Posts in the ‘Fashion & Style’ Category

Minted’s Black Friday Sale

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012


Looking for a great deal on holiday cards on Black Friday? Minted has such a fabulous collection of holiday cards and today they are all on SALE. I know you are super busy, so I am just going to cut to the chase. Here’s the scoop:

SAVE 15% off Holiday Card orders of $100+ with promo code FRIDAY15

SAVE 20% off Holiday Card orders of $150+ with promo code FRIDAY20

Happy Saving!!

ModCloth Party Dresses

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012


Party season is here! Now it is time to find the perfect party dress. I have a new favorite shopping spot, ModCloth, and they have so many beautiful dresses to choose from. Personally I like to find dresses that I can wear to all sorts of events.  Swap out the shoes, add a jean jacket or leather jacket, try different colored tights, wrap a cool scarf around your neck – there are so many to switch things up. I love both of these Tracey Reese dresses – they are both so so so pretty! Pictured above is Tracey Reese’s Orchestral Arrangement Dress and below is Tracey Reese’s beautiful Night of Passage dress.


The ModCloth ‘Tis The Season Sale started today and runs through 11/25/12. The ModCloth ‘Tis The Season Sale is an amazing opportunity to save on 100s of brand new styles. Many of them are up to 50% off! They also offer FREE US shipping on sales over $50 + free returns too. You can stock up on holiday styles and Christmas gifts galore.

Deux Lux

Monday, November 19th, 2012


I am always on the lookout for pouches that I can use to carry around all sorts of little things. Every once in a while I find one that should be used as a clutch and not be hidden in my big ‘ol bag. This Deux Lux Callie Pouch is just one of those practical little pouches. I just love it. It is available in three cool color combinations – each one more vibrant than the next. These perfect pops of color will brighten up your winter blacks and greys any day.


This Lucky Wristlet is also a fabulous choice. It is ideal for those holiday parties when you are carrying a champagne glass in one hand, an hors d’oeuvres plate in the other, while at the same time you are trying to show the hostess an adorable picture of your kids on your iPhone and holding onto your party clutch…. Acckck! I know you’ve been there…. This pretty wristlet is available in six colors and can keep your hands free all night long.

And they are all on sale right now and priced perfectly for those last minute holiday gifts. Cheers!

Sperry Kids Glitter Shoes

Friday, November 16th, 2012


This original just got fancy! I am always on the look out for glittery shoes. I can’t help it – I just like things that sparkle. Now I just need a reason to buy these silver glitter classic Sperry Kids Top-Siders just for toddlers & kids. I am having a major flashback to high school (Was that when we wore those dark brown Sperry Top-Siders to school?? Did you tie those funny knots on yours too? It was all so long ago….). These actually make great shoes for kids because they are easy to slip on, that ‘boat shoe’ rubber bottom keeps the kids from slipping and of course what little girl isn’t going to love a little glitter on her feet? These could make really fun shoes for the holidays. And yes – they are on sale & FREE shipping too!

Layla Grace Relaunched

Friday, November 9th, 2012


One of my favorite online shopping destinations has just gotten a little facelift & tummy tuck of sorts, just in time for the holidays. Layla Grace is a fabulous place to shop for holiday gifts and also happens to be a great place to pick up little treasures for yourself. Layla Grayce recently launched their newly redesigned website so now it is better than ever. They’ve added some new bells and whistles like customer reviews and a brand new design board, where you can mix and match different products and perfect your look before you purchase. You simply drag the product over to this little widget on the side of the screen. You can also create your own ‘I love this’ list which comes in super handy when you are picking out Christmas presents.  Luckily they have kept their great mix of products in every price range – from furniture & decor to table top, baby items, personalized gifts and more. Be sure to visit the newly designed Layla Grayce website today and get a head start on your holiday shopping.


Tea Collection Party Dresses

Thursday, November 8th, 2012


Whether you are shopping for a cute outfit for your kids to wear in your family photo Christmas card or you want to pick out something for upcoming holiday parties, time and again I always tell moms to start at Tea Collection. Your children don’t have to look like Christmas tree ornaments to look adorable for the holidays. The main thing is that they actually look like children. Don’t you agree? And if your kids are comfortable, they are more likely to be happy (less complaining about the velvet sleeves), which will in turn make for a better day for mom. Cheers to that!


Nobody combines colors in such a creative and fun way as Tea Collection. Their prints are bold and bright, but in a very subdued way – does that make sense? Your kids can wear festive colors and look vibrant without wearing a neon sign. And these colors always look great in photographs so if you are trying to pick out some great holiday clothes for your Christmas picture, Tea is the place to shop.

Being half Swedish I am very excited that Tea Collection Fall 2012 collection was inspired by the people and cultures of  Scandinavia. Check out their wonderful Nordic Design story boards to see more.

Unique Holiday Card Photo Idea

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012


Don’t you love this photo?! Elaine was my freshman roommate at Stanford and is now a busy mom juggling her career as a physician and home life with her husband and their two adorable kids. She posted this photo on Facebook yesterday and I just love it. I know many of you are getting ready to start ordering your photo holiday cards and taking family photos to use. As soon as I saw this, I just thought it would be perfect for a  holiday card (I know it leaves out her husband and son….but the concept is so cute). I wanted to share it with all of you to inspire you to capture a creative and memorable image for your photo Christmas cards or photo Hanukkah cards this year. I am sure everyone will love it. I think I might take a shot similar to this with my son and husband to use for family stationery. I will certainly share it with all of you.

I want to thank Elaine for letting me share her photo and also give creative credit to photographer, Annie Tao. In addition to being a fantastic family and lifestyle photographer, she is also the mom to three kids. Please check out the Annie Tao Photography website to see more wonderful images. She is located in the SanFrancisco Bay Area in case you want to book an appointment!

Charlotte Olympia

Thursday, October 25th, 2012


Not sure what to wear to your daughter’s piano lesson? Leave your flats at home and try these fabulous Charlotte Olympia Serenade silk super wedges on for a twirl.


And while you are picking up Legos and Cheerios off the floor, how about Charlotte Olympia’s Dolly heels. “The Dolly is enlivened for Fall 12 with a matching ruffled detachable anklet, with a glistening crystal buckle, perfect for dressing from the feet up!” I saw these in a magazine the other day and just loved them. Seriously, with a simple black dress and these gorgeous shoes – you will certainly be the belle of any ball.

Glitter Boots

Thursday, October 18th, 2012


Yes – you can wear glitter each and every day of the week… I know it is almost time for me to tuck my flip flops away and I have been on the hunt for a pair of fall boots. Originally I was thinking about something a little more subtle but I stumbled upon these fun
Betsey Johnson Padmaa Pewter Glitter Boots
and immediately fell in love with them.



The low hight makes them super versatile. And as much as I love the glitter, I think it is actually the lighting bolt zipper will make me smile every time I put these one.  Why don’t we all skip the black leather this year and go for a pair of black glitter boots instead…

Lands’ End Suede Pouches

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

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I just spotted these suede pouches in the new Lands’ End catalog and I just knew knew I had to share them with you. This was the first time I had really checked out the Lands’ End ‘Canvas’ Collection and I just found so many wonderful pieces for fall. If I had a little more time tonight I would go on and on about the colorful cords I want too….but I will stick to pouches this time around….

I keep my Louis Vuitton Neverfull totally organized by using pouches in all sizes and colors so I always know where to find my things. Chapsticks and hair bands are in the orange pouch and pens and business cards in the red one. Zip pouches are an incredibly practical way to keep things organized and make it really easy when you switch from bag to bag.

I love the feel of suede (who doesn’t??) and the Lands’ End Canvas collection of colors is perfect for fall – pumpkin spice, washed green (not shown) and pomegranate – so warm and pretty. These bags are available in two different sizes as well. You can use these fabulous suede zip pouches to organize your clutter, carry your tech, or use them as a little clutch on their own. When you are traveling, you can even use them to carry your beads and baubles. And at affordable Lands’ End prices, it is fine if you can’t pick just one favorite color.