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Miami Breeze

April 23, 2012

And I’m back from Miami without any semblance of a tan or sunburn thanks to a day of endless rain and thunderstorms that let up just in time for the wedding ceremony. The wedding was so beautiful (and emotional!) and as for the reception? I don’t think I’ve ever danced so much in my life! I’m not one to cut a rug, but there was something about being with my best friends and adopted family that had me throwing all inhibitions out the window and tearing up the dance floor until it was time to go home. The dress you guys picked out for me also played a major role in my dance-a-thon. All that billowy fabric served as a major asset to the dance moves I didn’t even know I had in me. But let’s keep talking about the dress…

When it first arrived I was so skeptical. It was a total tent on me and looked more like a nightgown than an evening dress fit for a Miami wedding. But after some trial and error I cinched the waist with a red belt that ended up adding a nice pop of color to the breezy look. I completed the outfit by matching my lipstick to the belt, keeping things neutral on my feet, and going for some much needed sparkle by way of my clutch.

Now the next challenge is making this dress casual for a summer day in the city. Thank you all for picking something so beautiful for me to wear!

{ Tibi Dress, J.Crew belt, bangle & shoes, Mikkat Market clutch }

//photos by Gillian Smelick

Dress Me, Please!

March 20, 2012

In exactly one month I will be in Miami for a friend’s wedding and I have no¬†idea what to wear. Ok, lies. I have some ideas, but I’d love your input! While I should could go the economical route and wear something I already have, that’s far too boring for me and the likes of Miami, not to mention that half the fun of such an event is having something new to wear!

I’ve narrowed down my disgustingly large wishlist of dresses to six pieces, and it’s from here that I’d like to leave the final selection in your hands. Seriously, if you don’t start barking out some choices I’m going to show up at the wedding in a paper bag that says “My Readers Made Me Wear This.” Just kidding, I’m already weird enough I don’t need to draw that kind of attention…

…moving forward, here are a¬†few key notes to keep in mind: 1) Much against my will, I’m sure I’ll be hitting the dance floor so the ability to throw a high kick and do a back flip are a must. 2) Fingers crossed I’ll be able to apply enough self-tanner in time for the wedding, but in the likely chance that I won’t please remember my Casper resemblance. 3) There is no number three, but things sound better in threes so just go with it.

And now I ask you to pretty, pretty please tell me, which of these dresses should I wear!? 

  1. Diane Von Furstenberg Crochet-Paneled Halterneck Dress – $425
  2. Tibi Pleated Silk Chiffon Dress – $550
  3. Vanessa Bruno Silk Appliquéd Dress Р$484
  4. Halston Heritage Waterfall Silk-Chiffon Dress – $365
  5. Proenza Schouler Full Halter Dress – $1450 or $175 via Rent the Runway
  6. Helmut Lang Tetra Silk Printed Dress – $530

Style Owner

January 31, 2012

You may have noticed a new little button that popped up on me blog this week; but in the likely chance that you didn’t, I’m here to introduce the magical square box on the upper left hand corner of me site.

The box is a link to my brand new store over on Style Owner; a place where you can find everything from my favorite brands to the items I’m currently coveting to trends I’m digging like a dog for his bone. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m someone who spends a ridiculous decent amount of time browsing shopping sites and as a result, I frequently receive questions along the lines of “where can I find *insert clothing item*?” My goal for my Style Owner store is to not only share the items I want more than a double kettle martini with extra olives right now, but to also create categorized “Style Pages” (see under the “All Recommendations” section) where you’ll find clothing/shoes/accessories broken down into specific genres. Going on a hot date? Bitch, I got you covered. Shopping for music festival gear? Consider me your personal shopper. Hiking up Mt. Everest? …I don’t think you want my help there…

Though still a work in progress, do the right thing and check out my store; and as always, I love feedback and requests! So hit me up!

Currently Obsessed

January 19, 2012

The virtual shopping cart has become my best friend and worst enemy. On a daily basis I check to see whether my favorite online stores have any new products, sale items, or anything I could have possibly missed on my previous day of internet browsing. Wall Street Journal? PSH! Gimme some Shopbop and Net-a-Porter, stat!

Though I do love me some shopping posts, there’s no way I could put one up everyday, plus I think that would get a bit redundant for you. Thankfully, RewardStyle has saved the day with the launch of Currently Obsessed; a little webpage where you can see all the things that tickle my fancy and will most likely end up in a style post. Plus it’s a great way for me to keep track of all those items I put into my virtual shopping carts that don’t exactly make it past the purchase button. Check out my store here!

Combo Platter

December 14, 2011

A bunch of you have asked me to share more photos of this outfit from my post a few days ago, so here you go! This was easily my favorite outfit of the three I shared, probably because of the soft tones that are juxtaposed by the edgy metallic blazer. Love a good combo like that – kind of like combo platters at fast food restaurants. You gotta go combo or else it’s just b-b-b-boring!

Ok, enough of combo platters.

Though I’m not one to repeat outfits that frequently, I have a feeling this one is going to come home to San Francisco with me this weekend because it’s calling for a holiday party STAT!

{ Elizabeth & James blazer, Tracy Reese skirt, vintage tank top, Marni heels, Coach clutch c/o }

// Photos by Emily Malan