My mom has always been this ironic mix of caregiver and ruler of the family (strong and organized … and totally impressive), and free-spirited flower child. My brothers and sister and I always joke that the day she retires, really retires, she’ll start growing out her straw-colored blonde hair, braid it to the floor, and take to gardening, sewing, and rescuing stray animals. Actually, scratch that, she already does all that, but we make her wear shoes … and cut her hair. She’s always had this hippie-esque aesthetic, neutral tones mixed in with vibrant colors, a big fan of polished silvers and earthy stones, my sister and I always giggle about the cooky jewelry and dresses she buys, and then we steal them from her closet when she’s not looking. So when Arhaus Jewels approached me with their beautiful catalog of earth-toned jewels, hammered metals, leather wrap bracelets, and a few big bold statement pieces – created by a variety of artists and jewelry makers, I thought instantly of my mom, and also considered that maybe, just maybe, I could lay off “borrowing” her jewels if I had a few of my own. Of course, I chose a handful of the edgier pieces to suit my style, while embracing some of the more natural aspects – leather (which I love!), big chunks of turquoise, and hammered gold – but something tells me I won’t get to keep my picks for very long.
March 18, 2013 4 Comments
When it comes to fashion, I tend to fall for the classics. My mom always jokes that I was born in the wrong era. I look at fashion as a way to play dress up, and for me, that means going for glam. I usually don’t go the whole nine yards, but I try to incorporate more classic pieces into my wardrobe. A few of my Old-Hollyood-vibe favorites: a feminine silhouette, a bare neckline, a sleek pencil skirt (this one has a back ruffle = love!), matte black tights, a classic black pump, a go-anywhere trench coat, and just a touch of sparkle.
And, sidenote: how excited are you for The Lifetime Original Movie Liz & Dick? I am a devout Lindsay Lohan fan — she had me at The Parent Trap … and then, of course, Mean Girls. And I am SO excited to see how the artists behind the movie mold Lindsay into a classic Elizabeth Taylor. Love great costume design!
Lindsay Lohan stars as the legendary dame Elizabeth Taylor alongside Grant Bowler as celebrated actor Richard Burton in the Lifetime Original Movie Liz & Dick, making its world premiere Sunday, November 25, at 9pm ET on Lifetime. Based on the true story of the couple’s passionate and tumultuous love affair Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty and their fiery romance — often called “the marriage of the century” — was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Lifetime via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Lifetime.
November 14, 2012 2 Comments
If you haven’t heard of Rue La La, it’s time you got in on the shopping secret. I myself, love online shopping (hahaha, understatement of the year) and Rue La La brings together the hottest brands at the best discounts (30%-80% off retail.) Each day, Rue La La curates Boutiques filled with the best of the best in women’s and men’s fashion, home, travel, kids, and more.
And this season, Rue La La has launched their new Holiday Gift Center with shops for Her, Him, Kids, Under $30, $50, $100 & more! Let me tell you, this is a lifesaver, considering this year has flown by, the holidays are just around the corner, and I need gifts for everyone. Plus, Rue La La guarantees delivery by Christmas. Win.
November 13, 2012 12 Comments
Have you spotted this gorgeous leopard blazer on Pinterest yet? You can get this exact jacket via The Fancy! Not sure what The Fancy is? In partnership with The Fancy, American Express has created a first-of-its kind brand channel curated by tastemakers and fashion industry insiders, including Prabal Gurung, Susie Lau of Style Bubble, Kelly Framel of The Glamourai, Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes, Jenne Lombardo and others to “Fancy” products that they love and enable shoppers to purchase the merchandise directly from The Fancy.
The Fancy is like one giant Pinterest, with easy-access buying capabilities for all of the products you see. Ever stumble upon a gorgeous fashion image on Pinterest only to be discouraged as you’re re-routed to dead-end links without ever finding that perfect pair of shoes/handbag/blazer/etc.? The Fancy has got you covered!
September 27, 2012 2 Comments