Monday, February 23, 2015

Red Carpet Favorites: 2015 Oscars

This was one of the most exciting Oscar nights! Not only did the boyfriend and I have a few friends over to pre-party, I had a blast on Twitter, chatting with you girls all night about the stunning ladies who graced the red carpet and the Oscars' stage. It's always fun to see which looks blew us away, and which one's made us scream out WHY?! The men really stepped up their game this year. Dare I say, that some may have even out-shined their ladies. I think we can all appreciate when a guy takes a 'lil fashion risk. After all, a black suit with a bow tie is so predictable. Here are my TOP 10 favorites from last night:

Rosamund Pike in Givenchy

Jennifer Hudson in Romona Keveza

Jared Letoin Givenchy

Anna Kendrick in Thakoon

 Neil Patrick Harris in Brunello Cucinelli & David Burtka in Calvin Klein

 Emma Stone in Elie Saab

David Oyelowo in Dolce & Gabbana

 Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab

Eddie Murphy & Paige Butcher

Rita Ora in Marchesa

What were your favorite looks this year?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Trending: The Shirt Dress

The weather here in New York City is insane [remember, this is coming from a Florida girl]. I don't know how long I can deal with seeing such low numbers on a thermostat. Forget looking cute on my commutes... I've been living in my long, quilted down coat, snow boots and ear warmers. Never-the-less, I've escaped the freezing weather, by reading my favorite fashion blogs. These ladies are embracing the warmer climates, with the perfect shirt dress:

 Vanessa @ Stylishly Me

Gillian @ Styled Rose

Deanie @ The Style Dean

 Liana @ Avetisiperoz

Livvy @ Livvy Land

It doesn't hurt have a couple shirt dresses handy when you're in a bind. I'm referring to those mornings you wake up and have no clue what to wear to work. Lately, I pair my shirt dresses with opaque tights and leather ankle boots. In much warmer weather, I roll up the sleeves, unbutton a few buttons and throw on a pair of peep toe heels... then, I'm on my way. Plus, there's no denying it's the perfect outfit for after-work cocktail dates with friends. Love these four, simple options below:

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How do you style your favorite shirt dress?


Monday, February 2, 2015

Splurge vs. Steal: Over-the-Knee Leather Boot

I'm not used to the Winter, so all the snow we're having in NYC is making me smile. Yes, I'm that girl you see taking videos and photos in the middle of a snow shower, while everyone else is scraping ice off their cars and front stoops. I just can't help myself! Speaking of the snow, my comfortable over-the-knee boots have been keeping me warm and dry on my commutes around the city (I have the steal version). I had some major reservations, but once I tried on a pair at Nordstrom, it was hard to take them off!

  / SPLURGE / Stuart Weitzman '5050' Over the Knee Leather Boot / Purchase Here /

  / STEAL / AndrĂ© Assous Stagecoach Waterproof Over the Knee / On Sale Here /

Bloggers do it better! If it weren't for these stylish ladies, I probably would've never considered purchasing a pair for myself. Believe it or not, I've found a few ways to appropriately style these for the office. They are much more versatile than you may think. See for yourself:

Are you wearing the over-the-knee look?



Saturday, January 31, 2015

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: For the BFF

Valentine's Day is very much commercialized, but it's still one of my favorite holidays. Not only do I look forward to a lovely dinner and a few surprises orchestrated by the boyfriend, Valentine's Day is a time when I'm reminded by all the wonderful relationships in my life -- friends included. Today's round-up is chalk-full of cute, little "thank yous," for those special girls you can always count on:

Lovely Valentine's Day gift ideas from my favorite retailers: 
Nordstrom / Cozy Chic Robe, Lipstick Charm Trio, Heart Stud Earrings
T+J Designs / Gold Lips Glitter Tee, Heart Ring, XOXO earrings
Victoria's Secret / Bombshell On-the-Go Essentials, Flavored Gloss Set, Angle Sleep Tee
Modcloth / Heartbeat the Heat Sweater, Heart iPhone Battery Pack, Swoon Tank
Target / Statement Necklace, Burts Bees Tips & Toes Kit, Champagne Flutes
Alex and Ani / Whole Heart Charm Bangle, Friend Charm Bangle, Valentine's Beaded Bangle

How do you celebrate Valentine's Day?