Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Navy Stripes for Spring

Navy stripes are as old as the hills but they're still my favorite look for spring/summer. There's just something about navy stripes that always looks young and fresh despite being such a timeless style. Don't get me wrong, I love a fun warm weather trend, but every summer I always go back to my classic navy striped pieces. If you invest in a high quality striped dress, wedge or bag you can count on wearing it every spring and summer for the next five years. Talk about trend-proof!

Don't believe me? Check out this mini-history on navy stripes.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Street Chic: Coachella Edition


Coachella is starting to go the way of Fashion Week in the sense that the focus has shifted from the main event (the fashion shows and performers) to who is attending and what are they wearing. I have never been an avid festival goer (camping out in a field is not my favorite activity), but I must admit that I enjoy following the fashion at the two-weekend event. The key at Coachella is the right mix of fashion and function because standing all day in the hot, sunny California dessert just can't be done in six inch stilettos. These are my favorite looks from the past two weekends:

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hey, Did You Hear...


A look at the changing fashion of Mad Men - CNN 

Lady Gaga's un-retouched Versace ad has been leaked - Fashionista

The CEO of Goop is leaving the company - Racked 

Lauren Santo Domingo is Pinterest gold - Vogue

All the looks from the Duchess of Cambridge's trip to New Zealand and Australia - The Telegraph


Have a great weekend!


Friday, April 18, 2014

A Look at Splendid's First Handbag Collection

I discovered Splendid a while back on one of my many (many!) shopping trips to Anthropologie with my sisters, and I've been a fan of their amazing t-shirts and classic comfy staples ever since. 


Having cornered the upscale market on stylish, comfortable clothing for women and kids, Splendid has branched out and recently debuted their first-ever handbag collection. The 53-piece spring/summer collection is full of fun, warm-weather colors in a variety of styles, including clutches, totes, wrist-lets and bucket bags that are great for both work and play.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday Night Cocktail: Pomegranate - Key Lime Vodka Cocktail


Image and Recipe via Cooking Light

Makes 4 cocktails

Ingredients

1/4 cup sugar 
1/4 cup water
1 cup club soda
1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice 
1/2 cup vodka 
3 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice* (about 3 limes)
Crushed ice
Key lime slices

Directions

Combine sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes or just until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; cool.

Combine sugar syrup, club soda, pomegranate juice, vodka, and lime juice. Place crushed ice in a martini shaker; add about 3/4 cup pomegranate mixture. Cover and shake. Strain into a glass. Garnish with lime slice, if desired. 

*If you can't get your hands on key limes, you can always use regular ones


Cheers!



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Street Chic: Cat Deeley


I only discovered British TV presenter Cat Deeley recently but I have enjoyed following her style transformation. What has stood out the most is the stark contrast between what she wears in the UK and what she wears while working in Los Angeles. Here in the States we have east coast/west coast style differences, but the style jump from across the pond is even more pronounced. I have to hand to Cat because she pulls off both styles perfectly. Two cities, two closets! 

I actually like the ideas of changing up your style when in different cities. There is most certainly something to be said for have a fashion "uniform" but I think it's fun to be constantly changing things up. I know if I had the closet space and wardrobe budget, my looks would be changing every day of the week!

Monday, April 14, 2014

SoulCycle at Chestnut Hill Square


A couple of week's ago I had the opportunity to take a spinning class at the newly-opened SoulCycle in Chestnut Hill. I had never done anything like spinning before, but I was thrilled to have the opportunity to check out the space. SoulCycle has quite the cult following in NYC and, despite my aversion to exercise, I was very curious to see what it was all about. 

Monday Morning Pick Me Up: Find Your Calling