Mood Board Monday: Gingham

Gingham Mood Board

Gingham doesn’t just have to be reserved for picnic tables, babies, and Dorothy Gale. Here are some fresh takes on a fun classic.

1. Draper James Thank You Cards, Set of 12
2. Maison Michel Calie Gingham Headband
3. Topshop Gingham Neck Tie Playsuit
4. Gingham Shopping Tote
5. J.Crew Charlotte Gingham Poplin Sandals

Want to see more gingham inspiration?
Click here to check out my Gingham-focused Pinterst Board!

Mood Board Monday: Winter Whites

Bona Style Winter White MoodboardBlame it on the snow–winter whites are one of my favorite cold-weather trends. From outerwear to handbags, shades of eggshell, ivory, bone, and vanilla should share rank in your closet alongside your cashmere and shearling. Here’s how to make it happen:

  1. Diane Von Furstenberg Fur Pompom Beanie, $96. 
  2. Diptique Baies Scented Candle, $60.
  3. Topshop Pleated Midi Skirt, $105.
  4. Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch, $95.
  5. Alice + Olivia Once Upon a Time Embellished Sweater, $330.
  6. Givenchy Double Cone Shark Earrings in Mother of Pearl, $470.
  7. Aerin Cream Shagreen Heart Box, $130.



Look of the Week: Valentino’s Rockstud Handbag

Valentino Bag

Aussie blogger Nicole Warne, of fame, was an obvious choice for my favorite look of this week. On Wednesday night she rocked a ladylike Valentino ensemble at the designer’s Sala Bianca Haute Couture show in New York. Warne looked sweet and sunny in her simple yellow dress, tutti frutti handbag, and studded heels. Her look exuded the fresh, effortless tone of life down under, and added a blast of energy to the fashion show, which Valentino dedicated entirely to the color white.

Valentino’s studded handbags come in various shapes, sizes, and hues. A few of my favorite are:

  1. Rockstud Mini Tote in pink, available here.
  2. Rockstud Va Va Voom Chain Shoulder Bag in azure, available here.
  3. Rockstud Flap Chain Shoulder Bag in orange, available here.

Let Them Wear Neon! Bright Baubles at Lulu Frost’s Baroque-Inspired S/S 2014 Presentation

Models bedecked in Lulu Frost's newest designs
Models show off Lulu Frost’s newest designs.

The theme was Neon Baroque at last night’s Lulu Frost Spring/Summer 2014 presentation, with stoic jewelry models draped in layers of bright baubles and glitzy chains, and dressed as modern day versions of Marie Antoinette. Continue reading “Let Them Wear Neon! Bright Baubles at Lulu Frost’s Baroque-Inspired S/S 2014 Presentation”

Throwback Thursday: Friendship Bracelets

Friendship Bracelets

Making friendship bracelets is a rite of passage for every tween girl, but who’s to say we can’t rock the look long after we’ve forgotten how to weave a chevron braid? Channel your childhood and reach for one of these sweet and sassy wrist bands. If you’re feeling crafty, head to M&J Trimming for all the neon thread you could possibly ever want… and more.

Shop the look:

  1. Half United, $12.
  2. Dezso by Sara Beltran, $115.
  3. Lucy Folk, $60.
  4. Links of London in collaboration with Feed, $125.
  5. Venessa Arizaga, $72.

Here’s What Happens When You Pair an LBD with Summertime Corals…

Tropic Thunder

As much as I love my job, I often spend summer days at the office daydreaming of bright and sunshiny weekends outside. What’s a hard-working stylephile to do? For me, a simple remedy for the summertime blahs can be as simple as adding some snap to an outfit. Balancing neutral, work-appropriate staples with breezy accessories and pops of Continue reading “Here’s What Happens When You Pair an LBD with Summertime Corals…”