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Seasonal Sparkles

November 17, 2011

While we’re on the subject of holiday dresses, allow me to introduce one of my new favorite sparkly numbers from Juicy Couture. Along with being in one of those murkier colors that you all know I love, the gauzy layer on top is actually removable which means I can wear this as a full-blown sequined dress if I want (and who wouldn’t want to?).

Even though this dress is a bit too fancy shmancy for my family’s Thanksgiving dinner, I can definitely imagine putting this on for one of my favorite Christmas traditions, The Nutcracker.

Do you have a favorite holiday tradition? See more of mine over at Juicy Couture!

{ S.W.O.R.D. leather jacket, Club Monaco vest, gifted Juicy Couture dress, Report Signature heels }

Come Sale Away

September 13, 2011
tags: antik batik, , best fall buys, best summer sales, current/elliott, fall sales, french connection, , malene birger, one by eddera, , pamela love, pencey, , rebecca minkoff, , sales, , , , , , , ,
by Sonia

Fall shopping has always been my favorite, but it also happens to be the most expensive. Leather jackets, sturdy boots and chunky sweaters are, for the most part, much pricier than summer dresses and cut-offs. While I’m still lusting after the items I featured in this post, I can’t help but be tempted by all the amazing sales happening right now. I’m amazed at how many clearance pieces are as functional for fall as they are for spring and summer! SHWING!

Here are some items I’m currently drooling over and most likely adding to my shopping cart before they go bye bye. Isn’t it the best when things you love are on sale!?

  1. Proenza Schouler Seamed Bodice Dress - $825 $335
  2. Pamela Love for Topshop Bracelet - $120 $40
  3. Rebecca Minkoff Baby Belle Cross Body Bag - $150 $89
  4. Valentino Toffee/Black Sandals - $745 $372
  5. Current/Elliott Smart Trousers - $168 $117.60
  6. Malene Birger Demita Print Shorts - $295 $88
  7. ONE by Eddera Laurier Headband - $145 $72
  8. Vince Bias Long Skirt - $220 $154
  9. Asos Crochet Collar - $21.95 $7.32
  10. Sephora OPI Nail Polish in Vintage Orange - $9.50 $5
  11. Antik Batik Midnight Green Sequin Cardigan - $535 $374
  12. Pencey Fringe Skirt - $214 $149
  13. Style by Marina Fringe Jersey Top - $41 $25
  14. French Connection Jules Sandal - $205 $199

»· Bow(ie) ·«

July 20, 2011
tags: best fashion blogger, best nyc blogger, bow accessories, bow socks, bow ties, , , pussy bows, pussybows, , ,
by Sonia

{ waitress uniform or women’s tuxedo? }

When I was little no one stood a chance at getting me to wear a bow in my hair. In fact, any photos of me wearing a bow were also photos of me throwing major temper tantrums and hissy fits. My room was pink, I danced ballet and loved Barbies more than anything but wearing a bow in my hair was way too girly for my liking.

While I still can’t possibly imagine tying a pretty little bow in my goldie locks, I have grown a liking for clothing, shoes and non-hair accessories with bows. I love the elegance of a pussybow (worst fashion word ever) on a silk shirt or dress, the structure of a bowtie and the femininity a little bow adds to a simple pair of heels. So, in an effort to add more bow focused pieces to my closet, here are some bow-ie looks I’m currently coveting.

  1. Rag & Bone Jane Ivory Shirt - $142
  2. Modcloth Mini Gift Ring - $8
  3. Vineyard Vines Shark Frenzy Bowtie - $36
  4. Twenty8Twelve Driben Short - $162
  5. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Silk & Merino Wool-Jersey Dress - $650
  6. See by Chloe Canvas Bow Sandals - $198
  7. B-Low The Belt Baby Gigi Belt - $77
  8. Paul & Joe Black Silk Bow Closure Jacket - $213
  9. French Connection Sydney Bow Design Jumper - $80
  10. Topshop Red Crinkle Pussybow Blouse - $75
  11. Marni Bow Wallet - $263
  12. French Curve Bow Sock - $12
  13. DV by Dolce Vita Briar Bow Pump - $89
  14. Rachel Antonoff x Bass Gamine Gait Flat - $129
  15. Isaac Mizrahi Black Bow Minaudiere - $808

**I am not wearing a waitress uniform in the first photo but the upper half of a women’s tuxedo, sans jacket.

»· Buttoned Up Buttercup ·«

July 18, 2011
tags: best fashion blogs, best nyc blog, best style blog, fashionista, , , , , jcrew, layering, , , ,
by Sonia

I love discovering different ways to wear things. For example, what appears to be a skirt in this post is actually a skimpy little dress that at times feels a bit too bare, so why not throw a button up shirt over it? Why not indeed! And who knew that buttoning a casual denim shirt up all the way could immediately give a look structure and sophistication?! I always hate that I can’t really layer clothing in the summer, but this layered look was light enough that I wasn’t breaking a sweat with a wiggle of a toe. Although I will say that whipping my hair back and forth (see last photo) did make me a little damp but that’s nothing a little dip in the pool can’t fix!

{ J.Crew shirt, Forever21 dress worn as skirt, Blowfish sandals, Zara bag, Free People sunglasses }


»· Fluorescent Brights ·«

June 22, 2011
tags: christopher kane s/s 2011, , fluorescent clothing, , neon clothing, , , ,
by Sonia

In keeping with yesterdays post about my love for my new neon pink sweater I thought it only appropriate to highlight some of my favorite neon pieces. I admit that sometimes neon can feel a little too hipster for me but if it’s done right it can look high-fashion and très chic! Take Christopher Kane’s S/S 2011 collection (see here), did you ever think that highlighter yellow could look so editorial and sophisticated?! I certainly didn’t. And the more I think about it the more I realize, who wouldn’t want to walk around looking like they’re wearing glow in the dark clothing day in and day out? Break out those black lights because I’m about to start raving in neon clothes! Ok, maybe not but I do need to add more fluorescent clothing to my wardrobe and the items below are a good place to start:

  1. Christopher Kane Jessica Pleated Lace Dress - $1,710
  2. Topshop Candy Skirt - $90
  3. Modcloth Highlight-her Necklace - $24
  4. La Mer Collections Soho Wrap Watch - $75
  5. Kandee Lime Sours - $106
  6. J.Crew Popover Shirt - $69.50
  7. Devora Libin Macrame Bracelet - $90
  8. Equipment Sleeveless Blouse - $188
  9. Cambridge Satchel Company Bag in Neon Yellow - $139
  10. Delia*s Ruffle Bandeau Bikini - $50
  11. Furla Candy Bag - $195
  12. Rich n Skinny Bikini Crop in Mint - $127
  13. Zara Neon Canvas Platform - $99.90
  14. Gianfranco Ferre’ Orange Belt - $290
  15. Sabre Runaway Sunglasses - $100