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Marvelous Metallic

December 6, 2014

Sachin + Babi have outdone themselves with their Margarete Metallic Ball Skirt for their Noir Holiday Collection this year.  This dramatic high low style is a signature of theirs and they continue to use it season after season.  Just wait till you see what they have in store for Spring 2015.  The bronze jacquard material is so luxurious and catches the light beautifully.  The texture also gives the skirt added dimension.  We are loving the flattering high waisted style that would look fabulous on a variety of ages and sizes.  For this post  we pair the skirt with something unexpected, a more casual Nicole Miller Feather Silk Tee.  We liked the combination of the textures and colors between the skirt and top.  Also, we love pairing something more casual with a more dressy piece for an out of the box outfit.  By Malene Birger’s gold snakeskin clutch was a perfect match for this outfit.  A lovely pair of Meghna earrings and a stack of Eddie Borgo bracelets added the right amount of glitz to this glamours look.  Our favorite Schutz heels and a great pair of Karen Walker sunglasses complete this outfit.

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Monday Bunday

December 1, 2014

Looking for a polished hairdo that doesn’t take a lot of work?  We have the one for you.  A low bun looks pulled together and chic without being overdone.  Start with curled or wavy hair to give the bun some texture.


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Spray your hair with some dry shampoo to add texture and volume to your locks.  Section most of your hair up into a clip on top of your head.  Tease the remaining hair below to add some volume.

 

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With a small section of hair, create a low ponytail at the base of the neck.  This will help provide some stability for the bun.

 

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Use the rest of your hair to create a second ponytail on top of the first.  I suggest using two pony tails so that the bun won’t be weighed down as much if you just used one.

 

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Smooth the top of your hair and begin to spin the pony tails around onto the base.

 

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Let the bun stay full once you’ve finished spinning it around the base and secure it with bobby pins.  Work your way around the bun pinning it securely.  Make sure you take the end pieces that tend to stick out of the bun and tuck them into the bun with more bobby pins.  You want to secure the bun as close to your head as possible so that it doesn’t move.  Finish off with a light hold hair spray.


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This bun is supposed to be relaxed and bit messy so don’t worry if you have some loose pieces, it will just add to the look.  This is a great hairdo for second or third day hair after you have had it curled.  Its perfect to hide dirty hair when you don’t have time for anything else.  We love this look for the office as well.  Stay tuned and we are going to show you how to create a bun for a holiday evening party!

 

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Dress – Diane von Furstenberg, Bag – Rebecca Minkoff, Earrings – Megan Park, Shoes – Schutz

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Next Level Leather

October 14, 2014

Every girl needs a leather jacket in her closet. It is one item that you can own that will never go out of style.  This is a staple piece to invest in and it will stand the test of time.  Fit and quality are the two most important factors when choosing a leather jacket.  You want a jacket that fits you impeccably and a color that you can wear with almost anything.  Black or tan are safe choices because you can pair them with pretty much anything you already have in your closet.  There are so many options out there when choosing a style so take your time to find one that fits your personal taste.  It is a wardrobe essential in my opinion, from instantly adding a cool factor to a cocktail dress, edging up a feminine dress, or simply giving you the whole “I just threw this on” look with jeans and a t-shirt.  You will get a lot of wear out of a leather jacket so think about the cost per wear measurement when deciding on how much you want to spend.

Nicole Miller killed it this season with her Quilted Leather Jacket!  The subtle quilted chevron pattern adds texture and dimension to this sleek black jacket.  The structured silhouette, mandarin collar, and double slider zipper makes this a unique piece.  For the first look I paired this jacket with an amazing silk maxi skirt by Malene Birger and a Bella Dahl black t-shirt.  Black and tan suede heels by Schutz and a sparkling bib necklace by Dannijo make this outfit perfect for date night.  I love the cool, rocker vibe of this look. Ever since our trip to New York I am obsessed with everything black.  This jacket elevates a simple t-shirt and skirt combo to a whole other level of chic.


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Leather jackets and jeans are the perfect combination.  Throw on a colorful silk blouse and you have a quick and pulled together look in no time.  The quilted leather jacket adds some edge to this flowy Abstract Floral blouse by Waverly Grey and blue pair of Luxe Sateen J Brands.  If you haven’t tried a pair of J Brand’s Luxe Sateen pants you are missing out!  These are the most comfortable skinny jeans you will every try on.  They are so soft and come in so many brilliant colors.  This is an outfit you can mix and match so many different ways with what you already have in your closet and look fabulous!


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A leather jacket over a cocktail dress is the epitome of cool.  The Nicole Miller Baba Fringe Dress is instantly transformed from your typical sparkly cocktail dress into something edgier and cool.  You can zip up this jacket to make the outfit more sleek and polished or leave it open with the sleeves rolled up for a more relaxed look.  It is amazing how you can throw a leather jacket over a dress and completely change the feel of the outfit.  I love the look of very feminine dresses with lace and ruffles juxtaposed with a more masculine and edgy leather jacket.


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A leather jacket is definitely a must have this fall and winter for your closet.  Don’t be afraid to choose one with embellishments, texture, fur, or color – let your personality show through the jacket.  Make sure you find a professional leather cleaner to keep it looking nice, but a little wear will make it look even better over time.

 

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Live-In Leather

October 6, 2014

This wonderful chill in the air means one thing, its leather weather.   A fabulous leather moto jacket is a closet staple for just about everyone and slowly, but surely another leather piece has been gaining popularity among wardrobes.  Leather pants, or leggings have become the new cold weather staple because they are so versatile.  They are an investment piece for sure, but you will get just as much wear out of them as you do your favorite leather jacket.  A simple, slim fitting style is the easiest to wear in either a black or brown color.  Make sure they fit properly because leather will stretch over time so you want them to be snug, but you don’t need to go down a size.  The quality of the leather will determine the durability of the piece so you want to make sure you spend your money on a high quality pair that will last a long time.  Don’t forget you need to find a professional cleaner that specializes in leather so you can extend the life of your pants.

You can style your leather leggings with just about anything like you would a pair of jeans or leggings.  I’ve got four looks to show you to give you some ideas that will show you how truly versatile these amazing By Malene Birger Leather Leggings look with just about any top.  For the first outfit we kept things simple and neutral by pairing the leggings with a casual By Malene Birger turtleneck, Rebecca Minkoff booties, and a Trina Turk crossbody.  We even added another touch of leather with these fun Megan Park earrings.  This outfit is a great go to look for busy days or traveling.  You can even add a sweater or blazer for an extra layer on colder days.

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Here’s a great look that rocks two of Fall’s biggest trends, leather and fur!  This extraordinary fur vest by Elizabeth and James was meant to be paired with the leather pants.  A simple long sleeved shirt by Elliot Lauren was the perfect backdrop for the vest and the length is perfect for leggings.  This boho-chic look is another great outfit for the day to meet friends for lunch in or go shopping.  The Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Affair bag is the perfect size to carry all your necessities in and still be lightweight.  The strap is adjustable so you can wear it like a cross body or on your shoulder.  I used the Alex booties by Rebecca Minkoff again to keep with the earthy tones of this outfit.

 

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Leather leggings can also be work appropriate with the right blouse and shoes.  I paired a Nanette Lepore textured cream blouse with a longer hemline and a fabulous pair of suede Schutz heels to dress up the pants.  This tribal printed vest by Nell is the perfect addition to this outfit to give it some structure and more texture.  The colors combine so nicely and really makes me feel like its Fall.  A slouchy leather bag like this one by Raoul is perfect for work and running to meetings.


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The last look I want to share with you is the ultimate chic and comfortable outfit.  A cashmere poncho, like this one by Allude, with the leather leggings is the absolute perfect match.  Its such a simple look but you will standout among a crowd.  I accented the sweater with a gold and leather necklace by Megan Park, Rebecca Minkoff booties, and an amazing python clutch by Malene Birger.  You could wear this anywhere and to anything.  Just swap the boots out for heels for the night and you are good to go!

 

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Don’t forget to find a professional cleaner that specializes in leather for a pair like this.  You can extend the life of them by having them cleaning properly and get your money out of this investment piece!  Can’t wait to show you more ways to style leather pants this season!

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Last Call for White

August 25, 2014

Whether you find the rule of  “No white after Labor day” dated or not, I am a stickler for this one.  Maybe its growing up in the South that has it ingrained in my mind that white denim is only allowed from Easter to Labor Day.  I’m not sure if I will ever stray from this but I will be wearing my white skinny jeans a lot this week before I put them away.

White denim shorts and jeans are perfect to showcase your brightly colored and patterned tops.  I love the casual chic feel of this Nicole Miller Tail Feather top.  The attention grabbing feather pattern is amplified when paired with white shorts.  I can see myself wearing this later with a great pair of dark skinnies and booties.  Nell‘s mixed print tank is another great casual top that looks so cute with white cutoffs and sandals.  Edgy gladiator sandals like these by Schutz are a great way to spice up a casual outfit. Both of these outfits would be great for a BBQ or pool party this weekend.

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Strappy tanks with white skinnies and heels are a go to outfit for me at night.  The bold print and colors in this Mara Hoffman camisole tank pop against the white so beautifully.  Its loose fit balances nicely with the tight jeans and will keep you cool in this heat.  Another favorite combination of mine is black and white.  This 10 Crosby by Derek Lam black leather blouse is striking itself, but paired with the white jeans it is a knockout! All you need is some awesome earrings and a great clutch to finish the look.  BCBGMaxazria’s Kingsley or Minna Clutch would be fabulous with either of these looks.

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Matching Set

July 2, 2014

Getting dressed in the summer can be quite the challenge especially when you live in the South.  Between the heat and the humidity you feel like you’re walking around in a sauna all day.  How is anyone supposed to feel cute in that kind of weather? Typically I would say just grab a loose fitting, short dress to throw on to solve this problem, but let me introduce you to another option this season: the shorts suit.

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Sporty Chic

June 12, 2014

If you haven’t noticed already, one this years hottest trends is athleticism.  It is all about being sleek, minimal, and luxurious.  My must have piece this summer is the Jogger pant.  I love how designers are using luxe fabrics, embellishments, and bold colors or prints to balance out the relaxed silhouette of the pant.  It completely changes the look of the pant to something you could wear out on Friday night for drinks with friends.  The way you style the pant is important, I know that can seem intimidating but I have picked three looks that are perfect for someone wanting to dip their toes in the athletic trend.

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These Elliot Lauren Joggers in Black will become a staple in your closet.  You can wear them with pretty much anything.  I wanted to keep this look classic so I paired them with a simple long sleeved top by 3 Twenty – the mesh inserts on the sleeves give it an edge and add to the sporty vibe.  Black heels and a black pair of Kendra Scott earrings finish the look – this is an easy look you will wear over and over again.

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I am a huge fan of Hot Pink so when I saw these Magaschoni Joggers I knew I had to include them in this post.  They were the perfect choice to pair with this Sachin + Babi bomber Jacket.  This jacket is to die for!  It is made from velvet laced sequins.  This outfit is so bold you just need a simple top, jewelry and black heels to finish the look.

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