Aug 31, 2012

En Route To: Shelter Island

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I'm off to spend four days away with good friends, good food, sun, and fun in Shelter Island. I'm planning on relaxing a whole lot since the next two weeks are filled with NYFW excitement, meetings, shows, and late nights. Have a fabulous long and relaxing weekend, luvies! And don't forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for updates. xx

Aug 30, 2012

Labor Day Getaway: Shelter Island

Labor Day weekend is sort of bittersweet. It marks the "end" of summer at the office and also reminds me that there are no more holidays until Thanksgiving. No fun. However, I'm pretty excited for Labor Day weekend this year. We're headed to Shelter Island for a three day getaway with two other couples and we can't wait! There will be some people watching, some sun tanning, some good dining, a little paddle boarding, and much more. Stay tuned for updates on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

Labor Day: Shelter Island

Aug 29, 2012

Trendy Black

I've always been a fan of black. As a matter of fact, with my closet and Kenny as witnesses, I would say a good 35-40% of my closet consists of black pieces. What do I like so much about it? It's flattering, versatile, goes with everything and anything and can be easily dressed up or down. The better question then is, what's not to like?!

Trendy Black

Aug 28, 2012

Tuesday Craving: Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone

I'm absolutely head over heels in love with this Rag & Bone beauty. The satin and leather, geometric design, and edgy cut make this dress the perfect piece for my Fall wardrobe. 

Aug 27, 2012

Get The Look: Creamy Hues

I'm excited to tell you that today I'm over at one of my favorite NYC blogger's site sharing some cream-colored Fall inspiration. Visit me at Born and Bread and be sure to follow along because these ladies sure know fashion and style!

Get The Look: Creamy Hues

Aug 24, 2012

Blog Swap: Glitter and Gold

A little blog swap is occurring today between Ashley and myself. You can find me over at Glitter & Gold sharing some Fall inspiration while Ashley stops by here with some Fall fashion tips. Enjoy!
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Hey Fashion Truffle Readers. It's Ashley here from Glitter & Gold and Viviana and I are going to swap blogs for a day!  I am such a fan of this blog--I am so excited to share my fashion views and tips with all of you guys and I hope you guys like me!
I love the casual glam in this look. A simple maxi really makes one look much more elegant. Since I live in New York most of the time you will find me in maxi. Speaking of maxi's I am in love with a particular  maxi dress--Get it here. All you need to recreate this look is a fun colored skirt and some fun sandals a great tied up denim top and some unique big glasses and there!
Recreate the look
Isn't this outfit so sleek. Everything about this makes me so excited for fall. I have tons of jackets in my closet that I can't wait to just take out and wear! This outfit could be something that I would wear around the city or to hang out with my friends but either way I could totally see myself in this. Get the similar too.
A lady always looks lovely in yellow. What I adore about this look is how it is all neutral and then there is that needed pop of yellow to break the dullness and turn a simple look into high fashion. I also love the fun clear glasses. I have bad vision but a lot of my friends don't have any vision problems so they just wear clear glasses for the fun of it. Why not?
I just had to share this photo with you all. I mean how stunning is this...the dress it just flows. I do love how this is paired with some chic flats and a briefcase...looks like this model is on a mission. The hat and the sunglasses are quite elegant as well.I tried to find something similar to this gorgeous dress! So here are some similar dresses...

More fun fashion...





{Pictures via My style pinboard}

XOXO
Ashley


Fall Trend: The Scarf

I'm over at GOLP today sharing one of my favorite Fall trends - the chunky scarf. Stop by to check out some of my favorite looks and scarves for this Fall season. Have a great weekend, luvies! xx

Scarves




Aug 23, 2012

A Simple Button Down


This is one of those shirts that you can wear anywhere. It's a classic. The sheer fabric, black trims, and beautiful green shade adds a little extra chic factor to make it perfectly unique. I love when I find these great pieces that I know will be part of my wardrobe for a long time.



Walter Brenda Top c/o // J Brand Skinny Jeans // Michael by Michael Kors Leopard Pumps (similar) // LV satchel // Ippolita earrings // David Yurman, Soria Z Jewelry c/o, vintage // ASHA by ADM Ring

p.s. You can use the code fashiontruffles to get a 20% on the Walter website! 

Aug 22, 2012

Travel Truffle: Paris


Kenny and I spent four blissful days of our honeymoon in Paris last November. I had visited this magical city twice before, but this time it was truly amazing (and romantic). I dream of visiting Paris many more times in the future as this is definitely one of my favorite places in the world. Le Royal Monceau Hotel in Paris is where I dream of staying at least once. Yes, it's not the Four Seasons or the Ritz Carlton, but it's an unbelievable boutique hotel with a long history. The Hotel first opened in 1928 and Philippe Starck recently redid the decor to make it perfectly Parisian Chic. 










Aug 21, 2012

Current Cravings

These are some of my current favorites. My 29th birthday is in less than a month (September 20th! - I'm so old!) so I've been compiling my usual birthday wish lists. Quite a few of the items are sort of unrealistic (a Chanel bag, for example), but others are just some nice things I'd love to have for Fall. A new coat/blazer with leather trimming, a pair of pointy black pumps, a stack of some stunning Asha bracelets, a simple gold heart ring, and some other "necessities." Don't worry, I'll post a more comprehensive and final birthday wish list once it gets closer to the day.

Current Cravings

Aug 20, 2012

A Soho Kind Of Day

Tank: GAP (old), Jeans: J Brand, Jacket: Generation Love from Edith Hart (similar), Handbag: Walter Baker c/o, Necklace: Ippolita c/o, Bracelet: vintage pearls, Hermes H cuff, Sunglasses: Ray Ban (similar)

I spent a beautiful day in Soho this past Saturday. Carmen and I met up for a delicious brunch at Mercer Kitchen and shopped our hearts away afterwards. The day went by quickly walking through the streets of one of my favorite New York neighborhoods and we ended the day at Chobani with an unbelievable greek yogurt "sundae." If you happen to be in the area then I strongly recommend that amazing yogurt shop.




Aug 17, 2012

Thursday's Paisley

Dress: Tibi (old, another favorite here), Shoes: Ralph Lauren (similar), Wallet: Prada, Bracelets: Edith Hart c/o, vintage, Ring: Asha by ADM
I had to run out to some meetings yesterday afternoon so I decided to wear my go-to Tibi paisley dress. It's so comfortable and perfect for a warm summer day. I'm also absolutely in love with this paisley print and the colors of the dress.






Aug 16, 2012

Leopard Lover

I love leopard. Had I mentioned that before? I feel like it's a great neutral, but edgy enough to dress up an outfit in an instant. And have you noticed that it's everywhere? I certainly have and these right here are some of my favorite leopard items out there.

Leopard Love

Aug 15, 2012

Ippolita Preview Party


Ippolita has long been one of my favorite jewelry designers. You can imagine then my excitement when Ippolita invited me to preview their 2012 Fall/Winter collections at their NYC studio. Well, let me tell you, the pieces were stunning. Classic gold chunky chains, lots of colorful gems, and some scattered diamonds called my attention and had me ooohing and aaahing all night long. 










Aug 14, 2012

Jewels For Every Occasion Pinterest Contest!

I'm sure you all already know all about my love for jewelry. Today I want to introduce you all to MADE WITH, an online magazine that features over 300 creations by 85 top international designers, all made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. The mini online publication is currently featuring the Jewels For Every Occasion collection which includes some seriously stunning pieces split up into five different categories: A Street Car Named Desire, Everyday Chic, Night Fever, That Special Occasion, Work it Girl! 


A Street Car Named Desire
Everyday Chic
Night Fever
That Special Occasion
Work It Girl!
Everyday Chic
Now, some fun stuff. Swarovski Elements has invited all FT readers to participate in their Jewels For Every Occasion Pinterest contest. The favorite five boards will win a copy of the MADE WITH publication, sparkling SWAROVSKI CRYSTALLIZED jewelry and some more goodies!
Here's what you'll need to do:
- Find the example #jewels4evryoccasion board to inspire you in your creation
- Create your own Pinterest board named #jewels4everyoccasion
- Populate your board with jewelry and look for inspiration around the following occasions. Make sure to hashtag each occasion accordingly: 
• Every Day Chic (#everydaychic)
• Work it Girl! (#workitgirl)
• A Street Named Desire (#streetdesire)
• Night Fever (#nightfever)
• That Special Occasion (#celebration)
- You have to have at least one pin inspiration for each of the five occasions to have a complete entry
- Once your board is complete, shorten the board link and tweet it to @Swarovski and let us know you completed the #jewels4everyoccasion contest


The contest will end on August 31, 2012.

Good luck, luvies!

Aug 13, 2012

Pair It: White and White

I was swooning as soon as I saw this classic, clean pairing on Pinterest. It's a very polished look that can take you from day to night effortlessly. Add a colorful satchel and some pretty heels and you're set!  How do you feel about the white on white?

Pair It: White and White


Aug 12, 2012

End of the Week Craving: Belle by Sigerson Morrison

Belle by Sigerson Morrison
Comfortable, well-priced, fun and just so cool = these Belle by Sigerson Morrison beauties. I would pair them with some simple skinny jeans and a tee for a casual and chic look. What are your thoughts?

Aug 9, 2012

Time With My Mama

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My mom is in town for a few days so I'll be taking a little break over here to make sure I spend some serious quality time with her. The QT time will be spent doing a little shopping, sightseeing, having delicious meals at some of my favorite spots (think Otto, Cafe Cluny, and Blue Ribbon) and lounging on the couch catching up. See you back here on Monday!

Aug 8, 2012

Get the Look: Fall Perfect

I know, I know. It's still summer. But when I saw this image on Pinterest I just had to pay attention. Fall is my second favorite season - after Summer. Easy layers, leather jackets, fun boots all make up part of my personal Fall perfect look.

Get the Look: Fall Perfect
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Aug 7, 2012

A Sunny World

Sunglasses are one of my favorite accessories. I own a few pairs and always look to buy some more funky, unique ones. My Karen Walkers have been my favorite for a while, but the next pair will be the Acne ones I wrote about here. Now tell me, how many pairs of sunnies do you own?

Sunnie's World



CÉLINE eyewear $310 / Gucci eyewear $275 / Prada plastic eyewear $287 / J Crew eyewear /  / Dries Van Noten Round sunglasses $369 / Ray-Ban ray ban classic, $150 / Ray-Ban cat-eye, $109 / Mango eyewear, $11/ Karen Walker Eyewear eyewear $220 / The Row eyewear $350 / House of Harlow 1960 eyewear $135 / Ray-Ban ray ban eyewear $145

Aug 6, 2012

Beach Waves at Illusive Print

Sleeve or No Sleeve?

Top: Haute Hippie c/o (available this Fall), Jeans: J Brand, Clutch: Derek Lam (similar), Earrings: vintage 
I received more complements than I can count while wearing my new Haute Hippie swing top this past Saturday night to dinner with friends in Dumbo. It's so chic and unique - I mean, look at those sleeves! I'm obsessed.