Thursday, May 24, 2012

Slipped Into Summer

Summer has to be the sweetest of seasons.  It's so easy.  It requires little thought, and is best spent when one simply lets it happen.  I like my summer clothes to be the exact same way.  The Tibi dress below can go from elegant to casual in the blink of an eye (or a change of jewelry) and that heavenly blue color reminds me of the sea.   It speaks volumes on it's own and requires little else.   I'm imagining it with a neon pink lip and lots of bangles.

Tibi, Hanna Strapless Maxi.  Get it here.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Am I Cool Enough For These?

Don't care, I'll be buying regardless ;)

In the fashion world, there is always some new must-see jewelry line that has everyone all abuzz.  I normally don't take much notice, but this new line called Mr. Kate is so exceptional, I *know* I will be picking up a couple pieces.  The Mr. Kate website is a fun, interactive blog - covering everything from interior design to some scrumptious looking recipes and is the brain child of actress Kate Albrecht.    But what really has me hooked is the jewelry.   It's affordable and truly unique and I don't think I can go another week without owning an ear cuff.  And maybe some necklaces and bracelets, because they just look soooo good stacked and layered.

Bow Ear Cuff

Bark Ear Cuff

All Images Via Mr. Kate.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pretty Little Underthings

Currently, on the very top of my "wanted" list are some pretty lace bras.  Pretty enough that you want them in neon colors, so that they are really noticed when the peek out from under white camis and soft sweaters.    Below are the options I'm loving most.  Are you going to let your bra show this summer?

Get it from Maison Scotch

Get it from J. Crew.

Get it from Charlie and Lee.  

Get it from Deborah Marquit

And I'd wear them like this...

1,  2,  3


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Vogue Welcomes Summer!

It's beginning to feel a lot like summer!   These amazing June Vogue covers encompass all the things we love most about the warmer months - bright colors, bikinis, and sparkly little dresses.  I'm headed off to the lake for a long weekend, here's hoping your'e able to celebrate the unofficial start of summer in a fun way as well!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Muy, Muy Bonita

Since my trip to Mexico last month, I've been thinking about the amazing culture that can only be found south of the border.   I want to go back.  And eat enchiladas and drink  horchata, and chat in my broken Spanish with the locals while bartering for silver bangles and turquoise earrings.  And while I'm doing all that I want to be wearing these stunning Mara Hoffman shorts.  Ugh, I'm so in love.

If you get the urge, you may buy them for me here :)


Monday, May 14, 2012

All We Really Want Is Boys

I was feeling a bit uninspired this evening.   Then I found these photos packed with deliciousness.  And I decided to change the lyrics to the Beastie Boys song "Girls" to "Boys" and started singing it as I looked through these shots.  I really appreciate good boy-style, and these are exemplary images of just that.


Friday, May 11, 2012

A Little Slim Aarons for Your Friday

I photograph attractive people, doing attractive things, in attractive places...
Slim Aarons

Pristine pools, exquisite mansions, and over-the-top seaside villas are the settings in which Slim Aarons photographs take place. Socialites, celebrities, and jet-setters are the subject matter.  And drinking champagne, wearing big jewels, and simply lounging about are the activities depicted.  It's over the top luxury, a look into how the wealthy lived in decades past, and I'm completely mesmerized by it.  Mr. Aarons has always been one of my favorite photographers, and I love his ability to capture a moment.  It's story telling at it's best and makes me incredibly excited for summer.  Bring on the days where the only thing to do is lay in the sun, sip bubbly, and peruse magazines.  


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Parrots and Jelly Shoes

As a child of the 80's I grew up in jelly shoes, bright florals, and anything hot pink or neon yellow.  When I stumbled upon Juicy Couture's Spring and Summer line, I swore I had owned half the stuff as a 6 year old.  And that's not a knock!  It's bright and tropical and youthful and slightly retro, and I'd love to wear all of it, even at 26.  Something about this line has me thinking that reminiscing of summers past (and outfits!) was the goal of this collection.  There are jelly sandals, hair ties with charms, and adorable parrots throughout and it makes me deliriously happy.  These are the kind of clothes I want to be wearing all summer.

- All images via Juicy Couture