Nice Buns!

streetstyle7925-webWe’re making our way towards spring and that usually means a more laid back approach to beauty and fashion.  As temps rise and humidity starts to wreak havoc, we need sure fire styles to keep our mane under control.

Chignon’s and buns are not just for grandma’s anymore.  The 21st century re-vamp has made buns ultra cool and sophisticated.  Whether pulled low at the nape or high on the crown, wrapping our hair up has made skipping shampoo’s that much easier.  xoxo

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Get Me to The Met

beyonce_67Monday night was the annual Met Ball Gala.  This night celebrates the annual opening of the Metropolitan Museum‘s fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute where we also got Krums exhibition and trade show stands with all the fashion old and new.  It’s no secret that the gala is the Oscars of the fashion world and this year was no exception.  The theme was punk rock, so as you can imagine not a whole lot was held back.  Regardless of what you may think of the fashions on this night, one thing you can’t deny is the commitment to rock! xoxo

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blake-lively-met-ball-2013-red-carpet-01Regardless of theme, beauty always wins out in the end.  Blake did it right.

A Ballerina Moment

reg_1024.amy.cm.22513_copyI think there’s a moment in every little girls life that we dream about being a ballerina. Pink tutu’s worn 24/7, for years, is common place in a girls world.  As time passes we start believing, (or get told) that tulle is better left for quinceaneras. 😉

Last night at the Oscars’s, a few women had their ballerina moment, and they were stunning.  My personal favorite was Amy Adams in an amazing, tulle filled, Oscar De La Renta gown.  Nobody does ballerina better than Oscar.  His designs walk the red carpet, season after season, with fantasy written all over it.

Over the years we’ve had some unforgettable ballerina moments.  Amy Adams at last nights Oscars, SJP in a heart stopping Versace gown in Sex and The City, and Penelope Cruz gliding in a Donna Karan design, just to name a few.  It goes to show that the ballerina within is alive and kicking.  I can only hope that when it’s time to fulfill my ballerina dream, layers and layers of tulle is what’s there to catch me.  Happy Monday.  xoxo

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Style Inspiration! Mom’s

I thought that with Mother’s day coming up profiling some fashionable mom’s would be appropriate.  I know we’ve all heard it, “being a mom is hard work.”  Not only is it emotionally taxing, it’s physically exhausting.  Getting dressed usually takes a backseat to organizing breakfast and getting out the door.  Although a mom’s lifestyle is grounded in realistic dressing, finding our own sense of style and “chicness” is not impossible. Keeping clean lines and simple silhouettes, will undoubtably help keep our sanity.  Happy Mother’s Day. xoxo

Gisele

Miranda

Gwyneth

SJP

Jessica

Victoria Secrets Inside All of Us

Watching the Victoria Secret Fashion show the other night got me thinking, do women really wear this stuff!?  Obviously, for performance purposes, the show is a theatrical depiction of what women really wear and do at bedtime…prance around in bras and underwear, waving to walls that are full of admiration for them.  No really, I actually enjoyed the show and the models are ridiculously beautiful, so it’s a fun piece of pop culture to watch.

When it comes to lingerie, I’m as simple as they come.  Natori, Hanky Panky’s, Juicy sweats and a Cosabella tank are as risque as I get.  With that said, it’s nice to have quality underpinnings.  Well made pieces with luxurious fabrics always make for comfortable, proper laying clothes.  Having underwires not digging into our sides and panties not riding up our bums is and should always be the goal.  So the next time you’re out updating your lingerie drawer, maybe do a catwalk pose in the mirror.  At the very least you’ll be laughing instead of crying.  xoxo

A silk cami with pearls is always practical…I wore some after seeing “Carrie” with them (what is wrong with me!?).

Maybe getting back to basics is the call

High Heels May Be Hazardous…

A recent study came out (by a comfy shoe company, btw) that stated, wearing heels more than 3 inches high increases our chances of falling and sustaining injury.  Well…I don’t think this is telling us anything we didn’t already know.  Speaking from experience, I don’t wear heels because they’re comfortable, I wear them because i’m height impaired and I want to give the illusion that i’m a supermodel!

Lately, there’s been a lot of press in regards to who is “king” of the high heels.  After a long reign of just being considered a conservative, classic shoe, it looks like Manolo Blahnik is making his way back to the throne.  Regardless of who you find to be more wearable or “comfortable”, if you’re going to be traipsing in 6 inch heels, at least have someone next to you to pick you up off of floor;).   xoxo

Boots are Made for Walking!

It’s difficult to be talking about boots, where here on the west coast we’ve had a week long of 100 degree temps.  But as bizarrely warm as it’s been, being caught off guard in flip flops isn’t so cute!

Boots are taking all shapes and sizes for the moment.  Short, tall, leather or suede, all are ripe for the picking.  I’m really loving saddle colored boots right now.  Actually, saddle colored anything (hint: bag) is my latest obsession.  Maison Martin Margiela has an amazing distressed pair that keep trying to lure me in.  Whether worn with a skirt or skinnies, find a pair that are not only comfortable, but that you keep taking out of your closet season after season.  Enjoy the summer days while we have them, but know it’s a changing soon.  xoxo

 

Cover Up!

Not only are coats a trend, Vive le rouge!

Statement coats are just one of the top trends for fall 2011. And honestly, probably one of my favorites. This is one of those accessories that when purchased with some thought behind it, will last you a lifetime. I know that some of the heavy wool and tweed textiles are beautiful and tempting, but if you’re living in sunny So.Ca, that statement piece might only being talking to you from the closet. Of course, my east coast friends have the opposite to think about.

When purchasing coats or jackets, remember their function. Short, long, fur or leather, they all play a specific role. I’d say go ahead on a splurge, but be mindful in your mindset. xoxo

My ultimate splurge. Celine motorcycle jacket
Capes are here to stay
Rachel Zoe faux fur and leather. Priced right!
SJP in fuchsia.