Tonight is the big night where we say goodbye to 2012 and fully embrace 2013! Our last post of the year looks firmly ahead to Spring/Summer 2013 where we're already thinking about fabulous vibrant hues. Yesterday we looked at Turquoise as it applies to decor and today, it's all about fabulous ensembles from the SS13 runway show from Noon by Noor which is perfect for brunches, hanging out with the girls and all of our lounging that we'll do this season. I love this print whether it's in their short jumper or this maxi skirt with a split which looks fab with this olivine shirt. How would we accessorize these looks? We love this cutout cuff which combines turquoise and bronze by Pamela Love, pick up the green hues from the second look with Armenta's green turquoise and black diamond ring and complete with Stephen Dweck with his pebble necklace. When it comes to running around and looking fabulous, it's all about a great bag and this Balenciaga Arena Giant Rose Gold Town bag is absolute perfection!
Last week a number of holiday windows went live in the city and I have to say that ot was with much anticipation that Barneys New York opened their windows with a number of celebs and fashion industry attendees. How can you not love Sarah Jessica Parker rocking Minnie's ears. We talked about Disney's Electric Holiday windows which brings Minnie Mouse and the gang through a fashionable exploration as well as having merchandise that is perfect for your inner child while also being amazing with its design aesthetic. Click the link to find out more about the windows and of course if you're here, check them out!
The holidays are definitely here whether you're thinking about the major ones you participate in OR you think of all the ways that you think of having people over as we build up to the big days! Your dining room table becomes even more appropriate and should be dressed accordingly! We were inspired by Interior Design Expert and Founder of Dinette.com, Michael Craig (stay tuned to what you can do with your space by following @DinetteGuy who is familiar with maximizing spaces and seeking the luxe in glam in a number of ways! It's always about the details and ensuring that your personality comes through as well so that your eating space reflects your overall living space! Dinette.com is a great source to get a fabulous table within a number of styles that speak to you - just like the table above.
Just as Michael believes that you can jazz up your fave couch with fun pops of color with pillows, your table can get the same treatment with napkins - I'm loving the boho chic vibe of these napkins by Williams Sonoma! They are a great and easy way to make your table phenomenal and get napkin rings (loving the ones available at Barney's New York which plays to my keeping it natural but glammy sensibilities) that are interesting - you won't have to worry about how to fold your napkins and it's a great conversation piece. Michael believes that you can quickly luxe your table by, "adding a shiny bowl to your tabletop - nuts look great in a glitzy silver bowl". His belief here can also be said for choice in flatware and other serving platters and bowls. Whether you opt for silver, gold or bronze - it looks amazing! Horchow is our constant friend on Kitten Lounge and we love that they offer a number of options from one of our favorite designers, Michael Aram when it comes to serving your guests items. In addition, how can you not love the flatware that calls to the Bronze Age and is available at Anthropologie.
With all the meals that you will be hosting and the fact that some guests may definitely come more than once, make sure to add in candles - a fab suggestion by Michael as it sets the mood whether you're going for something romantic or simply want to awaken the senses to appropriately set the mood. Bring in your aesthetic but we don't need to say everything about ourselves at once - I love looking at pictures but even Michael says, "edit your framed pictures - too much is too much". Finally, lighting is everything and he suggests, "dimmers are key - mood lighting always helps control the ambiance".
Just like yesterday, I'm attending a number of fab bridal shows during Bridal Fashion Week with a full recap on Tues! But as many of you know, I do love popping into the kitchen every now and then. With a busy schedule, it's hard for me to do so all the time but as my boyfriend will tell you (hello I made him Matzo Ball Soup), I am committed to doing it once a week! This week I received Southern Biscuits, a cookbook dedicated to biscuit making including a number of ways you may have never thought about these doughy treats! Of course if you take some time out of your day to make these delectable items, you have to look the part no matter what. Click over to Anthropologie for a start by getting a super cute robe which is an essential as flour is bound to get everywhere. Then tab over to Williams-Sonoma to get a proper rolling pin which jazzes up and kitchen and since presentation is always an essential, get a fab platter which will make your creations beyond amazing!
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