Growing up, one of my favorite shows was Dynasty (one can only hope that they will do the same thing with this show that they did with Dallas to bring it back)! I loved the clothing, accessories and more. Now many of those looks were very 80's but that grand sense of style is one that never goes out of style. A signature Dynasty element is fabulous baubles and decadence and the good thing is that this can be worked into your everyday wear, when you want to step up your style or to go all the way to all out glam! Roll over the images above to see why I'm loving these items from Alexis Bittar, Giles & Brother, Tom Binns, Deepa Gurnani, Miu Miu and Azaara
As you know, it's NYFW and it's definitely difficult to balance a super cute outfit when there is a blizzard outside. There are times when you definitely want to wear a cute outfit that's super cute and girly if it's for a special presentation, a dinner etc! I have a few key events next weeks that regardless of the weather, I will be rocking a cute outfit (and running in and out via a car service)! I have been obsessed with Tulle Skirts lately and was so pleased when I received a fabulous skirt to wear during NYFW and an opportunity to share a giveaway as well as a discount code with you! I will rock my skirt on the last day of NYFW which happens to be Valentine's Day as well but for those wondering how one can wear this look now or during the spring, of course I had to accessorize it.
With this tulle skirt, there's a lot of volume so I like items that are a little more fitting and create a silhouette by playing with proportions. This palette is about neutrals so I paired this Tees by Tina blush cami with this cream tulle skirt with bow. I actually wear tank tops year around and Iove this Liska fox fur bolero. Make sure you're warm when you're outside with this Miu Miu double breasted wool gaberdine coat which continues to keep the color flow. keep your hands warm and fashionable with these 3.1 Phillip Lim fingerless gloves (so you can continue to text as you shuttle across town).
Accessories are an essential with any outfit and I love that they can be worn with a number of looks. Typically, I never wear earrings but on special occasions it's nice to wear something different and I highly suggest these Federica Rettore sapphire, pink tourmine and diamond earrings which are a nod to geometria. One of my favorite accessories is a signature ring and this one by Irene Neuwirth is an opal in rose gold with an emerald cut. Wrap bracelets are always a fun way of making sure that you have a bit of a boho chic vibe in your outfit and this natural hued one by Chan Luu is perfect. I do love going over the top with a number of my necklaces is this piece by Erickson Beamon is perfection. This piece is also amazing to wear when you have a simple tank and jeans - it's definitely a conversation piece. These heels by Charlotte Olympia are so cute and are just the thing to wear for Valentine's Day or anytime that you feel like rocking hearts. Finally, the bag completes the look and this one by Marc Jacobs is a great way to make an appearance.
Today, I'm kicking off a fabulous giveaway which involves Shabby Apple as I love their Tinsel Town Tulle Skirt and there are a number of items that may tickle your fancy. You have the chance to win a $50 gift card with the winner to be announced on Feb 15th! Starting on Feb 15th, we will have a giveaway code that will be available from Feb 15th - March 15th for a 10% discount.
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My tech is pretty important to me no matter where I go but during NYFW it's such an essential that I double check to make sure that I have everything. Although I'm so fortunate to live a few streets away from Lincoln Center (one of the areas that NYFW takes place), I can't bank on being able to swing by my apartment when I'm off to shows, presentations, gifting suites and so much more. So I ensure that everything is not only fashionable but I can run my office from anywhere and still hang out with my girls as we touch base between sushi and cocktails (love TB'ing with Raijean, my sister, Makeda, Kitty and more).
So to stay fab and connected, I suggest the following! Like many my iPad allows me to do a number of things from staying on schedule, taking notes, taking some pics etc. Keep it fab by including it in my Linea Pelle (love that they are sponsoring me this season and that you will see me rocking their bags, belts and of course my case) Dylan Croco iPad Case. I'm not an orange girl per se but it's Paul's fave color and I love rocking hues that he loves seeing. I love the Go Smart Stylus which allows me to work on my iPad without using my fingers and to accurately selecting what needs to be done. As I never know when I'm traveling, my passport is always on hand and I enclose it in a vibrant holder by Lodis. All of this can fit into my Bottega Veneta bag which is a fab hobo in a caramel color.
My key accessory is a scarf and I love this one by Guess that works well with a number of looks or if there is a slight chill in some of the presentation areas. I am a huge fan of sunglasses and love this retro oversized pair by Miu Miu. Since I love to do touchups or to build upon a look, I always bring a few more cosmetic items than normal and this cosmetic case maintains a great pop of color by Givenchy cosmetic case. Finally, it's all about a fab wallet as you'll be pulling it out a number of times for whatever reason - no need to stop accessorizing, love this one by Alexander McQueen.
UPDATE: We have a special giveaway for our bloggers - Go Smart Stylus wants to give 4 of their fab instruments away! To enter to win, you must leave a comment below that includes your name, your blog and your Twitter handle. 4 winners will be selected to receive the Go Smart Stylus which allows you to navigate your tablet! We will announce a winner on Feb 7th (the first day of NYFW FW2013).
The Critics Choice Awards in Santa Monica had celebs hit the red carpet. We love Emily Blunt's ode to old Hollywood Glamour in this fabulous Miu Miu dress with waves in her hair a la Veronica Lake. I love dresses like this as the front is a simple sheath dress with a yoke that is beaded that continues into criss cross straps along the back. Although I love the dress and the Prada heels, I'm generally not a fan of dresses that are ankle length. I feel that the dress should have been a full length gown or could have been a cocktail length; however, Emily carries this off well. She accented her look with a cute clutch from JustFab and is frosted in Graziela Jewelry. With a bold red lip she definitely has a glow with this white dress and fabulous clutch. For those who watched during the night, Emily and her fellow actor husband, John Krasinski looked so lovey dovey last night during the awards.
As we have buzzed about on the site for the past few days, we're officially kicking off Spring Break 2011! From now through April 29th, we will showcase fun looks to prep you for Spring Break, Summer vacations and so much more. Of course we had to get you accessorized in and out of the cabana! I'm loving the super cute romper from Seafolly which is perfect when you're grabbing lunch as well as hanging out in the beach. This Australian brand has a number of suits, dresses and coverups that you will love! Of course you can never go wrong with DVF and I'm loving this print infused suit who has pops of color and who doesn't love turquoise?
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