Nov 27, 2012

ILY Couture Holiday Style Guide

Oh my chic! That is exactly what I thought when I first saw this cute little number on the ILY Couture website. And the price? Totally doable. I'm a big fan of easy, versatile pullovers for the winter. They're comfy and can be dressed up or down... especially with such a chic message.

ILY Couture




ILY Couture Sweatshirt  // J Brand Skinny Jeans // Newbark Suede Loafers // 3.1 Phillip Lim Clutch Bag // Kate Spade Bow Bangle // DEZSO Gold Ring // Illesteva Sunglasses // NARS Nail Polish // ILY Couture Classic Link Bracelet

Now, on to some fun stuff. Love your ILY COUTURE jewelry? Show us how you wear it! Share your photo on Instagram with the tag #ILYCOUTUREHOLIDAY for a chance to win the Basilissa necklace or bracelet.
** Contest runs Monday, November 26 through Monday, December 10 (at 6:00pm MST) - WINNERS will be announced on DECEMBER 12.

Holiday Wish List: For Her

Nov 26, 2012

My Shopping Uniform


Theory Sweater // Rag & Bone Jeans // Rag & Bone Newbury Boots // Derek Lam Handbag (in stores) // Derek Lam Sunglasses (in stores) // Gorjana Necklace // Samantha Faye Lips Necklace c/o Succarra // Asha by ADM Zodiac Ring // J.Crew Bracelet // Vintage Bracelet  

I focused on doing my holiday shopping (or Black Friday shopping) online and only went to a few stores on Saturday while in CT. J.Crew had an amazing sale, and, combined with a little gift card I had, I did a little damage. And what do I wear for a fun day of shopping with my bestie? A cozy sweater, the most comfortable boots I own, and my favorite Rag & Bone jeans. Seriously, this is my shopping uniform. How did you do on Black Friday?




Holiday Wish List: For The Home

Today I kick off a holiday wish list series I have created to give you an idea of what my favorite gifts are for the season. We kick off the series with some special things for the home...



For Home


Nov 22, 2012

Giving Thanks

I want to take a few minutes today to give thanks for such an amazing community of readers, the best husband a girl could ever ask for, a wonderful family that stands by us through thick and thin, friends that always make me smile, and a year filled with health and happiness.
I hope your day is filled with joy!
Happy Thanksgiving, luvies.
xox 

Nov 21, 2012

Friday, Black Friday, Starts Now


Well, Black Friday has kinda arrived and with it come all the awesome sales and shopping madness. These are some of my favorite offers out there right now...


Edith Hart - 25% off in stores and online using code CYBER

Shopbop - Up to 35% off using code BIGEVENT12

J.Crew - 25% off in stores and online using code COLOR25

Bloomingdale's - online only Buy More, Save More (no code needed)

Madewell - 25% off everything using code TREAT

Theory - 30% off everything using code THANKS2012


Wednesday Craving: T by Alexander Wang

If you have ever tried on a piece by T by Alexander Wang then you know how incredibly comfortable everything in this line is. The t-shirts (my personal favorite) are so soft and fit like a glove. Well, the rest of the line, from dresses to skirts to pants, is just the same. Here are a few of my favorites.

T by Alexander Wang Jersey Top
T by Alexander Wang Striped French Terry Sweatshirt

T by Alexander Wang Pleated Dress

Nov 20, 2012

What to Wear: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. One thing I try to remind myself of on that day is that my constant calorie counting and "diet" can be put on hold for a few hours. I mean, what's better than turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pies galore and wine? Exactly. Now, my wardrobe trick to fit in and not look like I'm about to explode is to wear an oversized sweater. They're the best at hiding a little muffin top! So this Thanksgiving I can assure you that you will find me sporting my favorite Vince oversized sweater and some skinny jeans. What do you wear on Turkey Day?

What to Wear: Thanksgiving


Rehearsing


DVF Dress // B Brian Atwood Heels // Mechar Handbag c/o // David Yurman Bracelet // Jessie James necklace (old)

Time always flies when you're having fun and that's exactly what happened this past weekend in DC. We celebrated with old friends and had an amazing time doing it. I wore a simple Diane von Furstenberg LBD with a little bling for the rehearsal dinner and I swear, this dress has become my go-to LBD. It's so easy to accessorize and works perfectly for cocktails, work or just a simple date night.




Nov 19, 2012

Menswear Inspired: Outerwear

I've been on the hunt for a new coat and I'm really liking the whole menswear inspired look. It's oversized, but still somewhat structured and it definitely gives an edge to any outfit. I love how Jenna Lyons is always able to sport the trend so flawlessly and many socialites, models, and vip's have been following along. So, what are your thoughts on the menswear inspired outerwear this season? I'm pretty sure I love it.

Menswear Inspired

Nov 16, 2012

Cheers!

Two of my favorite people in the world are getting married this weekend - one in DC and the other in New Delhi. Unfortunately, I'm only able to attend one and we won't be there to celebrate with C&P in India. I have shared some great memories with both these ladies and love them dearly so today I want to wish both couples all the very best, tons of love, health and happiness as they embark together in this new adventure. 
Cheers to Kate & Wayne and Carmen & Pallav!! We love you!!

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Nov 15, 2012

What to Wear: Wedding Events

We're headed to DC this weekend for one of my best friend's weddings. Kenny and I both went to school in DC so it's a real treat to have an excuse to head south to celebrate with college friends for a whole weekend. Now, I always get a lot of questions about what to wear to wedding events such as a rehearsal dinner and bridal luncheon so here are my picks for this weekend's wedding events.

Wedding Events

Danique Jewelry Giveaway


Today I want to introduce you to Irina and her Etsy shop, Danique Jewelry. Irina's shop has an amazing variety of stones and styles. There's something for everyone there! And you know how much I love jewelry so I really couldn't pass up the chance to introduce you to this lovely lady...

1. How did you start your shop and what's your background in?

My name is Irina and I have been selling on Etsy since February of this year. I have been creating handmade arts and crafts since I can remember myself. I got a degree in web and graphic design and worked for many years as a web designer while making handmade jewelry occasionally as a hobby. When my daughter Danique was born in 2011 I dedicated to her a special jewelry collection. When my friend saw it, she convinced me that I should try to go on Etsy and I finally opened Danique Jewelry store and named it after my baby daughter.

2. Where do you find your inspiration? 
So many things inspire me: all the beauty of nature, its intense colors and rich textures. As an artist I got passion from little details, which create the sense of harmony whether it is a painting or a natural gemstone. I love to look at different gemstones, their shapes and colors. I am always amazed how nature creates such a beauty, which can be never matched by anything artificially made.







Irina is offering one lucky reader a pair of the faceted round pink quartz vermeil gold bezel earrings pictured above. To enter the giveaway just leave a comment telling me which Danique piece is your favorite (mandatory)! And for a few extra chances (leave a separate comment for each):
1. Follow Fashion Truffles via GFC
2. Like Fashion Truffles on Facebook
3. Like Danique Jewelry on Facebook
4. Follow Danique Jewelry on Twitter
5. Tweet about the giveaway (make sure to mention @viv_fashiontruf and @daniquejewelry)

Giveaway fine print: Ends Thursday, 11/22/2012 at 12:00pm EST.
No purchase necessary; void where prohibited. While I do not announce the winner on my blog, it will be available by Thursday 11/22/2012. By entering into this sweepstakes, the entrant acknowledges that they are eligible for this sweepstakes according to all laws set forth by their state of residency.

Nov 14, 2012

Wednesday Craving: Rebecca Taylor Dresses

At the moment, I'm loving Rebecca Taylor's dresses. They fit incredibly, the quality is A++, and I just love the styles. Do you own any Rebecca Taylor party frocks?


For the office cocktail party: Diamante-Studded Fine Knit Dress




Date night: Printed Silk Dress

And a little more Rebecca Taylor for you luvies to enjoy:



Nov 13, 2012

Glove It

I love winter accessories - hats and gloves especially. This season I'm looking for some edgy studded gloves and maybe ones with a pretty, ladylike bow. There's just so many options out there that it's hard to pick. Here I have rounded up my favorite four different styles for the season.

Glove It


Nov 12, 2012

Interview with Freckled Confessions

I'm over at Landi's blog, Freckled Confessions, today answering some questions about how I started blogging and sharing my new favorite items for November. Check out the complete post here.


Nov 9, 2012

Baby Shower Time

My sister in law's baby shower is this Saturday so I'm headed to DC for the event. It's so strange how all of a sudden I have a few baby showers coming up and almost no bridal showers. Hmmm, times they are a changin'! Anywho, I'm very excited to celebrate with M, family, and loved ones since we're less than two months away from the twinsies (or beans, as I like to refer to the pair) arrival. Here are some cute things I found while browsing for cute gift ideas for the beans.

Gift Ideas: Baby Shower


Nov 8, 2012

Dr. Jart+'s Life Essentials

I was over at Dr. Jart+'s Tumblr a few days ago sharing some life essentials. You know, the Caribbean, a good latte, skinny jeans, NYC, and my new Dr. Jart+'s Premium Time Returning Serum. If you're looking for a little skin treat then look no more - you must try this serum!


Nov 7, 2012

Wednesday Craving: Rag & Bone Outerwear

Can we take a minute or two to fall in love with every single piece of outerwear in the latest Rag & Bone collection? Seriously, these pieces have me swooning. I mean, the patterns, the leather trims, the unique shapes - I could go on and on. These are three of my current favorites...


Smoking Woven Coat
Taj Layered Wool and Leather Jacket

Biker Wool and Leather Coat


And some more Rag & Bone fabulousness...


Nov 6, 2012

Travel Truffle: Koh Samui


Our trip to Thailand in January is basically completely planned. I mentioned a few weeks ago that our first stop will be Bangkok, followed by Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in Northern Thailand. However, I'm most excited about the last leg of the trip - Koh Samui. We'll be staying at the amazing Banyan Tree Samui in the southeast coast of Koh Samui. The property overlooks the waters of the scenic Lamai Bay and the villas are all nestled on a private hill cove. Is it January yet?!