Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Emmy Best

I love award shows--well, at least the red carpet.
1- to see everyone get all dressed up,
2- to hear what everyone else thinks of them.
I always like the risk takers and I'm usually alone in my support of the wild frocks- but really- the dresses are made to be worn, no?
January Jones in Atelier Versace and Anna Paquin in Alexander McQueen. {via WWD

I wouldn't toss one of those on to attend a wedding or cocktail party- but why not rock it on the red carpet?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Best- Back to School

I'm heading back to school this week-- and even though it is still August I can't help but be drawn to fall colors and styles when I think about outfits for class... 
I love the sequin skirt-- because all you have to do is pair it with a simple tee and cozy sweatshirt and you are comfy-yet stylish- enough for class. 
Or pick a military inspired blazer and heels and you're set for a chic day at the office...

Either look has me head-over-heels. Which is your favorite?

{look 1- sweatshirt: American Eagle, tee: Hurley, skirt: J Crew, shoes: Madewell, bag: Chloe;
look 2- top: La Garconne, jacket: Juicy Couture, skirt: J Crew, bag: Steven Alan, shoes: Jimmy Choo}

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Style Notebook- Lace Love

Once reserved for only the most private of places when it came to apparel, lace has been finding its way into the the open--and with increasing strength lately. And now it's showing up on shoes--
Would you wear a lacy pair (of pumps that is...)?

{1. Alexander McQueen 2. Stella McCartney 3. Christina Louboutin 4. Valentino; photos via coolspotters}

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dream Home. (err, Closet...)

This weekend boyfriend and I cleaned out one of our 3 closets. 3 small closets. (Not counting the two miniscule ones we have in our bedroom.) Of our three closets, Crissie uses one, we use one, and the linens occupy the last.

Cris and I have been facing big issues. Storage space in Manhattan apts. Where do we put all the shoes? (Really, see here.)

Lately I've been dreaming about closets. And I mean BIG, beautiful, rooms-in-themselves, closets. And then InStyle did a piece on Celebrity closets. Ensue drooling.

Check out all the boots Mariah Carey has! And I love that Christina Aguilera has to use a ladder to reach the height of her Louboutins...
But my fave, by far, is Olivia Wilde's walk-in closet/office, in her Venice, CA home... the mirrored chests from Anthropologie and cozy rug from Cantoni. I want it all. I want to LIVE there. It looks like a room, rather than a closet. And that, my darlings, is perfection.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Best

Hello my dears-- I am heading back East tonight, and this installment of Sunday Best brings a little laid-back West Coast inspiration to the table.  A soft flow-y tank and simple flat sandals--paired with boy-friend jeans and a cross-body bag.

Perfect for a travel day, don't you think?

{top: Marc Jacobs, sandals: Antonio Marras, jeans: J Brand, watch: Le Chateau, bag: Hayden-Harnett}

Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy Friday

Happy Wedding Day to my dear friends Elena and Nick...
I hope everyone has had a wonderful week. What are your plans for the weekend?

{photo by vernon wiley}

Thursday, August 19, 2010

What Happens at the Lake...

I usually roll my eyes when people use the "What happens in Vegas..." cliche. But this is just too cute--
And as I am currently attending a lake-side wedding, it seems only appropriate. 
Check out all of this sweet wedding on Style Me Pretty:

FYI- I'm in love with this couple and may or may not wish they were my new best friends... (sorry Meghan and Mike....) ;)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dream Home.

Talk about an epic dream home this week! It might be a too simply decorated for my taste, but it's a gorgeous simple. The colors create such a classic sense of home and comfort.

I die for full length windows-- a must-have of my future home. And the tile above the oven is divine (not to mention the oven itself).

OH THAT KITCHEN. I have a major crush on kitchens. I'll probably have 4 in my dream home. And at least one sink unnecessarily filled to the brim with romaine lettuce. I think everyone could use a little more green in their lives.

{images via haute design, photos by Bernard Touillon}

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Celeb Scandals

This week for Celeb Scandals, I bring you a non-scandal. Unless you consider multi-million dollar penthouses, that are not primary homes, scandals. I do.

Nicole Kidman and hubby Keith Urban just purchased an apartment in Chelsea, overlooking the Hudson. The three-bedroom, 10 million dollar home, features a car-elevator that can lift their limo 6 floors up. In other words, no need to park on ground-level.

City meets suburbs, right? Park in a garage in your very own home. Nevermind that your home is stacked on other homes, in an apartment complex.

Nicole and Keith reside primarily in Nashville.

I'm just sayin' (to quote Danielle Staub from RHONJ, ew) seems a bit excessive, no?

Maybe I'm just jealous.

{images and info found here}

Sunday Best- Vegas!

I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend- the first stop on my West-Coast-Wedding tour brought me to Las Vegas for a bachelorette party (which I think is really just an excuse for us to wear as many sequins as possible...) 
Don't you love the dress? It reminds me of my good friend Sandy's (and a little bit of an ugly 80s sweater...but in such a chic way!) 

{dress:Maurie&Eve, clutch: Asos, bracelet: Kenneth Jay Lane, shoes: Rupert Sanderson}

PS- follow me on twitter for updates on all the excitement of the trip...

Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Friday

It's Friday the 13th and I'm flying to Las Vegas... oh my!
Today begins my wild west coast wedding tour--10 days of California and Nevada excitement-- follow me on twitter for updates! 

{Kasia Stryss by Davie Vasiljevic via fgr}

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dream Home.

Lately I've been obsessed with the idea of my future home. Now, I am only 23... but I'm the oldest 23 year old you'll ever meet... just ask Crissie. So I bring you a new weekly segment-- full of ideas for my dream home, which hopefully isn't that far off. ;)
Today I came across the website of Rachel Whiting-- an AMAZING interior design photographer based out of London. Check out her portfolio here, and some of her beautiful shots, below.
Sigh. Hanging Hunters. Sailboat pictures. Map wallpaper! Could it get any dreamier? I adore the idea of a house with a summer cottage theme. You know-- rugged... but without the icky spiders and piles of sand. (I'm also a sucker for cleanliness.) And the blue and yellow combos are to die for. What do you think? Dream home worthy?

Lovely Bones

I know these have been around for a while now--but after I spotted them again on Fuji Files last month I haven't been able to stop thinking about them...
I don't know when I would ever wear them... but that does not make me want them less. (They could work with a cute mini- or with jeans, yes? Perfect addition to a LBD? Are you convinced yet?)
And speaking of bones, I also love this: 

Do you think I can wear it for the wedding next week? ;) 

{DSquared via fuji files and style frizz, ModCloth}

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Dear World,
Thank you for reminding me why I love Fall fashion.
Day Birger et Mikkelsen's Fall 2010 Lookbook = Perfection. Seriously.

I'd like everything please- including her hair.

{via fgr}

Monday, August 9, 2010

{things} i ♥ monday...

Hope everyone's week is off to a wonderful start. Monday's can be rough for me... but who could be upset after looking at these lovely photos:

Aren't they so dreamy? Check out Anna Inghardt's other pictures on flickr--a fail safe cure for the Monday blues...

{1. Untitled, 2. Untitled, 3. Milk and Oreo's, 4. Come with me to a place no eyes have ever seen, 5. Velvet, 6. Lovely tea, 7. Sunday morning, 8. Untitled, 9. Untitled, 10. Untitled, 11. Untitled, 12. Untitled}

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday Best

Hi pretties! I almost DIED this week when I spotted this Markus Lupfer sweater- perfect, no?

Dress it up with some tuxedo shorts (these are a steal from  Forever 21) and what is looking to be fall's hottest color (beige/nude... whatever you choose to call it) and you're good to go. Happy Sunday! 

{Markus Lupfer, Linda Farrow x Alexander Wang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Lavin, Forever 21

Friday, August 6, 2010

Happy (finally!) Friday

I can't believe how crazy this week was-- I am absolutely exhausted.
I have so many things to share, here and over on coco + kelley- so be sure to stay tunned! For now I'll leave you with this...
Lovely enough for you? 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Interior Inspiration- The Chair

I have seen perfection--and it is a chair. I spotted it last week on City Sage and I have been dreaming about the lengths I would go to to own it since (you can't even imagine...) Or even just to live in this perfect room. *le sigh* perhaps a cute outfit will hold me over....?
OK... it helped a little... but I still want that chair.....

{Elle Decor France via City SageAnthropologie, Youheshe, Michael Kors, Valention}  

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