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August 05, 2012

TBL :: Cartier's Juste un Clou Collection

Cartier's Juste un Clou Collection

An instant classic when it was originally designed in the early 70s by Aldo Cipullo (he also designed the iconic Love bracelet), Cartier's Juste un Clou collection—'Just a Nail'—has been reengineered: the way it opens, the thickness of the gold, the security, the articulation have all become more solid while effortlessly mainting it's status as a forever sought after classic.

Cartier Juste un Clou Collection


:: Serendipitous Discovery via Love // Images via Cartier

August 03, 2012

Appliqué :: The Colour of Zen

Essie Yogaga Collection

Yoga class starts in 5 minutes. Lululemon Power Y tank and Discover Crops: ✔ The Mat and No-Brainer Mat Strap: ✔  Nail lacquer in relaxing hues to enjoy during your Forward Fold . . .  Oh. Not to worry. Essie has you covered with Yogaga, her collection of six yoga-themed polishesBoxer Shorts - a winning blue; Spinning Again - a driven brick red; Pilates Hottie - a zen light lilac; Marathin - a fit rosy pink; Gym Dandy - a motivated greige brown; Yogaga - a peachful sandy beige—each colour perfected to amp up your excercise routine.

Essie Yogaga Collection


:: Images via Essie // Serendipitous Discovery via PopSugar Shop

July 11, 2012

Style :: Summer Silk

What's lightweight, and short, and silky all over? An effortless summer essential crafted of lightweight silk and silk-blends, silk shorts are the perfect summer getaway staple, easily styled to be posh or playful, they're great for everything from lounging in the cabana to an excursion into the city.






Gold Hawk Ruffle Short via Farfetch / Acne Bacall Silk Shorts via MyTheresea / Thakoon Addition Silk Sport Short via Kirna Zabete / Boutique Silk Pull On Shorts & Silk Textured Pull On Shorts via Topshop / Steven Alan Selima Printed Silk Shorts via Ron Herman / Boutique Silk Ruch Waist Short via Topshop / Carine Gilson Egérie Silk-Satin Shorts via theOutnet  /Pierre Balmain Silk Shorts via Farfetch / Elizabeth and James Katia Flared Silk-Chiffon Shorts via Net-A-Porter


Imgs: KristenC via ThankingGodImAGirl | AuroraDuncan via Luphia | Polly via tumblr | Ma. Elena via TheChriselleFactor | EmilyBaldwin via Nef-Nat

July 10, 2012

Adornment :: Retro Modern

While at the office, in addition to following proper dress code—showcasing your personal style is an absolute must—you also need the proper "office supplies" to increase productivity, and, according to Marie Claire, those include delicate watches, typewriter-case framed purses, and cocktail rings the size of paperweights. And yes, I completely agree.







COCKTAIL RINGS::  Sorelli "French Blush"Juicy Couture "Shoreline Shades" Gem Fish via Endless / Nehita Citrine Swirl Rectangle & Andara Blue + Peridot Cluster via Max & Chloe / Sorelli "Aurora Sky" Multi-Crystal via Endless / Erickson Beamon via Farfetch / Charles Albert Raised Blue Topaz via Max & Chloe / Juicy Couture Purple Jeweled / Frangos Purple Crystal via Charm & Chain / nOir "New Novelty Rose Gold + Purple

WATCHES:: Burgi Round Swiss Quartz Diamond & Stainless Steel via Endless / Tiffany & Co. Floral & Diamond / Versace Eon Two Rings Black Dial Diamond & Stainless Steel Via Endless / Vivienne Westwood Medal via Zappos Couture / Kate Spade New York 'Cooper' via Nordstrom

PURSES:: Kate Spade New York Hopper House Framed Darcy via 6pm / Theyskens' Theory Eelskin Box via Barneys New York / Forever 21 Faux Croco Snap Frame / Z Spoke Zac Posen Audrey Accordion via Bloomingdale's / Marni 'Medium' Patent Leather Frame via Nordstrom 

:: imgs: marie claire

July 09, 2012

Style :: Business Class

Netbooks and laptops, smartphones, and tablets have extended our 9-5 workday to: OPEN 24/7, and have made themselves a daily necessity as those dinner dates right after work double as meetings for which there are documents to review, conference calls to join and the 99 emails still awaiting a reply—ASAP; during this non-stop handling of business we must remain calm, cool and chic as we tow our myriad devices, with an oversized clutch as the fashionably fitting and simple solution.







Duchess Case (as seen in image 3)Givenchy Croc-Stamped Antigona Clutch via Barnyes New York Ashley M Glossy Portfolio Clutch via eBags /Forever 21 Faux Alligator Clutch /Seth Sobek Leather & Perch Skin Clutch via Luisaviaroma /Arden B Two Tone Clutch /ASOS Slot Through Clutch /Brahmin Tablet Clutch /Alexis Hudson Ciara Clutch via Last Call by Neiman Marcus /Cole Haan Village Tablet Envelope via Zappos


Imgs: Jennifer Putrino  | Melina Pasarri via tumblr | Coolil via Duchess Case  | Nathalie Reasonover via HotCakeFashion | RD Mohan via LeavesMeSmiling | Jill Tahara via tumblr

July 06, 2012

Décor :: White Out

There's something enchanting about white on white interiors, and while a sparsely decorated all white space can seem sterile and uninviting, details, like a mixture of textures—silk curtains, faux fur rugs, linen throw pillows—instantly create a warm and inviting interior; and, quickly and easily transform the space with pops of color via art, flowers, vases and the like.





Cordova Vases via Horchow / Tango Lighting Twist Pendant Light & Fabbian Becky Table Lamp via Ylighting / Hudson Park Luxe Ombre Diamond Embellished Pillow via Bloomingdale's / Tejn Faux Sheepskin Rug via Ikea / Legacy Home Coxcomb Curtains via Neiman Marcus / Magis Chair One via 2Modern

imgs: danielledensmore via lifeonsundays / preciously me via marni martin / 3 & 4  / kimt via bonnietsang  /  6


:: P.S. The White Feather Headdress Wall Décor found in image 6 is available at Neiman Marcus.

July 05, 2012

Leisure :: SUP {Stand Up Paddleboarding}

Leisure :: Stand Up Paddleboarding

Everything from lakes to rivers to the ocean surf can be paddled (and not a single wave required); plus, in addition to the marvelous benefits this full-fledged workout on water provides your upper body, core and legs, you'll experience amazing views of everything from sea creatures to what's on the horizon—don't be surprised if it starts to feel like you're walking on water.

A Few SUP Destinations:

: Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

: Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, California

: Sanur Beach, Bali, Indonesia

: Blouberg, Cape Town, S. Africa

: Chorillos, Peru


:: Img // Serendipitous Discovery via REI

June 28, 2012

Taste :: Salty Caramel Ice Cream

Taste :: Salty Caramel Ice Cream

. . . a little salty, a little sweet, and oh so creamy, salty caramel ice cream from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is a perfect anytime treat; buy direct from Jeni's Scoop Shops (Ohio or Tennessee only), find a retailer near you, order online or try the recipe on your own at home.


Serendipitous Discovery :: cookingchanneltv via sarahmklassen

June 21, 2012

Taste :: Summer Corn Bisque w/Smoked Paprika Butter

Summer Corn Bisque w/Paprika Butter

Summer's here. Finally. How should you celebrate the long days, warm nights, and the alfresco dinners that these conditions inspire? Why, with chef Jared Simons' Summer Corn Bisque with Smoked Paprika Butter, of course. And the ease of using just a handful of inexpensive ingredients make this simple summer soup even sweeter... {summer corn bisque w/smoked paprika butter recipe}

Serendipitous Discovery via LAMag // images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 }

May 02, 2012

Agenda :: Colombiana

Agenda :: Colombiana

Watched Colombiana recently. Got inspired. Wondered: If I were a female assassin fresh off a job—snaking through ventilation systems, treading shark-infested tanks, waylaying underneath homes and mercilessly kicking ass to X-out my target is extremely laborious—where would I go to, you know, decompress? Yes, definately a spa. And after an eighteen hour bus ride—no passports or security checks required—from my hometown of Bogotá, Colombia I arrive in Cartagena de Indias . . . {Colombiana's Agenda}



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