Tuesday, December 28, 2010


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Friday, March 19, 2010

Ode to the Jumpsuit

There is something about jumpsuits that I find so sexy. Maybe its the effortless put together look they create, or maybe its just the fact that they seem to show off your shoulders and arms in the best way. Perfect for a daytime lunch, travel, or even dressed up for an evening summer party, jumpsuits are the quickest way to create a show stopping look. At 5 feet and about half an inch (every inch counts) tall, I have always been hesitant to try jumpsuits for fear that I would look like a tree stump. But paired with a pair of oh so boho chunky platform wedges would solve the smurf problem for me. This year jumpsuits are appearing in breezy fabrics with fierce prints, lace detailing, and hardware detail. There is a jumpsuit out there for every unique style, and I am loving the six shown below. Maybe if I do the MC Hammer dance, at least one of them will appear in my closet.

1. Halston Heritage Halter Jumpsuit
2. Juicy Couture Luxe Fleece TrackSuit
3. Loeffler Randall Pant Jumpsuit
4. Only Hearts Venice Jumpsuit
5. Plastic Island Jumpsuit Sofia
6. T Bags Halter Jumpsuit

Images via ShopBop

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Naughty & Nice Can Be Friends

I came across Shameless Jewelry earlier today and just HAD to share it with you all. This brand combines provocative phrases , 100% sterling silver, and a made in the USA tag. Created by Shea Curry, Shameless Jewelry is meant to reach out to the two sides of every girl. Necklaces, Bracelets, & Rings that come with 9 statements such as Naughty/Nice, Good Girl/Bad Girl, Love You/Bite Me, Sweet/Sassy, Kind Heart/Cruel Intentions, Heart of Gold/Gold Digger, Tiger/Kitten, Devil/Angel, & Sweetheart/Bitch...are the perfect way to express how you are feeling that day. Prices Range from 140-255.
Would you wear your emotions out loud?

Images via Shameless Jewelry.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day

Now for the record, I am a native Brit but because of my natural red hair color (similar to a deep red wine) I get mistaken for being Irish almost all of the time. But, it is St. Patrick's Day so maybe I could go along with it for today no? I love holidays & all of the hype surrounding them. There is something about waking up on a holiday morning that just brings joy and happiness, or maybe it is the smell of baking holiday cookies. St. Patrick's day is one of those holidays where I am not truly sure how I love to celebrate it. While music festivals, big crowds clad in the holiday color, & green beer do have their rightful place on this day, I sometimes prefer the more calmer route by baking cookies and curling up with my boyfriend to watch BoonDock Saints. I have not yet decided which option I am going to take this year, but the cookies will be present no matter which route I take. First step, figuring out whether or not I want to wear green to avoid getting pinched. Is it a must to wear green on this holiday?

1. Patterson J. Kincaid Fern Belted Dress- Nordstrom
2. Stiped Tee- Forever 21
3. Diane Von Furstenburg 'Julian Wrap' Mini Dress- Nordstrom
4. Lodis Neon Baby Large Ballet Wallet- Nordstrom

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Splurge or Save

Finally the spring weather is starting to make its presence, which gives me the opportunity to reach for my breezy white dresses and colorful sandals. The combination of crisp white with a pop of color is a timeless one, and remains flirty & fun always. When I first spotted the Manolo Blahnik Patricia sandal, I was loving the hot pink color & comfortable suede, but not the price. The Steve Madden ASIIA Fabric Sandals are a great alternative in colors such as mauve, natural, yellow. And for the price, you can buy more than just one pair.   

Images via Steve Madden & Barney's New York

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Treat

There has been a surge of cupcake stores recently opening in the metro area over the past few months & I always love walking past them to catch a whiff of freshly baked cake and to oogle over the delectable designs of these delicious treats. Delicate cupcakes not only are a great dessert for any occasion, but can also provide the ultimate decoration for parties. Cupcakes are whimsical & elegant.

Images via Le Cupcake.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Blushing Babe

The dresses at the 2010 Academy Awards were bursting in shades of blush. This shade is one that I have always had a liking for, and is the ultimate feminine and calm color. One of my shopping goals this season is to add a collection of this gorgeous hue to my wardrobe. From Essie's ballet slipper polish upon my nails to a naturally blushing spring jacket, blush is the ultimate color of this spring.
1. TopShop- Meadow Peplum Tunic
2. Essie-Ballet Slipper
3. ShopBop-Only Hearts Stretch Lace Body Suit
4. ShopBop-Thakoon Twist Skirt
5. Planet Blue- Maggie Ward Silk Pants
6. Nordstrom- Pour La Victoire Bridgette Sandal
7.ShopBop- Wink Jane Blazer

Friday, March 5, 2010

Oscar Night

I will admit that I am not a movie buff. My visits to the movie theater have been lacking this year, maybe because I would choose the comfort of my home over stiff chairs and sticky floors. While I did manage to catch a few Oscar nominated flicks such as Avatar, I didn't manage to build up enough desire in me to spend my Sunday night watching the big award moments. So while I am out enjoying dinner with my boyfriend and having a romantic Sunday night, my Tivo will be at work recording the pre-Oscar show, allowing me to witness the collection of red carpet gowns and extravagant hairstyles that I am sure will be present, the following day--complete with a glass of wine and some japanese sushi takeout.

Dace Spring 2010 Campaign

I came across the Dace website earlier today & found myself day dreaming about a weekend of Parisian paradise, made up like a modern Bardot while sipping coffee, eating pastry, people watching, and romantic moments that would create forever memories..

His gorgeous spring 2010 collection is absolutely stunning..
(Images via Dace)

Alexander Wang & Athletics

Oh Alexander Wang..you have finally designed clothes that fit the inner athlete in me..

Who said strong & sporty women can't be couture with jersey and silk?
..Now if only he would use strong and sporty models..might make me drool even more over these designs..
Alexander Wang-1 vs Rest of the Design World-Zip Zilch ZERO

(Images via ShopBop)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Because Your Lady Needs to Sparkle

The Brazilian is SO last year ladies..apparently the hottest trend to get your guy hooked on you is to get your gal blinged out..introducing Vejazzle, like Bedazzle but..well..not.

I first heard about this trend earlier today watching my Tivo'd episode of Chelsea Lately and had one of those "are you freaking kidding me, why didnt I think of this?" moment. This is the next big thing in body jewelry and it isn't using your low end budget crystals..we are talking Swarovski Crystals.
Endorsed by celebrity Jennifer Love Hewitt who has openly spoken recently about getting her vajay iced out, claims that it "sparkled like a disco ball."

It is popping up in spas everywhere, and is slowly gaining popularity. So forget the lingerie ladies, and show him your nightlight!

Would you try it?

(Images via The Luxury Spot)

Who is the most Gorgeous Glamour Girl?

Glamour decided to throw us all a curve ball this month with not just ONE cover girl, but three separate covers this month. 

Who has your vote as the hottest glamour girl?

(Image via CelebBuzz)

Well HELLO Gaga..Friday night with Jonathan Ross
Wearing what looks like an outfit to promote the new Telephone music video, Gaga sipped her metallic teacup with poise and grace while explaining that her outfit choices are not for show or attention, but are instead just a part of her being whatever she wants to be.

"I would rather die than have my fans not see me in a pair of high heels. I'd never give up my wigs and hats for anything."

She then removed the obvious Telephone sitting on top of her head to perform in a PVC studded bodice with fishnet tights..

From face pearls to lobsters to a telephone..what will be next? A giant tube of MAC lipstick headpiece perhaps?

This has been your Gaga Daily Update!

(Images via This Is London)

Jessica Alba Doing Errands

Jessica Alba was spotted out walking around the city doing errands & looking casual in distressed jeans, a black tank, grey boyfriend fitted cardi, and some blah and gold flats. 

What do you all think? Hot or Not? I am hating the new hairdo Jessica has been sporting around town..just doesn't seem quite the fit no?

(Images via INFC)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Audrina Patridge Date Night

Audrina Patridge enjoyed a sushi date night with current (and probably not long lasting) flame Ryan Cabrera. Wearing distressed grey skinny jeans, black leather booties, a plaid button up, and her usual chain strap purse, Audrina looked..well like she usually does except maybe a few pounds heavier no?

Thoughts on her outfit? Thoughts on her dating Ryan? I have a sneaky feeling this is all a publicity stunt to promote the upcoming Hills episodes. I just don't see what these two could talk about.

(Images via PacificCoastNews)

Gaga Daily Update

The Monster Gal was seen around London in a military inspired ensemble complete with very geometric sunglasses, black lace tights and somewhat army looking boots.


This has been your GaGa daily update.

(Images via Pacific Coast News)

Skinny Models Strut Their Stuff

Skinny models were spotted walking down the runway in Milan this week showing off designs for the Ferragamo & Roberto Cavalli Shows Fall/Winter 2010-11 collections..

Hot or Not? Thoughts?
(Images via SplashNews)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Bohemian Rhapsody

While 75% of my closet is filled with solids spanning every color in the Crayon Box..Prints possessing bohemian vibes adorned with just a little bit of unique detailing..earthy natural jewelry & belts..are all starting to show their presence among the plainer pieces on my racks..
Mischa Barton was spotted after getting her hair done for 8 hours at Byron Tracy's salon..8 hours to create this look? Not sure if I am feeling the rockabilly style on her, and the color just seems a little bit off yes? 
While the hair may not be a hit in my book, her adorable sweetheart fitted bodice A-Line dress definitely was. Dressing it up with a a waist defining belt adorned in seaside charms, a black Chanel chain strap purse, and gobs of rings, Mischa looked somewhat like the girl next door we remembered. Do you think her new look is doing good?

I have spent a large part of my day lusting over these adorable pieces that would cover any spring or summer event from dusk to dawn..Now if only these were actually in my closet.

Clockwise from middle left: Sachin + Babi Ronda Bracelet, Pamela Love Jewelry Talon Cuff, Urban Renewal Gauze Blouse Dress, Mara Hoffman Ruched Sweetheart Dress, Juicy Couture Beaded Shell Bracelet, Julie Rofman Party Beaded Cuff, Citrine by the Stones Dulce Garden Ring, Forever 21 Sylvia Mixed Print Sundress, Urban Renewal Peplum Gauze Sap Dress, Elegantly Waisted Nyx Belt, Charlotte Ronson Tank Dress with Studded Belt, Parker Double Flared Sleeve Dress, Elegantly Waisted Starfish Belt, Mochi Print Tunic by Juicy Couture.

(Images via ShopBop, INFC Daily, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters)

Gaga Alert!

Because you know if you saw her in real life, you'd be discussing it too..

The GaGa was seen exiting a London restaurant last Thursday looking like..well a deer in headlights.
How much harder do you think it would be to eat your meal without knocking people out left and right with the slightest twist of your head?

GaGa was then seen exiting her hotel on Monday in London looking like a tissue paper arts & crafts project..I know lace and ruffles are in..but really? how can she even see under the layers of "artwork"? 
I'm starting to get a little blah-blah with GaGa's outfits.

This has been your GaGa daily update. 

(images via Getty)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Looking Hot Miley..

And by hot I mean looking like "a low budget stripper"--I wonder if she actually looks in the mirror before leaving the house? 
Tip: Just because you have supposedly reached larger than life Disney star status does not mean you have instant fashion sense. 

Cut off jean shorts, a ripped tee, and a bag of pretzels..classy little minx.

Images via CelebSlam.