Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Faux-Turkey Day!!

I must admit, I do not eat Turkey but I would certainly indulge in these cute little guys!
To good friends, good food, good shopping and the Muppets (yes, I just said Muppets- squee!!)...
Happy Thanksgiving to All!
What are your plans for the long weekend?!
**Image via Our Best Bites***

X , 

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Today as I embark upon my trip to the hair salon I face the age old question...
Long or Short?
There have been many a debate over the subject with good reasoning on both sides. Including these two wonderful articles- Short v Long.
To me it comes down to
Feminine, Fairytale Rapunzel-esque, Shampoo ad bounce-&-shine- with-a-wind-machine-style
Gamine, Sophisticated, Adult, Chic, JustLikeAudreyHepburnInRomanHoliday

I've had experience with both styles as I got stir crazy before college graduation and chopped 10+" off my locks.... But now it's back to über long.
What are your thoughts?! Long/ short/ dyed!? Suggestions!?
I will leave you with some lingering images so you can ponder too...
**Images via.. well.. Google Search**

Happy Thursday!!
X ,

Monday, September 12, 2011

Cheap Chic: Missoni for Target

via Target
 T-Minus 1 day until the Missoni for Target collection is available! The collection which consists of a staggering 400 pieces will be available at select Target stores from September 13 trough October 22nd. Miracle of all miracles I happen to start late tomorrow and am planning on being at my local "Tar-Jay" as soon as it opens! Browsing through the lookbook over at Fashionista I find myself drawn to the accessories and home decor pieces more than the clothing. They are a bit overwhelming for me.. I am a creature of habit who likes neutrals despite loving Missoni prints (not sure how that works?!) Anywho, below are a few of my picks I am hoping to score mañana! Check out the lookbook HERE and let me know what your favorites are!

***Images via Fashionista***
Happy Monday!
X , 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy Opening Day Zara Online Shop!

Starting TODAY, 9/7/11, Zara has opened its online shop for the US! 
Quality basics and trend pieces at decent prices. What more could you ask for. 
... my bank account is about to get a serious workout.

In honor of the launch I have scoped out a few of my top picks for this fall.
... Decisions... Decisions....

Punchy Color Outerwear:
Teal Wool Coat $169

Epitome of Cool, Without the Effort:
Waterfall Leather Jacket $249

Wear with everything and anything:
Navy Jersey Blazer $79.90

Out On the Town
Sequin Sheath Dress $159

Dainty Daily Wear:
Skinny Jeans $59.90

A Little Luxe in Your Life:
Fur Collar Cable Knit Cardi $89.90

Shoe Stalking
Platform Ankle Boot $129.00

Lady-Like Chic
Portfolio City Bag $79.90

And.. A little punk
Leather Collar/ Bib $25.90
***All photos via Zara***

Happy Shopping!
X , 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A little inspiration...

Just some food for thought.
Finally back from the summer hiatus... I promise new real posts are soon to come!

Happy Wednesday!
X , 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Copy Cat: LV vs. BN

While perusing through the local Barnes & Noble recently I came across one of their new signature reusable totes and it looked startlingly familiar. 
via my iPhone
After a few moments I placed where I had seen the bag before... no, it wasn't a similar bag from BN's counterpart, Borders Books. 
via Barnes & Noble
The tote was a dead ringer for the 2005 Louis Vuitton Globe Shopper Cabas MM . Yet another example of how over time all things follow the trickle down process from High End to Main Stream.

via Purseblog

While both bags are constructed almost entirely out of canvas, the original LV version retailed at $1280 meanwhile the BN bag costs a mere $29.95. Goes to show that you really are just paying for the name...
Hmm curious. Would you spend over $1K for a canvas bag?!

Happy Thursday All!
X ,

PS.. sorry for the lack of posts recently. I promise come August 1st when I'm done training for my triathlon I will be back in action on a regular basis! XO

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mashup: Imagine + Jump

To brighten up the mid-week blues....
Here's an interesting mash-up of John Lennon's "Imagine" and Van Halen's "Jump"

Happy Wednesday!
PS 1 day to Harry Potter!
X ,

Friday, July 8, 2011

Shoes... Shoes: I'll Fly Away

Remember my previous post about the lovely Vivienne Westwood winged platforms? I stumbled across a pair of equally amazing and much more affordable winged ballet flats by Jeremy Scott for Adidas. I have  love affair with ballet flats.. so, why not choose a quirky and unique pair.  Currently on sale for $89.00 at FarFetch (also available in white and black w/polka dots)! Anyone feel like buying me an early birthday present?! =)
What do you think.. would you wear shoes with wings?

Happy Friday!!!
What are your plans for the weekend?
X ,

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hailee Steinfeld for Miu Miu

Here's a sneak peek at the new Miu Miu Fall 2011 ad campaign, featuring one of my favorite young actresses, Hailee Steinfeld. Though only 14 years old, Hailee looks far more mature and sophisticated in the new snaps. In her short time in the spotlight she has donned some incredible looks on the red carpet too (remember her fairytale Marchesa gown at the Oscars?). I can't wait to see more of Hailee in the future!
Oh to be that young and have designers chomping at the bit to work with you. **Le sigh**  
**Image via Stylecaster**

Happy Thursday!
X ,

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Under the Sea.... Bounty- Lori Nix

This piece, Bounty- Lost Series, is by far one of the most creative imaginings I have seen in quite some time. The image was produced by artist Lori Nix who takes a unique approach to photography. Instead of going out into the world and finding inspiration, Lori actually constructs the subjects from hand so as to capture exactly what she wants and does not use digital manipulation to create her pieces. Check out her webpage and blog

Happy Wednesday!!
X ,

Friday, June 17, 2011

Dream Getaway: Sicily

Let's run away to Sicily and stay at the Citta del Mare hotel where you can literally slide right into the Mediterranean Sea. I've got my passport.. who has the funds!?

Happy Friday!
X ,

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bensimon- C'est la mode

So chic, so cool, so FRENCH!  Bensimon sneakers are the French girls' answer to our Chuck Taylors. A must own for all of you Francophiles out there! They are infinitely cool with a slim silhouette and antique lived-in feel that is decidedly feminine. With a canvas upper and rubber sole they are not only chic but über comfy.  They come in a barrage of colors and prints available and in 4 main styles: (1) la tennis lacets (2) la tennis élastique (3) la ballerine (ballet flat) and (4) la tennis montante (high rise). There is even an entire blog dedicated the the brand! Check out The Bensimon Girls. (PS.. The lovely, Joanna Goddard,  recently did a post on them too!)

PS I recently bought a pair of Tennis Lacets from a sample sale website, size 38 (fits like a size 7/7.5) in taupe...
Sadly, they are too small on me and I cannot return. Therefore, I am regretfully selling these lovelies without even having had the chance to take them for a stroll.  They are brand new, never worn and in the original plastic Bensimon bag. I am willing to sell for $35 or $40 with shipping. Click to see the same version I'm selling at Shopbop. Comment below or send me a message if you are seriously interested!
Bonne Chance!
X , 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Site of the Day: What Should I Read Next

Ever finish a great book and crave another read with a similar genre/ story line.. I have become addicted to the ingenious website, What Should I Read Next?, which answers that very question for you. Simply by entering the title of a book or the name of your favorite author, the site generates a list of book recommendations for you. Amaze-balls! Not only, does it provide the title of recommendations for you but it provides a link where to buy it and other additional info about the book.! 

On that note.. Any good recommendations for a summer read!?

Happy Friday!
X ,

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Have a Spec -Tacular Day!

It's that time of the year for my spring eye exam... And yet I am hesitant to go as last year the doc said that due to staring at a computer all day at work my eye sight worsened terribly. Perhaps the only saving grace of going to the optometrist is getting to pick out a new pair of glasses. So much fun, yet so much pressure. Specs are a piece of daily wear but they still need to be make a statement about your personality and style. In the past I have always opted for a fun colored metal frame with skinny rectangular lenses that fit my face best. Recently I came across a posting at A Cup of Jo, which featured funky frames by Spex Club. All of the glasses on their website are $88 or less (including your prescription)! At that price I could buy 2 pairs for the same amount I normally pay for one at my eye doc. As if things couldn't get any better, you can pick your fave frames and they can make them into sunglasses too!
My favorites are the Derringer
...A little geek-tastic and colorful. I think they suit my style just right
What do you think? What is your favorite style!?

Happy Thursday!
(PS sorry for the lack of posts lately. I will try to keep up!
I started training for Triathlon #2 recently and am uber tired when I get home)
X , 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

K. Jaques, Mais Oui

 Always on the lookout for the perfect pair of summer sandals... I am a big fan of neutral colored, flat sandals with straps around the back of the foot to make sure they stay in place. It is so hard to find a good pair that I usually end up buying some fun cheapos from Target to last me one season. Ever since I came across these beautiful, classic K. Jacques I can't get them out of my head. I love their simple asymmetrical straps and top buckle closure. They are the kind of sandal that can go with just about any outfit and aren't overly fussy or appear to be straight out of the movie Gladiator or a torture chamber. Perhaps it is time I stepped up and invested in a quality pair of sandals...
Thoughts or other recommendations?! For now I will ponder over these lovelies

Happy Wednesday!
X , 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

Isn't this just the sweetest little dress for summer!
From the front it appears to be a plain sheath, but turn around and SURPRISE!
Designed by Alexandra Grecco, you can buy it here on Etsy
It reminds me of a piece Zooey Deschanel would wear...
Happy Wednesday!
X ,