My sister and I are definitely on the same page when it comes to pedi care! For those that believe that the winter is the time to take a break from regular pedi care. If you're in that group, then I suggest that you should do a bit of at home prep before going back to your regular pedi appointments. The winter here in the city means thick socks, stockings, boots etc and by doing a pre-pedi at home, you can at least begin to get your feet ready before going for your next appointment. Roll over the above images to see what items are in my pedi closet! From Conair, Tweezerman, Avon and Deborah Lippmann - you'll see my tried and true musts! In addition, meet a new find that I'm obsessed with that's based in Brooklyn - Soho Feet which focuses on foot care only! I'm loving how their treatments have culinary inspirations and truly make your feet feel amazing when you're soaking, exfoliating and moisturizing!
Last week ended a series of projects that were focused on the beginning of the year and with a lot of them closing and transitioning into new projects to start, I had to take a bit of a breather from things and seek a little inspiration after going to a few meetings and events. There was just enough time to take a little personal time and to see what was out there. This time of year is amazing as you're getting items from Spring, carryovers of items from the fall/winter that you may not have received and of course, you start thinking of items that should be hitting your closet! With my initial focus being boots (which didn't happen) I decided to have an open mind to find whatever would catch my eye!
I walked away with a fabulous pair of heels thanks to the amazing sales that took place at Lord and Taylor. Getting these Joan and David Quella heels which are a mixture of burgundy/berry, a mossy green and skate grey in snakeskin obviously gives me ideas on how my accessories can inspire items to add into my beauty case. Joan and David reminds me of classic heritage heels - it makes me think of looking in my mom's closet growing up and seeing heels that were in an array of hues and in my favorite magazines.
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With such a mixture of hues there are fab items in your local counters or online that you can purchase to bring this into your beauty case. Butter London is not only a nail polish brand but they also have lip glosses as well - I love how rich their hues are and both allow you to rock the burgundy tone whether you choose Come to Bed Red (the polish) or Primrose Hill Picnic (the lipgloss). Yves Saint Laurent also has two products that are fabulous their Volume Effect Faux Cils Burgundy Mascara and Eyeliner in Moss is another way to rock these hues. Burberry makes a number of grey hues available with this eyeshadow palette. Another great eyeshadow option is from Giorgio Armani and is a mixture of grey and a bit of green mixed in (which reminds of these heels even more).
Finish the look with these great finds. Smashbox keeps your lips richly hued in this burgundy shade. Rock these Slate nails by RGB And finally, pop in a bit of green with this waterproof and retractable eyeliner in green from the Sephora Collection!
So a few weeks ago one of my readers asked what was on my holliday wish list this year! With it being the last day of November and us heading into the last month of the year (can you believe it) - I had to give you a peek on a few items that I will be looking for under our tree this year. As you know, I'm always about accessories and having something fun to put on! So since this year has been quite a year to make for a great 2013, I am definitely looking for Santa to bring a few things my way that will come in handy! As many of you know I'm OBSESSED with Balenciaga from their city bags in various sizes to their cosmetic cases. I love them in a number of hues but this rose golden bag is perfect no matter what coast I'm on or what season! When it comes to rocking something fabulous and decadent, I think back to one of my favorite jewelry brands, Konstantino - I adore this blue topaz. When it comes to natural stones, I love this agate cuff from YSL which is perfect for casual days or my power meetings when I'm going over design concepts or an upcoming event that I am hosting.
Of course, I wear many hats so in addition to being an Accessories Expert, the founder of this site and other items - I am also the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Shoe Week and having too many shoes is never a bad thing! I adore peep toe heels, over the knee boots and sandals (AND I have a thing for flip flops - Havaianas of course)! I'm fortunate that my work allows me to travel all over so I'm always buying summer clothing even when temperatures here in NYC are much colder! These K Jacques sandals are so fun as I love that there is the shocking pop of patent leather color and then calf hair - perfect for my kaftans and maxi dresses which are a tropical must! When it's time to go glam or to dress up my jeggings, I'm always a fan of anything by Giuseppe Zanotti - especially with these amber suede heels! Finally it's all about over the knee boots - Casadei is a must to have in my closet from peep toes and beyond!
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With New York Fashion Week and Shoe Week being around the corner, I have to say that the fall is a huge season where I seriously look to fix up my closets! Maybe it's because I like to ensure that I have room for brands that will be dressing me at NYFW, that I tend to have a number of items for future dressing opportunities sent to me and of course - there is my own shopping habit! With that said, people ask me all the time what they can do to maximize their spaces in a simple way. What I love is the fact that many times you can go to Container Store to get these shoe organizers. I love that you can put them in your closet and use the rod that is already there and place the desired number on there!
I love flowy dresses for special events and Sonja Morgan (earlier this month) hosted Nickelodeon's Orange Carpet Premiere! Yellow is definitely the color of the season and my closet. But there are other fabulous chiffon gowns that you should have on your list. I'm loving Oscar de la Renta's one shoulder silk number which is fabulous and makes you look like the belle of the ball. I also love Halston Heritage's Ocean Degrade Hem dress which has a gradiating hue that also allows a bit of skin to show so that everyone can see how fab your shoes are. I also love this necklace by Bidermann which is a cuff and accents your neck (this works with all three dresses). These dresses have a bit of the Grecian aesthetic so Cathy Waterman's, Gold Laurel Leaf Ring is the perfect way to complete this look.
As mentioned yesterday, from now until the end of the year I will share with you my Top 5's (known as Kimmie's 5s - as an Accessories Expert you'll find the best way to complete your looks) within various themes as this is the time of year of lists after all! Today's look is inspired by the upcoming Winter Solstice and the dip in temperature being 27 degrees yesterday! We're still running around gifting, going to dinners and so much more! With that said I am all about caramel and rich brown tones! How can one dress up their outerwear and leggings which is a staple in my look when it comes to colder weather. I'm obsessed with the Prairie Hideaway Coat available at Modcloth. I love that it mixes in caramel, grey, black and cream and has a fun texture! In addition, this can be paired with any legging and of course, I have chosen the black pair by Alberta Feretti!. With that said, here are the top 5 caramel focused accessories that are fab for your closet and to complete this look!
Necklaces are essential and of course if it's from Virgins, Saints and Angels - I know that it's going to take your look to another level. Although this Magdalena piece is available exclusively at Nordstrom, it's tiered and drop pendant look is perfection for this look! Keep your fingers warm with fingerless gloves by Portolano. Keep your legs warm by slipping on Naughty Monkey's over the knee boot which is perfect for the season. Keep your eyes protected from the wind with Fendi'sZucca sunglasses which is all about being oversized and amazing. Finish the look with Prada's White Pebble Leather Convertible Satchel! Together - this is a super cute and clean look which will keep you warm no matter where you are off to.
Your living space can take a few cues from some of your most beloved closet treasures! In honor of October being National PJ Month, I had to select Kiki de Montparnasse's Amour Lace Trimmed Silk Chiffon Camisole which is sweet and super cute to wear as your wrapped up in your cashmere blankie and super cute cashmere knee high socks! With that said, this great cream color can be accented with browns as well as tones of pink. These colors can be done in such a way that it looks amazing whether it's with your significant other, your bedroom, kitchen or living room!
I'm loving this Victorian inspired vase by Anthropologie which is a nice accent piece. This cabinet is a nice antiqued feature (I'm obsessed) from Rooms to Go that adds a bit of character and yet allows you to store a number of items in there that don't need to be out and about. Everyone knows that I'm all about taking your tea throughout the day so of course when I saw this set by Horchow I knew it would be a fab way to bring in a bit of the nip and chill. As you send your thank you notes as you're setting up a nice way to entertain guests for at home brunches, Neiman Marcus has you covered. All of your tasty goodies can be made with this white on white mixer by Diane Von Furstenberg you can have a phenom boho chic modern inspired sleeping space that allows you to have a great base of color while also adding in fun pops that are for you and your favorite guests or living partner!
07/17/11: A model walks the runway at the Luli Fama show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week...
You know I love showing runways from shows past and today, I'm all about Luli Fama which heated up the runways during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim this past July. I'm such a fan of the brand as they embrace color, fun stripes and so much ore - it oozes sexiness. With the last few weeks of the summer coming faster then we can catch the rays, we have to still think about adding to our bikini closet. In fact, even though the summer may be ending in your neck of the woods, there are still tons of opportunities to go sun chasing in other locales. Enjoy the festive and vibrant show!
One of my favorite categories within apparel happens to be bikinis! I could live in them and enjoy having a number of choices in my closet. What I love about a Gottex show is that it's always filled with classic, eye popping pieces. Whether you're checking out their bikinis or swim gear there's never a dull moment! Above are my fave looks and I had to let you know what it looked from the back! Take a moment to check out more images at Elle.com.
Growing up, I enjoyed wearing Express in highschool and in college. My closet was full of it; however, as I came out to the east I started picking up various emerging designers and although my amount of Express may have decreased, it still has a presence whether it's a basic top, leggings or something of that nature. I love an outfit that is pulled together from various places so that it looks unique to you! Apparently, Becki Newton feels the same way as she was recently seen in InStyle magazine with the Motorcycle Jacket paired with a dress and ankle booties! Take some time to check out interesting pieces to pop into your wardrobe to round out your look.
It is so close to that time of year – how exciting is it to think that your boots will be replaced by cute sandals, flip flops and espadrilles? I have to say that I have never owned a pair of espadrilles as shocking as this may sound and so this summer I am definitely introducing this into my wardrobe as I see this as a HUGE void that must be filled. In my search and perfect for the theme of LAGOON, I came across Tory Burch’s espadrille known as the Stephanie. I love the pattern on this shoe and the natural nature of it as well. Available on Bluefly (love that you can pull up pieces by category and also color), this is a great way to send some love to your closet and to keep it fresh!
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