Archive for February, 2012

The Best and The Brightest – Green

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

 Green.  Find your shade – whether kelly, mint, or olive.

How To Wear Green



1.  Silk Dress

2.  Drop Earrings

3.  Cargo Pants

4.  Tennis Shoes

5.  Shirt

6.  Maxi Dress

7.  Nail Polish

8.  Nail Polish

9.  Sunglasses

10.  Eyeshadow

11.  Sweater

12.  Chandelier Earrings

13.  Shorts

14.  Clutch

The Best and The Brightest – Blue

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Electric Blue.  A hue that flatters all skin tones.  how to wear electric blue



1.  Ballet Flat

2.  Pants

3.  Sash Belt

4.  Leather Belt

5.  Sunglasses

6.  Tights

7.  Shorts

8.  Dress

9.  Platform Pumps

10.  Skirt

11.  Bracelet

12.  Scarf

13.  Nano Wrist Strap

14.  Necklace

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The Best and The Brightest – Yellow

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Yellow.  You think you can’t wear it?  You can.  And the brighter, the better! 




1.  Scarf

2.  Sandals

3.  Shorts

4.  Tennis Shoes

5.  Belt

6.  Trench Coat

7.  Handbag

8.  Dress

9.  Bracelet

10.  Necklace

11.  Earrings

12.  Jeans

13.  Rain Boots

14.  Watch

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Oscars 2012 – Wearing Winter Whites

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

It may have been a black-tie-affair, but it was the color white that ruled the red carpet at the Academy Awards Sunday night.

Giuliana Rancic looked lovely in a white couture gown by designer Tony Ward, Milla Jovovich was stunning in Elie Saab couture, Gwyneth Paltrow donned a Tom Ford column gown with a cape, Octavia Spencer sparkled in Tadashi Shoji, Rooney Mara – who spent most of the awards season wearing black –  looked beautiful in a snow white Givenchy gown, and Jennifer Lopez sizzled in a custom Zuhair Murad couture gown with a plunging neckline and cut-out sleeves. 

My favorite look of the evening:  Rooney Mara.  The Vogue cover girl was stunning in the frosted fishtail ensemble with the sculptural bodice and gauzy overlay.  And I love that she accessorized it with little more than a red lip and a glossy chignon.

Wearing Winter White



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Loving Lace

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

If you think lace is just for brides, grandmothers, and girly-girls, think again.  Designers are taking the sweet, somewhat dated material, and making it super hip and current. 

I love this dress by Chelsea & Violet.  It puts a playful twist on skull print with a feminine fit and lace overlay.  The pretty silhouette is a perfect pick if you want to add edge without looking too serious.

Can you say date night dress?

skull clothing

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Belt It Out

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

You all have one – and if you don’t, you should.  Belts are my obsession.  I wear one with everything from dresses and blazers, to pants and cardigans.  And if you’re a little nervous about dipping your toe in the pop of color trend that’s so popular right now, a belt is an easy way to incorporate a crazy color into your outfit.

But here’s the thing:  storing belts drives me crazy.  For years, I’ve simply slung them over a wire hanger – and it never fails that the one I want, is always at the bottom.  Always.  So when I saw this jewelry tray on super sale while shopping the other day, I thought it might make a perfect home for all my beloved belts.

And it did.

A jewelry tray is a simple solution that worked for me and I just thought I’d share.  I mean, if I can save just one woman with my story, then my years of storage struggle have been totally worth it.  Totally.

storage solutions for the closet

storage solutions for the closet

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Valentine’s Day Debacle 2012 Averted

Monday, February 13th, 2012

After the Valentine’s Day Debacle of 2011, I decided to skip the store bought cards for Reichen and Latham’s preschool party this year in favor of something special.


Are you impressed?  Don’t be.  These personalized Valentine’s are super simple to make and I love the visual illusion the card creates.

Happy crafting!

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Husbandism #48

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

David:  “Hey, look what I did to Latham while you were gone!”

What my husband said when I returned from a short bathroom break at Red Lobster.

Valentine Goodie Guide

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Making blueberry lemon muffins in heart cupcake papers for my boys to take to preschool today totally put me in the Valentine’s Day spirit.  Reichen and Latham laughed, jumped up and down, and clapped like crazy at the thought of  passing out the sweet treats wrapped in the pretty print to all their friends. 

And that’s the same reaction I hope you have this holiday, but in case your loved one needs a little help, I put together the following Valentine Goodie Guide.


p.s.  David, just in case you’re reading this, #11 would totally make me laugh, jump up and down, and clap like crazy.  Just sayin’…

Valentine Gift Ideas

1.  Swatch Watch – red

2. Heart Stud Earrings

3. Heart Print Dress

4.  To Love YouGiclee

5.  Pleated Skirt

6.  Valentine Cupcake Papers

7.  Silk Scarf

8.  Heart Print Platform

9.  Red Heart Bobby Pins

10. Red Heart Pocket Mirror

11.  Swatch Watch – pink

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Would A J.Crew Model Wear It?

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

When shopping for lipstick, gloss, or tint, my internal monologue goes a little something like this: “Hmmm. It’s a super pretty color, but would a J.Crew model wear it?”


Just me?

Anyhow, nothing is fueling my interior monologue fire more than J.Crew’s February catalog.  I love the nearly nude eyes and the pop of pastel lips the models are wearing.

Now the fun part: searching a slew of spring shades for the perfect J.Crew-y color. 



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Sock It To Me

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

From striped shirt dresses to floral mini skirts, the entire Jason Wu for Target collaboration is totally covetable—and, at under sixty bucks a pop, remarkably affordable.  But what I heart most about the collection:  the styling.  I am loving the milkmaid braid and lace ankle socks the model wears in every look. 

*Photo via Jason Wu for Target 

I’ve never really worn anklet socks with my heels or loafers, but I’m totally going to give it a try.  All I need now are some super cute socks.  Here are a few of my favs.

1.  Pointelle 1937 Socks

2.  Big Dot Socks – Aqua

3. Meadowbloom 1937 socks

4. Fish Net Sock

5. Caged Bird

6. Opaque Ankle Sock

7. Nesting Dolls

8. Mini Strip Socks

9.  Big Dot Socks – Red

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