What a Tassel.

In Accessories, Beach Wear, Brights!, Denim, Fresh Combos, Fringe, Jewelry, Neutrals, Shoes, Sundresses on March 12, 2014 at 10:24 am

When I saw Olivia Palermo rocking an intense and awesome tasseled necklace, I had tunnel vision for about 48 hours, searching high and low (including on many a sketchy forum) for the maker.  Even though I’m a pretty good digital shopping sleuth, I could not track it down.  But amidst my heady search, I came across some other lovelies that are now enticing me.  For starters, loved the breeziness and print of this blouse (Chrisopher Suavat, $98) with a great necklace (Serefina, $75), some skinnies, and a pair of embellished flats (Tory Burch, $388):

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Add this tasseled teal clutch (Anya Hindmarch, $745):

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I’m also smitten with these cheerful neon pashminas (LoveQuotes, $88) — I want one in each shade to throw on over a striped tee, or atop a navy blazer, or as a sarong poolside.

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…especially with these fun neon necklaces ($59 each — I like the idea of layering a few together!), or this neon clutch ($62):

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Or, go easy breezy in a very Isabel Marant boho chic look with this sexy little number (Sea, $425) and this incredible necklace (Isabel Marant, $425):

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Finish with these incroyable booties ($625):

shoeshoeRock it with this inexpensive bucket bag ($30!):

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In a different color palette: this black-and-red tasseled top ($68) caught my eye.  Great with Oscar drops ($395), black skinnies, and these phenom tootsies ($260):

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And add this great woven clutchski (Anya Hindmarch, on sale for $337):

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Lastly, love a LemLem jumpsuit ($250 — if that’s too wild, go for the tunic) with this Chan Luu necklace ($205):

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Best worn barefoot, headed to the pool!


In Accessories, Beach Wear, Black, Brights!, Fresh Combos, Gold, Jewelry, Shoes, Sundresses, White on March 11, 2014 at 8:53 am

I’m flying to Naples, FL this week for a family vacation and I am so excited I can’t even contain myself.  Four days of sunshine, sister silliness, poolside lounging, grilling, seafood, boating, and mayyybe a drink or five.  To get into the mood, let’s swoon over this Kenzo maxi ($710).  Pretty much died over everything in the Kenzo collection, BTW.  Wear with simple white sandals (K. Jacques, $248) and white shades (Sheriff + Cherry, $155):

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And a clean white clutch ($94):

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So Barbie in the best of ways.  Or, go FULL ON Palm Beach with this delicious kinda-Betty-White-but-also-cool jacket thing (Manoush, $387):

Screen Shot 2014-03-10 at 6.03.37 PMIf you go granny chic on top, you have to rock a skimpy tank ($98), a great necklace (Suzanna Dai, $365), some pin-thin white skinnies (PS – those moto-style J. Brands I went nuts over went on sale at Shopbop in the white color, and I am dying because they already sold out in my size.  Please, someone buy them so I can live vicariously through you.), and insane heels.  These Aquazzuras are everything ($785).  EVERY.THANG.

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Wrap it up with this cheeky clutch (Kayu, $185):

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For something in a slightly less Lilly Pulitzer palette, isn’t this cut-out dress fetching ($130)?  I could totally see Kate Bosworth rocking it at Coachella with a pair of impossibly cool shades (Le Specs, $65 — a new-to-me line of eyewear…have y’all heard of them?  Must be cool if Net-A-Porter has them, right? #Coolbyassociation)

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Add a pair of on-trend strappy/cage sandals (Schutz, $200…also LOVE LOVE these.  Pretty much all Aquazzura does, I love.)

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AND — another Kayu clutch ($185):

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If the thought of this season’s hottest trend (aka the cropped top) makes your stomach turn, please avert your eyes.  I personally love all of the looks I’ve seen and J.Lo seems to rock the look on American Idol (I may be the last person in the universe who follows this program…?), but I’m still not quite sure whether I will indulge the trend…it just feels like a trend that only a Manhattanite or LA babe could pull off.  Not sure what in what context I’d rock it in here.)  Anyway, let’s go all out with the look — check out this top ($310) with some white shorts (AG Jeans, on sale for $103) and a panama hat (still love these — $58):

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Perfect with these perforated espadrilles ($195) and a white straw grain tote ($395):

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Finally, continuing in that palette, how stunning is this Moschino gown ($995)?  Perfect with these Oscar de la Renta drop earrings ($452 — or get the look for less with these stunners) and some black sandals ($79):

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Anddd an adorable clutch ($120):

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Eeek!  Get me to NAPLES!

More Black + White.

In Accessories, Black, Denim, Gold, Jewelry, Pop of Red on March 10, 2014 at 10:18 am

I’m on a kick — what can I say?  It must be because I’m heading to NYC for almost a week and a half for work at the end of the month and I’m already anticipating all of the hella chic NYC ladies.  So, let’s see…first, I’ve been strangely drawn to pajama-style tops despite resisting them for a very long time.  They look French and therefore elegant in an unexpected way.  I have my eye on this Iris + Ink style ($145).  I’m interested in lighter wash denim these days, and this pair by Acne ($250) caught my eye — would be perfect with this printed shirt.  Finish with these studded loafers (Loeffler Randall, on sale for $130 — can’t believe the price! — so tempted to snag this pair!)

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Finish with a matte black crossbody (so.chic — Stella McCartney, $1,230):

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Also digging this fab Equipment blouse (on sale for $99), which I’d pair with black skinnies and these sick heels ($130 — plus extra 25% off with code CHIC if you order by 3/11)

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For something a bit edgier, how about this tee ($46) with a leather skirt ($450 — I own this similar style, which cost much less from Club Monaco — $149) and this tangle-o’-pearls (Fallon, $450):

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Pair with these serious booties ($150):

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Stunning with this Balenciaga tote ($2,050):

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And, finally, how incred is this marble-print shift (on sale for $40)?!  Perfect with a glossy gold necklace — this butterfly-embellished one is funky in a very Carrie Bradshaw kind of way ($88):

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Killer with these ladylike bow-toe flats ($229) and this TDF Sophie Hulme tote ($925):

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Happy Monday!