Friday, October 28, 2011

leather pants

cool weather in the H has me dreaming of chicing up a pair of leather many different ways to style this. pair with a silk blouse and ladylike heels or booties and a cape like miranda and olivia, or go for a shoe with a naked effect like this wang heel to give the leg a longer, slimming effect. for a more casual look pair them with the rag & bone newbury bootie a la rosie. any way you slice it, they are on the menu for fall and an absolute closet staple!

(ph via whowhatwear and pinterest)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

sequin shoes

sequin miu miu wedges? yes please.

(via stockholmstreetstyle)

Monday, October 24, 2011

erin wasson for zadig & voltaire----------------------------

i love the relaxed edginess behind erin wassons sense of style and how perfectly reflected that is in her collection for zadig & voltaire. there is a sense of beauty in imperfection and definite interest in a look that comes across as uncontrived, unexpected and even sometimes...messy. beachy hair, a messy bun, a half tucked in tee, distressed leather...

shop it here.

(ph via netaporter)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

gilded mirror--------------------------------------------------

searching for the perfect gilded mirror for our the look of this one back to the gilded antique chair.

(via greige)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

karen millen wedge boots

i have been on the prowl for a pair of black suede over the knee boots and alas, i have found them. leave it to rosie...slightly pointed toe, wedge heel, fitted throughout. perfection. the wedges aren't available online yet, but get the stiletto version here.

(ph via ilovewildfox)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

interior inspiration: parsons desk

one of my best friends - who also happens to be a new homeowner - recently asked me my opinion on whether or not she should get a white lacquered parsons desk for her office. i advised her to go for it; the piece is stylish and will update her look. i also suggested she invest in an antique desk chair to get a fantastic juxtaposition of old and new.

interior tip: pair a parsons desk with an antique french chair. try ebay to find great deals on antique french chairs, or find a replica and have it upholstered.

p.s.- how amazing is this chair?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

transitional dressing------------------------------------------

in my column on culturemap, i talk about the wardrobe staples every woman should have to help transition smoothly from summer to fall. here is an example of how to put this look together, highlighting shorts, booties, a silk blouse and handheld bag. work in the bordeaux color trend with tights and of course, i always top off a fall look with a hat! get the look:

1.3.1 phillip lim blouse {here}
2. steven alan hat {here}
3. gucci wool shorts {here}  
4. marc by marc jacobs scarf {here}
5. proenza scouler PS1 {here}
6. falke tights {here}
7. rag & bone kenton booties {here}
8. ysl passy boots {here}

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

plaid pants + fox heels-------------------------------------

need both (but not to be worn together). the more i see these wang heels the more i have to have them. they are just plaid pants with a simple black crew neck and handheld bag are killer.

(via streetfsn)

garance in gucci----------------------------------------------------

it should be no secret to my readers that i love hats. well, i think i may love the adorable garance dore just as much. read about her experience with this gucci fedora while in paris here, and try not to fall in love with her charm and humility as much as i have...i dare you.

and now...another piece on my wishlist for fall.

Monday, October 10, 2011

croc embossed-----------------------------------------------------

loving the textured look of these croc embossed kelly birgen shorts and the idea of working in soft, blush tones with a clean white handbag.

1. equipment blouse {here}
2. chloe marcie large leather tote {here}
3. kelly bergin croc shorts {here}
4. christian louboutin bibi 140 {here}
5. ysl arty {here}

Saturday, October 8, 2011

simple + chic---------------------------------------------

black leather shorts, simple white tee, ysl pumps, red lips. perfection.

(ph via fashionchalet)

seasons of change-----------------------------------------------

i am beyond elated to introduce you all to off the cuff, a column i will be writing for culturemap based on fashion, style and the latest trends. check out my first piece here.

thank you all for your support!

Friday, October 7, 2011

get the look: rosie---------------------------------------------------

rosie's style is always the perfect mix of bohemian glamour. she also stays pretty true to two of my favorite designers: alex wang and isabel marant. this alex wang robyn hobo is definitely on my lust list right now. fur vests are my go to accessory this fall - later them over everything from t-shirts to dresses.

shop the look here:
1. mother the looker skinny jeans {here}
2. steve madden pembrook {here}
3. alex wang robyn hobo {here}
4. velvet luella vest {here}
5. burberry etched-arm aviator {here}

(ph via oraclefox)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

paris fashion week: street scene-------------------------

natalia vodianova
alexa chung in valentino + charlotte olympia flats
anja rubik  
caroline sieber
carine roitfeld
emmanuelle alt
gisele in isabel marant
miranda kerr
natasha poly
poppy delevigne
natalia vodianova

my favorites from the streets of pfw.

(via fabsugar)

blue velvet---------------------------------------------------------

blue velvet is all the rage right now - both in fashion and interior design. velvet is such a chic and glamorous fabric if done well and the royal blue hues add such a fun and funky element. take a cue from kate and pair it with a basic color like nude, champagne or black. the topshop boots + bag are the perfect way to incorporate the trend into your wardrobe without breaking the bank. get to shopping:

1. theyskens' theory werner pants {here}
2. miu miu blue velvet blazer {here}
3. thakoon velvet ankle boots {here}
4. jenni kayne high heel velvet booties {here}
5. one teaspoon smoking jacket {here}
6. topshop adore suede side zip boots {here}
7. topshop metal frame velvet clutch {here}

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

fall wishlist part two

fall is all about working in fun textures like suede, knit, tweed, velvet, leather and wool. lace up booties are a must and you cannot beat the price of this topshop pair (they also come in red). a suede pump is so chic paired with a skinny leg pant and a little ruffled wool skirt like this one by carven is perfectly feminine when worn with tights and a silk blouse. cat eye sunnies are still all the rage....wear them with these burgundy flared cords (also avail in a gorgeous blue) by theyskens' threory with a patent leather skinny belt and sky high heels. an oversized knit, leather leggings and a classic flat is the perfect daytime fall uniform - comfy chic. structured, ladylike handbags are the current "it" style, and though i am saving up for this one i thought this edie bag by j.crew was the perfect alternative. finally, every girl needs a fantastic coat and the perfect pair of studs! shop all of my picks here:

1. bally colette suede pumps {via here
2. topshop velvet metal frame bag {here}
3. eddie borgo cone earrings {here}
4. carven falred wool blend skirt {here}
5. theysekens' theory werner pants {here}
6. vince fur jacket {here}
7. j.cew edie bag {here}
8. milly tweed shorts {here}
9. topshop knitted snowflake jumper {here}
10.  topshop saville platform boots {here}
11. house of harlow chelsea sunnies {here}

Monday, October 3, 2011

find your passion

it's the start to another busy week, and i promise to be back soon with my usual daily doses of fashion, but in the mean time i invite you to explore your passions, follow your dreams, and do that which evokes the genius inside of you.

(via athomewithmaryam)