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

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Jonathan Kelsey Chic

His shoes are fabulous and they are on sale now at 

Vintage Find of the Day

Add some beautiful color to your holiday wardrobe with this gorgeous yellow lace sheath dress from the 1960s. Made by Ceil Chapman, this dress exhibits outstanding detail and is complete with dotted rhinestones across the bodice and sleeves (see close up photos). It is wonderful in every way.

Making it work: Don't be afraid to wear this now and through the winter months. Pair it with dark tights (black would be safest - but a rich purple (not lavender) would look great) and some daring black stilettos. Keep your jewelry simple (earrings only) and let the dress be your center of attention.

Not so sure you are ready to pull off colored tights? Look HERE for a little inspiration. 

Available now for $185 at in a size 6.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Love That Look

Taking care of business in style. I love it.

Photo: BohemianMusings

Cute as a Button Chic

The perfect Thanksgiving day dress. On sale now at in a size 6. 

Vintage Find of the Day

Fall in love with this dynamite art deco piece. It is feminine and gorgeous. Stones are intact and in great condition. It also has an updated clasp with safety chain. All of that for only $45.00 at

Monday, November 23, 2009

Love That Look

Try your own version of this wonderful accessory-centric outfit! It's perfectly chic and statement-worthy.

Pair your favorite jeans with a understated check or plaid top and leave the rest to statement jewelry and handbags.

Photo: Vizio

Vintage Find of the Day

Casual chic doesn't get any better than this 1970s vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche jacket. Made of cotton with a contrasting rope trim, it is a classic. In excellent condition, size 38.

Making it work: Treat this little jacket like a sweater and you will find a whole sample of ways to wear it. Try it under a boyfriend blazer and add a knit scarf - perfect for a mild afternoon on the town. 

See more details at

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Vintage Find of the Day

What's not to love about this 1950s bracelet by Elsa Schiaparelli. Its gorgeous watermelon stones are faceted to catch the light in a way only gorgeous vintage jewelry can.

On sale now for $350 via 

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Chic

I love this dress. It's one of many lovely creations by Erdem Moralioglu


Vintage Find of the Day

Symmetrical chic. I love these understated rhinestone earrings. The paired stone setting is gorgeous and so rare that it is in gold! Gorgeous.

Available at Item number 817.

Accessory Chic

The Topshop ring side suede bag is just the right accessory to add to your seasonal wardrobe this year. I love the woven edges. It is 100% leather and yours for $125 at

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Vintage Find of the Day

This is one of the best versions of a trusty black dress. Owning it would be like having wardrobe insurance for those evenings when you can't quite figure out what to wear! It is beautifully crafted with ruffles at the neckline, the waist and hemline. It screams chic and it looks exceptionally comfy.

Make it yours at  

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wednesday Delight

I love a pair of chairs.

And, I love the yellow accents on the lamp!

Photo: Domino

Vintage Find of the Day

Preppy chic! This 1960s jacket is a stunner. It's French-made of a heavy cotton brocade and is in wonderful condition. Notice the leopard-spots on the bamboo design and the authentic bamboo buttons. The lucky owner of this jacket is sure to enjoy it for countless seasons.

Making it work: Pair this with dark denim skinny jeans for day. Add a splash of color with a simple underlayer, or keep it simple and black. Or, try something more fun by matching the jacket with leggings and your over the knee boots - a great day to evening look.

Available for $235.00 at (size 6). 

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Clutch Chic

Perfect for this holiday season. The Crushed glitter minaudière at for $49.50.

Love That Look

Pull together your own version of this simple chic look. And, if you have not already bought your skinny black jeans this season, now is the time to do it. In fact, buy two pairs and make them part of your winter uniform.

Here are a few suggestions:
J Brand Zip Hem Skinny Leg Stretch Jeans (Black Wash) at
J. Crew Ankle Stretch Toothpick Jean in Black Resin Rinse at 
Gap Always Skinny Black Jeans at

Photo: Altamira

Vintage Find of the Day

Adorable! Check out this wonderful 1960s red nylon coat from Bonwit Teller (can you say dealing with the rain beautifully). It has excellent detail in its blue embroidery (no snags) and coordinating buttons. Belt is included. Falls to the knee and is a size small. Make it yours for $95 at 

Monday, November 16, 2009

Detail Chic

Have you ever seen more attractive and fitting drawer pulls? I'm on a hunt to find similar ones.

Photo: Moises Esquenazi

For Your Little One

Let your child's imagination run wild with these sharkie brushed moleskin shorts. They are cute enough for play and would look darling dressed up, too.

Found at www. - the best children's store in Brooklyn.

Vintage Find of the Day

This is one of my favorite bracelets of all time. It's a gorgeous clamper style with dazzling crystal rhinestone matched on either right side. It is straight from the 60s and screams cool chic.

Make it your everyday piece at

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Chic

 Photo: The Sartorialist

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Kitchen Love

It's not often that you will find black grouted subway tile in a kitchen (or a model airplane hanging from the ceiling). I love it! Miles Redd is brilliant.

Happy Saturday!

Photo: ElleDecor

Friday, November 13, 2009

Birthday Chic

In case there are any Dallas readers out there, Archive Vintage is hosting its own second birthday celebration with a trunk show to showcase and sell a broad selection of their incredible vintage finds. It is taking place November 27 and 28 from noon until 5 pm (both days), at 2418 Victory Park Lane, Dallas 75219. Birthday cake and champagne will be served!

(Wish I lived in Dallas for a day). 

Photo: Archive Vintage

For Your Bookshelves Chic

Enjoy the brand new compilation of the goings-on (over the past 100 years or so) at Prada in its new 708-page catalogue raisonné, which is appropriately titled Prada. You will fall in love with the images as much as the detail to the fashion house's history, culture and dedication to keeping its place on the worldwide stage of brilliant fashion.

Available at

 Photo: NYTimes

Vintage Find of the Day

Since we are on the subject of scarves and everyone needs to keep their neck warm this winter, why not try a few different styles. Add vintage fur (or faux fur) to your everyday coat and mitten routine and it will immediately add more style flare to your look.

This vintage mink scarf is the perfect size (length and width) to add inside a blazer, denim jacket, or a more significant overcoat. Its neutral color will go with everything. It's in excellent condition and costs less ($85) than most knit scarves out there.

Make it yours at

Love That Look

I love a girl who isn't afraid of color or surprise. And, since I'm not feeling well this image, with its cozy scarf, is even more charming than normal.

Looking for a bright knit to help you make it through the coming months of chill? How about THIS gorgeous one? Or, THIS one.

Photo: Altamira

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sweet William Chic

There are a few sweet Williams in our life and maybe that is part of the reason I am in love with all of the adorable offerings of this wonderful line of baby bedding and accessories. On sale now at You will find the best in crib and bassinet linens and gifts galore, like scalloped burp cloths and gingham baby booties!

For more see

Little Boy Chic

The perfect place for a combination of rest and play.

Photo: ElleDecor

More KM Chic

Here is another one of Kelley's uplifting pieces of work. I love this 6 x 6 square. 

Have fun browsing (and buying) at

Vintage Find of the Day

This is no ordinary vintage find. It's a 19th century treasure that is adorned with detail and beauty. The exotic bird (in gold and silver) is encrusted with lovely diamonds and emeralds. The filigree band is the perfect backdrop for such a bejeweled bird.

Price upon request. Enjoy more of James Alfredson's collection at

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Love That Look

I have fur vests on my mind and since I haven't found a vintage one (yet) that I adore, I've been hunting for a current faux version. THIS little number by Juicy Couture is the cutest I've seen.

Photo: Altamira

Shoe Love

 I love these Christian Louboutin studded flats. What a contrast to dainty ballet flats!

Photo: Altamira

Vintage Find of the Day

Accessorize right and keep warm with a felt hat! Hats are often overlooked when considering winter style and there is nothing more chic than a fashionable topper. I love this 1950s deco felt version. Its shape is just right for keeping warm and is hardly overwhelming. In outstanding condition.

See for it and other designer hats.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Because She's Lovely

And so are her gloves.

Photo: Unknown / Misplaced

Vintage Find of the Day

Get a jump start on your holiday party scene with the perfect, festive outfit to wear. This vintage Lanvin skirt and blouse are gorgeous. You could use a combination of accessories (belts, jewelery, fur vest and shoes) to create a collection of looks to get you through the season of parties with this single duo. So chic.

Making it work: Get creative! For daytime, layer with a wonderful fur vest or black blazer. Wear woven or decorative tights on your legs and team those with a super pair of black booties. For evening, cinch with a statement belt and some wonderful bracelets on both wrists.

Check it out and details on making an offer for this lovely ensemble at

Monday, November 9, 2009

Wallpaper Chic

By Vivienne Westwood for Cole & Son. It doesn't get much better than this Squiggle print. I love it!

See more at  

As Promised....

Here is a list of Gap stores that are carrying the Stella McCartney line for kids. It does not disappoint. For a sneak peek, go to

Santa Anita, Arcadia
Topanga Plaza, Canoga Park
Village Corte Madera, Corte Madera
South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
Glendale Galleria, Glendale
Grove at Farmer's Market, Los Angeles
Century City, Los Angeles
Robertson, Los Angeles
Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo
Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto
Victoria Gardens, Rancho Cucamonga
Chestnut, San Francisco
Flood Building, San Francisco
Valley Fair, Santa Clara
Wilshire & 20th, Santa Monica
3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica
Sherman Oaks Fashion Square, Sherman Oaks

Cherry Creek, Denver

Main Street, Westport

Aventura Mall, Aventura
Dadeland Mall, Miami
Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach
Florida Mall, Orlando
Mall at Millenia, Orlando
The Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens

Perimeter Mall, Atlanta
Lenox Square, Atlanta

Ala Moana, Honolulu

Michigan Ave, Chicago
North Sheffield, Chicago
Deerpark, Deer Park
Oakbrook Court Center, Oak Brook
Old Orchard Center, Skokie

Keystone at the Crossing, Indianapolis

The Shops at Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase

Natick Collection, Natick
Burlington Mall, Burlington

Somerset Collection, Troy

Mall of America, Bloomington

Country Club Plaza, Kansas City

Rampart, Las Vegas

Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Short Hills, Short Hills
Willowbrook Mall, Wayne

Bridgehampton Commons, Bridgehampton
Roosevelt Field Center, Garden City
Americana Shopping Center, Manhasset
The Westchester, White Plains
18th & 5th Ave, New York City
34th & Broadway, New York City
54th & 5th, New York City
59th & Lexington, New York City
85th & 3rd, New York City

Southpark Shopping Center, Charlotte

Kenwood, Cincinnati
Easton, Columbus

Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Greenhill, Nashville

Barton Creek Square, Austin
Northpark Center, Dallas
Baybrook Mall, Friendswood
Houston Galleria, Houston
Village Arcade, Houston
La Plaza Mall, Mcallen

Pentagon City, Arlington

Blazer Chic

Here's a different take on the ever-popular black, boyfriend blazer. This tailored hunting jacket is a beautiful green and would make a great substitute for a regular old jacket. Use it as your final layer when heading out the door and treat it as a neutral - wear it with everything.

Made by Smythe (Les Vestes) and sold at specialty boutiques as well as Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Intermix and Saks.

View the entire collection at

Vintage Find of the Day

I love these marcasite metal earrings with large beveled glass stones. They hang about 2 inches and would look fantastic in evening. These are real dazzlers and only $19!

Check them out at

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Twin Chic

My very favorite chairs. 

Soucre: My personal favorites archive from 1st Dibs.

Friday, November 6, 2009


Ports 1961 sale at Gilt Groupe. I will take one of everything, please. Check it out at 

Dining Room Chic

I would like a dining room option just like this one, including the chandelier.

Photo: Domino

Vintage Find of the Day

Since we are on the subject of sequins and it's being seen on almost every fashionable street style photo in Europe right now, I thought I would throw out another option. This Harry Acton cardigan is a great piece. The cropped hemline makes it very current and stylish and the crystal buttons are a wonderful touch. And, being a cardigan makes it plenty versatile.

Making it work: Style it with your favorite jeans for night time. If you are afraid that the sparkle is too much, layer it under a blazer. Or, dress it down for day time in the city with a relaxed plaid shirt underneath or casual knit turtleneck. Another option - throw it over your little black dress after the office for an immediate day-to-night look. You can't go wrong with this sweater. Use your imagination and have fun with it!

Size small and in excellent condition at

Thursday, November 5, 2009

For My Friend Julian

Have you seen these? Eco-Friendly Striped Hemp dog beds at 

Sequin Chic

Who wouldn't want to add some sparking sequins to their wardrobe after seeing this photo.

Want to jump on the sequin trend, but not sure where to start? Try THIS adorable top - the Silence & Noise Sequin Cardigan in grey for only $68 (very similar to the one pictured). 

 Photo: StreetDressCodes

Vintage Find of the Day

This once-custom made (in the 1940s) hexagonal bracelet is a super piece of design. It has a flexible patterned link strap that looks dynamite and is probably very comfortable to wear - one of those bracelets you don't even realize you have on. Enjoy this one! It's a treasure.

Available at for $145.