In Accessories, Black, Bombshell, Champagne!, Fresh Combos, Glitter, Gold, Jewelry on November 26, 2015 at 9:26 am

Happy Thanksgiving, dolls!!! Sending you best wishes for a cozy, food-and-fam-filled holiday.

Down to business: I recently wrote a post on under-the-radar holiday dressing — this is the more glammed up version of that post.  The Beyonce of that post, if you will.  Below, four festive looks that will work whether we’re heading to cocktails or a cookie exchange…and HEADS UP: a lot of pieces have been marked down in the last day or two!!!

Look 1: A guipure lace top (Zimmermann, $630) with some red pants (Tibi, $385), great statement earrings ($122), and strappy heels ($375):

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Look 2: Black silk cropped top (Piamita, $300) with a full skirt ($40) and embellished heels (Tory Burch, $395):

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Look 3: This Derek Lam top ($495) is absolutely stunning, especially with KJL tassel earrings ($85), black wool pants ($160) and some bi-color Rockstuds (GBP 650):

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Look 4: This tassel necklace ($470) is bananas.  BANANAS.  I like it with an all-ivory look — blouse ($98) and skirt ($69) — and these glitter lace-up flats (Aquazzura, $675):



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That Funk.

In Accessories, Brights!, Gifts!, Home Decor, Magpie Nest on November 25, 2015 at 8:57 am

I love a dash of the whimsical in interior design.  One of my favorite interior designers, Bailey Quin McCarthy, nails it: she is SO good at blending the old with the new, the classic — even stodgy — with the fresh and funky.

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It’s too, too good.  A few of my favorite pieces to channel your inner Bailey:

+Fringe cushion ($138);

+Balloon animal figural (Jeff Koons, wut wut! — $34);

+Leaf-print pouf (lovethis,omg — $85);

+Llama tea towels (set of 2, $20);

+Mexico ($30) and Peru ($30) cookbooks — such pretty tabletop decor;

+This framed otomi print ($3,300) from St. Frank is ERRRRYTHING.  Check out the entire St. Frank collection, because OMG (this and this?!).  They just opened a brick-and-mortar store in San Francisco — get thee there.  Also, the incredible founder is a fellow Wahoo.

+This needlepoint pillow ($68) is bomb.

+Can we talk for a minute about the amazing-ness of this upholstered side table ($650)?!  Oh, Etsy.  You just don’t disappoint.  The store carries other patterns/shapes, too — like this rad one in the famous les touches print.

+Vintage ceramic zebra vases ($136)?  Count me in.  I might use these as book-ends, or just decor on a bookshelf.

+Vintage numbers/letters ($22 each) are a cool way to break up a gallery wall;

+I’ve seen a lot of chic peas proudly featuring this zebra-bound book ($70) in their shelfies — there are lots of vintage copies available on Etsy;

+The Scalamandre Le Tigre fabric is to die.  Wrap it around a bolster pillow ($300) to liven up any old chair.

+The COOLEST wallpaper from Lindsay Cowles.

+Can’t go wrong with some neon-tinged foo dogs ($72).


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In Black, Cocktail Dresses on November 24, 2015 at 9:32 am

This striped dress stopped me in my tracks ($81):



There’s something very Missoni about it — something very high-end and sophisticated in a European way.  It must be mine.  I love the texture, the colors, the unexpected length, the unusual color.  Done and done.

But then, I’ve rarely met a stripe I don’t like.  A few other gorgeous picks:

+A midi-length striped tee dress ($95).  The midi length is the new new.  It feels fresh, chic, unharried in a way.  Sort of: “Hey guys, I’m doing me.”

+I’m curious about Ronny Kobo’s stuff.  There’s something dishearteningly Kardashian about their styles — sort of Herve-Leger-in-training (no offense, but not a big fan over here) — but then again, there’s something intriguing and sexy about them.  This dress ($398) has me puzzling: “Will I or won’t I?”

+This $90 TopShop lovely channels the Ronny Kobo style above for a fraction of the price.  Hence, easier to say “I will” to this one.

+This is the kind of understated chic thing ($198, Tibi) that my New Yorker friends would rock out with black ankle booties and leave me wishlisting for.

+This knit midi dress (Anthro, $148) with its gradated stripes is oh-so-chic.

+This striped shift looks much higher end than it is ($118).  The colors are fresh.

+Oh, Missoni, how I love thee.  Especially when your dresses are on sale — like this one in fiery red ($387).

+At the high end of the spectrum, HOLY MOLY — this J. Mendel stunner is the stuff of dreams (on sale for $1,400).

+Rad striped poncho ($94 — extra 60% off as of day of authorship!).

+I love the casual femininity of this striped linen top (RedValentino, on sale for $213).  This striped linen cami achieves a similar effect (on sale for $54), as does this long-sleeved peasant top ($132).

+This sweater ($168).  OMG.  Yes.