Birthday Babe

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Black moto jacket, Vince turtleneck sweater, red plaid scarf, azalea scarf, white j.crew skirt, hunter boots, red hunter boots, kate spade bag, patent kate spade bag, birthday look, birthday suit, ways to wear hunter boots

Black moto jacket, Vince turtleneck sweater, red plaid scarf, azalea scarf, white j.crew skirt, hunter boots, red hunter boots, kate spade bag, patent kate spade bag, birthday look, birthday suit, ways to wear hunter boots

Black moto jacket, Vince turtleneck sweater, red plaid scarf, azalea scarf, white j.crew skirt, hunter boots, red hunter boots, kate spade bag, patent kate spade bag, birthday look, birthday suit, ways to wear hunter boots

Black moto jacket, Vince turtleneck sweater, red plaid scarf, azalea scarf, white j.crew skirt, hunter boots, red hunter boots, kate spade bag, patent kate spade bag, birthday look, birthday suit, ways to wear hunter boots

Jacket (old – similar)// Sweater// Skirt (old – similar)// Tights// Scarf// Boots// Sunglasses// Bag

A very happy Friday because today’s MY BIRTHDAY! Growing up, my mom always made my whole birthday week (month even) feel like such a celebration. Being that it’s around Valentine’s Day, there were always heart-shaped candles, heart-shaped red velvet cake, little gift baskets, pink and red balloons, confetti…everywhere.  No matter what my Valentine status was, it was always a celebration!

This weekend, I’m taking off on a quick getaway to Los Angeles to do just that. It was a toss up between braving the icy roads to Tahoe or enjoying the warm weather in LA – LA for the win!

Wishing you all a fun Valentine’s, or Galentine’s, weekend!

Halloweenish

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Like many, October is one of my favorite times of the year. And, I especially love Halloween and the clever costumes that pop up. There’s just one thing: it always seems to roll around faster than I can drum up enough creative looks to outlast the party circuit. Sometimes I just want to offer a micro-dose of costume to a Halloween party. I want a costume that’s juuusstt enough to participate in the festivities, get a few chuckles, and get back to watching Narcos on Netflix (preferably without changing clothes).

Whether you want to dress up as your favorite trendy veggie, celebrate your startup’s unicorn status, or go as The Real Thing, here are a few looks that I like to call: Halloween-ish.

Sunday Best

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Each year Labor Day rolls around and we all mindlessly start packing away any hint of white in our closet. I’m not sure where this “No white after Labor Day” idea came from, nor do I care to find out the origin of a rule that attempts to govern what colors we wear. Truth is, there is no color that brings out beautiful features more than winter white. It is angelic and speaks of purity and class. From Celine to Proenza Schouler, designers sent models down the runway cloaked in shades of white in the F/W ’13 shows. So, this Labor Day it’s time to debunk the age-old “rule” and lighten up that wardrobe.


1. When it comes to wearing white pants, I always find Palazzo-style pants the most flattering. Nothing says this better than these Alice + Olivia Pleated Wide-Leg Pants. 

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Alice + Oliva

2. Incorporating a little bit of every Fall trend, Maison Martin Margiela delivers the chicest sneakers with these white high-tops.

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Maison Martin Margiela


3. If Fashion is a form of art, this Kotur bag is the perfect illustration of Surrealism. The intricate, hand-finished detailing on this clutch is phenomenal. 

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Kotur

4. We all know that everyone needs a staple LBD is their closet. For those nights when you need a little bit of puritan gusto, meet LBD’s cousin, The LWD.

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A.L.C.

5. Dress up the ordinary white shirt with this Catherine Malandrino embroidered mesh top. 

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Catherine Malandrino

6. The cocoon-style cape coats have catapulted into a realm of popularity typically likened to that of an “It” bag. If you’re going to invest in one this Fall, this MSGM coat is a surefire win. 

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MSGM

7. SPLURGE: Straight off the runway, Proenza Schouler’s open back boucle dress is a winter white dream. While at first glance it appears to be suited for Spring, this super-structured dress is made of heavyweight boucle bonded to jersey. This dress looks like it’s suited for a Queen, or perhaps, the ever-fashionable Duchess of Cambridge. 

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Proenza Schouler
8. Jeffrey Campbell reigns as the ultimate genius footwear designer with these booties. The Helga Booties are perfect for tromping around in the snow or adding some edge to that LWD.
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Jeffery Campbell

Friday Favorites/ New York Times Style Feature

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1. Tartan is coming back as one of this season’s hottest trends. Check out this video from the Vogue closet where they share an unconventional way to rock this lock.

2. Eva Chen, the ultra-glamourous new editor-in-chief of Lucky magazine, will make the debut that counts this month as her 1st September issue hits newsstands. However, her journey to head honcho of one the leading fashion magazines was anything but glamourous, and certainly not ordinary. Here she shares with Fashionista some of her most important career tips she learned along the way.

3. Next time you’re planning a gathering and you’re short on time and inspiration, check out these creative centerpiece ideas by Real Simple. The best part is each can be whipped together in 5 minutes or less!

4. As Fashion Week rolls around, the slicked back hairstyle will be a mainstay on the runway. Fashionising explains how to emulate this Roberto Cavalli-inspired look at home.

5. Often times I look at jewelry in stores and think, “I could make this myself at home.” However, I’ve NEVER looked at a woven, rhinestone-encrusted chain collar necklace and thought, “Pssh…hand me the chains and thread”…until now. Honestly WTF shows us how to make this statement piece in a (relatively) simple way here

And, for one of my favorite moments of this week (or decade)…making The New York Times Fashion & Style section! Check out the full Street Style feature here

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Happy Friday from one of my new favorite rooftop restaurants, Sens! 
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p.s. Stay tuned tomorrow for more about our fun night there with JustFab Shoes last Saturday!

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Brunch on The Row with Calypso

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I can’t think of any better way to spend a beautiful Saturday morning than shopping with a fun group of ladies at Calypso St. Barth’s Santana Row store opening party, sipping mimosas, and munching on a macrons. Calypso St. Barth teamed up with The Glitter Guide and pulled out all of the stops by hosting a Bastille Day Brunch for the store’s grand debut on “The Row.” From the French-themed treats and decor to the adorable gift bags, they didn’t miss a single detail. 
The moment you step into the store, the quality and brillance of their summer chic collection is apparent. What I loved most about the boutique is their dynamic take on resort-wear. All of their clothes are practical for everyday wear making them excellent staple pieces for your wardrobe. Not to mention their accessories, of which I developed an instant fascination with. My wish list is getting pretty full and I can’t wait to go back for another round. 
Welcome to Santana Row, Calypso! 
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Pins and Needles Dress// Christian Louboutin Heels
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