Saturday, October 26, 2013

The One Product Every Woman (And Man) Should Own


The one product I tell all of the my clients that they need to buy is a streamer.  It was only two years ago that I bought my steamer, and it has changed my life.  Gone are the days of ironing.  Whether it is a cotton dress, silk top, or a pair of jeans that just came out of the wash and were air dried, I use my streamer on everything.  It is very easy to use and takes a third of the time as ironing, and in my opinion, does a better job.  I use mine just about every morning, leaving the house without a wrinkle and so does my husband, as it simple and fast enough for him to use too.  I bought this travel version by ESTEAM because is perfect to pack in my bag when going out of town or to to bring over clients houses.  So go ahead and add one to your wardrobe, it will change your life too, I promise.

You can get the ESTEAM Personal Hand Held Streamer here at Amazon.com

Friday, October 25, 2013

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat




Happy Friday Everyone!  Do you all have fun plans for the weekend, maybe Halloween related?  I am excited to see my niece and nephew dressed up and will be taking them to my neighborhood costume parade.  In case you need some last minute Halloween ideas or want to get into the spirit for next Thursday, above are some cute items that will spook up your outfit.  All the items are from Asos.com and best yet, everything is 10% off now through October 28th.  Just enter the code 10XTRA at checkout.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Slipdress



This past summer I was cleaning out my closet and came across this slip dress from Cynthia Vincent, which I also own in black.  Thinking that the slip dress was long outdated, I was about to throw it into my donate pile when I froze.  For some reason I just couldn't get myself to part with it, and instead I threw it into my pajama drawer thinking it would be perfect to sleep in (which hasn't happened).  Fast forward to the present and realizing that slip dresses are once again fashionable, I couldn't be happier that I kept mine.  They are great paired with boots and leather jackets giving you that 90's grunge feel.  I know I recently said that I am not a huge fan of the grunge look (here), but I thought I would give it a try and show you how I make it fit into my own style.





I added a cashmere cardigan to my dress instead of a leather jacket giving it a softer feel.  I finished the look with gold jewelry and black leather bag and boots to add that slight tough girl edge.





If you're looking for a good slip dress, I recommend Zara, as they have a few on my wish list.  This one below will probably be my next purchase.

get it here


get it here

get it here


 I also love this one from Haute Hippie

get it here

Twelfth Street By Cynthia Vincent Dress
Vince Sweater
Rosegold Boots
Foley and Corinna Bag
Lisa Freede, Stella and Dot Necklace
Vita Fede, Bracelets
Vita Fede Ring

Monday, October 21, 2013

Obsession of the Week: Chanel Chain Boots


The second I laid eyes on these boots from Chanel's fall/winter collection, I fell in love. Between the patent leather and chains they scream punk that's super chic.  In my opinion, they are the epitome of cool. 

 Photoed above is the tall version of the boot, below are photos of bloggers sporting the short version

Chiara of The Blonde Salad


Jennifer of  Native Fox

Kristina of Kayture

For now, one can only dream....

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Black, Blue and Plaid




As many of you have probably noticed, the 90's are back in a big way.  Between the comeback of slip dresses and plaid everything (dresses, shirts, pants, coats), channeling Clueless' Cher has never been more fashionable.  I however, have never been a big fan of plaid.  I am more of an 80's girl as the grunge look just is't for me.  Nevertheless, when pumpkin picking with my niece and nephew this weekend, I couldn't think of a more appropriate time to wear plaid.  I bought this one by Joie a couple of years ago and was excited to pull it out of my closet.  With the black and blue color and ruffle details that soften the shirt, it was a plaid that was more me. 



Black and blue, especially navy, are one of my favorite color combinations this fall.  That's what first drew my eye to this plaid shirt.  I finished the look with navy suede booties, a fringe bag, a black (faux) leather jacket, and gold jewelry.






This jacket is from Blank NYC and I love the way it drapes. It is a perfect throw-on for this time of year and a great alternative to buying a real leather jacket. For more on the brand, click here.



If your're looking for a good plaid shirt, I recomend this one by Rails






Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.  Thanks for reading!

Joie Shirt
J Brand Jeans
Blank NYC Jacket
Yosi Samra Booties
GoldenBleu Bag
Armani Sunnies
Vita Fede, Stella & Dot Bracelets
Stella & Dot necklace

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sunless Tanners




I love almost everything about the fall.  The change in weather allowing you to put cozy sweaters on, wearing boots with just about every outfit, apple picking, baking with said apples, and seeing the trees change all sorts of beautiful colors.  There is actually only one thing I don't enjoy about the fall, and that's the fading of the tan that took all summer to perfect.  Yes, I have been looking in the mirror the past couple of days only to have a pale refection starting back at me.  So I decided it's time to try some self tanner.  In the past I have found two that I have been happy with.  The first being L'Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self Tanning Lotion and the second being Tan Towel Self-Tan Towelettes.  Both of these products left me with a bronzed glow that wasn't too orangy, but the smell always seemed to bother me.  Although the scent of self tanner was faint, and I am the only person who probably could smell it, it still daunted me that is was there.  After doing a search of top rated self tanners I decided to try St. Tropez Gradual Tan.  I have only heard good things about the brand and am excited to give it a test run.  Today was my first application and I have to say I am very impressed with the smell.  There isn't a hint of that self tanner scent but instead a pretty lotion aroma.  I will use it over the next week and update you with my review.  In the meantime, if you have used St. Tropez Gradual Tan, please tell me what you think.  Did I make the right self tanning choice?

 Hope you're enjoying your week!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Over The Knee Boots

Over The Knee Boots





1. Stuart Weitzman 5050 boot here
2. Top Shop Destiny Boot here
3. Christian Louboutin Armurabotta boot here
4. Vince Camuto boot here
5. Stuart Weitzman Highland boot here

Over the knee boots are back this season as a must have, and I'm loving them!  I love their versatility as you can wear them with skirts, leggings or skinny jeans.  They add a bit of edge and sexiness to any outfit and I'm so happy the fall weather has arrived so I can pull mine out the the closet.  Above are some of my favorite picks for over the knee boots.  Will you be wearing them this season?

photo courtesy whowhatwear.com

Monday, October 14, 2013

Pink Coats

MSGM

Club Monaco Stella Coat

By Malene Birger Bugsy Wool Blend Coat

 Zara Masculine Studio Overcoat


Top Shop Fluffy Swing Boyfriend Coat

Pink Coats are a must have this fall and winter.  My favorite thing about a great coat is how you can throw it on over anything, even pajamas, and look put together.  With all of the black, grey and navy overtaking the color palette this season, a pink coat adds just a touch of softness to your outfit.  However, I love how these coats are a bit over-sized adding a masculine touch so they aren't too girlie.  Above are some of my favorite picks.