January 26th, 2009
While browsing through the French Connection website, I was blissfully welcomed by an abundance of heather gray pieces. Though grey has never been a particularly flattering color on me, I adore its cozy connotation and incredible versatility. From the oversized swing coat to the cabled neck warmer below, these are all classic staples (that happen to be on sale).
Hunter Bag, $118 $49.99
Davie Weave Coat, $368 $299.99
Dogtooth Tassel Scarf, $38 $19.99
Metallic Maze Dress, $218 $169.99
Comme Cable Neck Warmer, $78 $29.99
Wishing on a Star Dress, $168 $89.99
Lofty Knit Dress, $218 $99.99
Cashmere Sweater, $178 $69.99
Ryo Stretch Trousers, $138 $59.99
EDIT: I was elated when I got an email this morning from the Who What Wear Daily team telling me that I had been chosen as one of their MySpace Muses for January. Check it out here!
Also, thanks to The Budget Babe for featuring me on her amazing site today. See it here.
January 22nd, 2009
H&M Jean Jacket, Issho Striped Tank, Forever 21 Ring, BDG Jeans, Vintage Boots
This weekend, I gained a whole new appreciation for movies that feature song/dance routines that take place on wobbly bleachers (Grease and 10 Things I Hate About You come to mind). Nevertheless, when I spotted these empty grandstands, I envisioned happily bounding up and down the flights and then realized the only rendition of “Summer Nights” I’ll be singing will be in my shower.
January 21st, 2009
This weekend, we hosted a dinner party that included a rather filling meal of London Broil, roasted asparagus and truffled mashed potatoes, so a light dessert was definitely in order. For a sweet treat with little effort and a big impact, I used hollowed-out tangelos to serve perfectly portioned scoops of sorbet. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to recreate this refreshing palette cleanser.
January 20th, 2009
Despite the fact that most of the country is braving horrendously cold temperatures, I can’t help but fantasize over the influx of floral prints I’ve seen on countless celebrities. Flowers add such a feminine element, and when paired with a leather jacket (a la Nicole Richie) or a slouchy bag (like Jessica Biel), it makes for the ideal combination. So, if the cold is forcing you to pair a dress like this with tights and a beanie or it’s warm enough to let this top poke out from under a thin cardigan, it’s an easy way to add a sweet touch of Spring in the middle of January.