Saturday, June 25, 2011

On Vacation

Hey guys! Just thought I'd let you know that I'll be on vacation for a little while so I may be slow in posting. Hope everyone has a lovely week!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Can't Stop Staring

Kurt Leather Cut-Out Bootie

* High heel peep toe bootie
* Leather upper with cut-out heel
* Front lace-up closure and removable ankle strap with adjustable buckle closure
* Padded leather insole and sole
* 4 inch heel; platform sole 3/4 inch
Brand: Charlotte Ronson
Color: black
Material: Leather
Origin: Imported

Gilt Price
Original Price $250

I just found these amazing shoes on Gilt Groupe and I couldn't take my eyes off them! They were so fixating, in fact, that I didn't even realize the size of the chocolate mound  I just scarfed down!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

OMG I'm in Love!

Alice + Olivia Resort 2012

     The second I saw this collection I was in awe! The colors are just bursting with psychedelic excitement, the accessories have me totally crushing on mod accents, and I've never wanted to wear a floppy sun hat more in my life! The punchy contrast of black on white is perfect with hot pink lipstick and the handful of patterns among the mostly solid fabrics are totally what I've been craving this summer. The espadrilles and platforms are refreshingly updated and my favorite part...every bit of these breathable looks appear to be exceedingly comfortable! This is just the collection I would love to live in all summer long and certainly the vision I'll have in mind when I pack for my trip to South Carolina!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Tie-Dye Manicure

     A couple days ago, I came across an article on about a new trend in nail art. People have started "tie-dying" their nails (however, the term is used loosely)! The article explained the basic process of obtaining this look and it was too hard for me to resist trying my hand at it! I knew it wasn't going to be as fun without an accomplice, so I turned my experiment into fun sister-time with Anya.

  • 3-5 colors of nail polish
  • clear nail polish (or a base and top coat)
  • a bowl of water
  • tape or Vaseline
  • toothpicks
  • plenty of paper towels
  • nail polish remover

First, prime your nails with a base coat and let dry for at least 3 minutes. Cover the area around your nails with tape (you can also use Vaseline but I found that tape works best when it comes time to peel away excess polish). I recommend also covering most of your finger in case unruly polish sticks there as well. Next, fill the bowl with water (not to the top, but enough to dip your nails in) and begin dripping nail polish in, one drop at a time.

Alternate the colors however you want, making sure they are applied one on top of the other to create a target formation. You'll want at least 10-12 drops before you move on to the next step.

Using a toothpick, carefully swirl around the colors to make the tie-dye effect. Sometimes the toothpick will begin to drag the layers and break them, so take your time with this step.

Next is the fun part! Figure out which section of your design you want on your nails and slowly dip your nails on top of it. As you take them out, push through the water, wrapping the polish around your fingertips. This part can be tricky because if you go too fast or bring your fingers up without going through the water, it can drastically mess up the design and you'll end up with sloppy looking nails.

Once you've mastered the technique mentioned above, you'll be amazed by the results! Now, peel off the tape to reveal clean fingers (this is when using tape is significantly easier than Vaseline, but if you did use Vaseline you can wipe it off and the paint should come off with it). Don't worry if some of your fingers still have polish on them (like in the picture of mine, above). You can wipe it off with nail polish remover later. Apply a top coat over your tie-dyed nails and you're finished!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kate Spade Tablewear

      Kate Spade has everything from handbags to phone cases, but I never knew she had a home collection too. I've always loved dainty tea cups and creamers and the collection has plenty for any style decor. There is also an array of table settings that are simple and elegant. Looking through the collection, I envision the way I would like to accessorize my own home someday, complete with a breakfast table set for tea and croissants!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Who Belongs to These Shoes Vol.27

The answer to the last week's pair...

Tory Burch

 Tory was seen at Vanity Fair's Tribeca Film Festival party in these
bright, strappy heels and an Erdem floral print dress.  

The dress on the Erdem Spring 2011 runway.

This week's pair...

Dolce & Gabbana Floral Wedges

A few hints about who's wearing these:

-Until her role in Daddy Day Care, she had always played the younger version of her sister.
-This year she won the Young Hollywood Award for Film Actress of the Year.
-She has been featured in the 2011 April and May/June issues of Teen Vogue

So who do you think belongs to these shoes?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Recent Outfits

(I'm thinking this picture is good inspiration for my college closet space...or lack there of!)

Just some of my recent outfits!