Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Vintage Find of the Day

I love this dress. It is the epitome of winter chic and would make an excellent choice for a New Year's Eve celebration! And metallic silver looks good on anyone. And, the crystal buttons on the sleeve cuff add an extra touch of pretty.

Available at in a size 2.

Love That Look

Soften up a pair of tough (and very cool) boots with a feminine coat. 

In case you love these Opening Ceremony boots as much as I do, they are currently on sale (40% off) at  

Photo: StreetStyleAesthetic

Monday, December 28, 2009

Vintage Find of the Day

Tres chic. This wide textured gold cuff with enamel and stone accents is a wonderful statement piece. In outstanding condition with well-crafted hinges and clasp. Think of how good it would look with your New Year's eve outfit!

Available for $129 at

Love That Look

It doesn't get much cooler than this combination of vintage Chanel with a pair of broken in black jeans and a great pair of ankle boots. Try your own version of this edgy chic look by hunting for a Chanel-style jacket (or always welcome the real thing), a great pair of skinny jeans and some ankle boots.

Looking for an incredibly cool pair of ankle boots? Try these from Repetto - they are fantastic!


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

The most fashionable take on a Christmas tree I've seen - from the Galerie Librairie Artcurial in Paris.

Photo: ParisConventionandVistors

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Vintage Find of the Day

Ferdinando Sarmi was brilliant and this 1960s black silk chiffon cocktail dress of his design gives plenty of reason why. It's in outstanding condition and the large feathers line the overskirt of the fitted slip style dress. This is a dress you could wear over and over again and enjoy every second of each wear.

Available at in the 1960s section.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tis the Season Chic

The Proenza Schouler sequin cut-out dress on sale at 

Vintage Find of the Day

Sparkly and chic. This vintage 1930s art deco bracelet is beautifully crafted with a variety of shaped rhinestones set in platinum. It is tres chic.

Available at

Love That Look

I love this wonderful example of pairing tailored and classic with edgy. Try your own version of this very stylish look. Wear your hip motorcycle boots with something you would normally only wear a safe pair of heels with.

Looking for a good pair of motorcycle boots? Try the Madewell version. They are available here.

Photo: VanessaJackman 

Monday, December 21, 2009

Vintage Find of the Day

This vintage Trifari (signed) necklace is the perfect statement in chic. Its cast metal links have a wood grain texture and soft finish. It is 19 inches long and would look fabulous atop a knit or bare skin alike. It's a real stunner!

Available for $195 at See the Designer Vintage Costume Jewelry tab and scroll down to Trifari.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday Delight

One of the best entryways I've seen.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Saturday Chic


Friday, December 18, 2009

Vintage Find of the Day

Still looking for a special dress to wear on Christmas Eve? Try this vintage 19602 Nicholas Ungar black taffeta cocktail dress. It's the perfect little black dress to celebrate in.

Available at (search for Nicholas Ungar). Size medium and in good condition.

Gift Chic

Finally, an updated modern version of the Polaroid. The Fuji Instax Mini 7 is cute and practical. It creates credit-card instant color photos on the spot - perfect for that visual person in your life who never writes anything down (like me!).

Purchase yours at or (for under $100).

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Vintage Find of the Day

This vintage 1950s Kramer clutch is the ultimate in hand-held accessories. There are several inside pockets for lip gloss and room enough for a cell phone.

Available at Search under Kramer.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wednesday Delight

Because it's rainy and cold here and this living room looks very inviting.

Photo: DavidJimenez

Vintage Find of the Day

Who wouldn't love this vintage YSL Rive Gauche jersey print dress. It has a wrap belt and keyhole back and is the perfect dress for dining out with friends. It is in oustanding condition, in a size 4 and currently marked down to $475.

Make it yours at (see the Sale section).

Making it work: This could be a very versatile dress. Pair it with some high heeled ankle boots and black tights for nighttime. Top it off with a cropped, black leather motorcycle jacket and you have instant chic!

Love That Look

Here's a great example of vintage chic. A leopard coat is a great statement piece that will remain forever stylish. And, there is no better time to wear one than during the holiday season.

Photo: Fotoglif

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Vintage Find of the Day

This vintage 1960s brooch is a Kenneth Jay Lane original. It is a significant size and the Malta cross inspired design fits right in to the current military-inspired look.

Available at for $195.

Brooches have been seen on fronts of some of the most fashionable women in town recently (Olivia Palermo and Fabiola Bercasa - to name a few) and there are a thousand ways to wear them. I suggest that the bigger the brooch the better and don't always assume it needs to be placed on a lapel! Get creative and use one on a strand of beads or a chain; wear one front and center - under your neckline; or wear a collection down a sleeve or together to create something dramatic.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Vintage Find of the Day

Fall in love with this 1960s Teal Traina shift dress. Its graphic pattern and comfortable shape make it an easy choice for jazzing up a daytime or evening look.

Making it work: For daytime, match it with chic knee-high black boots (flat or heeled). Add a daring, high ankle boot for night time and some bold, colorful accents in your ears and keep all other jewelry at home.

Available now at for $95.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Love That Look

Just in case anyone out there is considering the vintage Adolfo cardigan / jacket profiled earlier in the week, here is a photo of Alexa Chung wearing something very similar and looking very Alexa chic!

Photo: Photoglif

Vintage Find of the Day

This wonderful statement cuff is a 1970s piece from Italy. The mix of amber and clear crystals makes for a stunning display!

Available at www.domontjewelry. See item number 1387.

Gift Chic - For Moms

This is one of the more delightful gift ideas for moms that I've seen. It is a set of 8 Crayon Rings that are equally fashionable and useful. Think of those moments when you need an instant activity with a baby or child who demands it!

Available for a limited time for $50 at

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Mom and Baby Chic

And, here is the matching ballet flat for Mom. See more at 

Petite Baby Chic

While searching for some authentic saddle shoes (with the wooden soles) for our son, I have discovered some of the cutest shoes for babies and toddlers (but no saddle shoes). The French women's brand Maloles has a line of baby shoes called Petite Maloles (appropriately) that is delightful in every way. Take a look at this adorable take on the ballet flat. They are made of soft leather and tie with a coordinating satin bow. C'est magnifique.

Available at

Saturday Chic

You can never go wrong with all black. Here is a polished, easy weekend look.

Photo: Fashionising

Friday, December 11, 2009

Vintage Find of the Day

This is one of my favorite color combinations and to find it in vintage Larry Vrba earrings makes them all the more special. They speak for themselves and would look dashing and amazing day or night!

Available at, item number 813.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Vintage Find of the Day

This vintage 1960s Guy LaRoche mod shift dress is perfectly chic. It's in outstanding condition and features a detailed neckline and two hidden front pockets. Size small.

It is currently 30% off at

Colored Tights Chic

From runways to popular street styles, colored tights have been making an appearance for a few seasons now and they are one of my favorite looks.

Bring some more life to your winter wardrobe by pairing dark neutral skirts and dresses with rich colored opaques. Deep purple and mustard are the easiest shades to wear and are bound to put you on the receiving end of many compliments.

See for an array of colored tights offered by DKNY.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gift Chic

I adore these angel wing clip earrings. They sparkle with their pave setting and they are just the right touch for that ultra chic look.

Available now for $60 at

Vintage Find of the Day

Enjoy the quality and style of this 1970s Adolfo wool boucle cropped jacket. The designer's signature pieces are known to be slightly reminiscent of Chanel, just like this one.

Size 4 and in outstanding condition. It's on sale now for $95 on Etsy at

Making it work: Team this jacket with almost anything and it will look great. For an easy daytime look, layer the jacket over your favorite plaid shirt, skinny jeans and boots. Or, layer it under a fur vest, with some wide leg trouser jeans and a wonderful pair of heels for a mid-day lunch or meeting.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Gift Chic

This vintage inspired velour cloche from Eugenia Kim is on sale now at It is a wonderful accent piece and will help dazzle your winter dress code - as in add some style to your daily wool coat routine.

Vintage Find of the Day

These 1950s handmade cowboy boots are as cute as they are functional. Add a little style and color to your winter boots this season with a pair like these.

Making it work: You don't need a prairie dress for cowboy boots anymore. Pair them over your black skinny jeans with a long grey cardigan. Or, wear them with a full black mini skirt and dark tights. Keep it simple - especially if you don't want to look like you're heading off to a rodeo.

Boots available at

Monday, December 7, 2009

Vintage Find of the Day

This vintage Trifari ring is oh, so chic. It's golden weave opens to allow the lucky owner endless possibilities for keeping what's inside colorful, exciting and unique. It is in excellent condition and is adjustable, up to size 7.

Take a closer look at

Love That Look

What is more fun than a statement skirt!? Purchase yours this season and don't be afraid to pair it with your most trusted basics - a tailored blazer and breton stripe shirt. Easy chic!

Looking for a statement skirt that suits you best - try these:
Calypso Feather Mini - here and on sale!

Milly Silk Peacock Print skirt - here.

Loeffler Randall navy lurex embroidered silk skirt - on sale here at Bluefly.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Saturday Chic

A fabulous weekend look.

Photo: WayneTippetts

Friday, December 4, 2009

On Sale Chic

The best thing that ever happened to flat shoes; the Lanvin Metallic Cap Toe Ballet flat. On SALE now at 

Gift Chic

Give the gift of meaning this Christmas season. Visit Oxfam America's Unwrapped website and enjoy their catalog of gifts which include a goat, a dozen chicks and a school desk and chair (all for under $50 a piece). Each item will be sent directly to a child or family in need, in the neediest parts of Africa, Southeast Asia, and South and Central America.

Who needs a new pair of cashmere socks when the same amount could be spent fulfilling a need much greater for a cutie pie like the one pictured here. 

See and gift away!

Photo: OxfamAmerica

Vintage Find of the Day

Since it's Friday and the holiday party season is here, take a look at this vintage 1960s Oscar de la Renta yellow metallic mini dress. It's the perfect, comfortable piece for evening and it has a very flattering shape.

Available in a size small at

Making it work: Pair this darling dress with a heavy denier black tight. Get creative and festive with shoes. If you have a pair of colored (hot pink or purple or green) shoes for evening - wear them!

Here are two suggestions for colored heels that will add the perfect touch to your evening look  Stella McCartney Patent Ankle Boot in violet HERE. Or, for something a little more budget-friendly, check out the Carvela Gust High Cut Evening Shoe in purple HERE.

Friday Delight

Photo: Pamplemousse

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Vintage Find of the Day

This vintage Ciner bracelet is dazzling - to say the least! It is a stunning panther bangle with enamel and cabachon details. In outstanding condition.

Available at

Love That Look

Keep it simple this season by dressing in different shades of the same color. This monochrome look is extra chic.

Photo: EasyFashion

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Vintage Find of the Day

Yellow isn't easy to find in exciting wardrobe pieces, which may be why I love this dress so much. It is a 1970s Dior wool knit evening dress. The combination of statement beading (in large pastel oval shapes) and gold sequin on the sleeve cuffs add just the right amount of drama.

In outstanding condition and on sale at  

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Vintage Find of the Day

These large gold tone drop earrings are a wonderful accent for day or night. Their twisted metallic thread design is unique and beautiful and will compliment all complexions.

Make them yours at

Love That Look

Here is the perfect way to match texture, color and weight. Try your own version of this fabulous winter look with a statement coat and a scarf tied with confidence.

Photo: GaranceDore

Boot Chic

Add a little height to your day with these fabulous ankle boots by Mini Market. The wedge heel makes them comfy enough to run about town in, and the zipper makes them cooler than any other casual ankle boot I've seen.

Get yours now at 

Monday, November 30, 2009

Vintage Find of the Day

Enjoy this colorful and gorgeous David Mandel bracelet with its varied textures and materials. The green stones are perfect for the holiday season and what a great piece this is for day or night - dressing up or dressing down alike.

Check it out and others at See SKU number 858.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Love That Look

Brilliantly matched sequin dress and fur jacket - the perfect inspiration for your holiday season styling!

Photo: PicsByPolkaDot

Vintage Find of the Day

Take your favorite maxi dress look into a new season with this 1970s Adolfo knit dress. It is in outstanding condition and perfectly accented with red and white striped sleeve cuffs and a turtleneck (which can be worn / folded several ways). Stay warm this winter and look good doing so with this adorable dress!

Making it work: This would be the easiest day time outfit. Pair it with black boots or tights and black flats. Keep the striped turtleneck and cuffs peeking out of any coat or jacket and it will look great.

Available at for $165 (or see it immediately here.)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Happy Thanksgiving

Photo: EddieRoss