Dec 31, 2010

Hello 2011

This champagne punch would be a delicious companion to a night of festivities. 
Jerry Thomas’ Champagne Punch
  • 1 Bottle Champagne
  • 2 oz Sugar
  • 1 Orange Sliced
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 3 Slices of Pineapple
  • 2 oz Raspberry Syrup (or Grenadine) 
In a punch bowl, dissolve the sugar in the lemon juice. Slice orange very thinly. Add Champagne, syrup, orange slices, and pineapple to bowl. Stir gently to combine. Garnish with fruits in season.

Simple Elegance | Akris Spring 2011

I am swooning over Albert Kriemler's elegant and monochromatic runway show for Akris. Just look at that exaggerated white collar in the last image.. what showmanship.

Boot Straps

Pulling yourself up by your own boot straps just got easier. These strappy boots will help you portray that right amount of sass.
1. Robert Clergerie Bia @ | 2. Calvin Klein Collection Gessica @ | 3. Cordani Valentina @ | 4. Maxstudio Women's Croydon Boot @ | 5. Mea Shadow @ | 6. Franco Sarto Women's Hall Ankle Boot @

Dec 30, 2010

Me Likey

It looks like it cost a pretty penny, but this ASOS Leather Drop Lock Purse is pocketbook friendly. Hmmmm, I think you need a hot red purse to ring in the New Year.

Stella's Garden Party

Stella McCartney dives into botanical prints this Spring. And if I may be so bold to say they are divine. 
Stella McCartney @

Best of Beauty Master List

Are you looking to add some new products to your 2011 beauty regime? I pulled some of my faves from Allure's Best of Beauty Master List.
1. Olay Professional Pro-X Restorative Cream Cleanser @ | 2. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow @ | 3. Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick @ | 4.  Lancôme Genifique Eye Youth Activating Eye Concentrate @

Dec 29, 2010

Felicity Brown Tees

You Talkin' To Me?

You got something to say? Say it with a little style insurance perched on your hand. The fashion world's reinterpretation of the Brass Knuckles is so much fun, isn't it?
1. Erica Anenberg Pewter Double Finger Ring Gold @ | 2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Snow Bunting Ring @ | 3. Jules Smith Five Points Knuckle Ring @ | 4. Textured Across-Hand Ring @ | 5. Noir Jewelry Wonder Woman Knuckle Ring @ | 6. Noir Jewelry Double Knuckle Ring @

Pack Mule Fashionista

I like to be prepared for any occasion and/or emergency, maybe that's why I have a propensity to carry around such a big satchel. Seriously, my husband is continually amazed at what I pull out of my bag of tricks. For this reason I have my eye on Fleabags' Porter and Salt carryalls.

Dec 28, 2010

Room For Dessert

Ugh, no more holiday food! For those of you who indulged a little too much this December here are some roomy sweaters that will let you hide your sins, well at least until you can button those unforgiving jeans again. Treadmill... I am counting on you.
1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Oversized Sweater @ | 2. Donna Karan Oversized Cashmere-Blend Sweater @ | 3.  3.1 Phillip Lim Oversized Tunic With Silk Hem In Grey @

Organically Inspired | Stewart and Brown

Who says organic clothing has to be boring, well, I did up until now. But Stewart and Brown is changing the way I look at organic clothing. Their design and color palette are decidedly original and their website takes such a fun approach to displaying the clothes. 

Snow Bunny

If you haven't seen Frankie Avalon's movie "Ski Party" (1965) you really should if you are planning a trip to the mountains. It is just like "Beach Blanket Bingo", but with cute winter resort wear and trippy dance scenes. Remember killer knits are de rigueur for sipping coco at the main lodge.
1. Golden Goose Natural Brown Norwegian-Style Pullover @ | 2. Stretch Panel Sweater @ | 3.Juicy Couture Faux Fur-Trimmed Wool-Blend Cardigan @ | 4. Paul & Joe Sister Matias Merino Wool Sweater @| 5. Aubin & Wills Thickwood Wool Cardigan @

Dec 27, 2010

Arctic Fashion

East Coast I know what you're going through. Digging out of hip high snow is no fun. What helps, having the right (warm) tools for the job. 
NYC AP Photo/Craig Ruttle | 1. Arctic without Ribbon Mukluks @ | 2. Faux Fur Trim Trapper Hat @ | 3. 66 Degrees North Women's Kaldi Arctic Wool Mitten @

Color Explosion

Can't you just see this Tory Burch cardigan paired with a sarong or white jeans, bumming around on vacation, not a care in the world. This is a definite resort must-have.
Tory Burch Liesa Cardigan @

Laze About

This week I am on Vacation (at home). Does that mean sitting around in pajamas watching television? I shudder at the thought. Although, I do intend to take it easy, bathing and dressing accordingly. Maybe a decadent robe is in order, what do you think?
1. Matters of Leisure Townhouse Robe/Double Faced Charmeuse @ | 2. Burberry Silk-Satin Robe @ | 3. Agent Provocateur Kiki Silk Kimono @

Dec 26, 2010

Trend Report 2011

What should you add to your wardrobe for the new year? Refinery 29 is reporting the top trends for 2011. I am excited to see minimalism and color blocking have stuck around, but I am less excited about lounge wear.

70's Inspired
 Marc by Marc Jacobs | Marc Jacobs | Derek Lam | Tory Burch
 3.1 Philip Lim | Richard Chai Love | Yigal Azrouël | Rag & Bone
Diane von Furstenberg | Jil Sander | Tommy Hilfiger | Calvin Klein Collection
Givenchy | Diane von Furstenberg | Suno | Z Spoke
 Color Blocking
Peter Som | Karen Walker | Christopher Kane | Rachel Roy
Karen Walker | Vena Cava | Thakoon | Ralph Lauren  
All images pulled from

Dreamy Creations | Ella Poe

Jewelry designer Ella Poe believes objects are more beautiful when they have a past, share a secret, or hold a memory. Check out her Prayer and Constellation Collections they have sophisticated elegance.

Dec 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

I am so blessed. I have had a year of so many wonderful moments. My family is healthy and happy, I work with some of the most delightful women I have ever met, and I have a husband who loves me without question. From my family to yours, I wish you a Happy Holiday.

Isabel Marant Pre-Fall 2011

Sequined leggings, structured jackets cinched with satin ribbons and mohair black and cream sweaters. Isabel Marant gets it so right for Pre-Fall 2011.

Knotted Elegance

It's Christmas Eve and I am so excited to start celebrating. To kick off the day I found these pretty little gifts decorated with the most perfect bows. Enjoy their subtle beauty.
1. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Bow-Embellished Silk T-shirt @ | 2. | 3. Miriam Ocariz Sleeveless Cocktail Dress @ | 4. Susan Caplan Vintage 1980s Diamante Bow Tie Brooch @ | 5. Valentino @ | 6. Beauty Pump in Satin @ | 7. Milly 'Bow' Merino Wool Cap @

Dec 23, 2010

Instant Outfit | Brocade Pants

1. Snow Leopard Cardigan @  | 2. Glitter Emanuelle Clutch @ | 3. Balmain Brocade Trousers @ | 4. Kenneth Jay Lane Silver Plated Swarovski Crystal Link Bracelet @ | 5. Lanvin Jeweled Bow Ballet Flat @

Dark and Light

ASOS created two complimentary collections, Black and White. Both lines have equal parts common sense and whimsy. Although, if pressed, I would have to say I like the Black Collection a smidgen more than the White.

Glitter Dome

Welcome to glitter dome ladies. Rock your Christmas with a stunning dome ring. I HEART #5.
1. Ariella Collection Multi Stone Dome Ring @ | 2. Kali Silver Dome Ring @ | 3. Ariella Collection Large Pavé Dome Ring @ | 4. Allison Daniel Domed Disco Ball Ring @ | 5. Kenneth Jay Lane Lapis Starfish Cocktail Ring @  | 6. Gisella's Large 14k Gold Red Enamel & Cubic Zirconia Dome Ring @ | 7. Kenneth Cole New York "Starry Nights" Dome Ring @ | 8. Ruby Dust Pave Dome Ring @ | 9. CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane Faceted Dome Ring @

Dec 22, 2010

Security Detail

Protect your laptop without sacrificing your personal style. There are so many chic sleeves to pick from.
1. Mariela Laptop Case in Arabesque White @ | 2. Keyboard Laptop Sleeve @ | 3. Juicy Couture Sugar Kiss Canvas Laptop Sleeve @ | 4. Miss Marc 3D Small Computer Sleeve @ | 5. BUILT Cargo Laptop Sleeve @ | 6.Mariela Laptop Case in Autumn Leaves Black @

Bold Topper

How great does the mustard sweater in picture #1 look with Merlot accents? Recreate this look for yourself, here are some bold sweater options for every budget.
1. Diane Von Furstenberg Pre-Fall 2011 @ | 2. Thread Social | 3. V-Neck Dolman Sleeve @ | 4. Ann Yee Kort Pleat Top @

Dec 21, 2010

Mess with the Bull...

Although horn jewelry can be fragile it's well worth the risk since it has such a resplendent appearance. If you like organic materials pick up a horn bracelet or ring like the gorgeous pieces below.
Kora Cross Section Horn Ring @ | ZEFFIRA "Lineare" Venato Plain Natural Horn Bangle @

Made For The Ice Queen

Betsey Johnson has created a cuff worthy of the ice queen in Narnia. This mix of metal, beads and crystals is a whimsical mess.
Cuff With Snowflake and Pearls @

Boogie Down Tuesday | Big Time Sensuality

Bjork is adorable in this video, her voice is a quirky little gift bestowed upon her by woodland creatures. This is the last boogie down Tuesday of 2010.

Dec 20, 2010


The Carga Collection uses old school construction techniques in modern and unexpected new ways. Their utilitarian look is sublime.
Carga Felt Collection T1 | Carga Leather Tote T1L

Wild Horses

Stella McCartney featured graphic images of the white Appaloosa stallion for Chloe in 2000. Since then bold graphic images of stallions have found their way onto runways in one or two collections each season. Here are two equestrian themed pieces that I think are must haves for this season.
Large Horse Shoe Necklace House Of Harlow 1960  @ | Chaser LA @

Christmas Morning Mimosas

Attention Moms and Dads, Christmas morning mimosas are a wonderful way to jump start the day... of course after all the gifts are opened and the kids are busy with their loot. Cheers!
1/4 cup Grand Marnier, plus 2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons super-fine sugar
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1 bottles Champagne
4 cups fresh orange juice
strips of orange peel, for garnish (optional)

In one small dish, pour 2 tablespoons of Grand Marnier. In another small dish, pour the sugar. Dip the rims of 6 glasses in the Grand Marnier and then the sugar, twisting the glasses to coat the rims with sugar. Divide the pomegranate seeds between the glasses.

In a large pitcher, mix the remaining Grand Marnier, Champagne and orange juice. Divide between the six glasses. Garnish with orange peel, if desired.

Dec 18, 2010

Season's Greetings | Club Monoco

Club Monoco really wants us to have a Merry Christmas. There is no other way to explain the lovely array of items they put out just in time for the season of giving. I would be happy to find any one of these under the tree. How about you?

Dec 17, 2010

Happy Nails

This pack of lustrous hues would be a lovely addition to your New Year's Eve outfit. Did I mention you get four of them, now you need to decide which one to wear?
NARS Precious Mini Nail Set @

Just Be Pretty

The Elizabeth and James Tokyo chiffon blouse is very pretty. A billowy button up paired with gray textured leggings and layers upon layers of chain chokers is so street chic. Just for fun, you could finish the look with tall Dr. Martens utilitarian boots and create the look of a pretty tough girl.

Good Friends, Good Times

Happy Friday. I am celebrating the start of my weekend with the ladies over apps and drinks. Actually, to be more precise: hot wings, beer and billiards. Although, our evening will be delightfully lowbrow, I am mindful of the host and hostess that may be in search of a unique cocktail to serve their holiday revelers. Here's an idea, how about a Martini made with Jabuticaba?

Native to Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia, jabuticabas has an exotic and very sweet taste.  If you can’t find jabuticaba, replace it for any berry fruit and cheers!
In a cocktail shaker:
• 1 ounce of vodka
• 1/4 ounce of white rum
• 1 ounce of sweetened and filtered jabuticaba juice
• 1/2 ounce of sweetened and filtered pineapple juice
• 1/2 ounce of lime juice
• 3 coffee spoons of sugar
• Ice
• Jabuticabas for garnishing

Dec 16, 2010

Seeking Perfection | La Tropézienne

The La Tropézienne satchel is the perfect size, shape and color. Okay, I think you get it, I think this bag is perfect.

Zero + Maria Cornejo Spring 2011

The Zero + Maria Cornejo Spring collection has such exquisite lines. My favorite ensemble has a modern take on the kimono... and that watercolor obi, just lovely.

Want. Need. Must Have.

Still wondering what to get me for Christmas? I know, you've been losing sleep over this one. Let me help you out... how about this little wood speaker from Sang-bum Kim from the  I tease because I love.

Dec 15, 2010

Ties That Bind

These bracelets by Giles and Brother are made of railroad ties and spikes. What a great way to repurpose materials. They have such a strong presence. 

Velvet Leggings à la Rock Star

Sparkle & Fade's Ruched Velvet Legging is so Steven Perry. Alright, I'll admit you have to have piper cleaner legs to pull this look off, but if you can, more power to you!

Gift Oddities

Okay, this is for that person in your life who has everything and is impossible to shop for, Porcelain animal skulls with gold grillz. This is crazy good, right? You can get a raccoon, beaver or skunk. It's so bizarre and yet very cool. I really want the beaver.
Digby and Iona

Dec 14, 2010

Twin Peaks Femme Fatale

For some reason this flannel zip jacket reminds me of something Audrey Horne (Sherilyn Fenn) would have worn on Twin Peaks. I can see her pairing it with a black pencil skirt and kitten heels.
What Goes Around Comes Around @

Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2011

Pre-Fall 2011, um, didn't we just wrap up Fall 2010? Oh well, I am not that bothered by designers jumping ahead since I am completely smitten with what Mr. Kors has in store for us. These combos are sleek, smart and stylish.

Boogie Down Tuesday | Missy and Janet's Revenge

I bet you thought this song was about you... didn't you. Janet Jackson and Missy Elliott do an amazing version of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain". Enjoy the jam and check out Janet's abs, killer.

Dec 13, 2010

Crystal Clear

Nicole Miller's take on rough cut crystal, jagged glass and metal chains is utterly modern. I would love to add these to my accessories collection.

Vera Wang | Office Party Chic

I love these two ensembles by Vera Wang. You could definitely wear something like this to your office party and be the coolest chick attending. Rethink dressing for the Holidays.

Into the Wild

Before the winter blahs hit, get a new bag that makes an impact. How about a tasteful leap into animal prints with a well constructed purse with limited detailing.
1. Jalda Pony Bertrand Hobo @ | 2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Printed Hiller Hobo Bag @ | 3. D&G @ | 4. Temperley London Zebra-Print Canvas Clutch @ | 5. Street Car Darya @ | 6. Badgley Mischka Gaia Haircalf Hobo @