Monday, January 31, 2011

I wish I was still in Miami...

I've been on vacation in the Caribbean and Miami for the past week and am back home just in time for the ice storm. On vacation, I learned that I do not enjoy cruises (not chic at all!) but I do like South Beach.  The people watching is amazing!  Very chic people in Miami Beach and South Beach.  After we got off the boat and we weren't able to check into our hotel yet, we walked to Dash Miami.  It wasn't open yet so I wasn't able to go in but did get the husband to take my picture in front of the store.  I wonder how many other Kardashian fans have done the same thing? 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Airport Style Inspiration

I'm going to be packing today and getting ready for vacation.  I always have a hard time figuring out what to wear on the plane, especially when going from a cold climate to a warm one.  I think the most important thing for me will be wearing layers so I will still be warm getting to the airport in the bitter cold, be comfortable no matter the temperature on the plane and the pieces can be used separately when we arrive at the warmer destination.  Maybe some sunglasses and a hat wouldn't hurt either.  :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Marc Jacobs Spring Look for Less

Saks Fifth Avenue is showing this Marc Jacobs look on their website.  I love how casual the look is, yet totally put together.  Plus each piece could be worn a million different ways. The total for the Marc Jacobs look would be $1,119.00!  See below for my version - total cost $191.38. 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Old Navy Finds

photo via people

I have been seeing quite a few chunky, long sweaters that look so cute.  So when I went into Old Navy today and spotted the sweater below I got really excited!  I mean look how great Emmy Rossum and Olivia Wilde look in the picture above in their sweaters (they are wearing a sweater from Ann Taylor).  Then I found a cute ruffled floral top that I thought looked great with the cardigan.  Imagine my happiness when the cardigan was on sale for $19.50 (originally $44.50) and the top was only $5.69 (originally $24.50)!  I don't think it is the exact look I was striving for but I think the top will look great with other cardigans and jackets that I already own.  I'm not sure the cardigan is for me might be going back...

Monday Wish List - Lace Details for Under $50

I'm loving the lace trend right now.  Here are a few cute tops with lace each for under $50.

Friday, January 14, 2011

J.Crew Sale

J.Crew is offering 40% off their sale items online and free shipping on orders over $100!  They have tons on sale, here are just a few of my favorites:

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dolce Vita Shoes for Target

I'm thinking spring and thinking vacation so when I saw these Dolce Vita for Target espedrilles I couldn't resist getting them for my vacation.  I had been watching the DV by Dolce Vita Toni Espedrilles on Piperlime but would rather only spend $29.99!

Strappy shoes with ankle straps are an ongoing trend. A similar style was seen just recently on Lauren Conrad (Hers are Jimmy Choo) and Emmy Rossom.  I love that the rope wedge heel on the Dolce Vita for Target shoes make them a bit more dressed down than the versions the ladies have on below so they are perfect for my vacay!

image via instyle

image via people

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wish I Were Here Wednesday

Photo taken by me during our trip to Cancun in April 2009 at The Isla Mujeres Palace Resort.  It was so warm there...I can't wait to feel warm again.  Only 9 more days until my vacation!!


Groupon is a fantastic site that provides daily deals for discounted offers in your area.  I've gotten some great coupons for half off massages, yoga and even The Gap!  If you haven't checked it out yet, click the link below and you will get $10 off your first Groupon purchase!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld's Library

Ok, I love Chanel and I love books.  Not sure about Karl Lagerfeld's library though.  Wow!  NY Observer calls it "Chic and Well Stocked".

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday Wish List - The Gap

I stopped by the Gap over the weekend and loved their new Spring styles.  The window display showed flared and wide leg jeans with great detailed tops and fabulous cardigans and jackets.  I'm trying not to shop so much so I was very proud of myself that I resisted buying anything despite the 30% your entire purchase promotion.  Although I just might have to watch some of my favorite things to see if they get more discounted...

Here are some of my favorite pieces:

Asymmetrical ruffle-front top Regular Price $54.50

Lace shell Regular Price $34.50

Printed layer tank Regular Price $59.50

Single closure shawl cardigan Regular Price $59.50

Friday, January 7, 2011

Casual Friday - Office Appropriate

I really want to start using more pictures that I take myself so here is my first attempt. I am still thinking about the wide leg jeans trend that never really went away but is more in style for this year than ever. I felt really excited about my outfit today (including trouser style - kind of wide leg - pants) until I saw the pictures I tried to take of myself to include here. So here it is but I'm not too excited about it anymore!

Jacket: INC - Macy's
Shirt:  Three Dots
Pants:  J.Jill Trouser Jeans (currently on clearance in their outlet online for $29.99)

I promise better quality pictures in the future!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wide Leg Pants

I have to admit, I jumped on the skinny jean trend. I have my skinny jeans and, yes I'll admit it, I pair of Joe's Jeans jeggings. But thankfully, wide leg and flare leg pants (think 70's) are coming back again for 2011. My body type is much better suited for the wide leg style. Plus the look of wide leg pants make me think of Katherine Hepburn and CoCo Chanel. Classic! I especially like the style for work. Here are a few of my current favorites:

Wish I Were Here Wednesday

I wish I were already on vacation! The countdown is ongoing, only 15 more days.

So I wish I were here:

Photo from Turks and Caicos Islands

Wearing this:

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bedroom Wall Color Ideas

Besides dreaming of lots of new vacation outfits, I'm also thinking about getting our bedroom painted.  We are going on 5 years with an unpainted, stark white, bedroom.  I can't stop thinking of a smokey gray/blue.  Here are some inspriration rooms:

Historic Victorian Bedroom contemporary bedroom

laura britt design traditional bedroom

Monday, January 3, 2011

My Monday Wish List - Dresses Under $50

I'm still dreaming of vacation (only 18 more days!) so I have been looking at affordable dresses (under $50) that would work on our cruise as well as home when it finally gets warm here again.  A few of them may even work at home now with tights and a sweater.  Here are my favorites today:

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