5.29.2012

EIGHTIES

My outfit felt very 1980's grunge, until I threw on my light BCBG jacket to give it a bit more chic- modernness. I scored these vintage cutoff Levi's at a flea market, and decided to cut out the pockets so they wouldn't hang out from the bottom and accentuate the tears a bit more.
 My signature HRH Collection stacked, chunky, chain bracelets and beloved Chanel helped make the the outfit very "me".  
BCBG Runway Jacket. Zara Tank. Vintage Levi Cutoffs (Similar Here). Alexander Wang Oxfords (Similar Here). HRH Collection Bracelets. RayBan Sunnies. Chanel Stud Earrings. Chanel Handbag (Similar Here) YSL Neon Pink Lipstick

5.24.2012

TREATS

Good deals and girly treats always put a smile on my face. 
If I'm having an especially stressful week, stopping by my favorite department store cosmetic counter and trying a new lipstick, always seems to make things better. 
I originally planned to stop by the YSL counter to try their potted creme to powder Blush, but ultimately wasn't excited with the dry consistency. I found a Gel Blush form, in a bright, summery peach color. Perfect for giving my cheeks and lips a hint of color.  
The Barbie pink Lipstick is just that, the perfect Barbie pink! I could't pass it up.  
Shocking Mascara and Touche Eclat are two items I've always wanted to try but have been hesitant in investing in full sized products. I saw that they were available in a mini size pack, perfect for giving them a whirl.
My first Equipment blouse. 
I love the flowy blouse look, but couldn't justify spending $200+ on a blouse who's quality is as good as others I have purchased from Zara, and ones I have designed for myself, for less than half that price. When I spotted this beautiful pink snake print pattern a few months ago, I nearly caved.... but ultimately passed it up after seeing it was made in China...bummer. 
I ran to the mall to scope Nordstrom's sale today and though I was unlucky there, I found my pink snake print beauty for a much more reasonable price at Bloomingdales (Similar Here). 
 Happy tropical punch colored Peonies. 
My favorite mini guilty pleasure, Hershey's Kisses in one of my favorite antique milk glass candy dishes. Given to me by my favorite elementary school teacher. 

5.15.2012

LV DREAM

I never imagined owning a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk was in my future. 
I've always lusted over the idea of incorporating one into my place but knew they were not only rare, but pricy. After years of occasionally spotting them at large flea markets but being discouraged by the price, 
I pretty much put the idea of having one of my own out of my mind.    
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Lucky for me, my dad is an avid antique bottle collector and often participates in auctions around the country. He recently came across one back east who was auctioning the vintage trunk. The trunk was found while cleaning out the home of Oliver Wendell Holmes. After deciding on a price and only having to bid a tiny bit more, I won it via phone bidding! 
Though I don't believe it was actually Holmes' trunk, because the painted initials are different, it is still a charming idea and story, nonetheless. 
I love the way it beautifully stands out next to my Jonathan Adler sofa (which I found for a steal of a price, at a floor piece sale) and black hyde rug. Im going to have to be extremely careful, with drink spills etc, until I find a piece of glass (maybe) for the top. Thank you for helping me locate it daddy! 
 Yes, that is an elliptical machine behind my couch, front and center! 
I strategically placed it near in my office area/ living room and facing the TV, so there is no excuse for me not to work out everyday (well most days)! 

5.11.2012

PERFECT SUMMER SHORTS

The perfect summer shorts at an even more perfect price point. 
I stumbled upon these hot melon colored, fitted shorts at H&M for under $20, and was as equally satisfied with the price, as I was with the quality. 
Definitely give them a try! 

5.08.2012

REFRESHED

I had such an amazing time. 
Seriously couldn't have asked for a more perfect getaway <3 

5.04.2012

URBAN EXOTIC

Absolutely loving these semi over the top, for my taste, snake patterned pants. 
Keeping with a muted color palate and chunky leather and chain accessories. 
Super excited for the weekend. Hoping to catch lots of sun, relaxation 
and hopefully, one too many cocktails by the pool! 
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Pants: Zara (Similar Here). Leather Jacket: Alice and Olivia (Also worn here)(Similar Here) Tank: H&M. Handbag: MCM (Similar Here). Shoes: Steve Madden. Sunnies: Miu Miu. Bracelet: The Ombre

5.02.2012

HAPPY LOFT

Im glad I love my loft because work has been a little more hectic than usual, keeping me inside to meet deadlines etc. Fresh flowers and special deliveries from the UPS man give me an escape!
p.s. SHOP WITH HRH is reopen!
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My new extra large coffee table book on the circus from the 1870's- 1950's was a steal on Amazon. 
My favorite vase by Jonathan Adler, filled with green berries and one large, happy sunflower. 
Some of my favorite shoes at the moment, lined up.
(From left to right: Zara. Zara. Dolce Vita. Alexander Wang. Chanel.)
Where I spend most of my time. 
Colorful coffee table books.
Designer sparking water bottles and colorful straws in an antique ombre glass.