February 29, 2012

iPhone to the rescue

Christian Dior dress, Jessica Simpson wedges and vintage necklaces.

It has been one of those weeks (possibly months). I have had a busy few days and have felt disorganized, scattered and certainly not stylish. Example - I finally pull it together enough to curl the hair and put some effort into my look and the camera battery is dead. So, I present to you an iPhone photo shoot in one of my favorite dresses that takes little to no extra styling that is perfect to wear when there is no time to primp and prep. Thank goodness the weekend is almost here ...

A Glam Life

Dear god I love Rachel Zoe (as most fashion bloggers do these days). She embodies the reasons why I love fashion - the glam, the gold, the heels, the hair, the escape. I'm always over-dressed and in Zoe's world, this is mandatory. Zoe has made it OK to dress like you are going to a yacht party in Cannes even if it just is a friends backyard BBQ. Everyday should be a day to feel glamorous and pretty and this is evident in not only her personal style but her collections as well. 

The Rachel Zoe Fall 2012 lineup 

Resort 2012

Resort 2012

Resort 2012

Resort 2012 

Fall 2012 RTW

Fall 2012 RTW

February 28, 2012

A Blog to Love

Checking in on my favorite blogs is part of my morning ritual/ an obsession that I cannot shake. The newest gem added to the rotation is The Tory Blog. I'm mildly obsessed with Tory Burch and her oh-so-perfect-I-summer-in-the-Hamptons-and-the South-of-France-life and this blog makes me feel like I am in her inner circle. 
This blog offers an assortment of stylish insight from the inspirations behind the latest collections,  her personal style icons, top restaurants, favorites travel destinations to summer cocktail recipes and new books to read. This is a blog that will not only up your fashion game but will help you become a better host, cook and traveler as well. 
Inspirations behind her latest spring collections 
Sneak peek of Tory's Southampton home
Tory's travel tips - what to do when in Dubai
Style tips: how to work one jacket three different ways 

Always wonder what to wear when lounging on the yacht? Tory can help.
How to mix prints and catch fresh seafood (for I'm assuming a fabulous beach party) all while looking super glam. Yes, it can be done.

February 27, 2012

Denim Ideas

I try to avoid wearing denim. Whenever I wear jeans, I feel as though my outfit always looks uninspired AKA I feel not cute. But, this is not realistic. Denim is a wardrobe staple and I need to embrace. I love denim looks on others and now need to work on my own personal denim demons. Here are a few looks that I'm hoping will translate into my own closet.

February 26, 2012

Weekend Highlights

The weekend was filled with work but here are a few moments from behind the scenes ...
I assisted the Agency Arizona for the Fresh Start Ralph Lauren runway show. The collection was beautiful as were the models. Ralph Lauren has always been one of my favorites so it was a joy to work with the collection and Ralph Lauren team.
The Ralph Lauren spring heels and mega platforms remind me to book my next pedicure appointment this week
This laser cut leather jacket is proof the 70's are back for spring just as it was for fall.
Hours of steaming, steaming and, yes, more steaming ...

 The final grouping exuded a Great Gatsby feel including backless gowns, feathered jackets and wide leg trousers.

February 23, 2012

Gold Mine

This Saturday, the Junior League of Phoenix is hosting their 75th Rummage Sale. As a Junior League member, I spent yesterday setting up and I couldn't help but take mental notes of all the items I needed to buy/ hide somewhere so no one else would take them.  From lamps and couches to cocktail rings and purses galore, this is a shopping experience you cannot miss. The sale starts at 8 a.m. and is located at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.
 The center of the warehouse is where you will find the jewelry and I suggest you run - the goods will go fast. 
The most expensive ring in this basket was a whopping $7. Heaven. 
I spotted this tiger bracelet at the beginning of the day and continued to visit it every hour. If someone buys this before me, it's going to get ugly.  
 A metallic horse head would spruce up any office, right? Just $20. 
 These small trays are ideal for holding rings and other treasures and run about $5 each.
Vintage perfume bottles make fun gifts for the girls and are a simple way to add some glamour to an otherwise boring bathroom counter. 

February 22, 2012

trusted go-to

I'll never get tired of a crisp white blouse (preferably with the collar popped). I have come to rely on the effortless style of this blouse so much that I now own about seven in varied collar shapes, fabrics, starchiness and length. Adding a little prep to jeans and cut-offs, instant polish to skirts and even a  perfect bathing suit cover-up in the summer, this blouse truly has become my go-to. On the days when I'm feeling extra sloppy or uninspired, this one staple seems to instantly elevate any look.