You know that I love creating and hosting Style Tweetup which is a way for me to create intimate events with digital influencers within a theme and to introduce them to brands that fit within it! Last week, it was all about Spring Into Fresh which allowed me to share how we can enjoy the Spring from what we eat/drink and then within our overall lifestyle! My co-hosts for this amazing event included Chobani Soho as well as Palais Des Thes as they are a few doors down from one another in Soho! What a great night that was filled with sampling sweet and savory items which is a different way to look at this Greek Yogurt treat! In addition, we moved onto Palais Des Thes to learn about tea! Sponsors of this event included Cuddly Monkey, Crest, Scope Mouthwash, O'Neill, Dove, The Body Shop, Go Smart Stylus and Sol Republic.
Roll over the above images to find out more about the participating brands and the fabulous ladies who accepted my invite to see what my faves are for this Spring (as well as into this summer).
We're getting down to the back half of the month and normally, it's not a big deal but it changes when you're in the month of December. Today is a gorgeous day and you have a lot on your list heading to Exhale Spa to bring in some zen, going to brunch, doing some holiday shopping, planning out your attack list for next week (the last full week before Christmas) and the list goes on and on. Today you're making moves but it is the weekend and you want to bring in your inner child with you. This outfit is inspired by a few things that have taken place this week around the Kitten Lounge Loft - green, sparkles and T-Rex!
Sometimes when I've been putting a lot of things together, have been traveling, etc it's essential for me to have the ultra in comfort and I'm loving this T-Rex oversized shirt that also has a bit of sparkle and playful tones in it by French Connection. This top is so much fun that it can simply be paired with a fun pair of jeggings by AG. WIth such a casual outfit, I love popping a sexy edge into it with these caramel colored boots from Le Silla which are a winter essential! Since we have had some mild weather especially for this time of year, you can wear this Splendid thermal hoodie as you're running around which keeps the look pretty simple.
It's all about how you accessorize and I love this super cute and sparkly hat at Anthropologie that brings in another grey piece while also picking up the hues of the T-Rex shirt which is available! Keep it playful within Ice Watch as I like the silicone grey band. Finally, you're never dressed without a fab cocktail ring - this Alexis Bittar rose gold pyrite doublet stone is the perfect way to rock out this look!
Can you believe how amazing the weather has been this week and the fact that it's December and we're enjoying 60's weather! Nothing is cuter than when couples rock matching hues and go all out to ensure that their puppy looks equally as fabulous! So I love the idea of rocking black and cobalt blue as it looks fab. I'm a huge fan of wearing skinnies whether it's Cushnie Et Ochs in leather leggings for her and these fab Dsquared2 slim fit jeans for him which look amazing! I am a big fan of black tees - for him, I love this Nell Barrett V-Neck (double) and for her, OBSESSED with this LGB Vibration sleeveless t. How can you not love this gold thunderbolt (it's like The Flash) and to accent, either person can rock this Botto Giuseppe scarf. This blue color continues to your shoes with heels by Jerome C Rousseau (exclusive to Intermix I love these booties) and he can rock uber sexy Prada kilt lace ups that also have blue. Once again, play twinsies with this fab cap by Eugenia Kim and for her, rock this Gucci White Gold ring which is FAB! Finally, we're loving that the gold thunderbolt shows how fab you can accessorize with your pooch with this Couture by Sophie fabulous bag for your puppy, matching leash and this jacket! We love this line as it was apart of Shoe Week during NYFW and TODAY will be making its debut at a fun trunk show this evening. Check out more from Couture by Sophie's, Icon Collections at D Pet Hotels in Chelsea (104 W 27th St Btwn 6th/7th Ave from 7 - 9pm). Shop, nibble and sip and RSVP at Chelsea.NYC@DPetHotels.com. We also love it as this bag is cruelty free as it's a high vegan leather grade AND the fur is faux - who doesn't want to walk around the city with this fab and uber chic family?
We finally got some snow today. Throughout the weekend, I heard random reports of snow in Soho or other areas but now, knowing that I have seen it with my own eyes, I had to share my winter pics on how to look snowbunny chic and be warm at the same time! I'm loving this pom pom fur hat by Karl Donoghue which screams warm chic and is perfectly paired when rocking out Diane Von Furstenberg's Lizabeth cape - a fab silhouette. Keep your arms warm with my signature must, the arm warmers by Victoria's Secret. I love this because I can still type on my phone and I don't have to cover my rings. I'm loving this Sharon Khazzam multi-gemstone ring. This weather makes me actually wear my sunglasses as I like to protect the skin around my eyes from tearing up. As an oversized sunglasses girl, I adore these Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses. Finish the look off with a must have bag such as this one from Victoria Beckham which is fabulous python and then of course my key signature in the winter, over the knee boots from Rag & Bone.
This Thanksgiving, we got a fab surprise, we actually saw the parade from our windows. I loved being able to see the preview as it made its way down 6th avenue! As many of you know, Hello Kitty is one of my favorite characters and seeing her balloon glide down the street was so much fun! As is typical during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (which was in its 86th year of running on a gorgeous day in NYC), there are a number of performances that take place. Carly Rae Jepsen sand one of her songs and bundles up while showcasing pops of color! Many times when people think of what they will wear, it becomes a little tougher when it comes to dressing for colder temperatures. To show pops of different colors, how about rocking spring/summer tones in the fall/winter - it's a great way to stand out and for Carly, it keeps her looking sweet!
I'm loving these Marc by Marc Jacobs coral leggings which are comfortable to stand at long periods on a float, traveling or shopping. When it comes to your outerwear, how can you not love this Michael Kors cape style, double breasted belted coat. I think this is such a timeless look and provides structure and comfort to the outfit. This way, she is able to perform while showcasing a specific style as opposed to one that suggests that she is wearing a coat to stay warm. Lengthen your leg and show the look pulled together with these over the knee boots by Steve Madden. We love that she is popping in a rocker style element to her look and these boots with their buckle detailing will assist in the look. If you're singing, you have to have a fab statement ring as your hand will be on the mike - so I suggest this multi stone ring by Stephen Dweck. Finally, a hat is a fab way to cap off your look. I am not a fan of the black hat that Carly wore and would have opted for this Mischa Lampert Beanie XL Hat which blends in grey (yes I love mixing neutrals) and this coral hue!
I love Fridays as many times I'm working within the neighborhood, wrapping up from the week and just buttoning things down. As we're in the transitional weather, I have a thing for rocking spring/summer and fall looks together. I obsess over wearing a simple button down shirt just like this one from Helmut Lang and paired with these fabulous Vanessa Bruno shorts. I'm obsessed with my new Gypsyz which are made from Gypsy 05 - love that these come up above the knee and are cable knit boots. I love rocking them around the house and around the corner! Layer this fabulous feather diamond necklace from Irit Design with a bracelet (fabulously jade) from Wendy Yue. Of course this green amethyst Lagos ring is the perfect way to make the outfit come together. Those who know me know that I love this weather as I will wear knit caps inside and outside to complete the look! How can you not rock this newsy cap from Pierre Darre!
Who doesn't love a casual look? This is one that is perfect for whatever he has in mind whether it's a long weekend, a brunch, heading out to work or taking a half day and taking some time for himself. This easy look is a casual one that kicks off with a Club Monaco and it's simple cornwall blue classic shirt. Pair it with these perfectly distressed Chimala jeans available at J. Crew. Complete this look with a fab pair of casual chic Christian Dior beige suede captoe shoes (just a bit of a way to luxe up this style of sneaker). Pop on this gingham fedora with beige and the cornwall blue color by Comme des Garcons and finally - the bag is everything whether he's planned a little nibble in the park or is hitting the friendly skies, I'm loving this twill weekend travel tote by Gucci.
We're hitting the season where the rainy season will be upon us and having a number of trench coat looks is a must! I'm obsessed with Burberry Prorsum and love their Striped Raffia Weave Trench Coat and Hat! I'm generally not all about being matchy matchy but I love the details of this and feel that this is a must. Finish this outerwear look with this Sandra Dini ring that is comprised of Aquamarine, Milk Aquamarine and White Topaz ring. Finish the look with these fabulous wine and bordeaux Fendi peep toe booties. Finally, put in a pop of color with this Jimmy Choo Patent Leather Cutch known as Ubai!
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!
We've had some chilly days here in NYC and although I want to rock fall's best, I have started to reach into my archives of heavier items! I love rocking fab leather, fur and other textures so in light of staying chic and warm, I am loving Mackage which has this fab caramel jacket which will allow you to be warm while rocking this fab fur look! Pair it up with Pour La Victoire in a must have riding boot as we're hitting the weather that we will have to have jeans on and you won't be able to have your jacket off. Mix hues by rocking Glamourpuss NYC's fur hat which is so luxe and phenom and will keep you warm (best worn with either your hair down OR in a nice sleek pony tail). Finish it up with these fab rabbit fur mittens! You'll look uber warm and chic as you brave the weather in order to find that next amazing item!
I am spending the last portions of my morning here in Santo Domingo finishing my third collection for Sebago (Kimmie Smith x Sebago Fall 12) which is going to be phenomenal when it hits stores next year as there are fab boots (yes knee length and ankle) as well as some fab old school style shoes brought forward! This time, I stayed at a different hotel - Embassy Suites which is nestled inside of the Metro Country Club outside of Santo Domingo. Interestingly enough, not only do a lot of the Sebago related people stay here but Jet Blue Stewardesses (I was asked if I was one of them) and various team trainers for Major League Baseball Teams for the training camps that they run here in the area. I was able to hang out with trainers from the Boston Red Sox, Yankees and more while I was here. Many had their families here with them and it made me think of the casual dress when being here as June, July and August are the hottest (via temperature) times to be here.
Today's post is indicative of the perfect way to dress when you're in this new business kind of environment complete with a tee from J Crew, hat from Brixton, fun flip flops from Havaianas and boardshorts which are great for running around and then heading into the pool or your nearest ocean from Almond Surf Shop!
I am swimming in invites and it's not even Fashion Week! I have been requested to a number of events and appearances which will be nothing more than taking tons of pics and rocking it out! From Congressional parties, Virginia Gold Cup, more HSN appearances and so much more many of my travels whether in the city or outside of it will mean I have multiple outfit changes and fab designers that I will definitely be supporting! This look reminds me of something I definitely want to sport during Virginia Gold Cup (hanging out with the lovely Makeda of Glamazon Diaries) which also runs the same weekend of Kentucky Derby! With a large hat, superb jewelry and pumps - these are the kinds of outfits that takes me sense and sensibilities to another level. At the end of the day, I'm loving that you can rock your Jimmy Choo and Alexis Bittar in only a way that the glamazon that everyone has in their sites. Together they are phenomenal and of course separately, they still make amazing outfits! Take some time to think about where this will go!
We're off to see the Mouse House today! Yesterday I said goodbye to the Delano and headed off to Orlando where my journey continues at the Waldorf Astoria on the park property! I have to admit that I have never stayed on property before so I was excited. For me, Disney is an iconic place. Growing up, I remember most of my friends had been to this theme park prior to my first time which is when I was in Middle School I believe. Once we hit the park, we would end up going every spring break right through high school! I never got tired of it and as long as my favorite ride was still there (The Haunted Mansion), I always got excited to go. There is something magical about this place and the last time I went, I was in college so I'm super excited to be heading there today. With it being so warm, I love wearing pieces that as you move, you can generate some of your own air conditioning. I have no idea how this day will end but I can say that it will be picture filled so I can't wait to share images on Flickr and throughout Facebook! Above is a fab look that's perfect to go to a theme park - an open dress, fab Havaianas (the fitted version are so cute), a hat is a must and of course a fab cuff to top off the outfit. If the cuff makes it a little too warm then think about wearing a light chain of some sort so that you're not sweaty as you're out and about!
I have to be comfortable! There is too much running around for me to have to fuss with my clothes! The weather is also way too hot to wear a bunch of items. So I like to go simple and then glam it up! Hats are my new obsession without question! As you saw from yesterday's post, Eugenia Kim is having a sample sale and I just got my first hat from this line last week and am in love - pics to follow. On days where your hair isn't working the way you want it or it must come up, rock it in a hat and it looks much better. I love this romper as it is casual but also has significant style. Pair this up with natural stones and you're set! Yes I mix gold and silver without any restraint and you can too - it's a signature who says your metals have to match? Take some time to check out these pieces and being that I am originally from Indiana and used to find Geodes all over my campus at Indiana University, I'm glad that I came across this ring!
You guys know that I am obsessed with accessories! Above, the video introduces my challenge to those in the accessories industry as I am hosting a weekly webisode that focuses on accessories and I definitely want to make sure that your pieces will be included. In addition, I am also working on a book that needs accessories to be included. Find out more details as this show launches the first week of April! I look forward to hearing from you.
I think it says super cute and sleek! What can you say about these great looks - first off, a great tunic top. This is a great way to highlight your shoulders and I love that there is extra length which looks so cozy.
Next I love the belt, it's simple and black and yet there is a pop of color, this is definitely something that you want to incorporate into a few looks. Not only is this belt cute, but I love the boots which will pair nicely with these liquefied leggings! They look great with booties and also with something much longer.
Top everything off with this poor boy knit cap in grey which is perfect on a not so great hair day or just to look super cute and then there is the bag. I love bags with fun shapes which are perfect to lug what you need while making sure you look super cute! What a great look to wear together and with other pieces as well!
When something is cute, it has to be shared and Nobis has a cute line that is perfect for men and women - which is generally a rare find. Fortunately, Nobis has a great look for those that are looking to enhance their metro chic and when you want to add more to your look, you need to look at their apparel as well! This hat, known as the Maxie, is a grey newsie that has cute little details! I love that under the brim there is a bit of plaid and around the hat there are little loops that pick up this plaid as well. Nothing is better than wearing something that is seen as being a little masculine and then being femmed up with little details. I love the logo of the Nobis which is placed as a button on the side. This is so the look you can rock when you're having a great hair day or when you simply need to have something to cover a do that you would rather not have to deal with today. How cute is this when you're heading out for a game, taking a walk with your sig other or you're just out and about with your sunglasses. Either way Nobis has a great collection and one that we should all embrace no matter what our look!
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