Friday, May 28, 2010

Style Friday

I love hats. Some might say they are easier to wear in winter, or more purposeful, but I would argue that the summer hat is a must. Save your wide-brimmed straw version for the pool and pick yourself a fabulous fedora to wear around town. A snug fit is best and a shade of white is guaranteed to go with anything!

Paired with a bathing suit or a frilly dress, there is nothing that a stylish topper won't mix with.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Panama hat by J Crew.

Hat Attack raffia cloth fedora.

Eugenia Kim craig panama hat.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Summer Chic

Channel your inner bohemian chic with Rikshaw Design's brand new kurtas for women. I wore mine yesterday and by midday had decided that Catherine has designed the very best in casual chic. These are comfortable and cool and they are cut to flatter a woman, instead of hide her. I love them!

Order yours here.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Love That Look

This is one of my favorite summer looks. Her all-white ensemble is perfectly accented with painted toes, and fabulous nude heels. 

To the office, out to lunch, or on the go you can't go wrong with a similar look.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Vintage Find of the Day

How cute is this vintage mesh buckle bracelet. The rhinestone detail adds just the right amount of sparkle for day or night. Stack with with a few gold bangles or wear it all by itself and it will be equally chic.

In great condition and available here.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Style Friday

A good vintage find is wildly exciting to me. My heart nearly skips a beat every time I find an item of old that is so well made that its age is totally disguised by its hand-stitching and carefully hidden plackets.

I am inspired by women who can effortlessly combine vintage pieces with current wardrobe essentials to get a look that is totally modern and chic (see above). In my quest to do the same, I have learned a few things:

* Well-made pieces have almost unlimited life spans. Judge quality by construction and fabric.

* Use your imagination. A good tailor can alter dresses and jackets and can take them from long to short in almost no time.

* Fit matters. Use a tailor to custom-fit dresses, tops and jackets for a very finished and polished look.

* Don't obsess over designer vintage labels. Many items have lost labels over the years and there are a lot of small great designers who did wonderful work, but are relatively unknown.

Some of my favorite sources for fabulous vintage:

Have fun!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Love That Look

Year-round leather is one of my favorite looks. Her perforated leather top is fabulous!

Photo: VJackman

Vintage Find of the Day

Summer staples are most fun when they include bright colors and flattering cuts. This vintage Valentino fits the bill! It's a beautifully crafted silk organza halter dress with pleated and ruffle tiers that fall above the knee. The neck ties with a long sash that can be worn multiple ways. Day or night - this is a fabulous find. See description for detailed measurements. In great condition and available here.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Love That Look

Photo: PStigter

Vintage Find of the Day

Black accessories are some of my favorites and always look chic. This vintage 1960s set of black bakelite bangles is fabulous. Worn together or alone, they are a great accent.

In excellent condition and available here.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Not Vintage, But a Find

This amazing silk Yves Saint Laurent skirt is one of my favorite recent finds. It is a high-waisted, knee-length design with layers of gorgeous ruffles and silk rosettes. It will make its owner happy for years and can be worn with a multitude of simple, tucked-in tops. The best part, it's on sale for less than $300 (and it retailed for $1,300 or more) and it's in mint condition. Size 38 and available here.

Tuesday Delight

The Lanvin aumoniere evening bag in shocking pink. Available here.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Vintage Find of the Day

Fall in love with this vintage Judy Lee cocktail ring. Its domed flower setting is adorned with black glass stones and looks equally cool and chic. Don it for daytime or night and enjoy its brilliance.

In great condition and available for a great price here.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Love That Look

Adorable. And, some of the best summer shoes I've seen.

Photo: VJackman

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Saturday Chic

Friday, May 14, 2010

Style Friday

Pale shades of grey are proving to be the most sylish hues to be seen in during warm summer months. From runways to street style, a monochrome grey look is ultra chic and can be easily achieved. Go head to toe for the most dramatic and elegant look.

Here is a start:

Elizabeth and James bustier dress.

Couture Candy lightweight boyfriend cardi.

Pour la Victoire pale grey Tarissa wedge sandal.

Kotur white / grey snake clutch.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Spring Chic

Neutral-tone leathers are a fabulous look for spring. There is a lot to choose from when it comes to shrunken jackets, and this one stands out in the crowd. It's adorable and available here.

PS. It can be worn with absolutely anything. Want to break out your sundresses, but need to stay warm for evening? Want to add a cool element to your conservative work wardrobe? Dashing out for groceries or coffee early in the morning and need a cover up? You get the idea.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Love That Look

Photo: TC

Monday, May 10, 2010

Vintage Find of the Day

Perfect for spring - these vintage 1960s amethyst dangles are a chic option for dazzling up casual or formal wear alike. Set in gold tone the faceted amethyst stones hang beautifuly. They are in excellent condition and available here.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Style Friday

The romper done right! Here is proof that the one-piece jumpsuit is a fabulous look for summer. Try your own version of this current trend by keeping only a few things in mind; loose and relaxed is best; steer clear of too short or too tight and definitely avoid patterns. 

Think of romper as the new summer dress!

Try these:
Bow shoulder romper from the Limited.

Joie blue silk romper.

Loeffler Randall cowl neck jumper.

Molly playsuit by Topshop.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Love That Look

Here's a great casual chic look for spring. Her dynamite nude-tone heels are a reminder that they look great with everything.

Photo: RDJ

Monday, May 3, 2010

Vintage Find of the Day

I love a colorful clutch, and this vintage 1960s version is just what the doctor ordered for livening up a spring ensemble. Its hand-embroidered detail and perfect size make it an easy accent to use.

Available here - and it's a bargain.