Monday, November 14, 2011

Growing Up, Moving On...

We all grow up...
We evolve, we change. We turn into the women we dreamed of being as girls {or, in our case women we never expected to be!} 
Change is good, growth is good - but sometimes it is sad too. After 3 years of running bug&Bear with my beautiful and talented sister, we've both decided to move on. But don't worry, dear readers - we're not giving up he interwebs - we're just finding new homes!

Kelsey has discovered her true passion (and talent!) as a photographer... you can follow her here:
And as for me... well! You'll be able to find me right here:

I cannot express how grateful I am to all of you! And I hope you will follow us both to our new, grown up homes! 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Snow Storms + Spring Collections

So it's snowing in NYC. Yes that's right. Snowing. Full on winter-storm-warning-blizzard going on out there. I'm cuddled up on my couch watching Halloween movies and getting lost in the lovely world of Katie Ermilio's Spring collection. I'm experiencing some seasonal confusion. 

Miss Ermilio's collection however is not confusing. It is gorgeous. My obsession continues. Can I please own every piece? 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Glitter Obsession

Just a little bit of golden glam for your Sunday evening. I am OBSESSED with this dress (and so sad that it is sold out... eagerly awaiting the back-in-stock email to arrive from ModCloth.... i hope i hope i hope!) Keep the accessories simple with this stunner - she does all the work for you.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

On My Honor...

...I will try to dress impossibly chicly every single day. And Honor's S/S 2012 RTW collection certainly provides a few valuable lessons in chicness.
a/ illusion peter-pan collars, b/ textured sheers, c/ polka dot dot dots, d/ sheer shoulders and sweetheart necklines 

via fashionologie

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Color 101 With Elie Saab

We all know the basics of color, right? Here's a reminder from Elie Saab:

Brilliant indigo sequins...
Plus flowing yellow chiffon...
Equals glittery green glamour. 

Need remedial color lessons? Check out his full "Color Shock" collection > > > 


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Let's Dance

I'm totally crushing on pink lately. I have a love/hate relationship with the color. It's either in or out in my book and right now it is in again. In in in! 


Monday, October 3, 2011

Pairs Runways for the Springtime

More blue, yellow, and red - this time with tulips! Roland Mouret's Spring 2012 collection brings the pretty back to dresses. They're simple and sophisticated, and a little vintage - but not in a cheesy way. In a chic Parisian-springtime-stroll-in-the-park way. I'd like to look like that everyday. Seriously.


Thursday, September 29, 2011

NYFW - Variations on a Theme

So, OK - I'm playing a little catch up here, it seems I'm still stuck in New York even though Fashion has moved on to London, Milan and is now arriving in Paris. But hey, let's talk NYFW and the parade of primary colors that made their way down the runways... 

I promise to move on the other parts of the world soon. ;)


*images via

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Listen Up Ladies!!

This is how you do front-row-at-a-fashion-show-chic. Learn it, live it, never look back. 


Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Wardrobe Refresh

It is OFFICIALLY Fall now. This means a few things.
#1 - Cooler weather (right? RIGHT?)
#2 - Post-Season baseball (of course, for me and Kelsey that means going to see Moneyball and crying...)
#3 - Time for a wardrobe refresh!! Just add a few key pieces to get your closet ready for the new season... here's what I'm coveting for fall...

2nd Row: H&M: Vest and Blouse; Bright Pencil Skirt (for color-blocking, you know!); Black Cropped Slacks 
4th Row: Red Blazer (or maybe hot pink instead?); Duffle Cape; Boots (Loeffler Randall - I'm in love with these. For real.) Glitter Heels.  

What's on your fall shopping list?


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Time Turner

I'm not sure if Stacey Bendet's S/S 12 collection for Alice + Olivia belongs in the 40s the 50s or the 60s.... and for some reason, I don't really care.Whichever decade we're in - it's fabulous.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Color Story

One thing I love about fall - the colors! Growing up in California I never really got to experience fall fully. But in New York? Wow. Plus - on top of all that natural color - add the bring red color trend (as seen full force at the Emmy's) of the fashion world and you get a very VERY colorful season...

a/kate in elie saab b/nina in donna karan c/sofia in vera wang d/lea in marchesa 
images 1/2/3/4


Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Red Carpet Wish List

It's Emmy night!! And that means a night full of Red Carpet wonder! (who will wear what has always excited me more than who will win what - that's normal, right?) And with the show falling so soon after the Spring collections were presented at NYFW I might not have to wait very long to see my favorite gowns walk the carpet. 

I think we'll see lots of shimmer at this year's show - and a lot of gowns in classic black & white,  some in yellows and greens and a few dramatic reds. Here are (just a few of) my favorite gowns from the Spring 2012 runways - and the small screen stars who might rock the looks.

Simple, stunning, sophisticated. These gowns - by Ralph Lauren and Zac Posen evoke silhouettes of the 20's and 40's and images of classic Hollywood beauties. Who might rock this look?
The Office star Jenna Fischer and Glee's Diana Agron are perfect candidates for the high-glam style.

The emerald hue is not a newcomer to the runway or the Red Carpet, but Zac Posen (yes! more Posen!) gave us a few gorgeous interpretations of the shade, ranging from a deep green that recalls visions of the Emerald City to a soft, slightly minty, ethereal gown. Who might rock this look? 
I can see Glee star Jayma Mays in the deep emerald shade, and Mad Men's Elizabeth Moss would look heavenly in the lighter color.
I don't think anyone would argue the statement that there will be plenty of sequins and glitter on the carpet tonight. In fact - I probably could have done a whole post of just sequined gowns. Some how I managed to narrow it down to these 2 - by Jenny Packham and Naeem Khan -  that mix glitter and fiery red for a dramatic effect. Who might rock this look? 
Glee's Heather Morris would look stunning in the Jenny Packham number, while Christina Hendricks of Mad Men would seriously hit it our of the park in the Naeem Khan.

Of course, you can't have an awards show without a few ball gowns. So who brought major drama to the Spring Runways? No surprise here - Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lhuillier and Jason Wu showed a few of my favorite high-drama gowns. Who might rock the look?    
Lea Michelle has never been on to shy away from drama (or Oscar de la Renta for that matter) I can definitely see her showing up tonight in an ODLR ball gown tonight. And Modern Family's Julie Bowen would look amazing in the Lhuillier (although, I've heard rumors that she's wearing ODLR! Classic drama either way...)
And OKOK, I know January Jones had a baby like 3 days ago and probably won't be walking the carpet - but how good would she look in this Jason Wu? (I'd leave an infant at home for a chance to wear it! Maybe that just proves I'm not ready to be a mother...)

What do you want to see on the Red Carpet tonight? 


Monday, September 12, 2011

It's NYFW oh boy oh boy oh boy!!

Ah, Fashion Week! That magical time when Lincoln Center fills up with all sorts of excitement, and I find myself in need of a full-blown wardrobe makeover. Here are just a few of my favorite collections that have shown so far this week... Spring is shaping up to be pretty in pink...!

Jenni Kayne KILLS it with this casual-chic collection. I pretty much adore everything about it - the navy, the chambray, the knits, the boxy blazers and silver pumps! West Coast style that's cool enough for NYC. It's like we got lost in fairy land and I LOVE IT. Love. It. Super girly scalloped skits and soft pastels = bliss. Jill Stuart is making me want to frolic in a field of wildflowers and snuggle with puppies while giggling and talking about boys.  
 ADAM's Spring collection is pretty much everything Spring should be - effortless and fresh. Head-to-toe polka dots? Yes please.
Do you think it's possible for Jason Wu to get any more brilliant? Because I don't. How stunning is this mix of black, grey, blush and cobalt?  It's like perfection tied up with a black leather bow belt. And I can't wait to see those gowns on the red carpet. 
I'm not sure if I love the giant rose print - it reminds me a little too much of the 90s somehow - but I do love the super saturated colors. And how fun is that zebra print dress? 

*photos via

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Glimmer Glam

It's been pouring rain here in NYC. A rather gloomy start to September.
Hmmm.... how about a little gold and glitter to brighten things up?
(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Felling better? I am... ;)

(images: 1, 2 eep! lost the source of this one! do you know where it came from??, 3)


Monday, September 5, 2011

So Long, Sweet Summer...

Well, you know what they say... all good things must come to an end. And so goes the summer... "Officially" at least, we do have a few weeks left according to the sun - but somehow once September starts summer seems long gone.

And with Fashion Week starting in just a few days, it seems as good a time as any to switch gears.
So long summer! Helllllloooo FALL! Let's talk color, coats and crisp cool days... 

...and maybe a few things to crave: 1. Marni, 2. Perlota, 3. Alexander McQueen

(images: 1, 2, 3)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wanderlust - Part 1

Usually when a J. Crew catalog arrives the only danger to my wallet is the temptation of a new blazer or pair of slacks. This month however it has me itching to hop a flight to Russia... (plus, clearly, I'll need the new clothes for the journey)  
...Which made me realize that I have really never been anywhere outside of the US of A. (Besides Paris one time...!) So I made myself a list of cities I need to get myself to, ASAP - St. Petersburg is one of them (& not JUST because of J. Crew...) stay tuned for more soon ;)


*images via SunSurfer and J. Crew

Monday, August 22, 2011

3 Reasons I'm Obsessed with Katie Ermilio

1. Sleeves
2. Pleats 
3. Pockets 

All the elements of my perfect wardrobe. Can I wear them everyday please? 

xox Crissie 

(images via Katie Ermilio

Friday, July 8, 2011

Oh, Emma!

You guys - can you even believe how glamorous little miss Emma Watson has gotten? I've been kind of obsessed with her style for a while, but lately she has just be KILLING it! Take the Deathly Hallows premiere yesterday: she's stunning in an Oscar de la Renta gown and a sprakly Elie Saab number.

I told you! Amazing, right? And that's not even ALL! Here she is rocking a Rafael Lopez dress that might deserve it's own feature film. Harry Potter in Chicistan, look for it summer 2012. 
In related news, I may need to start a support group to get past this last movie... I figure we'll drink a lot of butter beer and wish for time turners to take us back to the good-old-days of seemingly endless Potter premiers and book release parties... 


Getty Images via PopSugar

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