Porcelain dress (c/o) VAULT (on sale!); BCBGeneration heels (c/o) Fatal Obsessions; Winky Designs clutch (c/o); Serene Sky Boutique ring (c/o); NYX Matte Lipstick in Shocking Pink
On Sunday night I headed up to LA for a little Oscar viewing party hosted by GLAM, and I'm now a firm believer that the Oscars must be watched with a few girlfriends and a flavored popcorn bar. I knew I wanted to be (somewhat) comfortable, and this little silk dress allowed me to sit easily (imagine that) and still munch on the mini pizzas that were being passed (delicious). A few metallic accents finished the look. Overall it was a great night, and I'm so thankful to GLAM for hosting. Hope everyone is having a great week!
Dress via No Rest for Bridget (worn as skirt); H&M sweater; Forever 21 coat; Kelsi Dagger booties; Baublebar necklace; Ray-Ban sunglasses
Friday marked the second day of my first New York Fashion Week, and it was definitely a bit busier than the first. I started off my morning drooling over each and every piece at the Rebecca Vallance preview. I want to live in the entire collection, and the styling, music, and overall vibe in the room were perfect. I then headed off to brunch with my Fashion Week partner in crime Naty before stopping by a few showrooms. Along with a few favorite blogger buddies, we toasted a beyond beautiful spring collection at French Connection, had way too many laughs with the Now + Zen girls, and played a little dress-up over at Bollare. I then checked out the leather and prints that made up the Charlotte Ronson preview and ended the night with cupcakes and champagne at a P&G Olympic Viewing party.
I kept warm throughout the day in this favorite faux fur coat that just so happens to be one of the better bargains that I've found. Each time someone commented on my coat, they were pretty shocked to find out it's from Forever 21. At around $40, this coat has definitely been worth every penny. All in all it was such an amazing (and slightly exhausting) day, and I can't wait to do it all over again today.
Aritzia dress (similar); Urban Outfitters fur stole; DV Dolce Vita heels (old); clutch via T.J.Maxx
I can't believe it's already New Year's Eve. We're headed to a friend's to ring in the new year, and although I love a heavy dose of sparkle for the evening, sometimes you just can't beat a well-cut LBD. I picked up this one in New York and have been waiting for a fun night to put it on. (What's better than a new dress that you kind of forgot that you had?) Today I can't help but reflect a bit on the past year, and even more, I can't help but feel so blessed and grateful. Thank you so much for all the love and support in 2013, and here's to an even better 2014! So cheers to you, my fabulous readers, and cheers to party dresses, bold lips, high heels, and even higher spirits. Happy New Year, everyone!
Holiday season is in full swing, and so is my obsession with all things holiday style. I always kick off the season with a little jeweled this or a little sequined that, and by mid-December, jewels, studs, and sequins (oh, my!) are all I can think about. They're everywhere, and it seems that every dress, skirt, and clutch is better than the next. Recently while scrolling around the dress selection on VAULT, I spotted this studded sweater dress by Yuka Paris and immediately knew it was holiday perfection. While I don't need any help creating curves (especially during the holiday season), I think this dress would be perfect for the girl that does. The studs emphasize (or create) an hourglass and definitely dress up a basic black sweater dress. The sweater material itself is ultra-soft and so cozy. For colder weather, I'd love pairing this sweater dress with a simple coat (in pretty much any color), but unfortunately we've had a little warm spell lately. Basic black heels, a small leather bag, and a bold red lip are all you need to finish the holiday style. Hope everyone is having a great week and an even better holiday season!
P.S. - Head over to the VAULT Blog to check out other great holiday style and gift ideas!
Ripley Rader jumpsuit (c/o); The Limited belt; H&M clutch; Calvin Klein aviators; NARS Velvet Matte lipstick in Dragon Girl
On day 2 of my new sparkle belt addiction, I'm partnering up with a few favorite gals and rocking full-on holiday style because four looks are always better than one. This year my absolute go-to for holiday style is this classic (and oh-so-comfortable) Ripley Rader jumpsuit. My love of all things Ripley Rader (including the designer and all-around cool girl herself) started back in the spring and really hit its peak when I got to wear one of her sequined masterpieces a few weeks ago. I'm a huge fan of these easy jumpsuits, and this classic black one is timeless and seasonless. Paired with a little bling and a lotta red lip, it's fool-proof. For a few more holiday ideas, hop on over to Lou What Wear, Out and Outfit, Seersucker + Saddles, and Side Smile Style to see how these lovely ladies do party dressing. Happy Friday, everyone!
P.S. - And speaking of the holidays, I hope to see you all at tonight's UNO de 50 Blogger Party!
Well, the halls (and malls) are being decked, the office parties are in the works, and it's finally a smidge chilly out here. The holidays are coming! It's time to add a little sparkle to your wardrobe, and this year I'm loving the idea of a full-on, sparkle-covered maxi skirt for that upcoming holiday soiree. (If silver's more your thing, check out this stunner. Insane.) Tame this over-the-top skirt with a cozy little sweater (love the v-back detail) and simple sleek heels. To avoid looking like too much of a disco ball, I kept the accessories all black, with a dose of green (it is the holidays, after all). Hope everyone is getting into the holiday spirit! Happy Friday!
Get the Look!
1. Lulu's Gold Sequin Maxi Skirt $95
2. Mango V-Back Angora Blend Sweater $60
3. Versus by Versace Tokyo Watch $190
4. Zara Suede High Heel $100
5. Adia Kibur Gemstone Drop Earrings $30
6. JNB Jewels Bella Ring $90
7. Forever 21 Bookish Leather Clutch $20
8. C.Wonder Vintage Spike Lucite Cuff $58
If you're one of those people who doesn't like any mention of the holidays until some certain date and "November 1st is just too soon", then this post is probably not for you. Because for me, Halloween is over, and I'm ready to get festive. Bring on the bells and lights and sweets and over-the-top holiday-wear. Jingle jangle and ho, ho, ho. I want it all. The holidays are my favorite time to get dressed up, and I always try to have a few backup looks for those last-minute plans. Since I'm still madly obsessed with leather everything these days, a full, midi-length leather skirt is the perfect piece to jump-start my holiday wardrobe. Paired with a cropped ruffle top, metallic lined blazer (worn draped over the shoulders), and standout silver heels, it's fun and flirty but incredibly easy to pull off. Finish off the look with a bright handbag, statement sparklers, and of course, a bold red lip. Hope everyone is having a great week!
Get the Look!
1. Topshop Frill Crepe Top $72
2. ASTR Faux Leather Midi Skirt $72
3. Mango Metallic Trimming Jacket $120
4. Tory Burch Amanda Slim Cross Body $195
5. Jeffrey Campbell Davan Pump $155
6. Juicy Couture Multi Rhinestone Chain Necklace $128 (Get the look for less here!)
7. Kate Spade Skinny Mini Pave Bow Ring $48
8. Baublebar Marquise Gem Two-Finger Ring $36
9. Baublebar Hema Mini Pave Links Bracelet $42
Shop It: Leather Skirts
Top via No Rest for Bridget; ASTR skirt (c/o) Nordstrom; LOFT heels (c/o); Forever 21 clutch and belt; Henri Bendel bracelet
In today's second peplum-ed look (check out yesterday's version here), I layered the flared top over a swingy leather skirt (last seen here) for a fun and flirty feminine feel. A contrast skinny belt gives an extra pop of color, and an ankle-strapped take of fall's mid-heel adds a little polish. Top the whole thing off with a sleek clutch, black shades, and a hot pink lip. Stay tuned for the third and final look tomorrow! (Which just so happens to be Friday. Hang in there, kids, it's almost here.)
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Last week I swung by a LOFT store in Century City to try on their newly perfected pants for fall. After answering a couple of fit questions, I was directed towards the Marisa fit and was pleasantly surprised at how nicely they worked for me. (I guess when you poll over 10,000 women across America about their fit concerns and actually listen, you're bound to get something right. And that's exactly what the LOFT did.) I was first drawn to the trouser leg version (and also LOVED these printed bottoms), but once I laid eyes on the pair above in "Sassy Blue", I was sold. The fabric is super soft and is the perfect weight for fall, and I love how these hit right at my ankle. Paired with a basic blouse and ankle-strapped mid-heels (also scooped up from the LOFT and currently 50% off with code "SHOP50"), these bold pants are perfect for sprucing up your nine to five uniform. Have you guys tried pants from the LOFT lately?
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I've got my eye on everything ASTR these days, and I'm especially focused in on this showstopping mini. The cut and faux leather fabric make it completely night out appropriate, but it's equally appealing with a slouchy sweater and heeled ankle boots for daytime in the fall. For now, there's something so sexy and minimal about pairing it with a luxe white cashmere tank and adding navy leather extras. Silver accessories bring the whole look together for an all-out without trying too hard feel. Feel me?
Get the Look!
1. Topshop Premium Cashmere Vest $40
2. ASTR Asymmetrical Faux Leather Skirt $62
3. Baublebar Silver Cap Lariat $36
4. Baublebar Silver Chain Ring $26
5. Schutz Alameda Bootie $200
6. Bright Future Shades $18
7. Coach Tristen Chronograph Bracelet Watch $295
8. Graf & Lantz Jody Clutch $139
9. Baublebar Silver Khaleesi Bracelet $28