Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Spring!

It's the first day of Spring! Love everything about this time of the year. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Well, it's almost time to spring forward. This weekend is the time to move our clocks ahead an hour--which means more time for the sun and that spring is just around the corner!  I love everything about spring. The sunshine, the warmer weather, being outside, and of course the beautiful, bright spring fashion!

As I walk through the malls, all the storefronts are decorated with bright colors, whether it may be colored denim, sandals, tops or dresses! The store's slogans revolve around being bright, from DVF to Target.

Target says, "Color Changes Everything"
Gap says, "Be Bright"
J.Crew welcomes spring by saying, "Hello Color"

So why not? Let's go bright!

Take a look at Tory's printed tunics (my favs for the season)! The color palates and designs are flawless. I want one for everyday of the week.

DVF, says it perfectly, spring's Portrait of a Lady, "Budding flower lace and sparkling sequin are the picture of perfection for spring."

LOVE. Simple and chic.

My favorite things are here--spring, sun kissed cheeks, the spring fashion filled with colors, sequins, and lace! How can one go wrong with adding some color and sparkle?! Color and sparkle can't help but make you smile.

This spring I am looking forward to my ombre hair, Jack Rogers, Tory's tunics, color denim, those cute spring dresses and skirts, the maxi dress and that added sparkle and of course the perfect mani/pedi! I look forward to experimenting and being bold in my choices. I may even experiment with a big, beautiful floppy hat!

I agree, Color does change everything.
Take time to add the color and sparkle to your life! Celebrate spring with your friends and fashion!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Your Spring Must-Haves

Now that we are officially in the interim between the end of winter and the blooming of spring, let's talk trends. What must we have for this spring? 

Safari! Michael Kors did a very good job of mixing bright yellows and oranges with fierce animal print. I love how he added the tie-dye effect to this fabulous dress
Yellow! Oscar De La Renta rings the words classy-chic. This jaw-dropping piece is absolutely the perfect mix between exuberance and poised.
Cable Sweaters! J'adore cable sweaters! Being in college has made me a huge fan of big and this Isabel Marant sweater is fabulously grungy (if those two words could possibly be put together Marant was successful at it!).

Studs! This Versace gold-studded dress with leather trim is perfect for any night out. I love versatile and this dress could be subtle with a sweater and flats or exquisite with heels. 
DVF! Diane Von Frustenburg is one of my favorite designers. I love her fabric and her vivid colors. I just recently bought my first DVF dress and the emerald green is to die for! This 1950s blue print dress is so  fabulous it must be in your summer wardrobe! 

White! You cannot embark on spring without a paper-white dress. Sophie Theallet is on point with this number! 

*all pictures are from Moda Operandi

Balance is Essentially Elegant

“Life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and laughter is life’s sweetest creation.” – Papyrus

This quote is simply perfect. I read it this past Sunday and it has been with me since. It sums up my outlook on life. The key to success and happiness in life is balance. Balance is essential. People may achieve balance in different ways, but I achieve balance through my faith, relationships with my friends and family, and exercise. When one of those is missing, I feel array. I constantly remind myself of balance. We need to remember how beautiful life is and how kindness goes so far. Be kind, smile, think of others! Turmoil happens, but who we are inside pulls us through; happiness, sadness, anger, and joy are all our decisions. Turmoil ends, life is much bigger than the little things that we think are so important. We choose how we want to act. Act in a way that brings joy to the world. Balance. Balance. Find what balances you and hold on to it.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hey Divettes! Check out this look! A fur vest is a flawless go-to on any winter day, especially if it's Marc Jacobs! Mwah!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"Truly a Fashion Moment"

What better way to begin Valentine's Day by watching the Tory Burch fashion show live with my Starbucks coffee in hand? There isn't! Two of my loves on the day of love...as I sat in class, my eyes were glued to my computer screen eagerly awaiting the start of the show! My heart was racing with excitement and anticipation. I was thrilled with high energy. The energy from the venue came thru the computer screen. The venue, like the collection, was flawless. The high glass windows that allowed the natural light to shine thru to the Grace Studio Wallpaper looked so chic, perfect city venue. Tory Burch described the runway as a "hotel lobby"--what a perfect liaison between her inspiration from her travels to the fashion show. I was constantly gazing into the audience to see who was there and what they were wearing. The who's who of fashion were there from Anna Wintour to Bill Cunningham. Everyone looked so regal and elegant.

Around 9:27 am, the first model strutted down the runway- the show had begun! I was in such awe! I was in amazement, trying to write notes on every outfit from the hair and makeup to the pieces of clothing to the shoes. At this moment (as I already knew, this just highly reinforced it), I knew that this is where I belong...thinking about everything that goes into creating and putting on the show made me want to be apart of the fashion world that much more. Think about making the seating chart, creating the collection, the model's looks,  turning the venue into something special, blogging about the show and so much more--I knew and know that this is where I want to be. I want to be part of this. This is my love.

So about the Tory Burch Fall 2012 Collection- simply elegant, chic, regal. The colors consisted of beautiful deep tones of cream, jade, burgundy and golds. My favorite accents of the collection were the addition of the sequins- perfect touch of sparkle! Who doesn't want a little sparkle in their life? as well as the sheer tops on the dresses and blouses! I can't get enough of the sheer. I will be adding sheer elements to my upcoming wardrobe. The natural  makeup with the smoky eye is what I love. The hair up, with headpieces, my kind of thing! Embellishments on the sweaters! Tights are a must for fall, so go ahead and start looking. The tweeds, rich patterns, ribbon and jackets were to die for. I could go on and on in detail about this beautiful collection. I love this show because I felt like I could take it and wear it. Perfection.

                                                First look- Tory Burch Fall 2012 Collection!
                                                      (from the Tory Burch facebook)

This post is all over the place, but I am just trying to express my excitement, love, and awe of viewing the Tory Burch fashion show live! It is my dream to be running around at the MBFW Fall 2012.

This day was filled with things I love: Tory Burch, Starbucks, determination, motivation, encouragement, family, friends, fashion, NYC, fast-paced, planned to the detail events!

Thank you Tory Burch for live streaming your show!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Perfect Essie color for your perfect Valentine's Day! A little advice: bring it in your clutch for your night out just in case your polish chips! Mwah!