11.30.2012

Alexander Wang Heading to Balenciaga?!

Happy weekend everybody! Have you heard the news? The news that Alexander Wang is taking over as creative director of Balenciaga?! What do you think?? 

At this point,  it is still technically a rumor but Nicolas Ghesquière exits the house today, and although there has been no confirmation from Wang or Balenciaga's team, the official announcement is anticipated to come soon. 
Alexander Wang
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As much as I LOVE Alexander Wang, I'm a bit disappointed to see Nicolas Ghesquière leave. In my opinion his Fall collection for Balenciaga stole a little piece of my heart. His attention to couture details is also impeccable. And of course he is adored by fashion it girls from Kristen Stewert to Miroslava Duma.
Balenciaga Fall 2012









Balenciaga FW12

Alexander Wang does have huge commercial success though and an untouchable undeniable downtown cool vibe, so I can't wait to see what he brings to the brand.  And of course there is the fact that Alexander Wang's handbags have reached huge cult status much like Balenciaga. Take for instance Alexander Wang's Rocco bag vs Balenciaga's City bag. Which would you rather? I'm going to have to vote for Balenciaga's, it is a classic after all. 

Finally, let's take a look at the Alexander Wang and Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga's Spring 2013 runway shows. Both fabulous, and I can see the similarities: architectural elements,  cutouts, strong black and white color palettes. 
alexander wang balenciaga runway

Left: Alexander Wang Spring 2013 vs. Right: Balenciaga Spring 2013 

So what do you think? Are you excited to see what Alexander Wang is going to bring to Balenciaga or do you think they've made a mistake? 

Sources: The Cut, WWDStyle.com

11.29.2012

Party Perfect - Fun Feather Frocks

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Are you ready to p-a-r-t-y? Because it's time to put your best foot forward at holiday gatherings of friends, family and co-workers. Nothing says "festive" like a fun and flirty frock adorned with feathers. Take it up another notch by donning a dress with lace and feathers, the textures look fab together! Shop a few of my favorite feather dresses:


SHOP FEATHER DRESSES!

11.28.2012

StyleSaint - Procrastination Never Looked So Good

WARNING: If you are prone to procrastination and/or have a borderline obsession with fashion magazines, STOP READING NOW. Because I'm about to divulge the best looking way to waste time I have ever found - StyleSaint.

Fashion Veils

I could be completely behind the times, but I just got into exploring the brilliance that is StyleSaint this weekend, and now I'm officially addicted. The website is a bit like Pinterest in that it has loads of inspiration images you can "tear" to your own profile from the "style collective"

Style Saint

What sets it apart is that it allows you to create sets of images and label them what you will, such as "Behind the Veil" or "Love You Long Time" and then organizes them together in a group and a final tearsheet. Thus, StyleSaint makes you the editor of your own fashion magazine. From fashion photography to street style shots, Style Saint has it all. Check out these other amaze images I found below. 

smokey eyes
camel leather gloves
boho luxe

What do you think? Are you already a fellow StyleSaint addict or have I convinced you to join the revolution?

11.27.2012

Holiday Gift Guide For Him: The Sophisticate

Up this week on my "Holiday Gift Guide for Him" is the sophisticated male.  Sophistication has no age limits; this man could be your boyfriend, your father, or your boss. Just as long as he has distinguished taste and appreciates the finer things in life, including a good shave;)  



For the sophisticated man in your life, go for the classics - a universally flattering pair of Ray-Ban aviators, a plaid scarf, a luxe money clip - things they may not buy for themselves but that they will use all the time.  On that note, every guy loves a new gadget. Throw some wine into the mix and you have a sure fire winner of a gift with an electric corkscrew. I gave one to my boyfriend last year and he still loves to show it off whenever we have friends over for dinner. 

Have no fear, you don't have to spend a fortune just because he likes the good life. I recommend a design related coffee table book for a budget friendly buy. Consider this one on Eames, it makes an impact in style but doesn't leave a long lasting impression on your wallet. 

For more great gift ideas, view all of my holiday gift guides here

11.26.2012

Look I Love: Winter Neon

winter neon
Images clockwise from top left: Atlantic-Pacific, A Portable Package, Brooklyn Blonde, Elin Kling via StyleSaint

Dark dull winter days can be depressing, so don't wait until spring to bust out your neon, incorporate some pop into your winter looks. Take note from style bloggers and go big a bold with a neon green or neon pink coat to make a serious statement. Too ease into the winter neon trend combine a cozy cashmere sweater or beanie in a shocking hue with go-to basic black. Still not convinced? Check out a few more drop  dead street styles shots that incorporate neon color into winter wear.

neon blue coat
neon pink and camel
neon yellow skirt
* Images via: 1/2/3

Please tell me I'm not the only one drooling over the combination of neon and camel? Talk about sassy chic. And that little lemon skirt...so perfect! So, now that we've all decided to jump on the 'winter neon' bandwagon, below are some perfect neon pieces to brighten up a dreary day. 

11.23.2012

Top 5 Black Friday Sales, Get to Shopping!

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Happy belated Thanksgiving to those of you in the states. And now that the gorging is over, here comes the real fun. Black Friday and Cyber Monday SALES!!! I don't know about you but this weekend I will be avoiding any sort of mall like the plague. It is online shopping for me only! So it's time to get to clicking. I'm not only going to buy gifts for my loved ones, I'm also going to give my wardrobe a little refresher:)

My top 5 Black Friday Sales and a few of my personal wish list items:

11/23 ONLY – 20% off everything when you use code BLACKFRIDAYBONUS
11/26 ONLY – 30% off everything when you use code CYBERMONDAYSPECIAL
My Picks: Diesel Denim VestAsos Leather Pencil SkirtFrench Connection Sequin Dress

11/21-11/25 – 25% off all orders + free shipping on orders over $150, with code COLOR25
My Picks: Majesty Peacoat, Crystal-encrusted Earrings, Cece Leather Ballet Flats 
Sale up to 50% off on select designer merchandise. Net-a-Porter rarely goes on sale and things go fast so get shopping!

11/23-11/28 – 20% off everything
11/23-11/26- $15 off $100+ with code CYBERWEEKEND15 / $50 off $250+ with code CYBERWEEKEND50 / $125 off $500+ with code CYBERWEEKEND125 / and $250 off  $1000+ with code CYBERWEEKEND250

11/21-11/26 – Spend $250 save 20%, spend $500 save 25%, spend $1000 save 30%, spend $1500 save 35% when you use code BIGEVENT12

11.21.2012

Holiday Tech Gifts for Her!

Men aren't the only ones who want to stay up to date when it comes to electronics and tech accessories, gals like their gadgest too! Technology gifts geared towards women are instant holiday success stories. 

 holiday tech gifts for women


Whether she likes things that or light and bright or her style is more savvy and sophisticated, tech accessories are great for gifting. For snap happy moms an iPhone photo  printer is a sure fire winner. Glam gals on the go will love Incase's gold iPhone wristlet that has room for credit cards. And for the workaholic, liven up her desk with an animal speaker or Rebecca Minkoff keyboard (or both)!

For more great gift ideas, view all of my holiday gift guides here

Happy Shopping!

11.19.2012

Crushing On - Puffer Vests

I've been seriously crushing on a couple of outfit pictures making their rounds about Pinterest, and they both happen to feature puffer vests. I've never given much thought to this classic cold weather wear, but puffy down vests - padded gilets if you wanna be fancy - are my newest must have.

puffy vest street style
Image via / Get the Look: A.L.C. Lottie Sweater; NORTH FACE Astoria Down Vest; WALLIS Pencil Skirt; J.CREW Patent Skinny Belt; A.P.C. Gored Ankle Booties

Belting a puffer vest is a fun way to add a feminine shape to the loose form. To take the casual staple to the office keep colors subdued and throw it on over a sweater or blouse with patterned sleeves to add a little flair. 

puffer vest fashion
Image via / Get the Look: ZERO + MARIA CORNEJO Printed Pants; VINCE Puffer Vest; A.P.C. Striped Silk Shirt; SEE BY CHLOE Wallabee Booties


The fashionable Sarah Rutson layered her puffer vest over a striped shirt and a jacket and paired it all with printed slouchy pants and chunky casual booties. The juxtaposition of comfortable Navajo print slouchy pants with a buttoned up stripe shirt is a fun way to up the anti on weekend wear. A draped collar on the puffer vest like this one from Vince adds instant sophistication. 

Shop puffer vests:

11.16.2012

Holiday Gift Guide: HOME DECOR

It's official, I'm holiday shopping! Have you started yet? Some of my favorite things to give and to receive are home decor gifts. You don't have to worry about size or fit and everyone  loves giving their home a little decorative boost. From quirky conversation items to luxe candles and personality packed wall art here are my picks for home decor gifts for the bohemian, the glamour gal and the hipster in your life. 


home decor gifts
1. Magical Thinking Diamond Pillow/2. Jayson Home Tyrol Horn Vase/3. Rhino Bookend /4. Anthropologie Celestial coaster set/5. Turning Triangles Terrarium/6. Zebra print rug /7. Diptyque 'Oliban' Holiday Candle

Bohemian babes incorporate their carefree style into every room. Faux zebra skin rugs, rich scented candles and tribal motif throw pillows are all safe choices to make the bohemian's jaw drop. I have to admit, I own #2, #4 and #6....can you guess which style is mine? Only a few more things needed to complete my living room...Are you listening mom??


home decor gifts
1. Mongolian Fur Pillow/2. Jayson Home Ceramic Urchin Box/3. Leigh Viner Fashion Illustration Art Print /4. Mirrored Pendant Lamp/5. Dwell Studio Pebble Bulb Double vase/6. Anthropologie Conure Rug/ 7. Jo Malone Candle

For old hollywood loving glamour girls, give them a unique gift of something they may not buy for themselves to up the femme factor of their home. Leigh Viner art is a fashionable find the glamazon will surely go crazy for. If all else fails, gift her a fluffy pillow, flower vase or mirrored object so that she can see her eyes sparkle.


gifts for hipsters
1. Vintage Rotary Phone/2. Pendleton Heritage Serving Tray Set/3. Mustache Knob/4. Jonathan Adler Squirrel Match Strike/5. Leather Butterfly Chair/6. Pabst Blue Ribbon neon sign

The "Hipster," we all have one in our life whether it be our little bro or favorite co-worker. Why not help them update their Good Will filled crash pad with something you know their alternative posse will applaud for. Anything Pabst Blue Ribbon related or that looks like you found it at an exclusive garage sale will probably do the trick.

For more great gift ideas, view all of my holiday gift guides here


11.14.2012

Label Lust: Loeffler Randall Resort 2013

I've been a long time lover of Loeffler Randall shoes, and recently I have been coveting their handbags as well. So, of course when I received an email about their Resort collection I was overcome by filthy fashion lust;) Seriously, I want it all. And I want to be somewhere warm and tropical to wear it...

Loeffler Randal Resort 2013
Odile Espadrille sneaker in natural polka dot linen, Mini Rider in neon orange


loeffler randall resort 2013
Rider bag in cobalt mix saffron leather, Lolly Mignon Flat Sandal in cobalt, Sarie Strappy Sandal

loeffler randall resort 2013
 Annabel Mignon wedgeLolly Mignon Flat Sandal, Locker Tote in black leather and water snake

loeffler randall resort 2013
Pouchette in neon red, Quinnie pointed toe flat in cobalt/orange snake print leather

So what do you think? Drooling yet? The Odile espadrille has made me reconsider my stance on the espadrilles. I just can't pass up polka dots mixed with rafia and tangerine lining! And the Mini Rider and Pouchette handbags are clear must haves for now into the summer. What's on your wish list from the Loeffler Randall resort collection

11.13.2012

Mixed Berries

How gorgeous are outfits in shades of mixed berries, reds and oranges? I'm totes obsessed;) Chic, current and confident, outfits composed of head to toe red shades are a fashion players power look. 

Monochrome berry hued pants and blouse form a hot new neutral when playing background to an orange overcoat like this wallet friendly find from BB Dakota. And hello accessories. A chunky gold chain necklace and a white power clutch? I think so!

Layers and textures make this outfit standout. Wine color cords are now on my list of must buys. 

Peony Lim blazed trails and rocked it as usual in a bordeaux print shirt and skirt and tailored red coat in March 2012. 

Now that I'm shopping for a refreshing mix of berry color clothes, the below staples (along with this Richard Chai Love blazer) have topped my list of power pieces.   

EQUIPMENT red silk blouse, HAUTE HIPPIE drape silk blouse, ALICE + OLIVIA Red Wide Leg Pants, DOROTHY PERKINS Orange Minimal Coat

11.12.2012

Jewel Box: Stud Earrings

It's Monday...which for many of us, signifies the start of a new work week. Since I prefer to wear stud earrings for work, now is the perfect time to explore the myriad of options available on the web. Besides being lightweight and comfortable, studs are great because you can find super stylish pairs for under $100 (all of the earrings below). Stud earrings also make fabulous gifts for friends, moms and coworkers. With the holidays rapidly approaching I know several ladies that would love to open up a little box of playful bling (**cough couch** are you reading this boyfriend?). 


1.BAUBLEBAR Gold Glitz Studs 2. HOUSE OF HARLOW 1960 Talon Stud Earrings 3. MARC BY MARC JACOBS Enamel Lips Studs 4.BAUBLEBAR Glam Tiger Studs 5.BAUBLEBAR Millicent Studs 6.DARA ETTINGER Coral Druzy Studs 7.BAUBLEBAR Pop Portrait Studs 8. TOM BINNS Bullet Studs 9.TORY BURCH Logo Stud Earrings 10.HOUSE OF HARLOW 1960 Triple Skull Stud Earrings 11.TOPSHOP Multi Stone Stud Earrings

11.09.2012

Fashion Camp


There's a few things you should know about me: 1. I don't camp 2. I don't camp 3. I don't camp! An exception to the rule would be if I'm staying in a luxury log cabin with running water and NO bugs, not even a daddy long legs, not one. That bit aside, I realize this is one of the last weekends before the bitter cold of winter creeps up us, and camping fanatics are able to enjoy a crisp fall weekend. I also love the idea of the freedom and fun people are able to have when they unplug and concentrate on friends and family for a weekend... Take Kate Moss here. Look at that wild child in action... And yes, I'm totally 100% sure she's not feeling the spirit due to any extracurricular activities other than roasting marshmallows;) 


So, what would a fashionista wear to spend a weekend in the woods? I can only guess, but I'm thinking fair isle knits, plaid, rugged boots, a touch of faux fur and lots of layers. And while designer pants may be a bit extreme when sitting on logs and fishing in streams, any fashionista knows that if you look good you feel good, so dress it up darlings;)

Left:  MARA HOFFMAN fair isle sweater; 10 CROSBY BY DEREK LAM plaid crop pants ; HUNTER BOOTS green rain boots.  Center: BARNEYS trapper hat (similar here), jean jacket; PENDLETON duffel bag. Right: TILLY'S fair isle print thermal top; TOPSHOP sleeveless plaid shirt, J BRAND CHRISTOPHER KANE biker jeans, JEFFREY CAMPBELL Britt boots

HAPPY WEEKEND!

11.08.2012

Must Have Moto Jackets

The moto jacket, a brilliant little piece that takes any look from classic to cool in a heartbeat. My love affair with moto jackets, or biker jackets if you prefer, started back in high school and my collection keeps on growing.  Lucky for me, designers have introduced an abundance of variations on the classic black leather biker jacket, from boucle to mettalic to cotton to color. 





The stylish set has embraced the moto jacket trend, so now everyone is sure to follow. The look can take you from meeting to pub crawl to luncheon. I highly suggest you jump on the bandwagon. Below are a few biker inspired jackets that I have my eye on at the moment. 


1. TOPSHOP Leather Sleeve Biker Coat $300 2. RAG & BONE Knit Biker Jacket $625 (Look for less HERE)3. WALLIS Biker Jacket $100  4. AMERICAN RETRO Biker Jacket $871 5. FUNKTIONAL Moto Jacket $128 6. A WEAR Tweed Biker Jacket $96 7.  WAREHOUSE Metallic Tweed Biker Jacket $108 8. 3.1 PHILIP LIM Motocross Jacket $895


11.05.2012

Winter White + A Touch of Black

Winter white (in both fashion and furnishings) is a perennial favorite of mine, despite the fact that for me at least, it's more practical to awe over than to actually own. Whether your winter white comes in the form of a long pleated dress or an ivory biker jacket, soft creme colors project instant chic. 


If dressing like a snow angel seems like too big of a departure, a touch of black can take the look from ladies who lunch to gals that brunch. Clothing designs that incorporate both white and a touch of black in them are my personal favorite; they add instant pizazz to an otherwise neutral basic.

Shop my favorite winter white finds to add instant glam to your wardrobe.

11.02.2012

Celebrate the Weekend With a SALE!!



TGIF!! I don't know about y'all, but I couldn't be happier to see the start of this weekend:) I'm planning on taking off early and driving down the coast to Santa Barbara with my love. Hopefully we can catch a few rays of sunshine. 

On another note, it is once again time for the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale **woop woop! Since holiday season has officially begun, I think it's only wise I do a little early Christmas shopping...for myself, that is;) Here are a few of the items I'm eyeing from the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale. What about you?