Friday, November 30, 2012

Happy Weekend and the Target + Neiman Marcus Collection Debut!

First of all I want to thank all my new followers!  Wow, considered my mind blown, welcome!  I've had a crazy week full of sickness (my cold turned into a sinus infection and I got some meds yesterday so I'm feeling like a human again) and lots of work at my day job.  BTW, why is it always so darn crazed when you feel under the weather?  At least it seems that way.

What's on tap for your weekend?  I'm going to be ordering our Christmas cards (totally punting this year and using a really nice picture of my girl taken back in August by my brother with his iPhone and posted on his Instagram.  Yes, yes I am lazy.)  And I'm going to hit up Target to scope out the Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection.  I've got my eye on the following items:
Oscar de la Renta tote - $60

Proenza Schouler sweatshirt - $30

Rodarte wrapping paper - $8

Rodarte ornament (I LOVE this) - $20
 
Are you excited about this?  Are you eyeballing anything from this collaboration too?

Stop trying to hide Karlie, we know it's you (and girl, you are everywhere)!
 
Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to enter Jessica Who?'s November giveaway!
 
Images via Target.com

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Gucci Spring 2013 - My Five

What a happy, rainbow hued, ruffled collection from Frida Giannini.  I loved it!  I adore the tunic/trouser look that is long and lean, it's timeless.  Great prints, including color infused snake print and a large floral in stunning colorways.  Here are my many picks!

 





 
Oh Frida, I need that top!
 
Images via Style.com

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

Just a couple of looks this week (since I spent most of the past week and a half in yoga pants /PJ's with a sick kiddo and then a sick me - the pickings were slim). But first, I want to let you all know about a fab giveaway over at Jessica Who? - there are two prize packages being given away (one of which contains a $10 Starbucks card from yours truly).  Head over and enter

Now to the outfits:

Top - J.Crew outlet
Cardigan - Barney's Co-Op
Pants - Old Navy
Necklace - Birthday present
Shoes - Coach (hand-me-down from Stepmom!)

Sweater - Gap Kids
Pants - Gap
Shoes - Coach
 
I'm linking up again with with The Pleated Poppy for WIWW. Make sure you head over and check out what everyone else is wearing!
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Jonathan Saunders Spring 2013 - My Five

A nice collection with lots of color and graphic touches.  I'm particularly smitten with the "rain drop" graphic and the iridescent silver treatments.  Here are my picks, enjoy!
 
 


 
Images via Style.com

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Social

I'm linking up with Neely at A Complete Waste of Makeup for Sunday Social!

Sunday Social
This week's questions:

1.  Name 4 jobs you have had in your life:
     1- Jacquard Design Specialist
     2- Styling Manager
     3- Freelance Textile Designer
     4- Residential Dobby Designer
(All of which are variations on the same thing)

2.  Name 4 movies you would watch over and over:
     1- Caddyshack
     2- Star Wars
     3- Anchorman
     4- The Proposal

3.  Name 4 Places you have lived:
     1- Larchmont, NY
     2- Cumberland, MD
     3- Chattanooga, TN
     4- Griffin, GA

4.  Name 4 of your favorite foods:
     1- Pizza
     2- Banana pudding
     3- Reese's peanut butter cups
     4- Greek salad

5.  Name 4 things you always carry with you:
     1- Personal phone
     2- Work phone
     3- Lip balm
     4- Wallet

6. Name 4 places you've been on vacation:
    1- Athens, Greece
    2- Honolulu, Hawaii
    3- Paris, France
    4- Ennis, Ireland

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  Unfortunately I was sick as a dog, but I am feeling better today.  Now I just have to play catch up today :o)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm sorry I've been a little M.I.A around here lately.  Between my girl being sick, me trying to get sick (I'm fighting it though), getting ready for Thanksgiving (I'm cooking!) and tons of work projects tugging at me night and day (that's what happens when you work with overseas facilities, night becomes day) - I'm beat.  I'm ready to eat and be merry this long weekend!  So Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers.  Have a happy and safe holiday!  xoxo

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Alexander McQueen Spring 2013 Backstage Video

Hi!  Just popping in to say hello and share this beautiful backstage film of the Alexander McQueen Spring 2013 collection (check out my picks from the collection here).  So beautiful!


I'm in the middle of a big project at work, so posting will be light this week.  See you on the flip side!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Narciso Rodriguez at Kohl's UPDATE/Review!

I went and checked it out and I must say I'm even more impressed now that I've seen it in person!  They didn't have the entire line in my store, they had about 90%, but there were some standouts in my eyes (and yes, I purchased something)!  Bonus, it's all 30% off right now!
Tiered Peplum Top - $48 - $33.60 right now
This top is stunning in person, love the black version (which looks to be sold out online) but this red is so pretty too.  It's not one of the obvious ruffle peplums, it's more drapey and more edgy. Great for tummy camouflage (not that anyone would ever need that - lol!)
 
Tile Georgette top - $54 - $37.80 right now
This top!  This top is gorgeous in person.  Yes, it's the one I bought.  The printed panels are more sheer than you would think, but not so much as to have to wear something under it (unless you are in an uber conservative environment).  I was telling one of my BFF's that I can imagine this top worn with some cute ankle length, slim cut, black trousers and kitten heeled pumps.  Or in my real life, some cute jeans and a blazer or yoga pants or whatever - ha!  All kidding aside, this is a sophisticated, well executed print.

Yoryu Top Set - $54 - $37.80 right now
Doesn't look like much in the picture, but in person it looks extremely high end.  The cream panels are a sheer crepe (don't worry it comes with a beige camisole). It reminded me a lot of his high end line with the texture mixing and structure.

Taffeta Trench Coat - $120 - $84 right now
A bit shiny (hey, it's taffeta), but super chic.  Great color and not too heavy.  Perfect coat to go with any holiday outfits!

Crepe Blazer - $84 - $58.80 right now
This is one stunning blazer in person.  You can't tell, but it has black panels on each side and under the arms (hello slimming!).  It's a good weight and really tailored.  Fab-u-lous!

Ponte Sheath Dress - $60 - $42 right now
This is a lovely dress, in fact all of the dresses were lovely.  They are all made from a super structured knit, that won't stretch out. 

Those are my top picks, but I encourage you to check the line out for yourself.  He did a great job, it really feels sophisticated.  One of my main gripes with Kohl's is that, while there are certainly gems there, the lines tend to feel repetitive.  My theory is that they use the same manufacturers for each line and therefore things feel like "I've seen this before" - speaking more to the prints and color choices.  It blands out, so to speak.  This line breaks that mold and I hope they continue to push the boundaries.

What do you think?  Have you checked it out yet?

Images via Kohls.com

What I'm Loving - Narciso Rodriguez for DesigNation at Kohl's

I adore Narciso Rodriguez, the lines of his designs are always so sharp and clean.  Just perfection.  So I was super excited when it was announced he was doing a limited edition line for Kohl's!  It's finally out and I have my eye on a few of the items.
This outfit is nice, love the top - $48
I wouldn't pair them together though, I'm thinking they would work a lot harder (and not be so pajama-y if kept apart)
 
 
This top/tee (which I can't find online yet) might be my one "must have" out of the whole collection.  You could dress it up and down.  Obsessed.

Totally in love with these pants - $48
I need these in my life.
 
I'm going to hit up Kohl's and check it all out in person and I'll let you all know if it lives up to the photos in person. What do you think?  Are you going to check it out?
 
Images via Kohls.com
 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday!

Here are a few things I've worn lately (via Instagram - feel free to follow me at @spryonthewall ).
 
Top Left - Cardigan - F21 (old)
Tee - Target
Jeans - Gap (thrifted)
Shoes - Minnetonka (here) - $40 and they are awesome!
 
Top Right - Tee - Old Navy
Sweater - J.Crew (thrifted)
Trouser Jeans - J.Crew Outlet
Shoes - Tory Burch (here)
 
Bottom Left - Necklace - Jess LC
Top - Old Navy (old)
Nail Polish - L'Oreal "Tweet Me"
 
Bottom Right - Long Cardigan - Vince (old)
Leggings - Target
Shoes - Ugg (duh - here)
 
 
I'm linking up again with with The Pleated Poppy for WIWW. Make sure you head over and check out what everyone else is wearing!
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My Five - Rachel Zoe Spring 2013

A very late 60's/70's inspired collection .  Pretty much what you would expect from Rach (can I call her Rach?  I'm sure she wouldn't mind.  I mean after watching her show, I feel like I know her.).  A nice mix full of wearable pieces (though a bit heavy on the accessories in some of the looks, too much going on).  Here are my picks, enjoy!

This would be an easy look to recreate at an affordable price point!



 
Images via Style.com

Monday, November 5, 2012

My Five - Vera Wang Spring 2013

Loved this collection, loved how the fabrics were embellished, luxurious (almost touching on a vintage upholstery vibe).  She started with all white ensembles, then it flowed seamlessly to blue, green, lime and finishing with white gold.  Plenty of prints, lace and embroidery.  Ah Vera, you make me very happy!  Here are my picks, enjoy!




Trend takeaways:
1.  Bermuda shorts
2.  Blue, Kelly Green and Gold sticking around
3. Wide leg pants
 
Images via Style.com
 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Some Jersey Love

What a week it has been, it's been hard to think about much else other than the devastation that hurricane Sandy left in it's wake.  The images are chilling and my thoughts and prayers are with every one affected.  I'm really heartbroken seeing the New Jersey shore pictures. 
Seaside Heights, NJ via MSN.com

I spent plenty of time on the Jersey shore growing up (we headed to Wildwood Crest when we weren't headed to the NC Outer Banks).  I have a fondness for New Jersey, because I know that the whole state isn't summed up in what you see on the reality shows.  I love the boardwalks, the beaches, Cape May, Atlantic City and stopping at a Wawa along the way.  I could go on and on.

Of course NJ isn't alone in the devastation, let's not forget everyone else in the region that are still without power, gas, food, heat, etc.  So hard to see.  If this had happened just 6 years ago when I lived in Westchester County, NY, I would have been affected.  And also don't forget the massive snowfall that happened up in the mountains of West Virginia and Maryland (my friend in that region had 30+ inches of snow and they are still without power).  So keep those affected in your thoughts and prayers and if you want to help please head over to the Red Cross and give whatever you can.
 
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

My Five - Giorgio Armani Spring 2013

This collection boasted a palette of grey, aqua, turquoise, navy and midnight blue with touches of sparkle.  It appears that Mr. Armani is taking his inspiration from space and the night sky.  I totally dig the colors and vibe, not digging the hats (if that's what you want to call them).  Here are my picks:





 Images via Style.com
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