saturday night love… the statement clutch

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I am dying to freshen up my handbag assortment at the moment… taking inspiration from some of these amazing clutches that totally transform an outfit. I am also warming up to the idea of using a bright over-sized purse during the day (instead of lugging a huge bag around)! Thoughts?

clutch black with gold cuff

clutch leopard

clutch neon green

clutch turquoise croc

clutch emerald green

clutch fuschia




love of the day – embellished sneakers

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I love sneakers and I think they have been an awesome trend… my feet are grateful to have had a breather from heels for the season. For Spring, wedge sneakers are stepping aside in favor of studded, embellished sneakers. Here are a few of my favorites:

YSL Malibu Sneakers, 550

ysl saint laurent malibu sneakers


Frye Kira sneakers with gold studs, 188

sneaker frye kira studded high top grey gold


Steve Madden Twynkle Sneaker, 100

steve madden twynkle sneaker black



Kelsi Dagger Kilee sneaker with silver studs, 90

sneaker kelsi dagger kille studded black silver zippers


miu miu sneakers with studded toe cap, 495


miu miu sneakers with stud


Pour La Victoire Heydi Hi sneaker in leopard pony, 192

sneaker pour la victoire heydi hi leopard pony

love of the day – the maxi dress + leather combo

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My love of leather jackets is well documented (check here), and I am really into the combination of a cropped leather over a long, glam maxi skirt or dress. It’s a great contrast. I also love that it hints at it being Spring at some point in the near future (hurry up already!)

maxi dress and leather rachel zoe

maxi dress and leather

maxi dress animal and leather jacket

maxi dress cream leather jacket

maxi dress ivory leather jacket

maxi dress royal blue and leather

red maxi dress and leather

white maxi dress leather and fur


(all images via pinterest)



interior design – the indoor hammock


Imagine curling up in one of these cozy hammocks  for a Sunday nap until it is warm enough to bring the party outside… I am currently obsessed!

indoor hammock 2

indoor hammock 3

indoor hamock

indoor hammock modern

interior swing


Love the idea but don’t have the space? Check out svvving – a company specializing in interior swings for loft spaces. Choose different finishes and fabrications for a custom swing for your home. House party anyone?

love of the day: the fur

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Nothing screams luxury (and warmth) quite like a beautiful fur. I think that everyone needs at least one gorgeous fur in their closet. I look forward to going back to the East Coast especially so I can wear my furs (as they tend to be way too heavy and garner lots of odd looks here in LA).

fur black olivia palermo

fur cape vintage kate moss

fur coat black and givenchy

fur fashion vintage grey

fur glamourous huge

Fur Ivory

fur rachel zoe

fur shrug w leather and celine

fur white and leather


(all images via pinterest), follow me here 


Ready to make a purchase? There are two cruelty-free options: vintage for faux.

When purchasing a vintage fur, it’s worth the money to buy it from a reputable vintage shop, who has (hopefully) sifted out any furs that are not in good condition. You should still be looking for fit (I find that often they are way too big and bulky through the shoulders), signs of rot or decay (it should feel supple when you bend the material, not brittle), and you should make sure it is free of tears, rips and shedding.

Faux furs are amazing, and you are able to find a great quality much more easily than an actual vintage fur. My recommendation here is to stick with a neutral color, as the brighter costumes look more fake and can even go towards costumey. Current favorites for faux are BSABLE (sold at Dash, Revolve Clothing, and Elyse Walker), and Rachel Zoe (Neiman Marcus, Piperlime, and Nordstrom).

BSABLE chelsea long sleeve faux fur jacket, 568

fur faux b sable


BSALBLE Nicole jacket in mixed raccoon, 722

Faux fur bsable jacket mix raccoon


Rachel Zoe Marianne faux fur vest in grey, 425

faux fur rachel zoe marianne vest

Love of the day: the feather skirt

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I am loving feather skirts for Holiday. It almost makes sense to wear them in December (in a way you just can’t justify in say, the middle of summer).

feather skirt blue

feather skirt white

feather skirt white and gold

feather skirt neutrak

feather skirt navy

feather skirt black

feather mini milly black

feather skirt pink

(all images via pinterest)

To keep the skirt looking chic and not too costume like, consider the following:

-Shoes should be simple (but tall!). A sleek heel or even a simple black bootie is perfect. You can’t do a statement shoe with this skirt!

-Pair it with a tee, tank, or even a sweatshirt to give it more of an ever-day look. I love how cute a simple grey sweatshirt is tucked in. A striped tee could be really cute too!

-If the skirt is looking too drastic, consider pairing with a blazer, fitted field jacket, or a leather over it

-For nighttime, keep it simple with a plain blouse or top, maybe a statement necklace? A leather blouse or tank could add an interesting contrast in texture. I love the idea of a bold or ornate belt around the waist to define the skirt also!

-Ostrich feathers are super light and fluffy feathers, and are much easier to work with than other types of feathers that are more defined (and could look too bird-like)

A few of my favorites:

feather mini millyostrich feather mini by milly, 350

DKNY feather skirt w lace

dkny feather skirt with lace detail, 295

haute hippie feather skirt

haute hippie feather mini with sequins, 495

crushing on bubble chandeliers


Currently crushing on bubble chandeliers, and how to install one somewhere in my house? They can go all-out glam against a clean white room, but I prefer them in contrast to wood, brick or a room with other more natural elements, to keep the fixture from looking too modern. I like them because they add an air of glamour without being something that is sparkly or metallic.

bubble chandelier 2

There seem to be two major variations on the glass bubble chandeliers- those that contain a lighting fixture, and those that just reflect light from other sources.

bubble chandelier 6

bubble chandelier 3

bubble chandelier 5

bubble chandelier 4

bubble chandelier

I may be ambitious at some point soon, and do a small bubble chandelier for the corner of my bathroom (without the lighting fixture attached), and I found an aweseome DIY if you need a fabulous weekend project here.

Let me know if you decide to get crafty, step away from the Christmas decorations for just a few days, and give this one a try! xo

brand crush: equipment

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Equipment is a French brand that was originally introduced  in 1976 by Christian Restoin in Paris, inspired by the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Lauren Bacall. The idea was to take a piece of menswear, interpret it for the modern woman, and make it both soft and sexy. It was the first brand to really introduce menswear as womenswear.

After about 20 years, the brand tapered off as the owner went off to pursue other interests, only to be recently revived in 2010 by the same creative forces that are behind Joie and Current / Elliott. Equipment once again is a staple in every woman’s wardrobe (or should be), offering up the benchmark for the staple white blouse, and offering hundreds of variations in colors and fabrications.

If you don’t have one of these in your closet, you need to add one in immediately! My favorite style is the “Bret”, which has a single front pocket. I find this to be more feminine than some of their other styles.

bret in bright white, 198


brett in bittersweet, 198


slim signature star print, 248


bret in silver metallic, 228


sophie blouse in black pleated chiffon, 248

All blouses can be found at equipmentfr,com, and are also available at,,, and


love of the day: the phillip lim 31 hour bag

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This bag personifies simplicity as beauty at its best, as Phillip Lim does so well. This beautiful leather bag is meant to carry you throughout your day and then some, holding your entire life in one chic bag.

Originally introduced in solids, the colorblocks are fun because the zip top can be flipped back and forth- black on tan one day, and tan on black the next. My color crush? Navy, which I think will be awesome against neutrals and brighter colors going into Spring.

(via phillip lim)




all available at phillip lim, 750

the screen tee makes a come back

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The screen tee has made a come-back, made possible by the statement necklace. Much more chic and understated, the graphic statement and logo tee is once again being put under blazers, tucked into skirts, and layered under luxurious furs and leathers.

Not for the lazy, you are going to need some serious jewelry and beautiful shoes to carry this off without looking like a grad student.



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