Thursday, April 25, 2013


With the movie The Great Gatsby due out May 10th, we are going to see more and more influences in fashion, jewelry and accessories.  The costume designer for Gatsby used Fogel brand for their womens stockings and are shown throughout the movie.  My bet is that comes fall you will see more and more of these stockings worn by you and me!

To view the video conversation with costume designer Catherine Martin click here

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

summer beauty.....

Just loving peaches and corals for summer!  I love the way they bring out a tan but we have picked our fave!  YSL Peach Passion Rouge Lipstick..... perfect!

YSL Peach Passion 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

beach getaway.....

I am so excited to be leaving tomorrow for a girl only getaway!  Going to be lying on a warm, sunny beach with my dear girlfriend for some much needed rest and relaxation!

Packing can be a real drag, but I have learned to pack less (I really don't need 12 pairs of shoes for a 5 day trip!) and plan out my outfits.  Here's what I am packing!

And of course a couple of my favorite Lauren Hampton Belts!

Martha Stewart always has great advice on organizing and packing and we came across this very helpful list from


Friday, April 12, 2013

cage rage......

Giuseppe Zanotti $1,250

Nine West $69.99

BCBG $65.00

Steve Madden $109

Pour La Victoire $155
Just loving the trend of cage sandals!  They are so sexy paired with a LBD or a pair of skinny jeans!  We have hunted down the best in every price range!

Happy Friday

Thursday, April 11, 2013

top six hair mistakes......

We all want beautiful, shiny, young looking hair but so many of us over the age of 40 make these 6 mistakes that can add 10 years to you!

All one length hair is great for anyone younger than 35, but after that some face framing layers will add bounce and youth to your look!

You might think all that mousse, root lifter and hairspray are helping but they are actually weighing down your hair and drying it out!

Solid brown or black hair is aging.  When hair is this dark with no highlights around the face, it draws attention to lines and bags by casting shadows on the face. 

Avoid very cool tones like platinum and ash colors which drain your face and make you look sallow.  Instead, go for warm colors like butter and honey. 

Just getting your hair in great condition can take years off!  Deep condition once a week, do not shampoo every day, try to use a sulfate free shampoo, rub moroccan oil through before drying and most of all, get frequent trims!
A long, lank hairstyle with drag you down!  Add in layers and use a round brush to create soft curls at the ends of hair.  Curls always add a youthful look!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

mad for mad men......

I am so thrilled that Mad Men is back!  It is such a great show and I just love looking at the fashions from that time period.  In the season opener Don and Megan Draper were vacationing in Hawaii and I just adored her cute floral bikini! Costume Designer Janie Bryant revealed in an In Style article that they purchased her vintage "mod" bikini from Palace Costume in Los Angeles but we shopped around and found a real cutie on Etsy for $36!  Check around online or at vintage stores for a cutie of your own!

I also love Megan's hat and shift mini dress by Vera Neumann which was found at Jet Rag in Los Angeles.  Shopping vintage is so much fun and I love the thrill of the hunt!  I think it is fun to throw a vintage piece in here and there!

Megan Draper in a vintage floppy hat 

You can copy Meghan's look with any of these fun white floppy hats we found online!

Shown Above:

Left to right top row:  Target $15, Roxy hat $18, Wet Seal $11
Left to right bottom row:  Asos $25, $20, Dillards $82

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

white on....

No, it is not Memorial Day yet!  Who cares???  Those old rules are OUT the window (I don't like rules anyway!)!!  You can wear white anytime you like!  I just love the look of white on white and so does my local dry cleaner!  

Happy Tuesday!