Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Polka Dots

Polka dot prints are fun, retro and add a dash of femininity to any outfit. Pair the vibrant pattern with classic items such as denim or solid colors to really accentuate those darling dots.  Whether adorned on a flirty chiffon frock, a charming tank or a sassy skirt, polka dots add the perfect punctuation to any outfit.

Eva Mendes in Dolce & Gabbana, W Magazine

Rachel Bilson in a fetching dotted dress

How fabulous is this vintage dotted gown?

{photo via Anthropologie.com}

Nordstrom Ruffled Polka Dot Blouse

Topshop silk halter top
Polka Dot navy dress

Look to Max Mara runway for a stylish way to wear a dotted dress

Polka dots can be casual or classy. Pair your favorite dotted blouse with a black pencil skirt and pumps for an ultra chic look. For a relaxed look, wear your polka dot blouse with shorts and flat sandals or your favorite skinny jeans and chunky brown platforms. If you have a fabulous dress, accentuate your waist with a skinny belt to channel your inner femme fatale. I simply love those dots!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Safari Style

As the weather warms up, so should your wardrobe. Safari style has always been one of my favorites and it is simply perfect for spring and summer. Hunter green, creamy white, khaki separates and brown leather accessories all create a fabulously stylish look.

Silk jumpsuit

Mercanti Fiorentini Florence Italian leather sandal

Michael Kors Tortoise Bezel watch

Lightweight Roll-Up shirt

Sanctuary Peace Keeper shorts

Luxe Braided belt

Anthropologie top

Look to fashion icons Lauren Hutton, Kiera Knightley and Nicole Kidman for inspiration

Safari style can be chic even though it is intended to be worn for the rugged outdoors. Add pops of gold to these natural hues for a great way to jazz up your look. Pair your outfit with your favorite brown leather accessories or add panache by wearing an earthy pair of sky high espadrilles. This exotic outfit will surely add fun and style to your wardrobe.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Have a Fabulous Weekend

It's Friday, beautiful outside and I am looking forward to a gorgeous weekend full of relaxation. Catching up on sleep, coffee-filled afternoons, flaky croissants for breakfast, and perhaps some flower arranging to spruce up my living room (I'm loving orange tulips right now).

I saw this photo on anthropologie.com and simply adore it. I love the the retro shades, tousled updo, white blazer, wide leg trousers, subtle pale striped shirt, red lips and traveling tote. This outfit is simply perfect for the weekend, as it is casual, cool and ultra stylish. Have a lovely one!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Burst of Orange

There is something about a burst of orange that I simply love. Whether adorned on a billowy tank, a flirty frock, a sassy skirt, a softer than ever lightweight wrap, a leather wallet or purse; orange will surely add a vivid splash of color to any ensemble.

Carrie wearing a floor-length pleated Halston dress in Sex and the City 2

Orange Scallop Vest, Topshop

Loose Cotton Beach Kaftan, Asos

Patterson J. Kincaid Linen Slub Tank, Piperlime

Tangerine Pleated Frill Sleeve Dress, Topshop (currently out of stock)

Tangerine Belted Paperbag Waist Skirt, Topshop

Orange can be construed as a bold color, so it is best to subdue it with neutral items. White, black and a fabulous dark denim are always great choices to wear with orange. Additionally, it pairs wonderfully with metallic accessories (example: your favorite gold cuff and heels or a chunky silver watch).

Here are some accessories that add just enough orange to liven up your outfit 

Budd Leather Lizard Calf Framed Wallet

Lightweight Wrap, Banana Republic

Kate Spade Bag

Spring forward with this fun, flirty, and fabulous color!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Toast With Bees

I simply love a fabulous glass of bubbly champagne. It is crisp, refreshing and oh so delicious. I typically will toast with a traditional stemware (Riedel is one of my favorites), however, these nontraditional French flutes are whimsical and simply perfect for Spring. Fill them with your favorite bubbly or even some sparkling juice (Trader Joe's has a great sparkling clementine or lemonade). These sturdy flutes are adorned with darling bees and are actually inspired by a travel set owned by Napoleon. I'm buzzing for these flutes. Cheers (or in French) Santé!

La Rochere "Napoleonic Bee" Set of 6, $59.99

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My Beauty Picks for Spring

Spring is often associated with renewal, rebirth, and reawakening. I love to revive my makeup during this season as we slowly transition into the warmer weather. Soft pink hues, rosy glows, flirty lashes, fresh skin, and perhaps a splash of color here or there. Here are some of my top beauty picks for this Spring.

 Fiji Pink by Essie makes for an excellent mani or pedi

I simply love bareMinerals powder, which is lightweight and goes on smoothly

                                  Use it with these fabulous makeup brushes

EcoTools brushes are eco friendly, soft and oh so luxurious

NARS blush in Orgasm gives you the absolutely perfect rosy glow

Bat your eyes with L'Oreal Volumnious Waterproof Mascara (it is my ultimate favorite!)
I've searched long and far for a great eyeliner that doesn't rub off and Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Black Brown is my top pick

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick - Nectar is soft, shimmery and romantic

Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor in Warm Me Up is the perfect neutral classic color

                                                    Or if your a gloss gal

L'Oreal Colour Juice Sheer Lip Gloss in Watermelon offers a beautiful punchy color

Monday, April 4, 2011

Espadrille Fever

I'm currently loving the Espadrille wedge. It is the perfect must-have shoe that is comfortable, stylish, low-key and absolutely perfect for the upcoming seasons. Wear it with a flirty frock, wide leg trousers, a flouncy skirt or a stylish pair of shorts. They are versatile and simply fabulous. Here are just a few lovely finds that will spruce up any wardrobe this Spring and Summer.

Tory Burch $175

Ralph Lauren $69

Sam Edelman $139.95

Michael Kors $140

TOMS $69

Stuart Weitzman $365 

Bettye Muller $185

Tory Burch $175

Friday, April 1, 2011


I've recently been on a hunt for fabulous tea cups. I'm particularly drawn to the beautiful blue hues that these darling cups offer. There's nothing that makes me feel more sophisticated and civilized than sipping a glorious hot cup of tea that warms the soul. My absolute favorite teas are English Breakfast and Early Grey (Twinings has an excellent selection and so does Trader Joe's). Crumpet anyone?
Mikasa Spun Turquoise Porcelain Tea Cup $10.99

Etsy Vintage Turquoise & Brown Leaves Set of 2 $12

Sweet Dreams Cup & Saucer $20
Wedgewood "Jasper Conran Casual" Tea Cup & Saucer $22.40