Monday, September 26, 2011

Up, Up, and Away

Nothing like some balloons to keep the mood light and airy on usually lackluster, stressful Mondays. If you're like me, it can be difficult to get into the full swing of the week and Mondays can be quite overwhelming. So it's the little things like balloons that can add a touch of lightness and fancy that can raise my mood. Childlike fun and whimsical romance never go out of style...

{Let's throw a party here, ok?}
{Wishing you all a wonderful week!}

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Whimsical NYC Wedding

I love the color palette of this pretty New York wedding. The pops of the fun colors and sparkles provide touches of whimsy to the traditional elements of the wedding. Plus, how cute are the streamers and confetti?
[How gorgeous is that ceiling?]
[Ah-mazing centerpiece! Love the shades of pink and coral.]
 [I'm dying. So glamorous.]

[Love the streamers. Super fun and add so much whimsy.]
[The cake is my absolute favorite piece. So classic, yet modern and eclectic with the colors and candy accents.]

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday's Fancies: The Cozy Side of Fall!

Friday's Fancies: The Cozy Side of Fall! Happy Friday's Fancies everyone! While I haven't had much time for blogging lately, I just couldn't resist participating with Long Distance Loving, since it's all about my favorite season - fall! This truly is a dream outfit for me. Not only is it wayyyyyyyy out of my college girl price range, but it is also wayyyyyy out of Arizona's weather range. It's still in the 100s here! (#whitegirlproblems, I know, but still.)

I'm absolutely OBSESSED with this Donna Karan cashmere poncho. I would love to cozy up to this in real fall weather and simply get lost in its warmth. It looks SO COMFORTABLE. I would definitely pair it with skinny jeggings. They look dressed up enough to wear out, but are still as comfortable as leggings! My bff Twindie swears by these Citizens jeggings - she says they very easily fool people for real skinnies, but are ten times more comfortable. Have to love those Tory riding boots and that ah-mazing Coach watch. Def adding that to the wish list.

So happy Friday's Fancies everyone! Can't wait to check out the other posts!

Donna Karan cashmere top
$1,195 -

Tory Burch small heels
$495 -

Rebecca Minkoff cheetah clutch
$395 -

Kate Spade 14 karat gold jewelry
$48 -

Coach Boyfriend Bracelet Watch
$398 -

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

NYFW: Jenny Packham Picks

Such an elegant beautiful collection. So many girly, flirty dresses. Love the pastel, ethereal colors as well.

I have a feeling these will be red carpet favorites come awards season. It also really makes me want orange heels. Are you a Jenny fan?

Is it Fall Yet? Random Room Love

Fall has me loving cozy interiors made with warmer, natural materials. Very lodge-like. 

I could definitely envision myself in a big, oversized sweater, roasting marshmallows over that beautiful stove.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

How to Catch NYFW from Your Own Home

NYFW starts THIS Thursday (squee!)! Are you like me, though, and can't make it to New York to see all the shows? Can't afford a plane ticket, don't have connections to get into shows, or simply can't miss school or work to rub elbows with all the other fashionistas? Well, God bless the Internet! Thanks to Mashable, here's a list of some great shows you can livestream from the comfort of your own laptop. You can still get fancy and wear your stilletos around your apartment while you watch - or better yet host a watch party with all of your fashionable friends.

The Teen Voguettes are bummed you can't make it.

Here's the schedule:

Nicholas K
Thursday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m. ET
Thursday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. ET
Richard Chai
Thursday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. ET
Thursday, Sept. 8, 1 p.m. ET
Tadashi Shodji
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m. ET
Luca Luca
Friday, Sept. 9, 11 a.m. ET
Rebecca Taylor
Friday, Sept. 9, 2 p.m. ET
Nicole Miller
Friday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m. ET
Cynthia Rowley
Friday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m. ET
Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. ET
Jill Stuart
Saturday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m. ET
Vivienne Tam
Saturday, Sept. 10, 3 p.m. ET
Charlotte Ronson
Saturday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m. ET
Monique Lhuillier
Saturday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m. ET
Derek Lam
Sunday, Sept. 11, 12 p.m. ET
Sunday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. ET
Tracy Reese
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2 p.m. ET
Diane von Furstenberg
Sunday, Sept. 11, 4 p.m. ET
Custo Barcelona
Sunday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. ET
Tommy Hilfiger
Sunday, Sept. 11, 8 p.m. ET
Carolina Herrera
Monday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. ET
Carlos Miele
Monday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m. ET
Rebecca Minkoff
Monday, Sept. 12, 1 p.m. ET
Donna Karan
Monday, Sept. 12, 2 p.m. ET
Betsey Johnson
Monday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m. ET
Perry Ellis
Monday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. ET
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Monday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m. ET
Badgley Mischka
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m. ET
Vera Wang
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m. ET
Herve Leger by Max Azria
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2 p.m. ET
Oscar de la Renta
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 6 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Sept.13, 7 p.m. ET
Narcisco Rodriguez
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m. ET
J. Mendel
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m. ET
Milly by Michelle Smith
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 3 p.m. ET
Anna Sui
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. ET
Elie Tahari
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m. ET
Ralph Lauren
Thursday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. ET
This season, Ralph Lauren will be live streaming its collection show on the New York Times‘ iPad app.
Thursday, Sept. 15, 8 p.m. ET

Mark your calendars and be sure to tune in! Which shows will you be streaming?
Anna, Karl, and Daphne wish you could join them in person.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fashion Friday: Is it Fall Yet? Nasty Gal Picks

One of my favorite shopping sites is Nasty Gal (weird name, I know ha). Some of their clothes and styling are a bit too hipster/edgy for me, but they do have some great pieces when styled the right way can look sophisticated. Here are some of my favorite items for fall (more of warmer an Arizona fall) from Nasty Gal. While I probably can't wear these any time soon, I can still look right?
Draped Across Dress
Oversized Knit Sweater - very casual chic - love slouchy sweaters
Pretty Pleat Blouse - ah LOVE this! I'm a sucker for more classic blouses
Tiered Wrap Dress

Weekender Knit - this looks so cozy! 
Chelsea Shearling Coat - OBSESSED with this! Love the dramatic cut and the shearling looks so warm and comfy. 

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Only 8 More Days...

Until Zara is available online to US shoppers!

Would love to pick up these heels:

Is it Fall Yet: EnTRENCHed

Thought I'd start a new series, "Is it Fall Yet?" dedicated to one of my favorite seasons, fall, especially since this season is pretty much absent in Arizona and probably won't really hit until late October. Luckily for me, a trench coat just might be light enough to rock around the desert in a month or two, ok probably two months at least. This current 110 degree heat just isn't allowing for a chic trench any time soon, so I'll have to stick to this inspiration...

{Love the popped collar with the high bun and casual skinnies}
{So feminine and flirty. Love that bow}
{Love how sleek and simple this look is. Very tough chic.}
{Nice combo of rolled sleeves and rolled jeans. Also love the structured heels}
{So sexy paired with tights}
{OBSESSED with the structured shoulders. It's also from Zara, so the price has to be sweet as well}

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Monday, August 29, 2011

VMAS Best Dressed

While I know the VMAs are supposed to be all about fun, my favorite looks are the ones that can find a balance between fun, sophistication, and fashion. So sorry, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj, I like a little cleaned up edginess compared to all out crazy. Katie Holmes, Beyonce (congrats B and Jay!), and Zoe Saldana are my faves and definitely hit it out of the park.
all via

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Apartment Vignettes: Sleep Area

Continuing with my apartment makeover series, today I'm sharing with you my sleeping area, including the bed and space above the bed. I don't have a headboard at school since it's so expensive, but I made use of the wall space above my bed with art to make the area seem more grown up and complete.

The elephant is by far my favorite piece in the room. I once again just found something on - in this case a mounted elephant head - and spray painted it gold so it looked more chic ( and honestly, just less creepy, the original was wayyy too realistic). The shag pillows are also from Amazon and I think add a more bohemian/70s vibe to the space. I was definitely thinking of the Rachel Zoe hippie-chic aesthetic when I chose those bad boys. The prints are by Caitlin McGauley, who is AMAZING, and who I've posted on here.

The space still needs more work, but it is definitely an improvement from the start and my past rooms. What do you guys think? Not Elle Decor worthy, but not too dorm room either.

Semi Wordless Wednesday: So Long, Sweet Summer

August's ending is fast approaching, and with that ending comes the end of summer and beginning of Autumn. While it will remain warm here in Arizona, that lazy, wistful, and carefree feeling of summer is definitely fading away replaced by school, work, and an overall more stressful and crazier life. So today's post is dedicated to summer, arguably the best season, because of its sense of fun, adventure, and youth. Till next year...

Belle and Sebastian's song really captures the feeling of summer - especially one's spent at home during the waning years of my childhood.

Note: The blog I usually link up with for Semi Wordless Wednesday, Flip Flops and Pearls, is on a hiatus, but I thought I'd post anyway since I love the theme so much. Enjoy xx.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Random Room Love

There are so many beautiful spaces that can't be categorized or fit into a larger themed post, but that doesn't mean they don't deserve to be shared. I thought I'd create Random Room Love to share these, well, random, rooms that continually inspire even if they can't be neatly shuffled into an organized group.
{Love this cozy book nook. It's filled with such character and quirkiness and feels like a home}