Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Mini Fashion Inspiration

I know, I know... isn't this little girl the most adorable thing you have seen all day!  I mean seriously, can I have her wardrobe? EVERYone of these outfits I would wear in a heart beat! I only wish I knew where these images came from... an online store maybe?  If you happen to know please do tell.  For now I will just go trying to make recreate these looks out of my current wardrobe.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall Roasted Chicken Pies via Sweet Paul

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The second issues of Sweet Paul launched last week and is overflowing with fabulous fall inspired yummy-ness!  My favorite feature was for sure "Enchanted Forest".  The table setting, swoon!  The food, YUM! and the outdoor location, fantasy come true!  I wish I had an excuse to recreate this lovely enchanted forest including all of the goodies of course.  I may just have to come up with one.  

Above is my favorite recipe featured, Fall Roasted Chicken Pies.  I'm filing this away to make mid Oct. once my travel schedule calms down.  If you make it before then, please let me know how it turns out.  

And don't forget to check out the rest of The Fall Issue of Sweet Paul. You will not regret it! 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

From The Runway: Cynthia Rowley, Spring 2011

Cynthia Rowley never disappoints. For her Spring 2011 bubble cutouts were everywhere!  In a few looks its even borderline sexy, which is not something we usually see from Cynthia.  However with the length of the garments and the overall styling what could be sexy is transformed in to whimsical which is quintessential Cynthia Rowley.  I would wear look #2 & #3 exactly as is.  I love the embellished bubbles done on the shorts and as the waist of the extremely well fitting pants. Both looks are very faltering.  Look #1, #4 & #5 I would have to have shortened a bit... being 5'3 this mid calf length can go from chic to eek very quickly! Right above is a much better option. Then I would add a cami under look #1 and loosen up the blouse on look #4 and I would be good to go! 

The color palette really is amazing! Navy, Beeswax*, Lavender, Ecru & Silver Cloud*! Love! I might need to add this in to my future home decor or at least incorporate in to my Spring wardrobe.  

Well done Cynthia, well done!

*Beeswax & Silver Cloud both a apart of the Top 10 Colors for NY Fashion week! 

Monday, September 27, 2010

Choose Happiness!

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I thought this would be a great mantra for the week ahead! It really is that easy, I swear, try it! All you have to do its wake up each morning and choose to be happy.  That's it, its that simple.  Sometimes I think we just need a little reminder of how good we really have it, myself included. So this week let's do it.  Let's stop the complaining, the negative thoughts and the "why me's?" and just choose happiness

Happy Monday Everyone!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Stop Motion: Every Color You Can Dream Of

I have become completely fascinated with stop motion animation lately, it seems to be everywhere these days....  {Oh Joy! did it here, kindle's commercials here are adorable, Man Shop's Globe used it for their promo here}  

Above is the latest stop motion animation that I have come across that I had to share with all of you.  Its for a Target commercial in Australia and has me completely smitten!  The concept its "every color you can dream of".  I hope you like it as much as I do.  I must go and get a good night sleep to prep for the week ahead.  I will be leaving for Mexico Tuesday morning (for work) and wont return till Sunday evening.  Sweet dream's everyone!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Kate Spade Book of the Month Clutch

I was in Charlotte, NC this past week where I stopped by Kate Spade at Southpark. I love shopping in the Kate Spade store as there's always so many treasures to be found and this trip did not disappoint.  I have always been a fan of adding a touch of whimsey to your outfit, so its not surprise that I fell for these fabulous "book" of the month clutch by Kate Spade.  Inspired by a classic novel and topped off with a clasp top closure, these clutches are sure to not disappoint.  Of course it doesn't hurt that they chose "Great Expectations" & "The Great Gatsby", two of my absolute favs! 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Elva Fields 2010 Fall Collection

{images via: Elva Field}

I (heart) baubles!  Colorful ones, bold ones, beautiful ones, strange ones, one of a kinds... I love them all!    Click here to see the entire New Fall Collection from Elva Field.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy 1st Day of Autumn

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SEASONS: My Favorite Part of Living in NYC

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"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all."
                                -Stanley Horowit

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

20's, 30's & 40's... Louis Vuitton Has You Covered!

Pictured above from left to right... Natalie Vodianova, 28; Karen Elson, 31; Christy Turlington, 41; Three equally gorgeous woman all at different stages in their life, yet Louis Vuitton appeals to them all. Ever since I first came across this ad a few months ago, I was intrigued.  But it wasn't until now that I really though about what there Fall Camping really represented.  Typically Louis Vuitton is not a brand that appeals to me.  I HATE logos! Which is a huge part of what LV represents (although I would love the Damier print), but then this ad came along and I all of a sudden was coveting LV?  For one the classic silhouettes and timeless colors appealed to me not only in the design of the handbags but in the overall feeling the models in the ad's presented.  I think I was more drawn to the bags because of the girls wearing it.  These ad's make you want to be that sophisticated, well dressed "Mad Men" type, well at least thats what they did for me.  I also was very impressed with how they chose to target such a wide range of consumers by featuring three beautiful models covering the 20's, 30's and 40's age groups.  What a perfect representation of their brand!  A+ in my opinion!  I will be saving this in my Fall 2010 inspiration files for future projects to come. 

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Pre Fall Fashion Inspiration

Fall is my favorite time of the year!  The crisp cool air, the colorful leaves, the pumpkin spice lattes, boots, these are all a few of my favorite things, above all though "Fall Fashion" is really what makes it all worth it.  I came across this picture of Carrie from Sex & The City (forgive me but I can't remember where I saw it)  but none the less this photo inspired me!  I love everything about Carrie's outfit and was instantly inspired and ready for the Fall season to begin.  The light weight long cardigan, above the knee socks, short motorcycle gloves, patent lace up oxfords and silk print dress make the perfect combination for the transition period from late summer to early fall.

Im already wearing, in my opinion, the perfect pre-fall nail color, ChinChilly by essie, now I just need to go out and (re)create the perfect pre fall outfit!  I think I could pull something together once I switch out my closets.  I feel a weekend project coming on!

What are you wearing right now? Whats currently inspiring you?  I want to know, please share below!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Martha Stewart Presents...The Women Who Dress America

Donna Karen. Diana Von Furstenberg, Tory Burch and Jenna Lyons. Four extraordinary woman all changing the face of fashion in their own way.  Join Martha Stewart and  "The Woman Who Dress America".  From high end designer (Donna Karen, DVF) to Trendy Chic (Tory Burch) to mass market J. Crew (Jenna Lyons), these fours woman really do have us covered.  Tonight tune in to find out move about what inspires them and what its really like to me on the "front line of fashion".  I for one can't wait to hear their story! 

 Tonight 9pm est on the Hallmark Channel!
 Don't miss it!!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wear It Now: Erin Fetherston, Resort 2011

Erin Fetherston, Resort 2011It's still a bit warm in NYC, but the cool temps are right around the corner, making this the perfect wear it now collection.  Throw a cardigan over each of these looks and they transition very nicely into the fall.  Then once Spring rolls around bring them out again and they'll looks new and fresh.  The second and 4th look would even work well with black tights and a tight turtleneck underneath.  A sleek blazer over look on and five would be an excellent choice.  Gosh, I love pre-Fall/Fall... the possibilities are endless!

How would you wear the above looks?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Purple Coated Birthday Wishes

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This post is dedicated to my beautiful Mother, who's favorite color just so happens to be purple.  I hope you had the most wonderful day possible, filled with a lavender sunset, blueberry cheesecake, and cozy purple knits. No one deserves it more than you.  We have our differences and don't always see eye to eye, but there's never an argument when it comes to our love of purple. Thank you for being who you are and for making me who I am. Happy Birthday Mom!  I love you!!!

Hello Tuesday... it's time to Twirl!

We'll mid-September is right around the corner, Labor day has come and gone, and now we must all return to work on this too soon Tuesday.  But fear not my lovelies, there is always tons of fantastical fun to be had!  NY Fashion Week starts Thursday (see schedule here), FNO (Fashion Night Out) is this Friday and "Hello Its Tuesday"!!! for most of use meaning its a four day work week and the weekend is that much closer!  So with that said, I am officially declaring today Twirling Tuesday, and of course, thanks to Kate Spade you will have the tunes and accessories to do so in style.  Above are a few of my favorites from Kate Spades new twirl line and below you can click on the link to download The Twirl playlist for free.  Yes, I said FREE... there is no catch.  You don't have to purchase anything you don't have to sign up for an annoying email list or become a member.  Just click on the link and all 10 songs are yours to twirl to whenever you please. 

Click HERE to download the entire playlist for FREE! There is also a really cute video to check out if your looking for a little twirling inspiration.

Happy Twirling Tuesday!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ralph Lauren Presents... The RL Gang: A Fantastically Amazing School Adventure

This is the story of a group of not so ordinary children, who came to school and had a not so ordinary day....

I came across this lovely Fairytale for Ralph Lauren's Fall 2010 Children's Collection titled The RL Gang: A Fantastically Amazing School Adventure. Whoever was the mastermind behind this project is a genius! It is the cutest little thing I have ever seen.  The story follows a group of children on their first day of school.  We all know how the first day of school is really all about "your first day of school outfit", which plays a big roll in the story.  I also love how the children are featured in a real life watercolor painted storybook land, which really adds to the overall Fairytale setting.

The story centers on one fabulous group of children.  They are super cute , the style is impeccable, and there names are ones to envy!  Below are my four favorite looks from the story from Willow, Zoe, Jasper & Hudson. Hudson with his Grandpa's vintage camera is totally my favorite, but shhh, don't tell the other kids I wouldn't want them to get jealous!

The fun doesn't stop there.  You can actually purchase a printed copy of the book HERE or let the kids in on the fun too!!!  Click HERE and help them to create their very own children's book!!! 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Etsy Must Have: Leilanni Land

In theory a shrug, a skirt and a sweatshirt are all very simple items, but then I discovered Leilanni Land and they became so much more.  In Leilanni Land a simple shrug is transformed into a cocoon cardi-cape in black and while chiffon, $120; a basic pull-over in magically changed into a pointy sleeve sweatshirt in heather gray fit for a superhero, $45; and a basic skirt becomes a sexy elastic cage skirt with underlining, on sale for $84. I mean seriously, Its clear to see that Leilanni has a knack for making the ordinary look extraordinary.

Check out their Etsy shop here and blog here


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