Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Palazzo Pants

After some searching, I found palazzo pants that I absolutely love! They're NY & Company's "city" pant. the quality is superb, as is the fit. They're made from a nice crepe fabric that flows nicely. The fact that they bear a navy stripe is just icing on the cake. The run a bit long, which works for me since I'm tall. I personally think that they would look good with a nice cuff, for those who have length issues. They're pretty much sold out online, so I found mine in-store.

What I love most about palazzo/wide leg pants, is that they are so versatile. Top them with a boyfriend or fitted blazer with 3/4 length sleeves, a tank, fitted tee or a shorter full top like that in picture ten. The list goes on. I also have the pair in picture two, which made from a lightweight poplin. Those are favorites as well. I'm now contemplating Peter Som's version for Kohls. I love the print and stripes combination.

NY & Company, $32.97;

XCVI, $123;
Philosophy, $41.50;

Mink Pink, $88;
Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage, $685.09;

Brigitte Bailey, $48;
Arden B., $64 (add'l 40% off) 

Arden B., $59 (add'l 40% off) 
Arden B., $69 (add'l 40% off) 

Arden B., $69 (add'l 40% off)
Lily Pulitzer, $158

Lily Pulitzer, $148;
Jean Paul Gaultier Vault, $2,620.11;

Peter Som, $32.40;
Talk About Pants, $54.99;

Accessories: Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2014

Roberto Cavalli is one of the best when it comes to eye-catching embellishment. While tassel and fringe trends come and go, he often works one or both into his bold collections. This season, his bags are spectacular! Tooled leather, studs, tassels and fringe....I don't know of a better combination!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How to Clean White Jeans

Boy do I need this! I I usually get about three wears out of a pair before they start looking drab.

Kate Middleton

For some people, Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of white jeans season. But for us at, it's been white jeans time all year round. Personally, I've become quite the expert at keeping white denim white—less because I'm a neat freak, more because I got tired of re-buying my favorite pairs because they were yellowing, stained, or both. Here are the tricks I've picked up to keeping your white denim crisp and fresh, so you can look just as put together as the Duchess.

Step 1, Before You Wear Them: Use Scotchgard to coat your jeans and protect them from future stains (Scotchgard, $5.33, at Walmart). It'll be the difference between that drop of olive oil wiping off your pants easily and it really setting in there, like it normally does.

Step 2, When You Wash Them: You'll actually want to avoid using chlorine bleach in the wash cycle, unless the jeans are 100% cotton (lots aren't!) because that can cause yellowing of non-cotton fabrics. Instead, add White Brite (or a cup of distilled white vinegar, if natural products are more your thing) to the wash (White Brite, $27.68, at Walmart). Then, if you have time, give them a second rinse to get all the detergent out before you dry them, because the alkaline in detergent can also cause yellowing.

Step 3, When You Dry Them: In my mind, this is the most important step: Dry white jeans on low heat. Or air dry them! But do not just toss them in the warm dryer cycle because, like, they're jeans and they're sturdy, right? Higher heat causes the yellowing effect of the alkaline in detergent to set in more, and since I started drying mine on low heat, I've noticed such a difference in how easy it is to keep my white jeans white. Hopefully, with this trick and the other ones added to your arsenal, you will too.

J. Crew's June Style Guide

I love each and EVERY piece! No fuss required! O.k., maybe I would fuss a little bit when it comes to hair. A messy top knot or bun, would lend a little something extra to each look.

Woman of Leisure—The June style guide from J. Crew has been released, and we’re loving the leisurely summer styles featured. American model Cameron Russell, who proved to be a lot more than just a pretty face with her recent The Edit feature, poses in India wearing vibrant prints, maxi dresses and all white styles for the sun-filled photo shoot. You can shop the June style guide on

Camila Alves for Deluxe b David Roemer

Camila Alves is SMOKING HOT in this shoot, and wearing fabulous jewelry to boot! I love the fact that she's Camilla Alves and not just Mrs. Matthew McConaughey.

Magic Missus–Designer, model and wife of Matthew McConaugheyCamilla Alves, gets her closeup for the latest issue of The Evening Standard’s fashion magazine “Deluxe”. The Brazilian stunner poses for David Roemer of Atelier Management in understated jewelrylooks for the black and white photographs. Stylist Nathalie Riddle makes sure Camila shines in form-fitting dresses and luxury gems. / Hair by Riad Azar, Makeup by Kristin Gallego (Fashion Gone Rogue)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Ling Yue in Floral Couture for Elle Hong Kong by Michéle Bloch-Stuckens

Absolutely beautiful! I would love to own looks six (that jacket is all kinds of fabulous!) and seven. What a dramatic statement!

Floral Wonderland—Nothing quite says spring like florals, and nothing quite says luxe like couture. Luckily, the May issue of Elle Hong Kong gives us both with a shoot called “Floral Wonderland”. Model Ling Yue poses for Michèle Bloch-Stuckens in these dreamy images featuring a room full of flowers. Her wardrobe consists of looks from the spring haute couture collections of Chanel, Giambattista Valli, Valentino and more high fashion houses styled by Winnie Wan. / Makeup by Megumi Itano, Hair by Raynald (Fashion Gone Rogue)