Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

miranda kerr's t-shirts

miranda kerr reminds me that a good t-shirt can go so far. i love love love the juxtaposition of a classic tee back to a leather skirt, or a crisp white tee paired with leather shorts, bordeaux heels and a red lip. nothing is more iconic than a blue + white striped top with dark wash, slightly high-waisted denim, and a cherry red shoe. she seems to know exactly what i want to wear right now, creating ways to mix classic basics like a good celine tote with the perfect amount of modern edge.

some great t-shirts to help you get the look:
rag & bone v neck {here}
rag & bone pocket tee {here}
marc by marc jacobs tee {here}
bassike tee {here}

sale sale sale

shop some of my fave sale picks from netaporter, which also happen to make a pretty killer outfit:

1. oscar de la renta tassle earrings{here}
2. theory sweater {here}
3. michael kors ipad case {here}
4. carven patent leather shorts {here}
5. YSL t-bar wedges {here}
6. kenneth jay lane coin bracelet {here}

interior inspiration

a few ideas i am currently very inspired by in the interior world:

{a gigantic photo of brigitte bardot}
{accenting with fushia flowers}
{citrine colored fabric}
{hanging my vintage chanel as a piece of art}

(ph via song of style and the glamouri)

Monday, November 28, 2011

camel colors

a little camel colored outfit inspiration a la olivia palermo...i am loving all of the rich camel hues for fall. these coated skinny jeans from habitual in the gorgeous luggage hue are my latest obsession!

(ph via greige)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

twitter giveaway: win the korcula laura ring

follow me on twitter to enter to win a korcula laura ring, as seen on Rumi Neely, Denise Richards, E!'s Catt Sadler, and Ashley Jones. if you already follow me on twitter, retweet any tweet that has to with this giveaway to enter. if you are not on twitter, simply leave a comment below to enter. winner will be chosen on 11.30.11

 good luck and happy thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

tom ford beauty at neiman marcus

the new tom ford beauty collection, which is exclusively featured at five different department stores and sold online at, is spectacular. the products are lasting yet perfectly lightweight and come in an amazing array of colors. the chic make-up artists, all clad in pussy bow blouses, pencil skirts and three-piece suits designed by tom ford himself, are extremely knowledgeable and eager to explain the distinct thought process behind the creation of each product. gabriel, the adorable artist who gave me my make-over, explained to me that tom ford beauty is all about the eyes; he believes a woman should always have a smokey eye. he also thinks lip liner is dated and a thing of the past, and he has taught all of his artists that blush should be the last thing applied to the face. this way, one can gauge the color for the cheeks based on the intensity of the eye.

i love the look gabriel created for me and the philosophy behind the beauty brand. head over to neimans to check out the new collection.

red + leather

i resurrected these leather pants from high school. never get rid of a classic! i am thinking of upadating them by taking them in at the ankles and adding zippers, inspired by these. the blouse is alexa chung for madewell and would be so fun paired with a bright pink skirt for a little colorblocking goodness, a la giambattista valli. worn with zara saddle bag, burberry hat (similar here), + prada heels. korcula necklace + bulgari ring.

(ph c/o cinched)

Monday, November 21, 2011

sleek menswear

totally inspired by miranda kerr's sleek yet sexy take on classic menswear. pair a blazer and button down with shorts and tights for a feminine twist. bonus points for ankle boots with buckles. i think these are chloe? drool.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

denise richards in the korcula laura ring

go grab a copy of the Nov 21 issue of Us Weekly magazine to see Denise Richards sporting her Korcula Laura Ring (page 9)! get the ring here.

Friday, November 18, 2011

david yurman

a lovely luncheon and chance to chat with the very talented david yurman!

more pics coming soon...

what to wear this thanksgiving

if you are going to the country...

or staying in the city...
check out my advice on what to wear and shop all of my pics on culturemap here. 

signature look

do you have a signature look? for fall, mine is definitely right on with miranda kerr's, pairing a pointy toe stiletto with a skinny leg pant (don't forget the rayban wayfarers). i am also a sucker for a chic pair of leather pants. i think body types come in to play when it comes to signature looks; height, shape, waist size, chest size, bum size...also, personal style; classic, modern/edgy, girly, funky, boho...i'm dying to know, do you have a signature look? if so, what is it?

(ph via lefashion)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

santa baby

a few items i am hoping will come down my chimney...

1. marc blackwell glasses here
2. mou goatskin goathair cowboy boots here
3. missoni throw here
4. watercolor world map here
5. karen millen wedge boots (similar here)    
6. Proenza PS1 here

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

party party party

i am hosting two parties this week and i would love to see you there! first, cocktails, shopping and mingling...

and second, a 1920's themed soiree benefiting houston's hermann park. get your tickets here.

let the holiday festivities begin!

b brian atwood colorblock pumps

is anyone else going nuts over these b brian atwood colorblock pumps? they are so fun, funky and on trend, i need a pair. also really loving the sexiness of the video.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

shine on

hot on the scene: sequins, metallics and shimmer worked into everyday basics. check out my latest contribution for culturemap here.

(ph via netaporter and jakandjilblog)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

stars + studs


i cannot get enough of this moschino leather skirt. it is the perfect mixture of edgy and sweet, with the little studded flower detailing. nabbed the top at zara - i couldn't resist the blatant dolce and gabbana reference with the stars. still living in my calf hair slipper shoes, soon to be replaced by these.

(ph c/o cinched)