Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sleek American Chic: Tonne Goodman

VOGUE's Fashion Director Tonne Goodman

Tanya Dzilahileva as Tonne Goodman

If I haven't said it before, I really admire VOGUE Fashion Director Tonne Goodman's "less is more" approach to style: a) her wardrobe adheres to a limited palette of mostly black, white, camel, and navy; b) she is usually bare-faced with minimal makeup, and c) she wears her hair pin-straight. While her style is distinct, it almost takes a backseat to her elegant and quiet sense of confidence. I'm really digging that white jeans are her signature look.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Versatility of an Alexander Wang T-Shirt Dress

I could literally live in this Alexander Wang t-shirt dress. It works in any city, at any time of the day. I own it in military green, black, and striped! (In this pic, I'm in Downtown Houston.
I moved back to Texas.)

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Long and Short of It

The Sartorialist (May 12, 2010)

This girl is only 5'1" tall and her long hair looks perfectly proportionate for her height. The oversized military jacket is just fabulous. (I think she looks kind of like my favorite model Lara Stone!)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Lady-like Business Lunch Outfit

I had a meeting yesterday with the Chairman and CEO of an asset management firm and this chic little J. Crew number gave me the perfectly polished look I needed. Once I get the jacket tailored, I think it could look Dior-esque!

For the jacket, click here.

Beatrice Waldorf's Pick for Best Dressed at The Met's Costume Institute Gala

Dress: RM by Roland Mouret Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. Clutch: Roger Vivier

Amber Valleta's look last night at The Met's Costume Institute Gala was by far one of my favorite looks. Updated Hollywood glamour with a Hitchcock edge to go with her icy blonde patrician features.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

eBay Missed Find: Oscar de La Renta Embellished Dress

I can't believe someone scored this amazing Oscar de la Renta dress for $199. Look at the intricate embroidery and embellishments! To die!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Pick-Me-Up: NARS Red Lizard Lipstick

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I was reading an article about the red lips trend on and decided to try it out with one of the recommended colors: NARS Red Lizard. The idea is to wear this red anywhere and at anytime of the day. I can't tell you how many compliments I've received and how many girls asking me for the deets on my lipstick! This is one of the truest reds that I've come across and it has worked on both my fair-skinned and darker-skinned friends. It will give your pout a super saturated, semi-matte look that says: "I may not be speaking but I want you to know that I'm here."

A Handbag Revelation: Celine S/S 2010

I'm not much of a handbag person. In fact, I always carry the same black Chanel bag with everything even if it doesn't match. I have never felt the urge to run out and buy the latest "It" bag mainly because (1) handbag prices have really gone through the roof these days and (2) I can't imagine switching up bags every so often. However, I was taking a spin around the first floor at Barneys the other day and really fell in love with the Celine Spring 2010 handbag collection! This particular style (which I think is called Luggage) is tres chic--timeless yet edgy--and the quality looks to be high in caliber. That Phoebe Philo really has the golden touch when it comes to reviving a dusty French fashion house!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Where can I buy Gripp Jeans' Pre-Fall 2010 collection???

I would totally wear this outfit. It's SO French VOGUE!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Mayfair Lady

Here's a pic of me in Mayfair from a recent trip to London. There was a time when I would never wear an outfit like this--button-down shirt, vintage Lacoste sweater and jeans. I was somewhat of a tomboy growing up and when I moved to New York I wanted to only wear heels and channel Carrie Bradshaw as much as possible. An outfit like this, to me at the time, was too boring. I would be self-conscious that I looked too "masculine". As I think about it more, this is the kind of outfit that represents my everyday personal style in the truest way: comfy with a twist (just add red lipstick, a fab scarf, heels, and a Chanel bag haha). Funny when I think back to all of the style barriers that I imposed on myself.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

eBay Find: Balenciaga Modern Grey Top

I must be in a major Balenciaga state of mind lately. I got this great Balenciaga top on eBay recently. Simple but very modern. I think it will work with skinny black pants and sky-high heels--like anything else, I suppose :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

eBay Steal: Balenciaga S/S 2010 Gladiator Sandals

In the past, I have always gravitated towards warm weather footwear in the form of wedges, platforms and anything with a heel because I believed that my size 8.5 - 9 feet were disproportionate to my 5' 3 1/2" height. But I've finally come to terms with my shoe size and overcame my fear of my feet looking like waterskis in flats. What better way to inaugurate my newfound confidence with these fabulous Balenciaga gladiator sandals in a chic shade of beige!

I first came across them in a feature in Harper's Bazaar, where Julie Gilhart, fashion director of Barneys New York, deemed them as the buy of the season. I tried them on in the store last Friday and found them to be incredibly comfortable and stylish. The $575 price tag was still a little much for me to fathom, so I told the saleslady that I'd think about them... Which, of course, in my world means searching for them on eBay. I honestly thought that it'd be a fruitless effort, but--lo and behold--there they were in my size and for a fraction of the price! Buy It Now = score!

Monday, February 1, 2010

eBay Steal: Balenciaga FW 2009 Runway Boots

I am obsessed with these boots. They're so feminine, sexy, edgy and futuristic! Surprisingly comfy to boot (pun totally intended).