He's all about working on a number of projects, running from one event to the next and ending the evening with cocktails mixed with a bit of a business talk when need be. He needs to be versatile and know that he doesn't have to change his outfit a number of times throughout the day when he has a fab look that works well with so many things. In that light, today's neutral look is perfect to share with the guy in your life. First off, it's all about the cashmere blazer from Bottega Veneta which can be dressed up and down depending on where he is off to. Pair it with the perfect pair of skinnies by November. Of course, it's all about the details and I'm a huge fan of Robert Graham who has a number of fab shirts that have great cuff detail (one of the things I remember about Paul's shirt when I first had a dinner date with him is that he had cuff detail when his cuff was folded up and I believe it was a Robert Graham)!
Rock fab accessories with Gucci's rose gold watch, a fab pair of camel suede boots from Salvatore Ferragamo which has a fab pop of blue in it and is wing tipped style. Finally, you can rock a nice bag that will look amazing by wearing Marc New York's leather satchel which has a fab aged look.
Accessories Expert/Stylist Q&A: What's a great way to tone down a look that shows a bit more skin via accessories?
There are a number of ways that you can go with this look! I love rocking low cut tees or blazers as jackets. This can be done regardless of the time of day. This question is definitely more important when you're thinking of showing a bit more skin when you're still going to work or running around in the day or even if you're wearing this at night and don't want to feel so exposed. First, make sure you try the outfit on at home and ensure that no matter how you stand, sit etc that you are not bordering on wardrobe malfunctions and that you have the appropriate support to keep all your items permanently affixed (Hollywood Tape is your friend). Mommie to be and all around "girl who is running the world", Beyonce rocked the launch of yet another season of her House of Dereon created by her and her mom, Tina Knowles.
I love that in principle, this look is super easy and comfortable and is flattering to so many body types bu it's perfection when it comes to running around. You can never go wrong with a cardi/jacket that is slightly oversized with a pair of leggings and of course, I love the fact that it's all about glitz. Keeping that monotone look is fab when it comes to rocking some fun accessories. Mixed Media is on trend this season (as it has been for the past few). This is when you rock a number of metals together which creates an edgy look that has more depth. Beyonce is rocking a chain linked necklace that embodies gold and silver and although it does sit high on her neck, I love that there are irregular and longer pieces that eat up space where her skin is exposed - so she's not so bare and totally appropriate! With all the glitz she's rocking, I'm loving her bracelet that has a great gold tone and appears to be either stacked or a slimmer cuff.
If you're rocking a lower cute v-neck tee, low blazer etc you can add this same aesthetic by a number of fun necklaces just like Bey! Available on Bluefly, Rich in Friendship has a phenom friendship necklace that will lay nicely along the collar bone and create depth around your neck while being playful with the mix of metals. Coralia Leets has a fun dual pendant set that uses fun precious stones that have a pop of gold around them. You can even layer fun charms on top of this of various lengths to create additional depth! Finally Lara Bohinc, although it's in one tone" is perfect for the girl that loves to embrace her symmetry but still have amazing pop factor without playing with how the necklace lays. I love the knot and how this is definitely a conversation piece! Finally, Gorjana has a bar bracelet in a gold tone (much like what Beyonce is wearing) that can be worn alone or you can obtain a few of these and stack them for an effortless look!
Whether you're rocking the runway, aisles at work or your well traveled sidewalk - this look can be owned by you totally and worn with a number of key looks as we transition into fall!
I love when I present segments of items that can be worn during the day and then work straight into the night. When it comes to cute dresses that are femme and waiting to get dressed up, Anthropologie is a great go to store! Not only is it fun to shop in the store or online, but they have a lot of to choose from. I love this Abydos dress which reminds me of something that has a bit of an Egyptian look. I love the sash and that it seems like such an easy dress. When paired with this gorgeous bronze cuff you're half way to being completely accessorized! Of course you can always add a little more. The Swarovski Crystals have an elegant style that creates a great silhouette against your neck and the heels - this pair from DSquared2 is absolutely stunning. I love the pops of gold and the natural element to this shoe as well. You can go from day to night whether you're heading off to a cocktail party or simply going out with your significant other!
Valentine's Day is literally around the corner and although you may be expecting surprises why not something that works for you? When we were little we used to have undies that had the days of the week. I remember that there was one that I had for Wednesday with a rainbow and icecream cone and I couldn't wait to wear them. But like everything, when we're older, we need to find ways to update what makes us happy. So I visited a great one stop undie shop known as Hip Undies! Not only do they carry Cosabella, Eberjey, Betsey Johnson Lingerie, etc but they carry Marry Green. I have to say that I didn't know about the brand but they have been featured in Life & Style and they have a great presentation for your undies. You'll be able to keep everything in cute satchels and if you get all the sets, you'll be able to tell them apart, Whether it's thongs, boyshorts, etc you'll still get excited about wearing your favorite day!
During Fashion Week, it's more than the fabulous clothes and parties, I love being in the tents and getting introduced to new products. As I walked around the various booths, I came in front of Boots. I knew them to be a store that sold various skincare, beauty products, etc. But I was surprised that the line called No7 was their own line. I was given a moisturizer for day and night and I have been using it since Fashion Week! I love how fresh my face feels and as I received a full sample, I know that when it's time to get another one, I can either go to Boots or I can get it at Target. This is affordable and attainable skincare that will make your face glow everytime you apply the creams! This has made my skin look very refreshed and I honestly feel that I am getting a mini spa everytime I was my face! So although this post is late in coming, I wanted to spend a few months with this product before sharing it with all of you!
Yes To Carrots sounds like a campaign that attempts to encourage children to eat their veggies - more specifically, carrots as I always felt that they were great to eat since they were so colorful and not at all imposing. Well Yes To Carrots is a campaign in that it uses carrots, tomatoes and cucumbers; however, they are intended for your face, body, hair and hands! Yes to Carrots rejuvinates you naturally and has super cute packaging. I have tried many of these items and I love how it makes my skin not only feel soft but the organic veggies are use in conjunction with the Dead Sea! Using such a mineral rich series of beauty products can only make your skin look that much more amazing.
There are two elements to this line that I truly love - they are available in such places as Walgreen's, Target, Drugstore.com, Duane Reade, Meijer and more which is perfect as you know you can get your hands on it! The second is that the success of Yes To Carrots, encouraged them to diversify with Yes to Tomatoes which absorbs oils and Yes To Cucumbers which is a coolant for sensitive skin! I love making sure that all skin types have something that they can use and who knows what they will think of next.
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Today is a great day no matter the weather or what you're up to! Today is National Girlfriend's Day so you definitely want to make sure that you plan a dinner or grab drinks as there is nothing more important than the bond between girlfriends! Whether you go out or keep it low key, this is something that we should definitely be happy to have! In addition to it being National Girlfriend's Day, I would like to introduce you to a fun game that I recently played and is the perfect thing to play with new friends and those that you have known forever!
When it comes to sisterhood, the real life sister duo Kerri and Patti, wanted to come up with a game that was lots of fun but had women in mind. As a result, they created What's a Dame to Do, a game where situations that have happened to many of us play out with various responses which allow you to see how well you know someone or what a person that you don't know would do in a given situation. I have played this game twice and it's amazing to hear people's responses or to watch them act it out! This is perfect for an icebreaker in college dorms and is also a lot of fun to play when you find a group of girls over your house and you realize there is nothing on TV and you would rather just talk!
I do love that you don't have to read a rule book and that you can just jump in and play What's A Dame to Do. From now until August 6th, you'll receive a 10% discount (enter promo code: GIRLFRIENDS)when purchasing this game in honor of National Girlfriend's Day. In addition, they are looking for the next Dame to be on the visuals which could be you and this game is getting an update which means you can contribute a dilemma or situation as well! I love a relevant game that also gets you a better understanding of people whether you have been best friends for years or you just met! Check out more about this game on What's a Dame to Do and grab your girlfriend's for a great night out and if you're in the area, I'm always interested in playing another round!
Yes today is Mon and I am all about Mingling but I wanted to share with you something that will be changing in terms of "Sippin' Saturdays", which has been all about drinks, Snazzy Sundays which tends to focus on home decor and Mingling Mondays. Although from time to time this summer, these days will cover the topics mentioned previously, I will also take these topics to another level by taking in the best of what we can do on our long weekends! In these posts, you'll find great ideas and fun places to go to that are in the area or in our own backyard. I am so exited to share with you and if you have a restaurant, city, boutique, etc - share with me and I will come out to check it out! Consider this segment to be something like the travel channel of sorts and I will be your guide on fun items. In addition, due to the continued condo hunt that my boyfriend and I are on, I will also bring you yummie places to eat in the Hoboken, Jersey City and Williamsburg area as well.
Back to Mingling Mondays, I had the luxury of enjoying my first half day Friday of the season by heading to Bryant Park and watching other people enjoy the day as well. I am really getting into using my Flip and can't wait to start using it for my ultimate projects which will be revealed within the next few days and of course available on my You Tube channel! Until then, enjoy watching footage of people hanging out in the park and can I say that I loved being able to chat with everyone on Twitter as well. If you have an account check me out there and of course you can always catch me on Facebook as well!
Happy Mother's Day! There are so many ways to spend it whether it's at one of your favorite restaurants, going to a broadway show or in the comfort of your own home - you're bound to find a way to make it special. If you do have it at home and you have amazing weather, you'll want to make sure that you have it on your patio, roofdeck or whatever open space is nearby! When I look at these Water Hyacinth Pillows from West Elm, I think of all the ways that you can make your outdoor space cozy! Not only that, but Mother's Day makes me think of summer being around the corner with all of the amazing holidays that emerge. I love the idea of making your outdoor space taking on more of a natural look by making an oasis of sorts right outside. Somehow you can always make the island just at your fingertips, why not start off with making Mother's Day the kickoff to this event! Take some time to check out all of the items that are available from West Elm for everything inside and outside of your home as well!
Since Friday, the city has continued on with Earth Day activities with the Go Green Expo that has taken place in the city. This is a great way to see how you can go green at work, home and anywhere in between. There are seminars, a variety of booths and more. With everyone talking about this concept, this is a great event to learn how to put it in to practice and to see the dedication on various levels where this is being put into operation! I am actually attending today which is the shortest of this week's schedule. I am definitely excited to taste the food, wine and to just learn how I can start applying this into my everyday life and of course to share with others. Visit the site to see what interests you and since it is being held at the Hilton on 53rd and 6th Ave, you'll be near some great areas to have lunch or dinner afterwards.
I was looking at Pottery Barn this morning and began thinking of my favorite thing when it comes to the concept of LAGOON - beach houses, summer shares or wherever you go when you get away from the city for a little R&R. This super cute daybed sits on top of this platform which can either be purchased with drawers or these baskets. You may sleep in something like this when you go to your weekend shares OR if you have a studio and want to maximize space, you may have this set up to give a little Bungalow Chic to your place! Either way, this set up is so refreshing and chic and is perfect for sleeping in or lounging no matter when you use it. Take some time to check out more items on Pottery Barn and find out what other infusions of Spring and Summer are available to you!
First - Happy Valentine's Day! No matter what you're doing today, it should be full of fun and spent with those that give you that! Today I am spending my last night here in Vegas and will be having dinner at David + Burke's which is super exciting. I ate there earlier this week so I will have to try something new. I think that this will be a lot of fun - I can't wait to share a lot of the fun things that went on this week. I must say that with coming off of Fashion Week, meeting many of the good people of Coutorture and now being in Vegas with not only my best friends but friends that I know even better - this is definitely a great way to spend the week. That being said, I wanted to end the series of Valentine's beverages with one of my favorite drinks that I tried as soon as I got these recipes. I will also be having this tonight as I think of one of my new friends who is always down with giving me the recipes that I send out to you - so I am raising a virtual glass to her, my best friend who without him - the trip would not have been possible, my dancing friend and of course the amazing people that I got to know so much better during my trip here: Cupid’s Cherry Jubilee 1 ounce Appleton VX Jamaican Rum 1.5 ounces Cherry Juice 4 ounces Korbel Champagne Fresh coconut shreds Honey Cherry for garnish
Rim a wine glass with honey and roll on coconut shreds. Pour in Appleton, Cherry Juice and then fill with Korbel. Add cherry for garnish.
Ah today I have an extra special treat - the fact that Valentine's Day is this week, makes me want to share some amazing recipes with you starting with today straight through to Thursday. They are easy to make and it's a great way to decide what you'll have whether it's you and a special someone or a group of someone's. Today's recipe comes from Woodford Reserve Bourbon which has been featured on here before. It also includes a little cocoa and hazlenut which is very complimentary as well.
Cupid’s Chocolate Cherry 2 ounces Woodford Reserve Bourbon 1 ounce Crème de Cocoa ½ ounce Hazelnut Liqueur ½ ounce cherry juice Chocolate syrup Chopped walnuts Cherry
Rim a martini glass with chocolate syrup and roll in chopped walnuts. Add the Woodford, Crème de Cocoa, hazelnut liqueur and cherry juice into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into prepared martini glass.
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