Monday, August 27, 2012

David Peck trunk show pics

{David Peck collection dress, Bottega Veneta heels, Chanel Pirate lipstick}

as promised, here are a few clearer shots of the amazing dress i wore for the David Peck trunk show a few nights ago. i love the subtle shimmer of the fabric, the beautiful structured fit and the way the lines of the dress flatter the figure.

i am all about red lips right now, especially going into fall. Chanel Pirate is the most amazing true red. looking forward to playing with even darker, plum shades when the weather cools.

ph by cinched

Friday, August 24, 2012

we've arrived!

enjoying two amazing nights in Rome before we board the boat. i forgot how much i love this city! had the best day eating pizza, shopping, and cruising around. off now to martinis at Harry's bar before another amazing meal.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

David Peck Collection Trunk Show

thank you so much to everyone who came to the David Peck trunk show last night - such a fun time! i am completely in love with this corseted dress i wore last night from the fall collection. i will post clearer/better images soon. i paired it with these denim Bottega Veneta heels for a funky, modern look. 

i promise to work on my tan lines while i'm on vacay. 

...and we're off!! 

Monday, August 20, 2012

it's too hot to scoot

soaking up the last few days of summer, burdened by the heat, wearing as little as possible. rompers seem to be the best solution. 

ph by cinched

Friday, August 17, 2012

i'm on a boat

in a few days, we are off to Europe to for a Mediterranean cruise starting in Rome and finishing in Barcelona, followed by a quick trip to Napa. i will be posting sporadically (or whenever i have WiFi)  but you can also find me on Instagram for regular updates.

as i do the last minute scramble for goodies to bring, i keep going back to this pic of Mira i have on file. i love how she masters this seaside look with her stripes, boat hat, red nails and raffia Balenciaga tote yet manages to stay completely effortless and cool.  

get the look here

Thursday, August 16, 2012

you're invited!

i would love to invite all of my lovely readers {you!} to a trunk show i am hosting on Tuesday, August 21 from 5-8pm featuring the David Peck summer and fall collections. please come by for mingling, cocktailing and shopping!

 the event will benefit both the Gulf Restoration Network and the Covenant House, two amazing organizations. 

 hope to see you there! email me or for more information.

Monday, August 13, 2012

country roads

{Isabel Marant skirt (similar here, Topshop booties (similar here), random black tank}

just hanging around on country roads, cocktailing and taking pics....

that is all.

my brain is fried from a weekend of bachelorette fun.

Friday, August 10, 2012

vintage shells

{dior sunnies, vintage seashell earrings}

found these amazing vintage earrings on ebay, quite possibly the score of the year. they remind me of my mother in the 1980's....all fluffy haired with big sunglasses and clip on earrings. i adore them. 

similar here

Thursday, August 9, 2012


{vintage Levi's (similar here), Madewell ex-boyfriend shirt, Zara heels (recommended), Ray-Ban aviators}

clearly, i am having a bit of a '90's moment. these shorts were definitely from that decade. my mother-in-law gave them to me as capri jeans with a band of silk fabric along the bottom - a sheer indication. i happen to think they make the perfect high-waisted denim short, with just a hint of mom jean from behind. Madewell makes the ultimate chambray shirt to go with, perfectly soft, over-sized and faded. still wishing i had these to complete my blue on blue...on blue, look, but i'm sure i can find other reasons for needing them. 

get the look: 
photography by cinched

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

looks like Alaia

the silhouette of this neoprene LBD with it's cinched waist and pleated skirt reminds of a classic Azzedine Alaia, less 10 times the price. oh happy day. thank you, T by Alexander Wang.

pair now with a playful shoe, and carry into fall by pairing with one of the season's it colors: classic navy. the higher neckline is also the perfect canvas for showcasing statement jewels.

shop my suggested pairings below:

Monday, August 6, 2012

skirt story

new in: Isabel Marant and Laurence Dolige. two perfectly girly skirts, i simply could not resist. oh and she offered me an extra 25% off so my vow to buy only fall merchandise at this point was quickly rationalized away. the Laurence Dolige (pictured right) has such an amazing vintage appeal. 

available at LEAP boutique in Houston. sprint over to get deals on more Marant, Suno, Rachel Comey and more.

Friday, August 3, 2012

get the look: Marc Jacobs s/s2012

one of my favorite things to do when visiting Chicago is pop into the Marc Jacobs store. it is right down the street from Barney's and Intermix, thus making it the perfect little shopping excursion, culminating with a glass of vino at Fred's to celebrate any cool finds. when i did the pop in last weekend they were having a 70% off sale on s/s2012, and i fell in love with the little lace dress peeking out in the above photo. they only had one left in a dusty pink, but sadly it was too big.

i have since then become obsessed with the idea of pairing a lace slip dress with a three quarter length sleeve coat, thigh highs and pointy toe heels. this may have been shown as a spring look, but i am planning to wear it pre fall, (because you totally can in Houston) with a pair of burgundy Miu Miu thigh highs and pointy Prada heels. thankfully, Zara makes the perfect coat for my look (how amazing would it be with long leather gloves??)

below are some suggestions to help you get this look:

Thursday, August 2, 2012

when life gives you lemons...

{Tucker blouse, Zara shorts, Celine luggage tote, House of Waris Boo necklace from Moda Operandi, Korcula necklace, Givenchy shoes, Dior sunnies}

just enjoying an afternoon lemonade with Cinched at Tiny Boxwoods, plotting world domination. i could pretty much live in Tucker blouses. they are perfectly over-sized and silky. i have also discovered there really is never a wrong time to wear these sparkly Givenchy's, day or night. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

the air up there

{vintage Versace blouse, vintage Chanel shorts, Dior sunnies, Abejas flip flops}

on a rooftop terrace admiring the Chicago skyline...the air really is better up there. picked up these Chanel tweed shorts at a vintage spot in Paris - what an amazing find! i cherish them.