"You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you." - Song of Solomon 4:7

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Touch of Pink

A touch of pink

Holmes Yang cap sleeve blouse, $715
The Row blazer, $1,890
Planet straight leg pants, £69
Vince Camuto black pumps, $118
Armani Jeans bowler handbag, £130
Mulberry engraved jewelry, $320

Navy blue is a great neutral to wear and very fun to work with. I really like sharp tailoring, and this look delivers that with a very feminine and fashion-forward twist. This beautiful top adds a great pop of color to the suit, keeping it from appearing too boring or serious. Tie-neck blouses add a gorgeous ounce of girliness to any outfit and work with a number of things. This top is from Katie Holmes' line Holmes & Yang, which I've recently been very impressed with. Gold is the perfect tone to compliment navy blue with, and classic bangles are a sophisticated embellishment. Finally,  don't be afraid to mix navy blue and black! A lot of people say it's a fashion no-no, but I believe there are many ways to do this color combination right. My method behind this outfit was to keep the black to the accessories and the blue to the parts of the suit. Keeping the purse and shoes both patent was also a way of bringing unity to them.

Hope you all have had a great Thanksgiving week!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Delia*s Shopping Selections & Faves

Hey dolls! I'm going to let you all in on something...I like to shop. When I received the latest Delia*s catalog in the mail, I liked a lot of what I saw. I haven't done a lot of shopping there in the past, but I was pretty impressed with what they have in stores now. In fact, I got so excited over it I decided to compile a selection of my very favorite things. I thought I'd treat you to a few items available at this moment, since many of my posts in the past have featured several things a bit out of season (not unusual, since if I were posting out of my own closet this would be the case as well). For all of the clothing featured in this post, check out Delia*s website, catalog, or a store near you. Oh, and I definitely wasn't paid by Delia*s to make this post - I simply wanted to!
Delia*s Sweater Picks

Cheetah cardigan, $40
Pullover sweater, $35
Chloé printed top, $40
Sweater, $30
Chloé crewneck sweater, $40
Chloé pullover sweater, $30
Cable cardigan, $30

Delia*s Blouses and Blazers Picks

Shirts blouse, $35
Bow tie blouse, $35
Lace top, $30
Plaid jacket, $50
Knit jacket, $40

Delia*s Dresses Picks

Sequin evening dress, $60
Sleeveless lace dress, $50
Leopard party dress, $45
Bow dress, $40
Stripe dress, $40
Print dress, $40

Delia*s Bottoms Picks

Super skinny jeans, $40
Skirt, $40
Navy blue skirt, $35
Pink skirt, $35
Green skirt, $35

Hope you all enjoyed what I had to show you, and have a lovely Thanksgiving week!
Be blessed,

P.S. One of my favorite ministers, Sarah Hart Pearsons, always says, "Thanksgiving is the language of faith." I encourage you to read her article about the act of thanksgiving and let it be a reminder to you of the true meaning of the holiday we'll be celebrating this Thursday - and to be thankful every day, because God "always causes us to triumph through Him who loves us (2 Corinthians 2:14)."

Friday, November 18, 2011

"The Best Time to Wear a Striped Sweater is All the Time"

"the Best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time"

Michael Kors merino wool sweater, £113
Ralph Lauren Black Label Denim mid rise jeans, £168
Franco Sarto flat shoes, $32
Dooney Bourke cross body shoulder bag, $298
Chain jewelry, $1,050

Hey all! Hope you've had a great week...and have an even better weekend! I decided to take a little fashion advice from Spongebob Squarepants himself and break out the trusty striped sweater for a chic weekend look. I kept it casual and accessorized this gorgeous Marc Jacobs top with dark wash, straight leg jeans, never-fail espadrilles, and a gold Tiffany key. This is a great look for shopping and lunch with the the girls, and as I'm partial to stripes and Dooney & Bourke all-weather-leather bags (patiently waiting for my first), one to pull out of the closet again and again.

Thanks for reading!

P.S. If you want to see where I got the title of my post from (and one of my favorite Spongebob moments) look no further than the video below:
P.P.S. A great alternative to the espadrilles found in this post are Soludos - only $28 - $36 a pair and super stylin' and popular!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Flouncy Fun

flouncy fun

Shirts blouse, $95
House Of Holland metallic skirt, £440
Black shoes, $13
14k earrings, $1,250

I like this look a lot because it's sweet and girly, but still has an edge. I think it's the fun twist put on  a lot of the classic pieces that make it interesting and a tad funky, a la Alexa Chung - who has a knack for taking a timeless look and making it quirky and cool. Pleated skirts are the "it" style of the moment, and the metallic finish on this one is simply sumptuous. I kind of have a thing for tie-neck blouses, so this top is naturally a favorite - especially with the white/black contrasting. This is the second post in a row featuring a leopard print bag, and I have no regrets - this ladylike one takes the cake. Simple diamond earrings and black flats finish up the look with just the right amount of subtlety.

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

An Equestrian and a Scholar - Cognac Boots, Three Ways (Part 3)

An Equestrian and a Scholar

Smythe blazer, $384
Nudie Jeans Co. skinny jeans, $199
TopShop leather boots, $280
Rebecca Minkoff leopard print clutch, $350
French Connection semi precious jewelry, $43

To close out my "Cognac Boots, Three Ways" series (you can find parts one and two here and here, respectively), I decided to showcase a very equestrian-inspired outfit. I really like how its simple elements come together to make one chic and stylish look that's both classic and youthful. I worked almost mono-chromatically and accessorized in an understated way (although the leopard-print clutch adds a nice dose of pizazz). This is definitely a look I would like to wear over and over again, and one that would appeal to proper ladies and tomboys alike, proving this: no matter what, simplicity is beautiful.

Have a lovely weekend!

P.S. I feel as if this look is very Duchess of Cambridge, no?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ahoy, Matey!

Ahoy, Matey!

Milly, €263
Missoni skinny fit jeans, $199
Franco Sarto loafer shoes, $64
Jayce Wong pearl cocktail ring, £425
Marc by Marc Jacobs face jewelry, $250
MNG by Mango lightweight scarve, $32

Ah! This is one of my favorite looks. A great example of how the nautical vibe can be carried into fall. I really like how the thickness/color combo of the jacket's stripes make its classic look a bit more unexpected. The browns and golds of the accessories give it a warm, earthy feel appropriate for autumn. Once again, dark wash, straight leg jeans show up. They really are a great essential that can look so chic when paired with the right things - like a gorgeous, rope-print scarf. And the penny loafers? Don't even get me started. So ready to have about 20 similar pairs in nearly every print/color.

Stay warm and toasty!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cognac Clad Cutie - Cognac Boots, Three Ways (Part Two)

Cognac Clad Cutie

Color block dress, $95
Corso Como sports shoes, $199
Lanvin quilted handbag, $1,199
White gold stud earrings, $1,200
Tory Burch chunky bangle, $195
American Apparel hair bow accessory, $14

In my second installment of "Cognac Boots, Three Ways," I'm featuring a precious outfit that's great for when you want or need to look a little more dressed up than usual. I really like the sophistication the simplicity of the dress gives this look. The draping is gorgeous, and the boots work with it perfectly - proof that riding boots can be dressed up or down in a snap! I accessorized with a coordinating Lanvin happy bag, gold charm bracelet (another very versatile piece), and diamond earrings. The bow is a really cute touch I think would look darling in many a whimsical girl's hair on a day out. How about you?

Happy Saturday!

P.S. Check out part one of this series here.
EDIT: Part three is now up, for those of you who would like to take a look. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011



Sonia by Sonia Rykiel short sleeve shirt, €325
Trina Turk red pants, $92
Dorothy Perkins black wedge heels, £33
Dorothy Perkins black clutch, £8
Jennifer Meyer Jewelry diamond stud earrings, $675

Hey guys! How have you all been? I decided to go with a look that was a bit retro-inspired. The slender leg of the pants balances out the slight boxiness of the top. Colored pants are and always will be a great thing to have in your closet, and pairing them with neutrals keeps the look from getting too overwhelming. A wedge heel is always great, and the tassel and lock detail on the clutch is magnificent! I feel like this look is very "Matchbook girl" - Matchbook Mag references, anyone? Either way it's super fun, and that's really what I like - it proves that when you look good, you feel good too.
Stay precious!