Monday, April 18, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Break out the pink! It's like a small army has attacked my closet with pink! I love this dress- it totally reminds me of Japanese Origami paper, with it's cherry blossoms, gold and silver strands of jacquard. Talk about a dress that's well made, sturdy and lovely, all at once.
I paired this dress with some J.Crew Metallic Crackle Heels and a really hot pink cardigan from J.Crew. It needs only minimal jewelry, the dress is just so ornate.
I'm planning on wearing this to work next week. Spring is in the air, which means Summer is right around the corner!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Sometimes I feel like I should have lived in the 1950's. It was a time of glamour, a time when women looked like women, and something "borrowed from the boys" was a cigarette. Ok, I don't smoke, I absolutely have never tried it, but you get the point.
Kate Spade does a wonderful job of bringing us back to a time when things were simple. I'm not a jewelry girl, so I appreciate her not loading up the outfits with a ton of pieces that take away from the outfit itself.
This piece that I'm wearing today is the Kate Spade Lucinda Dress, along with the KS Michaeline Cardigan. The Lucinda has a lovely bow up front, and has a slight opening, the back has a two button neck closure with a back zip. Falls to the knee. The cardigan is a wool/cashmere blend, with polished scalloped buttons and a really darling bow at the neckline. I've tried to collect most of their cardigans! I'd rather have a few that are just near and dear to my heart, rather than a pile of garbage.
If you're my size, you're in luck! You can buy the outfit here (I buy multiples of things I have already, because people are always asking me where I get my items):
Just a heads up. I purchase all my items from retail stores. A lot of sellers of KS will have items that LOOK like the real thing (i.e., from China, Los Angeles, Colorado), and I've purchased from them. Pretty good knock off, but pretty bad when you compare it to the real thing. Example, I purchased the Josie Floral Dress and the silk isn't even comparable to the real thing. The ebay dress's silk is lightweight with runs, and the real thing at Neiman's was a thick silk. Once dress I picked up from China was a cotton/silk blend, the real deal? Real silk, fluid to the touch. Fool me once, shame on me...fool me twice...always buy new with tags or ask for proof of purchase!
Happy Thursday, Kids! :)
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Well, more like what I'm wearing tomorrow. This is my fancy dress and sometimes, I'm just in a fancy mood. I found this at Neiman Marcus tonight, on sale, of course, because really, Kate Spade full price is not up my alley. Aside from the rather snotty service, (yes, I am in fact here for the dress that's on SALE), I bought the dress because they do carry a nice selection of beautiful things.
This dress, without a doubt, is gorgeous. I never hesitate to dress up, even if I don't have to be in meetings, etc. Sometimes it's nice just to look nice!
If you're a size 2, I have one NWT. Bought 2, kept one:
Happy Hump Day!
Monday, April 4, 2011
Recycling some of my oldies but goodies. This silk is really something special- the colors are a lot more vibrant that in the pictures and it's silky soft. A really good pick me up for someone who has a case of the Mondays.
Paired with a warm dream tie cardigan in gray and some jeans, heels and the standard minimal jewelry, and off to work I went!
Sunday, April 3, 2011
I love color. Lots of color. One of my favorite things about Kate Spade is their undying love for color. "Live Colorfully" is printed in all of their items, on the garment tag. And why not? Color makes us happy, color signifies that we are healthy, color is a gift.
This is the Elyse Dress by Kate Spade. It has a lot of roses sketched onto it, front and back, and it's easy, breezy styling keeps my wardrobe simple when I'm just in the mood to not plan the outfit of the day. I find that a simple black, yellow, pink or red cardigan will be all I need. Of course, I bedeck myself with some J.Crew Opera Pearls! (A must have). I have one XS in this dress, and it's good for anyone that is 0-2 size. It's roomy, and it's forgiving and promises to make you look and feel polished!
This year, my plan is to live simply. Of course, this means saying good bye to a lot of good buys. Pun intended. :P If you're my size: XS, 0-2 in tops, small in cardigans, 0-2 in skirts, 2 in jackets, and 5.5-6 in shoes, you're in luck. Find most of my 1-3 times worn items here :
I'm a practical shopper and now it's time to scale back. I make it a rule, and it's a good rule to live with. If you buy one thing (even if it's from me), get rid of 3 things. Fill your closet and life with only important things you can't live without! :)
Here's to a colorful Sunday!