate art director Kevin Demaria. Check out more images here.

Sigh. The silver lining (because there always is 1): finding Demaria's site. Love.

photos from Last Days of Gourmet

Glittery, affordable(ish) J. Crew gift ideas

These festive "crushed glitter" new arrivals from J. Crew are all well-priced (@ under $30 ea), making them great gifts for the gal that loves glitter on your holiday list. And btw: leave it to J. Crew to make a sparkly magic wallet. Nice.

all images from J. Crew

Yu Hong: my new favorite contemporary artist

Her recent exhibit, "In and Out of Time," at China's Guangdong Museum of Art, sealed the deal. Yu Hong is officially my favorite contemporary artist. Her work, in a variety of mediums, takes my breath away.

images from Artzinechina

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from Magnolija Dress on Etsy

Monday, November 23, 2009

New Releases: Food Books!

Because books are my favorite gifts (to give & receive), & cooking 1 of my favorite hobbies, I scoured Barnes & Noble's new releases, where I found these 6 books, that look, well, delicious!

images from Barnes & Noble

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from Forever 21

Sunday, November 22, 2009

What to Wear: 10 Year High School Reunion

My style suggestions (click images to enlarge)...

1) Fun, flirty frocks: cheerful, free-spirited, print dresses transcend dress codes when belted & paired with black tights + heels. Wear this look if you want to project happiness & more importantly, if you want to be comfortable.

2) Blazer-topped print dresses: like No. 1, these dresses are fun, but the addition of blazers add sophistication. Wear this look if you want to project confidence & if you're looking for a great excuse to invest in that new blazer you've been eyeing.

3) LBD, sexy-fied: layer on your favorite accessories to make these basic dresses appear anything but. Wear this look if you want to look chic, or if you want to show off some of your favorite accessories (think vintage jewelry, statement heels, etc).

4) Ladylike & glam: combining bold/feminine accessories with timeless silhouettes creates a look that's part old Hollywood, part fashion maven. Wear this look if you want all eyes on you.

5) What I would wear: when push comes to shove, I gravitate to tailored basics in neutral colors. Also, I would sparkle, since I'm not sure how long this sequins for morning, noon & night trend will last.

all outfits from NET-A-PORTER

Christmas kitsch, Boopsie Daisy-style

Flickr, how I love thee. Reason 1: boopsie.daisy's photostream, including these gems of her fabulous, kitschy Christmas decor. I love kitsch & Christmas, so I'm hooked. Plus, boopsie.daisy has like, zillions, of other, non-holiday, killer photos. So fun & fabulous!

images by boopsie.daisy