Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Grass Carpet Round Up

This past weekend was the Glastonbury Music festival, and the girls and short shorts were out in force. Love the festival look.

Obsession of the Week

Rachel Zoe has been the topic of my postings earlier this month but I was watching her on QVC this past week and I am obsessed with her newest addition to her accessory line for the company. I think she is so smart for adding this venture to her resume. All the pieces she wears and you can tell are inspired by her style.
My favorite is this navaho scarf (we all know I love tribal).
I also love this chunky cocktail ring and boyfriend watch. Order here!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Cool Collabos

I feel so out of the loop on this affordable fabulousness. Gap has joined forces with Pierre Hardy to create these amazing platform wedges! I love them. They would look so amazing with a pair of shorts and a blazer or a pair of wide leg jeans and a printed tank.
The prices range from $98-$110 a perfect little investment for summer time! Plus I think these could carry you into fall paired with cute trouser socks. Check out one of my favorite bloggers The Glamourai in them! Get em here.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Tackle The Trend

Cargo's are definitely one of this season's most popular pant option. The starlets have been seen all over wearing the famous J. Brand Houlihan Cargo. I prefer this skinny style of the cargo, I have tried on some baggier versions and I just think it is a little too "construction worker" for me. If you're going to do the cargo look find a pair that is form fitting.
You can work this look a number of ways. You can go military-esque sticking to structured tops and a shoe boot option like Kim. You could also go edgy with a crop top and balance it out with a floral girlie print. You could go relaxed with flats like Gwen paired with a boyfriend top. Dress is up with a silky top and girlie pumps. Or try platforms with a boyfriend sweater like Jess. I like pairing the cargo with girlie options to balance out the structured look of the pant. Mauves, pinks, nudes, and blush tones are my favorite to pair with a military green.
Don't have $200 to shell out for something as trendy as cargos? Try more frugal options such as Nordstrom's Sanctuary People Pant for $98 or Shopbop's Blank Cargo for $78.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

School's Out For Summer

Its the first week of summer time for tanlines, sand between your toes, sticky popsicles, and sunsets. Here are some of my summer musts haves.
1. Stripes-Summer is the perfect season for nautical & maritime looks
2. Fedoras-For those messy hair days and keep your locks from sun damage
3. Cat Eye Shades-Sexy new silhouette for your face
4. Nude shoe-Looks amazing with a tan, goes with anything, makes your legs look long!
5. Denim cut offs- The perfect summer uniform dressed up or down
6.Caftans- Beach cover up by day, dress by night
8. Bangles- Dress up any day at the beach, clear is all the rage right now
8. Suit-A great swimsuit in a fun color is key
9.Blue shadow- The color of summer, looks good on any skin tone
10. Maxis-Perfect cover up that takes you from the beach to drinks
11. Fringe-Alternative to your fall moccasins
12. Burn outs-Counter part to cut offs for your summer uniform
13. Rompers-Perfect paired with a blazer and heels or sandals
14. Beach Tote-Chic to the beach
15. Lippie-Coral colored lips for a sun kissed face

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Obsession of the Week

So as I was packing my suitcase I noticed what steals I managed while visiting my parents, and that a lot of my stuff was from Forever21's contemporary line Love21. The line is Forever21's older sister, launched mid May, with a little increase in price (range from 19.80-32.80) with nicer quality fabrics and apparel. The line is geared towards the adult customer, ladies in their early 20's to early 40's. I wasn't realizing it when I was finding myself drawn to one little corner of the huge store but I bought all Love21 apparel. I have found that the line is more eclectic and suits my personal style. I guess we can't stay 21 Forever? Check out Love21 here. Also take a look at Forever21's blog TheSkinny!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Monday

What better way to start off the morning than a sale! J.Crew is having their first summer sale online until Wednesday. An extra 30% off people! Tunics, blazers, bathing suits, shoes, button downs, and dresses! Just in time to put together an amazing 4th of July ensemble.

Here's what I filled my bag with...if only I didn't have to find and decorate an apartment this next month.
I know a certain friend of mine will REALLY take advantage. Enjoy my loves!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Steal My Style

Crochet, cropped skinny, clogs=perfect combination for summer time.


Daily Dose of Inspiration

Rachel Bilson looks perfectly yummy for summer in Zac Posen and Brian Atwood pumps hosting the "Take No Prisoners" party at the Standard Hotel.

More Resort Favorites

Here are a few more Resort 2011 favorites of mine via Style.com:
Tory Burch

Pucci (my favorite besides DVF)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rachel Zoe's Great Week!

On the heels of debuting her new collection for QVC this week, stylist-idol Rachel Zoe let everyone know that she will be debuting a lifestyle collection in Fall of 2011. The line will include apparel, shoes, accessories, and items for the home as the line expands. Zoe notes that she will include some signature items including faux furs and jackets. I don't want to wait til next year but to hold us over here is a preview of her upcoming Fall collection for QVC courtesy of Instyle.

PS-The Rachel Zoe project is offically coming back August 3! "Ahhmazing".

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Steal My Style

A casual chic look for summer. Go from shopping to a dinner date.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Affordable Fabulousness Alert

Target just keeps getting better and better. They have Anna Sui, Rodarte, & Zac Posen under their belt and now they've added Mulberry to their list of collobos! Perfect timing for Fall when we will be craving something new to add to our wardrobes, the colloboration will be available Oct 10-Dec 24. Now we can all be like Alexa Chung.
via: TheCut

Celebrity Fashion Spotlight

Rachel Bilson is always one of my favorite style icons and she has been adding to her fashion resume. She designed for DKNY, has lent her pen to an Instyle column, and now she is the style director for Sunglass hut! Check her out here.

Daily Dose of Inspiration

This is a perfect example of fresh and simple with a little sparkle for the Summer months. This is style icon and Harpers Bazaar fashion editor Christine Centenera. Google image her for further inspiration, her style is like no other.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Obsession of the Week: Resort 2011

The Resort Collections 2011 have been showing this week. Here are some of my favorite looks coming down the runway via Style.Com

Carolina Herrera: Phillip Lim: Michael Kors: Rachley Roy: Jason Wu: YSL: DVF:

CFDA Winners

Last night were the The Council of Fashion Designers of America 2010 awards. We love the CFDA's because DVF is the president after all ;) In case you weren't like to me experiencing the awards VIA Twitter here is the break down of the winners courtsey of NY Mag's The Cut Blog:

Womenswear Designer of the Year: Marc Jacobs

swear Designer of the Year: David Neville and Marcus Wainwright for rag & bone

Accessory Designer of the Year: Alexis Bittar

Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Jason Wu

SwarovskiAward for Menswear: Richard Chai

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design: Alexander Wang

Popular Vote: Ralph Lauren

Special Awards:

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Kors

The Eugenia Sheppard Award:
Paper editor and publisher Kim Hastreiter

International Award: Christopher Bailey for Burberry

Eleanor Lambert Award:
Vogue fashion director Tonne Goodman
The highlight of the show seemed to be the tribute to the late Alexander McQueen. SJP wore a Pre-Fall rosey and violet gown from the late designer in her speech for him.

Redcarpet Roundup: MTV Movie Awards

The MTV Movie Awards isn't known for a haute couture red carpet but it is still worth mentioning. This is the show to have some fun and take risks with your ensemble. I had a handful of favorites.

We know that I am a City girl so applause to Whitney Port finding a balance between having fun and still looking gorgeous. Love this nude and neon yellow Yigal Azrouel mini dress complete with nude glittery Serigo Rossi shoes.

Nikki Hilton usually flies under the radar for my taste but I love this Missoni mini. Perfect for summer time. Stephanie Pratt isn't my favorite person in the world but I love this highlighter neon black little number by Leila Shams.

The winner for me was the gracious Sandra Bullock. The backless glitter black number looked amazing on her with simple hair pulled back and a red lip complete with sky high nude pumps. Can she do wrong in anyone's book?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Throwback Style Icon

It is not secret to anyone close to me that I am obsessed with the 80's. The clothes, the music, & the movies ( the late John Hughes is amazing!). One of my favorite movies of all time is "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".
I adore the music, Mathew Broderick circa 1986, & the incredibly stylish and awesome Sloane Peterson. Not only is she the coolest girlfriend on the planet I love her ensemble in the film. The fringe, the leather boots, the high-waisted shorts! I watched the film last night and just had to create a polyvore inspired by the 80's goddess. She definitely has inspired me to step my 80's game up.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Traveling Chic Tips

Since I'm traveling home to see my family this week Rachel Zoe's Report for "Top 20 Travel" caught my interest. Check it out for your trips this summer:)

Obsession of the Week

The boxy tee is definitely a summer staple but my favorite version of it right now is the stripe. Perfect for summer with cut offs, skinnies for a night out, or even over your suit. Keep these because the long sleeved version is perfect for winter and stripes will stick around for you to pair with a pair of shorts and tights when the chilly weather comes back around.

*Be careful of this silhouette, since it is bigger and baggier up top, stick to tighter bottoms to make sure you don't end up looking like a balloon with no waist!