Wednesday, September 14, 2011

In Search of All Things Zig Zag

Coming at you from my new walk in closet!! Did anyone score anything from the Missoni for Target line?! Even through all the craziness I managed to get a few things, and kept myself free of bruises and scratches!

this is the perfect fall hat!

(ignore the Burberry wedges trying to take the limelight. I have my closet set up like a store with everything on display! Should have moved these, whoops!) I absolutely was in love with the block heel on these shoes! With most of my pumps being stilettos, I thought that these would be a nice change.

My full score: brown floppy hat, high heels, dishes, stoneware platter, cardigan, and clutch. The one thing I truly wanted though, the patterned flats, were not a success. Sigh. Did anyone score the sweater dresses? Those were my second fave!!

xo L

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Battle of the Red Soles

My beloved Louboutin lost his battle to fashion powerhouse Yves Saint Laurent yesterday for the exclusive right to all things scarlet (at least when it comes to the outer soles of shoes).

In federal court, US District Judge Victor Marrero ruled that Louboutin -- even if widely recognized for its trailblazing use of red under the shoe -- could not stop competitors like YSL from doing the same thing.

" the fashion industry color serves ornamental and aesthetic functions vital to robust competition, the court finds that Louboutin is unlikely to be able to prove that its red outsole brand is entitled to trademark protection...Awarding one participant in the designer shoe market a monopoly on the color red would impermissibly hinder competition among other participants. YSL has various reasons for seeking to use red on its outsoles," said Marrero. (who revealed himself as an ardent admirer of the sexy slip-ons!!)

YSL is scornful of Louboutin's claim to a break through in fashion design, saying it has featured red soles all the way back to the 1970s... with Louboutin only emerging on the fashion scene in 1991 and obtainng a US patent for the red soles in 2007.

The idea for red soles was "copied from King Louis XIV's red-heeled dancing shoes or Dorothy's famous ruby slippers in 'The Wizard of Oz,'" Judge Marrero quoted YSL as saying. OUCH!

Regardless of anything "legal," I believe everyone is aware what Louboutin stands for, and will continue to remain known for.

...that being said if you have seen Palais, you know who it belongs to as well!!

xo L

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


1. Pink Desert Roses that were everywhere on our honeymoon to Antigua
2. My wedding shoes by Manolo Blahnik
3. Alexander McQueen skull ring that I am rocking today

xo L

Monday, August 1, 2011

Hello Again

I am eager to get back to working on Couture Rehab since the wedding is now over! Sigh... And I do miss it.

Keep an eye out!

xo L

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday Candy

Nude leather ... peep toe... fabulous and fiercesome crystal and silver stud embellishments ...

Your dirty you wants to meet your innocent you. The dirty you loves the brushed silver cone studs. The innocent you has to have rhinestones. Attached to a suede or leather peep toe pump, you are now the perfect combination...

With a leopard print interior...? A shoe that doubles as a weapon? I bet they hurt so good...

"Lorissa" by Sam Edleman ... ridding the world of ugly shoes one pair at a time.

xo L

images via

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Street Style - Mollie King

Mollie King is my new style crush! She is from "The Saturdays" (a British girl band for those of you non-UK peeps).

Street Style - simple casual girly chic with a trendy edge. Usually seen wearing mini-dresses and skirts with chunky heels to show off her long legs ... "over sized sunglasses, over sized handbag carried at the elbow" look.

She has evniable street style. I like how she isn't all "branded out" and most of her outfits can be recreated in H&M. My favorite look?

I have Wildfox Couture's "Dirty Blonde" shirt and I would have never thought to wear it with a bodycon striped skirt like this! Can't wait till its warmer so I can rock this look.

(She also definitely inspired me to run out to Forever 21 to buy knee highs in every color. )

Who is your style crush?!


all photos taken from google images

Friday, March 4, 2011

Crave vs Save

Ahh the ever so lovely and magical Louboutin glitter pump. So fun... So easy on the eyes... So easily swept away by red soled daydreams ... and I find myself thinking "$895 really is not that much..."

WRONG. With a new mortgage payment taking a chunk out of my hard earned paycheck I have to snap back to reality. But on the bright side... having "grown up" bills doesn't have to be such a drag, thanks to this recent find -

Meet Pour La Victoire's "Ionia" recently put on SALE at Bloomie's for a mere $182 from $260. They may not be the stuff red bottoms are made of, but they do have a gold stylized fleur de lis at the sole, giving them the unexpected touch Pour La Victoire is known for. A designer shoe AND a bargain? Crave or Save? Its definitely a "Save" (for now!)

It's in the bag.

Happy Friday!

to shop 2011 PLV collections visit their website

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pre - Spring Fever

Well its not quite Spring yet, but the weather today has me feeling like it! Its beautiful and sunny in NJ today... almost considered dropping the top in my car but the wind is still slightly frigid (and I didn't have a hair tie!)

The past few months have been especially key and busy in my wedding planning (which you probably can tell from my blog absence) but none-the-less I have 3 months to go and we are in the process of buying our first home! I couldn't be more excited.

So along with fashion, I'm going to be able to finally do some interior designs on Couture Rehab as well! I absolutely can't wait. The new place is so perfect and has a lot of character that I can't wait to share. I was emailed a lot asking for a room tour, but my room at the 'rents has been half packed up for quite some time now. So thats not quite how I wanted to be represented!


Me in my favorite hot pink bustier. A touch of hot pink always makes me happy!

One day to go till the weekend :)


Bustier and belt: Bebe
Shorts: Guess
Shoes: Bakers

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Edgy Must-Have Mania

One of my favorite looks to rock is the flirty feminine piece mixed with the raw, edgy, attention getting piece. Last year I bought the coolest Gucci wedge booties with a mix of suede, acrylic, and mesh fabrics. My description does them no justice; I'll have to post a picture so you can feast your eyes on these babies. Anyway, they are eccentric (thus why I love them) and I always get a slew of (mixed) comments on them when I take them out on the town. Paired with a ladylike LBD, or leggings and a tunic they become all the edge I need to pull off an otherwise ho-hum outfit. (another close second are my Marni wooden heels seen here and here and a close third are my JC Tick's obviously) The "Edge" doesn't have to only be a shoe, that just happens to be MY weakness.

I was so thrilled to see a lot of this theme in 2011 RTW styles, inspiring me to put together outfits I never dreamed of before.. Yes people... it is FASHION WEEK in NYC. Here are some of my favorites.

Emilio Pucci
Nothing like screams "girly" quite like ruffles, soft colors, crosses and lace up leather.

Catherine Malandrino
An over sized statement necklace adds just the right amount of wow to this dress.

Ralph Lauren
Delicate lace and beaded details are enhanced by the bold bag choice and leather accessories.

I loved this look. Take away the bright red shoe and silk scarf and this may just be the outfit you wear to work on a daily basis. Add both back in and you have a fierce edgy fashion forward look to rock around the office! A+ DKNY! ...

Take the above and switch out the trousers for a flirty skirt and you're ready for a night out without the hassle of a complete outfit change!

Bottom line... guaranteed you have many basics in your closet collecting dust that would be revived with a touch of edge! Just add your own twist!! Would you rock any of the above?


PS - Don't be surprised if you see me around town in those thigh high lace up boots. LOVELOVE.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Inspiration

I've been thinking a lot about closets lately. Wait. Who am I kidding? I've been thinking about closets all day every day for as long as I can remember...

The chandelier is a must have. Do it big or stay in bed, baby.

xo L

Monday, January 10, 2011

Hello 2011

Hey everyone!! I have missed you all dearly. After a brief hiatus and deep consideration on what exactly I want to do with my blog... I am ready for 2011. Did you miss me? Your emails have been a blessing and an inspiration.

bodycon dress: Bebe
chandelier hoop earrings: Bebe
pumps: F21

New Years Eve 2010.

I absolutely LOVE LOVE these shoes. Not only are they inexpensive, but they clean up so perfectly. These shoes saw the streets of NYC with the snow piled high (and the trash UGHHH!!) the floor of a beautiful lounge, and the spilled drinks to go along with it - and after a quick wipe off with soap and water they are as good as new!! What a great investment... considering purchasing them in black too. And the blue is the exact color in person.

I liked the idea of the LBD with a "POP" color shoe. The LBD is classic, but it can be so boring sometimes. But not with the perfect shoe. I wanted pink at first but I didn't want to be too Barbie. So royal blue it was, and they made the statement I wanted!

Over the past month not only have I acquired some cool new pieces, shoes, and jewelry, I also have done a TON of wedding stuff and started looking at places to live!! Super excited. It also has been somewhat funny... living in the North East is mucho EXPENSIVE to buy and rent. Even for a shoe box of an apartment... that wouldn't even fit my pajamas. Let alone shoes?! With roughly 250 pairs - UGH what am I going to do?!

xo L

And also thanks to my number one fan (Daddy).