Friday, December 30, 2011

Re-Fresh Yourself for the New Year

With the holidays coming to an end, nothing sounds better than a little rejuvenation to start the New Year!  These 3 Fresh face masks always make us feel rested and leave our skin glowing!  Apply the Sugar Face Polish first, and follow with either the Rose Face Mask or Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask for the best results!

FRESH Sugar Face Polish, $55

FRESH Rose Face Mask, $55

FRESH Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, $88

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Designer vs. Deal: Shiny Gold Pumps

We love these Christian Louboutin gold glitter open-toe pumps.  They are the perfect shoe for any special occasion, especially New Year's!  However, if you don't have an extra $795 to spend, these Steve Maddens are virtually the same for just a fraction of the price!!

Christian Louboutin Glittered Crisscross Open-toe Pump, $795
Steve Madden Hottness Open-toe Pump, $89.95

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mini Trend: The New Neon

While dark colors typically dominate winter wardrobes, this year bright neons are popping up everywhere.  Whether you want to add a not-so-subtle neon accent or go bold in head-to-toe brights, here are some of the season's hottest hues.   

               DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Aiko Silk Wrap Top, $265
               PROENZA SCHOULER PS1 Small Zip Case, $345
               MICHAEL KORS Stretch Wool-Crepe Dress, $1,595
               DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Lytton Small Neon Leather Clutch, $295
               JIL SANDER Elsa Patent Leather Flats, $455
               REVLON Nail Enamel in Plum Seduction, $4.99
               JIMMY CHOO Vamp Sandal, $750

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Splurge of the Week: YSL Riding Boots

Little needs to be said about how amazing these Yves Saint Laurent ridings boots are.  The simplicity of this classic style is so chic!  We love the iconic "Y" detail on the side.  It adds just the right accent in such a subtle manner.  At just over $1000, these boots are definitely an investment piece and are sure to be a staple in your closet for years to come.

YVES SAINT LAURENT Riding Boots, $1,095

Friday, December 23, 2011

5 Days of Christmas: Stocking Stuffers!

Looking for last minute stocking stuffers?  Here are 5 great ideas for $30 or less!  We especially love Sephora's Mini Lip Glosses and Victoria's Secret's amazing 3 for $30 deal on their lace hiphuggers!    

Z Gallerie Diamond Bottle Stoppers, $14.95
KATE SPADE Monogram Note Card, $26
ZARA iPhone 4 Case in Gold, $14.90
SEPHORA COLLECTION Ultra Shine Mini Lip Gloss Set, $15
VICTORIA'S SECRET The Lacie Hiphugger, 3 for $30

Thursday, December 22, 2011

5 Days of Christmas: Gifts for Him

DIESEL Analog Watch, $160

MULBERRY Henry Wash Bag, $230

MICHAEL KORS Dress Shirt, $59.50

ZARA Brown Leather Belt, $39.90

JUNK FOOD NFL T-Shirts, $38-$42

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

5 Days of Christmas: Fashionista Finds

Sometimes fashionistas are the hardest to shop for; but this year there are some great gifts at amazing prices that are sure to please any fashion lover.  From the ultimate fashion book to the hottest handbag, here are our top Fashionista Finds of the holiday season!
Harper' Bazaar: Greatest Hits, $41.13 (On sale at Barnes&

REBECCA MINKOFF Ostrich-Stamped Leather iPad Case, $195

PROENZA SCHOULER PS1 Pouch in Neon Yellow Suede, $1,225

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Python-Print Cosmetics Case, $100

KARL DONOGHUE Shearling Earmuffs, $155

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

5 Days of Christmas: Jetsetter Goodies

It's day 2 in our 5 Days of Christmas gift guide series, and today we have some fabulous picks for the girl on the go!  Below you will find everything from travel size cosmetics kits to BOSE headphones---perfect for traveling in style!  
BLISS Sinkside Six-pack, $25

NEIMAN MARCUS Travel Manicure Set, $75

MULBERRY Passport Cover, $160

JIMMY CHOO Teddy Glitter and Leather Luggage Tag, $165

BOSE QuietComfort15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, $299.95

Monday, December 19, 2011

5 Days of Christmas: Green Gifts

Haven't started your Christmas shopping yet?  Don't worry we have some great gift ideas for everyone from the fashionista to the tree-hugger.  This week we will be focusing on last minute finds that will help you finish up your Holiday shopping just in time.  Today we have 5 fabulous gifts that are perfect for your eco-friendly friend or family member!  

LOVE Reusable Bags, Grocery Bag, $10

VAPUR .5L Anti-Bottle, $9.99

SEED BOMBS, $6 at Anthropolgie

CB2 Double Wall To Go Cups, $5.95 each

Anthropologie Tree Trimmings Door Mat, $75

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Amanda's "Editorial Shot of the Month"

Harper's Bazaar, December 2011/January 2012
Photographed by: Greg Kadel
Fashion Editor: Katie Mossman
Model: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Jacket, skirt, clutch, and booties: Burberry Prorsum 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Taylor's "Editorial Shot of the Month"

Vogue, December 2011
Editorial: "That's the SPIRIT"
Photographed by: Patrick Demarchelier
Fashion Editor: Phyllis Posnick
Model: Frida Gustavsson
Silk Jumpsuit: The Row
Pendant Necklace: Kentshire

Monday, December 12, 2011

Accessories Trend: Holiday Sparkle

Is your wardrobe ready for the Holidays?  Last week we featured 2 little black dresses that will carry you from one holiday party to the next.  So we decided to feature some fabulous accessories that will add some serious sparkle to your look.  Here are our top 9 accessory picks that will help you shine all the way through New Year's!     

1. ALDO Metallic Ballet Flat, $70
2. KATE SPADE "Putting on the Ritz" Stud Earrings, $48
3. KATE SPADE Sparkler Coin Purse, $55
4. MARC by MARC JACOBS "Disco Jane on a Leash" Bag, $258
5. BAN.DO Dazzle Crystal Headwrap, $165
6. BELLE NOEL Pave Star Ring, $50
7. ANTHROPOLOGIE Studded Shimmer Bracelet, $38
8. ZARA Glitter Heeled Sandal, $89.90
9. MIU MIU Glitter Belt, $275

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cheap & Chic: Silk Lace Top

Lace is one of our favorite trends this season, and we've found a great silk lace top by Zara that's amazingly affordable.  We love the scoop back with the zipper detail!  Keep the look simple and chic by pairing it with all black and a pop of bright red lipstick.  

ZARA Silk Lace Top, $39.90

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Designer vs. Deal: The Dress for Every Holiday Event!

With the holiday parties starting, it is essential to have a go to dress that can easily be accessorized according to the specific event.  We love the style of the classic yet chic and modern black dress that will carry you all the way through the holidays!  You can dress it up with glitzy jewelry, a satin bag, and feminine pumps or metallic sandals, or dress it down with flats and a classic shoulder bag for less fancy occasions.

From Left to Right:
Anne Klein Sheath Dress, $119
Lanvin Ruched Wool-blend Dress, $1550

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Beauty Find: Under $50

If you've been to the mall since Thanksgiving, you know that Holiday shopping has begun.  The stores are filled with great gift items and amazing deals that only come around once a year.  One of the greatest deals that I've seen thus far is this Bare Minerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 compact.  You get 8 different eyeshadow colors in a sleek gold compact for only $40!  And, it comes with a brush!

Bare Minerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 in "The Playlist" and "The Cocktail Hour;" $40 each

Thursday, December 1, 2011

FALLON OBSESSION: Marcia Moran Druzy Rings!

We first became aware of Marcia Moran a year ago through a friend who wore one of her pieces.  We were immediately obsessed with the druzy stone.  It has such a unique look with its rough, rocky texture and jagged sparkle.   With the holiday season comes holiday parties, and these druzy rings are the perfect addition to any outfit!  

Set of 3 Stackable Gold Druzy Rings, $238

From Left to Right:
Large Dark Blue Druzy Oval Ring, $213
Rhodium Plated Horizontal Oval Gold Druzy Ring, $173
Black Pearlized Large Oval Ring, $213

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Splurge of the Week: The Row Lizard Shoulder Bag

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's designer label, THE ROW, which launched in 2007, was quickly embraced by the fashion community and celebrities alike.  Within two years, THE ROW expanded to include apparel, sunglasses, and handbags, which launched in 2009.  Their entire handbag collection is spectacular consisting of classic bags with a modern twist.  We are dying over this lizard shoulder bag, which retails at $5,450.  The simple shape is sleek, and the texture is so rich its lust-worthy!   
Lizard Shoulder Bag, $5,450

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

6 Cozy Sweaters for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is upon us, and we know just what you need to enjoy the holiday in style.  We've searched for the perfect sweater that's both chic and comfortable and discovered some amazing finds.  Here are 6 of the coziest sweaters that will keep you warm all the way through winter!  We especially love ZARA's cable-stitched sweater in burgundy.  At just under $80, you can't go wrong! 

Clockwise from top left:
THEORY Yulia B Sweater, $295
ZARA Cable-Stitched Sweater, $79.90 
ZARA Cashmere Sweater, $129
VINCE Honeycomb Turtleneck Sweater, $295
TORY BURCH Berwyn Turtleneck Sweater, $350
VINCE High-Low Boatneck Sweater, $285

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Accessories Trend: Studs

Studs have been in the fashion spotlight for a while now, but this season they are one of the most popular trends when it comes to accessories.  From jewelry and shoes to leather gloves and even iPhone cases, nearly everything has a studded accent.  Accessories are a great way to express your own personal style, and these studded accent pieces will help you do just that.  Whether you want to add a subtle edge to a simple conservative style or go for a bold biker-chic look, here are some great studded pieces to help you toughen up your winter wardrobe.    

1. TOMTOM Jewelry Pyramid Spike Earrings, $115
2. EDDIE BORGO Pave Small Flat Triangle Necklace, $740
3. TOMTOM Jewelry Pyramid Studder Cuff, $155
4. ZARA Studded Shopper, $189
5. VALENTINO Studded Leather Driving Gloves, $425
6. BY MALENE BIRGER Studded Belt, $160
7. VALENTINO Studded Leather iPhone Sleeve, $245
8. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Studded Leather Boots, $2,245
9. FALLON Bourdin Spiked Pyramid Earrings, $190
10. SAM EDELMAN "Renzo" Studded Booties, $250
11. TOMTOM Jewelry Studder Rings, $60 each; $125 for 3

Monday, November 21, 2011

All That Glitters: Holiday Nails

Anyone that knows us is probably aware of our obsession with nail polish.  We are constantly changing the color on our nails, which is one way to justify our unusually large nail polish collection. With the holidays officially under way, we are excited about this season's new polishes and couldn't resist posting on Deborah Lippmann.  Here are 4 of our top picks for the holidays!  Deborah Lippmann is available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Barneys New York and Holt Renfrew.

Clockwise form top left:
ALL, $18

Friday, November 18, 2011

Wool and the Gang: DIY Headbands

We've just discovered Wool and the Gang, and the timing couldn't be more perfect with the cold fall air settling in and the holidays coming up!  Wool and the Gang is a ready-to-wear and ready-to-knit fashion brand that designs knitwear including everything from sweaters and dresses to hats, scarves, headbands and socks.  You may be asking yourself, "What does ready-to-knit mean?"  Well, Wool and the Gang sells a DIY kit in which you can knit your own accessory or piece of clothing.  The kit includes everything you need, and their website is full of helpful tips and tricks to help you get started.  The DIY kit is a fun and unique gift idea, and we love the Trophy Headbands in burgundy and blue.  You can even combine the two to create a multi-colored headband.  Visit Wool and the Gang's website to see their full collection of knitwear and knit kits.



Trophy DIY Wool Headband Kit in Burgundy/Midnight Blue, $45 on

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Spotlight on: Versace for H&M

We love a good collaboration and can't wait to see Versace for H&M, which hits stores tomorrow! Versace has designed a variety of looks ranging from tropical print pants and skirts in electric hues to an edgy take on the little black dress.  Versace's tropical prints are right on trend for resort 2012, and you can't beat their prices!  We especially love this yellow dress with the iconic Versace Greek key detail in gold & silver rivets.  It's a perfect choice for the Holiday season!  The Versace for H&M Collection includes a variety of sexy cocktail dresses, studded leather jackets and a faux fur vest. View the collection online here and visit your local H&M to see it in stores tomorrow!         
Clockwise from top left:
Black Dress, $149
Jeans, $69.95
Yellow Dress, $149
Leopard Print Skirt, $69.95
Black Skirt, $69.95
Palm Print Skirt, $69.95

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cheap and Chic: J.Crew iPhone Cases

We love these metallic glitter iPhone cases from J.Crew and can't believe they're only $25!  These are perfect for the holiday season and make great gift items.  Available here and at J.Crew stores.  

Friday, November 11, 2011

Great Find: Marc By Marc Jacobs Scarf

There are plenty of sales taking place this weekend, which means plenty of great finds.  This Marc By Marc Jacobs silk scarf is a fabulous addition to any wardrobe, and the berry colors make it perfect for this fall's trends.  The layers of animal prints drape beautifully and make it a fresh take on a timeless staple.  

MARC BY MARC JACOBS "Jungle" Silk Scarf, $133.50 (On sale from $178 at