September 2014

Update Your Spring Wardrobe with Neon Accessories

Brighten up your wardrobe with the season’s neon trend! Add a pop of 80′s day-glo color to your look with our fun and fashion-forward picks.

1. Bajra Ombre Scarf, $298
This lovely lightweight scarf is perfect for transitional dressing. Artisans in Nepal hand-wove the splash of lime green and teal for a brush-stroke like effect that’s sure to score you lots of compliments.

2. Mellina + Co. Bangles, $160
How fun are these plastic bangles from Mellina + Co.? Handmade in Florence, Italy, they make an adorable, stackable addition to any ensemble.

3. Steven by Steve Madden ‘Large’ Crossbody Bag, $98
basic black is no longer the go-to for bags. Stand out and add some color to an otherwise drab wardrobe with a bright bag!

4. DV by Dolce Vita Women’s Dora Sandal, $59
These cute multi-color strappy sandals from DV by Dolce Vita are surprisingly wearable. They caught our eye right away! Check out the cool perforated straps.

5. J.Crew Patent Leather Belt, $36.50
Set off a simple neutral outfit with a bright cinched waist. We love this skinny belt from J. Crew over a cardi or to give shape to a maxi dress.

6. American Apparel Neon Nail Polish Pack, $32
Indulge your craving for neon with this set of neon nail polishes from American Apparel. If you’re feeling daring, try a different shade on every nail!

7. Urban Outfitters Neon Risky Sunglasses, $12
The future (of fashion) is so bright you gotta wear shades! Get your ne-on with this electric take on the classic wayfarer from Urban Outfitters and protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.

The Skinny on Denim: 8 Pairs for Now and Later

Jeans are an absolute mainstay in everyone’s closet and they’re now constructed in virtually every way imaginable! From colored to striped and leopard to solid, we scoured the expansive denim market to bring you some of the best fits, looks and trends this season has to offer.

1. J Brand 899 Niko in Bright Royal, $255
No denim collection would be complete without a little J Brand love! Started in 2004 with a vision to create a jean with so perfect a fit it followed the contours of one’s body the brand became an overnight success after begin sold exclusively in LA at Ron Herman’s Melrose Jean Bar. The 899 Niko in bright royal is their new mid-rise skinny and we just love the racing stripe detail—perfect if you want to get in on the colorblock trend!

2. rag & bone Khaki Tuxedo Skinny, $198
One of our favorite pant looks is the tuxedo stripe (it gives the illusion of a thinner leg!). These jeans not only look amazing on but are extremely comfortable and made of cotton, tencel and spandex stretch twill. Über stylish rag & bone was founded in 2002 by Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, both of whom had no formal fashion training— sure fooled us! We are huge fans of the brand and these jeans will certainly make a great addition to your wardrobe!

3. Joe’s Jeans The Skinny in Fiery Red, $158
Joe’s Jeans “The Skinny” comes in 55 fabulous colors— so you can count on them having your favorite shade! Sitting just above the hips, The Skinny has a 12″ leg opening and boasts a 2% elastin concentration for comfort. The Fiery Red is bold and bright and a perfect color for all skin tones. Rock them during the day with your favorite striped flats and spring sweater or at night with a slinky top and pumps! Joe’s Jeans are celeb favorite, spotted on A-listers like Natalie Portman, Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie.

Green For Spring

Be on-trend for spring and update your wardrobe with something green! Whether it’s a fab dress or just your nails, this color looks fresh! Check out some of our picks for great greens:

Proenza Schouler PS1 Bag, $1,595
The PS1 is one of our all-time favorite bags and we love how this shade is an update on the classic.

Adia Kibur Silver & Neon Chain Link Necklace, $144
This statement necklace (or successory as we like to call it!) is the perfect way to add some eye-popping green to your ensemble.

Urban Outfitters Cooperative Neon Open Weave Scarf, $24
We love the look of layering for spring. Top your outfit with this lightweight scarf.

Essie Navigate Her Nail Polish, $8
Essie’s “Navigate Her” from the spring 2012 collection is the perfect light green. Surprisingly wearable on nails or toes!

Joe’s Jeans The Skinny Jean, $158
Joe’s Jeans come in a whopping 55 colors so naturally they are a go-to for a green pair. Wear with a white tee and wedges.

Ramy Brook Hudson Dress, $395
The Hudson dress by hot designer Ramy Brook is the perfect flirty frock for spring.

J.Crew Cece Suede Ballet Flats in Oasis Green, $128
J. Crew is known for their ballet flats we just adore the preppy green tone of this pair!

Must-Have Winter Accessories

Now that winter is officially here, it’s time to bundle up! Layer one or a few of these winter accessories on to make sure you stay both stylish and toasty in the upcoming months:

Pologeorgis Fur Scarf, $276

I love fur in the winter for a chic and luxe look.  This silver slit scarf is soft and cozy. Plus, it goes with just about everything in my closet!

Hunter-Layne Snow Boots, $275

Hunter boots are a staple for April showers, but what about January’s sub-zero temperatures? These snow boots are stylish and super warm!

Coach Ruched Zipper Gloves, $248

A leather glove is a sophisticated winter wardrobe must-have. I love the ruch and zipper detail on this pair from Coach. The eggplant color is a great way to spice up a black coat.

Calvin Klein Short Faux Fur Jacket, $109

For a cocktail party when you’re dressed up but don’t want to brave the cold with just a pashmina, try a short faux fur. You can also wear this one with jeans and booties (it’s priced right too)!

Infinity Scarf, Baja, $82 

Infinity scarves are on trend and easy to wear.  Hat attack is my go-to brand for summer hats, but they make amazing winterwear, too, like this reversible knit and faux fur infinity.  Pair it with a black wool coat for instant style.

Urban Outfitter Trapper Hat, $38 

Trapper hats have made a comeback in recent years and I’m so glad they did!  Fun AND functional- this keeps your hair protected from the elements and keeps your head warm too!

 

10 Perfect Holiday Dresses

 

One of the reasons I love the holidays as much as I do is for all of the great party dresses designers roll out! Whether you have cocktail parties, workplace events, or family gatherings coming up, finding the perfect dress can be a challenge. In honor of the season, I selected some great options so you can look and feel your best wherever the holidays take you!

1. Lanvin Sequin Print Cowl Neck dress, BUY NOW, $1890
I love just about anything Lanvin and this dress is perfect for any holiday event you may attend. This sequin-print dress has a modest hemline, cap sleeve, and playful cowl neck—you can wear it to corporate parties, family get-togethers, and everywhere in between. You can rock this same look for less with another one of our favorites, RACHEL Rachel Roy: Ice Capade dress, BUY NOW, $129.

2. Ramy Brook Caftan, BUY NOW, $495
My favorite new designer Ramy Brook does it again! I purchased this fun dress in red to wear at some of my upcoming holiday events. Its asymmetrical (short) hem is flirty and it comes with its own belt that cinches below the waist for a super flattering fit. The dress is really festive in red, but it is also available in several colors!

3. Jay Godfrey Color Block dress, BUY NOW, $365
This one shoulder color block dress is a great party dress for everyone because of its flattering silhouette. Not only does cobalt blue work on all skin tones but the cut works on all body types. Sure you could pair it with black tights and pumps, but for a more holiday feel, go for metallic accents and sparkly accessories.

4. Ali Ro Sequined Lace minidress, BUY NOW, $365
Ali Ro’s mini dress is your quintessential holiday dress! With subtle striping, sequins and lace, could a New Year’s outfit really need more? Okay fine, maybe just a great pair of chandelier earrings, a statement clutch, and tights (if you are ringing in the New Year in the cold).

5. J.Crew Metallic Jacquard dress, BUY NOW, $350
Jacquard is a holiday favorite and must have. This J.Crew style is great for anyone who prefers to show off their natural waist line, as the dress has one sewn in for you. And let’s not forget that this is one of those dresses you can get away with wearing multiple times as it can be styled many different ways (think ankle booties, chunky bangles, and a studded clutch or bordeaux pumps, pendant necklace, and a velvet shoulder bag).

6. Alice & Olivia Wrapped Goddess dress, BUY NOW, $264
The Alice & Olivia Goddess dress will keep you feeling like a Goddess no matter how many hors d’oeuvres you may find yourself eating! The silk chiffon draped mini hides belly bloat and the one shoulder construction is a great way to show off your figure. If you are heading tropical for the holidays, try this style in white or dusty rose. This fab dress is a celebrity favorite and available in a variety of hot colors.

7. Urban Outfitters Cooperative Plumage dress, BUY NOW, $199
This fun dress screams party and we love it for that alone. With a chiffon top and feathered skirt, it’s hard not to want to pair this dress with your favorite spiked-heel dancing shoes.

8. Topshop Reverse Panel Bodycon dress, BUY NOW, $130
The lace panels on this dress make it truly something special, not only do they make for an alluring neckline but the cut outs on the side give any waist great definition. Because this dress has a lot of character, keep your accessories to a minimum–go with a classic timepiece, a simple pair of stud earrings, and a large vintage cocktail ring. Also, try a fun up-do to show off the lace detail!

9. The Limited Color Block dress, BUY NOW, $118
The Limited color block dress is another one of those wardrobe staples. It’s simple enough to act as a great canvas for virtually any styling you may want to add to it. Should you want a belt, go ahead and add it, a chunky necklace, certainly, patterned tights, why not? Have fun with this dress and don’t be afraid to make it your own!

10. BB Dakota Clarissa dress, BUY NOW, $110
Normally floral dresses make you think of spring, but the color palette makes this dress perfect for the holidays. The gorgeous floral pattern looks hand painted and the brush strokes give it a modern update. Love the retro style!

 

The Perfect Black Blazer at the Perfect Price


It’s important to have basic pieces like a black blazer as one of your wardrobe staples. A few weeks ago, I picked up the perfect cropped black blazer in a recent shopping excursion with my daughter Rachel to Urban Outfitters. It hits the waist at the right place, has a slightly ruched 3/4 sleeve and looks great with just about everything. I wear mine with jeans or dresses and love the versatility. The fabric feels good and the quality is amazing for the price!
Sparkle & Fade Cropped Ruched Sleeve Blazer, BUY NOW, $79

 

My Halloween Style: Edgy and Chic Skull Accessories

For years I have been into skull accessories, so in the spirit of Halloween I selected five of my favorites to share with you!

I pretty much wear this ring every day on my index finger and it seems that everyone who likes it, buys one for themselves.  The positioning of the skulls make it very subtle and understated so a great option if you want to keep your inner Goth under wraps.

Buy Now, Alexander McQueen Twin Skull Ring, $195

My daughter Rachel and I were perusing Urban Outfitters for family holiday gift ideas and found this skull wine stopper.  Priced right and makes a great stocking stuffer.

Buy Now, Urban Outfitters Bottle Stopper Skull, $12

I can’t help selecting another accessory from Alexander McQueen.  I saw this scarf and love the lavender skulls (I am currently obsessed with all things purple).  The cashmere will keep your neck warm this winter!

Buy Now, Alexander McQueen Pink Petal Skull Scarf Pashmina, $595

Rachel and I popped into Kitson on a quick shopping excursion when we were in LA a few weeks ago.  We found this this cool mirror which now hangs in her room.  I love it too!

Buy Now, Kitson Skull Mirror Mosaic, $38

I think these cuff links are so hip and masculine.  They are great for the male who is a bit rock and roll or biker chic.

Buy Now, Ralph Lauren Enamel Skull Cufflinks, $450

Buy Sparkle & Fade Paperbag Short, $48

Buy Sparkle & Fade Paperbag Short, $48

  • Can be worn in an assortment of ways
  • We like tightening the belt for a skirt-like, waist-flattering effect, or tucking in a tank and leaving loose around the hips for a boyishly a-line look

Shop the Full Story: Look Fab for The Fourth of July

Buy Urban Outfitters Classic Metal Aviators, $14

Buy Urban Outfitters Classic Metal Aviators, $14

  • Classic aviators with a polished metal frame and tinted lenses
  • Slim, plastic-dipped arms; 100% UV protection

Shop the Full Story: Best Summer Fashion Lust-haves and Must-haves

White Hot Summer Fashion

When all you can think about in the summer heat is comfort and staying cool, white items are the go-to pieces that make a statement. And the best part about wearing a white ensemble? It’s a blank canvas, ready and waiting to be accessorized . Just make sure you’re wearing the correct undergarments to prevent that dreaded VPL!

Dresses:

Go elegant yet subtle with this Ani Lee Taryn Dress as seen on Jamie Chung of Hangover 2. The plunging neckline and short hem is sexy while the classic cut and simple style is perfect for day or evening. Pair it with minimal accessories so the white can really stand out.
Buy Now, $299

Cutouts with intricate detailing seem to be all the rage right now. The front of the Sparkle and Fade Cutout Bustier Dress looks prim and proper, or even business casual but the back is a pleasant surprise of flirty triangle cutouts.
Buy Now, $69

Maxi dresses are still an “it” item this season. Featuring a scoop neckline, racerback with macramé straps, the ASOS Macramé Back Beach Dress is trendy and super comfortable. Add a statement necklace and you’re good to go!
Buy Now, $60

Tops:

People say a black blazer is the ultimate closet staple. But a summer white one is just as crucial. Blazers in general are such timeless pieces that can dress up any outfit. Pair this Silence and Noise Boyfriend Blazer with a bright outfit and watch the heads turn. The clinched sleeves are also a cute, subtle touch.
Buy Now, $60-$80

Tired of plain white-tees? This Linen Lace-Up Tee from Calypso St. Barth is like a white-tee with a grungy feel. Love the lace-up neckline with antique brass grommets- great look with a pair of feathered earrings.
Buy Now, $85

Make a big statement with a big bow. This Derek Lam Sleeveless Blouse is sophisticated and fun – so versatile that you can wear it to work and straight to happy hour.
Buy Now, $550

Bottoms:

Denim is a classic, so why not try white denim this summer? These BDG Twill Ankle Cigarette Pants are super skinny and stylish. Just add a cute top and accessorize accordingly.
Buy Now, $49

Speaking of classics, white shorts are also a wardrobe must-have! These cuffed Helmut Lang Jacquard Facet Shorts will make your legs look miles long and it feature a tonal jacquard pattern that’s chic and subtle. A silk chiffon belt that buckles at the back is also attached.
Buy Now, $160

Accessories:

The Proenza Schouler (PS1) bag has become a celebrity “it” item ever since its debut. The sleek and clean look of the PS1 with it’s multiple pockets, top-handle and removable shoulder strap (great for functionality) has made it a must-have for celebs such as Reese Witherspoon, Vanessa Hudgens, and the Olsen twins.
Buy Now, $1,995

Michael Kors PU Chronograph Watch is polished, sleek, and sophisticated. This all-white timepiece reminds us of the Chanel watch sans the high price tag.
Buy Now, $195

A great piece of jewelry can be the key item to an entire outfit. Dress up any basic tee shirt or sun dress with this Kate Spade Fiorella Bib Necklace and voilà! Instant drama and glam.
Buy Now, $248

Look chic and protect your face from the sun with a cool pair of white shades. These oversized sunglasses by Roberto Cavalli feature round frames with a curved cut-out design to the temples, gold toned logo detailing on the arms and graduated tinted lenses. They will compliment any outfit, white or not!
Buy Now, $440

A big white hat is a great option especially in the summer heat, and perfect to protect your face from additional sun exposure. Achieve a playful look with this Floppy Summer Hat from American Apparel. You won’t even need any other accessories.
Buy Now, $38

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