Monday, August 22, 2011

32 more days!!


You guessed it everyone, I've got 32 more days until I join the ranks of women who are now officially referred to as a 'Mrs.' and will forever retire my title of 'Miss'.  I am still unsure of how I ultimately feel about this, but what I do know is that I am completely and utterly consumed with a joy and happiness that words will never be able to describe.  Why many ask? Because I get to spend the rest of my life with someone who not only feels exactly the same way I do about me, but ultimately because they make me a better person.

I'm going to be taking a momentary hiatus to focus in on the task at hand: Ensure that every single wedding detail is not only addressed but insanely micromanaged.

So, I will see you all in October! Until then, stay fabulously chic and don't forget these amazing words that I believe every woman should live by, " 'Style' is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style.”  xoxo

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Need Some Styling Inspiration for Glamorama?

What to Wear to Glamorama Chicago

Alice Olivia flared dress
$495 -

Vince short sequin cocktail dress
$425 -

TopShop panel dress
$98 -

Erdem satin ball gown
$1,920 -

Christian Louboutin peep toe shoes
$995 -

Gucci heels
$1,995 -

Jimmy Choo suede heels
$795 -

Steve Madden patent leather pumps
$100 -

Pierre Hardy platform shoes
$1,285 -

See by Chloe clutch bag
$395 -

Philippe Audibert cuff bangle
$505 -

Erickson Beamon leaf jewelry
$510 -

Antik Batik cuff jewelry
$90 -

Isabel Marant beading jewelry
$210 -

$9.80 -

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

To midriff or not to midriff? That is the question...

Once in a while, a trend comes around that makes you wonder: "Should I go there, or shouldn't I?" This question rears its head with news that it's currently acceptable-dare I say, stylish-to show off "The Midriff", words which spark fear in some and a knowing spark in others.

Pioneered in the Fifties by the likes of Brigitte Bardot and Marilyn Monroe, who championed snug cropped jumpers with pencil skirts, and who could forget the Nineties, when a waify Kate Moss rocked grungy slashed-to-the-navel tees.  

Well, it's back and the good news is that the new midriff is all about a subtle show, rather than an expanse of bare skin - waist-high flashes of flesh were spotted at ChloĆ©, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Versace and Yves Saint Laurent. 

Tips for wearing this trend: The key to "flashing" correctly isn't to think about the skin on the show, but the length of the top, and the height of the trouser, skirt or shorts you're wearing below it. The two pieces should almost meet in the middle, but not quite. Still too much flesh on show? Try pairing a top and bottom that meet exactly in the middle, so the peep of skin only appears when you stretch your body. Failing that, you can cheat your way to the look without showing any flesh at all.

Yves Saint Laurent-SP/SU 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Under the Radar Trend: Stars

Models backstage at the Dolce & Gabbana autumn/winter 2011 show at Milan Fashion week. Photo:

Six months ago, during Milan Fashion Week, Italian fashion duo, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana sent 64 'rockabilly'-style models down the runway, in 'teddy boy' suits accessorized with piano key ties, and star-printed dresses in a 50s-style collection. Fast forward half a year, A/W is (in fashion terms) upon us and a Dolce-style trend is finding it's way into our hearts and wardrobes.

No, it's not the piano key tie, but star-printed everything you can get your hands on. As per usual, it's celebrities and fashionistas leading the way with the cute and quirky, but still sexy, Dolce & Gabbana dresses which have been cropping everywhere.

Smiling out of September's Marie Claire, actress Anne Hathaway is wearing hers, while Kim Kardashian has been spotted out in two different styles. British actress Hayley Atwell has taken the starry trend on the premiere trail for her current release Captain America: The First Avenger, and both mothers-to-be Lily Allen and Jessica Alba, have turned to the trend to deck their bumps.

The thing with a trend that is under the radar is that--you have to catch them quick, because if you wait around they'll have flown off the shelves.