Posts in the ‘Fashion & Style’ Category

Jimmy Choo Mila Cutout

Sunday, February 24th, 2013



I just stumbled upon these fantastic Jimmy Choo Mila Cutout mirrored leather pumps tonight while I was window shopping on Net-a-Porter while I was watching the Academy Awards. How is that for multi-taking? I am a sucker for silver and these shoes are just so cute. I know it is a cliche, but they really will go with everything. The lower heels is wonderful too for days when you want more than a flat but aren’t ready to slip on your stilettos.




Tea Collection SALE

Sunday, February 10th, 2013


I have always thought it would be so fun to work at Tea Collection and travel all over the world to find inspiration for their upcoming collections. I envision it as nothing but a creative adventure, but I know they must work really really hard. I am always excited to see what country or continent they have picked out. Since I have always wanted to visit South Africa, I was thrilled to see that South Africa was the inspiration for their latest collection. And it gets better, because from now through Valentine’s Day, 2/14/13, Tea Collection is offering 15% off sitewide with promo code GOTHERE15. You can shop the hottest spring looks inspired by Tea Collection’s travels to South Africa or take an additional 15% off already reduced sale items. Spring will be here before you know it so it is a great time to stock up for the sunshine. Hurry, don’t miss your chance to shop this great sale from Tea. Happy Shopping!


Tory Burch Spring Shoes

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Tory Burch Spring Shoes 2013


Love love love love love my new Tory Burch ‘Gia’ wedges! They are simply fabulous. I have been on a multi-year hunt for the perfect pair of neutral colored shoes that I could wear with both pants and dresses and I finally found them. I couldn’t be happier! The leather almost looks like lace with the intricate cut-outs.  And I just love the dainty scalloped edges too. The wedges are made with natural jute which give them a dressed up espadrille look – a perfect example of casual elegance. Also, with the wedge styling you get some added height with incredible comfort.  Undoubtedly, I will be wearing these every day.

Style Tips from Anya Sarre

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013


Creating a Trendy Look on a Budget in 2013 by Anya Sarre

The coming year can be just as much fun as you are willing to make it. Great fashion is essential, but filling out your wardrobe with trendy separates and accessories may look challenging if you have a restricted budget. Be strategic as you plan your fashion steps this year. Make every fashion dollar count by making the most of your existing clothing and accessory items. Shop carefully as you follow the trends closely.

The benefit of online retail is obvious when it comes to knowing what styles will be at the forefront. If you don’t have a lot of money to spend on new trends, though, this can be discouraging. Don’t fret. Rather, start with contemporary favorites like StyleMint and ShoeDazzle to see what’s being stocked, what’s being put on clearance, and what’s sold out. Check out Stella & Dot and Birchbox for accessory, beauty, and jewelry ideas.

In store inspiration is important as well. A bright color may be popular, but trying it with your complexion will tell whether it’s meant for you. Handle textures and try different separates to get a sense of what works for you. Make notes as you explore. You know your existing wardrobe well enough to know how new components will mix and match. You can try things on to your heart’s content. This will give you a sense of what to buy when the funds are available. Forever 21 is one of the best spots for discovering great options at affordable prices. Old Navy is a favorite of young adults. H&M is another great stop to include in your exploration.

You may be intimidated by the DIY fashion craze. Pinterest may change your mind and revamp your wardrobe. Look for fantastic ideas for making your own shawls, scarves, skirts and bags. Find creative jewelry projects and materials. Don’t miss examples of cute outfits. Nearly every member seems to have a fashion wish list pinned. Whether you want to know what your favorite celebrities are adding to their closets or whether you need some color inspiration, you can track down unique options and pin your favorites.

The new fashion year isn’t always predictable, especially if finances make it tough to shop for yourself. Do your research so that you know what pieces will effectively work for you. Spend strategically, being willing to create your own accessories and separates.

Anya Sarre is one of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters. A nationally recognized celebrity stylist, Sarre is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Named “Best Television Fashion Stylist” for her appearances on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and countless other media outlets, Sarre is the go-to fashion expert for Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.

Wedding Inspiration

Friday, January 11th, 2013

minted wedding inspiration board


In a few short months my husband and I will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary and it is fun to think back to our wedding and all of the choices I made (yes – I made them all – he got plan the honeymoon). Of course I thought it was perfect and looking back there is very little I would change. I loved my dress, I loved my red Louis Vuitton shoes and I loved that so many of my friends were able to join us in Montecito for a fabulous party. Thank you mom and dad!!

With summer wedding planning in high gear right now, there are many brides to be who are in the process of trying to envision their perfect wedding celebration. Sometimes is starts with a color, maybe it is a favorite flower, or maybe the location. In my case, my shoes (surprise, surprise!) were the centerpiece of my planning and set the tone for everything.

minted wedding inspiration board


So I have had so much fun with Minted’s wedding inspiration boards. First of all – they are gorgeous! Each and every one of them. Of course my favorite thing is that most of them include a super fabulous pair of shoes. They are so inspiring and so much fun to look at. You get ideas for decorations and table settings and of course stationery too. Even if you aren’t planning a wedding – they are full of creative ideas for any party really. And I have also gotten great ideas for color combinations for my home too. Love them!

And guess what – you can make your own inspiration board on Minted too. Hop on over to Minted and go take a quick peek. I promise, you won’t be disappointed…



Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

lululemon pants

So how is that new year’s resolution coming along? Are you trying to get fit and lean? It seems like everybody is this time of year. After all of that peppermint bark, I can see why! Want to feel like you’ve already lost those first 5 pounds? Throw away your baggy sweat pants and buy yourself new workout clothes. Every woman I know swears by lululemon and every single one of them will tell you that your butt actually shrinks when you put on a pair of lululemon pants. I am not sure what it is but there must be a little magic hidden in their breathable four-way stretch techno fabric.

And if you need a little extra help getting started, you and your workout buddy should check out lululemon’s goal setting tips. With a new pair of pants, and a little hard work, I am sure you will both enjoy fabulous new fannies this year. Watch out Giselle…she might have a little competition this year…. With every step you take, and every kale salad you make, you will be one step closer to your goals. Good luck!

Prada Leather Studded Wedges

Saturday, December 29th, 2012


Looking for a pair of new shoes to ring in the holidays? Look no further… These Prada Studded Saffiano Metallic Leather Wedge Sandals are nothing short of awesome. Little disco balls for your feet and with the comfortable wedge you can wear them all day and night. I can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year.

Hop on over to Saks Fifth Avenue, watch the video and drool…..


Monday, December 17th, 2012


My new obsession….Shwings! How cool are these little wings that you can add to your shoes? I actually bought these gold ones for myself and as soon as my son saw them he insisted that we put them on his shoes instead. Considering he shares a name with an Olympic gold medalist who was once the fastest man alive, it is probably appropriate that he has wings on his shoes.

shwings-gold  shwings-purple

Shwings are available in a whole array of colors for both lace up shoes and the ‘slot’ style for velcro shoes. They look just as cool on boots as they do on sneakers. Great for gifts and stocking stuffers too! You can order them directly from the Shwings website, Amazon, or check for local retailers.

Retro Techy Gifts

Thursday, November 29th, 2012


Despite this cold winter weather, I think it is time to pull on a pair of blue and yellow Dolphin shorts, a gold head band, and some Mork & Mindy rainbow suspenders, blast the Zanadu album and start shopping.  Who doesn’t love some good old retro fun and funky styles. When you have a name on your holiday shopping list that totally stumps you, I always think humor goes a long way. Luckily, having a little fun doesn’t cost much either, especially is you pop on over to Mod Cloth. Who doesn’t need some floppy disk ‘nice save’ coasters?


And this cassette tape right here – it is actually a cutting board. Totally practical! I have been having a blast cracking myself up at all of the fabulous gift ideas at Mod Cloth. Their gift guides are organized so you can shop by person, by color, by vintage era and styles. For that nephew who is off to college, the kids’ babysitter, and even for your brother or best friend – there is a little something for everyone.

Of course they have awesome retro inspired clothes and shoes for both men and women too.

Photo iPhone Cases

Monday, November 26th, 2012


Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? Today is the day to save on these fantastic personalized photo iPhone cases from Tiny Prints. You may have seen that Tiny Prints already has an amazing 30% off sitewide sale going on right bow but you can save even more on their new photo iPhone cases. All you need to do is enter promo code: CYBER1126 to save on these great phone covers. And guess what – they even have covers for the iPhone 5! This great deal expires tonight, 11/26/12, at 11:59 pm PST, so click on over there pronto.

And one more thought – personalized cell phone cases & covers are great gifts for friends and family who live far away because they will be so easy & inexpensive to ship anywhere.