Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Winter Floral

Winter is a culmination of frigid unpleasantries: Frankenstorms, seasonal depression, brown grass and colorless trees...  Perhaps the only redemptive quality of the change in seasons is the opportunity to hibernate in cozy sweaters, textured knits, fur (faux or real, your choice), and all other fabulous  wintry accouterments.  As the vestiges of the cold slowly give way to Spring's lush, vibrant blossoms, I find myself savoring my favorite seasonal looks; most particularly, the winter floral.  This long-sleeved, deep-hued Isabel Marant dress is perfect for layering and looks great whether you are trudging through snow in your hunter boots or wishing winter farewell in woven platforms.

The Winter Floral: Etoile by Isabel Marant (V.O.D)
Woven Platforms: Robert Clergerie X Carven (Barney's Co-Op)
Studded Coco Bag:Alexander Wang (Alexander Wang)
Sunnies: Elizabeth and James (Neiman Marcus)

Head-wrap: Sessùn (Sessùn)
Polka Dot Jacket: Vintage Sonia Rykiel (Come on Eileen, great vintage spot in Paris)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Neon Accessory


While there is something intrinsically chic about head to toe black, sometimes a girl needs a pop of color.  Incorporating bright accessories is an easy way to spruce up any LBD.  Pairing neon accessories with darker base colors is the best way to avoid looking like a walking glow-stick.  This geometric Marc by Marc Jacobs sweater dress is the ideal blank canvas to fill with vivid, imaginative hues.  Sometimes the best part of any outfit begins south of the ankles.  While I am partial to boots and platforms, I succumbed to the playful appeal of these tiger, suede, neon green Kenzo ballet flats. 
Knit Dress: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Saks)
Head Scarf: Hermes (Hermes)
Tiger Baller Flats: Kenzo (Colette)
Rings: Assorted (Saint Laurent, Anna Sui, Modewalk)
Bag: Angel Jackson (V.O.D)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The "It" Bag: Céline Luggage Tote

Generally, I believe trends are both fleeting and cyclical.  I try not to succumb to the appeal of “It” bags because, let’s be honest, a bag can’t be it forever (unless we’re talking about Chanel quilted lambskin).  More often than not, after their fifteen minutes of fame, they begin to pervade the perimeter of tacky (Think Stephen Sprouse Graffiti for Louis Vuitton or Kim Kardashian toting around a Birkin etc…).  However, despite my hesitations about “It” bags, I simply could not resist Céline's Luggage Tote with sumptuous suede siding and gilded golden hardware.  The best thing about this tote is its ability to make any ensemble ten times more stylish.  Dear Céline, if loving you is wrong, I don’t want to be right. 
On a side note, lovely Rebecca from the super chic blog The Plus Side of Me was kind enough to include me on her list of curvy bloggers.  Check it out HERE:
Dragonfly Wing Jacquard Dress: Alexander McQueen
Ankle Boots: Vince Camuto
Navy Jacket with Gold Buttons:Vintage Chanel (Gabrielle Geppert)
Leggings: Sassybax (Neiman Marcus)
Bag: Céline (Saks)
Polka Dot Jacket: Vintage Sonia Rykiel (Come on Eileen, great vintage spot in Paris)