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March 14, 2011

Mrs. Smith

<font size=6>T</font>his look isn't completely random; I watched Mr. & Mrs. Smith over the weekend. Angelina Jolie was pure badass calmly jumping from a 40-story window in her black trench, thigh-highs and necklace slash escape rope. Plus, I think a twill trench trimmed in leather is perfect for spring. And how cool is that claw tipped choker by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co.?

March 09, 2011

Love, Chloé

Chloe Spring Summer 2011

Chloe Spring Summer 2011

Chloe Spring Summer 2011

Seriously drooling over Chloé for spring and summer. It was made especially for me it seems with sleek simplicity, feminine elegance, sophistication and just enough edge. I'm sure you can guess the all black look is my absolute favorite—want, need leather short shorts NOW!


images via fashionising.com

March 08, 2011

Technicolour Dreams

Kurt Geiger Spring Summer 2011

Color Queens take note: Kurt Geiger's Spring/Summer 2011 collection is guaranteed to make any outfit pop with vibrant hues—in luxe suedes—stripped right from the rainbow. I definately want the colorblock wedges and I can practically hear the green platforms with gold heel begging for me to bring them home with me. View the collection and snag your favorites here...

March 07, 2011

Distressed & Ruffled

<font size=6>N</font>ot really big on ruffles, but I can't think of a better time than the onset of spring to play with them. A silk top works well layered with a blazer to finish off the cooler days of the season; then goes solo for warm summer nights paired with everything from linen or silk short shorts to jeans to skirts of any length.

February 18, 2011

Wet Watchers

<font size=6>A</font>n extended weekend, in this case three days due to President's Day, is always a welcome occasion. Unfortunately, forecasts show that rain showers want to join in on the festivities, and, while a rubber boot is not my first choice in footwear, they are a more practical option for wading through a rain-filled weekend.

February 17, 2011

Shapely Sun Shades

Retrosuperfuture Super Sunglasses

Retrosuperfuture Super Sunglasses

Retrosuperfuture Super Sunglasses

{Retrosuperfuture 'W' Sunglasses}

Forget about cat eyes and butterfly wings, I'm going grown and sexy with trapezoids. Simply and elegantly labeled 'W', this collection of sun shades from Retrosuperfuture is a throw-back to the 70's Italian style that I always find inspiration in with a nod to the future. The sleek simplicity in design make them über chic; there are six hues and I want a pair in every color.

Retrosuperfuture W Sunglasses

February 15, 2011

Girl Power

Wonder Woman MAC Makeup

Yes, I will proudly admit that as a little girl I ran around the house with my (pretend) bullet-propelling blue cuff bracelets, a Lasso of Truth (an old jump rope) tied to my waist, tiara and star-splattered undies to mimic my favorite superhero, the seductiviley powerful Wonder Woman.  That said, you can imagine the wave of nostalgia this heroine inspired beauty collection brings. Whether as her secret identity, civilian Diana Prince, or as corset-clad superhero Wonder Woman, there was always an air of sophistication and glamour. I'm thinking of buying this collection more for memorabilia than to wear, though that just means I should probably get two of everything.

M·A·C Wonder Woman Nail Lacquer in Spirit of Truth, $15
M·A·C Wonder Woman Minerlize Skinfinish, $35
M·A·C Wonder Woman Lipglass in Secret Identity, $20
M·A·C Wonder Woman Lady Justice Eye Shadow Quad, $40
M·A·C Wonder Woman Themyscira Opulash Mascara, $15
M·A·C Wonder Woman Lipstick in Heroine, $15.50


February 11, 2011

Blush Me

Not entirely sure if it's the warmth from our early onset of the spring season (hopefully it will stay) but, I suddenly have the urge to shed my darker fall hues and slide into soft, neutral tones with just a blush of color. A.L.C.'s Baxter dress is so perfectly on point—a seductively sheer overlay atop the bold black and white contrast I regularly rely on—I can not wait to rock it with Sam Edelman's subtly sexy Novato platform.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Metal Aviator Sunglasses, $98
Marc Jacobs 'Classic' Leather Satchel, $1,195
A.L.C. 'Baxter' Sheer Overlay Stripe Knit Dress, $390
Sam Edelman 'Novato' Platform Slingback, $99.95
Stuart Wietzman 'Kimbow' Platform, $375

February 10, 2011

Tipped Off

Black Tipped Manicure

Just the other day I mentioned going Back to Black and was having trouble deciding between three different black nail lacquers (which included a matte and a gloss). Well, as you can imagine I was completely smitten with this image of a black gloss on black matte manicure I came across while perusing the web. I absolutely love it! It is perfect beyond words. I can not wait to have my manicurist apply this to my nails!

image via thecoolhunter

February 09, 2011

Dress & Décor

Dress & Decor

{Orange Mugs, $6 each; Round Pillow, $32; Ceramic Ship, $80; Manchester Media Stand, $89; Folding Chair , $198}

More dress inspired decor... The first image reminds me of my bathroom which has fun accessories from Jonathan Adler and a primary color palette very similar to the shades of orange and blue shown. I'm intrigued by the second image because I adore every single thing in Marc Jacobs' spring 2011 collection (as mentioned here). The final image caught my eye because of the unique inspired-by pieces and of course the prominence of my favorite color.

Dress & Decor

{Crane Desk Lamp, $149; Parnukka Jars; Bird Chest, $1,399; Poppy Wall Sculpture, $69}

Dress & Decor

{Springbok Benches, $1,698; Owl Needlepoint Pillow , $98; Streak-Dyed Bowl , $6 each; Hang On Coat Rack , $88}

images via styledon




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