"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous." -Coco Chanel

Monday, July 25, 2011

Cutest Suit of Summer

I am obsessed with this Mara Hoffman swimsuit found at Bloomingdales. While my favorite is the royal blue as I think the color looks fabulous on any skin tone, the bikini also comes in black and white. The $285 suit is captivating, unique, and gorgeous. I cannot even begin to describe just how gorgeous this detailed swimsuit is, but I will tell you that if you go out and buy it, you will be best dressed at the beach or pool.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Slowly Transfer into Fall: Step One

Yes, we still have over a month to wear our summer clothes, but why wait to buy the perfect fall pieces that can also be worn today?

J Brand - $158
These jeans can be worn right away...they're light weight and a unique "blueberry" wash that could easily look summery with a white tank and wedges or sandals. But bring them all the way into winter by tucking them into a boot or wearing them with a sweater and flats. There is so much you can do with these jeans as they keep you fashionable throughout every season!

Hervé Léger - $1,050
Have a party to go to but want to buy a dress you can wear again? This Hervé Léger dress is perfect. The color can be considered both summery and wintery, which may seem strange but is entirely true. In addition, the length isn't too short to be solely for summer. Wear it alone in summer, with a suede jacket in fall, or a leather jacket in winter and you can wear this dress plenty of times, starting now!

Free People - $108
You might wonder how this could possibly be worn in the summer, but I've seen it done...and it looks great! Wear this sweater over white shorts and some brown wedges or even sandals and you will look incredibly chic and comfy cute. But this sweater would also look fantastic with a pair of skinny jeans in the fall and winter! It's a piece you will wear over and over and look good in every time.

Tory Burch - $795
These boots are just beautiful. They will undoubtedly look phenomenal during the fall and winter outside of tucked in jeans or leggings, but they also will look great with a flowery mini dress, skirt, or short shorts on a warm summer day! The brown makes them more versatile and chic. They are a must have.

Furla - $698
I am in love with this bag. Pick it up tomorrow and wear it for years to come through every season. While this bag comes in both black and brown, the brown hue looks both clean and fashionable. You can literally wear this bag with ANYTHING. Grab it before a day of errands, lunch with friends, or a dinner date. It will always look fabulous and give you a unique look.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Crazy for Alex Woo

Alex Woo necklaces are the cutest present for anyone (and don't forget yourself). I've been wearing my sterling silver "e" every day for about a year and it's still not getting old. Woo's necklaces are so dainty, fun, and perfect for everyone. I am dying for the silver elephant as shown above but I'm also a huge fan of the diamond and gold necklaces. The sterling silver necklaces range around $150 while the 14kt yellow gold ones average a bit pricier at $650 and the diamonds in 14kt white gold around $950. These pictures do not even do justice to how amazing the necklaces look on. Alex Woo is sold at Bloomingdales, Henri Bendel (my favorite!), Verite, Endless, Harvey Nichols, and of course, on AlexWoo.com. Check them out! You cannot go wrong with Alex Woo.

Ali Fedotowsky from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette wearing Alex Woo's "Little Luck" sterling silver elephant necklace!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Your Summer Getaway

Pack just the right things for your summer vacation. All you need is a few great pieces and you're set.

Aqua - $78

Splendid - $98

Theory - $190

Joie - $168 (On sale at bloomingdales.com for $94.50!)

Ella Moss - $159

Marc by Marc Jacobs - $85 per piece

Mara Hoffman - $230

Stuart Weitzman - $365

Tory Burch - $195

Links of London - $225

These staple items are really all you need to pack for your trip to any island or resort. Wear some flattering, fun summer dresses during the day, like the Aqua and Splendid ones shown above, while you shop, sample some unique lunch spots, or sight see. White jeans are the perfect summer look. Wear them with a silk top paired with wedges (like the Stuart Weitzman pair shown above) out to dinner or to a friends' dinner party and look so chic and effortless. The Theory striped blazer will come in handy when there is that rare chill in the air while dining outside. Certainly, you'll be spending most of your day lounging by the beach or pool so don't forget some cute bathing suits in bright colors like the Marc by Marc bikini or settle for a flattering one piece like the Mara Hoffman suit! In the rare event that you bring just two pairs of shoes, bring a pair of wedges to wear at night and rock your Tory Burch sandals while walking around during the day! Along with the pounds and pounds of jewelry you probably have, throw in this Links of London bracelet...it's so fun and bright; it's all you need to wear! And lastly, HAVE FUN.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

From Summer to Fall with Yellow

Look as lively and exciting as Kim Kardashian and Joanna Garcia by rocking the "it" color: yellow.

Aqua - $58 (On sale at bloomingdales.com for $20...don't miss out!)

Topshop - $38

Marc by Marc Jacobs - $173

J Brand - $158 (Color comes in full length jeans as well!)

Equipment - $208

Wildfox - $108

Tory Burch - $95

Z Spoke Zac Posen - $525

Seems like you can't get through the summer without some form of yellow in your wardrobe. Maybe you'll start off with a yellow wallet or bag or be brave and try out a whole dress in yellow. However you incorporate yellow in your wardrobe, you will look great and shine like the sun.

What do you think of this bright yellow shade that the celebrities seem to be loving?

Friday, July 1, 2011

July 4th Party Perfection

Wondering what to wear to your July 4th party? Abide by this one important rule:
Be festive, but don't overdo it.
Sure, you want to have fun and look dressed for the holiday, but no need to pull out the American flag shirt with the red striped pants. It's tacky. Your fashion style is not worth jeopardizing to match the American flag. It's like the reindeer Christmas sweater--you don't do it. With the three outfit options shown below, you will be stylishly ready for the fun and festive holiday.

Theory - $245

J Brand - $176

This outfit is SO beyond flattering! The skinny twill pants fit tightly and show off your body while the silky, looser top leaves something to everyone's imagination. This outfit is not too showy or flashy as the silk top is off-white as opposed to a brighter white which compliments the bright blue perfectly. In addition, the combo of tight jeans and a looser fitting silk shirt looks great on every body type making you not only sleek and fashionable, but also unique and celebratory.

Splendid - $83

Citizens of Humanity - $158

All eyes will be on you at this July 4th party. Like the blue colored denim above, these red jeans will look absolutely great on your figure while the looser, crisp, bright white silk shirt will go perfectly with them. You will look clean, fresh, and chic, while the bright yet subtle red will be one of the greatest and admired hues you have ever worn. You can't go wrong.

Vince - $175

J Brand - $189

Granted, you won't be the only one wearing white jeans at your July 4th party. It seems as though white jeans are just perfect for the occasion. But why stray away from such an iconic fashion trend? The style of these jeans makes the unflattering shade a million times more slimming as the bottom flares out. Lastly, the outfit is not finished without the uniquely cut Vince silk top. As you can see, a good silk top is a necessity, but this one is a must have with the eye catching neck line. You will look amazing.

Tory Burch - $325 (on sale for $209.18 at Bloomingdales)

Diane Von Furstenberg - $295

Low Luv By Erin Wasson - $78

Well...you're all set. You are on route to looking fabulous. Enjoy!