Feb 28, 2011

Traveling Tinley Road

Take a journey down Tinley Road to see their picture perfect flower necklaces. So pretty. 

Dream Watch

I've professed my love for Michael Kors' tortoise watches in past posts. And I am so happy to post that my obsession became a reality this weekend, I bought the Two-Tone Jet Set Watch in Tortoise and Gold. I have to admit it was a tough decision, I first fell for the Oversized Tortoise Watch (pictured on my wrist below), but the extra gold on the 2-tone strap won out. 

Feb 24, 2011

Going, Going, Gone

I am on my way to the desert, headed to a girls' weekend in Vegas. I am going to get my Ginger McKenna on... sans the drugs and man hunting, although I do plan on indulging in a drink or two. I will post again on Monday. Have a great weekend, I know I will.

Feb 23, 2011

Blank Canvas

Canvas boots? Why not. I am really swinging to a more boho look for spring. What do you think of Rag & Bone's Original Newbury Boot?

Tom Ford's Big Return

Tom Ford’s comeback to womenswear after a 6 year hiatus pays tribute to the 70's... hardcore, Ford has been quoted saying, “The seventies is what I love. Soft, touchable beauty is what I love”.

Instant Outfit | Cherry On Top

1. Landon Blazer @ Theroy.com | 2. | 3. Seven for all Mankind Dark Blue Highwaisted Bootcut Jeans @ Stylebop.com | 4. Sabrina Dehoff Rope-Style Link Bracelet @ Farfetch.com | 5. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Natural Canvas Clutch Bag With Patent And Cherry Detailing @ Asos.com | 6. Jeffrey Campbell 'Foxy' Espadrille Sandal @ Shop.nordstrom.com

Feb 22, 2011

Instant Outfit | Hard Core

I may have to hit up a few dives in 'vintage' Vegas. Put on a tough girl costume and carouse.
1. Flutter by Jill Golden Felix Ring @ Gargyle.com | 2. Sweatshirt Black Silk Wool/Grey Ribbed Knit @ Loefflerrandall.com | 3. Gemma Redux "Liz" Earrings @ Endless.com | 4. Kenneth Cole New York Shiny Silver-Tone Cuff @ Endless.com | 5. Current/Elliott The Moto Low-Rise Skinny Jean @ Theoutnet.com | 6. Kendall Conrad Leather Cuff in Black @ Dianiboutique.com | 7. Rebecca Minkoff Lust Cross-Body Bag @ Endless.com | 8. John Fluevog I Believe Paul @ Fluevog.com

Color Infusion

DKNY's Pre-Fall 2011 RTW collection is a feast for the eyes. It has it all: color, texture, and punchy patterns. Don't these pictures make you want to add a red and fuchsia combo to your spring wardrobe.

Instant Outfit | Sight-Seeing Chic

I am in vacation mode, even though I don't leave for my trip until Thursday. I am sad to report I am already packed, yes I am that excited. One of my outfits is a well tailored navy blazer and fitted jeans. I think it's the perfect outfit for lunch, sight-seeing and possibly a cocktail or two. Here is a version of my outfit, although I don't have an adorable satin clutch.
1. Hugo Boss Navy One-Button Jacket @ Shopbop.com |  2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Bright Purple Haysie Satin Top @ Shopbop.com |  3. Nudie Jeans Rinsed Tube Kelly Straight Leg Jean @ My-wardrobe.com | 4. Marc Jacobs Leighton Satin Clutch @ Theoutnet.com | 5. Lapis Teardrop Earrings @ Maxandchloe.com | 6. Burberry Embossed Check Ballerina @ Couture.zappos.com

Feb 21, 2011

Cost Prohibitive Fashion

LANVIN's patent leather wedges are so fantastic and so cost prohibitive, well at least for me. I suppose it's all for the best since these sky high wedges would ultimately lead to my downfall (literally).

70's Style | Contemporary Colors

The 70's silhouette, long and lean, is a big trend for spring. ASOS's has taken a modern approach to the trend with this look. The colors are so harmonious and the dark yellow border on the maxi skirt's hem... perfection.

Super MakeUp

I just got Mac's new 'Wonder Woman' Eyeshadow Quad in Valiant. I give this one 4 stars. The packaging drew me in but the colors sealed the deal. Check out the other palettes.

Feb 20, 2011

Objects of Desire

Hearty pieces with global flair. I definitely have my eye on the accessories below. Their intricate design will add pop to any neutral wardrobe.
1. Etro Hammered Gold-Plated Cuff @ Net-a-porter.com | 2. Amrita Singh Rosaline Earrings @ Amritasingh.com | 3. Mars and Valentine 'Welcome to the Jungle' Ring @ Shop.nordstrom.com | 4. Kara Ross' Four-Piece Hexagon Earrings Blue Lizard @ Charmandchain.com

Feb 19, 2011

Shades of Lilac

I absolutely adore Anna Dello Russo's outfit. I love the deep plum plumage of the skirt with the tissue thin lilac knit top, they meld together perfectly. And the necklaces... at first glance I thought they were Ethiopian Coptic crosses and was so excited that she layered two of them, unfortunately, they are not. But if she had it would have been a great touch. I included an example of Ethiopian Coptic crosses below, just in case you are unfamiliar with them.

Carol Marie Double Ethiopian Cross Necklace in Oxidized Silver @ Singer22.com


Feb 18, 2011

Rock Bottom

Are you sitting down... this pair of shoes is less than 20 bucks. Okay, here's the catch, the retailer only has size 7 left. If you are a size 7 and you want them, go now to Oak NYC. Good Luck!

Rosy Outlook

Recently, during a shopping trip with a friend she impulsively picked up a pair of kids over-sized pink sunglasses and put them. Ready to laugh I was surprised to see how chic and trendy she looked. The lesson I learned that afternoon, don't forget to check out the kids department and consider a pair of pink shades for spring.
1. Stevemadden.com | 2. Chunky Cateye Sunglasses @ Us.topshop.com | 3. Pastel Pink Sunglasses@ American Apparel | 4. D&G @ www.sunglasshut.com

Queen of the Nightlife

Do you have something fun planned tonight? If not, follow Carine Roitfeld (former Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Paris) lead and go booth dancing. This fashion doyen turned an Indochine banquette into her own private dance floor. Looks like fun... doesn't it!

Photo by: Refinery29.com

Freaky Friday

To celebrate the end of a very long week I am bringing you these candy colored smackers. Created by a very talented young lady in Texas, I literally Stumbled across her portfolio last night, Chaos Makeup Artist. I really like her aesthetic, you may too, check her out.

Feb 17, 2011

Mani | Pedi Time

Just scored a new nail polish color Sew Psyched by Essie. I heart its cashmere-soft sage pewter. I can hardly wait to paint my ten little pigs.

Could It Be

News Flash: today I actually wore ballet flats with no socks and I'm not freezing. Could Spring really be on its way? To keep my good mood going, I am posting a fun look from J.Crew's Spring line.
Cerulean + White = Happiness.

Lauren Conrad's New Line

Lauren Conrad’s new line, Paper Crown is a little underwhelming. Her frocks are beyond simple and definitely wearable, but they feel a lot like what you could find at any mid-price chain store. Don't get me wrong, I'm really not knocking her new line, I just expected more wow pieces. It'll be interesting to see how this brand evolves as she comes into her own as a designer.

Feb 16, 2011

A Pretty Shade of Autumn

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti's Fall 2011 Collection is a nice departure from the prerequisite colors of Autumn. The soft and kitteny knits are delicious. This showing certainly tickles my fancy, but would you feel comfortable wearing this palette in October?

Scarf Art

My most recent personal "style" campaign is convincing a good friend that she CAN pull off wearing a headscarf. So far, my efforts have been futile. But for your consideration I have several stylish and complimentary examples that demonstrate the right way to wear a headscarf.
Don't know how to make a scarf into a fashionable headpiece? Download Hermes' how to guide:

Sunny Disposition

I saw these Angeline Tournier shoes on Wit + Delight. Aren't they amazing! I was in a mini funk this morning, but these lifted my spirits in no time!
Ballerina contrasting toe @ Angelinetournier.com

Feb 15, 2011

Shady Character

I just purchased some new sunglasses, completely out of character for me. Really, I am more of a squint into the sun kind of gal. But, emerging wrinkles have me singing a different tune. Now, I just have to remember to wear them. What do you think... too boring?
Marc by Marc Jacobs Large Rectangular Frame @ Macys.com

Canadian Cool

Boogie Down Tuesday | In Wonderland

Fall through the looking glass with Gwen... What Are You Waiting For (extended version).

Feb 14, 2011

Crack Open A Can

Champagne in a can? Although, I fear that the Sofia blanc de blancs sparkling wine may leave a metal-like after taste, I am eager to try it. Maybe I'll buy a 4-pack and sit on my front stoop and get sloppy. Seems fitting.

In the Pink

Celebrating the day with a healthy dose of hot pink. My favorite is the Kate Spade pink cocktail ring. 
1. Emma Blazer @ Coach.com | 2. Year Of Color February Ring @ Katespade.com  | 3. Tory Burch's Eddie Ballet Flats Island Pink Patent @ Jildoeshoes.com  | 4. Gold Coast Evangeline @ Katespade.com


May your day be filled with chocolate, rainbows and unicorns. Happy Valentine's Day from Incandescent Matter!

Feb 13, 2011

Spawn of the Glitterati

It looks like it was stolen from Mick Jagger's tour bus and I want it. Hooray for Isabella Oliver's  365 Relaxed Sequin Jacket.

Feb 12, 2011

Vogue Goes Gaga

Vogue's March cover girl is Lady Gaga. The clothes in her technicolor spread are marvelous, especially Louis Vuitton, Haider Ackermann and Alexander McQueen. As for the pink wig... eh, not a fan.

Feb 11, 2011

Line Up

More lovely striped tops, this time from Toast in England. Spring is so close, I can almost smell it!

Daydreaming in French

Today, I am daydreaming about being in Cannes and this is the outfit I am wearing. This winter has been too long. I really must increase the amount of pretty things I look at to combat cabin fever.
1. DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Black Striped Jersey Top @ Net-a-porter.com | 2. Adjustable Flower Ring Cocotay @ Charmandchain.com | 3. Paul & Joe Jacoue mid-rise straight-leg jeans @ Net-a-porter.com | 4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Petal To The Metal Leather Wallet @ Net-a-porter.com | 5. Jimmy Choo Lennox patent-leather pumps @Net-a-porter.com

Happy Shiny Friday

I found perfection in Alexander Berardi's harem pants and wrap blouse. Happy Friday!

Feb 10, 2011

The Quirk Factor

Funky patterns, check. Unconventional layers, check. Odd color combos, check. Yep, I love what Marni is doing in their 2011 Pre-Fall Collection. And that outdoorsy cape is to die for!

Hey, Big Spender

A hot pink dress and blush pink Louboutins, truly a Valentine's Day treat for the eyes.
1. Hobbs Augustine Dress @ Houseoffraser.co.uk | 2. Christian Louboutin Lady Peep @ Barneys.com

Feb 9, 2011

Up Close and Personal

Here it is: Rachel Zoe's 1st collection up close and personal. We saw a quick glimpse of her collection a couple weeks back, but now the full collection is out and it looks even better. The snug as a glove beaded black suit is smashing. I do hope Rachel lets Anne Hathaway wear it at the Oscars!

True Beauty

I am delighted to see Crystal Renn looking phenomenal (as usual) on the runway for Chanel Resort 2011.

Feb 8, 2011

Porter Grey

I am not sure if Porter Grey (actually) shot their Summer lookbook in the elegant seaside resort town of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, but these shots certainly remind me of the breath-taking peninsula. Sidenote: I like the clothes too, especially that first little red number.

House of Harlow Sunglasses

Nicole Richie's favorite sunglasses just happen to be designed by her. This over-sized two-toned frame is perfect on her. To see more of her stylish sunglasses check out Revolveclothing.com.

Boogie Down Tuesday | Ready or Not

Lauryn Hill, singing with the Fugees, I just love her rich, strong voice.

Feb 7, 2011

Mark + James by Badgley Mischka

The boys finally made a line for the working girl. No more kowtowing to the rich and famous. Check out Badgley Mischka's affordable new line Mark + James, just in time for a season of sunshine... oh please, let the sunshine in!

Cue The Fan

Spring wish list item #2: The Floaty Cape Blouse in Blue or Cherry from TopShop.

Orange Fizz

Another new one by Chanel: Le Vernis Nail Colour n° 307 Orange Fizz. My obsession with Chanel polish has gotten the best of me... the search begins for the hot color for Spring.

Feb 5, 2011

In Black and White

It seems like everyone is coming out with a horizontal striped blazer for Spring. I bought the Calvin Klein Striped Ponte Blazer for a work trip last month and I can speak from experience that this jacket is not a wall flower, you will command a lot of attention once you commit to this trend.
1. Maritime-Stripe Blazer @ Jcrew.com | 2. Robert Rodriguez Striped Blazer @ Zappos.com | 3. Elizabeth and James Preppy Striped James Blazer @ Neimanmarcus.com| 4. Striped Ponte Blazer @ Calvinklein.com

Give Good Face

Mac's Cham Pale line is luminously beautiful. My faves are the paint pots and polish, they have full-tilt shimmer.

Feb 4, 2011

Silky Blue

The carefree color and ease of a silk blue blouse can be so effortlessly chic. Imagine wearing one on a warm spring day with a pair of cropped skinnies and ballet flats. A definite head-turner!
1. Silk Bromley Blouse @ Madewell.com | 2. Peter Jensen Helena Frill Top @ Boutiques.refinery29.com | 3. Anna Molinari Silk Textured Blouse @ Theoutnet.com

Zara | Summer Tease

Zara you're crafty, teasing us by releasing only a few of your looks for Summer. Well, it worked. I can barely contain myself. What else do you have in store for us? So far, I am very intrigued and desperately in need of that hot pink tuxedo jacket on Stella Tennant. Check out more of the upcoming collection @ FabSugar.

Vince | Elevated Basics

You can really live in these looks. Vince makes looking cool look oh so comfortable. Even the leather mini-dress looks lounge-worthy.