Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My Take - Celine Fall 2013 Plaid

I know it's a little quirky, but I love this plaid jacket from Celine's Fall 2013 collection.  I'm not the biggest plaid fan, but I found some really cute, budget friendly alternatives.
1. Mango coat / 2. Mango coat / 3. Zara dress

Runway images via Style.com

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monochromatic Monday - Black/Grey

Okay, so not a complete monochromatic look, more of an "absence of color" look, but I'm loving it!
1. Darth Vader tee / 2. Heather Hawkins earrings / 3. Mango leopard print coat / 4. Gap clutch / 5. Converse slip-on sneakers / 6. Blank NYC vegan leather pants

Linking up with MomTrends today for the Monday Mingle and with Lena and Rachel for Passion for Fashion!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

My Take - Lanvin Message Necklace

Lanvin Necklaces - Happy / Beyond / Love / Cool

Bottom (clockwise from top left) - Happy Necklace / Ooh La La Necklace / Love Pendant  / Voila Necklace / Love Necklace / Hello Bracelet (in case necklaces aren't your thing)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My Take - Balenciaga Cuff Bracelet

I love the shape and style of the Balenciaga cuff.  I thought these two picks from F21 created the same vibe. And you save $400+  Score!

Balenciaga Cuff / Top F21 cuff / Bottom F21 cuff

Friday, October 11, 2013

40th Birthday (Fantasy) Wishlist

In exactly one month I turn 40.  Deep breaths. I know it's just a number, but let me tell you youngsters out there, the older you get, the less you feel your age.  I mean I still feel 25.  I can't possibly be 40, that's old (well, not anymore)!  I keep asking myself, aren't I supposed to feel more "mature", more "together", be more "successful", I should have things figured out by now, right?  Nope!  Does anyone ever feel like they have it all figured out? Probably not, but the good news is, as you get older the less you care about having "it figured out" and the more you just want to be true to yourself and do what you enjoy.  You are better able to understand trade-offs and compromise.  I work from home part-time which doesn't mean I rake in the money, but it does allow me flexibility to be there for our daughter when she gets home from school and tagging along on field trips with her class.  A compromise that I'm totally okay with at this time in my life.  But that doesn't mean I still don't wish I could run out and buy some serious luxury items.  I've been doing a lot of online browsing and dreaming lately, so I decided to create a total fantasy 40th birthday wish list.  If I had unlimited funds I would snag any (or all) of these goodies!

1. Signed copy of "Decades: A Century of Fashion" by (my online friend) Cameron Silver / 2.Vince shoes / 3. Victoria Beckham tote / 4. Prada Marfa photograph by Kristin Kirkley  / 5.  3.1 Phillip Lim tote / 6.  3.1 Phillip Lim 31-hour bag

What about you? Any pie-in-the-sky items on your wish list?  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday 10-9-2013

Seriously, I have been slacking off in the dressing department lately. I've been heavily into decluttering, cleaning and just lazy about getting dolled up.  So I've been heavy into yoga pants/tee shirt combos.  Hey, give me a break :o)  Here's one outfit I wore in the past week.

Tee - Target
Pants - Gap
Shoes - MaxStudio
Bag - DVF for LeSportsac (extremely old)

I'm linking up again with The Pleated Poppy for WIWW!

Want to see how much I've cleaned out of my closet?  Check out what I'm selling on Poshmark!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

My Take - Celine Spring 2014 Handbag

Top: Celine Spring 2014

Celine always introduces serious "it" bags every season.  For the recent Spring 2014 collection, this geometric-shaped handle bag was featured heavily.  Of course it's going to be extremely pricey (duh), but I like the idea of the gold, geometric handle playing against the black leather.  I ran across this gorgeous Jonathan Adler tote that I think is a pretty awesome alternative.

Runway image via Style.com

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Jockey Collection, preferred by Rachel Zoe Review

Recently, I was given the opportunity to try out several products from The Jockey Collection, preferred by Rachel Zoe.  Needless to say I was super excited!  I'm always on the lookout for undergarments that are comfortable and/or have some smoothing benefits.  First, I was completely impressed by the quality of the fabrics, which were well made and super soft.  I washed them before wearing (duh) and after wearing them, I must say how impressed I am about how soft and comfortable the collection is.  If you think Jockey just makes "granny panties" then read on, you will be surprised!

Here's what I received and my thoughts on each one.

Boyshort in black.  This one I was seriously afraid would just ride up all day.  I've worn other (more expensive) similar styles and had to throw them away after just one wear because they were so uncomfortable.  But these were totally different, they absolutely stayed in place.  Let's just say the fabric makes the difference, this had better fabric for movement and better stretch for staying power.  And no pantylines because of the clean edges!  I was totally impressed!


Hip Hugger in black.  These are so cute, the fabric combination is great.  They are on par with anything Victoria's Secret makes, maybe cuter and more comfortable!  I like that they are sexy but with coverage.

Skimmies Slipshort in jet gray.  This was the product that I fell in love with!  Look, I'm a little older and need the smoothing features of these type of products, however most of the ones out there are super thick and can make you so hot - not in a good way.  These are so different, you get the smoother silhouette but not the feeling of being constricted and sweaty.  They breathe and are so, so comfortable (no digging or rolling around the waist).  They are by far my favorite!  I will be buying more!

Strappy Tank (mine was in white).  I had really high hopes for this and I liked it, but had a few issues.  I really like the middle slimming panel, it works beautifully, but wished the fabric on the top and bottom was a little thicker and held it's shape a bit better.  The straps were stretched out after wearing for a while (wishing they were adjustable).  Because I had the white, I felt I really couldn't wear it as a tank with just an open blazer, cardigan, etc due to the sheerness of the top panel.  The white is most certainly a layering piece, not to be worn on it's own.  I'm curious how the darker colors are in comparison.  

Overall, I was really impressed and would recommend these highly (especially the Skimmies Slipshorts which are outstanding).  Jockey makes high quality products and these are no different.  I can't stress how soft and gorgeous the fabrics are and how modern the cuts are as well.  A great outfit starts with great fitting (and comfortable) undergarments, The Jockey Collection, preferred by Rachel Zoe fits the bill!

Thanks to Conde Nast Style Society, Jockey and Rachel Zoe for this opportunity!

Disclosure:  I was sent products for purpose of review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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