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August 27, 2012

TBL :: Haider Ackermann

<p>A Few of My Favourite {Haider Ackermann} Things . . .
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Peplum Waist Jackets and Lamb Origami
Pointed Cuff Leather and Fun Merlot Linings
Cotton Silk Blazers and Grape Stretch Suede Leggings
These Are a Few of My Favourite {Haider Ackermann} Things
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Brown Peplum Leather Jacket // Aubergine Stretch-Suede Leggings // Black Square Jacket w/Silk Trim Cuffs // Black Pointed Leather Gloves w/ Merlot Suede Lining // Black Textured-Leather Origami Skirt


August 07, 2012

Style :: Peplum Persuasion

terrablack :: Style :: Peplum Persuasion

Though always able to appreciate this flattering shape on others, was never a fan of the peplum silhouette for myself, that was, until exactly 8:02 AM yesterday morning when my inbox received a very persuasive trend alert [from Intermix] featuring a head-to-toe look I was instantly, completely smitten with: understated, yet eye-catching, and perfectly accessorized. ♥

: Elizabeth and James :: Yumi Peplum Top via Intermix
: Maison Boinet :: Wide Haircalf Belt via Intermix
: Rag & Bone :: Split Skinny Jean w/ Embroidered Side Panels via Rag & Bone
: Sergio Rossi :: Barbie Empire Suede Booties via Intermix
: Ted Rossi :: Leather Pyramid Bracelet via Intermix
: Vita Fede :: Lagina Bracelet via ShopBop




Topshop Sleeveless Peplum Top  DV by Dolce Vita Banya Bootie via Endless  The Limited Obi Belt

: Topshop :: Sleeveless Peplum Top
: DV by Dolce Vita :: Banya Bootie
: The Limited :: Obi Belt

:: Image: Intermix

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

December 23, 2011

Style :: Holiday Glamour

Intermix Holiday Lookbook

. . . no matter where your wanderlust desires land you this season, sophisticated and glamorous are the key words for this year's holiday ensembles; borrow tuxedo jackets from the boys, sparkle in elongating sequin maxi skirts, luxuriate in the warmth of fur and top it all off by draping yourself in jewels . . .


Borrow from the Boys :: Tuxedo Jackets:

{D&G Satin Tuxedo Jacket | Tibi Tuxedo Jacket w/Leather Lapel | A.L.C. Ruby Wool-Blend Crepe Tuxedo Jacket}

{Continue . . . }

September 12, 2011

Agenda :: Missoni Mania

Missoni Hotel, Missoni for Target

Globally recognized for an aesthetically appealing use of soft knitwear in bold  space-dyed patterns and colors, the House of Missoni's current mission appears to be imprinting the entire world with the whimsical stamp that is uniquely, well, Missoni. From luxury apparel and accessories to home décor and, now, a couple of hotels (with restaurants featuring updated family recipes) under their multicolored woven belt, the Italian house is set to release one of the most highly anticipated collaborative collections Target has ever debuted: Missoni for Target—tomorrow. Fittingly, today's itinerary is all about Missoni . . . {More Missoni}

June 11, 2011

Chic in the City

Candace Bushnell—author and creator of the Sex and the City franchise—recently allowed Elle Décor inside her Manhattan apartment. I love that the walls, built-in cabinets and crown molding are all monotone and bright color pops up throughout with art, books, leather ottomans, a lush velvet chaise lounge, fresh flowers and other accents. Here are a few looks inspired by Candace's Manhattan space . . .

All Saints Ikat Tee | Tara Matthews Indulgence Cherry-Embroidered Silk Shorts | Topshop Turquoise Washed Skull Ring | Kenneth Cole New York Mod Sculpt Statement Necklace | Steve Madden Prosprus Platform


Halston Heritage Split Sleeve Hammered Silk Dress | St. John Collection Resin Bangle | Inge Christopher Mykonos Italian Lamskin Wristlet | Wahlberg Red Suede Ankle Strap Wedges


Nicole Romano Mullroy Twisted Chain & Bead Necklace | Winter Kate Racer Tank | Vanessa Bruno Athé Rose Leather Short | Aldo Croner Platform

images: william waldron via elle décor

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



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