Friday, December 24, 2010

My Indian inspired ensemble

I LOVE this shirt!!! (it's by Plain Jane Couture) I got it because this is how my hubby should be looking, and honestly I think he'd be so SEXY rocking this look:). The skirt is made in India and can be worn a billion ways...(I bought it in Jamaica though:). I really wish I had high-heeled clogs to wear with this look tonight...but, next time:).

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rocking my trench dress

I wore this trench as a dress tonight...the buttons don't go down far enough so I wore a slip underneath to make it work...I love the hood on this trench too!
*Pour la Victoire shoes...I love these!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Another last minute gift for a foodie

I think foodies are just like fashionistas...they want to dress up whatever they, I would say that there kitchens look like a million, why not add to the fabulosity of their kitchen for Christmas???

I think Padma Lakshmim's HSN collection, Easy Exotic is the way to go.  There are fabulous teas and glass tea pots.  Plus, porcelain prep bowl sets that are sure to make your friend happy to be in the kitchen mixing something up:)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Vintage items available in my Artfire store

Check out my vintage items now available here.  Let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy:)


Easy DIY: Learn how to make a cake stand to use as a display for your perfumes in the bathroom from Nate Berkus





30% Off the entire site on 12/21/2010! Discount cannot be combined with other offers

So many great deals everywhere!  EXPRESS is one of the companies I work with and I had to share!  It was just extended so take advantage for your last minute gifts!

I'm flipping through and being inspired by the Outnet's Dress Me Section

Ever get stuck on your search for a look for a special occasion or just day-to-day?  Well, the Outnet has the answer.  I am surfing through the item recommendations for MOM ABOUT TOWN, which is perfect for me:)  Find what is perfect for you now at great prices.  Be inspired!


My DIY version of the Burberry dress you've seen everywhere

I kept seeing this sleeveless trench dress on all of the street style blogs and decided I had to recreate the look with a trench I'd never worn that was given to me. So, I took it to the taylor and had the sleeved chopped off. (I always bring in my inspiration images.) Now, I know I'll be wearing it all the time.

Here are some of the street styles that inspired me and what I wore today:)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tommy Hilfiger Fall/Winter 2010

I am so loving this commercial! So inspirational! Everything about the Fall Tommy Hilfiger campaign gives me so many ideas. Enjoy!

Robert Verdi has all the answers to your holiday gatherings tonight

Video: how to talk a merchant into a deal

Video: how to talk a merchant into a deal

Ever since I saw a segment on the Nate Berkus show I have been getting deals from merchants recently...up to 20% off so it works...try these tips to get a discount this holiday season.

Fab Glitter DIY projects from Bobbie Thomas

I'm doing all of these for sure!  Will share results:)  Plus, check out all the details for what she used here.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Curly girls: Here's the scoop, all the products Tracee Ellis Ross uses

I was so excited when I read in The Ellements of Personal Style, all of the hair products that Tracee Ellis Ross uses.  Go ahead and try:

J.F. Lazartigue Shea Butter

Kerastase Oleo Relax


Rene Furterer Karite

Morocan Oil

Denman Brushes


Check out the book for more items you can try.

DEAL ALERT: cashmere wrap at Williams-Sonoma

Get them now!!! They are ONLY $148 online---half off the normal price, and, you know they are good since it's Williams-Sonoma:)

Throws are the way to go because scarves are too small for this fab luxury. And, you can snuggle in this at home, traveling/on the plane, or just wear it. Don't miss out!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The items that caught my eye at COACH today

We were Christmas shopping today and I was surprised at the AMAZING prices and styles at COACH today...I'm always on an on again, off again relationship with COACH...but, I will always look at them as the first "designer" bag I ever owned.  Although I would never wear the coach labeled bags anymore...I really LOVE the new blogger styled bags...they catch my eye with the styling...they have a feeling of the Marc Jacobs edge without the higher price point...and the jewelry is starting to have the whimsical Kate Spade feel, once again without the high price point.  My sister-in-law even told me that they had sent her a 25% off coupon!  It can't get any better than that!  I've also decided I need to go to a Coach outlet...I remember I was digging a collection I saw during my babymoon in Hawaii in June.

Here are some of the items that caught my eye today:

kristin leather pleated satchel
*I wish they had done this bag in taupe and gold...but, I guess I wasn't one of the bloggers to share my thoughts...yet:)

cambria tartan flat
On Sale for only $69

new poppy cupchain four strand bracelet
I'm in love...too bad this is so much at $228:)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Padma Laksmi's personal mix of oils to create her perfect scent

I'm headed to The Body Shop ASAP to create this  mix...I found this in the new book, The Ellements of Personal Style...pick it up for more insider tips and tricks.

25 drops Neroli Essential Oil
30 drops Gerranium Essential Oil
20 drops Rose Essential Oil
10 drops Mandarin or Tangerine Essential Oil
5 drops Bay or Laurel-Leaf Essential Oil
Jojoba Oil for body, bath or massage oil

For Concentrated Perfume:
"Mix the above into 1/2 ounce of jojoba oil, then pour it into a vial with a tight lid through a small funnel.  After bathing, dab on pulse points and rub a few drops into the ends of long hair in the summer."

For Body, Bath, or Massage Oil:
"Mix the above quantities of essential oils into 4 ounces of jojoba oil and shake vigorously before each use."

These are great gift ideas too...I would use a perfume bottle from Anthropologie like this one:

Perfume bottle, $38

These are two ideas from the Nate Berkus show that I am doing right away

P.S. These are good gift ideas too.:

Magnet Brooches
A great way to repurpose an old brooch or vintage earrings or jewelry is to turn your old item into a new, decorative magnet. Cut off the back of the brooch with a wire cutter, and add a magnet from the craft store with a glue gun. You'll have beautiful magnets that you can use on your refrigerator, in your home office, or any space where you can hang a magnetic message board. Instead of wasting space in your drawers, you'll be able to admire and use your brooches every day!
Framed Trays
Turn your vintage frames into decorative serving trays with only an 1/8th of a yard of fabric! Put your favorite fabric underneath the glass of your frame, and you'll create a beautiful tray you can display in your bathroom, on a side table in your living room, or even use as a serving tray. Everything looks better if it's displayed on a beautiful tray!
Before you give anything away in your home for good, consider these last ditch design ideas and turn your trash into treasure!

The book to give this season for every fashionality: The Ellements of Personal Style

This book is HOT!  I've been seeing everyone talking about this.  And, once I received the book to review I was in LOVE!  I love the layout...Most magazine's the publish books give you all the items you need in your closet and share inspiration from celeb style.  But, this book does it all different.  Right away the layout pulls you in; it reminds me of how my favorite magazine, SUEDE used to be laid out.  It looks like a funky collage that pulls together all of the things that these fashionistas love.  The magazine (Joe Zee) pulled a variety of styles, age groups and types of celebs to share in this book.  And not only did they share the celebs fashion sense, but also their sense of decor.  So, be inspired and share this with a fashionista friend or family member this holiday season!

Here are my favorite fashion star sections:

Tracee Ellis Ross
Padma Lakshmi
Margherita Missoni
Janie Bryant
Fatima Robinson

Things going on in the web for fashion

From the WWD app:
"Gilt Groupe’s Unracked, a new Web series hosted by Scoop founder Stefani Greenfield, launched on Monday. The eight- episode series features Stefani interviewing a slew of fashion and lifestyle personalities, including Molly Sims, Diane von Furstenberg, and Gossip Girl’s Eric Daman. Sims was the guest this week, and Diane con Furstenberg appears in the episode that goes live on Dec. 13, which can be found at

People StyleWatch’s new social media contest debuted in conjunction with the magazine’s December issue. The multi-platform initiative, which will roll out quarterly, promotes advertisers’ brands through social networks and creates lists of the most active users in the social media arena. Once a visitor logs on to, they are able to browse through items such as a fragrance and handbag from Marc Jacobs, a tote from Tory Burch, or makeup from Smashbox (to name a few). All users have to do is share their favorite products via social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook or email, and the person with the most shares actually wins that item. In addition to engaging its target audience, Holiday Cliques allows People StyleWatch to gain insight into the brands that readers are most likely to gravitate towards, as well as serve as a resource tool for the participating advertisers.

New Web site is part gaming and part shopping, which founders Melanie Moore and Susanne Greenfield developed with the “urban fashionista” in mind. What sets this one apart from other flash sale sites is the fact that ToVieFor focuses on current season merchandise, and it also possesses game-like components to create buzz."

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Jennifer Lopez looks so amazing in these Gucci ads!

I love her makeup, I love her hair...she is my new inspiration everyday I run!

Jennifer Lopez's Twins Gucci Ad Campaign (Behind the scenes)

JLO so inspires me...and Sahara will sooo be rocking this!!! (when she get's a little older and stops growing so fast:)

The watches I never knew about from FOSSIL

For some reason I never stepped foot into any Fossil store because I thought the watches were all very casual...which, really isn't my style...although I really don't wear watches for time...just for accessory of course I rarely go shopping for them...but, for some reason, I received a catalog in the mail for FOSSIL and the ad caught my eye so I started flipping and found out that there are A LOT of watches I would rock from them.  I'm not holding back, so excuse the many images.  Plus, the price is great at about $100 each (ranging from $95-105)

I love the clear for this watch!  I could do without the rhinestones though...

I LOVE rose gold!  I wanted to get the Michael Kors watch for $250...but, I might have to get this one instead...will have to go and see this in person.  Only $95!

I LOVE the white with the rose gold!  So chic!

I LOVE all things tortoise!  I could do without rhinestones again though:)

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Another way to use a Christmas ornament

I LOVE this ornament from Pier 1 and I plan on decorating my rear view mirror with it.  Just get a string or cute ribbon to tie around the rear view mirror and voila a fancy way to update your car decor:)

Your Stylish Tree and much more from Pier 1 Imports

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% mine.

This is my first year really decorating for the holidays and I am so excited to start creating the memories that my new little gift will remember for years to come.  Everything from the tree to gifts are on my mind now and I've noticed that one of the best places to go for everything is Pier 1 Imports.

So far, I've gotten the ornaments for the tree that go perfect with our East Indian decor.  There are so many options to choose from.  I personally LOVE this peacock!  

For gifts, I love to get stocking stuffers from Pier 1.  They have so many fun gifts for the kid in all of us to the fashionista we all are:)  Plus, the prices are all AMAZING!  You get so much!

These are all fun for stuffers...but, if you aren't sure what to get your loved one as a gift...then use the online holiday gifts that helps you find the perfect gift at the eholiday giftsholiday giftsholiday giftsPier 1xact price point you are looking for.

Finally, it's all about entertaining.  Having friends and family over to celebrate the holidays.  Since this is my first year to host I had to buy a few must-haves to get into the spirit.  

It's all about the drinks to start off the evening of I love the color of these glasses and the tray makes it feel very classy, old school.

Any host knows you also need just the right serving dishes and Pier 1 offers so many different styles for any type of event; from a casual dinner party to a full-on holiday soiree.

Plus, during the months of November and December, you can support Toys for Tots by dropping off an unwrapped toy and/or making a cash donation at the register.  And, for every new fan that Pier 1 gets on Facebook, they will donate $1 for Toys for Tots so we can all be in the season of giving.

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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Get a look into Joan & Melissa Rivers Closet Confessions from Bluefly

When I was told that Bluefly was taking a look into Joan & Melissa Rivers closet I had to watch.  I watch Fashion Police every Friday on E! so I am all over what the River's girls are talking about with fashion.  Now, here's a scoop on what they have in their closets.

Watch live streaming video from bluefly at

Plus, Joan & Melissa Rivers want to “Police” your look! Bluefly will also be hosting a contest judged by Joan and Melissa- so show us your best look and prepare to be fashion policed!

How to enter? Upload your photo at to see if your style warrants a shiny badge—or handcuffs? Turn your look in for the chance to get style cues straight from the ultimate red carpet fashion critics. Melissa and Joan will pick the winner!

Fab gift ideas from the one and only Robert Verdi

Monday, December 06, 2010

Get to the Swim Spot

Don't you hate when it's time to find a swim suit and none of the stores in your area have styles that you are looking for??  And you see styles you like online but don't want to deal with paying for shipping and returns if the swim suit doesn't look right when you get it?  Fear no longer...I've found a site called, Swimspot through the Lucky Magazine Alpha Shopper group that allows you to shop through different brands from Hurley to Ella Moss and ships and returns for FREE!  There are styles for every lady from teens to adult.  Plus, cover-ups.

The site is also genius not just because of style selections and brands, but because there is a fit specialist program.  You can email or call a specialist, or personal shopper you could say to help you find the perfect suit for your body type.  And, if you just don't have time to reach out, check out their sample selections of each body type to give you direction for your shopping.

Get the all-American girly look with Tommy Tommy Hilfiger's swimwear and cover-ups.

I LOVE paisleys, so this is the first style that caught my eye:)

I love this funky print and that you can add one strap to make this suit look new when your out on your vaca.

Cute cover-ups by Ella Moss:

Such a cute retro style.

I love how you could wear this cover-up as a top!

REEF trendy style...I'm in LOVE!

The site is smart because depending on your size you might like a print but can't wear a top or bottom in a certain style so you can use the Bikini Builder that allows you to mix and match the styles you like and that work with your body type.  The only catch is that there are only 4 brands you can choose from and they provide the styles you can mix and match.  But, still a lot of fun!

Deal Tip:
Sign up to be a Swimspot VIP and get $25 off of a $100 purchase which is pretty easy since you are buying separates from the site!

After checking out this site to share with you for the Lucky magazine Alpha Shoppers I can't wait to share with you what I get with the $100 gift card I am receiving for reviewing the site.  Stay tuned.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Saks now has a blog--check out more info here

Info from WWD app:

"SAKS SPEAKS: How times change. Five years ago, social media guru, author and NYU professor Clay Shirky mused in WWD about whether Saks Fifth Avenue would ever have a blog. He predicted it would, though at the time it seemed hard to imagine a retailer as elegant and venerable as Saks blogging. What would a luxury department store blog about? And why?

He turned out to be right, though. Today, Saks unveils The Saks Point of View (, a magazine in blog form whose subject is Saks itself. Posts will include interviews with designers, profiles of people who work at Saks, trends and inspiring people. There will be posts on sapphire rings, fashion director Colleen Sherin’s favorite Manhattan haunts and the exclusive holiday dresses in Saks’ windows. The store is hardly the only one to add more magazine-like content to its Web site lately. Barneys New York added its B-Sides blog last year, and Bergdorf Goodman debuted 5th at 58th in May.

“There is more of an emphasis on editorial,” said president of Saks Direct Denise Incandela. “We find customers respond very well to that, they look to us as a fashion authority for that. If you look at us now versus two years ago, you will see a big shift there. It’s very well received by customers, and we measure that in terms of traffic as well as sales conversions.”

In addition to its blog, the retailer has added more videos and articles on trends in its women’s apparel section, including picks from Glenda Bailey and a photo diary from streetwear photographer Tommy Ton. As for user-generated content, in November it broke new ground for a luxury store when it added customer reviews. — Cate T. Corcoran"

I'm so obsessed with anything with style so I have to have these toothbrushes

I just spotted the new Reach by design toothbrush that is out and I think it would be another fun stocking stuffer. Why not brush with style and add this to your travel/overnight bag. Plus, these a dollar off coupon on the site! I want the zebra print of course.

***check out page 41 in the Holiday issue of People Style Watch to see how you can get a cute notebook that reminds me of a Smythson version if you send in your receipt after buying the toothbrush:)