Sheen in Sheer

If you haven’t seen or heard about Emma Stone’s UH-MAZE-ING Gucci gown that she wore at “The Amazing Spider-Man” premier in Paris, then you’ve been missing out, but now you know!

Emma Stone in Gucci

The first time I really took note of the sheer trend, was when Fergie rocked this number at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards back in February. Remember this?

Fergie in Jean Paul Gaultier Couture

Here are some other favorites that the stars have been sporting lately:

Gwen Stefani, Anna Dello Russo & Kim Kardashian all in Stella McCartney

But my favorite to date, is this sheer number that Halle Berry wore back in 2002 to the Oscars. A classic for sure!

Halle Berry in Ellie Saab

Here are some more affordable ways to add a few sheer pieces to your wardrobe:

1. Wallis, $52
2. Republic, $30
3. Own the Runway, $31
4. Paul Smith, $180
5. Chinese Laundry, $70
6. MANGO, $31


OOTD: Job Interview

Last week I went to a job interview with Carolina Style Magazine.

Read about them more here: 

While they have been in circulation since 2008, they are growing at an impressive rate and it would be an honor, pleasure, and dream to be a part of the first major style magazine to come out of the Carolinas. 

I wanted my outfit to look smart, stylish, and unique. The thing about going to a job interview for a position in the fashion industry is that your outfit matters perhaps more than with any other type of job interview. 

I’m happy with what I came up with, and am hoping to hear some good news soon! Please keep your fingers crossed for me! x x

Skirt, H&M
Shoes, Steve Madden
Purse, MARC by Marc Jacobs
Jacket, Banana Republic
Gold Chain Bracelet, Vintage from grama
Pink Gold Monogram Necklace, Engagement gift
Sunglasses, Street Vendor in Oslo, Norway
Photography by J. J. McDaniel

Resort Trending 2013: Tribal Princess

Among the array of patterns that made an appearance on the runways of Resort 2013, the tribal patterns are one of my favorites. Whether it be animal prints or more native looking motives, the tribal trend brings color, life, and, a wild edge that no other trend can bring. 

Here are some of my favorites from the runway:

Peter Pilotto, Diane Von Furstenberg, Versace

Peter Pilotto, Moschino, BCBG

Photos from Harper’s Bazaar & Vogue. 

But don’t fret, most of us can’t afford off-the-runway outfits so I’ve put together a more affordable selection of items to make you look like a tribal princess without maxing out all of your credit cards. 

Let me know what you think!

Dress, Warehouse, $100
Bra Top, Top Shop, $50
Silk Shorts, Mara Hoffman, $325
Pants, Fair + True, $62
Platform Sandal, Republic, $31
Clutch, GoJane, $23
Ring, House of Harlow, $95
Necklace, BCBG, $88
Bracelet, GoJane, $9.20
Scarf, Best Seller, $21
Wedge Booties, Skinny Bitch Apparel, $84

Resort Trending 2013: Stripe Hype

Karen Millen Dress $125
Fendi Tote $625
DKNY Top $182
Chrissie Morris Sandal $979
Eugenia Kim Hat $430
Peplum Tiered Skirt $30
Current/Elliot Jeans $140

Nautical or pinstripe, thick or thin, vertical or horizontal, stripes made an appearance on many a catwalk during the Resort 2013 fashion shows.

Feel free to mix and match it with other patterns, or wear it with a solid color. Almost anything goes. 

Here are some snapshots from the designers..

BCBG, Matthew Williamson, Narciso Rodriguez

Narciso Rodriguez, Richard Nicoll, Missoni

Photos from Harper’s Bazaar & Vogue

Tangy Tangerine

“Tangerine Tango” has been voted the hottest color for Spring, Summer, and even Fall 2012.

How best to rock this juicy color? I love it with black and white, but if you are feeling bold, bright pink (think a pink flambé) or even green (think pistachio or aquamarine) pair wonderfully with this delicious color. 

My advice? If you’re going to buy into any trend this year, make sure it’s this one. It’s color that you will be able to wear from now through the fall. 

I leave you with some of my favorites, and a line from Led Zeppelin…

“Tangerine, Tangerine, Living a reflection from a dream.”

Stella McCartney Pullover, $377
Sophie Theallet Pencil Skirt, $705
Roksanda Ilincic Bikini, $340
Michael Kors Satchel, $795
Marv Graff Necklace, $196
Burberry London Scarf, $315
Prada Sunglasses, $290
Giorgio Armani Lipstick, $30
Bond Unisex Fragrance, $175
Essie Nail Polish, $6.25
BijouxBar Wrap Bracelet, $90

Resort Trending 2013: Short Suits

For those of you looking for a fashion fix between Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter, don’t fret, the Resort trends for 2013 have arrived. 

The Resort 2013 Fashion Shows which took place in Paris, London, New York, and Milan, have me swooning. My first spot light will be about one my favorites: the short suit.

Belstaff, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Jason Wu

Pucci, Jason Wu, Theyskens, Tory Burch

Photos from Harper’s Bazaar

Love Struck

I have been married to my husband (read; best friend, soul mate, rock) for a month today ♥

This outfit reminds me of the playful, colorful, and unique love that we have for each other.

Wildfox Big Heart Cassidy Tank, $119
Mara Hoffman Mexican Blanket Shorts, $220
Vans, $90
MARC by Marc Jacobs Exploded Katie Bracelet, $128
Jada Ring, $19
Italia Independent Velvet Way Sunglasses, $155

Arm Party

Whether it’s home made pieces, store bought, or a combination of  the two, bangles, chains, friendship bracelets, cuffs and the likes are where it’s at this summer. Think a collection of bright, unique, textured, bracelets to create an Arm Party!

But who to invite? Here are some of the A-List stars that should definitely have a spot at your arm party…

Dola Designs, Spike Friendship Bracelet, $66

The Great Frog London, Skull & Roses Bracelet, £380

Kate Spade, No Sleep Till Brooklyn Idiom Bangle, $88

nOir Jewelry, Barbie Pyramid, $165

Dola Designs, Boho Friendship Bracelet, $44 (comes in a variety of colors, interwoven with silver)

Stella & Dot, Luna Wrap Bracelet, $89 (left) Hematite CupChain Bracelet, $59 (right)

Joolz by Martha Calvo, Black Diamond Lava Bead Macrame Bracelet, $175

Dola Designs, Skully Chain Bracelet, $79

Joolz by Martha Calvo, Tribal Bead Bracelet, $80

Please share your own arm party pictures for a chance at a shout out. Email them to me at

Stylin’ Summer

M.Patmos Knit Top $280
Anna Sui Crochet Shorts $180
Jeffrey Campbell Wedges $166
House of Harlow Handbag $286
Yves Saint Laurent Cuff $348
Asos Straw Hat $25

This combination incorporates some of the trending elements from Summer 2012 that will also ease us into Fall 2012. Definitely an outfit that I can see myself wearing from now into the first part of Fall.


This summer, crochet isn’t just about your grandmother’s hobby; it’s hot and trending! While some people can pull of the head-to-toe crochet, I suggest that it is more flattering when it is subtle. That’s why I have chosen to pair these gorgeous Anna Sui crochet shorts with a more casual and classic blouse.


We’re going to be soaring high this fall. In anticipation of the fall trend, Look out for my post “Escalated Fall” later this week for more details on this Fall 2012 trend. Wedges such as these are not only comfier than stilettos, but are a great way to elongate your legs, especially when paired with tiny shorts.


Whatever you do, make sure you have your headwear ready for this summer. Hats are BIG! Not only are they a way to add a stylish edge to almost any outfit, but they’re also great for protecting your face from those potentially harmful rays.


As previously mentioned on my post “Golden Eye” we’ll be glittering in gold come fall. So why not be ahead of the game by incorporating elements into your summer wardrobe? I love this gold chunky bangle as a way of adding a little shine to the outfit.


Tassels and fringes have been around for a couple of seasons now. Ruffles have been added to the mix this season. I always like to find a way to incorporate staple pieces from previous seasons into current trends and outfits, such as this gorgeous bucket bag from House of Harlow.

So fresh and so MINT!

Jumping into a pool, the ocean or a shower, is not the only way to stay feeling fresh. This summer, mint is cool! So get fresh with it!

Here are some of my personal favorites:

Elkin Mint Skull Bracelet $70
Seven For All Mankind Mint Super Skinny Gwenevere Pant $210
Vespa Mint Green illustration from Etsy
Diane Von Furstenberg Mint Green Sudan Wedges $175
Mint Vintage Stripe Print Tee $12
Miss Heartbreaker PolkaDot Dress $39

For a bohemian chic look, I would recommend pairing a pair of mint skinny jeans with a lacy blouse, or a top with floral prints. Alternatively, work the romantic look by matching the mint with another pastel color, such as salmon, or a baby yellow. I think these are great combinations that you can only really pull of during the spring and summer months, so I recommend you take advantage!

Feel free to incorporate the minty fresh with one of this season’s other trends: bright colors! Whether it be neon, or color blocking, minty green is a tame enough color that you can vavavoom it up with a bright splash of color. My personal favorites? Black & mint for a more sophisticated look, maybe more appropriate for the office, and bright pink & mint for a more playful, fun, summer look that is sure to show off your extra color.

While these are a great way to get a subtle minty flavor, don’t hold back from the “total look.” Mint Green is a subtle enough color in and of it self, so you can wear it head to toe, either in the form of a maxi-dress, or perhaps a pair of mint green skinny jeans with a mint green polka dot blouse. I would recommend that if you do take this route, you add a splash of color, or contrast with your accessories; sunglasses, purse, jewelry, shoes, watch or belt.

I’ll keep you posted on what I pair with my favorite mints. Please share yours too!