Sep 30, 2010

Elevated Sweats: Jennifer Beals 2.0

At 13 I longed to look as chic and sexy as Jennifer Beals did in Flashdance, with her slashed up sweatshirt and wild mane. Now 27 years later I have my chance to channel that scrappy street-smart steel worker with these souped-up sweatshirts. 
1. Torn @ | 2. Shoulder zip pullover @ | 3. Haya sequin sweatshirt @ | 4. Vince Sequined Sweatshirt @ | 5. Elizabeth and James Sequined Cotton Sweatshirt @

Frayed Ends

1. Open Knit Ruffle Scarf @ | 2. A Crinkle in Time Scarf @ | 3. T by Alexander Wang @ | 4. Missoni Jelly Fish Scarf @ | 5. Slubby Scarf @ | 6. Woven Tassel Scarf @

Sep 29, 2010

Padma's Global Take

1. Grey Pearl Masai Necklace | 2. Dangling Pod Cuff  | 3. Black Spinel Choker | 4. Slate Silver Orchid Earrings @
Here are some standouts from Padma Lakshmi's jewelry line. It is clear to see she uses other cultures as inspiration and her refined eye to keep pieces elegant and timeless.

Heavy Load: Messenger Bags Of The Moment

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs "Petal To The Metal Natasha" @ | 2. Pink Studio Lupe @ | 3. Linea Pelle Dylan Messenger @ | 4. Whistles Milligan Leather Messenger Bag @ | 5. Barnaby @ | 6. Mallory Military Messenger @ | 7. Roxy Back Alley Cross Body @

Sep 28, 2010

Reese's "Casual" Pieces

Reese Witherspoon is indisputably stunning on the red carpet, but let's not forget about her out-and-about outfits... they are perfectly on point. Here are a few that are effortlessly chic.

Here's my take on a Reese-like outfit.

1. Striped cowlneck T @ Gap |  2. J Brand Skinny Leg Stretch Corduroy Pants @ | 3. Unity links necklace @ | 4. Marc by Marc Jacobs 606858 @

Girlie Show

French Connection black angora-metallic "Buffy" ruffle sleeve cardigan @
 Tibi toffee merino wool embellished cardigan @
 Beaded Eglantine cardigan @

 Whirlpetal cardigan @

 L'Wren Scott @
Pepina sequin cardigan @
Rosette ribbon cardigan @

Sep 27, 2010

Card Sharks

Tonight I am playing Shanghai with some dear friends. We always schedule our games on weeknights. It helps to laugh, lose/win some money (quarters) and eat sweets after a long day at work.
I am bringing the most delicious chocolate and coconut macaroons to the game.

Bootie With Attitude

This bootie is sporting some serious attitude. I tried them on this weekend and they were surprisingly comfortable.

Wrap Me Up In Your Finest

Alexander Wang @
 Dolman Cardigan @ Gap
Cowl Neck Sweater @ Ann Taylor
Long Drape Cardigan @ Arden B

Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent @  
Tinley Road Oversized Cable Cardigan @

Don't these look cozy? I am wrapped up in a big comfy sweater to keep the brisk wind at bay.

Sep 26, 2010

Velvet At The Right Price...

The Paul & Joe navy blazer I posted on Friday does not work with my budget, boo hiss, but I found a great alternative at JCrew's factory store. I am pairing the velvet Eden blazer with gray skinny jeans and gray suede knee boots.

Getting It Right...

Reed Krakoff's looks for Fall are so sophisticated. Oh, if won the Powerball, then you would be mine Boxer II. Take 20 minutes and get lost in the beauty of his clothing and accessories @

Sep 24, 2010

If I Were A Rich Girl put this little number together. Perfection. 
Grey leather pants by Plein Sud and Blue Velvet Jacket by Paul & Joe.

Lingering Memories of Seasons Past

Spring/Summer 2010
Fall/Winter 2007/08
Fall/Winter 2009/10

Bottega Veneta's ad campaigns are so haunting. The misty overcast this morning reminded me of some of their more mesmerizing images.

Sep 23, 2010

Holding My Breath...

These two are the brightest stars in my sky. I feel like I won the jackpot every time I look at their faces. Tomorrow they are taking their first spelling test. We have studied every night this week and I am crossing my fingers that all goes well. Good luck little ones and Hayden save the celebration armpit toots for recess.

Crushing On...

Topshop Military Style Piped Coat

Matt Bernson's nude leather 'Waverly' cap toe ballet flats

JCrew Silk and sequin scoopneck tee

Current/Elliott's Skinny Twill Cargo Pants

Josie Natori - Merino Wool Infinity Loop Scarf