With the hectic holiday coming up, you have to do some mental escapism. We were checking out Anthropologie (our favorite store) and found some items that would be perfect. We love this tent (the floor is not included) because you can create your own oasis. Imagine being on an island and prior to arriving, having a team add a floor to the bottom of the tent so that you could move furniture into the space. Check out the inset as the inside has that warm carnelian hue on the walls. If you're floating within a tent, you want lounging furniture, fun pillow pops and of course, you want to have a few mixed cocktails so why not continue the orange hues within this fab Kumquat Pitcher! I believe that the final layer is the perfect bikini and this Missoni as well as fun Quiksilver board shorts for him!
One of my favorite footwear brands is Casadei! How cute are these tall boots which allow you to choose how high you want them to be whether it's over the knee, calf length or a mid boot? This fab blush hue is perfect to bring in your bedroom as well. I love this Horchow bedding which is very cozy to come to at the end of a long day. From Pottery Barn, I love the Charlotte Armoire which is perfect for putting away your items as well as this fabulous double width mirror. Finally, I'm loving this blush chandelier by Neiman Marcus. Together, this is definitely an oasis.
Earlier in the week, my sister and I were walking around the home department of a store and of course we were bombarded by holiday sets everywhere balanced pretty evenly between Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. When you're in the last few months of the year, you literally move from one event to the next only to be planning the next dinner, party or social soiree. With that said Oct and Nov are dominated by orange! It's the harvest season and although we identify this with the time of year since it happens on our trees, it can sometimes seem daunting to accent our home in this hue as well as to keep it there throughout the year. Orange is a fab color that works throughout the calendar season and shouldn't be relegated to pumpkins only (although how cute is this Sur La Table pumpkin candle).
Jessica Simpson's Princess pump pointed me in the appropriate orange direction by thinking outside of the hue box by taking the shade as we know it while also playing with the mixing of hues to create a look that is uniquely our own. I'm loving the bright orange that is found in the Orange Moroccan Pouf by Posh Tots (they also have this in other colors) and obviously, each week I pull something from Horchow that is a must - this week it's all about the poppy bowl - I do love a nice glass piece. Horchow comes to your bedroom, where it can be a harvest to citrus oasis depending on the season.The kitchen becomes fun thanks to the conical bowls from Cooking.com. Continue spreading the love with pops of pillows by Design Public and infuse this fab scent by Archipelago Botanicals.
Last week I presented the question of whether everyday could be Poppy, if you missed it then you need to check back to find out about Coach's Poppy Fragrance collection. Now in addition to this amazing launch of Poppy's first fragrance, I'm super excited to be apart of Coach's MYNY Poppy campaign launch for fall! For those that are not familiar with Poppy, this is a fun fresh line that came out last year! How excited am I to show you guys the two images that I shot for the brand? I am always inspired by 70's elements, Audrey Hepburn and Barbie (don't ask) and I think these inspirations tie into both of these looks and yes I would definitely spritz a little Poppy to add to that whimsical but sexy sense of style. I have to say that I fell in love with the pieces that I wore because this collection has elements that you can still wear to the Hamptons, South Beach (my little oasis), etc - it's the perfect summer look! But I'm also excited about the fact that they have fab pieces for the Fall that will be perfect for brunches, crisp walks, Fashion Week and so much more. The only items that were missing in my looks were a fab pair of sunglasses as it's a great way to add an instant change to your overall look!
In the summer I love having a bit of that Boho Chic meets Miami so it's all about light and airy colors! A great way to add pop into the outfit are those nice goddess like qualities such as fab sandals. The Poppy Leather Glam Tote in Gold is beyond phenomenal and I do plan on wearing it to a blogger trip that I will take next month to SoBe, imagine having it at the Delano sitting poolside. It's roomy and fun and whatever the weather happens to be, the sun is always coming from you! I also love the Poppy Lightening Bolt Necklace which has Swarovski Crystals that are afixed to a black thunderbolt. Fun and edgy and works well in the fall as well. I love that this works well whether I'm in NYC or jetsetting!
Now I also received the fab Tyler Moto Jacket in Bordeaux is so chic, I love the Farah Fawcet feeling I had as soon as I put this jacket on! I am all about super cute heels (yes my little Jimmy Choos), a great pair of skinny heels, a tank and an awesome jacket which has fab zipper embellishments! This is something that can really work with my wardrobe and can travel well! Let me just say that when I opened the bag the jacket came in, it was definitely super luxe!
I'm so glad to be apart of this fun campaign and seeing that this is the second time that we have been apart of Coach's fab collaborations I'm excited to see the new collection and to introduce it to you! Also check out Coach's MYNY campaign which can be accessed at the "New at Coach" tab under the MYNY link so that you can see the other amazing bloggers that styled pieces from this collection! Who doesn't love tips on what they should be purchasing this fall season?
There's no excuse for not bringing in nature to your home! I love that no matter whether you live on 5 acres or in a shoe box, you can always add plants! Living in Long Beach, LI, I love that the beach is seconds away but being from the Midwest, I love knowing that there are trees nearby. I love bonsai and I love bamboo! Eastern Leaf is one of my favorite sites as they sell everything that you see in the spread and more. Not only is it reasonably priced but they have various sizes which work for whatever you're trying to add to your home. Over the next few weeks, you'll find out what I'm buying for my home as I'm in the midst of some sprucing and since I'm going for a Japanese vibe, why not start with my plants? If you want more of a floral look, check our the Cymbidium Else in a fab yellow and if you're looking for your own space of zen, the Curly Willow is a great choice as well. All the links above can be clicked on and I can definitely vouch that these are perfect for your home as I have given these as gifts and will now start to pick out my own pieces for the home! Also stay tuned as I start to show pics of my home transforming itself into an awesome oasis.
Last week I talked about how much I liked Poko Pano and now I can show you my favorite bikini from last night's show at the Mercedes Benz Swim Miami Fashion Week Show at the Oasis. I love that there is a lot of sweet and sass in this collection and you're super beach ready when you are wearing these cool colors. I love the play with prints and the fact that this suit is definitely complimentary with its top and bottom; however, it isn't matchy matchy! What a great show to be included with the end of this series of Fashion Week since last night was the final day. There are a lot of shows and images that are still amazing to look at, so click the link above. For next year when considering attending the shows, think about how you can get that amazing VIP access by purchasing your tickets through AMEX so that you're not only front row but you can enjoy other member only benefits such as the parties and the trunk shows. In addition to checking out the main site, Coutorture has also kept a close eye on the shows so you can also check it out here as well!
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