Jun 30, 2011

Chilling Poolside

Missoni's "Singapore" swimsuit cover-up is to die for, lounging poolside in this caftan with a cool drink would make my summer.

Maslo Jewelry

Nicole Maslowski's jewelry line, MASLO JEWELRY, combines elements of old and new. She uses brass, vintage, costume, mixed metals, and dead stock to create hand crafted pieces of art. In addition, to following the reduce, reuse and recycle credo she also integrates elements of Native American design. Thanks Aurora for the tip on this beautifully distinctive and budget friendly line.

Jun 28, 2011

Filigree Finds

Filigree jewelry is so on trend and these pieces use bold color, another big trend this summer. Consider getting a piece of Moschitto Jewelry from Nordstrom.com.

Basket Case

Rafia weave, très chic. A perfect summer match up!
Miu Miu Leather-Trimmed Raffia Satchel @ Net-a-porter.com | DV Dolce Vita "Winslow" Wedge Sandals @ Bloomingdales.com

Jun 27, 2011

Chloë Sevigny for OC

Chloë Sevigny and Opening Ceremony have conjured up 5 cute print dresses that pay tribute to five of the actresses friends. Aren't they adorable?

Hat Face Off

The battle of the hats: floppy vs. fedora. Which one do you want to wear? Personally, I think there is room for both!
1. http-//www.modepass.com/viewPhoto.php?fileID=113449 | 2. http-//mysevendaysaweek.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-05-02T15%3A24%3A00%2B03%3A00&max-results=5  | 3. http-//alexa23.tumblr.com/post/6341721607  | 4. http-//paperexistence.tumblr.com/ | 5. Lanvin @ style.xom | 6. http-//anettemorgan.tumblr.com/page/5

Fay Andrada

Fay Andrada'a jewelry is shaped by hammers, files and flames. Check out how she takes humble metals to modern artifacts.

Jun 24, 2011

Zoe Twitt

Zoe Twitt's necklaces are otherworldly... modern day mystical charms. I want all three, for sure! 

Hope you have a relaxing weekend planned, I am heading up to the great Northern woods with my girlfriends. Have a happy Friday, I know I will!

Jun 23, 2011

Plait It Up

My hair is too short for braids, but oh how I envy my long-haired friends. I secretly desire some whimsical plaiting that conjures up notions of beaches and jam band sessions.  *sigh*
1. http-//www.laurenconrad.com/photo/view/10012/15/208/1 | 2. http-//wehearthair.blogspot.com/2011/01/braid-and-butter | 3. http-//melicher.tumblr.com/post/6693084221 | 4. http-//xdumbledorex.tumblr.com/

Resin Reality

Jenna does plastic too. Love the resin bangles and link necklaces at J.Crew. Just the right amount of color for your summer outfit.

Nailin' It

Hooray for jewelry, nail polish and attitude. These accessories make these real-life style mavens extraordinary.
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Jun 22, 2011

Barbie's Dream House

Modern day Barbie Gwyneth Paltrow had her Tribeca pad decorated by Roman and Williams. Now, her house is worthy of an American style icon and that couch swing is beyond precious.

Zadig + Voltaire

If you live in NYC or LA, lucky you, you can buy Zadig + Voltaire stunning ensembles. Those leather patch jeans are a show-stopper.

Emerging Designer | One to Watch

Flaminia Saccucci's BA graduate show displayed prints masterfully. One of my favorite looks is featured in this post.  

Jun 21, 2011

Tory Burch and the Grand Bazaar

The color palette of Tory Burch's 2012 Resort collection makes me think of the spice and lamp stalls in Istanbul's Grand Bazaar. What an eclectic and unexpected mix of colors, fabrics, and cuts.

Sparkly Hearts | ban.do

Pop one in your hair, on your collar or on the tops of your shoes. These sparkly hearts will elevate your mood and outfit to new heights.

Bathing Beauty

How amazing is Keira Knightley at the swimming hole in "Atonement"? You can be a vision in white too. Here's how to recreate the look.

Creative Sunwear Fully Decorated Rubber Cap @ Swimoutlet.com | La Blanca Swimsuit @ Figleaves.com | OPI Vodka and Caviar @ OPI.com

Jun 20, 2011

Samantha Wills

The Aussie jewelry designer's award winning commercial from 2009 is awe-inspiring. What a joy to watch. 

Pink Plumage

Josephine Skriver looks ridiculously divine in Nina Ricci Resort 2011. Check out the rest of the collection here.

Peachy Keen

Guillaume Henry, of the French couture house Carven, has taken the poly pantsuit to the next level with this cropped wool-crepe blazer and skirt. The color reminds me of something my first grade teacher wore in the 70's... love it!

Jun 17, 2011

At First Blush...

I am embracing all shades of pink today. Loving the effect peony, blush and coral pink have as they collide together on this splendid Friday. Enjoy your weekend!

Jun 16, 2011

Brand Disconnect

Angelina Jolie's turn for Louis Vuitton's Core Values campaign is a disconnect for me. The idea of schlepping a luxury purse to the Siem Reap province where the bag in question costs more than some Cambodian families annual income seems distasteful.

Jun 15, 2011

Chioma Nnadi | Color Adventuress

Vogue fashion writer, Chioma Nnadi. rocks a pink Alice Ritter sweater by pairing it with a pair of Sunkist orange trousers. Delicious.

Zac Posen | Serious Fashion

Stunning silhouettes and a no nonsense color palette, Zac Posen's showing for resort 2012 is just breath-taking.

Resin Bangles

Pass the poo-poo platter. These Polynesian inspired resin bangles by Binglabangles are superb. I would love a set of these for summer gatheirngs.

Jun 14, 2011

Trompe L'oeil Satchel

Roberta Di Camerino's painterly purse has a great tongue-and-cheek approach. I love the illustrative color blocking.
Roberta Di Camerino @ Luisaviaroma.com

Diane's Affair with Color

Now, that's what I'm talking about. DVF's Resort 2011/2012 collection does color right. High impact touches with modern tailoring and belts of every size. Divine, kudos to you Diane.

Boogie Down Tuesday | Girls With Glasses

The theme song for the "Girls with Glasses" show as sung by Brooke White and Summer Bellessa. 

Jun 13, 2011

Bringing Sexy Back

Forget Justin Timberlake, model Erin Wasson truly brought sexy back. Look at those guns, boy she sure knows how to pose.

Minna... Dear Sweet Minna

The stately elegance of these puckishly pink pieces by Minna Parikka are very bewitching, no?

Dapper Jackets | Courtesy of the Brothers

These Brooks Brothers jackets are jaunty... rakish... no spiffy, that's it spiffy. Aren't they just perfectly summer!
1. Three-Button Cotton Blazer | 2. Three-Button Seersucker Jacket

Jun 12, 2011

Mad Hatter | Eugenia Kim

The mad hatter makes a mean fedora. Eugenia Kim's take on a classic warm weather cap.
1. Max Raffia Fedora @ Net-a-porter.com | 2.  MAX 8 Toyo Fedora @ Net-a-porter.com | 3. Max Straw Fedora @ Shoplesnouvelles.com | 4. Max Camel Fedora @ Shoplesnouvelles.com

Jun 10, 2011

Blog Love

If you haven't subscribed to Bee's blog Atlantic-Pacific yet, you must. This blogger is an amazing stylist and trend-setter and her combo of whites and neons... completely refreshing. Have a wonderful weekend.

Jun 9, 2011

I'm Rubber and You're Glue

I have expressed my uncertainty, nay disgust with jelly shoes. It wasn't until I saw a pair of Marc Jacobs gladiators that I started to waffle on my dislike of malleable shoes. Well, now I have found another pair that has caught my fancy. A coworker recently got these Coach sandals and they are adorable, don't you think? 
Haylee Sandal @Coach.com

Date Night | Summer Memories

I love the idea of this outfit. Imagine a night on the town with your sweetie. Drinks and dinner on a patio. Stroll around the lake. Nothing beats a summer evening.
Floral Kaftan @ Zara.com

Jun 8, 2011


Poncho, Tunic, Peasant or Dashiki. Whatever you want to call them, these blouses sure can deliver style and comfort with an ethnic vibe. Here are some of my favorites this summer.

1. Blouson Bodrum @ Shop.mango.com | 2. White Gypsy Tassel Blouse @ Us.topshop.com | 3. Birger et Mikkelsen Tribe Mirror-Embellished Cotton Tunic @ Net-a-porter.com | 4. Embroidered Dot Top @ Madewell.com | 5. Tibi Ariel Embroidered Sheer Cotton Top @ Net-a-porter.com | 6. Tillie Pleated Peasant Top @ Aliceandolivia.com | 7. Bauble Trim Gypsy Top by Rare* @ Us.topshop.com

Ode to the Sundress

Topshop.com has the cutest retro sundresses for under $100. I recommend picking up one or two.
1. Red Flower Print Wrap Sundress | 2. Nautical Stripe 50s Sundress | 3. Cherry Print Fifties Sundress | 4. Cream Flower Crochet Insert Sundress

Jun 7, 2011

Ashley's Casual Confidence

How laid back, confident and cool does Ashley look strolling around NYC in this outfit. Plus, big bonus points for perfectly pulled-off beachy hair. 

Keeping Cool

As the heat index rises in the Midwest I can't help but think of ways to keep my cool. A fine and fashionable way is with Stewart + Brown Organic Cotton. 

Jun 6, 2011

A Fine Day For A Ride

Enjoy the weather with a leisurely bike ride tonight. And for future rides here are some fun accessories to make your jaunt safe and stylish.
1. Basil Memories Bern Basket Pastel Green @ Amazon.com | 2. Berkeley Gloss White Flower @ Bernunlimited.com | 3. Knog Party Frank Cable Lock @ Rei.com | 4. Classic Bicycle Bell @ Urbanoutfitters.com | 5. Basil Blossom Saddle Cover @ Amazon.com

Mirrored Gladiators

I just bought some fun new shoes... mirrored Gladiators by Kensie Girl. What a deal!

Stripes According to Jenna

Stripes worn three ways. Thanks to Jenna and the crack staff at J.Crew to come up with more creative ways to wear a striped top. 

Jun 1, 2011

Eco-Smart and Style-Friendly

John Patrick Organics summer line is soft spoken but speaks volumes for the environmentally aware. His new line embodies the spirit of water, in all forms, from tragic to tender. See if you can tell which one represents chaos on his site (I had a little bit of trouble).

Baseball Jackets | Big Bucks vs. Budget

A fun trend for breezy nights that require smart street style: Baseball Jackets. It's a toss up between the very pricey Isabel Marant Pilou Jacket @ Shopmrsh.com and the budget friendly Red Baseball Jacket @ Us.topshop.com.