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January 12, 2012

After posting about the bold floral and tropical trends to expect this spring, I’ve found myself sifting through the web racks for relevant pieces to update my wardrobe. I’ve never been the “tropical vacation” type of girl (I get antsy after sitting on the beach for too long. So sue me!) but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a good rainforest hibiscus print! Though Stella McCartney had my back (doesn’t she always?) with her Resort 2011 citrus prints, she’s come back again with more bright tropicali prints for her Resort 2012 collection (which also boasts some serious deck chair wonders) along with other designers and brands (Asos, Topshop, Tory Burch, Hawaiian gift shops).

I just purchased this floral suit from Asos and am getting tingling sensations of joy just from looking at this Mary Katrantzou dress.   And since you all know me as being the shop-a-holic type that stops at nothing, I’m obviously going to share all the other floral explosion pieces I’m currently coveting.



  1. Topshop Hawaiian Floral Bomber - $96
  2. SUNO Beaded Beach Mini Dress - $660
  3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Horizon Teal Floral Silk Pants - $430
  4. Rodarte for Opening Ceremony Floral High Heel Story - $528
  5. Tory Burch Dalton Printed Blouse - $325
  6. Asos Fabric Envelope Clutch - $81.81
  7. Citizens of Humanity Mandy Printed Jeans - $190
  8. Topshop Floral Lace Pleat Skirt - $76
  9. Zimmermann Idyllic Taped Shirt - $560
//first photo via

Colors + Leopards

October 19, 2011
tags: adele fado, amanda oxford booties, arty plated glass ring, blogger ring, cambridge satchel, cell front, darian wedge, fluorescent, how to wear leopards, iro sweater, , jeffrey campbell, joe's jeans, leopard jeans, leopards and neons, malene birger, marlow tote, metallic trousers, , pink, rhinestone leopard iphone, roberta chiarella, , schutz, , , ,
by Sonia

Along with stripes, leopard is one of those prints that will never go out of style for me. Recently I’ve really loved pairing the kitty print with some of the brighter pieces in my wardrobe like these green pants, this orange shirt, and this red skirt. As always, there are new pieces popping up at some of my favorite stores that I’m d-d-d-dying to add to my closet like the metallic skinny trousers and cozy leopard sweater featured below. While there’s no way I’ll be able to add all of these pieces to my wardrobe on my own, I’m happily taking donations so I can do so…just kidding…kind of…

  1. Iro Sara Sweater - $359
  2. J.Crew Marlow Tote - $1,200
  3. Topshop Cigarette Metallic Trousers - $90
  4. Joe’s Jeans Wild Chelsea Skinny Jeans - $169
  5. Roberta Chiarella Green Crystal Drop Earrings - $68
  6. Jeffrey Campbell Darian Wedge - $168
  7. Cell Front Leopard iPhone Case - $25
  8. Cambridge Satchel Company Fluorescent Satchel - $170
  9. Opening Ceremony Camo Pointed Collar Dress - $460
  10. Adele Fado Long Sleeve Jumper - $75
  11. Malene Birger Leo-Pattern Coat - $433
  12. Yves Saint Laurent Arty Plated Glass Ring - $250
  13. Schutz Amanda Oxford Bootie - $119
  14. Topshop Lace Insert Pleat Skirt - $76

»· Style Icon: Chloë Sevigny ·«

July 7, 2011
tags: best style photos, , cut offs, doc martens, , , , , , , , , , , sunglasses, the cramps
by Sonia

Obvi this one goes without saying, but she’s too cool not to feature. What I love about Chloë Sevigny’s style is that it doesn’t necessarily fit into a single category but it’s certainly eclectic. Her red carpet looks always have a sophisticated edge and in terms of her day-to-day looks? who doesn’t love a good vintage tee and a pair of Doc Martens?! I’m pretty sure she invented the denim cut-off and no one looks better in sockies and sandals than she does.

This is the first of my “style icons” that had me online shopping/browsing equally as much as finding suitable photos for this post. As if I didn’t already want all of the Chloë Sevigny x Opening Ceremony collections, seeing her wearing every piece made me want them even more. Hello eBay, we meet again.  Or for that matter, if anyone is a size 8 or 8.5 and selling any of her shoes - email me stat!!!

There’s such a unique simplicity to her look that makes her style feel totally attainable but at the same time somewhat difficult to pull off. There’s no denying that Chloë’s got an attitude that makes rocking head-to-toe Louis Vuitton look just as easy as a pair of broken in Levi’s and a vintage Cramps tee (yet another item I’ve been coveting for years). Chloë, if you’re reading this, I’d love at least half of your wardrobe.

photos via tfs

Venus in Furs

December 22, 2010
tags: affordable fur coats, best furs, faux fur coats, faux fux, fox tails, fur bags, fur coats, fur skirts, furs, leopard fur coat, mongolian fur, , pony fur, shag, , vest, , winter 2010, winter 2011, winter coats, winter furs
by Sonia

I’ve never been one who’s drawn to furs. Faux or real I always feel a little t0o “done up” when wearing a boxy-shaped fluffy coat; just give me a turban and a long cigarette holder and I’m Patricia Neal in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  However, like most bold fashion statements there’s a time and a place for everything and sometimes I find myself inexplicably drawn to furry pieces that practically beg for people to come and pet me. But the nice thing about furs is that they are probably the most seasonal fabric out there, so wearing them is always a bit of a luxury. I mean how ridiculous and uncomfortable would you look/feel wearing a fuzzy coat in the middle of summer?

So, as I find myself indoors more and more during these cold and dreary winter months, I thought I’d throw together a few furry favorites that make me feel infinitely more cozy and warm just by looking at them.


  1. Topshop Premium Faux Fur Coat - $400
  2. JCrew Mongolian Lamb Tote - $795
  3. Opening Ceremony Two Tone Skirt - $173
  4. Asos Fantasy Fur Mittens - $30
  5. Jenni Kayne Cropped Fox Vest - $570
  6. French Connection Leopard Love Coat - $178
  7. Adrienne Landau Fur Ear Muffs - $40
  8. Topshop Grey Mongolian Fur Collar - $80
  9. Delias Charlotte Fur Vest - $50
  10. Miss Selfridge White Faux Fur Coat - $85
  11. Senso Black Pony Wilma Boot - $159.95
  12. Campise Faux Fox Tail - $48
  13. Rachel Comey Reversible Fur Hat - $209.30

Birthday Weekend

October 11, 2010
tags: balthazar, birthday, carnival, celebrations, , , park avenue armory, ,
by Sonia

profiteroles with chocolate sauce •

In the past my birthday weekends consisted of large dinner parties and nights out on the town and although having a birthday on 10-10-10 should be a perfect excuse for a big bash, this year I opted for a more low key birthday weekend spent with my Mom who flew in from San Francisco and close friends.

The weekend started off with an indulgent trip to Opening Ceremony and then I spent the rest of the day embracing my inner five year old at an indoor carnival at the Park Avenue Armory. I have loved carnivals for as long as I can remember; from the wacky magicians and fluffy cotton candy to the whirly rides and silly games it’s hard to imagine a more fun way to spend a day. Even though I was the oldest person there without a child in tow, I had a wonderful time making goofy faces in funhouse mirrors and losing a number of times at the water gun game (it’s harder than it looks!). I did end up winning a small stuffed animal seal and a toy rocket at a rubber ducky game that wasn’t as exciting as the water gun game but much easier to succeed at.

The rest of the weekend was spent eating rich foods and delectable desserts (see here for an in depth review of my birthday brunch at Balthazar) and celebrating with friends and family. Birthdays can so often feel overwhelming and exhausting, but this weekend was hassle free and beyond fun - a perfect way to begin a new year.

Below are some pictures from the carnival.

in good company •