Thursday, May 31, 2012

Designer Deal: Miu Miu Swimsuit

MIU MIU Bow-Embellished Halterneck Swimsuit, $129 (Was $215!) | shop here

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Season's Best: White Hot Picks

It's the unofficial start of Summer, and we couldn't be more excited!  White is always one of the hottest colors of the season, and this year is no exception.  We love a head-to-toe monochromatic look in bright white!  Here are few keys pieces of the season to get you started.  Don't forget to add some shiny accessories like this Lulu Frost crystal necklace for a sleek modern look.  

               1. RAY-BAN Erika Sunglasses, $156 | shop here
               2. LULU FROST Waterfall Crystal Necklace, $415 | shop here
               3. TOPSHOP Self Stripe Knot Back Dress, $58 | shop here
               4. ISABEL MARANT Omer Trousers, $515 | shop here
               5. ZARA Wooden Wedge, $99.90 | shop here
               6. REED KRAKOFF Standard Mini Shoulder Bag, $590 | shop here

Friday, May 25, 2012

Color of the Moment: Red

Clockwise from top left:
REPETTO BB Patent-leather Ballet Flats, $265 - click here!
MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Gathered Stretch-jersey Dress, $120 - click here!
MARC BY MARC JACOBS Brice Cotton-blend Utility Jacket, $400 - click here!
VICTORIA BECKHAM DENIM Power Mid-rise Leggings-style Jeans, $210 - click here!
J.CREW Gondola Striped Woven Silk Skirt, $130 - click here!
GUCCI Triangle Bikini, $345 - click here!
MARC BY MARC JACOBS Clark Twill Shorts, $200 - click here!
PIERRE HARDY Leather and Canvas Sandals, $595 - click here!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Weekend Getaway: 4 Travel Essentials

It's almost the holiday weekend!  In honor of one of the biggest travel weekends of the year, here are four amazing travel accessories that will keep you looking stylish no matter where you're headed.

SMYTHSON Chameleon Passport Cover, $200 | shop here 

TOCCA Bianca Solid Perfume, $30 | shop here

TORY BURCH Jesse Small Cosmetic Case, $55 | shop here
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Nylon Duffle, $115 | shop here

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

BEAUTY: 2 in 1 Blush and Lips

We love multi-functionality in beauty products so when we were searching for something for both lips and cheeks, we were excited at the variety in offerings.  We found several different color options depending on your price tag and the look you are trying to achieve.  Go with the powdery pink shade by Stila for a more lady-like look and the peachy Givenchy for a more sun-kissed look.  Whichever you choose, you can't go wrong!

Top to bottom:
STILA Lip and Cheek Stain in Yumberry Crush, $24 | shop here
SEPHORA COLLECTION Luch Flush Lips in Pinot, $12 | shop here
HOURGLASS Aura Sheer Cheek Stain in Flush, $45 | shop here
GIVENCHY Hydra Sparkling Magic Lip and Cheek Balm in Peach Glow, $31 | shop here

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Need It Now: Tibi Striped Crepe Top

Tibi's striped top has everything you need in a summer staple.  Its lightweight fabric is perfect for the summer months and makes it incredibly versatile.  The front-tie detail makes it more than a simple tee.  Keep it casual with a pair of cuffed denim shorts and gold sandals or pair it with a high-waisted fitted skirt and wedges to get a more sophisticated look.  If you're feeling bold, try styling it with printed pants, but keep the color palette neutral and the accessories minimal.

TIBI Knotted-Waist Striped Crepe Top, $275 | shop here

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fun Find: Fancy Pants

Topshop's metallic floral shorts are the perfect day-to-night essential.  The metallic floral print is fun for day and dressy for night.  For a more casual look, pair these with a loose fitting white tee and tan sandals.  Styling Tip: Tuck in the front of the tee to accentuate the waist.  For a more formal affair, style these shorts with a pair of chic heels and add a slim-fitting blazer.    

TOPSHOP Floral Metallic Shorts, $60 | shop here!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Designer vs. Deal: Slightly Oversized Sunglasses

These oversized frames are the perfect summer accessory.  They are a classic shape, but the slight over-sizing makes them stand out from the crowd.  We love this tortoise shell pair by Karen Walker if you want to invest.  The Forever 21 pair are similar, but for a fraction of the price.  Take your pick!

Top to bottom:
KAREN WALKER Super Duper Strength Sunglasses, $250 - click here!
FOREVER 21 F1716 Round Sunglasses, $5.80 - click here!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Season's Best: Floral Prints

TOPSHOP Co-Ord Floral Blazer, $130 | shop here

PROENZA SCHOULER Printed Canvas Tote, $735 | shop here

EQUIPMENT Earl Floral-Print Playsuit, $280 | shop here

ELIZABETH & JAMES Floral Owen Dress, $365 | shop here

3.1 PHILLIP LIM Blossom Pant, $450 | shop here

Monday, May 14, 2012

Cheap and Chic: Zara Cut Out Dress

We love the bright color and cut out design of this teal dress by Zara .  It's a great addition to your spring and summer wardrobe at an amazing price, as well!  This is the type of dress that you will find yourself wearing over and over as it is a flattering shape.  Plus, it looks good on all skin tones!

ZARA Dress with Cut Out Design, $69.90

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spring Essential: Bold Maxi Skirts

ASOS Maxi Skirt with Broderie Inserts,
$78.28 (shop it here!)

$69 (shop it here!)

HIVE & HONEY Pleat Maxi Skirt,
$59 (shop it here!)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May Gemstone: Emerald Hues

Clockwise from top left:
SEE BY CHLOE Printed Silk and Cotton-Blend Dress, $660
RAG & BONE Danby Cable-knit Wool Sweater, $325
MIU MIU Crystal Clip Earrings, $235
LANVIN Neon Tweed Top, $1755
CURRENT/ELLIOT Low-rise Coated Skinny Jeans, $200
CHARLIE BY MATTHEW ZINK Charlie Metallic Triangle Bikini, $215
JIL SANDER Liquirizia Pleated Stretch Cotton-poplin Skirt, $880
REPETTO BB Patent-leather Ballet Flats, $270
VICTORIA, VICTORIA BECKHAM, Jacquard Cocoon Mini Dress, $625
ISHARYA 18-Karat Gold-plated Onyx Ring, $140

Friday, May 4, 2012

Designer vs. Deal: Printed Dress

Left to right:
PETER PILOTTI Printed Stretch-jersey Dress, $1300 (shop!)
ZARA Floral Print Dress, $89.90 (shop!)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Amanda's "Editorial Shot of the Month"

Harper's Bazaar, May 2012
Editorial: Chic in the Heat
Fashion Editor: Joanna Hillman
Photographed by Tommy Ton
Dress, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci
Sunglasses, Cutler and Gross
Shoes, Pierre Hardy; Surfboard, Chanel.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Taylor's "Editorial Shot of The Month"

Vogue, May 2012
Editorial: "Talk to Her  "
Photographs by: Steven Meisel
Fashion Editor: Grace Coddington
Looks from various Prada Collections

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

5 Blue Baubles Under $60: Banana Republic

Island Oasis Necklace, $59.60, shop here

Turquoise Dreamcatcher Earrings, $45, shop here

Sundial Necklace, $45, shop here

Cabochon Bangle Bracelet, $25, shop here

Indigo Cocktail Ring, $39.50, shop here