Friday, October 12, 2012

What to wear with Tod's driving mocassins

I have always loved Tod's driving mocassins. I love the suede and the way it molds to your foot.  I love the bottoms and the interesting texture.  The colors are rich.  I have a pair in my closet that I haven't pulled out in a while. This is how I will wear them:



What to wear with Tods driving shoes
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What to rush the doors of Zara for this weekend

These are the items that will be gone from your local Zara in a flash. Especially the military coat which is perfect over any v-neck sweater. I would wear this necklace below with the silk asymmetrical shirt. I would wear this shirt with J brand jeans and these Lanvin flats.
Zara interwoven straps necklace


Zara short military coat




Lanvin snake embossed Ballerina flats



Friday Favorites

These are some of my favorite things this week.  Many of them have been purchased by me and some clients as well:
Joie Nevina Short Sleeve Lace Top

This top I would consider an investment piece. It is classic and beautiful and so flattering.  I love the detail at the bottom.

This skirt is super flattering on and I LOVE winter white with navy blue.  This would be perfect for going out to a fancy lunch or for dinner. I love this with these Celine booties (dream big right!)


Celine : navy suede cutout stacked heel platform booties : style # 318960401

I think the lace top would look great with these pants to make it more casual.  I own these (Nordstrom Rack $60) and LOVE the soft velvet patch.  They are flattering and so comfortable.


Navy and pink together are so gorgeous and give any wardrobe a huge pop.  I love these J Crew toothpick cords.  They feel like butter and are a fair price.  I would wear these with the blue top and the Ferragamo flats to come.
Toothpick ankle cord


I love these navy Ferragamos.  I wear these with everything.  To dress them down I pair them with big Autumn cashmere sweaters and skinny cargo pants, or grey faded skinny jeans and a navy oversized sweater.  I feel like an elegant lady in these, even if I am at the AYSO soccer game.



House of Harlow 1960 Navy Pyramid Necklace

These earrings below are my favorite. I put them on with everything, and so far no green ears.  For $18 they instantly update any "mom" look I have going.
Hive & Honey Rectangular and Pyramid Stud Earring

These glasses look like Oliver Peoples but are 1/3 of the price.  They are gorgeous on.  I love an interesting shape for sunglasses.  They are instant style, at a price that isn't crazy.  


Super  Gals 815 Sunglasses






DIY naptime project number 2: the Curator travels

This DIY project brought so much joy to me today.  One of my very dearest friends, Sage, has a beautiful wood piece of furniture that hosted her "rooster"lamp.  This piece of furniture weighs more than the two of us put together and is excellent quality. It was a chestnut brown and was in need of some sprucing.  Sage is one of those amazingly gorgeous people who has elegant, classic good taste. Not only is she one of the best people I know but she is married to Charlie who wrote the new T.V. series Guys With Kids on NBC Wednesday nights, which we watch religiously. It is heartwarming, hilarious and you can watch it with your kids!

 

Here is a photo from earlier this year of Sage and Me at the Parker in Palm Springs:






Lilly PJ's

Here is the original photo of the furniture without the handles:




The Curator goes to work! We lugged this down those terra-cotta steps and thankfully no one was injured!

This is me in my work clothes taping up a storm!

Spraying with Rustolium Flat black spray paint


This is after all of the paint is on.  Next came the gold edging.

This was super easy and fast, just eye-balled the line and painted on the gold shimmer paint.

Here are the knobs that might go in the holes:


Dotty Knob



This is the final product. TBD on the knobs, but I think it is GORGEOUS as is and such a fun update for Sage's jewel box home!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ariel Gordon Jewelry

I have a friend that I initially met at the gym and I always noticed her cutting edge, GORGEOUS jewelry. It turns out that Ariel Gordon is her friend! Jewelry is the perfect way to give your look a pop and to showcase your style.  Especially, I find as a mom, since so many of our days are spent wearing yoga pants and tank tops that were supposed to have been shed before bedtime. This jewelry makes even the sweatiest of workout gear look luxury cat! I want so many of these things....what to choose!!!

Ariel Gordon Jewelry
Rose cut turquoise necklace



Petite personalized signet ring in rose



Close to my heart necklace 

Think BFF necklaces from the 80's that you owned in 5th grade and gave to your dearest friend.  The one you told all your secrets to, who knew everything about you and liked you anyway! I love that you can buy these in a set. These are much better than the jagged, cut through the middle necklaces that you watched turn green while singing Madonna in the shower.


Mini emerald cut necklace


Mini Stud Earrings
Mini stud earrings

Diamond Droplet Bracelet
Diamond droplet bracelet

Mixed Bubble Ring
Mixed Bubble ring

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Casual Chic in Santa Barbara

I have a lovely friend and client in Santa Barbara who wanted a casual chic look.  This means something casual with a dressy edge.  Things you could wear out to dinner or to a book club or possibly on a date.  We started in her closet and with what she already owned (which is all gorgeous)! She wanted me to put together a Lookbook first with mostly what she owns and then give her a lookbook with the "holes" or things that can be added to her wardrobe.  She so graciously agreed to let me share this project with all of you! She is as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside. These photos barely scratch the surface, but this is the idea:

This is a Joie Cashmere sweater with Paige denim floral jeans. Charcoal grey Miu Miu high heels. Miu Miu clutch.

Zara Peplum shirt, Gap pink cord skinny pants, Zara velvet skeleton slipper shoes 

Rebecca Taylor silk cream with gold polka dot shirt with brown and black animal print jeans, Nude Jimmy Choo heels.  Hermes gold bangle. (Fendi bag--that is mine but she liked it with her outfit!)

Gold Alice and Olivia sequined shirt, Brown and black animal print jeans

Joie cashmere charcoal sweater, 7 for all Mankind Gwenevere jeans,Via Spiga grey snake skin booties, Miu Miu clutch, diamond bangles.

Black Prada silk shirt, camel cord skinny pants, red Valenino shoes, Miu Miu, rose gold emerald necklace, Hermes bangle

Roberto Coin Gold diamond hoops, Hermes bangle


J crew necklace, gap studded bracelet

Emerald necklace surrounded by diamonds and rose gold (I die over this necklace--I told her it reminds me of Princess Diana--LOVE!!!)

Rose colored theory leather jacket, silk Leifsdottir shell, grey J Brand skinny jeans, Gucci bow belt, grey suede and snake skin booties, snake scarf
Via Spiga grey snake skin and suede booties

diamond bangles--these are STUNNING--the clear diamonds on top and bottom and in the middle a black diamond bangle.  This looks great with EVERYTHING!

 Gucci white belt

Some things/looks to think about adding that fit her style and what she already owns:

Holes

Beverly Jacobs Lookbook

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sarah Perlis Jewelry




Shop Name
I have a friend here in LA who knows this amazing jeweler-ess named Sarah Perlis. She is based in New York City. She hand-hammers her gold and each piece is individualized and stunning. Jewelry is one of a kind and made to order. It takes 3-4 weeks so order in advance! I am thinking these would make perfect (very!)special occasion gifts (hint hint) from our other halves. Here are some of my favorites:


.pear shaped rose cut ruby necklace

My daughter's name is Ruby so I am slightly biased.  I would wear this always! 
champagne rose cut diamond studs
Champagne Rose Cut Diamond Studs
I love these simple studs and I love the rose cut.  These would never come off my ears!


oval turquoise necklace with drop
Oval Turquoise Necklace with drop
Rosecut Diamond Necklace
Rosecut diamond Necklace

ID Bracelet
ID Bracelet 18k gold with diamond

1 carat rose cut blue sapphire ring
1 Carat Rose Cut Blue Sapphire Ring

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