Sometimes there is nothing better then a day of beauty that takes place at home! Don't get me wrong, a spa day is fun when you can go to your favorite salon and have a number of treatments done. Even though you enjoy their relaxation rooms, there is always something about having to emerge back to the streets and then to head out to whatever you have for the day! Sometimes it's best to have a spa day at home when you know you're schedule is clear and you can do a number of things just for you and then relax in the comfort of your four walls! In honor of National Bubble Bath Day (yes this very day), there's a fab spread and to show how much this day means - I wanted to share how historic the act of bathing can be! In Ancient Rome, citizens bathed daily at the Roman baths, which often included a soak in the caldarium (hot tub), some detoxing in the laconicum (sauna), finished with a refreshing swim in the frigidarium (cold pool) - obviously spaing is an essential without question.
Anything worth doing should be done fabulously! So when you opt to have a fun day spaing, you should definitely dress for the occasion. After emerging from your shower or your bathtub (we suggest Neutrogena's Rainbath Renewing Shower and Bath Gel which is in pear and green tea), we suggest this simple La Perla cami with this fabulous Carine Gilson decadent robe which allows you to be able to tackle a number of other spa treatments or simply to relax. These Havaianas with crystal mesh allow you to continue to relax in the luxury by having a bit of bling. Finally, keep your hair out of your face within this Missoni lurex headband! Enjoy this national day whether you get to have an entire day or just an hour or so!
Each Wednesday in 2013, we'll provide a number of options within a theme, This month, we're focusing on the classic Little Black Dress. The LBD is typically associated with a cocktail dress but there are so many styles that carry over to a number of looks! We're loving Victoria's Secrets The Little Tee Dress which is perfect to wear alone or layered within an overall look. This is also perfect for heading out to dinner with friends and family in a casual setting, a work event or just running around! To dress it up, rock these McQ Alexander McQueen two tone leather ankle boots which are a mix between preppy style and a bit of an edge. Ass this textured Ncbis Eve necklace. Complete the look with this Deborah Pagani diamond golden moonstone and onyx ring which has a great array of neutral hues. Finally, keep the winter chill away with this fabulous Missoni mohair coat. This works well no matter the season whether you add a fun pair of glasses, tights, a boyfriend cardigan and a fabulous scarf. In addition, this dress comes in a number of hues which are perfect for creating an essential component to your closet. Throughout the month we will continue to provide more options on various LBDs.
I love a weekend prior to a holiday! In my case, the weekend prior to a holiday means that I can get odds and ends done prior to the 4th and my upcoming travel! It's all about the perfect pot of tea (whether I sip it in the morning, chill it or add a little champagne to it) which starts off with my Breville. I'm loving Kusmi Tea especially in Detox which is a great way to kick off the day. Since this weekend is bound to be gorgeous, I want to be ready for anything whether it's a lunch or a night out so slip on this Missoni jumpsuit which reminds me of candy and all the sweetness that a weekend is meant to have. Pair this with Gerard Yosca with this fab necklace and pendant. Slip on Zariin Jewelry's Green Agate Gold. Round out the look with Givenchy and this large leather bag as it's perfect to store items that you shop for when you're out and about. Finally clad your feet in Prada to make your weekend perfection!
Happy New Year! We have 12 months to make an amazing impact no matter what our goals are! Prosperity is definitely the focus of this year and with that in mind, I introduce you to the inspiration behind today's decor post - Leibish & Co's gorgeously decadent Argyle Pink Diamond which comes in at a fabulous 1.68 carats (incidentally, this number translates to China's prosperity sign thus it is also known as a Prosperity Diamond)! In it's 3rd year of Leibish and Co winning this award, it's one that definitely should be shared here. This amaze pink hue is one that can be infused throughout your home in a stylish way!
I love that the theme of prosperity is wrapped around this diamond and love that you can spread this hue throughout your home as well! Pops of pink can be incorporated into your living room with this fab wing tipped chair by Hotel Maison at Horchow (as you know how much I love decor pieces from there). Dress your bookshelf with a pop of somethign different with Kosta Boda's vase which has a yellow and pink hue in it! If you have an island, it's for more than cooking and storing mail - Anthousa's Violet and Black Currant (yum) infuser is the perfect item to include to bring in aromatic delight and a vibrant color. Cleaning up champagne spills just got fab with this dishtowel from Anthropologie which brings in a number of hues that embrace pink! Finally, call it a night and cozy up with Missoni's throw!
I love that coral can either be that chic lighter tone that makes you think of the Hamptons and subtle spring hues or the rich deep hues that invoke notions of Morocco! The entire look was created from a fabulous Missoni dress that has shades of coral, light mauve and white. This look made me think of all the ways that this color can work within my living space. I am obsessed with Anthropologie's small market basket that you can imagine placing fruit in and other tasties. Continuing into the kitchen, the rich tones is the Noritake Coral Soup Bowl. When it comes to your living room this bench by Ballard Designs is apart of a much larger collection but is a great way to bring in that sense or old world or you can place it in your bedroom to add a bit of edge to your sheets that are available at Williams Sonoma. Finally, add a touch by bringing in a fun bauble which is available at Gump's.
This is the season where you start to add on more layers as it's not quite enough to get a full on coat but you can't just keep it light. One of my favorite colors is grey and when it comes to my outerwear, I love rocking this hue and popping in some tans. I'm loving UGG Australia's Fingerless Shortie with Shearling Gloves. I love wearing fingerless since I'm always doing a million things where it's easier for me to get items done. On days when I feel the need to layer in a different way, why not rock a pair of Maison Martin Margiela Wool Blend Arm Warmers. This is cute to wear with short and long sleeve tees. When your toes get a little chilly, rock Sorel's Crazy Cable Wedge Boots which has a nice leg warmer touch and I love the whimsical and yet cabinesque feel with the little bears that are across the top of the shoe.
I love rocking scarves and why not go with Missoni and a fab open weave mix of grey and tan together which is super cute. As mixed hues continue within this post, I'm loving this fabulous hat by Simonetta Ravizza Zebra Print Fur Cap which is so cute and chic! Wrap it all up by rocking this lustworthy bag by Christian Louboutin Sybil Springbock Fur Tote which looks amazing with a fab pair of jeans or my new fave - leggings. What I love most about this look is that you can wear the most simplest of items and rock these items to up it! Take some time to think about your favorite winter hues and what we will begin to see more of since it will be under outerwear.
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