Sep 28, 2012

Simone I Smith: Lollipops


Simone I. Smith, who was diagnosed with stage III chondorosarcoma - a rare type of cancer - in 2004, has teamed up with the American Cancer Society to introduce "A Sweet Touch of Hope" collection. The inspiration stemmed from her own lollipop tattoo's changed appearance after an invasive surgery to treat her disease. "It literally looks like someone took a bite out of it," says Simone. These pretty lollipops have come to represent her journey towards getting well and staying well. The lollipop pendants come in all twelve birthstones, platinum or yellow gold over sterling silver, and either crystal encrusted or jewel enameled. Aren't they just amazing?
** $10 for each purchase of any piece from Simone I. Smith's collection will be contributed to the American Cancer Society ***

Simone I. Smith's lollipops in the Sapphire (September) birthstone








Sep 27, 2012

BBB: Big Black Bag

One investment handbag a year makes me a very happy camper. This year I'm looking for the perfect BBB (big black bag). There's some really great options out there so I'm having a hard time choosing (just) one. I like them to be classics so I can be pretty sure that it won't be out of style within months of my big purchase. Now, can you help me narrow down this list?!

Big Black Bag

Sep 26, 2012

Just Purchased: MICHAEL Michael Kors

Michael Michael Kors $195

I just bought these and here are the many reasons why: 1. Bloomingdale's is having their friends and family sale so that meant 20% off (use code FRIENDS12), 2. The price is very reasonable even without the sale, 3. I love me a good, sexy bootie, 4. Love the gold zipper detail.

Let's Go Out

I love dressing up to go out with my girlfriends or with the hubby for a night out on the town. For those nights out where you know you'll be bouncing from one place to another and doing a lot of walking in between, I like to dress cozy and comfy. I'm totally obsessing over this combo - the animal print sweater, the leather leggings, the burgundy accessories, and some super fun boots. 

Lets Go Out


Sep 25, 2012

Fall Beauty Essentials

The transition from Spring/Summer to Fall/Winter, warm weather to cold weather, can be pretty tough on my skin. I like to switch up my beauty regimen according to the season. My skin is fairly normal (not oily or dry), but it has the potential of drying up quickly during the cold months. Here are the products that will get me through the next season.

Fall Beauty Essentials


Sep 24, 2012

Sail to Sable


I'd like to introduce you all to an amazing line of summer fun today: Sail to Sable. Jennifer, the mastermind behind the collection, started out in the fashion and publishing industry where she developed her preppy chic style. Inspired by her love of warm weather, stripes, brights, and all things summer she started this amazing collection of tunics, dresses, placemats, napkins and pillows. And I promise, it does not disappoint. I love all the bright stripes and fun designs Jennifer's collection has to offer. Go ahead, see for yourselves by visiting Sail To Sable and falling in love.


Sail to Sable


Sep 23, 2012

Sunday Craving: Charles Philip

Charles Philip
These beauties from Shopbop will soon become the latest addition to my always growing shoe closet. Comfortable and chic. The perfect smoking slipper.

Sep 21, 2012

Jewelry Truffle: Fragments

Jewelry is an integral part of any outfit I put together. I have a few jewelry boxes at home and I'm always looking to add more unique pieces to my collection. That's why when I discovered Fragments, with it's impressive collection of fine and fashion jewelry, I instantly fell in love. Their boutique in Soho is definitely one of my favorite destinations anytime I'm in the area. Now, the exciting news is that Fragments has relaunched their website so you can shop their vast selection of jewelry anywhere, anytime. Yep! Now Marian Maurer, Ashley Pittman, Suzanna Dai, and so many more amazing jewelry designers are a click away! I don't know about you, but I'm uber excited!

Fragments


Sep 20, 2012

It's My Birthday!

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September 20th is a special day! Today I turn 29 and I couldn't be happier! Cake, balloons, birthday wishes, and drinks with my closest friends will make this birthday a spectacular one. Happy Thursday, luvies! 

Sep 19, 2012

Fall Floral

Haute Hippie Shirt c/o // Paper Crown Leggings // Derek Lam Clutch (similar) // Pura Lopez Pumps (old) // Gorjana Earrings // Gorjana Necklace // Soria Z Jewelry bracelet c/o
Celebrations and more celebrations - this weekend was one celebration after another. These pants have turned out to be one of the best purchases I made in August. And paired with my new Haute Hippie top, I'm a very happy camper. Have I mentioned how much I'm loving florals for the Fall?



Sep 18, 2012

Leather Shorts

I've been loving all the leather for Fall, but there's one leather piece I can't wait to start sporting - the leather shorts. I've been searching for inspiration on Pinterest and fell head over heels in love with this look as soon as I spotted it. Totally edgy and chic.

Leather SHorts




Acne linen top, $105 / Chloé blazer, $294 / Topshop Leather shorts $60 / Valentino leather handbag / Otte NY Wide belt / Ray-Ban ray ban sunglasses, $145


Some additional leather shorts:

Sep 17, 2012

Ladylike

Annie Griffin Dress c/o // Victor Hugo Clutch // Christian Louboutin Pumps // Karen Walker Sunglasses // Vintage bracelets

This weekend was amazing and exhausting. We celebrated Carmen's bridal shower and bachelorette party in the city and it was a blast! I wore this gorgeous Annie Griffin dress for the shower in the Upper East Side and I'm in love. The back has that great sexy factor - a deep V and a bow! Perfectly ladylike.



Sep 14, 2012

Friday Craving: Alaia

Alaia
Alaia does it again. These black heels are screaming at me "buy me, buy me!" Well, my birthday is next week so maybe I just will. 

Sep 13, 2012

Birthday Wishes

I'm sure you already know about my love for birthdays. Well, we're exactly one week away from my big 2-9 and I'm so excited! Yes, I know I'm only one year away from that kinda scary number, but I don't care. Birthdays should be fun and celebrated - no matter your age. I love getting phone calls from my loved ones, indulging in cake (and more cake), and celebrating with my man. Now, here are some of my birthday wishes...

Birthday Wishes

Sep 12, 2012

The Easy Pullover

It's so easy to just pick up your favorite pair of jeans and throw on a cute pullover sweater when in a rush. That's my favorite lazy weekend outfit - comfortable yet stylish. I've been eyeing the Zoe Karssen collection of pullover sweaters for a while now and can't wait to purchase one or two of those comfy beauties.

Pullover Lover


Sep 11, 2012

Some Of My Favorites: Part 2 #NYFW

Diane von Furstenberg
Ready for a spring/summer soiree
Prabal Gurung
Ruffles, chiffon, trains, and feathers
Catherine Malandrino
Ladylike and lots of white

Shoe Lover

I have a not so secret love affair with shoes. I have more pairs of shoes than I can probably count, but I still always feel like I need more. I know, this is a problem. A serious one. And now with the runways and boutique windows all around me showing me the newest styles for Fall, I'm going a bit shoe crazy. 

Heels

Sep 10, 2012

Some Of My Favorites: Part 1 #NYFW

Derek Lam
Classic and sophisticated with a twist
Jill Stuart
Totally girly, totally beautiful
Mara Hoffman
Bright tribal prints
Rebecca Taylor
Pastels and florals with an edge

Weekend Recap #NYFW

What a weekend! The days flew by and even though I stayed in on Friday night to rest and catch up on some much needed ZZZs, I still feel like the weekend beat me up. Here are some of my favorites from the past few days...

Exploring our neighborhood - the West Village

Dinner with my bestie at Monument Lane
Ready for the Derek Lam show
Courtney and I outside the show

And if you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter you may already know that I met one of my fashion idols at the Derek Lam show on Sunday. Jenna Lyons was so friendly and easy to talk to - seriously. I still can't believe I got to talk to her and even gave her a hug (aaaah!)


Lastly, here's what I've been wearing...

Sep 7, 2012

#FNO Recap


Fashion's Night Out is always a great adventure. The streets of Soho were jam packed with people running from event to event and trying to catch a glimpse of their favorite celebs. I partnered up with Kat and started our night with Taylor Dress and Effy




Walter by Walter Baker Shirt c/o // Paper Crown Leather Leggings // Pura Lopez Pumps // Walter by Walter Baker Handbag c/o // Hermes H bracelet // Edith Hart Bracelet c/o // Soria Z Jewelry Bracelet c/o // Tiffany bracelet 

We then continued our journey downtown to meet Mackenzie at Alice and Trixie followed by a little wine and cheese break in Little Italy.




I ended my night in the West Village visiting Coach on Bleecker Street and meeting up with some blogger gals in the process. 
How was your FNO?

Today I'm also at Sam's blog, The Peak of Tres Chic, participating in her "Fashion Forward" series. Don't forget to check it out!



Sep 6, 2012

LuckyFABB Recap

I had the amazing opportunity of attending the LuckyFABB conference yesterday. It was an amazing experience where I got to listen to some truly fab speakers and meet some amazing ladies and gents. My favorite part? Maybe Leandra Medine (The Man Repeller) discussing how to never let people bring you down and to allow your true self to shine on your blog. Or perhaps Rachel Zoe explaining what a work/life balance is all about. Or maybe Amber Venz giving tips on how to monetize your blog via Reward Style. Here are some highlights from yesterday's FABB.


Rachel Zoe
Lauren Conrad
Stephanie of J Brand, myself, Kat, and Sophie
Simon Doonan and Anna Sui
With my partner in crime, Kat

Sep 5, 2012

What to Wear: NYFW

The next ten days will be insanely crazy. I'll be running around trying to balance my nine to five job with fashion week events, shows, and meetings. I'm very excited for the experience and so grateful to be included in all this fun! So now, outfits. I've put together about 1,000 different lists with outfit inspirations and color combinations. The outfits below are the inspiration behind a lot of the outfits I have planned for the next weeks; lots of leather, some burgundy tones, black heels, and fun accessories. I'll be sure to keep you all posted as to what's going on, but for some real-time updates don't forget to follow me via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Now, off to LuckyFABB to meet some fellow bloggers and learn lots.

What to Wear: NYFW


Sep 4, 2012

Brighten Up In Yellow

Dress: Walter by Walter Baker c/o, Wedges: DVF (on sale!), Bracelets: By Erin Gordon, Soria Z Jewelry c/o, Necklace: Gorjana, Handbag: Derek Lam (last season)

This is one of those dresses that cheers me up as soon as I put it on. The color, print, flowy feel, and amazing fit make this dress one of my favorite summer pieces. I wore it for a night out in Shelter Island this past weekend and couldn't believe how many complements I received. 
p.s. Don't forget to use code 'fashiontruffles' to receive a 20% off of everything and anything on the Walter website! Happy Tuesday!