Friday, July 31, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

mmmmm jacket!


great jacket from mike & chris at chocosho.com ... and it's on sale!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

daytime sequins?


There seems to be a trend towards daytime sequins/sparkle lately, especially at Topshop, where there is a whole section devoted to 'trophy jackets'. While daytime sequins might not be practical for everyone, it never hurts to have a few sparkly tops for the evening, anyway! I like this chain mail jacket from Topshop , but I am less sure about this hooded navy number from pixiemarket- the
hood is a bit scary!

tough tulle...


One of the necklaces I designed for WhiteOwl's fall collection- the ludivine tulle statement necklace- so cute, I even kept one for myself!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

outfit du jour

two tone white/grey sunglasses, forever 21
long black tank, american apparel
graphic tunic, jonathan saunders for target
multicolor bracelets, h&m
grey leggings
grey studded clutch, forever 21 ( sale rack!)
black thick ankle strap sandals, chinese laundry (via T.J. Maxx)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

blazers!

I can't help thinking ahead, even though I am enjoying summer... I can't wait to find the perfect blazer for fall! I found a few that I have added to my wishlist-


this one by Stella McCartney is cute but pricey...it is $1,295 at Neiman Marcus. Out of your price range? no prob....






















Topshop
has a cheaper ($125) version in this cute grey boyfriend blazer lightweight enough that the impatient can start wearing it now!










And for when it's a bit colder, this little wool military jacket from free people is super cute!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

heavy metal


check out this seriously chunky multichain bib necklace I made for whiteowl!

summer florals...



Florals are the thing for this summer (what says 'summer' more than pretty flowers?)- here are just a few examples... Floral tanks and leggings at Topshop















and dresses at Forever21 (this purple/floral one is only $17.80!)


Urban Outfitters
has tons of great florals, too, including this super cute summer jumper-

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

would you rather smell like crayons, earthworms or creme brulee?




In my endless search for the perfect vanilla scent ( my fave, and all I wear) I stumbled across the Demeter Fragrance Library- and when they say library they are serious! This company sells literally hundreds of scents, ranging from weird ( crayons) to earthy ( dirt, dust, earthworm(!), cannabis, basil) to downright delicious ( creme brulee, brownie, jelly belly blueberry muffin) and yes, even two pretty decent vanilla varieties. :) I am pretty sure no matter what weird thing you would like to smell like, Demeter has you covered...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

sean hages loves you!


sean hages loves you! Well, at least that is is the name of his etsy store... Sean makes witty collages and surreal yet functional ceramics that are perfect for decorating your home in style- my favorites right now are his envelope-sized collage, "want to taste my cookies?" and the 'Bombing Run Shot Glasses'! His work is not only unique, but also affordable, with prices hovering around the $5-$20 range for most pieces.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of july ensemble





what I wore today... (it wasn't too hot out today in Michigan!) white ruffled top (target) brass button shorts (h&m) and yellow peacock tights ( look from london [via urban outfitters, they also come in white and are on sale right now, fyi!]) .

fallen ruffle wrap ( i heart asymmetrical design)



I was browsing through the anthropologie store site the other day and discovered this amazing asymmetrical ruffle wrap- I am a total sucker for this type of design... there is just something refreshing about the unexpected, even if it is a bit more subtle, like this one shoulder tank from anthro's sister company, urban outfitters...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

red or dead


When I was in London 10 years ago, I stumbled upon this fantastic cool store called Red or Dead- and immediately fell in love- their clothes were a mix of punk and modern, but not so outrageous as to be unwearable. I bought a shirt and bag (both of which I still have!) and wore them for years. Nowadays Red or Dead is available online, although they have limited their selection to accessories only- shoes, glasses, watches and bags. I was happy to see that they still made great stuff, ranging in mood from punk to girly ( plus now I can buy without leaving Michigan!). Bags and watches are available directly from the Red or Dead site, and shoes and other accessories are available through 3rd party vendors online (links are on their website).

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Dresses!

I always like to wear dresses year-round, because they make you look pulled together, but are quicker and easier than separates- which makes them an especially good thing in the summer, when it may get too hot to think! Right now I like this modern but pretty shredded grey jersey dress from Diesel's black label- it's casual enough to wear around, but the texture makes it a bit more interesting than a plain tee shirt dress. Unfortunately it is a bit on the pricey side- $520. But fortunately for the financially challenged, Urban Outfitters has similar dresses for a much cheaper price- This black dress is only $38!