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Wildcard

January 16, 2012

Since this weekend was full of sleeping bag coats (hello freezing temperatures), football gear (go niners), and cozy sweatshirts (love those hoodies), I decided to toss in a wildcard and get a bit more dressed up on Sunday night. Pairing perhaps the world’s most unexpectedly versatile blouse with some figure flattering skinny jeans, a sparkly clutch and Roberto Cavalli heels, I felt like I was having a Carrie Bradshaw moment ready to take New York by storm and hit up one of those notorious Sex and the City clubs (can I reference this show enough?). Instead I ventured to the Upper East Side and promptly slipped back into sweats to watch the Golden Globes. Though a bold attempt, sometimes a weekend commands comfy clothing and there ain’t nothin’ wrong with that.

{ Tibi Blouse c/o Bib + Tuck, Jeans c/o James Jeans, Roberto Cavalli Booties, Clutch via Style by Marina, vintage watch, Forever21 Bracelet, Essie Nail Polish in Bordeaux }

Fall Cleaning

October 4, 2011

{ Robust Red Hues: MAC lipstick in Ruby Woo, Nars lipstick in Gipsy, Revlon lipstick in Sultry Sable }

Last night I started switching out my summer closet with my fall and winter pieces, and that includes make-up. While I’ll still bust out bright orange (see here) and fuschia lipstick (see here) every once in awhile and I’ll always enjoy painting my nails neon pink, my go-tos for the cooler months have always been richer, darker colors like robust red lipstains and murky nail lacquers; what can I say, I love when my nails look like a dirty pond! My perfumes also change – in the summertime I like lighter, crisper scents like Chloé’s Eau de Parfum and in the fall and winter I can’t get enough of Jean Paul Gaultier’s Classique Eau. I’m also eager to try out Tom Ford’s new scent, Violet Blonde.

I like to consider this my “Fall Cleaning”, I throw out stuff that I haven’t worn or used in a coons age and make room for new goodies that I will undoubtedly accumulate. Here are some products I plan to use for the next six months…

{ Faux Tan: Nars bronzer in Laguna, Benefit Glamazon }

{ One of my favorite scents for Fall: Jean Paul Gaultier in Classique Eau }

{ Murky nail lacquers: Essie in Power Clutch, Revlon’s Power Canvas, OPI in Lincoln Park After Dark }

..Beckoning Fall..

August 17, 2011

August is a tough month. People are either away, enjoying their last bits of summer or they’re like me, cursing the continuing humidity and anxiously waiting for that first crimson leaf to emerge. Fall will forever be my favorite season mainly because I’m happiest when I can comfortably layer my clothing and can walk around without breaking a sweat.

There are few things more beautiful than autumn in New York; the streets become quieter, the trees transform into rainbows of oranges, reds, and yellows, people are pleasantly wrapped in light jackets or chunky knits, and there’s an unmatchable crispness in the air. I’ve already begun thinking of different outfits to wear once that first fall day really hits, and these are just a few items I wouldn’t mind adding to my roster.

  1. Topshop Silky Stripe Tee – $66
  2. Pamela Love Moon Sterling Silver Ring – $425
  3. Grace Choi Fur Collar – $21
  4. Stella McCartney Burgundy Trousers – $330
  5. Asos Wide Brim Fedora – $43.10
  6. Mother Denim Drama Jean – $148
  7. Victoria Horning ‘The Cluny’ Bag – $895
  8. Marc by Marc Jacobs Michaela Silk Dress – $498
  9. Forever21 Faceted Rhinestone Necklace – $12.80
  10. Rag & Bone Newbury Suede Bootie – $495
  11. Essie Nailpolish in Chinchilly & Wicked – both $8
  12. Style By Marina Shirt Dress – $78
  13. Mali Sabatasso Green Turquoise Ring – $275
  14. Alice by Temperley Fur Gilet – $410
  15. Vanessa Bruno Color Block Jumper – $324
  16. Modcloth Belt – $18

 

A Little Romance

February 1, 2011

Keeping in line with last weeks post “In the Nude” (see here), I thought I’d feature some romantic nudes and ballet slipper pinks that although subtle in color, add that perfect amount of femininity to any look. Although it’s a color I rarely wear, I always feel immediately polished and put together whenever I throw in a good nude heel or blush pink top. It also happens to be a color that works with almost everything; a bold red lip, a pair of black skinny jeans (see mine here) or simply on its own, this whimsical hue belongs in every girl’s wardrobe. Not to mention that its soft, delicate look makes it ideal for spring which, I hope, is just around the corner…

  1. Modcloth Dianthus Fields Dress – $89.99
  2. Giuseppe Zanotti Laser Cut Pump – $750
  3. Topshop Petal Trim Swing Top – $55
  4. Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Suede Satchel – $1,595
  5. Essie Ballet Slippers – $8
  6. Asos Round Retro Glasses – $16.38
  7. Forever21 Bold Pearlescent Necklace – $7.80
  8. Topshop Slipper Sock – $50
  9. Wink Camille Skirt – $210

Festive Nails

November 15, 2010

Essie Top Coat $8; Nicole by OPI in ‘Kiss Me at Midnight’; L.A. Girl FLARE in ‘Red Sparkle’ $2.50 •

Nail polish is one of the best ways to embrace transitioning seasons. In spring I veer toward feminine pastels, summer calls for salmony pinks and coraly reds, and the fall and winter are perfect for warm grays and deep reds. This season however I’ve really been feeling glittery nails. Not only do they add a little sparkle to my everyday looks, but they are just the right touch of twinkle to get me that much more excited about the fast approaching holiday season.

For this set of sparkly nails I started with two coats of “Kiss Me at Midnight”, one of the latest holiday colors for Nicole by OPI. After that I used “Red Sparkle” by L.A. Girl Flare which is a festive mix of glittery red and silver. Lastly, to smooth everything out I finished with “Top Coat” by Essie which goes on smoothly and is relatively chip resistant. While I’m totally into this current nail color, I can’t wait to try out some other combinations once this starts chipping.