Denim is for more than just what you wear when you're out and about, it's a fabrication that's perfect for the home as well. I have some fabulous finds that I know are perfect for your living rooms and kitchen.
When I think of great casual style, I think of denim and today's inspiration comes from a great classic casual brand, Coach which has a heel that you'll love wearing with a number of outfits to add a twist to your Americana looks. Why relegate this fabric to just your outfits, continue to infuse it throughout the home.
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Infuse this hue throughout your space whether it's this color OR other arrays of color. Take some time to roll over the images to find out what I'm loving within this theme.
As I always say, you never know when inspiration strikes and mine came with this fabulous pair of Gianmarco Lorenzi Double Platform Heels (trademark of this fabulous designer) with exposed zipper detailing within the exposed platform. The detailing of this black shoe allowed me to carry this over into great decor options that can add some pop throughout your home!
In the bathroom, add details such as this black and white Legacy Home Linea Graphic Shower Curtain which has a nice architectural feel. Moving into the bedroom, flatsheets by Natori are another classic with a twist as they have a Ming theme on them. Pair this with bedding by Ralph Lauren as it's a classic that never goes out of style.
Moving into the kitchen, I am a huge fan of Mavea as we use this throughout the day, unlike my Penguin which turns my water into seltzer, this container purifies water and can hold large amounts. Paul and I drink from this everyday and many times, my water filters here before being used for my Penguin or Breville (tea maker that I am also obsessed with). In addition, I love fun dessert plates as these are perfect when you're having something sweet or you want to eat from a smaller plate, I love these Vagabond Vintage Black and White plates.
Moving into the living room or wherever you choose to relax in, I think having a Media Cabinet is a must! You can store your media in here OR it's great in your office if you want to store your accessories which is also another fun way to display as well as organize them. Add fun pillows to your space from Horchow which has visually appealing graphics. Finally, we're always charging our tech everywhere and sometimes you just want to talk with others on a phone (you know the ones we grew up on), so these Bluetooth Handset and Charging Stations available in black and white is perfect and adds a bit of pop in your decor!
This winter season can be a challenge from surprisingly warm days to down right chilling to the bone temperatures! How do you dress for something like this? It's all about layers and great pops of color. I love a neutral palette and believe in mixing white, black and grey together. The versatility of this look allows you to go all over and throughout your day without wondering if you're appropriately dressed no matter the impromptu situation.
I love a great pair of skinny jeans and this pair from Paige Denim and add a fab white tank that can be dressed up and down by Rag and Bone is a fab look. Complete the look with a great rolled cardigan in grey from Ralph Lauren Blue Label. A fab pair of ankle boots add a nice touch to the look by Saint Laurent.
Of course, I'm all about accessorizing and love adding in fab embellishments to jazz up this look. All of these pieces have notes of silver, Mother of Pearl and quartz. Although I'm not a watch person, I do like this Michael Kors timepiece. Layer on a Chan Luu bracelet that adds in another subtle hue. I love this Mother of Pearl necklace which has a great depth of texture as a way to bring in an old world charm as well as being very modern. Finally, I love this quartz and diamond ring by Sandra Dini.
Finally, it's all about the bag - with this winter season that will soon transition into Spring, you have to have a pop of color and you know that I'm a huge fan of Linea Pelle as I love their rich leather, fab embellishments and amazing colors. This Dylan Medium Tote is a lovely yellow and I have been carrying this body style in the fall. I love that you can fit so much in here (many times I have my laptop in my bag and all of my tech goodies)! So kicking off today, you have the chance to win this fabulous bag and a winner will be announced on Feb 7th (the first day of NYFW) so that you can begin building your closet on the way to great style!
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Tonight, The People's Choice Awards had a number of celebs hitting the red carpet and I had to choose my favorites! I love when the carpets have fabulous white dresses on them. Taylor Swift looked phenomenal in this classic Ralph Lauren plunging dress accented with turquoise earrings was the perfect touch. Ellen Pompeo looks fabulous in this long white bohemian maxidress by Lanvin which I could see being such a versatile piece to wear for a number of things such as a night out, a day of shopping and on a rooftop in Miami. Rumor Willis looks phenomenal in her black and silver Alice + Olivia dress (we had posted about the green version of this dress during the holiday season) which has just the perfect amount of sparkle. Finally Nikki Deloach has this fabulous dress that makes me think of Audrey Hepburn (we'll update with the designer).
We love working in our remote offices during the holiday season! A chance to be out of the city for a bit as well as to gain a new perspective! His Style is about taking it preppy with fab accessories. We're huge fans of Rugby and although we're focusing on this striped cardi which is all about retro athletic style, we're loving everything else about this look too! As you head home, make sure to bring some other fab finds with this Saddle Weekender Bag from Ralph Lauren Purple Label as he'll want to cart his gifts. Pop on this super warm scarf from Bally which continues the stripes. We love fingerless gloves by Tyro with a great jersey stitch and finally, complete the look with Gucci aviator sunglasses which are always in style.
What a few days this has been! Yesterday I invited my sister, who recently became engaged, to a number of bridal shows. It was an amazing time and I love the fact that there is nothing better then having a weekend with bridal runway shows and brunch as well! Being chic is always an essential and can be done with these fun pieces with this brocade jacket by Stella McCartney and pair it with these leggings from Theory. Accessorize it all with these fabulous Ralph Lauren burnished calf boots, Clementina ring and gorgeous Balenciaga bag with rose gold hardware.
We keep it crisp and clean with these white looks with a pop of navy by Ralph Lauren. I love the heels and the hats that are included with this look that we will see during the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London for Team USA. Also check out the fab designer as they have items that you can wear as you cheer the team on!
You don't get any simpler than black and white! It's one of my favorite looks that always makes a statement no matter where you happen to be at the moment. Today's classic look which is getting shaken up with a modern twist is inspired by this shirt dress and sash combo available at . To get this look throughout your room, head over to Urban Outfitters where I'm loving this zig zag dress form whichis a great way for you to see how your outfit will look. The flower curtain is also an excellent touch as well. Finally the last item available at Urban Outfitters in this spread is from, Lomography La Sardina DXL Analogue Camera Bedding with amazing black and white prints from Ralph Lauren is the perfect way to lay in bed all day while inhaling Fornasetti Palazzo Candle which gives you a sense of architecture as well as a little bit of a Calgon moment!
Although we're thinking about getting gifted around the Kitten Lounge Loft (Happy Christmas Eve to everyone and those celebrating other winter holidays, enjoy them without a doubt), I have to say that my mind around this time of year goes to the beginning fashion tradeshows that kick off my fashion calendar as well as such events as Sundance Film Festival. It's going to be an amazing 2012 of travel and although some of us will have to deal with pesky outerwear, there is no reason to reduce how cute we can look as snowbunnies (regardless of how mild the weather may appear to be in NYC or other locales). First off, I am obsessed with a new outerwear find to me, Hawke & Co. courtesy of TJ Maxx. This season, I will enjoy wearing a number of my tapered coats and capes; however, with images of people skiing last winter on Park Ave, I knew I needed a coat that was puffy, long, had a hood and would be super warm! This definitely fit the bill! Last winter I received these exact Sorel boots known as Cate the Great which are an awesome grey which works well with my grey coat (which also comes in black and brown). These boots are perfect when it is snowing, when you're walking through slush and I love the furry detailing and the fact that they come up high.
Although I want to be warm, I know that it is essential that I'm still cute as I will be heading to the airport for warmer climates, running around the city and more and you can't skimp on the cute factor. Pair this look with Hotel Particulier's Fox Fur hat which is so cute and cozy. Ralph Lauren keeps your hands warm and accessible to grab your phone with these fingerless gloves that have fab cable detail on the outside. Of course, exposed fingers allow for fabulous cocktail rings to grace your finger - including this one by JLRicci which is made of smoky quartz. Finally, it's always about the bag and I'm loving Furla's shearling camel hobo bag which is easy and yet makes a fab statement no matter where you are off too!
When it comes to his style, it's ok to watch him stack on the accessories and to encourage him to continue building this portion of his closet. As I said earlier this week, it's all about the top 5's/. Guys love the simple half zip cardigan and you can never go wrong with this charcoal Polo Ralph Lauren classic and to pair it with All Saints' jeans. Everything else is a fabulous series of items that are also perfect for gifting!
I am all about the weekender bag which is great to run errands and to have as you travel throughout the holiday season. When it comes to a lush bag, you can't go wrong with this brown Gucci bag. One of my favorite jewelry designers, especially for men, is Konstantino. This necklace blends silver and gold together and I love the Pegasus in black which adds a richness and ties in the multi tones that can be worn together. Rock out more silver with David Yurman's chain bracelet. Slip on this watch by Ritmo Mundo which once again ties in our fab neutrals while popping in color and then finish the look with Tod's driver which I love in this shade and think this is a staple.
He's super busy and a few raindrops are not stopping this train, to say the least! He has a million things to do and if it means NYC drops then he is simply going to have to prepare for the elements - it's not a monsoon after all. But then again, in NYC cabs are harder to get, subways delay even more and even opting to walk becomes a challenge as everyone walks at a "glacial pace" (Thanks Devil Wears Prada). Even so, he's prepared as the reward at the end of the day is a fab Ketel and soda to be sure. Jeans are a must in his world and although I don't see a lot of this on men, he is going to grab his Sorel Wellies to make sure his feet stay dry and that he has a bit of that military look and feel that we all need and want when we're taking on the world!
Over his jeans and shirt of preference, I am loving his Black Sport Quote Quilted Blazer from Ralph Lauren! I love that it knocks off the chill but that it's cut in a sport coat style so he maintains his smart look! Throw on his Paul Smith scarf as I am obsessed with the stripes and fun colors and really make this look pop with the key component of the day! London Undercover's fab umbrella is comical and whether you like a proper English Breakfast or not, you can't go wrong wearing this out and about or desparately trying to find it if you have to slide this into an umbrella holder in an office! Keep it all dry with this messenger bag that has a fab pop of red by Cole Haan.
The weather may be up and down wherever you live around the country but once he gets inside, it's time to enjoy drinks and nibbles with friends. Whether you're stepping out of your home office or leaving your office you want to make sure that he looks fab when it comes time to enjoying the season. Start off with a crisp shirt from Paul Smith in one of my fave hues - purple striped wovens. Rock this over a pair of skinny jeans from Edwin and a fab velvet blazer at J Crew!
This is a great base that we can add fun cufflinks from Bottega Veneta which has fab detailing and yet is very casual! A sterling silver Gucci bracelet watch makes sure that he stays on time or can check when you're bound to arrive to the party. For the ultimate comfort, he can slip into Ralph Lauren's Hayward Vachetta Driver. I love the color, the sewn detailing with the penny look across the top. He's definitely ready to go out for the evening and beyond.
This weekend we had fab weather but when I think of the fall, I think about beginning to add on layers - especially those you put on in case of inclimate weather. Growing up, when I visited my grandparents in Jersey, we also put items away in the Mud Room. This room was intended for rainy gear or umbrellas; however, we also used it for much of our outerwear. So in thinking of the Mud Room I instantly thought about these super cute Ashdale slip on shoes from UGG Australia that protect your feet from being wet but allow you be without your boots. I would wear this with jeans or other items and only when the rain wasn't torrential. Thinking of these fab hues, I thought about that cabinesque masculine since of hues and how this can pop up throughout your living space from red, blue, green and tan.
To start, your living space needs that leather chair from Ethan Allen and this rich tan hue is perfect as it's unisex in tone and begs to be dressed with this fab throw from Anthropologie. Lean back in the chair for the ultimate cozy factor by popping in a fun blue tone with this pillow. When you think about relaxing and braving the elements, who doesn't want a pop of red color for your fave mugs from Sur La Table and this vegetable bowl is perfect for snacking at Cooking.com! Keep things close and uncluttered with these spice boxes from William's Sonoma.
Finally, that great Mud Room/Ralph Lauren feel to this entire space can only be upped by actually dressing your dog in this Big Pony Dog Polo which is super cute and cozy!
It's officially Fall so I have to share my must haves for His Style when it comes to accessories that work with a number of looks. It's about embracing color, texture and a bit of old world elements that are perfect no matter where he is off to! I'm obsessed with Ralph Lauren's Weekender bag from his Purple Label which is an amazing hue (and of course when you need a bag to borrow, it works so well with you). I love classic items like this as you can still rock old world style even if you're jetting off to Vegas for a long weekend. I love Tom Ford's aviator sunglasses which is yet another fab find that you can wear when you're layering up with your motorcycle jacket and cool scarves. Now when it comes to his feet, you can never go wrong with Tod's and this color is a fab new neutral and utterly divine. Rock it with jeans or a number of other pant choices. John Hardy has an amazing Macan Tiger Bracelet that has an awesome amount of heft and detail which is always something that I love to see! Finally, rock his cash to perfect in none other than Bottega Veneta's basketwoven leather which is so decadent and phenom. Together this is perfection for Fall and going into the Winter.
With crisper temperatures on the way, I do love the way of infusing gold within your decor whether it's for a fun guestroom, kitchen, living room and so much more! We have so many fab items in today's spread that initially were inspired by Anthropologie's apron (which I love them). I'm already thinking of holiday dinners, gift wrapping parties and more. No matter how big your space, you can find fun decadent ways from Ralph Lauren, Horchow and of course Anthropologie - we've got your decor decked out!
Last week after coming back from an amazing night of drinks, I looked up at one of my favorite sites - the Swarovski Crystal ornament that hangs on 5th Ave by Trump Towers. As an Accessories Expert, seeing one of my favorite materials being used as one of the holiday's biggest symbols always gets me in the spirit of things. Last night, Rockefeller Center came alive with the official lighting of the tree! So whether you're into it or not, we are firmly in the Holiday Season as of now (can't wait to see Saks do their holiday presentation which is one of my favorite things as well). So now that the temperatures are only days from falling and it's the first day of December, it's all about rocking that look of trekking through the city. I am a huge fan of shearling and love love this jacket which is decadent and not bulky! Typically, you'll wear your outerwear more than anything else so it is important to invest in this piece. Paired over a pair of jeans it creates a great relaxed look. With the season being full of black, grey, caramel etc for footwear - it's about time to add some color and John Varvatos' work boot has that red that's not over the top! Make the look complete with a simple plaid shirt and you're set!
I am a firm believer in that there is no excuse to leave for an event or your home without feeling like you are dressed for the occassion. Whether you're just finding your style or attempting to rework your entire closet and your budget may not be where you would like it to be, you can still be someone that everyone looks at wishing that they had your sense. It's all about finding what works best for you and being able to translate that so that others follow suit.
When it comes to my style of dress, it's more of a classic one. My accessories are the areas that I definitely let my personality come out; however, my clothing involves simple, classic lines. Am I going to a Broadway show, out for drinks at the newest lounge or simply meeting up with friends? You never know and that's what I love about it. My day takes me to various places that are planned and unplanned and I hate thinking that I'm not 95% dressed for most occassions that I may be invited to at the spur of the moment (no I don't travel with a ball gown in my large bag). Today, I'm wearing the classic wrap shirt dress. Although mine isn't from Ralph Lauren (but you could be wearing BCBG's, Alexander Wang's or DVF's) and nor is it black (I'm in Navy), I thought that I would share my approach to getting dressed to provide the appearance of effortlessly putting an outfit together.
If you happen to like what I'm wearing or any other day, it's mainly because I know the shapes that make me feel comfortable. When you continue to buy the same items, you definitely have a large portion of your signature look and you never have to wonder how things fit. In fact, I build my outfits around my accessories so the actual articles of clothing are my standard basics that have classic shapes that have worked well over decades although I'm on 30 - if you love Mary Tyler Moore, Audrey Hepburn and many of these iconic dressers - you'll see that I too love them and include elements of their looks within my own closet.
I'm all about accessories and can't imagine leaving the house with a few of them on. Above are items that are not meant to be worn together (although you totally could) but can be paired with this outfit. When I'm at events like I will be tonight and people may not know who I am, how much easier is it to say "oh there's Kimmie, she's in the wrap dress with that gorgeous shell ring (I don't own one in black; however, the one in beige that I have has been the ultimate conversation maker and can be worn in all seasons). As many of you know, I am a HUGE fan of Ted Rossi's and I do feel underdressed if his python cuffs are not on my wrists (when I'm truly out for the evening, you will see me holding one of his clutches as well). I love the shirt dress as it is for all seasons; however, with the chill in the air, you will see me pairing mine with a stacked boot! These gorgeous boots are definitely a great way to elongate the leg and to give you a certain spring to your step. The wrap dress does come with a belt; however, I love emphasizing the waist and if you're wearing a dress where you can take your belt off, why not pair it with a wide one. Hopefully, it has an interesting buckle and something that draws the eye! Finally, although you will almost never see earrings on me (it's the one accessory I don't really like wearing) I encourage pop within accessories as well and love these by Bounkit Jewelry!
Now with this gorgeous black wrap dress you can stick with black accessories or you can add various elements of color! Today I'm in Navy and you will see me pair my look with brown! I love items that allow you to be a conversation piece and encourage people to come to you to chat. This is one of the most essentials of making it at an event and being a great networker. Once you wow them with your style, you can wow them with what you bring to the table. Style is just as casual as anything that you do in life. You may have to work at finding your own groove, but once you do it's second nature and this is a holiday gift that keeps on giving from now throughout the sidewalk and carpeted runways that you will hit. I'll see you guys tonight at the W at the Fashion 2.0 Fashion Trivia event where I will be one of the contestants for the Fashion Bloggers!
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One of the fun portions of Fashion Week involve the people watching whether it's a personality that you know or one that's fun to watch! Every show has someone of interest. My favorites happen to be Janet Jackson and Dylan Lauren (daughter of Ralph and owner of Dylan's Candy Bar). Both were at Ralph Lauren's show. Take some time to check out other notables and although I'm sad to see it go, it was another great Fashion Week!
A happy puppy is one that is loved and cared for. To me, it’s one who gets tons of hugs, gets to sit with you on his favorite part of the couch and when he’s out and about – it’s always in style. I don’t have a puppy but am getting one very soon. So for now I obsess over one of my very good friend’s and sister’s puppy. Both have Yorkies and yes, I want one as well! Jimmy Choo is over a year and is my sister’s puppy. He has so much life and is a dog that hasn’t figured out he’s a puppy. He just knows that he has a lot of energy and his auntie (that would be me) buys him cute fashionable accessories such as last Christmas when I bought him a braided leather leash from Cole Haan! I wanted him to be that chatter of her local dog park! So when it comes to accessories, I’m a huge fan of Cole Haan. The leathers are superb and I even like this Madras inspired leash as well which is perfect for the summer (oh yes you should have a seasonal leash and then one for special occasions). I also love when puppies have clothes from time to time. I know that this is definitely more for me then the puppy as I don’t think that they’re a fan; however, if you can get them in a photo with something like this Ralph Lauren polo – how cute is that? Of course if you get your boyfriend to wear the same thing – that’s just too cute! Finally, if you want cute things and to stay in the know, you HAVE to check out Sugar Chic Couture – this is a sushi meal fit for a puppy and fully edible with wasabi to top it off! They have quite a bit of goodies and when I finally get my baby he will be Sugar Chic’d out! Check out the great finds and click around to see more about these fab pieces!
I am definitely obsessed with Yorkie's and making sure that mine will be super cute once I get it. I got a link for Ralph Lauren's pup collection and I am in love. Of course I emailed my sister and said that I would pick her up a cute shirt for Jimmy Choo! I love that they are having a great sale so how could you not? Even if your pup couldn't stand wearing clothing it would make a cute one time picture at the very least. I love that this polo shirt is so cute and could so see my bf wearing a Polo to match with our puppy when we get him. Now, when it comes to my personal favorite that is apart of Ralph's collection (don't you love that we are on a first name basis - or at least I am), I like to think of when the little guy is in the cold when he needs to visit the outside facilities to do his business!
I am a huge fan of grey and I love that I won't have to fight with the sweatshirt to feed his leash through as this has a discreet hole that it can be fed through. This is such a sporty little look and works well with my hoodie and yoga pants! Once again, you should definitely guage whether your puppy would actually like this look but if he does, this would be the cutest thing ever! I am so getting the sweatshirt in hopes that my puppy will enjoy it and if not at least I will have something super cute to look at! I think I enjoy all the details that are put into it the most!
This week's pic of Jimmy Choo is when he was a little smaller but definitely just as spunky now as he was back then! How cute is he - how funny that this was in May and already he looks so different! I think that JC could be a Doggie model he definitely has a little attitude!
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