Thursday, December 27, 2012

Real Weddings 2012

Just a few wedding favorites from this past year. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 21, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Parties : Wrap Up

Every woman should have that perfect black wrap dress to dress up or dress down.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Parties : Velvet Crush

Be the prettiest and most comfortable with wine colored velvet and black baubles.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Parties : Girly Glam

Touches of glam mixed with soft velvets and suedes make the perfect go to outfit for any Winter party

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Parties : Emerald City

Jewel tone emerald and matte gold are the perfect color combo to ring in the new year!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Parties : Grand Dame

Want to look sexy and sophisticated without revealing too much? 
This festive ensemble is bound to turn heads for all the right reasons.

Friday, December 14, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Parties : Gold Rush

Fashionable, fun and flirty with a little lace, sequin and metallic gold!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12 Day of Christmas Party's : Modern Romantic

Soft and pretty but sophisticated and structured. The perfect balance of modern and feminine.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Party : The Empress

Luxurious and refined, the woman who wears this knows how to make a statement without saying a word.

Monday, December 10, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Partys : Festival of Lights

Shine brightly in this Hanukkah inspired ensemble 

12 Days of Christmas Party : The Artist

Quirky but sophisticated, the perfect evening look for the artist in every girl.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Home : Black Walls

Love the idea of all black rooms, don't you?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Budget or Blowout : Miss Scarlet

Looking for a sweet and pretty look for any number of Holiday parties? I love a knee or mid-calf full skirt paired with a pretty, feminine silk blouse. Add some simple studs and charm necklace, complimented by a bold floral bag and adorable kitten heels and you're good to go. But which outfit do you prefer, and can you tell which is budget and which is the blowout?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Fashion : Simply the Vest

I know, you love my silly title puns, but I simply can't help myself! Just like I can't help but sort of like the look of vests as an alternative to a full coat when the weather is between cool and almost cold. So if you aren't worried about your arms getting chilly, here are a few looks that feature the crossover artist from outerwear to streetwear, the Vest. Which look is the most you?
Natural Woman 
Preppy Lady at Lunch

Child of the 90's
Sophisticated Rebel

Friday, November 16, 2012

Fashion : Banana Republic Glam Jewelry

Really love all the Jewelry over at Banana Republic. Which is your favorite?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fashion : Fall Flowers

Fall Flowers punctuate this ladylike look.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Design : Donna Ruff

Love these paper cuts from artist Donna Ruff. An awesome use of old newspapers, if you ask me, is turning them into works of art you would love to display in your home or office.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fashion : Save the Wild Tiger

It's not a big secret that I'm an animal lover, which is why this post is dedicated to supporting the endangered tiger and raising awareness about the Tiger Trade. Every signature, every donation, helps. 
Doing a kindness only takes a few seconds, or moments of your time and you can help stop the suffering these incredible beings are forced to endure at human hands.
Be the change you wish to see in the world.  

This post is dedicated to saving and ending the suffering of the beautiful and endangered Tiger. Tiger's are viciously farmed, hunted, tortured and killed for any number of ridiculous reasons, from the archaic and erroneous belief that their bones, whiskers or other parts will somehow transfer the power of the tiger to user to the very inhumane and unnecessary fur trade. I don't believe in criticizing anyone's beliefs or culture, but when it comes at the cost of such inhumane suffering and cruelty, it becomes an issue for me, especially when scientific proof supports the notion that aspirin is just as effective, if not more so, than the crushed bones of this beautiful and endangered creature. So, to show my support and hopefully share information about banning tiger trade, here are 3 outfits inspired by the tiger, that show you don't have to be cruel to harness the beauty and awesomeness of the Tiger.

For more information and to do even the smallest part, visit Tiger Time-Ban Tiger Trade
as well as the Panthera Save the Tiger Fund.
You can also see other species that are in need of help.

If you have other links that support this important cause, please share in comments!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Haute Boudoir : Philadelphia November 15th

 One Day Only! Schedule your private, 1 hour session hosted in a beautiful luxury hotel suite in downtown Philadelphia for only $300! If you've always wanted to schedule a boudoir session, now is your chance, just in time for the holidays. Each session includes a private, 60 minute photo sessionin a luxury hotel suite in Philadelphia, an online viewing gallery and your favorite image beautifully retouched as an 8x10 print.
Additional books and prints are available at the a la carte rates.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Budget or Blowout : Dark Night

Can you tell which is budget and which is blowout? And which do you prefer?

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fashion : High End Halloween

Draw some inspiration from classic Halloween costumes and Icons and pair these luxurious pieces for a
truly one of a kind, high end approach to going Goth

Monday, October 29, 2012

Fashion : Weathering the Storm

To everyone on the East Coast, I hope you stay safe in the wake of Frankenstorm. Here is a cute little outfit designed to keep you warm, dry and cute in inclement weather.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fashion : French Kissed

Why not don an adorable Frenchie on your chest with this fun fall ensemble.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall Favorites from Madewell

All items available from Madewell, collected via Polyvore.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fashion : Nude & Neon

Neon looks super sophisticated when paired with neutral nude.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Etsy : Winter Session

LOVE this Canvas Tote from Winter Session. 
It's the perfect bag to usher in October, don't you think?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Etsy : Chevron by Fletcher & Fox

Utah based Fletcher and Fox knows a thing or too about arrows and chevron. I don't really need any arrows at the moment, but I love these hand-beaded chevron necklaces, I have a feeling one or more might make their way to my dressing room!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

This & That : Sophisticated Leopard

Taking inspiration from this glamourous room with soft grey walls, gold frames and that daring leopard print couch, I put this outfit together with pieces exclusively from J.Crew.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Etsy : Petite & Co

I love Etsy for a lot of reason's, and one of my favorite spots for simple, delicate, modern jewelry is Petite & Co. I have 5 pairs of the gold dipped studs, and I'm anxiously awaiting the skull & cross necklace.Most of the pieces range from $10-$20, which is awesome when you're trying to incorporate accessories into your wardrobe without breaking the bank.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fashion : Thank you for Not Smoking

Smoking slippers are a nice cross between a loafer and a ballet flat, and I like the retro feel of this shoe.