Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Perfect Pair

I have been searching for the ideal pair of Jackie O inspired round-framed sunglasses, and finally I have closed my search!

Sunglasses by Valentino

Besides the amazing price I got for these, the Swarovski crystal sides sold me. I also really love the rose tinted lenses, unexpected and more fun than basic black or tan. Mission accomplished. So what do you think? I'm definitely an Aviator girl, so the over sized round frames will be a nice new change.

I thought this pic of Jordan I took was so funny!! He was enjoying the air conditioning in my car. It has been a HOT past few days.

Wearing(my FAVORITE) Aviators by Ray-Ban.

xo L

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

(Yours) Truly Vintage

I think the best piece of vintage is one that isn't found in a second hand shop, or a garage sale, but in your own mother's closet. Meet my mom's best kept secret, Gucci.

The boxy shape of the bag and long leather strap is so late 80s! LOVELOVE. The leather is deliciously worn-in (but still looks great!) and could probably use a patch up in a few spots and a repair here or there... but I won't. I think it looks good just as it is. It was given to my mother by her late mother-in-law (my late grandmother). Timeless. Priceless.

xo L

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Beauty Can Cure

Skirt: Alexander McQueen
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Knuckle Ring (on right hand): F21
Bangles: Bebe

Necklace: Christie Martin

Tonight was Artistic Academy's Beauty Can Cure benefit. It was wonderful. All the girls and guys did a fabulous job putting it together and pulling it off. The amount of time and dedication put forth by these students to create a show for a great cause while also being in the midst of studying and taking the test that will define their career is inspiring to say the least.

This year, the show was set up in different themes: music, movies, pop culture, around the world, under the sea (to name a few). It was sort of like a glam Halloween party! All fashions were done up with flawless make up, and creative hair styles that are just not as good in pictures as they were in person, but I tried to still capture the moment. Hope you enjoy!

My Sister!!

Lil Wayne was nice enough to stop for a picture.

Yes, that is "Tracy" from Jerseylicious. Never watched it? Well you are not alone. It is another Jersey-based "REALITY" TV show. They decided to tape the benefit... I won't hate, because to each his own. But I will say that the term "Reality" should be used very, very, VERY loosely when referring to the genre of this show ;) YOU'RE SUSPECT!

Onto other news... I will leave you with something much cuter. An adorable Jordan burrito. Have a great weekend!

xo L

Monday, June 14, 2010

Big City Sweetheart

If you know me well, you know that I am a HUGE reality TV junkie. I don't regularly watch "The City" but I have caught an episode or two and found myself drooling over Olivia Palermo's wardrobe in real life. I know for Whitney Port supporters, Olivia is her nemesis. But come on, Whitney Port NEEDS to toughen up. Its a jungle out there.

I have a confession to make... I know many bloggers worship at the temple of Alexa Chung but I just can't relate to her. (GASP!) I think I need a little more Glam-Bam-Thank-You-Mam. Thus, I feel like I could channel Olivia on a regular basis.

The best part about Olivia? She recycles outfits and shoes! How very refreshing and unheard of!

This Friday I am attending Artistic Academy's "Beauty Can Cure" benefit, which includes the best designs in hair, make up and some fashion too. Ticket proceeds are donated to cancer research. I'm very excited, and for a good cause! Stay tuned.

xo L

Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday, Monday...

Monday is back again... grrr (but now almost over!!). Do you ever wake up and wish that sweatpants were standard on a "business casual" dress code? Yes it was one of those days!

Well I didn't rock the sweats today, though I don't deny that I have replaced my dress pants with stretchy black yoga pants in the past. (Don't deny it either - you're considering trying that!) After work I did slip into a cozy shift dress with my JC's.

I can't lie... I really wish the clogs were peep toe. (But no one, except Chanel, can compete with the studs on these clogs!) Which is making me want these from Elizabeth and James more and more! I think a trip to Neiman or Nordstrom is in order!


Dress: Splendid
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Ring: F21
Belt: A&F

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I Like My Money Right Where I Can See it... Hanging in My Closet

Are you on Carrie overload yet??! I'm finally going to see Sex and the City 2 tonight! I saw the last one opening day so I'm a little behind this time because of the long weekend. I'm a very big fan of the series so I don't really care what the critics are saying about it... I'm very excited.

I own the whole series on DVD and I watched it in it's entirety over the past few weeks to get ready. How can you not love Carrie? I pulled up some of my favorite Carrie Bradshaw looks to share.

from the wedding of Bobby Fine in Season 5. Notice the nude color dress which was Spring '10's biggest color.

The ever-so-gorgeous John Galliano for Christan Dior Newsprint dress. I heard rumors (and saw the picture) that SJP wears this for SATC2! Also worn in the series in season 3 when Carrie apologizes to Natasha for having an affair with Big. Now considered vintage.

Carrie going for jury duty in her pinstripe overalls and cherry print top. I love that she was so fabulous for JURY DUTY! The only fashion faux pas in the picture is BERGER. YUCK!

I love the look of her piled on pearls. Its one of my favorite ways to accessorize.

"I'm Candy, your candy striper!" Adorable way to take care of Big when he was sick after surgery. Such a cute idea!

I think everyone was speechless upon first sight of Carrie Bradshaw working it down the Manhattan sidewalk in this gorgeous dress. Love how it was paired with a masculine shoe to not appear overly girly.

The iconic tutu dress! Created by the genius Patricia Field. I love this dress! Loved it even more when it made a comeback in the first movie (did you realize?!) and all the women voted "TAKE!" Smart move.

This has got to be my favorite look. From the over sized boyfriend cardigan, to the heeled patent oxfords, thigh high socks, driving gloves, clutch, stripes and bold patterns.. shall I go on?! Its LOVELOVE.

Did you get to see Carrie and the girls yet?

xo L