Theory jacket, Rag & Bone dress, Thierry Lasry sunglasses, Dolce & Gabbana iPhone case, Isotoner gloves, Alexander McQueen bracelet, Alexandre Birman shoes, Topshop shorts, Zara blouse, Phillip Lim bag, Heels.com shoes, Butter London nail polish, Marc by Marc Jacobs watch, BCBG bag, Dannijo Necklace, House of Holland sunglasses, NEFF hat
While the classic black and white combination is one of those trends that doesn’t seem to ever go out of style, it seems to be ever prevalent this fall in the form of separates. In just about every store I’ve been into recently, there’s limited color and an overload of black and white clothes and accessories, one store most noticeable being Intermix.
What’s great about the trend is that it doesn’t require a lot of effort, and it’s easy to find versatile and expensive-looking pieces regardless of your budget. Plus, it’s assumed everyone has at least one solid black and white piece in their closet, so you can easily mix and match the old with the new.
Shop my favorite black and white clothes, shoes, accessories and nail polish above, which although are suitable for all year round, are getting me super excited for Halloween.
If there’s one woman I can always count on, it’s my mom. She’s the one who will run to the Zara flagship if I’m not in town and pick me up enough pieces to stop my “I have nothing to wear” crisis. Most importantly, she’s the one who listens to me when I’m down, super excited, or in a mood that is somewhere in between. There are so many other moments where I continuously appreciate everything she does for me, and she truly is my best friend.
This Mother’s Day, remind your mom how much she means to you with one or two of these gift ideas. That is, of course in addition to a fun day planned, like Sunday brunch and a viewing of Gatsby, or simply a phone call if you’re at a distance.
Below are my gift picks.
1. Diptyque candle
2. Theodora & Callum scarf
3. Chanel nail polish
4. Caran d’Ache pens
5. Laduree macaroons
6. Threshold soap dish
7. Rachel Zoe bracelet
8. Prada wallet
9. Pucci USB
10. Powerocks portable charger
11. Jonathan Adler vase
12. Jo Malone perfume
13. See by Chloe key chain
14. J.Crew bracelet
15. Dannijo ring
Sigerson Morrison‘s NYC flagship is like a toy store for women who have a love for all things shoes and accessories. I’m one of girls, always feeling as though you can never have too many shoes, especially when finding a pair at the right price. Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of my shoe shopping online, but there’s nothing like going into one of your favorite shoe designer’s flagship stores in the heart of Soho, where the styles, colors, and price points are endless. What I love just as much as the store’s shoes, comprised of both the Sigerson Morrison and Belle by Sigerson Morrison brands, is the super chic and glamorous selection of accessories, including jewelry from Dannijo, sunglasses from Super, and bags from The Cambridge Satchel Company. The combination makes for a luxe shopping experience, and I enjoy going back time and time again.
By the way, there’s a sale on the Sigerson Morrison website up to 70% off (end of the season). Check it out–it’s worth it.
28 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
Mara Hoffman $165
Coachella is one of the most popular music festivals around the world–I look at it as the west coast version (it’s in California) of Ultra Music Festival. It’s full of bloggers, celebs, music junkies and of course talent, making it the place to be. The lineup is incredible, including David Guetta, Radio Head, The Black Keys and Avicii. The key to getting your groove on while still looking concert-chic is wearing light pieces that protect you from the sun, (it takes place outside) incorporating pops of color, and being comfortable. Above are my favorites.
ASOS Fluro Sequin Collar $26.86
Nine West $99
It’s officially March! Although it sounds great to think about upcoming holidays, warmer temperatures and light ensembles, it’s still chilly outside, so it’s not time to put away your winter wardrobe just yet. However, to satisfy both your pre-spring fever and the reality of keeping warm while it’s still cool, spice up your outfit with some fun transitional accessories; whether it’s a detachable collar, neon clutch, sapphire shades, pastel cocktail ring or metallic platform sandal. Click on the images to go directly to the item’s website.
If there’s one thing I can’t get enough of, it’s DANNIJO jewelry. The perfect combination of glamour, edge and color, DANNIJO jewelry designers (and sisters), Jodie and Danielle Snyder, know how to make a fashion statement. I love all DANNIJO pieces, but the Spring 2012 collection is particularly special, especially the earrings.
My favorite earrings, which are featured above, contain bright colors (a combination of both neons and pastels) adorable skulls, futuristic-like stones, long chains, and an eclectic mix of Swarovski crystals used throughout.
Each one of the earrings are perfect for giving a simple outfit a pop of color, yet can also act as a nice complement to a brighter outfit. They scream chic without being “too too”.
If starting a whole new section in my wardrobe took about the same amount of time as creating a virtual wardrobe on the internet, I’d first rush to pastels. The trend is quickly making its way to the fashioniverse, becoming more and more apparent in editorials, department store windows, and so on. My love for pastels grew when browsing Barneys and Bergdorfs over the weekend.
Pastels are said to be the new neon come Spring (although I’ll never give neons up). Pastels definitely scream “girly” to me; I don’t know if it’s the colors themselves or the fact that many women in Palm Beach over Easter tend to wear anything and everything pastel. Probably a combination of both.
Pastels can be worn beautifully if fashioned the right way. I would not wear more than two pastels in the same outfit, but I would mix them with your edgier pieces to create a soft and hard play on the eyes. Below are my favorite pastels that can easily be mixed and matched with basic pieces that you most likely already own.
J Brand jeans, Acne sweater, Dior eyeshadow, Dior lipgloss, Dior nail polish, Equipment blouse, Bobbi Brown eyeshadow, Topman socks
Dannijo bangles, ASOS earrings, DSW flats, Steve Madden platforms, ASOS belt, ASOS handbag, Amomuito earrings, Modcloth wedges
1. Marc by Marc Jacobs, $65
2. MICHAEL Michael Kors, $40
3. Juicy Couture, $68
4. Rebecca Minkoff, $78
5. RAWSON for DANNIJO, $75
6. Tory Burch, $225
1. Rebecca Minkoff, $38
2. Diane Von Furstenberg, $28
3. Kate Spade, $40
4. Marc by Marc Jacobs, $38
5. Kate Spade, $35
6. Keep Calm & Carry On, $8
I just got the white iPhone 4s, and I am absolutely obsessed with it. From my eclectic mix of applications to the sleek aesthetic and my funky Apple “Birds Nest” case, I cannot believe it took me so long to move away from the Blackberry and onto the iPhone. I’m also loving the iPad, and can’t wait to [hopefully] receive it for the holidays.
Some of my favorite apps that I have just downloaded are Pose, which is great for bloggers, Words With Friends (completely addictive–I’d love Alec Baldwin to be my partner), Elle Astrology Daily (a fabulous horoscope, which is almost always accurate), Instagram (perfect for taking cool pictures), and Tiny Wings, a silly game, just to name a few.
To go with these fabulous pieces of technology, you need a great case to go with it–something fashionable and practical.
The perfect gift for the holidays.