Spring Suiting Essentials

Blazer . Tank . Necklace . Shorts . Sunnies . Bag . Ring . Shoes . Cuff .

Spring is in full swing here in the lower states (sorry to my friends who are still scraping ice off of their cars in the a.m.). And it is just too hot to not show a little leg and embrace the lighter hues of Springtime (read: my pastel obsession is no where near finished). Here are some of my Spring-Time essentials to keep it classy, feminine, and chic while in the office or off-duty.

Clockwise from Top Left
Karen Walker . ASOS . TopShop . ShopBop . The Row . ModCloth
I am super in to round eyed sunglasses lately, as I am always a supporter of a style throw-back. These sunnies are so retro and remind me of Janis Joplin (totally diggin’ that “free as the wind” hippie vibe). Caution, this frame may not work for every face shape… but try it anyway- it’s only fashion, have some fun!

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 . 8 . 9 .

This style of bag just emanates upper East side elegance. Carry this tote in the crook of your arm while you text 1,000 words per minute to your assistant because you’re obviously too fabulous and important for mundane tasks. Double points if it comes with a cross-body strap, for navigating the subway and other tumultuous terrain when your car service doesn’t show.

Pastel Party: 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 . 8 .
Spring Shorts: 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 .

Really this essential needs no explanation.
Pastels = Best comeback since Britney Spears post 2007
Shorts = Forced leg tanning after winter hibernation

Clockwise: Stuart Weitzman . Asos . Asos . Eve . Kurt Geiger

You can see it on the runway (Or carousel, rather, as per one SS ’12 show) at Louis Vuitton… YSl and Thakoon,  too. On trendsetters and celebs alike… and I NEED to get in on this action! I currently have these Stuart Weitzman beauties sitting in my shopping cart, and pending a tax refund check (thank you accountant/boyfriend), they will be mine!

Druzy: 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 . 8 .
Floral: 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 .

Both of these spring bling styles have dominated the fashion scene in 2012. Druzy has the perfect amount of toned-down sparkle to bling it out day or night. Florals are EVERYWHERE this season; clothes, shoes, accessories, home goods, it’s hard to avoid it, so why not add a little to your jewelry box and welcome this trend with open arms.

So show off your gams and don some pastel shorts, transformer toes, geo-style rings, and top handles cuteness, and enjoy this amazing spring weather and all of the great things this season has to offer.
Xoxoxo, S


You Tweedn’t Worry, it’s Wishlist Wednesday!

Ever since the Chanel SS 2012 line made its debut in Paris, I have felt the inescapable need for tweed. I already have a few mainstays in my closet, tweedy jackets and shorts, but all of them are in more fall/winter colors. Right now I am all in favor of embracing the lighter hues of Spring, which means I definitely need some brighter pieces. So this week’s wishlist is dedicated to this sophisticated yet fun and transitional Spring trend.

Belt . Flat Shoe . Trench . Jacket . Pencil Skirt . Dress . Purse . Tweed Printed Jeans . Mary Jane Heels . Tweed lip palette . Mini Skirt . Shorts . Short Sleeve Top .

Xoxox, S

The ideas keep MARCHING in…

Happy Friday Lovies!!
March is officially in full swing, and I am ready for it! This is one of my favorite months because it has so much going on: shorts and sandals weather, longer days, spring break… I mean, who doesn’t love march? With all that’s happening it’s hard to keep it all straight, so I often rely on a “dream board”. Here’s a peek at mine, and what’s inspiring me during this magical month of March. 
What’s inspiring you this month?? 


Xoxo, S

#If I Were A Billionaire: Girly girl edition

This week I am allll about these fanastically feminine colors! From pink, to coral, to purple, and violet-they are inundating the Wednesday Wishlist! I am loving them as separates but I adore them when color-blocked. Wear them as you choose, just please indulge in this supreme girly-ness!

1. J. Crew No.2 Skirt
This skirt is ON SALE For $99 PLUS J. Crew is having a promotion– EXTRA 30% OFF (use code: OURTREAT) BUY NOW PEOPLE, if it’s not in your size- find a good tailor. HELLO $70! Okay, now go, buy.
2. Juicy Couture Studded Cuff
Another fabulous sale item! Juicy accessories are usually bold and almost always on the girly side, but I like how they edged this up a little with the studs. And pink gets my mark every time.
3. BCBG Strapless Dress
I am obsessed with this dress. I am a long time fan of BCBG (like since middle school-long time), and the brand has grown so much over those (cough, many) years. This dress screams “Take me to Hawaii stat!”, and I wish I was currently lei’d up at a luau, wearing this amazing frock, about to indulge in some tuna poke. Aloha!
4. River Island Bandeau Top // 5. River Island Bikini Bottom
I love these colors together, mint is sort of my go to color when I cheat on pink these days. I love these style tops since I am beyond flat and hate tan lines, it’s perfect. With spring break right around the corner, I think we all need a much deserved vacay, so scoop this SUPER AFFORDABLE bikini up and hit the beaches.
6. Kate Spade Jewel Studs
I think simple studs are so feminine and work in a multitude of outfits and occasions, I really find them to be timeless. Plus this color and slightly oversized shape is simply LOVELY, which is pretty much how I feel about EVERYTHING Kate Spade does.
7. Illesteva Mademoiselle Sunglasses
I cannot get over how freaking chic these sunglasses are! I love their deep purple color and flawless shape. I haven’t found a retailer locally yet, but I am dying to try them on!!
8. Anya Hindmarch Clutch
This clutch is so ideal for spring and summer it seriously is haunting my dreams. I live for this color and the clutch itself is made out of matte-rubber which means  it will be super durable if you drop it during a polo match or some drunk 19 year old drags her scuffed Loub over it. Perfect!
9. Dorothy Perkins Belt
OMG this belt is so great, it adds the perfect pop of color without overwhelming a look. Oh and did I mention it’s only $9.00? I can totally see myself wearing this with so many colors, yellow pants, coral skirt, navy dress- works in so many ways!
10. Holt + Lee Necklace
How MAJOR is this colorblock, mixed fabric necklace? I am lusting over it, but cannot justify the price over a “trend piece” . Well our saving grace, Refiner29, has the answer of course! Click here for the awesome DIY.
11. Nanette Lepore Multicolor Jacket
There is just so much going on with this jacket and I love it all!! The print is actually hundreds of tiny flowers amongst gorgeous pinks and purples and blues, and the cut is super flattering. This fabric though is really so beautiful, I would honestly make it into bedroom curtains (okay and probably get sick of it after a week, but whatever). #MUSTHAVETHISNOW
12. Kate Spade Bow Sandal
How adorable are these heels? I mean, obviously I am in love with all of the colors (such a sucker for correct color-blocking), but add the bow and I am sunk. These are beyond cute and look fabulous anywhere, from a cocktail party, to a movie date in jeans and a cozy sweater.
13. Alexander McQueen Skull Ring
I am really into skulls these days, I especially love it when they are done is an ironically feminine way, and it doesn’t get more feminine than pink and purple. It’s so great this ring walks the line of edgy and girly and pleases both customers- great gift for the rocker girl or fashionista.

So enjoy this wish list as it is a slight homage to one of my favorite movies ever, Mean Girls. 

Xoxo, S

[Note: Do not hold this blog responsible for extreme spending episodes. We all have them, it’s okay.]


Guess what Lovies… EVERYTHING on this week’s Wishlist is UNDER $200!! Pretty fab right? Enjoy!
The Goods:
1. RJ Graziano Necklace– $77
This necklace immediately caught my eye, I love the colors and bib-like structure of the adornment, and while it looks super expensive it is actually very affordable. Definitely a must have for dressier spring affairs… but this piece also works with a white T, jeans, and a big smile (well, wouldn’t this necklace make YOU smile?).
2. Blue Life Skirt – $108
Maxi Skirts are all I want to wear this spring… as soon as we get a favorablely sunny day I whip off my jeans and go for a light airy maxi skirt– throw on some ankle length cowboy boots or some gladiator sandals and I am a happy girl. Plus, don’t you just LOVE this color?!?
3. Romwe Blazer – $75
I am a sucker for anything pink.. especially bright pink.. oh and there’s a polka dot lining? GET IN MY CLOSET! I love blazers, they make any outfit seem a little more polished, and this bright hue will add a punchy sophistication to your look. Can’t you see the color blocking opportunities? Buy Now!
4. Lauren Elan Bracelet$55
Attention gentlemen: If you failed this past Valentine’s Day (crappy flowers, no dinner reservations, “lost gift”) whatever the reason may be for your less than stellar holiday, this bracelet is the answer! Give any girl this beautiful yet simple heart bracelet and they will be putty in your hands, no matter how badly you screwed up V-day, this timeless cuff will be your salvation. Girls: It’s a great ‘love me, from me’ gift too, so treat yourself!
5. Enzo Angiolini – $120
How amazing are these heels?!?! I Love their use of pastels to brighten up the predominately nude shoe, and the flirty little peep toe, give this pump some extra pop.  I can think of no less than a million possibilities for this shoe, it will definitely be something you can wear all spring and summer, and it goes with everything! It also comes in a cute little neon number if pastels aren’t your thing.
6. Karen Walker Sunglasses$180
I am a huge fan of Karen Walker (did anyone catch her Fall ’12 runway show? it was awe-inspiring), and these ‘Perfect Day’ sunglasses have been in my sights for quite a while. Their over sized shape and unexpected pop of orange, is exactly what I need to get through this already hectic year.
7. Kate Spade Hat – $75
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that hats are all the rage this year. From fedoras to panama hats to cloches, we’re seeing all forms of lids right now and I am totally feelin it! This color blocked number is so chic and sophisticated, it definitely makes a statement. I love how it can easily transition an outfit from drab to fab with zero fuss.
8. Missoni Scarf – $137
I am a Missoni fanatic! If I had my druthers, I would decorate my entire house in Missoni Home, my closet would be an endless array of the fashion house’s zigzags, colorful knits, and covetable prints, and I would be writing this post from here (oh and did I mention that my kitten’s name is Missoni? Yeah slight infatuation).  I seriously can not get enough Missoni in my life, and this scarf is no exception. I just love the knitted pattern, and I am all over those gorgeous pastel purple hues, this accessory if definitely something you wear for years to come.
9. DanniJo iPhone Case – $98
Okay, so at just under $100 this case may not be the most practical choice for gussying up your cell, but hey this is a WISH list, and I wish that this case would get on my phone right now. I am really into eclectic prints and just love the bold pattern and colors of this case. If you’re familiar with the incredibly talented sisters of Dannijo, then you’ll notice this case looks exactly like some of their lust-worthy colorful bib necklaces, and unique crystal bracelets. Love Dannijo? Then this iphone accessory is a must.
Happy Shopping!

xoxo, S

[Note: Do not hold this blog responsible for extreme spending episodes. We all have them, it’s okay.]