Dec 31, 2013

An Alternative to Welcome the New Year...with Summer Style

It's always warm somewhere - whether you'll be one of the first in the world to welcome the New Year (hello Aussies) or you'd rather be waiting for the clock to strike twelve without wearing so many knitted items at once, why not ring in the New Year with a chic summer vibe as an alternative? Ditch the same old little black dress and make a head start with a renewed sense of style.

Women's Baker Deep Maroon Leather Watch by Marc by Marc Jacobs; Calice Embroidered Top by Isabel Marant Étoile; Solar Star Knitted Jumper by French Connection; Mini Digital Black Face Watch LA680WEGA by Casio; Satin Skort by Topshop; Dawn Clutch by Rafe New York; Eliza Chain Choker by Nasty Gal; Leather Trouser Shorts by Alexander Wang; Flora Metallic Textured Leather Point Toe Court Shoe by L.K. Bennett; Tara Black Leather Cut-Out Ankle Boots by Carvela Kurt Geiger.

Dec 15, 2013

It's Everywhere: The Pale Pink Trend - The Coat

A must-have for the season - the pastel pink coat. So many hues and ways to wear it - it will make the season as sweet or as elegant as you want to make it.

From left: Rodarte Runway Show; Carven Coat; Miu Miu Runway Show.
Below: Christian Dior Runway Show; Marc Jacobs Runway Show; Dries Van Noten Runway Show; Rodarte Runway Show; Saint Laurent Runway Show; Chanel Runway Show; Miu Miu Runway Show.

More renditions of pink here.

Dec 5, 2013

Definite Trend: The Book Clutch

Book Clutches are all the rage right now and some of them don't come cheap. Olympia Le-Tan's Embroidered Book Clutches are handmade and embroidered (and even recently sported on the red carpet), but we wish they didn't cost so much more than the actual first editions of the books they portray - and somehow we still love them.

Price rants aside, it's a clever way to revamp the clutch and make it a covetable object that can carry things inside. Another option are Kate Spade's book of the month clutches which are almost sold out and the handmade book clutches made of actual hardcovers and vintage books we found on Etsy.

Here are some of our favorites:

Olympia Le-Tan
Art Of Jazz Book Clutch

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Clutch

Kate Spade
Book Emanuelle Box Clutch

Chick-Lit Designs
Sense and Sensibility Book Clutch

Which favorite book of yours is statement material?

Browse more clutches we have talked about here

Dec 2, 2013

The power of the blouse: As chic as you want it to be

There's something empowering about simple outfits that make you feel great. It's all about choosing the right accessories to match how you want to feel. A silk blouse is a perfect way to create an outfit base that has no expiration date and is as feminine and strong as you want it to be. Go the elegant route (shown left) for a more timeless style and the edgy way for an attitude that will make you rock through the day.

Who do you want to be today?

Cream Pearl Collar by Miss Selfridge; Black Quilted Leather Round Flap Bag by Chanel Vintage Jewelry; Maroon Suede Low Island Platform Pumps by Charlotte Olympia; Polka Dot Silk Print Long Sleeve Blouse by UNIQLO; Fabric Chain Necklace by Zara; Large Selma Jewel-Trim Satchel by Michael by Michael Kors; Patent-Leather Rockstud Pumps by Valentino.

Discover more ways to use a silk blouse here.