Thursday, August 29, 2013

ShoppingTips - Back to School

Summer is officially over in a few days and we are all well aware of it. Nights are chillier and, in Boston, the throes of returning students are hard to ignore. Among these students is my baby sister and helping her settle in got me thinking on what recommendations would I give incoming and returning students, beyond the basics they hear about. No one really has time at this point in the year and everyone is overwhelmed so I will keep it clear and concise:

Buy now:

Thursday, August 22, 2013

StyleInspiration - CARRIE BRADSHAW

Sarah Jessica Parker in Mykita Franz gold aviator
sunglasses on Sex & the City 2 set (image via Popsugar)
So my sister has been on me about ruining a pair of gold over-sized Gucci aviators she got at Saks a few years ago for a very good price. I did not understand why was she so fascinated with these glasses now? So I asked and she told me the reason is: the widely spread metallic mirrored aviator trend got to her, but, preferring to go a classic route she is partial to Gold vs. Green or Orange. I still did not get it. Then she said the magic words: I want to channel Carrie Bradshaw, to be specific, Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City 2 film. Cue in aha moment!

Monday, August 19, 2013

ShoppingTips - The Quilted Jacket

I have been in the pursuit of the perfect quilted jacket for months...(I sometimes believe I, albeit unknowingly, predict trends). Then WhoWhatWear's e-newsletter arrived in my mailbox with a link to their post on "the timelessly cool quilted jacket," and, I knew it was time to up the efforts.

Quilted Bomber Jacket Street Style snap (image via StyleCab)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

QOTD - Mandy Hale

Have you heard about Mandy Hale aka The Single Woman? She wrote a book, The Single Woman: Life, Love & a Dash of Sass, which I am mid-way through, and pulled this quote from on honoring your friends!

P.S. I am loving this book and it is on my list of "books to gift women you love"
aka those you wish not settle in any aspect of life: sisters, BFFs, daughters, etc (single or married!).

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

SpotlightOn - #GetScattered

Do you remember the first time you stepped into Bergdorf Goodman? If, like me, you stood in awe of your surroundings and its majesty, it might be time to kick your admiration of Bergdorf's up a notch. The documentary Scatter my Ashes at Bergdorf's is probably the most fascinating behind the scenes fashion film since The September Issue. Not only do we learn it's beginnings but, more interestingly, we learn its historical influence in the fashion industry.

"I want my ashes scattered over Bergdorf's." Cartoon by
Victoria Roberts, published April 30, 1990, The New Yorker
  (image via CondenastStore)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

StyleInspiration - DIANE KRUGER

Diane Kruger in Mary Katrantzou
(image via InStyle UK)
In case you missed it, Diane Kruger rocked a digital print strapless dress by Mary Katrantzou at the Fox Summer TCA Party. When Diane rocks something this is definitely a cue to join in! The style maven rocked cutouts, cropped tops and fedoras before the rest of us did. My only wish is that she had worn her hair in a top-knot instead of the loose waves. However, she is the pro, so I'll keep this post simple and sweet! The dress is look 16 from Mary Katrantzou's Resort 2014 collection. It was available on Moda Operandi for $2,825, but, the trunk-show has since ended. So in the mean time, whilst you save your hard-earned bucks for the real thing I have a suggestion for you!

Monday, August 5, 2013

TheHandbagEdit - Keep Calm and Carry All Totes

It seems to me wherever I turn I spot a Louis Vuitton Neverfull canvas tote or a Goyard St. Louis canvas tote. Whether you have seen Kate Moss or Eva Chen carrying the python Balenciaga A4 papier tote or simply got inspired with the introduction of the classic Louis Vuitton Neverfull in the house's epi leather, it seems as though this handbag style is having a major moment for Fall 2013! So the question arises, are the before mentioned really the best totes out there to carry all of your belongings? I ask you to take a moment and consider the following totes by Louis Vuitton, Mulberry and Annabel Ingall.

Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Epi tote (image via Fabsugar Australia)

I mean, it definitely makes sense we need a roomy open tote which can take a beating and look stylish at the same time, so these leather options in a range of colors ensure just that! The images speak for themselves!