Happy Friday! To celebrate, here are photographs documenting our favorite things from this past week. Enjoy
1. My husband and I love the colors in this New Yorker
cover and the illustration, which reminds us of us. So, we decided to frame it and hang in our bedroom. Never underestimate the potential of a magazine cover.
2. Monday morning…downtown Chicago…what a city.
3. May Books Day Planner: it keeps life organized behind the absolute cutest cover.
4. Living in a house with two son’s, baby blue has become a theme color. This baby blue Kate Spade satchel is the ideal spring accessory.
5. We love the new Victoria’s Secret PINK Racerback Bralette. It comes in popping hues with super cute lace detailing and will look cute under tanks this summer.
What are some of your favorite things from the week?
We all have defining moments during our teenage years. For me, one I’ll never forget is when I saw Romeo and Juliet
on the big screen. Not the classic, but the re-make with Leo DiCaprio. His golden locks, piercing blue eyes and pretty boy charm stole my heart…so much so that I cried from his overwhelming beauty in the movie. Leo became my dream guy. Over the past couple of decades, however, my infatuation with this leading man cooled. Tabloid reports about some of his antics in his personal life turned me off. Then, last week I saw The Great Gatsby
. Leo was as enchanting as ever, and once again I became hooked. Not only was Leo radiant, the entire movie was infatuating. The glitz and glamour of the roaring ’20s erupted on screen, and the decadent hair, makeup and fashion left me feeling inspired. If you, like me, are in the mood to dig through your grandma’s vintage wardrobe, here are some of our favorite ways to modernize Daisy Buchanan’s iconic style.Drop it Low
The drop waist dress is completely characteristic of the time period. Go casual for daytime with a short frock in a jersey material paired with sandals. Or, jazz it up at night with slinky silk, intricate beading, and stilettos.
River Island Drop Waist Dress, $60
Reigning supreme this season, monochromatic dressing hit all the right hues for this spring and summer. From sleek cobalt blue at Gucci, to an orange punch of color at Carolina Herrera, these tone on tone ensembles may seem intimidating to pull off, but by keeping a few tips in mind, achieving this look is a piece of cake. Read More
As the Fall 2013 fashion shows have wrapped up, we are beginning to unearth our warm weather wardrobes. This season up your beauty game with seductive eyes, bold lips and funky hair.
EYES: smoldering shadow and liner
Forget low key eye makeup and go for the glam, courtesy of Pat McGrath and the Gucci runway. Trace outer rims with dark brown liner and apply matching shadow on the lids. For a little more dimension add a shimmery cream highlighter to the inner corner and brow bone. Bring it home with sky high lashes! Read More
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Celebs and fashion editors are already stepping out in shorts suits. They come in all kinds of textures, patterns and bright colors and easily transition from day (pair with sneakers, flats, sandals) to night (pair with stilettos, platforms, booties). Check out some of our favorite styles below. Would you try this trend?
JCrew Spring 2013 Collection
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JCrew brings the 'wow' factor with this eye-popping print
Sharing a sweatshirt or oversized t-shirt with your boyfriend or hubby is fun and all, but leggings? Ladies, hold onto your favorite pants substitute because meggings (leggings for men) are hitting the streets and runways as one of the biggest new trends of the season. Squeezed into by celebrities like Justin Bieber, Russell Brand, and Lenny Kravitz, meggings appear to be making their mark on the Hollywood set. But what about real guys giving tight pants a try?
Apparently labels like Urban Outfitters and American Apparel think they should, because both stores are offering the look this season. And these bottoms aren’t reserved just for adult men. Check out this version created for baby boys by designer Little Titans
. I have to say, these little ones do look adorable in their leg-wear! Only time will tell whether this fashion statement is either a ‘do’ or a major ‘don’t’ but personally, unless you’re taking the stage as a ballet dancer, acting in a Shakespearian play, or under two years old, just say no to tights, guys.
posted by Elizabeth
We’ve answered the question before, “Are these products too good to be true
?” Now it begs to be asked again with Wrangler’s new ‘Spa Jean,’ which claims to fight cellulite!
The denim brand’s new Spa line is designed with moisturizing ingredients like Olive Extract and Aloe Vera. Included in the collection is the much talked about Smooth Leg Jean that claims to fight cellulite with “caffeine, retinol and algae” packed right into the denim itself! This style was “clinically tested by the Institut Adriant in France, where after four weeks of wearing the jeans for eight hours a day, five days a week over six weeks, 69 per cent of the panel claimed that the appearance of their thighs had improved.” At $136 a pair, the style will be available on ASOS.com starting January 28. Truth be told, even if some cellulite lingers after wearing these jeans, if a little added moisturizer can make wiggling into my favorite pair of denim that much easier, I am not complaining.
posted by Elizabeth
The final installment of the holiday gift guide. Check it out below!
Jennifer Behr Blair Waldorf Gift Set ($4000)
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Ok, so we admit this is quite extravagant. Blair Waldorf has worn Behr's designs time and again on Gossip Girl and they've been compiled into this gift set. If you're not down to spend for the whole shebang, you can purchase the headbands separately. (jenniferbehr.com)