May 28th, 2010
In just over a week, I’m heading out to New York to celebrate the launch of my Coach bag (along with Karla, Kelly and Krystal). Coach is throwing us a party on Tuesday, June 8th at their store on Madison Avenue and I’d love for you to join! You can RSVP here.
The one minor detail I still haven’t figured out? What I’m going to wear. Here are a few of my potential candidates, but of course these might all change by next week.
1. Helmut Lang, $470
2. Alice + Olivia, $420
3. Rachel Gilbert, $685
4. Alexander Wang, $650
5. Maje, $390
6. Thurley, $540
7. Issa, $415
8. Maje, $385
9. Haute Hippie, $565
Have a fabulous Memorial Day and I will see you all back here on Tuesday!
May 27th, 2010
Black Label Mighty Aphrodite Top, Madewell Blazer, Forever 21 Skirt, Vintage Belt, Roxy Sunglasses, Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag, Dolce Vita Platforms
If there’s such thing as stereotypical spring weather, we’ve been experiencing it here this entire week in L.A. The mornings start out cool and crisp and the afternoons hover at a perfect temperature that just hints at becoming too warm. Last night I met a friend for Cuban food and though we were tempted to take in the last bits of sun, we stayed inside. I’ll probably smell of chicken and rice for the next week or so, but it was entirely worth it.
May 26th, 2010
Strawberry shortcake is one of those desserts that is just as fantastic now as it was when I was a child.* What’s even more exciting is how easy it is to whip together on a random weeknight when strawberries are finally in season (I made an exception a couple months ago here). I used this recipe, which was exceedingly simple and took full advantage of the fresh berries and flaky biscuits.
*The same cannot be said about Pop-Tarts, Bubble Gum ice cream and Candy Buttons.
May 25th, 2010
With Memorial Day right around the corner, I’ve finally accepted that bathing suit season has officially arrived. I’ll be honest, it doesn’t matter how much self tanner I apply or how many crunches I do, trying on swimsuits is just about the most painful shopping experience you can have. The fluorescent lights, the small dressing quarters and the playhouse mirrors are nobody’s friend. This year, I’ve taken my search online and have narrowed it down to several different trends that I’ll gladly try on in the comfort of my own home.
-Forever 21 Nautical Striped Top and Bottoms, $10.80 and $9.80
-Topshop Wide Stripe Bikini, $50
-Undrest Ruffle Bandeau Bikini Top and Ruffled Bikini Briefs, $80 and $105
-Julien Macdonald Double-strap Asymmetric Swimsuit, $385
-Old Navy Women’s Ruffled Swimsuit, $19
-Zimmerman Strapless Orchid Twist Swimsuit, $245
-Forever 21 Splotched Underwire Bikini Top and Side Tie Bottom, $10.80 and $9.80
-Vix London Bandeau Bikini Top and London Square Bikini Briefs, $84 and $84
-French Connection Marina Ink Bandeau and Briefs $58 and $48
-dELiAs Twist Bandeau and Foldover Hipster $24.50 and $29.50
-Lisa Marie Fernandez Natalie Bandeau Bikini, $300
-Forever 21 Basic O-Ring Bandeau Top and O-Ring Bottom, $9.80 and $8.80