Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Shorts in winter? Of course you can! Try your own version of this fabulous look. Pair a black wool variety with equally black opaque tights and a tall heel (ankle boots look great!). For an ultra-leg-lengthening look keep your shades of dark similar from the waist down.
Looking for a pair of winter shorts. Try these:
DVF Javier Shorts at Zoe.
Silence & Noise Trouser Shorts at Urban Outfitters.
I love this vintage gold cross pendant by Anne Klein Couture. The pendant hangs on a long, 20-inch chain and would look great on its own or layered with a few other gold pieces. In outstanding condition.
Available for $85 at www.whimseysantiques.com or here.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Perfectly pulled together and casual - who doesn't want the same when they are dressing for a day on the go. Try your own version of this easy look by pairing your lace-up booties and black tights with a comfortable mini (in denim or tweed) and easy underlayer and a fitted jacket. Complete the look with a beautifully wrapped winter scarf and et voila.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
So very cute. These vintage (signed) Weiss earrings are an adorable look for day or night. The black marquis stones are quite chic and look wonderful against the details of the gold tone setting.
Available on Esty for less than $15 - that is a steal. See them here.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
We are heading to the mountains soon and I have my eye on a few stylish winter toppers. This might be my favorite - a shearling bonnet with pom pom details on either side.
On sale and available now at http://www.theoutnet.com/.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Working girl chic. This vintage Balmain dress is a super option for a cute office look. Enjoy the comfort of long sleeves and a flattering v neck. Size Medium and unworn.
On sale now at http://www.vintagenyc.com/.
Friday, January 22, 2010
I love this 1960s allegorical figurine necklace with turquoise and lapis accents. It hangs on an 18" gold chain and is in outstanding condition. Make this your signature piece!
Available on 1st Dibs via Ellen Ward Scarborough, or here.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
While it's not a roughed up biker jacket, it is a darling vintage faux fur with leopard spots. Synonymous to its era, it has a great a-line silhouette with black button accents. In excellent condition. Fully lined. Size large.
Making it work: A printed fur is a true classic. Wear it day or night with a simple black ensemble. Keep accessories to a minimum. Steer clear of pairing this wonderful piece with denim, unless it is a black rinse.
Available for $135 on Esty at TheGreedySeagull, or here.
If she's not one of the cooler girls on the street (London or anywhere), I'm not sure who is! She has all the season's style favorites covered and manages to look so effortlessly hip and comfortable at the same time.
Try your own version of this ultra cool look. Anchor your outfit with a great biker jacket and platform ankle boots. Keep the separates black. And, soften it all up a touch with your favorite bold gold necklace.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Make a statement and brighten up your winter look instantly with this turquoise and gold dragon pendant necklace. It would look great against a bare neckline or on top of a solid crewneck top.
In good condition and available for $95 at www.ajraefields.com or here.
It doesn't get much more chic than these three ladies. Try your own version of these fabulous looks. Don't be afraid of a bold shoe statement in winter or varying shades of a similar hue (who doesn't love every version of blue), or a flowy, full pant. And above all, have fun!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
So unique and so chic. This faceted glass and moonstone choker is a stunner. It would look great paired with stark black in winter or with any assortment of bright dress ups in summer. It was recently purchased from a living estate and is likely from the 1980s. The necklace is in like new condition and the stones have been recently cleaned.
Available for $145 via Back Thennish Vintage on Etsy, or here.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Not only is the Victoria & Albert my all-time favorite museum, it is one of my favorite resources for online shopping. From stylish jewelry and textiles to glamorous prints and canvases, the V&A's various websites give anyone access to a host of wonderful and affordable unique gifts and collectibles.
This print is one of my favorites. It is also available in canvas and in varying sizes. It is a replica of the original printed dress fabric from the Art Deco years that is part of the museum's permanent collection. Wouldn't it look great framed in a powder room?
Available at www.vandaprints.com.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
The Red Cross is making it very easy to support the relief efforts going on in Haiti. As described on their website (www.redcross.org) a simple text message can make a difference. Here is what to do:
Text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief for Haiti. The donation will be charged to your cellphone bill.
See their website for more information.
Posted by So Suburban Chic at 7:35 AM
Friday, January 15, 2010
As seen on various runways over the last few seasons, socks aren't just for sneakers anymore. In fact, I think they look best with a great pair of platforms or wedges. Whether they are knee socks or ankle socks, try a pair with your favorite heels this season and it might be the easiest way to update your look!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I love this colorful piece. It's a vintage 1960s link bracelet with cabachon detail in wonderful colors. It's a little quirky, but a lot stylish. I would wear it with anything and use it to dazzle up a mid-winter look in day or night. It's in outstanding condition.
Available now for $85 at A Place of Distinction on Ruby Lane, or here.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Accessorize right with this adorable 1960s gold vanity compact carryall. Made and signed by Evans, this fabulous piece is in great condition and is large enough for evening essentials.
Available now at the Vintageous Boutique on Esty. See it here.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Cara Couture's new leather wrap bracelets, in dazzling colors, are a wonderful accessory to add to your collection. Layer different colors or wear two or more of the same color - at $28 a piece they won't break the bank.
Available now at www.nordstrom.com.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
This brushed gold 1960s Kenneth Jay Lane bangle is incredible. It is in excellent condition with all pave diamonds intact and a wonderfully working hinge. I particularly love the contrasting color of pearl on either end.
Available now for $245 at Gilded Age Affaires on Etsy, or here.
I love it when a woman isn't afraid to wear bright brights. This orange blazer is fab and looks perfectly balanced with an otherwise monochromatic look. And, her feather bag is just the right touch!
Try your own version of this chic look. Not feeling the bright orange? Take a look at this blue single button blazer from Twenty8Twelve. It would make a great transition piece from winter to spring.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I'm tempted to post some of the wonderful and bright spring trends that are all over the internet, but it's only early January and I'm sticking to winter finds. This reconstructed 1960s faux fur is adorable. It's ivory color with shades of grey make it an easy neutral piece to layer over any winter ensemble. Dress it up or down - it's fabulous.
Available now for $145 at www.vintagenyc.com.
Making it work: This coat is ideal. It's casual enough (given its shape and knit waist and sleeve cuffs) to wear with skinny jeans and boots for around the town. Stick to wearing it with more subdued outfits for evening - a plain black dress or skinny jeans and stilettos.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
There are so many discounts to be had right now and if anyone gets as excited as I do for a great deal, then serious editing is a must! How about these Oscar de la Renta gold tone coil earrings. They are so perfectly ravishing and chic and make a super winter accessory - against a black turtleneck or paired with a bare shoulder line - they are fabulous.
And, they are currently more than 50% off at www.net-a-porter.com.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
It's difficult not to love vintage KJL jewelery. This wonderful gold hinged bangle is a fabulous piece. Its red, blue and green cabachon accents are intact and in great condition. Enjoy this treasure for years to come!
Available now at www.bwoodantique.com.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Snow bunny chic. One of the best and most feminine looks on the slopes is the simple one piece ski suit. I have been hunting for my own version of this fabulous look and beyond the nearby ski shops, eBay has a great selection!