Friday, April 27, 2012


just a few of the things I am craving right now.....

From top left:

Loving double breasted blazers... always in style and this one is by Malene Birger Karam and available at net-a-porter for $595.

Chanel perfume.... Chance is my signature scent and I ran out so it is on my list of must get soon!  Chance eau de parfum spray is available at Nordstrom for $115.

Monogram necklace....this is one of my "have to get it soons!"  I love this one which is available at Max and Chloe.  They have small, medium or large sized and I want the large which is about $210.  I love this layered with other necklaces!

Ippolita Glamazon Chunky Link Necklace.... only $8,500 (hahahaha) from Neiman Marcus!  Over my budget for a necklace but I'm sure I can find one similar in my flea market travels!!!

Valentino polka dot chiffon blouse at  On sale from $900 to $220.... Definitely a maybe!?

J Brand "Lovestory" jeans...  I am a huge fan of the flare jean for two reasons... One, because they are a reminder of the 70's (yup, bringing back memories for me!)  and the big reason is that they actually make you look slimmer because of the flared leg!   J Brand is one of my favorite jeans.  It is a bit expensive at $189 but worth every penny!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

love this....

From time to time I find something that just strikes a chord in my heart and soul and this little piece written by Paul Harvey is just great!  Wanted to share with all....  It is from a wonderful little blog Hollies Quotes

Radio Personality, Paul Harvey writes.....

- We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse.  For my grandchildren, I'd like better.  I'd really like for them to know about hand-me-down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meatloaf sandwiches.  I really would. 

- I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated.  I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car. 

-  And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.

-  It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your dog put to sleep.  I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in. 

-  I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother.  And it's all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he is scared, I hope you let him.

-  When you want to see a movie and your little brother wants to tag along, I hope you let him.  I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely. 

-  On rainy days when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don't ask your driver to drop you two blocks away so you won't be seen riding with someone as un-cool as your Mom. 

-  If you want a slingshot, I hope your Dad teaches you how to make one instead of buying one.  I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books.  When you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract in your head. 

-  I hope you get teased by your friends when you have your first crush on a girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what ivory soap tastes like. 

-  May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole.  I don't care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don't like it.  And if a friend offers you dope, I hope you realize he is not your friend. 

-  I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your Grandpa and go fishing with your Uncle.  May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the holidays.  I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through a neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Christmas time when you give her a plaster mold of your hand. 

-  These things I wish for you - tough times and hard work, disappointment and happiness.  To me, it's the only way to appreciate life. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

inspired by pearls.....

Lauren Hampton
One of a kind belt

Lauren Hampton
One of a kind
Agate and Pearl Belt

Lauren Hampton Belt 

Lauren Hampton Belt 

Lauren Hampton Belt 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

somewhere over the rainbow....

Have some fun with color this season and get a pair of either bright or pastel colored jeans..... It's one way to brighten up your day!  

Monday, April 16, 2012

6 great books on style......

We have hunted down some of the best books out there on fashion, style and putting it all together!  These books are filled with great tips on fashion and beauty and how to look your absolute best!  For the best deals on these books go to

Friday, April 13, 2012


Happy Friday......  

beaded treasures.....

I love the gorgeous detail of anything beaded!  It is truly an art to achieve garments like these....  total inspiration for my day!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

deals on dots.....

I recently purchased a gorgeous white blouse with black polka dots on it from a local boutique and am in love with it!  Just obsessed with this years trend of polka dots because they are classic and timeless.... yet can be fun depending on the cut of the garment and the size of the dots!  Especially am loving the pieces shown here below!  

Haute Hippie Polka Dot Silk Blouse - $275

Polka Dot Silk Tie Neck Blouse - $69

Laundry by Shelli Segal Polka Dot Lace Shift Dress - $195

Diane Von Furstenberg Polka Dot Twill Box Clutch - $227.50

Sam Edelman 'Evelyn' Pump - $119.95

Bebe - Kenley Polka Dot Nude Pump - $110

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

make it personal.........

Very excited about the trend of monograms and initials that designers are using for fall jewelry and accessories...........  We are loving this trend and you can bet we will be coming up with some of our own designs!

Happy Wednesday!!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

sample sale.......

It is not often that there is a Jimmy Choo sample sale but starting this Thursday, April 12th there is one taking place in New York City!  The sale runs for two days and is located at:

Metropolitan Pavillion
123 West 18th Street
4th Floor
New York, NY

April 12th (2pm to 6pm)
April 13th (9am to 6pm)

Happy shopping girls!

Friday, April 6, 2012

how to store winter items......

We are well into April and it is only a matter of weeks before the windows are open to let in all that warm, fresh air!  Here in the colder climates, we are switching around our winter wardrobes for our lighter spring clothing.  But just how do you store all those expensive winter items?   There is a proper way to store your furs, cashmeres and leathers........

Fur Storage:  Furs should be professionally cleaned at least once a year, so make sure yours is cleaned prior to storage.  Store furs in professional, climate controlled storage facilities.  This prevents the skins from drying out and will protect it from insect and heat damage.  The optimal setting for storage is a temperature of 40 to 50 degrees and a humidity level of 45 to 55 percent.

Cashmere Storage:  Clean cashmere garments prior to storage.  Moths and other insects are attracted to dirt and odors.  To store sweaters:  wrap them in acid free tissue paper and fold them into canvas bags or boxes.  Never hang them as they will stretch!

Leather Storage:  Clean leather prior to storage.  Leather must have stains removed as they could oxidize  while in storage and then may be impossible to remove.  Store on wooden hangers to help keep their shape and never cover with plastic!  Leather needs to breathe and will dry out under plastic.  Use a cloth garment bag or don't cover at all and never store near heat!