Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Double Take: DVF Dress

Diane Von Furstenberg’s spring and summer collection was one of my favorites at NYFW.  The vibrant colors, eclectic prints, and feminine draping in this collection are alluring and flatter just about every woman.  I love the light and subtle abstract print of this dress in particular, which lends itself to be just as easily dressed up as dressed down. 

Clockwise from top:  J. Crew tote, Cheap Monday sunglasses, Juicy Couture hat, Modesta flats, DVF dress, Chloe clutch, Elie Saab heels, Zad necklace

Monday, May 23, 2011

Best Bangs

When it comes to hair, I rarely stray from routine.  I literally can’t recall the last time I had more than two inches cut and layers trimmed.  In fact, I only started dying and highlighting my hair about a year and a half ago, ten years behind most of my friends.  So when my hair dresser suggested getting bangs I declined and stored that suggestion away for a later day.  Now, almost a year later, I’m finally in the mood for change.  Here are some samples I’ve found to take to my hair appointment this upcoming weekend.  Let's hope I don’t chicken out!

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wrapped With A Bow

Nothing is more feminine and romantic than a beautiful delicate bow.  The plus: it's a trend that never goes out of style.

1.  Mod Cloth dress, $49.99
2.  Marc Jacob sunglasses, $259
3.  Zara belt, $26
4.  Jane Norman shorts, $52
5.  Coach Poppy perfume, $60
6.  Asos hair band, $18.47
7.  Topshop bra, $32
8.  DV by Dolce Vita pumps, $89

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chicken, Bacon, and Avocado Quesadilla

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Mexican has to be one of my favorite types of food.  It’s so simple, quick, and easy to make yet its deliciousness is worth hundreds of hours of cooking.  So imagine how eager I was to combine that with my absolute favorite food of all, bacon.  My hopes were high for an amazing new twist on my usual veggie quesadillas and these were phenomenal!  The taste of bacon burst through in every bite and the avocado chunks were the perfect fresh and light ingredient to balance out the flavor.  Paired with a margarita, this is the perfect summer meal.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Fringe Fest

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I’d be lying if I told you I’m a huge fringe fan.  The style too often teeters between 20s flapper and 70s boho.  Both looks I appreciate, but they’ve had their time.  So I was completely blown away when I stumbled upon a fringe shift dress from Asos that I absolutely worship.  Behold!  Simple shape, romantic lace, and flirty fringe all in one, yet still somehow understated.  Paired with this structured color block bag and these pumps, you’ll be all set for a summer party!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!  Sadly, my Cinco de Mayo festivities will be limited to grabbing Chipotle to-go since I’m in the middle of finals.  Celebratory margaritas will have to wait until next week, so enjoy one for me!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Gift Guide: Mother's Day

With Mother’s Day less than a week away, you’re probably scrambling like the rest of us to find the perfect gift to show your mom how much you care.  Your mom already knows that you love her, but what does it hurt to shower her with your love more than usual this Sunday.  Whether you go the traditional route with flowers and a card or spend a little extra on jewelry, you should first and foremost thank her for everything she’s done for you.  If you’re still in a bind for a gift here are some ideas for inspiration, and remember that everyone (especially moms) loves homemade treats like these. 

1.       Rebecca Minkoff “Pretty Mama” Change Purse, $55
2.      Tag Pink Martini Glasses, $49.49
3.      Red Envelope Jewel Blossom Vases, $39.95
4.      Charm & Chain Crystal Pave Studs, $32
5.      Topshop Blazer, $110
6.      Charm & Chain Crystal Diamond Earrings, $100
7.      Kate Spade Wallet, $67
8.     Anthropologie Flowers Measuring Cups, $38
9.      Body Shop Peppermint Foot Spa, $32
10.  Burberry Brit Sheer Perfume, $50-80
11.   Topshop Striped Cardigan, $80
12.  Kate Spade “Shining Light” Bracelet, $58

Monday, May 2, 2011


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Aside from the gorgeous princess bride, the biggest showstopper at the Royal Wedding was, without a doubt, fascinators.  These ostentatious hats could not be more properly named as I think all 2 billion viewers were absolutely enthralled and fascinated by the variety of exquisite toppers donned by guests.  Whether feathers or flowers, lace or beads, we saw it all, the good and the bad (see above).  Will it soon become a trend in American weddings?  Only time will tell but I’m betting on it.  And I can’t lie, I’m kind of excited.

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