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

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Classic: Bright Trousers

This season switch out your classic black trousers with a bright bold pant to add a splash of color to your fall/winter wardrobe.  There are so many great trousers out there in vivid hues that will instantly update your look.  Pair a bold hue with neutral separates, like a white T-shirt or grey sweater, for an effortlessly chic casual look.  For a more formal occasion, incorporate black pieces and polish off the ensemble with bold statement jewelry.  Here are some of our top picks for vibrant trousers.

               Clockwise from top left:
               O'2ND Slim Fit Pleated Pant, $225
               STELLA McCARTNEY Hannah Crepe Straight-Leg Pants, $675
               THE ROW Dashford Wide-Leg Wool-Crepe Pants, $1,090
               SANDRO Cropped Crepe Pants, $250
               YVES SAINT LAURENT Cropped Wool-Crepe Wide-Leg Pants, $1,190
               DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Naples Pant, $298

Monday, November 7, 2011

Splurge of the Week: Givenchy Panther Skirt

Givenchy's Fall 2011 Runway Show was exceptional!  Perhaps the most buzzed about prints of the season were Givenchy's exotic panther designs.  After seeing this Panther Skirt on the runway and in nearly every fashion magazine, the skirt, which is in stores now, was even better in person.  The detail in the design is so beautifully done, and we love how the yellow pops out from the black background. It's certainly a fresh way to wear animal print this fall.

Givenchy Panther Skirt, $1990

Friday, November 4, 2011

Rock Candy: Tom Binns Drop Earrings

Tom Binns has been designing unique jewelry for over 25 years.  We love his interesting use of materials and colors creating beautiful, artistic and edgy pieces.  In particular, we are obsessed with his colorful drop earrings!  They are the perfect way to add color and excitement to a dull simple outfit.  Much like our blog, which has featured quite a few all-black pieces lately, we tend to find ourselves wearing black from head to toe.  Bright bold jewelry is a great way to liven up a dark ensemble, and these candy-colored drop earrings are the perfect choice!
Ethno Teknik Hand-painted Swarovski Crystal Earrings, $340

Fauve Hand-painted Swarovski Crystal Drop Earrings. $225

Fauve Electro Hand-painted Swarovski Crystal Drop Earrings, $275

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mini Trend: Mini Skirts

While we love long skirts for fall, mini skirts are a fun way to keep it sexy.  There are so many styles available in different colors and materials hitting stores this holiday season.  You can wear them with pumps, sandals, booties, and knee-high flat boots, etc.  Pair them with tights and a cute blouse for a chic holiday ensemble.  Here are six great options!!

Maje Jalouse Leather Mini Skirt, $395 

Zara Two Tone Mini Skirt, $69.90

Elizabeth and James, Tachi Silk-satin Wrap Skirt, $260

Zara Board Mini Skirt, $79.90

Theory Kashika Skirt, $245

Helmut Lang Leather Panel Ponte Knit Skirt, $360

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Taylor's "Editorial Shot of the Month"

Harper's Bazaar, November 2011
Editorial: "All Wrapped Up"
Photographed by: Terry Richardson
Fashion Editor: Julia Von Boehm
Model: Eniko Mihalik
Coat: $6,800, Donna Karan New York
Necklace: $460, Pamela Love
Rings: $110-$120 and necklace (on puppy) $120, Vicki Turbeville

Amanda's "Editorial Shot of the Month"

Vogue, November 2011
Subject: Rooney Mara
Editorial: "Playing with Fire"
Photographed by: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
Fashion Editor: Tonne Goodman
Dress: Vera Wang