Are You A Diamond?

Diamond Body Type

Sally lapointe
$3,650 – farfetch.com

Michael kor
theoutnet.com

Dolce & Gabbana ballet shoes
$270 – pret-a-beaute.com

Gold jewelry
$24 – debenhams.com

Michael kor
asos.com

Tory burch
toryburch.com

Diane Von Furstenberg Green Derah Blouse

Diane von Furstenberg

Just a short post with the help of polyvore for all you Diamonds out there – if you are diamond-shaped (your waist is larger than the bust and hips) here’s a great set for you. Style tip: balance your bottom half by adding interest and volume to your top half – that could be through a ruffled top, a structured colored jacket or a killer necklace. And not for anything, but that mint DVF top is pretty amazing! 🙂

Never Too Early for Nautical

Who doesnt love Polyvore? Its like a candy store for fashion lovers!

Here’s an early spring ensemble with a nautical flair…

Welcome to Polyvore!

 

2013 Trend Alert – Which is Right for You?

Happy New Year! This is always an exciting time for stylists as it screams new and fresh on the fashion front. What is everyone wearing for spring? What are the hot colors? What textures and fabrics are top of the list? It can be a bit daunting to try and navigate your way through the newest trends and then have to figure out which you can actually pull off – so…..to help out a bit we have collected some top trends for 2013 and some pretty fun ways to incorporate them into your everyday wardrobe. Lets trend it!

1. Metallics

I think metallics are such a great way to dress up any outfit, but this spring they are stealing the scene in casual wear, check out these sneakers from Asos shoes that will add some bling to any outfit:

If this isn’t really your “speed”, try adding a metallic as another accessory to your outfit – like a cool Michael Kors clutch or some fab nail polish seen here:

                              

2. Greens

The green palette is making quite a statement this season – shades ranging from mint to emerald are being spotted everywhere. Women with darker hair look stunning in a more jeweled-toned shade, these dresses from Michael Kors, Vera Wang and Reem Acra hit the mark:

Shades of Green

For an option that is a little more affordable, here’s a sweet dress from LOFT that won’t break the bank at about $80 or accessorize with this bubble necklace from J. Crew for $70:

Sleeveless Crepe Dress    J.Crew Bubble 18-karat gold-plated resin necklace

3. Bold Stripes

Ok, these guys are EVERYWHERE and I couldn’t be happier! I absolutely adore stripes! They scream nautical, classy, timeless and effortless to me. I think this trend could be my fave for this season. If you are full-figured then stay away from horizontal stripes as they could make you appear larger – opt for diagonal or vertical stripes which are instantly slimming. If you have a boyish body type then horizontal stripes could give you the illusion on curves – so go for it! I love stripes on skirts, camis, tees, blouses and blazers. They can be equally as eye-catching on smaller accessories like scarves and bags, too, though. Here are some great options from Banana Republic to choose from:

This diagonal striped tee is only $39.50

Striped skirt $89.50

The ultimate striped trench for $198 – major!

Dont be afraid of multi-colored stripes either…this little number is from Anthropologie for $148

Lauri Dress

4. Lace

This trend can be so, so feminine and chic but can quickly cross over to racy and risqué pretty quickly. A tip for keeping it classy –  if the lace is of a sheer texture then underlay it with an appropriate cami, it will look positively Grace Kelly-ish and leave a little to the imagination!

Loving this cardigan from Banana, drooling over this lace cuff from Stella & Dot for $98 and this lace skirt from Jolie Moi for $29:

Lace front cardigan                    Beige pencil skirt

So what’s your favorite trend for the season? Which will you be sporting this spring? Remember, make the trend work for your personal style, no need to wear something  just because its “on trend” – make sure you love it and have fun with it!

Stuff My Stocking

Well, shoppers – 13 days left for you to purchase those perfect gifts for your loved ones and friends. The holidays just seem to creep up on us every single year, no? Every year in October I repeat a mantra to myself …I will be done shopping by December 1…and, uh, every year, I do not even BEGIN until December 1. Oh well, I guess as long as the shopping is done by the 25th we’ve completed a major accomplishment!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE stocking stuffers- I would rather get smaller gifts in my stocking than one big gift…I’ve always been that way! What has been your favorite stocking gift that you have given or received? If you still have a “stuffer” on your list that you need to buy for here are some of my top picks with a little help from some of my favorite sites and stores.

1. Love this Knotty Ring, $14 from http://www.shop.cheek.ie.com/

Knotty Ring

2. The Little Dictionary of Fashion Book, $19.95 from http://www.shopbop.com/

the-little-directory-of-fashion-$13

3. Kate Spade Hello IPhone Case, $40 from http://www.katespade.com/

kate-spade-iphone-case-$40

4. Precision Cutter, $6.99 from http://www.thecontainerstore.com/

5. Cabledrop Cord Clips, $9.99 for 6 from http://www.thecontainerstore.com/

6. Tipping Teacups, $20 from http://www.uncommongoods.com/

Tipping Teacup

7. Glitter Case, $22.50 from http://www.jcrew.com/ 

I.AM.IN.LOVE.WITH.THIS!!

Glitter case for iPhone 4

8. Painted Amaryllis Measuring Cups, $38.00 from http://www.anthropologie.com/

Painted Amaryllis Measuring Cups

Oh, the possibilities are endless when talking of stocking stuffers…hope you get inspired by this little list and maybe pick up one of these for yourself! 😉

All I Want for Christmas Is…

Every year I tell my husband that I don’t need any gifts for Christmas. Every year. Then right around this time, uhm, every year, I start backtracking and throwing out little hints to him about some of the things that I NEED (aka want) this holiday season. My list seems to grow as the ultimate gift-giving day creeps closer but here are a few of my “must haves” right now.

1. Sweater Boots Socks / Legwarmers: totally obsessed with these this fall/winter! I think I will be making my own out of some old sweaters but if you’re not up for that project you can find some at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom’s and many other retailers but here are a few of my faves from Pinterest:

http://blogging2fun9785.blogspot.com/

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http://indulgy.com/do/from/83893443281

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http://www.mydailyrandomness.com/2011/11/fashion-leg-warmers-boots.html

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2. Ankle Boots: So many to choose from! Here are some that can be versatile for most of your wardrobe:

A fab pair from Anthropologie:

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/shoes-boots/25626169.jsp

Cableknit Booties

Nordstrom loveliness here:

http://www.stylesays.com/#!/stores/nordstrom.com/26346/?ch=h.pt.edaniels1&rf=11724

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And last but not least, Coach classiness:

http://copious.com/listings/coach-gabrielle-kidsuede-black-boot

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3. Winter Shorts: love these as you can dress them up with textured tights and trendy ankle boots or to-the-knee boots or even over-the-knee boots.

http://www.theblondesalad.com/2010/12/shorts-in-winter.html

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http://www.blondeepisodes.com/2011/11/we-wear-short-shortsin-winter.html

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4. Bangles – uhm, because a girl can never have too many of these 🙂

http://indulgy.com/post/2VybDCxVF1/tory-burch-hinged-bangles#/search/tory%20burch/page/3

Tory Burch hinged lovelies

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https://www.beyondtherack.com/auth/register?invite=type158&no_fb=1

Burberry Color block in Peacock

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http://www.bagborroworsteal.com/jewelry/hermes-set-of-3-bangles/13140//0&posCol=&posRow=&page=-1&a=1

Hermes stacked bangles

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Well, this is my short list – whats on yours? Do tell!

A Walk on the Wild Side

Some of us shriek at the words “animal print” because our minds only go to a couple specific places – leopard and zebra…which, well lets face it, can seem old and played out at times. This fall, however, we are seeing many other animals stepping up and taking their rightful place on clothing, accessories, etc. It’s a bit refreshing to see horses, elephants and eagles -c’mon those leopards and zebras needed a bit of a break anyway. If you’re an animal lover, why not wear one on your sweater or accessorize your outfit with a great animal-inspired piece of jewelry? Need some inspiration?

Here are some of my wild picks for fall…I saw some of these on Pinterest, Real Simple and Etsy –  they are oh so cute!

Wimberly Inc Enamel Bracelets at www.wimberlyinc.com $44 each

Wimberly Inc Enamel Bracelets

UK Style by French Connection Dress at sears.com $68

UK Style by French Connection Chiffon Dress

Tory Burch Sweater at toryburch.com $495 (SPLURGE option and very foxy!)

Tory Burch Wool Sweater

Peacock nail manicure opi.com approx. $20

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Hand-painted Elephant TOMS Shoes at  http://www.etsy.com/listing/76289242/elephant-toms-shoes $73

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FNO at NYC

I had such a blast last night traveling around to different stores and hotels, it was like one big fashion party throughout the city. Here are some pics from some stores around Times Square…the sales were great, the food was fab, the gift bags were cute and the store associates were so helpful and happy. Some items that we continue to see for the fall: colored denim, classic trenches, military looks and lots of gold. The shots below are from LOFT, The Gap and Sephora. I also attended a full-figured fashion show at the Yotel which was super fun – hey, the girls from Jerseylicious were there 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And, of course, one of my purchases from FNO was an absolute STEAL. These amazing laced heels were $100 and I stole bought them for $26. I admit, not my usual $4.77 deal but a nice one, none the less.

If you didn’t get a chance to get in on Fashion Night Out don’t worry – most of the clothes are still waiting for you at the store – waiting for you to pick them up for fall! 🙂