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Black Is My Best Friend.

In Accessories, Black, Bombshell, Champagne!, Cocktail Dresses, Dream Wear, Fringe, Gold on February 26, 2015 at 9:17 am

When you aren’t sure what to wear, go black.

Or, better yet, go black with a little bit of colorful/metallic trim.  This RedValentino dress ($895) knows what’s up.  Perfect with black tassel drops ($60):

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Sweetness with these d’orsay pumps ($325); a (SWOON) vintage Chanel minaudiere ($17,850); and, if you’re not into the earrings above, this pearl-enhanced lariat necklace ($110):

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On the more casual end of the spectrum, how rad is this fringed top ($78)?!  Perfect with white tassels ($98), black skinnies ($89) and these crackle-leather heels ($295):

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Maybe the “it” Mansur Gavriel bucket ($495) with it?

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IT.

In Accessories, Beach Wear, Black, Brights!, Fresh Combos on February 25, 2015 at 10:24 am

Current covets…

 

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The blogosphere is going legit insane over the latest collaboration between Stubbs + Wootten and illustrator Happy Menocal, available at Moda Operandi (pair below $750).

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Pret-ty rad.  My personal favorite is this pair of Cowboy + Indian themed lovelies.

COVET2Of all the ridiculously extravagant items I’ve ever seen, this tops the list: a fancy bowl especially designated for ice cream ($63).  Is this a joke?  Who buys this?  I love the pure dreamy insanity of it.  And I especially love that little heart spoon.

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COVET3The CUTEST spring PJs from Equipment, on sale for $148.

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I love them so much.  The little butterflies!  Ahhh.  For something a little more reasonable: I also love the pineapple print on these inexpensive Gap sleep boxers.

COVET4February snow showers call for…March flowers?  I dunno, but I love these little baubles ($29).  They’d look adorable with a simple shift in a solid color, or a crisp blue button-down with jeans, or…the options go on.

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COVET5Love all these breezy little embroidered caftan/cover-up/dresses from hot boutique line Mi Golondrina.

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COVET6How great are these bright travel pouches from Persifor ($49 for set of 2)?

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COVET7These suits from Triangl ($90 per set) are just…rad.  Very Bond girl.  Love.

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COVET8I love Sharpies.  These mini ones ($14 for set) would be great thrown into my millions of different work bags.

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La Femme.

In Accessories, Beauty Products, Champagne!, Fresh Combos, Jewelry, Pastels, Shoes, Sundresses on February 24, 2015 at 9:03 am

I just finished DVF’s memoir, “The Woman I Wanted to Be.”  And I love me some DVF.  I love her brand, her personality (so nurturing and strong), her colors, her prints, her wrap dress.   That said, the book was in sore need of a good editor and her message of female empowerment was just slightly (…) undermined by the fact that she was continuously letting us know about her extreme wealth and bountiful connections to the wealthy and famous.  I mean, yeah, I love her for pushing women to look for opportunities and grow thmeselves, but it’s a leeeeeetle bit of a tough pill to swallow when she’s letting us know that her success story was more or less founded upon a solid network of money and folks in the know.

And still.  I love the way that she embraces her femininity.  Hers is more of a bold, spunky, woman-on-the-go (and she often talks about the feeling of power and strength she has when she’s “click-clacking” around an airport or office in her high heels), but today I want to showcase the softer femininity that I love so much.  And it begins with this absolutely jaw-dropping lace Self-Portrait sundress ($560).  What a dreamy rehearsal dinner number!

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Accent with tassel earrings (Oscar de la Renta, $425)

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I also love this chic silky bomber (OMG…$118); this top (Tibi, $450); this mini bucket bag (Rebecca Minkoff, $275), these sneaks ($425), these Hermes studs ($400); and Miu Miu cat-eyes ($300)

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Or, how about this dainty white lace number (live for the sleeves — $125) with a long pearl necklace ($36):

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So elegant with this pearl-studded sandals ($160):

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Lastly, a few pastel colored lovelies to savor: tassel drops ($45), this Lisa Marie Fernandez bikini ($395) and these gorgeous macaron-hued heels ($298 per pair):

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Lastly, is this Issa dress ($900) NOT perfection?!?!?!?  I NEED YOU.

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